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-:0000arines As Missionaries; .,00aptain Writes Of Religious i 00W00)evohons On Pauf, c Isle Schoenfelder was a member of the class of 1940 of the college. Different Side of War "I am going to tell you a dif- ferent side of this war," he wrote. "A side that is important to us, Brother, as Catholics. "Our chaplains Fathers Fitz- gerald, Reardon and Gehring what men! Thank God the Navy saw fit to give these sailors to us Marines. They are a source of pride to me. They make me proud sin 1  (By N.C.W.C. News Service) FNew York.--The Marines landed ns d found the situation somewhat m t o! hand. Priests and nuns had socfen slain by the Japanese; znis- o gpns had been destroyed; native m rdens and homes had been ruin- ld , and the natives forced to flee ) the jungle. But it wasn't long [ore the Marines, having routed L rinvaders, had things somewhat D-shape again and the Catholics i] ong them, by attendance at ss and reception of Holy Com- nion, set such an example "that Sews would spread throughout tribes and islands and' be talk- of for months." :rest.The locale of these happenings ev"4u*.is a military secret, but the te tails were contained in a letter s  Capt. Eugene T. Schoenfelder, ion| . Marine Corps to Brother Au- >.baattan College. Capt. that I, too, am a Catholic. Every- one,is inspired by the courage, faith and' the devotion to the men these priests have displayed. There were many occasions when they were sorely needed by the men-- they never failed. I "It's Sunday down here. I've i just returned from Mass, the only event that differentiates Sunday from any other day here. The sun is shining brightly; it's hot. rs. | (Continued from page 6) lien years. Until just a few days Foe laws were inspired by poll- usual Prejudices, philisophical con- ago, he had been hiding in the ., mPtions, and professional beliefs. prole PreSent law ignores all these ger|iderations. It is concerned 'e l[ClUsively with the welfare of e le State.' 1 Will we have the same good e. to move to heal our 'cancer mVorce,' or will we let mat- VI i Continue to run their course, Wen help them along? P One Fundamental Remedy 8 ,,0= , z course, the writer is not ,a2are that even a stringent i! rra divorce law is not a ,, "uarnental remedy for the di- ia; e cancer. There is only one tl/eraental remedy for this d e, and that is no divorce what- pj[er. It is futile to hope to re- t ?e divorce cases to a small num- e^ of exceptional or 'victim' o :s. The mere possibility of pt[.aklng the marriage bond has , ivays tended to weaken it. Once a Wed=e is inserted, it drives t (!Per and deeper. Or as Pope Pr,L. All! put it, 'Once divorce has "htlt .allowed, there will be no isle'relent means of keeping it in eat is the force of example., ! esb''se Within any definite bounds: Later still is that of lust; ancl h, such incitements it cannot happen that divorce and its .equent setting loose of the [Slons should spread daily and .acl the souls of many like a ageous disease or a river !Ing its banks and flooding th? there has been a rapidly tide of divorce in this since Pope Leo XIII wrote facts leave no room whateven At the time Wrote there were about 25,000 'Orces a year in the United tes  a very large number for Untry 'at that time. Today ,.e are 250,000 or more a year. Little wonder the present imaing pontiff, Plus XII, ex- L['ae..d a few years ago, in an iTChcal "To the Church in the ed States": "Oh, if only your -try had' come to know from "a._experience of others rather a from examples at home of " uccumulation of ills which Ml'l ve from the plague of divorce." ' We heed ilia well-meant ad- IItion: "Let reverence for re- on, let fidelity towards the l  - .Arerican people counsel il-: "getic action that this disease, may be cured jungle to escape the "Jap-man," as the natives called them. This missionary and several others have been rescued by Marine patrols. The others have been evacuated because of poor health due to sick- ness and lack of food. There is still a nun up in the hills who will be brought down as soon as she is well enough to be moved. She is in very poor condition and prob- ably quite old since she has been on this island for 33 years. "Patrols have found the bodies of two priests and two nuns who had been killed by the Japs. "At this morning's Mass there were, in addition to sailors and Marines, about 15 natives. (More mail just arrived). The natives are short stocky blacks with thick woolly hair. Some of them wore parts of Marine uniforms, one had on drawers, another an under- shirt, a third was wearing a winter service hat. Their 'skirts' varied in color from a bright red through dirty white and black. All of them went to Communion. It was thrilling to see their eagerness