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ui Vive? By The Sentry ;hat the World's Series is a the past, the second gues- lving a field day. It is amusing to read the post writings, in which many sports, commentators justify their mistaken concerning the outcome classic. These writ- try to string along with They have little the underdog. In fact writers have played a in the phenomenal suc- the New York team. They the members of as supermen. And they in convincing the most of the Yankees the team itself that it The result of that most of the opposing Mroply went through the out on the field and were beaten. Everything scheduled by the sports' until along came the St. This team was Iil, for the most prt, of big, boys. They appar- have sense enough to of the city slickers. So went out and played and upset the rul- In fact they under- dignity and really look foolish. Some do look funny when their dignity. The great was strong for to win. Outside of with the New add those financially it can be safely said everyone wanted to see upset. The reason as man. It is human na- on the side of the little is pitted against the school we were all for in his attempt to outwit We thrilled to the Ihe Spartans at Thermo- may be because most feel s o m e Inferiority. or other we glory in the of the portly ha- is chasing an elusive hat street. Men love to see thot come through. present time, many haz- the that leads to There is the Problem. This is really a threat. There arc the in- that are offered to girls to leave high school and order to take advantage high wages that are of even limited In the chools themselves the threat that comes from to clothe the educational in military attire, This train the students to ae- that are useful for war presage a military future rather than the estab- of the permanent world so many have so long In this melee of clash- one educational been very much over- It is the necessity of athletic activity alive in Thus far school been able to carry on some extent, but there sentiment that inter- contests must soon Lack of transpor- is the cause. Noth- be further from what is Athletic games have a as morale builders, a definite place in In this war as well last one, athletes have themselves. I n the almost total lack of for war in 191V in 1941, the young men gave a good account upon the fields of principal reason why able to do so was be- of them had particlpat- while at school. In warfare that was waged fields real leaders The boys were be courageous and co, American soldiers have much success because of to react quickly to a situation. This is a re- training that they re- athletic games. T h c about such training is as nseful in times of peace time. So school athletics retained even at the cost sacrifice. thing that can be said Service lw is everything is said and governmental author- whether a person in the service or not. been too ready views on this sub- who have no right demanded to know roan is inducted and an- The presump- be that those who are boards as well as physicians are hon- decisions. Unless the contrary in a given rrefutable, this simuld view. There are to this war and to be done that only decisions can each to the particular Will nmke for the best Order to be accepted forces a candidate well-defined His men- must meet certain So it is evident of how eager a his country in the l he may be rejected lack of requirements evident to the ordl- Others re ex- service because of are much more activities which in the all-out ? on p&lre 8 .9: FICIAI. ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK I I . [-te-aart Nation By Rural Life Heacl Mission Sunday. Termed Day Of Thanksgiving For 4 Centuries Of Service New York. (E)--An appeal to his listeners to make "Mission Sun- day," October 18, their "thanksgiv- ing day for four and one-half cen- turies of the most splendid type of service," that given by Catholic missionaries in the Western World, was made by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. McDonnell, National Director for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, in a na- tionally-broadcast radio address Sunday. He spoke On the "Church of the Air Program" of the Col- umbia Broadcasting System. Monsignor McDonnell reviewed Month's Mind Mass For Mrs. Keany Little Rock -- A month's mind Mass for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Michael Keany, mother of the Very Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Keany, editor of The Guardian, was celebrated Monday morning in the chapel of Mount St. Mary's Academy by Msgr. Keany. Mrs. Keany, 94, died September 12 in Hopkinton, Mass. A Solemn Mass for the respose of her soul was offered Monday norning at St. John's Seminary also. Three Students Take Triennial Vows At Subiaco Abbey Subiaco.Three philosophy stu- dents of New Subiaco Abbey semi- nary were scheduled to pronounce triennial vows in the ]3enedictine Order Wednesday morning at 8 :o'clock in the abbey church. They are Fred Mosman, William Clancy, and Joseph Stephens, who have completed the prescribed novitiate i year. The Very Rev. Ignatius Bod- mayr was to receive the vows in the absence of the lit. Rev. Paul M. Nahlen, abbot, who is attend- ng a Liturgical Week convention in Indiana. The trio is scheduled to be or- dained to the priesthood in the