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The Savannah bulletin. (Monroe, Ga.) 1958-1958, January 04, 1958, Image 1

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Published By The Catholic Laymen's Ass’x Of Georgia The Savannah Bulletin OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF T HE DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH Vol. 38, No. 18. MONROE, GEORGIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1958. 10c Per Copy — S3 a Year CELEBRATE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY—Five year pins were awarded 45 employes and staff members of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Augusta. The awards were made during fifth anniversary celebrations held December 29th. Sister Mary Louise, second from left, hospital administrator, pins one of the awards on Mrs. Edith Toole, R. N„ staff nurse, as Sister Rose Margaret, busi ness manager; Mrs. Betty Coleman, director of nurses, and Aubin Mura, right, purchasing agent, look on. All have been with the institution since it opened in 1952.—(Morgan Fitz photo). Dies December 24th Bishop Offers Requiem For Rev. John Morris SAVANNAH — Pontifical re quiem mass for the Rev. John A. Morris rector of Nativity of Our Lord Church, Thunderbolt, was offered Decern- her 27 th by the Most Reverend Thomas J. Mc Donough, Aux iliary Bishop. Father Morris died December 24th at St. Jo seph’s Hospital _ n _... „ i ':n | honor guard throughout the eve- : ning. At 8 p. m. the priests of the diocese chanted the Office of the Dead, with the Most Rev. ; Thomas J. McDonough, presiding, j Thunderbolt Mayor Russell B. j Pead expressed “my sorrow to ; the people of Thunderbolt and I Savannah at the passing of Father j Morris. He was one of our lead- j ing citizens and his loss will be felt deeply by each of us.” Father Morris initiated the blessing of the fleet at Thunder bolt in 1948 and instituted the ness. Fr. Morris The body was taken to Nativity Church, Thunderbolt, where a half-brother of the deceased, the j Rev. Francis Tracy, Philadelphia.! offered a requiem mass Thursday, j December, 26. The body was then taken to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist j where the Fourth Degree of the j Knights of Columbus acted as | first field mass on the Wilming ton River bluff. Under his leadership the Na tivity church and its grammar school were built. He held one of the highest degrees of canon law in the state and was head of the Diocese’s marriage court at the time of his death. Burial was in the family plot in Philadelphia. Bulletin Launches 1958 With Separate Edition For Diocese Of Savannah NATIVITY TABLEAUX AT MACON MACON — A Tableaux of the Nativity was presented by child ren of St: Joseph’s School at the December meeting of the Home and School Association. The tableaux included The An nunciation, The Nativity, Angles Appear to the Shepherds, and The Coming of the Kings. Scripture narrators were John McFarlane and Arnold Punaro. Mary Ann Kitchens appeared as the Blessed Mother, and John Lackey as St. Joseph. Angels were Marcia Penland, Gloria Union. Ann McCook, Phyl lis Sheridan and Gay Strafach. Shepherds were Richard Fuller, Richard Cowan. Edgar Hatcher, Charles McCook and Philip Wood- all. Nick Menden. James Kemper and Ernie Genone were the three kings. A choir composed of sixth and seventh grade pupils sang the Christmas songs. At a brief business session pre ceding the Christmas program, the Home and School Association voted to buy $825 worth of play ground equipment. Next meeting is scheduled Jan uary 8. REV. FRANCIS J. DONOHUE BAPTIZE SIX FROM FAMILY AT MAOON MACON — Six members of one family were baptised here at St. Joseph’s Church. The six members of the Sharpe one family were baptized here at ter Guterl, S.J., on December 22nd, included Mr. and Mrs. Shelton E. Sharpe, Jr., Shelton III, and Martha, Mary and Marie, triplets. December "2nd was also the 12th .wedding anniversary of the Sharpes. SAVANNAH — The Bulletin is pleased to usher in 1958 with the first issue of The Savannah Bulletin. In this first edition, His Ex cellency, The Most Rev. Thomas J. McDonough, Auxiliary-Bishop, is happy to announce the ap pointment of the Rev. Francis J. Donohue as Editor. Also making its debut this week is the Atlan ta Bulletin with the Rev. R. Donald Kiernan as Editor. These two editions will con tinue the long service of The Bulletin to the Catholics of the State of Georgia. Due to the sep aration of the state by the Holy Father, and the distinct division of the Diocese of Savannah and the. Diocese of Atlanta, it has been deemed that the interest of both would be better served by separate editions of the paper. Father Donohue accepts the new assignment in addition to his duties as Administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Port Wentworth. John Mark waiter. Editor of The Bulletin since 1953 assumes the post of Managing Editor for both editions, with The Catholic Laymen’s Association of Georgia continuing as the publishing agent. Many changes now are on the planning board to make The Savannah Bulletin, your Dioces an newspaper, a more interest ing and newsy paper. Watch for these changes in coming issues. More Cat-holies Imprisoned, Forced Indoctrination Extended os Chinese Reds Step Up Anti-Church Campaign By Faiher Morgan Viltengl, M.M. | (Radio, NCWC News Service) | HONG KONG, — Red China’s! current drive against the Church : continues to spread to new areas SavannahProgram Presents “Juggler Of Notre Dame” SAVANNAH — On Sunday.; December 22nd. the Savannah j Catholic Program, which is spon- | sored by the Cathedral of St. j John the Baptist, and the Savan- j nah Council of the Knights of j Columbus, No. 631, presented a! Christmas skit — “The Juggler; of Notre Dame.” The program! was heard over radio station j WTOC and was presented by the j Blessed Sacrament School Choir, j under the direction of the Sisters of Mercy. The skit was centered around “Barnaby”, a poor juggler and tumbler, who becomes despond- j ent over the fact that he has no gift to offer Our Lady for Christ mas . . . until an idea strikes him. He is lead to believe that he will master his many intricate twirls for Her, if he can just practice for twenty minutes each day. When he is discovered performing in the chapel. Our Lady herself I breaks the spell of the astonished monks. Narrators for Act I were Janet Joyce and Leonard Ledlie; Act II, Kathleen Power's; Act III, An gela Maggioni. Barnaby, the Jug gler, was portrayed by Albert Lodge, and the Monk by John Oetgen. During the program, the Bless ed Sacrament School Choir was heard singing Christmas carols, which included “Silent Night,” “Angels We Have Heard On High.” “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “The First Noel.” of that country. Communist press and radio an nouncements as well as personal messages received here disclose continued mass indoctrination ef forts and the arrest of more Cath olics. According to the latest reports, indoctrination courses are now being forced on Catholics in Man churia, Shantung and Szechwan provinces as well as other parts of China. Word has also reached here of the arrests of two priests in Pe king, a Sister and three Catholic laymen in Tientsin and two Cath olic students in Shanghai. Radio Peking has reported that Catholics in Szechwan have clos ed a 50-day meeting in the pro vincial capital of Chengtu. The broadcast said that the meeting passed resolutions condemning the anti-communist views of “rightist’ ’Catholics. It added that the meeting dis cussed such subjects as the “so cialist, independent and autono mous path of Catholicism in Chi na and the election of bishops.” According to Radio Peking, the Chengtu meeting passed a resolu tion calling on all of Szechwan’s; Catholics “to unite and patriotic ally ostracize rightist elements, to formulate their own patriotic and socialist ideology, to take part in championing the cause of socialism and to safeguard world peace.” The provincial meeting recalls the so-called national congress of Chinese Catholics held last summer in Peking at which the “Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics” was set up under Red pressure. Aim of the association is to force China’s Catholics to break relations with the Holy See and organize a “national Church.” Meanwhile, according to re- (Continued on Page Twelve)