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THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 6, 1934 Page Seven Cure at Lourdes De- scribed by Priest Who Was Gassed in War A Clipping Lourdes.--(NC)  The Medical Ureau 4j Lourdes has definitely '-onfirraed the miraculous and com- Plete cures of Father Lochet, of the Diocese of La Rochelle, .who was in an advanced stage of tuberculosis as the result of being gassed d.uring the orld War and was receiving 100 Per cent disability allowance, and of Aehille Billiet, of Amiens, who had had a running sore for 14 years,. Father Locho was pastor at Bus- mc-les Saintes when the war began t 1914. He first served with the Red Cross then was transferred to the tenth regiment of artillery. He was gassed first at Arras in May, 1915, and that fall in the Champagne gecter. He has suffered from hem- 0rrhages beginning after the first gassing and by June 17, 1917, had been retired from the service with disability determined as 35 per cent. ttis condition steadily grew "worse and, in 1928, h was permitted to leave the hospital at Clermont, a hopeless case, to return to his native La Rochelle. In September, 1929, he made a pilgrimage to Lourdes and on the morning of October 7, when he was about to leave Lourdes for Clermont convinced that his death as only a question of a few days, e felt impelled to make the Way of the Cross. "Qod alone knows how I did i," Father Lichet said. "It took rae almost half a day." "Returning from the mountain," he continued, "I stopped at the Grot- to to say a last prayer before taking the train. I was chilled and literal- ly drenched with perspiration .... A brancadier me  spring, urged to bathe in The plunge into water made me scream; the effect was al- most more than I could bear.. • I told the brancadier that I was about to die... 'A one-armed priest, also a war veteran, cavae to his assist- lance' and I was removed from the i water and dressed." It was while these two priesc-vet- e rang, chance acquaintances, were 8.rated on a bench a few minutes 1.er; that Father Lecher experienced a: nsation like an elictric shock after which he discovered that# he bu'Ic breathe deeply, shout, laugh irid sing; that ,he ;could even walk Mthout a cane. Although not a day iad passed since May, 1915, without !n xpecaratIo "of' blood, he has lever had the slightest trace of hem- rrhage since October 7 1929. He injoys perfect health and is active- Ly engaged in his ministry. Achille Billiet was 13 years old When war was declared .and was liv- ing: with his family at Noyelles-les- :rermelles, Pas de Calais. In April, 1918, duria$ an aerial bombardment hetook shelter in a cave but a bomb exploding perforated the vcall of the helter and the boy was seriously iWounded in the right arm, the right ihg and the left foot. His arm had to ib e amptlated. Bits of clothing and !Shrapnel were removed from his left !leg and foot bu't the incision in the i S01e of his foot would not heal. In tddition to a discharge of pus from ;his Wound, Billiet could not move ls feet and the calf of his leg was i'Vaphied. Surgical skill failed to re- ne. h con dltmn 2 the date of his first bath m th . . [e experienced severe pare m, the left l'f:g foot. On 00uly .20 and .21, earm of hs suffering, . g a repetition he refused to submit to the bath, but on luly 22 entered the healing wa- ters for the second time. He exper- ienced a violent commotion in his chest which soon passed. Sine that day there has been no further dis- charge and he wound has healed Perfectly. Selden Delany Is Ordained To Deacon's Ranl00 Vatica e,,.Dr. Se.lde P. Ch as Converted to the Ca h " arch in 1980 and is now a student :L eda college in Rome, has bee mred a deacon by His Eminence, =neeseo Cardinal Marchetti-Selvag" lh:J' Vicar General of His Holiness, I ..... ae Basilic of St. John Lateran• It Dr'-!lden Peabody Delan', tn- | Tenatl°lly known as the editor of l_00n Church Monthly, | r eslgnec[ as l'ecter of the Episcopal |v.unurch of St Wr m, New ' ' :00ary the " g" :;jrk, oE June 8, 1930, and short- ' fterwardson his fiftr-sixth bhlhdaywas received ito the Ca- node Church. d Dr. Delany is expected to be or- amed a priest in the middle of Lent, ee°rding to word from Beda col- e, PREVIEW OF PROBABLE CON- GRESSIONAL ACTION RE- GARDING REDISTRIBU- TION OF WEALTH THROUGH "NEW DEAL" Collective ]arga'ning, Employment Insurance, Better Housing Are ]4.*fong Agenda Washington, Jan. 1.--(NCWC)-- Broad effects of the Administration's reconstruction policies will be brought under legislative scrutiny jn the course of the final session of the present Congress. While these will be discussed in the vernacular of appro- priations and taxes very largely, the legislative attitud toward such fun- damental questions as the redistribu- tion *of wealth ,the levelling off of social advantages, the improvement of the conditions affecting the work- er, the lifting up of submerged classes and the bettering of their liv- ing environment will, in a measure, be disclosed. There is not much doubt, :at the moment, @hat this general attitude will be. Congressional leaders as- sert that the tide is still floing in the direction of Administration po- licy carryirg the "new deal" on its appointed course. It is much more a question whether