spring of 1947. Archbishop of Mexico Blesses Restored Church Mexico City. (E)- The Most Rev. Louis M. Martinez, Arch- bishop o Mezdco, has blessed the restored Corpus Christi Church at Tlanepantla, a town in the Fed- eral District. The church, one of the oldest in Mexico, has been partly restored through the efforts of the Rev. Canuto Flores, who recently cele- brated his golden jubilee and re- ceived on that occasion a special blessing from His Holiness Pope Plus XII. Father Flores, distinguished for his archeological and historical re- search, has restored with special care the sixteenth-century altar o tt]e Misericordia Chapel. The im- age of Christ venerated' in this chapel was the gift of Charles V and was brought to Mexico by early Franciscan missionaries. ;ome of'tlm outstanding events in the 450 years of service which missioners i]ave given in North, Central and South America, and spoke of the present-day Picture of ,he Church's missions. "Wherever new lands were opened, new work tO be accom- plislaed," he said, Catholic mis- sionaries were to be found in the foreground. New Vista Opened "And now," he added, "a new era dawns. That service assumes greater proportions  acquires a more widespread significance. It every man, woman and child of the Americas. The service we have received must now be shared. It is for that reason that, upon the appeal of the Sovereign Pontiff of Christendom, and with the endorsement of the prelates of the American Hierarchy, Mis- sion Sunday, October 18, 1942, opens a new vista of mission acti- vity." "On October 11, 1492, 450 years ago almost to this very hour, the navigator, Christopher Columbus, discerned from the deck of his flagship the Santa Maria, the pec- uliar light which apprizes mariners of the proximity of land," Monsig- nor McDonnell said. "At 2 a.m. on October 12, a shoreline was plain- ly visible and during the forenoon of that same day the Admiral of the tiny Spanish squadron set foot See MISSIONS on page 8 English Bishop Named U. S. Vicar Delegate New York. (E)Appointment of the Bishop-Ordinary to the Eng- lish Armed Forces as a Vicar Dele- gate of the Military Ordinariate for the American Armed Forces in Great Britian was announced by the Most Rev. Francis J. SlSellman, Archbishop of New York, who is Military Vicar. The Most Rev. James Dey, Tit- ular Bishop of Sebastopolis, who resides at St. Edmund's College, Old Hall, Ware, Herts, England, has accepted the appointment. He will assist in supervising the work of the Catholic chaplains in pro- viding for the spiritual care of American Catholic troops station- ed in Great Britian, Archbishop Spellman said. The Most Rev. Niel Farren, Bish- bp of Perry, whose appointment as Vicar Delegate was announced several months ago is already su- pervising the work for the Ca- tholics of the American Armed Forces in Northern Ireland'. The new appointments bring to fourteen the number of Vicar Del- egates now serving the Catholic chaplains and men of the Ameri- can Armed Forces. Eight of these serve i n Continental United States; five others serve the pos- sessions abroad and foreign coun- tries. One Vicar Delegate, the Rev. Edwin Ronan, C.P., formerly of Manila in the Philippine Is- lands, is a Japanese prisoner of war at Camp O'Donnell, Tarlac, P.I. Nullity Decrees Issued In Only 29 Matrimonial Cases By Rota In Year Vatican City. (E) -- Decrees of! nullity were issued in only 29 of the 87 matrimonial cases examin- ed by the Sacred Tribunal of the Rota in the course of the last year, it was re'coaled when the Audit- ors of the tribunal were received by His Holiness Pope Plus XII this week. In a majority of the cases, it was announced, no fee was ex- acted. The new juridical year of the Rota was opened with a Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Pauline Chapel. All of the Auditors, in- eluding the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Brennan, a priest of the Arch- diocese of Philadelphia and the first American priest to hold the position, attended the Papal au- dience. The activities of the Rota were reviewed in an adddress de- livered by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Giu- lio Grazioli, Dean. Due to the war, Monsignor Grazioli stated, the ma- jority of the cases were of Italian origin. In a discourse pronounced on the occasion, the Holy Father em- phasized that in the present times the world stands in greater need than ever of truth and justice. He congratulated the members of the Rota on their achievements and imparted the Apostolic Blessing. The Sacred Tribunal of the Rota is a high court which judges, with full judicial procedure, all cases of litigation not reserved to some other dicastery. It is an ancient tribunal, famed for the solidarity of its decisions, which drew its or- igin from the Cancelleria Apostol- lea, the bureau of notaries of the Church, of which there is trace as early as the fourth century. To tlaese notaries was entrusted the work of compiling the Acts of the Roman Pontiffs. The name "Rota" may have been derived either from the revolving case in which were filed the rolled docu- ments, or from the fact that the Auditors took turns, or rotated, in groups of three or more, in hear- ing cases. Pope Pins X, when he rborgan- ized the Roman Curia in 1908 re- established the