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I THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 23, 1942 PAGE FIVE DIGNITARIES VIEW use MOVIE IN CAPITAL ranking Army and Navy officers, Washington-correspondents, government and defense officials attended a rivate showine of the use anniversary film, "The Privats Letters of Private Dobbs," lrt theft nation s Capital. Among those present at the p remiere and regeption which followed were (left to ght), Harper Sibley, President of the use; Brig. Generat Louis B. Hershey, Director of Selective tWice; Francis P. Matthews, head of the Knights of Columbus, Vlce-Presldent of the use, host of the evening, and Captain H. A. Badt, Director of Enlisted Personnel. U. S.N. N.C.W.C. Society For Propagation the Faith as Tomorrow. can one be certain of to- do we hear you ask? Let you there will be a to- whether it will be in or in eternity. Just as car- ts is that certainty is the that the Omnipotence bf Almighty God will to exist. Today's devasta- but a transient phase in existence. It will be much shorter lived three centuries of per- against the new- Catholic Church in the its existence. It may be spread than the el- the Reformation whose may be felt down day. However, nei- Caesars nor denials of the reform-: y the mighty struc- of Catholicism. Thus despite roe being wrought in mis- during the present great apostolate of the Will continue. There may days ahead; there are dif- the priests, broth- in he areas of to- But the missioners fail for they are bringing of Him Who will be "all days even to the ation of the world." e. the wit of a real to enhance even the of African weather. When is His Excellency, Bishop of British Cameroons, on "his version" for your chuckles. raining now, raining lions colour; 'cats describes adequately mt rains you get in Harmoniums and Ameri- offer the least resist- the climate: they develop Ir bellows with the corn- rains. Flat, asthmatic, issue jerkily from ced lungs, and all the e and black, flats, sharps 'stay put' when same with pic- gramophones, cam- machines, ornamental glued parts fall as though they are leprous , and the thin, highly pol- ornamental layers with these articles are finished, blister, and peel off, as the damp enjoyed the ex- of skinning alive resistless beings. A on the table over- be found next morn- started the seam of and the whole white body is With freckles, where the the tobacco, induced by the broken out in a nico- Cameroons is the only know where even the should it be rheumatism. of the Air Breadcut. gh the courtesy of the Broadcasting System )seph M. Lynch will be :he Church of the Aid anuary 25th from 1 to Father Lynch, who is of The Society the Apostle, has the subject of his broad- Main- ons." rogram was arranged in with the observance ast of the Chair of St. which falls on Jan- lad will follow the cele- the Pontifical Mass at Onal Shrine in Washing- C. IHis Excellency, the Michael J. Curley, of Baltimore and of will be the celebrant Despite War, Africa White Fathers Report 200,000 Baptisms Montreal. (EL--This year the to- tal converts of the 2,000 White Fathers engaged in missionary work in Africa will reach close to the 2,000,000-mark. Despite the troubles of war con- ditions, in the past year there were 200,000 baptisms in the 23 vicari- ates and prefectures in Africa en- trusted to tb, e White Fathers, it is stated by the Very Rev. Henry Cote, Superior of the Canadian Province of the White Fathers .of Africa. While final figures are not yet available, it is believed there was a decrease in confessions and Communions as well as school en- rcllment last year. Father Cote said this was because the mission- aries did not have the means to visit the out-lying stations as regu- larly as usual, and consequently many converts who lived as far away as 70 miles from missions were not able to receive the Sacra- ments more than three or four times in the course of the year. K. of C. Donates Rosaries, Medals tor Service Men Los Angeles. 0D.--Members of the California State Council, Knights of Columbus, have pre- sented 2,000 Rosaries and Scapu- lar medals for distribution to Catholic service men. The religious articles were pre- sented at a ceremony in the Cath- olic hospitality center, USO club operated here by the National Catholic Community Service. Pre- sentation was ad'e on behalf of the K. of C. by Carl W. Raggio, State Deputy, who announced that additional contributions will be made in the near future. The articles were received and blessed by the Rev. Vincent X. Ehinger, C. P., United States Army chaplain, and some of them were distributed the same day by the Ray. James E. Dolan, Director of the hospitality center. Father Ehinger said many service men lose their rosaries or medals dur- ing maneuvers and that those do- nated by the K. of C. will serve as replacements. Two World War Chaplains Die Montague, P. E. I. 0D.