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JULY 27. 1940 THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC LAYMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA Monsignor Arthur Freeman, a Prothonotary Apostohc Vicar General of Diocese of Raleigh and Pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Kinston, N. C., Honored O RALEIGH, N. C.--The Most Rev- erend Eugene J. McGuinness, Bishop of Raleigh, has announced that word has been received from Vatican City that His Holiness Pope Pins XIII has named the Most Roy. Monsignor Ar- thur R. Freeman. Vicar General of tbe Diocese of Raleigh, and pastor of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Kinston. N. C.. a Prothonotary Apos- tolic. The distinction which Monsignor Freeman has received Ls one rarely conferred. Prothonotaries Apostolic are members of the chief order of prelates iu the Papal Curia. They have the privilege of celebrating Pontifical Mass. a function of Bishops at stated intervals, with the nermis- sicn of the Ordinary of the Diocese. Meusionor Freeman is a native of North Carolina. and just a few weeks ago ce!cbrated his Silver Jubilee as a priest. He was born in Goldsboro. April 29. 1886. the son of Arthur B. and Georgia Raine Freeman. He is a member of pioneer North Carolina families which have been prominent in the state for generations. He was educated in the schools at Goldboro, and graduated from Mt. St. Mary's College. Emmitsburg. Maryland. in 1901. He attended Belmont Abbey Seminary, where he was ordained ir " 1915. His first appointment as a pastor was in his native city of Goldsboro where he served at St. Mary's Church for sixteen years, dt' 2 which time the parish attained unprecedented growth. In 1931 Monsignor Freuman was named Rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and Chancellor of the Diocese of Raleigh by Bishop Hafey. In February of 1935 he was appointed a domestic prelate with the title of K'ight Reverend Monsignor. During the previous year he had been appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Raleigh. He has-been pastor of the Holy Trinity Church. at Kinston*for about two years. Monsignor Freeman delivered the baccalaureate sermon at Mount Saint Mary's College in 1935. and on that occasion was a-warded the honorary doctorate of laws by his alma mater. Asheville Sanatorium Now Designated as St. Joseph's Hospital Sisters of Mercy Now Operate St. Joseph's as Hospital Instead of Tuber- cular Sanatorium ASHEVILLE, N. C. --'St. Joseph's Hospital. formerly operated as St. Joseph's Sanatorium, and which was formerly devoted to the care of tu- bercluar patients, is now restricted to the care of medical, surgical, and ob- -tetrical cases only. The hospital, one of the most mo- dernly equipped in North Carolina, is conducted bv the Sisters of Mercy, the R'everend Sister Mary Bride, be- ing the superintendent. Accommodations are provided for more than a hundred patients, with an adequate and competent staff of nursing sisters, trained nurses, and resident and visiting physicians. Bishop McGubiness Confirms at Concord Administers Sacrament to Large Class at St. Jame's Church CONCORD, N. C. -- In the presence of a congregation which filled St. James' Church. the most Roy. Eugene J. McGuinness. Bishop o t. Raleigh, administered the Sacrament of Con- firmation to a class of twenty-five children and four adults, which m- eluded Virginia Ann Barnhardt, Da- vid Sylvester Goodman. Steven Eu- gene Casper. Rebecca Elizabeth Mil- ler, James Bernhardt, Marie Benfield, Spencer Blackwelder. Elizabeth Ann Boulus. Eugene Cress, Raymond Goodman. Ann Litaker, Thomas Mil- ler, Robert Miller. Gone Wishon, Charles Barnhardt. James Barnhardt, Ben Barnhardt. Glenn Benfield. Mi- chael Benfield, Sara Boulus, Kather- ine Burton, Pauline. Furr, Robert Goodman. William' Litaker, James Moose, and Mar" Ann Williams. The sponsors were Bertha Joyner and Hugh Satrit. In the sanctuary were the Rev. Mauriee McDonnell, O. S. B.. of Charlotte. the Roy. Patrick O'Dona- hue. O. S. B.. of Belmont Abbey; the l-,v. Thomas Williams, of Soutben Pines. and the Roy. Howard Lane, of Hamlet. St. James Church is served by the Roy. James A. Cowan. of Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Albermarle. The confirmation class was prepar- ed by Sister Jean and Sister Mary Paul. of the Sisters of Mercy, Sacred Heart Convent, Belmont. After the ceremony there was con- firmation breakfast at the Concord Hotel IECEIVES HIGH HONOR Right Reverend Monsignor Arthur R. Freeman, P. A. St. James Vacation School, Concord, N.C. Sisters of 1Kerey Conduct Successful Summer School at North Carolina Mission (Special to The Bulletin) CONCORD, -N. C- -- On . Monday, June 17, the second annual summer school txf St. James Church, opened here with fifty children enrolled for instruction. The children were assign- ed to groups according to their classes in the public school and the pupils enrolled ranged from the pmmary