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THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 5, 1927 Page Five W. C. News Service.) 31.--Denouncing to divide the United ~ntroducing .... the religious is- questions as anti- ~n~e Patrick Car- of New York, addressed more of the Alumnae of the Catholic of America at the or- s annual luncheon at the ~!~i¸) R nuvR [BLESSED BERNADETTE'S g~UU|~kLk) COMPANION AT ROCK IS TO STIR _ i (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) STRIFE] London, Jan. 25.--Jean-Marie Laf- font, the world famous guardian of the grotto at Lourdes, who saw Ber- nadette in ecstasy and was one of' the few remaining links with the days of the Apparitions, died at Lourdes on January 7, it is just reported here. ~. For half a century he had tended in this country today," "try to divide the by playing creed race against race-- them? If the one .does~s6 from ignorance- him 'un-Amer- does this frown malice mind, we must call him # ,3 .of his auditors interpret- remarks as refer- raising of the religious on January 14 b of Alabama, during connection with the dif- the United States At tt~at time Senator the Catholic Church, of Columbus, of the United States hOWever, did not by name of commit- Was the object of SPoke further of the Ignorance with which religion was oft- and cited one or told of a young the war said with that he was a Knights of Colum- ar of the magic spell chaplain might cast said the offi- every one in the he came held ] his audi- Yourselves with the and restraint." n," he said. "Be whenever you e Strong, confident a sermon on the at High Mass Yesterday, ignorance and Le slanders hurl- never to "apol- atholicS, and plead- rote the world and SUch a way as to of their faith. Christ arm One of the greatest said. "This lack the cause of in- troubles, of explanation of and selfishness. Was misunderstood o ttin~ while He was for the supernat- Understand. have it, how the candles and flowers left at the grotto by countless pilgrims. Eighty-nine years of age, he was at work till last November, when he couIct no longer see. For some weeks he had lain on his little bed waiting to join Bernadette in heaven. He had the happiness of dying on he~ birthday. On his death-bed he told the story of Bernadette to a correspondent of the~ ,'Universe." It was on the day of the tenth Apparition, February 26, 1858. Bernadette was already wrapt in ecstasy and listening to Our Lady, when Jean-Marie crept near and gaz- ed at her. "She was white," he said, "so white that it almost frightened me to look at her. But no, not the whiteness of death--white like the angels before God." He saw Bernadette climb the jut- ting rock on her knees; rather, it seemed to him, she was borne up by angels• Jean-Marie says he tried after- wards, when the crewel had gone, to climb up to the place where it seem- ed the Apparition had appeared. But no sooner was he there than he trembled, and felt that his pres- ence was a profanation. He scram- bled down again. Someone once asked him, "What do you pr~y when Fou are on your ladder before the statue where she hel~elf once stood--when you kiss the rock up there--when you bend your head to touch the rock?" Jean-Marie answered: "I beg her humbly to kqep me near her and to take me higher still, because at that moment I no longer love the earth." Jean-Marie was buried at Lourdes this week. MILLION-DOLLAR CATHOLIC CENTER FOR FORT WAYNE (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 29.--Fort Wayne's million-dollar Catholic Com- munity Center building wil be dedi- cated about Easter Week, according ¢o announcement by the general man- i ager, James V. Egan. The building Fwas erected'by the Catholic residents !of Fort Wayne and will be offered to the entire community irrespective of religion. The building will contain a Knights of Columbus council chamber, ball~ room, auditorium, two gymnasiums swimming pool, bowling alleys, bil- liard rooms, cafeteria, library, and a number of meeting rooms.. One portion of the building will be given over to the use of the women, and another portion to the boys. ". The building will also contain a hundred residence rooms for men. Two thou- sand people can be accommodated in the auditorium. Plans are now being made for ded- ication ceremonies. It is hoped to secure the presence of a number of i figures prominent in national and a~ between iCatholic affairs for the dedication • ,u What is against l program. I ql With a strange lFATHER FARRELL, JESUIT, oi the World to-1TEACHER OF ENGLISH~ AT added His Emi-I ~- GEORGETOWN, DIES is the Catholic We are misun-[ (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) d, andI Washington, Jan. 31.