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P-AGETWO THE' GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 27, 1942 ......................................... f-SERVICE MEN ENJOY SIGHTSEEING TOURS Hartman Pa ish Forms Crusade Of Prayer fc' Soldiers Hartman.--The Crucifix, two small flags, and the inscription, "For God and Country," and there you have the symbols of a noble idea which parishioners of Sacred Heart parish, here, are carrying out. Public manifestation of the patriotism of this parish is a glassed-in case, at the church en- trance, bearing pictures of boys of Hartman who are fighting for the defense of their country. Above the pictures are replicas of Old Glory and the Banner of Christ, the Crucifix. The inscrip- tion, "For God and Country," has been placed over the case. With a reserve fund of $25.00, the parish has worked out a plan whereby the entire congregation may share their prayers and of- ferings for America and those who defend her against the pagan on- slaught. The fund will provide for the offering of a special Mass on each Monday morning for the duration of the war, petitioning courage and strength for those in the arm- ed forces. In connection with, and including the Holy Sacrifice, a holy hour is held, which many members of the parish attend. The Masses are ordered by the entire congregation collectively, and any parishioner or person outside the parish who desires to do so may add any amount to the fund. All the offerings will be used to of- fer the Holy Masses for the boys in the service. This plan makes it possible for all, even children, to take an active part in offering the Holy Sacrifice. A like plan has been adopted by Holy Redeemer Church, at Clarksville, and it has been sug- gested that many parishes may follow suit. As the Rev. Sylvester Schad, O. S. B., pastor of both churches so aptly expressed it: "This plan carries with it a very beautiful thought--we are all one in Christ. He ad.opted all j oeff us as His brothers on the Tree the Cross. And in the Holy Sac- rifice of the Mass, the continua- tion of the Sacrifice of the Cross, we all unite under the banner of our Leader, Christ, as true broth- ers. Our Saviour rescued and re- deemed the whole world from the curse of sin by His Cross, so again we whom He has saved and adopted as His own, can rescue the world from the curse of war today, by uniting under His ban- ner in the Holy Sacrifice. He ac- cepted us as His brethren; we have a Leader. We can fight this war in a lively spirit of courage, because we are sure of our Lead- er." Extension Gives New Church For Mission Family McNair, Miss. (IC). -- Three- quarters of a century of fidelity to the Faith in the face of con- siderable difficulty is bringing its reward for the family of the late James Monroe Gilbert, a Jeffer- son County farmer. Through the aid of the Cath- olic Church Extension Society, a church is to be built near here to serve them. For years members of the Gil- bert family never saw a priest, for a trip to church meant a 70- mile drive, and even now a priest travels 40 miles once a month to say Mass in the old' Gilbert farm- house. James Monroe Gilbert, an or- phan, was educated at d'Evereux Hall, orphanage of the Diocese of Natchez, conducted by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. He was baptized at the age of 12 in St. Mary's Cathedral, Natchez. Soon after retmaaing to his home he married a non-Catholic, who became a Catholic. They had eight children: More than 50 per- sons in the area, most of them direct descendants of the former orphan boy, were Catholics when he died in 1936. The members of the little Cath- olic group it will serve are giving their labor in construction of the church. i I Military Mass For Opening Of Catholic Chapel Norfolk, Va. (E).- A Military Mass attended by Navy and Church officials marked the dedi- cation of the new Catholic chapel, Our Lady of Victory, at the Naval Operating Base February 15. Hundreds attended the service while many others gathered out- side to watch the opening pro- cession. Ceremonies marking the open- ing of the Protestant Chapel, a twin to the Catholic chapel, fol- lowed. Their cost was $125.000. The Most Rev. John F. O'Hara, C. S. C., Military Delegate, dedi- cated the Catholic Chapel. Perpetual Communion For Peace Recommended St. Louis. (IC).