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that nothing is more that Catholic papers should have so that every] ry day good read-.I s and warns, and l promotes the Chris-| INIDICTus, pp., XV. ! ! 1 A Catholic Paper is a t Perpetual Mission.m i Pope Leo XIII. ! "Tilt Guardian" in every i ...... ?.7_2F_?_:_ .... I The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas POPE PLEASED I ROYALTY IMPRESSED Friendliness Very Toward Cement- and Solution of ---.._____ 11--Today's press story about the of King George of England to Pope received them in the with all the pomp befitting the reception Sovereigns. Times featured its With the full details meeting of the Ro- ad the Crowned Heads giving a vivid the movements of tile entrance to the con- Prescribed ceremonial. of Royalty motor ear bearing Queen Mary entered Damaso courtyard the tortous medi- leading from the gate which they had Were received by men descent and traditions period of European dress of these men, doublet anti hose and seemed to transport the Middle Ages. They RUspoli, Grand Mas- Itospice, whose Van- with his me- and Prince Massimo, belong to the oldest claiming descent Quintus Fa- Canctator. Costume was dressed in all prescribes, over her head. ealnings and pend- is prescribed that we- Pope should ru)t dis- King George wore a Field Marshal's to Throne Room of Swiss Guards in Plates and helmets, tRe multi-colored uni- Angelo, rig- ith their halberds at couple and their the first floor, s state apartment is scala- Then then exquisite suite of grandiose pro- of decorations, matched in any to the immense i, Where the Noble Uniforms plentifully gold braid, stood Thence they pro- antechamber of the where the Pope Appears the royal cort- Suddenly the of the throne room and the Pope ap- He was white soutane, slippers and whi a golden chain hung a' large gold I his right hand was ring, the era- Ring and Queen ad- Preparing for the of the ring when them,, shaking Hhen in-i the thr'oe,,room, ] arid the doors  were I the suite wait- throughout the Reception time the doors and the King's and presented to The Pope're- and had each. At the he accompanied door of dispensed GER.MAN APPEAL FOR GREATER LOVE AMONG CHURCHES Protestant Professor of Church His. tory in Marburg University Praises Catholicism--Why it is Strong Catholic Juvenile Movement Great Influence in GermanyProtestants Seek ng Peace m Monasteries. By D. Frederick Funder (Vienna Correspondent, N. C. W. C. News Service) Vienna, May 5.--l)r. Heinrich Her- melink, the Protestant Professor of Church History at Marburg Universi- ty, has just published a book calling for a better understanding between Catholics and Protestants which has caused a mild sensation among intel- lectual leaders of Germany. The book does not plead for unity, President Hermelink retaining a be- lief that the followers of Christianity may remain divided into several sep- arate churches. But it does call for a mutual loving understanding and it pays high tribute to the Catholic Church and its virility in present-day Europe. The strength of the Catholic Church, which is manifested in many different forms, is due according to Professor Hermelink, to these three causes: 1. The unity of the Catholic Church gives its members a feeling of confra- ternity in religion and charity that is much stronger and more fervent than among Protestants; 2. The objective form of truth, pre- sented in its highest supernatural de- velopment, which is the greatest pow- er of the Catholic Church, has no par- allel as an attraction in a world that has been overwhelmed by subjective experience. 3. The character of Catholic priests and monks, the authority of the teach- ings no less than the sanctity of their lives, has a very wholesome effect even on those outside the faith. Catholicity and Culture The statements made by Dr. Her- melink in praise of the Catholic Church are not peculiar to himself alone but have been uttered by many Protestant leaders in Europe during the past few years. ] "Today," he asserts in one passage, "we must admit that far more vigor- ous qualities are being ascribed to Catholicity than to Protestantism by leading men of culture; philosophers, statesmen, important industrial and social leaders. More humbly even, we must admit that there is considerable significance in the fact that Protest- ant clergymen, at the first meeting of the high church association, found it necessary to secure ecclesiastical vestments from the Catholic Church of St. Hedwig in "Berlin to show to backward Protestantism how much it has still to learn in the well defined domain of divine service." The Protestant scholar is deeply im- pressed with the great spiritual devel- opment characterizing Catholicity to- day, including the vigor of the Catho- lic orders, and the extremely strong Catholic juvenile movement now be- ing felt in Germany, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Italy and France. He speaks of the new eucharistic and lit- urgical movement, kindled by the let- ters of Pope Plus X, and in so doing directs a barb