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DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH EDITION Serving Georgia's 88 Southern Counties Published By The Catholic Laymen's Ass'n of Georgia OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH Vol. 40, No. 7 MONROE, GEORGIA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1959 10c Per Copy — $3 a Year Dedication Mass Sept. 1 1 th St John Vianney Seminary To Open On September 1 SAVANNAH — On Septem ber, 10th St. John Vianney Pre paratory Seminary will open its doors to its first class. His Excellency The Most Rev. Thomas J. McDonough, D. D. J. C. D., Auxiliary-Bishop will be celebrant of the Dedication Mass which will be offered Thursday, September 11th, at 12:00 o’clock noon. In February of this year Bish op McDonough announced the beginning of an intensive drive for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood. During the course of this vocational program, Father ’William V. Coleman, vice- Chancellor and Rector of the new Seminary spoke to all 7 th and 8th grade students in the Diocese and personally inter viewed all the 8th grade boys. Special prayers were offered throughout the Diocese until Pentecost Sunday, begging the intercession of Mary Queen of the Clergy and St. John Vianney sm ■■ < ■ ST. JOHN MARIE VIANNEY (NC Photo) to bring about an increase in Seminary enrollment. “The es tablishment of this new Minor Seminary is a worderful an swer to these prayers,” said Bishop McDonough. The new Seminary has been placed under the Patronage of Mary Queen of the Clergy and St. John Marie Vianney. St. John Vianney was a priest of the Diocese of Lyons, France, who died in 1859 and was raised to the honors of Sainthood by Pope Pius XI in 1925. “Humility, gentleness, pa tience and cheerfulness, inform ed by the Love of God were the hallmarks of his life,” said Bish op McDonough, “and we pray the Holy Patron of our new Seminary to instill these same virtues in the souls of all the etudents at St. John Vianney Preparatory Seminary.” All the seminarians will be ninth grade students. One grade will be added each year and the full four year high school course will be inaugurated in 1962. ROME’S NORTH AMERICAN COLLEGE-100 YEARS •••• Retreat For Priests Opens September 14th SAVANNAH — The Priests of the Savannah Diocese will be gin their annual Retreat at the Trappist Monastery of Our Lady of the Holy Ghost Conyers, on Monday, September 14th. All Diocesan Priests, except those ordained this year, will make the Retreat. The Retreat will be under the direction of His Excellency, Bishop Thomas J. McDonough, Auxiliary Bishop of Savannah and will be given this year by the Right Rev. Augustine Moore, O. C. S. O., Abbot of the Conyers Monastery. The exercises will,come to a close on Friday September, 18th. During this week, most of the parishes of the Diocese will be staffed by the Religious Order Priests of the Diocese. The universal Cannon Law of the Church requires all secular priests to make a spiritual re treat at least every three years and the Council of Baltimore, which enacted many laws for the Clergy and Faithful of the United States decreed that secular priests in the United States must make a Retreat at least every two years. The custom of an annual re treat is in accordance with the Encyclical on the Priesthood, of Pope Pius XI, which urges periods of spiritual Retreat on all priests as necessary means of sanctity. Ave Marie Hall, Pacelli High School Dedications At Columbus Planned September 8th Three U S. Cardinals, 50 bishops and 300 American priests will meet at the Pontifical North American College, in Rome, October 10 to 13 to observe the 100th anniversary of opening of the college and for the 70th annual meeting of its alumni association. His Holiness Pope John XXIII is expected to be present at the ceremonies on October 12. This view looking towards St. Peter’s Basilica, shows the new buildings erected in 1953. (NC Photos) Official Appointments The following appointments have been announced by His Excellency The Most Rev. Tho mas J. McDonough, D.D.,J.C.D., Auxiliary Bishop: THE VERY REVEREND JOHN D. TOOMEY, S. T. L., appointed Vicar for Religious. THE REVEREND GEORGE C. JAMES, Assistant Pastor to the Blessed Sacrament Church, Savannah. THE REVEREND PEROT FIERO, Assistant Pastor to St. James Church, Savannah. THE REVEREND KELVIN BOLAND, newly ordained, Assistant Pastor to St. Mary’s Church, Augusta. Peace And Friendship Soviet Style (BY VINCENT J. GIESE) (This is the second in a series of inside reports from Vienna on tiie seventh JVarid 1 ontli Festi val held July 26 to August 4. They are written by Vincent J. Giese, editorial director at Tides Publishers of Chicago, who is in Vienna as an American partici pant at the