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PAGE TWO Scores Protestant Proselytizing As Impediment To Harmony Botoga. (E)--A 'Pan-American harmony" brought about through the association of "the spiritual with the material, of the soul and body of these Republics which the Church and the State," is advo- rated by the Rev I Juan Alvarez, S.J., Director of Revista Javer- lana, in an article on "Catholicism and Good Neighborliness." Fath- er Alvarez, however, denounces the fl OBITUARY ] Funeral For Miss Lena Meier At Pocahontas Pocahontas.-- Solemn Pontifical Obsequies for Miss. Lena Meier, 56, who died at St. Vincent's Hos- pital at  Little Rock, were held at St. Paul's Church, Pocahontas, last Thursday morning, April 30, with His Excellency the Most Reverend Bishop as celebrant and the Most Reverend, Auxiliary de- livering the funeral sermon. A large gathering of clergy as- sisted in the final rites for 'Miss Lena', who for more than a quart- er of a century cared for the domestic needs of the Episcopal Residence at Little Rock. "Born at Pocahontas," the Most Reverend Auxiliary said in his sermon, "she spent by far the greater span of her life in the ser, vice of God, by serving His Ex- cellency, Our Lord's representa- tive amongst us." Speaking of the occasion itself, His Excellency said that "death is the hardest thing to bear from the natural side of our human makeup. Yet the spirit of the Church on oc- casion as this infuses in us a feel- ing of triumph, for her death is. a triumph and victory." 'Bt thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of everlasting life', was the text of His Excellency's sermon. "We all know," he said, "what claim 'Miss Lena', as all her friends knew her, had to those words, 'Faithful unto death.'" Following the Pontifcal Re- quiem Mass a conversation worth repeating was overheard. John Brankenbery and Philip Baltz were reminising; they had walked to school with 'Miss Lena' so many times. They and other children of the three families that lived on farms to the north of Pocahontas, would meet and walk together, and here was one of their play- mates, who had received such honor. Her death had brought i two Bishops and some twenty- five priests together for her fun- eral. These two gentlemen re- called how Henry Meier, father of the deceased, had mixed all the lime in a kiln on his farm and gave it to the Church at the time the parish was building St. Paul's Thus is the Hand o1 God seen through the eyes of Faith. The Meier Lime Kiln had given gen- erously, a daughe who had served well was brought home and laid to rest with such honor. Pallbearers were: F. J. Baltz, Bill Blissenback, Cleatus Gains, A. J. Baltiz, Robert Murphy, John A. Nuce. McNabb funeral directors were in charge Burial was in the family lot. BROTHER JOHN (Continued from page 1) Blessing from the Holy Father. He read the document denoting this blessing and then presented it fully before him; it must be noted that the Holy Father's blessing is one of the greatest privileges ever accorded a Brother. Another great joy of the day was the surprise appearance at the feast of the jubilarian's broth- er, Mr. Fred Meier of Chicago. Death had robbed the two brothers of their kind parents early in life, and they had shouldered respon- sibilities well together. Then came the parting of the waYs; Aloys, now Brother John, chose to follow the life of a Religious after the Rule of St. Francis, while Fred is rightly proud of his fine family of eight. After the Solemn Mass., Te Deum was sung, then all repaired' to the bright and spacious dining hall. Here all fully enjoyed a delectable banquet; the senior boys proved to be very capable caterers displaying real S6uthern hospitality. "stupidities and incomprehensions" Which proselytizing Protestants proclaim ' as a part of their South American campaigns. The article, appearing in the April issue of the review,' was dedicated to the approaching visit to Bogota of Vice-President Henry A. Wallace, and invited the dis- tinguished guest from the United States "to investigate the activities of certain North Americans in these latitudes," and to "take into account the increasing number of enemies the good neighbor policy Is acquiring through these men and women preachers who come to teach us the Gospel,' Citing the avowed "basic principle of the Protestant invasioh as that of bringing souls to Christ," the arti- cle then Calls attertion to two pamphlets in circulation in Co- lombia. "Mountain Peaks of Friendship," released by Educa- tional Advance in South America, the article says, announces that in Protestant schools and colleges Christian training "now almost wholly lacking" will be afforded a country of six and a half mil- lion inhabitants. "This country is Colombia," Revista Javerlana adds. The other pamphlet, "Weld- ing the Two Americas," is quoted as "treating of an educative ad- vance,, but not that alone: it is the effort of Christianity to apply the Gospel to South American life and to our relations with our closest neighbors in all the world." "You, Mr. Wallace," the article continues, "will see with your own eyes how the Church represents a lasting and respected tradition in these countries. In going to visit and to pray, as you are do- ing, in the Cathedral at Mexico, San Agustin at Bogota, E1 Jesus at Quite, or San Francisco at Lima, or in any of the marvelous churches with which ancient Spanish piety adorned our cities, contemplate the architecture de- ycleped by that great civtlizer of nations which is our mother the Catholic Church, and I am sure that you will wonder just as much at the prodigality and munificence of peoples who long ago, as now, believed that the gold nowhere should be better than in the al- tars of God. And upon seeing this, I am very sure that it will be impressed upon your per- spicacious intelligence; What can paid pastors come to teach to these peoples who esteem above every- thing else the Catholic religion in which they were born and wish to die?" "It is one of two things: either they must believe us very ignor- ant-and so they have said more than once in their publications-- or else they must regard us as instructed in religious matters," Revist,. Javerlana says. In the first case, the article views the Protestant invasion as not in- structive, educative or construc- tive; but a departure from re- ligious Unity into religious an- arc fly; in the latter case, it must be regarded as what former Presi- dent Marco Fidel Suarez--a great apostle of Pan-American harmony --called it: "Inverted, disorder- ed, contradictory and contrapro- ductice activity, illicit as to good, pernicious as to utility, disturb- ing as to reason and inhuman as to charity." Brazilian Army Leader Asks Abp. For Guidance Rio de Janeiro. (E)  General 5one Pattista Mascarenhas le Morals, recently named Com- mander of the Military Region of Sao PaUlo, wired to the Most Roy. Jose Gaspar de Afonseca e Silva, Archbishop of Sea Paulo, asking for the "help nd spiritual guid- ance of the Church." The telegram read: "On as- suming the command of this mili- tary region, I wish to tell Your Excellency that I hope to be able to rely on the help and 'spiritual guidance of the Church of which you are,  this State, the highest and purest representative, as well as the legitimate guardian of the All the (Brothers) members of Catholic sentiments of the great the Poor Brothers of St. Francis majority of the industrious people Celebrated with Brother John in of the Stat?. Spirit, since distance prevented =r, . ro,,l , to this messaae Arch their attendance However- :o I:-  -" "*"  , , ,, v .... ' .... ,. .lloiShOp de Afonseca said: It is celegauon came xrom the ML ,a_t- . . indeed pleasmg to me o tell you ............ I that I, alo hope to continue with verno Convent of Cmcmnati and " me t apnaet uonvem m ne .. .... ' ........ I our honorable Mlhtary Regmn the IUIL "'ne srotners pray mat sa ' " " - " ....... I. me eordml relations which have uoa may grant romer Jonnlaffor d go m c n e " both . . . d ........ u_h ._r_she to ..... many more fruitful years in His.] the cil'!and ecclesiastical author- serv!ce, ,ann sena omer oungities ifl::their respective fields and men wire me same nome mten-| in which each works of the wel- ti0ns t0 embra the life of a/fare d prosperity of the Coun- Frciscin rom.er. /try. May I add that the noble: ne ..mnmy m uzens of Searcy/sentiments expressed by Your Ex- .were not to oe aenied. Secretly cellency: on assuming the Com- mey passed the word about that mand of the Religion have deeply Brother John was marking his move us. May God bless you twenty-fifth milestone as a Broth- and those under you." or. They like the chool anfl ......... especially its leader, BrOther Johfi. more than three hundred dollars. They wanted to prove this is a The jubilarians heart welled tangible way, and delegated Mr. with gratitude as he thanked the and Mrs. W. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. clergy, brothers, boys and lay L. Wraps and Mr. and Mrs. D. D. friends for their prayers, gifts and Young to personally express to good wishes. Thus ended a day Brother John their felicitations, long tO be remembered in the lit- They brought with them the eel- fie community of Searcy. Ad untary gifts of friends totalling multos annos, Brother John.' THE GUARDIAN, MAY 7, 1943 BENEDICTION BLESSING OF THE PETS Following an old Spanish custom; children in Los Angeles bring their pets to be blessed at the annual observance of "Benedicion de Los Animales." A kitten, a turtle and a kangaroo hold the spotlight here with (left to right), Diana Horrors, Jane Glazbrook and Pat Kaiser. Fat,mr Eugene Herran, C. M. F., officiates. Acme photo. (N.C.W.C.) Knights of Columbus State Council 00ews By J. P. Reynolds The 35th. Annual Convention of the Arkansas State Council Knights of Columbus has passed into history. The story in last week's Guardian gives some idea as to what transpired; a brief outline as to what was accomplished during the year, and what is hoped to be achieved for the year that is just commencing, but the real spirit of the meeting could only be felt by those who were privilgeged to attend. A hospitality that springs from kindly hearts; a hand-shake that is warm, true and friendly, a smile of welcome that it not prompted THIRD DEGREE COUNCILS .EWS ACTMTIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS ;ouncll No. 812 Little Rock---Council No. 812 Knights of Columbus, will hold its annual communion at St. An- drew's Cathedral Sunday, May 23rd at the 9 o'clock. Mass. All members of the Council are ex- pected to be present on this oc- casion. After Mass a Communion Breakfast will be served to all attending by the May circle at St. Andrew's Cathedral Hall, 9th & Louisiana Sts., Mrs. A. G. Brodie being chairman of the cir- cle in charge. An outstanding Catholic Lay- man will address the assembled Knights. The members of the committee in charge of arrange- ments are the following: St. Andrew's Cathedral: Harry W. Elliott, Chairman, J. F. Burke, A. B. Cassinelli, Hickey Himstead, Francis K. Jackson, H. D. Kellogg, J. J. Madigan, George W. Mas- sery, Louis S. Munos, Thos. W. Newton, Sr., Edward Rohan, Wil- liam L. Rogoski, John L. Sullivan, Edward L. Wright, John J. Healey, J. C. Hedges, Richard "Deutsch, and Burt L. Roberts. St. Edward's: Leo J. Byrne, Chairman, Joseph M. Hampel, A. J. Hepp, James J. Longinotti, John H. Bopp, Oscar E. Bopp, Henry E. Burrs, Louis W. Hart, Lawrence Lipsmeier, Julian Nab- holz, Henry Schwartz and John H. Touhey. Good Counsel: Robert S. Pet- ers, chairman, A. Metrailer, E. J. Pope, Sr., A. J. Parsel, Domino Pozza, Harry L. Snyder, Charles Hum, and John A. Vick. St. Mary's: Ed Wortsmith and Sylvester Lucas. St. Patrick's: John F. Hum, chairman, E. J. Gillin, Joim Pru- niski, Max Pruniski, and Walter Kohler. Holy Souls: Dan Murphy, chair- man, Fred C. Berg, James Horni- brook, James B. Brady, William F Gilmore, James C. Hedges, George H. Mather, and A. A. Rust. by selfish ambition, to court fav- ors or influence choice, an honest endeavor to further the cause of Columbianism, made this one day gathering of Knights, a day to be remembered, an occasion to be cherished. Hats off to the men and women of Stuttgart for the true spirit of fraternity they ex- emplified, and for the pleasant and profitable day they made pos- sible by their efforts. We meet annually for two pur- poses; to exchange ideas and to e:change greetings. I read where the soldiers of our armed forces, were instructed,' if they should get lost in a jungle, and were without food, they should watch the mon- keys to see what they eat and feel safe in dating the same thing to sustain themselves. Men are wise sometimes in their own conceit, but if men may learn wisdom even from monkeys, there's no fellow man so ignorant that he cannot tell us something we don't know. That is why Knights, with one purpose in mind, can get