to receive the Host. Mission Destroyed ,6 Durmg the sermon, Father Wall while trying to control his emo- tions and hold back tears, ,explain- ed the effect of our presence on the natives and the missions. Be- fore we landed the Japanese had destroyed the missions, ruined the native gardens and homes and forced them to flee, dispersed, into the jungle. It was impossible for the priests and nuns to carry on their work effectively. They were as hunted animals. It was a ter- rible setback for them. "Our landing gave them a new start. Priests were again able to resume their duties, in the recap- tured areas. "Just as important as our recon- quering the island, the missionary said, was our attendance at Mass and Communion and our visits paid to the Padre. Before we came the few whites on the island, few of whom were Catholics, and even the Catholics, did' not always set a good example for the natives. I The whites seldom went to Mass as the natives did. The natives sometimes wondered if their re- ligion was practiced by people in 'the great outside world.' When we came to fight their enemies the 'Jap-man' from the large, far away United States and attended ,ee so Widespread, Xtirpation?,,  Mass as they themselves did they: the first step t knew our Church was Catholic. It i the present dre nacting uniforrr ePe is no questic [. alternative. 1= MgreSsed it in the I,LS a.nd forebodin iinlI repeated th . ess things char nily and the St, 6.il))Oa to fear le spiritual as well as in our mundane ,| -, I world. Yes it is true! Brother, ]impress this fact upon the boys [before they leave for the services. ]Catholics are now being met by Will we at least first step towards better- ae present dreadful situation uniform divorce laws? ts no uestion at all about Pope Leo XIII it in the following tell- d foreboding words (and repeated them after him): things change, the human the State have every n to fear lest they should absolute ruin." [i:jWorth While Gifts is The Church. Our actions did much, indirectly, to strengthen their faith. (It takes plenty of gall for a white man to speak of strengthening the faith of a na- tive). "Father Wall said the news would spread throughout the tribes and islands and be talked of for months. Marines, little mission- many people for the first time. Here is an opportunity to break down prejudice. We can show what we really are. 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ST.SO order from i Guardian tl l The Guardian THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 15, ! 943 III PAGE EVFJ III I GENERAL, CHAPLAINS GREET MILITARY VICAR On the occasldn of a recent visit to military posts throughout the country, Archbishop Francis J. Spellman, of New York, Military Vicar of the Army and Navy Diocese, Is pictured at Camp Adair, Oregon. Left to right, Brigadier General Paul V. Kane, Archbishop Spellman, Chaplain Thomas P. Bermingham, Chaplain Gerard O'Keefe, Chapl Ambrose F. Kersey and Chaplain Victor Schwar. (N.C.W.C.) NATIONAL CATHOLIC I RURAL  LIFE CONFERENCE 3801 Grand Ave,, Des Moines, Is, !A Year's Record At the Executive Committee Meeting of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference hld on January 6 the following report for 1942 was submitted by the Executive Secretary. LAND AND HOME, the of- ficial magazine, made its appear- ance in February under its new name. From the initial press-run of 2000, it went up to 5500 for the December number. Russell Lord says of it: "The text is full of vitality and a sort of earthly life' etern$, as well as of spiritual matters; and the spot decorations that you have lately developed are in complete accord." A weekly Rural Life Column is released and' is used regularly by forty Catholic weeklies. Over 50,000 pieces of free litera- ture were distributed in the form of folders, pamphlets, and books. Approximately 75 small groups of priests, seminarians, study clubs, Catholic and non-Catholic, availed themselves of the Library Service. T h e CATHOLIC ACTION FARMERS (C. A. F.) YOUTH SERVICE was established and from it some very interesting local group work was developed. Since the departure of Mr. Geissler for the Army, the Service has been edited by Father Putz of Notre Dame and Mr. Hynes of St. John's. It is published every two months in mimeographed' form at the Na- tional Headquarters. The 'four Rural Life Summer Schools held at Bay St. Louis, Mis- sissippi; Atchison, Kansas; St. Louis, Missouri; and Co]legeville, Minnesota, had an enrollment of 214 priests, sisters, and laymen Forty-two dioceses were repre- sented, 15 religious orders, and 27 states. Ninety-one lecturers staffed the schools. The Speakers' Bureau filled en- gagements in 43 dioceses, 30 states, with an approximate audience of 75,000 people. Over 20,00 non-Ca- tholics at 70 exclusively non-Ca- flmlic meetings heard the various speakers. The headquarters of the Con- ference are now permanently lo- cated at 3801 Grand Avenue, Des Moines in a spacious and attrac- tive old residence.. The Confer- once is purchasing it. We need a name for the headquarters. Have you any suggestions? Cut Stone Rosary No. 7-.