Festival.) Vienna — “Frieden Fraun- schaft” (Peace and Friendship) is the slogan of the 7th World Youth Festival in this stoic, old world city, but it certainly has not been the spirit of the 350 Americans participating in the Festival. For the first four days of the Festival, two factions of the American delegation were lock ed in open, parliamentary war fare for control of the leader ship of the delegation — an ex perience which has embarrassed the International Preparatory Committee (Soviet Politburo) and which will go down in Fes tival history as perhaps the first and last test of democracy staged within the festival itself. For those sincere Americans who came to Vienna in the ex pectation of some kind of fair play, the flaunting of democratic procedures, the use of dilatory tactics, the rough shod dismissal of the will of the majority, and roughneck methods on the part of the International Preparatory Committee have been a shock- experience of totalitarian meth ods. I had read about these things in the history of the last war and in books on Soviet strategy, but I never quite ex pected it to happen in my own life. This has been the lesson of Vienna which the majority of Americans are carrying back to the U. S. A. with them. FULL OF HOLES In itself the lesson has shot holes in all the advance propa ganda build-up of the Festival that it was to be a free and open festival. Whatever glimmer of freedom and openness that has come through was provoked by the American intra-delegation fight, and that was quickly put down, almost as quickly as the Hungarian revolution. To reconstruct the sequence of events of the first four days, let me state simply these facts: —T w o groups of American participants were organized and sent to Vienna; the United States Festival Committee, (USFC), out of New York City, and the American Youth Festi val Organization (AYFO), out of Chicago. From all indications, the leadership of the USFC was Communist, the leadership of the AYFO was anti-Communist, although anti-communists and Communist sympathizers were to be found in both organiza tions —In an open meeting of Americans on the opening night of the festival a battle for lead ership of the American delega tion broke out in a heated and tense inter-play of forces. —The battle lines were clean cut. A group of leaders from the New York group had been working with the IPC in prepa ration for the Festival and were in no mood to risk losing that leadership in a free and demo cratic meeting. On the other side, the Chicago group wanted a freely held election to deter mine the leadership of the full American delegation and want ed several proposals voted on which would guarantee that Americans be recognized as par ticipating in the Festival as in dividuals and not as an official group representing American youth. Chicago also wanted a safeguard that no political state ments would be issued on be half of the American delegation during the course of the festival. Since the battle lines were drawn, numerically, rather closely down the middle, New York did not want to risk any votes. When the meeting got out of hand, the head of the International Preparatory Com mittee, Jean Garcias, was sum moned into action, at which point he stormed the meeting and announced that no Ameri cans were presently being offi cially recognized since someone had stolen 150 accreditation cards from the office, and there fore no decisions reached at our meeting would be recognized. New accreditation cards were promised for the next day. The Russians won round one, from a tactical point of view, but American reporters were at the meeting and the news of the rift in the American delegation was cabled around the world. It also COMMANDS CATHOLIC WAR VETS bishop McDonough to BLESS NEW BUILBINGS At the annual convention of the Catholic War Veterans of America, held in Pittsburgh, Robert T. O’Leary (left) of Baltimore is congratulated by Bishop John J. Wright of Pittsburgh on his being elected national commander of the CWV. Looking on is outgoing commander Peter Hopkins of Yonkers, N. Y, (NC Photos) DEBICATIONS SEPT. 13 & 20 SAVANNAH — His Excellency The Most Rev. Thomas J. McDonough, D.D. J.C.D., Auxiliary-Bishop will dedicate ihe new St. John's School, Valdosta, on Sunday, September 13th. Dedication of the new Nativity School, Thunder bolt, is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th. ONLY HALF KERALA BATTLE WON, INDIAN CARDINAL SAYS; ASKS FOREIGN PRESS TO STUDY REPORT electrified other delegations at the Festival. Then, for three days the Chi cago faction was frustrated in its attempts to convene another representative meeting to vote openly for leadership. At several meetings, the American Press was forcibly thrown out, on the basis that Americans