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E 00ABRINI a 3 i: (Continued from p ge ) ere was none who doubted a il'acle had been wrought. :Sister Delfina, a member of the founded by Mother and stationed in Seattle, to suffer in 1915 from a ailment. With the pass- years, her condition be- more serious. After ex- accurate physician and examinations, physicians she was affected by fib- adhesions around the gall tder, the duodenum and colon, that an operation was neces- first operation was per- on October 14, 1921, but pains of Sister Delfina in- she was unable to retain and her body wasted a pitiable state. Three other perations were performed, but condition became steadily Physicians abandoned all and it was believed her death imminent and certain. The Religious community and e orphans of the Sacred Heart which they conduct in joined in offering fervent ers for the intercession of Cabrini with the Sacred o Jesus that Sister Delfina be cured. every sign of hope gone, Delfina on December 17, received the Holy Viaticum immediately announced she cured. She began to eat and her food. After three days arose from what had been be- :ileved her death bed, and re- Wed Holy Communion in the apel. Since that time, Sister :}na has never suffered any aYica l:h disturbance. There have been countless mir- attributed to the intercession Blessed Mother Cabrini, but cures of Private Smith and Delfina were the ones ich the Holy See accepted when was beatified. Season's Greetings Arkansas Pipe And Material Co, Incorporated I. L. Pesses, Mgr. Ph. 1420 1130 E. Main Holy Martyrs of Uganda, E1 Dorado Here is shown the little cottage church of the Holy Martyrs of Uganda, at E1 Dorado. This Church is attended by ttle colored Catholics of the vicinity. The lower picture gives the side view. Pope Names Birmingham Auxiliary, 4 rchbishop Of Westm inster London. (E)--His Holiness Pope Plus XII has named the Most Rev. Bernard W. Griffin, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, to be the new Archbishop of Westminster, it was announced here by His Ex- cellency the Most Rev. William Godfrey, Apostolic Delegate to England. Bishop Griffin succeeds to the See left vacant by the death of His Eminence Arthur Cardinal Hinsley on March 17, 1943. It is interesting that Bishop Griffin. who succeeds to the great Archdiocese of Westminster in the midst of the second World War, served with the Royal Navy Air Force and the Royal Air Force in World War I. He is one of three in his family to embrace the religious life. His twin brother is Dom Walter Basil Griffin, O.S.B., and a sister is a nun. Native Of Birmingham Archbishop-elect Griffin, who is 44 years old, is a native of Birmingham. He studied at Cot- ton and escort, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1924. He was ordained in Rome, where he studied at the English College from 1921 to 1926 and at the Beda College in 1926-27. He took the \\; It is easy to tell The bustle and merriment; the good fellowship. We are wishing you, and You and YOU all the good things that 1944 can possibly bring. Mason Tire Co. degrees Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Canon Law while study- ing in the Eternal City. Returning to England, he be- came Secretary to Archbishop MacIntyre; then Ordinary of his native Birmingham. Bishop Grif- fin served in this capacity from 1927 till 1929. He became Chan- cellor of the Archdiocese in 1929 under the Most Rev. Thomas Wil- liams, present Archbishop of Birmingham. He held this office until 1938, when he was Auxiliary to Archbishop Williams and Vicar General of the Archdiocese. He was consecrated Titular Bishop of Appia at this time. In addition to his other duties, Bishop Griffin has served as Administrator of Father Hudson's Homes in Coleshill, Birmingham, where the Bishop has had his resi- dence. History Of Archdiocese The Archdiocese of Westminster embraces the English Counties of Middlesex and Hertfordshire and London north of the River Thames. It has an estimated Ca- tholic population of 300,000 served !by a total of 706 priests, accord- ing to The Official Catholic Di- rectory for 1943. The English Hierarchlr became extinct with the death of the last of the Marian Bishops in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. It was re- stored in 1850. Since the restora- tion the Archbishop of West- minster has represented two of- fices of the Pre-Reformation Church in England. His jurisdic- tion as Ordinary extends much the same area as that of the Bishop of London. As chief metropolitan, he occupies a posi- tion similar to that of the Arch- bishop of Canterbury before the so-called Reformation, Primate of All