grade through the hh school. Classes were held in the mornings from 9:30 until 12 o'clock, and were resumed at 1:30 p. m. fog a two-hour period devoted to choir practice and classes in Catholic Action. In the eve- ning there was choir practice for the young men and women who were em- ployed during the day. The school was conducted by Sister Jean and Sister Mary .Paul of the Mother House of the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina, Belmont. Each child who attended the school f'eceived a thorough course in Cate- chism, which meant for some a prep- aration for first Confession and first Holy Communion. Special instruction in serving Mass was also given, and the children were taught the mean- ing and purpose of the Mass. and learned how to assist properly at Mass. following the priest in "Missa Recitata" by reading the parts of the Mass in English as the priest advanc- ed through the sacred action One of the most striking achievements of the summer school was the mastering of the liturgical music and the Mass of the Angels by both the boys and girls of the school. The school closed formally on June 23, with High Mass and Benediction, and the children returned to their homes with a deeper appreciation and a greater love and affection of their Holy Faith. The school was under the direction of the Rev. James A. Cowan, pastor of Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Albemarle, who is also in charge of St..James Church at Con- cord- NORTH CAROLINA PRIEST NAMED TO FACULTY OF MT. ST. MARY'S COLLEGE (Special to The Bulletinl NEW BERN, N. C.--The Rev. Fred- erick A. Nelan, who was appointed assistant to the Right Rev. Monsignor Michael A. Irwin, pastor of St. Paul's Church here, after having served as chaplain at St. Genevieve's-of-the- Pines. Asheville, has been appointed to the faculty of Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, and will assume that duty in September. Father Nelan completed his theo- logical course at Mount St. Mary's Seminary last June, and was ordained at St. Patrick's "Cathedral, New York City, by the Most Reverend Franci., J. Spellman. D. D., Archbishop of New York, for the Diocese of Ral- eigh. He is a native of New York and attended Manhattan College Prepar- atory School and. Manhattan College, before entering the seminary. During his college course he taught at St. Augustine's High School, conducted by the Christian Brothers. in Brook- lyn. Benedictine Educators Gather at St. Le0's (Special to Tlie Bulletinl ST. LEO, Fla. The 23rd annua: convention of the National Benedic- fine Educational Association was held here June 24-25, with the Rt. Rev. Lambert Burson. O: S. B.. of St. Mar- tin's Abbey, Lacey, Washington, pre- siding. The Rev. Alexander Korte. O. S. B.. of Collegeville, Minn.. addressed the first general meeting of the con- vention on "The Critcrian of The- ology in Catholic Education." NEW MONSIGNORI Very Reverend Monsignor Dennis A."Lynch, Raligh, N.C. Right Reverend Monsignor Michael A. Irwin, New Bern, N.C. . Belmont Abbey Awards Diplomas Abbot Vincent Presides at Closing Exercises (Special to The Bulletin) BELMONT, N. C -- The Most Rev- erend Abbot-President of Belmont Abbey College, Vincent G. Taylor, O, S. B.. presided at the convocation ex- ercises held in the Haiti Memorial Gymnasium, at which the junior col- lege and preparatory school gradu- ates received their diplomas. Honorable Juvenal Marchisio, Jus- tice of the Domestic Relations Court in New York City, delivered an ad- dress to the graduates in which he recounted the part that the Benedic- tines have taken in education during the last fourteen centuries. The Salutatory ,a/as delivered by James Devenny, of MeKeesport, Pa., while Gilbert J. Farley, of Philadel- )lia, was the valedictorian. Donald Winfrew and George Kemp were presented with the Abbot Vin- cent Religion Award for 1940 in the college and preparatory school re- spectively. Earl Hupp, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was awarded the Haig Trophy for athletics, and Joseph Haverty, of Jacksonville, was pre- sented with the Ramblers Club tro- phy for the leading preparato:y school student Abbot Vincent presided at the clos- ing academic Mass in the Abbey Cathedral, at which the Roy. Joseoh Schreiner, of Brooldyn, delivered th_- baccalaureate sermon. The Rev. Charles Kastner, O.S.B., the College Chaplain was celebrant of the Mass. with the Roy. Alcuin Bauderman, O. S.B., deacon, and the Roy. Gabriel Stupasky, O.S.B., sub-deacon. The combined choirs of Belmont Abbey and Sacred Heart Colleges, under the directibn of John B. Houren, sang the Mass. Lawrence Cashin, Augusta Baking Firm Sales Manager AUGUSTA, Ga. Lawrence F. Cashin, a member of the parish of St. Mary's-on-the-Hill, has assumed the post of Sales Manager with the well-known firm of H. H. Claussen's Sons. which operates bakeries in Au- gusta, Charleston, Greenville, and Columbia. Mr. Cashin, who is a member of the City Council of Augusta, is one of Augusta's outstanding business ex- ecutives, and for many years was co]nected with the Creor*,i,-Carolina Dairies. He was educated at St. Pa- trick's Commercial Institute. and the Saeed Heart College, in Augusta, and at Spring Hill College- -% Title of Monsignor Awarded Two North Carolina Priests Holy Father Names Rv. Michael A. Irwin a Domestic Prelate  Rev..Dennis Idyuch a Papal Chamberlain (Special to The Bulletin) tunity humbly to sing the mercies RALEIGH, N. C.