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of NOT.00 James A. Fiaherty, Knight of the Knights of issued the following j the necessity of I Catholic newspapers again successive Su- ] have urged upon the PeOple o f all countries the I f SUpporting. the Catholic I do not recall in my expex ' time when the Catholic more interesting and more is today. I am proud i several sections of the' Knights "of Columbus interested themselves in of the local Catholic very substantial results. I a Catholic can fitting- adjective unless there Upon his reading table of Catholic newspapers of interest to all mem- Y. O'Hara, Oregon, director of the of the National Council, spent part Manhattan, Kas., last interest of the rural so- the N. C. W. C. is with Professor Kansas State Agricultur- O'Hara held a con- President Jardine and ,he college departments rural organization, ex- the nature and the Work of the rural life bu- I N C. W. C. and enlisting He spoke of the life of the ha- of.arousing an in- in its problems and Better rural homes : better production on agricultural oolleges I by spreading a !ic farming and addressed three col- He explained Catholic principles regard to the three 9f society, i. e., the mid the family, each an independent end or has been visiting colleges seek- committees of Catho- agricultural leaders local rural rural par- for the purpose of scientific knowl- .He addressed a lie students of K. S. A. I Kappa house' telling help in this work ligion and society. Harper, of Dentistry of has been noti- Department, that he colonel of the Corps of the U. S.:[ appointment is I ff Services in build- of which he is the largest R. O. T. being one of the in the future be of the U. S. Den- of the St. Dental College will. lieutenants in the Corps 'next June. to remain unassign- for important or- of the Reserve Corps. served with the Colonel in the Office. DeRoo, as a domestic Cathedral, Port- Lshop Christie. :,vho is a no- and 34 yenrs of age, sixty years, and Priest of the Arch- City, having com I'Ie has spent many Study of the life and Alexander VI and has of Publication a menu-I tthe period of Alexan-], tation he hopes to re- ] en Such historians as l ;terly attacked Alexan- 9Pc" 1 er De Roe published a l story of America Be-I , to a study of which[ finding references to I America in the Vatican J ether European collee- I Onsulted for material was the recipi- chalice from his the occasion of his in retie- years, 'de- to his historical "CATHOLIC CULTURE BEING ADVANCED BELLOC ASSERTS .Change Due to Warl)ecay of Dog- matic Religion Ianger to Civiliza- tion. (By N. C. W C. News Servme New York, Feb. 20. Religions are as potent as nationalities in the af-] fairs of Europe today, accordiug tol Hilaire Belloc, distinguished Catholic author and war correspondent and a contributor to the N. C. W. C. News Service, who arrived here last week to deliver a series of lectures in the United States. pointed out that Catho- Mr. Belloc tic culture lind been greatly reen- forced as a result of the war, a thesis he brought out in his recent b'ok "Europe and the Faith." He declare,I that the great dangers of the world today were the decay of dogmatic re- ligion among those outside the church, the unrest in Islam and the quarrels between the social classes of the world. The weakening of dogmatic re'.igion is a grave symptom, according to Mr. Belloc, who without religion, sees the collapse of civilization. Signs of Protestant Schism "There are signs of a schism be- tween the dogmatic and skeptic branches of tile Protestant church," he declared. "Sl(epticism, however hm been growing less in Catholic countries. The trend iu France has been against skepticism ,for some time. Skepticism reached its height in the time of the Encyclopedists, but the spirit has so changed now that to be an agnostic in France is to be out of date. I do not mean to say that Catholicity is becoming stronger and Protestantism weaker, but the war has helped Catholic culture very much while outside the Church, skepticism has increased. In Germany today, Prussia, the donfinant Protestant influence has been unseated, with Catholic Bavaria taking its place. Serbia has taken to itself a large population of Croats and Slovenes. Poland has been made in- dependent. Italy shows signs of a Catholic renaissance. Spain, a great Catlmlic country, has been greatly en- riched. Unrest in Islam Commenting on the unrest in Islam, which he declared was a serious dan- ger to the peace of the world, Mr. Belloc pointed out that in India, Tur- key and Egypt the people are seeking the means to independence. The Turks, he nmintained, must be either conciliated or fought. England, he said, inasmuch as she controls the greater