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DECEMBER 18. 1943 THE BUTff,ETIN OF THE CATHOLIC LAYMEN:S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA D Bishc! McGulnness Dedicates Colored Mission at New Bern (Special to The Bulletin) NEW BERN. N. C. The Most Rev. Eugene J. McGuinness, D. D.. Bishop of Raleigh, dedicated the church and school of St. Joseph's Iiarish. which serves the Colored Catholics of New Bern. on December 7. celebrating a Solemn Pontifical Mass and de- liverin" a sermon. The Rex'. Layrence Newman, ad- ministrator of St. Mary's Church, Goldsboro. was archpriest: the Rev. Charles J. Gable, pastor of St. Peter's Church, Greenville, and the Rev. Stephen Aylward. assist- ant pastor of St. Paul's Church. New Bern. were deacons of honor; the Rev. John Joseph Endler. C. P.. of the Immaculate Conception Monastery and Church Jamaica. N. Y.. was deacon of the Mass. and his twin-brother, the Rev. Julian Endler. C. P.. pastor of St. Joseph's Church, New Bern, was subdeacon. The masters of cere- mony were the Rev. John A. Brown, pastor of Sacred Heart Church. Pinehurst, and the Rev. Thomas A. Williams. pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Kinston. Present in the sanctuary were the Right Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Irwin, pastor of St. Paul's Churcll. New Bern, the Right Rcv. Msgr. William F. O'Brien. pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church. Durham, and some thirty priests o the Diocese of Raleigh. t The blass was sung by school children, nnder the direction of the Rev. Edward Gilbert, pastor of St. Agnes Church, Washington. The new combination church and school building, erected at a cost of $45.000. replaces the two frame buildings which were destroyed by fire in April of this year. The new tire-proof brick struc- ture. built under the supervision of H. D. Shackelford. of Kinston. has the church in front and school rooms in the-wings. For the first time this year a full four-year high school course is being given at the school, instead of the previous two- year course, specializing in com- mercial subjects and home eco- nomics. The old rectory hasbeen renovated and improved. Among the honor guests at the dedication were Mrs. Charlotte Tansey, of Newark. N. J., sister of the Rev. Julian Endler. C. P.. pastor of St. Joseph's Church here; Ceil Alselden. of Union City, N. J.. and Anne Egan. of Pittsburgh, Who have been instrumental iff raising thousands of dollars for the school since she was first at- tracted to the institution here in 1935 when she happened to pass by the school while on a tour of the city with travel agents brought to North Carolina by the Carolina Motor Club. The school is conducted by Sis- ters. Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. TO BE ORDAINED FOR DIOCESE OF RALEIGH REV. FRANCIS MURPHY On December 21. at the Cathed- ral of the Sacred-Heart, in Raleigh, N. C., the Most Rev. Eugene J. McGuinness. D. D.. Bishop of Raleigh, will ordain t0 the priest- hood. the Rev. Francis J. Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Murphy, of Mount Vernon, N. Y, The newly ordained priest of the Diocese of Raleigh will cele- brate his first Solemn High Mass on December 26 in the'Church of I St. Catherine, Pelham, N. Y. The I Rev. Henry F. tIammer, pastor of St. Catherine's, will be assistant priest; the Rev. Joseph B, Muezen, S. J.. of Fordham University, will be deacon, and the Rev. George E. Lynch. assistant pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Rocky Mount. N. C., will be sub- deacon. The Rev. Charles A. Werckle. assistant pastor of St. Catherine's. and the Rev. Mr. Francis McGowan will be masters of ceremony. On the following Sunday, Janu- ary 2, Father Mm'phy will cele- brate a Solemu Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart. Mount Ver- non. with the Very Rev. Msgr. John J. Scally, as deacon, and the Rev. John J. Kelly subdeacon. The Right Rev. Msgr. Richard B. Cush- ion. the pastor, will deliver the sermon. The young man. who is being ordained for the Diocese of Ra- leigh, was born in Otr Lady of Mercy parish. Fordham, and at- tended the parochial school there. Later he attended Resurrection School. Rye, and later graduated with high honors from Fordham Preparatory School and Fordham University. Since September 1939 he has been completing his study for the priesthood at St. John's Home Missions Seminary, Little Rock. Arkansas. VISITING PASSIONIST ADDRESSES EXCHANGE CLUB IN SAVANNAH (Special to "rite Bulletin) SAVANNAH. Ga.