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PAGE EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 5, 1943 "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) men of God. Personal safety of life and limb means nothing to those who trust in the truths of religion. "There are two pecular- lties in the truths of religion," says Pascal, "a divine beauty which renders them lovely and a holy xpjesty which renders them hor- rible and an impertinence which renders them ridiculous." Hitler has his short day of dubious re- nown, truth is eternal and invin- cible. It might be"helpful to turn from tile subject of problem children to that of children's problems. And the young folks surely have pro- blems in these times. The sad part of it is that these problems are caused by adults. There is no need to go beygd the considera- /ion of the prent , fairs in this nation to money is not a cure for the ills of society. Money was never more plentiful than it is at the present time, yet social ills are on the in- crease. Particularly is this true of the domestic society. Divorce, too plentiful in normal times, have increased by at least ten per cent. Fathers, mothers, and children are separated sometimes by the ex- igencies of war, but perhaps of- tener by the greed for money or the thrill of adventure. In many instances the children ace left in the custody of neighbors or even of strangers, while the mothers are employed in war pladats or in other industries. Many adolescent girls are allowed to roam at will about our crowded cities, an easy prey for men who have evil lntentlons. The worst part of it is that in most instances, these young people have had no good home training to teach them how to cope with the varied new situations. From their earliest years they have been with- out discipline. They have been al- lowed to do as they pleased by in- dulgent parents who lve lacked the knowledge and the courage to command them. Now the children must face problems that require perspicacity and restraint, and they have neither. Many of these parents have a false sense of what it means to be patriotic. Certain- ly there is not sense in protect- ing our country from dangers from without,, if we are going to allow it to be destroyed by forces from within. This is nothing but the Trojan horse policy. The present problems of youth must be met and solved. Bishop O'Connor Consecrated Auxiliary Scranton, Pa. (E)--In the pres- ence of more than 30 Members of the Hierarchy, hundreds of clergy and Religious, and a congregatior which filled St. Peter's Cathedral the Most Rev. Martin J. O'Connor today was consecrated Titular Bishop of Thespiae and Auxiliary Bishop of Scranton. The Most Rev. William J. Hafey, Bishop of Scranton, was the con- secrator and the co-consecrators were two former residents of this diocese---the Most Rev. Gerald P. O'Hara, Bishop of Savannah-At- lanta, and the Most Rev. George L. Leech, Bishop of Harrisburg. The sermon was preached by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen of the Catholic University of America. At a dinner at the .Hotel Casey following the consecration cere- mony, at which Bishop Hafey was host to the visiting prelates and clergy, Bishop O'Connor was pre- sented wit]1 a purse of $15,000, a substantial portion of which, he announced, will be used as a fund for aged and infirm priests of the :D$ocese. The purse was presented of L behalf of the priests of the Dio- cese by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. Boland. Bishop O'Connor, who served as an enlisted man in the first world war, is widely known for his writ- ing and as a public speaker. He formerly served as Editor of The Catholic Light, ' diocesan weekly. He has spoken frequently over the radio and has been an energetic worker in civic and welfare move- ments. At the time of his elevation to the Hierarchy, he was Vicar Gen- eral of the Diocese and Rector of the Cathedral. The new Bishop is to sing his first Pontifical Mass at the Cathe- dral Sunday. On February 10 he will be installed as pastor of St. Mary's Church, Wilkes-Barre. Major Heinze Leaves For Commission Little Rock.