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READY I::00FOR CHRISTIANITY MISSIONARY SAYS D. C.--Temple worship is being rapidly abandoned temples a being convert- orphanages, hospitals, the aged and other public- according to the J. Cohill, the first secu- priest to be ordained on who is now in the United to Promote the cause of the Mission. Father Cohill will of special articles on ese mission field for the N. C. Service. abandonment of temple wor- to Father Cohill, offers opportunity for American issionary enterprme, espe- of the gre;lt love and Which the Chinese have for Their high regard for Which has been increas- the pasl few years, is en- veneration in which they Americans, whose unselfish during the Worht War made on the Chinese lead- is a great desire among to learn English, said Catholic schools for ,of Enghsh prove great missionary work. The deep of the Chinese Cohill declared, make a ideal people with whom to PAPER ANALYZES CATHOLIC CHURCH of "The Square and a Denver Masonic publics- current issue of the rang- Some idea of what the or- of the Catholic Church at Work from without. The written in the way Cath- aCcUstomed to see their but it is, neverthe- tribute to the efficiency as a working organiza- the editori- I am safe in the assertion institution today the Standard Oil astute business ability, of operation, concen- attention to details, salesmanship ability the Catholic faith. her command is that of any other institu- world. Her servants are than the subjects of any From a mone- they are poorer paid servants yet are al- and call, to perform, any task assigned is superb. Her is superior to that enterprise in exist- n.excepting that of Hen- ne is a unit when it comes and whavever differences her councils, they public ear. The very of no priest are permit- discredit upon the "ma- quickly removed from mishap, and "the inci- for the answer to condition, it confronts Word which we Protest- g, but seldom namely, "Faith." We find on the opposite shieldthe Protestant up into little sects and discussion over non- as to any "basic those who disagree of the fold,, to form new absence o loyalty on the part of our set- who are al- to carry into effect our vaunted creed; rain- THE r F A MISSIONARY'S "DOGS MOBILE" I GUARDIAN GUYNEMER MEMORIAL UNVEILED IN PARIS CATHOLIC COLLEGE 'fWICE A YEAR a boat reaches the mission at r/ot prmg., Alaska. The rest of the time communication is carried on by means of the missionary dog-sled. The little ladies below were loft orphans by the 'flu epidemic. They are cared for at the mission at Akulurak. The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (Washington) bears the maiu lmrden of supporting the missions o[ Alaska. will do the solicitation? If a Roman wife has a Protestant husband, do you halt in your opinion as to the results ? Solicitation? Yes, and salesmanship of the very highest order, and the service rendered to the Church, abso- lutely gratis! Do I believe in solicitation ? You bet ] do--of the right kind. I don't be- lieve in solicitation of candidates for ANY of the Degrees of Masonry. Facts show that most of our passen- gers are dead-heads. But when any of you get the solicitation fever, just try it on YOUR FAITH. See how it works. In the meanwhile don't pester me by telling me how the Romans are controlling everything m America. Either do something constructive to stop it, or get off here and stop blow- ing about your Protestant Faith and stop propagating Ku Klux Klans. A WONDERFUL HOUSE Do you know the house Where the ginger-snaps grow? Where the tarts for us children March out in a row? Where wishing is having I Whereisn't it grand ,Just up in the garret Is real Fairyland? i Where youngsters can caper And romp and halloo, For there they do right Whatever they do ? You don't know the house I'm sorry for you! I'm sorry for you! It's grandfia's, you see! M ARRIAGE LAWS We set down here the esntial points of the Church's marriage leg- islation which it is necessary for all Catholics to know: 1. Only those marriages are valid which are contracted before the par- ish priest, or the Bishop of the dio- cese, or a priest delegated by either of these, and at least two witnesses. There will be no marriage at all un- less there be two witnesses--one wit- ness with the priest will not suffice. 2. Marriage of all Catholics (both parties Catholics) before a minister or civil magistrate is no marriage at all. . 3. Marriage of fallen-away Catho- olics (who have become Protestants or infidels) before a minister or a civil nmgistrate is no marriage at all. 4. Marriage of a Catholic to a non- baptized person is never a real mar- riage unless the Church grants a dis- pensation. Such a marriage before a minister or a civil magistrate is no marriage ,at all for two reasons. 5. Marriage of a Catholic to a Protestant ,one never baptized in the Catholic Church) before a minister or a civil magistrate is no main'rage at all. 6. The marriage ceremony, as a general rule, should be performed by the parish priest of the bride. N. B.