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% %, . j THE GUARDIAN, SATUR DAY, JULY 16, 1921. I I PAGE FIVE 9 ' liberty and freedom which it guaran- THE CHURCH IN THE SOUTH. Hen. William E..,Mason, sively with affairs of the soul was bet- Congressman-at-large from Illinois, ter. Neither does Jesus condemn'phil- who died recently, was always a anthropy or the service of our fellow- friend of Irish liberty, and among his men as exemplified, for instance, by closest friends were Irish residents of Chicago. The editor of Th% Gaelic American when he lived in Chicago frequently met him in connection with Irish affairs and the two spoke to- gether, with George Fred. Williams, at a Fourth of July outing of the Clan- na-Gael in Boston. Mr. Mason was then United States Senator from Illi- nois. In his speech, which strongly advocated Ireland's Independence, he referred contemptuously to the Anglo- maniacs as "those fellows who turn up their trousers every tim it rains in London." Yet he was ot unmixed English descent. Mr. Mason had the unique distinc- tion of having served in both branches of Congress. He was born at Frank-" linville, N. Y., July/7, 1850. When he was eight yeas old his family moved to Bentonsport, Ia., where he was educated. He taught school from 1866 until 1870, and in 1872 was ad- mitted to the Illinois bar. He moved to Chicago and entered actively into State pod!tics. In 1879 he was elected to the Illinois State Assembly and then served as State Senator from 1881 to 1885. Mr. Mason was first elected to Con- gress in 1887 and served in the Fif- tieth and Fifty-first Congresses as a member of the House of Representa- tives. In 1897 he was elected to the United States Senate from Illinois, but was defeated for re-election in 1902. He resumed the practise of law in Chicago until 1917, when he was elecfed to the House of Representa- tives, serving continuously from that time until his death. our hard working physicians and nurses. But when we serve our fel- lowmen without a thought of God, we .deserve Our Lord's rebuke. To serve man only, or merely to talk about the service of humanity, while ignoring religion, is to put man, humanity, the human beast, upon the throne that be- longs to God alone. Those who would make the service of hunlanity a substitute for the ser- i vice of God, forget that, without God and the future life for individual men, humanity would be doomed to final ruin and extinction. The term hu- manity is a mere mental abstraction unless it means all human beings of the past, of the present, and qf the future. The human beings of the past are dead and gone: There is no chance to serve them. Those of "the present are a very small fraction of humanity and they, too, must soon go. Those of the future will live on earth but a few days. Without God and the future life all humanity is mocked by death. The service of humanity without ref- erence to religion thus becomes a will- o'-the-wisp, a chasing of rainbows. Be- lief in God and the future life are necessary postulates of the mind and heart. With this belief we can laugh at death. "O death, where is thy vic- tory? O death, where is thy sting?" (I Cor. ,xv, 55), Forgetfulness of God and the here- after is" probably the greatest plague of modern society. We sh)uld give re- ligion the first place in our lives. At the close of our lives we want to be able to say: "I have fought the good fight, I have run the course. I have Mr. Mason died of heart trouble at kept the faith." If we would but put his apartment in a Washington hotel. I some of the jazz out of our lives, if He was seventy-one years old. He we would but retire to our rooms or suffered a heart attack about a fort. night ag. The House of Representatives ad- journed out of respect for Mr:" M- son's memory immediately after con- vening June 20. "Uncle Joe" Cannon, of Illinois, an- nounced the death of his colleague and presented a resolution, which the House adopted, appointing a commit- tee of eighteen to accompany the body to Illinois and officially represent the House at the funeral service. Special eulogy services for Mr. Mason were held in the hall of the House of Rep resentatives. 1 Rt. Rev. B. J. Kelley, D. D., Bishop of Savannah, draws an excel- lent picture of the ideal Catholic home in a pastoral letter which he reecntly issued: "What, makes a home a Catholic one? It is no merely the fact that all are Catholics, because, unfortun- ately, there are homes where only Catholics are found, and very decid- edly they are not Catholic homes. I should expect to find in a Catholic home these things: Catholic pictures of the Sacred Heart, our Blessed Lady, and some of the saints; Catholic pa- pers and books on the table, show- ing evidence that they are read; con- versation on Catholic topics at table and in the living room; Rosaries and Scapulars worn by all; attendance at Sunday Mass; frequent approach to the Sacraments. A peep in the nurs- ,ery would find the little children at mother's knees saying their night and morning prayers; night and morning prayers reverently said by all; the sound of the Angelus bell recognized; :a firm conviction on the part of all the children that they had the best mother and the best home in the world; manly boys, and womanly girls, all desiring to help mother in any way they could; a loving deference to the words of father and mother, and a happy union in the family life." Rev. H. C. Hengel, Ph. D. of Madison,oWls., in one of the Uni; .cent talks to the students of the Uni-, versity tells them of the futility of :serving humanffy without God. We read in the Gospel that Jesus occasionally visited the home of Mary. :and Martha, sisters of Lazarus, fo/ rest and recreation. On one occasion tees." " am glad to see that many of those who are ably defending these principles of govermnent are the gen- tlemen of a lay Catholic Body. It is you gentlemen of this great Christian group who have a most important mission to ,carry on. It is your type of men wlo are the best friends of our form of government, of our Con- stitution. America looks to you to safeguard it, because their are many people who under the guise of re- ligious fervor and false doctrines seek o tear down the creed of our fathers who labored so zealously to the end that there should be established just{ ice, liberty and freedom. Restore God to the World. "The Reverend Fathers of ours, here, ;ill recall how the Apostle Paul would go to Jerusalem every seven years and would enter the temple to find out if He had departed from the Lord. From that idea I take it that it would be well for us also to occa- sionally like this great Apostle, go to the temple and ask if we had not also departed from the Lord, from his justice, his mercy, his liberty: This temple that I ask you to go to is the temple of God and man, the temple of liberty, the temple of nquiry for guidance concerninour past and our future conduct. There is a great wave of false teachings, a wave heralded by men and women, against the Christian God. It is only, I say, und readily re- peat, that by dedicating and rededi- eating our lives, our work, our thoughts and our acts to His princi- ples that we can justly hope to per- )etuate ',rll these things that you and I cherish in our Christian America. I recall in (Jarnegie Hall some time ago a tremendous meeting held there,' where the speakers had come from several lands, and had gathered to ice rank sup1:eme. This is contrary to the spirit of our fathers who nlore than 140 years ago were actuated by the life and teachings of Christ, to the Christian heroes who have giverj to TEXAS. San Antonio. The new Perpetual Socorro Rectory of the Redemptorist Fathers, from which the Mexicans of the c and the immediate surrounding district will be spiritually cared for, was re- cently blessed by the lt. Rev. A. J. Drossaerts, D. D., Bishop of San An- they did not cease. His position, as a tonio. On Monday a banquet was I churchman, a man, a citizen, was con- served by the Senoras and the Senori-[ducive to the making of them, but the ts of the parish to the clergy of the I one that has arrested our attention city  , The" lheresian' Sister will build I during this ,.past month was gl, ven by a lFrederick O Brien in the June Vanity Novitiate here, soon. The Provincial, Fair." The anecdote was entitled from Mixcoac, Mexico, has presented "cardinal Gibbons and the "South to the Bishop the plans, which call for Seas.,, We will let Mr. O'Brien tell it an-elaSot'ate building, about 300 feet.fo r himself long. t , ,, " In St. Mary's Churoh ho ....... 1 The death of Cardinal Gibbons is cently blessed -a--aintln  -' :f'la personal sorrow, as the events of his P g oi the, . .......... . . . ^ {being elevated to the Cardinlate were Dleset virgin, anu statues of our . . Lad ........ . for me a brthhme of adventurous de- y o bournes, uur Lauy or lrovl - . . . . d-n ........ termination, and a startm point of e ce, ann . Joan or Arc. At the ............. ... ....... -  .. oennle alms in llie. tie anolnea my sawe ume a large bronze uruclfiX, ..... , ...... , , . _ ___ - -' .......... CflllUlSfl neau wire me cnrl.sm o con- smatter cruclnx ann smuees or me firmation, he often, by precept, guid- high School were blessed. J , , " ........ Dei Rio i eu my voysn win, ann l was x wno Rev. R. M. Chatillon, O. M. I., cele- handed him the message from Rome brated last month the silver jubilee of his ordination, At one of the nu- merous exercises of the day, he was presented with the equivalent of,a ticket to Montreal, Canada, his home, and return. "At one time Father Chatillon wgs a prison chaplain, and on this occasion he did not forget the nineteen prisoners in the county jail. Fie sent them cake and ice cream. Beaumont. Rev. Joseph J. Coffey has the honor of being the first priest to offer a First Solemn Mass in St. Anthony's Parish. Father Coffey was born in SKillkal.ney, where his Mother and Sis- ters still reside. give honors to Eugene V. Debs. By th! trend of their talk, which was her- Waco. alded through the land, one could The parishioners of the Church of realize that their sentiments were the Assumption attended for the first ' purely anarchistic. This should not tinle in the history of the congrega- be, in this land where liberty and just- tion the First Solemn Mass of a newly to some quiet church or chapel for ten nlinutes daily, not to read, not to rest, but to think, to converse with God, out  hves would soon assume a new mean- ing. , us the priceless gift whose birth we The Most Rev. J. J. Glennon, D. D., are assembled here on this glorious Archbishop of St. Louis, nlust have day to celebrate. I cannot too strong- been happy on the Jubilee day of his ly point out, that the United States I consecration when he received from of America is a Christian country, his priests and people- the sum of $550,000. Of this amount $50,000 was given by an anonymous donor. The half a million was the gift of the priests and people .and of Mrs. Mc- Bride, the widow of the donor of the that the very bases of this, our glori- ous Republic, were founded on Chris- tian principles, therefore he who is devoted to the teachings of Christ must necessarily be a devout patriotic American. Sen aor King, ]of Utah, who was the orator for the Fourth/of July in Brooklyn, gave ex-, [pression to a wholesome truth when he told his audience that the world must return to God Said he: "I readily welcome the opportunity to be present .on this auspicious occa- sion, particularly o in view of the in- vocation by Father Matthews. and the splendid rendition of the Declaration of Independence, that immortal docu- 100,000 dollar altar. Mrs. McBride "There is today as in the days of" I stipluated that her 250,000 must go to old a spirit of atheism to be found in the building of schools for boys in our midst. It is to be found in the memory of her deceased husband, school rooms, in the colleges, in the upiversities, and sorry to relate, in some so-called churches. It is the spirit of so-called intellectualism or academicfreedom, :the same spirit that at one time moved Greece and Rome. That intellectualism, t that spirit which has destroyed Rome and Greece, and other nations of the world, has done so because without God there is no government, ant" ",4th- out government there ia :,o nation, qCe want intellectualism of the Christian kind, the intellectualism of the Sa- ment, by Mr. Collins. Too few of us, viour of the world. This intellectual- unfortunately, realize the merit" of ism, must actuate the United States, this God-given in.trument, for it was not alone France, Italy and Great inspired by love of God. This glorious Britain, as it does the Irish. I em- Nation of ours was founded upon the phasize the Irish for the good reason I Christian principles of justice and I that my mother was of Irish birth. ]liberty, and can only be perpetuated ,There is no room in our land for those by exemplifying the teachings of the people who create strife and intoler- Son of God, Jesus Christ. As a Sen- ator' and as a fellow citizen, I call upon you on this glorious day to re- dedicate your lives, industrially, so- cially, econojnically and otherwise to the Christian principles as laid down by Him who was sent by His Heaven- ly Father to save mankind. "I recall reading in a paper this morning an item concerning a great American prelate, that prince of the Catholic Church whom all loved, whether the wee Catholic or Prot- estant, Jew or of no" religion. I refer ordained priest. Fourth degree Knights of Columbus acted as special guards to the clergy. The erection of a church for the Mexicans of the city is contemplated,. ] Enough ground will be purchased to[ build OZl it later a rectory. t Galvesi0n. ] Fourteen novices of the Dominican] Sisters pronounced their final vows in the presence of the Rt. Rev. C. E. Byrne, D. D., in the chapel of the Sa- cred Hea Convent. On the same day two young ladies received the Habit of the. Dominican Sisters. Four of the professed Sisters are from the State of Texas. Pocahontas. The Fourth of July picnic was a cided success. Visitors from ten miles around were present throughout the day, though it was a congrega- tional affair. The Lades' clubreal- ized something around a hundred and fifty dollars. Very Rev. Dr. W. H. Aretz and Rev. S. J. Peoples were vis- itors at Pocahontas over the Fourth. Officers of the' Ladies' Club were elected at the first of the month for tlle ensuing year. Mrs. H. A. Peters, and Mrs: H. Junkerfeld were re-elect- ed President and Treasurer, respect-[ ively, by acclamation. Mrs. B. De- I i Clerk and Mrs. J. Favors were elected Vice President and Secretary, respect- ively. The Baltz family held a reunion on July" 3rd, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Baltz, Sr. All the fourteen chil- dren and thirty-four, grand children were present. Except for on in No/'th Little Rock, and a naughter m Running Lake, Ark., and another in Tennessee, all the children live at Po- cahontas. Last Sunday tile Dramatic Club was organized. The following officers were elected: President, Jos. Gschwend; Vice President, Mat Gschwend; Secre- tar-y, Mrs. Mary Mondy; reasurer, John Baltz; Stage Director, Mrs. M. Carter, by acclamation; and property managers, Messrs. Anton Baltz and Ed Schratz. Plans were laid to pre- I sent a play in the near future. I Tomorrow the young men andl young ladies of the parish will hold a Joint picnic with the young folks of St. John's parish, of Engelberg. BI PRACTICAII_ ABOUT IT I Let your support of the Catholic press take  practical shape. Buy[ subcribe to Catholic newspapers, and urge others to do the 'same. Ad[ vertise in them. Get them into the public libraries. Regard the pro motion of their circulacion as a form' of Catholic apostolate--as, in fact, it is. They are helping to dissipate re- igious errors and prejudices; they are diffusing Catholic ideas; they serve to counteract the fraudulent foodstuffs So plentifully" by much non-Catholic so plentyfully by fnuch non-Cath011c literature. Help" o make Catholic newspapers better, and they Will make you better. Only by your co-opera- tion 'can they be made a success.- Father Bernard Vaughan, S. J. necdotes--Many of them, originated To my Beloved Son in Christ, around the life of Cardinal Gibbons Frederick O'Brien, from when he tread this earthly world, and James, Cardinal Gibbons. with his entrancetinto eternal life He handed the book to me, and I ance. You will remember how Mi- chael Angelo, the great Italian sculp- tor, carved from the hge blocks of marble the great statues of Moses and David the prophet. He engaged upon another work which was placed in the great St. Peter's and when the work was completed Michael Angelo was summoned to be present at the un- veiling. He looked into the very souls of the multitude that were present and at the moment,of the unveiling he entitled his work 'Forward.' That, my friends of the Catholic Church, is which first *informed him definitely that he had been made a member of the Sacred College that advises the Pope, and was raised in rank above any living priest of the Catholic Church of the United States. But vivid as is my remembrance of the day of my bearing him the an-i to that gentleman prominent in the my message to you. That is your mes- Catholic Church in America--James sage, that is the, message that you Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore. Car- must carry to all the peoples of the dina Gibbons was quoted in this ar- world, that is the message that you ticle in-the following language.: have been destined by Christ to carry "As the years go by I am. more to all peoples. That message of than ever convinced that the Consti- 'Forward,' that message of Christian Martha was very busy waiting upon tution of the United States is the Him, while Mry sat in rapt attention greatest instrument of government listening to His heavenly conversa- ever issued through the hand of man. tion. Martha felt that Mary should Drawn in the infancy of our Repub- help her, and asked Jesus to bid her lic, amid. the fears and suspicions of do so. His answer was: "Martha, many patrl0tic men, it has weathered Martha, thou art troubled about many the storm periods of Afimrican public things. Only one thing is necessary. I life, Western development, immigra- Mary hath chosen the better part." [ tion beth little and great, far-reach- read the inscriptibh with awe. I think now, that it was "The Rights of the Clergy Defined" by Montalembert. I thanked him, and he patted my head, and said a prayer for rn I started to my home on Eutaw Place, I went up Madison to Howard street, and thera stopped at the win- dow of Smith's bookstore. In his window smith displayed no school- books. He knew that youth had to buy them, but he had an artful as- semblage in lighter vein. In a corner of the window was a book, the very title of which drew ne as an orange blossom a honey bee. It was Rarahu or The Marriage of Loti. On its cover was a drawing of a South Sea Island. I looked and longed. I was faseinat- ed. Smith got it and handed it to me, and at tee same time took from un- der my arm the ponderous volume of polemics I was already deep in Pr- ahu. It was about Tahiti. I was transported to the-South Seas, and Smith and the Cardinal were forgot- ten. I was on chapter two when I was brought back by Smith's saying: development, 'Forward,' 'Forward,' 'Forward,' in dedicating and rededi- eating our lives to the 4rinciples of Christ is what America wants. Let us not be, as Mr. Rocsevelt said, 'Molly- coddles,", let us go orward with this message of Americanism, of justice, of liberty created by Him who has" created all nationsG0d." The world judges by the standards ing sooial and economic changes, and i  . ,of Martha. It is active and restless'inventions and greatness. When Our prides, our hopes, our. fears, concerning the trifles of this earth. It George Washington secured its final our ambitions are but illusions which is prone to forget God and the here- adoption he made mankind his debtor after. Its cry is for service to hu- for life. With the Constitution Came spur us to activity in the service of others--traCes that bind us to the inanity. Philanthropy is made more theUnion which marked our progress tmportant than religion. [up to now. Without it we would have ourCar OfactivitieshUman progresS,forces to makingmove itfen-all Nbw Jesus did not condemn Martha remained but thirteen independent ward and upward.--W. Bourke Cbch- , for her service. He merely indicated colonies. For all times to come may ran. that Mary's part of concerning herself ii t remain the safeguarding instrument . . or the time being directly and exclu- of our national life and insure us the PAiRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS. :iNr;' .... i :i .... i:, ,, i nouncenlent that he was a Senator of l "Well, what do ybu want for this the church, and of his gracious and ltruck?" . affecting words and actions towards I He held out nly huge book, I grew me, I think of the incident mostly for lweak, and meanwhile Smith had seen its indirect effect on ndy young ira-[the inscription with the autograph of agination, and the. making by it of the the new cardinal. long road I was to travel by land and[ He went to the shelf and returned sea in search of the Tir n'an oge, the]with tuo nlore books, the Mysterious Celtic Myth of Romance, the follow-/Island, and Madame Chrysanthemum. .:f- ing of the Western sun towards the He handed them to me and said: "I'll '' ": i!i!l fail" and Unknown. " trade you even--this bum, old thing With me books have ever been a for these hree crackerjacks." driving force. I have been in most I closed my mouth firmly, but Smith , .', parts of the world, and almost always handed me a half dollar to boot nd ! made a jounley because a book point- I wheeled and rushed out of the store. ed the way. I The Cardinal's gift had sped me far. The Cardinal was examining lli I did go to JalSan and to the South shelves, and looking from time to time Sea Islands, I stayed long in them, at a book, and then at me. Finally, he and I took with me to them the urge seemed to give up the idea of corre- and the image invoked by the printed lating me with a particular volume, page. I had read among the shelves of and taking clown a ponderous tome, that unconscious Provokei, of Re- -: he wrote on its flyleaf: mance, the heartless Smith." THIRD ORDER OF ST. FRANCIS  CATHOLIC EDUCATION TO HOLD CONVENTION DECLARED TO BE SOLID HOPE OF THE COUNTRY John Bonzano, D. D., Apostolic Dele I gate to the United States, of the three] Most Reverend Ministers General ell the three branches of the" Franciscan[ Order, and of the Most Reverend I George W. Mundelein, D. D., Arc]a-I bishop of ChPago, the Franeiscahs Friars of the United States are plan- ning to make the First National Ter- tiary Convention, which is to com- memorate the seven hundreth anni- versary of the founding of the Third Order, a memorable event. There ar ewe Convention Boavds with Headquarters-at St. Augustine's Monastery;, 5045 Laflin Street, Chica- go, Ill., which will attend to all mat- tars of the coming First National Ter- tiary Convention, namely, the general Directive Board, and the Convention- Executive Board. The General Directive Board con- sits of all the Very ReverendFran- ciscan Provincials and Commissaries of the ;Phird order, of the United States, of the Very leverend Provin- cial of the Third Ole'r Regular of St. Francis, and besides these of one Rev- erend Father from each Franciscan Province and Commissariat in our country. The Convention Executive Board,  with a more local personnel, consists of the Most Reverend George W. Mundelein, D. D., Archbishop of Chi- cago; Right Reverend Alexander Mc- Gavick, D. D,, Bishop of Marcopolis, twelve Monsignors, a number of Fran- ciscan Fathers of the three q)ranches of the Franciscan Order, quite a num- ber of the secular clergy and of rep- resentative Catholic laymen. Warm feet and a cool head need no physicians., l IN CHICAGO The Sons of St. Francis who keep the spirit of the Poor. Little Man of Assisi alive in the world today will I convene for the first time in their his- / tory as an organization in this coun- try. The Third Order of St. Francis was founded nearly Seven Hundred years ago. The object of the Order is to glee Laymen a chance to practice the spirit of St. Francis while arrying I on their Worldly careers. I I The hope of the Organization is to l so influence the lives of their mem-] model for their fellowmefi and bring I bets that they will in turn become a! glory on the Faith by the sanctity of their lives. Next October 2, 3 and 4, all Fran- ciscan Tertiaries of the United States will convene at Chicago, Ill., in a grand National approval and blessiqg of His Excellency, the Most Reverefid (BY N. C, W. C. NEW8 aERVICE) CincinnaA, O., July 6.--Monmffnoz Francis W, Howard, secretary-general of the Catholic Educational Associa- tion, which held its annual convention here last week, presented to the'dele- gates a report which has attracted at- tention even beyond Catholic circles. Dr. Howard declared that Catholic ed- ucation is not only the hpe of the Church but the solid hope of the country. Dr. Howard in his report said in part: "That education is profoundly af- fected, if, in fact, its conditions be not determined, by the prevailing indus- trial system, is a truth accepted at the present day. The production of goods for the market has become ap- parently the dominant interest of hue inanity. The 15olitics and stateemen- ship of the day deal with no other ubJect to which the same importance is given. "Under the system of collective ownership of property which has be- come universal through the system of modern corpoTate ownership of indu try private property has to a gtmt extent disappeared and we are pam ing through the condition of t regulation and control of tdustry into the regime of some form of economic communism. The modern family out- side of the Catholic Church has ' very great extent broken down, as any One familiar with the statistics am divorce knows, and the modern state, which has more nearly reached the term of the'development toward which it logically tends in Russia than in any other country, exercises an ab- normal control over the life and des- tiny of the child. "Under these circumstances, we may with good reason look upon Catholic educaon as not only the hope of the Church but as the solid hope of the country. If, the family life in America is to be preserved it can be preserved only through the influ- ence of the Catholic principle of mar- riage. The Catholic family depends on the Catholic school and the Catholic barish life. Catholic educational work, wa are not only making neble, sacrifices for a" great cause, but wa are, discharging a duty of the highes patriotic value. There is no office of patriotism in American life today so deserving of support and of commendation as the work of maintaining in its integrity of system and of principle the establish2 ment of'Catholic education, which is now the pride of Catholic people iand the fruit of their sacrifice." !i