--The Rev. Joseph Rooney, 54, a chaplain in the first World War and in re- cent years pastor at nearby Car- digan, is dead. Among his surviv- ing relatives are three brothers, of whom two are priests, the Rev. Eugene Rooney, of Westlock, Alta. and the Rev. Patrick Rooney, of St. Andrew's, Edmonton, Alta. Peterborough, Ont. 0. -- The Rev. Paul Costello, 53, chaplain in the first Great War and for- mer Dominion chaplain of the Canadian Legion, has died here following a brief illness. A priest once said that too many try to fight temptation with their own weapons. He said it was bet- ter to make an act of trust and then divert one's thoughts to some other subject or object. Fighting merely concentrates the attention on the wrongful act or thought. Trust in God for one moment is worth more than a lifetime's fight with one's own weapons. of this Mass, and His Excellency, ]the Most Rev. Joseph M. Corri- gan, Rector of the Catholic Uni- versity, will preach the sermon. Because of the entrance of war into so many of the mission dis- tricts of the world the need for increasing a native clergy in these lands has become one of the most important phases of mission ac- tivity. For this reason Father Lynch's broadcast is most timely and should be of paramount inter- est to all who are devoted to the mission cause. Papal Delegate " Present For Dedication Washington. (E).--"We all res- pond to our country.'s call for sere- me in every way m her hour of need but in this rallying to our country's defense we must remind ourselves that our country will live only by adherence to spiritual principles," the Most Rev. Francis J. Spellman, Archbishop of New York, said in an address that brought to a close the dedication of the new Apostolic Mission House of the Paulist Fathers here Attending the blessing and cor- nerstone-laying was His Excel- lency, the Most Ray. Amleto Gio- vanni Cicognani, Apostolic Dele- gate to the United States. Archbishop Spellman officiated at the dedication, cornerstone- laying and Solemn Benediction as President of the Catholic Mission- ary Union, New York, which built the new Apostolic Mission House as a wing of St. Paul's College, replacing the old structure on the grounds of the Catholic University of America, built by the Union in 1903. Apostolic Blessing Before addressing the 200 Mon- signor, priests and seminarians, representing the diocesan clergy and 26 religious Orders and Con- gregations, Archbishop Spellman announced that His Holiness Pope Plus XII had sent his Apostolic Benediction to the Paulist Fathers here and throughout the world and to all attending the cere- monies. WORDS (Continued from page 4) the crown of thorns for this world, :he crown of gold shall be for neaven." Beg through the crown- ng of Our Lord's head with thorns, that He would bestow on us a crown of patience around our aching heads. Consecrated Soul. What a happiness is for a soul consecrated to GOd, to be exer- cised by sufferings before depart- ing this life. True and ardent love appears inall its brilliance in the midst of thorns, the cross, and langor. It was through the hor- rors of the Cross, that Jesus gave us His boundless love, and it is on a bed of sickness that we testify our love for GOd. Your divine Master, has count- ed all your trials and sufferings, and at the price of His blood, has purchased the patience and love requisite for you to apply your sufferings to His glory and your own salvation. Content yourself with willing only that which GOd' wills. Catholic Lawyers' Guild Germanic Creeds That Reject Christ Described In Talk Over Vatican Radio Following is the text of an address broadcast over the Vatical radio station and picked up in London. It is reported in this con- nection that when the Vatican radio station begins to broadcast in the German language it very frequently encounters "jamming" through the interference from outside sources. Several passages in the text appear in parenthsis. This, it is stated indicate that the recep- tion of these passages was not clear, but that the sense was fairly