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:leiilj I :i !i THE GUARDIAN, AUGUST 14, 1942 PAGE FIVE i i I i i I 00[xtension Features Diocesan Seminary In Publication t  I ke " i00ishop O'Brien Ma s i 00(atholic (olleges Promote 0000pDeal For St. lohn s Inter-American (uiture The Catholic Church Extension society, which has come to assistance of the Diocese of Little Rock on so many i0nslittle churches and missions dotting the breadth t e State are the result of this organization's charity-- U. S. Catholic Institutions Eagerly Cooperating With Government's [:l$cme forward to lend support to project the dearest r| e heart of Bishop Morris, the endowment of his seminary : 46 . . H . . " fill.The August issue of Extension Magazine, penodmal Z,tSbed by the Extension society, features the Little Rock Tary, 'Btien with an interesting from the pen of Bishop himself. The Exten- -'4 head refers to the upsurge [?inaries during ponti- the Ft of Plus XI, the prota- it of "native vocations", mnouncements in favor , aries probably led to the g in 1911 of St. John's ry by Bishop Morris, after ,td his widely scattered .Cd be cared for only if s able to provide priests to USter the Sacraments to those aWayfrom the Faith in K: end and third generations. e can readily imagine the ary conditions of the Dio- ,0 Little Rock thirty-six years m 1906, when Bishop Morris aPointed its third Bishop", IL .  i s h o p O'Brien. "With !Y a handful of priests, it i task then to take care of ely scattered people, which time were only about half 'tlresent 35,000 Catholics in ate. Those were the days ae Arkansas Traveler', a nlkv  Publication which, though . found its way throughout iKunited States of America and d to make known the State :Zansas to a great many of ellow citizens. Those were a0rse and buggy days'! The t.,Were poor. Trains ran verY l arly. Automobiles were, o$ or if they were , llnknown, into style at that time, ' they could not get very Imam_me mud of Arkansas. The :Q mode of transportation nls,.State then, both for priests ty, was on horseback; con- atly the development of the t God and the work of man Jl[ Qoth necesarily slow". atruggles of Bishop Morris cl, relates the Extension The good Bishop con- that a seminary was his 01ution, where Arkansas ight be educated for the od within their home state. ginning of the present sem- Mttas a theology department (e Rock College. However, :arcity of students was an- "Obstacle to be overcome. It !|i'ee that Cardinal Dougherty |t the Bishop's assistance, :]lng a priest of the Little itccese to solicit students in k*?Vince for the missionary i ql Arkansas. [ result of the aid given by Dougherty =d the dio- r Philadelphia to Bishop and the diocese of Little ,I testified to by the number aelphia priests working in Slon fields of Arkansas to- d, also, by the number o the Quaker City who !l ugned themselves with ,l ssionary dioceses through- . country", writes Bishop 1 the transfusion of Phil- ,ua blood into the missionary Arkansas", as the Exten- ttl ad expresses it, the growth hn's was rapid, soon rend- i ?e Little Rock College site to accommodate the 00tud- I yas then that the majesuc ,|:t '... on North Tyler, the pre- |t e of the Seminary, was t/ S_outhern bishops began actvantage of the mission- :[2t  ffnnary at Little Rock . 15 t, the proud boast of St. iy',rorne Missions Seminary h mat more than 150 of its _ are scattered throughout V1'Ceses of Amarillo, Texas;, ! on, Kentucky; Dallas, Tex-' ad Island, Nebraska; Kan- . ., uissouri, Lincoln, Nebra- !/esno, California; Nashville, ; 'e; Oklahoma City, Okia- |!," aha, Nebraska; Rapid T?Uth Dakota; St. Joseph, , Delaware; Raleigh, No. 'r z; Wichita, Kansas; Wil- ed; Providence, Rhode Is- Uffalo New York; Cleve- 00olumbus, Ohio; and ,tlterto Rico, not to mention !t [ mat it has trebled its own i" of priests in the diodese  . Rock, Arkansas. Today  e.nt body numbers nearly 1 rht by a faculty of thir- d, ests, most of whom are [t :;ys of the Overbrook, Phil- :': Seramary.,,  ,,as ting on the excellent h a. aa practice method of St. "1 ' tl e writer says: a Jol n's Home Missions Sem- , tr s priests for any clio- but its essential work is to  re i ! Students for work in a sl tsas'a teld, home or foreign. ! does not vary a great needs from other mts- ,.t   c ceses. Even to this day turally going to become very lone- ly. All along it has been the problem of the faculty of St. John's Home Missions Seminary to consider this angle of educating city young men for country work. The faculty has worked along the line of national training schools where theory is taken up in the morning, while in the afternoon the young men go out with ex- perienced teachers to do a definite job, with the result that they are applying theory to practice. St. John's Seminary applies the same plan to its students. From the time a young man enters theology until he is ordained, every summer he is sent out to work in the mission field under the supervision of an older priest. The older' priest, however, is