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Friday, May 6. 1955 THE CATHOLIC TIMES Published Every Week by The Catholic Times, Inc. Columbus. Ohio NOTICE: Send All Changes of Address to P. 0. Box 636 Columbus. Ohio Executive and Editorial Offices: 246 E. Town Street. Columbus 15. Ohio Address all communications for publication tn O Box 636 Columhus 16. Ohio Telephones: CA. 4-5195 A. 4-5196 Price nf The Cethobe Timw u per veer. All subscriptions should b* pr^s?nt®d to our office throixh the raptors of the parishes. Remittance* should ba made payable to the Cath He Times Anonvmoua eommunirations will be mweflardea. We do not hold ourtelvea responsible for any views »r opinions expressed in the communications of our correspondents. F.ntwxl Second Claw Metter at Poet Office. Colutnbue Ohio. _____ St. Francis de Sale*. Patron of the Catholic Preo*. Pray for u»! ____ ______ This Paper Printed by Union Labor Sin and Justice The message of Christ which forms the Gospel on Sunday's Mass was spoken, like the one of the preceding Sunday, at the Last Supper it is a message He wanted His disciples to remember after He had left them and it therefore has special mean irg for us, His followers of today, for it is by His guidance and counsel that we must shape our lives. His promise that though He was soon to return to the Father He would send the Holy Spirit to teach and strengthen the disciples, so that His mission of bringing men to salvation could go on, tells us that we need have no need to fear the assaults and temptations of the world. The disciples were sad at the thought that He was about to leave them, and His followers now would be properly sad. too, if their meditations dur ing Lent on the profound truth of the Redemption, their contemplation of the grievous scenes of Holy Week, and their exaltation when the arrival of East er signalized His triumph over death, were to be the. preparation only for a final farewell on Ascen sion Day Instead, the disciples were told, and we are told, that the lessons of Christ’s life were to be applied, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, in all the concerns of mankind that the coming of the Holy Spirit was to be a summons to all Chris tians to engage in a courageous struggle for per sonal righteousness, for human integrity, fnr social justice. For in the name of Divine Truth the Holy Spirit hears ceaseless witness to sin on the one hand and to justice on the other, and bears ceaseless testi mony, moreover, to the overwhelming fact of God’s judgment, passed upon the actions and thoughts and omissions nf men. None of the affairs of th* world can escape this judgment: what is done in secret, what the bold man fines publicly, what trans pires in the councils nf the great everything under goes the divine scrutiny. When justice prevails the divine approval is evident in peaceful hearts and happy peoples, when sin holds sway, no massing of wealth or power can conceal its evil from the all-seeing judge. Victims nf injustice find in the Holy Spirit a source of com fort and aid, for the rcpei.tant sinner there is assur ance nf mercy hut fnr the man or groups of men who affront the justice nf God there is nn escap ing divine retribution. The Holy Spirit is Wisdom as well a« Truth, and the light of Wisdom safeguard against error and sin. is available to those who seek St prayer fully, “Casting aside all uncleanness and abundance nf malice," St. James admonishes us in Sunday's Epistle, “with meekness receive the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls." How fitting, then, is the psalm verse which opens this Mass: “Sing ye tn the Ixuri a new canticle, for the 1 zird hath done wonderful things He hath revealed His jus tier in the sight nf the Gentiles!" Mount Carmel's ‘Our Lady of Grace’ “1 am the Mother of fair love, and of fear, and nf knowledge and of holy h,ope. In mo is all grace nf the way and of the truth in me is all hope of life and nf virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits’" Ecclesiasticus XXIV 24 27 “Come over to me." 7’he prophet speaks for Her in whom there is "all grace." Thus, also speaks Our Ijidy nf Grace as her sculptured arms spread u ide to embrace the City of Columbus from the gen tle slope before Mount Carmel Hospital Sculptured in Pictrasanta, Italy, by Professor Amando Rattelli, this statue brings a new impetus tn a devotion extending back to the early*ages of Christian worship. The devotion to Our iJdy of Grace is of French origin thus Notre Dame de Grace is singularly suited to a hospital, conducted hy the Sisters of the Holy Cross, founded at la* Mans, France At her various shrines throughout France countless favors have been obtained through her intercession. Of special interest are those at Cambrai where the painting of Our Lady is attributed to the Evan gelist St. Luke, and at Nimes where the devotion dates bark tn the days of Charlemagne. Devotion tn our Lady nf Grace was a favorite devotion of Ixniis XIV and his mother, Anne of Austria, It was to this shrine that Ixiuis went in solemn state to re turn thanks and to establish a foundation for Per petual Masses for the victory over the