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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK more desirable than that Cattlmllz Ik papers and Catholic iltarmtlu [[ should have a Itrso circulation, that every one may have evm&apos;y day good reqtdfnK which instruct t[ and warns, and atrengthmu and promotes the Christian wllrtuas. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, JUNE 5, 19 3 7 No. 26 His Excellency Pontificates On 80th Retreat Dates Announced for Menand Women S;00,oe rele00d iln of Peter 'lhiffln. It I- 'L?' wrote in the Forum FOUR RE-TREATS , TTHR00 00-TREATS From ....... li,SOme time ago. His re- ,ubllshed l-n full else- WILL BE GIVEN ] WILL BE HELD st. Anne's Win 00ueof Guard- DURING SUMMER] FOR LAYWOMEN In Essay Contest ,; lDers al periodicals - o'--iea-tlds in-__za,l papers Tlaay, JUne o. Rilti2tRcFeivRae!iAiii] MII ' Ltil notified_to do so kaovvn Ctholie First Ret_reat for len lWII' Open .i.tlon. This is scarcely ld Of cooperation since ,atgervlce said that there d weighty reasohs for he information tem-  e whole affair was ble and the exaggerat- gave the enemies of IT. InUch grist for their .,ament was character- e_ rn hasty generaliza- I of course creep in EgUrch, though divine "Ltlon and its doctrine, by human beings.  Part her bishops and Vt been saintly men in her history. Isolated f the other kind, _of / oat like a sore thmnh, con00t that they itr Whlffin is an or. le of a failure who "R' the responsibility on Also since misery the disparagement a certain consola- admits Iris short- The failure of i his retraction fluid for at regular ad- does little credit that should he of a decent maga- attempt to cloud the the priest acted I Ul)eriors, and not per- puerile gesture nobody. kefeller gave away i unts of money, to 00pel igno- a00rding to b. root of countless evils. yferent kinds of ignor- 'eh of It is what the phil- :z,.  invincible ignorance, .t that it cannot he C the very strong rea- ese in this state fail // that they are ignorant. "eller If helD ed ;I,* e.. hlmse ng ' If one is to Judge his  est ones. Ignorance is i; erm. The most learned I e ignorant of maay ROCkefeller for exam- orant of the true re-  by Christ. He may Vlnelbly ignorant to nt that not all his I dispel this ignorance. i(aee had, however, ela call a squinting i! lle contributed large- tltist Church and to I A. These would in-  it  lous turn of mind k [so endpwed some of .i Ir [le educational ln- 0 he country, to men' i .Chleago Uniersity. '-s to causes so dia- imed to each other l Ile that Mr. Rocke- 'tt the.same shrewd- * Oiling ignorance that st.lbuting oil. There ,t " hat tlllterary Is what tt e ller blamed for so In this he was abac- k because many illiter- 00nts and one of , '!'i "t 'ndivldu als we !!  the devil. Literacy JIty is responsihle for 14  affairs in the world ,  levelop the intellect eaven of moral train. aIt social suicide.', :r is""-making a tour 4qVt d  SOme of the dimes hhere and there along ],tellhe rising generation [et eetion of Sir Harry gleaned from | "ullled on page 4) Little Rock.Four retreats for laymen during the summer months are announced by the St. John's Laymen's Retreat League. One retreat a month is announced for June, July, August and Sep- tember with the first and third opening on a Friday evening, the second on a Tuesday and the fourth on the Saturday preceding Labor Day. At the annual St. John's Lay- men's Retreat Meeting held last February, Jeff J. Raley was ap- ,pointed captain of the June re- :treat opening on Friday, June 18, :at 7:30 P. M., and closing with Holy Hour on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock. T. J. Arnold is captain of the July refi, eat opening on Tuesday, July 20, at 7:30 P. M. and closing with Holy Hour on Thursday at 4:00 o'clock John Pruniski is captain of the August retreat opening on Friday, August 20, at 7:30 p. m. and clos- ing Sunday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock. Frank Kordsmeier is captain of the September retreat opening on Saturday, September 4, and clos- ing on Labor Day with Holy Hour at 4:00 