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THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 1,&apos; 1936 i Page Two to his jubilee celebration just because he was a king. He assumed '* ...... "" Flr'l"I"   I'T A  "l''I" A "I'T that kings should edify the world because of their high station in I| 1  J{ l .JJ. .U Al- Ji-lA.-.IV, life. He said that the escapades of the royal vulgarian were a dis- 1 NN ws I t e m s 1 .__ajt/'i PURLISHED WEEKLY grace to decent men and he was not wanted as a guest at Windsor ]  THE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY Castle. Many wise things did this King who has just passed to his  [  L-_ of the Diocese of Little Reek. Arkansas e , ,',, r ,, .. x [[  3001/. WET SECONI lamers, k k universe Duneun I i t --.] ..... '  U] ACTIVITIES OF BRANCHES nere2neSr steon2d:loa%mnt:eersMora:c , 1|11,7t the post office of Little Rock. HOPE ]1 AND MEMBERS OF .... After the darknessthe radiance of morning; tt[ _----.. [---- After the storm-cloudsthe glittering sun;  TIJt Catbolit 00nigbt00 of mtrtta in 00rraanaa Bur, arxtu ru: *.wu me .year After the deep sorrow--the glad alleluias; .! OFFICIAL DIOCESAN WEEKLY The Guardian is the official organ of the Diocese of Little Reck and I pray God tlutt it may he an earaest champion o| the cause at right, justice and truth and an ardent defender ef the religion we all love so well. I extend to it lay blessing with the sincere hope that its career may be long and prosperous. JOHN B. MORRIS Bishop of Little Reck. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Editor: Rev. Harold J. tteagney, Lltt. D; Associate Editors:, Rt. Roy. Msgr. James P. Moran, L.L. D.; Roy. Lawrence Hoyt, O. S. B.; Roy. James E O'Conncll, M A" Rev. Thomas A Costcllo M. A.; Roy. Thomas J. Prendergast, M. A. BUSINESS MANAGER All business contracted by THE GUARDIAN must be l{andied through the Business Manager, and arrangements made without his knowledge and signa- ture, will not be acknowledged. REV. THOMAS J. PRENDERGAST $91/= WEST SECOND Pl{ane S480 ler Advertising Rates SPONSORS OF SERVICES N. C. W. C. News Service--John J Craig Family Picture Servlce---Knights of Columbus of Arkansas FEBRUARY I, 1936 CATHOLIC PRESS "The power and influence of the Catholic Press are so geat that even the seemingly most insignificant activity in favor of the good Press is always of great importance, because great results may come therefrom. Anything which you will do for the Good Press, I will consider as having been done for me personally. The Catholic Press is very close to my heart, and I expect much, very much from it."Pope Plus XI. CRASHING THE GATE The scene was the historic interior of the Holy Name Cathedral. It was Christmas Day during the magnificence of a Solemn Pon- tifical Mass, celebrated by His Eminence, the Cardinal. The preacher had just descended from the pulpit. His words about the Boy Christ still poised over the hushed sacredness of the place; "a little child shall lead them." In a moment, the stillness was broken by the sweet young voices of two hundred boys that sang about the new born King. I Suddenly a commotion occurred at the back of the Church. A youngster had broken through the cordon of ushers and scam- pered like a frightened eels up to the altar railing; as quickly, the brilliance from the altar suddenly drove him backwards. He glanced about for escape and slipped despairingly into the front pew to! kneel as rigid as an alabaster statue. His unkempt hair straggled before his eyes which blazed with profound appreciation. They fixed themselves steadily upon the splendor of the ceremonies Behind him sat the notables of the city, judges, lawyers, lead- ers of society and industry. Their smile soon disappeared as the solemnity of the consecration approached. No one thought fur- ther of the happy intrusion, of the strange interloper to the banquet of the King. But there he knelt at the feet of Christ with a loyalty that was unmistakable. As he struck his frightened breast, his eyes still focused on the altar. A contact of faith was there, as strong as a band of steel. Admittedly, the boy knew little of the credentials of Christianity, the arguments for and against the Di- vinity of'Chrlst. But no man could shatter the unity between those loving eyes and the Sacred Host which harbored the substantial presence of the Child Christ. Many a Christmas will come and go. Each year has its sop- crate individual reaction upon the Catholic heart. But 1 suppose no Christmas Mass will ever be more complete than this one, when the humble boy, like an impoverished shepherd from the hills, crashed the gates to gaze upon the Infant Christ.The New World. i A KING PASSES Death is no respecter of persons. "It is appointed unto men once to die." There comes a time when the crown topples from the brow and the scepter slips through the fingers of king or em- peror even though that scepter swayed the destinies of the world. This week death came to an