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Qui Vive? By The Sentry the generality of Amcri- serving their country in or another, it seems -that k the _ Witnesses . of should not only be ex- the patriotic obligation Americans have, but be accorded singular in other ways,. The citizen is told not to use except in cases of but the Witnesses were allowed to tie !nation's telephone lines !ihour. _One of our local the Witnesses and condemned the the American Legion organizations, to stop the pro- According to the local the Witnesses of Je- are a religious sect and the Constitution religious is granted to all citizens ation.. According to the of Judge Rutherford, arc taken as infall- mcmbers of this organ- all his followers are called repudiate Satan's organ- Rutherford, then, ident- organizations as the of Christendom, America and the "The false pro- t the combined world i,. f America and Britain." Vol. I pages 226-234. "In l'tion of the Hague Court, iJ[ and Britain took the lead [ is proof that the Anglo- ][,U Empire is the two ltbeast. '' Light, Vol. II 0. These statements are !, SUbversive of the nation Very true American is ex- .Protect. While millions ]['li.Ys and girls are giving ives and every thing that ';l!9'dear to save this nation, Jinglers are allowed to carry  nefarious work over the iQe wires, which good are instructed not to use. --Is,li done in the name of [ It would seem then that ttenlY countries need to do 'SILT,' spies and saboteurs here them a religious organ- ][j. They can thus pursue tructive work un-der the tt of religious freedom. living in a democracy much provocation, boast of this fact. instances there are Seem to look with sus- the results of demo- It must be that every nmn in from the age of sixty-five was requir- in the draft In With the law of the one of these placed the disposal of his means that every registrants must serve In the course of war, the authorities was not expedient en over thirty-eight tge, although many of taken. Even among men, essential work- defectives were Among these latter, famous athletes, of sports. Of late, noted, that some of baseball players by service men This is very unfair In a system such in this country service, no more to those, who are in than to those, who fault of their own are of those, who volun- so because they felt eventually be in- volunteering, they their department of better them- waited and took Among these were Some of these for one reason or stigma should be because of this. error for the aver- think that any one in athletics is This is far from great athletes have such as weak and numerous other do have more than That is what part In athletic their disabilities. nlen face examining defects are detected rejected, whereas COurageous man, who exerted himself, is iy perfect. Athletic hard on men. die comparatively length of years of the worth Some of the great- the history of the accomplished by sick. Many per- not in the service, country well any glamour, Board is nation's Church- men and women It is significant and help of not sought when plan was inau- the War Produe- to employ wo- hUmbers, in htdus- have realized that bound to develop The high very attractive were employed on Page 8 / THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK 1 d011nr we earn I$ OUR QUOTA for VICTORY with U. $. WAR BONDS Volume XXXII LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, AUGUST 27, 1943 NO. 33 Pope's Representation Post-War Catholic Union Holds Convention At Morrilton September 5th And 6th Morrilton.--Sacred Heart Parish with its genial Pastor Rev. Charles Wolffer, C.S. Sp., will be host to the 53rd annual convention of the Catholic Union of Ark- ansas Delegates from all af- filiated organizations and soc- ieties from all parts of the State are expected to attend this con- vention which will be streamlined this year on account of the war. Every moment possible will be de- voted to business in order to al- low adjournment by 11:00 a.m. Monday with Solemn Vespers and Auxiliary Officiates At Investiture Jonesboro.--His Excellency, the Most Rev. Auxiliary Bishop,. of- ficiated at the ceremonies of In- tcstment and Profession of Olivetan-Benedictine Sisters of Jorlesboro on Aug. 14 and 15, and at the Silver Jubilee celebration of Sister M. Agnes Voth. Three Novices received the hbit of the Order at the Mass celebrated on the 14. They are Sister M. Evangelista Meyers, daughter of Major and Mrs. C. C. Meyers of Memphis, Tenn., and sister of Sister M. Carmelita and i Sister M. Theophane, both of Holy Angels, Jonesboro; Sister M. Pe- tra, formerly Florence Riga, of Jonesboro, and niece of Sister M. Clementina Riga; and Sister M. Martina, formerly Lois Bolds, St. Louis, Me., sister of Rev. L. Bolds of the Little Rock diocese now stationed at DeQueen, Ark. Sister M. Jane Frances Dall- mer of Philadelphia, Penn., pro- nounced her Perpetual Vows and Sister M. Agnes Voth of Muen- ster, Tex., renewed her Vows for her 25th anniversary on Aug. 15, during the Holy Mass. Numerous relatives and friends arrived at the Convent to con- gratulate and visit the new Brides of Christ and those who made their solemn pledges. On Aug. 15, two students of Holy Angels Academy entered the Novitiate of the Order; namely, Maura Lynch of Hot Springs, .Ark., and Minnie Jo Heckle of Jonesboro. China Christian Impressed By U.S, Soldiers Kweilin, China. (E)The Chris- tians in the Maryknoll mission here have just witnessed their first evening Mass and at the same time have received a lesson in Catholic piety from American soldiers that they will not soon forget. The Mass celebrated by the Roy. Robert Greene of Jasper, Indiana, took the place of the usual Sunday-night Benediction in the little chapel here. The chapel was crowded with Chinese Christians who had come for Benediction, when it was an- nounced that a group of Ameri- can soldiers had arrived in town in order to go to Mass. The Christians received the best sermon in their lives when the American fliers approach the al- tar rail for Communion. One of the Christians, Francis Pal, later told Father Greene: "The Americans have taught us all a lesson. When they knelt there with us we realized more than ever that we were allies and that these soldiers had come from the New World to fight with us and save us from the fate of Hongkong and Shanghai. It is good to know that among them are Catholics like ourselves, bet- ter than some of us, for they take the trouble to come many miles to go to Mass and they kneel to receive Communion when others are at the cinema. They are fine men .... and it is a fine thing to be a Catholic." TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF UNCONTROL Beginning next week, The Guardian will introduce a series of articles on birth controllers and the birth control movement. This series, written by the Roy. Dr.: Edgar Schmiedeler, O.S.B., Di- rector of the Family Life Bureau, National Catholic Welfare Con- ference, is not only informative )ut absorbing in its interest. Father Schmiedeler pulls no unches. You won't want to miss these articles. Te Deum. Sessions in former years have continued Monday af- ternoons of the convention. The ladies of Sacred Heart Church will serve meals to all delegates and visitors attending, on Sun- day noon, Sunday evening, Men- [day morning (breakfast) and i Monday noon. Rt. Rev. Msgr. H. H. Wcrnke, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Little Rock will preside at the Solemn High Mass at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning in Sacred Heart Church as rep- resentative of His Excellency Most Roy. John B. Morris, Bishop of Little Rock. Rev. Anthony Lachowsky, C.S.Sp., Spiritual Di- rector of the Catholic Union of Arkansas, will be celebrant of the Solemn High Mass. Roy. Charles Wolffer, C.S.Sp., Morril- ton, will direct the Sacred Heart Choir at this High Mass. Rt. Roy. Paul M. Nahlen, Abbot of New Subiaco Abbey, will be present in the Sanctuary. The Convention will be opened officially at 9:00 a.m. Sunday in Sacred Heart parish Hall with Bruno Lienhart Chairman of the Joint session of the Catholic Union and the Ca- tholic Women's Union. At 10:15 a.m., all clergy present, the as- sembled delegates and visitors will march to Sacred Heart Church for the Solemn High Mass. All local committees arranging all details of the convention at Morrilton have been busily en- gaged for the past several weeks, providing housing for attending delegates and visitors and pre- paring everything for the comfort of all who will participate in the two day convention. The entire convention has been arranged under the direction of Roy. Charles Wolf for, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Morrilton, ably as- sisted by Brtno Lienhart who is local chairman for the Men's Sec- tion and Mrs. Will Drilling local convention chairman for the Wo- men's Section. Victor Kords- meier is acting as General Sec- retary-Treasurer of the Morril- ton Convention. Other local com- mittees and their chairmen are the following: Housing Commit- tee, George Riedmueller, Jr., Reg- istration Committee, Leonard Schaefers, Maintenance Commit- tee, Ben Kordsmeier, Entertain- ment committee, Mrs. George Kordsmeier, Refreshment Com- mittee, Frank Osward, Jr., Wir- ing and Construction Committee, Joe Hoelzeman, Publicity Com- mittee, Roy. Charles Wolf for, C.S.Sp., Raffle Committee, Miss Julia Riedmueller, Mission Ex- hibit Committee, Mrs. Joe Breyel, Kitchen Committee, Mrs. John Bellinghausen, Luncieon, Dinner and Breakfast Committee, Mrs. V. L. Richardson, Mrs. Carl Peters, Mrs. A. L. Baldus, Mrs. George Riedmueller, Sr., Mrs. S. J. Laux, Mrs. Will Drilling, Co-chairman. Meals will be served Sunday noon Sunday evening, Breakfast Mon- day morning and Monday noon. The entire Congregation is taking an