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Roosevelt. handicaps driven a lesser all hopes, the a fierce odds reaching the the gift of He went be- so won and re- of Ameri- that they elected to the office of a preeed- by Wash- observed by all Mr. Roosevelt being elected for ' the violent sincere men of them his former Presi- wealth and his altogether schools, but he to the wel- 0amon man and oa time and time to help him, Mr.  mistakes as all do, In his anxiety 11r dlaary man, he re- IIAqk ',or-indulgent father, ed by his love for act imprudently.  President's meas- IT: intended only to lt of the laboring |frtunate were lll- L.lSmanaged so that rOVident people and taities too prone to gives l[.eral government for In four |.atry so extensive ses no 'Jurs is, and where ;e one ]h'em prevails, it is .'r oa- |'ry on the details of L)vithout a certain tses. But despite ,ql e. late President won L. al the hearts of his en and he will go |'. as a great Ameri- Lq[e' fitful fever, he .tlied in the active t " i,eOntry, being un. despite his grave .' i atural to admire ., Wifh a prayer for  of the late Presi- tccasP the torch that ,00tys dead I victory. Peace! v.' Harry S. Tru- e'second President tates The news- ot his'life says that his middle initial eal name, but was rbecause he had two th different names, a began with the Order not to show either one the S ang, but if the ac- i_about him by a _ Associated Press  may well stand jut. ruman is de- a, "whose knowl- limitations is such, aesltates to call on  qualifications on h importance, he ierlor to his own."  and there is no et that it is not, ! further question ;?',,n's ability to on page 8 not on account of the mistakes he did not !t because of his amazing accomplishments as "utive during 12 years of the nation's most THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, APRIL 20, 1945 NO. 16 Catholics throughout the nation joined with heir fellow Americans in mourning the loss of their President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. These scends recall a few of the many evenls of Catholic interest during the career of Mr. Roosevelt as Presi- deht of .the United States. Upper panel: \\; In three of tim four inaugurals of the late President, Catholic prelates officiated at the ceremonies, Monsignor Michael J. Ready, (left) then General Secretary of the N.C.W.C., now Bishop of Columbus, gave the Benediction in 1941, and Monsignor John A. Ryan, (center) Director of the Social Action Department, N.C.W.C., gave the Benediction in 1937 and 1945; At the White House, in 1939, Frank 3". Murphy, later Associate Justice of the U.S. Vatican City. riO--In a message of condolence upon the  death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, His Holiness Pope :Plus XII ex- pressed to Harry S. Truman, the new President, h2s "profound sense of grief born of the high esteem in which We held this renowned statesman and of the friendly relations which he fotered and main- tained with us and with the Holy See."  News of the President's death was received at the Vatican at 12:30 a.m. today. The Rt. Rev. (alls 00o0sevelt '00reat' lm m that , " . -- .' Washington () Dec  g President ,Franklin D. Roosevelt will take his place as one of the great figures in the history of the United States, His Excellency tie Most Roy. Amleto Giovanni Cicog- nani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, today called him a champim in the defense of hu- man dignity, one towards whom the eyes of all peoples were turn- ed in anxious hope. "May the San Francisco Con- ference, to which the President was dedicating every possible ef- fort, be an act of homage to his memory," Archbishop Cicognani said, "by actualizing the organ- izati6n of all those nations which are willing and determined to do their part to safeguard the world- wide brotherhood of man in a peace founded on justice and charity." His Excellency conciuded with this prayer: "May God, whom President Rooseveli so often invoked both for himself and for the peace of the world, welcome his noble soul into rest eternal." "The news of the death of President Roosevelt," said th Apostolic Delegate, "coming as a shock at such an eventful mom- ent in world history, is cause for universal mourning and heartfelt grief. His Holiness Pope Pius XII has expressed by telegram his profound condolences and I wish to manifest my sincere personal See ROOSEVELT on page 8 Msgr. Giovanni Battista Montini, of the Papal Secretariate of State, immediately communicated the news to the Holy Father, who sent President Truman the following cablegram: "The unexpected and sorrow- ful word of the passing of the President brings to our heart a profound sense of grief born o f the high