--Sterling Silver, Loc-Link rosary with flne cut quality stones in Amethyst or Emerald beMls. Crucifix with Droop- ins Head Corpus ....... $7.$0 The Guardian The Society For The Propagation Of The Faith Church Unity Octave , On January 18th, the feast of St. Peter's Chair at Rome, we be- gin the bservance of Church Un- ity Octave. For those interested in the missions this period of pray- er has a special appeal since the petitions of the faithful are re- quested for the return or conver- !slon of all those separated from the True Church, eulmihating in the final intention for "The mis- sionary conquest of the world for Christ." i It is interesting to know that this Octave was instituted thirty,fbur years ago by the late Father Paul James Francis while he was still a member of the Anglican Church. On February 25, 1916, Pope Bene- dict XV" extended the observance of this Octave to the entire Catho- lic Church, thus putting the seal of papal approval on this eight day period of prayer. Thus, as the Roy. Dunstan Donovan, S.A., re- minds us "we too can be mission- aries in the true sense of the term, striving always for the conversion of those vho hvd not the Light." Prayer O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst unto Thine Apostles: Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give unto you; regard not our sins, but the faith of Thy Church, and grant unto her that peace and unity which are agreeable to Thy will. Who livest and reignest God for- ever and ever. Amen. Work and Pray Sister Mary deLourdes, writing from St. Gabriel's School for the Deaf at Santurce, Porto Rico, in- forms us that the children of the school are trying to do their bit for world peace and justice. "We have a Defense Club", she writes, "with the motto 'Work and Pray for Victory'. And work and pray they do. Each one has adopt- ed a boy or two in service and for these they offer certain prayers and sacrifices. Then every morn- ing each class draws for a partic- ular intention-for the day--for ex- ample one intention is to pray for those engaged in actual combat; another to pray for the wounded and the dying. In addition we have prepared very striking cards for each of these intentions. "As a side issue", she continues, "I have a cooking class. This is a drawing card for all, since the girls delight in learning how to cook and the boys enjoy the fruits of the class. We also bring the spirit of our Defense Club into III I III I . I O00,TO00R00 i 'I i ill F Peter A. Peltz Peter A. Peitz, 75, resident of Morrilton, died Monday night, January 4, at the home of a daugh- ter, Mrs. O. 5. Zaloudek of North Little Rock. He is survived by four sons, C. F. of Morrilton, W. J. of North Little Rock, J.S. of Plttburgh, Pa., and J. S. of Pine Bluff; seven daugh- ters, Mrs. L. C, Muller of Little Rock, Mrs. Theodbre Ross of Alexander, Mrs. O. J. Zaloudek and Mrs. Arthur Zaloudek of North Little Rock, Mrs. L. M. Loveless of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Don An- derson and Miss Zita Peitz of New York; two brothers, Joe Peitz of Pa., and Brother Ammon Peitz of Duquesne University; and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Weir- och, Sister Mary Gertrude and Sister Mary Dionysia all of Penn- sylvania. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A Requiem High Mass for the repose of his soul was sung at Sacred Heart Church, Morrilton, by the Roy. Chas. Wolffer, C.S. Sp., Thursday morning. Image of BI. Virgin Enthroned In Mexico Mines Nexico City. (E)An image of the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe has been enthroned in the Santa Ana, La Purisima, Don Carlos and San Rafael mines near Pachuca in the State of Hidalgo. ment when he celebrates the so- called "Aguinaldo" or Christmas Novena Masses in honor of our Blessed Mother? In 1840 Catholic missionaries ar- riving in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) were accused of being idolators by the Methodists who vcere elready established there. MOHRRISON HATTER HATS MEN'S CLEANED AND BLOCKED 523 Main St. Ph. 996 TO GET RID OF A BAD COLD IN A HURRY TRY S. & B. "SPRATOX" the class; for example we make It is just the remedy to check it I Clipped cookies; McArthur cakes; [ quickly and if used in time will]. Marine biscuits; Siren cookies, [ often prevent it, and ether troubles  Did You Know That l that follow a Cold. We are mailing i, Our Lady of Perpetual Help has/it out every day, why can't we l been named Patroness of the Re-[ mail you an outfit75c completely. )ublic of Haiti?  