active part in the arranging of See CONVENTION on page 8 PRELATE VISITS ARMY CAMP Visiting at Camp Crowder, Me., Bishop Edwin V. O'Hara, of Kansas City, is pictured with Colonel Ovcta Culp Hobby, Director of the' WACS; Major General Walter E. Presser (left), Commanding Gen- eral, Central Signal Corps Training Center, and Colonel William S. Morris of Washington, in charge of Army Service Forces Schools# The Bishop came to meet executive representatives of 28 national" women's groups whose presidents make up the Advisory Council to the. Women's Interest Section, War Department Bureau of Public Relations, and who were visiting installations of the Women's Army Corps. Catholic representatives on the tour included Miss Anne Sarltchon Hooley, Assistant Director, National Catholic Community: Service, and Mlss Ruth Craven, Assistant Executive Secretary. Na- tional Council of Catholic Women. (N.C.W.C.) r  Rome t 00st's " eroic Deat,1 Typical ,:f Clergy's Val, " During Rc,ids Vatican City. (E) The funeral last Monday of the Rev. Rafael Molls, O.M.I., pastor of the Church of SanCElen',has brought i to focus another story of heroic :self-sacrifice on the part of the Roman clergy. (The Church of Sant'Elena in the Eternal City was one of the [ecclesiastical properties damaged or destroyed in the second bomb- ing of Rome, according to reports. Dispatches from Vatican City say it was gravely damaged.) Father Molls, according to word which has now reached Vatican City, went out into the streets of Rome at the very height of both aerial bombardments the Eternal City has suffered so far. He sought those in danger of death as a result of injuries received in the raids, that he might ad- minister the Sacrament of Ex- treme Unction to them. Father Meli survived the first aerial bombardment, but perished in the second, while administering to persons injured when a train was struck by bombs. Meanwhile, L'Avvenire d'Italla, Rome Catholic daily, declares that certain nominations that are be- ing made by the new Italian Gov- ernment in its reorganization of syndicates "demand the fullest re- serve on our part." The paper notes that the new Government is k ity secretariate for the naming Socialists, Liberals, Ca-I ta s and Canada. lholics and Communists to posts :of responsibility. Churches in Rome were crowd- ed ast Sunday, ttae ]et of the Assumption, the day  x0hich His Holiness Pope Plus XII had men- tioned particularly  in asking prayers for a Christian peace in which "victors and vanquished" will be brought together in justice and equity." Peace Prayers Recited In Hungarian Churches Vatican City. (E)The Hungar- ian faithful thronged the churches of that country last Sunday to pray for a peace of "juStice and equity," according to reports reaching here from Hungary. His Eminence Justin Cardinal Seredi, Archbishop of Strigonia and Pri- mate of Hungary, conveyed to the people of his country His Holiness Pope Plus XII's appeal for pray- ers for a Christian peace. Sodallsts Ma/Galn Plenary Indulgence On September 8 St. Louis, Me. (E) -- Soladists may gain a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, on the feast of the Nativity of the Bless- ed Virgin Mary, Sept. 8, it is pointed out in an announcement at The Queen's Work here, Sodal- United Peace Table Urged Peace Must Be Founded On Dignity Springfield, 111. (E)Urging that the Holy Father, "untiring cham- pion of peace based on justice :and charity," be given a voice at the peace table, and that an as- sociation of nations and a world :ourt be established following the present war, the Most Rev. Alois- ius J. Muench, Bishop of Fargo, offered "A Declaration of Peace and Reconstruction" at a Civic Forum held here. Other speakers at the Forum, held in conjunction with the 88th annual convention of the Catho- lic Central Verein of America and the 27th annual convention of the National Catholic Women's Union, were the Most Rev. Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, Pope's Cassock Blood-Stained After Visit Vatican City. (E)  Osserva- tore Romano notes that there was a large bloodstain on the white cassock of His Holiness Pope Pins XII when he re- turned to the Vatican last Fri- day after paying a visit to the sections most severelydamaged in the second air bombardment of the City of Rome. The Holy Father left the Vatican for the scene of the worst destruction immediately following the air raid last Fri- day. Osservatore says the bloodstains resulted from His Holiness coming in personal contact with the wounded, in his solicitude to bring consola- tion to the suffering people of his Diocese of Rome. Ask Beveridge Plan Be Cm'ried Into Action London."We want the Bev- eridge Report carried into action as soon as possible," said the Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Roy. Thomas Williams, at the Catholic Social Guild summer school. "If the government cannot car- ry the