- Iriespeetive of what part of the country one is native of. his proudest boast is "I Am An American." the Rev. Hu- bert Sweeney. C. P. told the mem- brs of the Exchange Club at their luncheon meeting on December 6 at the tlotel Savannah. Father Sweeney, a Passionist who was conducthag a novena at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist here. attributed the evils faced by the nation to failure to live the life of true American democarcy anti the fulfillment of God's Divine plan. "We represent a nation compos- ed of men and women from every walk of life and all strata of soeic- ,ty." Father Sweeney Emphasized. "'With one hundred and thirty million people we are bound to face evils as the result of man's ignor- ance of the sacred principles of God as v,:ritten into the Constitu- tion of the United States. "The evils that have crept into our American way of life." be cou- tinued "tim abuses in high had low places, the sophisms that we find in our sy-tem of education, the abuse of the sacredness of home life. the increase of crime among children. are to be corrected by each and all of us acknowledging our respon- sibility to God and our obligation to our country and to the principles of true democracy." Father Swceney told the club members that this age demands all Americans be eanable of the sacri- fices of revolutionary leaders attd dedicate themselves "to the sacred and hold ambition of t41e signers of the declaration to brin tiviug Godly Americ'-;m :trio our hom2s onr bu'dn,'- IK:. our-social an:l xeligiou life," STUDENT ACTIVITY AT SACRED HEART SCHOOL IN ATLANTA ATLANTA. Ga.=-At a recent meeting of the Inter-School Coun- cil of Student Council Officer. Ruth Todd. a senior at Sacred Heart Iligh School was elected )resident of the Inter-School Council. with Bobby Sharkey, of Boy's Itigh School, as vice-presi- dent. Miss Todd is editor of "The Live Wire", Sacred Heart School paper. The Literary Committee of the Sodality of Out" Lady. under the chairmanship of Elizabeth Geisz. presented a fine program in ob- servance of Educational Book Week. In the contest in which the student body participated., a copy of Father Stedman's Sunday Missal was competed for by Theresa Di Cristina and Betty Norrell. and won by Miss Norrell. Members of the Victory Corps of the Sacred Heart School served breakfast for the Holy Name So- ciety of the Sacred Heart parish on their Communion day during November. The Corps. with daily drill is making much progress under the guidance of Lieutenant tlulce. Officers of the Corps are xearing attractive new royal blue capes, lined with red satin, this year. Pnpils of the high school and the grade school enjoyed the mo- tion picture "tIand in tIand" sponsored by the Red Cross. Mrs. Weyman. of the Red Cross spoke to the students of all grades at the formal raising of the Red Cross flag on the campus of the school. On Thanksgiving Day. the girls of th high school sang :Missa de AnTti" at the Solemn High 5Ias at the Seethed Heart Church. MONSIGNOR O'BRIEN, I PASTOR IN DURHAM FOR OVER 30 YEARS. (Special to The Bulletin) DURttAM. N. C. The Right Rev. Monsignor William F. O'Brien. V. ,, pastor of the Im- maculate .Conception Church in Durham, has served as the resi- dent pastor in this city for a lit- tle more than thirty-six years. When he was appointed pasto in 1907. Mass w-s said here only three Sundays each month, the fourth Sunday being given to a Mass at Ifalifax. During the week. the local pastor visited Lit- tleton, Weldon, Roanoke Rapids, Penitentiary Farm.% Enfield, Scot- land Neck and Crowell. He preached in a public hall in Wel- don and in the Town ttall at En- fie!d. As the congregation inDur- ham increased, these missions, which had been attended from this city. were taken ever by oth- er priests, and missions at Hills- born. Efland, Oxford, Roxboro and ttenderson were included in the area served from Durham. For a few years. Chapel Hill was also served from- Durham. Priests who have been assis- tants, or quasi-assi.stants during Monsignor O'Brien's pastorate have been Father Lagle, Dr. Mor- risey, Father Noonan. Father Liv- elsburer, Father Curran and Father Tierney. Father William J. Dillon served the parish for some months in 1910 while Mon- signor O'Brien was on a collect- ing tour in the North, and Father "Patrick Gallagher , replaced the pastor when he attended the Eu- charistic Congress in Dublin, Ire- land in 1923. The Rev. Charles B. McLaugh- lin is the present assistant pastor. He is assisted by a priest from Nazareth, and six Masses are now celebrated at the Immaculate Con- ception Church each Stmday. There is also a Sunday Mass at Duke University. The local con- gregation has recently been in- creased by service men from Camp Butner and their wives. Monsignor O'Brien was born in 1872. in Washingtoa, D. C. where his father was connected with the War Department, later being made superintendent of the National Cemetery, a position he held at the time of his death in 1899. After attending Belmont Abbey College and Seminary, Monsignor O'Brien was ordained to the priesthood in 1898. Shortly after his ordination he was appointed assistant pastor of St. Paul's Ch{lreb, New Bern. In 1899. he was appointed pastor of St. Pat- tick's Church in Fayetteville, and in 1901, became associated with the saintly Father Thomas Price co-founder of the Maryknoll Fath- ers, in the North Carolina Aposto- late. For six years he visited the scattered missions of North Caro- lina, while also affending the Sol- diers' Home, the State Penitenti- ary, and the County Home in Ral- eigh, and being chaplain of the orphanage at Nazareth. In 1907, Father O'Brien was named pastor of the hnmaeulate Conception Church in Durham, where he is still serving with en- ergy and devotion after thirty-six years. His Holiness Pope Plus XI nam- ed Father O'Brien a Domestic Prelate, with the rank and title of Right Reverend Monsignor, in 1938, and his formal investiture by the Most Rev. Eugene J. Me- Guinness. Bishop o e Raleigh, was the occasion for sincere rejoicing among his many friends, non- Catholic as well as Catholic. When Monsignor O'Brien was given his first assignment in New Bern. he was placed in charge of the missionary wink among the Colored people of that city, a form of priestly-endeavor which he has not failed to continue. He has cared for the piritual and material needs of the Colored peo- ple in Durham, until the Re. John Risacher, S. J.. was placed in charge of the Iloly Cross Mis- sion fox" Colored about three years ago. BENEFIT PARTY FOR PPrRIStI IN SAVANNAII SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The annual card and game party for the bene- fit of the Blessed Sacrament Church was held on December 7 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. with Mrs. J. J. Sullivan as chairman of the committeeln charge. Among those assisting were Mrs. H. D. Witherton. hit's. H. A. McKenzie. Mrs. L. tl. Cooper. Mrs. W. J. Kenny, John Brennan. Carlos D'Esposito. J. J. Clancy. W.J. Ryan.-W. F. McKay and Frartk J: Andersoa. Pastor at Durham MONSIGNOR O'BRIEN In 1907, the Right Rev. Leo Haid, O. S. B.. Vicar Apostolic of North Carolina, Abbot-Ordinary of Belmont, and Titular Bishop of Messene, appointed Father Wil- liam Francis O'Brien as the first resident pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Durfiam, North Carolina, which had been served as a mission parish since its dedication in 1906.. In 1938 Father O'Brien was elevated to the dignity of a Domestic Prelate, with the rank and titIe of Right Reverend Monsignor, and he is still serving in the pastorate to which he was appointed more than thirty-six years ago. ARMY NURSE FROM AUGUSTA COMPLETES BASIC COURSE A U G U S T A. Ga.--Lieutenant Mary E. Stulb, of the Army Nurses Corps, has successfully completed her basic military train- ing and was graduated with the first class of the Fourth Service Command Training Center at Camp .Rueker, Alabama Lieutenant Stulb, a graduate of St. Joseph's InfirmarySchoo I of Nursing, Atlanta. enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in October of this year. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Stulb. and a member of the Sacred Heart parish in Augusta. Her father, who served with the 82nd Division of the American Expeditionary Forces during the first World War, was awarded the Purple Heart. GERMAN CARDINAL DENOUNCES NAZIS (By N. C. W. C. News Service) LONDON, -- Containing a bitter denunciation of Nazi tactics agaivLst the Church in Germany and per- secutions in occupied countries, a copy of  letter written by His Eminence Adolph Cardinal Bgrt- ram, Archbishop of Breslau, in the name of the German Hierarchy to the German Minister of Educatiou. has been received in London by KAP, Polish Catholic Press Agency. In his letter. Cardinal Bertram asserted that the