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Tun Indian Apvocate. 47 d I A Contrast in Catholic families. J i -There is undoubtedly a striking contrast between true r Catholic families and those that are not truly Catholic. The very atmospheres of the two kinds are different, and it strikes you almost immediately. "One smacks of the world and worldly things worldly interests and worldly pursuits. The minds of the members of such a family seem to be run ning upon style an,d fashion and society; upon business ana ambitious schemes of advancement; upon the glory of being recognized by the "upper crust" too oten, alas! upon alliance with Protestant families. You look forevidences of Catho licity. There are pictures in plenty, it may be, but distinct ively Catholic pictures are conspicuous by their absence, ex cept Madonnas, perhaps, which are now popular among Prot estants. A glance at their tables and book shelves convinces you that the same may be said of Catholic books. Religion, Church, church societies, charity, sodalities, confraternities ail. these 'are apparently unwelcome subjects; at least their hearts are "not in them.' Unfortunately, in such families the spirit" ot peace does not always reign. The spirit of selfish ness too often causes a clashing of interests, and a spirit of disobedience produces discord and mars the peace and the happiness of the domestic circle. How different is the truly Catholic family 1 The moment ,you enter the room you say: "This is certainly a Catholic household." The pictures, the 'works of art, the books, the current literature are Catholic. Not exclusively, indeed, but you will find there no literature of a doubtful character, how ever popular. A quiet, unobtrusive spirit of religion per vades the home circle, and evidently constitutes the great and prevailing interior motive of the actions of those who gather there. Their hearts are in. their religion they love it and it