and guaranteed to satisfy | [owed to wear a bright blue vest- .  . THE NEW MISSAL FOR EVERYDAY Also by Father Lesance Follow the Mass with this fine prayerbookA complete Missal in English with instruction notes mad a book of prayer. It provides a complete book, In small bandy size and contains a large ollec. tlon of general prayers. Tts simple ar- rsnement makes it easy for anyone to follow the Mass as said by the priest from day to day. The meaning of the various cere- monies, the reasons for the altar and other sanctuary requesltes are clearly explained 1,344 pages, size 3 1-2 x S 1-2 No. 159-2001 lmtt. Leather, limp, round corners, red edges ...... $3.150 No. 159-201G American Seal Luther, limp, round corners, gold lges ,SO Order from The Guardian , Citation Terms Card. Hinsley 'Truest Leader' London. (E--In the Latin ad- dress read at Oxford when the university conferred upon ]tis Eminence Cardinal Hinsley the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law, His Eminence was de- scribed as "truest leader of his Church as of his country, interpre- ter and exemplar of the British spirit." The Cardinal received an ova- tion at the degree conferring cere- mony. Oxford conferred a similar degree upon the late' Cardinal Bourne some years ago. : The honor fell to Cardinal Hin- sley a few days before he entered his fiftieth year in the priesthood, and on the eve of the fifth an- niversary of his elevation to the Sacred College. The Public Orator, Mr. J. G. Barrington-Ward, read the custo- mary Latin address, which said in )art: "'Here you have a man raised ;o so great, eminence, whom you know to have been outstanding during the time of war among his fellow leaders and teachers, not only of his own Church but also of the whole State, continually and with all hi power sustaining.and helping the most ancient of all causes, that of liberty and human- ity. "When he has castigated the malice and injustice of enemies, he has done this always with such gravity and moderation of lan- guage that he has never appeared to be puffed up with an exaggerat- ed love for his country. And when he has been strengthening and ex- horting the minds of the people, his words have been directed to mak- ing them consider the greater and more sublime things rather han side-issues and matters of little moment. "Before he reached the highest dignity, in the course of a long Bishop-Elect Very Rev. William T. McCarty, C. SS. R., Provincial of the Balti- more Province of the Redemptor. ist Fathers, who has been named by Pope Piua Xll to be TitulAr Bishop of Anea and Military Del- egate to Archbishop Franels J. Spe!Iman, Military Vicar of the Army and Navy Diocese. The Bishop-elect is a native of Crp#s- ingville, Pa., and since 1939 has i resided at Our Lady of Perpetu'a ., . Help Church. Brooklyn. (N.C.W.C.) Polish Priest, Nuns Reported Held By Nazis London. (D--The arrest by the German Nazis of the pastor at Grodno, Poland, and 15 Sisters of Nazareth has been reported in PoliSh circles here. It is stated that the information comes from and honorable life, he taught.., a most reliable source. Catholic young men in the schools : The priest and the nuns, it was of his own country, he guided the destinies of the English College at Rome, and lastly carried out an Apostolic mission to the natives in Africa. "Already then as master, as rector, as legate, he both diligen t- ly observed himself those same precepts of virtue and justice and, with te utmost fidelity, by word and example, enjoined them on others. stated, are being held as hostages and their execution has been threatened. Quebec Bishop Orders Prayer For Founders Of Church In Canada Quebec: (E)-- At their regular meeting held here, the Archbish- ops and Bishops of Quebec an- nounced the text of a prayer which has been ordered to follow Bene- diction of the Blessed Sacrament on Sundays and holydays, for the beatification of the founders of the Church in Canada. The prayer is as follows: "Let us pray for the glorification of the founders of the Canadian Church. Immaculate Heart of Mary obtain from the Heart of your Divine Son, the glorification on this earth of the Venerable Francois de Montmorency Laval and the other servants of God who 309 /2 West 2nd Little Rock have done honor to the Church in Canada. Amen." .-::_-:,::--: No. 79--A11 Sterling Silver, beautifully finished, engraved: oblong beads. Soldered link chain, cross and center all sterling silver. In box at $5.50 The Guardian Medals and Chains No. 94  Sold Out and Cannot Replace No. 95  Heavy endless Sterling Silver chain 24 inches In length. 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