England. Edmund Bonner Season's Greetings McWILLIAMS Hardware And Furniture Co. 120 West Locust EL DORADO, ARKANSAS EL DORADO, ARKANSAS rThe first Union Flag of 13 stripes was unfurled by George Washington on New Year's Day, 1776. This is another good reason for rejoicing at this time for Old Glory is a symbol of freedom wherever it waves. So, Happiest New Year to you, and God THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 31, 1943 i bless you, and all l URBANA LUMBER ELECTRIC Yellow Pme-Hardware Lumber ! BOTTLING CO. ',:i. : BRUCE ANTHONY, lgr. I Urn.,,. " I ' 1110E. Malnphone 910 1 EL DORADO, ARKANSAS Oo00noonoooomOOOOOnnoonn DDnODDDODDnDnnnDDnnvIoon Midnight Mass At General's Headquarters Chungking. (E)--American Ca- tholic soldiers stationed near the Chinese Capital attended Mid- night Mass in General Joseph Stilwell's headquarters here. Father Mark Tennien, Mary- knoller from Hartford, Conn., sang the Eighth Gregorian Mass under the direction of Sergeant Biggers of New Orleans. Father Smith did not hear the choir, as he went to Yunnan Province to say Christmas Masses for troops there. Chanters at the Midnight Mass here were Sergeant Gallagher of Boston, Sergeant Sommer of Ohama and Private Sutton of Yonkers, N. Y. Private Sutton who had visited Maryknoll in the United State many times, has a cousin, Richard l)oney, who wilt be ordained a priest there in June. Father Cornanck Shannahan, a Passioniut, acted as ,organist dur- ing the Mass, while Father Stels another Passionist, heard confes- ':ions throughout tile ceremony.  The hall for the Midnight Mass had been decorated under the di- rection of Miss Jerry Lennox, a Red Cross worker from Freeport, L.I. The Mass was crowded with American officers anti enlisted men. Embassy officials of all nations attended, as did British and Dutch army officers. Lady Seymour, Catholic wife of the British Ambassador to China, was among those present. Later in the day, the Catholic choir made two broadcasts to the United States. They sang the Christmas carols which had been taught them by Father Smith. Yonkers, N. Y. (El-Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sutton told here today of how they received a letter from their son in China enthusiastically relating the plans that had been made by Father James Smith, a Maryknoll priest, for Midnight Mass celebration. Private Sutton, who sang in the choir of the Sacred Heart Church here, told that he had.been select- ed as one of the chanters'for Mid- night Mass. The parents of Pri- vate Sutton heard their choir sing- ing to the United States in a spec- ial broadcast and later, in an in- terview in Chungldng, Private Sutton spoke to this country by radio. Asked where he would like to be, he replied "Getty Square, Yonkers." the last Catholic Bishop of Lon- don, died in prison in 1569. Card- inal Pole, the last Catholic Arch- bishop of Canterbury, was dead before Elizabeth's Parliament had finally broken the continuity of episcopal succession in the Eng- lish Church. When the English Hierarchy was restored the Ecclesiastical Province of Westminster was 15 suffragan Sees including the whole of England and Wales until 1911 when it was divided into three Provinces--Westminster, Birming- ham and Liverpool. New Archbishop Declared England's Greatest Canonist Warns Against Tardy Aid To Starving Washington. (E)--A warning to the United Nations "lest relief come too late" for nations of Eu- rope and Asia stricken by famine and pestilence was sounded by the Rev. Dr. Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., Vice-President of George- town University and Regent of the Foreign Service School, in his address to the gradutes of the University Medical School, here. "Malnutrition is already infect- ing and weakening whole popula- tions and preparing a generation of debilitated and hollow-eyed children in Europe, Asia and Africa. Famine and pestilence will stand knocking at the door :of aft exhausted and prostrate Europe once the military victory has been assured," said Dr. Walsh. "They have already appeared in China and Greece and are threat- ening in Poland, France and Bel- guim. Should tllee plages again sweep over Europe in another Black Death, America will not be ]mrntme, as lhe Government of the lYnited States fully raider- stands; it has given evidence of sound policy and great foresight in lhe sleps recently taken here at Washington and Atlanlic City to provide adequate machinery for relief and rehabilitation. "Let the Governments of the United Nations beware lest that relief come too late. Already the children and thousands of adults in territories occupied by the enemy are slowly succumbing to hunger