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Vive? By The Sentry who have only a of tile Scrip- recall the story of the At first thought, strange that the man was commended. He of injustice toward his Hence, a Httle reflec- it clear that the steward for his evil deed, wisdom. The the occasion to remind worldings are much for themselves way than are Chris- lroviding for their souls' Public officials might this advice also when question of procuring for the schools. In Nor- of teachers are in camps because they to teach Nazi princi- children in the schools. that if he wishes the people of any nation, do more than conquer must change their pro- So he very wise- Upon the children. They itffluenced by teachers do his bidding. The in their formative be impregnated with dogmas of Naziism. average American any that bears the trade of anathema., ltowever it to think that he has upon evil.. He is just many agents that the his employ. There are in the schools of who are using the in- of their positions to lllora/ contagion. Worse of these men and women ! eminent in educa- Like the unjust they use their office to of their employer, Unprincipled teach- as destructive in this as it is in Germany. By the democracy which is disintegrated, the we love is reviled and educators have always Ui}ott the fact that the ,art of education training. The reason is not always even to Catholic par- know that they arc Send their children to Schools unless they are from this obligation by Many of them want Why. They see fine that are built at They see teachers from colleges and of established reputa- hear of well equipped where pupils are so-called practical sub- this education is pro- Yet CthoHcs are the authorities of the Day extra taxes in order schools where religion People who are influ- the material things of find this hard to take. is that they miss the constitutes the right It is an egre- for any one to think h education of the head and is a complete educa- Ven a safe one. It is dangerous for any cam- develop uncontrolled People have seen the that is wrought by the Power of water. When coted, it has been a mankind, but when gotten out of hand a most destructive and women who to use their in- and physical power un- ttldance of moral prin- been benefactors of race. Other men and have physlca and Power but no moral brought human he- Such is the present world. What is the present world catas- unbalanced educa- drunk with physi- Only can,sober them steady. Is grea to pay for fallacy to associ- This fact recently, when a one of our daily at length from the Methodist laymen, delinquency, I informed obser- person knows Juvenile delin-! mother and! is true to a great and mothers are blamed for delin- Just as they are good children that successful men all their good parents especial- However, the gets out of when he con- of the delln- md father Is the Pay envelope." true that any knewm better. fnvestigation of[ that most of the i anl best men tram homes envelope wM al- In fact this de- these persons very go out and get, to Inereame the f Delinquency very lm idleneu and supervt- as in Ark- delln- Me'00ohis Plays f00'ost To Knights \\; THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK Volume XXXI "" LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, AUGUST 14, 1942 Program Page 2 No. 34: Benedictine Sisters (:elebrate Jubilee I-IeroHonored NO FARM LABOR PROBLEM FOR THESE NUNS Shortage of farm labor is no problem to the Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King, at their 100- " acre farm at Mount Asissi Convent, near Lemont, IlL Carrying scythe and rake are the Sisters Chris- toflna and Dominica. Sister Mary Othello pilots a tractor. INP photos, (N.C.W.G,) - U. S. Bishops Allot $10,000 To China Relief Washington. (E)--Allocation of another $10,000 for the alleviation of distress in China was announced here by the Most Rev. Edward Mooney, Archbishop of Detroit, on behalf of the Bishops' War Emergency anad Relief Committee, Costa Ricans ,-,bc,li!;il Old Laws Ai At Religious San Jose, Costa Rice. ()-=After ago. This law, decreed during a 15-hour debate and by a vote intense religious mntroversy and of 31 to nine, the Costa Rican political agitationdld Law No. Congress has decreed the ",bolish- 8 of June 4, 1894,x reed slmt- ment of laws prohibiting rinastic larlaws passed under the influ- orders and religious comrrlnities ence of so called Liberalism in 1824 Six Note 1Golden Anniversary Fort Smith.  