usually only four or five years older than the student. They go up and down "Main Street  in many towns. They do not miss a store or a business house; they canvass that town as much as they can, intro- ducing themselves, announcing their PUrpose and inviting all who wish to come to hear their talks on the Church. We have heard a great deal about "street preach- ing" in the last few years, but the priests and seminarians of St. John's have been going out into the highways and byways for the past generation preaching the Gospel to the poor! This method gives the young aspirant to the holy priesthood an opportunity for practical mission work, to see it at first hand, and to be confront- ed early in life with the way and methodhe must pursue if he is going to be ordained. The young man, if he finds this work dis- tasteful to him, has ample time to readjust his plans and go out into ;he world for a position to which he is more suited. If he likes the missionary work he is furnished with every opportunity to observe the customs and manners of the people like unto which he will be associated when he is an ordained priest. Especially in regard to ' the "city feller" who hitherto has had no contact with rural life, this method serves as a shock absorbe, and he will know beforehand what his work will be when he is or- dained. The excellent work of the Sem- inary has been recognized, the writer points out, by the Holy See on several occasions, first by Pope Plus XI, who personally named the seminary "Home Missions Sem- Inary", and lately by our present Plan For Peace Thro' Understanding Washington. (N.C.W.C.)The program Exchange fel- lowships and scholarships provided by the United States Government for the promotion of Inter-American Cultural Re- lations will undoubtedly meet with the complete cooperation of Catholic universities and colleges, according to a state- ment made here by the Rev. Dr. George Johnson, Director of the Department of Education, National Welfare Conference, This program, the direct result of the Inter-American Con- ference for the Maintenance of Peace held at Buenos Aires in 1936, is administered by the Division of Cultural Relations of the Department of State with Rev. Dr. Howard 3". Carroll, of lthe cooperation of the U. S. Pittsburgh, Assistant General r-,rt.  r. .. Secretary of the National Catholic rrlce or t'aucauon. Welfare Conference since 1938, Dr. Johnson, who is a member who has been named by the Holy I of the Education Advisory Corn- Father a Privy Chamberlain of lmittee under the Coordinator of the Papal Household, with that Inter-American Affairs, in calling tlt!e of Very Reverend Ionsignor. attention to an annuoncement by (N.C.W.C.) for the past generation. Lest anybody think that the diocese of Little Rock has not suffered in sponsoring St. John's Home Mis- sions Seminary, and given of its own life blood in order to keep it alive for the benefit of the die-! case of Little Rock and so many other missionary dioceses through- out the country, let us state here that up to the present year the tuition for a student in St. John's was only $250.00! The diocese of Little Rock has practically pauper- ized itself in supporting St. John's Seminary! The Extension Society publishes this account of this Home Missions Seminary in the hope that many of our patrons will contribute to its work. Any donation that you wish to send you may send directly to Bishop Morris or you may send it to the Exten- sion Society. Bishop Morris has not been so well lately. He is beginning to age nowl Perhaps he is also beginning to feel that he will not be with his seminary and his diocese for many more years. It was because of this, fin his recent illness, he said 'thank God for the inspiration that prom- pted me to found St. John's Home Missions Seminary. As I recall in mind the history of the dio- cese in my time, the achievements of the seminary are intimately in- terwoven with whatever measure of adVancement has been realized for the Curch in this State. Nearly a hundred priests in the diocese, and many more than that in other missionary dioceses, seem to point to St. John's Home Mis- sions Seminary as a work of Divine Providence. My prayer in this hour is that the Holy Souls, who have helped me so much in the past, will obtain for the sem- inary a secure financial founda- tion before my earthly course is run!'" :India Archbishop Calls Holy Father, Pins XII, who com- mended Bishop Morris on the an- niversary of the seminary. The life of the Bishop was much influenced by his mother, and as the writer relates, his missionary activities were probably traceable to her. For More Vocations "Bishop Morris has often told Calcutta (--In the course of a the story of how his love for nastoral the Most Rev F Parier, the Home Missions stemmed from  .T a*''o'- of f'lcutta am- the admonition of his dear mother naizes'eO'need o"more oung when on a certain occasion he ,, ,ha vnun women comin expressed the desire that he would f'orwar-]'-to'-se-rve Christ in the like to study :for a large city die- sacred ministry Of the life of a cese. With that aristocratic touch ,riest the past'oral says" of Southern accent, which still  ,,T '. ,,, hn h :i.t' lif ch actenzes the speech of Bishop is one of much renunciation, of Morris, his dear mother said to unremittin toil, of painful suf- him, 'Son, I am ashamed of youl faring perlaps' it leads him along Here you have been talking about fh Way of the Cross in the foot- the Home Missions all your life, t-n___.. .... n Jesus. But it is never and we need priests so badly right a sad life nor dreary, nor desolate: here in Tennessee, and you all now -o on to ......... there is joy in sacrifice and ex- .  