- In the Work Chart for March, Sodalists of the United States and Canada are asked to inaugurate perpetual Communion and recitation of the Little Office for peace. The Chart, prepared at The Queen's Work, national Sodality secretariat, sug- gests the general Mass intention be for fathers, since St. Joseph's feas t day is March 19. A retreat is recommended for Vocation Week, March 16 to 20, and Sodalists are requested to give special attention to observ ance of the Feast of the Annun- ciation, March 25. bVICTORY BUY UNITED STATES DEFENSE S STAMPS i WAR NEEDS MONEY! e It w;ll COSt money fO defeat our enemy aggressors. }'our government calls on you fo help now. Buy Defense Bonds or tamps today. ]flake every pay day Bond Day by parfiolpating in the Pay-roll Say. ings Plan. Bonds cost $18.75 and up. Stamps me 10, 25 and up. The help of every individual is needed. Do your par by buying your share every pay day. New York City is still one of the greatest slglltseeing attractions in America--particularly to service men. The "visiting firemen" in uniform (shown above) are enjoying one of the regular dally sight- 1 seeing tours of the great metropolis which are a free service of the National Catholic CommtmityJ Service club, in New York City. (N.C.W.C.) Bi-Weekly Broadcasts From Vatican to U. S. Washington--The Vatican Radio Station hereafter wilt broadcast in English to the United States regu- larly on Sunday and Thursday of each week at 8:30 p. m., Central War Time, over a wave-length of 31.06 meters, according to word received at the headquarters of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. Preliminary reception tests made in this country, it was stated, as- certained that the time and wave- length selected were technically satisfactory and were such as to afford a minimum possibility of intentional interference. Station HVJ, Vatican City, thus z'esumes a schedule of broadcasts twice weekly to the United States, which were reduced to one a week last July. In a trial broadcast over the new wave-length it was stated that the semi-weekly service from Vatican City would have as a pri- mary purpose the exchanging of information regarding, the mes- sages to, prisoners of war, inter- nees and other persons far re- moved from their homeland'. Dispatches to the N. C. W. C. News Service from London have told of the happiness that has been spread throughout the Brit-, ish Empire through receipt of in- formation concerning prisoners of war broadcast to London by the Vatican Radio Stations. The serv- ice, it was stated, was being given by the Holy Father to all prisoners of war, without distinction. The newspapers of London are devot- ing much space to information thus received from the Vatican. Catholic Educator Heads Student Raid Protection Group Washington. {).--Dr. Martin R. P. McGuire, Dean of the Gradu- ate School, Catholic University of America, is chairman of a com- mittee of eleven leading Washing- ton area educators studying stu- dent protection in air raids. The committee was formed at the request of District of Colum- bia Commissioner John Russell Young. Among other members are the Rev. Leo J. M'cCormick, of Saint Michael's Church, Silver Springs; Md., and the Bey. Rich- ard C. Law, S. J., Prefect of Dis- cipline, Georgetown University. Bishop Asks Lenten Prayers for Leaders Burlington, Vt. OC).--Direction of Lenten prayers especially for !President Roosevelt, Congress and "our valiant defenders," is asked !by the Most Rev. Matthew F. Brady, Bishop of Burlington, in his Lenten Pastoral read in this !diocese February 15. Prayers and penance in this season, fraught "with anxiety, i terror, and yet withal abounding hope for the world," says the Bishop, should be devoted to the intention that "Almighty God Who rules the affairs of men with in- finite wisdom may see fit to bring  to pass that end for which we strive so earnestly and so pray- erfully--a universal peace in jus- tice and charity." Lith,mnia President At Mass for Peace Baltimore. ().--Antanas Sme- tona, exiled President of Lithu- ania, assisted at a Solemn Mass February 15 in St. Alphonsus Church here, celebrated for the sfety of American troops and "a fair, just and lasting peace." Prayers were offered after the Mass for the guidance of the American leaders, the welfare of ervice men, and the ultimate free- dom of Lithuania. Souls are rejecting Christ today as they did on Calvary nineteen centuries ago. Our Lord seeks to save men from themselves. Still Non-Catholic Stretcher Bearers Sing for Mass London. (H:).Twelve stretch- er bearers, all non-Catholics, sang the music of the Mass at the Convent bf Our Lady of Sion here when the centenary of the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne was celebrated. Six men and six women, they are members of the A. R. P. center at the convent. Jo- seph Saxby, a Catholic, train- ed them and they gave their off-duty time every evening for a month to learn the words and music. Requiem At Subiaco For OregonAbbot Subiaco.