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SIXTEEN FATHER ALBERT DIES Robe,-tso. He,00d. AT CHARLOTTE, N, C, s00o.t Body Chaplain at St. Genevieve's Wa4 Among Pioneer Bene- dictines of Belmont Abbey (Special to The Bulletin) BELMONT, N. C. -- The Rev. Al- bert Goetz, O. S. B., member of the Chapter of Belmont Abbey, and for the past fourteen years chaplain o! St. Genevieve's College, Asheville, died in the Mercy Hospital, Char- lotte, Sunday, November 3, after an illness of two weeks. He had come from Asheville to Charlotte for treatment, and had undergone a minor operation from which he was rapidly recovering, when , early Sunday morning there developed a pulmonary embolism, which caused his death. Father Albert Goetz was born in Berghof, Bavaria, Germany, No- vember, 1870. He came to America in 1890, and entered the Benedictine novitiate at Belmont Abbey. He was a member of the Abbey's first novitiate. He made his theological studies in Belmont Abbey seminary and on July 15, 1894, was ordained to the priesthood by the late Bishop Haid. For the next ten years Father A1- bert acted as instructor of Latin and Greek in Belmont Abbey College, and of liturgy and ecclesiastical his- tory in the seminary. During part of this period he held the responsz- ble position as assistant Novice- master and Soc'us of the Clerics. The present Abbot of Belmont, the Rt. Rev. Vincent Taylor, and the Prior the V. Roy. Alphonse Buss, were among the young religious trained by Father Albert. In the summer of 1904, he was transferred to Richmond, Va., to be assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church. In 1911 he was appointed chaplain at St. Genevieve's College, Ashe- ville, the position he occupied until his death, except for three years, 1918-1921, when he was pastor of St. Mary's Church, Richmond, Va. .Throughout his priestly Y_fe he was noted for his kindliness of character, - faithfulness to his duties, and zeal- ousness in all that pertained to his spiritual advancement. In solemn procession the mortal remains of Father Albert were re- moved from the monastery parlor to the Abbey Church, where the Of- fice of the Dead was recited by the community M o n d a y afternoon. Tuesday morn-:ng at 10 o'clock a Solemn POntifical Mass of Requiem was sung by the Rt. Roy. Vincent Taylor, O. S. B., assisted by the V. Roy. Alphonse Buss, O. S. B., as as- sistant priest, and the Boys. Thomas Oestreich. O. S. B., and William Regnat, O. S. B., pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Salisbury, N. C., as deacons of honor. The Roy. Sebas- tian Doris. O. S. B., and the Rev. Cuthbert Allen, O. S. B., were dea- con and sub-deacon of the Mass. The Very Rev. Nicholas Bliley, O. S. B., and Ft. Anthony Byrne, O. S. B., were masters of ceremony. In addition to the priests of the com- mun!ty, the following were also in the sanctuary: The Rev. William O'Brien, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Durham, N. C.; the Roy. Thomas Mackin, pastor St. Paul's Church, Spartanburg, S. C.; the Rev. Joseph Galiagher, chaplain St. Jo- seph's Sanatorium, Asheville, N.C.; Roy. Anthony Fox, O, F. M., St. Francis Friary, Lenior, N. C.; the Roy. Matthew Graz, O. S. B.. Bene- dictine School, Richmond, Va.; the Roy. Boniface Bauer, O. S. B., pas- tor Sacred Heart Church, Savannah; the Roy. Maurice McDonnell, O. S. B., chaplain Mercy Hospital, Char- lotte; the Roy. Leo Friersen, O. S. B., St. Leo's Church, Winston- Salem; the Roy. Ph'lip Tie--hey. O. S. B., St. Peter's Church, Charlotte. Rev. Mother Lorin, of St. Gene- vieve's College, and two of the community were present for the Mass. A delegation of the Sisters rom Sacred Heart Convent, Bel- mont, was likewise present. The student body of Belmont Abbey Col- lege and a gathering of the laity were also in the nave of the church. Immediately after the singing of the "Liberua" and the assigned praysrs, the funeral procession proceeded to the Abbey cemetery for the inter- ment. THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC IJ AYMENS ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA NOVEMBER 16, 1935 Greenville, S. C., Hospital URSULINE SISTERS I Committee Appointed by Bishop Arranging Meeting SAVANNAH, Ga.