Tribunal of the Sacred Roman Rota, giving it a new charter whereby its jurisdic- tions and procedure were defined. The Auditors, ol  judges, are ap- pointed by the Pope. In addition to the Italians who are members of the Rota, there are a French- man, an Englishman, a German, a I Pole and an American. U RGE--M-iSSiON-S-ONDAY--0-BSE RVAN CE Urging prayer and sacrifice in support of Catholic flsslons everywhere, the Society for the Propaga- tion of the Faith is sponsoring a worldwide observance of Mission Sunday, October 18, at the call of His Holiness Pope Plus XIL Pictured are, Pope Plus XII; Monsignor Thomas X. McDonnell, National Director, Propagation of the Faith Society, who spoke over the CBS "Church of the Air Program," October 11, and Axchbiahop Francis J. Spellman, of New York, who will  over th IIB "Red .... "latwor'turday, Dctoher_l, from 10:30 to 11 P. M., VT.) :ecelves Matrimonial Faculty For U.S. Washington. (E)A new faculty authorizing His EXcellency the Most Roy. Amleto Giovanni Cicog- nani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, to designate metro- politan regional courts in this country for the adjudication of matrimonial cases, has been grant- ed by the Holy See, according to information received here. This change in procedure is to continue for a period of three years. The new faculty has been granted to the Apostolic Delegate in response to his petitioa,d, ;ed to the Holy See on account of the "increasing difficulties and dangers of postal communication growing out of the war." The Papal rescript, dated July 30, granting the faculty, is as fol- lows: "His Holiness Pope Plus XII, in an audience granted to the Most Reverend Prefect, Henry Cardi- nal Gasparri, with regard to the above-mentioned petition and in accordance with the wish of this Holy Tribunal, granted the faculty requested, so that matrimonial causes, which have been adjudi- cated in the first and second in- stance by the courts of this region, may be adjudicated in the third in- stance by the metropolitan region- al court designated in each in- stance by the Apostolic Delegate; granted however that in each case mention is made of apostolic dele- gation, and with reservation of the right of the defensor vinculi (de- fender of the bond) and the parties concerned to appeal in the third instance, if they wish, to the Sa- cred Rota and of laving recourse to the supreme court of the Slgna- tufa Apostolica after the judg- ment in the third instance. This is to hold for three years, anything: to the contrary notwithstanding." The purpose of this rescript en- abling the Apostolic Delegate to designate an ecclesiastical tribunal of third instance in this country for the disposal of matrimonial causes is to lessen the number of appeals to the Roman Rota during present war conditions. The re- script nevertheless preserves the right of appeal to the Roman Rota even after a decision has been ren- dered in the court of third instance designated by the Apostolic Dele- gate. - : Sermon at Red Mass Printed by Congress Washington. (E)  The sermon preached by the Rev. Kieran P. Morgan, C.M., Professor of Moral Theology at St. Vincent's Semi- nary, Philadelphia, at the annual Red Mass of the Catholic Lawyers' Guild of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been printed in the Congressional Rec- ord at the request of Representa- tive Eugene J. Keogh, of New York. The Most Roy. ?homas E. Mol- loy, Bishop of Brooklyn, celebrat- ed the Red Mass in St. Charles Borromeo Church. At the close of the Mass, the Bishop congratu- lated' the members of the bench and bar for their presence at the Holy Sacrifice, saying it was a "symbol, direct and unequivocal," of their acknowledgment of the sovereignty of God over their er- sonal and professional lives. PIle also stressed that attorneys and members of the bench must be up- holders of the eternal as well as the civil law, which, means, he added, that the individual must be a practitioner and doer of God's teachings, each bringing into his daily life and thinking those teach- ings and squaring his every ac- tion with them, Pope Pius 'Above Tempest' Says Daily Washington. (E) --His Holiness Pope Plus Xll is called "the one Msgr. Loeb Celebrates Ann,versary world figure who now remaiP.s St. Vincent. -- The Very Rev. above the tempest" of the war by Msgr. Otto Loeb, V.F., recently the Washington Post here. elevated to a papal chamberlain An editorial today concernh celebrated on October 7th, Feast Myron C. Taylor's recent v'isit o of the Most Holy Rosary, his 30th the Vatican declares that nmsi anniversary of ordination. speculation concerning the pu- Msgr. Loeb celebrated a Solemn pose of the conversations betwe. High Mass at 9:30 at St. Mary's the Pontiff and President Roost- Church, assisted by the Rev. An- velt's personal representative . tony Lachowsky, C.S.Sp., as Dea- the Vatican is "somewhat wide ,i con, the Roy. Lawrence Maus, as the mar." It adds that Pope Piu, Jubdeacon, and the Rev. Joseph "lias formah'y' taken, and' in all ,'eldkamp as Master of Cexa=, probability will take, no sides in monies. Present in the sanctuary the conflict," pointing out, how- were the Rev. Charles Wolffer, C. ever, that "by virtue of his posi- S.Sp., the Roy. Francis J. Kilpat- tion he is more acutely aware" of rick and