--The monks of New Subiaco Abbey on Feb. 20 mark- ed with a Solemn Requiem High Mass the passing of the Rt. Rev. Bernard Murphy, abbot of St. Benedict's, Mt. Angel, Ore., who had died February 18. Abbot Bernard, approaching his 68th year, had been blind for some years and administered his abbey through a coadjutor, the Rt. Roy. Thomas Meier, who succeeds the deceased abbot. Abbot Thomas is well known at Subiaco through several visits to Arkansas in re- cent years. Assisting at the memorial serv- ice at Subiaco Friday were the Rev. Bonaventure Maechler, of the seminary faculty, who sang the Solemn High Mass; the Rev. Pat- rick Harmon, Deacon, and the Rev. Fintan Oldham, Subdeacon. The i Rev. Paul Hoedebeck was Master of Ceremonies. The abbey in Ore- !gon is a member of the Swiss- American congregation with which Subiaco also is affiliated. Bishops' Kin New King's Counsel in Australia Sydney, Australia. (. -- F. A. Dwyer, nephew of two Bishops and a leading member of the bar in New South Wales, has been :rested a King's Counsel. His uncles, now deceased, were the Most Roy. P. V. Dwyer, Bish- op of Maitland, New South Wales, and the Most Rev. J. W. Dwyer, Bishop of Wagga, New South Wales. The new King's Counsel, who was graduated at the Sydney University, where he won the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws Degree, was called to the bar in 1927. Late Priest Lauded by Rabbi, Jackson, Miss. (EL--The late Rt. Bey. Msgr. Patrick O'Reilly, pas- :or of St, Peter's Church here, was lauded by Rabbi Meyer Le- vitt at regular services in the lo- cal synagogue. "While most loyal and devoted' to his own Church," Rabbi Levitt told his congregation, "he was tol- erant and liberal and sympathetic in his attitude toward those of other faiths and creeds. I found him very willing to help promote better understanding  and good will." "May his memory, as is the re- membrance of every righteous one, whatever his church or creed according to Jewish teaching, he for blessing in this community in which he labored and taught so lon and so well," he added. they re.iect Him, their hearts hardened against every appeal of God's Mercy. Souls seem deter- minded or rushing into their eter- nal damnation by neglecting both the warnings of Lent and the hopes of Easter. Work with Jesus, a He redoubles His mercies unto them, to deliver them from evil as He goes up the slopes of Cal- vary to shed His Precious Blood for their sake. PEARL HARBOR (Continued from page 1) tended by 400 sod'iers and some of their officers. But none realized that so suddenly, so swiftly, their country was at war. After the First Gospel, Ffither Connelly spoke. His topic was "The Right Way to Die." He did not know, of course, that many of his boys would die that very day--the right way. He told them of a group of doughboys in the last war going into a dangerous sector and passing a wayside shrine in France. It was a Plata, a statue of the Blessed Mother with the dead Saviour in her arms. The boys whispered a prayer as they passed. For it was their last prayer. The survivors return- ed the same route. The Plata was still standing--but not all of it was there. The image of the Sav- iour had been shot away. The arms of the Blessed Lady, however, were not empty. For they held the body of a young American soldier--blown into the embrace of the Mother of God. One of the doughboys said, "That's the right way to die--right in the arms of the Blessed' Mother." The other lads nodded. "That's the way to die," said Father Connelly the morning of December 7, 1941. And the later soldiers who hear that soon went out on the line. "They had served their God. Now their country," comments the Dia- mond Head column's author. There was another kind of heroism--that of patience. An ardent member of the Holy Name Society didn't seem so bad- ly off when they brought him into the army hospital at the same i post, wounded, they said, from i shrapnel. He was a little pale when Father Connelly came across to him. But he smiled. "Father, hear my confession," he said. "I received Holy