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EBRUARY 20th GUARDIAN SUNDAY A Catholic Paper Is A Perpetual Message-- Pope Leo XIII. "The Guardian in Every Catholic Home"---Our Motto. THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK It means to us that nothing is more desirable than that Catholic papers and Catholic literature should have a large circulation, that every one may have every day good reading which instruct and warns, and strengthens and promotes the Christian virtues. BENEDICTUS, P. P., XV. XXVII LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, FEBRUARY 19, 1938 No. il Qui Vioe? By The Sentry vtry common complaint from throughout this coun- that the priests speak too from the pulpit con- money. It never occurs that the easiest way to this difficulty is for them Up. The fifth precept of is just as binding as the others. Many who ot think of missing Mass are not at all disturb- their duty to support lltor and their church ac- Recent surveys that lmve about comlmrative ex- are very convincing. man who takes his out for a night's on- frequently spends as as ten dollars. Strange is trast when the collection es his way on Sundy The same free spender a thin dime and presses Service. Last year the wo- this country spent 33 raft- for face cream, 12 for rouge and lip stick and for lotions. Their toward religion were to even interest the The pampered chil- If the country 'spent over for the privilege of at- the motion pictures. Their in church are Yet these same folks in catechism, that we more care of the soul body. It is impossible Care of the souls without enough to operate. When next inclined to complain the talks about that it is most to him. Catholics con- lls toward than In pro- Seventh Day Adventists times as much. Under law God demanded one- of the earnings. The Church lelient in her demands. type of Catholic, who no honor to his Church is broadminded variety. folks are willing to make even to the ex- of eommitting mortal sn, than to offend their seusi- friends. Tlmt God seems to worry at all. This type of knows more than the au- of the Church. The wis- the ages lms convinced that children must be Under Catholic auspices. nonflnal Catholics will of that. They have WiSdom by which they Catholic schools are not for their darlings. They Iqn the fine buildings and that the public furnish. and social con- needed for their peculiar Children. Every excuse ive shows the Intelligent how ignorant they are of values. Long ago a'Cathollcs recognized the of Ctholie schools and their children to them. t the blindness oil larents. The Catholic is divinely appointed to Any Catholic worthy of should realize this. This type makes fun of have large families. marriage with the de- ll`on`ion of limiting the ful means. When the COndemns bad literature lraetices, these broad- Catholics disagree. This hinders the work of the '/'he Church of course because Christ has her perpetuity. She Is gravely concerned about who are forever She prays that they enlightened. ]1 ldes we hear that busi- quiet. When the reason the Invariable answer one knows what to ex- the small business on page 5) ANNIVERSARY OF POPE Press Congress Host Dr. Frederic Funder. Vienna cor- respondent of the N. C. W. C.' News Service, who is leading in making plans for, and who will be host to the Third International Congress of the Catholic Press.' to be held at Vienna, May 19 to 22. The Press Congress in Vi- enna immediately, precedes the 34th International Eucharistic Congress, to be held at Budapest.  Hungary, May 25 to 28./ i I | Orthodox Resort To Secret Burial Rite in Russia Moscow, Feb. 7. (1O."Religious interment from a distance" is a[ new ceremony introduced by Or- I l thodox priests in southern Rusia. I The priest is not allowed to enter I the cemetery so when a member of his church dies, he is informed secretly by some relative or friend of the dead who brings a garment to be blessed. This garment is placed in the casket. Some earth is also blessed and, if possible, i this is the first thrown on the casket after it has been lowered into the ground. Similar Plan for Marriage A similar arrangement has been made regarding betrothals and marriages. Since the very fact of participating in a religious ;ceremony lays one open to suspic- i ion and, inevitably, to arrest, young people hesitate to have a re- ligious ceremony. Instead some friends take the ring and the pledges of the affianced to a priest who accepts the pledges and blesses the ring. Only 20 Churches Remain Although only some 20 of the 1,624 churches that Moscow had in 1917 remain, these churches were always filled when religious services were held there---in