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A Catholic Paper Is A Perpetual Message--- Pope Leo XIIL "The Guardian in Every Catholic Home"--Our Motto. THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITYLE ROCK It means to us that nothing is more desirable than that Catholic papers and Catholic Uterature shouJd have a large circulatim, that every one may have m'y day good reading which instruct and warns, and stren|thens and promotes the Christian virtues, BENEDICTUS, P. P., XV. XXVII LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, JANUARY 8, 1938 No. 5 Qui Vive? By The Sentry Conant, of Harvard warned the Alumni of Exeter Academy that it for men to live too in the present. "How can he asked, "appreciate the of today, without a of the background of These words are well the attention of every ser- after truth. History itself and a knowledge of i has happened under certain I ms in the past is useful] dng the current possibili- History's greatest value, is to help the student un- properly the great issues past. The most common that is made by any sen- is to attempt to interpret Past event In terms of pre- day surroundings. An ordi -; example of such a thing is that the Catholic chained the Bible in the ! Ages. The insinuation is circumstances then were the as they axe now and so the was intentionally keep- Bible from the people. No is made of the fact tlmt had not yet been invent-; that the Bible of that day worth thousands of dollars, today one may be had for as a dime or even for People have always their wduables and still The fact that is overlooked mttter is the cimnge in The aeemmtlon loses its; when the hltorled back- is understood. in many sections of have suggested the re- of old-fashioned punishments as the public stocks, the post and the ducking in an attempt to solve the traffic problem. Many sooff at this idea as being to even mention. What the barbarity of those reck- who insist upon kill- helpless children and run- away with their mangled to their machines. drastic must be done a generation of wan- The police in some metropolitan areas have nsters by shaming presence of their fel- As long as they were al- to hire lawyers and bask sPotlight of our slow mov- they enjoyed the role heroes. When the glamor- was dissipated, adherents saw them in their of despised criminals. Who endanger and actually lives of others by their attitude towaxd safety must be dealt with in fashion. If it takes stocks, lsts and ducking stools them into a proper res- the rights of others, then rans bri them on. No that promises success overlooked in this drive maintain the safety lbllc. lennedys and FltzGeralds in the news The reason is that fae Joseph Patrick is the now ambassador ourt of St. James. HIS his Church may well be of him. He is an exemplary and an ideal family man. OUtlffuI appearance of Mrs. holies the statements of of birth control.. The the father and mother nlne robust eldldren that the Kennedy family, has in nearly all the daily and the popular maga- It reminds one of a relic of It k the typical Irish family that used to be. It such as this that 'Massachusetts from the and made it the strong- atholidty thzt it is today. of birth cmtrol has finished the once sturdy on Page 4) Urged To M ak New Year'Nev By Charity New York, Jan. 2. ().---Call- ing upon all to make the New Year "new by abandoning hate and class struggle and by living in the spirit of Justice and Charity," the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen last night in the "Catholic Hour" declared that "incidental to the Incarnation was the Union of the Rich and the Poor in the unity" of Our Lord's Divine Passion. The "Catholic Hour" is broad- cast over a network of the Na- tional Broadcasting Company through Station WEAF, here, and is produced by the National Coun- cil of Catholic Men. Beginning his new series in the national broadcast on "Charity and Justice," Monsignor Sheen de- clared that the spirit of his ap- proach to the subject will be "the Spirit of Justice and Charity, Who was born into our historical order nineteen hundred years ago." "His Gospel gives no support to extremists who would exploit la- bor or to extremists who would violently dispossess capital," he added. "Rather He taught us how to be capitalists without being ex- ploiters, and how to be laborers without being Communists." Humanity Is Worst Poverty "We must not make the senti- mental mistake of thinking of Our Lord as just a Poor Man," Mon- signor Sheen went on. "He was not just a laborer, nor a proletar- ian. He was a Rich Person Who became a Poor Man. And this is the description of Him given by Saint Paul: 'For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich He became poor for your sakes: that through His pov- orty you might be rich.' Rich He was in His divine nature because He was God, and Lord of heaven and earth. And yet despite that richness He became poor, not only from an economic point of view, but poor principally because He became man. That is the poverty of the worst kind, because it is limitation. Children were born in stables before, but never a Child Who might have been born in a palace. That fact alone makes His history unique. It is no wonder then that the world caught His Spirit, and that the first to come to His crib were the representatives of Capital and Labor--the rich magi and the poor shepherds. There is no record that once there, they engaged in class conflict. Rather they saw the light and two things happened to the greedy rich and the envious poor: the rich lost their avarice for they gave their wealth to the poor; the poor lost (Continued on Page 5) Belgium Dailies Plan Drive to Aid Missioners Abroad Brussels, Dec. 27. (.