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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1923 &apos;l[-iil tion which the stupendous tragedy on Calvary e,,bUs,c W,eky l,y bears to the ilrst and third sente;:c,. In a:; inuc'." THE CATtIOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY as we are all ,guilty under the first ;er.ence, ,ze of the l)ioccse D[ Little Rock a0 wJs'J' Si,:COND STm,:wr are likewise accomplices in the execution of tha Entered a second-class matter March 21 191 I. at the postoft'me at second. And upon the fruits which the judgment Little Rock. Ark.. under the Act of Congress of March :.1 18'1. carriedout on Good Friday bears in us, will de- SUIISCJIIPTIt)N PRICE. $:L00 T|IE YEAR pend the chal'acter of the Last Judgnlent pro.. CIIANllE OF AI)DRESS nounced at our own death. Althoug'h the death When ;, change of address is desired the subscriher ahouhl g,ve I,oth of 2hrist on the Cross does not cancel the sen- the old and the new address. I CORRI,:SPONI}ENCE tence of teml)Ol'al death pronounced by the Matter intended foe publication i,1 The Gua,dian shouhl reach us ,,o, Creator on sinful man's body, it is destimd to |a|er tltall Wednesday iI).oi'||[llg. Ih'ief tlews to'resplldellce is always w,,l,'omc. The kindness ,,fa, hc clcr;y in this matter is cordially, appre- annul the sentence of his Sl)h'itual death, lead- cialed: REV lco. H. lcDEr,IOTT ................... Managing l-,:dit--: ing to the final sentence of life eternal for !,, All communicatio,ls aboul "Th'c (;uardian" should be addressed to body and soul. The end of the triple sentence the Re,. ,,o. . M'','mo,.'J07 Wst S ...... t St,'c. will be the new life, as shown forth by the glo- O"FCA[. Am'reVaL rious Resurrection of the crucified Savior on The Guardian is the official organ of the Diocese of 1,ittle Rock. and I pray God that t may be an earnest chal i ,u)a m the cause of right Easter n]orn [ E. justice and trnth aJtd an ardent (eft it er of tile religion which we all ,eve so well. I extend to it my I)lessing with the siucere hope that its .................. O-O ........................ ClIIeCF lll;ly be long all(l l)rosllt*rotls. mN I. MORriS. THE MESSAGE OF EASTI,,h /lisilop of Little Rock. icl. , When we say of Easter Sunday as we say of no other day, "This is the day which the Lord hath Little Rock, Ark., March 31, 1923. made, let us be glad and rejoice therein," We are not indulging in rhetorical exaggeration, we are .Alleluia! Alleluia!! Alleluia!!! not falling back upon a well known device of the . o-o pulpit to attract attention, for the notes of joy "He Is Risen, He Is Not Here." Easter is the conveyed in the simple words, "He is risen, He day of His triumph and ours. is not here," are meant tO cheer us as they cheered o-o the timid Apostles, for if Christ had not risen Joy must surpass sorrow in His soul as His from the tomb belief in His Divinity would have charity surpasses His justice. So must our hap- been destroyed by His own declaration, and be- piness of today exceed our sadness of yesterday, lief in His Divinity once destroyed, His whole life o-o would have been a lie, our faith in His mission In their disappointment over the loss of funds would have been based on deception, and the his- entrusted to a private banker, who has absconded,, tory of the Christian world could never be ex- many Italians are vowing that they will save no plained. Christ foretold that He would rise more; but the wise thing for them to do in the  again from the dead, and the Resurrection which future is to be more careful in selecting their is told in all simplicity in each of the four versions banker. It is all very well to trust one's own of the Gospel is a miracle that fulfills the countrymen, but experience has shown that they, prophecy, and the Church vouches for the story, too, sometimes need watching. 'for she was there when that event happened o-o :which made the name of Jesus the greatest in all The Diocese of Little Rock will be made known history. True, indeed, it was a stupendous hap- in detail to many persons during the coming 'pening, l)ut as the marvelous birth of Jesus bears days, for two popular magazines have splendid "no resemblance to our birth, so His death bears accounts of two of its prominent institutions. no resemblance to our death, and we are puzzled Hospital Progress has an excellent article on how any man can occupy a pulpit in a church lt. Vincent's Infirmary, and Church Extension whose title is "The Church of the Ascension," boa an equally excellent one on St. John's Sere- and doubt the reality of Christ risen from the inary. Both are illustrated, itornb, for