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Q oe? = The Sentry   ,..  ',Renew your subscription today. I 'Prompt renewals greatly assist', p:. /,/ , The .Guardian. in its efforts to  ..... provide you wth the best paper, National Catholic Welfare ,)?''-@t possible. : ace is using homeopathy v--O 4. Birth Contro, Federation Vol--meI "o ,: 2  rica. The N.C.W.C. has d a folder to promote the = "e  - Oe of motherhood and the V. that the Birth Contro been distributing. In chosen illustrations, has told the real the purpose of mar- the iniquity of birth use of positive means birth is against the This is an important remember. It is not un- people to think Church has arbi- the practice of birth. The churclt UPholds God's law in this fGOdrom condemned b i r t h the very beginning. men and women rational and, therefore, capable the natural law by reason. had never announced law, as contained in men could obligations by using God created the first Woman and commanded and multiply and earth. To insure man's being, God gave him for food so that he starve to death. In he gave man a sexual secure the continuance race. This appetite to be stisfied only married state. Thus were safeguarded. means to prevent cf children is to prevent This is a of God's law. It be necessary for any- to a formal religious realize this fact. It is of a natural appetite a sin. The reason ,Church is the body that insists because the Cath- is the only true religion the only one that -" OVer-awed by the hUm- beings who are will- God's law. No honest profession cn control. He can not violation of the physi- fthe moral law with- also tO his Hipplcratlc person must often our ancestors ever and learn any- had no vitamins to of the body and education to ad- along the road to Yet, somehow or live nd prospered many won- in the arts and have never been modern school of listening to some advertising, one often children of other ever able to reach all the health- and practices that available. Of course will answer that was high before Were controlled by the methods now in use. we are not consistent. care to rear healthy Order that they may automobiles or in selfish human beings Order to establish what security. After Such a great feat to average life for a few the spiritual health is important. The of processing food wrong methods of the natural vit- foods. Now people their appetites and to furnish the that has been re- Modern schools programs to the animal nature of They have doctors, charts galore, i health parades to those children help of their par- certain pros- measures, but the dldren are starved the public schools by law to teach se there are so ; creeds. It seems mt there should be ity of opinion about Well being of the SUch a diversity of their spiritual must be something Perhaps we are not as smart We are. that modern ely- not taken us so far fact that women to serve "with" Congress finds which preposi- modern women with men and they are get- they received Vote. Then men na - the privilege o sta - and buses. Next to go out and themselves, even Now young girls stand out on the and tag boys. are great equal- may Join In case they it, the Area- during the present war Homer. page 8 Charges Hitler Plans to Warp Christianity New York, (  "It will be necessary to adjust the Christian dogma to the ideas which-we National Socialists represent." "What prevents you from recog- nizing that I have supreme power over the Church and its doctrines? Jesus Christ also was only a man, and a Jew to boot. Why shouldn't I, who am more powerful than Christ, and' who am able to be much more helpful than He---why shouldn't I have the right to establish a new dogma for the Church?" "My aim is to make Germany the only power in the world. I must therefore, eliminate any kind of sickness, and I consider the sentimental feeling for Christian- ity as a kind of mental sickness." "I determine what is Christian and what is not. I determine what the Church has to do." Thus is quoted, not Rosenberg the professional Nazi philosopher, nor Goebbels, the propagandist of National Socialism, but Adolph Hitler, Fuehrer of the Third Reich. The words appear in "I was in Hell with Niemoeller," new volume published here by Revell, and written by Leo Stein, a former attorney and magistrate in Ger- many, who fell afoul of the Nazi and their Gestapo. Had Appealed to Hitler The Hitlerian assertions con- cerning the Church and religion were relayed to Dr. Stein, he says in his book, by Martin Niemocller, prominent victim of Nazi hatred of Christianity. Dr. S[ein relates that Pastor Niemocller recalled in one of their conversations at Moa- bit Prison in Germany that he had appealed directly to Hitler against the persecution of religion which the Nazis were undertaking, to convince him that the Fuehrer's henchmen " were not only en- dangering all Germany but him- self" in such a widespread attack on religion. Pastor Niemoeller in quoted as saying that he soon discovered Hit- ler not only knew of the activities against Christianity, but that he approved them. "I have permitted it in order to fulfill my promises to the churches," Niemoeller quot- ed Hitler as replying. "The meas- ures were necessary to secure the close connection between Church and State that