together occasionally to profitably ex- change ideas, tO see wherein and why they failed and plan to avoid such mistakes in future work. We hope that the earnest plea of Our Most Roy. Auxiliary Bish- op Fletcher for a return to fam- ily prayers among Catholics of this diocese will have its effect, and that a more thorough study of the Bishop's program as outlined by Msgr. O'Connell will be taken up by the various subordinate councils to stimulate attendance jut meetings by arousing interest in everyday problems and their solution on a Catholic basis. A study of the post-war prob- lems by the councils, should not only make our meetings more in- teresting, but should also prepare us as Knights by acquainting us with the Church's stahd, where faith or morals are concerned, and that covers most of them, 'either directly, or indirectly, on all the question of the day. We shouldn't be mislead by those that come in the dress of American- ism, or patriotism, if they en- danger___ mor_ als. of hope for them stemmed from the Maryknoll Catholic Church under the undaunted leadership of Father Hugh Lavery and the priests serving with him." The article describes how Fath- er Lavery, working with U. S. Arkansas State Council CK d Roy. Alphonse Mueller. O.S.B., spiritual director, Charleston T. J. Arnold, president Park Hill, No. Little Rock G. H. Kenkcl, secretary, Brlnkley Leo Hammer, treasurer, Ft. Smith J. J. Duerr, Ist vice-presldent, Charleston Mrs Mary Burke, 2nd vice-president, Pocahontas Victor Kordsmeier, 3rd vice-president. Morrilton Leaders In War Effort i : i: The week of May 3rd, to 8th., is "Fraternal Week", so desig- nated by the National Fraternal Congress of which the C.K. of A., are members through mem- bership of the Arkansas Fraternal Congress, and addresses on "Fra- ternalism" and "Fraternal Insur- ance" are being broadcast dur- ing the week. Tune in on this program. Most of the C. K. of A., Branch- es in Arkansas are members of the Catholic Union of Arkansas, and as such are automatically members of the Catholic Central Society of America, one of the oldest Catholic societies in Amer- ica, having been founded in 1855, the first meeting being held in Baltimore, Maryland, April 15th., of that year. The annual resolu- tions are noted for their studied subjects on Catholic Action and phases of Catholic Life. The reso- lutions adopted at the National Convention at St. Louis last Au- gust have been distributed to all member societies and should be read and studied by all members, the subjects of these resolutions are as follows: The Holy Father; Peace through Christ; The,Present Crisis; International Law; Post War Reconstruction; Catholic Young Men and Post War Recon- struction; Spiritual Retreats for Soldiers; The Middle Class; Indis- criminate Sex Education; Prin- ciples of Education; Historical Study; Moderation and Sobriety; The Central Bureau; Morals and the War; The Catholic Central So- ciety and the War. Any member of the C. K. of A., can procure a pamphlet containing the Resolu- tions upon request to the Central Bureau of the Catholic Central Society, No. 3835 Westminister Place, St. Louis, Missouri. Catholic OF D au g ht erSAMER00C00 TODAY'S CHALLENGE TO CATHOLIC WOMANHOO Cath. Daughters of Americ ...... Convert League---the half-way mark, or fifth in the present series of ten lectures has been reached At this meeting, April 29, the sub- ject was the vestments and arti- cles used by the priest at Mass, explained by Father McDevitt, Father IcDevitt had his own vest- ments and chalice and explained the uses of the articles For the next two meetings--May 3 and May 10, the subject will be the Mass, with illustrated lecture. The attendance at the meetings continues to be very good, and a most cordial invitation is extended Catholic or non-Catholic, by th to all those interested, whethe Little Rock Court of the Catholic Daughters. Meetings are held each Thurs- day at 8:00 p.m., at Cathedral Hall. Campbell, Mallory & Colvert " INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS Aetna Floor Wallace Bldg. Phone 4-0225 Leaders at Mt. St. Mary's Academy in the Victory work are: Dorothy Hoyt, Lynda Williams, Junior Red Mary Arline Powell, Rita Weny, and Margie Friend, stamp sales. 