were not a delegation, but that we were holding rump meetings. In the process, two four-man steering committees were elected from each faction to negotiate over a meeting for free elections and to deal with the IPC. Hours and hours of negotiations failed, reminiscent of the Summit meetings in Geneva, where the Russians were in no mood to make any compromises. Failing at this, the Chicago leadership called for an open meeting of all Americans to vote on a leadership at which a ma jority of the Americans in Vienna attended and voted upon an eight man steering com mittee to lead the delegation in the simple administrative matter of securing tickets for seminars, cultural events, etc. The International Preparatory Committee refused to recognize the eight man committee, and continued to deal only with the original leadership out of New York with whom thej had work ed in making preparations for the Festival. It became obvious as the events unfolded the first four days that the IPC wanted the (Continued on Page 6) BOMBAY, Radio, NC) — His Eminence Valerian Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, said here that even though the President of India has removed the communist government of Kerala state from office, “only half the Kerala battle is won.” “The greater battle remains,” he said. “We are worried about Kerala. Kerala’s people should be very vigilant, and not be complacent after their victory.” India’s sole Cardinal, speaking at a meeting of the Catholic Association of Bombay, declar ed that it is standard commun ist technique never to admit defeat, and always to be con fident about the next round. His speech followed the pub lication of an official version of the report by Kerala’s non communist governor, Rama- krishna Rao, concerning the conduct of the elected com munist government of the state. Cardinal Gracias called the re port the “best justification of the stand we took in Kerala.” Then, noting that certain for eign papers had been critical of the agitation against the Kerala Red regime, and also critical of Indian Prime Minister Jawa- harlal Nehru’s stand (which eventually brought about the regime’s ouster), the Cardinal said: “I would ask American news papers to examine the Gover nor’s report and tell us whether there is more democracy in America than here in India. “The Catholic citizen is at full liberty to vote for any par ty or individual whose views, principles or programs do not conflict with Catholic faith and morals. Consequently he cannot vote for a party officially con demned by the Church. “The Catholic vote must un reservedly go to candidates of fine character and public spirit. For India’s moral crisis is even greater than the material.” O’Briscoll lamed By Retreatants SAVANNAH — Desmond V. O’Driscoll is the new president of the Savannah Retreat League of the Catholic Laymen’s Assn, of the Diocese of Savannah. A communicant of the Cathe dral of St. John the Baptist, O’Driscoll was elected at the 23rd annual retreat of the league held during the past weekend at Camp Villa Marie at Grimball’s Point. He suc ceeds John R. Ciucevich as president. Ciucevich is a com municant of the Blessed Sacra ment Church. Other officers elected are R. A. Brennan, first vice presi dent; Paul Hernandez, second vice president; Joseph Hutton, third vice president, and E. B. McDonald, secretary. About 70 laymen representing parishes and missions through out the diocese attended the re treat which was supervised by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Andrew Mc Donald, chancellor of the dio cese, assisted by the Rev. Wil liam V. Coleman, vice chancel lor. COLUMBUS — His Excellen cy The Most Rev. Thomas J. McDonough will preside at two dedications in Columbus on Tuesday, September 8th. At 11 a. m. His Excellency will dedicate the new r Ave Marie Hall which houses St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing. That evening at 8 p. m., Bishop McDonough will dedicate Pacelli High School. Ave Marie Hall contains 30,- 000 square feet of space. The building will provide ample space for all social, educational and attractive living accom modations. The main floor con sists of a spacious lobby, sev eral loungefc, and business offi ces for the Faculty. The lower floor has two lecture halls, a combined fiction and profes sional library, a science and nur sing laboratory, and in the east wing a large gymnasium- audi torium occupying 2500 square feet equipped for motion pic tures, games, meetings, and dances. There is a well equipped kitchen for use of the students in their off hours. The third floor consists of double bed rooms each with individual desks, dressers, and clothes closets. A complete bathroom is provided for each double bed room. The most modern type of air conditioning