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PAGE EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 23, 1943 Adultery And Divorce Menace German Nation Prelate's Letter Says Zurich. (N:)--It" is actually being resistance, inhibitions of con- taught that immoral practices are science and considerations of things good in themselves, two German Archbishops assert in a joint Pastoral Letter which has come to attention here. The Most Rev. Joseph Frings, Archbishop of Cologne, and the Most Rev. Lorenz Jaeger, Arch- bishop of Paderborn, wrote on transgressions of the Sixth Com- mandment within the Reich, and declare that the .alarming increase in the number of divoces in Ger- many provides an explanation for "the morbid happenings within our national community." Pic- turing the destruction caused in their native land by a naturalism which advances adultery and di- vorce, the Archbishops declare "Germany will remain a land of loyalty only if fidelity is practiced and held sacred where it first and foremost demands recognition, namely, in marriage." 'The Sixth Commandment is not only being infringed, frequently and variously, but disavowed in principle," the Archbishops as- sert. "Wider spread licentious- ness is being proclaimed as a right and sexual crimes are declared a virtue, thus breaking down mental ' t Hegarty Drug Company 4th and Main Sts. Phone 9111 Little Rock, Ark. sympathy and lawfulness which have protected man against him- self. "Thus immorality in the form of sexual unchastity has developed from occasional lapse to the con- scious denial of Christian prac- tice and the Divine Law govern- ing it. It has, therefore,, become a dangerous power threatening to undermine the inherent strength of the people, part!cularly of youth." Defense Of Chastity The Pastoral then asserts that chastity is not merely a restric- tion preserving virtue, but also something absolutely positive, while its opponents call it utterly negative. In those not yet mar- ried, the Pastoral says, the chastity of young people brings moral dig- nity and strength of self-control into the foreground, while in those married chastity is a noble and chivalrous love of husband, wife and children. The Pastoral defends the vir- tue of chastity against "that dead- ly enemy, un-Christian natural- ism." This naturalism, the pre- lates state, proclaims the right to free love, which is "only a sense- less attempt of people who are not free to make a heroic gesture to hide their moral bankruptcy." To the slogan of free love, the Pastoral asserts, is added that of the "absolute goodness of human nature." Sexual urges, the pre- lates states, certainly are also in- Gets High Post I I I herent in God-made nature but the use of these urges must be governed by natural order. So- called friendships, it adds, open the doors to moral unscrupulous- ness and irresponsibility. "They ignore," the Bishops state, "the f CONGRATULATIONS Moore's Southern Cafeteria 204 West 2nd Street LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Chaplain John R. Boslet, Lieut, Comdr., U S N.. priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, who suc- ceeds the late Chaplain Thomas 1%. Knox, as Catholic assistant in the office of the Chief of the Chap- lains Corps, U S. Navy, in Wash- ington. He has served with the Navy for the past seven years. Bob Kear photo. (NC.W.C) child is often removed as an un- fleasant witness of the deed." Threat To Young Women "This unchristian naturalism, vith its slogan "all motherhood is sacred', is today particularly a dangerous threat to our young women. Legitimate and illegiti- mate motherhood cannot be con- sidered equal. Those placing legi- timate motherhood on the same level with illegitimate motherhood commit blasphemy against the ideals of motherhood and woman's dignity, rendering an evil service to our young women. "Attempts are being made to most important facfor, namely, the justify illegitimate motherhood by chiid and destroy its fundamental stating that it ultimately produces claims on both parents, for the a deep sense of duty. But sin does not become a good deed by sub- sequent good resolutions. If Christian Doctrine refuses to con- sider illegitimate motherhood equal to legitimate motherhood, this is no pharasism. "Illegitimate mothers usually have sinned less than their male seducers, wherefore they may FIDELITY REALTY COMPANY Real Estate, Loans, Sales and Rentals PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK BLDG. Phone 4-2211 J. F. LENON E.J. POPE W. E. LENON, JR. 