Saracens. Another frequent place of pilgrimage is to Notre Dame de Grace at Loos This shrine was orig inally founded when a Benedictine brother, on his way to Bethune, placed a statue under a linden tree where the monks paused in their work to breathe a prayer for her help. The faithful, as well, soon fell into this pious practice and since 1544 frequent miracles have been reported In Au gust of 1832 when cholera was raging and decimat ing the country, the Sisters of Charity who conduct ed a hospital at nearby Lille, organized a pilgrim age to Notre De Grace and the mortality among their patients ceased although the plague continued to ravage the surrounding countryside. So may Our Ijidy of Grace protect Mount Carmel Hospital, her patients, and her staff. From her marble prominence she will embrace all whn come to her. In the words nf Cornelia Otis Skinner in "Prayer to the Florence Madonna.” Mary, moat serenely fair Hear an unbeliever's prayer. Nurtured in an austere creed Sweetest I-ady she has need Of the solace of your grace r,f a traces. Show me how to find such places as the countries where you dwell,- The K. of C. Oath The phony Knight* of Columbus oath stilt make* the rounds There are still people in these United States, where there is p'enty of opportunity for enlightenment on the subject, who believe in the bogus K. of C. oath. And there are some who go so far as to publish their belief in its existence warn ing our non-Catholic neighbors about us. This is sad As if there were not enough cause for tension in this present confused world, such libelous things disseminuied about good Catholic citizens only add to the tensions. It is especially yiiscouraging when one considers^ that a call to the nearest K. of C. club would get their side nf the question. And Americans are still fair-minded enough to want to hear both sides. Or, are they? There is nothing evil pbout the K. of C. oath. Theirs is a secret society, but their loyalty is to their God. their Church and their country. That has been proven times without number. After all, why should there he such disturbance about the K. of C. oath. Why do we not get roused up about the Masonic secrets. Why are the K. of C.’s evil in having secrets of their own. but no other fraternal organization seems to share the same suspicion. Catholics love their non-Catholic neighbors, and want to be friendly with them. But they grow weary putting down libelous and caluminatory rumors and statements about their devotion to the Church and their country. Just Among Ourselves Pasting Comment Considered or Inconsiderate Old Farmer Corntossle rested briefly on our porch the other day. Said he was hitch-hiking back to Washington, D.C., to find out if there was still a place for him on the newspapers there. Used to he that every edition of Post or Star had one nr twn remarks by Farmer Corntossle. And nf these at least one a week was quoted in the Spire nf Lift column of the old Literary Digest. Philosophy was what they used to call the say ings of Farmer Corntossle. He was something of an old Greek sage dressed in overalls. But he usual ly had a straight man to ask the proper questions so that he might drawl oat the proper philosophic answers. In this he was unlike Abe Martin and Aunt Het. He didn’t' just up and make his .state ment. And he didn’t deal much with local persons or events around his imaginary farm. He spoke of men and matters in universal terms, as befits a philosopher. We asked the Farmer if he thought he had a good chance of getting back his old place on the Washington papers. He said no, he didn’t. He said editors never really had much use for his sayings heyond the fact that each of these gems of thought could be used to fill a small vacancy in an inside corner of the paper. Nowadavs, he said, there are nn vacant corners. They are filled with weather re ports from Yucca Flats. Still he had hopes nf something turning up. Washington is a city of constant and strange oppor tunities. He thought he might catch on with the big politicians and supply them with bits of wisdom for their speeches. Plenty of vacant corners there, he said. And the common voters seem to like an occasional remark that sounds like real thinking, even when it isn’t. The politicians like it too spices up a speech, and never leads to a congressional investigation. We asked Farmer Corntossle whether the mad gadgetry nf modern livin'* u»s caused him to change any of his old ways of thinlrng. Hr said it hasn't’. Man. he said, remains the same oncer and twisted creature he has always been. Modern living merelv ve* him more and different opportunities of showing that fact. Nearly everybody (said Farmer Corntossle) has elements in him of arrogance and cowardice, he is pari Hitler and part Caspar Milquetoast. In the old days, hr didn't have many opportunities of play ing dictator he had to play the milder game, and was usually polite, si least passably so. Chances were if a man humped intn you on the street he'd ask your pardon, even if hr were bigger than you. But nowadays one of these little fellows with no more spunk, apparen.ly than a jar of dry milk will get behind lhe wheel of a car, and, all