--Major Bernard T. Heinz.e, Reserve Corps, Assistant Manager, Ins. Dept. Rightsell-Col- lins-Barry-Donham, Inc., will leave tomorrow for Dallas, Texas where he will report to Head- quarters 8th Corps Area for ac- tive dfity. Major Heinze received his com- mission through the Reserve Of- ficers' Training Corps at Little Rock College in1923 as a Second Lieutenant, when he graduated with an A.B. degree. He was pro- moted to First Lieutenant in 1929 and to Captain in 1934 and to Major in 1941. He has been very active in civic affairs of the city, and at the pres- ent time is Faithful Navigator of the Bishop Andrew Byrne Gen- eral Assembly Knights of Colum- bus, Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater Little Rock Insurance Ex- change, and Chairman of the Board of Wardens of St. Andrew'l Cathedral. Mrs. Heinze and their thre children will continue to live in Little Rock while Major Heinze is on active duty. Chaplaln-Admlral Rear Admiral John J. Brady, U. S. N. (Rot.), ranking Catholic Chaplain in the Navy's Chaplain orps, who preached at the Sol- mn Mass ,celebrated in St. Pat- tick's Cathedral, New York, as part of the observance of Navy' C h u r c h Week-End. Chaplain Brady was a Marine Corps chap- lain in World War I and was decorated f6r bravery. He is one of two chaplains to hold the rank 'of Rear Admiral. Official 'Navy photo. (N.C.W.C.) Rear.Admiral Chaplain, Lauds Faith Of Seamen New York. (E} Declaring that "wars have too frequently 1reel used by the unscrupulous to im pose a new form of slavery under the guise of a benevolent expem- ent," Rear Admiral John J. Brady, U.S.N. (Ret.), warned a congrega- tion of 3,000 at Solemn Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral today that "those on the home front must be on the alert lest all the worthwhile things for which our soldiers, sail- ors and marines are fighting may be lost through treachery in their rear." More than 500 Navy officers and enlisted men attend the Mass which was celebrated by Lieut. Commander Herbert P. McNally in observance of Navy Church Week- End here. The Most Rev. Francis J. Spellman, Archbishop of New York, presided in the sanctuary. Emphasizing the high place the Navy accords religion, Father Brady said that a United States war ship is "the one place in this wide world where officially the American flag humbles itself be- fore God." He explained that dur- ing Church services aboard ship the Church pennant flies above the American flag "proclaiming that the chaplain, according to the customs and forms of his church is leading the officers and men in prayer, glorifying God, acknowl- edging His supremacy and accept- ing His law." "A vast body of the youth of America is now sailing the seven seas, torn away from old surround- ings, old prejudices, narrow think- ing and, in some cases, careless living," he continued. "Coming into the old Navy that has always had a deep respect for God, they find their sPiritual life rejuvenat- ed. In no way so thoroughly has the youth of America disposed of the calumny that the young people of today are, as a body, aetheistic. Their conduct aboard ship, their attitude toward holy things, their anxiety to come forward and pub- licly place their trust in God, show how fundamentally sound is the home training of our young men and likewise how false were the claims of the offensively loud, self-styled leaders of so-called youth movements, who blatently preached their foreign ideologies and claimed a million adherents among American youth. ! "Free as are our fighting men from un-American sympathies, they are nevertheless concerned over such cancerous growths in civilian life. It is well here to renew the warning that those at home must be on the alert lest all the worthwhile things for which our soldiers, sailors and marines are fighting may be lost through treachery in their rear." Our Hospltals Exempt From 'Wage Freezing' Washington. (k")--Non-profit hos- pitals throughout the country have been authorized by the War Labor Board to make salary adjustments for their employes without board approval. T h e authorization marks the first blanket exemption of its kind that has been issued by the Board. The increases granted, it was stipulated, must not raise pay rates above the present level for similar services in the respective areas. Where such a situation would arise from salary increases, it was directed, the proposal must first be submitted to the Board for ap- proval. An announcement of the War Labor Board stated the action was taken to meet an emergency situa- tion in which the health of several communities was threatened, ap- peals had been received from a number of hospitals, which said they were losing workers because of comparitively low wage sched- ules. Be more careful about the per- formance of little duties. Work as if everything depended on you. 