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+( i 1 l&apos; A.' i i I +l " I Έ 1 PAGE TWO THE VACATION SEASON Pu|llished %Veekly by • THE CATttOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY of tile l)iocese of Litlle Rock 3o9 ,Vl;:.q'[" SECONI} STRICF.T Entered a oeCOnd-clAss [ll:tttl:l {;ll't?I1 I,. I)1 1, at um postoffice at Little lock, Ark., raider the Act of Cougrcss of Match 3. 1879. S[."IISCFli'flI)N PRICI( $".U0 TIlE YEAR CI],\\;N(Hf ()F AI)I)I(ES% qVllell ;1 CJl;lllKt' o[ ;l([drt, hs is d ileu Hie sII]lcr/ber- SlOlfl(l give both I:he old u(I the lle',v atmrcs. (:<.) <R ,S '{)NIH.:NI:I,: Matter /nl('+l+h,d l%r ",ulllcaliotl m +l'hc (lliIlql,gLI M++mld I;IC]l LIS DOI Itlr ll]lll \\;'dlC LV II (iJllllf, {  iiew,% COT't',*<*DtlCIIC 1 lI,va)* g’0]('OIll:, ] t *]lldIlb t[ I+( t:iL'I',y I [tJ[5 lllil{lu[" 1 ':m'd ally al,pre- elated. R.v-----7’-T17-, 757-iTi;;,:-iT;i+(;+-.i:777:7.-:TU777.777):T,,7,;-?5::U,L |] t't/llllllEDIC/tllt+II, {il*Oll[ '*']'} e (tlardial'" s[zon]d L*(' alhlrehsl!d tit TIIE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1923 the Rcv. (.;((,. ! 3.1c;)..,m,,t 307 ;Vtt >,.c,md .utct. i3auses IJFI'ICIAI+ A I'I'I()V,\\;I. The (]tl;ll•dlall is the OlliCia] Ol141ill el the l)ioccse of IAtde Rock, atlt] I play God tllat it illay lie all t!alilcst Clllllnplt)ll ill the cause el right, uitiee ;lli(l [l'Uth illill ;ill aidelll dciun<h:l • el tilc reilglOll which we all love so well. I extc.nd to it iily 1,]esshig with the shieere holm that it /&rer hilly }e Iollg iillll iHr<)tJEIi)LIS JOIIN B, MORRIS, Bishop of Little Rock, LITTLE ROCK, ARK., JULY 7, 1923. Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. .O- "For the wages of sin is death. of God, life everlasting." .O.-O s "By their fruits you shall know them." -O-- * * * *  *  * * * * * But the grace SPIRIT OF JULY FOURTH * • On the semi-centennial of the signing * • of the Declaration of Independence, * • Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, addressed * • the following communication to his tel- * • low countrymen : . • "Grateful to Almighty God for * • the blessings which, through * • Jesus Christ Our Lord, He has * • conferred on my beloved country, + • in her emancipation and upon my- * • self in permitting me, under ciz .... • stances of great mercy, to live to + • originally subscribed on the .see- • end day of August of the sanie year, and of which ! am m)w the • last surviving signer. • I do hereby recommend to the • present and future generationr+, • the principles of that important • document as the best earthly in- .4, heritance their ancestors" could • bequeath to thena, and I pray that • the civil and religious libe.rties • they have secured to my country • may be perpetuated to the r.mot- • est posterity, and extended to the • whole family of man." * • Charles Carroll of Carrollton. * • August 2, 1826. * -O- : DEVOTED tTO FAITH. ] ) When the famous scientist, Loentgen, died re- cently in Germany it was reported that his body was cremated. But this runmr was unfounded, for the London Universe, a Catholic weekly, tells ,us that the noted discoverer of Roextgen rays was :a staunch Catholic. Every day he recited the,Rosary, and every Sat- urday '+he fasted in honor of Our Lady, at whose feet he found solution of all his doubts and diffi- culties." The Universe says: "Pasteur and Roentgen, two giants of science, should be remem- bered; the Frenchnmn before the Blessed Sacra- ment, and the+German with his rosary beads at the feet of Our Lady's statue." O-0 I ,, I ,, f, he word Romanist ws, in times past, meant to be offensive, but now, when it is bears a new I connection, it is, to say the.least, ambiguous. In' a recent article The Tablet of London asks the iluestion: "What is it to be a 'Romanist' without being a Catholic?" And it immediately proceeds to give this answer:" "Thereare many such--a whole shoal .of devout persons in the establish ment who wait to be guided by what 'Rome' does in this or that matter, as though her legislation was as much intended for them as for the Catholic faithful." On this extraordinary attitude of certain Angli- cans who look to Rome for guiding in matters of conscience when it suits them, The Tablet makes this very proper comment: "Catholics may be forgiven for getting somewhat impatient of the inconsistency which follows Rome in everything but the thing that really matters." The first touch of summer, turns the whole country into a huge vacation camp. Men, women and children, tired and