o'clock. The dates and days were ar- ranged for the convenience of everyone and each year the in- creased interest and number of retreatants is indicative of in- creased popularity of this wonder- ful movement in the Diocese in the line of Catholic Action The appeal of the Most Rever- end Bishop to the Catholic laymen m a sermon in the Cathedral on the Feast of Pentecost, when he asked the Fathers of families to preserve the sanctity of their homes through the example of purity and pieCy of their own per- sonal lives, sounded the key-note of the purpose and reason for the retreat movement. I I Most Rev. Archbishop Edward A, Mooney The Most Rev. Archbishop Ed- ward A Mooney, Bishop of Roch- ester, N Y., according to an an- nouncement from Rome Wednes- day morning, June 2, was named Archbishop of Detroit, a new archdiocese embracing the dio- ceses of Marquette, Grand Rapids and the new diocese of Lansing. BISHOP-CLERGY AWEND FUNERAL OF MSGR. MOGAN Msgr. Mogan of Nashville Was a Former Altar Boy of the Bishop Little Rock.--His Excellency, The Most Reverend Bishop, ac- companied by three of the Dio- cesan Clergy, left Tuesday to at- tend the funeral rites of the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John M. Mogan, 46, Chancellor of the Diocese of Nash- ville, Tenn., and pastor of St. Mary's Parish there,  who died Sunday night. Msgr. Mogan was a very close friend of His Excellency, having been an altar boy of the Bishop when His Excellency was Vicar General of the Diocese of Nash- ville and Rector of the Cathedral there before coming to the Diocese of Little Rock. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Albert L. Fletcher, V. G. and the Very Rev. Msgr. Francis A. Allen, and the Very Rev. Msgr. John J. Healy accdmpanied the Bishop. WIN NATIONAL SPELLING BEE Waneeta Beckiey, eighth grade pupll in Holy-Name U School,-Louls. ville, received the first prize of $500 as her reward for spelling down 15 opponents in the 13th annual national spelling bee, sponsored by daily newspapers for blementary and Junior high schools, and held May 25, in the National Museum, Washington. Photographed with her is the winner of the third prize, $100, Angelo Mangieri, 14, pupil of St. Joseph's School for the Blind, Jersey City, N. J., the first bUnd youth to reach _e ..tional finals in the annual contest. the announcement of the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Albert L. Fletcher, V. G, Director of Laywomen's Retreats, there will be three retreets for women during the summer months. As in the past these re- treats will be held at St. John's Retreat House on Pulaski Heights in Little Rock. The following schedule has been given: First Retreat begins Friday, July 9th at 8:00 p. m.; closes Sun- day, July llth at 4:0b p.m. Second Retreat begins Friday, July 30th at 8:00 p.m.; closes Sun- day, August 1st at 4:00 p.m. Third Retreat begins Friday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m.; closes Sunday, August 29th at 4:00 p.m. Letters have been sent to the Reverend Pastors requesting the announcement of these retreats and the appointment of parish<re- treat captains. The customary method of making application for reservations through the Parish Retreat Captain will be followed. On account of the limited number of retreats scheduled, as well as the fact that accommodations at each retreat are limited to fifty, Parish Retreat Captains are being requested to submit applications for accommodations at the earliest date possible. Since the inauguration of lay- women's retreats in the Diocese two Summers ago, the greatest problem has always been to ac- commodate the numbers who wish to make retreats Besides the par- ishes in Little Rock and North Little Rock, fourteen other par- ishes throughout the State have been represented by ladies at these retreats. Fink Jewelry Company fox" the Gruen Watch manufacturing com- pany of Cincinnati, St. Anne's Academy won three prizes out oil the five offered for the best essays entered. All three winners are members of the senior class The awards were presented on their gradua- tion night, Tuesday, June the first The essays were sent to the Gruen Company, Cincinnati, for examination First prize, a fifty dollar watch, was won by Eugenia Hamilton, the second; a $29.75 watch, won by Rose Mary Coffey, and the third, $24.75 watch, goes to Mildred Clawson. ANNIVERSARIES OF THE BISHOP ON JUNE 11TH I Was Present for| Father Boyle Consecration of His Excellency I Little Rock.