if there has been no Resurrection there o-o. ;could be no Ascension. As a justification of prohibition, figul'es given This is the reasoning of St. Paul, who says with by T&e Jourml of the American Medical Associa- boldness wm"hy of the man that he was, "if $ian ought to have some value. It seems that Christ be not risen, then vain is our faith," and from a study of the relation between pneumonia it will not do to brand the great Apostle an epi- and the use of alcohol, total abstainers had a qeptic in order to weaken his argument, for Christ much better chance of recovery than those who is 'risen, and our faith is not vain, and hence the used liquor in moderation, and that moderate joy of Easter has a note all its own, T. drinkers had a better chance than heavy drinkers.  -o-o The study was carried on in Cook County Hos- t{ SPLENDID NUMBER pital in Chicago, and it extended over a period f eight years, four of them before prohibition Monsigmor Kelley, President of The Catholic nd two of them after it. Church Extension Society of the United States o-o .of America, is determined to prove that Missiofis, THE TRIPLE SENTENCE as well as business, have their romance. At any rate Extension Magazine for April is as fascinat- In the history of the human race three judicial ins for the clerl.'y, aS a special edition of the  entences stand out prominently as affecting all ,Satm day Ii en,ng Post would be for the laity. mankind. The first was spoken by the Creator That number is called "The All Mission Num- to Adam as representative of all children of men bet," and it has amongst its contributors Car- (Gen. v, 17): "In what day soever thou shalt dinals. Archbishops and Bishops. eat of it (the forbidden fruit), thou shalt die the Readers of The Guardian will be, of course, death." Man did eat, and the sentence is carried especially interested in what is said about Arkan- out in the case of each individual, sas. for Bishop Morris has not only contributed to this special issue, but tells in very plain lan- The second sentence was spoken by God's crea- ture through the mouth of the Jewish rabble, and guage what prompted him to start a Seminary it was confirmed by the high priest and the in the South. Roman governor. The high priest said to the Speaking from an experience of seventeen Jews: "What think you? Who all condemned years (which, by the way, is the age of The him tobe guiltyof death." (Mark 14, 64). "And Church Extension Society), Bishop Morris had Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they re- no intention of criticising other institutions or quired" (Luke 23, 24). This sentence was pass- other methods, but he realized the advantage of ed upon the Son of God, the second Adam. It was training missionary priests amid some of the Con- carried out on the heights of Calvary on that ditions which they would afterwards have to face, memorable Good li:riday, and evidently the Board of Governors of!Church The third sentence will be spoken by the tri- Extension caught the light of his illuminating mphant Redeemer at the end of the world, and address, and as a consequence we have amongst will take the character of condemnation or of other interesting features of this splendid num- :glorification, according to the relation into which ber, cuts of St. John's Seminary which has been individual man has brought the first two sentences designated the first missionary Seminary for this to each other during his life upon earth. It will 'section of the country. T. be either: "Depart from me, you cursed, into o-o everlastinl fire," or: "Co'me, ye blessed of my PROPHETS OF THE BETTER HOPE fl " Father, possess you the kin,dom (Matth. 25 24-41). All who are familiar with the literature of the The 'flint judicial sentence stands as a flamin hurch are aware that there is no scarcity of sword at the head of the human race, the second books dealing with the priesthood, but there is divides its .history into two parts, the third will'a new appeal in a volume which is happily en- be spoken when that race has run its course. The titled "Prophets of the Better Hope." three pronouncements are intimately connected Dr. Kerby, the author, writes with great sym- and in such wise dependent upon one another pathy and discrimination on, phases of priestly that virtually they form but one sentence, a triph life, and he has f6und special inspiration from sentence. God speaks the first, man the second, the passage in St. Paul to the Hebrews from and the God-man the third. The second was con- which he took his title and in which the supe- ditioned by the execution of the first, the third riority of the Christian over the