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,*b i i and the Chris- [ PP'. XV' ! i ;,,oo ;,,,7 i [ "The Guardian" in every ! home--our Motto. t .,The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock i , Little Rock, Arkansas, aturday, April 7, 1923 Arkansas Number 42 SAL OF ,:. SEIZED LIQUORS t Official Dis- of Archbishop [' W. C. News Service) March 30.--The re- Messmer, of Mil- t turn over Valued at $125,000 it could be used purposes, sug- of disposing of such of intoxicants which to existing law as Federal Prohibition Archbishop as reported here, .accumulated stock o£ It has been proposed to Michigan. In a letter officials m pointed out be of us to the i Urged that it be dis- as a "true work of instituions which and sacrifice." Commissioner office of Prohibitiol Haynes regarding such as the resulted in the the N. C. W. C. News to E. L. Lloyd, Division of It was ex- as the specific not been officially attention of the Bu- Haynes couM not however, out- policy of the Pro- Bureau with re- of confiscated admitted, seemed with Archbishop Possible with the Court before which tried. Volstead Act was to illtmtrate the of confis- section reads: Deliveries L Which intoxicating to be destroyed this Act the upon the United States At- delivered to any of the United medicinal, me- Wses, or to order sale for such g a per- the proceeds the Treasury of the credit of mis- md all liquor suit or pro- of law of, if not days from the effect." With Court With the United the court having individual case," the court orders over to a govern- to persons hay- is then made the State or dis- with the ap- office." such action inthe past, that the Fed- was not ep- iC it could be liquors suitable for. medici- i to it that all of the Stocks confiscated Lloyd said. "If to be suitable for government has sold it to instt- for a merely Only small quan- I confiscated, Mr. ly destroy- laolicy of the Prohi- it to be de- ',ticable. This due to the  confiscated liquors Officials with the law. CHURCH'S GROWTH SHOWS INCREASE OF 155,789 IN 1922 Catholics in United States Now Num- ber 18,260,773--447 Centers of Re- ligious Activities Estahlished496 Priests Ordained. Eloquent statistics indicative of the growth of the Catholic Church in the United States appear in the Official Catholic Directory for the year 1923. At present time Catholics in the United States number 18,260,773. These figures represent an increase during the year 1922 of 155.789. The statistics show a most consoliug ex- tension of the Faith and give ample proof of its splendid vitality. 234 N,ewarishes Two hundred and thirty-four new parishes were established, with 213 missions, making a grand total of 447 centers of religious worship. Many of these parishes have been founded in the heart of populous cities where the rush of industry has drawn an ever increasing number of inhabitants. Parishes have thus grown to such an extent that it has become necessary to divide them and to create new cen- ters of worship at convenient dis- tances. Others of these new parishes were formed in .farming districts where the number of those who have adopted the cultivation of the soil has rapidly increased until populous cen- tres have been formed. The number of priests ordained luring the past year increased to 496, making a total of 22,545 ordained that year, At the present time 8778 stu- dents are in preparation for the sa- cred priesthood. Priestly Vocations This consoling manifestation of .faith proves the fact that vocations to the priesthood are far from languish- ing throughout the country. Parents deem it their greatest blessing and honor to gve a son to the altar, and this fact has necessitated increased facilities in seminaries and Catholic colleges. Colleges for young men, convents "$or young women and girls, -d free Catholic schools increased t, one num- ber of 167, and show 1,922,420 pupils in attendance. Practically all parishes] able to erect and maintain parochial I 'schools now are taking care of the n Catholic education of their children. ] These institutions both as to physical j properties and rank in attainment stand first all over the land. The im- mense spiritual benefit and practical utility of such a Christian education commends itself to Catholic parents who have striven so far as possible to comply with the wise regulations of the Church in this regar& Hence the splendid enrollment of pupils in Cath- olic, institutions of learning. "ABOLISH DIVORCE" SAYS N. Y. JUSTICE (By N. C. W. C. News Service) New York, April 2.--A frank plea for the solution of divorce and for federal regulations prohibiting tate laws which indiscrimiately recSgnize remarriages of divorced persons is made by Supreme Court Justice Mor- schauser of New York in the current tissue of "Columbia." Judge Morschaueser points out that ., divorce is undermining the American social structure and asserts that pos- sible injury to a few, by the total abo- lition of divorce, will work for the benefit of the many. "I would grant annulments of im- proper marriages," said Judge Mors- chauser, "such as are provided for by the present New York law. I would grant separations where circum- stances warranted so doing. But in no cases would I grant absolute divorces. "I would punish criminally those guilty of adultery. I believe in the single standard of morals. "l)ivoree is a cancer in the vitals of American life sorely needing he knife. From my experiences on the bench, I know the half-way reforms are ineffective. The only way to cure the evils of divorce is completely to }bolish divorce." Judge Morschauser urges all citi- zens to support sentiment in favor of the anti-divorce movement. Pontifical Easter Solemnity ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS Marks the Feast of Feasts FOR N. Y. SCHOOLS For Cathedral Congregation w. New York, March 21.--An interest- ing item which figures in the annual Bishop, Priests and Seminarians Complete Ceremonial Splendor- .... report shortly to be issued by the Choir Features Enchanting---Record Congregation of Fer- Superintendent of Catholic Schools of vent Worshippers. the Archdiocese of New York by the Right Rev. Joseph F. Smith and the Rev. Michael J. Larkin is that nearly St. Andrew's Cathedral centered an of the college faculty, one and one half million dollars was Easter celebration this year of the Deacon of tim Mass, Rev. G. H. spent for the mainteuance of the greatest splendor. There was not a Keller, S. T.D. parochial schools within the diocese detractive note. Even the weather Subdeacon, Rev. Jerome Pohle, last year. The exact amount totals man co-operated effectively to bring O. S. B., of Subiaco Abbey. $1,448,995. out the gladness and the joy of "the Master of Ceremonies, Very Rev. In the archdiocese there are 179 (tay which the I,ord hath made." W.H. Aretz, S. T. D., Rector of St. hools, with a property value of $19,- It was the grand conclusion of the 'John's Seminary. 048,500. During the school year of Lenten season, the glorious Resurrec- Assistant Master, Rev. Mr. F. J. 1922 these schools had a total feg- tion Day after the holy week of the Taulty of the Seminary. istration of 97,360 boys and girls. The pahns, the betrayal, the scourging, The Cathedrar Choir tea(ing staff of the 179 schools con- the crown of thorns, the cross, CaN The Cathedral choir, under the di- sisted of 1,423 religious, 526 lay teach- vary and the Silent tomb. rectiou of Prof. J. J. Keller, made rs and 311 special teachers, makhlg The fulness of joy came with the Alleluias of the Mass and the choral splendid augment (, tim Pontifical a total of 2,260 teachers. The num- Mass ceremomes of the sanctuary.]ber of graduates of the parochial responses and nmde ferveut the Most deserving praise was extendedl schools last year was 6,463, and of hearts of a congregation overtaxing to the choir members, whose voices that number 4,566 are continuing the capacity of St. Andrew's Cathe- rang out the joyousness of the Easter their studies in higher institutions dral. It was. the largest Easter con- spirit and devotion. 2536 in Catholic high schools and col- gregation of record and was especial- The soloists gave their renditions leges, and 2,230 in public high schools ly noteworthy for the number of non- Catholic visitors, exquisitely and the general verdict and colleges. g * The sublime ceremonial of the was timt the choir surpassed all its 112 Schools, 80,o00 Pupds t past pleasing' efforts and may indeed The New York archdiocese consists] Catholic Church was brought out in hold its place as one of the nost at- of three boroughs of the city of New] all its fervor and majesty. It was a tistic and talented choral associations YorkManhattan, Bronx and Rich-. pontifical celebration, which means in the city of Little Rock. mondthe city of Yonkers, the coun- that everything pertaining to dignity and solemnity was called upon to fit- The soloists were: Dr. H. W. ties of Westehester, Orange, Rockland, tingly offer the august Sacrifice corn- Browning, Mr. Powell, Miss Virginia Ulster, Sullivan, Dutchess and Put- memorative of the crowning act of Rogoski and the Mesdames Field, ham, and the Bahama Islands. In man's redemption, the Resurrection of °Fuller and Routt. ° that portion of the archdiocese with- the Crucified Savior. Bishop Morris' Greetings in the bounds of Greater