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THE GUARDIAN, APRTL 26, ]930 PAGE FIVE EXPECTING crook of the shepherd, and with the CHURCH TO DIE, hook we will catch souls for Christ, FR. SHEEN SAYS and with the crook we will keep them, even to the end of time, for as from page 1) fishers of men- and shepherds of reason she never does any- souls we are committed to the high live. Every now and then destiny of making Christ the King of seems to have gone out human hearts, and with only the she is palled with death; her sign of Jonas the prophet, the ful- have been sapped out fillment of that destiny can never be ties seal the tomb, doubted, for if Truth wins, Christ in front of her grave, wins: if Truth . . . Ah! but truth a dozen times in .hmtory 'TIME'S" REPLY TO FR. is man, but because He l Church rises from the I :In Which ,violent hands or Would inter her, not human, but because Nothing,can rise from -eXcept Divinity. ~Orld should profit by ex- up expecting the If a bell had been a thousand different occa- the funeral never took ~ Would soon begin to re- as a joke. So it is The notice of her been posted, but the never taken place. her and still she was interred her, but still Modernism slew her. Like a mighty oak stood for twenty con- fresh green foliage age, that the age may the refreshing bene- Shade. The flowers that of perfume this not old things, but new root. to New .Age. She is re- age, and hence is in the world. It that are old, for our thought is only an 01d a new label; it is not a is it a new loyal- has put to bed all past, for she knows buried the Church and WALSH NOT REGARDED has come to life again." SATISFACTORY BY PRESS emerges then from her his- I " Sheen continued, "one Wonderful lesson, and it is (Continued from page 1) rose from the dead, not cartoon which he called unprintable th~ passing fads Of any Widow in the next. She ot bellind the times, but always fresh while are born, rise ine, suffer and never rise again. But rise again; in fact, finding her way out she had a Ca.p- y out of the may expect her to to be weak when she to become poor but the world need her to die. The world up looking for the ex- which so many times extinguished. go on dying and living each recurring cycle of and on Easter Sun- in life will be to Him Crucified. As be expected to know and did not print in tbe pamphlet. But in the same envelope Father Walsh sent along a loose leaf copy of this cartoon, in a size larger than the pamphlet and reproduced in full Col- ors. "t{ardly were the pamphlet and en- closure in the mails than a Catholic priest forwarded copies to Time. Un- questionably many priests were and are showing the unprintable cartoon Go others." Time, a lay magazine, felt that these facts were newsworthy. In critic:sing Time, Father Walsh makes no attempt to defend his circulatmn through the mails of 30,000 copies of a cartoon described by him as such that 'its public reproduction is ira.- possible.' The fact that Father Walsh sent Time other anti-religious car- toons is irrelevant. Time did not re- quest these cartoons and Time simply asked the date of the 'unprintable' one. But it is a fact tha~ the later cartoons were far less savage than the 'unprintable' one of 1923. Regarding Dates of Atroities "Time next took up the anti-reli- gious artocities set forth in Father Walsh's pamphlet. 'He says that 'far greater space is devoted (by the pamphlet) to the, more "recent than to the earlier in- stances of persecution.' "The part of the pamphlet in ques- tion is Chapter HI. In the first par- agraph are enumerated 184 ecclesias- tics who were killed by the most re- volting methods, such as empalement. No date or indication of when these atrocities occurred is given, and the ro#der would naturally suppose that t'~ey were of recent date. Time thought it recognized them as dating back to the early period of Soviet counter- religious savagery (1918- 1923), but telegraphed Father Walsh a request to give his version of the dates. "tIis telegram in reply, which Fath- er Walsh considers so damning to Time bristles with such dates as 1918, 1919, 1920, 1922 and 1923 each bracketed :.with a specific atrocity. But the next sentence is a vague ref- exence to 'other Catholic victim's tour dered, exiled or imprisoned various dates from 1924 to 19292 The pare- phlet itself, starting out with 188 atrocious murders prior to 1923 (though in almost every instance the pamphlet does not say when they oc- rer aims, and as her curred), contains thereafter only one expected to know i instance of the shooting of an eccle- aims, and as her [siastic bracketed by a specific year at the close