you yourself great- ly desired, and to make the Church a powerful institution in the Na- tional Socialist Reich." Dr. Stein quotes Niemoeller as continuing: i "When I heard this answer I !knew that all my doubts and fears l were confirmed, and that all my pleading would be useless. Also !I felt that it was an insult to my intelligence that Hitler could re- d'uce himself to such a cheap re- ply." See HITLER page 6 Correction We regret the omission of the Rev. S. J. Peoples, former Rector of St. John's Seminary, from. the list of living alumni published in a recent issue of The Guardian. Father Peoples is at present chaplain at St. Scholastica convent and acad- emy, Fort Smith. We appreciate this error be- ing called to our attention. With Catholic Nurses in the War Zone aSomehere in Australia" these Catholic nurses with the United States armed forces say their r6Tr aries' during Mass. They are members of one of the units of the Army Nurse Corps which recently,| 'arrived saf_e!y 'Down Under. Theirnames were not given. International Soundph-oto. (N.C.W.C.}.,{ England Slim d Plea of Card. Hinsleg To Youth, St essing Defense of Family London, (E)--The whole country "We've got nothing to be patroniz- you, and He wants you freely to has been stirred by a forceful broadcast in which His Eminence Arthur Cardinal Hinsley, Arch- bishop of Westminster, warned the youth of the British Empire against antichrists, enemies of the home arid the family, and told of theperil of Britian's dwindling birth-rate. The occasion was Youth Sunday. His Eminence called upon Brit- ish youth to "be true to your homes" as a primary duty. He exhorted them to "be strong and oppose the anti-Christian forces which are even now at Work in preparation for the final struggle of all that is evil against all that is good." Please don't think I am going to talk to you like a patronizing grandfather," the Cardinal said. Broadcast of Catholic Hour 5 O'clock 00ppine Missioners Safe, Says Chaplain of Pres. Quezon si New Yrkh(e)pbIppJenSUt mirS; gr:tndf thtehreSes aha; e opptoe lsive safe and none had been harmed at ty for proper relaxation. Little Rock--The Catholic Hour, produced by the National Council of Catholic Man can now be heard over Station KARK at Little Rock at 5 o'clock, Central War Time, it is announced this week. This is the direct hook-up with the broadcast program. For several months now the program has been heard at a later hour on Sunday evening, when it was re-broadcast over KARK. London Publishers, Authors Cited For Absence Books London (K)--Two London pub- lishers and two authors appeared at Bow-street police court here on summonses concerning the appear- ance of alleged obscene books. The cases were all set for trial. the time he left the islands at the end of March, Father Pacifico Ortiz, S.J., Chaplain to President Manuel Quezon and his party now in this country, said at a reception held here. Declaring that the con- tribution of the Church to the defense of the Philippines had been a heroic one, Father Ortiz gave it as his opinion that the Japanese would not attempt to molest the Church in the islands, where Cath- olics are such a large part of the population. The Filipino clergy and Religious are allowed full freedom, while Americans and other enemy na- tionals among the clergy and Re- ligious are under protective custo- dy, freedom to leave their pre- mises being denied them. In most cases restrictions im- posed on American priests and Re- ! ligious do not impose any real hardship, the majority of Religious being grouped together in large communities, he said. In Manila these communities are at several of the large Catholic colleges. As ing about. We old stagers are not give it back to Him. leaving you a perfect world. "In these days Youth Move- Two Great Truths ments are being planned all over "You have to make a better the world. place of this earth than we have made it. You wll do so if you Must Go Toward God realize two grest ..tJths. Here "But youth must be moved in they are and I want to Stress them the right direction. Youth must right through my t'alk, move towards God, by Whom and "First of all, then,be yourselves: for Whom it was made. keep young. Secondly, give your "There are some who want youth to God, whose priceless gift to capture youth and drive it it is. goose-stepping along their own "Give your youth to God. There is no greater gift of God in the natural order than youth. And I want to tell you very earnestly that since youth is God's greatest gift o you, so your youth is the greatest gift than you can give to Him. God loves your youth; He longs for it: He has given it to way of thought and' life. That is m fact the design which has de- graded the Hitler Youth into sla- vish machines for destruction. "May God save us from a Youth Movement which regards the young as so much animated clay to be forced through one mould See CARDINAL page 2 Every available means is being taken to assure these Religious of the necessary food, he said. The campus of the Ateneo de Manila about 16 acres, has already been completely sown with staple foods. Similar institutions have adopted the same method. Contribution To Defense In declaring the contribution of the Church to the defense of the Philippines