--Funeral Much of it services for the Rev. Richard T. Far- ce, much from rell, S. J., Professor of English at misunder_ ority, her history, her doctrine. )d by but of~en- / regard to our Georgetown University, who fall dead early Saturday morning from heart disease, was held in Dahlgreen Chapel today. A large number of students received Holy Communion for the educator, who was one of the best beloved at the University. Father Farrell had suffered from the teaching some time frolri heart disease brought "evail in our on from his strenuous activities as a influenc_ missionary in India• Unable to rest faith by public Friday night, he started for a walk, :ass, and the near the university, and while climb- do we ing a steep grade he overtaxed his of the times? strength and fell. He died while be- their pro- ing carried to the Georgetown hospi- the preach- tal. a- ~ t Father Farrell had spent the great- nets,and the er part of his life, since entering the e~'stand that it l Society of Jesus, in teaching For ¢~ 12 ~ ~ • , r ~g among us l many years he was instructor m Eng- ~a has been allisb at Fordham University( 'New L the beginning[York, and held similar positions at o,,: !~d. t Canisius College, Buffalo, and St. -"= cnue was al- Joseph's College, Philadelplfia, before Scandals of her goirig to Georgetown. 1 again she ap- He was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., OVerthrown" by in 18'70, and was educated at St. the bark of Francis Xavier College, New York, Waves because s on the storm• Cross OVer the hope and a May we loyalty to she does St." before entering the So~ciety of Jesus. Father Farrell leaves no survivors, he being the last of his family• Fleeting is fame. The other day a newspaper referred to "Jack Dempsey, husband of Estelle Tay- lor." [RELIGIOUS FREEDOM merallpraise,,,Therehad wordSdeclaring:is no group°for men'he tohighestwhom BASIC, SAYS CHIEF I feel under greater obligations than to the service chaplains." OF ARMY'S STAFF Sixty-flve Chaplains Attend Wednesday's conference was at- tended by 65 Regular Army, Nation- Ge.n. $.ummerall, Addressing ?hap============================, al Guardaddressedand Reserve, hem, dealingC°rps chaP-with lains. Half a dozen members of the ism Criticism of Pacifism. IC°rps various Service subjects. A notable ]address was delivered by Lieut. Col. Washington, Jan. 29. "Perhaps Leroy F. Smith of the Genera] Staff the greatest privilege of our country on "The Peacetime Function of the is religious freedom, which incleed Chaplain." He protested against "a was the genius of its foundation," the practice which is rampant in religious new head of the United States Army, circles today: the practice of bending Major General C. P. Summerall, who and twisting every fact and circum- recently became its Chief of Staff, stance of history to prove the righte- declared in his address here Wednes- ousness of pacifism and internation- day at the mid-winter Conference of alism and the unrighteousness of non- Army Chaplains. "However," he added, "religious freedom can survive only so long as our free government endures. To render our Government helpless would effect destruction to our re- ligion, our civilization and our liber- ties. We all desire honorable peace, but we do not desire to serv~ the cause of peace so blindly as to render impotent the protection of our ideals•" Atheism and Bolshevism General Summerall exalted in high terms the place of religion and the chaplain in the Army. "History teaches," he said, that patriotism and religion have gone hand in hand, while atheism has in- variably been the accompaniment of communism, radicalism, bolshevism and all enemies of civilization and good government• "If one studies history, one must inevitably come to the concIusion that no great army has ever existed and no leader has ever successfully com- manded without possessing some deep form of religious convictions." Asserting that "from the beginning of our country the religious influence upon the Army has been conspicious" he traced this influence on down from the time when Washington, as- suming command of the Army at Boston, ordered the troops paraded and prayers were offered for the suc- cess of the patriots. Naming a score of similar incidents, he called atten- tion to the new chapel at West Point, declaring that it is "an agency for good beyond estimate to the future of our country." After outlining the