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I _ By '$] The Sentry ' nd nations to ,  "" O_ t .... v . ,- =o iele period that is ter the war. The peopl, * @t % rested in thls subject because / 18 SO ! 1' part THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, NOVEMBER 26, 1943 is so much work to be done here. This state should play =. 1 I,ar : in the industrial rejuvenation that is bound to spring Volume XXXII NO. 46 "a this nation after the great world conflict ceases. America , (elebrati0n Begins November 30th ' ly to people whose opportunities have been limited ded by the oppressive forces of tyranny. This war e;rught American service men t every nk and crannyl'globe. No doubt many of the inhabitants of these IIE IE $ /-  Bishop Will P0nti[i(:ate 'l-es-willlktthisnatiufrleadership" SmemaylP ie f Ce/ :eo_m.e here to live. All ;these possibilities suggest that a [ r S e, )ra pt natlonal development will he in progress here. Arkansas[ ...... At 10 a m In (athedral been blessed with abundant resources, but in the past too ] " ir has been left to nature and not enough planned workl/r, uut/eruacll  i }'"lnll_---- ID: ,dne" First of all steps must be taken to protect landl OK V.-.,.. ,. : i I: : . Celebration To BePreeed By ' p.roperty in this section from the annual menace of rampag- I lries i L.S IUrb  Reading 00as000rai 00et00er un bunday, lvers that overflow their banks and flood the crops andl The Most Reverend Albert if:,;: i :; Nov. 28, Actual Anniversary Date. !llag and destroy live stock, and even take a toll in human lives. [ ', in God is the necessary basis of every well ordered life, but/L" Fletcher, Auxiliary Bishop iYkeo iddEY'cN!!iifbSei ii !}! Cfft -ill II Well-known saying that God helps those who help themselves, l of Little Rock attended the nn1lenAnn;l t only the farmers, but all those who depend upon them, which Solemn Mass marking the sil-   ,  e oJ[ in this locality, must take lively interest tn this ver everybody a sacerdotal jubiilee of the Because the majority of the priests of the Diocese would find it St. Anthony's Church, vVeiner, Arkansas, was the scene of the Solemn High Mass, making the silver sacerdotal jubilee of the Roy. Otto P. Butterbach. ],nther Butterbach has served as pastor of the Church since 1935. St. Anthony's has been twice destroyed by fire since 1933. The present church was dedicated on June 13, 1937  ' Re-'. O. P. lhlttet:bach Isle Of Wight llcnefllctine Leaves For Chilean Post London. (IE)--Dom E. Lngos, c.a.B., who for ten years had been a member of the community at Quarr Abbey, 1,de of Wight-- off the south coast near Ports- mouth--has left for Santiago, Chile, where a Chilean Benedic- tine foundation is being made, Volunteer In Italy Sends The Guardian Verbal Bououet Gdardian Office.--From "some- where in Italy" comes the follow- ing compliment to The Guardian. Volunteer John Pruniski, Jr., son of the editor and publisher of the North Little Rock Times, writes as follows: "Knowing your great pride in The Guardian, I just had to rush news of a compliment paid your paper the other day by a Briti:h chaplain. I had given him about 10 copies of the paper which had arrivcd a few days earlier. After reading them he told me that he had enjoyed them im- mensely, and that he found the paper 'better than any in Blighty', the soldier's ' a fec- tionate term for England. "A pretty nice compliment, I thought. Don't forget to tell the Board of Directors at lhe next meeting.". Board of Directors, take notice! Former Anglican Clergyman Ordained As Benedictine London. (E)--Dom John HiggJns, c.a.B., ordained at Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight, by the Bishop of ortsmouth, the Most Roy. John H. King, was formerly an Angli- cm minister. impossible to be in the Cathedral, Committee Extends Great Aid Washington. (E)More than a million and a quarter dollars were contributed to the Bishop's War Emergency and Relief Fund last year, making possible the great- est war and relief work of charity in the history of the Church in the United States, it is revealed by the Most Roy.. Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, in his 1943 report as treasurer of the Bishops' War Emergency and Relief Committee. Of the total of $1,292,800.05 re- :ceived, $1,267,511.14 was contri- buted in the Laetare Sunday col- lections in churches throughout the United States and $25,288.91 was contributed, from other vource. Bishops Vote To Have Relief Collection On Laetarie ., . Sunday, 1944 Waslaington. (E)--The An. nual General Meeting of the Archbishops and Bishops of the United States, 3ust held at the Catholic University of America, here, agreed that the 1944 collection for the Bishop's War Emergency and Relief Committee should be held on Laetm'e Sunday, it was announced in connec- tion with the re:.orl of the Most Roy. Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, as treasurer of the Bishop's com- mittee. Laetare Sunday, which is the fourth Sunday of Lent, falls on March 19,next year. Substantial Increase Paying tribute to the great gen- ero,'ity and cooperation of the Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and Catholic people of the country, Archbishop Stritch stated in his report, that "the total shows a substantial increase over last year's receipts. It is interesting See COMMITTEE on page 8 Rev. Otto P. Butterbach in the Church of St. Anthony, Wein- er, Arkansas, Wednesday, No- vember the 17th. Members of the Monsignori and a score of priests were on hand to do honor to the jubil- arian. A host of his loyal parisioners were also present. At the Mass were Father Butterbach% sister, Mrs. Ad- ele Just, her son, Mr. Gerard Just, and his wife. Many Bene- dictine Sisters from the Academy at Jonesboro, Arkansas, were present. Assisting Father Butterbach at the Mass were the Reverend Wal- ter J. Tynin, Chaplain of Morris School, Searcy, Arkansas, as Archpriest; the Reverend Natalis Wellener, O.F.M., a cousin of the jubiliarian and pastor of St. Mary's Church, Memphis, Ten- nessee, as Deacon; the Reverend Lawrence Maus, pastor of St. Boniface, Bigelow, Arkansas, as Subdeacon; and the Reverend Jo- seph Murray of St. John's Semi- nary, as Master of Ceremonies Deacons of Honor to His Excel- lency, the Most Reverend Aux- iliary, were the Reverend John Bann of St. John's Seminary, and the Reverend Louis Janesko, pas- tor of St. Michael's Church, West Memphis, Arkansas. Addressing the congregation in the sermon of the Mass, Bishop Fletcher, in substance, said: "The redeeming merits and graces of our Divine Saviour are applied to souls of men through the instru- mentality of priests and priesHy ministrations." The Bishop fur- ther eomnaended the splendid ef- forts, mutual cooperation, and steady progress of Father Butter- bach, his dew, ted parishioners, and the faithlul Benedictine ais- te,'s in furthering the glory of God exhibited in the erection of the devotional Church and splen- didly improved school. His Excellency then read a let- ter from the Apostolic Delegate to Father Butterbach conveying the Apostolic Blessing of His Holi- ness Pope Plus XII, which follows: "Reverend and dear Father, "I am indeed pleased to inform you that on this happy occasion of the Silver Jubilee of your Or- dination to the Holy Priesthood t, - - ...... r% - i ...... [THEY: WILl:, GUIDE: iN, ' COMINGYEAR of St. Joseph, Assistant, Department of Social Action Bishop Em! met M. Waish, of Charlesn, Assistant, Department of Lay Organi2 ! zations; Bishop John F. O Hara, C.S;C., Military Delegate, Assistant,! Departnent of Catholic Action Study; Bishop James H. Ryan, of l Omaha, Episcopal Chairman, Youth Department; Bishop John F. i Noll, 'of Fort Wayne, Episcopal Chairnan, Department of Lay Or. I ganizations; Bishop Thomas K. Gorman, of Reno, Assistant, Press! Department. Also elected, but not pictured, as Assistant Bishops of the Administrative Board, were: Bishop John B. Peterson, of Man- chester, Department of Education; Bishop Bryan $. McEntegart, of! Ogdensburg, Legal Department; Bishop William D. O'Brien, of Chi- ; cago, Asistant Treasurer. Re. Rev. Msgr. Michael ft. Ready, was I reappointed General Secretary of .the N.C.W.C. The Very Rev. Msgr. Howard J. Carroll, was renamed Assistant General Secretary, and the Rev. James Lawler, Assistant to the General Secretary. Reni Newspaper. (N.C.W.C.) on this date, the general celebra- t tion will take place on Tuesday, November 30th, the Feast of St. Andrew, the Patron of the Dio- cese, with the Most Reverend Bishop celebrating a Solemn Pontifical Mass at 10:00 at St. An- drew's Cathedral. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * At e Solemn Pontifical * * Mass 'at St. Andrew's Cathe- * * dral, November 30, corn- * * memorating the Centenary, * * the Most Reverend Bishop is * * empowered by the Sacred * * Penitentiary at Rome, to im- * * part a Plenary Indulgence to * * be gained, under the usual * * conditions, by all present. * ***************** The Very Rev. Msgr. John B. Scheper, and the Very Nov. Msgr. James E. O'Connell will be dea- cons of honor to His Excellency, who will be assisted by the Rt. Roy. Msgr, Francis A. Allen, as- sistant priest, the Roy. Joseph A. Murray, and the Rev. Harry J. Chinery, deacon and subaeacon of the Mass respectively. The Rt. Roy. Msgr. John J. Healy will be master of cere- monies, aided by the Roy. B. Fran- cis McDevitt. His Excellency, our Most Rev- erend Auxiliary will be present in the Sanctuary, and will deliver the Centennial sermon. Clergy from all over the diocese will be present, and pastors will bring with them representatives from their respective parishes. The Monsignori "will vest in the Bishop's house. Priests will vest in Parlors A and B on the Mez- zanine floor of the LaFayette Ho- tel, Sixth and Louisiana. All are requested to vest for the pro- cession which begins at 9:45 a.m. The