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4. N1at nothlr is more i that Catholic papers tCrature slould have circulation, so that every i every day good rcad- Instructs and warns, and ] and promotes the Chris-: BENEDICTUs. pp.. XV.! ! nI mP I qm mpo ! i A Catholic Paper is a Perl)etual Mission. PQpe Leo XIII. "The Gttardian" ill every home--mr motto. mD 4m  b  4it. m wnlt,,oamom XIII The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas Y LITTLE ROCK, ARK., SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1923. Number 2 FLOERSH WELCOMED TO LOUISVILLE SEE and City Officials Take Part in to New Coadjutor. ,--.--......__ N. C. W. C. News Service.) June 22.The celebra- to the arrival of the Rt. lohn A. Floersh, coadjutor bishop closed last night with a of the laity attended by officials of Louisville an' of Kentucky and representa- parish in the diocese. Floersh arrived in Louisville evening and was met at the by a delegation representing and Catholic organiza- of the diocese. He was accom- by a committee of the diocesan who met him at Cincinnati. after his arrival, accompanied Very Rev. George W. Schu- apostolic administrator, Bishop CARDINAL O'CONNELL NOTED A RELIQOUS I CHANGE IN ENGLAND I (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Boston, June 25.A nti-Catholic [sentiment is being gradually elimi- [n ,ated ]n England, in the opinion of His Eminence, William, Cardi O'Connell, who has returned fromna: trip to that country during which he visited many of the old cathedral and abbey churches. "I could no help seeing a great change coming over the religious life and sentiment of the English people," said Cardinal O'Connell, on his arrival in Boston. Wave of Catholic Sentiment "There is a calm but very impres- sive wave of Catholic sentiment that is gradually eliminating the bitter an- ti-Catholicism of the radical Protest. [antism of even half a century ago. It is refreshing to nee that this senti- called upon Bishop O'Dona- ment is gradually growing among the whose advanced age prevented bishops, among the clergy and among taking part in the festivi- the people. I ascribe a great deal of welcome, lit to the renewed interest in those Celebrates Mass. wonderful cathedrals and abbey morning the new bishop [ churches, many of which I visited, and the Solemn Pontifical Mass[which are really sermons in stone for Cathedral. He was met there the English people. Sclmmann, who welcomed Somewhat Bewildering behalf of the clergy anti faith- "It is a common thing now to see the diocese and at the same in the London Times, High Mass ad- surrendered his jurisdiction as vertised in Anglican churches; it has olic administrator of the See of ceased to cause surprise any hmger. 2'ather Schumann recalled Bfit I must say it is hwihlering to fistory of the diocese over which find that the Congregational minis- bishop is to rule and ex- tcrs are donning chasubles, and that the gratification of the clergy they, too, are saying ttigh Mass of airy that Bishop Iloersh had been ' Requiem for the ttead and are vener- for the See. All Catholic. [ating the old Saxon saints. Bitter Factions e rejoice that you come young "This surely is a real change in the to grow up with the diocese relfgious life of the English people Of growth/, 6ourse, side by side ith this goe the Schumann said. "I have no reaction to be expected. A small but of recommending to you the very bitter and noisy faction is awake of the elegy; suffice it to say, to all this and utters its feeble but are priests. I will not attempt to unavailing protest. the devotion you will find in They Are Game communities. Nor need "I shoukl say that socially England the loyalty of the laity has changed very radically, very fun- are Catholic.', damentally. There is almost nobody Banquet. in the parks and the Row is deserted. the Mass Bishop Floersh was One feels rather that the English poe. guest of honor at a banquet given ple are having their serious difficul. the clergy of the diocese at the ties in an economic way. But let it Hotel. The Rev. p. M. J. Rock, be said to their great credit that they of the Cathedral, made the are game and that they will come address to which Bishop thrQugh?,, responded The following Cardinal O'Connell said that while the bishop celebrated Mass he went abroad for a rest he was not the l for the children of idle. He visited many towns, al- Catholic schools of the diocese, though he stayed when possible at lit- of the 20,000 pupils tle country inns. various parochial schools were Editor Elder Addresses. BABSON'S APPEAL the reception of the laity FOR SPIRITUALITY night the address of welcome to new bishop was delivered by Ben- Elder. Mr Elder dwelt upon IN HIGHER EDUCATION feelings of resIect and filial loy- with which Catholics greet a rep- (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) [: of the vicar of Christ, say- Washington, June 28.A circular ' letter urging college graduates to ex- is sweet to be submissive to di- ert their influence to bring about pro- authority It is great to have per instruction in spiritual affairs in higher than ourselves to their respective colleges, has been sent to clingsomething more sub- out by Roger W. Babson. The appeal than the Promises of men like is based on the statements that "Ed- Upon which to rely. Yester- ucation unless guided by a religious we were born; tomorrow we shall purpose