at numerous of his co- religionists who seek monasteries as plae#s of abode. BRITISH TOBACCO FIRMS WILL ERECT FACTORIES IN IRELAND , Dublin, May 4.Two big British firms engaged in the manufacture ot tobacco are about to establish facto- ries in the Free State. Formerly British manufacturer tobacco entered free upon importation into Ireland. Since the new customs regulations were enforced it is subject to duty. The result is an increase in the price. The increased price has been ac- companied by a diminution in the sale of imported tobacco, and a greater sale for the product of the Irish man- ufacturers. To meet the situation the British firms in question have decided to erect factories in the Free State. This in effect means that they, too, will become Irish manufacturers for the purpose of competing 'in the Irish market. A new field of mployment for many hundreds of Catholic work- ers will thus be opened up. Little Rock, Arkansas, Saturday, May 19, 1923 Number 48 K. of C. State Convention Recommends Burse of $5,000 for the Seminary Goes on Record by Unanimous Vote Favoring a Helping lIand Toward Bishop Morris in His Efforts to Provide Arkansas With Priests--A Stimulus of Pride and Faith Unto Each Council, The Guardian is indebted to Judge E. J. Kerwin, Master of the Fourth Degree and chairman of the Resolu- tion Committee of the recent State Convention of the Knights of Colum- bus for the report of this committee on a question close to the heart of the Bishop, the priests and the people of the Diocese of Little Rock. It pertains to the propagation of the faith in Arkansas through the la- bors and the zeal of a perpetual priesthood supported by the generosi- ty of. this present generation of Cath- olics. The Knights of Columbus of Ar- kansas, it is now assured, will do its ever generous share in this work, this most necessary work before the Church in this State. Judge Kerwin stresses the need and the ways and means and the fulfilment of the con- vention plans will add to the hopes and the courage of the Bishop and the Rev. Faculty of St. John's Seminary, in having a secured future for this institution and to the Knights of Co- lumbus the fulfillment will stand as a monument perpetual to their staunch faith and generous cooperation to se- cure the fundffmentals of Catholic growth and church progress here in Arkansas. Chairman Kerwin's Report The state convention of the Knights of Columbus of Arkansas in annual session last week at Pine Bluff adopt- ed the following resolution: "We recommend that the Knights of Columbus endeavor to create a $5,000 Knights of Columbus Burse for the Seminary. This will keep our name forever before the Catholic peo- ple, but the means to raise the money is suggested as follows: That the matter be taken up by the Grand Knight of each of the Subordinate councils, explaining that it is the de- sire of this order, through its mem- bership, to be able to help educate young men for the Priesthood, thus aiding and assisng His Lordship Bishop Morris, as well as doing honor to ourselves as a great order. We recommend that five years can be taken to raise the money, and that each member pay $1.00 each year for four years at least. That the matter be taken up, thoroughly discussed, and voted on by the membership of each council, only after notices have been sent to all the members to be present at the next regular meeting, and sending them a copy of this reso- lution of this convention. That result of the vote of the council on thesub- ject be mailed to the Worthy Stab Deputy. That when the money is fin- ally raised I it be, at that time, pre- sented by a committee to be appointed by whomsoever may be serving the order as Worthy State Deputy." K. of C. Interest in Seminary This resolution among many others for the good of the order, was pre- sented and read to the state conven- tion, with all delegates present, by the Resolutions committee, of which, the Master of the Fourth Degree, Judge E. J. Kerwin, was chairman. The put-adopt this. pose of it is to manifest a personal interest in the Seminary, and to do away with small contributions from year to year: all right within them- selves, but nothing definite. That the order owes this much to the Bishop of this diocese as well as to the Cath- olic Church in Arkansas. It was fig- ured out that a per capita tax of $1.00 per year on the membership wouht have to be divided as follows, the first 60 cents for the current expense of the order, that is, nfileage and per diem of the delegates of the.eight councils; stationery, badges, stamps, correspondence during the year; dona- tions to other sources as in the past; thus leaving about three and one-third percent to be deducted each month or 40 cents of each dollar for two pur- poses the Seminary and St. J.oseph's Orphanage, and to be divided equally; but the committee felt that this in it- self would be a small amount and nothing for the order to work ul to during the coming years. Each Council to Act The method suggested by the com- mittee in the resolution is that each of the eight