Congress will stand by nd allow the President to handle the helm or insist upon di- recting the c'ourse of the "new deal" to farther ends. Collective Bargning Already the announcement has been made by Senator Wagner, of funds for this purpose. The ,serious- ness of the school situation has been especially emphasized by the Office of Education of the Department of the Interior. Whether such relief, if granted, would extend to private or parochial schools may be doubted, although, from the viewpoint of relief alone, they may be said to stand on the same #ooting. Trades Union Anti-Nazi Boott President Green's manifesto to trades unionists throughout the coun- try to join in  boycott of German goods in' protest against the suppres- sion of labor organizations by the Nazi Government, is regarded in Washington as a serious blow at that regime. The economic effect might be slight, but the political compli- cations resulting from this action will add to Germany's perplexities. This is based on the assumption that a hostile labor attitude will be reflected in congressional sentiment and that the Nazi Government will suffer a loss of prestige accordingly in the event that any question in- volving Gcrman-AmericazŁ relations arises. The declaration of the federa- tion is regarded as an indication of the inevitable conflict between' democracy and autocracy. For the same reason the. federation has opposed the forcible regimenta- tion of labor in Russia, but not with much effect upon the policy of the United States. U. S. Russia Waiting Game ,' Incidentally, the anticS'pared reviv- tl of trade with Russia has not ma- terialized. Both countries have been ing. Employment Insurance A strong drive will also be made its enact a Federal employment in- surance law. The outcome of this appears somewhat dubious. There is New Y, ork, that :an attempt will he playing a waiting game. Stalin, how- launched to "clarify" the labor pro- ever, has made it reasonably clear vision of the Industrial Recovery that, i'f the United States expects to Act to safeguard collective bargain- sell goods to the Soviet Government, ing by employees. This will prob- it must extend the necessary credit. ably be directed at the so-called corn- Ir this respect recognition has made pny union and merit clause, which, !no change. labor alleges, are mainly gutter- .V. fuges to defeat collective bargain- S. Jesuit Is Named As Rector Of Gregorian U. Baltimore.--The Very Rev. Vin- cent A. McCormick, S. J., for six some doubt of the expediency, at years rector of the College of the this time, of compelli'ng industry, Sacred Heart, Jesuit house .of stu- now struggling to ,its feet, to set dies at Woodstock, Md., has become aside capital for employment reserve rector of Gregorian universdty in when it is so badly needed to ex- Rome. Father McCormick is said to pedite business recovery, be the first native-born American to Redistribution of Wealth hold this office, and his selection is Although the "redistribution of regarded as a high honor, not only wealth is appearing with greater to himself but also to the Society frequency in the Congressional re- Jesus in the United State s. cabulary, the subject will be cloaked I The Gregorian university is one Of in fiscal measures. Nevertheless, the the best known. nstitutions of learn- tempe ,ofCongress will be disclosed ing in the world. Students from all in this respect:in the. appropriations parts of the world attend this unl- it makes for arious relief and re- versity, and many illustrious person- habilitation purposes and in tax mea- ages are listed on the rolls of its sores it will devise to raise the eces- students. gary funds.   Father McOormick was born in CHRISTMAS SIGHS TO OUR LADY Sweet Mother, toniglt all the world is aglow With its beautiful Christmas lights-- And stories are told of the long, long ago, Of songs from celestial heights; Of ang'els who sang over snow-covered plains Their message of peace brought to earth; Of slmpherds who knelt at the heavenly strains, That told of a Savior's birth. Three kings from the East who had come from afar To find the Messiah, their King, Led on by the light of a wonderful star, Their spices and gold to Him bring. And ahl dearest Lady, the story is sweetl It thrills ev'ry heart when 'tis told. 'Tis one that with tenderest love we repeat 'Tis one that will never grow old. And yet, in the midst of its beautiful strain I'm thi,nking, sweet Lady, tonight And yet, in the midst of its beautiful strain Of you, Dear young Mother, what suff'rng and pain Were yours on that first Chris tmas night! In cold and i,n poverty, beautiful Queen, You patiently, silently wept-- The angels, I'm sure, must have mingled their tears With yours, while their virgil they kept. You must have been painfully weary that ight And yet when your journey was o'er, The Virgin who carried our Savior, and God-- Sought rest on a rough, stable floor. Ye, all uncomplaining you welcomed each pair A,nd Mother-love gentle and pure," That man through your Infant salvation should gain Was willing all grief to endure. Dear Mary, how gladly I'd offer my bed Your poor, aching body to rest--- And if my own pillow could nestle your head 'vould seem I were wondrously bles. And ahI with what fondness I'd whisper to you 