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St Fraaci* de Sale* Patron of the Cathobe Pre** and of the Diocese of Columbut, Pray for U» I This Paper Printed by Union Labor A Proven Need Some of the reaction seen to dat* goes a long way toward proving the wisdom, of. and need for, the statement issued by the Cardinals. Archbishops and Bishops of the United States following their an nual meeting here. The American Bishops entitled their statement: "Religion, Our Most Vital National Asset.” Briefly, they said Religion is necessary to man. communities and nations History shows that spiritual losses, rath, er than materia) losses, bring nations to their rum. The real danger to our country is irreligion The trend toward irreligion is encouraged by the divorce ment of education from religion. The United States is a religious country. A religious people upholds that standard of morality which flows necessarily from belief in God The State should uphold this morality and encourage its people in it. The State has the duty to help parents fulfill their task of religious instruction and training. One of the very few newspapers to take editorial exception to the statement was The Washingon Post This was not totally unexpected, in view of the stand on religion in education taken by Agnes Meyer, an occasional writer in the paper and the wife of the chairman of its board of directors. The Post editorial said it opposed “the introduc tion of any religious training into public educa tion.” because it would endanger the American prin ciple that one group should not force its religious beliefs on any others The paper said the American public school should be a safe place for children of any and all religious and of no religious belief. The paper did not deal with the contention of many thoughtful people that, in rendering a public school perfectly safe for pupils of no religious he hefa. one may well be rendering the school extreme ly dangerous to pupils of any and all religious be liefs In championing the rights of “secular educa tion”, one can harmfully throw its weight on the side of Secularism One can take that course with equanimity and still care very much about religion. The Post said “the proper place for religion* education, we believe, is in churches and homes and Sunday schools." Those who want to combine re ligions and secular education should maintain sep arate schools of than own This is, in effect to say: If they want religious instruction in school, let them get out of the school supported hy the public by thefr parents as well as other parents Does this not preempt the nation’s schools for Secularism and atheism* It definitely makes the schools “safe'* for irreligion It throws its weight against religion, The Bishops made a very good case in estab lishing that, by origin and tradition, the United States Is a religious nation Many of those whn take issue with the Bishops’ statement seem to start from the premise that we are naturally an irreligious coun try They seem to feel that religious instruction in a school would be an infringement of the rights of children nf atheists. There is no proof that this is so But if it were, might it not be argued that to have things the way they want them would be an infringement nf the rights of religious parents. And hnw ean one argue that religious instruction is a matter for the some, and at the same lime say, tn effect, that atheism and agnosticism are mailers for the school? On the other hand. The Evening Star nf this city thinks the Bishops’ statement will have “a very wide acceptance The Star said that, if religious instruction in the schools “entails any risk tn our system,” it is cer tainly “a far slighter risk than that which grows out of the evils that have taken root and flourished in the Secularism of recent decades The Evening Star editorial said the Bishops’ Matement “is similar in tone and purpose” to one issued four years ago. “Certainly, if one may judge from fhe advance in tuvenile delinquency." fhe editorial continued “it can hardly be said that there is less need for relig ious instruction at all levels, and especially among our young people Nor is there any evidence that such instruction as has been sanctioned has tended in any way to destroy a proper aeparation of the functions of church and state The Star declared that few will dissent from the proposition ol the Bishops’ statement that “'the im minent threat to our country comes not from relic ious divisiveness hut from irreligious social decay.” “The contentions,” the editorial continued, "can be documented if documentation be deemed neces sary But this should hardly he required, for the evidence is all around us. plain for any one to sec Perhaps there will be some difference of opinion concerning the extent to which religious instruction associated with the public schools can remedy these evils The weight of logic suggests, however, that religious instruction of this kind, when properly conducted and adequately safeguarded, can he helpful.” At almost the same time. Dr Oliver Carmich ael, president of the arncsie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching was issuing an annual re port which said that “neutral instruction” probably weakens a pupil more than it strengthens him Dr Carmichael said the absence of a dear and positive philosophy is the great weakness of the Western world in its fight against communism, and that ‘it is probable that whollv neutral instruction weakens rather than strengthens the ability to make commitments And yet he said "an education which doe* not strengthen the power of conviction, that does not inculcate a sense of social responsibil ity. fails in its duty to society The objections raised hv critics mas, in manv eases, to be taken as measures of the distance which persons and institutions this country have drifted toward Secularism The Washington Letter) Look Before on Buy We are advised more and more to buy by the “brand name” to he sure of what we are receiving We are told that purchasing in this manner assures u? of obtaining just exactly what wr want It in sure* us against substitutes. This is all very nice jnd handy, and we subscribe to it. But it can he earned too far in some applica tions The old dictum: “A rose by any other etc.” still holds, even in reverse You will never he able to change the contents of the can by altering the title on its label Atheistic Communism will al ways be just that, no matter what you call it It is discouraging to find that some people, who should know better, acting and speaking in such a way that would seem to imply that there a a dif ference in “brands” of Communism. For instance: We all know of the “Old Joe" brand of Communism. We know precisely what w e're buying when we deal with him: Godlessness, whole sale murder, the loss of individual freedom and. in short, practically the opposite of everything that we know is moral. Now. however, let’s pick up another “brand”,* the “Mild Tito” variety. Experience shows that we are buying exactly the same thing: irreligion. persecu tion. the restriction of liberty and the swallowing up of individual freedom in that of the state. Respon sible people w’ould seem to be trying to convince us that this brand is different, though, only because the brand name is different. We read with dismay and incredulity that An thony Eden. Britain’s Foreign Secretary, was talk ing up a warm reception in England for Marshall Tito on his proposed visit. What can he see in Tito that he can’t see in Butcher Joe? Anthony spent his honeymoon in Yugoslavia hobnobbing with gond old Tito. Came away thinking he was a bit of all right you know. This seems very ndd from a high official of a government which so short a time ago professed its sympathy with Arch bishop Stepinac and decried the treatment meted out to him hy Tito. Tito's pronouncements on religion, his constant warring against it. his degrading youth policy, his utter disregard of truth—all of these things point up exactly what Tito’s brand of Communism is. We hope that those who are shaping the policies nf nur freedom loving nations are not going to be fooled into buying Mr. Tito's brand of atheistic communism Just Among Ourselves Pasting Comment Considered or Inconsiderate Advent comes again. Another new year begins in the calendar of Mother Church. It begins with joy, in anticipation of Christmas. In all the seasonal prayers and offices of Advent, the Church begs God to stir up in her children a joyous and holy longing for the great feast of the Nativity, and a happy en ergy in the service of Our Ixird. The Church has no lament for the passing of lime she utters no words of sadness over vanished youth, lost opportunities, and halting age. The Church leaves to the pagan poet the cry of ,“Alas, alas, the fleeting years glide by.” She has no occa sion for such utterances, for the Church is never old. The Church is ageless. Nor are the opportuni ties she makes available ever lessened or hopelessly lost. God gives joy to her unalterable youth. The Church makes time her ally in her untiring efforts to get us all on to heaven All seasons serve her uses Advent she employs Io arouse glad appre ciation of the faith in the hearts of the faithful. Christmas and Epiphany are made occasions of thanksgiving and new allegiance to God. Ix’nt is her time to urge us to sorrow for sin, Easter and Penta cost are full of glory, and awaken our hopes for the happiness of henvcn Not cycles and seasons alone are employed by the Church to further her work no day is without its saint, -or. more properly, its multitude of saints There Is a record called the Martyrology from w’hich a selection is read each day in the solemn chant ing of the Divine Office: it is a partial list of the saints commemorated on that day. For the Church at large, in a general or public way. saints’ days and feast days make up the liturgical year where there is a mere ferial day (or “day of the week"), no single saint is especially commemorated and no single feast ohsetVed, but prayers arc said, none the less, in Mass and' Office, to honor the Trinity, the Blessed Mother, and all the saints together. Even the day is not the minimum unit nf lime which the Church uses in her solicitude for our welfare Every hour is utilized. The