fact, persons came long before the ap- pointed hour in order to gain ad- mittance, and some stood outside the door. But agents of the G. P. U." began arresting those who attended church services on one pretext or another, and even the clergyman while he was officiat- ing. But this has had little effect on the fervor of the people; for example in one Moscow church last year the offering for vdtive lights amounted to more than 200,- 000 rubles. Children Wear Crucifixes At Kiev, investigations made by the League of the Militant God- less revealed that out of 870 chil- dren, more than 600---that is to say 75 per cent--were wearing crucifixes or some other pious xmage. One of the pupils ex- plained: "It is so that God will help us with our examinations." This particular pupil was expelled from school before examinations. * Sunday, February 20, is * * dedicated as "GUARDIAN * * SUNDAY." Renew your * * Subscription now during * * Catholic Press Month. * t * * * * * $ * * * * * * * *  $ Archbishop Is Guest Of C e Ltnt Icy, R klI oFs t bR e v Samuel A SPANISH NATIONALISTS AT MASS Sailors aboard the Spanish Nationalist cruiser "Baleares," assist at Sunday Mass. Attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation was equired for Catholics in the Army and Navy until canceled by th:SpaDlah republic. It hts been re.established trader the Franco regime. (Inter-Anerican photoJ Subiaco Students' Annual Retreat Stritch, Archbishop of Milwau- kee, arrived in Little Rock Tues- day morning, February 15, as the guest of our Most Reverend Bish- op. The distinguished visitor will remain here until next Monday morning when he and Bishop Morris will leave for Louisville to attend the installation of the Most Rev. John A. Floersh, D. D., the new Archbishop of the Dio- cese of Louisville. Tuesday afternoon Archbishop Stritch and Bishop Morris were the guests of the faculty and stu- dents of St. John's Seminary. The Archbishop addressed the student body in assembly. The Church is living, he told the seminarians, on Good Friday as is evidenced by the many persecutions that are going on throughout the world to- day. and that the young men studying for the priesthood now are fortunate in that they will Y' .! into the priesthood at a time rourm Degree come to reap the benefits and glories of, T- s a blessed Easter. I ]l'ughts Give The visit of Archbishop Stritch and the installation of the newly elected Archbishop of Louisville are of deep ad personal signifi- cance to Bishop Morris since both were formerly his altar boys. For a number of years they served Holy Mass for him at the Cathe- dral at Nashviile, Tenn., where he was Vicar General before his con- secration as Bishop of the diocese of Little Rock. English Abbey Has 1st Abbot Since . Reformation Era London, Feb. 7. (E).--Quarr Ab- bey's first post-Reformation Ab- bot, Dom Gabriel Tissot, O. S. B., was blessed by the Most Rev. Wil- liam T. Cotter, Bishop of Ports- mouth. The abbey, which is on the north shore of the Isle of Wight, had its first Abbot 800 years ago. It is built on the site of the old abbey and recently re- gained its status as an abbey. The new Abbot was formerly Prior. Abbot Tissot's brother, Dora Henri Tissot, who is Sub-Prior at Solesmes Abbey, was present at the ceremony. Also present were the Abbots of the English Abbeys of Douai, Belmont, Buclvfast and Ramsgate. , . , . : Windsor h Suggested As King of Palestine Jerusalem, Feb. 4. (.The lo- cal press has given prominence to a new suggestion for the solution of the Palestine problem. Maj. J. B. Paget recommends the es- tablishment of an independent Jewish Kingdom over the whole of the present mandated area ex- cept Trans-Jordan, under the Duke of Windsor. The reason given for the selec- tion of the Duke is that there is a tradition to the effect that the : Duke of Windsor is the hundredth in direct descent from King David. London to Jerusalem by Auto Dinner Program Little Rock, Feb. 5.The Bishop Andrew Byrne General Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Colum- bus held their monthly meeting with a dinner at the Frederica Hotel at 7 o'clock Wednesday night, February 9, for the mem- bers and their guests with a total of 50 present. The highlight of the evening was an illustrated lecture given by the Rev. Francis S. Guy, Ph. D., on "Seeing the Nations' Cap- itol" the City of Washington, D. C. Father Guy's explanation of the different government buildings, parks, etc., was certainly enjoyed by all. Mr. John J. Craig, Master of the Fourth Degree advised the members that there would be a Fourth Degree Initiation at New Orleans on Sunday, February 27, and that an invitation has been extended to