'Twould seem I were wondrously blest. When Jesus at length had been born, I'd sayi "Let me hold Him, sweet Virgi, n, please doI Pressed close to my heart He'll be warm!" That tiny wee Formfrailand helplessly weak Lay near you and cried in th- cold; You kissed every tear as it fell on His cheek, Ah! who could your heartache have told! Poor, tender young Mother, I'm sure that you still Watch down from your heavenly height, O'er Bethlehem's slumbering valleys and hills And think of that first Christmas night. Atone M. Wyllie, State Sanatorium, Ark. sense proportionate to the demands made pon clergy by the extent of i the areas and the si'ze of the popu-! lations. Some States are less severe in their restrictions than others. One Priest in Tabasco. The State of Tabasco, a Iongstand. ng center of bitter persecution against the Church, is' notable for shch legislation, since only one I/riest i's permitted there. He must carry out his spiritual mission amorg 224,168 souls• Next in paucity of clerical per- sonnel, according to the fi'gnres, comes the State of Chipas, which, with a population of 528;654, is per- misted only four priests, or one to oŁ Mexi'co, and the Holy Father named Most Rev. Vincente Camacho as Bishop of Tabasco. But Gover- nor Canaval refused to allow Bish- op Camacho to take possession of the See. Archbishop Diaz became ad- rninstrator of the diocese. The name of the Catholic priest permitted in the State of Tabasco is kept secret for his ersonal Security. In order to perform his apostolic duty in. the vast rea of 25,337 square kilometers, the priest under- goes all the hardships of travel in a Drimitive wilderness, crosng large rivers and leeping in the forest. More':money must be provided to Brooklyn, N. Y., June 17, 1886, and every 132,163 persons. carry on the various relief activities, entered the Jesuit novitiate at Pough- v e d main of the erse- keepsie, N. Y., on August 14,dl:s 31 ;ing a stUw e°Govern'or Adalberto including the CWA, and to enable 0 d e i] the RO t continue its pogram of He made hm" phflosophmal' " stu " ]Tejeda, is ranked next, with one stimulating industrial activity by Woodstock, taught for two years at [priest to every 105,882 of popula- making capital available for private oly Cross college, Worcester, as / tion,, but since the State is populated as well as public enterprises, a scholastic, and then .was sent to with 1,376,476 citizens, 13 priests The burden will be put mainly up- make special studies in Ireland Eng- are permitted within its confin'es• on the shoulders of wealth by the land and the University of Inns- The State of Morelos has a law of increase of income surtaxes and the bruck. Returning to the United restriction, but fs bettr equipped prevention of tax leakage. The trend seems to be i.n the direction ,of levy- States, he took his theology at Wood- under its law than the other States stock, and was ordained to the priest- in the matter o@ clerical facilities. ing open concentrated and accumu- hood there by Cardinal Gibbons on The law in Morelos allows one priest Lated wealth and distributing the pro- June 28, 1916. ceeds to the needy classes through Folowing his ordination, Father to every 3,318 of populati'on. With its 132,723 people, that State is thus relief devices. McCormick made further studies at enabled to enjoy the work of 40 Low-Cost Housing; Slum Clearing V˘oodstock, and then went to Rome priests within its borders. In line with this trend, a plan i's for post-graduate work at the Gre- A little worse than the lot of More- now under consideration looking to gorian university• Father McCor- los are. the conditions in the States Federal Government aid in stimulat- mick returned to the United States i'n'g the construction, of low-cost for his tertianship, and the end of of Nayari't, Tlaxcala and Colima. Nayarit permits the same number housing and the clearing away of that year was named a professor at of priests as Morelos--40--but has slmm districts. This carries as strong Woodstock. After five years on the a an economic as social appeal, and is faculty at the house ,of studies, Fath- populatian of 167,724, or on'e religious to every 4,193. Tlaxcala, finding in'creasing support even e McCormick was named its rector, with a population of 205,578 is per- among industrialists, an office he held until last Septem- misted 36 priests, or one to 5,710 • It happens that the construction ef bet. At the end of September, Fath- i persons. Colima falls within this durable goods, industries are the er McCormick went to Rome to take i group with 12 priests permitted first to feel the effects of depression a tenvporary post at the Gregorian there to 62,301 persons, or one to 'ad the last to feel the effects of .university. every 5,191. recovery. In this field the problem of Must Cover Vast Areas. unemployment is most acute. If con- ONLY 1,024 pRIESTS ALLOWED . As for the hardships worked by struction industries could be revived BY MEXICO STATES' LAWS these laws by reason of the great the economists hold, most o@ the idle workers could be absorbed. Billions I TO MINISTER TO IS,o )distances to be traveled by the clergy of dollars, it is asserted would be 012,573 SOULS the figures show that two priests ------- nust cover an area of 133,095 needed to brfn'g housing in the en-i State of Tabasco Pemlts Lon kilometers in Low, er California, tire country ul> to the lowest stand- Ecclesiastic For 224,168 )while four .priests in Chlapas must ard of decency. People traverse 74,415 square kilometers to To asoertain more accurately hous-  minister to their people. The. lone ing conditions and the reed for build- MEXICO CITY, Dec. 25.