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NOVEMBER 25', 1950 THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC L AYMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA THREE News Review of the Catholic World Elect Members and Chairman of N.C.W.C. Administrative Board WASItINGTON. -- (NC) -- Arch- bishop John J. Mitty of San Fran- cisco, Archbishop Karl J. Alter of Cincinnati and Bishop Matthew F. Brady of Manchester, N.H., were elected to m(mbership on tile new Administrative Board of the Na- tional Catholic Welfare Confer- ence, at the annual General Meet- ing of the Archbishops and Bishops of tile United States held here this week. They fill vacancies caused by the expired terms of Archbishop Rich- ard J. Cushing of Boston and Bish- op John Mark Gannon of Erie, and tile death last April of Archbishol) John T. McNicholas, O. P. of Cin- cinnati. Among those who served on the Administrative Board last year and who were re-elected to the new board are: Archbishop Francis P. Keough of Baltimore, Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter of St. Louis, Arch- bishop Robert E. Lucey of San An- tonio, Archbishop Patri(k A. O'Boyle of Washington, Bishops John F. Noll of Fort Wayne, Mi- chael J. Ready of Columbus and Emmet M. Welsh, Coadjutor of Youngstown. *Following the General Meeting of Bishops, held at the Catholic University of America, the newly- elected members of the Adminis- trative Board met at the N. C. W. C. headquarters and organized as follows: Archbishop Keough, Chairman of the Administrative Board; Arch- bishop Alter, Vice Chairman and Treasurer; Bishop. Noll, Secretary; Archbishop Lueey, Episcopal Chair- man of the Department of Lay Or- ganizations; Archbishop Mitty, Episcopal Chairman of the Youth Department; Archbishop O'Boyle, Episcopal Chairman of the Social Action Department; Archbishop Ritter, Episcopal Chairman of the Department of Catholic Action Study; Bishop Brady, Episcopal Chairman of the Department of Ed- ucation; Bishop Ready, Episcopal Chairman of the Press Depart- ment, and Bishop Walsh, Episcopal Chairman of the Legal Depart- ment. Bishop of Fargo . Granted Personal Title of Archbishop ROME. --(Radio, NC)-- Bisho Aloisius J. Muehch of Fargo, North Dakota, regent of the papal nunci- ature in Germany, has been grant- ed the personal title of Archbishop by His Holiness Pope Pins XII, it was announced here by His Ex- cellency Archbishop A m 1 e t o Giovanni Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States. Both Archbishop Cieognani and Archbishop Muench were in Rome for the solemn proclamation of the Assumption of Mary. The Apostolic Delegate made the announcement at a reception given by Bishop Michael J. Ready of Co- lumbus to mark the opening of the new office of the Rome Bureau of the N. C. W. C. News Service. Bishop Ready is Episcopal Chair- man of the N. C. W. C. Press De- partment. Archbishop Muench and other members of the American Hierarchy were present. By coincidence the announce- ment was made in the presence of the only other two U. S. Prelates who hold the personal title of Archbishop, both of whom attend- ed the reception. They are Arch- bishops Joseph P. Hurley, Bishop of St. Augustine and regent of the papal nunciature in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and Gerald P. O Hara, :' Bishop of Savannah-Atlanta, who : was recently ousted by the Ru- manian Reds from his post as reg- ent of the papal nunciature in ; Bucharest. \\; ,, The newly-honored prelate, con- secrated Bishop of Fargo in 135, ; has been on special assignments - for the Holy See almost.since the end of World War II. He went to ; Germany in 1946 on appointment . by the U. S. War Department to be : liaison official between the Ger- , many Hierarchy nd the U. S. Mili- tary Government in Germany. At : the same time he was appointed Apostolic Visitator to Germany by Phm sJrvI and ln, 7 AS DOGMA OF "l'll1,2 ASSUMPTION IS PROCLAIMED -- An incalculable multitude representing many hundreds of thousands from the four corners of the globe, gathered in St. Peter's Square, Rome, on November 1, to hear Pope Plus XII proclaim the solmen definition of the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. .In this radio photo, His Holiness is shown borne aloft in the procession to the Basilica, while the faithful loudly cheered: "Viva II Papa! Viva L' As- suntal"--(NC Photos. Canadian Heroine Beatified at 00Judge Charles Fahy Rites at St. Peter's in Rome (N. C. W. C. News Service) VATICAN CITY. -- A French- born heroine who labored in the seventeenth-century C a n a d i a n wilds, Marguerite Bourgeoys, be- came the eighth person to be given the honor of Blessed during the period of "great return and great pardon" which is rapidly drawing to a close. Hers was tile last beati- fication ceremony of the 1950 Holy Year. It took place in St. Peter's Basilica in the presence of five Cardinals, including His Eminence James Cardinal McGuigan, Arch- bishop of Toronto and Cartada's sole member in tile Sacred Col- lege. Also present were Canadian Archbishops and Bishops; Arch- bishop Ildebrande Antoniutti, Apostolic Delegate to Canada; a Canadian