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41 if saf FFICIAL ORGAN OF THE IDIOCESE OF LITTLE ROC 01 Said that most of the peopxe In n s ; country listen to the raLio. This | being so, It naay be assumed that 2 ', | these same people get a great deals)] of their information from this  ';% %,O. LITTLE ROCK, ARKAIAS, JANUARY iS, 1943 ! source. It goes without saying that they get a good many ready- * F;,,. Unity Of a red especially for them. There  a great deal of propaganda be- crs  des what Is contained In the corn-are prepared ,f'N,v,, r roBOffe ,sl isJs. Besides the programs that to outwit the un- (h 1 arY there are cases In which the islia00s e red Steners, deceive themselves be- ' r004ASS--'SOMEWHERE iN ALASKA' they do not pay attention to stated or they fail to use horse sense. A case in l will illustrate what super- ! attention and thinking can a radio listener. By this t every one, who has turned on a since November 28, 1942, that on that date the Iloly football team trounced the College team in a fashion satisfied the most rabid Cru- Stier rooter. The reason why this game was so widely publicized that it had a certain connec- with a great tragedy, in the of  fire which took the lives hundred people at a Bosto9 Club. Now comes the funny A few weeks later, Bill who conducts a popular program on Saturday even- told a story behind the head- It concerns two fullbacks. Played this past season with College, the other the pre- with Holy Cross. Ac- to the story the Boston team intended to celebrate I victorious season after the !Y Cross game at the Club where :Ktgedy occurred. When they I. , their fullback induced them z rio go there. The former Holy ( ms fullbk went to the Club h some friends. He perished 11 the tire. Bill Stern ended his b 9adcast with these words, "One f llbaek lost and lived, the other f l.lbaek won and died." Some ,_,11 tCners gathered from this story! entire Holy Cross team f n Shed in this fire. As a nmt- J erof fact, not a single member ] v tills year's team was there. The 'lmral of this story is that radio -J'tenersa'""- should pay more atten- ], ,.end n to their programs or they may ,oe badly fooled in some import-i ' nuttter. 1 An -- I other warning to radio list- was brought out recently by Kleran, the popular member "Information Please" pro- Speaking of a broadcast food rationing that was by Elmer Davis and Score- Claude Wlckard, Mr. Kleran that these twe gentlemen! in agreement on this subject but that they differed on the pronunciation of very ordinaxy word--rati0n. Wickard called the word "ray- while Mr. Davis, who was Scholar, gave the first an obscure sound, "ra- The latter is  military Military men like men in other professions are for their unwillingness to the authority of the dic- They call reveille, lee instead of re-val'-ya as has it. There are other such mlspronuncia- lu the military vocabulary. may be justified by the military men axe men rather than words. How- nany other groups are not- the careless nnner in they distort well-established for private reasons. Colby in his column cn- "Better Speech" caJls the of ministers to the word He says that he has this word in ten first- and English die- and ha found that the syllable should be "rice" to with mice. The second is "fize" to rhyme with sys that the ministerial "sac-rl-fiss" is not to in any dictionary, not as a colloquialism. In the Css world we constantly hear although all reputable have only ad-dress'. popular words al-lay' are nearly always cll- and al'lies by radio corn- and those who follow authority. Doctors, nurses attendants insist up- s leg, a limb to dis- it from an arm which is also according to all good The same people Wound (woond) a wound Webster, What the peo- this country need is the habit. Public speakers commentators are very alRhorities. rubber and petroleum tzars the people along the seaboard like step-child- there was a great of cars at the Rose Bowl California, the motorists must not drive "for fact, Mr. Henderson said non-essential motorist "is ore than he is entitled adds that "people are to gas rationing any other commodity that It might be en- ter him to examine the this. The people may intelligent than Mr, Hen- By Arl00ansas C00tholics Little Rock.Prayers for the unity of all Christians and speci- fically for the return of all to the Church of Rome, will be offered in the Diocese of Little Rock, in union with Catholics throughout the world, during the Church Unity [Octave, which opens Monday, Jan- [uary, 18th, the Feast of the Chair ]of Peter at Rome, and closes on [January 25th, the Feast of the [Conversion of St. Paul. The Octave devotion, now known the world over, and observed by many non-Catholics, as well as all Catholics, had its origin at ,Graymoor Garrison, New York, !thirty-five years ago. Father Paul James Francis, then an Anglican clergyman, inaugurated the ob- servance of the period of eight days as a time of concentrated prayer for the return of all sep- To Conduct Retreat For Seminarians Father Lillis The Rev. Thos. H. Lillis, pastor of St. Edward's Church, Texarkana, will conduct the annual retreat for students of St. John's Home Missions Seminary beginning Wed- nesday, February 3rd, and closing on Sunday, February 7th. Father LHlis was ordained from St. John's Seminary in 1927. Exclusive Of Vatican City t Vatican City. (E}--A remarkable growth in the number of parishes i and churches in the City of Rome I in little more than a decade is re- I vealed by the 1943 edition of i Diario Komano which has just been published. Rome, it discloses, has 446 churches, 217 chapels and 77 oratories. This does not include 'the numerous chapels in religious institutions. Neither does this summary in- clude the territory of Vatican City, i where there are six churches be- sides St. Peter's Basilica. On the initiative of His Emin- ence Francesco Cardinal Mar- chetti-Salvaggiani, Vicar General of His Holiness Pope Plus XII for Rome, the number of parishes in the Eternal City have increased from 64 to 105 since 1930. In the same period 45 churches, 17 chap- els and 25 temporary chapels have been built. arated Christians to obedience to the Roman See. Father Paul and' his religious community, the Soc- iety of the Atonement, were re- ceived into the Church in the fol- lowing year, and were thus the first tangible results of the Church Unity Octave. In 1915 Pope Benedict XV ex- tended its observance to the Uni- versal Church. Many indulgences are attached to the devotion. At Rome, His Holiness, Pope Pins XII, will open the Octave ob- servance by celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the in- tention of Christian Unity. Bish- ops, priests, religious and laity of countries everywhere will onch more join in beseeching God dur- ing the eight-day period for the fulfillment of the prayer of Christ, "that All may be One." Many Anglicans and Orthodox Christians observe the Octave with fervor equal to that of Catholics, end there is a growing interest in it on the part of Lutherans and' Evangelical Christians. Even though all these non-Catholics do not pray specifically for Roman Reunion, which is the original in- tention of the Octave, their pray- ers for the Unity of all men in one Church as Our Lord intended, are edifying and inspiring. More sur- prising is the fact that in many parish churches of the Church of England and in certain Orthodox convents the original Octave in- tentions are rigidly adhered to. These intentions and prayers to be offered each day will be found on page 8 of this issue. Indian Maiden's Cause Advanced One More Step Vatican City. (IC)--The heroic virtues of ateri Tekakwitha, "Lily of the Mohawks," are form- ally recognized and the cause for her beatification is advanced an- other step; namely, to the proof of the miracles proposed in her cause, by a decree of the Sacred [Congregation of Rites read and !promulgated Monday in the pres- ence of His Holiness Pope Plus XII. This was one of three decrees read and promulgated on this oc- casion. The first decree completed the cause for the beatification of Ven- erable Contardo Ferrini, the Ital- ian university professor who died in 1902. The second decree, by proving the martyrdom and dispensing with the proof of miracles, opened the way for the beatification of 29 persons killed during the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900. These were eight Italians, four French- men, one Alsatian, one Hollander, one Belgian and 14 native Chinese. There were among them five Franciscan missionaries, seven Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary, five native Franciscan Ter- tiaries, five native seminarians, and four native Franciscan lay Brothers. The degree advancing the cause of Kateri Tekakwitha reported a detail account of her life and her reputation for sanctity. Following the reading of the de- crees by His Eminence Carlo Cardinal Salotti, the Cardinal Re- later, the Rev. Carlo Miccinelli, S. J., Postulator of Tekakwitha's cause, expressed gratitude to Pope Plus XII in the name of th Bish- ops and faithful, including Indian tribes, of the United' States. Long-Delayed China Mail Tells Of Missions Flourishing Despite