Representing an aggregate of 300 years in the religious life, sx members of the Benedictine community of St. Scholastica Convent cele- brated on August 1, the golden jubilee of their religious pro- fession at the Convent in Fort Smith. A golden jubilee is al- ways an occasion for rejoicing, hut when it marks the span of fifty 'years for six of God's faithful serxnts who have lab- ored side by side in the same community from the day of their profession to the day of their golden jubilee, it is truly an occasion of joy to the jubilarians, to their friends, and especially to the members of their community. The jubilarians are Sisters M. Cecilia, Bridget, Mourn, Juli:ma, Aloysia, and Benedict. The last four. mentioned came to the c=n- vent of St. Scholastica at Sho' Creek, Arkansas, directly lro their homes- in Switzerland in 1890. Sister Cecilia is still actively engaged in teaching at Marchc, Ark., where she has spent ti:. greater part of her religious teach- mg career. The'other five Sistcr.: have been at the motherhouse in Fort Smith for the last severn. years. The same day marked the ob- servance of the silver jubilee i' Sisters M. Jerome, Frances, Get- maine, Rata, Rose, Basll, Gonzaga Wilhelmina, and Bernadette. On the preceding evening the of which he is Chairman. This latest allocation will be disbursed through United China Relief, Inc., to which the funds were transmitted by the Most Rev. ?rancis J. Spellman, Archbishop of New York, who is also a member of the Bishops' War Emergency ad Relief Committee. In October, 1941, a similar al- location of $10,000 for the relief of suffering in China was made by the Bishops' Committee and the check for the amount was present e.d by Archbishop Spellman. Difficult to estimate is the total amount which the Bishops of the United States have given in aid of the stricken people of China. Many donations for this purpose have been made, not through a central agency but privately and in sizes and frequencies not made public. At the time the Arch- bishops and Bishops of the United' States coordinated their relief ac- tivities under the Bishops' Relief Committee in November, 1940, it was estimated that these gifts were considerably in excess of $100,000. Colored Parishes Arrange 'Catholic Day' At Fort Chicago. (E)"Catholic Day" at Custer, Mich., next Sunday will be sponsored by Corpus Christi Colored parish of Chicago. More than 1,000 persons are expected to take part. Cooperating in plans are St. Anselm's parish and St, Elizabeth's parish, both Colored congregations. At the Solemn Mass the Corpus Christi Glee Club and St. Anselm's choir will sing the music. in Costa Rico and barrirg the clergy from any "meddling*n '' or "opposition to" the dircctiUn of education in schools supported by Government funds. The new de- cree, passed by the Congress and 3,000 Hear Holy Father Discuss Labor Relations Vatican City. (E)--Three thousand persons attending a Papal audience today heard His Holiness Pope Pius XII discuss the triple community of ;relations that exists between ',employers and workers. These, the Holy Father said, are the relations they have before God as servants of God, as sons of God and therefore brethren, and as members of the same Mystical Body of Chmst. signed immediately by President Refael A. Calderon Guardia and Secretary of the Interior Carolos M. Jimenez last Thursday, will go into effect "tvo months after Costa Rico declares the termina- tion of the present state of war." Law No. 33 of July 22, 1884, promulgated during the Presidency of General Prospero Fernandez, climaxed a conflict involving the expulsion of the Most Rev. Bern- ardo Augusta Thiel, Bishop of San Jose, and members of the Society of Jesus who at that time were conducting the College of San Luis Gonzaga at Ciudad de Cart- Holland s Queen, In U.S.; Calls Family Life 'Four tatlo, Washington. (EThe mainten- ance and the fostering of the fam- ily were called "the foundation or human life" by Her Majesty the Queen of tim Netherlands when she received the members of Mrs. Roosevelt's press conference.' In greeting these women of the press, Queen Wilhelmina said: "I am very happy that Mrs. Roose- velt has given me this opportunity to meet the women of the Ameri- can press. You, just as much as the male members of the news- paper professioh, have an import- ant mission to fulfill. Many sub- jects, owing to their special char- acter, must be considered to fall well within the scope of the work of women and' to need their care and attention..I bear in mind such matters as welfarel especially child welfare, education, nutrition, char- ty and many others all converging into what is the foundation of human life; the maintenance and the fostering of the family." Her Majesty paid a "sincere tri bute to the achievements" of Am- erican newspaper women and ad- ded her best wishes for "their rthel, successes in all fields wherein their work can be of help for victory and for a better and happier future for mankind." When asked whethhr the people of Holland would continue