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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 11, 1930 BISHOP NOLL TELLS GENEVA CONGRESS OF AMERICAN CATHOLICITY Catholicism's Rapid Growt~ and Ac- tiviies in U• S• Proclaimed by Fort Wayne Prelate By M. Massiani (Paris Correspondent; N. C. W. C. News Service) Geneva, Sept. 29.---The activity of the Catholic Church in the United States, its rapid growth, its strikin~ vitality, its high hopes have been pro- claimed here by the Rt. Rev. John F. Nell, Bishop of Fort Wayne, in the course of the Semaine Internationale Catholique, before an audience made up of the most representative per- Catholic social work in Europe and is! and %he Catholic population is more ops of the United S:ates agreed to up. well known as vice president general than 20,000,000." propriate $70,000 a year for a period of the Caritas Catolica. Count Carton Citing the growth of Ca'tho]icism of two years. The service now costs de Wiart, former Premier of Belgium," was to have introduced Bishop Nell to the assembly, but found it impossible to leave the deliberations of the League of Nations at that time. M. Maus, in presenting Bishop Nell, said: "Monsignor, everyone recognizes in you an accomplisher, an organizer, an apostle. If St. Paul should return among us, it has often been said, he would become a journalist. We know that you, in order to become a bet- ter apostle, became a 3ournahst. After praising Bishop Nell as for- mereditor of Our Sunday Visitor and in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit and in $85,000 a year, but the subscribing various sections of the United S:ates, I Catholic papers, numbering 76, pay the Bishop declared that "Protestant- all but $20,000. The N.~, C. W• C. ism today, with 200,000 clergymen, News Service has representatives in 300,000 Sunday School teachers, 200,- most of the capitals of Europe who, 000 Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. together with its agents at home, sup- workers, does not maintain an aver- ply approximately 50,000 words week- age annual book increase of 1,000,000 ly. It has a cable service from Rome, which would represent about one and Paris, London and Dublin; a feature one-half accessions for each worker. !service, a half-page picture service, • • ' L • I , , We dmtmgumh between a book re. land a monthly editorial service. It crease and an actual increase, because i would seem feasible to organize the t-here are numerous Protestant clergy- f whole European Catholic Press along men in the United States who actual-, similar lines under hierarchical aus- l/y believe that Protestantism is losing pices." herence to a positive faith, confirmed by numerous individual conversions. "On the other hand, the mainte- nance of the fundamental principles of traditional rfiorality is allied with the maintenance of positive belief. Fur- thermore, where faith is bereft of its doctrinal contents, there is uncertain- ty with regard "co the manner in which it should live. The Catholic faith remains the most efficacious force for social restoration and moral progress." During the course of the week a banquet was given in honor of Bishop Besson and Bishop Nell by prominent Catholics attending the sessions of the League of Nations. The Hen. John O'Sullivan, Minis- OBSERVE ST. BERNARD CENTENARY By M. Massiani (Paris Correspondent, News Service• Paris, Sept. 22.---The the proclamation of St. doctor of the Universal just been celebrated with ceremonies in the Citeaux, near Dijon. and Priors, representing the Cistercian abbeys, were teaux to hold a general Order. Numerous of the f and representatives of Orders followed the sonalities in the intellectual and reli- founder of the School of Missionary gious life of 10 or more European na- Catechists, he added: "You were ter of Public Instruction in the Irish which presided, in tions. They include prelates, priests, particularly designated to .come to Free State, delivered the principal ad- professors, writers, statesmen, men speak to us on Catholicism in the dress at this gathering. The Church Maurin, Archbishop of Genoa, Bishop of Moullins, s~ and women welfare workers, even United States. We are impatient to and the State, he said, have one cam- u i Protestanf ministers, representing hear you. The development of Ca- men desireto work for peace. Ruch, Bishop of Strassbo • Antedated League of Na~ions marts were delivered by the ~ ~| Switzerland, Belgium, France, Hal- tholicism in America, we realize, will tween the Protestant population, as tribute to the evangelization of Amer- "The Church labored for peace," he Chimay and Thymadeuc and 1! land, Norway, Italy, Ireland, England, have an influence of the first order being about 80 per cent rural and the ice by the Spanish and the French, added, "long before the League of , Germany and other countries.