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I PAGE TWO Published Weekly by THE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY or the Diocese o{ I.ittle Rock 309 WEST SECOND STREET Entered as second-class matter March 21. 19] 1. at the postoffice at Little Rock. Ark., under tile Act 0f Congress or Marcit 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION PP-[CE. $2.00 TIlE YEAR CtlANGE OF ADI)RESS When a change of address is desired the subscriber should give both&apos; the old and the new address. CORRESPONDENCE Matter intended {or pnbheation in The Guardian should reach us not later than Wednesday mornilg. Brief news eorresp0ndenee is alccays . welcome. The kindness of the clergy in tfiis matter is cordially appre- ciated. REV. GEO. IL McDERMOTT ................... Managing Editor All commuuieations abont "The Guardian" should be addressed to the Roy. Geo. 1L McDermott 307 West Second Street. OFFICIAL APPROVAL The Guardian is the otficial organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, and I pray God that it may be an earnest chaml)ion in the cause of right, justice and truth and an ordcut deiender el the religion whicb we all love so well. I extend to it my blessing with tile sincere hope that its career may be long and prosperous. I JOIIN B. MORRIS, f Bishop of Little Rock. Little Rock, Ark., Saturday, June 2, 1923 Second Sunday after Pentecost. O-O Next Friday, June 8, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. A perusal of the General Intention for June, f)und on page-five, will give us the key which will open our minds and hearts to the value of fervent ..devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. O-O ' It was a fond wish of our late Holy Father,  Benedict XV, to see all the Catholic families of the world consecrated by their own individual act to the adorable Heart of Jesus. Let us have more blessed homes. Let us give to them a touch of real Catholicity. Let us make manifest our religion, not only before the altar, but on and within the walls of home. A picture or statue of the Sacred Heart will {! be an.evidence to our visitors and a reminder to ourselves of the Christian love which should pre- '! vail in our own hearts and in our homes. "'The Newman Quarterly" which recently came under our notice is evidently a magazine with a purpose and the purpose is to serfe as a medium of communication amongst the Catholic students I of the v.arious non-Catholic colleges and univer- ! sities of the United States and Canada. The name of the periodical is happily chosen, and the New- man idea is spreading all over the country. " When .we read the vigorous language in which Brownson used to set forth hostility to the Church we may be disposed to discount what he wrote for two reasons: His recent conversion and the times in which he wrote, but if so, we should pause, for the same hostility exists in our own day, and it  is not confined to the ignorant. We have just  read in a London paper that the Anglican Bishop l I Welldon does not believe Catholics are loyal Eng-I ii  lishinen, and that Lord Gisborough objected to King George V visiting the Pope. O-O ' It is surmised, and very properly we think, that President Harding had in mind a certain organization, very active in our day, when in his speech at the unveiling of the Hamilton Memorial; he stigmatized group antagonism in this fashion: "Can any student of our times in America, or the world, doubt for a moment that factionalism is developing as never, before? We have factions which seek to promote this or that interest, with- out regard to the relationship to others and with- out regard to the common weal. We have the fac- tions of hatred and prejudice and violence. We have coalitions which would invade the constitu- tcional rights of others or subvert the constitution itself. We have out'. factions challenging both civil and religious libel%y, and without them both made, everlastingly secure there can be lie real human liberty." -o In speaking of Hamilton, Mr. Harding said that he was the inspiring and insistent advocate of union, and whenever we read of a sentiment oi that kind coming from a man of intelligence, we wonder why they do not deplore the absence ot union where it is most needed, namely, in religimb and we rejoice when we meet with a writer Who blurts out the truth. The most recent example of this rare candor turned up in the course of our reading "An Outline of Wells." The author, Sid- i ney Dark, has this paragraph in chapter ten: "Rathir oddly, Wells does not emphasize the ob- vious fact that the reformation destroyed the !:: unity of the western world. Whatever good i:. things the reformation may have brought with it, i it took away the one binding link between the /I European peoplestheir common submission to the spiritual power of Rome." O-C Will H. Hays, head of the moving picture in- dustry, who was presen at the Presbyterian As- ,I sembly, recently held in Indianapolis, made a s{rong appeal in behalf of the ministers of his church, and his words are of universal applies- .- :tion. He asked for a readjustment of salaries to meet the increased cost of living and for an ade- quate< pension fund, and in closing,his appeal he made this correct observation: "We could not exist as a |alien if we did not have among us, THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1923 working early and late, interpreters of God, re- minding us in days of prosperity as in .days of I adversity, that, in the last analysis, the eternal I things are the only things that count." ,., 0-0 . ,,, --o.