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e Qui Five? By The Sentry Unday, March 15, in all the throughout this nation, be taken up a collection relief of those people, who in so many war-torn Last year the Bishops' made over a dollars available for dis- This year, the needs are 8Teatcr than ever. It would to describe the con- Lhat exist in so many coun- the populace has been to starvation. The disbursed the major of the contributions, which last year and he will very prominently year's contribution. In one receives more appeals and no one is in a better to know the real facts COnditions in the various throughout the world. It been customary for of Christendom to dis- to all the needy, re- of creed or nationality. then that he should appeals for help. nations that used to to the fund, which the for charitable purposes in need themselves. So for funds is made es- the people of the The Bishops' Corn- full well that many are being made upon of this great nation. Why it was deemed advis- tnake one concerted re- donations rather than separate appeals. This Was found to be very suc- year and so once again the people are asked to accordance with their is the holy season of this penitential sea- are encouraged to They are ask- the flesh and to ab- legitimate pleasure. It practical for each to this collection be taken up next Sun- of money which SPend for pleasure and during the course every one has heard the "War is hell." If the Past could be referred it would be hard to to adequately describe More destruction about now in a few Used to be possible in is an age in which Washington. ).--Activities of the National Council of Catholic Women directly connected with the Nation's war effort will domi- nate that organization's 1942 con- vention to be held in Hollywood, Fla., April 18 to 22. Final plans for the program were discussed at conferences here this week when the Most Roy. Jo- seph P. Hurley, Bishop of Saint Augustine and host to the con- vention, met with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Ready, General Secretary of the National. Cath- olic Welfare Conference, and Mrs. J. W. McCollum, President, and Miss Margaret T. Lynch, Execu- tive Secretary of the N. C. C. W. On Saturday, April 18, there will be an informal meeting for leaders to discuss the contribu- :ions of Catholic women's groups to wartime activities. Diocesan and deanery leaders will tell of the activities of their groups. Saturday evening, leaders of national or- ganizations of Catholic women will discuss the work they have been doing. An address on "Unity in This Crisis," keynote to the.theme of the convention, "Catholic Women in the Service of God and Coun- try," will be given on Sunday eve- :ning by Monsignor Ready. Main sessions of the program will be devoted to the National Catholic Welfare Conference in War Time, the National Catholic Community Service, the National Catholic School of Social Service, the Volunteer in the Field of Cath- olic Charities, Inter-American Re- lations, International Relations and Post-War Life. Conference dinners for national committees of the N. C. C. W., stressing the contributions of these committees in strengthening fam- ily and social life during war- time, will be held Monday and Tuesday evenings. erk." There =l-Fr. McCormick but learn it. the utter futility men have made d and His moral law, upon their om In modern times been divorced from Yet they both spring from namely, God. Set- to go Its own way. Ethics and re- been thrown aside. ,' using their God-given t9 defet the very pur- they were given. has devised machines which were men. However, edu- neglected to train their tutelage that SUch things as rights Young people have in school, that the of education is to for this world. been planned to how to make a liv- School is over. No at- been made to curb the interests by speak- grid the next world. philos(phy of life is, to its fullest extent. a false notion is it any mmy think that That the weak Human beings the devil, not as a but in his works Men are daily sell- which is eter- with God, for the which the devil as worldly success we hve the sad rational beings be- beasts, locked in a wlfich will bring ruin to all who are free country. It used even in monarchies COuld look at a king. L a democracy, people to have opinions and Some of our clti- statesmen carry to extremes, at times. is that of Con- of New York, Congressional about a sick given to Lieu- D. Roosevelt, Jr. g officer recently had flr appendicitis and a natural eonse- is no reason why penalized because president of the If his name was came from Desha, no never have heard of prominent being torment- is well known is BOSton Red Sox batsman of last year. deferment because of his moth- of this kind have Ted Williams is ?" on Page 8 To Report For Chaplain Duty Little Rock.