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PAGE EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 18, 1943 'Dissolution' of Comintern Arouses Speculation in Press Bogota, Columbia. (K:)--Regard- less of what may have been the real reason for the dissolution of the Comintern, El Pueblo, Catho- lic daily of Medellin, still views International Communism as "one of the phases of the tremendous problem that humanity exper- iences today" and does not relax its "reflections on the danger en- tailed by the activity of Com- munism in this stage of general afflictions." "From the political viewpoint," the editorial says, "the Dictator Stalin has shown his capacity for adjustment to all circumstances. The readiness with which he gives way on certain points when through such flexibility, he hopes to obtain better benefits, cor- responds exactly to the modern orientation of a Communism which does not care about the methods, nor hesitates before any consideration, no matter how il- logical it may seem, in order to attain its veiled purposes. This same kind of opportunism led to the pact with Germany before the present war; to pacts in force with Japan even now, to the limitation of certain campaigns in all countries, or to seeking tacti- cal alliances with political cur- rents in specific instances." The cry of "Proletarian of all countries, unite!" directed against the "Capitalistic organization, op- pressor of contemporaneous so- ciety," El Pueblo says, gives way to a "knockout blow for the ar- rogance of Hitlerians and Fas- cists," but this does not neces- sarily signify that "from this day on "Communism has renounced its disuniting propositions so as to enter into a beneficial collabora- tion." "As long as the Commun- ist idea persists," the editorial concludes, "it will be the duty of Christians and democrats to fight it without truce and for the welfare of he world, just as they are now fighting Hitlerian total- itarianism. Both are forms of tyranny and methods of iniquity." Some weeks ago, El Pueblo car- ried an editorial on "The Total- itarians and Religion" in which it commented extensively on the document refuting the book in which the Musovite Patriarchy allegedly told "The Truth about Religion in Russia." The editor- ial was based on the text of this document released by _.Notieias Catholieas, the Spanish-language service of the N.C.W.C. News Ser- vice. It emphasized the fact that ments which we have begun pub-] lishing about the utilization of the[ Russian Orthodox Church both by the Soviets and the Nazis." "Berlin and Moscow, monstrous heads of totalitarianism and seats of tyranny," the editorial said "are utilizing the weakness of the schismatic Orthodox Church to so-called 'metropolitans' of the coerce them into signing docu- ments in which the preoccupa- tion of one or the other power for the religious future of their peo- ples is exalted; and they are try- mg to win a reputation for tol- erance in the world of believers who know that, under the dic- tatorship of leders, whatever their respective slogan may be, religious belief is the first thing attacked and outraged because it stands as an obstacle to the easy doinati0n of men." After cit- ing what has happened to the church in both Germany and Rus- sia, the editorial concludes: "There is no difference in total- itarian procedures when attack- ing religion. They know that the invisible bond uniting man with God, the spiritual structure which groups and makes all men broth- ers, conscious of both their tem- poral and eternal destiny, is the strongest barrier against all abuses and the one upon which the ar- rogances of false prophets and their decrepit idols crash." Guatemala. -- Verbum, Guate- mala's Catholic weekly recently compared the "sacred muteness" of the Vatican with "resolution on the truth about religion in Rus- sia." "Not much time has passed," the editorial said, "since we were re- cording Soviet boasts about ir- religion and atheism. Today, they lay themselves open to suspicion when they try to make us believe that there was nothing to that, that the religious situation in Russian lands has nothing to hide." The editorial, after comment- ing upon Nazi propaganda at- tempting to charge stories about religious persecution in Germany to "enemy propaganda," and also the new friendliness towards re- ligion professed by former anti- clericals in other lands, said: "Even the democracies today are positively inclined towards good relations with Catholicism and in the most'definite ways are dis- playing a friendship which has not seemed to have preoccupied them in times past." Those of us who were born with the gift of Faith, who have known Cilrist since our infance, who real- ize that we can bring Him into our hearts at any time by a simple prayer, or by a devout wish, are much more culpable for not cor- responding with the grace of His presence than are those who lived when He walked this earth, and who knew Him not. He contin- ues to come into His own and His own continue to receive Him not. 