a heroic one, Father Ortiz said he was extremely proud to recount the unsought recogni- tion the Church's efforts evoked from high civic and military of- ficials. The day after the war started the schools were closed. Within a few days the Rev. John Hurley, S.J., as Chairman of the Auxiliary Board of the Arch- diocese of Manila, placed all the Catholic colleges--about 20--at the disposal of the Government for any use deemed necessary. Many were immediately organized as temporary hospitals. Likewise under Father Hurley's leadership, the Religious of the city were See CHAPLAIN page Host to Editors ost Rev. Thomas J. Toolen; ishop of Mobile, Ala.. who Is host to the delegates to the 32nd mnual convention of the Catholic Fress Association. meeting i Bir- mingham, Ala., May 27-30. (N.C.W.C.) Guardian Board Members Attend Press Convention Little Rock--Two members of The Guardian Board will repre- sent the diocesan organ at the National convention of the Catho- lic Press association which is be- ing held in Birmingham, Ala., with the Most Rev. T. J. Toolen, Bishop of Mobile, as host to the editors The Most Reverend Auxiliary Bishop, president of The Guardian Board, and the Rev. Thos. J. Prendergast, B'usiness Manager, left Wednesday afternoon for Birmingham to be present for the opening Mass on Thursday. Non-journalistic leaders who are to address the editors include: Archbishop Rummel of New Or- leans, Bishop Toolen, Most Rev. See CONVENTION page 2 Pine Bluff Daughters Re-elect Mrs. Albert Ernst Pine Bluff--Mrs. Christine Ernst was re-elected Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters of Ameri- ca, Courty Victory 564 at the regular meeting in St. Joseph's parish hall. Other officers re-elected were: Mrs. Helen Maher, vice grand re- gent; Miss Josephine Russo, finan- cial secretary; Mrs. Edna Brenke, treasurer; Miss Aline Kraeszig, monitor; Miss Marie Kraeszig, lecturer; Miss Jane Ferrar, sentin- al. Miss Marie Donovan was elected prophetess and Mrs.. Elizabeth Mc- Ewen, Miss Katie Woods, and Mrs. Doris Lemons were elected as trustees. The Rev. Chas. McGinnis, as- See DAUGHTERS page 3 $5,000 Pledge Honors Most Reverend Bishop0 " of $5,01 to Little Rock--The fourth complete burse 00 be pledged or given to the endowment fund for St. John's Home Missions Seminary honoring the Most Reverend Bishop, is announced today by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jas. P. Gaffney, Rector of the Seminary, as a pledge from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Ky., who conduct St. Vincent's Infirmary here. The money will be raised by the Sisters over an 18-month period, ending November 28, Farley Warns ,94(3, the centenary of the Diocese of Little Rock. A _ 'I=/ 1 The burse is given to the Semi- n00lnctlhnct00t00t nary at this time by the Sisters ll|||||d/| as their ,share in tribute to His I Excellency, whose golden Sacre- (I U.LLI-- P'_;LL) [dotal jubilee on June 11, is being /ITTI r'Rllln [commemorated by the drive for i.--llllV g,(lll I ]adequate endowment of his semi- ] Villanova, Pa., (The Church nary. is not threatened by her enemies, The Sisters of Nazareth, Ky., but her "friends of little faith," besides their long record of ser- James A. Farley, former Post- master General of the United States, declared in the commence- ment address he delivered to the graduating class of Villanova Col- lege here Tuesday. "In such a crisis as this there are men of little faith who are voicing a despair in the ultimate values of religion," Mr. Farley said. "There are men who say that re- ligion has failed because nations sin and sin again; because in spite of thousands of church spires a nation still raises the bloody ban- ner of war; because while pro- fessing to be the soldiers of the Province of Peace, men hail the call of the lords of war. What is the answer to these doubts? Does the persistence of war mean the failure of religion?" Declaring that religion's function is "to save man from sin," Mr. Farley cited the Church's achieve- ments in the past in fighting and winning over barbarism, adding that "war is a failure of human, not divine, institutions." "But in spite of war," he added, "we must not lose faith, in the means of peace. When otr man-made gov- ernments fail and disorder sweeps over us, we must still believe that man, with God's help, can build stability on earth. We must be- lieve in law even when some laws fail." Mr. Farley pointed out that "in our country we have for gener- ations built up great principles of law and order and liberty and self-government," adding t h a t "these great principles of freedom involve a profound religious prin- ciple--respect for the personality of every man, however humble." "We respect every man, not be- cause he is without sin," he said, "not because he is successful in the world, not because he is rich or poor, but because he is a son of God and his soul is immortal. There is no other real foundation for democracy than this equality before God." "In these and future times," the great mission of religion is to stand "with us to keep our faith alive, to cherish the finer achieve- :ments of the human spirit, to comfort the afflicted, strengthen the weak or heart and remind us always of our duty to God," Mr. Farley