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PAGE EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, MAY 7, 1943 Hew Orleans See Observes Sesquicentennial 150 ( )lorful Years Of .Service SULLIVANS STILL RUN THE. NAVY ll,00called By Archdiocese By Roger Baudier, Editor 'Catholic Action Of The South' (Written for N.C.W.C. News Service) New Orleans.---Observance of the 150th anniversary of the found- ing of the Diocese of New Orleans on May 11 and 12, recalls the color- ful and unique history of this second oldest diocese in what is now the United States. Only the See of Baltimore, founded in 1789, ante- dates it, and only by four years. Possessing a remarkable array of first honors in the Catholic field and having to its credit scores of important contributions to civic life in Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley, the New Orleans See "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) tracted the crowds. The Gallup poll indicates that the people want baselll. The service men are for it almost a hundred per cent. Everyone seems to be in favor of continuing the game dur- ing the war, except the persons, who used to attend the games. This failure of the people to at- tend the ball game is all the more mystrtous in view of the fact that the horse races have drawn un- usually large crowds and are con- tinuing to do so. More money than ever before has been bet on the races. Can it he that the Ameriea people have of a sud- den lost their taste for the great American game? It could be. Baseball has been dropped in most schools and celleges 'these many years. The people have been changing. They used to love sports, now they love thrills. This craze for excitement is now satiated by risking money on games of chance. The American people have become a nation of gamblers. At the present  time any one can rake in mosey hand over fist with any kind of a gambling racket. Even the churches have gone in for it in a big way. They have adopted all the tactics of high powered gash- ling emporiums. The gambling fever has sDread so that even little children are matching pennies at their play. It is sad that the peo- ple of this country have aban- doned the clean game of baseball to get their thrills hanging over a slot maciflne or a bingo card. A hort time ago every one was saying that baseball was needed to support the morale of the na- tion. It looks now as though the old game needed a "shot-in-the- arm" itself. The War Manpower Comds- sion is cons/dering ways and means of bolstering the moral courage of some of our boys who have been deferred because they are engaged in some essential in- dustry. Representative Hays from Arkansas has proposed that these . men be furnished with some sort of an emblem that they may wear, so that critics may see at a glance that the individual is doing his lmtriotic duty. This seems un- necessary in view of the fact that everyone in the draft age has been classified. The authorities in- vestigated each man end either accepted him or deferred him for one reason or another. Everyone, who has sense, knows this. Any- one who has been reading the papers knows that some of our greatest athletes have not been able to qualify as fit for service No one can figure it out except those who are accustomed to be- |ng guided by files, paper work I II .I THE is the mother diocese of four Archdioceses and 25 Dioceses, ex- clusive of the Florida territory, in ten States and parts of three others. Erected on April 25, 1793, by Pope Pins VI at the request of King Charles IV of Spain, the i Diocese of New Orleans has ex- isted under five flags. Its orig- inal diocesan territory was under !five different ecclesiastical juris- dictions before the first partition or dismemberment, when the St. Louis Diocese was formed from the bulk of it on July 18, 1826. Made Archdiocese in 1850 Four Bishops ruled it, before it was elevated to the rank of an Archdiocese on July 19, 1850, one Bishop was appoimed, but never installed, and its second Auxiliary administered it. Since 1850, nine Archgishops have ruled the See. Every one of its Bishops and Arch- bishops was installed and function- ed in the present original Cathe- dral, the only Cathedral with such an honor in this country for a per- iod of 150 years. The same Cathe- dral that witnessed the formal taking possession of the See in 1795, will be the scene of the 150th anmversary Celebration. New Orleans had the first Ca- thedral between the Alleghenies and the Pacific Coast, the first duly installed Cathedral Canons in this country and the only Ca- thedral dedicated with four cor- nerstones. The territory included in the Diocese of New Orleans was under the influence of the Church nearly a century before. During that time, the Church in that sec- tion established the first convent in this country (still standing), had the first Catholic girls' school and red tpe. It is time that everyone in this country realized that each one must do his share. And each one's part is essential to the success of the whole effort. If necessary everyone could be inducted into the service and then placed at his particular Job. They might all wear uniforms in or- der to make it evident to all the doubters that each is doing his bit. It might le necessary to adopt such methods if the government has to deal with any more fract- ious individuals such as John L. Lewis. One solution for the whole difficulty would" be to put every- one on basic pay with food and clothing furnished. Then we could do away with all the nuisance of strikes, rationing, inflaticqL and kindred ills. One thing is certain and that is that there must be a united effort. The men in the service have to undergo all sorts of hardships and so should every American be willing to if neces- sary, even the "big strapping fel- low" spoken of by Hays. It is too bad that fellows like that have to be embarrassed while other must give their lives. CATHOLIC GIRL'S GUIDE by Father Lasanee "This prayerbook is intended for girls from the time of their leaving school to their settle- ment in life." No. 211  Catholic Girl's Guide, lmlt. , leather, limp, round corners, red edges ....................... $2.00 No.' 212  Catholic Girl's Guide, American Seal leather, limp, gold side, round corners, red edges ........................... $3.7S Order From 309Vz West 2nd I I The Guardian Ill Little Rock, Ark. THE SUNDAY MISSAL by Father Laeance NEW-- IMPORTED