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POPE LEO XIII AS BE APPEE3 AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW
CENTURY AND WHO WILL 3E 90 Y EARS OF AGE ON I
j MARCH 2 1900
The devotion of Catholic Ireland to
the successive occupants of the See of
Peter is lying ready to hand for any
body who is in search of a superb il
I lustration of steadfastness and unwav
J ering fidelity It is the fashion with
critics of our Celtic race to say that
we are erratic and that we cannot
bet our teeth in a purpose with any
thing like bulldog tenacity Our cour
age is unquestionable we are told but
it is a courage which exhausts itself
in the transieeiit glory and Irresistibil
ity of a mad and overmastering charge
Our spasmodic recklessness according
t < > the frank and exalted censors is
magnificent but it is not war This
estimate of our will power and of our
capacity to adhere with a fixed re
solve to a principle or a cause does not
awaken in us any serious measure of
selfaccusation or many vexed heart
searchings For ourselves we are con
tent to plod along towards the goal
of our national hopes sustained by a I
radiant faith that we cannot be alto
gether without strenuousness of char
acter or doggedness of intention when
the children of our race have to their
credit as they unquestionably have a
loyalty to the ideals of national free
dom and to the settled convictions of
conscience which has an unbroken con
tinuity of centuries behind it I j
Those settled convictions of con I
II I ience have1 linked us pretty closely
and affectionately to the Papacy and
j all that appertains to it Between Ire
land and the Popes in Rome there hag
been an attachment which no accumu
j lation of temptations or terrors in the
shape of bribery corruption or penal
1 laws could ever shake or weaken It
were idle at this hour in citing proofs
of this attachment to traverse the
I time with all its happenings which
melted into history from the day when
Hugh ONeill blind and brokenheart
ed found his final earthly rest in the
I Franciscan Church of San Pietro di
Montorio down to those later days
I which saw the defense of Spoleto and
I the fight of Castlefidardo It is enough
to know that Ireland is familiar with
i the story and that being familiar with
it she cannot be indiferent to any au i
thority that speaks to us of the Head
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of the Church and his associations and
surroundings Hench Irish readers will
find much to interest them in a brightly
written and charmingly illustrated
volume which has just been published
by lIes ls Chapman and Hall and
which bears the title Pope Leo XIII
His Life and Work The author of
the book is M Julien De Narfon and
we are indebted for the present trans
lation from the French original to Mr
G A Raper Monsieur De Narfon re
veals to us a singularly sweet and
striking individuality His character
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I Rev Father Kieiy preached at St
Marys cathedral on New Years He
said in part
Whatever thy hand findeth to do do
it with thy might for there is no work
nor device nor knowledge nor wisdom
in the grave whither thou guest
EC ix10
Time quickly passes Centuries have
passed since God the Creator first
placed man in this world For what
purpose To love and serve Him
AN lien Say not tomorrow or when age
has decreased the senses of the pas
sions There is no tomorrow for us
In vain will you wait for the cooling
< < the passions to obtain peace Age i
strengthen the passions and if vice i
i not suppressed maturer years will
seal It with a stronger seal Beneath
gray hairs age does not quench the
thirst of the drunkard subdue the pas
sion of lust nor lessen the greed of the I
miser On the contrary free indulgence I
of theee passions in the heydey of life I
will lead to starving and degradation in
old age What then must we do Love I
Mud serve God Standing on the thres
hold of the New Year commence to do
good It may cost you a great deal
but the effort does not count when com
pared with the reward It is a mistake
to depend on the future for reform
for old age brings to all but the matur
ity of their vices or their virtues There
may be exceptions We read of such
but these only prove the rule viz
That as a man lives so shall he die
As the clock tolled the midnight hour
last night we stood as it were on the
bridge that separated not only two dis
tinct years but two eternities one past
In which we have lived only our present
age the other in which we shall live
Corever Remember those words for
ever though death may come soon
Bow soon it will come no one knows
but we are all certain it will come
With it there Is no compromise The
wise us well as the foolish the conquer
or oC many battles as well as the con
quered the rich and poor alike are its
victims Its reality is seldom realized
Why Because selfinterest passion
and greed are mans natural propelling
I force In substituting these or any of
them for conscience which points out
our duty the final end is forgotten
Yet compare results in the history of
individuals or nations where selfin
terest greed and passion and not duty
swayed their actions and what do we
learn That the former have produced
I the most miserable results whilst the
latter that is duty has accomplished
the most marvelous works of every age
I In the name of conscience then I speak
to you at the commencement of the
New Year which for aught we know
may be your lastdo your duty Be
temperate not because infamy succeeds
pleasure and premature death follow
but because you have within you an
immortal soul created by the Almighty
which you dishonor in drunkenness Be
chaste not because lust destroys the
innocent limpid beauty of a pure soul
leads to premature wrinkles or causeS
the light of your glance to grow fee
ble but because you have a mother
and sister whom you love and love
truly because they are chaste because
too your soul is the temple of the Holy
Ghost and God loves the pure heart
Finally because you lapse one day to
give your undivided affections to some
one who treasures up for you the price
less gem of virginity and who in si
lence trusts your honor and fidelity Be
truthful honest and charitable not be
cause lying dishonesty and greed make
you an object of scorn and reproach
but because those are natural virtues
which all should possess and bring
down upon you the blessings of God
and humanity
Do all this not through interest as
the world would encourage you to but
through conscience because it is your
duty You have entered upon another
new year t To every thoughtful soul
it is a time of good resolutions The
old year is forevergone and buried in
the grave of the past But the records
sketch of the present Pope the way in
which he tells the life story of Gioac
chimo Vincenzo Ralfaello Luigi Peed
and the pleasant gossipy manner in
which he pictures for us the organiza
tion of the Vatican makes him an ex
ceedingly entertaining and instructive
guide to follow We have here no for
midable analysis of Church policy no
subtle interpretation of weighty utter
ances which have from time to time
been sent forth to the world from the
halls of the Vatican M De Narfon
hat contented himself with giving us a
simple unpretentious narrative which
all who run may read We rise from
the perusal of the book with a figure
fixed in our mind of a devoted son and
brother an indefatigable student a
I hard working priest a wise ruler an
accomplished statesman Leo the Thir
teenth appears in these pages gentle
patient farseeing with a will firm and
resolute when the occasion demanded
Srmness and resolution This strength
of character and resoluteoess of vill
revealed themselves at an early period
in his career In the 2nd of February
183S when he was not yet zo years of
age Gregory the Sixteenth appointed
Monsignor Pecci as he then was Pa
pal Delegate to the province of Bene
vento This province was part of the
old Kingdom of Naples and not far
from the capital It was a prey to
origandage of the worst type High
and low alike noble and peasant lent
themselves to this nefarious system
The new Papal administrator at once
set himself to cope with this epidemic
of illegality The necessity for prompt
and vigorous action against the bri
gands was shown clearly enough by
their increased audacity Scarcely had
Monsignor Pecci set his foot in Bene
vento when he was seized l5y a serious
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I illness The brigands were convinced
I that the new delegate would have quite
enough to do to reestablish his health
They reckoned without their host To
quote M De Narfons words Mon
signor Pecci began by satisfying him
self that the Pontificial troops could
be relied upon He then drew up his
plans of campaign with the utmost se I
crecy He obtained the fullest infor
mation of the districts in which bri
gandage chiefly flourished and des
patched columns of troops led by re
liable and experienced guides The
result soon surpassed all expectations
Most of the robber chiefs were ar
rested and their gangs dispersed With
a view to restoring confidence among
the people Monsignor Pecci had the