ypu.aoou going hilaration in suffering; and at the up zo some place ne Chicago! end of it all, there is the promised Shame on youl"  where with reward" Bishop Morris lbst any idea of m,,' ,-=eronce to the srcial going out from his own diocesel ":".'.:__ ,,._ _..L=C^_ His career as student "riest  need or enga, ,,= ,,,u,o,, ........ ' -'Y'=" says, "the need of laborers in lae anu Mlsnop nas no veen : excelled in the history of the bier-I, this prt!n t fwfhvrlS: SurgnYge archy in the United StatesI" ]s very gre : - "-i-'ians m-n The recent jubilee of His Ex-icy noszs o nOannimmorta , so l ff r at " enaoweu w m a ce lency a o dad C hohcs oil ............... of'hris" Arkansas an o,nortunit = to -,,- /redeemed wm me u  , .. . - '=:-. .- " Idestined to enjoy bliss everlast- meir love ior nelr zsnop oyl. ^. h=, ,,, nnt their pledging financial aid to his sam- ,s: ,.*. -.- .............. inary u,,, ov,-. "On the llth of last June, Bish- The cross is engraven every- op Morris, who has labored for where; the things of this world the past thirty six years in tle carry its impress, and God has ar- missions of Arkansas, and who ranged matters so that we may be always prepared to receive it. was the founder of St. John's Home Missions Seminary, cele- brated the fiftieth anniversary of i his priesthood. Among other arch- bishops and bishops present on that occasion were Most Rev. Sam- uel Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, and Most Rev. John A. Floersh, Archbishop of Louisville, two of Bishop Morris' proteges. On that occasion Bishop Morris said' that he considered St. John's Home Missions Seminary the crowning work of his episcopatel His great- est earthly desire today, he said, is to see the seminary established on a firm financial basis. It is for that reason that The Catholic t x e students in St. John's Church Extension society departs [t sr a. large cities. All of from its usual custom of not pub- I ci -'lations have been with lishing the stories of other sem- , y. F parishes Most of inaries, in the hope that a large .    tg men have never lived ! number of our priests and people  - Untry; indeed most of will show their interest in St. ? r+l Just "city hicks" when I John's Home Missions Seminary. .l ' ' St. John's It is nat- Bishop Morris has been a mem- O!  2" ak that when such yount I bar of the Board of Governors of , ' re 0 "  . _ . rclalned and t)laced in I the Catholic Church Extension  ttls.hes immediately after] Society from its very beginning. ,  ufl it will be a very abrupt lHe has been one of the greatest * or them. They -are ha- I protagonists of the Home Missions DR. ANNIE M. BREMYR Chiropractor Pathometrlo Precision Dlagnol 14 Years Mxper- lenee as Grad- uate Nurse Phone 11-2684 sis E. Irk Little Reek. Ark. the U. S. Office of Education point- ed out that the plan for the ex- change scholarships presents an excellent opportunity for institu- tions of higher learning to partici- pate fully in a program "directed toward the development of a truer and more realistic understanding between the people of the United States and our neighbors to the South." 13 Countries included The U. S. Office of Education announcemerit indicates that in ad- dition to the United States the exchange program will include Brazil, Chile, Costa Pdca, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Pan- ama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezu- ela. "Under the regulations adop- ted by the Government of the United States," the announcement states, "the terms of an exchpnge professor sent by this country may not exceed two years, unless he shall have been included on the next list after his selection." Each professor sent to another American Republic will be paid travel expenses, living costs on a per diem basis and a small amount for salary if he does not receive full salary from his institution while he is away. The announcement also specifies certain qualifications for one who will be considered for nomination as an exchange professor, such as citizenship, health, language, rank nnd scholarship. "Fellowshit%" the announcement further states, "are available to graduate students or teachers in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, law, med- icine, pharmacy, journalism, den- tistry, art, music, librarianship, technology and engineering, and any