Privations, Isolation Maryknoll, N. Y. (E)---Christmas Bishop Ford reports that the greetings from China, written last Sisters manage to keep well. Ac- October, arrived last week via:customed at all times to walking air mail at the Maryknoll Sisters' many miles a day in their work Motherhouse, bringing graphic o visiting Chinese women in their pictures of mission work flourish- homes, the Sisters are now ob- ing despite the privations and the liged, when business demands, to isolation resulting from" over five make even fifty or sixty mile trips years of war. Among the letters on foot, since they can no longer received was one from Bishop afford the sky-rocketing bus fares. Francis S. Ford of Kaying. Practically no food can be ira- While blackouts may prevent ported even from other parts of the celebration of Midnight Mass China. Sugar is $10 and $20 a in some places and air-raid alarms pound. A pair of shoes costs $40. may delay parishioners on their "It's surprising what we can get way to church and defer the hour along without, when necessary," of morning Mass, Maryknollers in writes Bishop Ford. Kaying anticipated the usual To meet the high cost of living, crowds coming in from distant Maryknoll Sisters in Free China villages for Christmas Day. Whole have planted gardens and report "B0nte&here in,the Aleutian Islands," a Catholic Chaplain says Mass.. for his'troops atoP ' plateau, a background of mountains and mist. ITote the ma;-shift altar and the portabl organ, and against the bos kneeling on the bare ground. U. S. Arm;- ; =nat Corps photo. (N.C.W.C). - " Declares The Spirit 'isitin9 Of Anti-Christ Is The K,00i,3ht Relates Real Foe In Th:00 Not A Nation Or A State Against Which U.S. Is Fighting, Msgr. Sheen Says, In Catholic Hour Address (By N.C.W.C. News Service) New York. --lt is "the spirit of anti-Christ" nst which the United Nations are fighting, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, of the Catholic University of Amer- ica, declared Sunday night in his address over the "Catholic Hour." "Add these three ideas together," Monsignor Sheen said, "the ae- nial of the value of the person which the German Marx pro- claimed; the denial of the equality of all men which the German phil- osophers proclaimed and which Wagner set to music; and the primacy of irrational power, lust, cruelty which the German Ni- etsche affirmedand you have the thing we are fighting against. It is not a nation; it is not a State; it is a spirit, the spirit of anti- Christ, and the last and awful pre- version of a community that turn- ed its back on God and to whom Satan showed his face. "It is not a nation or a people we are fighting against. We will aid, and we should aid, any peo- ple or any nation unde the un to bring them back again to a decent human order where a per- son has value, even though he owns private property, or is a Jew, or does not wear a certain color shirt, or does not believe that the sun is a god. It is our solemn duty to hate the error and' to love the See ANTI-CHRIST on page 8 New NCCS Director For Little Rock Little Rock.--John H. Clark, new director of the NCCS-operated USO Club on 112 East Seventh St., who arrived in Little Rock January 6th, has received ample experience in recreational work. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Class of 1934, Mr. Clark was a letterman in varsity football and baseball; and major- ed in health and physical educa- tion. Added to his duties as teacher of physical education and coach at Lewistown, Pa., high school, following his graduation from Notre Dame, Mr. Clark was also active in Boy Scout work and in playground supervision. The new director began his USO work in July, 1942, when he at- tended an Institute in Washing- Pope's Christmas Message Receives Wide Publicity Vatican City. (E}--The Christ- mas Message of His Holiness Pope Plus XII, in which the Sovereign Pontiff set forth 'Five Funda- mental Points for the Order and Pacification of Human Society," received wide publicity generally, it is indicated by reports reach- ing the Vatican from various parts of Europe. In Italy, the radio and the Ca- tholic Press carried the Holy Father's message textually. In Spain all papers received the Pope's message enthusiastically. The papers in Switzerland print- i ed excerpts from the Sovereign i Pontiff's message. Chapel Erected In Memory Of Poland's Dead Bern, Switzerland. (E)--A chap- el erected in memory of the intern- ed Polish soldiers who have died during the war has been solemnly blessed at Zuchwil, near here, by the Most Rev. Francis van Streng, Bishop of Basle, in