all Fourth Degree members to attend. Also Sir Knight Craig announc- ed that an initiation will be held in Memphis in September prior to the Eucharistic Congress in New Orleans in October where the Fourth Degree has been asked to take a very prominent part. He urged our assembly to start mak-! ing preparations so we will have a large representation there. Mrs. Leo Byrne rendered several piano selections during the evening. The dinner and entertainment committee was in charge of Dr. Ralph E. McLochlin. The following members and their guests were in attendance Rt. Rev. Msgr. Herman H. Wer- nke, Rt. Rev. Msgr. James P. Gaffney, Rev. Thos. J. Prender- gast, Rev. Francis S. Guy, Ph.D., Mr. and Mrs. John J. Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Byrne, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard einze, Dr. and Mrs. Ralph McLochlin, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peters, Mr. and Mrs. August Korte, Mr. and Mrs. Jo- seph Beck, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hart, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Call, Mr. and Mrs. John Hum, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Randolph, Mr. and Mrs. John Pruniski, Mr. and Mrs. Wal- ter Koehler, Mr. and Mrs. M. Rapillard, Mr .and Mrs. S. J. Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. John Healy, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oberle, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kiehl, Mr. Carl and Miss Meurer, John Rumbach, Ed Worthsmith, Hickey Himsted and John Tuohey. Mr. Leo Byrnes, Faithful Navi- gator, presided at the meeting and thanked the committee for such a successful meeting. To Open Monday Subiaco, Feb. 15. (Special).-- Annual retreat for all Catholic students of Subiaco college and academy will open Monday night, according to announcement made by the Very Rev. Ignatius Bod- mayr, O. S. B., spiritual director of the student body. The Rev. John J. Walde, columnist for the Southwest Courier of Oklahoma City, Okla., and pastor of Corpus Christi parish in Oklahoma City, will be the retreat master. Simultaneously, the Fathers and Lay Brothers of the abbey will be on retreat, but will begin a day earlier and continue a day longer than the students' spiritual exer- cises will last. Father Walde will conclude his series of addresses to the students Thursday morning at 6:15 Communion Mass. Bishop Lauds Splendid Work Of Narberth Society Narberth, Pa., Feb. 11. (E).In a letter addressed to the Cath- olic Information Society of Nar- berth, Pa., the Most Rev. Ed- win V. O'Hara, Bishop of Great Falls and Chairman of the N. C. W. C. Department of Social Ac- tion, commends the Narberth mes- sages and expresses his hope that the Society's leaflets, "both for individual distribution and for in- sertion in the public press will rapidly be appreciated at their true value and widely used." Bishop O'Hara's letter follows: "I wish to congratulate .you on your splendid work which the Ca- tholic Information Society of Nar- berth is accomplishing. The leaf- lets are models of brevity and clearness, and are prepared with a clear perception of the difficul- ties which strike the non-Catholic mind. May I expres the hope that your leaflets, both for individual distribution and for insertion in the public press, will rapidly be appreciated at their true value, and widely used?" Admitted to Colleges' Association Chicago, Feb. 11 (IDBarat Col- lege of the Sacred Heart at Lake Forest, pioneer college, here, has been admitted to the Association of American Colleges at the meet- ing held in this city last week. Religious of the Sacred Heart are in charge of the college. Jerusalem, Feb. 5. (E).--A Pal- estinian Arab, Farid Hanania, a Cambridge graduate and Barrister- at-Law in London, has travelled 4,000 miles in his own car from England to Palestine. After motoring through France and crossing to Algiers, he went on through Tunis, Lybia, Egypt and the Sinai Desert to the Holy Land. IS OBSERVED Seminary Commemorates Coronation of Pope Pius Exhibit Of Catholic Press New York, Feb. 12. 00.--More than 1O,000 persons visited the Ca- tholic Press Exhibit held all this week at the Centre Club. So suc- cessful was the exhibit, which was featured by the first public show- ing of the Trinity League's Anti- GOd display, that exhibit officials contemplated holding it on a big- ger scale next year. The tremedous value of the Ca- tholic Press to the Church and to the American people as a whole, was stressed by a score of nationally-known priests and lay- men who spoke at various meet- ings held in conjunction with the affair. 