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March 21, 1931
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that nothing is than that Catholic and Catholic literature a large circulation, as may have every which instructs strengthens and virtues. BENEDICTUS, pp. XV. Tl4g OFIFIICIAL ORC..Mq OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK A Catholic Paper Is a Perpetual Mission-- Pope Leo Xlll. " "The Guardian in every Home"----Our Motto. THINKS OF CATHOLIC PRESS URGENT J. T.McNicholas, O. P"! a, Sermon, Also Fears [ t Tending to Con. trl U. S. Masses, He I Says Are Being Deluded. N. C. W. C. News Service) Ohio, March 13.--The T. MeNicholas, O. P., of Cincinnati, speaking at de Sales Church in one sermons, declared that f. s a most urgent need of a daily press which would the standards and principles himself enthusiastic establlshment of a Catho- Press, His grace pointed out the world of secular lit- Whether scientific or ep- receives scant con- of Stage. has got into the hands he continued, "and this has thoroughly demoralized a few days ago a theat- of this city had the tem- in a Christian corn- Cincinnati one of the plays, one appealing side of human na- sense of the kingodm of the love of the principles should have united scores in this .community to the presentation by house of a play that public morals. We talk of democracy and People into believing in yet the tendency of the to bring th control of hands of the few. The act thinking; they are ra. submitting to enslave e danger is great and is greater if the few control things become more alien to the of Christ, more ty. the exercise of their pow- been shocked by the in Russia and by the and revolutions in many 'but we do not seem to be great danger that exists ] country in the concentra- I eel in the hands of the this is all the more to .be] are not governed revealed religion standards of Christ. If [ Unchanged we may well J s: Shall human society by the tyranny of Corn- it is again purified? ao desire to say a word undue alarm; but we menace in the tyranny rich who constitute our In he industrial and busi- of the few who can d on page 4.) Heads Vocation Counsel Section Formed in Milwaukee Diocese (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Milwaukee, Wis., March 12.-- A vocational counsel section, believed to be the first organized in any di- ocese in the country, has been in- stituted by the Most Rev. Samuel A1- phonsus Stritch, Archbishop of Mil- waukee, in the office of the Very Rev. Joseph F. Barbian, Archdiocesan Superintendent of Schools. The purpose of the section is to help boys and girls to make intelli- 'gent choices, to select and prepare for the life work for which they are best fitted and in which they have the best chances for happiness and suc- cess. It takes into full account the Catholic teaching that man's first and chief end is the salvation of his soul and that all things, including his life work, ought to be directed toward this end. Prof. Horace A. Frommelt, of Mar- quette University, has been named director of the section. His task will be to coordinate the work in all the elementary and high schools of the archdiocese, and to assist teachers in solving specl individual prob- lems by means of private conferences. There is to be in each school a coun- sellor, who, in turn, will have a num- ber of assistants among the teachers. There is to be kept in each school a file giving up-to-date information concerning the industrial status of the community, in what fields of occupa- tion there is overcrowding, in what field opportunities are offered. Parential cooperation is sought by the section. The Parents-Teacher as. sociations are expected to be potent agents in this direction. Fathers and mothers are considered the "key" people. Through the schools it is hoped to reach the parents with the message of how important it is to help boys and girls give thought to what places in life they wish to fill and are capable of filling. Meet in April FRANCISCAN ARCHITECT AT WORK ON OWN PLANS FOR NEW TEXAS MISSION (By N. C. W. C. News Service) San Antonio, Tex., March 13--Em- ulating the Franciscan Friars of early Spanish Colonial clays when the now famous missions of the southwest were reared through the toil and skill of the religious themselves, the or- der of Friars Minor, who after a 90- year absence, are to take over the old Mission of San Jose established by their forebears in religion, are planning the erection of a new mon- astery to be designed, add construct- ed through the actual labor of mem- ber of the Order. Brother Christopher Hugenschmidt, veteran member of the Order and architect par excellence, who has de- signed and supervised the building of many houses of the Order through- out the country, will be in charge of the planning and construction of the new monastery adjacent to the old and partly ruined Mission San Jose. Brother Christopher arrived here with the Very Rev. Vincent Schrempp O. F. M., Provincial of the Chicago , Province of the Franciscans who ar. 9 (N. C. W. C.-Fides):" meeting of the Supero the Pontifical Society'. of the Faith will! m Rome April 14-18,ac- . ement of Arch. J came to participate in the bi-centen. nial celebration of San Antonio. He will remain in this vicinity until the new monastery building is completed. He is at present working on his plans in a room of St. Francis Home in this city and expects to have the ,con- Salotti, Secretary of! struction work under way by sum- (°ngregration of Props- ( mer. and President of the Pon.  Despite his 70 years, Brother Chris. for the Propagation o! ! topher puts in eight hours a day on and the Pontifical Society!his work. He is especially pleased the Apostle. will take place e of His Emin- Van Rossum, Prefect of Pro- Succeeding sessions the reports of the vari- Directors and the ira- of the funds col. the :world by the Program will then follow the Apos. Cterey at the prospect of personally super- vising the construction work as did the Friars of another day in the erection of the old Mission San Jose. Like the Friars of two centuries ago, Brother Christopher plans to use both local material and local labor. The Padres in the early days used stones from the nearby COncepcion quarry, cut and squared them for use in the building of the foundation and walis l of the monastery, and utilized the friendly native Indians to aid them in the manual labor. LITTLE ROCK, ARK., MARCH 21, 1931 CARDINAL DOUGHERTY TO PRESIDE AT THE BISHOP'S JUBILEE CELEBRATION Distinguished Cardinal, Life-long Friend and Schoolmate of the Bishop, to Be a Guest Here Cardinal Is Benefactor of Our Diocesan Seminary. i, Phillips' Studio, Philadelphia. His Eminence, Dennis Cardinal Dougherty, D. D. Archbishop of Philadelphia. The coming of His Eminence Den- nis Cardinal Dougherty, Archbishop of Philadelphia was made known in the Little Rock papers early in the past week. His Eminence is coming to participate in the celebration of the Episcopal jubilee of the Bishop. The Cardinal will be the guest of ,honor and preside at all the cere- monies of the Jubilee celebration. While in the city the Cardinal will be the house guest  St. John's Sem- inary where a special, suite is being prepared for him and the member of his party. Celehratlon Planned by the Clergy. In January, the Deans and consul- tors of the Diocese and Abbot Ed- ward of Subiaco Abbey, who is also a Dean, met and agreed that plans be made for the proper celebration of the occasion. This was the unan- imous decision of all present. Ver Rev. Monsignor O. B. Clarendon, Ph. D., pastor of St. Edward's Church, Texarkana, Ark., was elected general (Continued on page 4.) 200 ORPHANS MARCHED CALMLY TO SAFETY IN $S,500 ASYLUM BLAZE (By N. C. w. C. News Service) Cincinnati, March 13.Under the direction of Sisters and the Rev. Fran. cis P. Culley, 200 children in the ear- ly hours of the morning were march. ed quitely down the fire escape of St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum, here, to safety when a fire in the music room of the institution broke out damag- ing the musical instruments and the room to the estimated extent of about $5.500. The fire was discovered when a Sister on the third floor smelled smoke. Locating the source of the smoke the nun immediately notified Father Culley and in a few mo- ments the priest' and religious had summoned the children by means of a regular fire drill call, assembled them into drill lines, and guided them to the street. The conduct of the religious and the children later brought forth praise from the firemen who con- fined the blaze to the room where the fire orginated. Americans in Paris Honor Missionary By M. Massiani (Paris Correspondent, N. C. W. C. News Service.) Paris; March 9.--Father Dufays o the Order of the White Fathers was guest of honor at a luncheon which recently was given by the American Club of Paris. Mr. Lawrence Hills, first vice-president of the club, in an address of welcome to Father Du fays, recalled the primitiveness of the role played in Africa .by the Father. of Cardinal Lavigerie and stressed th importance of the civilizing influence of the pioneers in the French Colon- ial empire. After thanking his hosts for the tr: bute to the White Fathers, Fathe: Dufays spoke of the difficulties en. countered and the efforts made b. the missionaries to learn the languag, and customs of the natives, and gave some very original details on the so cial organization of the Negroes o the Congo. Last of all she told of whm had been ccomplished by the mis sionaries toward the emaneipat.ion o native women. Recently Father Dufays crossed West Africa making a very remark- able and important motion picture which has been given the title, "Fron Dakar to Gao." A number of Ameri- cans who met him at the club at tended the premiere of this film the following day. Cardinal Verdier presided. ALSACE MOURNS DEATH OF SUPERIOR OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE RELIGIOUS By M. Massiani, (Par:s Correspondent, N. C. W. C. News Service.) Paris, March 2.The funeral of a eligious, Mother Marie Aimee, for- mer Superior General of the Congre- gation of the Divine Providence, was the occasion for touching manifesta- tions of public mourning. The deceased, whose name in the world was Constance Schaeffer, had been Superior General from 1905 to 1919. Ill health and. the loss of her sight had caused her resignation 11 years ago, but she remained in the Motherhouse of the Congregation at RibeauviUe. It was there that she died and was interred. It was largely due to her direction that her Congregation developed so extensively. Today it directs all the Catholic schools for girls in Alsace. WORKS OF SARAH PETER, During the war Mother Marie Ai- CONVERT-DAUGHTER OF mee was expelled from the zone of 1at OHIO GOVERNOR, TOLD operations by the German military authorities. After the Armistice, the (By N. C. W. C. News Service) French government conferred the Cincinnati, March 14."A Re- Cross of the Legion of Honor upon markable Woman" was the topic of her. the seven-minute address by Tbeo- Hundreds of priests and religious dote A. Tboma, delivered in the l attended her funeral. The procession o,. • . of I- -  " [the Upper Rhine, representin he mr. Thoma, who is associate edi- g • - [ government. for of the weekly, which is now ob. J serving its centennial yeax, told how MARQUETTE U. MEDICAL Mrs. Sarah Peter, daughter of Thorn- SCHOOL TO INTRODUCE as Worthington, first Governor of SUBJECT PLAN IN FALL Ohio, was responsible for bringing four communities of religious women (By N. C. W. C. News Service) to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Wis., March 13.