the presence of. the Minister of Poland and many officials. Hiss:or/ Little Rock.Knights of Col- umbus of Council 812 heard a glowing account of "Early Knight- hood in Arkansas", when they had as their guest speaker, John Frank Franey, of Pine Bluff Council 1153, at their last meeting. Mr. Franey is now m Little Rock with the Agricultural Mark- eting Administration. Leaders in- strumental in organizing Arkansas' first council, 812, at Little .Rock,. were Father Boyle, James Gray and Frank Ginocchio, who, accord- ing to Mr. Franey, made a special trip to Memphis, to arrange for the instRution of the Little Rock council of Knighthood. With the formation of Council 812, Mr. Gray became Territorial Deputy and John Touhey, became the first State Deputy. Due to his untiring efforts, it was said that more councils were instituted un- der his administration, than any subsequent Deputy. Among those names prominent in early Columbianism were: Ed O'Brien, Martin Lally, Florence Donahue, John Vick, LoCuis Koers, James Hornibrook and Jack Sand- ers. Mr. Hornibrook was known as the "War Grand Knight", Mr. Franey said, because of his un- tiring efforts towards the social and fraternal life of soldiers at Camp Pike during World War I. Bishop Jeanmard Says Requiem Mass For Ft. Ledochowski Grand Coreau, La. (E)-- The Most Rev. Jules B. Jeanmard, Bishop of Lafayette, officiated at a Solemn Pontifical Mass of Re- quiem for the repose of the soul of the Very Rev. Vladimir Ledo- chowski, General of the Society of Jesus, in the Sacred Heart Church here. El S,00IvacI00 r Se ; Golden Heart To Pope In Gratitude For/00,,1 00ress Over 00laclio (By N.C.W.C. News Service) For Address Over Radio San Salvador.--A golden heart will be sent to His Holiness Pope Plus XII as a symbol of the ap- preciation of Salvadorean Catholics for his interest in their country, particularly as manifested iuring the recent National Eucharistic Congress. The heart, presented to His Ex- cellency the Most Rev. Giuseppe Bltrami, Papal Nuncio to E1 Sal- vador, by the Most Rev. Louis Chavez Gonzalez. Archbishop of San Salvador, is mounted on the Salvadorean national emblems and bears the following inscription: "On the occasion of their First National Eucharistic Congress, Sal- vadoreans, their hearts palpitat- most appropriately with the Holy Father's own prayer: "Queen of Peace, pray for us." Coronation Of Image One of the most important and significant ceremonies during the Eucharistic Congress was the solemn Coronation of the image of Our Lady of the Rosary, ven- erated as Patroness of the Repub- lic. After Archbishop Chavez had placed a jewel-studded gold crown on the Madonna and Child, a street procession was reviewed from the balconies of the National Palace by the Archbishop and Bishops at- tending the Congress. Peace was the theme of more than one speaker during the ses- sion of the Congress. Archbishop Beltrami, Papal Le- gate to the Congress, in his address FOR VICTORY r" UNITED STATES WAR BOHDS,STA,MPS NO. 3 Agitate For Equal Rights" Amendment Washington Letter By Elmer Murphy Washington.(E) -- The so-called Equal Rights Amendment again has reared its head in our national legislative halls, and Capital ob- servers see a great need for some dispassionate consideration of its merits, and lack of them. House Resolution No. 1 of the Seventy-eighth Congress, intro- duced by Representative Louis Ludlow of Indiana would make the "Equal Rights Amendment" a part of the United States Conshtu- tion following ratification by the requisite number of States. It may be argued that the qF.,qual Rights Amendment" has const- ently met with failure in Congress, But, persons with some experience point out that it has never been presented to our national delibera- tive body undei" quite the circmn- stances prevailing now. Women are members--commissioned and non-commissioned---of our' armed forces. They are engaged, ix) the manufecture of airplanes, machine guns, rntitions and other war ma- terials. In a word, they have tak- en over a large number of jobs which formerly were thought to be exclusively the work of men. This being so, and wlth so much being said about post-war plan- ning, the question naturally .arises as to the position of women m our post-war economy. Jobs must be found for the returning soldiers. We know there will .be millions of them. We know too, that there are going tO be a great man, wo- men available for work. Just how many, will depend to some extent upon how many ofthose who say they have "war-time jobs" will be willing to return to the homes out of which they have been drawn. All of this seems, at first blush, to give some basis for the "Equal Rights Amendment". It has en- couraged Representative Ludlow New Terrorism Wave In Poland Reported London. (E)--A new wave of terrorism instigated by the :German Nazi invaders in Po- land is reported in dispatches received here by the Polish Ca- tholic Press Agency, KAP. The agency reports that the Polish Government-in-Exile here has received information 'which includes the following: "Mass arrests in Silesia are accompanied by public execu- tions. Ten persons were hang- ed publicly in Szopientice and 40 others in Bodzanow and in the district of Plock. In Wil- ensczyzna, 14 Poles were hang- ed publicly at Ponary, 25 at Jewel and 18 at Jaszuny, "Mass arrests have been car- ried out in the districts of Lowicz, Sochaczew, Siedlce Radom, Kielce, Miechow and Sandomierz. In the Lubelski district, the Germans are ex- terminating the Polish popula- tion systematically and me- thodically. This action began with the complete evacuation :of the districts of Zamosc, Kras- :nystaw and Hrubieszow, and later of the population of To' maszow, Pulawy and Lublin, "In the Zamosc district alone, 54 villages have been complete- ',ly evacuated and faxers have been deported from 10,000 farms," to speak of his Resolution as "a very historic amendment," and to claim that it "would bring to full fruition the age-old struggle of women to attain the complete stature of position and influence to which they are entitled as creatures of God under all the canons of justice." He says it would repeal "in one swoop an ahnost infinite variety of State enactments and local ordinances that discriminate against women. It would truly place women on a par with man, and that is where she belongs." Flowery as this seems, it's likely to bear a great deal more weight today--conditions being what they are---than it would in ordinary times. One, acting on the spur of the moment, is likely to say: "Well, women are doing men's work; why shouldn't they be made men's equals by law." At least they can a botch Job when they Certainly one Ires on the oil and rubber The Washington author- out word there was a of oil and for people to coal. But thfs was well because there was of coal grate fur. of men to install them VJWE? psge 8 families often walk an entire day, or even two days, to come to Church on Christmas, the women and children sleeping on impro- vised straw beds on the floor of the convent. As many as 400 sucl travelers often show up in a single mission. The probem of providing food for such large num- bers has taxed the ingenuity of I the missioners, especially under present war conditions. harvesting good crops of green vegetables, sweet potatoes and peanuts. The peanut patch is considered specially important, since it serves the double purpose of enriching the Sisters' meatless diet and also of providing a treat on Christmas and other high holi- days for Chinese boys and girls, ire whom peanuts are what candy is to American children. See MISSIONS on pae 5 ton, D. C., sponsored by the Na- tional Catholic Community Ser- vice. His first assignment was to a Battle Creek, Mich., club. From Rolla, Me., as assistant director Mr. Clark came to Little Rock succeeding Bernard Flaherty, who was transferred to Boise, Idaho. A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Clark is married and the father of two children. His family will ar- rive in Little Rock soon. ing wit h love for Jesus in the Sacrament, offer to His Holiness the Pope, happily reigning, this heart as a symbol of filial love and unswerving devotion." Archbishop Chavez asked, in the name of his people, that this symbol be placed "if only for a brief instance, on that desk where so many paternal gifts to the Sal- vadorean Nation have been signed and will be signed." He con- cluded his presentation speech at the plenary diplomatic session, The point that one should bear said:: "The whole world is in mind, observers point out, is thirsting and hungering for peace, that the "Equal Rights Amend- This is also the supreme capita-merit" is pretty much of a rota- tion of the pacific conquests of homer. Nobody is opposed to we- the Church. From the Roman men having equal right before the Pontiff to the least of the clergy, law. Opponents of the Amend- all pray incessantly for paaee, ment want that understood. But especially when they bow before they also want to make it clear the spotless Host, repeating those that men and women are not words that seem to be the sigh of identical. And, they point out, a See HET on Page 8 Se AMENDMENT on page 8