worn after a year's work, will seek healthful rest and recreation in the country or at the seashore, in the woods or at the mountains. Ah:'eady they are maMng their pre- parations, and al'e indulgino" in the joyful antici- pations which constitute a very real part of ;he joys of vacation. The tired clerk, as he bends ovo'r his ledger now glimpses in fancy tile sulilinK fields, and wooded hills of Cod's country. The girl with l)usy fin- gers plying monotonously over typewriter keys, now for a moment to daydream. The worker in the hive of industry or the marts o1! trade feels a new invigoration stealing over him as he plans his summer vacation. And the tired business man longs for the lodge in some wmt wilderness, where far from the maddening crowd's ignoble strife he may gain sureease from toil and respite from the daily grind. i No one grudges poor first humanity the brief 'respite of a few weeks' vacation in tim summer. Vacation once esteemed a luxury is now rated as a necessity. Our modern llfe is so constituted that we must have occasional holidays to recoup our nerves. The machine-made uniformity of modern life produces an atrophying effect upon all our faculties. We feel with benumbing dis- quietude the weariness of routine: The irksome- ness of the daily task presses heavier upon us. And tired nature clamors for relief with an in- sistence that will not be denied. The modern science of business efficiency rec- ognizes this, and at great expense provides for va- cations. Heads of industries with few exceptions, now grant their employees a few weeks vacation in the summer time. They are moved by the ar- gument of economy. It is on the same principle that you can get more work out of a fresh horse than out of a tired one. But like other good things in life, vacation may be subject to abuse. The few weeks rest in the summer are often the most dangerous weeks ,in the year, spiritually as well as physically. Tem- porary relaxation often lets down the outer de- fenses that hedge people round during the rest of the year. This is why we read about so many vacation tragedies. the age of 89 years and to survive " dh a’+.:^+. .......... ., , • Catholics goinv on vacation should engrave up- ;i::d;nc'e[2nd L:;ye,:g;y '"-,,,:?.. , on their memo,'ies a few counsels to take with present si,matme m 7 . , them. , First of all,, they should remember, that g ' ' y approoaion . . . , of -h t-._.+_,, ......... ,Ithere m no such thing as'a vacation from the en ..... u,uun oi nmepena- [Coglmandments, that the obligation of Sunday ence, adopted by Congress offthe "t. ....... " ...... , - ......... , ' .... ,+ Fourth of. July, 1776, to whiC]i I , l iviass still follows them On their va6atlon', tli/t.The ,,, counsels of" frequent confession and Holy Commu- : nion are just as urgerJt in July and August as in ,, December.' ' , If Ca' tholle.!+", will only remember that their advei's:try the devil does not; take a va, c:tion but is every bu',y seekillK v:bom lm inay devoul', >s ", ,-,c, tAll]O, and gov- that wmation time i':4 iris ]l,d\\;c<,t '" ' :,. etul [;h(,qn: ehe; ac, c, oJ'dilv:l.v, they will e -'joy a hap. i .. -) , py and profitable vaemitn, and rettu'n witll a ,,, harvest elf pl(msalK Inemories reci'eated in soul ,,as well a:+ in body, with new ',<'I, for the labor , wMch is tl'le lot of ntanldid O11 (ylA'th, and wJtt+ , added inspiration for their aceonaplishment of . that hii;hev destiLv which is tilt:; end of mall. -i € J• The Pilot. l.,o,,lA)ii. ............... 0-0 I / t * - l,l"Ol'I AND I,VtI(rE O]i' WOMEN ) •  The I,t,>hol)s progTaln says that those wontcn who are engaged in the same tasks as men should receive equal pay for ('qtla] amounts and quali- ties of work. The dissenters from this opinion usually base their argument on the fact that the man's wage• should be a family wage and the woman's wage, an individual wage. The latest report of the Women's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor, does much to spoil this argument and establish the general principle contained in the Bishops' Program on a very firm foundation. The burden assumed by the worMng woman is different from that assumed by the man. Woman is looked to for the support of older people, par- ents and aunts, or disabled brothers and sisters. women being the home makers and men the pro- riders, no longer holds in practice. A serious condition of society exists, whicl de- mands the staunch principles set down in the Bishops' Program, and the bold action promised by the