'Round The World With The Chaplains Chaplain Makes Warm Christmas Report On Top Of World Faith of U.S. Soldiers In Middle East Called 'Marvelous' 'Daily Visits of Soldiers' Thrills Personnel Of Air Base North Africa: Moderately Cold; Rain, Mud and Plenty Of It (By N.C.W.C. News Service). Alaska: We don't know who he is. The report was signed "Chaplain " but it contained a heart- stirring story of how he admin- istered to the boys in khaki as well as the boys in blue in Alaska at Christmas. At 9:30 p.m., Christmas Eve, I started to hear C'onf!essins, while my clerk and a few other boys began to decorate the theater for Midnight Mass. They covered the screen with stars, placed four Christmas trees in front of it, then the altar. On the altar were the only two poinsettias to be had in the neighborhood. They looked grand. There were 190 confessions all told. At 12 the choir began to sing Christmas hymns. At 1:15 everything was over. I went to bed at 2:30. Later I went over to the Navy where there were some Catholic boys in one of the bar- racks (quarantined with measels). They didn't expect me, but hustled around and got the altar set up, while I heard confessions right out in the open. "The boys certainly professed their faith. I was edified. My clerk had brought the altar, crib and decorations and it looked swell when I approached the altar to say Mass. They were tickled when I told them they could all receive Communion. When it was over they crowded around to tell how grateful they were that I came. Their joy they had' expressed during the Mass by the way they sang the Christmas hymns. I got warm around the eyes more than once... After taking a bite, I went with my clerk in a command car loaded down with presents for boys who hadn't received anything from home." Middle East: The Rev. Edward J. Farley, of the Diocese of Brooklyn, now on duty as an Army chaplain, reports the work of the "boys" in fixing up "their little chapels" is so en- couraging that he wouldn't be surprised if "some of these days they will be building cathedrals for us." Says Father Farley: "The work out here is a bit heavy, but never so much so that we couldn't take on a bit more. We do have a little church of our own, where we have the Blessed Sacrament always with us now, and when we get a humeral veil we will have Benediction. We have a goodly number at daily Mass, held each weekday at 6 p.m. Sundays are rough, as I say Mass here at 6:30 and 9:30, then travel about 25 miles, hear Confessions and say my third Mass about 11:15, then 25 miles back to eat. It means a headache once a week, but what is that among friends. It is marvelous to see the faith of these boys. They fix up their lit- tle chapels with all the trimmings during their spare time and out of their own pockets. Some one of these days they will be building cathedrals for us." Lockbourne Air Base, O.; "The greatest reward and thrill for the long hours put into fixing up the chapel is the ever-increas- ing number of boys who 'drop in' for a visit to the Blessed Sacra- ment throughout the day. Attend- ance at Mass is on the increase though it will be what it should be only when we get a Holy Name movement under way and avail ourselves of the Catholic Action of the better boys, who alone can draw in the lax soldiers through their everyday contacts." Thus reports the Ray. Constantine E. Zielinski, O.M.C., of the chaplains corps. Guadalcanal: "This is a hurried note to let MOTHER LOVE you know that I am now station- ed on Guadalcanal with our aviat- ors. Our camp is at Henderson Field, named after our Marine flier who dived his plane into the stack of an enemy ship at Midway. "No one can adequately esti- mate the wonderful work of Father w.o has accomplished wonders and vho is thoroughly liked and admired by all here. Several of the Catholic chaplains have been or are about to be evacuated. It is characteristic of Father  to ask to be allowed to remain here until more priests come to take up the work. Southwest Pacific: The Rev. John E. Leonard, a chaplain from the Diocese of Brooklyn, relorts: "During the last few months it has not been possible to conduct devotions at night. Most of my men are spread over a large area. This has necessitated my spending most of my time in a jeep, going from one group to another, hear- ing confessions at night and say- ing Mass the following morning. It has been an inspiration to see long lines of men waiting in the mud and rain to go to confession. Standing in the rain to attend Mass is no longer a novelty. Dur- ing the Season of Advent we form- ed an active Holy Name Society, consisting of 1,500 men. These men