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PAGE EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 20, 1942 Washington Letter President's Call For Days Of Prayer, Seen As Significant By Elmer Murphy Washington. (E)-- A significant note, deeply reverential, is sound- ed by President Roosevelt in his proclamation designing Thanks- giving Day and New Years Day as days of prayer. Quoting the Psalm--"The Lord is my shepherd"--he says: "Inspired with faith and cour- age by these words, let us turn again to the work that confronts us in this time of national emer- gency; in the armed services and the merchant marine, in factories and offices; on farms and in the mines; on highways, railways and airways; in other places ,of public service to the nation; and in our homes." The reverential attitud diSplay- ed by the President is not merely "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) song writer, who knew the weak- ness of the American public for such inconsistencies, conceived the whole thing. Americans have a secret admiration for anyone who is acting out of caste. A sky pilot, as a chaplain is familiarly known ta the service, is supposed to be concerned only with spiritual things. If he can be made to play another part, he immediately takes on heroic proportions in the minds of the "hot polloi." In other words he seems to be human, and they never suspected that he was. $o the people will continue to sing the song and to attribute the ac- tion to the sky pilot, despite any- thing that is said to the contrary. Ever since tile French nation fell into the hands of the Germans, Marshal has been the cynosure of all eyes. Colunmlsts have written reams of copy on the probable actions of Petaln. He was censured without mercy in the American press, whenever it seemed likely that he might do something that was favorable to the Nazi leader. It may be Just a game that these news writers were playing under the direction of some skillful person in order to worry Hitler. Certainly no one who knows the real state of af- fairs could honestly accuse the French Marshal of being in league with the German Fuerher. Some of these writers should try to do something while an enemy is hold- ing a gull t their heads telling them not to do it. Then they would have some conception of the position that Marshal Petaln occupied, tie was a puppet, how- beit an unwilling one. The French nation was rotten to the core. Total disregard of the moral law had worked havoc with this once proud and efficient military pow- er. Petain is an honorable man. He was given the thankless task of trying to keep a ruthless foe satisfied and to salvage what re- mained of France. It was a task that demanded the utmost in skill, and no one can say he did not do zt good Job. It must have cut the proud Petaln to the quick to be at the mercy of a man whom he despised. Yet he had to suppress his personal feelings in order to save what was left of the nation that he loved. Even his protest to the American government when our troops entered Afrlc and his harsh criticism of President Roose- velt must have all been a part of a splendid act. There can be no doubt that the aged Marshal wish- es nothing more sincerely than the ultimate defeat of Hitler. As one eminent commentator satd, "Mar- shal Petaln can have no greater longing than to see Hitler's defeat. As he is a fervent Catholic, I am sure that he includes it in his even- ing prayer. As I believe that many prayers in one direction help to bring about what We are praying for, I wish my readers would all Join in the old Marshal's prayer." MOTHERS (Continued rom page 1) will befall them after the war is over. However, he adds that they should also be encouraged to keep busy in after hours not only in the recreational way but in di- rect cooperation with the war effort. He cites ways in which local communities can establish programs which will provide a wholesome outlet for youthful energies and at the same time di- rect their activities in the direc- tion of assistance to the war ef- fort. Why burden your loved ones with funeral expenses when a Healey & Roth Superior Service may be provided for now for just a few cents a month in dues to The Healey & Roth Burial Association? Fixed rates according to age, and full benefits from the start. a perfunstory acknowledgement of the many blessings for which the American people have cause to be grateful. It is, at least in me measure, an indication of a faith in Providence which is becoming more apparent as the shadows of war lengthen, and' of a deep re- ligious feeling which many pub- lic officials in Washington share. Probably more than ever before, since the first President sounded a similar note under similar cir- cumstances, the proclamation set- ting the two days of pray- er, rather than holidays to be giv- en over to rejoicing, assumes un- usual solemnity. In the first place, it is in strik- ing contrast with the pagan and materialistic ideas promulgated by the eponents of Nazism. It tends to give notice to the world that the United States is actuated by religious principles and morality applicable to the conditions in which the world now finds itself, and which will be even more ap- plicable to the conditions that will prevail when the day of reckoning comes and the task of constructing a "new and better world" is un- dertaken. It is an indication of the part Christian morality will play in the postwar readjustment. It will, in a certain sense, be a beacon to guide the peace deliberations. To apply the Golden Rule to nations as it is now applied to individuals, to place upon governments the moral responsibilities that are now placed upon men and women will involve many intricate problems. Some steps have already been foreshadowed Assurance has been given that the rights of peo- ples will be respected and that they shall not be exploited and their territory shall not be taken from them. Wars of aggression will not be countenanced. Their freedom to work out their own destinies will be upheld. To these principles both President Roose- velt and Prime Minister Churc- Soldier Tells How Buddies Appreciate Mass Brisbane, Australia. (E)Writ- ing from New Guinea to the Cath- olic Leader, official organ of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, a soldier who is a member of the S6ciety of St. Vincent de Paul, and who before he went away was a daily hfass-goer, tells of the way in which the Mass is appreciated on the battle front. "I have served Mass in some strange places since I have been away," he writes. "You would hardly believe some of the situa- tions unless you were actually present. Our chaplains are equip- ped by the Catholic United Ser- vines Auxiliary with a very fine little portable altar, which can be set up practically anywhere. On occasions we have set