National Council of Catholic Women in their resolutions of last fall. ,O-O GLOIYING IN ONE'S SHAME r" 2 I he great apostle .... t. Paul, had a special inter- est in the Philipphm:,, lis lirst conyerts iii Mace-- i donia, md he manife,d, ed that interest in the well- I known epistle which he wrote to them whilst he] was a prisoner in Rome. In that epistle lie told them how he grieved for their shortcomings, and whilst moral turpitude was the topic uppermost in his mind, it is quite evident his solicitude extended as to faults against faith, for he warns the people against false teachers, calling them, m his own vigorous fashion, dogs and e.nenies of the cross o’ Christ. A striking instance of glorying in one's shame came to our notice some time ago in the person or a minister who had been expelled from his church for unbelief and who exultingly called himself "the last of the heretics," flippantly rejoiced when I failure to'prosecute another clergyman left him in] the enjoyment of his singular distinction. I . The sad and the significant thing about such a mental attitude is that it is not uncommon even with men who show great familiarity with Holy Scripture, which stigmatizes heresy and schism in vigorous terms. If St. Paul could afford to say: "How I blessed you brethren, to mark them who make dissensions and offenses contrary to the doctrines which you have learnt and to avoid them," it is a serious thing to tamper with the creed of Christianity, for it has objective truth, and it cannot be brushed aside with sneering allu- sions to heresy trials and the inquisition. It may be difficult for Protestants to proceed against thoe who err in matters of faith, but the Catholic Church will nver fail to guard the deposit of faith, and those who recall the days of incipient modernism will know that she knows no ambig- uity when the,re is a question of faith. T. O-O ................. TRUE IN CHURCH AND STA,TE. In a happy alliteration--"Bloated Biogral,hy"- a debate recently held in London is referred to. The debate, no doubt, was precipitated by the extraordinary length of some biog'raphies. The life of Gladstone was long, but that of Disrael was longer,oand now that of Chamberlain prom- igeg0 exceed the jointlength of the other two. just mentioned. In our country "The Life el' John Marshall, fascinating thought it be, is. with its four volumes, a severe tax on the time alid pP.rBe of the average roadel:. Among Catholic biog'raphies which m OUr jud'r- menl have exceeded the length demanded for an adequate preselrLation of their subjects, two, and those are "The Life of Cardina! Gibbons" and '"i'he Life of Monsignor Benson." l Ii' F, niinerce. the Cardinal. was a notable lilaure in the life o[" the Church in this country, but the re, aders to whonl the biography would appeal, we.r,e toe, i'amilial' with the leadig events in (',ardinal Gib- bons' life to be l)eguiled-into reading two \\;,olumes about him so soon after his death. And as to Monsignor Benson, w,, wiiling'!y pay tribute to his distinction, brilliancy and ver,;a- tility but we modestly submit that il, did not call for two wflumes to set: forth fully and adequately the part which that distinguished conver played during his short career as a Catholic, and we sur- mise that his clever biov.rapher, Fathm' lVlartin- dale, S.J., shared our view, for the second volmne is largely devoted to an analysis of the various books written by Monsignor Benson. So that in the interest of readers, we are at one with the English in our reprobation of "Bloated Biogra- phies." T. O-O ........ THEORY AND PRACTICE. There is so much room for discrepancy between thory and practice m every calling that we are Sho has no alternative and falls heir to these re-lkeen in discerning it. Newspaper men have re- sponsibilities almost as inescapably as she inherits cently gone on record as givi,ng their adherence physical characteristics. |to certain canons or jourzlaIism which are not ;l'he man's responsibilities he deliberately and/easily lived up to in our day, but owing no doubt to the influence which the modern paper wields, the critic who would poh?t out its violation of its own ethical standard has uot been very much in evidence. The canons we refer" to were seven in number, and were gone over vmT carefully by 100 news- paper men in the presence of President Harding, who made an address in his capacity of fellow craftsmen. Of the various canons which were phrased in lofty language we single out the last two for an