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THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY I, 1936 Page Five RECALLS WORDS ON FATHER DAMIEN Belgium, Jan. 21. (E).-- for the return of the re- of Father Damien recall a tribute paid to the Martyr Molokai by the then Prince of who later became King Ed- VII o England, at the time the death of the Apostle to the ers. tribute, in which the Prince for the erection of a menu- to Father Damien on Molokai urged the peoples of the British to emulate him in the care lepers in India, is recorded in the "Le Pere Damien de Veuster/&apos; the Rev. Vital Jourdan, SS. CC. Was in June, 1889, the book re- at a meeting of the Leprosy Committee, at which he pro- that King Edward VII, then of Wales, paid tribute to the of Father Damien. life of Father Damien and heroic death," the Prince said Only aroused throughout the Kingdom the most ardent sym- but they produced an even Profound effect. They make realize that, to a certain extent, obligated to follow his ex- "Th "" i ose who call upon us for help not Unknown to us nor strangers. are, as we, subjects of the Crown they are the inhabitants or those of our colonies who a,right to count upon'our as- a right which the Hawaiians had to the devotion of the Belgian priest who has just his life for them "In Order to acquit ourselves of duty towards him and to con- the memory of our admire- or his noble career, I propose Committee a plan of homage contains three propositions: the erection of a monument to his memory at Molokai very place where he made his and where his remains re- the founding of a vast to which his name l00letrailer and Hart Better Shoe Repairing and Cretin. Made .oes aop No. 1 Shel, No. Z 110 E. 4th . lZth Main t. 4-0716 Tel. 97Z5 LiN/e Rock, Arkansas A. Edwards od Csunsel Church) -- lleits Your Patronage Fw _ ROYAL Cleaners and Dyers ILIg Renovators scx mmvz WORKMANSHIP q' 8htrter :.: O. 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It adds: eration of All in Apostolate "The English monument at Molokai, of Journalism dedicated September 11, 1893, is a rough granite cross on the base of In the following striking and k which is carved tim head of Father thoughtful statement, made by Bish-! Damien Among the inscriptionsiP Boyle of Pittsburgh in support of : Catholic! tile annual observance of carved on the monument are the! ! Press Month in February throughout admirable words from the Gospel of i i St. John which fittin-l,, describe the, he presents clearly the life of this hero: 'Greater love than tbasm reasons why the Cathohc Press l this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' " SOLDIERS, SAILORS MARCH IN HAWAII HOLY NAME RALLY Great Demonstration Held In Sta- dium at Honolulu- Bishop, Governor, Army and Navy Officers Take Part By George J. Peavey (Hawaii Correspondent, N. C. W. C. News Service) Honolulu, Jan. 20. {E)Three thou- sand men and boys, approximately a thousand of them in the suntan uniforms worn by United States sol- diers in Hawaii, marching in forma- tion, and, later, ten thousand spec- tators kneeling in hushed reverence while the bugles and drums of serv- ice men announced the elevation of the Blessed Sacrament featured the parade and rally staged in honor of the Holy Name of Jesus in Honolulu Leaving Thomas Square at 1:30 the marchers made their way to the Hon- olulu stadium a mile away where re- ligious exercises were held. Sound films were taken of the spectacle at the reviewing stand in front of the Civic Auditorium. Radio station KGU broadcast the ceremonies from the stadium to all of the islands in the Hawaiian group and to the main- land. In the reviewing stand were the Most Rev. Stephen P. Alencastre, SS. CC., Vicar Apostolic of Hawaii; Gov- ernor Joseph B. Poindexter and his aide, Commander E. Wayne Todd; Mayor Fred Wright; Chinese Consul General K. C. Mui; Belgian Consul Victor H. Lappe; French Consul Ir- ving O. Pecker; Brig. General Jas. B. Gowen, commanding the Hawai- ian Department, USA, and his aide, Lt. G. A. Farris; Brig. General Robt. Abernathy, USA; Lt. H. J. McNulty, USN, representing the commandant of the navy yard, Pearl Harbor; Bro. Francis X. Neubeck, president of St. Louis College, and representative members of the Honolulu clergy. Heading the parade was a squad- ron of police, Catholic members of Honolulu's force, and Capt. Clarence J. Olds, 298th Infantry, Hawaii Na- tional Guard, Caucasian-Hawaiian grand marshal. The 64th Coast Artillery band pre- ceded the section composed of men from the five Honolulu posts headed by Lt. John S. Kelly, Chaplain, USA Capt. Oliver H. Kupan, 298th Infan- try, HNG, commanding. Bishop Alencastre stressed the fact that Jesus Christ is the only name that will endure forever. Father J. E. Rockliffe, Internation- al Promoter of the Apostleship of Sea, speaking of the power of Christ said: "There is no other name under heaven known to men by which we must be saved. We should rejoice because we have been found worthy to suffer for tlat Holy Name." Father Robert Schools, spiritual director of the society, stressed the fact that "if men are to gain freedom from chaos they must learn the mean- ing of duty." Frank D. Creedon, president of the diocesan union of the Holy Name Society, and general chairman of the rally, presided and introduced the speakers. c... .. Quebec To Celebrate .._ - Anmversary of Pope 00TER VIRGINIA st, ssu Quebec, Jan00 <l.