official prayer nf the Church is the Divine Office, which is recited daily hy all priests and all persons who have taken solemn vows in a religious community. And this of final prayer is divided into oarts called "the canon ical hours." The events of the day. and their times nf occurring, are sanctified hy Catholu practice: morning prayer at rising, meal prayers, evening prayer, the Angelin, the Dr Profundis. However, it is especially of the seasonal devotion nf Advent that we are thinking now This is a devo tion that tolerates, but does not consist nf. outer displays and celebrations. Advent is not meant tn hr a harried time of shopping for gifts if it hap pens to hr such a time, this is merely an unfortun ate circumstance nf nur modern custom And no cus tom, modern or ancient, should be allowed to oh score or tn replace the essential fact nr event which the custom was originally means to emphasize. Christmas is the day of "Christ’s Mass" the day unnn which Holy Mass is offered in commemoration of the birth of God-made Man All the feasts which end in "mas” in English, have such an origin. Candlemas is the day on which candles arc blessed at Mass, that is, in a ceremony immediately pre ceding the Mass itself Michael max is the day on which Mass is offered to God in honor of St Michael People not of nur faith arc usually unconscious of the fact that they arc speaking of the sublime sac rifice of the Mass when they speak of Chrstmas but that is what they arc doing, just the same. The manner in which outer display and the ex changing of purchased gif’ have absorbed the cele bration of Christmas is unfortunate It is right and reasonable that our religious joy in the memory of Christ's coining should find expression in out as well as inner jubilation, in song, and feasting, and the giving of tokens. Rut it is neither right nor reasonable that the outer jubilation should be so excessive and so absorbing of attention that sight is Inst of what the jubilation is all about. It is not right that the coining of Christ in poverty should be made the occasion of excessive and foolish spending, and consequent worry about bills There is no point in making Christmas merely a shopkeepers' wind fall and bonanza, while it troubles and impoverishes Christian people. If is reasonable to do a bit nf fussing over a baby, and to be pleased to bring rich and delicate gar ments to clothe it. Rut it is unreasonable to smother fhe child in endless wrappings of silks and laces. It is douhly and trebly regrettable that the infant, forgotten and smothered in finery, is the Infant of Bethlehem It might help the Christmas External ists to remember that the Divine Child was swadled in one simple strip of cloth, and laid in a manger. The great thing about Christmas is its true mean ing as Our Lord’s birthday. And the true way to cel ebratc that day (and to make ready during Advent) is hy holding possession of, or recovering, the grace of God For Catholics. Christmas is preeminently a day for a devout hearing of Holv Mass and a worthy receiving of Holy Communion That the day should be a family day of rejoicing is also good, but inci dental That it should be a day of exchange of re membrances nr gifts, is well enough orovided there is not too much elaboration and expense in the bus iness Rut the enre and center of the celebration is the conscious union of a man’s soul with God and a devout partaking nf Mass and Eucharist. For Cath nlics. who know what Christmas means, there is no excuse if they make it but the manifestation of gay wrldlinasa. FATHER HIGGINS THE CATHOLIC TIMES, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1 952 Three days after the untimely death of this “great, good man” as Bishop Francis Haas re ferrod to him affectionately in his funeral sermon at St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh the long-awaited definitive biogra phy nf another great American was published That man was James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Balti more, who for more than a gen oral ion was the acknowledged spokesman for Catholicism in the United States and is widely LOVIS F. R( DEM Don't Let As early as September, the Commit n i s s began to pre pare for a pos sihlc change in the political complexion of the I' n i I (I States govern ment while deno u n i n General Eisen how’er as their mortal enemy, they trmd to pave the way for new methods of infiltration which could bring pressure on the new administration. We can afford to keen our eyes on these maneuvers: the election has not ended Red or pro Red influence among certain commentators ond other makers of public opinion. The opening gun. by way, of directives in preparation fur new tactics after the election, was sounded in Political Affairs for September. It serves to alert us as to what the Communists arc now up to The title of the article giving the directives is signific ant: “On the Question of Sectar tanism in our Peace Activity” We might pause to ask: How many Americans know what “sec tarianism” indicates in Common ist phraseology? That is no un important piece of knowledge, since under the injunction to halt “sectarianism” the new di rectives are given The term can be defined as such concentration on the revo lutionary goal of the Commun ist Party—one of its great tasks —as tn injure the other obliga tion. the penetration of mass or ganizations. And now we learn that it is "sectarianism," for the Stalinites to ignore the infiltra tion of “conservative” groups and organizations The Septem ber instructions even demand For A Greater America Z The Cardinal Paved The late Phil Murray was a symbol perhaps e most perfect symbol in the history of the United States I—of the whole omc relation hip vv hich pre .ails and, please God, will continue to prevail between The Catholic Church and the American labor movement Mur ray was the perfect combina tion of the practical Catholic and the practical lahor leader. His intense loyalty to the Faith of his fathers and his equally intense loyalty to the cause of organized lahor. far from bring in conflict with one another were opposites of the same coin, the former loyaltv providing the mo livation for the latter. recognized increasingly so as time goes on—as one of the greatest men in the history of the American republic. History-Making Oafansa The “Life of James Cardinal Gibbons” by Father John Tracy Ellis of the Catholic University of America (2 vols., 1480 pages, Bruce. SI7 50) is probably the most importaant single publica tion in the field of American Ca tholic church history even more important than the pioneer biographies of Archbishop Car roll and Bishop England hy the late Monsignor Peter Guilday. It firmly establishes Father El lis’ reputation as the leading an thority in this neglected field nf study. The relationship between Cardinal Gibbons and Philip Murray will he immediately ap parent to anyone reading Fath er Ellis’ scholarly summary (Chanter XII. Volume I) of the Cardinal’s history-making de fense of the Knights nf I^ihnr at the end of the 19th century The Knights of Labor move ment immediate forerunner nf the present-day American la hor movement—was under sus picion as a secret society. As such it might have heen con demned hv the Holy Sep had it not been for the far-sighted per sonal intervention nf Cardinal Gibbons, culminated in his cel ebrated memorial address to Car dinal Simoom, Prefect of the Up After that the concealed Communists work hand-in-hand with those who engage in criticism of So viet Russia, provided the Reds can persuade these people to stand for an immediate “cease fire” in Korea. This represents a new twist in Communist tactics. Hitherto their chief concentration has been on the “progressive” organ izations. such as the Americans for Democratic Action The ex tensive space devoted in the Daily Worker to these groups has heen in itself an indication of how much work has gone in to influencing them. We can now take it for granted, howev er. that the Stalinites and their friends will seek to invade those fields closer to the dominant po litical tendency tn Washington. I^et us take note that the con servative women's organizations, “Right-led unions” and profes sional and intellectual groups of a decidedly non-radieal persua tion are singled out for special attention These are to be infil trated the Rod hope being that they can then be directed toward influencing Washington circles along the path the Kremlin wants followed. Ceas* Fira Cover-Up We may inquire as to why Stalin's followers are so intent on obtaining a cease fire in Korea while negotiations still drag on. The Red attack on “brut al American aerial bombard ment.” hoth in fhe September directives and in other Red or gans, tells us why. The Com munists hope to repeat their China performance in which they used the cover of truce to. build up their forces without being barrassed in the fulfillment of that task They count on the deep peace sentiments of the Amen can people to aid them tn this The Way Sacred Congregation of the Propaganda. Crucial Turning Point This memorial on the Knights of Labor, which was signed by Cardinal Gibbons alone although drafted with the assistance of Archbishop Ireland and Arch bishop Kane, will go down in history as a crucial turning point in the relationship between the Church and the American la bor movement It was more than a defense of the Knights of La bor. It was a prophetic vote of confidence in the common man and, under the circumstances, a courageous challenge to eccles lastical authority to throw' the full weight of its official sup port behind every legitimate ef fort to advance the cause of so cial justice It was submitted to the Holy Sec hy Cardinal Gib bons in 1887—nnc year before the birth of Philip Murray. Philip Murray never met Car dinal Gibbons and very prohab ly never had occasion to read the Cardinal’s memorial on the Knights nf Lahor. Nevertheless it would be fair tn conclude. I think, that it was this memorial considered in the full context of fhe Cardinal's persistent de fense of the rights of labor— which made it possible for an exemplary Catholic like Murray Io emerge, exactly 20 years aft er the Cardinal’s death, as pres ident of the newly-established CIO November cry for a “cease fire’” and by that