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l PAGE FOUR THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1"923 = Published Weekly by THE CATHOLIC'PUBLICATION SOCIETY of lne |)/i,cese of I.ittle Rock ?09 WEST SECOND STR[gET .... ;-7-7 -7 : ........... 7 ...................................................... " " ' :', . "'., (lcr the ct of Congress of March :'. 18q. : ..... St'I.ISCRlVfl(). PR'ICE, $::.0 0 'rJi,: (,',:AR .............. t (:IL.XN(;E Oi," ADn  ,:ss Vl)ell a (.'ha)igt, of address is desired t]ic Stlbscri)er sht)llh[ g've ]lilt)) the okI an, tbc ,ICy,' address. C( ) R R I,:SI)ON I)EN CE latter intt.tlde([ for pui>Jlc:fl'ion ill TIle (;).lard lan shot)hi Y'cacn tls not la[l* {L]) Vt'(llICb[ . lliOl'l) z, ]{Fit f ll.Ws col reM)onlcllC c is ;tlwa)'s welcome. J Jr' k I],hl(!ss of tilt* ClCl'gy in this III;iLLt'r is cold,iJly al)p,.e. elated. All Cilllllllllr rio h shot "T le ( r a 1' S )t , ) tile Roy () (.  cller n ,It 307 Acs) (a. , ,. c ad(htast.d o ........ t . . ,..)c) tl .'krect ..................... ,;i;i::,(.722-;5..-;(..i-j. - The (;uar(]i II s the oflh'.ial o1-.ga (f e ) esc of ' ] pr'ty Cot 'It t i ...... " " tth, 1G ck ld .,. ; ' . , ! , ..v; c, al. elrnest, = c al ll)l Jl n tile cause o rigllt, )..t,. ,,?[).t,l,t) ,,,.t ,,i .,,),lt ()(,!(t !l t!,. -,. i .... :.:j ...... I love so well I ,xttl)l io It lily Ii c8.lllg g I t lC S CCTC )l')e tt.at 'Is career lllay J,@ JOIlg Llllt] [)rt)gl)t.)Otla. h J(}IIN 'll. MORRIs ..... . ......... : ................... . Ilia oil of l.ittlc Rock. " Little Rock,Ark-Fei))[tl-(r:-:jf-l::;'------ ................ Second Sunday of Lent: "Arise and fear not." We must arise from the depth of sin and fear not the absence of God's love and grace. He will help us. Perfect fear leads to perfect love. -O-O ..... Bishop Manning, Dr. Percy Grant, Dr. Fosdick and Dr. Robertson are all broadcasting on the same rave length and it is quite difficult to listen in with any clearness. We just catch one saying, "Don't you believe in" - .... When another voic, e answers, "No, I do not, and I don't think you ........... ; then we variometre and hear a good mhmtrel ov- erture for a change. .......... z ........... 0-0 ................. In the interest of that strict justice for which even the Pagans had at least a theo,',*,cal those Catholic papers which  copied ";y':Ihe Catholicregard' World's" story of the fall from grace of Wilfred Scaven Blunt, should in justice carry also the story of his repentance, for although that relSent- ance may have been tardy, it seems to have been very real. ......... O-O - POPE SENDS SPECIAL BLESSING TO ALL ASSISTING IN WORK OF PRESS MONTH WASHINGTON, D. C., FEB. 16. THE FOLLOWING CABLEGRAM FROM THE HOLY FATHER HAS BEEN RE- CEIVED BY THE RIGHT REVEREND LOUIS S. WALSH, BISHOP OF PORT- LAND, MAINE, AND EPISCOPAL CHAIRMAN OF THE N. C. W. C. DE- ! PARTMENT OF PRESS AND PUB- LICITY : Rome. Feb. 16, 1923. Monsignor Walsh. Bishop of Portland. 1312 Massachsetts Avenue. i lYashington. D. C. f! Holy F(the 'most gratified, congrata- hztes t:he tIierwrchg and editors o1" Ceth.o- lic Press for devotig month, to diffuse among people knowledge of life and spir.t of St. Francis de S.tles. .rccetly decht.red pat.ron of the Press. His Holiness aqlurs a .qtill greal:er .s'neces. to th, e Press i)l. its r cdeacors for ]'(tith, and .ftth, erhnd. He "willingly accords a spctial Idessiug to the editors of each paper (tltd .,postolic bem- diction to (Ill s'ztppo.rters Of the Catholic P.res,, in th?; United States. CAI'I). (' " ' ' .tS1 ALId. effusions anent the play things of political jokers up on Capitol Hill. No wonder some churches are crowded--all other amusement places are now closed on Sunday. .o---- Mrs. Corra Harris still gives evidence of that discrimination on the use of words which readers of "Tli'e Circuit Rider" will recall. In an article m a popular magazine on the subject "Back to the Hills" she shows not only skill in the use of words :but insight into sociology conditions in discussing the economic situation. After touching upon the gluttony and extravagance o/ the people in the fashionable restaurants, and bringing out the cost of living by means of contrasts which the dullest may understand, she says this may happen in the future. "Every young nmn in this country will have to be drafted to the land, as they are drafted .in other countries for so many years' military training and service. Then there will not be so alaay long