--John S. Rob- ertson, Jr., pros'dent of the Savan- nah Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, has been appointed chair- man of the Diocesan Commitee on Scouting by the Most Roy. Michael J. Keyes, D. D., Apostolic Adminis- trator of the Diocese of Savannah; other members of the committee are J. I. Oberst, Atlanta, A. A. Bene- detto, Macon, Richard Reid, Augus- ta, Albert Fahy, Rome, H. L. Eskew, Griffin, C. C. Rousseau, Valdosta, and the Rev. D. J. McCarthy, Co- lumbus" chaplain. Mr. Robertson has called a meeting of the committee to be held at Macon on December 10 in order to_ make plans for the extending of Scouting in the Dio- cese as approved by the Bishops. FATHER DOLLINGER DIES IN ATLANTA Self-Sacrificing Missionary, Recently of Macon, Served Fifteen Years in Africa SAVANNAH, Ga.The Roy. Jerome Dollinger, S.M.A., assistant pastor of St. Peter Claver Church; Macon, and a beloved member of the Society of African Missions, died suddenly in Atlanta Sunday night while on his way to the American headquarters of the Society to Tonally, N. J. Father Dollinger was a veteran of 15 years' of service on the missions in Africa, in Nigeria where the priests of the Society are laboring; this ser- vice impaired his health severely and he never fully recovered. He was a guest of the Roy. F. J. Weiss, S.M.A., pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Atlanta, when stricken. He was a native of Alsace-Lorraine, and educated in the colleges and semina- ries of his Society in France and Holland. For the past few years previous to his recent assignment to Macon Fa- ther DollJnger had been at Tenafly; he formerly served two years at Ma- con. The Office of the Dead was said for Father Dollinger in Atlanta Mon- day night, and Tuesday morning the Roy. F. J. Weiss, S.M.A., pastor oi Our Lady of Lourdes Church, offi- =itaed at the Requiem Mass. The re- mains were then sent to Savannah where the Most Roy. Michael J. Keyes. S.M., D.D., Apostolic Admin- istrator, officiated at the Requiem Mass, assisted by the clergy of the city and Diocese. Interment was in Savannah. NEWMAN CLUB MEETS AT U. OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA, S. C.--The Newman Club of the University of South Carolina was tendered a reception in St. Peter's Hall recently. Over forty students attended, the hostesses being Miss Margaret Farrell, president, and Miss Mary Whittaker, secretary. After introductory remarks by the chaplain. Father. McEvoy, the Roy. Father O'Brien gave an interesting talk, mentioning the high lights of the life of Cardinal Newman. Re- freshments were served, followed by a dance. It is planed to have another reception before long. that will be as encouraging as the first one. SAVANNAtHANS INJURED Father Aloysius and J. W. Lang Pain- fully Hurt in Auto Accident J. W. LANG, president of the Dio-! cesan Holy Name Union, and Father Aloysins Wachter; O.S.B., both of Sa- vannah, were injured Armistice Day from Augusta to when returning . Sa- vannah by automobile; they had been to Augusta to see Mr. Lang's daugh- ter, a Sister of St. Joseph. Injured also but less painfully were James P. Doyle and his daughter. Miss Clara Doyle, also in the car. The accident accurred near Tillman, S. C. Monument Commemorates Jesuit Martyrs of Virginia (BY N. C. W. C. NEWS SERVICE) FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Honor- ing eight pioneer Jesuits who were martyred in Virginia by Indians in the vicinity of the famed Aqula Cru- cifix. a monument was presented re- cently to the Diocese of Richmond by the Catholic Students Mi-cion Crusade and friends in a plot of land adjacent to ancient Brent Cemetery, burial place of English Catholic pio- n.ers from Maryland who settled in Stafford County in 1647, It was presented prior to the sixth annual Field Mass celebrated in the " cemetery by the Rt- Roy. Msgr. Fe- lix F. Kaup, Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Richmond. The Roy. Dr. Michael L. Kenny, S.J., of Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala., noted author, whose book, "The Romance of the Flor.das", gives evi- clence that Aquia is the place where the Spanish Jesuits were slain, de- livered the sermon. He reviewed early Catholic activi- ties in America, recalling the labors and hardships of the. Jesuit mission- aries honored. The Mass was served by a volun- tary detail from the United States Marine Barracks at Quantico, Va., and at the Consecration of the MAss two marines sounded taps. Two thousand