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PAGE SiX THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 12, 1938 Father Bede Conducts Mission At Muenster Muenster, Tex, Feb. 7. (Special) --These days of grace and devo- tion comprised February 4, 5, and 6th. They passed only too quick- ly; for with St. Peter the faith- ful adorers felt like saying, "Lord, is it good to be here." It was a treat to listen to the inspiring ser- mons preached by Rev. Bede Mit- chel, O. S. B., profesor at Su- biaco College, Subiaco, Arkansas. Three times daily he gave most in- structive discourses, arranged ac- cording to these subjects: Friday, the Real Presence, Love of God; Saturday, Confidence in God, The Mystical Body of Christ; Sunday, Holy Communion and Mass, The Two Kingdoms. Holy ,Communion Distributed Besides preaching he spent many hours daily hearing confessions. Holy Communion was distributed to seemingly endless numbers on these beautiful days, the weather making a good attendance possible. The Mass of Reposition, held on Sunday at 10 o'clock, was especi- ally solemn. It was sung by the Rev. Pastor, Frowin Koerdt, O. S. B., and assisted by Rev.. Father Bede, O. S. B., as deacon, and Rev. Juvenal Emanuel, O. F. M., as subdeacon. The men's choir ren- dered the Mass in honor of St. Frederic, by Gruber, op. 22, in an exceptionally devout and efficient manner. It was directed by Leo Henscheid, Anthony Luke at the organ. Missionary Talks The collection on the first day was devoted to the needs of the church and charity, on the second day for the Catholic press, and on the third day for the missionary who solicited funds for the re- i building of New Subiaco Abbey. On Wednesday and Thursday the school children enjoyed the visit of the missionary who gave them inspiring talks and answer- ed their questions with remark- Funeral Rites For John Brannan Held in Texarkana Texarkana, Ark., Feb. 9.--Bro. John T. Brannan, one of the oldest in service, as well as one of the most reliable and efficient engi- neers on the Missouri Pacific Rail- road, who at his post of duty, was killed in a wreck, when his train hit an automobile stalled on a road crossing near Traskwood, Ark., last Sunday, was a charter member of St. Edward's Council No. 2650, Knights of Columbus. He was recently made an honor- ary member of our Order, having been a knight, prior to, and since the institution of Council 2650, for an aggregate of over 25 years. He was buried from St. Ed- ward's church, with interment in Sacred Heart cemetery and his fu- neral was largely attended by knights, his many friends, fellow workers and officials of the road for which he had worked so long and faithful. May he rest in peace. Umpire on Radio for Retreats Chicago, Feb. 7. (E).--Emmett T. Ormsby, American League um- pire, will speak in behalf of the i Laymen's Retreat Movement over station WAAF next Sunday after- noon. Mr. Orbsby, who is the father of twelve children, has made six retreats at Mayslake Re- treat House. able versatility. His affability captivated the children of the grades as well as the students of the high school. Rev. Francis Zimmerer, O. S. B., the local assistant, held serv- ices at St. Peter's church, Lind- say, on Saturday and Sunday, as the pastor, Rev. John Nigg, O. S. B., was incapacitated by a severe cold. Rev. Father Juvenal Emanuel, O. F. M., of Chicago, is spending several days in the parish here as visitor to the members of the Third Order of St. Francis. Good Counsel Holy Name Society The members of the Holy Name Society will receive Holy Com- munion at the 7 o'clock Mass on Sunday, February 13. The month- ly meeting will be held Monday night, February 14 in Good Coun- sel hall. A catechetical talk will be given after the regular meet- ing, and the subject will be the altar. A beautiful miniature altar will be used to explain the var- ious parts. Monsignor Wernke has purchased this altar which he uses for his instructions on the Mass for the children and adults. The regular social will follow after the lecture. Novenas Novena to St. Anthony is held regularly every Tuesday morning after the 6:30 and 8 o'clock Mass blessing with the relic is given after the devotion. The weekly Eucharistic Novena held every Friday night at 7:30 and author- ized by Our Most Reverend Bish- op, is now in its third year, and has increased the devotion to Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, and the frequent reception of Holy Communion in the parish. It is with great pleasure that we look forward to the Eighth National Eucharistic Congress of the United States to be held in our own arch- diocese, New Orleans, La., October 17 to 20 of this year. We hope that a great number of our par- ish will be able to attend this great manifestation of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. As directed by our Most Reverend Bishop, special prayers are recited after every Mass for the success of this Eucha- ristic Congress. Altar Society The Good Counsel Altar Society will sponsor a card and bingo party, Friday afternoon, February 18, in Good Counsel hall. There I will be prizes at each table, many I door prizes, and refreshments I served. Benefit new church build- ing fund. Mrs. R. C. Harville, chairman, assisted by the Febru- ary committee. P.- T. A. The Good Counsel P.