part of the Is- lamic world, would be called upon to meet with these people. Of the Eng- lish, he declared that they were the least "democratic" people in the world i and lamented the fact that England is changing from an aristocracy to a "plutocracy," in which the mere pos- session of money entitled one to influ- ence in government. Mr. Belloc expressed his surprise that so large a percentage of the English middle class was in favor of the French invasion of the Ruhr. The international bankers, he said, were against the invasion because to them all great financial interests are inter- national. Fall of Russia The fall of Russia, said Mr. Belloc, was largely due to the collapse of the Orthodox Churchx "I do not look for a resumption of a general war in Europe," Mr. Belloc i continued, I "True, we hear that Russia is get-! ready to ally herself with Ger-j I many and Turkey. Russia is not strong enough in a military sense to! begin an invasion of Poland to get I through to the rescue of Germany. Poland has one of the best-disciplined I aj'mies in Eul'ope. The Russian army is a mob. Should Russia try t come through, Francd and other }mtions would rush to Poland's aid. "Lenin and Trotsky will remain in the Russian saddle so far as foreign relations are concerned. The peasants are not revolting and as they consti- tute the bulk of the population, the Soviet Government is safe for the present. 'Its Communistic .propa- ganda is not taking in Gsrmany or elsewhere. There is *ar more likeli- hood of an attempt to re-es.qblish monarchy than Communmm in Ger- man " , , ' . ' ' Semitic State Advecated Mr. Belloc advocated establishment of a Semitic state, possibly in Pales- tine. "Destruction, absorption and expul, sion cannot dispel antagonism to the Jews," he said. Asked if he proposed segregation, Mr. Bello.c replied that -it wax an 'nhappy word;" and reiter- ated that his solution lay in the rec- ognition of Jews  nationals. THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923 hPPF00 OF THE FAITHFUL CATHOLIC PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING IN RHINELAND "TO ALI. TRUE MEN ANI) WOMEN" Simple, Strong anti Eminently Sober Deelar, tition of Appalling Condilions-- Apprnved by the Archbishop of Ctflogne--Not a Money Apla]--Want to Show the World True State of Affairs in Strickened Country. , (C. B. of the C. V. Press Bulletin.) '" The representatives of the Catho- death and lingering disease, how lies organizations and societies of the many mothers, grown weak and dis- occupied areas of the' Rhineland, re- eascd, can no longer offer their in- cently assembled at Cologne, isued a fauts the natural nourishment, how most important appeal to the sense of justice and fainmss of the world, with the approval of the Archbishop of that ancient see. Cardinal Schulte, lit its simple, yet strong and emiuently sober declarations, the document not only merits, but demamh the atten- tion of every fairminded person. The conditions it reveals arc appalling. Al- together matter of fact in its state- ments, the appeal carries an under- tone of trustfuh:ess and hope, the sad sweet music of a common humanity. Moreover, it is addressed to all wile stand for justic% peace and reconcili- atim. Take and read: Addresses All Catholics "In these days of gravest dangers to the Fatherland the Catholic popu- lation of the Rhineland 'feel it as an ] absolute duty to make a public appeal ire the cnnscmnce of the worhl. We, the Catholic societies and associations of the occupied areas, m union with our Archhishop, and in the name of more than five millions of Catlmlic: living along the Rhine. from lbe Pal- estine to the confines of Holland ad- dres: all" the Catholics of the world, all Christian people of whatever de- nonfinatio,, in fine, all men who stand for justice, peace and reconciliati(m We raise our cry for sympathy and help before all Cathoiic: of the world. The pcace-imct of Versailles not only despoiled the German Empire of its colonies, and German Catholicism of its rich and high!y successful mission- ary fields, but also lopped off a num- ber of regions east and west, inhabit- ed mainly by Catholics. And now the alienation of that part of Germany is threatened in which German Catholic- ism ever had its main intellectual and material supports. The Irench stroke against the German Empire wouht tlms, if successful, which God forbid, hecome the most dreadful assault up- on the Catholic Churcll of Germany. We wouhl remind you that even now tile burden of reparations, anti the vast depreciation of the currency, have brought on the most rinous consequences to our ecclesiastical life. l)anger to Re;igion, Morality and Culture "How can the expenses for the