Very Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Kean will be Master of Cere- monies for the priests. Celebrations of the Centennial Year will be mainly spiritual, to thank God for the favor and bless- ings received by the Church, and to stimulate and intensify true Ca- tholic family life. His Excellency urges that every attempt be made to make the en- tire Centennial Year a special time of prayer and spiritual activity. The tragic condition of the world today, and the need of drawing closer to God should be powerful motives for such a real spiritual crusade, particularly the restoring of hearts to Christ. It is hoped that through pe,,son- al holiness, the family, the home, the Church, and the state will be restored to the Sacred tteart. Dm'ing the year of Celebration, from November 28, 1943 to No- vember 28, 1944, the various par- ishes have been assigned a deft- nite week for more specific obser- vation, h this manner, a celebra- tion ,will be in progress contin- uously somewhere throughout the yea:. On the 'first Sunday of each month during the year, a prescrib- ed sermon will be preached at all Masses throughout the Diocese. The matter to be covered by these sermons will be the Universal Church, its Constitution, Organ- ization, Authority, the History, of the Church in Arkansas, etc. The general program, which has been outlined, will give unity of expression to our efforts to com- memorate the Centenary in a worthy, edifying, and spiritually !profitable manner. DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK CHANCERY OFFICE 1944 ORDO Due to increasing cost of ma- terials and printing, during the last two years, it will be neces- sary to raise the price of the 1944 Ordo to $1.50 a copy. :Please send your order to the Diocesan Chancery, Post Of- fice Box 2659, Little Rock, Ark. Copies will be mailed as soon as shipments arrive. JOHN B. SCHEPER Chancellor essential flood control._ Water can be made helpful tf it is do the will of man. Dams must be built and reservoirs so  e flood waters can be checked and controlled to be used later t lteeded for purposes of power and irrigation. This will mean nservation, increased fertility, better crops and better live- i. Farm buildings and equipment must be improved. Thus more 'tlt.. will be invested and more production will result. Factories 'ansportation facilities must be adequate to take care of in- production. With these needs provided, Arkansas can take,, lnent part in the national revival that is sure to come._ In- [tl farm production and industrial activities will bring with i.n improvement in the standards of living. Educational op- ties will be enhanced and increased financial resources will ible fo employ more and better teachers. All these improve- J re possible, but the people of this state must Work diligently #]tlve them. of  a democracy, this nation has developed a very militaristic  !in the past two years. The civilian is really the forgotten gervlce men and women get every preference, despite the fact esident Roosevelt has repeatedly said that we are all in the ,[ltfort. Every one has his place not by choice but by the law of Some are inducted into the service, others are told that their essential on the farm, in the factories and in government Somehow or other though, mny more privileges seem to be to service men and women than to civilians. This is partic- 'noticeable when mention is made of travel. Civilian travelers to appear as interlopers and unwarranted occupants of transportation vehicles, which seem to belong by divine right nmn who want to make a trip. Pictures thai by transportation companies for advertising purposes ire- represent some heartless civilian shunting a soldier to the the former rides selfishly to his destination. A good many seem not to realize that civilians may have good reasons to and that not all men in uniform that crowd on buses and trains a last trip home before going overseas. Recent news told of two facts that seemed to conflict, although they by departments of the same government, are in- The Office of Wartime Railway Administration railroads to refuse to sell tickets to civilians parties go- Christmas trips. The otbcr item that made the news in the country's papers was the story of a soldier who made a trip to see a dog, that had a troke. Many less privileged could not make such a trip to see a member of their family, in danger of deattl, The maudlin stories and piclures that in the newspapers concerning this dog reflected little credit as a nation. Whatever levity may be allowed in peace time such a trip and one so publicized could scarcely be con- as a builder of morale, or an incentive to serious minded peo- their effort: along any line. Such a dog should have in a humane manner without any eclat, It is a peculiar psychoisis that dogs should be treated like human beings while others want to introduce mercy killing for old people. Who are too poor to rear children are usually affluent enough Pet animals. are called Christmas cards have been displayed in news- of late with the slogan, "There will always be The thoughtful reader of such a motto, after looking of card displayed, would be inclined to say, "not if it upon cards like these to keep the meaning of Christmas Happily, there will always be a Christmas because Christ a Church which, He promised, will continue to exisit un- of the world. This is the Catholic Church and this Church the great feast of the Nativity in a religious and festal s long as time continues. But not only Catholics, but all, themselves Christians, should consider how far they have in allowing the pagan commercial spirit of this age, and conceal the real spirit of Christmas. Certainly if a q appropriate design for a Fourtlt of July card, and an Irish, tt a plug hat and a clay pipe is rcprescntative of St. Patrick's card should have some figure or symbol that refers t. It requires a long stretch of any one's imagination to see IIg representative of Christmas in a picture of little dogs bons around their necks, playing with a ball or cat sitting f a fire place. Mistletoe, being a parasitic plant, might reD- who depend Upon Christmas to dispose of their wares. eepeats itself, significantly. When Christ first came on earth, no room for llim at the Inn. He is still crowded out ot place by pagan customs and symbols. Even people, who Catholics, cau scarcely spend time enough to at- on their way to or from some Christmas party or dance. been customary for Catholics to combine religions cele- festal pleasure, but Clristians must not forget thai the Nativity is primarily a religious day. Appropriate Christ- are available and Christians should demand them in c=- the real message of Christmas to their friends. It is the was originally sung by the angels, "Peace oh earth to good will." This message is often misquoted. God did not one in His original message nor does lie now. This comes only to those who respond to the extent of Dos- will. gardeners can rest upon their laurels now for a is.coming on and the erstwhile garden plots will soon With snow, but the men and women who toiled in them hot summer can sit in their easy chairs and feel a good over the part that they have played in producing food supply. President Roosevelt spoke in complimentary men and women when he told the Congress that "much to the patriotic men and women, who spent so much Jtnergy in planting twenty million Victory Gardens in the i']ttes and helped meet the food requirements. It is estimated :-t eight million tons of food were produced In 1943 in these !!trdens. '' The War Food Administration is looking forward t iutism to the gardens of 1944. An increase of ten per cent I,iLd. Every Victory gardener is being asked to increase the 'iilh 'e' Ilot. A great many laughs were had at the expense of t!r'malastle men and women who voluntarily became tillers of t i|' .A great waste was expected, but now that the returns are t ,LlDears that the loss of seeds ,nd fertilizer was negligible in i  i With the amount of produce that was obtained. And the '/ q O -' f food stuff was not the only good that was accomplished. i! of men and women were brought Out into the air and i t their health was improved by this and by the exercise i', ow many of the amateur agriculturists have shelves that l. Vlth canned food that will be very useful this winter, to i i of the supplies that have been consumed. There is a i1 isfaetion in producing one's own food supply. It helps i t close to the soil. It is apt to free their minds from the  of the day and fix their minds upon God, the Giver of i'.gs. The experiences of the past year will be very val- ,, 1 IS expected that ,,'hen 1944 rolls around that the Victory .Wlll return to the war against weeds and bugs with re- ,,t a d energy. This was in reality a noble experiment. It is :, that many more recruits will Join the Vietory gardeners  is resumed next year, =i Following the Annus/General Meeting of the Archbishops and Blsh. 0ps of the United States, the newly-elected Administrative Board/ N..W.C., held its first meeting and re-elected rchbishop Edward Mooley, of Detroit, chalrmaL PietUrsd on that occasion sj'e, seated," left tO right: Archbishop Joseph F'. Rummel,'of New Orleans, Eplso eopal Chairman of the Legal Department; Archbishop John J. Mitty, I of San Francisco, Episcopal Chairman of the Department of Cath. olic Action Study; Arc.hblshop ffoh T. McNiehola$, O.P., of Cincin. nati, Episcopal Chairman, Department of Education; Archbishop Mooney, Chairman of the Administrative Board; Archbishop Samuel A. Stritch, of Chicago,. Vice-Chairman and Treasurer; Archbishop John Gregory Mummy, of St. Paul, Episcopal Chairman, Press De. /partment; Archbishop Francis ft. Spellman, of New York, Secretary Iof the Board. Standing, Bishop Karlo& Alter, of Toledo, Episcopal . [hsJrm.a D%'ulttilt of Social Action; Blshop CharIes H. LeBIond,