Grand Knights shall take up at once, or as soon as practicable, the question submitted, and have the resolution printed in full, mailing to each of the members of the council, and tilen setting some regular meet- ing night as the time to take it up, and discuss it from every angle, and see if the majority of the membership is not in favor of making this small 'l sacrifice for so great a cause, not on y to the undying benefit of the order, but in particular for the Catholic Church in Arkansas, and as a further means to remove in part the burden and responsibility from the shoulders of His Lordship, Bishop Morris. Method of Funding When this is done by each individ- tial council, the order desiring that every member understand it thor- oughly, it is desired that a good ma- jority favor the same, and are willing to have levied upon their councils a tax for, say five years, at one dollar per member per year. Then the sub- ordinate council can fix it by increas- ing their dues, setting aside that one dollar each year in a special fund, or after adoption, they can report the same to the State Deputy. He in turn, can report it to some future statb convention, when the state con- vention, by majority vote may and can levy it as a per capita tax on each member of the order. The member or council refusing to pay it, like death benefit assessments, dues or other per capita tax, can be suspended from the order until it is paid. It all amounts to simply a sacrifice on the part of each good Knight of Columbus of only 8 1-3 cents per month, because twelve times that makes the dollar. We spend this much a month for a cigar or a couple of coco-colas and surely we can do this much for the Catholic Church in Arkansas. Our pride as well as our Catholic faith should be the stimulus that should cause us to unanimously., OREGON SCHOOL LAW COSTS STATE HOME I Eugene, Oregon, May 5.--Mark T. McKee, member of the board of di- rectors of the Brotherhood of Ameri- can Yeomen, in a statement made here, declared that the Oregon com- pulsory public school attendance law would probably prevent his organiza- tion from locating its national chil- dren's home in this state. Various commercial bodies of the state have interested themselves in the Yeomon's project because an im- mediate in/restment of over a million dollars was in view and an ultimate investment rising to $5,000,000 more. GOVERNOR PIERCE OF OREGON VISITS 1 MT. ANGEL COLLEGE Portland, Ore., May 14.--Governor Walter M. Pierce of Oregon, who was elected last November with the sup- port of the Ku Klux Klan, recently visited Mount Angel College, conduct- ed by the Benedictine Fathers. Gov- ernor Pierce speke at a meeting of the Marion County Federation of Community Clubs in the school audi- torium and afterwards visited the col- lege proper and the handsome parish church. A special musical number, Mount Angel," was orn- occasion by Father Do- NEXT EUCHARISIE CONGRESS TO BE HELD IN CHICAGO Archbishop Mundelein Makes the Of- ficial Announcement on Authority From Romel,000,000 Visitors-- Catholic Autlmrities Start Plans for Taking Care of Dignitaries and Throng That Will Assemble in Lake City in 1926. ( By N. C. W. C. News Service) Chicago, May 12.On the authority of a special cable which he received from Rome, Archbishop Mundelein has announced that the twenty-eighth International Eucharistic Congress will be held in Chicago in June, 1926. The coming of the International Eu- charistic Congress to Clicago will mean the drawing to this city of at least 1,000,000 visitors, includig Car- dinals, Archbishops, Bishops, monsig- niori, priests and members of reli- gious orders, from all the Christian parts of the worhl. It means also the attendance of the entire Hierarchy of the United States together with hundreds of Catholic laymen and women, to whom the hold- ing of this first congress in the Unit- ed States indicates new recognition by the Vatican of the Catholic people of America. Big Problem forCity The pouring into this city of a mil- lion people of all nations for a four days' Congress, will present problems in transportation and housing that will strain the resources of both, and for which preparations will have to be made a long time in advance. The first information to reach Archbishop Mundelein of the probable acceptance of his invitation to bring the International Congress to this Archdiocesan seat, came in a report a short time ago that the standing com- mittee of the International Congress meeting in Paris had voted in favor of Chicago, and had dispatched an emissary to Rome to iecure the ap- proval of Pope Plus XI of their choice. Now Planning Without waiting for the final word of sanction, Archbishop Mundelein be- gan making his plans for the Con- gress. These plans contemplate call- ing into service the entire resources of the Archdiocese in church capacity, music, the use of parochial schools and school halls, etc., for the care of visiting clergy, and the mobilization of the leaders in every Catholic par- ish and Catholic organization to take care of the