Mosaic priest- is made necessary by the executioner the second, hood is established. The first was conditional, the second absolute, the It is no small task to combine the exacting third will be irrevocable and eternal. The his- demands on a priest's time with that growth in tory of the triple sentence is the history of the holiness which is looked"' for in one with such human race. abundant means for personal sanctification at In Holy Week the Church commemorates the his disposal, but every priest who witl read Dr. execution .of the second sentence which demanded .Kerby's new book will be greatly benefited by the death of the Son of God. What a great week i that practical human sympathy which Bishop and a holy time this should be for every true 1 Shahan, who w:ites the foreword, lights up Catholic! Let him think especially of the rela- every page. And for this reason, in spite of the number of books on clerical life, we welcome this n,;" :,:',te:'i;rctatin by one with the vision, the :;ympahy, the idealism and the scholarship which Di'. Kcrby, the accomplished professor, of Sociol- ogy in the Catholic University, discloses on every occasion. T. ............................. O-O .............. TILL' LIEEIIAL CATHOLIC it is a curiom property of two given words, i.hat each [)y itself has a perfectly proper mean- l inV, but when both are connected they have a commtation \\;vhich does not always meet with txpproval. That is true of the words "Liberal" and "Catholic." The wm'd "Liberal" in addition , to being a designation of a political party held l in great esteem, both in Canada and in England, ]s very properly applied to one who is tolerant of the views of others. But just as soon as it is prefixed to the word "Catholic" md made to qualify it, it ,has all the marks of indifference which, in the last analysis, means that the liberal Catholic is really not a Catholic at all. Every age has its tendencies to that spurious libe'alism and it needs to be on its guard. The most recent manifestation of this tendency comes from a land noted for its loyalty to the faith, and that is Ireland, and although it is disclosed in connection with politics, it is not without its dangers, for h'eland is one of the countries in which it is not easy to keep religion and politics apart. The political situation in that unhappy land is most acute at present, and when some of its people engage in the novel practice of criti- cising the moral teaching of the Church, and speaking and acting as.if they would purposely estrange pastor and people, a false liberalism is at work and Catholic faith is in danger. As a rule the liberal Catholic is found among the'intellectuals, and is forever pleading for large-mindedness and tolerance in matters about which the Church can be neither large-minded nor tolerant if she is true to the responsibility of guarding the deposit of the faith committed to her care; but whether he be found among the politicians or the intellectuals, he must be urged to rely on the Church, who may be trusted even in matters on which her gift of infallibility is never invoked. The Catholic who thinks that it is the proper thing to join in every criticism uttered against the Church, in order to escape the taunt of intellectual slavery, is not the right sort of Catholic, for every well informed Catho- lic must know that membership in the Church rests on conscience, so that no one is forced to suLmit to her discipline until he is convinced th.at the Church has a divine right to demand sub- mission; and, that being the ease, there is no intellectual or moral slavery in submitting. It is very becoming in Catholics to be solicit- ous about the Church's place in modern life, and to help her to secure that place, for it is very real, and the Catholic who adopts that program need not regard it as objectionable to be called a liberal Catholic, but the Catholic who is for- ever trimming and compromising, who is, as some one remarked, forever "cheapening heaven and well-nigh abolishing hell, and taking away all fear of divine judgments," may call himself what he chooses, but he is a liberal Catholic in the sense that carries with it very undesirable im- plications, for he believes in that liberalisn in religion which, according to Newman, "is the doctrine that there is no positive truth in reli- gion, but that one creed is as good as another." T. .o-o- BELLOC AND PRESS EVILS In his speech in the Town Hall, New York, on "The Press in the Modern World," Hilaire Belloc maintained that the evil power of newspapers was on the wane. Our notable English guest said, speaking of the press of his own country: "Within one man's