Church not only has been neglected in Germany, but that the condition is growing steadily worse. He declared that in all German-occupied countries there exist unrest, unwillingness and mounting hatred for Germany. Cardinal Bertram, the report stat- ed. placed the blame for these con- ditions largely on the Nazi 'Party, which he declared is devoid of moral considerations and persist- ently encouragesxeligious persecu- tions The report added that the, Cardi- nal's letter declared these per- secutions are evident in Alsace- Lorraine, Luxembourg. Poland, Yugoslavia and other occupied na- tions, and were accompanied by looting and desecration of churches The report said the letter cited" many sacrilegous offenses commit- ted, especially in Poland. and as- serted a defense of Polish clergy, who have been subjected to tor- tures, deportation and incarcera- tions, in concentration camps. CANCER IIOME GUILD MEETS IN ATLANTA ATLANTA, Ga.--At the Novem- ber meeting of the Sewing Guild of Ohr Lady of Perpetual Help Free Cancer Home, held at the rectory of the Cathedral of Christ the King, the annual election of officers took place, Mrs. Sam R. Calloway being elected president; Mrs. Martin F. Cadden, secretary- treasurer, and Mrs. William Greene, chairman of tJae ways and means committee. Following the business session, luncheon was served. The Sewing Guild has complet- ed and delivered a number of gar- ments to the Home, which is con- ducted by the Sisters of St. Domi- nic of the Congregation of St. Rose of Lima. for victims of in- curable cancer. Christmas Message ot. the Bishop'ot Savannah-A tlanta (Continued From Page One) of those who received such messages were members of the Catholic Church. The Supreme Pontiff. as eaffly as Christmas Eve of the very year in which the war began, proposed five peace points to 1he world. Those familiar with the Atlantic Charter and the state- ments that were issued recently at Teheran will notice at once the striking parallel. Briefly, these points are as follows: 1--Assurance to all nations, particularly to the smaller and weaker nations, of the right to life and independence. 2 Progressive disarmament. 3The setting up of an international juridleial institution for the preservation of peace among all the nations and peoples of the world. 4--Genuine consideration of the real needs and just demands of nations, populations and racial minorities, including a more equitable distribution among all of the world's natural resources. 5---The need of cultivating justice and charity In international relations, which is proclaimed as a Beatitude in the Sermon on the Mount and which supposes as its natural foundation the moral virtue of justice. Statesmen must be guided by that universal love which is the compendium and most general expression of the Christian ideal and which, therefore, may serve as a common ground also for those who have not the blessing of sharing the same faith with us. Religious freedom is included in the Papal peace points. Freedom of religion was not mentioned in the At- lantic Charter but it was added later as a supplement when atten- tion was called to this omission. The head Of the Catholic Church has no ax to grind in his efforts to bring about reconciliation among the nations of the world, and the establishment of a just and lasting peace. He has laid the broad foundation npon which the New Order must be built, and without which all the efforts of the greatest states- men are doomed to failure frmn the start. The treaty of Ver- sailles contained the germs of revolution. It was an unreligious document lacking in comnmn sense and dictated by bitterness and a spirit of vengeance. Such a document was bound to have but one result and for more than four years the world has deplored that resu!t. We stand in admiration before the sublime disinterestedness of Pope Plus XII. He speaks to the world out of the abundance of a heart overflowing with charity. The love or his paternal heart embraces all nations, all peoples, all races without excep- tion. He wishes for al.l peace and happiness and that security o[ enjoyment of their individual and national rights that will banish fear from their hearts. It is to be hoped that when the banners of  war will have been furled, and the world's leaders sit down ,to plah,the peace that is to come, they will not ignare the proposal' of him who speaks with authority in the name of the Prince of Peace. Bishop 0 "Savannah-Atlaat .