--The four- Rack, Ark. and lmidence Phone 4.tOe4 teenth anniversary of the election of His Holiness Pope Plus XI, Feb- ruary 9, will be celebrated through- out the Province of Quebec as the Feast of the Pope. All the faithful are invited to re- ceive Holy Communion for the special intention of the Sovereign Pontiff, and at all the Masses a short sermon on the Pope will be preach- ed. After the high Mass, the invo- cation Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Pie and verses will be chanted, and the prayer Deus, omnium fidelium pastor recited. The "Peter's pence" collection will be taken up on that day. . .......... 00.lii,00 Dr. Annie Me Bmmyer {H/ROPP.A C'rOlt ,4 Years Experience A Graduate Nurse |10 Eut Ninth Stroet P,k, Arkam Publication In Every Catholic Home is essential to the well-being of the Church and why it should be read by every Catholic family. Most Roy. Hugh C. Boyle, Episcopal Chairman of the N. C. W. C. Press Department By Most Rev. Hugh C. Boyle, Episcopal Chairman, Press Dept., I) Catholic papers and periodicals have no special reason for their ex- istence except the fact that they are I propagandist in character, and agen- cies through which the traditional Faith of Christendom expresses ttselJ to readers by many avenues of jour- nalistic approach and in attractive and cogent literary forms. They exist, when they are newspapers, along- side a secular daily press which has somehow managed to persuade its readers that they are hopelessly backward unless they know of an event within a few minutes of its occurrence. These daily papers are not satisfied with a single issue every twenty-four hours, but appear at in- tervals during the day in new edi- tions, which purport to be warranted by grave and exciting events which have occurred since the parent edi- tion appeared,--events which are nearly always discovered to be nei- ther important nor exciting. In the absence of actualities, they recite episodes which have either no basis or only a slender basis in fact. The importance of a succeeding edition often resides in the denial of asser- tions made in a preceding one. They have all the defects which any thoughtful man can validly set down against them. But so far as the Cath- olic weekly paper is concerned, they make it appear out of the fashion and of as little importance as a pale- ontological specimen. Untruths, Inaccuracy Often to Be Found in Secular Press Long ago an American humorist said a wise thing. He said it was "better not to know so much than to know so many things that ain't so." The daily papers, taken over a period of a week, will be found to contain in their columns almost as many news paragraphs that are untrue as they contain paragraphs that are verifiable. Even when the recital of events correspond largely with the facts, it will be found pro- vokingly inaccurate in details. I make these assertions in order to say a word for the news which the Catholic weekly paper or re- view, and the monthly periodical, contains. They have an advant- age over the daily paper, due merely to the lapse of time, that makes for accuracy in their news items. The facts have had time to appear out of the welter of sur- mise and suspicions and conjec- tures that obscured them, and the minds of editors and writers have had a chance to learn and digest them and to form exact judg- ments, The News Service of the National Catholic Welfare Conference is, of course, not propagandist in charac- ter. It is a news-gathering agency like any other, and it leaves comment upon the news, and interpretations growing out of the news, to those papers and periodica to which it fur- nishes the story of the world's hap- penings that have a special interest for Catholic people. It is important, for a number of reasons, that it should remain solely a news-gather- !ing agency. It must, of necessity, leave interpretation to journalists and literary men and women who accept Catholic principles. Writers For Catholic Press Must Possess Catholic Minds I I As a consequence, it is essential[ to the development and spread of the ] Faith that writers for Catholic pub-[ lications not only possess Catholic] minds, but that, besides, they possess I a species of benign spiritual con- tagion, by which they commend and strengthen the judgments of the Faith in the minds of their readers. They should possess that species of iner. fancy in their writing, whether