persons of all denom- inations attended the Field Mass. Seven years ago, Brent Cemetery, | where it is thought Margaret Brent, ] pioneer Catholic laywoman lies bur-] ied beneath one of the handsome l crumbling tombstones whose inscrip-] tion has been obliterated by the ray-] ages of time, was but a spot in Star- ] ford County's wilderness known to] but few historians, Today it is a/ shrin e ...... ...... i Extension Is Dedicated Work of Sisters of Poor of l St. Francis Is Lauded at Exercises November Tenth (BY N. C. W. C. NEWS SERVICE) GREENVILLE, S. C. -- Prominent persons of this area, including the mayor of Greenville, and a Lutheran )astor, extolled the charitable work of the Catholic Church in general and the hospital work of its sister- hoods in particular as the new $110,- 0{}4} addition to St. Francis Hospital here was opened. The hospital, which itself was ded- icated but three years ago, is in the care of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis. It is located in a commu- nity in which there are barely 500 Catholics. Approximately 750 persons crowded into St. Mary's Hall here for the formal exercises marking the opening of the addition, while it is estimated that 1,000 persons visited the new addition in the course of the afternoon and evening. Addresses were made by the Most Roy Emmet M. Walsh, Bishop of Charleston, Mayor John McH. MI- din, of Greenville, the Rev. J. E. Stockman, pastor of Trinity Luther- an Church here, and Dr. W .S. Ran- kin, chairman of the Duke Founda- tion. Dr. Rankin praised the hospital work of Catholic nuns and "the won- derful work of the Catholic Church in the care of the sick and needy." "What a marvelous organization it is," he added, "under the leadership of His'Holiness the .Pope". Continuing, Dr. Rankin declared some idea of the work of the Cath- olic Church for the sick when we understand that the Sisters direct 75 per cent of all the beds in hospitals under the management of the vari- ous religious organizations." He re- minded his hearers of the large sums of money saved this city by the work of the nuns. Mayor Mauldin welcomed to the city "this addition to an institution that has already demonstrated zts blessings to all the citizns of this com- munity," while Mr. Stockman de- clared that the work of the Catholic Church for the alleviation of human suffering was a challenge to non- Catholics. He decried the tendency of many religious bodies to relinquish to the state the care of the needy and the sick. Bishop Walsh in his address paid tribute to the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis who have achieved such distinguished success in the conduct of the hospital, which has won the dmiration and friendship of the peo- ple of Greenville and surrounding territory, and which has in particu- lar merited the commendation and support of the medioal fraternity. In cunection with the ouening of the hospital the Greenville County Med- ical Society held a banquet-meeting, with the physicians of the Piedmont Section as their guests. B_shop Walsh, laying stress on the Christian phase of the Sisters' char- ity, said that their service is not merely for man's, "but for God's." "The surest way to keep it humane is to make its foundation the Divine; the Creator loved and served in the creature. Our Sisters understand this and I appeal today to all who hold this same ideal of service to rally about them." The establishing of St. Francis Hos- pital is the realization of hopes and aspirations of years entertained hy the Rt. Roy. Msgr. A. K. Gwynn, pastor of St. Mary's Church for over a third of a century, hopes and aspira- tions the possibilities of which im- pressed Bishop Walsh when he came to the Diocese as its spiritual shep- herd; he not only gave them his in- terest but undertook to make the dream a reality. JUDGE GRUBB'S FUNERAL IS HELD IN BIRMINGHAM Services for Noted Jurist at St. Paul's Church A, O, H, AUXILIARY 119 ANNUAL CONVENTION[ Savannah to Be Host to Gathering Sunday, Nov. 24 (Special to The Bulletin) SAVANNAH, Ga.