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7 i .,} (/, , PAGE T WO |'uhlishcd "Wc, kTy hy THE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY of the I}hc::.e )[ lJtile R.,'K "0!t WEqT SIECiNll SI RKI,'T l.';n,cr, d ,, sec,m,l.c:aso ,.allt:r :,la,cl t 1911, a, ,lc i,,,t,,fi,ce a, itiesh against him will not succeed, for, he ha: THE Gt ARDiA, SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 192o ....... ......................................................................................................... A tlAPPF ...... LANDING TIME maYing won}abe rsure,takea glOatno notic.Cath!ic ........... of institutiOnany- ................................................................. celebl:ationf learn-in '! It is to be hoped that tho effort to discredit Mr. hol,or of I)arwin, and Canon Do,'lodots book, ! EDITORIAL Hilaire Belloc by trumping charges,of Anti-Sere- "Dai'winism and Catholic Thought" would not be come on a mission which is an]ost important erie because it in concerned with so vital a thing as civilization itself. Many distinguished English- men have visited American, and we hope thin their coming was not 'altogether selfish, but a: Mr. Belloc has always been interested in writing about the matters on which h.e is now ,ssay.ing to speak, we have eon:fidence in his disinterested- hess and we regard the time for his eomina as happily chosen. Ms'. Belloc's message will be ad- dressed principally to those who are educated, ald Ms traight-forward and clearly stated article in the current Atlantic Molthl,! ought to st;cure for him a favoral)le hearing. The The editor of The Atle,ntic refers to him as an historian (if emi- nence who has lived,actively in the world and made his influence widely felt. and this tribute is an indication of the interest aroused by the corn- ILiltlc ]tuck Ark. und0r the At" f ('o,l|-rcss ,.{ M;irch :l 187'J. CII,"N(,I,: (IF Alll)Rt > VVhcn a hai:gc of,aldll:S,.i , devilel [lie hu,,.,t'lli,t.I- Mtouh:l g vv hot] fillC old illlti tl;t! lll:W a(hlrc,s, ( ](J I' It :, I'( ) N I )l ]X ( "l,; Mal, ler ilt!l:ll{D:d fl;i I,blicalioli iu 'l'h- (hlat'l[iail Mloll]ll rl:,iClJ tin IlOI lal21" ti'i;in i((hlcslil lll,)Flllll, lll'iI! 1121"rs cltrr(!l)OllliCI1cc ib il, lWliy}i W#21('(IIlIC, phi klli(ili,>a IJt lb(! 'CiL'I) III tl'is Illlliit'l" iN CDl'(iJlliy ;l])l)l', +2illlcd, IREV. (;I'];L II, MclII!;RMI'I I', .................. M ....... gi'llg" i;:'.ii'(o'7" All Ctlllllnlliii{ltiflli IlllOllt "']' c l;,lill*l]lliil" 'iltotlhl lip alldl'v.nscd to ti1(I l'l[t2V, lit'l). It. \\;'|CDCIIEolI. i(J] "IVCSI. 5t't'(illd trct'[, )I"KI(I.\\;I. AI'I'RtIVA,. The (,hlardi:lli i tilL, ufflci;' orgall ill the lJioee,c'o[ fArtie Rf:k. aild I pray [;od lt;ll it lliay IJc Jill t'[lrllt:[ ?] Sill il) I {I e caut" ) r g t illstiec aild Irllt] t llld fill aldcilt dcfc idlzr of L c reJigiol w ich we al love 8o welt, l" c, xtc d 1o it lily Mess Ig with it s 11t'2 "tl ] opc t it its Cll12cr |luty t: ]l)llg  and Iil) ,CI)LI+, ), J()IIN B. MORRIS, lilstop, of fAtth; Rock. . -- :,, r/.li ' '" iVIaich 10, 192 "]. Li/.tle koc,. Ark., .... Fourth of Sunday of Lent : Laetare : -0-0. The gospel stories the feeding of the multitude and the gathering of the fragments. Le us be careful about the little thigs of His service. Pe- titeness offers us a vast field in which to practice the little virtues. It is the sister of charity. ,-O-O .............. E idently Henry Ford thinks ldndly of Bishop Gallagher of Detroit, for he recently made him a present of a car, and by the way, it,was not the One called after his name. It was a luxurious Lin- c_oln limousine. ........................ o-o ...................... It is at once a tribute to deimcncy and a hopeful sign for the future that the prominent contractor who was recently mysteriously murdered in New York was informed sometime before his death that his social business and political outlook would be greatly benefited by a more careful regard for the standard of Jiving which prevails amongst .good citizens. 0-0 The optimists who say "Why .charge Protest- ant historical writers with lack of fairness in this ,era of good. feeling?" need not be surprised if they are occasionally confronted with the plea of the pessimist who has it on the authority of an Ox- "ford professor of history (who, by the way, had the decency when he wrote it) that forgery seems to have been peculiar to the Reformed. By those who are always ready to criticise three reasons are alleged for the inactivity of "The National Council of Catholic Men." Lack of spon- taneity in the rank and file, together with re- striction on lay initiative, the disproportionate percentage of a tax ah'eady .too high claimed by Washington, and general indifference and unen- lightenment. But nothing under the auspices of the National Catholic Welfare Council could es- cape luch critics. -0-0 ................. If Mr. Wilfrid Ward were living today he would make short work of the arguments of those who contend tha the Rev. Dr. Grant should find home in the Episcopal Church ,in spite of the views which he is alleged to hold, for in an article in The Dublin Review he refers to his namesake, Mrs, Humphrey Ward, as "credulous and uncriti- cal in her acceptance of modern theories, and as the victim of sentiment in her desire to retain a place in the Christian Church for those Who do accept those theories,"' 0-0 THE NEW APOSTOLIC DELEGATE ............................................................ .ing of Mr. Belloc. That Dean Inge of SI:. Paul's I_,ondon, another distinguished Englishman, will discuss the same topic in the nex issue of The Atla,ntic will. not lessen interest in the happily timed coming ot' Mr. Belloc to our shores. T. O-O EXCELLENT ADVI ('E If to be free is to live in a country governed by law, all good citizens will applaud the sentimenT- of Di:. Butler, set forth in the followilg letter to the Board of Student RepresentMives of Colum- bia University : February 28, ] 922." Franklin V. Brodil. Chairman of the Board of Student Representatives, Hartley Hall. My Dear Brodil---Statements are made to me that students are being urged to buy liquor from persons in this vicinity who are offering it for sale in violation of law. The admirable dee!ara- lion as to obedience to law which was made in Oc- tober last by the Board of Student I'epresenta- lives and signed by a notable group of leaders of undergraduate opinion, may well receive addi- tional publicity and new emphasis at this time. The whole university and the general public should know what our attitude is on this subject, and particularly what is the attitude of the lead- ers of the student body. No matter what we ourselves may think of the w{sdom or justice of a given law, it is our duty to obey it. As I have frequently pointed out in public addresses, obedience to law is one thingl while enforcement of law is something quite dif-I ferent. The fact that a given law' is not enforced and probably cannot be enforced against those who wish to resist it, should have no effect upon out' spirit or obedience to law. There are obvious and legitimate ways to agitate for the amendment or repeal of obnoxious, unjust or immoral stat- utes, but none of these invblve or suggest disobe- dience to law. We, in Columbia University have a special duty in this respect because of our'traditions and out' long punic service. FaithfullY yours. Nicholas Murray Butler. Following is the resolution embracing tim dec- laration of the Board of Student Representatives : Whereas, a proper respect for law and order i indispensable to the welfare of society, and. Whereas, throughout this country there ham ex- isted since.the war a noticeable disregard for law and order, as best ilhlstrated l)y the violations of the Eighteenth Amendment, and Whereas, there has been in r_eeent years an in- creasing spirit of lawlessness, even in collegiate circles, to which the woi'ld properly looks for lead- ership, and, Whereas, there have been flagrant'violations o'f well-recognized and, necessary rules of conduct by members of our student body, Therefore, We, the undersigned students of Columbia, put ourselves on record as being entire, ty out of sympathy with such a spirit, and pledge ourselves to eradicate from our campus all such violations and to maintain that sandard of con- duet befitting a student of the university. ................. 0-0 ............. DARWINISM ND CATHOLICISM For obvious reasons this journal does not dis- cuss theories and hypotheses which involve deep study in science and philosophy, but if any of.our readers have disclosed an interest in a discussio which recently appeared in the columns of the morning paper, and if they are curious as to the attitude of the Church on the subject, we desire to make this simple statement for their benefit: literature abounds on the attitude which Catho- lics may take on the D,-rwinian theory from the point of view'of Catholic orthodoxy, the most re- cent contribution being by the Very Rev. Canon Dorlodot, D. D. D. Sc., of the faculty of Louvain University. And there is a special fitness in cit- ing him as an authority, for when the University of Cambridge, England, was celebrating the cen- tenary ofthe birth of Charles Darwin, and the .fiftieth anniversary of the publication of his cele- brated work, "The Origin of Species," Canon Dor- 'odor was the one selected to represent the univer- ;ity of Louvain, and if Darwinism were the here- sy it is sometimes rashly proclaimed to be. we the proper agency to prove that the Catholic ChurLh does not stifle scientific discussion. T. ......................... O-O .............. CH ESTEI,' T()N tSMS ......................... "lt; is not true, as ratiomtlist histories imply, that through the ages orthodoxy has grown old !owly. It is rather heresy that has grown old quickly." were not God. there would be no ."I f tiiere atheists." "In :former years men used to give reasons why L]iey 1)ecan:le Catholics; in our day, they give rea- sons why they do no." "In tile smallest leaflet of Catholic devotiol) there are literally a thousand times more thinrs I to think about than the latest philosophers can I lind in h)oking across perishing empires to the en&,. of the eayth under an empty sky. :o]" to- day the great atheists are also great pessimists. There are any number of third and fourth-rate minds rowdily content with third and fourth-rate religions; but the minds of the first ranks that have lost their heavenly hopes have lost all their earthly hopes also. It is so with Hardy; it is so with Ilousman; it is so with Anatole France." "A new Catholic nmvement is generally a move- mcnt to emphasize some Catholic idea that was only neglected in the sense that it was no till then specially needed; but when it is needed. nothing else can meet the need. In other words, the only way really to meet all the human needs of the future is to pass in.to possession of all Catholic thought of lhe past; and the only way to do that is re.ally to become a Catholic." ............... O-0 PRESS MONTII FOR PRIESTS AND PEOPLE. The Catholic Press Association named the Len- ten season as  period for increasing the circula- tiln of Catholic publications. "A Catholic paper in every Catholic home is an ideal which cannot be realized without the ef- fective cooperation of the pastors and the people. The (hmrd.htn. again solicits this necessary co- operatim, so that it may be a weekly visitor in every Catholic Home in Arkansas. ..................... 0-O .................... THE SCOPE OF EXTENSION The growth of the Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States of America has been so phenomenally great that it is not surprisingto lind requests for all sorts of favors, and from ev- e]v quarter of the ,,;lobe in its daily mail bag, but the very name of the Society which is not long without a purpose, ought to prote.ct it from ap- peals which do not come within the scope of it,: Work. It is an exc.ellent thing for any society to con fine its activities for the purpose for which it was founded, and for the benefit of those who are not yet entirely familiar with the proper work of Ex. tension, the President has just isstied a statement to th.e effect that Extension has been founded for the United States and the countries depend-, ent upon it; that its aim is entirely missionary; and that all appeals for aid must be endorsed by the Bishop of the diocese in which the appeal orig- inates: and therefore a great deal of lost energy will be avoided if the information just published were only heeded. No doubt many of those ap- peals are very worthy, but they must be presented to other a,ehcies for relief. T. ....................... 0-0 ....................... BO URKE COCKRAN The death of the tIon. W. Bourke Cockran, Con- gressman from New York. removes possibly one of the last, but certainly one el' the greatest ora- tors of the old school,-and he will be missed by every cause that needed a champion. It has been our pi'ivilege to hear him on various occasions, and he.was always great. Of him it wan fue as it was not true of any orator Of our generation, that he touched no subject that he did not adorn out of his splendid intellect, rich vocabulary and matchless rhetoric, Whether he spgke on Pope Leo XIII, the cause of Ireland, or the wrongs of Cuba, or sound money, it was a pleasure to listen to his finely balanced sentences. It may be that the critics will find fault with his various shifts in politics, but for our part, we shall always like to think that that justice to Cuba for which he argued with telling eloquence, and which was the dominant part in the last speech' he made in congress when he urged' the return of German private.pPoperty seized during the war, regulated his entire conduct. But whatever oth- ers may think of him, the friends of the Church and the friends of Ireland will long cherish the memory of the late lamented Bourke Cockran., T. American Catholics unite to welcome to the : United States Archbishop Pierre Fumasoni-Bion- di, the new Apostolic Delegate. is Excellency is known to ninny American ec- 'clesiastics--known and most highly esteemed, not only for his remarkable qualities of tact and ad- ministrative ability, but also for a charm and cor- diality of manner that has warmed admiration it0 sincere friendship. The new Apostolic Delegate comes to this coun- try with a record of accomplishment on behalf of Christ and His Churgh which makes logical his appointment to the important position which was filled so long, and so ably by Cardinal Bonzano. It is not too much to say that his work as Apostolic Delegate to Japan enlarged the whole scope of Catholi//tivity in that country. All who have been $ortunate enough t know Monsignor Fumasoni-Biondi in the past bear tes- timony to the keen interest he has always mani- fested in" American affairs. Speaking English with the utmost fluency, lie has often surprised new acquaintances with his grasp of conditions in o:. the United States and his u'nderstanding of Amer- ican. ideals. With his tIaining and experience, combined ..... with native graciousness and affability, there is every reason for Catholics of the United States to : : , be grateful that Archbishop Fumasoni-Biondi has been chosen by His Holiness as the head of the', Delegation in this country and to feel that the whole Catholic body will be , the manner in which his mission will THE GRANT CASE ABROA When the Divinity of Christ is either held in doubt by some clergy of the Fngland, nothing very much happens i bal protests whicll leave the offenders scn:,;e unmoved. In the United idently not the same license to ism of thought, for we read that a trial in New York against the Rev. Dr. Protestant Episcopal Church of the account of his refusal either to after an expression from the pulpit not accept the idea that Christ had This opinion he reiterated last asked his congregation whether ed the clergy silenced by "sinister ers"., a cryptic remark which, the graph, correspondent, who sends the was no elaborated at the time and Dr. since refused to discuss: it..Bishop is setting Episcopal discipline to work in/ ter, is generally supported by 1 Ne'; York, on the good ground that pledged himself at his ordination doctrine which he now repudiates, ing in effect broken his contract, his of the pulpit is in the circumstances the Church ; and as the Bishop well .is. not at liberty to deny the faith Protestant Episcopal Church stands same time continue one of her are some things that. Protestants A merica.---TDe Tablet, London. NOTE THESE FACTS The Catholic Church has no libel bureau. She has no association or shout loyalty and act treason. She has which insult in a fou and filthy way, the Protestant people and most sacred beliefs and pious practiceS, are not asked to exclude Prc positions or to discriminate against way in secular affairs. We ask our friends to note these facts.----The 8(Ttgel'. PUBLIC ENEMIES A young woman of Tulle, in been finedand sentenced to a montti writing anonymous defanmtory t gan in a small way, writing letters tha vent the mutual spite of feminine Lmboldened by the dismay and the letters occasioned, she enlarged her erations till she had families and hoods embroiled by her anonymous The court dealt leniently wit those who use the poison pen of tongue are public enemies. They do sift and prove the rumors they pass motion. They take a fierce, ing .the rankling wound a lie maY triumph is complete when they have damaged a good ri/me by an inn mdia,n Freema,n. Ki,ngsto,n. ,, TIIE VITALITY OF BOOKS Whenever a significant book tions at once fill the air. "Is it a one critics inquires: "Will it live?" It is eas. speculation that the "life" nary book will be brief; yet it remains ulation, and now and again the crit astray. It is as true of books as it persons that they cannot expect judgment of their contemporaries' opinions and prejudices run too hotl timate of real value, the quieting, spective of time is indispensable. There was a great English critic that he never read a book until years, and perhaps his policy was one after all. At airy rate, he reading a Tot of trash.--Seattle ?'o,%q. o. RADIO SALVATION The Protestant churches are now with a new ermmy in the growing use ,and radio broadcasting is eating int bersMp and finances of country ch announced from New York last . to the New York Papers comP laints made by officials of many out of that financial support has been many of their former supporters on that they no, longer need to attend they are brouglt to their homes vi ing sets. Out of town persons, it that they are able to hear better sic broadcast from churches in the Catholic Register a'nd Canadian. PLEASANIT READING If one may estimate from the neW there is not much good left in this ours. Why is it necessary to dals and murders and crimes of other matter more elevating Catholic " "