dreaded chiefs loaded with chains and
marched through the streets of the city
He also took care that all the sentences I
passed by the courts were carried out
to the letter And brigandage died out
for want of brigands Having thus
dealt successfully with the lesser crim
inals tne delegate turnea ins attention
to the powerful nobles who carried on
the brigand business on a larger scale
openly holding person and property for
ransom smuggling incessantly and
often appearing at the head of their
armed forces on the main roads
Amongst other developments a fierce
struggle between the Custom officers
and the smugglers ensued One of the
nobles having complained against the
Revenue officers for making a search
on his premises Monsignor Pecci quiet
ly pointed out that the laws were made
for rich and poor alike and that every I
one must submit to them Very
I good exclaimed the Marquis the title
held by the complainant I shall go to
Rom at once and I shall not return
until I have obtained the recall of the
Benevento delegate The Benevento
delegate does not in the least desire to
prevent your going quietly replied
Mgr Pecci He merely wishes to re
mind you that you cannot reach the
Vatican without going through the
Castle of St Angelo M de Narfon
add1 The threat contained in these
words was not lost on the titled adven
turer The prospect of an enforced sta I
In the celebrated fortress had no
charms for him Instead of proceed
ing to the Eternal City he returned
post haste to his chateau and prepared
to defend it The Pontificial troops
made their appearance a few days af
terwards and captured the place as the
result of a regular siege Such energy
of the old year are not doomed to de
cay They will come up on the other
side of the graVe and will testify
against us When time ceases and
eternity begins the books shall be
opened and another book opened
I which is the book of life and the dead
judged out of these things which were
written in the book according to their
works Rev xx 12
What is your record during the past
year Go back still further to the time
when you knew the difference between
vice and virtue What a black and
shameful record would not your sins of
the ton ue intemperance lust anger
dishonesty and pride make Some Ware
long since forgotten others were com
mitted with the sanction of a perverted
conscience Add to these the sins of
this year notwithstanding your good
resolutions today All will come to
I light on the morning of your eternity
Your account may be closed this year
Begin it as if it were to be your last
and say with the penetent thief re
member me 0 Lord when thou comest I
unto thy Kingdom In answer to that
prayer Jesus said this day thou shalt
be with me in Paradise i
Love not this world live not for this
world love God and serve Him for He
alone is worthy of your love
Keep away from places of sin avoid
all dangerous occasions of sin Re
member the proverb Tell me your
company and I will tell you what you
are also Evil communications cor
rupt good morals Be not too confi
dent of your own work for no one
knows whether he is vj trthy of love or
hatred Do not promise yourself
Heaven unless you work to reach it
With fear and trembling work out
your salvation Jesus died for all
wIshed to save all because he loved
I all but he could not save you without
your own cooperation Let the reso
lution made today be a landmark in
your life then this new years day will
be one of peace joy and happiness and
one to which you can always refer
with pleasure That it may be all this
and much more are my new years
wishes for you today
I 1J a III
SELFCONTROL I
An expert and experienced official In I
the insane asylum said to us a little
time since that these institutions are
filled with people who have given up
their feelings and that no one is quite
safe from an insane asylum who al
lows himself to give up his feelings
The importance of this fact is alto
gether too little appreciated especially I
by teachers We are always talking
about the negative virtues of discipline
soon told and in a few months the pro
vince was cleared of the bandits who
had infected it for years A letter
written at this time to his brother
Charles sums up admirably the char
acter which the then delegate has
borne from the Benevento days down
to the present In this letter the future
Popp said The affairs of the province
are now in order and the opinion of
the majority of the people I mean is
in my favor Duty Is my guide and I
make it my rule never to have my
hands tied by personal considerations
These tactics do not greatly please the
upper classes but they have earned me
the reputation of frriend l of justice
and they satisfy the public and my own
conscience This reputation of being
a friend ofJustice isone that Pope Leo
the XIII has never lost since 1838
I have said that the delegate to Ben
evento was not yet twentyeight years
of age when he received the appoint
ment of delegate at the hands of Greg
ory the XVI Joachim Pecci to give
him the familiar abbreviation of his
name was born in t arpineto an an
cient town of the Volscians on the 2nd
of March 1810 HIsfather was Count
Ludovico Pecci andthrough his moth
er Anna Prosperi Busi who belonged
to one of th1 twelve patrician families
of Cori a small town near Carpineto
the Pope is descended from Rienzi the
famous Roman tribune the hero of
Buhver Lyttons novel Many distin
guished politicians diplomatists and
soldiers can be traced amongst the
Popes paternal ancestors More than
this the Pecci family have contributed
Uo saints to the calendarthe Bles
sed Pietro Pecci founder or the Order
of the Hermits of St Jerome and the
Blessed Margherita Pecci of the Servi
tors of Mary Bernardini Peed a mis
sionary in India occupied an honored
place on the Jesuit martyrroll Coun
tess Pecci who was a lady of great
f piety repoiced to note that an early
date her son showed not only a taste
for pronounced study but a disposition
towards religion In the October quar
ter of 1818 Joachim P ecci entered the
College kept at Viterbo by the Jeuit
Fathers Writing to the Countess in
April 1S20 Father Ubaldini the rector
of the college says of her son Vin
senzione still behaves admirably and
s quite a little angel In November
1824 the young student entered the Ro
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man College in which there were 1400
pupils Here he remained for seven
years studying literature science phil
osophy and theology with an unflag
ging ardour One of j his fellowstu
dents writing later onj gf this period of
oachim Peccis school days says
During his studies in < Rome he had
neither society nor aiJ vusement His
desk was his jvorllje inntiflc investi
I gation his paradisfe Ha nirpaEsed
with distinction through the academy
of the Nobility which he entered on
the 15th of November 1832 he was ordaIned
ained priest by Cardinal Odescalchi
on the 31st of December 1837 I have
already noted that a month later on
the 2nd of February 1838 Father Pecci
was despatched as Papal delegate to
the province of Benevento After three
ears spent in Benevento Mgr Pecci
was transferred as delegate to Perugia
and then at the commencement of 1843
he was appointed Nuncio at Brussels
in succession to Mgr Fornari who had
beon changed to the Paris Nunciature
Before leaving for Brussels the new
lyappointed Nuncio was proclaimed
Archbishop of Damietta by the Pope
On reaching the Belgian capital the
Archbishop found himself face to face
with an extremely difficult if not criti
cal situation The Belgian government
and the Belgian Catholic Bishops
were
point blank at variance over an educa
tion bill passed in 1842 It was a case
that called for the exercise of the most
delicate tact and skill but the pru
dence and judgment of Archbishop Pec
ci were more than equal to the emer
gency With the adroit touch of a con
summate master of diplomacy from
the very beginning to the end of his
term of office he smoothed away all
resentments straightened out all en
tanglements and recoiled every oppos
ing force Keen and deep was the
regret felt and expressed on all hands
but we rarely speak of the positive
I virtues We discipline the schools to
keep the children from mischief to
maintain good order to have things
quiet to enable the children to study
II We say and say rightly that there
cannot be b good school without good
discipline We do not however em
j f phasize as we should the fact that the
I school when rightly done is as vital to
I the future good of the child as the les
I I sons he learns
Discipline of the right kind is as good
mental training as arithmetic It is
not of the right kind unless it requires
intellectual effort mental conquests
I The experienced expert referred to
above was led to make the remark to
us by seeing a girl give way to the
sulks That makes insane women
I she remarked and told the story of a
woman in an asylum who used to sulk
I until she became desperate and the
expert said You must stop it You I
I must control yourself TO which the
I insane woman replied The time to say
that was when I was a girl I never
controlled myself when I was well and
now I cannot The teacher has a
wider responsibility a weightier disci
