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It seems to us that nothing is more de&apos; * " sirable than that Catholic papers and | Catholic literature should have alarge circulation, so that every one may have every day good reading which 0 instructs and warns, and strengthens i and promotes the Christian virtues. --BEN00D,CTUS. PP.. XV, i % A Catholic Paper Is a | Perpetual Mission-- | PopeLeo XIll . / "The Guardian iu / every home--our Motto. i ) - _ -. ', The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas Volume 9 , Little Rock, Arkaasas, Saturday, February 28, 1920 Number 37 A bstract, a t. LLOYD GEORGE of the P storal Let er DELUDED" of the Archblshopsand-Bishops of .the United TURNS GORNERS - States to the Clergy and Laity i00uii00'w00ii!00iii<: of Their Charge . . le; Sl)Mtism The. Archbishops and Bi-sh0:-sof-ihe- Up nltea" -00tates," " in 00on" " ference Assembled, to Their Clergy and Faahful Connection With  People "Grace Unto You and Peace From I00i]t" God, Our Father, and From the Lord  (laoru, gFof D:seussgo,--Furmsh 00et. . Jesus Christ." ) ';;,Yr G trdian) qhirtfffive years have elapsed since endowments .received from individual the way vf salvation There is no ' (Special t Gual:dian) : :PI::clL] all  the ]:athers of the Third Plenary Catholics of intelligence and zeal. other" ' Commenting upon the speech of hs position on C::"liltlll:let;;Idl;ildfl;t; nreWs: t: t]l,? t]?,lslon also to ?? There are many indeed who admire ]*remier laloyd Creorge in tho British their ch'n','e Tim inte['w.d vt , . ,. : ,j . ,al5 approval oI uu, the Cln'istian ideal and et claim that Itouse of Commons, at the opening g ...... 1 ,s been teachers who have given their lives, Chrisii'mit sh 1 Y " ' ' mukcd] y .vents )f f ,r-reac ,ing i n- in a spirit of consration, to the i_ ;" . 'y" 'o u d be mo(!2fled to smt session on 10eb. 10, the Springfield, port for Lh welfa "e o manl nd. 'Im work of our schools We comme u ,e (,ctu,m(m ot out age. tut as umse Mass., Republican, says: gre,'ttest of these, tim W orht W,n is ...... i t demands m'e countless, and as some Many difficult corners have been : :- ' ", .' them, not alone for instructblg many of them are openly at variance with turned by Lloyd George in tbe course THAN liE FACES IN THE PliES. "MEDIUM r,SIJIT 'lAKES ISSUE WITll SIR 2-,,:,,4)L1V LR IOI)GL,' NOW LEC I'UI{- " ING AMERICA ON HIS THEOR- IES OF SPIRITISM. wardly Slightiug Their Importance. 1(}(},000 Insane; Sl)irilism Its Well Known Mental Disorders Cannot Be Too Often Relxmtetl As a Warning to the Curious and Indiscreet. choh)gists see in Sir Oliver Lodge a "medium-deluded man." Nine American ScientiSts Discredit English Spiritist tte fuither stated that Professor Jastrow, who occupies .the ('.hair of psychology at tbc University of Wis- consin, has named nine professors of psychology and science in American universities who are preparing to take steps to discredit as "tetally unscien- tific and misleading" the belief in communication with the dead on the basis of the kind of "evidence" cited by Sit' Oliver Lodge. The Boston Col- lege philosopher declared tltat to psychologists Sir Oliver is an example of another interesting phenomenon, the gradual dominance of spiritistic experiments over the normally critical attitude of the scientific mind." Sit" ()liver Interesting "Sir Oliver," said Father Corrigan, "is a much more interesting psyeholo- gic study ewm than his so-called 'messages.' To the psychologist ills mind displays two entirely different reactions. In tim physical laboratory or when discuuing llis favorite sub- ject, ether, the operations of his mintl move in one manner. In his rea-'.tions to the ce)mnunications of inediutns his mind behaves in an altogether dif- ferent fashion. Contmunication With the l)ead "In this connection it is interesting to note that his popular addresses on the 'unseen' are carefully distinguish- ed from his other lectures on the ether and the atom by calling the l,ter 'scientific.' " At this point in his discourse the proi'essor comntented on Sit" Olive) ? Lodge's recent lecture series in Bos- ton. "Those who heard Sir Oliver's lectures in Symphony Hall,' said the Rev. Father Corrigan. "h)oked in vain for scientific proof of his position on con(munication with the dead. If ,piritism has a scientific basis Sir Oliver in his rarnbling tall( kept it carefully concealed. At Odds ht a Matter "The. fact is that the science of l):qychology and Sir Oliver are very ranch at odds in this matter. Ac- cording: to a recent dispatch Profes- sor Joseph Jastrow, who occupies the chair of psycholuy at the 1Jniver.