-T. A. will sponsor a Washington Birthday Card Party and bingo game, Tues- day afternoon, February 22. in Good Counsel hall. Mrs..Paul Bujarski, chairman. Parish Activity Benefit New Church The parish societies will spon- sor a pre-Lenten dance on Friday night, February 25, in Good Coun- sel hall. Benefit new church building fund. QUI VlVE? (Continued from Page 1) ligence and integrity of the stu- dents. The practices thzt obtain in American politics are beneath the dignity of anyone who has self respect. Wherever an election is in the offing, whether it he local, state or ntional, the air is blue with a constant flow of vlliiflca- tlon. Seldom is any time spent dis- i cussing the candidates qualifica- tions for the office to which he aspires. Personalities are indulged in, the private life of the cndidate is lzid bare in a scandalous fash- ion. Yet any tyro in history knows tlut many of the world's greatest statesmen were far from being paragons of virtue. Religion is a tavorit target with the un- scrupulous politician. Every hon- est man will admit, that the most able leader of this generation was defeated for tl presidency be- cause of his religion. The dema- gogues worked upon ignorance and religious prejudice to accomplish this. So the colleges are to he commended if they are turning out students, who think politics is be- neath them. Politicians are to blame for this state o'f affairs. They have made politics a business, by means of which they expect to wield power and grow rich at the public expense. To bring about a change will be a herculem task. If some of these college stu- dents with high ideals would en- ter the political arena and bring about a reform, something might be accomplished. It is time that something was done about It. Recently there was a meeting in New York of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. As usual on such occasions there were speeches. One was by Professor Mortimer J. Adler of the Univer- sity of Chicago. He condemned the use of "educational movies," taking the stand that education should be left to the schools and colleges. Mark Van Doren, mo- tion picture reviewer, approved of this and added, that the purpose of the movies should be only to entertain. Both of these gentle- men seem to be a little hazy on their use of terms. Education, strictly so called, can not be left to any particular agency. It goes on all the time. A person is edu- cated, developed or trained by everything that he comes in con- tact with, all the days of his life. The movies, therefore, whether they wish it or not, are educational. The duty, of those who are en- gaged in this great industry, is to take pains that they contribute good education. They can do this by being particular about the man- ner in which they present things on the screen. They can be care- ful about historical truth. They can teach virtue and show that in the end vice does not pay, even in this world. Pictures are, for the most part, entertaining and recreational, but even so, they can not escape being educational. True there axe pictures, that are called iueationl, but lnformUve might be a more specific name. Educa- tion good or bad is a product of every picture. St. Therese's Sister Gives Parish Statue Paris, Jan. 31. (E).--A statue of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, presented to the parish of St. Louis-en-L'lle, situated in the very heart of Paris, by the Prioress of the Carmel of Lisie.ux, is to be blessed by His Eminence Jean Cardinal Verdier, Archbishop of Paris. The Prioress is one of the three living sisters of the Saint. Engelberg Study Club and Sisters Give Instructions Engelberg, Feb. 7.---Catholicity in St. John Baptist parish in En- gelberg has been imbued with a fine spirit of activity under the di- rection of the Rev. Henry W. Nix, pastor. The Olivetan Benedictine Sisters and the newly organized Running Lake study club are car- tying religious instruction to the homes of the scattered Catholic families throughout the four pub- lic schools districts comprising the parish. There is no parochial school in the district but the work of the Sisters and ladles offers the best supplement in keeping the faith strong in the mind and heart of both children and adults. During the month of October a Catechist was appointed in each of the distant districts who con- scientiously, willing and gladly instructs the children of lower grades. In the home district school the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters under the prudent guidance of Sister M. Alexia, O. S. B. and Sister M. Paula, O. S. B., render instructions daily. On Sunday afternoon the entire lower grades from the public school districts as well as those who not as yet have attained {he age of 17 years congregate in the House of God for further instruc- tions by the pastor. Members of the Running Lake study club in public school dis- trict No. 98, a distance of nine miles from the parish church, are progressing rapidly within their new field of religious training in order that they may be able to compete with problems con- fronting them here in Randolph County as well as elsewhere. These students range from the ages of 14 to 24 years. When we pray it is well to think that there is no other in the world but God. Catholic Business Club The annual card Catholic Business held at the Hotel evening, January 31, successful as well as affair. Approximately in attendance, while were played in homes. air was given the colorful decorations plants and sprays Nandinas, as well as in mints served at each The prizes, which the club members, and attractive, those at being hand coasters, while the ten consisted of luncheon woven mats, made of crepe paper, in various The card party is money raising feature funds for its Mt. St. arship project. Mrs. J. J. McGrath, for the card party, was $ Miss Betty Byrne and Byrne, in charge of Mary Agnes McCall McHugh and Miss charge of decorations, Louise Malarcher, who and distributed the ses for the evening !of the club. RENOVATI AND Only Plant Equipped LITTLE MATTRESS 1715 E. Ninth DR. ANNIE M. FEBRUARY 20th "G U A R D IA N SU004DA Every Day Should Be Catholic Press Day "There is a good deal in the papers these days about 'Catholic Press Month,' 'Catholic Press Day' and 'Catholic Press Sunday.' It seems to me that every day should be Catholic Press day to every live Catholic. I am sure it is doing an immense service to the Church, the country and the people every day. I believe we have the best Ca- tholic Press service the Church ever had and the best in the world today. The N.C.W.C. Press Bureau brings the news of the world to our desk every week. I pity the Cath- olic family that does not receive such service by subscribing for a Catholic paper; It will not count as an asset to the Church, and I doubt in the present circumstances if its members can remain Cath- olic.'