lifetime the great daily newspapers have grown from a negligible force to a factor more feared as an engine of political action than any other single organism." He ex- plained that he referred in this address only to conditions in Europe, and particularly England," that he could not claim to be acquainted with con- ditions in America. In England the more popu- lar and influential newspapers were in the hands of a very few men who were of a "peculiarly base and odious type," they had attained their power in a comparatively brief period. A great change came over the newspapers in the early fifties. Before that they had beencon- ducted by editors who were not the servants of the owners; also, their circulation contained a much larger proportion of educated people and did not reach so far down to the poorer social level. "The editors were men of a professional type, with certain standards of integrity, culture and decency, wlaich 'maintained a level (if which we were proud. We still have papers of that type; for instance, The Manchester Guardian. "But early in the nineties, it was discovered that if you-owned and successfully managed a great paper you could influence the politics of the country, and men began to play that game. The editor became the mouthpiece of the owner and did not write what he believed. "The new journalism Alfred worth and grew with mushroom to that moment" no man could get into of Lords unless he had some smqc of The first of these new, spect owners of newspapers demanded a was refused with indignation by both parties. Within three weeks he was a that there was a cataract, and the shaken and never will be the same Mr. Betloe said he believed the condition of the pressin England and 0n tinent is to be found in the small, pendent paper,usually a weekly. . have a power that is out of all propo10 size at present," he said. 0-0 i EDITORIAL ANTI-GERMAN LANGUAGE The Indiame Catholic, edited by Mr., O'Mahaney, in a recent issue pleads the "righting of a great wrong in aamely the repeal of the foolish guage law that was put upon the statute. that state erstwhile free State by a gro zied fanatics during the war. the mark!) forbids the teaching which was the language of the grandparents of a very large present inhabitants of Indiana, in the State. "We are now at peace says the India'm Catholic. "Many there have married German wives make good wives) and are bringing to the U. S., where we feel sure welcome. How ridiculous it is to have on our books in this enlightened When we had a war with Spain we teaching Spanish. When we had two three wars) with England, we tongue of Shakespeare and MacauleY son. Why did we cut out the German making an exception in this case? one answer; the British 1: German progress, of German science, commerce, resolved to strangle tongue in America so that the quest of America might be made paid professors here in Indiana press put the trick over. Let it be honor of America and Indiana Echo. BELLOC AND BRISBAlg On the eve of Washington's the already famous editor of the again distinguished himself bY stupid paragraph attacking Hilaire says Belloc "recently writing a very stupid book I have not read the book referred' sume that its stupidity consists in thi not run with the Brisbane bent of loc rarely ever writes a stupid Brisbane may often write Brisbane writes paragraphs, while' books. Belloc writes noble themes of history and philosophY, writes catchy comments on hurried readers and advertisers. from the shanty on the street corse loc talks from the rostrum to culture. Belloc believes man ative hand of God, while Brisbane came from simian origin. Brisbane says that Belloc comes to to "tell the United States that ' rocks on its base when religious hold.' " Of course Beltc comes Coue and hundreds of other lecturers liver whatever message he may who wishes to listen to him. fancy the coming of these flocks turers, but we have put up with. a the last seven years, and we can especially to hear one of the very in Europe; particularly after we and several others of both sexes, who ate sensations, stir up trouble, cash. Rev. T. W. Drumm, D. D., World. o.a__..-----<', LET US pRAY There are some in this country so anxious for immediate peace i it ThiS, they are ready to fight for excess zeal, We hope that to Ireland. But that is a matter people of Ireland can decide, for ca to assume to dictate what the land should do is entirely ent there is a difference of people as to the form of This difference has become so has resulted. This is deplorable. cannot settle the trouble by from America. Only the save themselves in this situation" 4or them. We can do little Omaha.