Church and the clergy be met by our impoverished parishes? How shall the homes for the sick and the or- phaus be,aved from utter ruin ? Shall our 'charitable and social institutions ind organizations be swept away by the impending catastrophe? Are the untiring and unselfish Catholic ef- forts of a century doomed to inevita- I ble extinction ? So the of the" far, gifts Holy Father, together with tim gen- erous help from America and Holland, have bee.n able to stave off the worst. Solemn Protest "Still louder would we raise our voice of solenm protest before all Christian people the world over, to make them realize the dreadful dan- gers to religion and good morals, many people, grown oht in honor, are even ,ow perishing for want of the aece:saries of life? "Dbcs the worhi realize the de];)th of grief in vo many old families, who find themselves growing poorer day by day, and are forced to sell for .- pfftance their trea:mred heirlooms in order to fiffd wl.erewith they may ;ted aud clothe themselves? Is t known how German art and science, from which all mankind has d{awn such great cultural inspiration, is in danger of heing extinguished because the most necessary means of support are lacking ? Sierra Not Paralleled Since Thirty Years War "Versailles was to bring the peace of justice to a tormented worhl; but it fashioned a I)cace of mere force, which really is no peace at all. We, especially, in the ccupled areas fe'. nohing of a peace of justice, hut are constant witnesse: of force trium- phant. And now, France has torn to shreds the peace of force, in order to give full reins to its plans inspired by hate and revenge. A heavy weight of anxiety oppresses onr hearts. The flood of our people's misery s con- stantly rising, and threatens the com- ing of an all destructive storm, such as has not visited our Fatherland since the Tifirty Years' War. The ca- tastrophe now threatening us implies the beginning of the end of European civilization." So far the appeal of the Rifineland's faithful Catholic people. What, are our Catholic Americans, what are we who profess to stand for justice, peace and reconciliation, going to do about it ? C. B. of the C. V. WEST VIRGINIA NOW WORKING ON INSPECTION BILL (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 23.One of the perennial convent inspection bills has been introduced lt tile Wcsl. Virginia l,egis!ature. It provides: "That every place, grounds and building mainzained or used as a hos- pital, reformatory hen:e, sahitarium, I house of detention, alum, school, co,went, orphanage, House of Good Shepherd, monastery, home, or other similar institution under any other name, by private individuals, corpora- tions, sole or aggregate, associations, "churches, societies, or bodies inter- porated or unincorpo'ated, shall be open at all times to the inspection of the sheriff of the county where situated and to the grand juries of he circuit or intermediate or criminal court having jurisdictioix thereof and to the committees of such grand ju- ries herein provided, whether situ- PAGE FIV i JEWS RELIGIOUSLY FAVORED BY NAVY EDITOI00IAL CHARGE (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Boston, Feb. 26.--Charges that the iE000KSo INtEReST 1 .... , ..... _.__ ............ One might ahnost know, from its sound, that "Compton's Pictured En- ,cyclopedia" s especially designed for children; but even the sound does not Navy Department is guilty of racial half convey the attractiveness of v01- and religious favoritism iu ordering:ume s that are plentifully pictured, connnanding officers of all units to have good paper, and a text that can grant leave at discretion to all men be heartily recommended. of the Jewish faith from noon Satur- It is the latest of the encycIopedias (lay, March 31, until midnight April written for children, and a large staff 2, are made in an editorial in the of educators contributing to the eel- Boston "Transcript." umes, would make one know that the Special Privilege [instructive and educational features The "Transcript" says: are well stressed. "The Navy Depa$ment. is guilty cf granting a special lirivilege to c;ti- zens of the Jewish race and religion when it orders all commanding offi- cers of all units of the Navy 'to gr:nt leave at di:;cretion to all men of he Jewish faith from neon, Saturday, Marcia 31, until midnight, April '2, with such additional time as may be practicable.' No similar privilege is ranted citizens of other races and oilier religions who are on duty with the colors afield or afloat. They rec- ognize the fact that church and state History is treated under the main articles pertaining to countries, an:| so is literature. Pronunciation is a feature that should not be