- following her conversion in 1854. Elimination of the "class system in Mrs. Peter, the speaker revealed the Marquette University school of made six trips to Europe between the medicine and the adoption of the date of her conversion and her death "subject" system has been announced in 1877, and included the Sisters of by Dr. Bernard F. Mcrath, dean of that school. The change will take Mercy, Sisters of the Poor of St. place next fall: Francis, Little Sisters of the Poor, "With the introduction of the 'sub- and Sisters of the Good Shepherd ject' system, the Marquette medical to establish foundations in this coun. student will be impressed with the PRIEST NAMED try She also gave encouragement fact, on admission to the school, that ON STATE BODya nd financial assistance to €he Pus- he is an individual, and not merely a -- ! sionist Fathers to make their founda- member of a class to be graduated (By N. C. W. C. News Service) tion on Mt. Adams, here. in a certain year," said Dr. McGrath Atchinson, Kansas, March 14. I W.D. Morrissey, in charge of boy in announcing the plan, The Rev. Edmund Pusch, O. S. B., [work in the Archdiocese, sang the "The student will pursue the re- "has just been appointed as the North-[Irish songs and Willard Thorns, El- quired courses in order prescribed by east Kansas representative on the Jder High School student, rendered a the school authorities, and will ,be State Commission on Crippled Chil-[ piano solo as the musical part of the graduated whenever the authorities dren. The appointment was made[fifteen minute program, believe he has fulfilled all the con- by Governor Harry Woodring. [ The hundredth anniversary pro- ditions," the dean continued. He Father PuschisprofessorofChurchgrams are broadcast at 3:45' P. M. must spend at least four years in History at St. Benedict's College, I Easter n Standard Time through Sta- chol, plus the firth year of intern. here. tion WFBE, here. ship." No. 24 FR SCHMIEDELER MADE RURAL LIFE BUREAU DIRECTOR (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Washington, March 13.The Rev. Dr. Edgar Schmiedeler, O. S. B., Professor of Sociology in St. Bene- dict's College, Atchison, Kans., has been appointed Director of the Rural Life Bureau, Department of Social Action, National Catholic Welfare Conference, to succeed the Rt. Rev. Edwin V. O'Hara, now Bishop of Great Falls, Mont. He will take up the duties of this office next Au- gust. Bishop O'Hara, who 'prior to his appointment to the See of Great Falls was Director of the Rural Life Bu- reau, kindly conseated to continue as acting Director until August 1, next. Father Schmiedeler will also do special work in the Department of Social Action on family life in the United States. Father Schmiedeler took his post- graduate work at the Catholic Uni- versity of America, in his city, from which he was graduated with .the de- gree of Doctor of Philosophy. His thesis was ent'tled "The Industrial Revolution and the Home," and was a comparative study of family life in the country, town, and city. He is also the author of the recently pub. lished work, "An Introductory Study of the Family." A native of Kansas City, Kans., Father Schmiedeler attended paroch- ial schools and St. Bened!ct's College. He took his theology at St. Vincent's Graduate School of Theology, Beatty, Pa., where he received the degree S. T. L., in 1918, and taught for six years at St. Benedict's before com- ing to the Catholic University here. Father Schmiedeler is a member  the Catholic Rural Life Conference Committee on the Parent Educator, and has tJen part in the programs of the Catholic Rural Life Confer- ence on Industrial Problems. For three years he held the chair of dogmatic theology in St. Benedict's Seminary, 1919-22, and the follow- mg year he was assistant pastor at Seneca, Kans., one of the oldest and best organized rural parishes in Kan- sas. In the summer of 1927, he took a post-graduate course in sociology at Harvard University. Owing to his influence and work a course in rural sociology has been conducted at St. Benedict's for the last ten years. Father Schmiedeler collaborated last year with Ernest R. Groves, research professor in social science at South Carolina University, in presenting the Catholic family his- tory for theyear as a lart of the re- search bulletin, American Journal of SbcioT6gy. At present Father Schmiedeler is engaged in editing a book of read- ings on The Family. Work of First Priest Ordained in the U. S. Told by Editor on Radio Cincinnati, Ohio, March I3.--Inti- mate relations between 'the Rev. Stephen Theodore Badin, first priest ordained in the United States, and the Diocese of Cincinnati and its 100- year old newspaper were described in a 10 minute addt'ess in the course of the eighth radio program in e centenary celebration series f the Catholic Telegraph, Catholic weekly published here. Theodore A. Thoma, associate ed- itor, told of Father Bedin's 60 years  service in the Catholic priesthood, most of which was in Ohio and Ken- tucky, of his contributions to the founding of Notre Dame University and of many articles in the pages of the weekly. Father Badin died here in 1853 and his body lay in the cathedral crypt here for 50 years ,when Fathers of the Holy Cross at Notre Dame persuaded Archbishop William Henry Elder to consent to its removel to the univer, sity. ,  . The Catholic .elegram "proe