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It means to us that nothingandi: ! i ~a~ra desirable than that Catholi i A Cathlic Paper is a .Lpets and Catholic literature Perpetual Missiol--- ~uld have a large circulation, as Pope Leo XIII. ~a: every one may ha~e every Y good readin~ which instructs ~d Warns, and~strengthens "The Guardian in every v omOtes the Christian virtues. Home"---Our Motto. --BENEDICTUS pp. XV. THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK LITTLE ROCK, ARK., APRIL 27, 1929 No. 31 W Number of People From Late Priest's Former Missions and Parish Attend Serv- Ices at the Cathedral--Monsignor Wernke, Brother of the Deceased Celebrates the Mass--The Bishop Speaks and Gives Abso- lution. __ OUtd not call him back for I ~ -- :hat his life and his prayersI 11 be a greater inspiration and *r our priests and for the fu- }ries.ts, lr:y seminarians." These substance the words of the P at the funeral of the Rev. An- "~'ernke who died last Friday !g at St. Vincent's Infirmary. A~drew,s Cathedral was crowd- the doors by people of Little a number of people from and the surrounding terri- Father Wernke served. A from Hot Springs at~er Wernke was serving as Monsignor Cal-~oll also ceremonies. entire Diocesan clergy with the two or three priests were the sanctuary as well as of the Benedictine Holy Ghost Fathers from and Morrilton, Di- , fathers of Little Rock, the brothers from Morris In- and about a hundred sisters the Benedictine Sisters Jonesboro and their Sisters of Mercy Hot Springs, Mt. ~, Little Rock, and Sisters from Little Rock. A Young Priest. l~ev. Anthony J. Wernke was the "youngest priests of the was ordained in May, his theological Arkansas Gazette. studies at St. John's Seminary, Little Rock, having previously graduated from Little Rock College. Father Wernke wa~ a nati~e,~ of Cincinnati. Ohio. His brother, Rt. Rev. Monsign- or Wernke, formerly secretary to the Bishop, and now pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, was instrumental in bringing him here to world in the South. On his ordination, Father Wernke was one of the first band of Mission- (Continued on Page 5.) 12,758 INU.S. SHOWS Publication Reports Over 400,000 For Year-- Through Conversions--In- Priests. April 19.--The Catholic of the United States to- according to the Of. Directory for 1929, by p. j. Kenedy and Sons, just been released for dis- The number of converts the year was 36,376, ~ore than in the previous increase in total Catholic for the year was 423,709. of the General Sum- 1929 with that of the pre- ~hows that the clerical per- on the increase. Although of Archbishops is un- the number of Bishops has by five. There are 17 104 Bishhops admin- the affairs of the Church. Number of Priests. lists 18,370 secular 7,403 priests of religious a~ increase of 352 secular and in religious orders, or a 580. There are 136 semln- young men for tH~ and the number of semin- is listed at 14,686, an increase Vatican Library Theme of Talk by Archbishop Hanna San Francisco, April 26.--The sto- ry of the Vatican Library, as told by Archbishop Hanna, was heard by members of the San Frar~cisco Print- ing House Craftsmen, who were ad- dressed 'by the Archbishop at a lunch- eon held at the Palace Hotel here. Scores were ~urned away from the hall, so great was the in- terest manifested in the Archbishop's address. The Archbishop spoke at length on the period of years during which he institutions, other than ecclesiastical nature, gain in 1929. There are now boys as against 225 and 73"4 academies for girls 729 last year. The num- ~chools is increased an increase in attendance the total number 7,063 and the children at- schools 2,488,682. agencies listed in the ary evidence increased on page 4) the Archbishop said, was Monsignor A~hille Ratti, now Pope Plus XI. HOMES FOR AGED IN U. S. ARE ONE THIRD CATHOLIC I Report of Department of Labor Shows Catholics Care For More Th-m Half Of Old People In Institution . Bishop Persuades Girl to Withdraw From Galveston Show Warsaw, April 19. A.P. Miss Ladislas, who was selected as "Miss Poland" to compete for the world beauty title at Galveston, Tex., an- noun~ced today that she had with- drawn. She said that a letter from New Home for Olivetan Benedictine Sisters Crowns Long Years of Labor for Church in Arkansas. the Rt. Rcv. Christopher E. Byrne, (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Bishop of Galveston, advising that Washington, April 19.