is a very dangerous thing. The horizon of our vision, though Giving wrong economic teaching to illumined by the light of genius, the average man is like giving a gun but the length of a day, 'and to a maniac." our day is eternity; and after Calling attention to the fact that is eternity. Oh! the futility and/his organization for many years past of this mortal life of ours, has stressed the importance of the the transcendant Being Who spiritual factor in business, een at[ ?s Time and Death, to teach us how the cost of considerable criticism of these few fitful years into its attitude, Mr. Babson writes: pattern of Eternity.,, "If statistics lmve taught us one to the diocese of Louis- thing during the past twenty years, it as the "first cradle of Catholicity is that 'the spiritual factor in the of the Allegheny Mountains,' greatest factor in the growth of corn- Elder sketched the state of the munities and nations. It is well today as follows: "We have enough to talk about land, labor anti than 100 schools and colleges capital. They all have their uses and UpWards of 20,000 children are functions, but of themselves they are Our Catholic charities are helpless in bringing about prosperity. surpassed, if indeed they are Land, labor and capital existed long by all other charities corn- before there was even civilization. Our laymen and women are Many great nations such as Babylon, and theyin aremanYall flourishingready and willingSCie" Persia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and even lpnom your hands. We are justly Spain, have possessed hind, labor and capital in abundance but fell for want ad of the past, but our vision is of this far more important quality The and Where laity of you the lead diocese we shall has the spiritual factor." answered the call o." your pre- Nature manages to even up things, aml will instantly respond Lo o for every recldess driver there is a wish of yours.', jaywalker. Sounds Keynote For Organization of Men and Women NEED OF CHtIRCH IN AMERICA AND HOW ORGANIZA- TION OF CATHOLICS CAN MEET THEM. (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Cleveland, June 25.Pre]iminary to the organization of diocesan councils of the National Council of Catholic Men and the National Council of Catholic Women in his diocese a pas- toral letter from the Rt. Rev. Joseph Schrembs, bishop of Cleveland and chairman of the department of lay organizations, was read at all the Masses in every church of the diocese yesterday, appealing for the united support of the laity in the work. Lack of Organization. "Owing to the lack of organization in the past," said Bishop Schrembs in his letter, "the Church in America, de- spite the many and well-meant efforts in ninny tiehts of important and .worthy endeavor, has not granted the rich and plentiful fruits that were ex- pected. Plans were announced for a meet- ing of representative men from the different parishes to be selected by pastors on Wednesd:,y. lepresenta- tires of every Caiholic women's so- ciety, ts well as parish dele,ates, are to meet on Thtn's(hty. The meelings will be held in Cathedral H:tll. Need of Organization In part, Bishop Schremb's letter is as follows: "No one who is at all awake to the many and pressing problems confront ing us can entertMn any reasonable doubt as to the need of this organi- zation which has been called into be- ing by the united action of the hier- archy of the United States and has been repeatedly blessed, encouraged and confirmed by two succeeding Pon- tiffs, Pope Benedict XV and Pope Plus XI. Defense of Rights " "The defense of the civil and reli- gious rights of Catholics in the Unit- ed States is in itself a tremendous task, yet I do not hesitate to say that if we confine ourselves to mere defen- sive action we will indeed make but little progress. "It was the great Generalissimo, Marshal Foch, who said during the late war that the army which is al- ways on the defensive is already beat- on. Our Obligations "As faithful children of the Church we must labor in season and out of season not only to defend the rights of the Church, but also to make the Church known and loved. It must be our constant aim to translate into a living reality the ringing words of Cardinal Newman to the Catholics of England in his day: 'Oblige men to know you; persuade them, importune them, shame them into knowing you. Make it so clear what you are that they cannot affect not to see you, nor refuse to justify you .... Wherever Catholicism is known it is respected. . . A religion which comes from God, approves itself to the conscience of the people, wherever it is really. known. I want you to rouse your- selves to understand who you are, to I know yourselves. I wouhl aim pri- marily at organization, edification, and cultivation of mind, growth of reason. It is a moral force not a ma- terial one, which will indicate your profession and will secure your tri- umph .... What I desire in Catholics is the gift of bringing out what their religion is.' Help Immigrants "Why waste time in complaining of the proselytizing tactics of sectaries who are stealing the faith of our Catholic immigrant people? Rather let us orgamze and bring to these lonely souls the warm sympathy of our holy religion, and thus give them the proof that the Catholic Churck in America loves all her children and will care for them. Hooded Mobs "Why clmnt lamentations