in matters of faith or morals, which is the direct consequence of the in- fallibility of the Church in these: fields. The perfection of the tech- nical equipment through which they attract and convince their readers is a matter entirely personal to them, a gift from above, though not entire- ly a gift,--often a shamefully-ne- tion, therefore, is not to set down his daily secular paper or secular re- iview or magazine alongside it, and, assuming a single standard of judg- ment, say which is better. If the secular thing possessed as marked a technical superiority as you please, there is still the most valid argu- ment in the world for the Catholic choice. The Catholic publication i s an agency of the Faith. It is a species of sacramental, through which the Catholic individual and the Cath- olic family attain a degree of spir- itual enrichment, and an increase in the strength with which they adhere to supernatural truth and to the his- toric Faith of Christendom. The Catholic Journal or magazine expres- ses the world of the supernatural to the mortal and passing world of our time. Paganism Absorbed In Social World, Forms of Recreation It is increasingly difficult, in a world which has so largely gone pa- gan and hedonistic, to establish and preserve the Faith of the Catholic family. Even we who are members of Catholic families are more pagan than we think. We absorb pagan secularism from the social world in which we live, from the business l and industrial employments in which we are engaged, and especially from the forms of recreation which we permit ourselves. The theater, the magazines, the best sellers, conversa- tions with our friends, radio talks and entertainment-all are infused witll an atmosphere so passively hostile to the Faith, that neglect of the Faith, of its practises, and of its code of morals seems the normal thing. We fit in more comfortably, especially if we are weaklings, when we attend less to the teachings and mandates of the Faith. If we have no correctives, we die spiritually. Neglect of the Faith will seem the normal and proper thing, and an attitude of apology for it and a kind of shamefacedness in its profession and practice will become a perman- ent quality in us. There are many correctives of this greensickness which often af- flicts old and young, but especi- ally the young, who are the morel susceptible. Perhaps the Very best of the purely natural correc- tives is a regular reading of Cath- olic comment upon men and af- fairs, as it appears in the columns of a Catholic journal. A Catholic paper in these days of universal newspaper reading should be a visitor to every Catho- lic home. It should be taken in even by those who must practise  grave sacrifices to subscribe to it. It should, above all, be support- ed by those who have a margin of wealth over and above their needs, and who as a thanks offering for their good fortune, assist the Cath- olic Press as an agency through which the Kingdom of God among men can be advanced and His will done among them. Wealthy men, who kniw how potent the printed word is, and who adhere to the Faith, as an evidence of confor- mity to the will of God, owe ad- vice and direction, and above all, support to the Catholic Press. So too, cultured and learning must come to its aid, and literary art must remember the poverty which keeps it from bidding for the serv- ices of the artist and mtst find a way to serve God in the service of this modern agency of the Faith. I shall not attempt to review the work of the Press Department of the N. C. W. C. during the past year. A matter-of-fact statement will be one of the Department's releases dur- But that will tell gleeted talent. The reader of a Catholic publica- ing Press Month. Importance of World Exhibit at Vatican City is Stressed by Chairman nothing of the devotion and industry with which the personnel of the De- partment have devoted themselves to its work. In these sad days when the health of nearly every form of effort has suffered a decline, it con- tinues to be vigorous as ever it was, and has managed to add to the serv- ice which it gives to Catholic publi- cations in this and other countries. Preparations Being Made For Exhibit At Vatican City The Catholic Press Association, which numbers newspapers, reviews of one kind and another, and Cath- olic magazines in its members.hip, is taking the lead in the preparation of an exhibit this year at a world- wide exposition of Catholic publica- tions held in Vatican City under the personal auspices of His Holiness, the Pope. The work of our own publi- cations deserves an adequate per- sentation there. It must be apparent that the nar- row financial resources which have handicapped most of our newspapers, reviews and magazines during the: last seven years, will not permit an adequate exhibit unless aid comes from many sources. I beg that aid for them, from everyone that can afford to give