--The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold the annual con- vention in this city November 24, and and the Savannah members and offi- cials are making plans to have it one of the finest conventions the organi- zation has sponsored. The bus!ness sessions will open at the Catholic Club at 10 o'clock and the afternoon session at 3, with a luncheon inter- vening: the visitors will be guests on an automobile ride in the afternoon. In the evening, there will be a con- vention dinner in the Jung Room a- the Hotel Savannah, with the Roy. D. J. Bourke as the principal speaker. Mrs. F. H. Oliver is chairman of the luncheon committee, and Mrs. T. 3. Dowling of the dinner commit- tee. MOTHER PROVINCIAL VISITOR IN GEORGIA Sisters of Mercy Officials Arrive on Official Tour (Special to The Bulletin) SAVANNAH, Ga.--The Rev. Moth- er M. Placide, provincial of the Balti- more Province of the Sisters of Mer- cy, in which Georia is located, and the Rev. Sister M. Xavier, sunervisor of schools, arrived in Savannah early n November for a visitation of the schools and other institutions of the Sisters of Mer?y in Georgia. BROTHER JOSEPH, of the faculty of Marlst School, who is retiring tem- porarily because of his health, as noted e.sewhere in The Bulletin, is the oldest member of the school fac- ulty in voint of service. He has been a Marist Brother for forty-five years, and none is more beloved than he. It is hoped that the rest that phy- sicians have ordered for Brother Jo- seph will restore him to health and to the faculty of Marist School. DONALSON-McKINZIE -- The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jos. D Mitcbel. pastor of St. Joseph's Church oCficiated at the marriage of Miss Mary Agnes Le- Oueux Dgnalson and Richard F. Mc- Kinzie, the ceremony beiog solmenlz- ed in St. Patrick's "Church. Mr. and Mrs. McKinzle will live in Savannah. MRS. NEEDHAM RETURNS FROM NORTHERN EUROPE Finds Conditions in Russia Difficult and Depressing BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Funeral services for Judge William I. Grubb, for twenty-six years judge of the U. S. Court for the Northern District of Alabama. were held October 29 from St. Paul's Church here. the Roy. Timothy. J. Pathe, administra- tor, officiating. Judge Grubb died suddenly on the Feast of Christ the Kng as he was preparing to accom- pany Mrs. Grubb to St. Paul's Church. Judge Grubb was one of the best known federal judges in the United States; he was apuointed to the bench by President William Howard Taft and had served with distinc- tion "ince. He was 73 years old at the time of his death. Surviving Judge Grnbb are his wife, who is past president of the Mob'le Council of the National Council of Catholic Women and a member of the N. C. W. C. national executive board; a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Idol, of Washington, D. C., and two sons, Archie Grubb and l Willam I. Grubb, Jr. i Judge Grubb was born in Cincin-I nati March 8, 1862, received his l bachelor of arts degree with honors] at Yale, completed his law course at l the University of Cincinnati, and l oracticed law in B'rmingham from 1888 to 1909. wbn he was appointed m he federal bench. (Special to The Bulletin) COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Mrs. Richard Needham. back from "The Land of the Midnight Sun 'e after an extended cruise which included a sojourn in Russia. Mrs. Needham found the con- ditions of Russia depress'ng, with wo- men engaged in the hardest of man- ual labor the people apparently in great poverty, and the actions of vis- itors to the country carefully scruti- nized and their opportunity of obser- vation greatly curtailed by restric- tions. Mrs Needham was greatly im- pressed with the air of neatness, thrift and industry in the Scandinavian countries, including Ireland. LOSE BELOVED HUN Sister Mary Joseph Miller Dies in Convent at Columbia (Special to The Bulletin) COLUMBIA, S. C.--The Roy. Sistez Mary Joseph Miller, for 37 years a devoted and beloved member of the Ursuline Convent and Order, died here November 9 after a life of la- bor and devotion which endeared hez to all Columbia and to countless per- sons elsewhere. Sister Mary Joseph, who was as- sistant superior at the time of her death, was not only prominently iden- tiffed with the Ursuline Academy and St. Peter's School, but with St. Fran- cis de Sales' Sunday School in the days of Very Rev. Martin C. Murphy, now pastor of St. Peter's, and in those of Roy. D. M. O'Brien. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. James J. May, V.G., presided at the funeral Mass as the representative of Bishop Walsh; the Very Roy. Martin C. Murphy was celebrant, the Roy. Thomas Cro- nin, C.SSR., deacon, the Rev. D. NL O'Brien, subdeacon, and the Roy. A W. McEvoy, master of ceremonies. Present also were Father Wetland and Father Ambrose, Dominicans, and Father Paul of the Oratorian Fa- thers, who delivered the sermon, ex- tolling the ideals of the religious life and emphasizing the exemplary man- ner in which they were reflected by the self-sacrificing life of Sister Ma- ry Joseph. Father Murphy officiated at the interment services. "May her memory still inspire with the fire of God's love those who came under her benign influence, so that they, like her, may be deemed worthy to be crowned with glory in the home of eternal bliss and enjoy with her forevermore the longed-for beatific vision." SISTER MECHTILDE DIES IN CHARLESTON Was Beloved Member of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy There (Special to The Bulletin) CHARLESTON, S.C.--The Roy. Sister M. Mechtilde Rogers, belov- ed member of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. d.ed here recently in St. Francis Xavier Infirmary af- ter an illness of several months. "Sister Mechtilde was boi-n 69 years ago, at Camden, N. J., and was a convert to the faith. Before embrac- ing the religious life, she taught in the public schools of Pennsylvania; as a Sister of Our Lady of Mercy she received her degree of bachelor of science from Marywood College Scranton, Pa., and taught at St. Jos- eph's Academy, Sumter, St. Angela Academy. Aiken, and Bishop Eng- land High School, Charleston. She was beloved by her pupils, to whom her outstanding ability as a teacher and her sympathy for their prob- lems strongly recommended her. The funeral was held in Charles- ton, the clergy of the city assisting. Interment was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. FORDHAM AND GEORGIA To Meet on Gridiron at Polo Grounds Next Year NEW YORK, N. Y.--Fordham Uni- versity and the University of Georg!a elevens will meet in 1936, the sched- ule announced by the Fordham au- thorities here states; this will be the first time the teams have played. The game will be at the Polo Grounds in New York November 21. BISHOP JAMES H. RYAN, rector of the Catholic University, will be installed as the sixth Bishop of Oma- ha at the Cathedral there November 20. He succeeds Bishop Rummel, now Archbishop of New Orleans. Leaders in Church and State will participate in the farewell to Bishop Ryan at Catholic University this week. ]Diocese of Raleigh Observes 10th Anniversary Dec. l Oth (Special to The Bulletin) RALELGH. N. C. -- The tenth an- niversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Raleigh and the con-' tenmal of the relig'ous freedom speech-addressed by Judge William Gaston to the constitutional conven- tion in 1835, will be jointly com- memorated in Raleigh on December 10. Planning the event are the Most Roy. William J. Hafey, D. D., Bishop of the diocese, and various commit- tees from the Sacred Heart Cathed- ral par', sh. A Pontifical High Mass of thanks- giving will be offered by Bishop Hafey in the Cathedral. The Most Rev. Michael J. Curley, D. D., Archbishop of Baltimore, will preach the sermon. All the Bishops of the Province of Baltimore are exuected to attend, as well as practically all the clergy of the diocese and the superiors of the rellg:ous orders now engaged in church work in North Carolina. A civic uro'am in the evening will deal with th llfe and )vorks of Judge Gaston, who as a state leader and a Catholic, addressed the 1835 convention for two days in a suc- cessful effort to have a religious discrimination clause removed from the state constitution. The constitution,-adopted in 1776, imposed religious tests for office- holding and apparently that section was aimed at others than the Pro- testants. As a result of Judge Gas- ton's speech the word "Christian" was substituted for "Protestant", so there would be no discrimination against Catholics. At the evening exercises to be held in the Woman's Club, Senator Josiah W. Bailey will discuss the life of Gaston, and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter M. Guilday, PhD., pro- fessor of history at the Catholic University, will present a historical discourse. Featured on the program will be the state anthem "The Old North State". which Judge Gaston, then a just'ce of the supreme court bench, wrote in 1.