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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 19, 1943 Authentic First Edition of The I Jouay-Rheims Version of Bi( Are Cherished In Bishop's Library,, Pictured Here For First Time The remarkable picture shown above is the first etition of the Douay-Rheims version of the Holy Bible, in the possession of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop. , These interesting and ancient volumes were brought to the at- tention of The Guardian on its recent publication of the historical chart on the Church, and the Holy Bible. On the left is a reproduction of the first page of the Holy Bible, the first volume of the Old Testa- ment, published in 1609, accord- ing to the date at the bottom of the page. Dates are also noticed on the cover of the first two books cn the right. The second volume of the Old Testament was publish- ed in 1610. Next to tne modern edition of the Douay version, is the New Testament, which was published in 1582, and printed at Rheims. These remarkable volumes, which the Bishop cherishes are nearly 400 years old. The battered covers of all three volumes show both age and use. What was originally the finest leather is worn and discolored. On the 'first volume of the Old Testament published in 1609, there is an almost indistinguishable coat of arms, originally stamped in gold leaf. The volume of the New Testa- ment, dated 1582, appears in much better condition, mostly be- cause of a little finer leather used in the binding. A leather crafts- man in Little Rock gives his opinion that the New Testament was bound in goat skin, with a sentence are exact as in the book, but the spelling has been modified into present day usage. The printers, of this, the first edition of the Bible in English are Lawrence Kellam and John Fogey. There are many notations to be found on the inside fly leaves, and various names, which show that the book has passed from hand to hand, and possibly from family morocco finish, and the two vol- to family before coming to the umes of the Old Testament were possession of our Most Reverend finished in sheepskin, which was Bishop. slightly less durable. One old note reads as follows: The book edges have a mottled, "A 2nd edition of the Old Testa- stenciled finish, and the inside ment was published in 1635, 25-26 cover of the New Testament re- years later than the 1st in 1609-10. peats this design in exquisite color, "A 2nd Edition of the New which isn't very different from Testament was published in 1600, the expensive bindings of the pres- 18 years later than the 1st edition ent day books. inMuch',ca nl..R be learned from the We are quoting below informa- tion from the frontispiece of the Jfirst page of volume 1 of the Old New Testament: I Testament, which is reproduced "The Preface to the reader ! above. The letter of approbation treating of these three points: of lgives the date of November 8, the translations of Holy Scriptures 11609. There was an 11 page for- into the vulgar tongues, and name- ward to the English readers, which ly into English: of the causes why was written during the octave of this Nev Testament is translated All Saints, 1609, from the Eng- according to the ancient vulgar fish College in Douay. Latin text; and of the manner of, Let us set forth below the first translating the same." t paragraph of the Preface of the The expressions given in this I Old Testament, which gives some "Why Read The Guardian' l:.ssay Winner First place was won by Louis bachowsky in the annual Catholic Press Essay Contest at St. Joseph's School, Conway, according to the announcement made by the school this week, Second place was merited by Betty Jane Imboden and third place by Emily Nabholz. The management of The Guardian is happy for the privilege of offering prizes each year to this contest. Nice prayerbooks were awarded the three winners. The winning essay is given here with the permission of the school: are looking out for their own good; how thy can make the most money. In order to do this they are going to have to give the people what they demand, and for this rea- son should we demand indecent literature barred from the news- stands? In abolishing bad papers, books, and magazines we must ao re- member to support the good ones. "The Guardian", the official or- gan of the diocese of Little Rock, is a paper all Catholics of Arkan- sas should patronize unanimously. It is edited under the faithful leadership of the Very Reverend Monsignor Thomas L. Keany. His articles inspire us and cause all Catholic sentiment to arise within us. In them he bravely and fear- lessly defends the Church and' Pope agalnst the enemies of our Why We Should Read It In observance of Catholic Press Month, February, we are urged by our bishops and pastors to read only good literature and to con- vince others to do so also. The Catholic Press has for its sponsors not only writers and publishers of good magazines and papers, but also the bishops and cardinals of the United States. In these troubled times, the Catholic Press stands out as a guardian and de- fender of literature approved by the Legion of Decency. 'During this month it is our duty, as Ca- tholics, to make an effort by lead- ership and example, to place good, clean, literature on the shelves of our magazine counters. Pub- lishers are not the sole ones to blame for bad literature. If we encourage them by buying it hey only produce all the more. They Faith. Very ably assisting Mon- signor Keany is the Managing Editor, Father Thomas J. Pren- dergast. Through his efforts and toil, articles sent to him are pub- lished and then enjoyed by the ****************** * Conway is a parish of grand * * records. In all local and * * Diocesan activities it is al- * * ways to the front. At this * * time it is our Diocesan * * newspaper that has the at- * * tention of the whole parish. * * The Rev. Anthony Lachov- * * sky, pastor of St. Joseph's * * has his popular column on * * the Editorial page each * * week. But this item is about * * the school and its interests * * in the Catholic Press. The * * essay contest winner, Louis * * Lachowsky also sent a check * * for $2.00 this week with * * this notation: "In addition * * to the essay contest we also * [i cllected amng 0ur class- * mates enough money for a .* * subscription to The Guard- * ian as a special activity dur- * ing Catholic Press Month." * * The subscription is to go to * * a family in Conway. * ****************** public. Advertisements are made to look more inviting. He looks after the financial welfare of the paper in a business like manner :as only he and men like him are capable of doing. Living by the motto, "'The Guardian' in every Catholic home in Arkansas," Bishop Morris I stresses the need of "The Guard- ian." Frequently articles appear written in his name. As a faith- ful shepherd, he is deeply inter- !ested in the welfare of his people and wishes them to read only what will not harm them. I Some of the regular articles are "Rural Life," written by our pas- tor, Father Anthony Lachowsky, in which ye learn the farmers' I problems and study them. We see the value of the farmer since all life must depend upon him. "To- day's Parable" relates biblical stories told in a very interesting manner. The article entitled "Qut Vive" holds up for the Ca- tholic Faith and is not afraid of what it says. Through "The Guardian" we learn such informa- tion as "Where to hear Mass." "The Question Box" relates every- one's everyday troubles and ex- plains the best judgment to be used. "The Guardian," also con- tains other articles that are too numerous to mention. PRAY FOR MORE NATIVE CLERGY t A day of prayer for the success and increase of native priests in mission landl will be hel] throughout the United States on Sunday, February 21, the eve of the Feat of St. Peter's Chair at Antioch, one of the great patronal feasts of the Society of St. Peter the Apostle for Native Clergy. Monsignor Thomas J. McDonnell, of New York, is National Director of the Society. Pictured: A newly ordained Korean priest gives his first blessing to.his old theological , proteor, INFides photo.}, / \\; hGuardian Photo idea of the hardships the trans- lators had to endure to get the Book ready for publication: "At last through God's good- ness (most dearly beloved) we send you here the greater part of the Old Testament: as long since you received the New: faithfully translated into English. The resi- due is in hand to be finished: and your desire thereof shall not now (God prospering our'intention) be long frustrated. As for the im- pediments, which hitherto have hindered this work, they all pro- ceded (as many do know) of one general cause, our poor estate in banishment. Wherein expecting better means, greater difficulties rather ensued. Nevertheless, you will hereby the more preceive our fervent good will, ever to serve you, in that we have brought forth this Tome, in these hardest times, of about forty years, since this College was most happily be- gun. Wherefore we nothing doubt, but you our dearest, for whom we have dedicated our lives, will both pardon the long delay, Golden Jubilee Year Of Famous Encyclical To Be Observed In America " . . . the solicitude of the apos- tolic compels us to desire that this great source of Catholic revela- tion be made abundantly ncces- sible to the flock of Jesus Christ". With these words, of Pope Leo XIII burning in their hearts, America's " Catholic clergy, will solemnize the Golden Jubilee Year of his prophetic Scriptural En- cyclical Providentissimtm I)eus. In the Churches, Seminaries, Convents and Parochial schools, a program prepared by Catholic Biblical Scholars for 25,000,000 American and Canadian Catholics, will begin Sunday and continue through this wartime Lenten sea- son. Under the patronage of the Episcopal Committee of the Con- fraternity of Christian Doctrine, the Catholic Biblical Association for the past seven years has work- ed diligently and fruitfully to realize the fervent wish of he Leonine Pope. In consequence of which the revised New Testament published by the Confraternity the latter part of 1941, has been placed in one million Catholic of Boston, said to his faithful, "it is therefore in continuance of the age old tradition of the Catholic Church that the Catholic Biblical Association of America has pre- sented to you this latest revision of the New Testament in English. It is my earnest hope and prayer that you will read it and re-read it... " The oi'iginal texts of both books of the Bible, New and Old Testa- ments, were written as is known, in the idiom of the day. They ac- quired slight revision in vernac- ular, with the first translations from Hebrew and Greek to Latin. And a little more with the Douay- Rheims, Challoner-Rheims in Eng- lish. However, they were more lingual conversions and made lit- tle or no attempt to revert to the broad usage of lay rhetoric. Rath- er did they stay close to the clas- sical. The Bible is a Holy implement of Catholicity, for young and old. Pope Benedict XV, in his en- homes, cyclical "Spiritus Paraclitus", The Iierarchy in letters to Rev. wrote, "so convinced was Jerome that familiarity with. the Bible Joseph' L. Lilly, C.M., Secretary was the royal road to the knowl- of the Catholic Biblical Associa- edge and love of Christ that he tion have lauded the program for did not hestitate to say: Ignor- the Lenten season, starting Sun- ] ance of the Bible means Ignorance day, Feb. 21st. of Christ' ". The occasion for Pope Leo's an- t The slogan cyclical in 1893 almost paralleled ! "A New Testament the present day of Godless "ism". in Every Home, The teaching of Christ in every heart", was coined The latter nineteenth century was for the first Biblical Sunday, two rife with rationalizing falsehoods, agnosticism, atheism and "seienti- later it still remains the ob- which we coulc not well prevent, and accept now this fruit of our labors with like good affection, as we 8cknowledge them due, and offer the same unto you." fie evolutions". Recognizing the incalculable harm of differing personal judg- ment, the Papal biblical advocate disseminated his renowned En- cyclical. Five decades have fail- ed to obscure this greatest of mod- ern documents on the Bible. The New Testament was com- pleted apd published in October, ****************** * Attention is called to the * * famous Encyclical of Pope * * Leo XII, Providentissimus * * Deus, the foremost Palml * * document on the Bible in * * modern times, which is be- * * ing run 6n the editorial page * * in a series of four install- * * merits beginning with this * * week's issue. * * * * * * * * * * * $* * * * * * * 1941, The Commentary in October, 1942. Both works have been paid tribute by the clergies of many faiths, besides the Hierarchy of the world. At the time America's senior Prince of the Church, William Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop ective of the Catholic Biblical kssociation. Great progress has been made in diffusing widely this Sacred Text, but there re- main millions of Catholic homes which do not have a copy, and Biblical Sunday this year is a most opportune occasion to bring this Holiest of Books into many of these homes. BRITISH TANK TO RUMBLE INTO TRIPOLI DRIVEN BY CATHOLIC London. 0C)The first British tank to rumble into Tripoli be- hind Rommel's fleeing army was driven by a Lancashire Catholic, Trooper Peter Dig- aura, who had named his machine "Dorothy." "Dorothy" is Dorothy Wat- kins, another Lancashire Catho- lic, who is in a factory some- where in England helping to make tanks. She iS engaged to ,he Trooper. Her Letters Meet Miss Genevieve one of the loyal corres the Letter Writers Club USO center operated by the tional Catholic Community ice in San Antonio. at the club see to it that of newsy letters are sent out week to the boys in the who have asked to be bered, no matter how far they go. Letters re veived from service men reveals that this oct fillg a great need. (N,C, (00at'hollcs Oppose Nazis On 'Principle' New York. (E)--Catholics t Netherlands province of are opposed to National for ' "reason of principle," it been admitted by the Nazi missioner of Lmbourg, the lice of War Information ed. i: In a letter published in Nazi-controlled Dutch Limburgersche Courant, was received by the OWI, missioner Ansembourg "extraordinary" that "political ponents" of Nazism "always fer this conflict to the principle." The Nazi official tinued: "For instance, it is peatedly said that religious siderations have prevented bourg Roman Catholics fro/P: coming National Socialists, countless mayors have 'for reasons of principle.'" Since we all read "The GuaM-: tan" and enjoy it, we can show our appreciation and gratitude by passing it on to others especially the men and boys in the service of our dountry. It ought to'be our daily prayer that God bless our beloved Bishop for his untiring zeal in the work he has begun, and grant continued success to his zealous vorkers, Monsignor Thomas L. Keany and Father Thomas J. Prendergast. Let us not disappoint our bishop in his expectations and make this year, 1943, the "most successful campaign" in the history of "The Guardian." Louis Lachowsky England and Wales, Cardinal Hin- sley has issued this statement: "Whatever can be done to save or help the victims of Nazi per- secution we most urgently sup- port. Multitudes of Christians are among the victims, but the Jews are singled out for extermi- nation. Blind. racial hate, as Cardinal Faulhaber has repeated: ly declared, is the motive of these unparalleled barbarities. As he has said: 'Christian love of men of every race is the fundamental commandment of Our Lord. We must pray to remain always Chris- tians.' "That should be the stimulus to action as well as to pra,er, and that at once." At the time of the attacks uFon the residence of Cardinal yon Faulhaber in Munich in 1938, an N.C.W.C. News Service dispatch stated that on the evening of the mob rioting, Adolpf Wagner, Ba- varian Minister of the Interior, addressed a throng at the Krone Circus in Munich, attacking the "red and black protectors of the Jews." He read a letter written to the Munich police authorities and commented on it. It was af- ter this demonstration that the mob began to congregate in the vicinity of the Cardinal's resi- dence. The dispatch also stated that Cardinal van Faulhaber had been urged toward nightfall to leave his residence but had refused to do so. Mixed Marriages Topic Of St. Astine Clergy St. Augustine. (E)--Mixed mar- riages and their influence on the breakdown in Christian family life will be the topic of discussion at conference of the clergy in the Diocese of St. Augustine, to be held at the various deaneries throughout the week of February 21. All pastors and their assist- ants together with as many mili- tary chaplains as are free to at' tend, will review the statistics and discuss methods of reducing mixed marriages At each of the conferences, the Most Rev. Joseph P. Hurley, Bish- op of St. Augustine. will be in at- tendance. Papers presented will deal with : (1) Deanery statistics on mixed marriage; (2) A program for reducing the high rate of mix- ed marriages, and (3) Practical methods of preparation for mix- ed marriages. A moral etimate of current entertainment feature motion pictures under the direction of the New York Archdiocese Council of the Legion with the co-operation of the Motion Picture Department of the eration of Catholic Alumnae. REVIEWED THIS WEEK Forever and a Day Power of the Press Immortal Sergeant, The Two Fisted Justioe CLASS A---Section lUnobjectionable for General Patronage PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED American Empire Andy Hardy's Double Life Army Surgeo Between Us Girls Blaek Rider of Robin Hood Pnch Bowery B]itzkreig Cairo Chetniks Cinderella Swings It Commandos Strike at Dawn, The Dead Man's Gulch Enemy Agent Eternal Gift, The Fighting .Buckaroo For Me and My Gal Gentleman Jim George Washington Slept Here Glory of laSth. The Golgotha Great Gildersleeve, The Haunted Ranch Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour Hi. Buddy Hidden Gold Hi-ya Churn lee-Capades It Comes Up Love CLASS A--Sectlon ll--UnobJeetionable for Adults REVIEWED THIS WEEK Crystal Ball, The Margin for Error ,Silent Witness Dawn on the Great Divide Powers Girl They Got Me PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED Aeroae the Pacific Air Force Behind the Eight Ball Beyond the Blue Horizon Black Swan, The Bombs Over Burma Busses Roar Casablanea .Charlie Chan in the City in Darkness ' China Girl ,City Without Men Coast Guard Conquest Criminal Investigator Dead Men Walk Destination Unknown Dr.Gillespie's New As- slstant Fighting Devil Dogs Fra[qkenstoin Meets the Wolf-Man Full Confession Girls Town Gorilla Man HS My Guy Hidden Hand. The Hitler's Children i In Which We Serve Isle of Forgotten Sins {now "Prisoner of Ja- pan") isle of Missing Men Journey for Margaret ungle ,Siren Lady Frn Chungking Lady Bodyguard Lone Wolf Strikes, The Prison Girls (also "Gallant Lady") Prisoner of Japan (formerly "Isle gotten Sins") Queen of Quiet Please, Ravaged Earth Reunion Rio Road to Morocco Junior Army Keep 'Em Slugging Kid Rides Again, The Laugh Your Blues Away Life Begins in College Little Flower of Jesus London Backout Murders Jone Rider Rides On, The ILone Star Trail. The Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me Mad Man of Europe Military Academy Mrs. Miniver Monascery Mug Town Night Plane from Chung- king Night to Rememer, A One Dngerous Night One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Overland Stage Coach Pardon My Gun Perpetual Sacrifice, The Phantom Plainsmen Queen of Destiny (formerly enit led Glorious Years") Reville with Beverly RIdin' Down the Saludos Amides Secrets o the Under* ground Seven Days Leave Sherlock Holmes in Washington Silver Skates Stage Coach Stranger in Town Sued for Libel Sundown Kid Tarzan Triumphs Tennessee Johnson Texas to Bataan Tombstone U.-Boat 29 Underground Agent War Against Mrs. The Wild Horse Rustlers West of the Law When Johnny Come! Pride o the Blue Grass Marching Home (formerly entitled "Gantry the Great") World at War Pride of the Yankees, The Yanks Are Coming, Rhythm Parade / Almost Married A, Man and Hls Wife Arabian Nights Bedtime Story Cabin in The Sky Dr. Renault's Secret Escort Girl Flight for Freedom 40,000 Horsemen Gone with the Wind Happy Go Lucky Hard Way, The Htrt  Pas4s Lure of the Islands Major and the Minor, The Man of Courage Manila Calling McGuerins From Brook- lyn, The Meanest Man in the World Men Without Souls Midnight Moonlight Masquerade Nightmare Now, Voyager Outsider. The Over My Dead Bedy Payoff, The Pittsburgh Secrets of a Co-ed Secret Enemies Seven Miles From Shadow of a Doubt Silver Queen Stand By for They Dare Not Love Time to Kill To Be or Not to Today I Hang Undying Monster, Voice in the X Marks Yank in Libya, A Young Mr. Pitt You Were Never CLASS B--Objectlonable in Part REVIEWED THIS WEEK PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED I Married a Witch I'II Sell My Life In This Our Life Keeper of the Flame Kisses for Breakfast Kliou Man Who Seeks the Truth Moon and Sixpence, The MuJer de DadJe, La Mummy's Tomb, The My Heart BalonBs to Daddy Once Upon a Honeymoon Three Hearts for Our Wife Palm Beach Story, Sin Town Somewhere I'll Star Spangl'ed Sunset Murder That Uneertaln This Thing Three Girls About Time in the Sun Traitor Within, Th8 Virgin Bride, The White Cgrzo By George Barnard London. (E)A refugee from Germany has disclosed to His Eminence Arthur Cardinal Hin- sley, who has released the infor- mation, the fact that the Nazi at- tacks on Cardinal yon Faulhaber's residence at Freising in 1938 were due to the Cardinal's charitable act in aiding a Jewish rabbi at a time when a wave of hostility had broken over the Jews and no one else dared help them. The Chief Rabbi of Bavaria had been given six hours to clear out of his synagogue. Cardinal van Faulhaber sent a truck to pick up the religious ob- jects in the synagogue and had them taken to the Archbishop's residence. The Nazis were furious, says the refugee in his statement to Cardi- nal Hinsley. Within a few days Munich was plastered with posters demanding "Away with Faulhaber, the friend 6f the Jews." A little while later Jewish shops and property in Munich were wrecked. Cardinal van Faulhaber then preached in his Cathedral a owerful attack on the instigators of the program. "You can see In this town of Munich with your own eyes," he said, "destruction which blind racial hate has caused. We Chris- tians must love every race, as Christian love and charity are fundamental commandments of Our Lord Jesus Christ. What must the whole world think of us, of Catholic Bavaria? Let us pray always to remain good Christians. Next day the Nazi party demon- strated against the "Archbishop of the Jews," and in the evening the Munich residence was attacked and all the windows, some of great artistic value, were destroyed. But the Nazi police made no ar- rests. On behalf of the Hierarchy of Faulhc oer, L,,sclosed I Attack O; Cardinal LEGION OF DECENCY.