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News Section--Page 2A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, June 13, 1948 Clare Sheridan, Convert-Cousin Of Winston Churchill, Exhibits Religious Art In Dublin LEILA CARROLL Dublin.--(NC)--Mrs. Clare Consuelo Sheridan, cousin of Winston Churchill and famous sculptress whose work is renowned in many countries, has staged her first exhibition in Ireland. Dublin artistic circles are deeply impressed with the quality of her work, in which the religious note is domin- ant--stressing in a practical way the need of a rebirth of Irish ecclesiastical sculpture. Mrs.~ Sheridan became a Catholic two years ago. Most distinctive piece in the ex- hibition is a much-discussed cruci- fix, carved from a three-branched cherry tree. In an interview Mrs. Sheridan described how she first saw this cherry tree in an orchard owned by friends in Sussex, Eng- land, close to her own home where she lived during the war. Her friends gave her the tree, which she had planted in her own gar- den where it continued to fascinatt her. The straight stem divided into three branches, two of which resembled arms held up to Heav- en, while the third leaned slightly forward, suggesting easy trans- formation into a hanging head. Then followed impulse and in- spiration, at first unwelcomed be- cause at the time the thought of death was foremost and Mrs. Sher- idan's home was in the "front- lines" for pilotless bombs. She did not wish to stress the tragic theme, but there was no getting away from the idea. Home on leave just then, the artist's brother agreed to act as" model and, clad in a loincloth, he thrust his hands through the rope loops which were fixed to a cross- bar. For a few moments at a time he endured the strain of hanging while his sister hastily made the small clay model. Then followed the long months of carving. In the dancing firelight during winter nights, Mrs. Sheridan, tired after her chiseling, gazed with awe upon her Christ. "It almost seemed," she said, "as if He breathed. Star- ing into His tragically compassion- ate face, I found myself asking, 'Is it true ? Did it really happen ?' " Mrs. Sheridan says that she learned more through carving that Red Influence In U. S. Denounced At K. Of C. Meet Rochester, N. Y.--(NC)- Com- munist and secularist influences in American life were denounced sternly by speakers at the 53rd an- nual New York State Council, Knights of Columbus, which was attended by more than 900 mem- bers from 247 councils. The con- vention adopted a resolution which blamed appeasement of Stalin as the cause for the world unrest and called upon the American people to "give articulate expression to their opposition to and condemna- tion of atheistic communism." Bishop James E. Kearney of Ro- chester told the convention that de- struction of belief in Christian realities will "underwrite barbar- ism and open the door to chaos in human living." He urged the Knights to enter the field of mod- ern education and pit the "com- petence of knowledge" .against those who in the name of novelty and progress, would bring back "old disorders." Bishop John F. O'Hara, C.S.C., of Buffalo, offered the Solemn Mass which formally opened the conven- tion. Msgr. Walter A. Funke, State chaplain, told the Knights: "So many men .who call themselves 'free' are childishly afraid of an imagined bogey of 'ecclesiastical AMONG THE ORDINATION STORIES ~rwin brothers, .lk~eph ancl Stanley Otto, (upper photo) of St. ~zrn. aba's parish, Ph.iladelphia, were ordained by Bishop Henry J O'B~en, of Hartford, at the Holy Ghost Fathers Mission Seminary, Norwalk, Conn., June 10. Rev. Paul B. Rankin, C.S.C., of Balboa, (lower left}" was ordained on June 6, by Archbishop Francisco Beckmann, C.M~, of Panama, th.e first priest ordained in the Canal Zone. Rev. Fabian F. Chartier, of Sacred Heart Cathedral parish, Duluth, (lower/dght) was ordained at the age of 60, by Bishop William O. Brady, of StOtlX Falls, on May 27. (NC Photos) domination.' They would isolate figure than in all the years of her God and Church and churchmen past life and it was then she re- from all advisory contact with po- solved to become a Catholic. After I litical and social entities and in- the war she went abroad and was evitably, in the name of a distorted Pope Honors 3 Laymen received into the Church in Assisi, Iand un-American concept of sep- --- - Italy. station of Church, turn the State Milwaukee--(NC)--His Holiness Compelled to sell her old home, !over to a godless anarchy, whose Pope Plus XII has named three she decided to come to live in !only possible development is the Milwaukee businessmeh as Knights Ireland and for about two years i totalitarian tyranny of a Hitler or of St. Gregory for outstanding con- tributions to the community, it has i.~ " ". " . " " . -". " " ". " . been announced by Archbishop Moses E. Kiley of Milwaukee. Those honored are Harry S. John- ston, Charles O'Hara and Sylvester J. Wabiszewski. rk. On his first visit to Mrs. Government to speak out fearless" Missioner Dies Sheridan, the Bishop was much im- ly for the release" of Archbilhop pressed by the cherry-tree crucifix Aloysius Stepinae, imprisoned in Saratoga Springs, N. Y.--(NC) and made her an offer which makes Yugoslavia, and endorsed the Fel- --The Rev. Thomas W. Mullaney, sure that this notable work will lows Bill which would admit 100,- C.SS.R., who has died here at St. Clement's Infirmary, gave 55 years have an honored place in the fu- 000 DP's annually to the United of his 81-year life span to the Re- ~ure catnearal of Galway. States. demptorist priesthood. Solemn Mass of Requiem was offered for him by the Most Rev. John M. ~[ Frawley, C.SS.R., Provincial Su- tl perior, and burial was in the Re- OLD SECOND NATIONAL CORNER OF RIVER & DOWNER STS. Friendly and Complete Service Since 1871 Member of F. D. I. C. demptorist plot in St. Peter's Cem- etery, here. Building Drive Convent Station, N. 3".--(NC)-- A total of $245,000 thus far has been raised for the Golden Jubilee Building Fund, it was reported at a alumnae meeting of the College of St. Elizabeth here. The drive opened last October and will con- tinue through 1949. For Europe New York--(NC)--2~e Rev. Florian C. Billy, O.F.M., Cony., pastor of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, Schenectady, N. Y., and national secretary of the Slovak Catholic Federation of-America, has sailed for F.atrope to assume special duties as a member of the staff of War Relief Services---Na- tional Catholic Welfare Conference among displaced persons and ref, ugees. AURORA MONUMENT Mernoriol6 of Artistic Beauty and Permanence Complete Service Anywhere Albert H. Jolmeoa 727-729 South Uncoln Ave. Joseph Stelnm' Proprietor AURORA, ILL. Representative IJ I I I ROOFING -SIDING - INSULATION BIRD PRODUCTS 12 monU~ te Per Ihtfx~tee IrPse MALCOR ROOFING COMPANY WAnT M. 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