government representa- tion led by Onesime Gagnon. treas- urer of the Quebec province, and Camille Poulot, Minister of Fish- eries and Game in the Quebec cabinet; Mother St. Ignatius, su, perior general of the Notre Dame Sisters founded by the new Bless- ed, and some 1,200 other Canadian pilgrims. On the evening of the beatifica- tion His Holiness Pope Pins XII made the customary act of venera- tion of the newly beatified. The ceremony was carried out with the usual splendor in the thronged basilica where a dozen Cardinals were in attendance. Archbishop Paul Emile Leger of Montreal, where the Blessed Marguerite be-: gan her Canadian labors, was celebrant at the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The beatification of Blessed Marguerite concluded the year-long series o2 beatifications and canoni- zatious which began in January shortly after the Opening of the Holy Year. Blessed Vincenzo Pal- lotti was beatified on January 22. The six others beatified during the Holy Year are: Blesseds Maria Tortes Acosta, Vincenza Lopez Vicuna, Domenico Savio, Paola Elizabeth Cerioli, Maria De Mat- tias, and Anna Maria Javouhey. Eight Saints were canonized during the Holy Year in seven cere- monies from April to July. They are: Sts. Maria De Rodat, Antonio Claret, Bartolomea Capitanio, Vin- eenza Gerosa, Joan of Valois, Vin- cenzo Strambi, Maria Goretti and Maria Anna de Jesus Paredes. Blessed Marguerite Bourgeoys was born at Troyes, France, on April 12, 1620. From her earliest of the papal relief mission there. In 1949 the post of regent of the 'papal nunciature in Germany was ehtablished by the Holy See and the U. S. prelate was named o./aRAt... ............ childhood she showed a natural aptitude and interest in teaching, gathering small groups of the poor- est children for this purpose. Orphaned at an early age, she failed in trying to join the Carme- lites and Poor Clares. In 1652, the Governor General of New France as Canada was then called, went to Troyes, seeking teachers for the children of his French garrison at Villc Marie, as Montreal was then named. She was then 32, but ac- cepted the invitation to the new, wild Indian country. "During the crossing a plague broke out aboard her ship and she was the only woman to nurse the stricken. She arrived at Ville Marie in 1653 and began her work of teaching, visiting the sick and other charitable work. After four years she began to lay the founda- tion of her Congregation by open- ing Montreal's first school in a stable given her by M. de Maison- neuve, and soon began to gather fellow workers around her. She taught boys and girls catechism and prepared them for family life. In 1658 she returned to France with some companions to arrange for the foundation of her Congre- gation. By the time she had made two voyages to France, she had ob- tained from King Louis XIV of France royal permission for her- self and her Congregation to teach in Canada, besides obtaining the faculty from the Vicar Apostolic in Canada. She also added a mission for Indian girls ndarby. Other houses, schools and hospi- tals followed in rapid succession throughout Canada, wherever she went. She died on January 12, 1700. The Congregation now has 5,700 members. The two miracles approved by the Holy See as assuring the found- ress a right to beatification involve Joseph Descoteaux of St. Celestin, i Quebec, Canada, and John Ludger Lacroix of St. Johnsbury, Vt. Both l were cured of gangrene in the foot. SPECIAL PRIVILEGES GIVEN BISHOPS BY POPE AT AUDIENCE FOR PRELATES VATICAN CITY,  (NC) -- In the special audience on November 2, His Holiness Pope XII granted two special privileges to all Bishops present. When they return to their Dio- ceses they may grant Apostolic Blessings with plenary indulgence, hrhieh at this time. as a special exception to the Holy Year rule, may be applied for the living. He also granted permission for a sung Mass of the Assumption on any day they hold a celebration in their Sees to mark the proclamation of the Assumption Dogma. They may choose any Sunday or week-day, except one which is a first class Heads International Peace AssociatioA WASHINGTON, D. C. --(NC) Judge Charles Fahy of the U. S. Court of Appeals here has been elected president of the Catholic Association for International Peace, at the association's 23rd an- nual conference. Meeting at Washington's Statler Hotel, the delegates discussed such subjects as "strengthening the Uni- ted Nations" and "Sources of Uni- ty and Disunity in the West." Com- mittee sessions were held at the National Catholic Welfare Confer- ence Building. Among those serving on panels at the two-day convention were Father Wilfred Parsons, S. J., of tile Catholic University of Ameri- ca, Dr. Charles Fenwiek, of the Or- ganization of American States, and Miss Catherine Schaefer, of the N. C. W. C. Office on U. N. Affairs. Besides Judge Fahy, the follow- ing officers were elected: Dr. Brenda.n Brown, dean of the Catho- lic University Law School; Miss Louise McGuire, economist in the Department of Labor; Dr. Thomas Neill, professor at St. Louis Uni- versity, and Sister Barbara, S. S. J., of Nazareth College, Nazareth Mich., vice-presidents; Dr. Edna Fluegel, professor at Trinity Col- lege here, treasurer; Father John Paul, C. S. P., professor at the Paulist College, Catholic Univer- sity, assistant treasurer. Father Raymond A. McGowan, director of the Social Action Department of the N. C. W. C., was re-elected as executive, secretary. t Judge Fahy, formerly of Rome Ga., was the speaker at the conven- tion of the Catholic Laymen's As- sociation of Georgia, held ,in Ma- con in 1942. He is a brother of the late Bernard S. Fahy, K. S. S., who was president of the Laymen's As- sociation from 1944 to 1948). GRIDLEY CLUB IN GREENVILLE HONORS MRS. H. P. BURBAGE GREENVILLE, S, C.