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The plans, which include a campaign for 1,000,000 twenty-five cent war stamps for the school, call for the expansion of the student body of the N. C. S. S. S., important Catholic graduate social work school in the nation's capital, sponsored by the National "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) sometimes refer to the Catholic Church as a foreign institution because it is not indigenous to any country, but is equally at home in all. In fact it is the least foreign of any institution in the world. It is because the Holy Father has spiritual children in every nation under the sun that he has con- [tacts with them all. Even nations, where Catholics are very few, have representatives at the Vati- can. The student to history is familiar with the importance of the papacy in world affairs of the past. The Vicar of Christ was al- ways acknowledged as an import- ant world figure. The pagan world of today looks to Plus XII for guidance Just as Attila look- ed to Leo the Great. The kingdom over which the Pope rules is the Kingdom of Christ. It is not of this world. His authority is from God and the fact that he speaks as one who has the authority of God seems to impress even those who axe not of his faith. He has no armies, but the majesty of his divine authority is impressive. Other rulers rise and fall, but the Vicar of Christ will reign until the end of the world. The average American is get- ting tired of reading about striking coal miners and tlze "off again, on again" policy of their chief, bers of the War Labor Board and of the President's vacillating po- licy. They claim that the Presi- dent has no man power statute by means of which he can order men in industry back to work. They say that threats of coercion by the Chief Executive are not the methods of democracy. All this is so much palaver. There is no doubt about what the President can do and if he has not the Dower he can easily acquire it. The point is tlmt this s not the time for any man or group of men to test the President's power, or that of the Congress. As a nation, we are engaged in a struggle for the survival of all that we hold dear. What will it profit any group, if it succeeds in winning all its points, only to fall into the hands of the Axis powers. The members of all the unions should appreciate the privilege that is theirs. They llve in a free country. Even the dis- gruntled parties in European na- tions unite to fight a common foe. Shall free Americans do less? At the present time every loyal citi- zen is doing his part to win the war. Many axe in the service, others are in war work, and oth- ers are on farms. All are united in a common purpose. Besides this, all are lending their money to their government, because they have the utmost confidence in this government of the people, bv the people and for the people. When the President tells any group of Council of Catholic Women. Rent Newsphoto. (N.C.W.C.) Catholic Union Leader Dies Catholic publishers Burns and Washington. (E)  Andrew J. Oates. It is stated that when Fallon, former president of the Archbishop Spellman was here International Plate Printers, Dye he offered 5,000 copies to the late Cardinal Hensley. The first con- Stampers and -Engravers Union, signment has arrived. A. F. of L., and foreman of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing plate printing section, has died here. Mr. Fallon, who was 67, was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Gabriel's Church, where Requiem Mass will be said for the repose of his soul. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Book By Archbishop Spellman Distributed In England London. ()--Arehbishop Spell- man's book "The Road to Victory" is to be distributed here by the Congratu]atlbns i John L. Lewis. Some columnists workers to go back to work and spend a lot of time and words that they will be justly paid, they trying to justify the tactics of the have no more right to strike than mine workers' leader. They dwell has the soldier on the battle field. upon certain technical points that The sentiment of the majority of have been won by Lewis in the people in this country is over- battle for wage contracts. They whelmingly against strikes in in- speak of the stupidity of the mem- dustry during war. The will of to BISHOP MORRIS REPHAN'S DEPT. STORES Little Rock North Little Rock Paris Camden Conway Morrilton our service! "Safety is Always the First Consideration... Nothing / * WORTH OF WEAVES A UNIFORM! Secular Paper Editorial Att Birth Control Yonkers. (C) -- An the Herald Statesman, newspaper of this city, ing the "No Children rule of apartments and homes for lease, concluded denunciation on birth The editorial pointed the widow and tiny son, of Capt. Colin Kelly, II air hero, were barred apartments and small Los Angeles by the "No Allowed" rule when there after obtaining The Kellys at length ers when a relief worker, ferre.d to another city, them to take her small The editorial states that ple which deliberately, economic selfishness cal softness, depresses birthrate can not long. remain a vigorous and c people." Attacking the "] dren Allowed" rule control, the editorial said: "All arguments to the notwithstanding, God any man and woman to live all their days in room apartment, affection on a dog or a I spending their money on cylinder, but single:seat lile_.: the people will prevail John L. Lewis has I short day and is Mrs. C. R. Henry C.R. Member Top Club Member Top HENRY & HENRY MRS. MATTIE E. 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