overlooked, is the only way in which one senses erence book for children. The Use of "The Virgin" instead of The Blessed Virgin, or Our Blessed Mother, in sqch articles as Marquette the only'way in which one senses the protestant tone, unless it would be in the treating of such subjects as ma:- rimony under "Little Talks on Great Themes." Optimism, Faith and Mat- are separate in this country and that rimony have more of the ethical tone religious freedom is a right with re-'than the religious one. Matrimony is sultant responsibilities, chief-among not treated as a sacrament, but the which loyal service to country. To be holiness of its bond is stressed so the loyal in spirit as well as in letter such service must be thorough and whole- hearted. To be thorough and whole- hearted such service .must not be re- quired of one group of religionists at the expense of another. Christmas is a legal holiday in the United States,', so is Sunday, but Ash Wednc day and Good Friday and Eastbr Day are not legal holidays, nor are March 31 and April 1 and 2. "At a time when true Americans young may know it would have to be entered into with seriousness and dis- cretion. If the merit of "Compton's Pictur- ed'Encyclopedia" had to be summed up in one sentence, that sentence might be, it states facts. Because it does, the Reformation is not treated from a biased standpoint. The chil- dren will know from the facts submit- ted that while faults there were on our side, there were also many grave are striving to eradicate racial preju- ones on the other, and the rise of the (lice, religious bigotry and class con-' counter-reformation with the work of sciousness from the political relation- such men as St. Ignatius Loyola, and ships of our citizenry it is a hindrance the unswewing attitude of Charles V rather than a help to such an endear- won back to the faith many who had" or for the Navy'Department to be forsaken it, and the protestants could guilty of racial and religious favorit- never' regain'the ground they lost. It ism in the administration of the Navy. ! is the fairness of these articles that Probably the order in question was one keeps in mind, while thinldng of reqdested by a" group of politicians [ the Encyclopedia as a vhole. seeking to curry favor. But the Sec-I retary of the.Navy ought to possess enough courage and conunon sen:!e not to be stampeded by pressure from politic.tans of that sort." Since it stresses facts, articles on linen, shoes, nails, and how to make them m'e treated at length .... Monks and monasteries tell ofthe rise of monasticism, and of the intel, lectual leadership of the monl(saS ] well as the preeminence that came to TOMBS OF KINGS OF JUDEA MAY ' them as agTiculturists. It even give SOON BE FOUND ', the high motive animating those who  leave the life of the world, to dedi- :: (By N. C. W. C. News Service) ;zate their time to God. Lndon, Feb. 20.-'Tombs of the The charts showing the religious kings of Judea for two l'mndred years preference of the people of the dif- after l)avid, including ,hat of Solo- ferent states visualizes Church affili. men, are expected to be revealed by alien in a "':-'-' .............. VIVl(! lllillllt#r. M, ellglOn IS explorations that an international treated under' the article Religions, group of arehaeolog!sts, x:v!ll begin !.where numbers practicing the differ- snowily at upn rim, m me south- ent faiths, are given rather than the eastern par e derusatem, which t is doctrines believed. The omission of St. declared will prove to be the real site Augustine, the Saint, When the town of the "city of David." " i is given, and when other saints such Mount Zion as St. Francis of Assist, is one of the According to scholars, the notionl few ommissions that was noted, and tlmt the place-now known as Movnt attention is called to it because of the Zion could be the original city of Do- I presence of biographical sketches 0f vid, is no longer held, as it does not such men, recent authors, as Gilber fulfill two conditions that led primi- Parker, etc. C. tive people to choose locations for set- . tlementa spring and the natural de-IHSSION CRUSADE'S fensive strength in a hill rising sheer COMING CONVENTION above the spring. " __ The spring in t',:e vicinity of Ophelt (By N. C. W. C. News Service) which the occupation of a peaceful ated within. ,, or without any incorpor- iSis calledsaid tothebe"Virgin'Sthe "Gison"Funtain"of the andOld fourthSUth Bend,generalInd.,conventionFeb. 