of thisI (1928). ~e Church seeks not the ] Grievance AgMnst Russia . governments, desires] "It is true that these latter para- Progress, strives not to ]graphs cover a 'greater space' as who differ with her IFather Walsh says, but in that 'great- hese things are said er space' is only one specific atrocity, ut what she does seek, plus some cases of exile and impris- ardor of her soul, is to to the under- to lead wills to of the sons of hearts with the all others cold, and pain. And, hence, ' Word of mind which it to address t~ Lenten season, has on'~ soul to 'a nobler of Christ, or fanned a of love for His cause "or induced the tendrills to entwine about onment, plus some cases of Jewish children being threatened in connec- tion with their Passover observance. These imprisonments were in the main for counter-revolutionary ac- tivities and, although this charge is of course a technicality Father Walsh confesses in his pamphlet that 'the Premier of Soviet Russia---is prob- ably technically correct' when he said in a recent interview that lately 'no- body has been executed, exiled, im- prisoned or starved to death (in Rus- sia) for religious beliefs, but only for 'counter-reyolutionary activity.' "Thus Father Walsh bore ou~ by IGNORING OF FACTS entirely different Americanism. They the awarding of th~ Short-Story Con- BY TIME MAGAZINE held that prevention of injustice, de- test prizes and the election of off:- IS AGAIN CHARGED fense of human life and vindication cers. of the most sacred human rights (By N. C. W. C. News Service)should not wait upon a cable dis- ITALIAN POLICE SEIZE Washington, April 21. The Rev. patch announcing that the victims VATICAN CITY'S FIRST Dr. Edmund A. Walsh, S. J., Vice- are dead. PRISONER ON RELEASE President of Georgetown University "If the recording of the slain be Rome, April 16. Giusepp~e de Pao- here and President of the Catholic the only newsworthy item in relig- lis, Vatican City's first and only pris- Near East Welfare Association, yes- ious persecution, then, I suppose, xe-enter Vatican City, only to find g2at the gate had been closed, block- ing his path. Indignant Farmer: "Say, look here, yer ain't getting as much milk from theln cow~ as y'uster." Hired man: "Nope. sorter lost my pull." terday prepared a final statement in Time is right. But if the continuing oner, was released yes~erd,~y upon connection with bis correspondence methods of extermination still in the expiration of a sentence imposed Once there was a Scotchman who upon him for robbing a poor box in wanted to build a house. with the magazine Time over Russia vogue in Soviet Russia hold the in- t , . He was so tight he sent to the and the resultant controversy, tie terest and merit the reprobation of S. Peter s Bamhca. Ite was taken Masonic Temple to get some "free" again charges Time with ignoringmankind, then Time, I submit, is to the Gate of the Swiss Guards by facts, wrong. Trustworthy reports of such Vatican gendarmes, and as he crossed : masons. Dr. Walsh's statementwas ad- indefensible practices were submit- the boundary line he was met by Ital- ! Customer: "It's tough to pay fifty dressed to the Managing Editor of ted in abundance throughout the :an police, waiting to arrest him for cents a pound for meat." previous offenses in Italian territory. ] Butcher: "Yes, but it:s tougher The Tablet, Brooklyn Catholic paper text and appendices of the pamphlet, De Paolis retreated and attempted to lwhen you pay twenty-five. which, among others, published the and the names and even the ages previous correspondence in the mat- recorded of a large group of priests ter, The widely-circulated pamphlet by Dr. Waish on Soviet Russian atroci- ties against religion brought forth the controversy. Upon its publica- tion, Time, by letter and wire, ask- ed Dr. Walsh for certain further in- formation. Dr. Walsh promptly sent additional data. In a public state- ment a short time later, he charged that Time not only disregarded the totality of the fates he had given the magazine, but also, while using his name in an article, had misled the public on the Soviet persecution. Time issued a reply. Patrick F. Scanlan, Managing Editor of The Tablet, while printing the reply in full, also wrote an article in The Tablet in which he declared the re- ply" to be merely a red herring drawn across the trail. Additional .Phase Considered. Dr. Walsh's present statement is in the nature of a rejoinder to Time's reply, although he asks ~o be ex- cused from further comment, ex- pressing the belief that his previous statement has reached millions of readers and has had the desired ef- fect. He also expresses his thanks to the Catholic Press for its courtesy and fairness in the matter. He then takes up one phase of Time's reply. Dr. Walsh's statement, in full, is as follows: q~ "Dear Mr. Scanlan: I beg to ac- knowledge with thanks your note en- closing the reply of Time in answer to the observations submitted by me in reply to what I considered the mis- representations of that magazine. "Frankly, I would ask to be ex- cused from further comment on the incident. You were good enough to publish in full my previous article which corrected the misleading con- clusions advanced by Time to its readers, and the same courtesy was extended by a large number of pub- lications throughout the country. I am informed on reliable authority that my statement reached approxi- mately one million subscribers last week. If we allow, as a conserva- tive estimate, that each subscribed copy of these weeklies is read by at least three persons, the true facts in the case have probably reached three million readers. "1 n point of fact, I honestly be- lieve that Time's unwillingness to take notice of my original corres- pondence, or even to acknowledge receipt of my letter, has resulted in far wider publicity than I could have hoped for under normal conditions. Great Demand for Pamphlets " he two positrons having thus been publicly stated, I feel that edi- tors and readers now have sufficient data before them to form their own judgments without being tempted to limit their interpretation of a pro- gressively historical presentation to the one disturbing page which ar- rested the thought processes of the editor of .Time and sealed his mind. That this is being done is demon- strated by the fact that the original 35,000 copies of the pamphlet have been entirely exhausted and the 10,- 000 reprints carrying the Time inci- dent are being rapidly distributed. A third and an enlarged edition is now being prepared; One important daily newspaper in a large city re- printed the entire body of the orig- inal pamphlet, a few weeks ago, run- ning it for three days: "In bringing this correspondence to a close, I will however, permit'my-~ then I shall be- telegraph, letter or in his pamphlet, self one final reflection on a phrase and my life the truth of all Time's assertions, in Time's letter to the Tablet. The been spoken or lived There is no question that both editor consents f6r the future to re- Always the Same Will go on, under still but its end and ever remain the same; of Christ to the me 1. There will S to make that peace an ~ut there will be two and bishops undergoing the slow tor- ture of progressive execution on ; Solovetsky Island. In accord with its own self-constituted definition of an atrocious injustice, Time ignores these embarrassing facts, because] I the victims have not yet succumbed. I Another Protest Registered ' "The American Committee on Re-[ ligious Rights and Minorities (70I Broadway, New York) has likewise i issued an authoritative statement Of protest, signed by fifty-seven repre- sentatives Americans of all creeds and walks of life, including distin- guished scholars, lawyers, publi,cists, and lJnlverslty professors. As far as I have been able to learn, Time has ignored that report also. "I have every reason to believe that Time's characteristic gesture has resulted in broadcasting the truth about Russia to an extent that wouid have cost many thousands of dollars more than I have at my disposal. My daily mail from Pro- testants, Catholics and Jews con- vinces me of the correctness of my request to be excused from any further extended discussion of the incident. "Cable dispatches today indicate that there has been a ~hange of front ----and let us hope of heart too--in Moscow. It would be erroneous, however, and premature to imagine thaf persecution has ceased. But some wisdom has been learned. The entire civilized world is watching with interest~ and without hostility the course of events there. The fu- ture of a great land and an amiable people rests in the hands of the Com- missars in the Kremlin. C P. A.'S PROGRAM FOR CONVENTION AT ASHEVILLE (Continued from page 1) ager "of "America," is chMrman. The report will be discussed by the meet- ing. A meeting of the Executive Board will be held that evening. FolIowing an address of welcome by Bishop Hafey at the beginning of deliberations the next day, Anthony J. Beck, editor of "T-he Michigan Catholic," will read the president's annum message. Following Mr. Beck's message, proposed by-laws will be presented for adoption, and Justin McGrath, director of the N. C. W. C. News Service, W~ll present his an- nual re-port. Make.up of Catholic