obvious. (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Every ideology has its own conception of Christ. The nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century saw the shaping Of the Liberal and of the Socialist conceptions of Christ. The twentieth century is faced chiefly with national questions. Blood and soil, race and nation are the new great values to be recognized and comprehended. A new concep- tion of Christ has arisen; the "Voelkisch" conception, the es- sence of which is the powerful, the heroic, the victorious. But this new conception of Christ was not born overnight: it had its precursors, of whom three were of particular import- ance. The first is Nietzsche, the propounder of Heroic Man whose sole ideal is power. In the name of heroic morality he rejects Christ, and through this will to power he condemns any conception of God. The superman is his ideal. Paul Lagorde adds a new element; the "Voelkisch." Ile attempts a compromise between the Orient and the Occident lie rejects Christ, but demands that His figure should be re- man ethics and morality, is the garded in the proper light. German conception of the fulfill- Christ is, in the first place, an anti- ment of duty. Semite. Whatever He does, He Two Contrasting Arguments does not wish to be a Jew. He is Thus is the "Voelkisch" Christ not a Jew in spirit: this is shown represented to us. On the one by His implacable attitude towards hand, He is rejected as having the Pharisees. been alien to the race, unable to Germanic Element free Himself from the Semitic and the Oriental; He is therefore an Chamberlain (Houston Stewart) enemy of everything Aryan. On adds a third' element: the Ger- the other hand (Christ is not re- manic one. In his "Grundlagen jected, but wrongly interpreted). des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts" he What can we say to all this? The propounds the thesis that all cul- starting point: religion-race is ture emanates from the Germanic wrong. Religion is man's relation- race, which alone is able to create ship to God, and this is not shaped a new religion. Christ, too, was by blood and soil, but by the two an Aryan, not only in spirit, but facts of God' and His creation also in blood. He had true Ger- The Theologian Schroeder arrives manic traits, especially in His pos- at the same result. His thorough itive attitude of life, and His hero- researches have proven that whne ram. different nations have the same This new conception of Christ racial origin they may still have could not have gained ground different religions; and on the had political developments not other hand, wlmn they have dif- cleared the way. The message of ferent racial origins, they may still the "Voelkisch" Christ, coupled have the same religion. The con, with the political rise of the Ger- caption of religion being shaped manic race, was propagated in an by race, shows the (error) of Mod- almost limitless number of writ- ernism. The method is also wrong. ings. In this confusion of opinions, They creat their theology first and there are two currents clearly dis- the conception of Christ is work- cernible--One, in the name of the ed out in accordance with this "Voelkisch" ideal, demands the theology, with anything unsuitable re-shaping of the conception of being discarded. It is the same Christ. Of this current, Alfred method as that of Liberalism and Rosenberg is the principal expon- Socialism. If the starting point ant in his book "Per Mythos des and the method are wrong, the 20. Jahrhunderts. For him, race result, too, must be wrong: name- is the decisive factor. Religion is ly, that Christianity is Semitic, as not something common to all hu- some people think, or that Christ manity. Each race forms its own was no Jew, as others believe, i creed, and only a religion which Seen from the "Voelkisch" point i conforms to the species, is a true of view, Christ is a Jew. He ex-I one. For the German race, the ists and has Hit roots in His characteristic of the species is na- people; He loves them and speaks tional honor. Looking at Christ and their language. But at the same Christianity from this point oftime He is God-man, and there- view, Rosenberg distinguished be- fore He has none of the preju- tween negative and positive Chris- dices and faults of His people. (He tianity, always turned against these faults) Negative Christianity is the and that is why He had to die. Christianity of the Cross, of hu- The Church preaches the union of mility, of suffering, of abnega- God with all men. If, today, one tion. This is unacceptable to the people and one race are once Aryan race, because it does away more being proclaimed as chosen with the conception of honor, leads by Providence, this sounds like to catastrophes, and to the infer- irony; for their doctrine is typical- iority complexes leading a nation ly Semitic. to ruin. Positive Christianity is the Christianity of power, Naval Chaplain Transferred. victory. Rosenberg affirms this heroic Christianity but demands Great Lakes, Ill. 0D.