--15 years ago the Standard, Flemish daily of Brussels, opened a subscrip- tion for the purpose of sending the daily, or the weekly, Ons Volk, to Catholic missionaries abroad. This appeal always meets with a generous response. Last year $10,000 were collected. This year several other dailies are collect- ing prepaid subscriptions for the same purpose. Newman Clubs' Session Set Confraternity of Christian Doctrine For Every Parish Little Rock, Jan. 4.His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop, in a letter to all the clergy and laity of the Diocese, calls attention to the grave obligation of erecting the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine in every parish and mission of the Diocese of Little Rock. The Most Reverend Bishop, in this letter, appoints the Rev. John B. Scheper, S. T. D., as Diocesan Director of the new Confraternity. A letter to the priests by Father Scheper, accompanying the announcement of the Bishop, explains to the priests that it is noted "that this is not a new society; it wishes to stimulate Catholic Educa- tion through the assistance of the laity." "This Confraternity," the Bishop says, in his letter, "is a school of Christian truth, not only for children, but for youth and adults." The following is the text of His Excellency's letter: December 30, 1937 To the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of Little Rock: In accordance with the Decree of the Sacred Congrega- tion of the Council, together with the prescription of the Code of Canon Law, and the Encyclical on Education by our Holy Father, Pope Pine XI, I hereby direct as a grave obligation he erection of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine in every mrish and mission of the Diocese of Little Rock. This Confraternity is a school of Christian truth, not only for children, but for youths and adults. The immediate objec- tives have been outlined by the National Centre in Washington as follows: (Continued on Page 4) "All-Subiaco Night" Broadcast Will BeGiven Subiaco, Jan. 3. -- (Special).-- Very Rev. Gregory Kehres, O. S. B., secretary of the Subiaco alum- ni association, was in Hot Springs recently to arrange for the second annual "All - Subiaco Night" broadcast. An hour's broadcast will be given on a night in Feb- ruary to be designated later. "All Subiaco Night" was intro- duced to mark the silver jubilee observance of the association's in- ception and was first held last February 3. Chief sponsor of the innovation was George Coury, Chicago, Ill., serving his second term this year as the alumni vice president. There is a possibility, Father Gregory stated, that the broad- cast will be given from Anthony Hall, the campus recreational cen- ter, by remote control. Prelimi- nary arrangements contemplate the use of Father Eugene Knoff's 27-piece school band, a glee club, and several faculty members as speakers. Outside speakers or en- tertainers may be invited to par- ticipate as the program takes more definite shal)e. Father Gregory Kehres in the first "All-Subiaco Night" release gave what was acclaimed as a mastery resume of the history and the aims of the Logan county Benedictine institution. Priest Given Access To Hospitals in India Ernaukulam, India, Dec. 24. 013. --The Medical Officer having put obstacles in the way of the local Catholic priest administering Sac- raments to a Catholic in-patient i of the Chalakudy State Hospital, the Chief Medical Officer of Co- chin State, has passed orders di- recting that Catholic priests be given all facilities by the officers New York, Dec. 31. .mThe New York Province of the Federa- tion of College Catholic Clubs will hold its annual convention at the If kindness is the putting of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, here, Feb- happiness of others in the place of ruary 4-6. Present day problems our own, is not our Lord's life ? ...... land death just this. Gods pro- oz a rengious, economic ano SOCl- . ........... ologcai nature will be taken up Ivxaenuat action on TAle worlcl, anti ' ' Ion all living creatures is a per- by 3,000 college Catholic students, lpetual act of kindness.' I FORTY HOURS DEVOTION AT GOOD COUNSEL BEGINNING JANUARY 7 Little Rock, Jan. 4.--The Forty Hours Devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament will be held at Good Counsel church, Ninth and Marshall, beginning with High Mass of Exposition at 8 o'clock Friday morning, Jan- uary 7, closing Sunday night at 7:30 with Solemn Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. On Saturday Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be from 6:30 o'clock in the morning to 7:30 in the evening. Sunday morning Exposition will begin at the 7 o'clock Mass. Special devotions, with a large number of the clergy present, will accompany the Solemn Benediction Sunday evening. Family Life Is Being Menaced By State Control London, Dec. 27. (E}.