to sub- mit or would rise up some day. the Queen replied with feeling: "My people have been overwhelm-. ed by force but they never have submitted and they never will." Questioned on the point of being a pacifist before the war, she said: "I remember that when, some eight years ago, President Roose- velt asked my views on the use of force between nations, I re I plied to the effect that the peopte of the Netherlands abhor war but l would fight if attackd. I believe this answers that question." jubilarians were honored at a three years after the proclamation program in the community room I of the Independence of Central of the Convent, where they were America. In addition to prcscrib- the reciuient ing the Orders and Congregations, t tion s together of hearty felicita- with many lovely tim laws excluded "the clergy in igifts" the exercise of their ministry"] The Rev. S. J. Peoples was ceIe- from having ny part in the direc- tion of education in "establLh- ments supported with national funds" and specifically prohibited "opposition to this education be- cause it is exclusively secular." In the event of violation of these laws, the Executive Power was authorized to withhold the cus- tomary Federal allowance for pur- poses of religious worship and, further, to arrest the "clerical transgressor." The new decree follows close upon the statutes making religious education obligatory in the of- facial schools--except when in- dividual parents file a written ob- jectionand the recognition by the State of bachelor degrees con- ferred by private colleges. , : Chicago Open Air Holy Hour For Just Peace Chicago. (E)--A prayer for the "victory of our nation and a peace i " in justice and char ty will be the intention of the Holy Name Holy Hour to be held in Soldier Field, September 13, the Most Rev. Sam- uel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, has announced. More than 225,000 Holy Name members as well as all Catholics in the ArchdioCese have been asked to join in the demonstration. "Things for which we are fight- ing are in the very makeup of Western gulture and they are things which have come to us from out of the Gospel of Christ," Archbishop Stritch said in his an- nouncement. "With hatred for ,no man or people, professing no stupid ideas of nationalism, racism, classism or tribalism, eager to ac- cord all men justice and to live with them in charity, we, calm, deliberate, united, are engaged in a war for the defense of the things l we prize, our cultural heritage. "On the shoulders of Chicago Catholics and likewise the Catho- lics of this nation rests an obliga- tion to pray for the victory of our beloved country. We are earnest and intent upon securing victory and a lasting peace. For this end, we now ask all Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese to pray." ...... :- Nun, One Of Four Sisters In Rdigiom Life, Dies St. Hyacinthe, Que. --Slster Marie-Anne Elizabeth, member cd the Presentation of Mary Sister for 32 years, is dead at the age 61. She is survived by three si ters, all members of the same tell, gious community. brant at the solemn High Mass offered in the Convent chapel at 9 o'clock: The jubilarians march- ed in procession to the chapel, followed by members of the clergy who were present for the oc- casion. At the offertory of the Mass the Sisters made a public re- newal of their religious vows. Dea- con and Subdeacon of the Mass were the Rev. Louis Deuster O.S. B., and the Rev. Lawrence Maus, and Rev. Lambert Eckelhoff O.S.B. was Master of Ceremonies. Rev. Peter Post O.S.B., preached the sermon for the jubilarians. Rev. Finten Oldham O.S.B. and Rev. Patrick Hannon O.S.B. were pre- sent in the sanctuary. Paulists In So. Africa Cordial To U. S. Troovs Johannesburg, S. Africa. (E)-- American soldiers have a standing invitation to be guests of the Paul- ist Fathers here, located at the Church of the Blessed Sacarment. i The Rev. Henry P. Fisher, C.SI., American Paulist at Blessed Sacrament Church, also :points out that since Johannes- burg is some distance from the coast, American soldiers may not have the opportunity to visit the city. However, he adds, the in- vitation stands, for there are Paulists in Greyvile, Durbin, and Capetown. Wing Commander Brendan (Pad- dy) Finucane 21-year-old ace of I ;the British Royal Air Force, who lost his life when leading a nmss .air attack on enemy targets in l France recently. Cardinal Hins- ley Archbisimp of Westminster, presided at the Requiem ]Wass i i Westminster Catiedral. ' (N.C.W.C.) Vatican Denies Bishops Peace Emissaries Vatican City. (E)Reports that the German Catholic Bishops had forwarded to the Holy Father a plan for world peace are fully denied here. Secular newspaper reports stated that it was