'Buy A Jeep' Drive At St. Mary's, Success Senior Banquet At Holy Angels, Success Jonesboro. -- The junior and senior classes of Holy Angels Academy were gr@atly honored by the presence of Rt. Rev. Mon- signor Gallagher, at their annual junior-senior banquet, which was held Thursday evening, April 29, in the home-economics dining room. During the course of the meal, the guests were entertained by a program. Roy. W. J. Kordsmeier of Blessed Sacrament Parish act- ed as toastmaster. Maura Lynch, junior class president, delivered the welcome address; and Marjean Woodward, president of the senior class, responded. Musical selec- tions were rendered by the fol- lowing: Vocal Solo, "That Won- defful Mother of Mine", Peggy Brawley; Piano Solo, Martha Me- Lelland; a n d "Bendemeer's Stream" a Vocal Duet, Norma Massery and Bernice Ritter. Ir? his address to the seniors, Mon- signor Gallagher entwined the fu- ture lives of the graduating class around their motto, "Victoria Virtute Venit", "Victory comes with Virtue". Other special guests present were: Roy. J. E. Milan, Chaplain of St. Bernard's Hospital, Roy. J. N. Doyle, Pastor of the Parish in Wynne, Arkansas; Roy. J. A. King, Pastor of the Newport Parish; Rev. J. P. McDonnell, Assistant Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish; Miss Aline Murray of Jonesboro; Franklin Mathias; Henry Coger; Marjorie Hockle; and the Mothers of the graduates. The rainbow colors were artis- tically carried out in both the menu and decorations. Sweet peas and pastel colored candles centered the U shaped tables. Large floor baskets and ferns ad- ded to the beauty of the room. A delectable three course menu was served by the sophomore class under the supervision of Miss Betty Cillessen, home-economics instructor. 'Mothers' Week' In Mexico To Be Observed May 2-10 Mexico City. (E)--Under the au- spices of the Union Femenina Ca- tholics Mexlcana, associated groups throughout the country will sponsor a "Mothers' Week" from May 2-to-10 with specal programs on the physical, moral and relgous development of chil- dren. The "Mothers' Week" obser- vance In this country will coincide with the National Family Week celebration from May 2-to-9 in the United States, in which the Ca- tholic participation has been ar- ranged by a special national Ca- tholic committee Fentress Mortuary " ":!:? ?!:?::!:i:i,::: : : ::i:i: :;:i:i:!:i" ' .i: i!!!i:;!!! :::":!.:": The Only Establlshmsnt In Wsstern Arkansas designed, built and dedi- cated eacluaively |or Funeral Serv- Ices, PHONE 618 | Little Rock.--Mt. St. Academy closed a fense stamp .sales week, with a total of, A goal of $1,000 had been the purchase of an Je Weekly sales were year under the the Mercian chapter of and Scroll For this drive aspirants replaced tl lar senior members. Ann bet took over for Mary Jo senior class salesman; was replaced by MacDulloch; Elaine Arminta Jane Nichols, class, Ruth Rauch, by Gaines, for the Janet O'Brien by Mary the grade school. Rita Weny, and Margte Friend committee in of ing stamps at the Students at Mr. St. been buying between $100.00 a week in past two years. The Junior Red Cross men, Lynda Williams, Hoyt, have conducted a ful year's work. knitted sweaters, afghan squares. cases for service men been made. Mt. St. Mary's Holds Monthly Meeting, Mt. St. Mary's P.T.A., Thursday, May 13. After s eon, the regular business will be held at 2 p. m. The hooked rug class, direction of Mrs. Kappy ] open at 10 a.m. There exhibition of the rugs o The public is invited to ROGOSKI - PLUMBING PLUMBINC Serving Little Rock SinCe 307 W. 7th pholte Mother's DsY Suggestions Woman Wr$pped In by John W. Lynlt This book is a human portrait of the who was the Mother of drawn with reference nityi--a narrative special distinctiveness, sal in its appeal, and fluent verse of high quality. The Mary is told with remarkable man insight, and beauty and power as along. 277 pges The Song of by Franz Werfel  This story of St. Lourdes. It has Army officials, organized the Jap- BILL SCHMIDT Paper At Japanese anese and' Japenese-Americans, sending them to the relocation Relocation Center centers in an orderly manner. AUTO-PARTS The priests and their few help-  people of all walks Lauds Maryknoller ors worked day and night en- rolhn, ", thousands of Japanese & TIRE CO. - Thoroughly Catholic Maryknoll, N. Y. 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