--Family life in this and other countries is being menaced by the Goliath of State control, warned the Bish- op of Sa'iford, the Most Rev. Thos. Henshaw, when he addressed 500 members of the Union of Catholic Mothers in Manchester. The state everywhere, he said, is increasing its power and as- suming as its prerogatives much that belongs to the individual man and woman and to the family. "The rights and duties of fath- ers, mothers, and the child are now of little moment to those who rule over our destinies on earth. "In opposition to these Goliaths of State control over the bodies and souls of men stands the Cath- olic Church, insisting on the fact that man has an eternal destiny and that no man or body of men has a right to supercede the order of nature." Detroit F..meollmml In Schooh Increases of the Medical Department in con- I Detroit, Dec. 31. 00.The ele- neetion with the administration of I mentary and secondary schools of the Sacraments and other spiritual I the Archdiocese of Detroit have aids to Catholic inmates of govern- ] had an increase of eight percent ment hospitals, l in enrollment in the last year, it is i revealed by the Rev. Carroll F. Deady, superintendent of schools. The total enrollment in the grade and high schools is 98,381, an increase of 1,172 over the pre- vious year. Actually there was a decrease of 73 in the elementary schools but the high school en- rollment gained 1,245. Native Archblshop The JRev. Peter Doi Tatsuo, of the Japanese diocesan clergy, who has been appointed Ordinary for the Archdiocese'f Tokyo, the first na. tive priest in Japan to be raised to the dignity of an Archbishop. He was ordained in 1921 and was formerly secretary to the Most. Rev. Paul Marella, Apostolic Del- egate to Japan., Progress Recorded In Fight On Obscene Matter Washington, Dec. 31. (E)---Great- ly increased activity on the part of postal authorities to curb the sending of obscene matter through the mails is noted in the annual report of Postmaster General James A. Farley for 1937. "During 1937," the report says, "63 percent more investigations of the transmission of obscene matter through the mails were authorized and 51 percent more were made than in the fiscal year 1936. While these investigations were accom- panied by an increase of only about 15 percent in the number i of convictions obtained, many of the investigations brought about the discontinuance of the dealers' activities and because of this pro- secution was not undertaken." Considerable Matter Seized As a result of this activity, the report states, "considerable mat- , Praises Catholic Press On Spanish Civil War Says It Refused to Be Hoodwinked By the Propaganda About Spain i i New Envoy Arrives At Vatican City Vatican City, Dec. 31. (E).This week, during which His Holiness Pope Pius XI has been receiving the head of various diplomatic missions accredited to the Holy See for the presentation of their! seasonal good wishes, has seen the! arrival of one new envoy to the Holy See, the Ambassador of Brazil, and the death of an en- voy who has been at the Papal Court since 1922, the Polish Am- bassador. Jose-Bonifacio de Andrada e Silve, Brazil's new Ambassador to the Holy See, presented his cred-! entials on Wednesday, at the same time giving expression to the de- votion of his President and his people to the Holy Father. His Holiness sent his pternal bless- ing and good wishes to Brazil and its people. Following the Pa- pal audience, the Brazilian Am- bassador visited His Eminence Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, Papal Secretary of State, and then went to the Vatican Basilica. W]adislaw Skrzynski, Polish Ambassador to the Holy See, died on Sunday. In the name of the Pope, Cardinal Pacelli telegraph- ed condolence to the Ambassador's widow in Rome, and charged the Papal Nuncio at Warsaw to con- vey condolence to the Polish Gov- ernment. Several Cardinals, mem- bers of the diplomatic corps and members of the Papal Court at- tended the solemn funeral serv- ices for Ambassador Skrzynski held Wednesday in the Gesus Church in Rome. Ex-Secretary Of Card. Bonzano Dies In Confessional Vatican City, Dec. 27. ().Can- on Angelo Bina who was the pri- vate secretary and trusted friend of the late Cardinal Bonzano, for- mer Apostolic Delegate to the United States, died of an attack ter of pornographic character has of angina pectoris which occurre been seized and criminal proceed- while he was confessing. He ac- ings instituted against those res- ........ companied Cardinal Bonzano when ponsmte z.or the .aeposiz ox sucn lthe latter went to Chicago as Pa- ma,rm me maus: . . :. I Pal Legate to the International wnue me number o pemom- i Eucharistic Cu,,,=. ...... cals with indecent contents seek-I I t was due to the devotion of ing admission to the mails in- ,, 'Canon Blna to the memory of creased to some extent, the report ..... . ,, taralnal onzano mat the ar says, there was a notable decrease ' " dinal's body was transferred re- in the amount of literature ad- vertising books of a questionable character. "Through cooperation with oth- er agencies of the Government the Department has confiscated consideral)le literature advertis- ing obscene books and pictures addressed to residents of the Unit- ed .States by foreign dealers in indecent matter." Again noting that it is apparent that a 'good deal of obscene mat- ter is transported by facilities other than the mails, the Post- master General once more appeal- ed for strict enforcement of State laws forbidding the sale and dis- play of indecent publications and pictures. Plea for Morality in Movies Mexico City, Dec. 29. {E).The Council of the Associations of Fathers of Families is insisting that motion picture films, both foreign and domestic, should be selected for showing scrupulous- ly so as to avoid the evil influence that immoral pictures are having upon the youth of Mexico. cently from the cemetery of Rome to the chapel of the Convent of :Grottaferrata of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary. Canon Bins apparently had a presentiment of his end, for while preparations were being made to transport the body, he said to those engaged in the work: "Hurry, for I fear I will not have time to complete my task." He lived only a couple of weeks after the removal of the Cardinal's body and therefore he could not even sign the document which had been drawn up to be kept in the ,archives of the convent. Sixth Child Is Born To Mrs. Gen. Bernard Washington, Jan. 1. 0C).--A fifth son has been born to the wife of George Barnard, London Corres- pondent of the N. C. W. C. News Service, according to news re- ceived here. The boys have one sister. Mr. Barnard is well known in this country not only because of his writings in London but also I becausehe worked here as a news- paper man for several years. i Philadelphia, Dec. 31 (E)--Laud- ing the Catholic Press because he said it refused to be hoodwinked by the propaganda about Spain that deceived the rest of the world, the Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Thorning, of Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmits- burg, Md., told the American Catholic Historical Association here Wednesday that "the achieve- ments of Catholic editors and pub- lishers are a rich contribution to the journalistic field" and that "their work on Spain alone has been enough to justify their ex- istence and a more generous sup- port of their subscription lists. ' "Ably served by the N. C. W. C. News Service, the diocesan newspapers have been successful in securing accurate, adequate and attractive coverage for events in both zones of the Spanish civil war," he said. "The news, as re- orted in the Catholic Press, may Rev. Francis S. Guy, Ph.D., professor at St. John's Semi- nary, Little Rock, attended the American Catholic Historical Convention held in Washington. Dr. Guy was the author of a series of articles on the early history of the Church in Ar- kansas. I not always have been sensational, but it was correct," he added. Asserting at the outset that "it is just to acknowledge that the great metropolitan journals and the international news service printed most of the material which proved the close connection be. tween Moscow and Madrid," Fr. Thorning dealt individually with the Badajos "massacre," the al- leged bombing of Guernica, and other well known subjects of sec- ular news dispatches in connection with the Spanish conflict. BadaJes Fable Repeated The Badajos "massacre"  a secular press report that the Rightist forces has machine-gun- ned 4,000 Leftist prisoners at Bad- ajos, rounding them up in a bull ring for the purpose---"has been so frequently and so thoroughly ptflverized that it may seem strange that in addressing this scholarly audience I should feel called upon to underline the re- futation," Father Thorning said. Nevertheless, he added, he has (Continued on Page 5) 'Staggering' Of Pupils' Homewor00 " Is Discussed Chicago, Dec. 31. {E}.Ways and means of "staggering" the home- work load of students in Jesuit high schools of the Missouri, Chi- cago and New Orleans Provinces were discussed at the annual joint meeting of principals on educa- tional problems, at Loyola Uni- versity Monday and Tuesday. Home study assignments will no longer be left to the discre- tion of individuals teachers, ac- cording to the Rev. Allan P. Far- rell, S. J., Supervisor of Studies in the Chicago Province. "Two-hour homework assign- ments will be made with major as- signments in principal branches of study staggered to a specific day each week," he said. ,'In this way, no student will be given more homework than he can handle, and each subject will be givew satisfactory preparation." Legion of Mary Head / , Opens London Hostel London, Dec. 27. 0C).--London had one of its rare opportunities of seeing and hearing Frank Duff, founder of the world-wide Legion of Mary, when he crossed from Ireland for the opening of the legion's, new hostel for rescue work among women.