<ity of Wisconsin, names 9 professors of psychology and science in American universities who are preparing to take steps to discredit as 'totally unscien- tific and misleading' the belief in communication with the dead on the basis of the kind of evideffcc cited by Sir Oliver Lodge. We Cannot Talk to the Dead Father Corrigan declm.d emphat- ically that man cannot tall( with the dead. "While Einstein is hewing away at Sir Oliver's long--cherished physical theories of the ether," said the priest, "these American ,scien- tists are setting about the much more simple task of showing that 'his the- pries on t'flking ],fth th dead are en- tirely b(.yond tile warrants of the facts and at variance with the conclu- sions of the science of psychology. To the question, 'Can we talk to the dead?' psychology gives the cate- .gorical answer, 'No.' Vicl ims nf Owtt Experiments "Here is a problen), that sometinms t)er01exes minds apt to think more deeply and seriously ahout these mat- ters. But those who are more inti- mately acquainted with thb" suhject and who are behind the scenes of file lnodern psychical research ]novemenL know that not unfrequently spiritists (Continued on Page 8.) (Special to the Guardian) "Sir Olivdl  Lodge's Symphony Hall tappreciation of the men who were lectures on spiritism were lacking" in t offering their lives for our country. scientific proof of [ tie)v,, well deserved and how pro- conmmnication with the dead," said /ductivc of good were these patriotic iefforts, is pl'finl) to l)e seen from speakingthe Rev. JoneSbefore I.the J" Corrigan,Young Men'sS" J., marked by events of far-reaching ira- the recort of (,atholics in every Catholic Association at Boston Col- port for the welfare of numkind. The branch of the national selwice. We le:e High School Wednesday night, aix 1)roud of their loyalty. We Father Corrigan declared that psy- fiually en(led. And now that God, in in knowledge, and virtue, but chiefly honor their heroism. We are grateful the spirit of Christ, nothing will be His mercy, has restored the nations for setting an example of the devo- for the example they have given us. gaine(t by yMding to tbem. Too tion and self-sacrifice on which the / Let us pay them the highest tribute much. in fact, has already been lost in nation as well as the Church must by imitating their fidelity to duty, these vain attempts to satisfy the always depend.  their sacrifice of self and their devo- worhl with n diluted Christianity. In to peace, it is fitting that we offer up praise and thanksgiving to Him for the blessings which He has bestowed on the Church at large and especially on the Church in our country. Progress of Religion Under the guidance of three illus- trious Popes--Leo. XIII, Plus X, and Benedict XV--the Chmv.h has shown, in varmus forms, the power with which Christ endowed it for the sal- vation of men. Its inner life has been strengthen(M by a eh)ser union of all its members with their head, the Vicar of Chris. I)evotion to the Per- son of our Lord and to Itis Blessed Mother has steadily increased. The piety of the faithful has become deeper and stronger through frequent Comnmnion and daily attendance at Mass. Works of charity have nmlti- pied and Cathelic .education,. has grown, with fruitful vigor; in all our institutions. We rejoice with our brethren of the clergy in the splendid results of their labors among the lteople--in preach- ing the Word of (led, adminisicring the sacraments, establishing schools and building churches. You, likewise, beloved children of the laity, we heartily commend for your faith, for your zeal in supporting the cause of religion, and for your }tearty COOl)eratien with your pastors in all good works. With 'reat clntrity you have responded to their appeals in behalf of the poor, and afflicted of every class, and the helpless little ones of Cllrist. You have'shown your faith by your works; and God will surely reward you. Caiholic Education We refer with pride and gratitude to the growth of our Catholic schools. It is an evidence of the interest which you take in the Christi'm education of your ehihh'en. You are convinced, as we are, that religious instruction is not only a part of education but the nmst important part. It is the surest means of presmwing our C, athohc laith an(] of training our children to become good men an(t good wonten. It teaches them to respect authority, to obey law and to be as careful of tln, rights of others as they are of their own rights. It is the best prepm'ation for citizenship. By supporting our Catholic schools you render most val- uable service both to the Church and to our country. There is no more genuine patriotish. We desire to encourage your efforts in the cause of higher education. In order to preserve the good results ef their training in their elementm.y schools, our pupils shouht continue their studies in Catholic high schools and colleges. The time which is nec- essary to complete their education will be spent with profit. They will gain thorough knowledge of our holy religion, together with the instruction which they need to prepare them for any pursuit in practical life. With a view to enlarging the op- portunities for higher education, tbc Holy See, at tlm instance of the ltier- arehy, established the Cathelic Uni- versity am a center 'm" our schools and colleges. It development is of vita] importance for our enfire educa- tional system. And we therefore record our grateful appreciation of the g'enerosity with whicb it has been supported, through the yearly offer- ings of the faithful, the funds created by our Catholic associations and the Negroes and htdians tion to the cause of freedom, the final issue, not only particuhn. It is mainly through education lhat . Anlerica's Ple(Ige to the Worhl doctrines have been set aside, but the we shall improve the condition of the We went into the war and endett central truth, namely, that Christ is Negro and Indian races an(t enahle it. ]n any material sense, we had the Incarnate God, has been ques- tltem to enjoy more fully the Mess- nothing to gain. We fought to nlake tioned or denied. Those who regard Him simply as the pelect man, feel ings of religion. Both justice and the world a better place for all ntan- justified in intm3)reting His doctrines charity require that they be given the ldnd. In proclaiming our lmrpose, according to tbeir particular liking:. fair opportunity of which they have we heM up our country and its insti- They nmy continue to speak of their so long been deprived. In the eyes tutions as the hope of humanity. The verskm ns Christianity; and they may of the Church. as in the sight of God. ple(l/4"es we gave must be redeemed, find it inadequate, in the present con- all men have been redeeme(1 at the As our ltoly Father, Pope l}ene(licl ditions of the world. But this iv no s;une great price; and all have need XV, dechu'es, the American people, warrant for saying, that Christianity of the same spiritual guidance and }"rcidning a firm hoht on the l)rinci- has ('eased to he a power for truth and the same good will on the part of,ples of reasonable libev W and of their fellowmen. We therefore in-Christian civilizati)n, are destiged to righteousness. voke the I)ivine benediction on those Jmve the chief role in the rcsto{:ation Justice and Charity. Christianity requires tlmt we accept who are laboring in the interest of i)f peace and order on the basis el two fundamental principles at the the Negro and Indian; and we de- hose same prhiciples, when the vio- l)e,:..,9st eaynestly all ttempts Ilence of these tempestuous days shall basis of our hunmn relations. These at stirring up radical hatred, wltich so have passott.' ...... are tim principles of justice and clmr- ity. The application of these in pri- often expresses itself in deeds of Our Presen! Situation vale and puhlic lift,, is tl first step viohmce unw<)rthy of a civilized na- Though the war is en(ted, our coun- toward the restoration of peace and lion. try is not yet restored to its n,onnal order. A further education problem de- condition. Ou every side, there is un- Justice obliges us to give every man mands our attention and our united rest and agitation. The conflict of his due, jura; because he is a man. It effort in be.half of those who co)n<, class wittt class makes progress ira- prescribes respect for the rights of to our country as immigrants, l?or the l>ossible. It threatens It) umlo the the individual, of society and of the most part, they have but vaue ideas splendid things which the union of all state. It: binds us to the keepinpz of of American life, instittttions and our people accomplished. It is ira- a'reeinem.s and to the observance of governmenL Hence, tbey are e'silylporting into ou country tho very law. It forbids slander either of a misled and brought under infhtenees evils which brought disaster on Eu- person, of a community, or of a whole which wouhl make them, openly or )'ope. If Americ'.t is to be preserved, body such as tim Church or the Na- in