--0f the 475At 9 a. m. Wednesday, April 17, end of the Mass the Bishop, vested the competition was unbecoming homes for the aged and infirm to be the Bishop, assisted by the clergy of in cope and mitre, prepared for the to a lady and that she wotfld beoperated in the United States by re- the Diocese, began the solemn dedi- actual dedicatory ~ceremonies. The Dedication. required to parade in front of ligious organizations, 156, or nearly cation of the new Holy Angels' Con- After the Bishop assumed the cops crowdswhile clad in a bathing suit, one-third, are conducted under Catho- lic auspices, it is revealed in a report vent, Jonesboro, with the celebra- and mitre, the procession was formed had influenced her decision. of a survey made by the Bureau of tion of the First Pontifical High Mass under the direction of Rt. Rev. Mon- CATH0[IC [Labor Statistics, United States De-ever said there, signor Aretz, Master of Ceremonies. ANTI- partmentof Labor just ma~e public.The procession of clergy aecom- The clergy, the Sisters and a largo Four hundred and four of the tota~ panying the Bishop formed in thecrowd proceeded through the church TOBALK HOLYNA~E number of 475 homes conducted by all corridor of the new convent, where to themain ehtranceof the newcon- denominations reported in the survey they met the Bishop, who was vested vent. Before leaving the church, the BROADCAST in :cappa magna. It then moved hymn "Veni Creator Spiritus" was SESSION I that they have a total capacity of 31,- across the grounds of the convent to intoned by the Bishop. 279 persons. The 127 Catholic insti- I the main entrance of the convent When the procession arrived at the tutions that reported on this item chapel, where the entrance of the door of the convent, the Bishop re- Bishop was greeted with the solemn strains of the Church's ancient greet- ing to her Bishop, "Ecce Sacerdos Magnus." The Mass was then celebrated, ac- companied by the full ceremonial of the pontifical rite. At the conclusion of the singing of the Gospel the Bish- op ascended his throne and there ad- dressed the multitude that packed the church to its capacity. Rehearsing the story of the Church's efforts for the elevation of womanhood from the very beginning, the Bishop proceeded to stress the tremendous importance and magni- tude of the work done by them. In conclusion he expressed his own ap- preciation for the work done by the Sisters in helping him in the work of the Diocese. When the Bishop concluded his ad- dress, the Mass proceeded. At the have a total capacity of 15,678 per- sons, or more than half of the grand total. Only 398 of the homes reported their average number of persons in residence, the grand total being 27,- 298. One hundred and twenty-four Catholic homes reporting on this item had a total average number of resi- dents of 13,749, or more than half of the grand total. The total cost of operating 74 (Continued on page 4) PUBLIC SCHOOL MOVED TO CATtl- OLIC PARISH HALL AFTER FIRE (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) New York, April 19.--On applica- tion of Franklin Ford, formerly at- tached to radio station WHAP, a sta- tion largely devoted go sending out anti-Catholic propaganda, an order has been issued by Justice Sherman in the State Supreme Court, directing Mayor Walker and Albert Goldman, Commissmner of Plant and Struc- tures, zo show cause why they should no~ be restrained from using station WNYC, owned by the city, to broad- cast the addresses at Fire Depart- ment's Holy Name Society commun- ion breakfast, next Sunday at the Ho- tel Astor. Ford ehargcd that the city bad no right to broadcast sectarian affairs, and alleged that the municipal sta- tion had been repeatedly devoted to Catholic news events. In reply, Com- missioner Goldman, who is Jewish, said he could see no objection to the broadcast of the Holy Name So~ciety addresses. "Protestants and others have b~en invited to these affairs," he said. "I have been invited myself. They do not involve any religious propagan- da." 3,700 K. of C. to Attend Mass in San Francisco (By N. C. W. C. News Service.). San Francisco, April 19.