towards the amount they will need. And especially I ask my harassed brethren of the epis- copate to contribute, if they can. I do not speak by the book, but I suspect that a gift of $200 from a Bishop to the committee would cause it great happiness, and that even $100 would quicken the pulses of its members. If it is sent to Mr. Charles H. Ridder, 33 West 60th St., New York City, who is the Com- mittee's treasurer, it will be applied to the proper purposes. Finally, I pay my tribute of ad- miration to the editors of the country and to their associates who have everywhere stood up to their work, who have kept the plant going under impossible con- ditions, and who continue to pos- sess an unaccountable cheerful- ness. Some day I hope they will be released from their concern for the mere means of existence, and! so find time to enrich still more the field of Catholic Journalism. I  thank them for the excellent un- derstanding they have established with the Press Department, for their unfailing support and coop- eration, and for the valuable sug- gestions which have come 'from them and which have improved in one way and another the service it has been able to give its clients. I commend again to the Catholic i people in every diocese of this court- :try the support of that Catholic i journalism which has been organiz- ed for them, which has kept itself going by dint of the greatest per- sonal sacrifices, and which has been too often shamefully neglected. No great deprivation from anyone, but a small degree of support from every Catholic in the United States, is the one thing needed to insure its suc- cess. So often we delay, until the tragedy has occurred, the thing that would avert it. The best of our Catholic newspapers, reviews and magazines are separated from dis- aster, in these lean days, by the nar- rowesl of margins. Now is the ac- ceptable time. Today you can save them. Colored Author's New Treatise On Catholic U. S. Negro Education Washington, Jan. 21. (.  Miss Margaret A. Diggs, prominent col- ored Catholic of this city, is the author of a new volume just pub- lished on "Catholic Negro Education in the United States." The book, which is dedicated to "the clergy and laity who are work- ing for the elevation of the Ameri- can colored people," was undertaken by Miss Diggs "to set forth in print- ed form the main and obscure facts that one would like to know about Catholic Negro education in the U. S." The contents of the book, which has the imprimatur of the Most Rev. Michael J. Curley, Bishop of Baltimore, does not deal exclusively with colored persons, but rather with the results of the efforts made by many races and nationalities strug- gling side by side for a common goal. The manuscript was edited by the Very Rev. Dr. FranCis A. Walsh, O. S. B., head of the Department of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. I TEXAS HAS ONE OF OLDEST RELIG|OUS - INSTITUTIONS Visit By Explorers 10 Years Beforo King of Spain Gave Title Dallas ,Texas, Jan. 24. (E).Ordin- arily considered frontier land, Texas now lays claim through reports of the United States Bureau of the Census to one of the oldest religious institutions in the United States, the Texas Department of Publicity states here. Wlmn Coronado trekked across the Southwest searching for the legen- dary lost cities of gold and silver, he was accompanied by a group of Franciscan Fathers who were seek- ing to bring the message of Chris- tianity to the aborigines of the New World. A group of explorers settled at i Ysleta, near E1 Paso. The monks claimed seven acres of land at Ysleta, which 10 years later was officially granted to them by the King of Spain. They built a mission on one corner of the property. The mission called Mt. Carmel, still stands there. "Each morning, the bell rings to summon worshippers to early Mass as it did nearly 400 years ago," says the Publicity Department. Three acres of the original seven- acre farm, it is stated is occupied by the old Mission church. The rest is cultivated. Nearly four centuries ago, the Department says, the Fran- ciscan Fathers dug canals and di- verted the waters of the Rio Grande into their fields. Until a year ago, there were several pecan trees 200 years old on the farm. The mission and the farm are now under the supervision of the Roy. Paul Le Vain, S. J. Ysleta is Texas' oldest city. New Vicar General Of Kansas City Diocese Kansas City, Jan. 24. (EL--The Rt. Rev. Msgr. James J. McCaffrey, rec- tor of the Cathedral here and for many years secretary of the Most Rev. Thomas F. Lillis, Bishop of Kansas City, has been named Vicar General of the diocese, Bishop Lillis has announced. and "Silence without Sacrifice" of easy, natural action and other L C Smith features. It's the Standard all-purpose L C Smith ade SILENT. Ask to see itl FINOS PHILLIPS TYpewriters and Addling oblnes L. C. 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