esteem in which We held thi, renowned statesman and of te friendly relations which he fo..tred and maintained with us and with the Holy See. "To the expression of our con- dolence We join the assurance of our prayers for the entire Ameri- can people and for their new President, to whom We extend our fervent good wishes that his labors may be efficacious in lead- ing the nations at war to an early peace that will be just and Chris- tian." Later in the day, at an audience which the Holy Father regularly grants to soldiers of the Allied nations, the Pontiff prefaced his remarks with these words to members of the United States armed forces: "We express to the members of the American forces here present our deepest condolences upon the death of Mr. Ro;evelt, the be- loved President'l" the United States." The tragic news f the sudden death of President Roosevelt was received with deep sorrow throughout Vatican circles. One of 3 Sisters Who Joined Mercy Nuns Dies Vicksburg, Miss. (10 -- Sister Mary Dorothea Crahen of the Sis- ters of Mercy has died at St. Francis Xavier Academy here at the age of 55. She was a native of Rin'ey, Ky. She is survived b' two sisters, both Sisters of Mercy, Sister Mary Loyola of Meridian, Miss., and Sister Grace Marie of Chicago, Ill. Rev.. Charles E. B'ermingham, Director cf Youth work in the diocese of Brooklyn, who hzs been named Director of Youth Department of the National Ca- tholic Welfare conference in Washington. Father Berming- ham succeeds the Rev. Paul F. Tanner, of Milwaukee, recently namcd Assistant General Secre- tary of the N.C.W.C. Letter From Roosevelt 0we,J Peace Washington. 0t'--The death of this country's Chief Executive at JClass, serving as honorary pall- a time when the United Nations bearers formed a Ruard of hoorn . fl . __ prepare to garner the. frmts, o I while the remains were brought military rectory through a juslfrom the chapel. Following the peace serves to recall the woraslceremonies at the cemetery the with which President Roosevelt, I seniors formed a procession and in the early days of the war, each laid a red rose on the grave. acknowledged the pledge of loyal cooperation given to him by the Bishops of this country in the name of American Catholics. "We shall win this war," Presi- dent Roosevelt wrote to the Most Rev. Edward Mooney, Archbishop of Detroit and Chairman of the See LETTER on page 8 Developing the text of his ser- mon, "Life is changed; it is not taken away," Msgr. Keany spoke "of death as the transition to a greater and fuller life beyond-- the eternal life for which the soul was created. For the religious whose life is spent in lrayer and See REQUIEM on page 8 Cheney, Rev. J. N. Doyle, Rev. H. J. Chinery, Rev. Lawrence Graves, and Roy. James McDon- nell. Also present at the inter- ment were Very Roy. Msgr. James E. O'Connell and Rcv. Joseph M. Burns. Pall bearers were W. W. Find- ley, Robert S. Peters, John Mur- piy, and A. P. Stedman. Mem- bers of. Mr. St. Mary'S Senio x AMERICAN CATItOLICS MOURN THEIR PRESIDENT Supreme Court, was sworn in as Attorney General, one of three Catholics to serve in Cabinet posts under Mr. Roosevelt; Lower pmml, left photo: Present at the Catholic University of America, in 1933, for the conferring of the honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, upon President Roosevelt were, left to right, Mr. Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt, Cardinal Hayes of. New York, Archbishop Curley of Baltimore and Wash- ington, Archbishop Cicognani, Papal Delegate and Msgr. James H. Ryan, now Bishop of Omaha, then Rector of the University; right photo, pictured in 1935 'when Notre Dame University awarded the late PreSident an honorary decree. Mz'. Roosevelt is shown with his friend, Cardinal Mundelein of Chicago. (NCWC) Requiem Held For Sister Na00dalene Little Rock.--Solemn Requiem High Mass was sung by Very Roy. Msgr. T. L. Keany, Mt. St. Mary's Academy chaplain, for Sister M. Magdalene Cline, R.S.M., April 12, at nine o'clock, in the academy chapel. Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Mur- ray was deacon for the Mass, Roy. Ciaiborne Lafferty, sub-deacon, and Roy. John E. Murphy, master of ceremonies. Present in the sanctuary were Rev. Jesse C. Ten Archbishopsand Bishops Sign Notable Document 'On Organizing World Peace' Citing Grounds For Fear Washington.