the Rev. John J. Mulligan. the moral and spiritual conse-. quences of the present war. "And he knows that these conse- quences will affect, in varying de- grees, all the nations involved," the editorial observes, "and that :they cannot be cancelled merely by the defeat of Germany and Jap- an. This, no doubt, is why he continues to appeal Ior peace on the basis that he outlined a few months after the beginning of the war-- national independence, ces- sation of armamcnts, international iuridical institutions, protection of minorities, and so on. He knows as well as the rest of us how little immediate hope there is of peace :on such terms, but, merely by re- iterating them, ttae Pope has strengthened them." Sons of Cuban Hero Studying For Priesthood Santiago, Cuba. (E)  A well known writer and attorney, Dr. Calixto Hayneri  grandson of the "General of the Independence" Calixto Garciais one of the 70 students for the priesthood who entered the Diocesan Seminary of San Basilio this fll. The sermon, delivered by Fath- er Wolffer, lauded the spirit of sacrifice which the Jubilarian has displayed by his thirty long years of service for the honor and glory of God and for the salvation of souls. Father Wolffer, noting the feast of the day, stressed the love and devotion we should have to tim Blessed Virgin, Queen of the Holy Rosary. The Rosary, he said, one of the most beautiful prayers, can be recited by all, whether rich or poor, young or old. He lauded the Catholic cus- tom of recitation of the Rosary in common, hdmonishing the people to continue this practice in the home, now, especially in this hour of trial when many a vacant chair is found. At noon, a delicious dinner was served by the ladies of the parish. Evening devotions included reci- tation of the Rosary and Benedic- tion of the Most Blessed Sacra- ment. Msgr. Loeb has been pastor of St. Mary's Church here for 16 years. He is the first student of St. John's Seminary to be elevat- ed to the Holy Priesthood by Our Most Reverend Bishop. (harges Neglect Of Farm Group Peoria, I11. N.C.W.C.The Catholic movement in the Unit- ed States on behalf of the far- mer "'builds its whole program of objectives around the home- stead on the farm," the Most Rev. Aloisius J. Muench, Bish- op of Fargo and President of the Conference, declared at the National Catholic Rural Life Conferenee's twentieth annual convention here last week. Speaking at a luncheon of the Conference's Board of Directors, Bishop Muench de- clared that "living space for the farm family, the farm homestead, owned and opera- ted by the farmer, as a center of economic production, a school of education and cul- ture, a place where God is wor- shipped in prayer and devotion to duty, is the ideal toward which the Conference strives." "Around the homestead on the farm is built its program of re- ligious education and. of economic independence, security and well- being," His Excellency added. "The fundamental 9rinciples for the achievement of this ideal are stated in the literature of the Con- ference, chiefly in its Manifesto on Rural Life, A good beginning has been made. But tobe satis- fied with beginnings inevitably leads to stagnation and death. A great deal more still needs to be done." Publicized Farmer's Plight The Bishop recalled that in its beginning and through its history the Conference has sought to call to the nation's attention "a large Sr-z its poputhn which,, W r underprivileged in ahnost eve * phase of life, religious, education- al, and cultural, political, social, and economic." "To bring to the attention of the nation at large the plight of the farmer," he ad- ded, "his lack of religious, educa- tional, cultural facilities, the want of adequate medical and hospital care, the great distress of share- croppers and tenant farmers liv- ing under slum conditions in God's beautiful nature, the tragedies that grew out of the loss of homesteads on the farm, the growing menacc of tenancy in our land, the unbe- lievable inequalities of standards o living--to bring this story to the ears of the people of our land was not an easy task. The way was an uphill way." Bishop Muench cited, however, "the great change that has come over the nation within the last decade or so with regard to its attitude toward the farmer" as it has "come to realize that the farm- er forms a vital and integral part !of tae life of the nation." "He Js more honored in his calling than ever before," His Excellency ad- ded. However, he said, "ground has hardly been brbken in seek- ing" the solution of the "many problems still unsolved in rural America," declaring that "apathy See HOMESTEAD on page 2 Knights of Columbus Honor Chaplain at Banquet --Photo by $oe Wlrges Villiam 17. Custe, New Orleans, is shown addressing Knights of Columbus and guests at the banquet honoring the State Chaplain of the Knights, the Very Rev. Msgr. James E. O'Connell, on his recent elevation to the rank of papal chamberlain. Supreme Director Guste warned Knights that the organization has a tremendous responsibl]ity in this con- filet. Left to right: Auxiliary Bishop Fletcher, Supreme Director uste, Toastmaster Bader F. Bushy and Monsignor O'Connell. The local council of Knights were sponsors of the banquet. Knights presented Monsignor O'Connel with a purse. See story, page 2.