-: CATHOLIC PRESS DEVELOPMENt1'. Four years ago a thirty-column story of even the most important event of current happening would quite stagger the offices of Catholic jour- nalism. It would no be handled by the majority, and could not be but by a few of our publishing plants. But we have developed along progressive lines and last week the complete story of the "Reds Attack on Religion," brought out of Warsaw by the N. C. W. C. News Service for its exclusi've use, was taken up by the Catholic weeklies in all parts of the country who are subscribers to this excel- lent news service, and it was featured and pre- sented most adequately and admirably to their readers. This 'shows the striking development of the American Catholic papers within a few years. A real achievement of ability and efficiency brought to pass by the impetus of an agency such as the N. C. W. C. News Service has proved itself to be. lts splendid climax of service came last week with its distribution of such important and exclu- sive world news. This feat of journalism must convince our Cat*h- olic people that in their papers they have the re- sources to present the accurate story of the news of the day, foreign and domestic, with the notes of authenticity and value for knowledge, instruc- tion and edification. We congratulate the N. C. W. C. Bureau of Publicity in this recent evidence of possessing a news service so adequately fitted to the dissemina- tion of all that is worth while in Catholic jour- nalism. .. o-o . the highest type of Catholic journalism which our day so sadly needs, generous and intelligent l Cathoiics who will appreciate a periodical morel pretntious than a mere diocesan organ, and emi- nent and schohrly hymen who have ability to I present the Church to our age, and whose antece- dents, family and educational, will get them a hearing from the non-Catholic public. The cir- cular announcing the prospects of The Calvert Associates contains names socially and academi- cally eminent, and it is to be hoped that the appeal which has gone forth in their name will meet with a cordial and generous response. T. O-O THE NEED OF THE HOUR. , | ..v , There are so many Important things being urged upon the Catholic laity of our time that it seems difficult to single out one of overshadowing importance, and yet a priest, writing in the Lon- don "Universe," does not hesitate to put education in mission work as the need of the hour, and after having read his plea, we concluded the need was just as urgent in the United States as it is in England. The appeal for missionary activity first set forth in words in the "Acts." Pass over into Macedonia and help us" is more urgent than ever in our day, since it is easier than ever to pass over. Facilities for travel are in greater abun- dance, and access to paga*n lands, like India, Africa, China and Japan, is now permitted,with- out let or hindrance. in the way If hitherto much has not been done of missionary efforts the demands at home were the explanations, but now that the Church is fairly well established, the plea for missionary education may, with all propriety, be urged. No education is complete which does not fit people to live a Catholic life, and a properly developed Catholic life demands as a necessary part of it, the love of our neighbor, and no finer field for exercis- ing love of neighbor can be imagined than that NATIONAL HONESTY. -,,, !which enables us to bring the light of the Gospel " " /to those who are liing in pagan darkness, and Mr. Harding said many things and said them l fr whom Christ died. We may make all sorts of well in his carefully prepared address at the un- veiling of a statue of AleXander Hamilton re- cently unveiled in Washington, but we doubt whether he said anything that more needed to be emphasized in our day than the old-fashioned conception of national honesty. After glorifying Hamilton's conception of financial integrity in a way which should help to rescue the name of that great statesman from the relatively inconspicuous place it holds in the recit- als of the country, Mr. Harding proceeded to show how honesty of leadership would spare us the pop- ular misconceptions which are such a menace to democracy, and how honesty among nations would do away with differences and bring about new and lasting friendship. As we read the splendid sentenee of that splendid address we could not help deploring the caustic comments of the French on w 'l'mt they choose to call American tenacity in colleethg the debt incurred in maintaining the army 1 the Rhine. Of course, the French have suffered un- told trials during and since the war, and! alow- ante should be made for much of their peercish- hess, but we submit that a frank recogniti'on of the old-fashioned, national honor and integrity for which Hamilton, stood when his constructive gen- ius was doing so much to shape the Ameriea republic would d0, more to remedy the ills of ou day than all the. smart and sarcastic sayings o Jacques Bainville in the columns of a paper osten,- tatiously named "Liberte." T.. -0-4) excuses to justify our apathy towards mission work, but when a formally announced collection for missions does not average a cent each from all present on a given Sunday all that can be said is, there is lamentable apathy and there is need for mission education. This education might well begin in the school with a little prayer for mis- sion work. Then Holy Communion for the con- version of pagan peoples may be added, and with interest thus aroused in the children, the gener- osity of the parents would be greatly stimulated by the time the next appeal in behalf of the mis- sions was to be made. In this way a reproach would be lifted from our Catholic people and the need of the hour would surely be met.. T. THE CALVE, RT ASSOCIATES. In an interesting interview accorded to the students of literary aspirations in Yale, Mr. Joseph Conrad, the distinguished author, who is now on a visit in this country, made use of the phrases "$elf-expressin and self-perfection" in connection with their work as college writers, and those phrases are capable of general application. They certainly do apply to any body of writers in he Church, and the latest body to intimate art eagerness to write in a way to meet the needs o our day is that which has taken the name Calvert Associates. This name, taken as it is from the man who made Catholicity famous in Maryland, is emi- nently suitable, and the purpose which the body has in view is a most laudable one. Although we have always in a most nodest way encouraged every new publication which avowed