over the malicious antics of hooded mobs who, outraging the rights of American citi- I zenship: sell their dignity of American manhood at ton dollars a head to en- rich designing politiei:ms who use hese dupes to accomplish their nefa- [.rious ends of destroying law, orcler :!and liberty, as guaranteed hy the Con- stitution of the United States ? Plant Cross of Christ "Let us go out and plant the Cross of Jesus Christ in the form of Catho- lic churches and schools on the fringes of our over-populated parishes, where !gindre(ts of souls are losing the birth- rig]t of their I:Ioly Catli0lic Faith. Let us push the outpostu of our Holy Re- ligion into the big stretches of coun- try, where there arc no churches or schools, and where Catholic families, widely scattered, scarcely see a priest from one end of the year to the other. Why Follow Outsiders? "Again, why trail after every social leader outside the Catholic Church, who, moved by the social misery of the massesi sounds the cry for better- ment, based on mere natural, motives, advocating half remedies, when we possess the full legacy of Divine Truth and the masterful application of Justice and Charity to the present day needs in that wonderful Social Ency- clical of Pope Leo XIII, which is rec- ognized by the ablest sociologists the world over as the Magna Charta of social rights and social duties of man- kind ? Study Our Own Faith "Let us study our faith and famil- iarize ourselves with the great prin- ciples so clearly enunciated in the above-named encyclical. Thus, we will bring to a hungry and suffering world our contribution of relief, and point the real and adequate remedy for the growing ills of society. Only Effective Work "No individual, however, gifted, ac- tive or zealous, can do much or last- ing work along these lines by himself t alone. Thorough and practical organ- ization only can do effective work of this kind. Owing to the lack of such organization in the past, the Church in America, despite the many and well- meant efforts in many fields of im- portant and worthy endeavor, has not garnered the rich and plentiful fruits that were expectedY CATHOLIC EDUCATION LEADERS GATHER FOR CLEVELAND MEETING (By N. C. W. C News Secvicc.) Cleveland, June 25.Delegates to the twentieth annual convention of the Catholic Educational Association arrived here today. The convention formally opens with a solemn Ponti- fical Mass in St. Patrick's Church to- morrow morning. Meetings of the ad- visory committee and the executive board were heht today and tonight and there was a reception for the vis- iting priests and brothers who were presented to Bishop Schrembs and the clergy of the Cleveland diocese. Bishop Schrembs will deliver the sermon at the Mass tomorrow morn- ing and the at. Rev. Thonms J Sha- han, rector of the Catholic Universit: of America and president general of the association, will open the first gen- eral session which will be held iR the hall of Forest City Council, Knights of Columbus. Meetings of the depart- ment of colleges and secondary schools, the conference of Catholic women's Colleges, the library section, the parish school department, the su- perintendents' section, the geminary department and the conferences of provincial superiors are scheduled to be'held here during the convention. Whether or not "America is about to die of her gohl," as Louis Loucheur, a French financier, a.qserts there is no European nation that would no like ' to contract the disease. l A00ERICAN ISSUES WARNNG i AGAINST SOVIET (By N. C. W C News Service.) Washington, June 25.Despite the fact that the people of the United States have declared themselves against thatkind of internationalism which involves participation in the tortuous maneuvering of European political affairs, Europe will loom large on the horizon of the next Con- gress which meets in December. Tak- ing advantage of the first lull in more than eight years ia legislative activi- ties, members of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are upon | LABOR - !BATTLE FLAG GIVEN TO CATHOLIC mGH SCHOOL IN ST. LOUIS (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) St. Louis, Me., June 14.On the day that the Armistice ending the World War was declared, November 11, 1918, an American flag was un- furled and flung to the breeze from a qptive balloon that floated above the battle line somewhere in France. This identical flag was today present- ed to Rosati-Kain High School, St. Louis, and raised on its staff on the lawn before the building. Faithful Navigator Harry G. Whetan of the their own initiative making a survey[Four, h Degree Assembly Knights of of European conditions. They are Columbus, presented the flag in" their traveling up and down the continent'n ............... :nedslav:Umm:e; Zm'Hh;l' "e :f :h: ::i:aldP::' "m'.-. -. :prsT:te: t renmsnOPtaf:7oT:deu,ennon,,,, ,a,,..wn in slve tours m Russia. School. . " g To Be Aired. Ore-- Decisio The policy of the United SLates with His Gr ....  . n. .. [ ace OOZ oceaslon o call at- reference to the recognition of the so- i tention to the fact that the flag sym :ptf:}::ll:::: gluPr:bable:th:lbolizes our American libel'tie,, civii "  s , and religious and refer Senate meets. Pleas will undoubtedlY!cent ---"-'- ' .... red tothe re- ucamon oz ne upreme ourt of be made for the establishmen of offi- cial relations with the soviet govern- i the United States in regard to the teaching of foreign languages in the ment and, in connection with the schools. He noted that the decision world court proposal, there will be a general airing of Europe's difficulties. Europe Disturhed. As if in preparation for the forth- coming debate the American Federa- tion of Labor has issued an important manifesto calling attention to the dis- turbing trend of labor activities in the I{,urope:m - politic'd liehl---a problem general to lhn'ope, although it cen- ters upon Russia--raM the spread of /the communistic ideal expressed in the soviet regime to other countries. This warning is evoked by the recent action of the International Federation of Trafispb't Worke'r in-*nrlnffintran alliance with the Red soviet organiza- tion of transport workers which is characterized as "sell out" to com-[ munism by a very important branch[ of European organized labor. "The de- velopments in this conference," the federation declares, "and in other con- ferences of the month show European labor slipping toward the Red revolu- tionary standards in a movement that from this distance looks very much like a rout." DANGER TO POLISH FAITH SHOWN BY CATHOLIC LEADER (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Washington, D. C., June 25.--The faith of millions of Catholics in Po- land is menaced by propaganda di- rected from the United States in an effort to win them from their allegi- ance to the Catholic Church through a Polish National Church that appeals to the intense patriotic spirit of the people, according to Count Thadee Lubienski, President of the Catholic Populist Party of Poland, who is here to inform American Catholics relative to conditions in his own country. National Church the Real Danger Protestant denominations, accord. ing to Count Lubienski, are making but little progress in Poland, where the idea of religion is traditionally bound up with the spirit of Catholic- ism. Such propaganda as is being carried on by Protestants has been chiefly instrumental in creating a spirit of religious indifference among the people who cannot associate re- ligion with Protestant beliefs and practices. But a real danger lies in the 'activities of the so-called Polish National Church, whose head is Bish- 'op Hodor and which was established about twenty years ago in the United States. Although not officially recog- nized in Poland, this sect is endeavor- ing to make inroads on the faith of the people through its attacks on the Polish clergy and by endeavoring to maintain that the Church is an enemy of the democratic system of govern- ment and of popular education, Count Lubienski, ,who, like all his fellow-countrymen, was deeply im- pressed with the splendid example of efficiency shown by American Relief agencies in Poland, is here to study the best means of organizing against this menace to the faith of his people, He carries credentials from the high- est Polish ecclesiastical authorities. gave a hint of what the Supreme Court might be expected to do when I called upon to decide as to the con- I stitutionality of the Oregan law that is aimed at the Catholic parochial schools. His Grace quoted the de- cision at some length in its interpre- tation of the rights of parents to have their chi.hlren educated in morality and religion according to the dictates of their consciences. He declared that parents who do not ensure the educa, tion of children in accordance with the dictates of conscience sin against their School was brought from France by Charles O. Layton, a member of the Fourth Degree Assembly K. of C., in St. Louis, and three Fourth Degree members hoisted it while the 609 stu- dents and their teachers sang "The Star Spangled Banner? and "God of Might, We Praise Thy Name." CHICAGO PROTESTANT. CHURCHES RESORT TO ADVERTISING (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Chicago, Ill., June 22.--Advertising space purchased in the newspapers ia I being resorted to in an intensive pub- licity campaign promoted by the sev- eral Protestant churches in Chicago. Today the Lutherans oarried a full page advertisement in the daily press, and the Chicago Church Federation, which includes most of the thex Protestant denomi'nations is undertak-. lng a similar campier, A jo{nt committee f the ChicagO" Church Federation, and the Chicago Associationof Commerce, has boon appointed to work out plans for a conference of newspaper publishers, publicity men, advertising writers, ed- itors, artists, sports writers and mag- azine men to demonstrate the ooper. ative benefits of church publicity and advertising. Newspaper advertising will receive special attention. NEW BISHOPS APPOINTMENTS ARE ANNOUNCED AT ROME (By N. C. W. C. News Serviaa.) Rome, June 25.The appointment of two new bishops by Pope Plus has been announced from the Vatican. They are the Rt. Rev. Daniel J. Gercke to be bishop of Tucson and tho Rt. Rev. Louis Rheaume to be bishop of Haileybury, Ontario. Monsignor Gercke has been eetor of the Cathedral of Sis. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, for the past four years. He is a native of Philadelphia and is 49 years old. His studies for the priesthood, after he attended St. Joseph's College, were carried on at St. Charles Seminary, Overbrooks, Pa. He was ordained in June, 1901. As bishop of Tucson he succeeds the late Bishop Granjon, who died in France last year. ! z i /i i 1 %1