Weeklles. At the second convention session that day, Peter J. Zimmerman, news editor of "The Catholic Universe Bul- letin," will present a paper on "The Physical Make-up of Catholic Week- lies." The Rev. J. A. O'Connor, edi- tor of "The Evangelist," and Patrick ":--- ,;~b a1'd}an_ F. Scanlan, managing editor of "The Tablet," will lead the discussion. This paper will be followed by the report of the Advertising Bureau, of which the Rev. Charles J. Mullaly, S. J., editor of "The'Messenger of the Sacred Heart," is chairman. H. P. Pagan:, business manager of "The Indiana Catholic and Record," and Claude M. Becker, business manager of "The Tablet," will be leaders in the discussion of the report. Speakers at the banquet that even- ing, in addition to Bishoup ttafey and "Mayor Roberts, will be the Rev. Louis J. Bour, pastor of St. Lawrence's Church, Asheville, who will speak on "Commercialism in Journalism"; Francis 3. Heazel, chairman of the arrangements committee, and F. Rog- er Miller, vice president of Grove Park Inn, Inc., who will speak on "The Land of the Sky." ~e memorial Mass for deceased members of the Catholic Press Asso-] ciatfon will be held the followingt morning, .Saturday, May 24. I Charles It. Ridder, business man- ager of "The Catholic News," will present the treasurer's report with nt obn' "l" minarp uracs SECURING FOR THE DIuCESE.OF LITTLE ROCK THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF WORTHY ECCLESIASTICAL STUDENI'S IN ST. JOHN'S SEMINARY FOR THE ARKANSAS PRIESTHOOD Any Full Burse or Skare in an incomplete Burse May Be Do- nated. Donations, Large and Small, Will Be Gratefully Received and Recorded. A Bm se is a Su roof Money Invested .and Drawing Enough Interest Always to Provide Board, Lodging and Training for One Seminarian. Requests for further information and the benefits shared by contributors, ,and likewise all donations, should be sent t i the Rector, 'Ihe Very Reverend Monsignor S. J. Peoples, Ph.D., St. John's Seminary, Little Rock. 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Gengler ......................... 5.00 Total ........................................................................................ $ 59~.~ used, which from the beginning, the instruments Our apostles to use, of fisherm~n and shep- ~ay, therefore, We will ~nd ~crook,' and of the fish- crook will be the pamphlet and cartoon were put forth in such~ a way as to persuade the Cathoii~ priest or layman into think- ing that the old era of anti-religious atro~iti~ in Russia is still in full I swing, "Time is satisfied that Father Walsh- and his Church have just grievances against Soviet " Russia. c6rd#'savagerte~' if the Soviet Govern- men't again reverts to them. This is to impose a ~urious limitation on the concept of news, and sets up an arbitrary definition of injustice to which few Americans will subscribe. It has not been American practice to stand idly by on the sidelines while men are undergoing inhuman suffer- KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSE The Burse is a foundation by the Arkansas State Council to assist St. John's Seminary in the training of candidates for the priesthood. Arkansas K. of C. Councils, 1926 ............................................. $ 392.00 Arkansas IC of C. Councils, 1927 ................................. :___:_ .... ~--- 326.8@ Arkansas K. of C. Councils, 1928 ................................................ 482.80 Arkansas K. of C. Councils, 1929 .................................................. 360.80 Total .............................................................. L~__$1,1~6~.4~ But, however much it may sympa- thize with any outcry, Time's solei function is to keep the record of l facts as straight as it ean. If the~ Soviet again reverts to savageries,~ Time can be counted on to record them. Not only~ so, but~ Time will continue to record trustworthy re-, ports of any sort of rMigious perse-I cut:on." ings for their religious beliefs such the resumption of the convention as the helpless victims mentioned on sessions that .morning. The report page 17 Of my original pamphlet are of the Literature Bureau, of which experiencing today on Solovetsky the Rev. Wilfrid Parsons, S. J., call- Island. The twenty-five thousand for of "America," i~ chairman, will American citizens of all beliefs follow. Mr. Beck will then present whom I have had the privilege of lthe report of the News Service Bu- addressing in meetings held in va-] reau, and the ~onvention will be rious cities during the past few elosed with the discussion of bureau weeks have gone on record with an, reports, the discussion of resolutions, .j: