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0 n I r upon thc importance of p00p;; oi e  know thc attitude of ntllency, Bhop Morris, 00ey'know thai nest desire that the S I_ esar9 Paper finds its way into *eolic llome. -Moreover, 0000i00-shouia make m e Guaran available to as l ally, Who are not of. our faith, ir Possible In some parishes thls |donc b" sendin a copy to the blic iiby. Thee Guardian car- a Weekly message not only mOSe who live in Arkansas, it also to many former inhabit- at[ m, who are now elsewhere. dday of these latter have said that -|t!hlg The Guardian each week Just like zetting a letter from L " horse fol-ks. This should in- lrest the relatives of all the boys [d girls who are at present in ! e Service of their country. They $ aer from home and are hungry t.,_ews from their native hearth. I  easy to send them a Guardian t rlption They will really ap- ;t'late it" Those, who are at v ae can scarcely realize what a ty from back home means to Who are away. They will ml= every item; even the adver- '0le,ets will bring them  touch et he home atmosphere. And ee,yho are at home can keep  'alxorrnea on Catholic actlvi- ! t a d Catholic views upon cur- ,stlons, by reading The x !!Ez. The secular press of- r'L_ $ents p0rejudiced otlons PiaTeeralng the news of the day. . ery often deletes and omits Ptfetures that re of s,e'nlrest to Catholic readers. ,  Oacdia, n discusses current With clarity and fairness: ericy is unmasked and false L dards are exposed. Catholics lve much more influence i cir respective communities, eY had more knowledge about truths which the Church'teach- ieln tile Catholic home, the Ca- c Paper should have priority. s edition of The Guardian [es the story of another ordi- ,a  young men to the priest- . xne great work of prepav- sung men for the priesthood Sou every day of the year at John's Home Missions Semi- f Ordination day is a gala i eeeause on this day are real- UOpes that have been living ttrtcs in the hearts of these  aen and those who have l. e them and have watched ! ions unfold. Ordlma- , y Is a day of rejoicing for '  op of this diocese. As he n s sacred hands upon the I] - f the ordinandi, he sees the u  of years of planning and ;' : to give his people an ade- L nber of priests. It is a !  own fact that the diocese " '* e Rock is making rapid : tOWard the gol, h norris envisioned, when which   to the diocese. His single- h Purpose has met with 1 z SUccess, despite many ob- v  Nearly all the priests, | ,'king in this diocese, have ned at St. John's Semi- r = have been ordained by ii  Morris. In recent years,  vocations have increased  and bounds. So true is it the time does not seem ant when the diocese of _ ttOck will be served by a ttClergy. This always means 't eess has crowned the work. d y, missionary field foreign e uo the pioneer work.  This ! 8o cm for many and years ne Church authorities are i - .ttisfied until Catholicity ched the stage where native s are produced in such ] ace that a native clergy is t. With God's help, Bish- . zs has planted and watered e field that has been com-  fo his care. He has seen t .,ruit borne also. May God hitlt and bless his work. People of Little Rock, to Father Dossogne recent visit to this city a"d inspired by this priest. AI- handicapped by of speaking English, had no difficulty his message. From of his heart, his mouth tragic sights which he Belgium and France listeners who were His graphic of the invasion of Bel- was enough to even the most skeptical is terrible. If any of had previously about rationing, they blushed, with shame Y were told about the of those innocent peo- told of the of women and the Nazi hordes. His f the invasion of Bel- left no doubt in any one as to why the and the French an- They were the grasp of a mad good to hear the speak of the magic America, upon people of Eu- to know that the terror to the mad Fuehrer. If the paranoiac has any ho must see the the wall by this under any whe civilhms Let's Place The Guardian In Every C(l00nolic Home His Excellency Ordains" Banquet At Seminary For Priests, Relatives th Annivers, Req For Bishop Fitzgerald Ordained Pictures here are of the ordination Ceremony of last Sunday at the Cathedral. Across the top is a picture tak--e'faronP"te choir loft. It shows the Bishop, his Auxiliary and priests standing with hands raised following the imposition of hands on the head of each candidate. Lower left is Father Paul Waehtrle as the Bishop places both hands on his head saying at the same time: "Receive the Iqoly Ghost: whose sins thou shah forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins thou shah retain, they are retained. On the lower right is Father JesseCheney as the Bishop unfolds the chasuble which thus far remained folded on his shoulders, and invests him with its, 36th A " R "m nntoersa equte lOOth Prtest From Semtnary zylassa Fort7 l00ta,r00" " fT.., _ Ordained For Diocese Sunday Fnzgerata ced::a00erde and ordained by the Oio. Little Rock.--A Solemn Ponti- ward Fitzgerald, Second Bishop of the 1943 ordination class of St.  ' ceved with thanksgiving fical Mass of requiem will bc cele- Little Rock. Jolm's Home Missions "Seminary, ana prayer. brated at St. Andrew s Cathedral Assistant Priest will be the Rt. .n, *h, Worrnd Wm;nm :f When Bishop Morris established v ........................ -" " h' ' by Hs Excellency, the Most Re - Rev. Msgr. Francs A. Allen, Rect-  .............. t ]s Seminary, back in 1911, he urne me nunareatn pes o ve k t erend Bishop, at 9 a.m. on Mon- or of the Cathedral. Deacons of . " new he only way to get priests day morning, February 22, the Honor will be the Very Rev. Mon- ordained by our most Reverend for his Diocese, was to educate 36th anniversary of the deaih of signor John B. Scheper, and the Bishop, for the Diocese of Little them himself. During .the years His Excellency, the Most Rev. Eft- Very Rev. Msgr. James E. O Con- Rock. since the Seminary was establish-  nell. The Deacon of the Mass will It was in 1843, just a hhnd'rect ed, 172 priests have been ordained r.,w ,_a,,, m,xx , e Rcv Jose h be th . p A. Murray, and years ago that the Diocese was from the Seminary, and' the Little DIRECTOR the Sub-Deacon will be the Rev. Claiborne Lafferty. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John J. Healy will act as Master of Ceremonies, assisted by the Rev. Harry Chin- ery. Minor offices of the Mass will be filled by the students of St. John's Seminary. Sister Ledwina Dies At St. Scholastica Fort Smith.--Sister Mary Led- wina Rist, O.S.B., died at St. Scholastica Convent in Fort Smith, on Sunday, February 7, after an illness of five weeks. She was 73 years old at the time of her death, and had been a member of the Benedictine Community at Fort Smith for thirty-one years. Sister Ledwina was born in Wuertenburg, Germany, and came to the United States in 1902 to enter the Benedictine community then located at Shoal Creek. For the past twelve years, she had been stationed at the Convent in Fort Smith, where she served as nurse for the sick and aged Sisters. Funeral services were held Tues- day morning with the Rev. S. J. Peoples, chaplain of the Convent, officiating at the requiem High ,Mass, assisted by the Rev. Paul "See SR. LEDWINA on page8 established, and in this year of Rock Diocese has received 102 of celebration, the hundredth priest See 100th PRIEST on page 8 Young Priests Bless Students --Photo by Father Murray It is an inspiring sight to see "fellow students" kneel at the ap- proach of a newly ordained priest and ask his blessing. A Semi- narian whose all important longing and desire is one day to be so invested with the powers and privileges of the Holy Priesthood, sees in the young priest the reality of his own ordination day ap- proaching. On the left is Father Joseph Boyce giving his blessing to Victor Nazario, a Seminarian from Porto Rico. On the right is Father William Burke giving his blessing to Vincent C. O'Brien, student and nephew of the Most Rev, William D. O'Brien, Head of Catholic Church Extension Society, Chicago. The Reverend James W. Nugent was appointed this week by the Most Reverend Bishop as the Dio- cesan Director of the Confrater- nity of Christian Doctrine. to suc- ceed tho Very Reverend Msgr. John B. Scheper. Father Nugent, a professor at St. John's Home Missions Semi- nary has done post-graduate work at the Catholic University at Wash- ington, D.C. He has been popular since his return from the nation's capitol, addressed many organizations, giv- en retreats, and done a great deal of speaking in general. Little Rock.ln splendor of ancient liturgy and usual perfection of pontifical ceremonies of the Diocese, His Excel- lency conferred the Holy Orders of the priesthood on five young men last Sunday morning at St. Andrew's Cathedral. In the presence of the entire "student body of St. John's Seminary, friends and relatives of the newly ordained, this beauti- ful yet most simple of the Church's ceremonies was enacted. Subscription iCampaign For Guardian Sun. With the approach of next Sun- day, February 21, the subscrip tion campaign for The Guardian reaches its climax. The letter of His Excellency ap- pealing for the support and co- operation in behalf of The Guard- ian, our official Diocesan rep- resentative of the Catholic' Press, stresses the need of a strong and virile organ. His Excellency mentions that he looked to the subscription cam- paign of 1943 to be the most suc- cessful campaign in all its 32 years of publication, and partic- ularly did he express his grati- tude to his good people and loyal priests for all the support which they have given so generously. His Excellency asks that a ser- mon on the Catholic Press be preached on this Sunday, ap- propriate announcements and parish plans having lead up to this day. The parishes have made their announcements, and have in- augurated their,olan of placing The Guardian tn every home in their parish. There remains for Sunday and the days thereafter, follow-up and completion of this important work. 'Aryan Culture' Not Aryan, Says Noted Jesuit Havana. (E)--"Aryan Culture is not Aryan .... If Nietzsche were to raise his head he would have to add an epilogue to his old and decrepit Zarathustra, august sym- bol of the incomparable Aryan civilization." This is the opinion expressed' by the Rev. Jose Rubinos, S.J., in an article, "A Great Historical Dis- covery," published in Dlaro de la Marina. This distinguished writ- er and professor at the Jesuit Colegic de Belen here, reviews in his article important archeological and linguistic discoveries made by a Spanish Jesuit, the Rev. En- rique Heras of the University of Bombay. Father Heras, who en- joys world-wide renown for his studies in Hindu problems, is a member of the Indian Historical Records Commission and the In- ternational Historical Sciences Committee, and is Director of the Indian Historical Research Com- mission. His deciphering of pre-Aryan inscriptions has thrown light on hitherto obscure matters, and re- veals the existence in India, prior to the arrival of the Aryans, of a highly developed civilization. The history of the Aryans in India parallels that of the barbarians who later overran Europe, he dis- covered; in other words, his con- clusion is that "a strong and vig- orous race acquired a culture which it had' previously lacked." : The steps preceding Father Heras's discoveries and his labor- ious and painstaking process for correlating facts are discussed at length in Father Rubino's article. In 1928, traces of cities were found in northern India which were be- lieved to antedate the Aryan in- vasion. The solution law in the deciptiering of some 2,000 seals, of steatite, each having a short inscription. Unfortunately, the characters in which they were written were totally unknown. Father Heras, the article in dlarlo de ! Marina said, has a theory that the Calcuehi who live near Mohenjo Daro and speak a Dravid'ian language, although they themselves are a mixture of Mon- golian and h'anian races, probably derived their language from a Dravidian nation that had dwelt in that vicinity long ago. Card. L&vttrano's In,try In Air Raid Slight Vatican City. 0C} The injury suffered by His Eminence Luigi i Cardinal Lavitrano, Archbishop of Palermo, in an air raid was of a minor nature to one of his hands it is reported in word received here. It is always a great event in the Diocese. Ordinarily some fifty priests come to Little Rock from all parts of the Diocese to take part in ceremonies that mean so much to every priest. But ordi- nations were on Sunday, and only a few could leave their stations of duty. Ordinations began at 9 a.m. Immediately following the cere- mony the ordinandi were guests of the Most Reverend Bishop at breakfast. This is a custom of the Bishop's that has long since grown into a kind of tradition. It is indicative too, of the kindly interest that His Excellency has in his priests. It is only after the Bishop has acted as host to the newly ordained that the banquet is scheduled at the Seminary. At twelve-thirty, students, visit- ing priests and relatives of the youn priests gather with the faculty of St. John's for a delight- ful dinner and short program. The ordinandi this year dedicated their class to the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas A. Smith, Seminary professor who celebrates his silver sacerdotal jubilee next fall. The class pie- ture of fourteen young priests was on display with Monsignor Smith's picture in the center. Monsignor Smith addressed the young priests at the banquet. Frank Murphy, member of next year's ordination class was toast- master. The theme of his re- marks, "One Large Happy Fam- ily" was carried out by all the speakers. He as a student spoke of the years that slip by so hur- riedly. He bade the new priests farewell and wished that Almighty God magnHy their labors with His bountiful grace. The Rev. Rudolph Maus, speak- ing for the junior clergy, welcomed the young priests into the ranks of the junior alumni. It was at this point that it seem- ed applause would not subside following the introduction of Mon- signor Smith, who was to speak for the senior clergy. Monsignor Smith told the newly ordained that all the clergy ex- pected great things from them "This expectation", he said, "is founded on your record here at the Seminary." Monsignor then went on to explain what he meant. He said as students they were an example to the other students, a credit to the faculty and an as- sistance to the Rector. "You have ****************** * His Excellency, the Most * * Reverend Bishop is in the * * fifty-first year of his ordi- * * nation and not the thirty- * * first as was given in the or- * * dination story of last week's * * issue. ****************** participated in every activity," said the speaker, "and made the Seminary a happier place in which to live and study. Be good to your Bishop as you have been good to your Rector Because of your strong faith and solid piety, we think you are dependable. Other speakers were Monsignor Gaffney, Father Wachtrle and our Most Reverend Auxiliary. The Rector spoke of the spirit of enthusiasm, the spirit of help- Yulness that prevaded seminary life at St. John's and lived on with the priests long after their ordi- nation day. It was here' that the remarkable announcement was made of the Seminary's record. Monsignor said that the seminary was or/Iv thirty-two years old, yet the biSh- op had ordained one hundred and See ORDINATION on page 2 CruCIAL ANNOUNCEMIIrr Hls Excellency, the Most Rev- erend Bishop announces the ap- pointment of the ReverenK Yames W. Nugent, S.T.L., as I Diocenn Director of the Con- fraternity Of Christian Doc tTine;