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PAGE TWO LITTLE ROCK, ARK., SEPTEMBER 13, 1930 Published Weekly THE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY of the Diocese of Little Rock 307~ WEST SECOND STREET ~tC~L~ aS ~condoelass matter March 21, 1911, at the postoffice ~t Little Rock, Ark., under the Act of Congress of March 8, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.00 THE YEAR CHANGE OF ADDRESS When a change of address is desired the subscriber should give t~tl~ the old and the new address. CORRESPONDENCE Matter intended for publication in The Guardian should reach us mot hter than Wednesday morning. Brief news correspondence is at~rays welcome. The kindness of the clergy in this matter is cer- ~a~nll al~reclated. " irr. RIgV. MSGIL J. P. FISHER ...... . ....................... Business Manager All communications should be addressed to The Guardian, 307˝ West Second Street. Little Rock. Ark. OFFICIAL ORGAN He Guardian is the official organ of the Diocese of Little Rock and I pray God that it may be an earnest champion of the cause of t~ht~ justice and truth and an ardent defender of the religion whicll al| Jove so well. I extend to it my blessing with the sincere hope its career may be long and prosperous. JNO. B. MORRIS, Bishop of Little Rock ~16 SEPTEMBER 13, 1930 ARCHBISHOP STRITCH. The appointment of the Most Reverend Sam- uel A. Stritch as the new Archbishop of Mil- waukee was one of those immensely happy sur- prises that cause real rejoicing to all who have known him, as priest and Bishop. Persons we care much for are not fully appre- elated by us. Friendship soTnetimes clouds real values. For we are always just a bit too per- sonal in our esteem. Nevertheless to be named the youngest Bishop in the United States and within just a few years to become the most youthful metropolitan in the country makes all of us who have known His Grace very proud Qf the honor of his friendstiip. Our own Bishop too, partakes in ibis feeling of pride and joy, for Archbishop Stritch was once a student in his parish school• And what pastor has not an immense and hearty pride in the success of the children of his own par- ish? The writer of these lines would like to say a word in his own behalf. Archbishop Stritch was his pastor and played a part in leading him to the altar. Therefore it is with affectionate pride that he offers his congratulations• So too all of us of the South are proud that a Southern priest has been honored with the dignity of the Archbishopric• May the Lord strengthen him and bless i]im abundantly for the great work he is undertak- • o J mg m our prayer. May he have many years of success and may he live to know that his peo- ple of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee think of She climbed the Temple steps and vowed her virginity to the Eternal Father. Her name signifies the cherished one or one well beloved by the mighty Jehovah• Its po- tency for good has gilded the centuries of thq Christian era with miracles of virtuous accom- plishments as numerous as the stars that glorify the heavens in the broad sweep of the Milky Way. With her coming the whole course of history in dealing with womankind was changed• The chronicles of ancient times reveal woman at best as the plaything of man's joyful moments; at worst as the slave of his passions. Political status she had none; socially she held position at the whim of her lord and master. Today his wife; tomorrow nothing. His mere word cast her off more easily than autumn's winds toss faded leaves from dying trees• Her divine maternity added dignity to moth- erhood. A voice was given to woman in the education and training of her children because Wisdom Incarnate sat at her feet as a pupil. to conform with the Russian proletariat pro- gram• This aspect of the Russian program was ig- nored by Dr. Butler. It is, we think, the most important thing to be considered. It is doubt- less the consideration which His Holiness had most in mind when he gave his warning to Monsignor Ryan. The Pope realizes that Bol- shevist success is to be purchased at the price of religion, and being the great guardian of souls he warns against the spread of the system which would exact such a price. "For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul?" (Matthew 16:26). Christians can hardly be expected to consider calmly and dispassionately the econom- ic merits of a system that persecutes the prac- tice of religion and has as one of its chief ob- jects destruction of belief in God. 0 HOW AND WHY WE SHOULD PRAY ALWAYS. Virginity, chastity, purity were enthroned on The greatest need of this, as it has been of