system, will provide for individual room control. The cooling system is furnished by a steam absorption unit. The Sisters of Saint Francis came to Columbus from Pitts burgh, Pennsylvania in 1947 to build their 145 bed hospital which opened in 1950. A shortage of nurses since the time of its opening has led the Sisters to push ahead the provi sion for the School of Nursing which was made in the original Charter of the Hospital. Pacelli High School, the first Catholic high school to be built in the western area of the Sav annah diocese, is a modern one- story structure, which adjoins the two Holy Family Elemen tary School buildings. It con sists of four academic class rooms, two science labs, library and workroom, conference room, principal’s office, boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, and a sport director’s office. In order to fulfill its aim of providing the maximum in the spiritual, intellectual, physical, cultural, and social develop ment of its students, Pacelli High offers both a college prep aratory and general high school course. This year’s faculty includes: Rt. Rev. Monsignor Herman J. Deimel, pastor of the Holy Family Church, Spiritual Mode rator and Religion instructor; Sister Mary Aurelia, R.S.M., principal; Sister Mary Eliza beth, R.S.M., Sophomore Mode rator, Spanish and the Social Studies; Sister Mary Annunci- ata, R.S.M., Freshman Moderat or, English and Latin; Sister Mary Leonard, R.S.M., Music Appreciation; Mr. John Cozart, Science and Math; and Mrs. Samuel Sherrill, Librarian. Approximately 90 Catholic freshmen and sophomore boys and girls will be enrolled in the high school this year. Among the co-curricular activities of fered are a complete sports pro gram for both boys and girls, the school newspaper, “The Pacellian,” active participation in the Muscogee County Junior Red Cross program, the spon soring of “Macbeth” and “The Comedy of Errors” by The Players Incorporated of the Catholic University of America in February of 1960, and stu dent membership in the parish C.Y.C. in which many of the students take an active part in the spiritual, cultural, physical, and social activities of this group. Pacelli High School, original ly called Holy Family High School, opened for the first time last September with an enroll ment of 34 freshmen. At the time of the death of Pope Pius XII, His Excellency, the Most Rev. Thomas J. McDonough, changed the name to Pacelli High School, thus giving to the students a remarkable saintly and scholarly patron. This year a Sophomore Class is added to the school; in 1960 the Junior Year is to be added and in 1961, the addition of the Senior Year will complete the four-year High School. On the spacious grounds of the school which is located at Trinity Drive and Forrest Road are a regulation football field, baseball diamond, and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts. The erection of this first building on the Pacelli High Campus marks a new era in tire history of Catholic education in Columbus. According to plans, a gymnasium and class room wing will be added in the fu ture. Little did those four Sis ters of Mercy, arriving in 1862 to open St. Joseph Academy, realize that in less than 100 years, Columbus could boast of an elementary school with an enrollment of over 600 Catholic children and a growing new Catholic High School. The Sisters of Mercy of the Province of Baltimore together with Diocesan Priests and Catholic lay teachers staff both Pacelli High School and Holy Family Elementary School which opened in 1951 when the existing St. Joseph Academy could no longer accomodate the growing Catholic population of Columbus and surrounding vi cinity. Says Laos Grisis To Discredit US VATICAN CITY, (NC) — Tension in the southeast Asian Kindom of Laos is being “cre ated artificially” by the commu nists to discredit the United States even while the proposed Eisenhower-Khrushchev visits command the attention of the world, an editorial in the Vat ican City weekly, L’Osservatore della Domenica, states. “Tension being created artifi cially in southeast Asia is in tended to prove to all Asiatics, whether or not they are com munists, that the aggressive ‘imperialism’ of the Americans is a daily reality, that the ex change of visits, the smiles and high level talks are not enough to destroy it,” the article, writ ten by Federico Alessandrini, says. “In other words one wishes to stress, on the eve of the Khru shchev and Eisenhower visits that the United States still to day is the epitomy of aggressive and colonial ‘capitalism’ and that communism alone is the hope of the oppressed. “On this point Peking and Moscow are in full agreement for ideological, tactical and strategic reasons. Laos is only a pretext,” the editorial con tends.