said. iesult Educator Becomes Chaplain Denver, (E) -- The Rev. Leo Burns, S.J., instructor in Latin at Regis College here, has been or- dered to report for active duty as an Army chaplain. Father Burns becomes the sixth priest of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus o enter the military service as a chaplain. nvasi0n Threat Strengthens Faith of Australians By F J Corder of the armed forces. In addition a (Australia Correspondent) Civilian War Emergency Aid Or- Melbourne, Australia, (E)  In ganization has been established in the two and one-half years since all parishes to help any civilians the war started Australian Catho- in distress as a result of enemy lies have undergone a deepening action. Extensive hospitality and of Spiritual consciousness as the aid faeilities are available for invasion of their homeland, once i Ameriean Catholic soldiers and army nurses. One-Fifth Catholic The initial picture to obtain of Australia is that it is an island continent, comparable in size to the whole of Europe wlthout Russia or to the United States of America; i settled for only 155 years, and with the major part of its popu- lation of eight millions in coastal towns. There are six States mak- ing up the Commonwealth of Australia, and each State consti- tutes an ecclesiastical Province with an Archbishop and suffragan Bishops. Catholics are approxi- mately one-fifth of the total popu- lation. The activity of the Catholic Church in Australia has always been notable. Irish exiles were most faithful to their religious practices, and very strong.Catholic centers have developed m every See AUSTRALIA page 6 an idea far from their minds, has become more and more a possi- bility in their daily lives. An extensive building progran which like the country's spiritm development derived new rig( from the International Eucharistic Congress at Sydney in 1928, was not immediately discontinued with the outbreak of war. But the thoughts of Australian Catholics were more and more diverted to- wards the material and spiritual welfare of those who, in the armed forces, were defending Australia and its national cause, which was l felt to be closely related to Chris- tian principles. Catholic leaders and organi- zations, including the elergy, re. ligious Orders, the Legion Women and the Holy Name S ciety, have operated extensively and effectively in serving both the material and spiritual needs vice to Little Rock and' vicinity in St. Vincent's Infirmary, also con- duct schools at Pine Bluff and Helena. St. Vincent's was estabtished in 1888, and was first located on East Second St., with a capacity of only 25 beds. From the begin- ning the Sisters served the Rock Island and Missouri Pacific rail- roads. This location soon proved inadequate and in 1900 was moved to the new building on Capitol View, erected by Bishop Edward Fitzgerald, second Bishop of Little Rock. Continual growth has been the record of this institution of charity. The most recent addition to the Infirmary is the Maternity Annex, completed four years ago. Today the hospital finds i' im- possible to accomodate all appli- cation for admittance. The work of the Sisters has been a charity blessed br manifold benefits. Ordination Mass i To Be Broadcast t The Mass of Ordination in : St. Andrew's Cathedral on June 11, will be broadcast by transcription over Station KARK on the night of June 11 from 9:30 to 10:30, with the Rev. Patrick M. Lynch, as narrator, giving a full de- scription of the Ordination Mass and ceremonies accom- panylng it. The sermon de-: livered at the Mass by the: Most Reverend Samuel A. Stritch, D.D., Archbishop of Chicago, will be included in the broadcast. The ordination of the class of 1942 by the Most Rever- end Bishop will be a part of the celebration of His Ex- cellency's Golden Anniver- sary in the Priesthood and his 36th year in the Episco. pacy. 3 Bishops Participate As Parish Marks Golden Jubilee Chicago--The Most Rev. Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, presided and the Most Rev. Will- iam D. OBrien, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, pontificated Sunday at the Mass opening a three-day ob- servation of the fiftieth anniver- sary of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in the Ravenswood section. The Most Rev. William R. Griffin, Auxiliary Bishop of LaCrosse, gave the sermon at Holy Hour ;ervices Sunday night. Our Lady of Lourdes parish ained nationwide fame a few years ago when an enlargement program was carried on and the church building was moved intact to.a new location a block away and laer remodeled and redecorated. The transfer of the building v2s considered an extraordinary eng- ineering feat and brough many famous engineers to Chicago to watch its progress. CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAMS (All Program on Central War Time) Blytheville 'N[ Sacred Heart Program, week days at 7:15 a. m. Frt Smith KFPW, St. Scholastic,-St. Boniface Program alternating weekly ever Thursday at 4:IS p. m. Helena KFFA, Sacred Heart Program, week- day at 7:S0 m m. Little Rock KARK, Sacred Heart Program, Men. Wed.. Fr|., at 6:15 a. m. KARK The Catholle Hour Program, Sundays rebroadcast at 8:80 p. m. KLRA Ave Maria Hour, Sundays at 10:00 p. m.