plinary duty than she suspects The
pupils are not only to be controlled
but they must be taught to control
themselves absolutely honestly and
completely
BISHOP RYAN SCORES MKHTLEY
Little African Republic HaveLooked
In Vain to the Great Republic
Alton Ill Dec 17The country owes
the dutv to every instinct of Its better
self were it only for its own awaken
ing therefore still Godspeed your
movement and Senator Masons and
Reprosentative Jetts resolutions
The little republics of far Africa have
thus far looked In vain to the great re
public as the moment in infamous
eclipse of its high traditions and of its
nobility of purpose or influence and
for the first time In its more than cen
tury of great career officially blind and
deaf to the appeal of a struggling > peo
ple and shame of shame so blind and
deaf because itself trampling down a
people the instant before Its ally
The recent death of Pilar at his
Thermopylae will be a storied death
Amid the riot and anarchy of the
worldgreed for gold and under the
usual thick London fog of hypocrisy
and lies the manly Boer must fight the
battlo of liberty alone and we must
look at him not he at us for the les
son of freedom
Pa ncefote caught us executively I
by the eBlgian government as well as
by the Belgian Catholics when after
three years the Nuncio was recalled
to Italy to rule over the See of Peru
gia where he had formerly acted as
Papal delegate He was proclaimed
Bishop of Perugia and created Car
dinal in petto on the 19th of January
1846 but he did not receive the purple
robe until the consistory of the 19th
of December 1853 He was acting
I Bishop of Perugia when on the 14th
I of December I860 the city was cap
tured by an army of 15000 Piedmontese
I under General de Sonnaz who at once
I proceeded to take possession of the
Bishops Seminary and Palace Peru
gia enjoyed the beneficent rule of its
beloved Bishop for the long term of
thirtytwo years at the end of which
period in 1877 Cardinal Pecci remov
ing to Rome took up his residence in
the Falsonieri Palace and was install
ed as Camerlengo of the Sacred College
an office which made him permanent
head of the financial department of the
Apcstolic See Pius the IX died on thE
7th of February 1878 and on the 20th
of the same month the Conclave of
Cardinals by fortyfour votes out of
sixty called Joachim Pecci to the Chair
of the FIhpTmnn
Twentyone years have now elapsed
since that memorable event in the life
of the Church and Leo the XIII stands
on the threshold of his nineteenth year
Time and death have made sad gaps in
the ranks of his friends and contem
poraries Of the congregation of Car
dinals composing the Conclove of 1878
only five beyond himself are now alive
Yet he rules the worldwide dominion
of Catholicity with a vigor and a wis
dow which almost tempt us to
believe that the gift of perpet
j I ual youth has fallen to his lot
The responsibility which rests upon
j his shoulders in the secular de
I partment alone for his government is
something enormous The mere admin
i istration of church affairs in Rome it
self entails an annual expenditure of
250000 This large sum is apportioned
I as follows Cardinals and diplomatic
I i representatives 20000 maintenance
i of the Vatican and its dependencies in
i I the shape of libraries museums etc
100000 Papal charities and subsidies
to Catholic schools in Rome 60000
presents and grants in aid 60000
various expenses 40000 The pay of
the little Pontifical army comes of
course under the head of maintenance
of the Vatican The sum required in
this connection is comparatively small
tlf Pontifical arms now consisting of
only three corps of Guardsthe Noble
Guard the Palatine Guard and the
Swiss Guardand a body of gendarmes
The Swiss Guard alone consists of 100
officers and men all tall and all na
tives of Catholic cantons Their sole
duty is to keep guard at the outer
doors and in the corridors of the Vati
can Their pay is i only 50 lire per
L iii LUIS snail sum tney
have to provide one meal per day The
Noble Guard is drawn entirely from
the Roman aristocracy and the Pala
tine Gutard from the lower middle
class Every candidate for the Noble
Guard must belong to a family of at
sixty years recognized nobility in the
Papal states and he must also prove
that he has a capital of 800 and that
his constitution is good These Noble
i afic > p nnot marry without the con
sent of their commanding officer The
entire strength of the Pontifical army
amounts to 600 officers and men the
smallest physical force as M Jullen
de Narfon observes at the service of
the greatest moral force in the world