--Two North CarD- of the Lord who I- ited His Divine lina-priests, the Roy. Michael A. hook and caught the two of them Irwin, pastor of St. Paul's Church, at one cast, Gall to enter His church, New Bern; and the Rev. Dennis A. to die with all the consolations of Lynch. of Raleigh, have-been elevated religion and to sing eternally the to higher rank by His Holiness Pope new canticle of love, and Michael, Plus XII according to announcement drawn by the cross of Adam to be made by the Most Reverend Eugene His priest forever. J. McGuinness, D. D, Bishop of Raleigh. Ordained in 1900 Father Irwin has been named a After two years spent in joyful Domestic Prelate. with the title of mourning, study of Latin, wide read- Right Reverend Monsignor. and ing, the care of and setlement of his Father Lynch. who is chancellor of younger brothers. Michael Alphonsus the Diocese of Raleigh. becomes a entered Belmont Seminary in 1896 Papal Chamberlai-n. with the title of and was ordained by Bishop Haid Very Reverend blonsignor. June 10, 1900. During these years he No announcement has as yet been had one long, desperate illness (and Qaade as to the date upon which the he could say later that he had re- new Monsignori will be invested, but ceived all the seven sacramentsL Upon it is probable that the investiture will his complete recovery and ordination take place in the Sacred Heart Cathe- at the age of about thirty-three, dral in Raleigh during September. Father Irwin was sent to Nazareth Monsignor Lynch. who was born in to assist Fathdr Price in the establish- County Cary, Ireland, in 1905. came ment and building up of the orphan- to America at the age of 18, and age and apostolate--His dear friend after working for several years in now Monsignor O'Brien of Durham, New York City, entered Belmont came a year later. During Father Abbey, Belmont. N. C. Upon corn Irwin's stay at Nazareth of nearly lotion of his," theological course m four years he assisted Father Price 1931, he was ordained to the priest- not only at Nazareth but in establish- hood at Wilmington, N. C.. by His ing a parish at Durham and in build- Excellency thc Most Reverend Wil- ing eight mission clmpels around the liam J. Hafey, who at that time country in which a dontinual round was Bishop of Raleigh. of missions to non-Catholics was His first appointment was at St. given. Peter's Church, Greenville, N. C. Father Irwin spent nearly seven Later he was granted a leave of ab- years as a missionary and a missionar. senee to take a post-graduate course pastor in developing the Durham of study at the Catholic University parish, until Sel:ttember. 1907. when of America. where he received his Monsignor O'Brien was made the Master of Arts Degree in 1936. first resident pastor. Returning to the Diocese, he taught Psychology at Saint Genevieve's-of- In January, 1904 he was sent to the-Pines, in Asheville, and in 1937 Newton Grove to re-establish that he was appointed Chancellor of the mission as a resident pastor, while still being attached to Durham for Diocese by Bishop McGuinness. Monsignor Irwin's Story three more years--at Newton Grove he established schools for both races Michal Alphonsus Irwin was herr August 31. 1866. in Portsmouth. Vir- under circumstances of extreme ginia. His father was Cornelius difficulty. He provided a dormitol Irwit*, a native of Limerick. Ireland, for the boys and one for the girls his mother was Cecilia Elizabeth and brought the children from the Hosty Irwin. a native of Galway, Ire- country around who came to Mass land. Both parents, who came from on Sundays remaining until Friday sound Catholic Irish stock that had afternoon. The school was looked already given sons and daughters on as an impossible undertaking, yet to the religious life, came to this the impossible thing succeeded for country in early youth. His father, twenty-five years. Besides building who was in the transportation bust- up the parish at its center. Father ness, was for many years an alder- Irwin built the churches at Dunn and man of the City of Portsmouth and Clinton. N. C., which are now grow- an honorary magistrate. Dying at ing parishes, and furthermore built the age of fifty, he had the largest seven smaller churches or chapels funeral for a private citizen in the around the country in order to solidi- history of Portmouth. fy the faith of the converts and to Michael's education began with a draw others. private school at the age of five. He never attendeded a