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pAGE TWO TIIE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 1923 What is needed is a new spirit in the world, and, girls plod their way. Published Weekly by THE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY of the Diocese of Little Rock 309 WEST SECOND STREET Entered as second-class matter March 21, 1911, at the postoffice at Little Rock, Ar.k., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $2.00 THE YEAR CHANGE OF ADDRESS When a change of address is desired the subscriber should give both the old and the new address. CORRESPONDENCE Matter intended for pubhcation in The Guardian should reach us not later than Wednesday moruiug. Brief news correspondence is always .walcome. The kindness of the clergy in this matter is cordially appre. misted. REV. GEO. iI. Mcl)ERMOTT ................... Managing Editor All communications about "The Guardian" should be addressed io the Rev. Gee. H. Mci)ermott. 307 West Second Street, that depends upon men turning to the honorable, noble and stainless things of life, the power of new affection. Let us think seldom of our ene- mies and often of our friends." One crtck-shot citizen in a community can shoot a lot of hatred when every shot means money. O-O SEVENTEEN YEARS The Guardian, with his cler, and people ex- tend cordial congratulations and prayerful wishes to Rt. Rev. Bishop Morris upon his seventeenth anniversary as Bishop of Little Rock. Seventeen years of his episcopal activities have ) OFFICIAL APPROVAL imade their impress on every angle of diocesan ad- The Guaroian is the official organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, and ;1&apos; q "in I pray God tlmt it may be an earnest champion in the cause of right, J,Hx xo ............. .very corner of the diocese. lushcc and truth and an ardent defender of the religion which we al| lJ 4. l, ,,,4-,lA YJrlaliit"v love so well, 1 extend to it my blessing with the sincere hope that its xJt ,,oh o,,, ,-a,,u ,..,,... grow, but he career lllay be iotlg and prosperous. I JOHN B. MORRIS, Bishop of Little Rock. Little Rock, Ark., Saturday, June 16, 1923 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. O-O Two things are to be conside'red in every evil done against us; first the injury and the man who does it, and second, the permission of it by God in order that we may have the merit of suf- feiJng. Dwell on God's good will rather harl upon man's evil will. o-o The Kam-chatte{s of Little Rock received first mention in Washington; when" the wizards and The one-hundred-per-cent Catholic may be pres- dragons were selecting the national ticket for the ident of the Firs National bank or he may wield geese of the klan. Now the goblins will give lle a pick and shovel in the city street repair depart- geese a warm receptmn, sonic time. somewhere, merit; he may Wear broadcloth or overalls; he under the fiery cross, imay drive a linmusine or push a wheel-barrow, it o-e According to the plaintiff briefs submitted to the courts in Georgia and Arkansas, the klan l was bffilt ripen the rotten foundation planks of greed and graft. O-C As a money-maker thedays of the klan seem tobe numbered. Simmons, Evans and Co. were the 0sly real 100 per centers and now they are out for another divided drive of the "brethren and sisters ! O-O The color line did not obtain at the luncheon to President Harding given by the Republican club of W'ilmington, Del. Among those present were several negroes. The president does no intend to "debauch the constitution." He d0mplies with all the amendments, the XVth as well as the XVIIIth. o-o-- The House of David has nothing on the House of :Klan-Kam when it comes to sex amalgamation to put the leaders in right for a gay and profit- t lnade it grow, and his people heartedly and home- ly pray for a "long life and more power" to him. 0-0 ONE HUNDRED PER CENT CAITHOLIC With one ho signs his letter, "Thee. A. Tho- ma," in America (June 9), we were well pleased in George Barton's description of the "One-Half In all this time, many of them, as Miss Eliot re- veals, never learn to breathe an aspiration for the coming of the Kingdom of God. They graduate as young women, ignorant even of the fact that in the measure in which they forgive shall they themselves find forgiveness. "Rarely do they know the Ten Command- ments." Here is a condition the gravity of which must be apparent to the most ardent advocate of the secularization of the schools, if he is also con- cerned with the stability of society and the State which supports the schools. For on these com- mandments rests the security of every citizen of the State; their acceptance is a matter of as much necessity to the social fabric as it is a condition of salvation to the believer in revealed religion. The words of God have been repeated by the State, with penalties attached in case of disobedi- ence ; murder, theft, adultery, the bearing of false witness are made subject to immediate punish- ment by the temporal powers. Yet an expert, re- porting to experts, announces that school girls showthat knowledge of the Commandments from which the laws of the State are derived is rare. Supporters of distinctly secular education Ire- li " of One-Per-Cent Catho c. It was out' pleasure to quently bewail the decadence of the home which reprint the same and now we shall give to our they willingly admit is the foundation stone of J caders the keen appreciation of "T. A. T." of the real American greatness. Yet they would bar the , - teaching in schools of the fundamental truth that hundred percent Catholic. He writes: "Having eno -Js.ed Geor'e Barton's" descl i-tion'p J honor, of parents and. obedience to parental, au- ,,  , ,, thorlty ale laws laid down by the Law Giver of of the One-Half-of-One- er-Cent Catholic in " ( , , , tthe universe your issue of May 19 I now desire to pu in a goes word for his antithesis, the one-hundred-per-cent The dissolukion of the reign of law is openly Catholic. deplored. Organizations are formed ill every , matters not. The one-hundred-per-cent