ITv snlendidly Leo XIII has guided
and sustained that moral force is
known to the universe at large Rare
ly if ever in the history of the Pa
pacy has there been a stronger instance
of the piety the simplicity the selfde
nial of the Saint going hand in hand
with the genius of the statesman He
took his seat in St Peters chair when
formidable dangers menaced the
church He applied himself to the task
of overcoming those dangers with un
erring wisdom and complete success
King Victor Emmanuel had died just a
month before the Pontiff whom he had
drifting and at Washington and The
Hague carefully put the ship of state
of the land of Washington Adams and
Jefferson in Torv tow lustily applying
the Salisbury salve for weak or dying
peoplesmachine guns cant and dum
dum bullets the acme of arrogant
brue Pharaseeism and moneybag civ
ilization
To make the farce of statesmanship
complete while with one hand pat
ting hjs weakling protege into the Phil
ippines sneering Cecil with the other
has set his puppet Canada brazenly in
Alaska at the very gate of a port and
withal has sedulously inspected and
armed his border from Vancouver to
Halifax and doubly fortified his island
I fringe from Halifax to Jamaica
With like Norman craft he doubtless
suggested to the kaiser among other
things that it was not well to bolster
up republics even in South Africa
Marathon and Platea are now match
ed and it is clear that the sturdy tra
vail of the Boers in arms to do or die
amid the fastnesses of the land will
win that England the drunkard of
spoil and deceit will reel from the blow
and that the new breath will sweep
off the stage here for good and aye
the strutting big little fellows of the
momentour Merritts Davises and
Hays our Lodges Reids Choates and
Fryes Cullom of the little tin cup and
Frye the astounding Frye of the Phil
ippine idols
For as the Boer or farmer of 76 stood
near the opening of the nineteenth cen
tury to give its wonderful impulse to
democracy through three continents so
stands the Boer of 99 at the very
threshold of the twentieth to give new
wider and lasting force over the earth
to government of the people by the
people for the people
More far more than in our own revo
lution is demonstrated that victory
at the last is not to money or guns
but to men when inspired by and
breathing tho breath of freedom
Free America should speak out in
thunder tones in behalf of Boer and
Filipino equally fearless of death for
liberty but not equally skilled in arms
Out then with the cant of the Phari
see with sordid lust and Tory taint
Once more on the Boer of 76 at Lex i
ington and Valley Forge let your I
thought and deeptoned blessing be
and hail all hail and Godspeed to the
Boer of 99
JAMES RYAN
Bishop of Alton
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CARDINAL CIROLAMO WARTA GOTTI WHOM LEO Xm FAVORS
AS HIS SUCCESSOR TN THE CHAIR OF PETER
Rome Dec 31It is asserted that the pope after the recent ceremony
of opening the holy door at St Peters cathedral addressed his intimate
entourage and said
I I thank Divine Providence for granting me the grace of being able to
celebrate this great fungtiojj > iiflr I wM fopsueqr r 1
reign to the greater glory of God
My successor will be young as compared wfth my own age and will
have time to see many glories of the papacy and the church
Later Leo clearly designated Cardinal Cirolemano Maria Gotti prefect
of the congregation of indulgences and sacred relics as his successor Car
dinal Gotti the famous Genoese monk is a man of great piety and modesty
Now about 64 years of age he always lived the life of an ascetic and despite
the dignity of a prince of the church he always sleeps in a cell and on a
hard mattress
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despoiled and it was generally believed
that the Italian government had elab
orated a scheme for the occupation of
the Vatican immediately on the death
of Pius IX That bae calculation
miscarried thanks largely to the in
domitable courage and masculine
statesmanship of the present Pope It
was a crisis that called for a strong
brain and an iron will None saw this
more clearly than the Cardinals who
met in the conclave of 1878 At that
conclave the story goes Cardinal Bi
lio supported the candidature of Car
dinal Martinelli as Pope on the
ground that he was a saint If
Cardinal Martinelli Is a saint replied
Cardinal Bartolini who supported the
candidature of Cardinal Pecci let him
pray for us but a saint is not what we
want at the head of the church just
I now The good Cardinal most assur
edly did not mean by this to cast any