other legitimate field of study." A fellowship is awarded for a one-year period, but it may be re- newed for an additional year. Traveling expenses will be paid Mass Marriages Legalize Marital State Of Many Mexico City. (E)--The mass civil marriage ceremonies that have occurred here recently under the auspices of Dr. Gustavo Baz, Sec- retary of_ Public Assistance, in a drive to legalize the marital status of parents and the legiti- macy of their ofspring, recalls a similar event in the State of Michoacan arranged by the Most i Rev. Clemente Munguia who, in 1863, became the first Archbishop of Morelia. In the Michoacan in- cident and in the case of many who participated in the recent "Mass marriages" the reason was the same: Official repudiation of the civil validity of ecclesiastical marriages. Archbishop Munguia and Gov- ernor Melchor Oeampo were not on good terms. The Governor of Michoacan got the last word or so he thought in the controversy by establishing civil marriage as the only legal marriage in that. This was long before civil marriage was included among the "post- ulates of the Laws of Reform," and up to that time ecclesiastical marriage alone was valid in Mex- ico. Incidentally, the first Civil Register of marriages, births and deaths in Mexico was established HIMSTEDT Plumbing & Heating Company Serving Little Rock For More Than 20 Years Installation and Repairs of PLUMBING & HEATING 321 West Capitol Phone 613 Little Rock, Arkansas Reliable---Satiafaotory at Maravatio, a town in Michoacan. But after the civil marriages had been performed', by order of the Governor, the Archbishop of Morelia established mass eccles- iastical ceremonies. The majority of persons now having their marital status civilly  validated had already received the Sacrament. As many as 107 couples were married civilly at one of the ceremonies here in the Capital, and at San Angle, F.D., there were 125 couples. The ages Most Rev. Joseph R. Crimont t S. J., Vicar Apostolic of Alaska,/ shown entering St. James Cathedral, Seattle, where hs celebrated a Solemn Pontifical High Mass, observing the silver Jubilee of his con* gecration. Prelates from various parts of ths United States, includ. Ing Archbishop Edward D. Howard of Portland, Oregon, arid Arch,, bishop Francis J. Spellman of New York wera welcomed to the cele.! bration by Bishop Gerald Shaughnessy, S. M.. of Seattle. INP photo./ (N.C.W.C.) tJustlce Kelly, Ontario High Court Jurist, Dies Toronto, Ont. (E)--Justice James Gerald Kelly, of the St(preme Court of Ontario, has died at St. Michael's Hospital here at the age of 45. felt I His death also is sorely in Catholic education circles. For eight years before being raised to the Bench he had been a member of the Toronto Separate School Bord and for three terms was Chairman of that body. Justice Kelly, a Catholic, had a notable record overseas in the first World War, enlisting in 1915, being wounded at Amiens and range from 13 to 75. Children winning the Military Cross for and grandchildren were in at-gallantry on the 'field. tendance. .:: A native of Charlottetown, P. Former Basketball Star E.I., he studied at West Kent Aid To Post Chaplain public school and the Prince of Wales College at Charlottetown. Kessler Field, Miss. (E)Staff Ser- In 1920, he came to Toronto and geant Nicholas Mazzei, of Brook- was graduated in political science lyn, who was a basketball at the University of Toronto. He at St. John's University then began his study of law, being assistant to the post chaplain called to the Bar in 1926. and information clerk at Kessler Field. He receives all callers and by the U.S. Government, but the directs each man to the chaplain receiving government shall pay he should see. tuition, subsidiary expenses, and As staff sergeant of the post board and lodging at an institution chapel, he arranges foi of higher learning to be designated selecting the recreat on by it. placing the altar and arranging the Fellowship Requirements seats. He also has charge of all Fellowship candidates must, correspondence. likewise, meet certain require-i --'-- .... ments such as citizenship, health, Reduced Fees At Frmourg u. character, age, scholarship and re- London.0D--Reduced fees are search ability, accepted at Fribourg University, The Committee on Exchange Switzerland, for stud_ent:s, from euowsnlps and Professorships large families, says Rams vat- I will consider applications for tel- lean. Of the university's 949 stud- mwships to certain countries dur- ents, 251 will benefit. ing the coming year. The closing . date for these applications is No- ,, ,,.,,,  ,,  vember 1, 1942. M.IKALL.IK The Committee will meet some- - r, time in 1943 to consider applica- lU '1| tion for professorships for 1943-44. " -- "tar Persons interested in being con- Leaders m Bet sidered for nomination for fel- _ ,.,,,,.r. .wwv lowships or professorships should  nug, re=,.m communicate with the U. S. Office And of Education, Federal Security ....... 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