27 publishers of Catholic books, newspapers, pamphlets, and other material participated. The general subjects of the meetings were: "The Catholic Press in America," "The Catholic: Press and Social Justice," "The Catholic Press and Peace," "The i Catholic Press and Spain," "The i Catholic Press and Dictators," "The Catholic Press and Educa- tion" and "The Catholic Press and Democracy. Among the speakers were: The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. La- velle, Vicar General of the Arch- diocese of New York; Charles H. ] Ridder, Managing Editor of The Catholic News; the Rt. Re. J. Frances A. McIntyre, Chancellor of the Archdiocese; Patrick F. Scanlan, Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Tablet; the Rev. Ignatius W. Cox, S. J., of Fordham Uni- versity; Dr. John J. O'Connor, Managing Editor of Commonweal; the Rev. Paul B. Ward, C. S. P., Editor of Wisdom; the Rev. Vin- cent C. Donovan, O. P., National Director of the Catholic Thought Association; the Rev. Francis X. Talbot, S. J., Editor of America; the Rev. Dr. John P. Boland, Chairman of the New York State Labor Relations Board; the Rev Dr. Edward Lodge Curran, presi- dent of the International Catholic Truth Society, and the Rev. John B. Toomey, S. J., associate editor of America. Father Maloy To Speak On "Cathedral Hour" Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 16.The Cathedral Hour program will be given on radio station KARK on Sunday, February 20, from 2 to 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Ed- ward R. Maloy, assistant at the Cathedral, as the speaker. Father Maloy will speak on "The Primacy i of Peter." Next Sunday, February 27, an- other Cathedral Hour program will be given with the Rev. Claiborne Lafferty, professor of history at the Catholic High School as the speaker. Appointed Assistant Editor of Newspaper Amarillo, Tex., Feb. 11. (E)--The Rev. Edward O'Flaherty has been named Assistant Editor of the Texas Panhandle Register. Father O'Flaherty is a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and has beenlent to the Diocese of Amarillo. The Rev. Thomas Drury will continue as Editor and Business Manager of the paper. was commemorated at the Home Missions seminary on Saturday, February 12. The day opened with a Solemn Votive Mass in the Major Seminary chapel celebrat- ed by Msgr. Joseph A. Gallagher, vice rector. The Rev. Mr. Leander G. Lecher, was deacon and the Rev. Mr. Clair E. McTamney, wag sub- deacon. Mr. Amos Enderlin was master of ceremonies. Mon- signor Gallagher preached. The music of the Mass was rendered by the seminary choristers, un- der the direction of the Rev. Mr. James A. Allen. In his sermon, Monsignor Gal- legher said in part: "It would not be rash to surmlse that when the news of the serious illness of His Holiness was announced to the world at the close of 1936, we never imagined that after more than a year had passed witl continued illness and the burdens of cares and responsibilities of the papacy, that we would be cele- brating the sixteenth anniversary af his coronation . . . but Divine Providence has seen fit to grant our Supreme Pontiff lengthened days in which he continues to un- dertake and perform the most gigantic labor with sustenance and rest scarcely sufficient to retain the frail life that every moment threatens to flutter away to the world beyond..." "Great though he be, Monsig- nor Gallagher said, "in all that is truly-noble, magnificent, and splendid in humanity, he is great- est because he is the Vicar of Jesus Christ, against Whose, Church the gates of hell can never (Continued on page 5) OFFIOIAL NOTICE MEMORIAL MASS FOR BISHOP FITZGERALD A solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass for the late Bishop Fitz- gerald will be celebrated by HIS Excellency, the Most Rev- erend Bishop, on Monday, February 21,, at 9 a m. In St. Andrvw's Cathedr. Assisting the Bishop on rids occasion will be the following clergy: Assistant priest, RL Rev. Msgr. Albert L. Fletcher, V. G.; Very Rev. Msgr. Joe. ,A. Gallagher and Very Rev. Msgr. Francis A. Allen as Deacons of honor; Rev. John B. Scheper and Rev. Joseph A. Murray ms deacon and sub-deacon respec- tively; Very Rev. Msgr. $ohn J. He#,ly, mter of eeremo-qes; Rev. Francis S. Guy, PIL D., 'assistant muter of cemoulee. The minor 0irises of the Mass will be filled by the students of St. John's Seminary. The music of the Mass will be rendered by the student choir of St. John's Seminary. Members of the clergy of Little Rock and the surroundln towns will occupy places in the sanctuary. Students from the Catholic High School and Mr. St. Mary's Academy as well as students from all the Daroelflal schools in the Twin C/es will be pre- sent at the Mass.