Communion this morning at Mass. But I want to go to Confession and Communion again for the last time. I haven't long to live." Father Connelly said: "I'll be right back. There are other boys worse than you, George." "Okay, Father," George said smiling. Fifteen minutes later Father Connelly came back. "Now I'll take care of you, George," he said. He heard the boy's Confes- sion, then prepared to administer Extreme Unction. He lifted down the blanket half covering George to anoint the soldier's feet. He paused. I There wasn't much of George left from the hips down. Soon Father Connelly went with the boy to the operating room. Shortly afterwards that hero died quietly. Heads Physicians' Guild. New Orleans. (E). --Dr. E. L. Lockers has been elected Presi- dent of the Catholic Physicians' Guild of New Orleans for 1942. The Most Bey. Joseph F. Rummel, Archbishop of New Orleans, gave approval to the proposed estab- lishment of a Catholic Dentists' Guild, which was discussed at the meeting. There was never a Saint so high- ly rapt and illuminated, who first or last was not Fentress Mortuary Rationing Tires Ipefined Washington. (1). -- Regulations governing the administration of the tire-rationing program, issued last Thursday by the Office of Price Administration, contain the provision that certificates au- thorizing the purchase or accept- ance of delivery of tires or tubes may be granted for "a vehicle which is operated by a regularly practicing mihister of any relig- ious faith and which is used prin- cipally in, and necessary to, the performance of his religious du- ties." The regulations announced by Leon Henderson, Administrator of the Office of Price Administration, place clergymen on a par with doctors and other "essential serv- ices" in the tire-rationing pro- gram. Revision of the regulations to include the issuing of certificates to clergymen followed' representa- tions made to Mr. Henderson by the Rt. Rev. Msgr.. Michael J. Ready, General Secretary of the National Catholic Welfare Con- ference. The revised regulations provide that local rationing boards "may issue certificates to ministers, priests or rabbis, who, in the course of their religious calling, require their vehicles to meet the religious needs of the congrega- tions which they serve." "No certificate shall be issued," :t is stated, "unless the applicant shows that the particular vehicle on which the tire or tube is to be mounted is actually used in the course of his religious duties, is used principally for that purpose, and is essential for the perform- anee of such duties." Among! the general provisions are the following: "If the applicant has tires or tubes in his possession at the time of his application, and the tires are still serviceable and' do not require immediate retreading or recapping, or the tubes can be repaired, he fails to establish that he needs tires or tubes at the time he makes application, and he must be denied a certificate." "The applicant agrees to trade in any tire or tube in his posses- sion replaced by the tire or tube purchased with any certificate granted him, or, if the applicant purchases a tire or tube from a mail-order house, the applicant will, within five days from the Mexican Film Star Enters Franciscan Order Mexico City. 00.--Jose jica, Mexican film star, abandoned an outstanding reer to enter the Order. His departure to a monastery in Peru has a deep impression in and other circles. Rutherford Burial Plans Are Again Frustrated San Diego, Calif. (). efforts of followers of Joseph F. Rutherford to body interred in a hillside 'at his "House of Princes" have been frustrated by Diego County Board of visors. The Board denied an petition seeking to override unfavorable verdict of the Planning Commission. It is derstood ultimate dis the remains, held in a tuary, will depend upon of the "Witnesses of receipt of such tire or the replaced tire or tube erson dealing in tires." "An applicant must :hat the tire or tube for application is made, when to all other tires or tubes able size in, the session, whatever their and whether mounted mounted on a vehicle, add up to more than one of a given size for each eligible." He is not worthy of the contemplation of God, who not been exercised with some ulation for God's sake. $. Only a fool ignores God. recognizes God, worships finite excellence and our absolute dependence on and all this is prayer. BILL SCHMIDT AUTC & TIRE CO. 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