a pedestal because of this Cl aste Virgin whose every age since he began to live on earth, is for unique purity has made her, as even the Protes-Iman to know himself. All that we read in books rant poet sings, "Our tainted nature's solitarytand magazines about the origin and nature of boast." Mary's birth opened the doors of ourJman relates to the exterior of the animal part convents to countless other virgins who strive to imitate her virtues and by their consecrated lives keep vital the divine spark of charity that animates God's Church• To her inspired and inspiring example we owe our Sisterhoods who care for our aged poor, nurse our sick, educate our children, make homes for our orphans, stri e to reclaim the fallen girl. What a dreary world without the Little sister of the Poor, the Sister of Mercy, the School Sister, the Sister of Charity, the Good Shepherd Nun? All of them we owe to Mary, Virgin and Mother. The ideals of chivalry that light up the shad- ows of the Middle Ages have their origin in the devotion that the Christian knight had for his Immaculate Lady. Before taking up his ardu- of him. Even if scientists could arrive at per- fect agreemen based on the absolute determi- nation of facts, their findings would relate only to man's framework. But the very reason of man points to an in- terior conscious self, which must be millions of times superior to his exterior self. Of course, science can deal .only with material things. Philosophy or sound reason must be depended on to look for causes, and, reasoning from effect to effect, they must trace thought to a thinking subject which must be a spiritual entity. But even the horizon of human reason is limited, just as the horizon of the eye of the scientist is limited. The microscope and telescope widen the horizon of the eye and divine revelation ,er, which is communication with form of life must be in communic something else. Plant life must be :cation with the minerals of the soil must nourish itself from plant life ; cal life must nourish itself from mal life, but man's Spiritual life can ished only by communication with a communication with Him Who is all life, our God, our Creator, our I Father. On arising in the morning you table to nourish your physical life. regular about feeding your soul earnest, even if brief, morning ages there-has been a custom churches to ring the bells at morning, at midday, and at sL call to the people to prayer, that the soul should be fed as the could easily form the habit of thoughts to God seriously even if ment every time he looks at his watch. the passage of time, either well or eternity. It marks our steady ar pro O end, when an account must be r e Tery day of the years allocated to Form a firm resolution to carry out admonition to "pray always."I have: out the manner in which it is ]; without any special effort.--Our S ous duties as a defender of the widow and the orphan he placed his armour in a chapel of Our Lady and there spent the watches of the night in ardent prayer that he might be her worthy champion. The greatest inspiration of fl% masters' brush was the Queen of Angels. What artistic effort has ever equalled the Madonna's of Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo? The very canvas lives with the appeal of her innocence, her spotless purity. As loving children we rejoice each year in the celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Our Mother and the Mother of God.--Bulle- him as affectionately as do his friends of the tin, Cleveland, O. itual soul in man, divine revelation assures us that the soul was created according to the very image and likeness of God. Scientists are agreed that life in any form can proceed only from life, that there has never been an instance of life proceeding from matter. No human being has ever been able to create a blade of grass with a-life germ in it, or any 1Jlant, or any seed, or an egg capable of germinating into a living bird. Evidently, then, no human power could create animal life or human life. Man, therefore, was created by God and evi- widen the horizon of human reason. Hence, before him and accept his dictum. while science might trace the origin of the hu-I you will notice, the subjects that he man frame, and human reason discover the spir- t are odds and ends concerning run of his readers are babes in the Frequently enough, however, thur speaks out of his turn. At things that some of us know are cently he spoke of deathbeds. 