have publicly promised to re- ceive Holy Communion on the second Sunday of each month and to live up to the high ideals of this society." North Africa: "The winter has really set in here, and although it is only mod- erately cold, it is still raining in heavy downpours," writes the Rev. William J. Moran, of the Arch- diocese of San Francisco, now an Army chaplain. "However, of all the maneuvers I have been on, and of all the time I have been overseas, the set-up here for carrying on the chaplain's work is the best. It seems that one has actually to get into the wr zoneto get things done satis- factorily. "'I have made a chapel out of a large wail tent, with a fly ex- tension, and there we have Mass every morning. The men have made an altar, platform, altar rail- ings, candelabra and I have plenty of supplies. On Sundays our new choir sings during the entire two Masses. On New Year's Day we started a Novena to theLittleFlow- er, and we are hoping to com- plete it before anything interferes. However, we have a plan for knocking down the whole chapel, so we can be on our way in no time." North Africa: The Rev. Edward R. Martin, of the Archdiocese of New York, now an Army chaplain, writing from North Africa reported the trip over was uneventful, but the African rain and mud now makes "the wet weather during the Louisiana maneuvers look like counterfeit." "Most of the chaplains had to go witimut necessary tentage, but at PUBLIC February 6-I2 is National Boy Scout Week. This scout is earn- ing a merit badge in electricity. Offered Midnight Mass In Battle- Stained Chasuble, Captain Writes San Diego, Calif. (K)--Writing to the Most Rev. Charles Francis Buddy, Bishop of San Diego, from the remote vastness of "Somewhere in the Pacific," the Rev. Kenneth G. Stack, of this Diocese, an Army chaplain assigned with the air force, relatted how he celebrated Christmas Midnight Mass in "a battle-stained chasuble." Father Stack opened his letter with a fervent prayer that the year 1943 "will see the end of this con- flict and a reunion of loved ones that only peace can bring." In that remote Pacific "somewhere," Father Stack told how a chapel of Our Lady of Loretto was con- structed in time for the Christmas Mass. He wrote: "The construction ofthe chapel of Our Lady of Loretto was my first venture in making something out of nothing. Since we did not have the wrecks of ships to sal- vage as we did in the South Seas, we were forced to take to the iungles for our materials. With an ax or two, we whittled and chopped until we had enough lumber for my chapel that seats two hundred." Father Stack said experience he gained as a "church builder" with a task force a year ago stood him in well and "if one is not an archi- tectural crank Our Lady Loretto is a thing of joy to behold." He said white sand was hauled from the beach to cover the dirt floor. Large clusters of flame flowers, "a tropical blossom of extraordinary beauty that seems to be continually bursting into flame before your eyes," were gathered to simulate poinsettias. "Ours was a strange Midnight Mass in many ways and yet there was a universal sameness about it that bounds us together in a mythical bond all the millions of other devout pilgrims at the crib of the Infant Saviour," Father Stack wrote. least there was enough cover to keep things reasonablydry." "On that holy night you ficated in all the splendor fu]]ness of your priesthood, in mitre and gleaming offered in a battle-stained uble; your full-voiced choir your Cathedral with music, one lone but splendid sang the age-old Christmas for us. And yet both the externally so different, were the same." Father Stack wrote that Christmas week alone he more than 500 Confessions, added "when you multiply by number of Catholic cha this vicinity, yet get a rough of the spiritual harvest we during this Holy Season." i At the Midnight Mass, i Stack said he added the touch" by taking up a He-gave this to the Marist sionaries from whom had taken "almost The collection, he said, to more money than the had seen "in a long, long He told of being entrusted a set of "pontificals, etc." Vicar Apostolic for anel Vicar Apostolic, who had despoiled of his raiment by new order in Asia." At the he wrote the letter, Father had not located the Bishop added "but this week, I remove the source of and look for the Bishop again; sides, such ecclesiastical strangely out of place in my abode. See Christ In Every Creature "Jim Crowism in the Body of Christ is a anomaly. 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