--The year- book of the Gridley Club is more significant than usual this season. The committee in charge, com- posed of Mrs. M. D. Gibson and Mrs. R. A. Jolley, with the consent and hearty approval of the entire membership, have graciously dedi- cated the book to Mrs. H. P. Bur- bage, who founded the club in 1919. It was at the home of Mrs. Burbage that twenty-three residents of Earle street met on November 19, 1919, and organized the Earle Street Get-Together-Club which later became known as the Gridley Club. On the back of the cover page of the year-book is the in- scription: "Dedicated to Agnes Roddy Burbage, Founder o/ The Anglican Clergymen Confer With Holy See On Prayer and Study LONDON. --(NC--Two Angli- can clergymen have returned to London after making a pilgrimage to Rome sand presenting to Ills Holiness Pope Plus XII the good wishes of some 1,400 non-Catholic pastors in Britain. They represent- ed the Anglican Church Unity Oc- tave Council which thz'ougli prayer and study seeks ultimate corporate union with the Holy See. Tile council stated this week: "The Rev. H. J. Fynes-Clinton, rector of St. Magnus the Martyr, London and the Rev. Ivan Young, Vicar of Kensworth, Bedfordshire have recently returned from a (dsit to Rome on a pilgrimage and in connection with the Church Unity mtave which exists to promote corporate union with tile Iloly See by means of prayer and study. "They experienced a friendly re.eption and much appreciated the facilities afforded them for conversations with a number of distinguished persons. "They had an audience with His Holiness the Pope who "thanked them for coming and bestowed his blessing upon them and 'all your work.' , "They were able to conve to His Holiness the good wishes df some 1,400 clergymen who had sub- scribed to the principles of the Church Unity Octave which had progressed in the last 30 years with the notable decrease in the old antagonism to the Holy See." THE CONVERSION of Arch- bishop Iwanis Youhanna Gandour of Lebanon and Demascus of the ancient schismatic Syrian Jacobite Church to the Catholic Church has been welcomed by His Holiness Pope Plus XII, who in reply to the letter of submission sent by Mon- signor Gandour wrote to him: "It seems that We see in your gesture a partial realization of the wish so ardent of the Saviour that there should be but one fold and one Shepherd! And this new step to- wards tile reunion of the separated brethren f the Orient to Mother Church thrills Us with sacred joy." HIS HOLINESS Pope Plus XII has named HLs Eminence Cle- mcnte Cardinal Micara as Prefect of' the Sacred Congregation for the Affairs of Religious, deciding at the same time that Cardinal Micara will continue as head of the Sac- red Congregation of Rites ad in- tez'im as "Pro-Prefect." Cardinal Mieara thus becomes the onlY Cardinal to lmad two of the twelve CongregatiOns, which, with three tribunals and five offices consti- tute the Roman Curia. TOMMY HENRICH, first base- man of the New York Yankees, will head an "All Sports" Holy Year pilgrimage to Rome next month. The pilgrimage is due to be in Rome for the closing of the Holy Doors of the foul" principal Basilicas; marking the close of the Holy Year of 1950. While in Rome, Henrich will present His Holiness Pope Pins XII with a mounted baseball, autographed by the World's Champion Yankee player. ERIC JOHNSTON, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, has been named general chairman of Brotherhood Week, to be nationally ,observed February 18-25 under the sponsorship of tho National Conference of Christians and Jews, it has been announced by Sinclair Jacobs, of Atlanta, and Andrew J. Ryan, Jr., of Savannah, GeorgiaJ members of the national directorate of the Conference. THE HEAtTFELT APPRECIA- TION of HigHoliness Pope Plus XII was expressed in a cablegram to Bishop Thomas J. McDonnell, Auxiliary of New York, for 27 years "of faithful service" to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, upon Bishop McDonnell's re- linquishment of the post of nation- al director of the Society. PRAYERS for persecuted Cath- olics were urged by His Holiness Pope Plus XII at a special audience to the Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops who came to Rome for the solemn definition of the Dogma of the Assumption. Two other inten- tions entrusted to the intercession of Mary were for a greater spilrt of mortification, penitence anti voluntary sacrifice and for the in. tegrity and safeguarding of mat',,