reflection on Cardinal Peccis piety
I what he meant to convey was that In
addition to his ecclesiastical qualifica
tions the wide experience that the mat
ter had gained as delegate to Beneven
to and Perugia and as Nuncio to Bel
gium had given him a grasp of the
character and necessities of civil gov
ernment that would prove invaluable
in the moulding and direction of the
Papal policy As the event proved the
majority of the Cardinals took the
same view as CardiniU Bartolini When
his election had become an accom
plished fact the new Pope was asked
to give the name by which he desiml
to be known As Leo XIII was the
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reply in remembrance of Leo XII
whom I have always venerated Th >
veneration which in this reply the
Pope testified to feeling for the twelfth
Leo is destined to find its parallel In
the veneration which to all time > the
Catholic world will bestow on the name
and character of Leo XIII
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FATHER CTTSEJTArTATf ENDORSES
THE OTTERarOTraTAZN CATHO
LIC FROM THE ALTAR
Correspondence Intermountain Catholic
I Ogden Utah Jan 5At the 11
oclock mass on last Sunday Rev
Father Cushnahan in recommending
The Intermountain Catholic to his
flock said My dear friends most
of you are aware of the existence of
The Intermountain Catholic which has
lately come into our midst and my
dear friends I want to convince you
of the necessity of having a good
Catholic paper in your homes It is a
messenger from God and can reach
many places where my voice cannot It
is necessary for your children as they
should read pure and wholesome liter
ature It is Gods silent representative
preaching His holy will It enlightens
you and your faith and tells of the
many special graces and dispensations
afforded by the church It is as neces
sary as the clothes you wear or the
food you eat Why only a few days
ago I picked up a paper of course a
sensational paper and there in bola
headlines I saw the startling announce
ment That Catholics could commit no
sin in 1900 Wonderful indeed And
if they did they would have to go to
the Pope to get forgiven Godhelp us
What a string of us there would be
Now my dear friends we need some
other papers than these to get our
church information from So you can
readily see the necessity of having a
Catholic paper in your home We need
it to defend ourselves against the at
tacks and criticisms made upon our
faith and to enlighten those who are
not capable of defending themselves
against such accusations Indeed we
should be proud to have such a pape
as The Intermountain Catholic among
us and which is the first venture of
this kind ever made In Utah and if
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we do not encourage and support the
paper whom can we look to to do If
Why if you told the pioneers some
twenty years ago that there would ever
be a Catholic newspaper published in
I Salt Lake City they would laugh at
Y i and call you crazy But today The
I Intermountain Catholic flourishes sid < 1
her side with the secular press and the
Mormon journal in the Mormon capit il
of a Mormon state Though yet in 13
infancy it bids fair to > become the
greatest Catholic paper in the rmtl
States The Intermountain Catholic
is a firstclass paper and will soil i n >
I met < ts If the Catholics of Ogdn
are taking some good Catholic paper i
do not want them to drop it in order 11
take this but as the saying goes our
selves first and some one else after
A Religious Boer General
I General Cronje who has been bom
barding Mafeking where BadenPow
ell is shut up with his little garrison
is the man who defeated Dr Jameson
and his band of raiders Like most of
the older Boers he is religious and
hasr perfect faith in his Creator says
m evchange At Krugersdorp he was
squatting on the ground in a position
which struck one of his companions aa
being exposed Come over here scud
his companion this is better But
old Cronje remained squatting whn
he was and replied God has lJhj
me here to do a certain work If G HI
means me to be taken I shall be shot
wherever I sit and if He does not I
am as safe here as anywhere else It
I was he too who showed his dislike
to the shedding of human blood by or
dering his men to fire at the horses
I as thte would stop the advancing col
I umn just as well
Rev Anthony T Martin one of the
I pioneer Prlesa of the Cleveland dio
0 at
cese died recently in Euclid
fas age of 63 He was ordained n
Cleveland in 1S57 and had been pastor
at Euclid for thirtyfive years
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