Emperor-King. Universal judg- ment names George V a'good king. Among the first to express sympathy to the royal family of England was the Holy Father him- self. Pope Pius XI telegraphed to Edward VIII that he was deeply distressed at the passing of King George V. Catholics will remember King George as the sovereign who refused to insult them by subscribing to a coronation oath that was an act of consummate blasphemy by its reference to the Holy Sac- lilies of the Mass and the ever Blessed Mother of God. This uaerilegious oath was introduced in 1678 during the excitement in- cident to the anti-Catholic feelings of that time. The foreign kings who came from Germany to reign in Eng- land took it gleefully in exchange for a crown that so far out- shone their own diadem of Hanover. Even the pious Victoria waore to the blasphemy. Edward VII had the grace to ask to have it changed, hut when the privy council refused, he took the oath as it stood but stumbled over the words purposely so as to give as little offense as possible. 'hen George came to the throne he stated he would not take the oath. He would not insult millions of his loyal subjects in the very act of assuming royal power over them. So the offensive oath was changed. The King swore to maintain the Protestant suceeion but said nothing about the doctrines of the Church of God. He did not begin his reign with a lie on his tongue and blaspheny on his lips. i The Court of King George upheld the sanctity of the Chris- tian home. He and his consort would not receive at the Court of St. James men and women who spurned the law of God by the mockery of divorce. He refused to invite the graceless King Carol of Rumania Springtime and flowerswhen winter has gone. Then, though the night seems to darken around you, And though the clouds may have covered your dreams, Or if with anguish your heart's almost breaking, Dear, turn your eyes to Hope's beautiful gleams. Rose-colored glow of the day's lovely dawning, Unclouded skies of a deep, azure blue, Strains of an unalloyed, glad alleluia, Sometime---and somewhere---they'll all come to you. Joy in exchange for the heartaches and sorrows, Peace to the soul when life's turmoil is through, Unending light and perpetual gladness-- God has created a Heaven for you. Anne M. Wyllie, Pocahontas, Ark. J Acttv,t?es ?n State Of Arkl,.nsa ? FIRST DEGREE INITIATION Thanks to the Fourth Degree as- sembly of Little Rock Council, mem- bers of the 3rd degree had an enjoy- able evening at our clubrooms last Tuesday evening. A delegation from Memphis was present with State Deputy of Tennessee Brother Walter Hudson and Faithful Navigator of the Memphis Assembly Brother Sterling Pollard. The First Degree of our Order will be exemplified next Tuesday Feb- ruary 4th at our reguh..#meeting. All candidates eligible for the degree are being notified to be present on that evening. Besides we are assured by the Lecturer and the Entertainment committee that special efforts are go- ing to be made for a new and novel plan of entertainment to be inaugu- rated on that evening. There :will also be an attendance prize of $4.00. All members are urged to be present. Pine Bluff Council The Knights of Columbus of Pine Bluff Council No. 1153, received Communion in a body at the 7:30 o'clock Mass, Sunday, at St. Joseph's Church, this being their first Quar- terly Communion of the New Year. Immediately after Mass a break- fast was served at the Eagles Dining Room and a large number of Knights were in attendance. The Knights had as their honored guest at the ir breakfast, Mayor Ed. A. Howell. The Mayor who was the principal speaker on the program, de- livered a very interesting talk on Past Grand Knight and Frank A. Steele, Past Grand Knight and Chair- man of the council's membership committee. Albert C Ernst, Lecturer of Pine Bluff Council, presided as Toast- master. Texarkana, Council It is an appropriate time for the members of St. Edward's Council No. 2650, Knights of Columbus to think of the Catholic Press in general and Our Guardian in particular, and to subscribe or renew their subscrip- tion. The same might apply to every Knight in the State, but in times like these, when the Supreme Court is restricting jurisdictions that seem to have overstepped their confines, and reaffirming the principals of local self government, which our Fathers fought for, under Lee, and we though lost, we believe it's both legal and logical that we make our appeal to the members of Council No. 2650 ONLY. The Guardian has been more than generous to us, its columns have al- ways been open to our prattle and our appeals. We are aware that some of the things that go in here like the music, goes round and round, "Oh, oh, Ohoooo" and comes out the other ear, but we are equally con- vinced that some of it does strike responsive chords; or 'perhaps supply the missing element to a half matur- ed thought, to prompt a good deed, or bolster up a wobbling loyalty. Our Entertainment committee is Tt)e 00tttb0lit ]gnigbtz; of 00merita in 00t;ttan00a St. Edward's Branch 'No 79, Lit- tle Rock, Ark.