lily-fingered gentlemen with polished sitting around these restaurant tables or in the midnight roof gardens. Because when they * lnlsh a four e ' y ars sentence to honest labor their hands will never be the same any more, and noth- ing will polish their nails any more, and they will have lost some Of this decadent cabaret supple- ness of the legs. But, Lord, what a change upon the face of the earth, when rich men's sons are fastened down to it! The land will be built up, all own to the last swamp and desert. And not much millionaire capital will be spent in hotels and fashionable apartment houses and tall office will go down, and labor will or starve. This is why we have now. The workers have.the drop on us be- 'e too many folk in this country too mz to do hard work with their _ THE CHARITY OF ST. VINCENT'S. If any reliano Js to be placed in the messages from the smrit world received by the Rex,. G. Vale Owen, a clergyman of the Church of Entrland, now 'lecturing in this country on his psychic ex- periences, "the spirits seem to be very lax in their orthodoxy and very great on the virhms of wide tolerance and charity to one another." But the l topic is as potent to extract money from gullible l Americans as gas that of Clemenceau or that of l Cone. ' I .0-_- _ I The law seems o be off just now on baseball, it may be necessary to furnish them with wear- in, apparel, inner and outer, to make them corn- golf, motion pictmes, auto-riding, dressed or un- fortable during their sliay. dressed ablutions, evolutions, and revolutions. All l As this is said in a general way, it is not in andare havingin the paperstheirplaYeveryin Monday.the pulpits every Sunday t[ contravention with the spirit of that Gospel ad- Un-christians must wonder what real Ch)is- t monition which says, "Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth;" and the only reason tianitY is when they read the columns of pulpit why reference is made to the matter at all is that generations? By what charm or what force are C. Conditions Inus have l)ee; very distressing in they to be led to disarm and to put aside the hates -o-o ........... France after the thirty years war, for they touch- which have animated then for a hundred yearsY ed the heart of one man whose name ever since "Time and labor are the prinm requisites for . . . THE PATRIOT has been potent wherever relief had to be admin-j the restoration of Europe. If she will put aside, ]ste)'ed2-and hm namewas St. Vincent de Paul. violence and ensure peace, she ,rill hell) us to save, George Washington, the 100 pe] , Evidentb his spiritual daughters in Little Rocki her. Unhappily, she must learn by painful fail- "the center and source of unity,' have not lost the spirit of their saint].9 l'ou]der, l ure the road to recovery." rr. for the report just published of St. Vincent s lib al)ove racial or creed animosity, firmary, whic.h has been called after him, gives I o-o .............. l'ame rest on Iris virtue of justice evidence of a noble and far-reaclfing ehariy. PASTEUR AGAIN During the year beginning Sept. 1, 1.921, and .... " Although the praise of Pasteur has been sung I[ EDITORIAL ending Sept. ], 1922, 427 charity cases were taken in every modern language, we return to the suo- care of, and their joint stay in the Infirmary amounted to 5,497 days, or an average of almost .leer once more, and we do so, not ill the fulsome phrases of rhetoric, but in the sober words o 13 days for each of the 427 patients. In addition practical life. We are all more or lo ..... il,. NOT ENDORSED to the 427 patients who paid nothing towards ................ m a general way with the scientifi , i,, Even though the ro osed law to their boa#d or hospital attention, there were 221 . .- . e ach_eements . P P ol that great man whose name has become a ling a federal oqi'ense failed of who were part pay patients, and these remained] ] mostin the hspital 3'884 days' r n an avera'-"e f a'" I ?:iiit o::iii;18 days for each patient, t.oWacliiTlii2i)!hdk;:/iv!PdT:aotfdwb:: I ;}2:f;: ;1, 2:'fs::" ' "n :Ihg: :tnt:i s "'" ' ' , : informationl. " " In addition to board and lodging those who I may be quite limited; have no means receive the care o)' special nurses, and for this reason we shall dressings and medicine free of charge, and often,/give our readers a short sunnnary of an micle on Pasteur by Sir Bertram Windle which re- cently appeared in The Catholic World. m," continues Mrs, Harrfs,. "much of tion I heard was along psychoanalysis. It appears to be an of the modern mind under a new do wlth whatever is physically it,fading in human experi- I Southern Europe, West of the Dvina and the cil, adopted a plan which we Dniester and east of the Isonso and the Rhine, explain in his own words: produces not more than half as much for export "'In the course of investigating as it did before the great conflict, membership it has been customary "A part of Northern mid Eastern France was pastor of the candidate. Follow, ruthlessly devastated during thc conflict; but all it was my experience on several Central Europe-.