at once, other driver swerve near him. or make a quick left turn in front of him, and you'll hear loud remarks that would peel the hark off a hemlock tree. The man who is a mere pipsqueak in the parlor is likely to he a rip-roarer on the highway. Seems that the motor-car gives him a feeling of power and super iority, Often, though, I've wondered whether the secret of his highway arrogance isn't the assurance his car gives him of a quick get away. If a pedestrian on the sidewalk were as cocky and domineering as the driver of a car he would soon be cut down to size. But the motorist knows that he can usually dash out of an unpleasant sit uation he also knows that the pedestrians he bawls at cannot reach him. and that other drivers cannot well leave their cars to mix things with him. He (eel* secure, and therefore he lets his cowardice die down and his arrogance flare up. You notice the same thing in the normally mild man who is suddenly harsh and bossy when he gets on the telephone. Face to lace with another in conversation, he is usually at least tolerable in con duct, hut put a mile or so of telephone wire be tween him and the other lad, and the least thing will make him loud and abusive The spirit of cowardice is in charge when he can see how big the other man is, and notice his attitude the spirit of dictatorial arrogance takes over when he is alone and dominate* the immediate scene. 1-ct the telephonc-Hith get a wrong number. Does it ever occur to him that this is his own fault? Does he think at once that he has perhaps dialed the wrong number? Does ho realize that his impat ient attack has probably dialed a second, third, or fourth number without letting the dial come all the wav back? Not at all not by any chance: not ever. What! He make an error? He dial wrongly or dial the wrong number? Impossible! He assumes with absolute (and leather-headed) conviction that if a mistake has been made he has had nothing to do with it. A mistake is the fault of the telephone mechanism, or of the operator, or of the person who answers when the wrong number is called. Indeed, this innocent person is quite gen erally supposed to be the villain of the piece. The telephone-Hitler greets this stranger’s voice with high impatience. He blames this stranger for getting in the way. He demands imperiously. “Who is this?”’ In passing, let It be known that the best answer to that har»h question of “Who is this?" i* a quirt, sweet voiced easy drawl. "Whom rto you wisn. piease?" The result, in most rases, will be a startled grunt at the other end of lhe wire, and an impatient banging of the phone into its place. Surely, the testy fellow who says, “Who is this’’” over the telephone would not act so in a face to face encounter. Were he to pluck a stranger’s sleeve on the street, mistaking him for an acquaint ance, he would ask the stranger’s pardon and try Io explain his own conduct. He certainly would not scowl at the stranger and demand. "Who are you?” He would not ask angrily (in effect). "What bus inrss have you being somebody else when I want John Jones?" Yes (concluded Farmer Corntossle), a good many of us imagine that we are polite when we are only cowardly, and a good many of us fancy that we are alert and efficient when we are only making arro gant fools of ourselves. The age of gadgetry gives us new means of covering cowardice and of ex pressing arrogance. But, with or without gadgets, we are the same sure exponents of the fact of original sin. IT'ASHINGTON LETTER WASHINGTON—A distinguish ed American scientist said some thing here that strikingly recall ed the latest Easter Message of His Holiness Pope Pius XII. The scientist told the National Academy of Science that the problem of “fall out” from atom ic tests and its effects upon heredity should not be taken lightly. The Pope, speaking tn the world at Easter lime, warned against the dangers geneticists see in the reckless handling of the problem. Dr. Herman J. Muller, profes sor of zoology at the. University of Indiana, said “attempts in high places” to deny the damag ing hereditary effects of radia tion from atomic tests has weak ened public morale. At the same time, he said, “an other widely circulated counter claim that the heredity constitu tion of all humanity is heing se riously undermined by our test* of hydrogen bombs" is "equally false," and that he is led to sus pect that communists might be the instigators of this rumor, Professor Muller told the acad emy that the hydrogen tests “certainly do not undermine the heredity of our population as a whole significantly.” LOUIS F. HI DENI President George Meany of the American Federation of La bor has earned the ire of the Communists by his April 22 dec 1 a ra i o n on American for eign policy. In his address to the American Society of Newspaper Ed tors.Mr. Meany placed himself and the legiti mate labor movement in direct opposi tion to “the Communism of the Moscow, Tito, and Mao Tse-tung brands.” The President of the American Federation of Ijtbor thus shows that he understands better than many of our political leaders that Soviet Communism is our enemy, no matter under what guises it presents itself. If these