secret, the worst enenfies of erder for its own s'dce and for the sake of lion. It is intolerant of fraud and and of religion as well. We are speci- humanity, a reme(ly must be found dishonesty by @homsoever commit- ally concerned that our Catholic ira- for our present situ'tion, te(t. whether in private transactions migrants shall preserve their faith Need of a Solid Foundation. or in dealings with the commonwealth. and, in accordmce wth. its teachings, 1]'t'ts is not a time for makeshifts. It demands that; pufiishment be meted become useful citizens. Let them un- The facts are before us, plainly mat out with equal hand to all who vilate derstand that respect for law is an roughly. They can no be set aside law, irrespective of class, station, or essential part of their duty, that the with mere expedients or formalitie. influentlal position. Clmrch quires it of them wherever that smooth the surface of things, but Charity is the distinctive badge ot they may be and that, to (leseiwe the leave the virus beneath. Rightly or the Christian. "By this shall all men blessings of freedom, they must lead wrongly, the movements which are know that you are my disciples, it an upright Christian life. shaking the foundation of order come you have love one for another" (John Catholic Societies out f men's souls. They embody a XIII, 35). Different as they are from In solving our educational problems tdemand for right. They nuy be stayed' the stric, t requirement f justice, the for a time or (liveried; but if, in keep- gentle precepts of Charity are bind- and in widening the scope of our in with American principles, order in" on all men as brothers and as charities we leol( with confidence is to rest on the willingness of the chihh,en of the same Father in heaven. to our Catholic organizations. They people and their fl'eo co-operation, Charity does not: wait to be con- have given innumerahle proofs of their souls must be reached. They strained by the demand of the neigh- their zeal: by defending the rights of nmst L(. trained to think rightly and bor for his right. It sees his wants the Church, by protecting young men lie do as they think, and supplies them. For his pain it and women against nlora] dangers, and by uniting their efforts for the Let us nor deceive ourselves in this has sYmtmtby; for his weakness, corn- matter, lg'mrance is an evil; as such passion; for his failings, a word of promothm of worthy causes. They it lnust, be removed. But it is not the e)rrect.ion anti silence. "Ctmrity is will now, in the same Catholic spirit, only evil. What we have chiefly to patient, is kind; charity envieth not, put fmh their energies in spreading fear is educated intelligence devoia dealeth not perversely; is not puffed sound ideas of social and industrial of moral principle--the man who uses up, is not provoked to anger, think- reform. For .these are urgently his knowledge ta abuse his freedom, eth no evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity, needed, not only for the guidance of This is the dangerous type. To con- but rejoiceth with the ruth" (.I Cot. our intmigrants, bnt also for the tinue its production or allow it t XIII, 4-6). checking and correction of tenden- multiply wouhl no be the Imrt o The observance of justice mid char- cies which are stirring up discord wisdom, ity nmst begin in the heart of each among our native-born citizens. The War's First Lesson. man. Through its enaetmen and Catholic War Activities The first and most essential lesson sanction law may compel us t,o do The entry of our country into tbe in true education is that which the what .is just; it can not force us to War gave American C.athohcs" a new war ha taught us. For a long" time love one another. But the reign of occasion to prove, as they bad so the attempt was nmde to regulate law itself will be more complete and often proved before, their patriotic truman affairs without any reference secure when willing obedience does devotion. The v-due of our :tssocia- to God. It was tlmught that the ad- away with the need of compulsion. lions for the public welfare was at vance of civilization, the progress ot And where i;he rule of c]mrity pre- once recognized. With the initiative science and the ga'owth of commerce vails, justice will ha.re no ccasion to taken by the Knights of Cohnnbus, ha(t made the peace of the w)rld se- insist on its claims. It is the same the unselfish spirit of the Catholic cure. Religion was excluded, in great Apostle who commands that we "ren. oun. Men's Assochtion, and the