--The Rev. that it should be freed from its Milton P. Gans, Lieutenant, inn- trappings, ior grade, in the Naval Reserve Chaplains Corps, has been order- Would Reject Christianity ed from the Great Lakes Training The second current, demands in Station to the U. S. Naval Train- the name of the "Voelkisch idea" ing School, Navy Pier, Chicago. that Christ and Christianity should Father Gans has been on duty be rejected. This is the opinion as a Catholic chaplain here since chiefly of Wilhelm Hauer and last June. Immediately before re- Ernst Bergmann. According to ceiving his commission in the Hauer, religion springs from a na- Navy, Father Gans was Assistant tion's soul, a soul derived from Pastor of St. John's Church, Del- blood and soil. Judaism, Islam and phos, O. Christianity the typically oriental religions are alien to the Germanic race. The history of the Church in DR. ANNIE M. BRRMYER the Occident is that of a constant C'Mrcrect defensive against the penetration ' letdo of oriental elements. The first de- fensive was German mysticism. Then followed the Renaissance and the Reformation, this latter with its emphasis on the inner voice of conscience and enlighten- ment as opposed to Oriental emo- tionalism; and finally, German idealism. The latest and necessary counterblow, is the new German TO GET RID OF A BAD religion, shaped from blood and COLD IN A HURRY TRY soil, the most sacred strength of 5. & B.'"SPRATOX" the German nation. Christ can never be completely separated It is Just the remedy to check ii from the Oriental. Therefore, He quickly and It used in time wtB is alien to the Aryan race, and so often prevent it, and other troubles Organizer Dies at 39 is Christianity, with its un-Ger- that follow a cold. We are Brooklyn. (E).--An organizer of manic doctrines of substitution it out eve day, why can't we the Catholic Lawyers' Guild of and sacrifice, and with its intel- mail you an outfit----75c complete Manhattan and Brooklyn, William lectualism, end guaranteed to la. P. Moyles, 39, attorney, is dead. The second representative of the ISNILISB & IBAOY He was a past Grand Knight of doctrine rejecting Christ in the ---Advertimmae. Park Council, Knights of Colum- name of the Voelkisch ideal is bus. Ernst Bergmann. In his "Mythos 'In Custody' After being graduated from the College of the Immaculate Con- ception, Mr. Moyles studied for two years at the North American College, Rome. He later entered ' Fordham University Law School, where he was graduated in 1927 and received his master's degree from Brooklyn Law School. True humility is true dignity. If you give advice you make a present of it to someone else. It no longer belongs to you, then why should you seek glory from it? I am convinced from a pretty big experience that Sanctity is only won by repeated failure.- Father Doyle. English Prisoners Of War Located By Vatican Radio London. (E).--Joy is being brought to many an English home by news of prisoners of war in Italy, sent to this country by Vati- can Radio. From time to time lists of pris- oners are broadcast, outside the ordinary scimdule, and the Cath- olic Times is sending postal cards to the homes of the prisoners, whose addresses are given by Vati- can Radio. Most of the soldiers of whom news is given in this way are not Catholics. Their relatives show their appreciation of this service by means of grateful letters to the Catholic paper. Rev. Robert Cairns, M. M.,' of, Worcester, Mass., one of the 185 Maryknoll missioners in South China. Father Cairns, who ha.S been engaged in relief work in Cantou, recently returned to his mission post on Sancien Island,  at the Shrine Church of St. Fran- I cis Xavier. Latest reports state that he has been taken into cus. tody by the Japanese. and his - whercabouts unknown.. (N.C.W. L L Catholic Union of Arkansas Rt. Ray. Msgr. H. H. Wernke, Little Pock, Spiritual Dirtor Carl J. Mcurer, Little Rock, President Bruno Licnhart, Morrilton Secretary-Treasurer Jno. M. Wi|lems, Subiaeo, First Vice President George Stiemel, Pooahontas, Second Vice President Peter P. Hieltel, Conway, Third Vice President ciety and' local branch in defense work is the following: 1. To sponsor patriotic rallies and citizenship meetings. 