wise words were heed ed, there would be an end to the scandalous aid to Marshal Tito who will use our funds and our guns against us when the time comes to help Mother Mos cow. Washington would also eeasr ihe hemming cr.d hafir.j which goes on about Red China. A Forthright Policy Quite logically, Mr. Meany op posed admitting Red China to the United Nations, “the glib talk of two Chinas,” and for any weak ening in the defense of Formosa. He pointed out that the A. F, of L. had warned Dean Acheson, a year in advance of the Red at tack on South Korea, that our policies were encouraging just such an armed assault. But Mr. Meany saw beyond the Far East. He warned that the proposed Austrian “peace treaty,” which Soviet Russia has initiat ed after years of deliberate de lay by the Kremlin, has all the earmarks of a maneuver to bring about the disarmament of West Germany, In general, the labor leader called for a forthright American foreign policy that The JudgmentI Atomic 'Fall-Out' Is a Problem “Each individual mutation is, however, an evil, and we have no right tn dismiss it lightly," he declared. A mutation is defined as a sud den variation, where an offspring differs from its parents in some well-marked characteristic. Pope Pius noted that a sub marine had been propelled by nuclear energy, and exhorted men of science and good will “to persevere bravely and confi dently in their theoretical and experimental study of the instru ments and the promising materi als. so as to attain a worthwhile production of easily accessible energy, which may be put to use where it is needed, and contrib ute to the lessening of the pres sures of want and misery.” “Still, concerning what re search can accomplish in an am bitious control of life," His Holi ness added, ’’we must again raise Our voice of warning against the dangers which the science of genetics foresees as possible, when that mysterious something which is deep down in every liv ing thing is handled recklessly, or subjected to a violent change of habitat by a cause such as, for example, an increased radio activity in the face of a yet un Meany and the Three-Front War would halt Soviet aggression in stead of constantly retreating before it. In ths Red Pattern The latest issues of the Red agencies for international direc tives—the New Times of April 9 and the Comminform organ of April 8 and 15 indicate how timely and worthwhile was the Meany declaration. 7’he Kremlin is conducting a three-front war against the United States, these documents disclose, all in the name of “anti-aggression." One front is in Europe, "the struggle to prevent the resurg ence to German militarism." To achieve victory in that battle it is clear that Soviet Russia will go to any lengths. The proposed Austrian “peace treaty” is in the Red pattern, for it advances the idea of "neutralism And “neu tralism” is in actuality the open ing up of countries to Soviet in vasion when the proper moment arises Potent Argument Anyone reading the pages of the New Times, with its preoccu pation in the attempt to prevent the arming nf West Germany, ran detect clearly that a “neu tralized' Austria would hr used as a pntent argument in West Germany for preventing that country from defending itself or Europe The road is also open, under the terms of the “treaty,” for the Kremlin to assert, at any moment it chooses, that Austria’s “neutrality” has been broken, and that therefore Soviet Rus sia can invade that hapless coun try. If Moscow made use of *a non aggr-ssion pact" as an excuse tn seize the Baltic nations it can readily find an alleged breach of Austrian “neutrality” as a sub terfuge for the military re-occu pation of that nation. The Aus trian "peace treaty,” if it goes through as it is at present, as sures a Red Austria in the not ton distant future. These considerations are re known margin of biological se curity.” The annual bulletin of the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that persons under 18 years of age constituted the fol lowing percentages of persons ar rested for various crimes in the United States in 1954, as follows: Robbery, 18.7 per cent bur glary, 49 larceny. 43.6 auto theft, 57.6 embezzlement, 2.2. receiving stolen property, 26, and forgery and counterfeiting, 5.6. In what age bracket would you place a “youth"? Some people thin'k of a youth as anyone under 21 years of age. In recent hearings conducted by the House Armed Services Committee there have been fre quent references to ".youth” without specification of the age limits meant. Inquiries develop ed that the witnesses were talk ing about boys 17 to 19 years of age. There’s nothing official about this, of course. It simply meant that when witnesses spoke against the “youth draft plan,” they objected to the draft of boys under 19 years of age for six months of active service to he followed by 7’» years of re serve training. inforced by the Cominform or gan of April 15. which whips up the comrades of the world into a new frenzy for a universal cam paign “against the Paris agree ments" providing for the partial rearming of West Germany. The second war front is in the Far East. There the Kremlin has its eyes on Quemoy