en- nteasure, from public life, and entire,- der to all men their dues," and who thusiasm shown by the organizations ly from the council ef nations. It was adds: "owe no man anything, but to of Catholic women, we realized that it a wtst experiment, conducted with all love one another. For he that loveth was necessary t<) mdfy our activities..tho re:;ources of power nn(1 sldll. And his neighhor, hath fulfilled the law" With this object in view. (:It(, Ilier- now we see iis results. (Romans XII, 7, 8). lxt us no% then, wait fr some g'en- archy est'tblished the National Cath- V:e can not affoxt to repeat the ex- eral movement that will cmTy us all olic War Council. Under itd[rection peviment. If we are to huild anew, we together along the pathway of justice, provision was nmde for the moral must build on n sure foundation, net Let us not heguile ourselves with tbe and physical welf,m, of our C, athohc" on quMcsand. Tha stone which lhe idea that an atmosphere of love will soldiers and sailors. Chaplains were tmilders of the modern worhl rejected, somehow be created and s'pread supplied for the men in cmnp and for must l>ecome again the head of the ab'oad without any thought or 'effort those in service tl)roatt. In every pos- eerner. In the teaching and example of urs. That blessed air iof peace .sible w'ty, our people showed their[of Jesus Christ, mankind must lem,n {Continued on Page 5?) upon the speech of of his lx;markable political career, but perhaps his adroitness has never been put to a severer test than he faces m the session of Parlimnent which opened yesterday. A detailed e.amination of his speech may wait upon a fuller report than has come to h'md, but the passages available -ive the impression hat he has used tim very multiplic:[ty of Lhe questions clamoring for discussion to furnish an excuse for postponing or slighting" the most awkward of them. Unhal)py Is His Treal, ment of Irish Question lie was not at all happy in his treat- meat of the h'ish question, transfer- ring it to the logic chopping methods by which he ms in the past, contribut- ed to what he has called "the Russian fog." Unless England was ready to 'sanction an Irish re0ublic, talk of self-determination he said, was "dis- honest." And'. (luih in his/former Russian st;yle he rhetorically demand- ed whether the government siould withdraw all its troops and leave "the assassins in charge in Ireland." Best, Care For Assassination Peace There was a time when he thought it impossible i.o make peace with the assassins in Moscow, but noV be real- izes that in the case of Russia th best cure for assassination is peace, and he may come t.o the same view in 'egard to Ireland. Can Save Russia Only By Trading With Iter A demand by labor leaders and others for a revision of the treaty of \\;'ersaflles the premier seems to have passed over in his speech, but upon Russia. a subject xhich British labor has much at heart, he spoke at some length. Bolshevin, he said, could not be crashed by forc of arms, and the so-called "ring of fire" was im- practicable; the Baltic states were al- ready makin/ peace; "We failed to restore Russia to sanity by force; I believe we can save her 'by trade." "Incidentally, "Europe badly needs what Russia is able to supply, but cannot supply with eonDending a mnies moving across lher borders." George ltas Other Troubles On the whole Lloyd GeorgCs haw Russian policy does not seem the most serious of his troubles; with business interests and the powerful'labor party supporting it successful opposition is unlikely. CARDINAL D ' ' 0NAq ES TO Y. M, C. A. ((,'. P. A.) London, Feb. 15.Cardinal Bourne, who is one of the prime movers in the effort to restore the ruined con- vent of Loc, Belgium, and has just given his patronage to the Flanders Restoration Fund, has also sent"a donation to the Y. M. C. A., the or- ganization, which has become so wide-spread in consequence of the War, and which is now appealing to make up a deficit. The cardinal, who was to have gone to LiveLrpoo1 last weeknd for the Conference of the Temperance Coun- cil of Christian Churches, and was al- so to officiate last Sunday at the Church of the Sacred Heart,in that great center of Lancashire Catholic- ism, has had to cancel all his engage- , meats on account of ill-health. Most Rev.-Edward Ilsley, Arch- bisbop of Birmingham,'who is ad= vanced in years, is also in poor health and his condition is causing soma anxiety. Kindliness is the true wealth of the mind, and I beg yo) to keep it in your. heart as a priceless treasure.---Giusti.