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March 21, 1931
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~d Catholic literature '~ 8ooa reading which instructs Os, I ~A Catholic Paper Is a~=~'~'~m~w~~t Perpetual Mission-- Pope Leo XIII. " "The Guardian in every { Tt-IK OFIFICIAI. ORGad OF THE DIOCESE OF" LITTLE ROCK LITTLE ROCK, ARK., MARCH 21, 1931 gCHBISHOP THINKS 1Vcatin Counsel EED OF CATHOLIC 4 Section Formed in Milwaukee Diocese }ALY PRESS URGENT/ o. w: o--,ew orv 0e, I Milwaukee, Wis., March 12.-- A >st Re ------- I vocational counsel section, believed :a Cia:v. J..T~ McNicholas, O. P.,] to be the first organized in any di- Distinguished Cardinal, Life-long Friend and Schoolmate of the Bishop, to b. nnatt ~ermon, Also rearsI ocese in the country, has been in-~ Be a Guest Here---Cardlnal Is Benefactor of Our ",xu~r~ty Tending to Con- ] ~ti+.t~A ~3 f h~ Mn~t-~v .~am,lM AI-] Diocesan Seminary. ~ays Are Bezng t " I waukee, in the office of the Very[ Deluded. I Rev. Joseph F. Barbian, Archdiocesan] (]~Y N ^ - --~ ~ Superintendent of Schools. W C News Servzce) lo ~ t ] Cinci-" ". " " " t The purpose of the sect' n "s o. cat Rnnaah, Ohio, March 13.--The)help boys and girls to make intelli- t ev John T McNzcholas, O P,~ ebbing" "' " " , gent choices, to select and prepare] sop of Cincinnati, speaking at~. ~' ~ra- - . t for the hfe work for whzch they are~ !hi~ ~-c~s de Sales Church m one, best fitted and in which they have the I ~ ~enten sermons, declared that'. - - ~ s for h - iness and suc i re i. t ~oesr chance app -. ttholie~a.,most urgent need of a, tess. It takes into full wccount the! t~ cazly press whzch would !' fain ~, " . . Catholic teaching that man s first ~hrist.~ae standards and prmc~ples and chief end is the salvation of his ecl~r.~ soul and that all things, including his i0tt ,ag himself enthusiastic . t the es ...... - hfe work, ought to be d~rected toward t~l~" m~l:snmen~ oi a Catho-,~..._ __a lly ,,.. ". . t, nt~, ctxu. ~t ',invress, H~s grace pointed out Prof. Horace A. Frommelt, of Mar.- ~ture one. world .f ..secular lit. ,lu~,-~" ...... University,, has been named ,WnetheI sczentffzc or ep w 1 ~t~l, ~.. " . " director of the section. His task il ~ta ..-.ar~st recezves scant con be to coordinate the work in all the tioa., elementary and high schdols of the 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 tern- ~resent in a Christian com- 'ke 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 ~ainst the presentation by house of a play that ' (lsgrade public morals. ~e talk of democracy and People into believing in yet the tendency of the bring th~ control of the hands of the few. The thinking; they are ra- submitting to enslave- te danger is great and is greater if the few control things become more alien to the heart of Christ, more ty. the exercise of their pow- been shocked by the affairs in Russia and by the and revolutions in many 'but we do not seem to be great danger that exists country in the concentra- in the hands of the this is all the more to be these few are not governed revealed religion standards of Christ. If Unchanged we may well Shall human society by the tyranny of Corn-I 'e it is again purified?I no desire to say a word) 'OUse undue alarm; but we I us menace in the tyranny~ rich who constitute our~ in the industrial and busi-I archdiocese, and to assist teachers in solving spec~l 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 th~ 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. 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, a~d 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 and of the few who can old and partly ruined Mission San :| ~ d on page 4.) Jose. i~(~. Brother Christopher arrived here ,. atzon Heads with the Very Rev. Vir~cent Schrempp '| Will M-et in Anril o. F. M., Provincial of the Chicago ~- - r , Province of the Franciscans who came to participate in the bi-centen- ~ar. 9 (N. C. W. C.-Fides):i nial celebration of San Antonio. He t~l~Ual meeting of the Super- the Pontifical Society n of the Faith will in Rome April 14-18,ac- ie announcement of Arch. Salotti, Secretary of COngregration of Propa- and President of the Pen. the Propagation o! and the Pontifical Society the Apostle. ,n will take place the presence of His Emin- will remain in this vicinity until the ' new monastery buiMing 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- struction work under way by sum- met. Despite his 70 years, Brother Chris- topher puts in eight hours a day on his work. He is especially pleased at the prospect of personally super- vising the construction work as did the Friars of another day in the Van Rossum, Prefect erection of the old Mission San Jose. Congregration of Pro-1 Like the Friars of two centuries ago, Succeeding sessions I ~ith the reports of the earl- ] 'l~al Directors and the ira-! of the funds col- the ~vorld by the ,'~% ezety,ef St Peter the Apos- Brother Christopher plans to use both local material and local labor. The Padres in the early days used stones I in the manual labor. ~Phillips' Studio, Philadelphia. His Eminence, Dennis Cardinal Dougherty, D. D. Arhbishop 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 ~f St. John's Sem- inary where a special, suite is being prepared for him and the membert of his party. Celebration 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 $5,500 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. PRIEST NAMED WORKS OF SARAH PETER, CONVERT-DAUGHTER OF 1st OHIO GOVERNOR, TOLD (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Cincinnati, March 14.