--The Rev. J. McCormick, Hoxie, has been notified to report for United States Army Chaplain duty at Camp Gardner, Calif., according to word received' here this week. Father McCorMick's instructions by wire, called for him to prepare to leave for his destination by March 21. A native of Brockton, Mass., Father McCormick is at present pastor of Immaculate Conception Church at Hoxie, and missions. Since his ordination he has served as pastor of DeQueen and Fore- man missions and as assistant at Immaculate Conception Fort Smith. His most recent ap- pointment, Hoxie, was made in September, 1940. The Rev. Francis X. Murphy, chaplain at St. Bernard's Hospital, Jonesboro, expects to be notified of his appointment to the Chap- lains' Corps at any time. The new chaplain is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James McCormick of Brockton, where he celebrated his first Solemn Mass at St.. Pat- See CHAPLAIN on page 8 Medal of Honor Lieutenant Wlllibald C. Biarchil iJ. S. A., young Catholic Army officer, who has been  awarded th Congressional Medal of Honor, th nation's highest award, "for con, ,,pi.cuous gallantry and intrepid. Ity of action," ipthe Philippines; I-le 1118 from New IJ, (N.C.W.C.) THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK _,--O PRAY 11 HARDERI" LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, MARCH 13. 1942 No. 12 They ,Benefit by War' Reliei Collectior00 Victims of the war in many countries will benefit by the 1942 "War Emergency Relief Collection," sponsored by the Bishops' Relief Committee in many dloceses of the United States on Laetare Sun- day, March 15. Last year over one million dollars was distributed to te distressed war victims in a dozen countries. In this picture, typical of the aid dispensed, refugee children in war-torn China are fed by a nun. (N.C.W.C.) ) Catholics of AEF tIWar Result of Man s Abuse In Ireland I- , L J Stream to Mass -/ London. (IC).- Catholic sol- 1 Ut treea0m, bays Msgr 3neen diers among, the American (BRb N_ C. W. C.. . News Service) troops m Northern Ireland _i .. stream to Mass on Sunda s in New York. If God were to stop the present war, the all kinds of conveyances y ac- divine cost:' wp e,4he destruction of human freedom, the cording to reports printed in Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, of the Catholic University Of the dailies here. Some go by machine, others by pony trap, and many walk. Churches welcome the dough- boys. There are no compulsory : church parades, it is stated. Abbot Speaker At St. Edward's Club Breakfast Little Rock.The Rt. Rev. Paul M. Nahlen, Abbot of New Subiaco Abbey, was the guest speaker at the annual Communion breakfast of the young people of St. Ed- ward's parish, last Sunday. The breakfast, sponsored by the St. Edward's Club, with the Rev. Cyril Lange, O. S. B., as spiritual director, was attended by 75 young girls and boys. Abbot Paul chose as his topic the quotation from the Sunday's gospel, "A house di- vid'ed in its self cannot stand." Frank Porbeck, Jr., past presi- dent of the club, acted as toast- master. Raymond Hanggi, presi- dent, gave the welcome address. The work of the Catholic Union and the different forms of Catho- lic Action was explained by Mr. T. J. Arnold. Father Cyril then spoke for a few minutes on the history and forming of the club which has been organized for four years. The ladies of the parish were given a vote of thanks for their kindness in serving and preparing the breakfast. America, declared Sunday night in his address over the "Catholic Hour." The "Catholic Hour" is broadcast over the Red Network of the National Broadcasting Company, at 5 p. m., and can be heard from Station KARK, by transcription at 8:30 p. m. in Little Rock. Answering those who clamor, "Why does God not stop the war," Monsignor Sheen pointed out that "God willed not to make a mechanical uni- verse, peopled by automata; rather did He choose to com- municate to us something of Himself, namely His Freedom." "God willed to make a moral uni- verse of praise and blame," he added, "but this could be done only by making men captains and masters of their own fate and des- tiny. "There is one word which sums up God's plan in making the uni- verse, and that is love. God made each heart capable of love. But love implies a choice. Love is not only an affirmation; it is a nega- tion. If I choose this, I neces- sarily reject that. A heart that loves must be a heart to give or to keep. Because therefore Go d willed to make us so we could love Him in thi world, He had to make us free(but if He made us free to love, He had to make it possible for us to be free to hate." "God pledged Himself, after giving us that f'eedom, never to d'estroy it, regardless of how many petulant souls shriek against Him: 'Why does God not stop the war?'" Monsignor Sheen declared: "God could challenge us, overrule us, permit us to be visited by the consequences of our misdeedsbut He would never destroy that great gift of freedom." "We say we are fighting for freedom, Monsignor Sheen con- tinued. "Then why do we ask God to destroy it---and that is pre- cisely what we demand in ask- ing: 'Why does God not stop the war?' We say we are fighting to l destroy dictators. Then why do we ask God to become a dictator? We say that dictators are wicked, be- cause they would destroy the last vestige of freedom on earth. Then See FREEDOM on page 5 ATTENTION! The Discussion Club sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine will meet Thursday, March 19, in Our Lady of Good Counsel Itall, with the Very Rev. Msgr. John B. Scheper, S. T. D., Diocesan Director, in charge. Bishop Morris Speaks to Seminarians At Annual Event Subia(o To Celebrate Golden Jubilee Philippine Bishops Safe, Vatican Learns SubiacoA committee of three monks is preparing a program to make the Golden Jubilee of the existence of New Subiaco Abbey. The jubilee will be observed formally on March 21, the Feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine Ord.:r. The Very Rev. Ignatius Bodmayr, prior, the Rev. George Strassner, and the Rev. Michael Lensing compose the committee. Subiaco was elevated from a prior to the dignity of an abbey in August 1891, but began actually to function as an abbey with the election of the first abbot, in March, 1892. The late Rt. Roy. Ignatius'Conrad, who died in Switzerland in 1926, was the first abbot. The =present abbot, the Rt. Rev. Paul M. Nahlen, succeeded the Rt. Rev. Edward Burgert, retired', in 1939. The committee had formulated its plans only partially at press time, but was ready to announce a Solemn Pontifical Mass on Sat- urday morning, March 21, as the chief function whereby the jubi- Washington. (E).  The Papal lee would be observed. A banquet Secretariat of State at Vatican for the clergy of the state was to City has received word that the follow at noon Saturday. Logan Most Rev. Michael J. O'Doherty, county officials, as well as lead- Archbishop of Manila, and all ors in Paris, Subiaco, and other other Members of the ttierarchy towns of the vicinity were being are safe. This information was contacted with a view to arrang- transmitted to the Apostolic Dele- ing a civic observance of the event gation in Washington by His Emi- in the school auditorium on Fri- nence Luigi Cardinal Maglione, day and Saturday nights, March Papal Secretary of State, who re- 20 and 21. The clerics of the ab- ceived the advice from the Most bey seminary are preparing a Rev. Paul Marella, Apostolic Dele- dramatization of the main events ;ate to Japan. leading up to and following the USO Club Invites Visitors Next Sunday. Little Rock. -- USO Clubs throughout the country will hold "open house" on Sunday, March 15, and in connection with this nationwide observance, the USO Club at 112 East Seventh St., op- erated by the National Catholic Community Service, invites visi- tors between the hours of 1 p. m. and 6 p. m., with a special program to be presented by serv- ice men at 3:30 p. m. Sgt. Marshall Finn, former en- tertainer from San Calif., will act as Master of Cere- monies of the program, which will include a number of selections and exhibitions by talented men in the service. Catholic women of Greater Lit- tle Rock, members of a committee headed by Mrs. Blick Martin and Mrs. Joseph Beck, co-chairmen of Club Hospitality Committee, will assist as hostesses. The committee is: Mrs. J. E. Guinne, Mrs. John founding of Subiaco. The children of the parish school under the direction of the Benedictine Sis- ters are preparing an entertain- ment. 'Keep 'Em Praying' Slogan Suggested For Chaplains Washington (E)"Keep Them Praying," a thought that has appeared frequently in the Cir- cular Letters sent out from the office of Brigadier General Wil- liam R. Arnold, Chief of Chap- lains of the United States, Army1. is a suggested slogan for the Chaplains' Corps. "Considering the deep relig- ious significance of this war and remembering the Presi- dent's request- for prayer," Monsignor Arnold says in a communication to all chaplains, i"I say to our chaplains with ',the men, 'Keep Them Pray- ing.' Men ought always to pray. 'Keep Them Praying' and' we shall win the war and a just peace." Kenney, Mrs. E. A. Epple, Mrs. Priest Named Adviser Ed Huck, Mrs. A. G. Brodie, Mrs. F. S. Balch, Mrs. A. Briz- Of Economic Review zolara, Mrs. J. O. Martin, Mrs Washington. (E).The Rt. Rev. McDonald, Mrs. R. M. Hobon, Mrs Msgr. Donald A. MacLean, associ- W. H. Browning, Mrs. Jas. Mad'i- ate professor of philosophy at the gan, Mrs. W. T. Gilmore, Mrs. Jo- Catholic University of America seph Coffey, Mrs. John Porbeck, here, has been appointed an edi- Mrs. Joseph Oberle, Mrs. Frank torial adviser of the American Grohoske, Mrs. Jerry Glenn and Journal of Economics and Socio- Mrs. Allen Greese. logy, nationally circulated secular Program to be rendered: magazine. Monsignor MacLean is an authority on ethical aspects of Master of Ceremonies  Sgt. social problems and international Marshall Finn, former orchestra peace. leader and master of ceremonies of San Francisco, Calif. Welcome by Wm. M. Flaherty, OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT club director.  4[^ Choir selections by members of the St. Edward's Choir who sing for camp services: Rose Marie Gerke, Dorris Gerke, Gertrude O'Brien, Elizabeth Drilling, Char- " les Gerke, Kenneth Watkins and Mrs. Frank DeClerk, ' See USO on page 5 St. Thomas Day Celebration At Seminary Little Rock.--Sunday was an- her adversaries; in memory of him alty to country is loyalty to God; a major part in the early stages other.memorable day in the pages who now enjoys the full answer thus patriotism is a heavenly tit- of the resurgence of Thomistic of our Seminary's history. Incle- to his childhood question: "What tue, a high and holy form of obedi- philosophy. The Seminarians find is God?' " Mr. Julius Romani delivered the Latin dissertation on the subject, "St. Thomas and the Modern Isms." He brought home the thought that rulers are elected by Divine authority, for the common good. Fascism, Atheistic Commu- nism and Nazism transgress the rights of God and man. They are, or they lead to, godliness and ty- ranny. In our own beloved coun- try, we have a form of govern- ment which closely approaches the Thomistic ideal. The Bishop praised Mr. Romani for the flu- ency and pleasing animation of his Latin delivery. "It seemed," said the Bishop, "like being ba.ck at the Propaganda." Mr. Paul Wachtrle, the English speaker, was,excellent in treating the subject, "Church and State." The profound and mmortal thoughts of St. Thomas on this question were presented with un- derstanding and depth of ap- preciation. "In the eyes of the Church," said Mr. Wachtrle, "loy- pleasure in the Bishop's kindly and intimate way with them, and at the same time, riley can always feel sure of receiving something deeply worth pondering and keep- ing. His Excellency pointed out that while the Church has had men of striking genius, such as St. Paul and Aquinas, it is usu- ally through men of ordinary tal- ents that God sees fit to carry on the work of His Church. Ordi- nary talents, used well, are suffi- cient. What a great work is "the saving of souls, and it is always present, if we search our consci- ence rightly. The picture of Saint Thomas, surrounded with angels, as he was about to make his earth- ly departure, is a forceful lesson to us: of far greater moment than his vast learning or wonderful writings were the humility and piety of the Angelic Doctor. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." How many of us realize that it is also the end of wisdom? ence .... "We desire a world in which justice, order and liberty exist for the advantage of all men; in which there is respect for others' rights, for the sworn word of sacred treaties . . . But such a world cannot be had unless all men re- turn to the acknowledgment of the supreme dominion of God our Creator over our private lives, over our public society, and over our governments. There never can be, just as thei'e never has been, any liberty except under God'." Our Bishop predicted that Mr. Wachtrle would have a brilliant future as a preacher. He express- ed words of appreciation and praise for the excellent singing of Mr. William Campbell and Mr. James Naughton, who rendered solos. Bishop Morris then reminisced back to his Seminary days. He re- called with pleasure that his own brilliant professor, Cardinal Sa- tolli, had been appointed to play ment weather was not sufficient to keep our beloved Bishop from once again gracing with his pres- ence and encouragement the tradi- tional program in honor of the great St. Thomas Aquinas. His Excellency brought the exercise to a fitting and happy close, by commending highly each of the participants in the program and then added some choice thoughts of his own, which the events of the afternoon had suggested, The Rev. Mr. Edwin Johnson was the interesting and graceful Master of Ceremonies. He sketch- ed the background of the life of the great Doctor and Theologian, before presenting the other speak- ers. From his closing remarks, we quote: "It is in memory of this great saint and scholar that we are gathered here today; in mem- ory of him who proved "beyond doubt that there can be no con- flict between science and Faith; in memory of him whb has proved a bulwark in defense of the Church, but a stumbling block to His Excellency, the Most Reverend Auxiliary Bishop will administer the Sacramcn of Confirmation on the following dates: March 22 at St. Michael'g Church, West Memphis, for West Memphis and missions. April 12 at 10 a. m. at St. Mary's Church, Helena; and at 2:30 p. m. at St. Cyprian's Church, Helena. April 19 at Fort Smith. At Im- maculate Conception Church at U a. m. for Immaculate Con- ceptton and Missions and St. Edward's Hospital; at St. Boni- face Church at 2:30 p. fn. for St. Boniface, and St. Scholastlca Academy; at Christ, King Church at T:30 p. m. April 26 at 10 a. m. at St. Benedict's Abbey Church, Su- biaeo; and at 2:30 p. m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Morrison Bluff. May 3 at l0 a m. at St. Ig- natius Church, Scranton, for Scranton and Prairie View; and at St. Scholastica Church, Shoal Creek, at 2:30 p. m. May 10 at Searcy for Searcy and Bald Knob. May 17 at St. Joseph's Church, Pine Bluff, for Pine Bluff and missions. May 24, Pentecost Sunday, at St. Andrew's Cathedral for No. Little Rock, Carlisle and Hazen.