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The Victoria, Tex., club has a stock of suitcases and when ser, vmemen in the area anticipate re- ceiving a furlough, they make reservations with Club Director Per Gould for the luggage they need. penitently look up to the Lord. Their illegitimate children will be helped. This favoring of free love and illegitimate motherhood must be discouraged." The prelates appeal forcefully to Catholic Youth not to listen to "false prophets and coiners of false morals.". They warn mar- ried couples against adultery and divorce, and continue: "Inseparable monogamy repre- sents the conscience of every genuine community, of all human companionship. Thus, .whoever cherishes the value of community and responsibility must also recog- nize indissoluble monogamy as the symbol and model of all social education and subordination and make it the center of social life. Increase In Divorces "The alarming increase in the number of divorces provides a certain causal explanation for the morbid happenings within our na- tional community. It shows the extreme oscillation of the pen- dulum from, in the best sense the natural conception of life, to the philosophy and attitude of pre- paring for the suicide of the entire German people. The Pastoral then defends the right to virginity and says "There is no moral or legal law forcing individuals into marriage. Anyone can and may decline to exercise the right to marriage giv- en by nature to every eligible hu- man. Providence has provided for the continuation of the human race by providing sexual urges which alone are strong enough to draw the majority of the people into marriage. The nation's real well-being, its eugenics, does not consist in the utmost number of children being born, but in con- secrated marriages being pure and chaste, in that the children born are physically and mentally cared for and well educated by capable parents." The Pastoral then strongly de- fends the right to virginity, say- u]g: "We Bishops loudly and solemn- ly claim the right to this freedom this right for all who feel God's call. To deny this right would constitute an intolerable violation of personal liberty. The intro- duction of compulsion in the most personal, the most delicate factor in individual life would constitute unscrupulous trampling upon an ideal highly treasured by hu- manity everywhere." The Pastoral closes with a strong warning to Catholics not to be misled by anyone or any- thing from their love for and loy- alty to the virtue of chastity. 630 Pyramid Bldg. Phone 2,3464 Little Rock, Ark. "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) history of the Middle Ages. Gib- bon's Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, so highly regarded by many is very good fiction. It is because they have studied fiction instead of history that so many of our supposedly well-educated public speakers refer to the Mid- die Ages as the "Dark Ages." In much the same manner the mod- ern college freshman learned that "Lincoln emaciated the slaves." The modern textbook system is one of the products of Columbia Teachers College. Its purpose is to control what iS taught. The modern texts are devised to elimi- nate the teacher's influence, but most of the brethren are too busy getting degrees to realize that they are being discarded. They are furnished with manuals and teachers' keys. That is modern education. Now that the Times has had Its say, the modern sys- tem of files and credits will con- tinue to disgorge students who know little or nothing about not only history, but reading, writ- ing and arithmetic. No wonder that the motion pictures draw huge crowds to plays that cater to a mental age of about twelve. Superman comic strips prosper for the same reason. One of our local columnists has been giving considerable space to letters received concerning Ju- venile delinquency. The more of them one reads, the more one sees the cause of the present state of affairs is to be found in the loose disciplinary measures that obtain in most of the modern homes. Most of these parents were brought up under a good system of training, but they ha.ve discarded these sound principles and have taken up such fads as "Progres- sive Education." Nicholas Mur- ray Butler, who knows his way around in educational circles, doe not hesitate to brand "Pro- gressive Education" as the prime cause of juvenile delinquency. It is a contributing cause without doubt. Parental lack of courage is a very decisive cause. One wo- man, in a letter to the columnist, mentioned above, openly confes- sed that she allowed her young daughter to go to previews, be- cause other parents did, and she was afraid that she would be call- ed "an old meany." This is what may be called "cruel" kindness. It is because of lack of courage that parents and teachers can not control the fraternity situation. A young snob with the threat of a "blackhall' had more influence than parents or teachers. What have these fraternity and sorority Allsopp & Chapple Booksellers and 8atloners 807-B09 Main Street k Call , DAN DEARASAUCH For Office Supplies--Ph. 2-1846 METRAILER AND HART Leaders in Better SHOE REPAIRING And SHOE MAKING at moderate prices SINCE 1899 110 E. 4th St. Phone 4-0716 Easter Greetings We appreciate the loyal patronage of Guardian readers, whom we have served for many years. 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