--On Friday, June 11, I His Excellency, the Most Reverend I Bishop, will celebrate the two anni. versaries of his ordination to the holy priesthood and his consecra- tion to the episcopacy. His Excellency was ordained on June 11, 1892 in the Lateran Basil. ica by Cardinal Parocchi, Vicar General of Rome On June 11, 1906, His Excellency was consecrated Coadjutor-Bishop to Rt. Rev. Edward Fitzgerald, D. 1 D., Bishop of Little Rock, in Nash- ville, Tenn., by the Rt. Rev. Thom- as S .Byrne, D.D., Bishop of Nash- ville. Rt. Rev. Edward P. Allen, STATEMENT ,,. D.D., Bishop of Mobile, Ala., and the Rt. Rev. Nicholas A. Galla- CARD PRAISED D,D, Bishop of Galveston, Texas, were. co-consecrators. a The Rev. P. H. Boyle, chaplain BY CONGRESSMAN[o, Maegher Hospital at Texarkana, is the only Diocesan -------- priest now living who was present Washington.  A letter of con- for the Bishop's consecration, gratulation has been sent to His Eminence George Cardinal Mun- deloin, Archbishop of Chicago, by N.C.W.C. Official Representative William M Citron, of Connecticut, in connection with Urges Measures the prelate's recent address on For Child Labor conditions in Germany. Representative Citron!s letter is as follows: Washington, (}. -- Urging that "I have read your statement the good in two bills now before concerning the despotic pefsecu- the United States Senate. seeking tion in Germany.  to minimize child labor be corn- "It is a sad commentary on our bined and thus "give the coun- twentieth century civilization to try sound legislation regulating observe suck a condition of af- child labor," William M. Monte- fairs in a cultured nation like yon, Director of the Legal De- Germany. While it .only goes to pertinent .of the National Cath. prove that education, learning and olic Welfare Conference, in a science do not always ennoble the statement before the Committee heart of man and make him kind- on Interstate Commerce of the i er to his neighbor, ne,ertheless Senate asserted that "the exploita- :and in this I am in agreement tion of child labor for profit in with you, such a condition is some industries in our country is brought about by the few who are a major blot on a creditable na- in control of the government tional and state record." through the use of the modern Stating that "the National Cath- machinery of propaganda and olic Welfare Conference has a ruthless dictatorial rule. deep interest in every legislative "It would be trite for me to say proposal, the purpose of wich is that I congratulate you upon your to extend protection to family life candid and courageous stand and that I agree wholly with you. A1- and the child," Mr. Montavon as- though I do not happen to be a serted that to remove the blot of member of your Church, I recog- child labor and 'prevent that ex- nize the fact that your statement ploitation is the duty of legis- pointedly brings to the people of lative bodies in the several states tlis country a realization of the and in the Union, each within the sad plight of the entire German people, because persecution there limitation of its own ]urisdic- has no bounds or limits .... " tion." Birthday 0! Pope Msgr. Gaffney Delivered Sermon On Holy Father- Bishop Also Spoke on Pope HIS EXCELLENC00D OF THE PER- SONAL INTEREST OF THE HOLY FATHER IN ST. JOHN'00'S , SEMINARY l C. A. I. P. Delegate- Little Rock.