it up on old tree stumps, on the banks of dry creeks, the backs of trucks and various other such places. "Yesterday we were in a spot so muddy that the priest nearly got bogged on several occasions during the Mass. However, for all the difficulties, I guess the benefits received are just as great. Anyway, I think the Mass is ap- preciated more here than at home It is the same with many things we don't appreciate them fully until we have some difficulty in obtaining them." Another soldier, a South Au- stralian, has written home telling hGw members of his unit walk four miles through rough jungle to Mass, which is celebrated for them once a month. REQUIEM (Continued from page 1) Roy. Francis Zimmerman O.S.B. and Brother Anthony O.S.B. were chaplains to the Abbot. Sister Benedict was 74 years old and had spent 51 years in the religious life. She came to this country from Walchwil, Switzer- load, in 1890, and entered the Benedictine Convent at Shoal Creek, where she made her vows on June 24, 1892. Shortly after her profession she spent one year at the Convent of the Precious Blood in O'Fallon, Missouri, and two years in Germany and Swit- hill have subscribed. Secretary zerland, studying the art of making Hull h's said that the Atlantic liturgical vestments. The greater Charter is applicable to all ha- part of her life as a nun was de- tions, whether large or small voted to the making of vestments There are many who do not be- and articles for the sanctuary. lieve that the establishment of a Surviving Sister Benedict are Christian order of civilization, in two brothers, Mr. Joe Rust of their moral obligations, is feasible Tillamook, Oragon, and the Rev. which governments will observe Brother Wendelin Rust O.S.B. of at this time. They contend tha. St. Meinrad, Indiana, and one sis- only by ..... - to, Mrs. Margaret Bernhard of compulsion can reeal r citrant governments De Kep in Zurich .,,,r], line and a reign of law based upon -' ............ Christian precepts be substituted' and check aggression, economic as for a reign of force, as a way of well as territorial, is another de- ending all war. The trouble is batable question. It is recognized, that compulsion leads to exploita- none the less, that some sort of tion and exploitation begets war. moral standards to which govern- Whether there will be a volun- meats will be subject is a neces- iary federation of democratic sity if durable peace is to be owers to preserve world order achieved. Every Home Should Have A CRUCIFIX The attractive articles pictured here are on hand at The Guardian religious arti- cle department for immediate delivery anywhere. Add postage to the list price when ordering by mail. No. 133Large Crucifix, of dark walnut. 24 inches in length, fitted with gold bronze, corpus, at... $3.50 (postage and packing 25c extra) No. 130--Attractiv crucifix of dark walnut wood and gold bronze corpus, 13 inches in length, at..$1.50 (Postage and packing 15c extra) No. 256---Sick Call Set in crucifix form to serve a double purpose. Made to hang on the wall or to be taken down and used at the bed-side when the priest calls to attend the sick. 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The Pershing boys' grandfather, Walter S. Pershing, now residing in Hollywood, is a convert to Ca- tholicism and the first Pershing to become a Catholic. He is a descendant of Peter Frederick Pershing, a brother of Daniel Pershing, from whom General Pershing is descended. The orig.. inal Pershing in this country was Frederick, a native of Alsace-Lo- rhine, who arrived in America in 1749. He had four sons, Christian, Peter Frederick, Conrad', and Daniel. The St. Be!!armine Guards are an unusual organization. Both sexes are members of the Guards and are represented equally in the command. Commanding officers are chosen from the eighth grade only, but each grade is commanded by a second lieutenant. The Guards are uniformed, the girls wearing a garb of. Blessed Mother Blue, a Navy blue tie an overseas blues cap on which is embroidered a white triangle top- ped by a white cross. Within the triangle the letters BJG-Bellar- mineJefferson Guard-- appear. For winter the girls add a Navy Blue cape, red-lined, modelled af- ter the Army nurse cape. The boys wear tan trousers, a khaki shirt, an Army black tie, a tan overseas cap, with the triangle and cross and letters embroidered in red. For winter they add a tan nmdel of the Army trench coat. The major purpose of the Guards is to teach the pupils in a dramatic way the principles of American- ism, with particular emphasis on the relationship between the Amercan way of life and religion. St. Robert Bellarmine and Thomas Jefferson are the models for the Guards and' the pupils are con- stantly reminded of the basic similarity between the teachings of St. Robert and the principles of the American nation as set forth in the Preamble of the Declaration Must Base New Order On Christ's Teachings Brisbane, Australia. ()--"I have seen many attempts at the 'New Order,' and I am convinced that unless it is based on the precept contained in the Gospel, the love of God above all for His Own sake, and the love of our neighbor for the love of God, all talk of a new order is so much insincerity," de- clared New South Wales Minister for Health Kelly, in an address at a meeting of subscribers to the Lewisham Hospital, conducted by the Sisters of Charity in Sydney. "Cooperation of each and every one is necessary if you do not want to see your children and your grandchildren facing the same crisis as you are facing today," he dded, stating also that the solu- tion was not to be found by Parlia- mentarians. The people should look to their spiritual leaders for guidance in the "New Order," he said. of Independence and the philo- sophy of Thomas Jefferson. A ritual with which the school day is opened and closed is patriotic and' religious in nature. St. Robert Bellarmine School is under the direction of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Guards were founded by the Very Rev. Msgr. Martin Cody Keating, Rector of St. Rob- erts Bellarmine's Church. President, In Armistice Asks God's Washington. (E)In his', tice Day address at the the Unknown Soldier in National Cemetery, Roosevelt appealed to stow upon the leaders of ed National the wisdom "for true victory in thr come. Declaring that "we presence of the honored whom "we stand "to the generations yet whom they gave their Roosevelt said: God the of All Living watches hallowed graves, and souls of those who rest He keep us strong in the that will win this He impart to us the vision that we shall need victory in the peace come." Family Rosary Urged by German London. ()  His Adolf Cardinal bishop of Breslau, has pastoral commending tice of saying the rosary ilies. 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