• I upon the development of Catholicism Catholic which is fully 80 per cent said to the speaker: "These bonds Nations existed. It contributed effi- op of Moulins. ~ i]• Bishop Nell's address has received in the entire world." urban. He admitted that there are between our two continents must nev- caciou~ly to calming the strife be- Houses in Cuba not bell mantels, hall clocks are much acclaim for its interest, the spit- Bishop Nell arose before an audi- huge districts where Catholic rdpre- er be broken• We expect today from tween bellicose nations in the Middle placeof the ornamental ~e ited manner in which it was deliv- ence which included, seated in the sentation is very meager, and spoke the Church in America even more Ages. Naturally the League of Na- ered, and for the encouragement and frofit ranks, Gonague"de Reynold, pro- of the South as %he stronghold of than we have given to her." tions cannot be a Catholic institution, popular in this country• -: comfort that the young Church offessor at the University of Berne and Protestantism. He called attention to M. Maus, in thanking Bishop Nell, The times render this form of collab- America brings to the old Church of president general of the Catholic Un- the fact that in New England more said: "We have found great corn- oration impossible• But, in every age, Europe. ion for Iz.~ternational Studies; Msgr• than half the church members are fort this evening in this .conception the Church is served by institutions Schneider the The interest awakened by the Se- Beaupin of Paris, president of the Catholics, while the strongest Prot- of the splendid vitality of Cattail- that are not Catholic, neither by fact 103 Main, Little maine Internationale Catholique can Committee for Intellec~al Co-opera- estant denominations of 75 and even cism among our Ameri.can brothers• nor by origin .... The develop- 115 Main, North Little be better appreciated if one has view- tion; M. Perrier, State's Counsellor at 50 years ago have dwindled to small Thank you from the depths of our meat of brotherhood among nations, ed, and breathed the atmosphere of Freiburg and Director of Publi.c In- proportions• hearts, Monsignor. The encouraging willed and aided by Catholics, will Write for samples and Geneva during the annual meeting of struction; Father de la Briere, mem- and fortifying news you have given hasten the coming of Christ into the urement blank• the League of Nations• ber of the Institute of International us this evening we shall preserve as world." ' Cosmopolitan City Law of New York; Mme. de S:een- an ever recurring memory." It is difficult to imagine a more an- berghe, president general of the In- In his address on Catholicism in imated, more cosmopolitan place, ternational Union of Catholic Worn- fact ~hat there is little urejudice in France Men i ....... Upon one's arrival at the station the en's Leagues; Abbe Gremaud, secre- sections where Catholics are very nu- _, ~, ' . .s ~nor ~.auarnlar~ s~ress~ tar en merous while th ea ~ne spm~um renmssance apparen~ Bureau for lodgings will assist in find- y g eral of the Pax Romana; , " ere is a combination .............. Prof Lars of hatred and fee among ~ne m~euectuauy en~e aria a~- ing a room, a difficult task since both . Eskeland; Jean Daniel de r of the Church in %m-ted to show th ..... • ' • s " ~ p a~ 1~ is real, sin- hotels and private houses are filled. Montenach, chmf of service at the ectmns where the Church has hard- c ...... Gene l a loath "" ere anu prolouna. The presenz move- The crowd milling about on the plat-ral Headquarters of the League Y om and is, therefore, prac- _ .......... ticall " .menz, ne sam, is cnaractenzea oy an form speak every known language of Nations; M Gottret, ef the Geneva y unknown through personal .con .............. • " • . ,, inl;euec~ual aria coronal a