details of arrangements and programs. The Congress is essentially a reli- gious affair, and the program will be wholly religious in its significance, in- cluding besides the larger gatherings meetings and religious services in ev- ery one of the more than 250 Cath- olic churches of the city and suburbs. Among the more distinguished of the visitors will be the Pope's own representative, and the officials of the Congress. Many of the most distin- guished of the Cardinals and church leaders in Europe. Christianized Asia, South America, Australia, th Philippines and Hawaiia, Mexico, Central America and Canada will at- tend. TURKS MAKE PROTEST AGAINST A HOLIDAY ON ASCENSION DAY Lausanne, May 14.A motion that Ascension Thursday be observed as a holiday by the delegates to the Near :East Conference brought forth a scornful retort from the Turkish rep- resentative, Riza Nur Bey, when it was presented last Wednesday bY General Pelle, the head of the French delegation. "Such a motion," said the Turkish representative, "is an infringement of Turkish sovereignty and a reflection on our rights. It is none of our busi- ness whether Christ went to Heaven or not, nor do we care on what day he went there. We have nothing to do with Christianty and so keep no Christian holiday." The motion was not pressed by General Pelle and as there was a gen- eral disposition to hurry things along, sessions were held on Ascension Thursday as tisual. CATHOLIC SOCIAL ACTION GATHERING EXCITING INTEREST (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Milwaukee, May 14.The most im- I portant step yet taken by American Catholics towards the shaping of a definite working program of Catholic social action that will effectively meet the industrial prol)lems of the (lay is expected to result from the Catholic Conference on Industrial Problems to be held in this city June 27 and 28. A selected list of 2,600 captains of industry, labor leaders and sociologists, including priests and lay persons, has been invited to the Con- ference. The most distinguished Catholic writers and students in the field, of social action will be speakers at the sessions. The meeting is expected to mark the first comprehensive attempt to co- ordinate the forces of, and shape a definite policy for scores of Catholic; groups that have been studying the social problem during the thirty years that have elapsed since the publica- tion of Pope Leo's famous encyclical on "The Condition of the Working Classes." The encyclical will form the basis of discussion at the confer- ence, which will be divided into four sessions, at each of which will be tak- en up one of the important points set forth by Pope Leo. The subjects will include "Wages," "Collective Bargain- ing," "The State and Industry," and "The Worker and Ownership." The local conference will follow in many respects the example set by the Catholics of Italy, France, Spain, Ger- many, England and Canada in dealing with industrial problems from a Christian viewpoint. The manner in which industrial problems have been met by those of their own faith in other countries has engaged the seri- ous attention of many Catholic Amer- ican students of these problems and it is expected that many of the solu- tions set forth for application in Am- erican life will have their foundation in experiments that lmve ben suc- cessful during the past two decades abroad. RUSSIAN "LIVING CHURCH" PROMISED METHODIST FUNDS Moscow, May l:---An offer of con- siderable financial support from Am- erican Methodists to the "Living Church" of Russia for the purpose of organizing "schools of inlightenment for Russian pastors" has been made by Bishop Edward Blake of the Meth- odist Episcopal Church, whose author- ity to speak for American Methodists was challenged by the Board of Bish- ops of that Church meeting in Wichi- ta. The action of the Board of Bish- ops followed reports that Bishop Blake had defended the Soviet rexo- lution and approved the "Living Church" of Russia. Bishop Blake's offer of financial as- sistance, it is stated, carried an assur- ance of $50,000 to cover a period of three years The money is to be ex- pended by Russian theological schools, probably through correspondent courses, to educate candidates for the" priesthood. Bishop Blake told the Russian con- clave that he would carry to the Bishops in America the feeling and good wishes expressed by the con- clave. "We will make no effort to dictate what sort of theology they should teach," said Bishop Blake in speak- ing of the assistance he had pledged to the Russian theological schools on behalf of the American Methodists. I am satisfied that the conclave is bona fide." Wichita, Kah., May 14:--The order issued by the Board of Bishops Of the Methodist Episcopal Church that Bishop Edgar Blake return from Rus- sia, does not mean that the work of the chureh in the European ares over which Bishop Blake presides" is to cease, it was announced by members of the board here. The order, it was explained, "merely means that Bishop Blake isto retmrn to his headquar- ters in Pari :r!