-Poland and Rumania, Jugoslavia with a statement from the pastor and Hungary, no less than Austria, Czecho- with which a/l of you are famili :, slovakia, and Germany--were wasted by the war, thing like this: 'If this man can ,:their fields neglected, their factories and their initiation fee and $12 almual dues railways worn and depleted, while, since the sign- a sitting in church, which he has in," of peace, public and private credit in those judge from that whether he is a States has been ruined by inestinmble issues of or not, or would be an addition to the worthless paper. - Columbus.' Tlat prompted the , "From the Aegean and the Adriatic to the Bal- cants for membership in the tic, Europe has been broken up--Balkanized, a sitting in the Church, or otherwise) Where for the principal purposes of trade there uting to the support of the were formerly three, there are now a dozen gov- man who is able is obliged to do in ernments, a dozen tariffs, and a dozen rotten cur- practical Catholic. We can not reneies, in receiving an initiation fee from "If the terrible condition of Europe be attribut- unable to contribute to the su able to the ruin of revohltion and the waste of and we do not want in our ranks war. it is attributable in part, too, to the increase yet will not. It is not a nmtter of in the number of States. to their rivah'ies and priests but of protecting ourselves-' ambitions, to the wretched tinance, to the ,neon- mission of milk-aSd-eider men. We tinent extravagance and to the unrestrained being a body of leading Catholic men profligacy of Parlianmnts and Governments. of a Catholic man is that who is "Contrast the retrenchnmnt, the frugality, the the Church and will not? What economy of the Government of rich and solvent olie body are we if wc accept his America with the financial frenzies of the bank- duet our dances and card parties, l'upl;, ov nearly banlerupt, countries of Continen- we know or ought to know that tal Europe. Will someolle tell me how thcy may tributing to the support of his be led to do as we have done, by what leo'erdemain Church? It can not be justified they may acquire he ripe experience inself-,or- let us hope that the rule adopted ernment and in public finance which we, tried by will not be relaxed." - the revolution and the great rebellion, by green-i With this plan universally backery and free silver, have won only through umph would be placed to the the public may know the Daughters of St. Vin- cent de Paul have all along been doing the work which he would wish them to do, and that they are ready and willing to do so in future--viz, min- istering unto the afflicted in every form; and their one disappointment in life would be if no hungry person came to be fed, no naked person came to be clothed, no distressed person in any form came to be relieved ; for the real reason for the existence of a Sister of Charity is to serve Christ by ministering to the poor, the needy, the sorrowful and the suffering'. T. -OO-- - EXCELLENT ADVICE Of all those who have gone to Europe either for pleasure or observation, we like best the views. of Senator McCormick of IHinois, because instead of coddling European nations or attempting to] step in and manage heir aft'airs for them, he tells I them to take up the work of their own ameliora_ I tion, and if necessary, to learn valuable lessons / in reconstruction from repeated and painful fail- ure. After pointing out how the establishment of peace has been blocked by. "the bickerings of Lausanne, the breach 6f the peace at Memel, the break between Great Britain and her continental allies, and the invasion of the Ruhr by the French," and boldly stating to his fellow senators that "The League of Nations has proved a failure both as a peacemaker and a peace-keeper, , the senator proceeded to give this piece of most ex- cellent advice: "Justice and mercy," said