'eaders to believe that the only ing persons is of their physical ment; that last breaths are used handkerchiefs, for a freshening of glass of water. As usual Seer ArthUr: say where he learned this bit bf rice please that even in picking such South. F. , o dently for God, because he has no superior here subject as dying, he is not talking to o DR. BUTLER IS NOT USUALLY CARELESS• on earth. Every form of created life must audience. Most people have obse :: A BLOW AT LUTHER'S FABLE. -- ser e a higher form. Plant life must serve ani- any, deaths. " Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler is never inten- mal and human life; animal life must serve hu- If you ask those who have assist Within the next few months the Government tionally intolerant, but the other day he made man life ; man must serve a higher being. There- deathbeds, for instance, hospital t,ist of the United States will include among the na- some careless statements ore, reason should make just as clear to us as and priests you will get a story q it tional treasures at Washington a beautiful and The news gathering agencies reported an in- the Bible that, while everything on earth was from the casual scene pictured bY precious proof of the reverence with which terview between Rt. Rev• Msgr. James H. Ryan, created for man, man was created for God. columnist. the Catholic Church regards the Holy Scrip- rector of the Catholic University of America, hBut observing people, in any of the various] Those who know will tell you th tures. Not for that purpose, of course, has Con- with His Holiness Pope Plus XI The Holy P ases tneir activities, would one arrive atI of prayer for the Grace of a hapPY acquired for the nation this evidence of Father had questioned Dr Rvan about the the conclusmn that they .are here on earth to Jwell worthwhile; that there is all the the Church's veneration for the Word of God. t rowth of Bolshevism in America, and the lat- . • "-I'n the world between the last hou Know, love ann serve their Maker One's ob rs ol was its rare richness and historic import that ter had given the opinion that the Bolshevists servahon would lead him to believe that theylhas united his soul to His Redeemer b: prompted its purchase; nevertheless it will serve would have difficulty in making headway in were created for anything else but that. J prayer and those of one who has tried also as a glormus teshmony fm the Church and America Then m ss s " " " "• . "" Hol" e • peated 50,000 people who were among the livin last] ,, • • .. , ...................... ght of ]udgr an eloquent refutation of a falsehoo l that still earlier warning that the United States should mgn are among the dead this morning; 60,00C ]Etei.nitv of reward or punishment. finds acceptance in this country, watch carefully Bolshevism's development, m l]bWhO ad e amo[ g the living, this morningJtendants in public hospitals one g oead by evenmg Yet man the • This masterpiece for which Congress has paid Dr. Butler, president of Columbia University, • ..... • . ]the thing-but-calm waiting for a million dollars is the famous Gutenberg Bible gave out an interview in which he criticizedgoes,. . bed at mght w thout acknowledg mgldeath those who have tried to fl of St. Paul, lately the possession of Benedictine the attitude of certain opponents of commun- ms dependence on his God,. without asking to Ion earth re ,ardless ˘h 1.. o of God Monks in Carinthia, Austria. Dating from 1454 ism and socialism. He said that whether or be spared for the night, without offering any] ...... - " .... d 0t ur 145 ---nearly 30 years before the birth of not we like it, "140,000,000 of people are ex- "- - " ! o ner nan,, aea n, :fth:SdOr the. blessings, mater,al and spiritual, ltical Catholic invariably edifies those Luther---this volume is a triumph of the typo- perimenting with an alternative mode of eco- ... ywmcn nas.Tustbecome apartofeter-lnessit. Theysee a soul which is not graphic art. Its illuminations,-in masterful nomic, political and social confi•ol•"' :: Yihe d:;l:es m themorning and goes about]concerned with physical or tempor counterfeit of the handwor of early monastic The application of this new series of prin- " y errand without asking the bless-Jbut onl,, with the calm 1 artists, are alone sufficient to make it priceless, ciples is so thorough, so logical, so pe ;sistent, ing of God upon himself and family, without[ • ..... wi li -. . ! uta~ory prayer oI a union oI a sou~ Europe may well regret that she has lost one he said, that it does not hesitate to tear up by dedicating his time and his work to God, .l, t th, ...... "of her chief heritages, the roots those things which the Western World order that it might become an umnterruptedIMr .Brisb ane-s'erlou'sly' ......... • The wealth of genius which Gutenberg and regards as ftindamental. The capitalistic sys- prayer. ] o -- IJ hundreds of other Catholics'devoted to the mul- tem can not stand still; cannot hide behind a The Prophet Osee, centuries before Christ,/ SCHOOL BELLS AND SCHOOL 13 tiplieation and ornamentation of the Bible, and wall of intolerance and lack of comprehension, attributed all that was wrong with the world t __ • of which this volume is a magnificent specimen, declared Dr. Butler• to the fact that "no one thinketh in his heart•" / .., ........ k ell Pen le d Merr l moaners, like a can have but one explanation. They held the "It must," he asserted, "go to the battle arm- P 0 not reflect, or they could not be se[ " " - Sacred Writings in pious esteem, and this in ed with the capacity to prove that the individ- indifferent in matters that are of thochildren' the school bells will soo* , turn was the fruit of the Church's precept and uals drawn from the many can become, not concern. They do not reflect, or thev"wo"u ldlSh°rtly thereafter the school bills wl,l example. Gutenberg's Bible, then, can hardly the exploiters of the many, but their benefac- raise their minds and their hearts , Jc°me in. As a matter of strict justice,! fail to free thousands of Americans from the tors, friends and guides• If we can not do that, prayer not only morning and night but at fr I sh°uld be made for these. In th, • e, , t~- • •" 1~ spell of Luther's fable that the Catholic Church the history of one hundred years from now quent intervals durin the da,, We ........ [ school, the cost of board and tmt o • " z ....... ....... st i sv w thout utteri- ....... ........... I duc ble minimum, met, m the fn" .. hated the Bible and forbade its dissemination, may contain some very novel and striking phe- ,,~ a vvu u, u cause asp ra-i ...... .... elY Ul tlons of our scnoo the scnom canno • hearts are words before God Even[ " " --o--------- nomena to be read by those who come after if God were far off, it would a-- ear no more] ents to do their part promptly, it OUR LADY'S BIRTHDAY. us." ! ....... than reaso In a mos~ emDaHasslng position • .---:----- A plea for tolerance from Dr. Butler is en- nable that our whispering should l .... " reach Him than that our whis ....... [other respects most punctilious, sorae , A pathway to the doors of the Temple was titled to the highest respect. He himself has can , ...... heard by pen le hu a scnool b ll as somethm that neea worn by the pious Anna as she besought the always been an exemplar of the tolerance which p ndreds of miles away from] : g • Lord to answer her prayer for a child• In the he preaches. He manifested his tolerance if they be uttered near the micro-hone "- ,]en seriously• They forget that the sv God is rtear, and the direction of our " . D.U only teaching their child, but actually fullness of her years there was granted to her ' trikingly in the recent Presidential campaign. - " r mtentmn .... and holy Joachim, her husband, a child who But unfortunately the Soviet government itself do our work or to take our recreation in His mg and feeding m .1 was to be the fairest of Eve s daughters, Mary lhas taken a position whieti presents the great- name makes of these otherwise indiffer -÷ I Almost the first letter written iro the Immaculate One. A pathway she was des-I est obstacles to a fair hearing of its revolution- cupations a prayer. " ..... - by General Robert E. Lee to his wife, tined to make that would lead all the sons of ary economic policy. We refer to its attitude While the natural life of-the soul can never]with the following lines. "I send yotl men to the gates of-heaven. I toward religion• It is a cardinal doctrine of die, its supernatural life, which alone gives us lf°r $500, all I have in bank• plea ' g y ( such the[ • Tradition tells us that the Blessed Virgin the Soviets that all dogmatic religion must be claim on superngtural lor and' " children s school bills first " born in Jerusalem not far from the Temple I destroyed and atheism set up in 'its stead as a glory God in Heaven) can die just as physi- I That advice is commended to all of the Most High• Gifted beyond her years by primary essential step towar ls the transform- cal life can if it be not nourished. Thelsend their children away to school the Spirit of Wisdom at the tender age of three 'ing of the economic policy of all political state. ordinary way of nourishing the soul is by pray-[ America, N.Y. '° itor. 0 ARTHUR COMES A_ _ ( Daily in numerous ne, spapers bane, who is usually described as priced columnist, gives us the final a miscellaneous collection of topics. bility and his cock-sureness e us. When he writes about ari remote African colony or conce equally well known to us, we