--The Most Rev. Archbishop Edward J. Hanna will preside, and the Rt. :Rev. Robert Armstrong, Bishop of Sacra- mento will preach at the seven-coun- cil Mass and Communion of the San Francisco Knights of Columbus on May 5. It is expected that the Mass will be attended by 3,700 members of the order and a like number of reserva- tions have been made at the Whir- comb Hotel. where the breakfast will be served. Cardinal Presents Cup to Boy Scouts Boston, April 15.Recognizing the acceptance into the Catholic Church of the Boy Scout .movement, His Eminence, Willian~ Cardinal O'Connell yesterday declared that such recognition had been given wllen it was determined that sectari- anism and nature worship had been eliminated from the organization. The Cardinal's declaration was made when he presented a cup to Troop 12, "The Cardinal's Own," comprised of 28 boys, at the close of 10 o'clock Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. "We are going to give recognition to the Boy Scout movement today," said Cardinal O'Connell. "If there has been any delay it has not been our fault. I saw at the start that they were inclined to make the Boy Scouts purely sectarian and that there was an element of nature worship involved which we ,could not endorse. The latter was akin to paganism and was tried thousands of years ago and failed. "Every church has a right to look after its children in its own way. It couldn't be expected that Catholics would endorse non-Catholic princi- ples. Unless one sees the .God of na- ture that created nature, then it is paganism---that is why I objected. How can any church, whose very pur- pose is the work of God, vacate that for the god of nature?" (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Mountain View, Cal., April 19. --Pt~blic school classes in the Wis- ner district 'here are being held in the parish hall of St. Joseph's Church. The public school build- ing was destroyed by fire last week, and the Rev. James W. Gal- vin, pastor of the Church, immedi- ately offered the use of the parish hall. The offer was accepted and all classes were resumed Monday morning. Father (]alvin also made available for use of the county public school authorities a motor bus which is being used to bring the children from rural homes to the school. cited the prayers fer the dedication and blessed and erect~-~d the crucifix in the entrance hall. Other assistant priests blessed th~ upper floors. At the conclusion of the ceremonies th~ Bishop retired to his apartments. Many Clergy Present. The following clergy assisted in the ceremonies of the Mass and at the dedication: Rt. Rw. Msgr. W. H. Aretz, P. A. V. G., Rector of St. John's Seminary of Little Rock, as Master of Ceremonies, and Rt. Rev. Msgr. John P. Fisher, secretary to" the Bishop, assistant Master of Cere- monies; Rt. Rev. Monsignor H. H. Wernke, Rector of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Littl~ Rock, was as- sistant Priest; Very Rev. S. J. Peoples of Little Rock, Dean of Missions, and Rev. James P. Moran, President of Little Rock College, were Deacons (Continued on page 4) ---Jonesboro Tribune. HOLY ANGELS' CONVENT, JONESBORO, ARK. The view pictures Holy Angels' Convent at the left, the Colaven t Chapel and St. Bernard's Hospital at the e:t rerne right. POPE SENDS GREETING TO BROTHER DUTTON (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) New York, April 19.--The Rev. John J. Wynne, S. J., of the Univer- sal Knowledge Foundation here, haa l just dispatched the following cable- [gram ~o Brother Dut~on, the world famous hero of the leper colony i~ Mol0kai: "Message just received from Holy Father on the Venerable Brother Dutton. The Holy Father confera most cordially a special Apostolic Benediction as a ptedge of the Di- vine assistance. ".He has your radio portrait on his desk." The message which Father Wynn~ sent to Brother Dutton was received by him ~rom Msgr. Joseph A. Breslin of the American College, Rome, who asked that the cablegram b~ ~elaye~ to the apostle of the leper colony. 250 Boston Pilgrims Sail for Rome Headed By Cardinal O Connell (By N.C.W.C. News Service.) Boston, April 20.---Under the lead- ership of Cardinal O'Connell, 250 men and women from Boston and vi- cinity sailed yesterday on the steam- ship President Wilson on a pilgrim- age to Rome to celebrate the sacer- dotal golden jubilee of Pope Plus XI. At the pier, where thousands of persons gathered to see them off, George H. Johnson, director of pub- lic celebrations, representing Mayor Malcolm E. Nichols, extended the good wishes of the city and presented a bouquet of roses to the Cardinal." MONSIGNOR RYAN RECOVERING Washington, April 19.---The Rt. Rev. Msgr. James H. Ryan, Rector of the Catholic University of Amer- ica, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia at Providence I~spital here, is now out of danger and is making daily progress towards re- covery, it was said this morning.