Senator McCormick, "are still too little known, too little understood, too weak to carry weight in the councils of Eu- rope, unless they can invoke the aid of forces strong enough to compel for them a reverence anl regard which they do not themselves lisp,re. "We know how perilous is the state of Europe' civilization today, how feeble its life. In Russia the fruit of generations of toil has been destroyed, and five times as many have died there under the revolution as died at war under the Czar. I Iussia, disordered and despoiled, is able to pro duct little o1' nothing, to sell abroad, Central and Pasteur's lirst success was in crystallography, and .it has created a revolution in the scientific world, and his discovery, aided by the process of X-ray spectroscopy, has helped already to solve many problems. In his studies on spontaneous generation he has conferred a wonderful benefit on the human race, for the vast business of "canning" fruit anti vege- tables depends on the observations he made on the processes of fermentation. He proved that the silkworm disease was pre- ventable, and that hydrophobia could be cured; and push]n, his ' s " g ", research work he found that he could not only cure 'disease but prevent it, and prophylactic inoculations became one of the big featm'es of the late war. the medical sciences owe more than they do to you .... Thanks to you, surgery has under- gone a complete revolution, which has deprived it of its terrors and has extended almost without limit, its efficacious power." No wonder the word Pasteurized has been added to the language. "1'. FINE/ To better dope with the flu, so bat sections, prohibition headquarters in have increased the quantity of liquor cians may prescribe. Now watch into a nation-wide el: DANGEROUS STATE "Society leaving for winter nears." Such is the bold headline Is this only one more of the reason the oft repeated statement that a state of mortal sin? Western -o-o - " HISTORICALLY CC Doctor Grant's matrimonial lowed by divers theological doubts mental system of his church, duly revised, gives him grave scandal. But the real greatness of Pasteur is due to the success of surgery in the operating room arried on by the aid of antiseptics due to the discoveries of the distinguished Frenchman ; and this was the strange, for' he has reached up thought in the mind of Lister when he addressed l Author of the Sacraments from the Pasteur at hm Jubilee ' " " : "1ruly ,there does not I He has held for'marly two thou exist in the entire world any individual to whom' had his doubts and his day. Luther hastily and repented at. leisure, if all, Doctor Grant's difficulties on in historic sequence.Catholic O-O A PRACTICAL TEST The Knights of Columbus have done many things to commend their Order to the hard work- ing pastors of the country, and if the various Councils Will follow the splendid example set by Louisville they will have a new claim on the Church's gratitude. The question of supporting the Church in a steady and dignified manner has lem an anxious one from the beginning, and it is destined to be- come more so as time goes on, and Catholic cul- ture becomes more sensitive, and many priests, even those who were not only friendly towards the Knights, but actually enthusiastic over their achievements, must have been a little curious to ascertain how the condition for entrance into the Order--to be a good Catholicwas judged, for they had never heard of even, much less heard rom, some of the candidates. To meet this anomalous condition, Mr. Bene- dict Elder, Grand Knight of the Louisville Coun, Censoring the stage interest canoe Rock this year with our mild form of 1 more epiddmic up around New York/ recently, Father Gillis, the well according to M. Ed Scanlon of the Tablet, stated recently "outside Church, morality was rather term. What some people others considered right; what thought immoral yesterday thinks moral today; what is bad considered good! in another. (2 start on the premise that the 1)ubli( judge you are apt to see a chaotic in reference to the plea that the plays last and the impure perish, even offers no excuse for some low-down ing given the license to publicly rupt even though it be for only severs consistent Catholic can be opposed to pal of. censorship, since the C sorship laws. Moreover, all civil laW censorship, and the more civilized m the more censorship he finds barbarians are opposed to all have no law; ,heir's is license." ....