SIMPLI- FlED--ONE OF THE FINEST BOOKS PUBLISHED---MADE IN EXCELLENT BINDINGS Father K611y's Study Plan shows how to use this Missal and teaches all about the Mass, Altar, sanctuary, vsstmsnts etc. Father Laeanca enplalns the spiritual nature oE the Mass, $ $ $ No interruptions, avoiding confusion. When to kneel, stand, sit is indicated. $ . $ $ size 3 3-4 x 5 3-4 No. 28B--Black Im/t. Luther limp covers, round cerners, red edses $2.25 No. D--American Seal Leather, limp covers, sold side, red under soM edges $4.00 No. 290--Amerlean Morocco Leather gold tell, red under sold edses. $4.150 Order from The Guardian Genevieve Sullivan, sister of the five Sullivan brothers of Waterloo, la., who lost their lives in the sinRing of the cruiser Juneau, is helped into the uniform of a WAVE, by Lieut. T. L. Peterson, Naval pro- curement officer at San Francisco. An uncle has also joined the' NavY, and will serve on the new cruiser, USS The Sullivans, named in honor of these Catholic boys. AP Wirephoto. (N.C.W.C.) in the United States, the first Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was set up In 1730, followed by a second sodality formed by the Jesuits in 1735, the first ceremony of professon for religious women, the first Catho- lic boys' school, the first Catho- lic hospital and the first CathoIie orphanage and received and pro- fessed the first native American girl as a Sister. The first Prothonotary Apostilic came to New Orleans in 1765, the first in this country. One of the Jesuit missionaries in 1734 ex- periment with Loisiana's first cotton gin and his confreres in- troduced sugar cane and oranges into the State, besides experiment- ing with cotton and indigo cul- ture and sugar crystallization. It had a resident Bishop, the Auxiliary of the Bishop of San- tiago de Cuba, five years before Baltimore. Its churches had the privilege of the right of sanct- uary, a privilege which the laity used on many occasions and which continued to the time of American rule in 1803. Even before the establishment of the Diocese in 1793, Corpus Christi processions with outdoor altars were used, the Immaculate Conception was honored and sworn by in official matters and churches under that title estab- lished. In its churches special services were conducted and "Te Deums" chanted for the birth of royal heirs, for the demise of kings and queens, for the winning of battles and for new royal rulers. Under Many Flags In front of its Cathedral have flown the standards in succession of Spain, France, the United States, the Louisiana Republic, the Stars and Bars of the Confederate States and once more, the Stars and Stripes. On the same site was announced the placing of the territory under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Quebec, then the Bishop of Santiago Cuba, follow- ed by the Bishop of St. Chris- topher of Havana, the Bishop of Louisiana and the Vicars-General of the Bishops of Baltimore and an Apostolic Administrator. One of the Bishops of the Dio- cese of New Orleans, Monseigneur Louis William Dubourg, was re- sponsible for the formation of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and the Diocese received a portion of the first funds divided for the missions. The Diocese had probably the youngest Bishop ever appointed in this country, Bishop Leo de Neck- Woolen Cloth Requirement For Scapulars Lifted New York. 0)--For the duration of the war the Brown Scapulars of Our Lady of Mount Carmel need not be made of woolen cloth, it was announced here today upon receipt of a ruling from Vatican City. The ruling was given in answer to a request made by the Most Bey. Hilary M. Doswald, Prior General of the Order of Car- melites, because of difficulty in getting all-woolen materials. The announcement was made by the Very Rev. Gabriel N. Paus- back, American Assistant General of the Carmelites and Religious Director of the Scapular Militia, which has sUpplied well over a half-million Brown Scapulars to American servicemen. Father Father Pausback said felt remains an invalid material for Brown Scapulars, since felt does not con- form to other Scapular decrees de- manding a woven cloth. ere, a Lazarist, named at the age of 29 a year under the canonical age; further, he had been ordained at the age of 22. He died of yel- low fever at the age of 33. The See has the only crowned miraculous statue in this country, crowned by Papal decree, the stat- ue of Our Lady of Prompt Suc- cor, declared patroness of New Orleans and all Louisiana by Papal decree. The first major miracle to occur in this country to be used by the Church was a canonization happened within the confines of the diocese, the apparition of St. John Berchmans and the mira- culous cure of a religious postu- lant. Seven persons mentioned or proposed for beatification or al- ready beatified were closely con- nected with the Church in the Diocese and lived within its con- ines. As the Church keeps the flag- "ante of the incense so our hearts hould keep the fragrance of the oly Mass all the day long. Catholic U. at. Rev. Msgr. Patrick J, mick, who .has been Rector of the Catholic of America, by Pope Monsignor McCormick Acting Rector since the Bishop Joseph M. June, 1942, and now seventh rector in the 54 years. He is the first to hold that office. ", ,. 'St. Patrick's Jeep' Students' War Bond Dubuque, Iowa. St. Patrick's school purchased $1,200 in war and bonds, and have their goal of the price Patrick's Jeep." They plied to the Dubuque Bond Sales Committee ute Man Flag. NO ELECTRICITY STAMP , WHY? Bo00/ BUY And remember that through careful business man- agement, we have been enabled to give our custom- ers about twice as much electricity for their money as they got a dozen years ago were ready when the first big war order came! Despite the tremendous wartime demands from industry for electric power, we have met every demand and continue to provide the same com- pletely satisfactory service to all our regular customers. With war industries and training camps requiring unheard-of amounts of electric power, you may wonder how it is that no shortage does exist. Again, the reason is simple: We planned ahead and Severe shortages are causing our government to ration many commodities that we had grown to con- sider as essential daily needs . . . but you'll notice that there is no stamp in the book to cover the use of electricity ! The reason is simple .... it is because there is plenty of electricity tor ally