--"A Re- markable Woman" was the topic of the seven-minute address by Theo- dore A. Thorns, delivered in the course of the ninth program of The Catholic Telepraph's one hundredth anniversary radio program today. Mr. Thoma, who is associate edi- tor of the weekly, which is now ob. serving its centennial yeax, told how Mrs. Sarah Peter, daughter of Thom- as Worthington, first Governor of Ohio, was responsible for bringing four oommunities of religious women to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, following her conversion in 1854. Mrs. Peter, the speaker revealed made six trips to Europe between the date of her conversion and her death in 1877, and included the Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis, Little Sisters of the Poor, and Sisters of the Good Shepherd to establish foundations in this coun- try She also gave encouragement ON STATE BODY I and financial assistance to the Pas- -- ! sionist Fathers to make their founda- (By N. C. W. C. News Service) i tion on Mt. Adams, here. Atchinson, Kansas, March 14.--[ W.D. Morrissey, in charge of boy The Rev. Edmund Puseh, O. S. B., has just been appointed as the North- east Kansas representative on the State Commission on Crippled Chil- dren. The appointment was made by Governor Harry Woodring. Father Pusch is professor of Church History at St. Benedict's College, here. work in the Archdiocese, sang the Irish songs and Willard Thoma, El- der High School student, rendered a piano solo as the musical part of the fifteen minute program. The hundredth anniversary pro- grams are broadcast at 3:45 P. M. Eastern Standard Time through Sta. ti5n WFBE, here. : ~ ~ ........ No. 24 Americans in Paris I FR. SCHMIEDELER Honor Missionary By M. Massiani (Paris Correspondent, N. C. W. C. News Service.) Paris; March 9.---Father Dufays el 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 Says, recalled the primitiveness of thc role played in Africa .by the Father. of Cardinal Lavigerie and stressed the 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 wha~ had been accomplished by the sis sionaries toward the emancipation o~ native women. Recently Father Dufays crossed West Africa making a very remark- able and important motion picture which has been given the title, "From Dakar to Gao." A number of Ameri- cans who met him at the club at tended the premiere of this film the followingday. 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 religious, 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 Ribeauville. 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. During the war Mother Marie Ai- nee was expelled from the zone of operations by the German military authorities. After the Armistice, the French government conferred the Cross of the Legion of Honor upon her. I Hundreds of priests and religious MARQUETTE U. MEDICAL SCHOOL TO INTRODUCE SUBJECT PLAN IN FALL (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Milwaukee, Wis., March 13.-- Elimination of the "class system in the Marquette University school of medicine and the adoption of the "subject" system has been announced by Dr. Bernard F. McGrath, dean of that school. The change will take place next fall. "With the introduction of the 'sub- jec+t' system, the Marquette medical student will ,be impressed with the fact, on admission to the school, that 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 consented 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 eat'fled "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 ~)i the Catholic Rural Life Conference Committee on the Parent Educator, and has tPjcen part in the programs of the Catholic Rural Life Confer- ence on Industrial Problems. For Earee years he held the chair of dogmatic theology in St. Benedict's Seminary, 1919-22, and the follow- ing 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 the year as a l~art of the re- search bulletin, American Journal of SbcioTbgy. 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 13.--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 address in the~urse 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 year# service in the Catholic priesthood, most of which was in Ohio and Ken- tucky, of his contributions to the in a certain year," said Dr. McGrath in announcing the plan. "The student will pursue the re- quired courses in order prescribed by he is an individual, and not merely a .founding of Notre Dame University member of a class to be graduated and of many articles in the pages of the weekly. Father Badin died here in 1853 and his body lay in the eathodral 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. slay. The c.thol ele am are broadeast~ at,,.~,:~: every(Sat~. u ay by Station W BE.