and Matsu as the bases for the destruction of Formosa and, eventually, the conquest of South Korea. It is obvious that these islands have no value in themselves to Red China—no rare mineral deposits or exclusive vegetation. The sole value of Quemoy and Matsu to Soviet Power is their proximity to Formosa as jumping off places for the attack on Chiang Kai shek. The third Red front against the United States is within this country and within all the other nations still free from Soviet domination That is why we read in the Cominform organ of April 15, and in all current Commun ist documents, the constant in junction to the comrades to ap peal to "the peace-loving people" in every land. Mvany'a Address Obscurely Reported This “appeal" registers itself by the “transmission belt" meth od recommended by Stalin. We have such a distinguished non Communist paper as the New York Times obscuring the Meany address, presenting it 5n such a manner that its significance and real contents are not brought forth. But there are those in Amer ica who still wish to save this nation. An outstanding group of citizens including some of our most tried military command ers—have come out for the breaking off of relations with Soviet Russia and its satellite re gimes. That can encourage us all to urge upon the United States this policy, which would defeat the three-front war being waged against us. Inquiry Corner Q. Have we ever had an American Saint? If not. why not? A. St. Francesca Cabrini (Mo ther Cabrini) was an American citizen, who died in Chicago in 1917. She was born in Italy and came to America in 1809 to work among the immigrants. She was beatified in 1937 and canonized in 1946. Blessed Catherine (Ka teri) Tekakwitha, a Mohawk In uian gir’ was truly an American, but of native-born citizens of the United States we have not yet had a canonized saint. Only God knows the reason, but we could reflect on our possible share in producing saints and in promot ing the cause of Americans whose causes are being considered (t. g. Mother Seton, Father Price, etc.) Q. Did St. Paul ever see Christ? A. “And last of all,as by one born out of due time, he was seen also by me,” says St. Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians (15:8). When St. Paul wa* seized by the Roman tribune to protect him from the mob in Jerusalem he explained: "I am a Jew, and I was born at Tarsus in Cilicia, but was brought up here in this city a pupil of Gamaliel .” (Acts 22:3) Wnen he states that he saw Christ it could mean dur ing his training under Gamaliel in Jerusalem, at the time of his conversion on the road to Damas cus or during his time of retire ment in Arabia (Galaians 1:17). Except for the first instance that would mean he saw Christ after the Ascension, i.e. in His glori fied body. y Q. Is it a sin to pass on coun terfeit money which you hare received in change? If you do not you lose the amount and that, hardly seems right. A. It would be sinful to pass on (deliberately) a counterfeit piece of money. While we would receive it in good faith we can not give someone money which we know to be valueless. While this civil and moral ruling may seem hard inasmuch as it de MON SIU MIR HIGGINS I. AfrjSfr entitled “W a IL terfront W ‘'"tw s L” We aie interested 81 ,hlS 1 1 n’ Fath e»r Healey------------------ I not so much in book it which of worth but rather in a syndicated re view of the book which appear ed recently in a number of Cath olic newspapers throughout the United States. This review—very sympathet ic to Father Corridan’* work and very laudatory of Mr. Raymond’s book—pointedly states that some of labor’s friends (some of la bor’s Catholic friends?) are guil ty of winking at serious crime* and abuses in the American trade union movement. Mr. Ray mond’s book, it is said, “clearly brings out the dishonesty and harmfulness of automatically en dorsing as unobjectionable ev erything and anything done in the name of unionism Double Standard Indefensible The reviewer’s point is very well taken to the extent that it is borne out by the facts. A double standard of morality for management and labor is obvi ously indefensible. Or, if there is to be a double standard of morality in the field of industri al relations, it should not be weighted in favor of labor lead ers. If anything, the public has a right to expect that labor lead ers, as professional, self-pro claimed champions of social jus tice, will exhibit a higher de gree of honesty and integrity than almost any other group of men in public life. Noblesse oblige It is our impression actually that the American press, if not the American public in general, has in practice adopted precise ly this attitude with regard to labor leaders. Whether intentionally or not, far too many newspapers have succeeded in leaving the impres sion that the waterfront scandal is purely and simply a problem of union racketeering and union gangsterism. And yet one of the most significant facts about the waterfront problem one fre quently emphasized in Mr. Ray mond’s book is the unscrupu lous greed of far too many wa terfaont employers who have been perfectly willing to coop erate vth labor racketeers at the expense