New'York, there are 112 parochial schools, with Solemn Pontifical Mass From his throne, the Rt. Rev. Bish- 80.496 pupils and 1,875 teachers. The Right Reverend Bishop solemn- op extended his Easter greetings to In the boroughs of rooklyn and ly pontificated at the 11 o'clock Mass. the large congregation preseut, and was assisted by the following of-l also included the faithful Of the dio- Queens, which He are a part of the die, ricers of the Mass: cese who were beyond the reach of cese of Brooklyn, there are 105 pare- " Assistant Priest, Rev. John P. his voice, but were, in the spirit of ehial schools, making a total of 217 Fisher. the Church, everywhere in the div- Catholic parish schools in Greater New York. Deacons of Honor, Rev. Albert L. cese, enjoying the favor and the flavor Fletcher, President of Little Rock of a true Easter devotion to the Risen CouMn't provide College, and Rev. Edward P. Garrity'Lord. The Bishop said in part: Considering the present overcrowd- ed conditions of the New York public . . . . . . . . . . • • • • • • , • • • . • • • . • • • • . • . schools, the city educational heads . would find it difficult indeed, if not • TEXT: Introit of the Mass on Easter Sunday. Ps. CXXXVIII. impossible, to provide for the educa- • "I AROSE AND AM STILL WITH TIIEE, ALLELUIA: THOU * tion of the pupils of these palish HAS LAID THY HAND UPON ME, ALLELUIA- TllY KNOWL- * . schools if the various Cat;hollo par- * EbGE IS BECOME WONDERFUL, AI,LELUIA, ALLELUIA." ishes were not maintaining their own . * school's. • The Bishop continued:" * • "if anyone had any doubt about the virility of the Catholic reli- " CANARDS "uN CHURCH • lion, he should have attended devotions in this Church during Lent * • and he would have been impressed by the large congregation assfmbIed * 00SWFaRED --'BI FAST • at every one of them. * • Christ is with us sti'll, .and in spite of worldly environments, which * INDi CATHOLICS • prevail everywhere in these days, the witness of Catholic Faith to the * • Resurrection of our Lord and His promise of our resurrection, ia as * • great as ever. * (By N. C. W. C. News Service) • Our Catholic peop;e reflect the influence of their faith just as * Calcutta, March 3.--Canards about • they did 2,000 years ago. * the Catholic Church taken from al- They trust the same divine Christ, and have little to say about * ]eged American publications have been • His ethical character. He is to them God, as He said He was. the * featured recently in several Protest- * Way, the Truth and the Life, opening the flood gates of Heaven and * ant propaganda publications of India, • pouring out the grace of the Cross upon His poor suffering children. * a great number of which devote the • No worldly challenge will permit our Catholic people to believe in * i leading part of their contents to at- * an attenuated Christ. We believe He was what le dald He was, truly * ] tacks on Catholicity. • ' God, of the same Essence as the Father and the Holy Ghost. * Recently a publication known as • What a blessing your faith is to youI Where could you duplicate : S'Atma Bodhim," which is the official • ' its benediction? Let your loyalty to it be superior to any loss or gain organ of the "Church of God,!' gave • of merely worldly interest. *great prominence to a story that a • Remember that your faith is not a talisman to be helpful to you. * memorial, sighed by prominent eccle- • You niust as you have done so splendidi during the Lent * elastics, including cardinals and bish- • just concluded." * ops, had been presented the Pope, pc- . • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • . . . . . . . titioning him to release priests from the vow of celibacy, and declared that CONSECRATION OF WOULD COMPEL a decision was pending. The canard was denied by several Catholic pa- pers, but the 'Atma Bodhim" per- BISHOP CURLEY OF CONSENT TO WED sisted in its publication again. It claimed for its source the "Record of SYRACUSE DIOCESE UP TO 21 ohri00a, Work," . allege d American publication. (By N. C. W. C. News Service) s(aBcrYaNe::o.alC.. New  2Se__e [a LOgJE AND New York, Marh 31.Tuesday, n ' ' - I " A EASTER May 1, the feast of Sts. Philip and tion of foolish marriages by imma- James, Apostles, has been selected as ture girls is said to be the motive that I the date for the consecration of the prompted the passage by the Senate{ ,B., , ..:-  . . .: , West  % y r. ,. w.  ews erwce) Right Rev. Daniel J. Curley as Bish- of a bill introduced by enaor ! D" blin ....... "   .... " ._ _ .._ ] u , march zt.arilmal Logue op of Syracuse. The ceremony will of Alameda, which woum change ne is emphatically opposed to a fixed take