2. Support the Red Cross. 3. Support of the United Service Organization. 4. The purchase of Defense Bonds and Defense Stamps. 5. Cooperate with and assist in organization of local defense coun- cils. 6. Assist in the program of pro- duction of needed foods--by Ca) increasing garden acreage (b) Canning everything pos- sible for an emergency. (c)Practice living at home. (d) Buying nothing that can be produced at home. 7. Educational program inform- ing membership of the need of rationing and conservation. 8. Formation of local Red Cross Units--(affiliated women's socie- ties. 9. Collection of old paper, mag- azines, scrap iron, tinfoil and rags for defense. 10. Participation of youth in this program, paritcularly by fitting themselves for defense assign- ments. Both separate assemblies adopt- ed the defense program outlined in their respective business meet- ings and pledged themselves in aiding the program of Catholic Action of the Union. The meeting of the Northwest- Everything is in readiness for ern District held at Scranton, on the meeting of the Central District Sunday, January 18, was a suc- next Sunday afternoon at St. Ed- cessful one, in spite of the rain ward's in Little Rock. The meet- and extremely bad roads. The ins will be called to order at 2 attendance was representative, al- o'clock by District President Pete though not nearly as great, as had Hiegel of Conway. Preceding the the weather been more favorable, meeting, Benediction of the Bless- Benediction of the Blessed Sacra- ed Sacrament will be held in St. ment was held in St. Ignatius' Edward's Church, by the Raver- Church by the Rev. Edward Chris- end Lawrence Hoyt. A large at- man at 1:30. The joint meeting of tendance is expected, especially both men's and women's sections a large attendance of Youth. was called to order by District A meeting of all presidents of President, Will Seiter of Morrison affiliated societies has been called Bluff, at 2 o'clock, on Sunday morning at Garrett Father Edward gave the wel- Brothers Asesmbly rooms. Sap- come address and made a arate meetings will be conducted address on "Practical Patriotism." for both men and women organi- The Rev. Michael Lansing of Su- zations. The ladies meeting will biaco Abbey spoke on practical be under the direction of Mrs. phases in the "Education of GaD. Hum, president of the Can- Youth." The Ray. George Strass- tral District. ner's theme was the "Cultiva- Following the business meeting tion of Taste for Reading Good a luncheon will be served for all Literature." The Rev. Sylvester in attendance at both business Schad, O. S. B., of the Clarksville- sessions. It is hoped that the Cen- Hartman parishes said a few tral District will take some action words in behalf of the delegation in the outlining of a defense pro- for his parishes, gram, following the lead of the Carl Meurer, State President, Northwestern District. stressed points in the program of action of the Union and outlined Jewelry Gifts for Chalice, Paten. a program of action for the par- New Orleans. (E).--A hundred ticipation of the and fifty wedding rings were District in the Defense plans ofamong the jewelry which, after our Government. It was noted refining yielding 36 ounces of pure that this district is making some gold for the chalice and paten considerable progress in carrying given to St. Augustine's Church out the program of the Union. on the occasion of its one hun- A resolution was adopted by the dredth anniversary. joint meeting of both organiza- tions which asks our Government to continue in force the Farm Security Administration, which is doing a good job in assisting the small farmer of limited means. The program outlined for the participation of each affilited so- St. Anthony's Hospital MORRILTON, Allsopp & Chapple III II Campbell, Mallory & Throgmorton CHARLES  TAYLOR C. I RICHTER der deutschen Religion" he lays down the postulate that religion Bed. Taylor & Richter must be strong and healthy, free Hospital from dogma, natural and true to nature. Christianity is weak and Invalid Chairs ailing. The Church is a machinery paralyzing all freedom of thought For Rent .,v00lnco00"orate'+ and will. 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