- The eightieth ....... "Birthday of His Holiness, Pope Plus XI, was celebrated at St. r.ndrew's Cathedral Sunday, May 30, with a Solemn Pontifical High Mass by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop. The Rt. Rev. Msgr, James P Gaffney, rector of St. John's Home Mission Semi- nary, delivered the sermon on the Holy Father for the occasion. Following the masterful and scholarly sermon of Msgr. Gaff- ney, the Bishop at the close of the ceremonies in a few words told of the kindness with which he has always been received by the Holy Father. Elaborating up- on the words of Msgr Gaffney, the Bishop told of the personal interest of the Holy Father in the seminary. It was His Holiness himself who named St. John% with the distinction in the South as St. John's Home :Mission Seminary. He gave His Excellency on his ad limina visit of three years ago two gifts, lunalas to be used in the tabernacle of his private chap- J ....... dith Duncan, of Wulflng. el and the chapel of the seminar).. ton, representing the Catholic A J- Upon presentation of these gifts, sociaUon for International Peace, His Holiness told the Bishop that who has been appointed a member he had pictures of the seminary of the American" Committee Ge- in his desk. eva, an educational organization tb autst persons interested in in- The Solemn Ceremonies were ternatlonai affairs. MISs Duncan held in St. Andrew's Cathedral in will attend the annual sessions to unison with the program outlined be held in Geneva this summer. at the recent executive meeting of the Bishops, the National Cath. ANNIVERSARY OF olic Welfare Conference. Special prayers and ceremonies were held FR CHAS MC COY ,, every parish in the Diocese as . a token of the filial devotion the CELEBRATED] Christ faithful have for the Vicar of WAS o,, oa.t. *.ao,..- .. giving for r,.is miraculous recovery. (Continued on Page 4) Series of Celebrations in Honor ..... Of 10th Anniversary Hot SpringsA series of cele- brations have been given the past week in honor of the tenth annL versary of the ordination to the priesthood of the Very Rev. Chas. B. Mc Coy, pastor, of St. John's Catholic church, Hot Springs. A reception was given at the i home of Father Mc Coy on West Grand avenue, Monday evening, May 24, in the resort city. The home was beautifully decorated with wild flowers and gladioli and roses. In the receiving line with OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Father Me Coy were Mrs. J.G. Sunday, June 13, at 10:00 A. Blaschke, Mrs Charles Nunneman, I M., IIis Excellency will dedicate Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Horner, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs, Fred J' new St. Anthony's Church at Vetner, Arkansas. Mazzia. The following appointments His Excellency, the Most Rev. are announced by HIs Excel- Bishop James A. Puffy, D. D., was lency, the Most Rev. Bishop: present and brought greetings. The The Very Rev. Msgr. Walter Rev. John Bendelow, presbyterian J. Tynin, pastor of St. Joseph's minister, extended congratulations Church, Fayetteville, is ap- and paid tribute to Father McCoy pointed Chaplain of Morris In. for his valuable contribution to stitute, Searcy. the religious life of the city. Dr. The Roy. John A. Flaherty, F. S. Tarleton, president of the Ca- pastor of St. Elizabeth's Church, tholic Men's Club was master of Perr., and missions of Dixie i the ceremonies and in presenting and Bigelow, is appointed pas- a purse to Father Mc Coy emphas- tor of St. Joseph's Church, ized the spiritual and material pro- Fayetteville. gress of the parish under his guid- The Rev. L. H. Schaefer, S.S. ance. Leonard J. Peters, presi- j., chaplain of St. Anthony's dent of Boys' Catholic club, repre- Hospital, Morrilton, is ap- sented this group at the reception, pointed pastor of St. Elizabeth's The reception was arranged by Church, Perry. a committee of three. Dr. Tarle- The Rev. Louis Janesko is ton, VIrs. George A. Callahan, pre- sident )f the St. Jotm's Altar So- appointed assistant at the Im- ciety, and Mrs. Blaschke, Grand maculate Conception Church, Regent of the "Catholic Daughters. Fort Smith. Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock St. Boniface's Church, Dixie, Father McCoy c e I e b r a t e d and St. Anne's Church, Rigs- solemn high mass. The Gregorian low, will be attended from St. mass was sung by the children of John's Seminary. (Continued on Page 4) .....................