(NCW priest in Tabasco has an area o 25,- ing and overhauling, a ,census will be C).--The most recent figures: re- 57 square kilometers, while only taken by the Federal Government sating to State legislation in Merico ten priests may fun, ctio in the 245,- in' selected typical cities, aving the limiting the number of clergy reveal 612 square kilometer area of the way for the housing enterprise, that only 1,024 priests are permit- State of Chihuahua. Educational Situation ted to minister to the spiritual needs The Congress of the State of An effort will also be made to of 15,012,573 persons throughout a Tabasco promulgated a law rohtbit direct a measure of Federal relief vast area of 1,671,'/04 square kilo- ing any riest from *beir unmar- into educatibn'al channels, with the meters, ried. The same year, Most Rev. immediate effect of providing era-i The figures obtained in' this sur- Pascual Diaz was appointed Bishop ploym.ent for idle teachers and prey-vey shows that laws restricting the of Tabasco. After he assumed his tdfng facilities for the training of number of clerg7 have been office, however, he was forced by the children whose schooling has beer enacted in every single State and ia tho governor, Thomas Garrtdo curtailed by retrenchments in pub- all the Federal districts of the. coun- Canaval, to leave the diocese• At lic expenditures. Some of the educa- try, and that in practically no poll- first refusing to go, the prelate was tfonal organizations will un'doubtedly ti'cal division of the nation is the finally obliged forcibly to depart. ask for the allotment cf Federal number o@ clergy permitted in any He was later appointed Archbishop SCIENCE LEADS GREAT SCHOLARS TO TRUE FAITH Dr. Cory's Researches Into Mystery Of Life As Biologist Brought Him To Doer of Church Seattle, Wash.--Work in a sc]en- ti'fic aboratory ed to the conversion of Dr. Herbert E. Oory, head of the liberal arts :department of the Uni- versity of Washington, the noted educator declares in an article ap- pearing in The Catholic Northwest progress. Dr. Cory made his profession of faith and was baptized a Catholic in St. Joseph's church, Seattle, on Sep- tember 28, 1933. The 'Rev. James McG, oldrick, S. J., a former student of Dr. Cory, administered the sacra- ment of Baptism. In the article, entitled ",Science Draws Near to the Source of Truth," Dr. Cory elates that after losing serious interest in the ,Congregation- alism of his youth, he strove to "re- build" his religious belief. "But cur- iously enough," he writes, "just as they say that the darkest hour eomes 'before the dawn, from that very time my faith began to renew itsef, very slowly and timidly, and in a very vague and heretical sort of way, be- cause as a matter of fact I began to find my faith again, if as that "nothing in nature remains alone; that it cannot remain aone." 'Then we tur from science to the Bibe, and we remember that St. Jiohn the Divine said that God is love," he adds. "Are not those two statements --the statement of St. J'ohn and the statement we get from science--at least parallel? We should .say, then, that science is really describing a world that we cannot believe in un- less it is saturated with divinity." Particles Have Freedom Physicists of today, says Dr. Oory, in contrast with the early mechan- ists, are telling us that there is con- "freedom" i.n " the behav- ior of photons of light and wireless" and that the particles of matter "have a certain variety of possibili- ties of motion withiw certain par- ticular limits." "Science and relig- ion," he adds, "both assert that we are determined, that we are crea- tures ,of circumstances (under obedi- ence to God, as religion would sa,): but both recent science and religion teach that we are determined only in a broad way, that, though we are thwarted in many ways, yet we are allowed vith broad limits a great deal of freedom of choice." "Science itself," he writes, "is teaching us te do precisely what the Catholic Church has long taught us to do--to reject either the doctrine that believes that nothing exists but matter, or the doctrine which believes that nothing exists but mind or soul, or the dualistic doctrine which be- lieves that both matter and soul exist, but that they are absolutely distinct from each other. ,Science is aski'ng us to believe, just as does Roman Catholicism, the dualistic doc- trine which tells us that there are, to be sure, both matter and mind or soul, but that they are very intimate- ly connected at least for a long per- led. And the doctrine of the Resur- rection fits in, curiously enough, with this, because the doctrine of the Resurrection tells us that our mind and body are reun'ited." ,Ask Fir Genuine ADD TO GAS & OIL SAVES MOTORS Lubricates Safely Where Oils Burn, Freeze and Washes Away. If Your Filling Station  or Dealer Can't Spply You,  Call t L. 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