understood the Catholic Bishops of Germany sent a letter to His Holines Pope Plus XII, which contained a plan for world peace described as "fair for both camps." It also was said the plan called for the evacuation by Germany of all Western Europe, except Alsace and Lorraine, the nations of Eastern Europe within new ethnic frontiers. Some of these reports carried the ,implication that by means of the letter the German Bishops were furthering a Nazi "peace offen- sive." Nazis Ban Religious Booklets For Soldiers London. E}  Publication of booklets for distribution to Ger- man soldiers to meet their religious needs has been banned by Nazi authorities, according to a radio broadcast from Vatican City heard here. Heretofore Catholic authorities in Germany had been permitted to issue such booklets and two of a series have appeared, the radio speaker said, but the latest Of- ficial Gazette of the Field Bishop to the German armed forces re- veals that further publications have been forbidden. Contributions To Gillett Mission From s Of St. Anne Exceed $500 Guardian Office. -- The gauge give another quofation from Mr. boiled' over the $500.00 mark this Riga's letter where he said: "I week and an extension had to be put on it to record the $575.85. This is a gesture of friends and patrons everywhere to St. Anne's mission at Gillett, Ark., where the little mission church was destroyed recently by fire. This amount represents the total accumulations of donations over only a three- week period. The thought to help St. Anne's mission came as the tragic story announcing i burning was being prepared for publication. Surely these good people at this outpost mission needed help. Alone it would be impossible to rebuild their little church. Some of the letters aceompan- /rig donations are fine. As Frank H. Riga writes: "I know my offer- Ing is only a grain of sand toward rebuilding St. Anne's mission; but I hope it will help raise the church at Gillett'" We could not be blamed[ to hope to see The Guardian in more of our rural homes, because it is our most reliable source of infor- mation." This loyal subscriber lives on Rt. 1, near Jonesboro. The Rev. James G. Evans, Stutt- gart, pastor in charge of St. Anne's mission, informs The Guardian that he has already made applica- i tion to the War Production Board for priority permit to rebuild. Construction of new St. Anne's will begin as soon as possible. It doesn't take many donations to build a church. Read the list of contributors at the end of this story. In number they are not many, but $575.85 is now in the hands of Father Evans. He is ad- ding this amount to some fire insurance that only partially cov- ered this little church. If all the peopIe who are in- clined and intend to help would do even half what they still intend, this buildfn fund would be corn- See GILLETT on Im4Ke Requiem Bishop's Brother Nashville, Tenn.----A Solemn High Mass of Requiem was celebrated here at the Cathe.- dral of "the Incarnation Mon- day morning for the repose of the soul of Dr. Joseph Morris, brother of the Most Rezerend i John B. Morris, D.D., Bishop l of Little Rock. Dr. Morris, 54 at his death Saturday, had practiced denis- try in Nashville, and at one time in Paragould, Ark. Present for the obsequies were Bishop Morris and his auxiliary, Bishop Fletcher, of Little Rock; His Excellency, the Most Rev. Samuel E. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, a schoohnate of the de- ceased who preached the sermon at the Mass; His Excellency, Bish- op Adrian, of Nashville; the at. Rev. Msgr. Jas. P. Gaffney, Rector of St. John's Seminary, Little Rock; and the Very Rev. Msgr. F. A. Allen, Rector of St. Andrew's Cathedral, Little Rock. The Requiem Mass was cele- brated by the Rev. Morris Stritch, nephew of the deceased, and a member of the Jubilee ordination class in Little Rock June 11. As- sisting Father Stritch were the Rev. Mervin Kearney, of Blessed Sacrament Church, Memphis, Dea- con; and the Rev. Mr. Win. Gar- rnis, Nashville, Sub-deacon. Mas- ter of Ceremonies was the Rev. Jos. H. Siener, of the Cathedral of tim Incarna.tion, Nashville. Besides Bishop Morris, Dr. Mor- ris is survived by: another brother, Jerome Morris, of Nashville; five See REQUIEM on page 8 ....... Building Fund l For . St. Anne's M=ssmn t A new gauge had to be made this week to show the total of contributions received to rebuild St. Anne's mission, Gillett, Ark., recently destroyed by fire. The new total of $575.85 made it necessary to change the $500.00 reading to $750.00 to show ada- quately the total of contributions of friends and patrons of St. Anne and this little mission. Last week only $433.85 was re- corded; the week before only $289.85. What will it be next week? $750.00 $700.00.