21.Theqf the German eommm "ti s in the F" ' ' , "" 7SEATTLE NEW ' ' ventio   ' " " "2" -- " " -- " ' bein so , -  n a ayzon In Ltrl, wlten six area of occupation, folced by the mill I as soon as practmable after g " CTHOLIC SCHOOLS ' ' ' " " committee to visit un . ,hundred delegates, representing more tary administration to establish such named on said " ' ", " ''=--'" than tw h ..... " " " haunts of immorality at the expense announced and to carefully inspect (By'N. C.'W. C. News Service) [al n " o unarea uamonc educa(xon- and inquire into every such iastitution, f Seattle, .Feb. FA.--Two new pare-,  nhe !! ,a umsSruun's'" ,nctumn ,z, attendeu.. Tt_ ere tneWefe of the German taxpayers. Trnly, a most shameful measure and bitterly within the territorial jurisdiction o chial schoolswe opened in Seattle. , g n e resented by al Gernnin women as an ]the court by which they are suinmon- last week, while work was ordered! d::i dlvlSlO and 171 In the junior " - scertaifiin- - ,, t'-s-- "h "-tholi , , a v" on enroma In dune last year unheard of insult to the honor and ,ed, for rthe purpose oz a" .  oegun on ne "eve a a c SChOOl. .... " . .. . ' wxthm ne urusaae announce ma more dignity of Christian womanhood. It what persons are confied " to be started here vithin the year. I t an 1 thor h ,000 umts had been enrolled and s t st to I utmns and b what au The Right Rev Edward J O Den can but rai.e anger and d'sgu, such inst't ' , Y ," , ,i .............. w the,   t since na; ime, unaer r, ne Sl;llnUlUS meas r so held, and he  Bishop of Seatde, piemded at the hear that one of the very first " ity they a e . " '" ' J ares of the French invaders in the are treated there; and they shall in- dedication of the new St. Alphonsus' t furnished by a national contest for ex- Ruhr was the forced establishment of public houses of infamy. And must, it not be a deadly insult to the honest pride of a people of such ancient Christian civilization as the Rhine- landers are, to behold themselves amid the grand monuments of two thousand years of .Christian culture overawed by the bayonets of uncivil- ized heathen and mohamedan sol- diers ? 'Does the World Realize? -- "Finally, we would appeal to all true men, who.stand for justice, peace and reconciliation, in placing before them the misery and abject poverty that claim countless victims every- where in Germany, but, owing to the hostile occupation, prove most de- Only intense self-importance makes structive along 'the borders of the and Public Buildings. Rhine. linen say that they are independent of "Does the world realize haw manF [,exterior beauty. It's far more natural families actml famine'h claimed "or its own. how many children have, I and simple to like beauty. Every for lack of proper food, succumbed to] child does. terrogate each inmate out of the hear - ing of any officer or sewitor of such institution to ascertain all the.e facts." Penalties Attached Full reports on sucil investigatins[ mentary grades and 86 in the high would be required from these com-I mittees. A penalty" of $I00 and six l schl" There are seventeen class- roms, an assembly room, chemistry months in jail would be imposed on [ and physics laboratory, library, and reading room, domestic science and manual training room and a medern lunch room. The new St. John's School, erected at a cost of $30,000, contains a spa- cious auditorium, with a well-equip- ped stage, and provision is made by the architects for the building of ad- School in West 58th street, the largest I tension enrollment has been heavy in evely part of the United States r public Catholic school in the north-I " ..  =_. west in point of enrollment and the I There are now more man zuo,ooo I size of its buildin The flew ^"i-- ' individual students enrolled under the gl ut.t t:, I ' , , I which was built at a cost of - ann banner of the Crusade, which has for , "r.,www, .  r , I ace me at ts slogan 'The Sacred Heart for the om des 546 children in the ele- ' world! The world for the Sacred Heart." anyone who interfered with a com-[ mittee's" work, and from one to five] years and $1,000 upon anyone who at-[ tempted to conceal an inmate of such 1 institutions from any such inspection." The bill was introduced by Represen- tative Hunter and referred to the Committee on Humane Institutions ditional wings that will make the school one Of the most commodious in the city. It was announ'ed that work had ben ordered on St. Margaret's School, which will cost approximately $3o,ooo. ,INSURANCE RATES ON " CANADIAN CIJURCHES INCREASE 50 PER CENT (By N. C. W. C. News Service) . Montreal, l?eb. 26.The Canadian Fire Underwriters Association has cancelled fire insurance policies-on all churches, schools, relidbus ins tltu- tions and colleges in this city and dis- trict and has instructed its agents to .renew policies at rates incre .from 32 to 50 per cent. The Step ii; believed to haw been prompted by .numerous fires in reli#ous, institum- tions and churches.