public school, Brought Nuns to New Grove being a pupil of parochial schools in In 1907 Father Irwin brought to New Grove the Sisters of St. Dominick Norfolk. Portsmouth, and Old Point from New York who heroically Comfort until he was fourteen. He labored there in much suffering for attended Behnont Abbey College for fifteen years. As a reward for their some years. After,holding junior clerksh s with valiant pioneer labor, they have now the Catholic school in Raleigh, the railroad and steamboat in his nine- parish schools of Elizabeth City and teenth year he went to Philadelphia for a business course and afterwards Durham. in a competitive test won the clerk- In 1927 Father Irwin at the age of ship to a Member of Congress from 61. feeling that his imavy labors were Pennsylvania. graually enfeebling his health re- Both at Belmont and under private quested Bishop Hafey to establish a tutors he had been instructed in play- Religious order there and to give ing the violin and he and his sister him a town parish. The Redempto- were in great demand for public con- fists came and accepted the mission certs. For ten years he was a mere- which is now flourishing under their ber of the St. Cecilia Society of Nor- devoted and apostolic care. folk. which had an orchestra of In January, 1928. Bishop Hafey sent thirty and a chorus of three hundred. Fater Irwin to the venerable parish He sang in the choir at Belmont and of St. Paul in lew Bern, where he was a master of plain chant, within a year and a half established a Held Position with Railrols paroelfial school of nine grades under #'the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart For te or more years in the bust- of Mary, which is now happily func- ness world. Michael Alphonsus was tioning and producing the fruit of a connected with the railroad world, in fine Catholi culture- Mother Pauline the executive offices of the Norfolk the superior and choir mistress, Miss Southern. Norfolk and Western, Sea- Swert; the o/'ganist, and Father Irwin board, and Chesapeake and Ohio being experienced musicians, the high railroads, masses of St. Paul are all of a high " Around the age of twenty-five he order of musical merit. met during some of his violin recitals the accomplished Gall Wemple of Portsmouth. Miss Wemple was also in demand as an incomparable reader. COLORED MISSIONARY Sbe was very young with a pure WORK INAUGURATED AT beauty that reminded one of Fra Angelico's subjects. An old Episco- ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. palian lady used to cry out when she saw Gall pass--"My Lord--Gall Wemple reminds me of the Virgin Roy. Win. J. T.epage of the Mary". It was true objectively-- Michael and Gall became companions Fathers of St. Edmund Es. and even from the beginning of their relationship, Michael's future priestly tablishes New Mission soul became interested in Gail's con- version, as she was a Protestant. An (Special to The Bulletin) engagement followed in due course. She received instructions in the ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. -- Tl'm Faith. Her health began to decline Rev. William J. Lepage, S. S.E., wh immediately. God chose her as a was for several years attached to St, sacrifice to save Michael's vocation Elizabeth Mission for the Colored, and at last she was on her death conducted by the Society of St. Ed- bed at Southern Pines, N. C., where round, at Selma, Alabama, has been on March 31, 1894, she was received appointed by the Rev. Francis M. Ca- into the Church and married to her soy, Superior of the Southern Missions devoted friend--who for six more of the Society of St. Edmund to estab, weeks guarded her in a Protestant lish a mission here. household when she received the It is planned to loeatea suitabl Sacraments and where on May 10 place, conveniently located, and in the 1894 in her nineteenth year she died" near future build a Mission Chapel in her maiden innocence and went to and rectory, and later another priest follow the Lamb withersoever He will be assigned to assist in the goetb, work. Monsignor Irwin who is soon to In the short time that Father Le- wear the purple of a Domestic Pro- page has been in Elizabeth City h late, says that in relating this happen- has discovered two colored Catholic ing of his twenty-eighth year. that and exlaects to be able to find a few his cheeks are more purple than the more. Effort is now being made to se- sacred robes he wi' soon wear, but cure a place where Mass can be sail . that he cannot in justice to the dear until a chapel can be built, the tern- departed hush up or diminish the porary quarters also to serve as a honor of Gall. who was an instru- place for catechetical instruction. mental cause of his priesthood, while For the present Father Lepage i he, in his old age is being honored making his residence with the Roy- -by men. He thinks it would be Michael A. Carey, paso of St. Eliza--  t-owatd and he takes this opr- beth's Chuxcb. : 2