--As they begin this week to converge upon San Francisco, delegates to the United Nations Conference have available to them a clear and cogent statement by the Adminis- trative Board of the National Welfare Conference, urging the safeguarding of "the freedoms of all peoples" as "the only way to an enduring peace," and warning that certain grave misgivings must be resolved, Bringing up to date the vitally important statement issued by the Bishops of the United States following their Annual General Meeting, here, last No- vember, the latest document, signed by ten Archbishops and Bishops and made public yes- terday, is meeting with the same quick and widespread recognition as a great war- time paper. It was adopted and the Bishops had adjourned ,be- fore the death of President Roose- velt. Pointing out that the organiza- tion of the community of nations for world peace and cooperation "will test the fullness of our vic- tory," the statement by :the N.C.W.C. Administrative Board asseffts that "a sound world or- ganization is not a utopian dream," but warns that "unless strong, courageous leaders, with the full support of their peoples, put their hands to this task, there will be no genuine progress in interna- tional life." "Disillusionment in our country," it warns, "will ex- press itself in the isolationism of the abstentionist." The Bishops slate that every day makes rnor evident "the fact ee FREEDOMS on Pa/e 5 Mary's Da y Plans Nearing .. Completion Little Rock.--Miss Lillian Sum- mers, president of Mt. St. Mary's Alumnae, announces that the as- sociation is making arrangements for Mary's Day, which is spon- sored by the Alumnae each year. This movement, which is fostered only by Catholics, was inaugurated by one of the presidents of the International Federation of Cath- olic Alumnae, Mrs. Philip. P. Brennen, and is celebrated 'all over the nation on the day be- fore Mother's Day, which this year will be May 12, 1945. The com- mittee appointed by Miss Sum- mers consists of Miss Rose Me- trailer, chairman, Mrs. Granville Sutton, Mrs. John P. Powers, and Mrs. Frank F. Fuller. A'rangements have been made by the committee to have the Mass Celebrated at St. Andrew's Cathedral at 7:00 a.m., on Satur- day, May 12, 1945, and it is the earnest desire of the committee that everyone possible in Little Rock and North Little Rock at- tend this community Mass. This movement has the approval of His Holiness, the Pope, and our most Reverend Bishop, John B. Morris, of Little Rock. There are three requirements in order to make this a success: 1. That we receive Holy Com- munion in honor of our Blessed Mother. 2. That we contribute a Mary's Mite to some worthy charity or welfare work of the parish. 3. That we wear during the day the Miraculous Medal in hon- or of our Blessed Mother. Knights, Helena Ceuncil, Send Guardian Check Guardian Office.Joe Etoch, Grand Knight of Helena Coun- cil No. 1770 sent along this week his Council's check for $17.50 to be applied as its share of the picture service used each week in The Guardian. Johh Lueken, Jr., Council Treasm, er, joined the Grand Knight in words of praise for our Diocesan Newspaper. Helena Council" wrote Mr. Etoch: Grand Knight, "is al- wayz; 100% behind The Guard- ian," He also offered Helena Coun- cil's assistance at any time. For years the Knights of Col- umbus in Arkansas have con- tributed $164.00 to The Guard- inn, which cares for the entire cost of the National Catholic Picture Service. Pro-rating the amount among the Various Councils, the Knights have tak- en it upon themselves to act in unison on this one fine gesture. His Eminence August Cardinal Hlond, primate of Poland, who has arrived in Paris following his liberation Easter Sunday by the American Ninth Army at Wiedenbruech, where he was held prisoner by the Nazis. The 63-year-old Cardinal escaped from Poland to France in 1939, where he was arrested by the Gestapo when the Germans overran that country. ]NCWC). (fairness and justice to all his fellow men, re- !race or creed, he was the ideal president. a man with the courage of his convictions. :h6 ddubt where he stood on an issue. He i'fighting for what he thought was right. Some tto mistakes he made--in doing so, they are iisfng. him of being human. ve this country courage and leadership in the 'ession; as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed [SUperb planning and executive ability, he mar- !great resources of this country for winning the t'e inscrutable design of Divine Providence, he :]ive to see the earthly peace among nations for gave himself in such full measure. g the peace he sought for this country and the !!realized soon. 'his soul rest im peace. JOHN B. MORRIS Bishop : .__ of Little Rock. "" .............. Liberated Cardinal Franklin Roosevelt t[Saf.e00ltlard 00leedoms, N. (. W. (. Board Urges he IIMessage of ape 7o You< Director Statement Made On Eve, Was a man always ready openly to profess his t on God. Without fear or misgivings problem squarely and gave his country every aergy, courage and ability he possessed. Iogizes San Francisco (onference Tru Eu man