military code, he declared : Religious Teaching Needed in Army "Religious teaching, therefore, has its place in the Army as much as has any form of technical military train- ing. The commanding officer is re- sponsible for the moral and religious life of his men just as he is respon- sible for their skill in the use of arms." "Paradoxical as it may appear," he continued, "while religion has always preached the doctrine of peace, it has obtained success by military methods. It is well known that the church which loses its aggressiveness and vitality disappears. Indeed, many of the most stirring hymns of the church of every denomination breathe the fire and the ardor of the soldier• It is therefo~'e not inconsistent with the love of peace that men should love and uphold their country. "The desire for peace is too often misunderstood and misdirected. No one desires peace so much as the sol- dier, because he must pay the great- est penalty in war. Our Army is maintained solely for the preserva- tion of peace, or for the recovery of peace when it has been lost. Our country has never engaged in war e~- cept when forced to by warlike acts of others. Our wars have always resulted in needless loss-of life and suffering and vast waste of treasure, because the young manhood of Amer- }ca, on whom the nation has relied, was unprepared to meet the highest obligation o~f citizenship in defense of home and country." For the chaplains, General Sum- aggressive self-protection." "The minister who still sees no in- censistency in a concurrent love for his flag and love for his Church," said Colonel Smith, "may, if he preach Wisely, at once labor toward the sanctification of the flag and the exaltation of the Church." One-of ~he most interesting an- nouncements made at the conference was that within the last year the building of chapels at six different Army posts, financed by private do- nations, has begun• The total value of these projects is a million dollars• It was declared by the chaplains that they will not be satisfied until a church spire rises over every post the Army maintains. SEN. HEFLIN PICTURED AS'"SEMI-ILLITERATE" BY FATHER WASHINGTON (By N. C. W, C. News Service.) Hot Springs, Va., Jan. 31. In an address here today on "Sovietism and the Third International," the Rev. Richard Washington, pastor of Sa- cred Heart Church, and a collateral descendant of George Washington, took occasion to reply to charges of Senator Heflin of Alaban~a that Ca- tholics are seeking to involve the United States in a war with Mexico. "Senator Heflin may be playing a part in an appeal to the moronism of his electors," said Father Wash- ington, "for if he does not know, he should know that the Catholic Church stands and has always stood for the principles of law and order as we know them in this country• t, ' ~. He should know that the Catholic ChUrch is the greatest buffer against Bolshevism and the Third Interna- tional in the world~ The Knights of Columbus fund, of which he claims such intimate knowledge, and to which I happen to be a contributor, was formed' for the further present- ment of ethics of law and order and personal liberty. It encourages in no sense the slightest friction with Mex- ico. In fact, it might be termed American ideals of government, "To accentuate what I am saying, I might add that I consider that I ha'~e a certain inherited appreciation of American ideals obviously differ- ing from those of a shmi-illiterate Senator from a more than semi-illit- erate State." PRAYERS AT MASS For School Children Arranged by REV. E. P. GRAHAM. Sixth Edition. A Bishop said, "Those prayers are the most beautiful and devo- tional I ever heard and tthe~y actu- ally help one to say Mass with greater devotion." A Sanguinist, a Jesuit and a Re- demptorist made the same remark. "The Prayers at Mass for School Children are giving real satisfac- rion. The children, in particular the boys, were never more atten- tive during the Holy Sacrifice." Ursuline Sisters. Price $4.00 per hundred pre- paid.. Address St. John's Rectory, 627 McKinley Avenue N. W., Can- ] ton, Hhio. mcraM Isle 'ling, or come in the n'~orning, Come ~vhc.n,You're looked for, or come w,mout warningl" VISIT Ireland this Summer --when the Emerald Isle is as green in fact as it is in memory. Y~ou probably have been thinking aboujt going back to the homeland for years. Why not make up your mind to go It's a trip you'll remember' 202 W.. Second Street, Little*Rock.; Bankers Trust Co., C. C. Clayton. 108 W. 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