the championship of the Church, we are wonder- ing whetler the apathy encountered by every new Catholic venture has yet disappeared. It was in evidence fifty years ago, when that veteran in Catholic journalism, Orestes Brownson, wrote these words: "It is yet to be proved that the English-speaking Catholic population of this coun- try, though liberal to the Church, will support a purely Catholic journal," and it was in evidence twenty-five years ago, for if it had not been, that most attractive of magazines, "The Dolphin, ' .would still be in existence. However, we think there is an improvement since the days of Brownson, for, although we have distractions unknown in his day, we have, in suf- ficient abundance, the two elements essential to to do anything but uphold them them. "We must check, and will check, fringe the laws duly adopted." EDITORIAL BIRCH A New York couple is claiming e all-American family--eighteen claim should start a long-distance big families birth-control soon be in the discard.--Chureh TAKING if'HE JOY OUT When adrenalin, the medicinal life comes into general use the person destruction will have to be very corpus is not discovered too soon after act. He might be brought back six-months term in the workh S72'}1. THEY DON!T CRAVE Over the libratT door in ancient inscribed: "A treasury of remedies How much more true is this of and yet how few take full The Catholic Standard and Times. YOUNG MEN AND THE At the convention of the catholic Missouri held last week one was to the effect that every family i shouId subscribe for and read at least olie paper. Emphasis was put on rather than upon the word to say. But is it so very strange particular attention should'be called tance of reading Catholic publications people subscribe and for which because it is a well known fact that a men and women who subscribe for papers do not read themeS'. Lou Herald. o-o--------- CORRECTING AN ERROII, LIBERTY AND TOLERATION. Lieut. Col. Theoaore Rosevelt, assistaa seexe- tary of the navy writing for Public Affairs (Washington, D. C.,. Jqzm, 1923),, on "What is Americanism?" states "that there are those n this country who, under' tflae guise of American- ism, would debauch'the prime article of our faith ---liberty." He repeats his father's definition of libey *'Leave to live by no maids leave underneath the law," and goes on to say that "liberty means the right ta free speech, free: la, laaeul assem- blage and religious tolerance." On this latter point he is emphatic with : It is hard to dislodge from th, mind the thought that a bad or olic will make a good Protestant. still persists that the the increase of Protestantism. out in fact. Proselytizing in Catholic not wholly without fruit, but everY must confess that between the expended and the results obtained there chasm that missionaries do not With us there is a strong types of people, are naturally it seems perfectly logical that the Catholicity means the rejection of do not understand swapping one tiani for another. Where bitterneSS have not taken root, even in giving they are perfectly well aware the best form of Christianity. To tham olic Church is true, or there is no tianity that has truth in it. The of Protestant endeavor iR Latin commentary for this contention. endeavor to proselytize has a "Liherty means religious toleration. We hold [-one is conversion to Protestantism tha it is the right of every man to worship his is calculated annoyance to the ( God in the way his conscience dictates. The nac- The one is fruitless; the other essary corollary of this is that no distinction of World. any sort should be made between sects. When we :tudgea man, we must judge him as a man, and not as a follower of any particular creed. No man in our country should be discriminated against because he is or is not of a particular faith. He should stand or fall in the eyes of his fellow-countrymen on what he individually repre- sents, and on nothing else. This religious intol- erance has manifested itself in many ways. The word Americanism has been soiled by being used by some groups for the purpose of furthering their brutally intolerant designs. Such a group is the Ku Klux Klan, who have banded together against certain creeds and races. Americansm ever goes masked, and he who tells you it does, Th lies. ere are other groups who have organized along racial lines for the pro?pose of racial dis- crimination. Still others have attempted to sup- press opinions, legally expressed, because they personally did not agree with those opinions. Fur- thermore, there has been a growing tendency to delimit and prescribe personal liberty i .unjusti- fiable ways. "Lawlessness must be met with law. If a crime is committed, it is our duty to bring the criminal to justice by due process of law. Any body or organization which takes the law into its own hands, whether it be by lynching, by beating, or by running an individual out of a community, is equally criminal with the offender. The laws were placed on our statute books by our repre- sentives in Congress assembled. If they are in- adequate or unwise, the machinery is present whereby they may be changed. It is un-American CHRISTIAN Grace Episcopal Church of In Christian spirit when it of the town, whose 'church had fire, to come and worship in Christian spirit when it offertory for the rebuilding of church. This conduct is rare enough to chronicle. The press of the State Many papers have expressed that must afford pleasure both to given and'to them who have pondence which passed between the' has about it the flavor of brotherly ious tolerance and thoughtfulness' Charity is at all times good. It circumstance, like godliness, it ises of this world and of the sect hatred which is now so upon the Catholic Church has bee n buked by the Christian Church. They can differ Irons brethren in matters of faith who dissent and without invoking to wreak vengeance upon those sume to address Him in di We commend the Christians Grace parish, and propose it, if lion, at least for the edification claim to be disciples of Him followers to love one a script.