Catholic assists at Mass often, daily if his station in life permits. Hc receives Holy Communion often, daily if possible. He does these things without ostentation, caring not for the sneers of the irreligious and much less for the praise of fellow-Catholics. He belongs to the Catholic societies, especially the Holy Name Society and the',eforh does not use profane language, although being a full-fledged man he speaks out at times with vigor and force. He does not seek office in the societies but at- tends the meetings regularly and does not hesitate to give his views if he feels that it is for the good of the association and will help to expedite the matter before the members. If the one-hundred-per-cent Catholic is a fami- !y man he find sufficieLt joy in the company of his wife and children to make picture shows, vaudeville and other attractions unnecessary in his scheme of living. He keeps young with his children and as they grow up they always know they can confide in him. able reign. The rank and file were tiring of just He meets his financial obligations to the gab and graft, but now with a "sweet Kamelia" Church fairly and when tte pasor preaches money he does " " under the fiery cross, the initiations and klavern not lambast the preacher, know- gatherirgs will have the needed "pep" of pretti- ling as he does that contributions of the average hess." <}-o President Harding says: "I want America to give'as she can to the world's restoration and the tranquilities of people, and at the same time be an America that will make sure the content of our own people." This desirable tranquility among the people in Arkansas however, is being lost by the dragon's discord and the cyclop's power to pu citizen against citizen and neighbor against neighbor, every city, town and hamlet to instill greater re- spect for the law and to combat the inroads of lawlessness. It is not surprising that in some in- stances the very organizations that presume "o act as champions of the law are themselves utter- ly regardless of law in the methods tley employ. It is not sufficient to educate people in the exist- ing laws of the commonwealth and instruct them in the evils of bootlegging and the obligations as- sumed in operating an automobile; the lessons should begin with an understanding of the basic principles of law and the source from which arises the authority by which laws are promul- gated and enforced. "It is not," says Miss Eliot, "that these high school girls are immoral; they are unmoral." Here is the testimony of one who is herself the principal of a high school. These girls, many of whom will soon be wives and mothers, are de- clared to be destitute of moral sense. They have no fixed standards, nothing to keep them from slipping easily into the ranks of the immoral. "Rarely do they know the Ten Command- ments!" These seven words project a future for America which few of those who talk gibly of ex- cluding religion from the schools can dare to con- template if they have any love for their country. THE ONLY REMED) Catholic are a scandal. " The one-hundred-per-cent Catholic is a constant reader of Catholic newspapers, magazines and books, and because of this he gives as much as he can for the home and foreign missions. He real- izes how far his dollar will go in such work and That millions of Americans disagree with the political philosophy of Mr. William Jennings Bry- an is clear from the election-returns, if rom noth- ling else. Many, too, who are fully aware of the danger to religion and morality which comes from the pseudo-science taught in our schools and col- .leges, believe that Mr. Bryan has occasionally is aware, too, of the unbelievably small amounladopte d injudicious methods of attacking this us- that is given by Catholics for' the missions as,corn- doubted evil. But no Christian, no American who pared with their expenditures for luxuries, has the interests of his country at heart, ca[ dis- Because he is a grea reader, too, his heart sent from the principle asserted by him at a re- aches for the slowly starving, destitute priests, cent religious convention: "The world needs EDITORIAL MAKING IT UNANIM6 Edison says he didn't think muc!! when he invented it thirty-six cause of its perverted use there thousands who think less of Church Progress. WE ARE NOT DOi Lord Rober Cecil, who has land from a tour of this country on League of Nations, said at a given by suppoIcers of the doubted whether Europe was really l desire for peace. The True THE WEAKNESS OF The other day in New Jersey a a school girl with whom he was then killed himself. When the clothing a large number of was found recounting shootings I girls by their sweethearts when to marry them.---The Brooklyn NOT WORRYING ABOUT When revolutionary doctrines are grom political rostrums and public increasing frequency, it behooves American institutions to stand the fundamentals of American are as sound in their structure as tire of all the ills the body politic olutionary demogogues with an not fighting the battles of the poor; erally taking care of number Pilot. STURDY CATHOLI It is said that Catholicity in about one-fifth of its numerical the territorial changes wrought by treaty. That's bad for GermanY. said that if contemplated political carried out the loss will be au more. For Germany that would However, (lermaa Catholicity is o I character it is certain to exert a ence into whatever fields it is gardless of the ways in which the That will be a blessing for the it. Clurch Progress, St. Louis. OPPOSITION Reports from various parts of dicate that interest in the Ku jug. There are still some places ers undertake some sensational ty purposes. This usually masked men through the streets, a fiery cross in some conspicuous we read of the Klan having of a church in Kansas for this pui the whole, interest in the doings fallen off considerably. It can early disruption and extinction of the tion. We are not of those who are plain because of the Klan's openly sition to Catholics. Of course, ganization undertakes a against afy class in the communitY, hard