- The marriage of Quintin H. DeClerk to Louise Marie Strachota will take place on Febru- ary 1st at seven o'clock at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Rev. J. J. Healey officiating. The entertainment committee pro- mises a surprise for the next meeting, February 12th so every member be present. The regular monthly Communion at St. Edward's last Sunday was well attended. E. H. Krebs, Supreme Vice- Presi- dent of the C. K. of A. presided at the meeting of the Arkansas Frater- nal Congress last Saturday, and was elected delegate to the National Frat- ernal Congress to be held in Denver, Col. in August. Dr. Felix Graudin, of New Orleans, Supreme President of the C. K. of A. attended the Arkansas Fraternal Congress last Sattrday. On Sunday morning attending Mass at  ward's and going to Communi members of Branch 79. E. H. Krebs and Dr. Daut tended the State officers' Sunday-evening at Paris, Ark George P. Kordsmeier, State dent of the C. K. of A. was a to Little Rock last Saturday. One application for memb was received during the we Branch 79. St. Patrick's Branch, No Little Rock, Ark.Two appli for this branch were received! the week. Next regular ra February 2nd at 2 p. m., and bars are expected to be prel St. Elizabeth's Branch, lo' Perry, Arkansas.If the went favorable, Jos. H. DeClerk, Supervisor, will be at Perry el ruary 9th to assist in getti members. Church as tantamount to a deliver- ance of the excommunicated per- son into the power of Satan. Finally this power will be destroyed. Satan will eventually be cast along with his angels by Christ into the lake of fire and brimstone, where their torments will be everlasting. What is an Oratory? In the earliest times Mass could only be said in private houses and with the erection of churches it was still often said in private dwellings. The growth of the Church brought about the institution of the parochial system as we know it today, and this system led to a distinction between parochial churches, and oratories or chapels. An oratory is a public or private, according as it has or has not a door opening into a public throughfare, that is the public having access or not to the chapel or oratory. The older canon law allowed Mass to be celebrated in either ,the public or private oratory with the Bishop's permission. The Council of Trent limited the episcopal powers in the matter, and the following is the pre- ent state of the law. A Bishop may i always permit Mass in a public ora- tory, blessed and set apart for divine service. In oratories in seminaries, etc., the Bishop will allow Mass to be celebrated. He may give permis- sion to celebrate Mass in other pri- vate oratories for a just cause and for a time. But a permanent privil- ege of celebrating in a private ora- tory can be granted by the Pope alone. ST. JUDE SHRINE Father Vincent R. Burnell, O. P., familiar to Catholics throughout the country especially because of his wide spread parochial mission activi- Burnell assumed his new dutie the opening of the January which began on the twentiet ended on Tuesday the twenty- During his first novena Father ell saw recorded 45,000 clients great Apostle St. Jude who from all parts of the country i zero weather that ,was he$ news several days in the mid the novena exercises, i " Father Vincent Raymond was born and educated in Neii City. He was ordained in 19 first assignments were in the .! can parishes of Minneapolis , Houston, Texas and Providence:'. In 1914 he was selected for the! ern Dominican Missionary Ban which he labored until 1924 he was promoted to head Dor Missionaries. During the six in this office of Missionary St he visited in the cause of pc# missions many parishes throl the United States. Father t} succeeds Father R. D. Gogg tn P., who will be engaged'InD0 can activities of South Ameri Father Burnell extends a  welcome to all devotees of St, and invites them to join in a novena of Holy Hours in ho! St. Jude to be conducted by 14 begin Thursday, February 6 continuing each Thursday until Thursday, April 9th. Those not dents in Chicago may send Lu petitions or secure informatio garding the Shrine by addressir. Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, nican Fathers, 1909 South A Avenue, Chicago, Ill._...__..__ i Chmese Cathohc CI00I In Hawaii Ten !: Years O Civic Work. Rev. Gregory H. Keller, Chaplain of the local council spoke on "The Boy Scouts of America," the local council having recently started a movement to sponsor a Boy Scouts troop in St. Joseph's Parish. Other speakers on the program planning some kind of celebration for February 25th, a Mardi Gras perhaps, which, some tell me means "Fat-Tuesday" in French, or maybe a Carnival, which I am informed, means "Farewell to Meat' 'in Latin, both being quite appropriate, as the ties while Superior of Dominican Honolulu, Jan. 18. (IO.Wit Missionaries from 1924 to 1930, has lestablishment of a junior unit'i been entrusted with the direction of[L<ouls College here the Chinese the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, in lolic Club of Honolulu has just i! charge of the Dominican Fathers on lpleted a spiritually and sociallyi[ South Ashland Ave., Chicago, Ill. Ft. cessful decade, i: were: E. J. Sauter, Grand Knight of affair is scheduled for the day be-a ............... Pine Bluff Council; Chas. F. Moore, fore Ash Wednesday.  .... -"-"-'l]l II ]. r " . ] Catholic Information Sod# ,', tboth00edsts, St. Joachim and St. Anne, l00l00atf]O/IC00Vtaence __ Iltto b. ublos of the second class. . i 1/' t _ /____lll What proof have we that the devil  T 4;: -   T --     T    - I00l{leSllOrl DOX,, and his evil spirits exist? if-,/, , ' Iscathed throu : he2tTa2sL fi -' " Their e " lear wI wourse g : ] Dy III ly taught both in the Old anu in me : &.i. .LUb 1, .I.UIII  Chr,a,,oh,,,+ h, eent,,,qo- ! I Rev. Pat::lstLa=eh, B.A. 1' JbN{b taedo;!it:::appid:iin! The Dead] 00Fit:eu00s 00qito00h:, II .... drew's Cathedral  --e hh .... : " n " e History records a Man of 1900 learned Jewish historian of the m .-x, tn g prles rnese, anu may om r I " .  " years ago, Who c]aimed to be God century, who never embraced  ..... accounts of the happenings of the Hi ...... He - -," tianit-- writes thus ' ............. story reuses ma proven rtm y, : ::: Blessed Vlr Born @ Devu are recoraea *n me wore oz ,, Were was the gin ' '  d claims by doing the humanly impos- He was the Christ. And W!i Nothing is known about the place, o . sible---curing the sick, blind, deaf and Pilate, at the suggestion of  date or circumstances of the Blessed We gain fuller information from dumb and raising the dead to life. principal men amongst us, Virgin's birth. There are many tra- the New Testament. There we are History has written down in- condemned Him to the c ditions but few of them are so sub- told that the devil is a spirit, (Ephes. delibly that Jesus Christ rose those that loved Him at the 11, 2): that he is a prince with evil angels subject to him, (Matt. xll, 24- 20, xxv, 41); that the demons were stantially founded as to give us even appromixate certitude. Joachim and Anne are known to have been her did not forsake Him; for He ',! peared to them alive again third day, as the divine p phets had foretold * * *" ':: And yet there are some todaY: deny by their teaching and pr parents. This knowledge comes from the earliest authority, which is the, "Protevangelium Jacobi," an apocry- phal Gospel of early date. It is recognized by St. John of Damascus and James of Edessa. We likewise have a record of the fact that Pope Leo lII had the history of her par- ents, Joachim and Anne, painted in the Basilica of St. Paul. This is re- corded in an old book giving the history of the Pontificate of Pope Leo III. The Feast of St. Anne on July 26, which is mentioned in the Roman and other Martyrologies, (books con- taining the lists of Feast in the Church Calendar) was sanctioned for the whole Church by Pope Gregory XlII in 1584. Pope Leo XlII raised not originally evil, but fell through sin, (2, Pet., 11, 4, Jude 6); and it is at least a plausible inference from St. Paul's words, 1 Tim. 111 6, "not a neophyte, lest, being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil," that Satan fell by pride. All spiritual evil and error, ( 2 Cur. xl, 14, 15); all which hinders the Gos- pel, (I Thess 11, 18) is traced ulti- mately to him. Moreover, altho Christ's death was intended to des- troy the works of the devil, and has, in fact done so to a great extent, still Satan has a terrible power over the world and its votaries, so much so that he is called the ruler and the "god" of the world. Hence Saint Paul regards exclusion from the from the dead on the third day after His crucifixion, just as He, Himself had foretold, thus prov- ing definitely His Godhead. So certain is this historic fact that the greatest enemies of the new Re- ligion dare not deny the evidence; for they knew that the hundreds who had seen the risen Christ would laugh them to scorn. So conclusive a proof of the divinity of Christ was the Resurrection that its preachment was the chief instrument in bringing thousands upon thousands into the Church in the early days, and mil- lions upon millions during the cen- turies since. History? What History? The great- est and most authenticated history ever writtenthe Gospels. The his- tory that has proved itself thorough- ly and permanently by coming us- ing the historic fact of the ResU tion perhaps because it is reltl i Christian and Catholic; for doubt not at all the accomplis of Xerxes, Alexander and C| vhose histories are far less atl{ ticated. Of course, Jesus Christ rose the deadl The Catholic knoW# from Faith and from Fact. AI Easter SundLv the Church cele that most glorious of all festiv Resurrection, by which Christ ed Himself God and restored to  len race the great privileges ioi sin. "t