means to win the breathing spell necessary for renewed ag gression. What stands out strikingly is the Red dependence nn ‘“the American peace partisans” to wangle their way into conserva tive circles. This is another re minder of an old fact how much the Kremlin relies on cer tain intellectuals to perform its work here. American “peace partisans” are those men and women in strategic positions in education, medicine, law. and other professional fields who do th bidding of Moscow. They are the persons who have swelled the lists of "distinguished names” supporting the numerous Communist "peace crusades." We must not close our eyes to the relations many of these “peace partisans” have with some of our most distinguished and conservative citizens. Such relationship is what is now count ed upon to aid the new twist in Red tactics necessitated hy what happened in November Rely on Divino Guidance Heroic measures are still re quired on the part nf those who want to defeat atheistic Com munism and to prevent the tri umph nf its line. Alertness with in “conservative” grouns and circles can be joined with pub lic recognition of the existence of God. Few moves would do more to challenge the atheistic minded and pro-red "intellect uals” than the constant dedica tion in the proceedings of the United Nations to reliance on Divine Guidance That might be Extended into every hamlet in our land with a renewal of pray er in all our schools and institu tions to the God whom the Com munists and their intellectual allies deny. INQUIRY CORNER Why Don't Catholic Priests Marry? Why don't priests marry? A. Catholic priests of the Lat in rite do not marry because the law of the Church excludes mar ried men from Holy Orders. When St. Peter asked Christ about the apostles’ reward, say ing “Behold we have left all and followed thee,” Christ spoke of this practice. He said, "And everyone who has left house or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife., or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold .” (Mat thew 19:27 29). St. Paul refers to the ideal too: "He who is un married is concerned (w’e might add “more”) about the things of the Lord, how he may please God. Whereas he who is married is concerned (more) about the things of the world, how he may please his wife .” (I Corinthi ans 7:32-33). As a universal law it originated with the Church, as we see by exceptions where by married men (with the con sent of and upon separation from their wives) become priests. The priests of oriental rites may marry. Is it of obligation for em gaged couples to reveal the past? If one has been guilty of seri ous sins, for example, does he have to tell the other person? If not necessary is it advisable? A. No one is bound to destroy his own good name. If there is something in the past which would substantially affect the marriage consent, so that decep tion in the matter would make the marriage invalid, it must be told. Generally, however, a pros pective bride and groom choose a certain person knowing that it is for “better or for worse.” includ ing a possible “past”. The advis ability of telling past sms, espe cially sins against the sixth commandment, e ends upon the individuals. It is a Christian practice to recognize the third purpose of marriage, the relief of concupiscence, but revelation nf past sins may lead only to les sened respect. In many cases it leads to suspicion and jealousy when such confidences are re called in later years. We actual ly need some illusions, as we do not know all the person's past good deeds and virtues. Q. Why do Catholics abstain from meat on Friday? A. Because it is the express will of Christ expressed through His Church. From earliest times the Church (e.g. the Didache or Teaching of the Twelve Apostles) has observed this respect for the day of Christ's death. It is combined RICHARD PATTEE The Adamic Tito Louis Adamic made a special ty during his lifetime of books on his native land, Y u o s lavia. During the course of the years he gave us num erous i n e eta tions both of Yugoslavia and his native Slo venia and of the impact of the United States on the Balkan immigrant. Later he became one of the outstand ing spokesmen of what is some times called euphemistically —the “new” Yugoslavia. A volume published after Adamic's death has just come from the press. “The Eagle and the Roots.” It is Adamic’s last journey into Tito's dominions and, according to the blurb, of fers the reader the most accur ate and complete account of what Yugoslavia looks like, as well as a comprehensive biogra phy of Tito himself. Sam* Old Story The book follows the invari able Adamic theme of zeal and praise for the “accomplish ments" of this fervent, Marxist, non-Soviet Yugoslavia. The most curious part is that devoted to the religious question. For one thing, Adamic quotes extremely long conversations and puts in the mouths of those with whom he is dealing, lengthy exposi tions of policy and opinion. The interview with Tito, in which the matter of Archbishop Stepi nac is raised, allows for a dis quisition on the State’s attiude toward religion and the clergy that merits the closest reading