feeling rut. This is should be amity and concord ]securing the best interests of all. band themselves together under and for what ? Polities and pocket. O-O The boys on the street are giving high credit marks to the grand dragon and the exalted cy- clops for the selection of Mrs. Lula Markwell of Little Rock as the Arkansas member of the na- tional Klan-Kams. If the others line up with Mrs. Lula in zeal, prose and with the same Ka- melia tint of loveliness, the national Klan-Kam Koncilium will have an official bouquet of 100 per cent American beauties, Hats,and masks off to Mrs. Lulal And a roaring "tiger" for the gra dragon ! O-0 Catholic graduates are going fozh from our colleges, academies and schools trained to know the truth, and the living of it inculcated upon them. Thousands in number, the country looks fcr avi enrichment of Catholici{y of the true brand. If they but practice what they have been taugltt, the next-decade of years will show the value of the classes of 1923 to church and coun- try. Thor have been privileged above others, who now wiUbe looking unto them to prove their work and wdrth before God and man. 0-0 Bishop Mann, Episcopal bishop of Pittsburgh, told the graduates, of Lehigh University that "they were going into a world harder, sterner and more complicated than the world into which I went when I was graduated from college 35 years ago." :It is a world where there is real peril and real figlit, not against famine, ,pestilence and pov- erty, .but against fear, suspicion and hatred. "You cannot sloot, hatred out of men. You cnnot Istfll hope and courage by legislation, nuns, orphans and others of Central Europe and he, therefore, makes fresh denials to himself "co give a little to his suffering Catholic brethren overseas. He reads the secular daily press for tffe "news" but holds in contempt the editors who seem "sold" on the descent from the ape theory and all the other half-baked "isms" of the day. He dreams of a day when a great daily press, founded on Catholic principles, will give us the news and sane comment on current events. Meanwhile, he writes letters of protest when he secular press misrep- resents Catholic practice and doctrine and urges his Catholic societies to take action. The one-hundred-per-cent Catholic is without race prejudice, especially as regards the Negro, and wonders why the Church founded by Christ is doing so little in America to bring the black crecy to plot against their fe Jesus Christ : He is our only hope." stroy the good will which should We need not go far afield to find a verification, the end, will suffer most from thei Europe, which today again seems to be sowing the, Thus the Ku Klux Klan plottings seeds of another war, shows to what statecraft itably upon those who take part without God leads. But we have our own evils at lics need have no fear of these cowards. Their fury will be wasted i n home. The men who founded this Republic knew that a nation's truest prosperity is conditioned by the virtuous lives of its citizens; without virtue generally diffused among the people, a free Gov- ernment, they thought, could not long continue. They had no sympathy with the current sophism, "What a man believes counts for little; what is important is what he does," for they warned their generation that without sincere religious belief, morality could not be true and lasting. Due very largely to the influence of a foreign and pagan philosophy, their doctrine no longer enjoys the favor once accorded it in this country. man into the fold while boasting of sending, in In insisting upon a separation of Church from recent years, more than one hundred missionaries State, we have gone to the extent of asserting, at annually to Christianize China." least by our practice, that religion has no place O-O LORD'S PRAYER UNKNOWN "Not a single girl ire one of the public high school classes knew the Lord's Prayer and in- quiries among hundreds of high school girls showed that rarely did they know the Ten Com- mandments," Miss Lillian M. Eliot, principal of the Harlem Evening High School, told a recent conference of New York public school teachers. Here, surely, is food for thought foi- those who oppose the teaching of religion in the schools on the ground_ that the hol:ne is the proper place for l such teaching and that failing home instruction, the Sunday School can be relied upon to meet all requirements. From kindergarten through gt'ammar grades in government, in the State's activities, or in pub- lic life. We have public institutions without re- ligion, law-making bodies in which the sole touch c*: religion is the carefully-edited opening prayer of the official chaplain, and schools from which religion is by law excluded. The results have not been encouraging. If the conclusions of Mr. Ray- mond Fosdick and of the investigators who re- ported last xear to the American Bar Association deserve credit, we may be deemed "a criminal people." Surely, our wQrld needs Jesus Christ. We have tried a philosophy of life which had no place for Him, and it has been found wanting. The world today is sick, and there is no remedy oxcept in a return to Him who came to teach and to save.America. and empty threats. It is said on good authority that the founder of the Jesuit order, payed that his followers might never I opposition and persecution. He leo foresee that not in the easy apparent prosperity lay the way th .dir6etion of struggle and position with intellectual and a fact that Catholics who have themselves and their religion better for it. Compare the ' who came to us from countries have had to fight for their spineless ill-instructed from the so-called Catholic The one takes his faith as a does not appreciate it at all, ues it as a priceless possession, it, too. So we are rather regretful scriptive society in this country way to oblivion. It is true that moved its promoters; but the ence kept us from drifting into ference. The Klan did infiitel its own mem'oers than it eve r Catholic Church. The ished thromgh persecution. for any opposition stirred Voice.