inadversion, for they are the ones that most di-' rectly fall under the criticism of Catholic journal ism, and these are fair play and decency. Canon six very pompously states that a news- paper should not publish unofficial charges affect- ing reputation or moral character without oppor- tunity given to the accused to be heard, but we modestly submit that this canon is nlore honored in the breach than in the observance. In the course bf reading newspapers for more'than 40 years we willingly undertakes when he marries. He is re- sponsible for the young rather than for the old, and with'the advance of years, his burdens natur- ally become lighter. Because a large majority of working women live at home, some consider this as sufficient jus- tification for paying them low wages. Many im- portant investigations have shown, however, that a great number of these women contribute all their earnings to their families. A single we- man is frequently the chief breadwinner for her family, and" thc married woman almost always contributes her entire wage to help out with fatal- ly expenses. Few realize that many families get as much financial assistance fromtheir daughters as from their sons + Some families get even more. The fact that more than eight and a half mil- lion women are (ainfully employed in the United States, and the fact that out of every four'work- e'rs one is a Woman, show that the old theory of have often observed private rights invaded and outraged without Discussing canon seven, which cency, the distinguished j( met in Washington contended a not escape conviction of fessing high moral purpose, when centives to base conduct, such as in details of crime and vice is not demon;tcable for the Of course, the avorago newspaper own deliberate l)andering to vicious what is the dif[erence ir pure by sordid and <' ,,',,',s " ", ,,u,>c< tix c details ' P_Ol be undone 1)y professional on. Wouht it not be better to interpretation of the, canon in questi it cannot be (lemonstrated'that the details about vice and crime is good. This is a sample of the theory and practice in journalism. @ [ @ EDITORIAL EXCESS BAGGAGE Many a Catholic has lost his cate climbing the social lad( view. o-O- DON'tT ALL SPEAK AT We are being told over and over United States can not prosper until. stored to a normal condition. Chaos ing in Europe as bad as ever, if yet on this side of the Atlantic, exceptionally prosperous. Explain The American Israelite. .O-O SOMEHTING W(RTH • Perhaps the best proof of the Catholic press is to be found in those who regularly read a people know that nothing appears what is wholesome and edifying, given to what is evil, salacious The Catholic Advance. ............... O-O DON'T MEDDLE Don't meddle. In every meddlesome person who is re thirds o£ the nfisunderstandings such a problem. Don't complain. The chronic complainer travels a pays heavy toil in the way of and pleasures. Don't rehearse physical or otherwise. People you not because they are they are trying to be polite. pains, heart-breaks--no one has them. There is a certain grim to be derived from telling how one all night keeping company wil:h l't it only gains for one the re a bore. Th, e MiaMo•m,.y. ...................... O-O, T() 'I'IH)J TltINKIN( To the thinki!jg man the const the Catholic Church should be an examine. Surely if the Church is mies maintain it is there is no country. But--yes, there's a millions of members here, the them decent, law-abiding, patriotic any one if he ever heard the ordinary politics from the pulpit; his experience as a Catholic he vote this or that way by the ask him any other question charges of the enemy and he you that he never heard any of cussed in church at at any Catholic and women who declaim against just plain liars.--q'he Sun, CA THO LIC The using of one's religion on for professional profit, either lucre, is a contemptible game. we have a certain few, sot=tally ally prominent Catholics, who can windjam at a communion Name Society meeting with the of a Richard the Lion-Hearted, the view of their own, where th with impunity, they give no of the faith that is suposed to be They give no Catholic example, Catholic rights, they assm no they show in no manner throbbing faith that should ooze deliberation. In fact, one would search warrant to discover that lies at all. We hope the day will some scientist will tell us that at large will know what to feed not be bouquets either. The door paper basket have been handy for at this end.--Tablet, Brooklyn, N,