--The foregoing laws do not apply to marriages in which both con- tracting parties are and have always been non-Catholics. Our motto, The Guardian in Every I Home." II fll ,11 '11 R. H. Sutton, President R. J. Williams, Sect'y and Mgr. L. H. Williams, Vice Pres. F. M. Sutton, Treasurer PLANTER'S LUMBER COMPANY Paris--M. Leon Berard, Minister of Public Instruction, broke a long estab- lished precedent when he presided at the unveiling of a monument to the air hero, Georges Gu'ynemer, at the Stanislas College in Paris. Many years have elapsed since th(. head of the goernment department of educa- tion has presided in person at a meet- mg in a religious school. Georges Guynemer, who enlisted at the age of 20, despite ill health, in the aviation corps, won 56 decisive victories in aerial combat, was cited 23 times in army orders, and disap- peared in 1917 in Fhmders, during' a I pursuit patrol. His body was never] recovered. I In closing, the minister expressed I the wish that the "sacred Union" I might be maintained in the country by I the development of intellectual cultule, taking for his thenm, in this part of his address, the rules of two noted Catholic prelates, Bossuet, the ,famous Bishop of Meaux. and Msgr. Julien, the present Bishop of Arras. "These rules," M. Berard said, "establish the reign of intellectual progress and the peace of the minds of men." CREMATION The Law forbidding Cremation is disciplinary and not doctrinal. The , Church, for good reasons, might per- mit it. Cremation is not necessarily or essentially wrong from a moral point of view It becomes wrong be- cause it is forbidden, and it is forbid- den because it is not according to Christian practice; is repugnant to Mother Church's love and veneration for the dead, as pagan in origin, and, moreover, is encouraged by those who are antagonistic to Christian tradition. It is a Church Law and like other Church disciplinary laws, e. g., fast- ing and abstinence, the celibacy of the clergy and the observance of Holydays of Obligation, whilst it is rooted in stone" deep principle might, in certain circumstances, and with the approval of the Church be lawful. The Church [can "bind," and the Church can "loose." It is for us to obey and not to eat any forbidden fruit. I PATRONIZE OUR AI)VERTISERS. Lumber and Builders Supplies High Class Mill Work Telephone 4-2550---4-0487 416 East Washington Avenue NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. to occupy Protestant compensated upon a, and always open to a !or a more lucrative deficient in the first and impotent to the public pess in a a sales department a cobbler would employ, a laughing stock for every difference of councils heralded a heresy; every the widest publicity. for the answer it is as se on a man's face.- lives up to his faith convinced of its becomes a most ef- a' His solicitation is wares may be the but he puts them home the bacon, he If a Roman sten- the desk from a You have any hesi- as to which one III II See Us for Furniture, Rugs, Linoleum, Carpets, Lace Curtains, Draperies, Blankets, Comfortables and Globe ernicke Bookcases ARKANSAS CARPET AND FURNITURE COMPANY Sixth and Main Little Rock, Ark. i Forty-seven RELIGIOUS PICTURES Pictures that hang motionless upon the walls of the homes of the country have exercised a most potent influ- ence on the thought and action of our people. The movie is seen and for- gotten, but the picture on the wall remains for years deepening its im- pression with the passing of time, arousing new thoughts and richer in- spirations, and often acting as a per- petual monitor and guide. It may be the picture of a father or a mother, it may be a beautiful reproduction of U some great artist, or better still, it nmy be a religmus picture carrying its irresistible appeal to piety and goodness. WHY JUSTICE STAFFORD ENTERED THE CHURCH tended the conference of the Hier- archy of the United States in Wash- ington recently, talked of the influ- ence which led to his decision to en- ter the Church. Chief among them he placed the feeling inspired by the Real Presence which, he said, mani- fested itself long before he realized what it was, or had any notion of be- coming a Catholic. THE ART OF BEING DEAF Justice Wendell P. Stafford, who be- came a convert to the Catholic faith not hear gossipers would not at the age of fifty-nine, and who at-their tongues any longer. Who knows this art ? Who wants to acquire it? It is so sweet to gossip and relate the mistakes and sins of our neighbors--and to listen to such gossip. If a class were started in which the art of being deaf were taught, how many would join that class ? If we will have to give an ac- count for every idle word, will we not be accountable for listening to idle and sometimes sinful talks ? If we did wag ASKIN & MARINE CLOTHERS Phone 4-1637 517 Main Street Little Rock, Ark. COMER-DOBYNS FURNITURE COMPANY 617 Main Street Phone 4-1398 LITTLE ROCK, ARK. THE OLIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY HAS BEEN A FACTOR IN THE CONSTRUCTION FIELD IN ARKANSAS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS when headquarters of the concern were moved to Little Rock, and during that brief period has constructed more than Four Million Dollars worth of highway in Arkansas. Some of the more important road jobs in Arkansas handled by the OLIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY and their cost are as follows: Highway Miles Little Rock-Hot Springs ........... 60 Springlake-Little Rock ............ 25 Ashley County ................... 30 Faulkner County. ................ 55 Washington County .............. 40 Arkansas-Missouri ............... 25 Crittenden County ............... 10 Jerome Rd. Dist., Chicot County .... 11 / TOTAL COST, $4,160,000 Cost $700,000 450,000 450,006 1,500,000 300,000 350,000 250,000 160,000 The Oliver Congtruc00on Co. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS