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7:;!;i ,;:;9:&apos;:i : :; .j ,j i{;: ' !iIr"" =I k! PAGE FORTY-FOUR w Published Weekly by TIlE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIErY of the Diocese of Little Rock "309 WEST SECOND STREET Entered as second-class matter March 21, 1911. at the postoffice at Little Rock, Ark., 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. Correspondcncs Matter intended for publication in The Guardian should reach us not later than Wednesday morning. Brief newe correspondence ia always welcome. The kindness of the clergy in this matter ia cordmlly appreciated. Very Rev. A. Stoeker, O. . D., D. D .................. Editor-i-Chief Rev. Edward A. Flannery ......................... Contributing Editor Ray. Geo. H. MeDermott ............................. Managing Editor  All communications about "The Guardian" ehould be addressed to the lies. Geo. ll. McDermott, 309 Went Second Street. OFFICIAL APPROVAL The Guardinn ia the official organ of the diocese of Little Rock, and I pray God that it may be an earnest champion in the cause of right justice and tluth and an ardent defender of the religion which we all love so well 1 extend to it my blessing with the sincere hope that ita career may be long and prosperous. JOHN B. MORRIS," Biahop of Little Rock. 1 .),0. Little Rocl<, Arl<., July 31," '> l SIlA h'I';/qI'EAIH'), A CA 7'I/OLI(!. Mona Morgau, a brilliant young student aim actress, eol,tlqbul,es an arIMe on the re- lig'ion o[' Shakesl)e.are to the current ]mml)er or the (hdunlhiad. Ag lo the li['e of Shake- Slleare , we have very rew authen/ie notices fronl l.qstory, so any .taten.,nt con6erning his re- ligion ln!lst Ill, <lrawll Ul I t'roni a sludy ot7 his dranias, q'his is wllal Miss Morgan do(,s. She ,21R/I.%.:SeS l lUllllbel" O[ his llhlys and (.(rams lo lhi' (,on<,hlsion /hal Shakesl)eare goes to tile priests of 1[., Chur(,h for the best sl)e.ciluens o1 enli,'hi(,ne(l wisdom. For instance, " 'lhnneo and,luli,l,'" sl!e argues, "is a play o l, live ail(I Jmle, yl,t belween tlwse two elemental passions [he ]flaywrighl has lilac(;d Friar lmuranee, a ln'i(,s[, as full o1' wis(lmlI Os el; i)My, fis Smlsible as lie was ]earlle(l. Tllere was nil necessity of ]naking this <,haracler a l'alller o1' Ill(, Chureh. .ile mi;ht have lleen lrawn as an ohl l'rien(l of o1.'. (ill' the Verona families, or, again, a ln'iest 'h,s', toh,rant (ll' the frailties of man, nlore all- s(n'l)ed in hleals than in I'acts, but Sllal<(,sleare knew his relic'ion and knew the sensil)le helpt is advays willing and ready !o give t(i lhl)se who wish lig'ht up, m worldly as well as Slfiritual matters. * * ] lere, more tllan anywliere else. Nhal(esl)eare t(;lls us lhc secret of his own wis- dom; he has (lranmtize(l a t'riend o[' his boy- h()o(1." Again, "tV(, (.an find in 'Mu('}l Ado A1)out Nothing,' a v(;rv sinlilar character in the l)er- soil of Friar } l'anc,< When every one in th(; play has tm'ne(t against an innocent girl, ready to leave her to (lie in (lisgrace, it is this priest who gives wise eOUllSe], W]lt) solves the problem Ily the use of common sense. Why does Shake- sl)eare invarialfly lln'n h) the Church for help? Merely be, eause he is lmrl'eetly sllre that there is the l)lace where he can re(.eive it." Again, "It' wc Im'n to 'Measure for Meas- ure,' we will find tile, heroine, to 1)e Isabe, l, a young and 1)e, autit'ul wonmn al)out io take tbe ve, il. Ilere is a clmraeter wlfi('h Shalusp(are treats with the respect and deference due a woman who wishes to dedicate her lille and youth to God and the Church. lsahel is th(' ,he }dus ultra of womanhood, mill the l)laywright, out of all others, has l)icked her lo ]'el)resent the holy sisterhood of nuns. ]if this is not: l)roof of Shal(espeare's Catholic turn of mind, it is very strong evidence." ,Indeed, it' we consider that Shal<eslleale lived a.nd wrot(: at a time. when the Cittholic Church was actually lmrsecuted in his country, l'he fact alone Ihat he had no word ()f blarue for the, Church wi)uhl l)r()ve that at ]easl. he was no Ilitt(,r l)roiestalfl. IIut at. such a tinie and anii(l such surroulMifigs tl) ])ut the rel)resentatives of lhe. Chur('h t'orwar(l as the embo(liment ol' wis- dom and virlue, and the convent as the fittest abode l'&' noble women--this, we say, is as slrong eireumstantial evidence t'or tim claim of Miss Morgan as can 1)e had short of actual dem. onstration; S. O-O. ' TIlE OltI'IIANS. In every Christian country there exists at h, ast this consciousness ot' the solidarity of the hunmn t'amily lhat the (le.slitute, the i)lind, the deaf, lh.e old, the" extremely poor--are, taken care of at lml)lic expense. It was not so in old pagan times when those who could not help lhems(dves were, largely left at the mercy of their unhappy fate. The stoi(L philosophers deprecated commiseration as a weakness, and even Virgil, where he, speaks ot' (.he tran(luilil' of soul of a wise man enumerates amo, ng his ex- cellences that he n(wer feels conq>assion.for tim wretched. Among all the Croesuses of pagan Rome, no one thoughi "of lmilding p, honm for file poor, or a hospital for the sick, until Julian, the Apostate, was driven thereto by the stand- ing reproach Ill pa.ganism Of Christian institu- tions of that character. It was Christianity that brought about a beneficent re.vt)lution in this regard. Through its influence the needy of (:very description be- THE GUARDIAN, SATUR DAY, JULY 31, 1920. came ih(, ol)jeets of sl)ecial tenderness. Not rally <lid ]ll()lley flow frOlll the l)ockets of the rM'l to alleviate flmir lot, ])ut m(,u and women. ('sl;e<,ially w<)m('n, })y the thousands (le<ticated ih(,ir lives to lhe eause of suffeming hum'ulity. A,d even wher(, lhe <'reed ol; Christianity has lost ils (.,mnnan(lilJg lGw(,r, its l)enev<)h,nt spiriI (q)niillues to exercise iis sway. In short, syni- I)athy wilh the lw(,(ly Ires t hr(nigh Christianily Ill,Crone a second, law of imture, which it will take more than even the shilm'reck of faith to that perhaps the la,rgest field opens for the ,rdinary Catholic to lead his fellow t)usiness man and leach him })y solid l)raetical example that healthy })usi/wss can not be separated from leligi()us l)rin(,illhs.. "\\;sk your l)hysician if there is not a lamenlabh need ol; Catholic lead- vrs in the me(ileal and kindred professions. ]is law (.alml)h, ol, lletlermenL l)y ]ll(,ll trained in (!atholic morality And so it goes with every fieht ol; endeavor. The |rained men o1' other I'aiihs +r no faith at all are h)oking to the Catho- swe!. l) from the t'ace (>1! the earth, lies for the right thing to do. There is the re- Now anlong' the needy the little el)ihlren+Sl)onsil)ilily an(l the burden. ,Suppose that the that have no honle and no l)arenis present a spe-[training is not all it should l)e and it becomes cial appeal. Was it lhal; the h)rd of (q'eation'evident at once that men will hlok to Catholics might not wax too 1)roud 1)}" r(,nwmbering his lilt vain for what is higher and nobler. one-time weakness and 7ittleness, or was it lhat the menll)ers o1' a ramily shouhl be knitted lo- a'ether m<)r(, (,los(lv 1)v mutual dependence" an<l servi(.e--al any rate, man begins his existence a very personification ot! lmlplessness. And this il,lig(,n(,e is his ('haracteristic at a time when life receives, 1)o|h 1)hysieally and mentally, its mold for good or evil. To leave his existence ai that .tinle to ill(, blind worl<ings of (,lian<'e were 1lille short (it' lhe barl)arous practice <)[' hea[h(,n tinles, when l)arents would exl)ose their new-born (lt'J'st)ring at ])ul)li(' tiloroughfar('s, uneonc(,rne(l whether a roving animal or an ill- illt(,ntioned ling' or pel'hal)s a kin(ll.v soul should (h,ci(h, their fate. True ll ils spiril, Christianily has nia(le honles I'()l' th(, h()nleh,ss. If y,nlth in V(,neral Ires always ])(,eu a primary conceru ()f 1lie (',hurl,h, .x:()uih del)rive(l o1! its natural helps ]las 'alh,l t'orth h(,r most tender care. To SUlll>l.v tl,' want ()1' mothers, she has given (hi,in those umgld 'i('(,nt women wt.) have reuolmcetl th(, hnl/in" For a faintly ()1" |heir owli i() lie i,(flhers I, 1t,, n,)lh(,rh,ss. (I()[ ])less them--as the I>()()r lillh, lines Ii]ess t l,(,ln, ninny ()f wh(in, w(, nr(, Sill'(', will 1)(, (,lernally lhald<l'ul for au ex<,hml'e l}lat Hl()l', l]Jtlll ('olllpellSatCS t}l(,lll rOF |lleir los,% ? For Iheir ],)lising lhe Church has built ill- liluliolls. like tl.' one f()un(h,d 1)5" the ]l'ead o1' ,,ur I)ioeest,, I:ishol) .Morris. The ]..ne is t..re, the nlolhers are (her., the (,hillreu irl, il.q'( ..... some hu.dr<.d and sixt.v--aml what 1he IeOl)le of l,itth' lh>ek allll of the Diocese are 'oil ,' to lint there is lhe l.'ool, the <.h)thiug', and nil those nlalerial t]lings thai ld,e I) soul and Ill,dr I(>'('tlll'r an(I shed sonic radiance (hi the lire (>t, an lislitution. All tho,e who have patr.nized this special ,lition have, while hellling their own business, b,le thldr share lmvard enhancing tb- happi- I)ess of the hlr'e t'alnily ai t..Ioselfll'S Orphan- nge. All th()se who will go with generous heart and hand, to the picnic (m the Orphanage rlmnds, W]lenever t]mt will lie, will have b<)th their OWll ])leasure and Ill(, satis['action thai their generosity will re(lound to the joy of a lot .1' grateful chihh'en. This (,]larity .is indeed not a (Mionlinal iomd inaller, whether ill the giving or in tlle receiv- ing. As chihlren ot, all (,reeds, as-far as room i)erluits, film a ]mme at SI. J()st,ph's Orphan- 'La'e so, we ho])e, ml (me will M his zeal be (lalnl)- ,,ned because the institution is Catholic. ]t is I)()t!i <.atholie and Cath(llie. It gives t<) all a home and lhe rl, rined infhwnces of a good 31en will follow a leader. This fact llas been ih.m(mstrated in 1)oyhood and there is a great deal ol, boyishness in all men. Today people stand in need of the nlan to lead them. .The people look here and there searching]y for the N'qmleon o[' the day. No one appears who 'dares answer their questions and the simple reason is that the training of these so-called leaders has h,ft them with the lmsks of an an- swer and that is all they' have. A Sena/or who was eanlpaiguing for the 1)residential nomination returned from one of his tours and met a (,olleague in the Selmte eor- rih>r. A seri(ms conversation followed. "The thing that struck me," said the Sen- at.r, "was the eager atlitude o[' the people. They s.it there ill front of you, hanging on your words, hegilt," you [o answer their ditTiculties. They were lh.re siulply hohlin,' out lheir ]lands, I)h'a<lin,,-'; like little (,hildren f,)r some, solution ,f the I>rotdelus c()nl'r()alting this ]mlion today. "They will I'(>lh)w a leader," he continued, "alltt ill(' '4'real ]>ily is that the h'a<h'l" ('m not })(! ['OLllld. ' ' , l l-lni'li[ have a(hh'd thai W]l('ll S()llle ()lie ih,,s tmsll I,imself l')rwar(I he lacks, l're(luenllv, Ill(, ll'nininR' ill sound moral l)rijwiph's esslmtial t, a lru(, h,a(h,r, llow can su('h a man solve the limral al,l s()ci()l()gieal ]>rol)Mns wh(,n he him- elf has lml uo real lrainilv,/ in morals! (h'n- Vlally sl>eal<i,', lhe leadership (it' re)n-Ca(holies is f()un(h,(I <m individuality <ff character. The Inan is tl., law ill nlany gu('}l cases. The early lrai,li)g' can noi 1>(, mad(, to answer lhese mod- t,rn (lUeSli(ins so urg(,n ly in need ()t' an answer, for the early trainilig has fre<luently lleen as shalh)w as the systenls ()t' l)hilos(>l)hY and ethics taug'ht in l'r()teslant colleges today. l)uring Ihe war, men willing'ly, l)hu'ed their lives in the hands <)t; their h,aders. .(hmeral l',rshillg hehl s(,veral million lives in llis l)ahn. It was his word that sent a division into the loar and diu ol, lmitle. ;It was his mere word: that senl lhousall(ls [() look ch)sely into the gray I)ony I'a<'e ol; death.. Vi<'tory f(ir the country was his sole <lesire. That had t'0 lie gained. ][e had been trained 1)y |he (,oun[ ry to win victories and yt,t he h)ve(1 the. lives of his sohliers and save(l thenl where he couhl. Victory eame as th(, eonlbine(l result ol; a trained leader and a willing arlny ot' 1)adly trained millions. The l'm'nmtlon (if the Natiomfl Army was h.llv (lis<ussed at Washington. Senators and lh,I)'resentatives stood on lhe t'h)or of Congress .'.lml (M>ali,d lhe advisability ol' lhe draft. One holm,, ill this respecl it is catholic; that is uni- ,1' the main l'(,asol]s J'(ll' i)llllosing a vast mili- i., . H',4M" {r . ' " , 1, " i -1 . .. xlsal, .i Ill( nl lo all its lnula|(s ]l:oxx(el, ..... .....  ........ ' ]tarv svshm was lh( lack ol had(rs, tram(d (atho]us lll apl)l((late the ta(/ lhat th( (lnl , '" "" " . :. "'" '" " ': ' "-[,n(;I il; whom the troo.s c,luld eonl'i(le. If the dlen o| Calhoh( relents, and those ehlhheu , ,r , , ," , , ' i " ; I ;: " ' " '" : Cm.,.'(,ss calhd to the coh)rs nfillions of 5oun ho ,u( (han to th( faith and hay( no n(.u .... ....... " "' .... [m(nfr(sh from th(, mild lmrsuits of civil life lelallxes to <ill e(t to lll('it (,inlna(ul,, the [<uth, ....... ! :'" " J ! "" " " g "" [andhmu'i((lth(mofftoth, r(dfMdsofFranc( ale )lou,,ht u l) asgoodnlenlllelso ill(,Chul(ll i ..... ' " ' .'4" ',! v ' ' " " tw.'ainst a w(ll traimd. 1)ow(rful military nm- .'o,', after all, if th(ir mrenl were ..ood (Sdho  . , ," " , , "", 1' ",, ' - rhm(, who xouhl ll( r( sponsll)h, for Ill( it" llxes. lies :ul(l hall one supreme anxiety at their hast Who wou](l answer |o the country, to the moth- rarewell, what (Io y.u think that anxiety was? "()h, if only n)y ehihlren are saved |o the (lhurch!" I,el t]leln rest in l)eaee, those poor, (lear ]mren s whese chihlren are at St. Joseph's. '1 here they are sav(:(I t,) the (hur(.h, and u',any f)t' ihenl ev<,lt l'iu(I their way t() (,on\\;'vnts oi' Sis- h,rs, ill their turn t() lleconle 3lolher.. 1o th.<' Me I h crle.'s. S. , O-O. (;ENERAL INTENTION. Hy Fra,cis X. 1)oyle, S.J. In the intention reeolnnmnded Io mu' In'ayers for August, there is no question of the need of Catholic leaders. That is taken for granted. The necessity for such men and women anmng the laity stares us in the face. We can not avoid the issue. Nowadays organ- ization is essential to success. Tlmt is certainly more true today than it ever was before in the history of the world.. Everything, even )rotes- tantism, is being syst>matized and file basis is !usufilly money and the object, the acquirement ot, money. Now 1o have. organization of the right l<iud, it is absolutely necessary to have, rirst o1' all, leaders. The organizers are needed nlor, than the orgallizal,, ion:,s 1)ut, o'iven one, we hay(, the other, and the.lfoly Fa[her asks us to pray for the training of these orgmfizers.. Ther(; is pressing need for tlie trained Catholic laymen in political and official life. The military and naval departments should have their enerous sprinkling of Catholic lead ers, 'Pnrliamentaryand diplomatic life is r vast field of usefulness for God and country Business could be well salted with Catholff morals and profiteering stopped, and here it is 'l'S of th(,se l>rave boys'? Their ol't!ieers, nat- urallv, l,'or to the offi<,ers, the ]ea(h,rs, the ,,,hlil,rs ]ool< for life and s'd'(,ly aml viclory uli(I, if n(,e(l he, death; But the Congress had :i() ot'l'ic(,rs to Vlihh! I'(lill" lnilliolls o[ lnen into ilmilh,. True, lliere were Ves| Poinlers, lnit illlese lileli wlq'e all ioo few. Thc v had beeli lrainod in iiie sch()ol (ll' war, and llow that war was rlivahl' the worhl, it was iheir lrahihig ,),ily lhat could nial(e ill llions of Anieriean y()uiig nieli luareh in sleady r]lythlii up to fhe (.alilion s mol.ith, aiid ililO the ihick woods fes- tered with niachine gUll llests. That prol)hml of (ll'i'i('('l's for tile lueli WiiS liiel by lhe oft'ieers' frainhig" sciiools. (!fillips were foriiie(1 for in- leliSiVe traiiiing, the colleges were (;onilrian- ]eel'ed 1)y the goverlllllellt, all(l ()ll the college nwn or the country rested Ill(', llopes of the nfil- lilnlS. ]t isamlturalthingtolurntoeduented men when a crisis thr(,ah,ns, and ii ln'oved no ('x('el)tio]l during the war. q her( are tweutV million (',at]lo]ies ill the eomitry. Their leaders am<)ng the <.h, rgy are famous. No oth(,r body can p,)in[ t() ,,ue]l 'm array (ll' vari,,d, edu('ate(l talenl and abundant 1 l o, i manly (n(rgv. The late utt(rauee o!' th<, Ca;:h- ,lie l,I)iS<Ol)at( on the protflems oi! lhe day ;'rid (bl ir s(>hl(ion has arouse, l the a(lnii,'aii(in of i'rieml and foe alike. Where wi'll you fin<l lea([- ,rs like the pastors and curates, the relia'iaus mr,It and women, or lhe Catholie Church in 'his eomdry ? No other body can 1)<last <)f such self- ,,, a<'rifMn/,, h,a(hn's. These. men and women have g'ven tlit+il' lives and their all for the sh.qep in the great Sh(ph(rd s pasture. They -an do I10 lnore. It is then to the Catholic laity th't rh C]uirch looks for the stur<ly molnn lllodest WOlllell, io lead the great (,lies iu lhe way they shouhl walk. ( Cath,li<'s a]one! :\\; Catholh. leader !! illl'luen('e all those aroun(l hiln. An(l't era in the p I)e renienil)td'e(I. Th(; palh to 1)e ,liPeed when in i/lways or li(>t soh']y the path to<ur)Vani'{;f BishOPbegan F l,ath is l)oinied oui; iu great ill jL"s a llloaSll ' t. Bono /?l its later nan clergy and lhe rams and lhe parents. .bey, is an off- I lint needs lhe sign-l)ost nlost is the} Abbey l" every(lay life wherein it is well ni in Sn, ][g the sil>le :l'or the priest and nuu to walk...,.ilti0n mOStwithimP(the road to the 1Vhite l I<)use to the Nauas in Arkans Uniied taie, s Sena{e and speal( thr la Arkansas . lP the tradition< the prol)Mns of the day an(l, wlia . " lllg to he pr(,seut a solution for theln that iliZtgerald h foun<h,(i on (htlholie ethi;s. 1Ve ll01his diocese. W ['ar in our own districts to find men in 1887, the who are forging ahead for tho ono was er ll,ey ('an's|au(l Ul) belore lheir have gone fo i,r31 ",'4 . a! l lil,; is your prolflen. This is Dresent d allSW(,l' to it. l! have 1leon trained its staff, lwol)h,ln an(I to nie(;i: it with the so tha il' ] anl l(> 1)e your leader, I shall see inst reDutat ion. laws are 1)assed elnl)o(lying these showed an ( ll()\\;V pl'('selll tO YOU.'' 0 An(l what are these prin<,ip]es? nd Commen ellii('s and Ill(' W]lO]e svshml ol; Catlr lms a ,<)l)]lV. Tll(,so are t}il' wellp(>us Of cm .('4il II(lli(' h'a(h,r au(l v()u (q)lL d() llO Abbey. For 1lie lrahlin<2; ()f (Ja(}lo]ie 1896 and c sm.l v()ur I)(>v or girl lo Cath(die ademie deg col]e '(qh-;'(,s wlt,l'(, ihes(, ]will(,iph,s are exDerience a] ({()ilig' lh:/! yoli are irainiiig h,aders them i ('aiholic I'oundaii()liS o1' (,hrislhnl followin ;tlily. !l'ilal is what lhe (!atholie college:" [o triti ]ea(h,rs, lilid ;jllst as ttlo Conr ulonstrate(l the (h!l)(,liden(te of the Bor.erdi ,,<lu\