--Bishop Drumm, Des Moines in Lenten pastoral. Instrument of Power "Today how different] Today there is a real, alive, up-to-the- minute Catholic Press, of which the Catholic public may be proud. It is good to have Catholic Press Month to remind the public, not alone of the value of the Catholic papernothers will expatiate on that-but also the fact that the Catholic paper in America today is actually an instrument of power, one that neither the" reading pub- lic, the journalistic world, nor the advertiser can afford to ignore."-- Professor Charles Phillips of No- tre Dame. ---Courtesy of Columbia. Knights of Columbus National Journal KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NATIONAL JOURNAL ASSERTS EVERY SUBSCRIBER GETS HIS MONEY'S WORTH AND MORE. "Give the Catholic Press a chance to open your eyes," Colum- bia, Knights of Columbus magazine, will urge in the leading edi- torial in its February issue. Particularly appropriate because February is Catholic Press Month, the Columbia editorial says "we are much too enthusiastic about the Catholic Press to make any appeal for it solely on the ground of duty." "Catholic papers do need support, just as other papers need support," the editorial adds. "It is our firm belief that they are in a position to bid for it on this basis: that they are giving their sub- scribers, week in and week out, their money's worth in news that can be found nowhere else--in information that every Catholic needs to have if he wants to know what is going on in the world to- day, how it will effect his own life and the lives of his children." Catholic Paper's Mission "If you want religious prosperity then help to create interest in reading and support of the Cath- olic Press. "If you want our youth to re- main Catholics, then see to it that every family in the parish is a subscriber to a Catholic maga- zine. "If you are interested in sav- ing the soul of the poor, then see to it that every indigent family in the parish is provided with a Catholic newspaper and magazine --the greatest charity you can do or encourage." -- Archbishop Ire- land. Powerful Agent "No more powerful agent for organized Catholic life, for sus- tained interest in Catholic wel- fare, for continued inspiration to what is good, fine and noble, than a well-edited diocesan paper. "All concerted action-specifi- cally Catholic Action--must come in a great measure, directed, stim- ulated and fructified by a staunch press. "Productive Catholic Action in any land is made possible only by a virile Catholic Press. It fur- nishes the fuel that will bring into life and keep aglow the warmth and the light in our present-day cold and materialistic world."-- Archbishop Shaw, New Orleans. THE CATHOLIC HOME The ultimate goal of every family is a home of their own. A place where the children may grow up and be happy, where they can play without fear of encroaching on others property. A place where Mother and Dad may enjoy later life together. In short, an investment in happiness and peace. But the eternal home of happiness and peace is of greater concern. The investment of Our Heavenly Father in giving His only Son and the care of Mother Church in safeguarding the Catholic home is of paramount importance to every family. Pope Plus X has spoken "In vain will you build churches, preach missions, found schools all your good works, all your efforts will be destroyed, if you cannot at the same time wield the defensive and offensive weapons of a press that is Catholic loyal and sincere." Hence the motto, "The Guardian in every Catholic Home." Catholic Press Aids Efficient Administratit "No one knows better  self what the absence means in the efficient ing of Catholic were the occasions iv when I would have exposed the Catholic question, but could not Diocese of St. Au able to support its own As a consequence, I to content myself with  word, which is not once it is uttered. word is a power, and of the Church have not to recognize it. y papers by the score, ers willing and on the work of tacking the Church. other reason than to !holy Religion against it becomes the duty bishop, priest and augurate their own and support ley, Baltimore. Influence "The Catholic Press garded as the mouth- Head of the Church in ment of his mission tc tact the divine faith his care and to foster of Christian morals. Holy Father himself, title to it when, a short on the occasion of an group of Catholic said to them, "You arc $ Bishop Fleersh, There are many individuals who want The Guardian but who cannot afford even the dol- lar a year. Give an extra dollar in real char- ity so the paper can be sent to these good and needy souls. 309 West Second Street Much good can be accomplished in subscription to The Guardian to a neighbor, a public library or hospital. would be practical Catholic Action. "'The Gual',:tian in Every Catholic Home" Subscription Price $1.00 a