whole plan into action at once," said the Archbishop, "it certainly might carry out some of the suggestions straight away. "Why not begin at once with family allowances. It is nonsense to say we cannot afford to spend that much on family life when we are spending millions a day on destruction. "The nation is ready for an ex- tension of social service, and would welcome it, and we of the Catholic Social Guild, I think, also welcome it." An increase in the Guild's mem- bership was reported by the Rev. Leo O'Hea, S.J. There are 222 study clubs at work. BISHOP OF ROME VISITS THE SCENES OF BOMBINGS These two pictures, received through neutral sources, are scenes taken in Rome following the first Allied bombing of the city on July 22. At left is the damaged Basilica of San Lorenzo Outside the Walls. Right, His Hilless Pope Plus XII, Bishop of Rome, visits the stricken city to comfort his flock, Joining with them in prayer. INP photos. (N.C.W.C.t and the Most Rev. James A. Grif- fin, Bishop of Springfield, host of the conventions. Bishop Muench, a member o' the Bishop's Committee on the Pope's Peace Points, drew apt quotations from the Papal pro- nouncements contained in the re- cent volume "Principles for Peace," published by the commit- tee for the guidance of peoples and statesmen in the work of post-war reconstruction and peace. Bishop Muench declared that the winning of the peace must be carried forward with as great re- solve as we now carry forward the work of winning the war. "The Crusade to make the will to peace effective," he observed, "must not only be begun with strong resolve but must also be continued with persistent effort. It must be relentless to achieve mastery for peace lest forces that ;make for war gain once more the upper hand." Elucidating briefly and clearly the pcinciples that must guide na- tions in the post-war world, Bish- op Muench devoted his remarks to four topics: Dignity of a Hu- man Person, the Supremacy of Law, the Law of Nations, and the Will to Peace. "A declaration of principles for a good peace," he said, "must be founded on the basic truth of the dignity of a huroan person. From this truth the vhrious relations of man to man as well as those of nation to nation receive their vital i strength. "In accord with Papal utter- ances on this important subject we hold that the idea of the dig- nity of man is the fotmdation of all that is best in human civiliza- tion. The history of mankind ,shows conclusively that the rise and decline of civilization is co- incident with the regard men have [.a.97 a hunan being ...... . Present-D/ty Materialism "We are persuaded that the loss of a sense of the dignity for hu- man personality under the evil influence of the spirit of material- ism of our age is largely respon- sible for the terrible things of which we are witnesses in our day .... We express the hope that a declaration on the dignity of man will be incorporated into the peace treaties that will be written after the close of this war." As art offset to the philosophy of materialism, which, Bishop Muench said, had given rise to the abuses of Capitalism and to Communism, Fascism and Nazism, robbing man of his freedom and dignity, he observed that the only effective remedy that can be ap- plied to the social disorder of our times is the spiritualism of Chris- tianity. "This spiritualism," he said, "teache that man receives his soul from the creative hand of God; this soul is spiritual, as He is spiritual. It is immortal, de- stined to live with God for all eternity. Because of his spiritual and immortal soul, man is the image of God and therefore a child of God. On this truth is based the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man." Discussing the supremacy of law, Bishop Muench observed that God, as the Sovereign Lord of all creation, made all things subject to His-Law, as self-evident truth !even to a thinking pagan, "and certainly to aChristian, illumined by the light of faith." Secular- istic postivism, he said, has at- tempted to undermine this truth. This school of thought, led by agnostic and atheistic thinkers, he said, quoting Pius XII, has "opened the way for a fatal di- vorce of law from morality." Turning to the Law of lations, Bishop Muench characterized this law as the "fundamental See PEACE on page 8 Rosary Campaign Exhausts Cards, More Being Made , Little Rock.  Requests m'e :being received throughout the tate for additional enlistment mrds for the Army of Prayer, which was explained in The uardian last week. The number sent each pastor was just a few more than the number of enlisted boys from his parish, but demands have floubled and trebled the num- ber of cards for each parish. Pastors are trying to get the additional cards for their par- ishioners as soon as possible, but it may be the end of the week before all demands can be met. If you don't have your :ard, ask for it now.