nn the part of Catholics every where. And it would be excellent reading for those who live under the absurd illusion that we are doing the common cause a serv ice by lining up Tito as an ally. The old nonsense about the Archbishop of Zagreb as a “war criminal” is rehashed with all the old familiar details: “Proof that Stepinac was a war criminal existed as far back as 1943 and 1944 before the term war cnmi nal was defined and used by the Allied world The Vatican wanted us to try Stepinac. There's reason for the belief that Stepinac himself—a murky, cun ning individual—wanted to be tried and become a martyr and an international cause celebre” Tito Appalled'! Tito and his collaborators con with the idea of penance, which is appropriate for a remem brance of Good Friday, and giv ing up meat is an apt and uni versal object of such self-denial. Q. Was not Christ a Christian Scientist? A. No. Christian Science was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1875, as any reliable reference w'ork will show’ (e.g. Webster’s Biographical Dictionary). Influ enced by Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby she practiced a system of healing and wrote “Science and Health” (1875) to give ex pression to the system she had evolved. The first church was founded in 1879 and a perma nent church organization was established in 1892. The mir acles of Christ were worked through His power as Son of God. and Christian miracles are very unlike the “faith healing’’ of Christian Science. Q, When is the feast of Bles sed Edmund Campion? A. This brilliant graduate of Oxford, who returned to Eng land to die for the faith is hon ored on December first. Honor ed in his student days by Queen Elizabeth he was con demned and executed because he would not choose between the Pope and the Queen. Q. Why must so humiliating a thing as confession be requir ed of Catholics? A. The humiliation connected with confession has the same ex planation as that connected with medical care. Just as health is the object of a trying examina tion or operation, so the sorrow ful presentation of sins has as its object the health of the soul. In instituting the Sacrament of Penance Christ said, “Peace be to you,” indicating the purpose of the Sacrament. In the follow ing verses He added: “Receive the Holy Spirit: whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.” The humiliation impresses us with the real evil of sin, and serves as a deterrent to sin, forcing a man to see himself as a sinner. Without confession a vague feel ing of good will can deceive a man, or find him groping his way without spiritual direction. The feeling following confession, if it is sincere and accompanied by a firm purpose of amend ment, is that deep peace of soul, for which Christ instituted the Sacrament. Send questions to the Rev. Ed ward Healey, Inquiry Comer, The Catholic Times, Box 636, Columbus (16) Ohio tinue to argue that Archbishop Stepinac was a sort of anachron ism tn the new Yugoslavia and ♦hat they were quite frankly “stuck with him.” He is a prod uct of religious history in th® Balkins. going back not hun dreds of years but a thousand. In a way he is a delayed climax of the Rome-Byzantium rivalry. He is part of the heart of a heartless world. Remnants of that w'orld are still with us. Our task is to work ourselves clear of them Tito and his colleagues, ac cording to this transcription of Adamic, were “appalled” at th® ide£ that a school in New’ York should bear the name of th® heroic Archbishop. “We are ap palled that American parents wish to send their children to a school named after a war crimi nal.” Pained Incomprehension In wandering about Slovenia and Croatia. Adamic has numer ous reflections on the state of religion. He finds churches de serted and the anti-religious feeling so strong in Slovenia that the clergy go about in civil ian dress to avoid insults. H® discovers numerous priests who are in great disrepute—accord ing to him—because of their ac knowledged "anti-people” atti tude during and after the war. The picture one gets of reli gion in Yugoslavia through thes® pages is not a persecution at all, but a sort of pained incompre hension on the part of the com munist state that there should still be citizens who see in re ligion anything but a snare and a delusion. Adamic gives an al most idyllic account of the pa tience and moderation with which the paternal state allows these aberrations to exist in th® certainty that sooner or later th® Yugoslav will reach sufficient maturity to recognize the pueril ity of the whole thing. Odd Courtship 1 rather imagine that books of this kind will do considerable damage. We are living through a period in which the warmth of feeling for Tito is rising. Th® British Catholic press has be come extremely caustic over th® invitation extended by Anthony Eden to Tito to come to Britain. It will be instructive and illumi nating to see just how the Brit ish manage this contradiction if the visit materializes. It is not easy to defend the institutions and convictions of the west and at the same time court one of the most notorious and vicious enemies of those institutions.