place at St. Patrick's Cathedral, age at which a girl could marry with- Easter A fixed Easter would, he this city, with his Grace the Most out the consent oI her parents from says, completely upset the Calendar Rev, Archbishop Hayes as the cease- 18 to 21. The only opposition voiced crating prelate, in the upper-house was that of Sena- and Feast days. He admits that .the Gregorian Calendar needs revision in The date of Bishop-elect Curley's tor Swing, who feared that the enact- home slight matters. In the course consecration will also mark the thir- ' meat of such a law might disturb the of further obseravtions on the subject, ty-sixth anniversary of the consecra-[ distribution of some estates. ' hv said: tion of Bishop Ludden,'flrst Bishop t  "" ] "The laws for Easter have existed of Syracuse. The new ihop's in- Whenever your soul begins to be | since the beginning of the Church, stallation will be held itPe Immac- disturbed and an'xious, put yourself[ and I would have nothing whatever ulate Conception Cathedrai, Syracu.,'e, in His hands, and refuse to decide for to do with any movement to change on May I0. ' yourself. It is so easy. I the laws." ,o MONSIGNOR HOWARD , NAMED AS BISHOP OF COVINGTON, KY. Rt. Rev. ]:onsignor Francis W. Howard, founder and pastor of Holy Rosary church, has been named Bish- op of the Diocese of Covington by our Holy Father, Pope Plus XI, according to dispatches received from Rome on Monday. He will succeed Rt. Rev. Bishol) Ferdinand Brossart, whose resignation bceduse of ill:health was recently accepted by the Holy See. Native of Columbus Monsignor Howard is a native of Celumbus and received his element- ary education in the parish school. His theological studies were made nt Mt. St. Mary's of the West, Cincin- nati, under Monsignor Byrne, now Bishop of Nasliville, and he was or- dained to the priesthood in St. Jo- seph's Catliedral by the late Bishop Watterson. Monsignor Howard's removal from Columbus will end more than thirty years' work in.the Columbus Diocese, with which he has been identif;ed ince his ordination to the priesthood. In 1905 he was charged by Bishop Hartley with the organization of Holy Rosary parish E. Main St. and Sey- mour Ave. In the years that have elapsed he has built up a fine chn'ch .. property, which includes a beautiful church in the Italian Renaissance ! style of architecture, one of the most distinctive edifices in the middle west, an up,to-date school and a ovated rectory. Sec. ef C. C. A. E. In educational matters lonsignor Howard always has been particularly ] active. In 1903, with a number of other educators, he was instrumental in bringing into annual conference various scattered groups of Carbolic educators, this evolving into the Cath- ' olic Educational Association. Of this, since its organization, he has been the Secretary General. The Asociation, voluntary in character, includes the many important agencies of Cath)h education in America, and by reason of its careful study of educaHonal needs and condition% hs accoraplish- ed touch-good. An Organizer Monmgnor Howard has always em- phasized the fundamenta[ importance of two things, the nome and the par- ish as a well-organized unit. It is his conviction that a the safety of the Nation depends upon tim preserva- tion of thee home and the family, o l in gra measure does the prqn'otiop" ] of fepend upon the preserva- tion * pacin unity. His endeavor has always been along thee lines, going hand m lmd with hla devotion to Cath,h od'Jcation, whirh i:, of court,* an in*.a:r] part of part:.& life and or- ganization. Monsignor Howard's own parish is a good example of worth-while or- ganization. His people display at all times a splendid spirit of loyalty and co-operation, as well as a fine person- al devotion to their pastor. In line with Monsignor Howard's educational interests he has been Chairman of the Diocesan School Board for a nmnber of years. Three years ago His Holiness, Benedict XV, honored Father Howard with 'the dig- nity of Domestic Prelate, a distinction which carries with it the title of Mon- signor. PRES. OF GERMAN W0MB00S C01NCIL TO LECTURE IN U. S. (By N. C,W, C. News Service) Milwaukee, March 30.--Announce- ment is made byMrs. Wilhelmine S. Keppler, delegate of the German Women's Union, that Frau Hedwlg Dransfeld, president of the Catholic Women's Council of Germany, ann Frau Helena Weber, chairman of the Committee on Civic Rights and Du- ties of Women, Intenmtional Worn- en's League of Rome, will arrive in America some time next month to give a series of lectures. Both of [, these ladies have been members i th Reichstag since tho revolutio ach is an accomplished Speaker.