and disease, a crime di- rectly chargeable" to the unjust aggressor who invaded and marty- rized the innocent cfvil popula- tion." Dr. Walsh pointed out that food and ships are available, the tech- nique of transportation, control and immunity have been agreed upon and money in the form of deposits belonging to the govern- ments of the stricken nations now are banked in this country. He asserted that reliable and exper- ienced relief-workers have work- d out practical methods of get- 'ring food to the starving of Eu- rope without it falling into Ger- man hands. "Men who are qualified to pass judgment have testified before a Congressional committee," Dr. Walsh said, "that such emergency relief has been successfully ac- complished in Greece and can be safely done elsewhere. The Ger- mans actually kept their word and not a pound of food was di- verted to military purposes." Seminary Forwards $2,000 From Book Sale For Orphans Orchard Lake, Mich. (E)--A fund of $2,000, raised by the SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary here, has been forwarded to the Most Rev. Joseph Gawlina, Chaplain of the Polish Armed Forces, to be used for the relief of Polish or- phans evacuated from Russia and now in the Near East. The fund was raised through the sale of Bishop Gawlina's book, "A Handful of Reminiscences from the Far East," which he wrote during his stay in this country early this year. Published here, PAGE SEVEN Sisters of Mercy Staff E1 Dorado Hospital Warner-Brown Hospital of E1 Dorado, is in charge of the Sisters of Mercy. This modernly equipped hospital is situated on a spacious lawn only a few blocks from the center of the business district. Warner-Brown Hospital is especially known for its great work of charity. Over 92 Per Cent St (olumban Missionaries Still In ,nent Though return of the repatria- tion ship Gripsholm has brought five missionaries of St. Columban home to the United States, 92 1-2 per cent of the Society's personnel in the Far East still re- mains there, only 15 missionaries less than there were prior to Pearl Harbor, two years ago this week. Of these 15," 12 have been re- patriated, 2 have had to return for health reasons and one has died at his post in Shanghai. Missionaries of St. Columban remain in every one of the So- ciety's mission territories as the following statistics show: China: December 1941 100 December 1943 92 Korea: December 1941 31 December 1943 24 Philippines: December 1941 44 December 1943 44 Burma: December 1941 26 December 1943 .. 26 Of the total number of St. Col- umban Missionaries still in the Orient, 85 per cent are free and at work in their mission stations. Some mission territories however have been affected much more seriously than others. The most fortunate are Free China and Korea. In Free China, all of 29 missionaries still there are work- ing without restriction. In Korea a limited field of activity is open to all the 24 missionaries remain- ing in St. Columban's territories there. Fifty-nine of the Society's missionaries are at work in Oc- cupied China but four are inter- ned. Only one priest is interned sionaries still active there. Bur- ma has suffered most severely with only four out of 26 St. Col- umban missionaries at liberty to carry on. WE WISH ALL OF OUR FRIENDS A VERY HAPPY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR EL DORADO LUMBER CO. LUMBER EL DORADO, ARKANSA London. ()---,"Probably the greatest Canonist in the coun- try" was the estimate the Most Rev. Thomas Leighton Wil- liams, Archbishop of Birming- ham, gave some years ago to his Auxiliary Bishop, the Most Rev. Bernard W. Griffin, who this week was named the new Archbishop of Westminster, succeeding the late Cardinal Hinsley. Somewhat short in stature and fair-haired, the newly- named Archbishop of West- minster is said to look even younger than his actual 44 years. He is well known in the Midlands as a brilliant ad- ministrator and a forceful preacher, but is hardly known to London by personal contact. in the Philippines, leaving 43 mis .... " :' i DDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DD DD BB There is such a thing as false courage--the courage of a man who gambles his entire fortune  away, or of the man who takes his own life. Recklessness is a better name for it. all proceeds of the book have been pledged for relief of the Polish  orphans.  i! OIL CO. EL DORADO, ARKANSAS 33 0 DD ,MOn'S G The E1 Dorado House, Inc. EL DORADO, ARKANSAS Season's Greetings FRIEDMAN IRON & SUPPLY Company I Box 1059 Phone ANTHONY-WILLIAMS LUMBER COMPANY EL DORADO, ARKANSAS YELLOW PINE OOD LUMBER : SHREVEPORT, LA. 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