of the workers. As a matter of fact, Father Corridan is of the opinion Jhat the of fending union “was dominated by the employers more than by the men on its roster and was in no real sense of the word a la bor union at all.” Basic Waterfront Froblom According to Father Corridan and other knowledgeable stu dents of the problem, these em ployers are as much to blame for the waterfront scandal as any other aingle element. “Ever prives the innocent person wf money which i« rightfully hia there is no other just remedy. It would be unjust for him to pass on the injustice to another. It would also be impossible for the civil law to permit govern ment payment for such money for then the way could be open ed to traffic in just such an operation. The man who takes counterfeit money is in the same position as anyone else who has been robbed. He must get the money stolen from the counterfeiter, not from someone else. Q. Since God knows whether we will he saved or lost isn’t it true to say that we are predes tined one way or another and have no control in the matter? A. No. We believe that God gives every man sufficient grace to be saved and that our free will is real and not an illusion. It is like the farmer who would say that he is either going to have a crop or not, God knows, so why bother planting the seed? God knows (as ALL PRESENT TO HIM FOR THERE IS NO PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE FOR GOD) what we will freely do, and because he knows what we will do (which we do not know) He knows if we will be saved or not. St. Paul states the Catholic position well: “I urge therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, interces sions and thanksgiving he made for all men This is good and agreeable in the sight of God our Sa“ior, who wishes aM men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." (T Timothy 2:1-4) The Council of Trent states that while God knows our future free choice* and the final result, we are free and no one knows whether he will be saved or lost, save by God's special revelation. Send questions to Father Ed ward F. Healey. Inquiry Corner, The Catholic Times, Bnx 636, Columhus (16) Ohin. Sin on the Waterfront Father John Corridan, S.J., who was dramatically portray ed last year in the prize-winning movie “On the Waterfront,’’ is the subject of a nPM hook by a veteran jour nalist. Allen Raymond, since his earliest studies of th* waterfront," Mr. Raymond says, “Father Corridan has been ham mering away at the theme of employer resporrsibility for th** rackets that were ruining the port." The basic problem on the waterfront, in the opinion nf Fa ther Corridan, Ls not crime nor is it law enforcement. The prob lem is how to regulate and con trol the excess supply of casual labor on the docks and how to eliminate the so-called shape up. The American Federation nf Labor, having expelled the of fending union, is determined tn solve this basic problem. But the AFL cannot solve it without the wholehearted cooperation of all the employers on the waterfront. The time has come, then, for the AFL's counterpart the New York Shipping Association to discipline the offenders in its own ranks, and to join hands with the AFL in a common ef fort to solve a problem which dishonest affiliates of both or ganizations have perpetrated at the expense of the workers and the consuming public. We have brought up this question of employer responsi bility for the waterfront scandal not to excuse or to justify the sins of labor, much less to ex cuse or justify the whitewash ing of these sins by the friends of labor, but merely to round out the picture. The record will show that labor’s sins in con nection with the waterfront prob lem have been publicly exposed a thousand times in recent years. The same cannot be said about the sins of the employers on the New York docks. For one thing, the sins of labor were sensation ally dramatized, but the sins of management were hardly even hinted at in the movie “On the Waterfront.” For tho Record The some lack of balance has characterized the handling of this problem in the general press. Even more significantly, the very book review which oc casioned this column, while rightfully deploring the sins of labor and criticizing any attempt to cover up or to rationalize these sins, does not even men tion the fact that both Father Corridan and Mr. Raymond are of the opinion that labor's sin* on the waterfront have been nn greater than the sins of many of the employers and, in a sense, have been occasioned hy the greed of these employers. Incidentally, our own fairly extensive files on the waterfront problem would seem to indicate that the number of individual Catholics and the number of Catholic publications which have vigorously criticized the offend ing union on the New York wa terfront, far exceeds the number of those who have in any way criticized the offending employ ers. Furthermore these files re veal nothing at all that would even suggest that any individual Catholic or any Catholic publi cation has insisted, in the words of the above-mentioned review, that “wrongs, so long as not per petrated by employers, should be ignored." It is important, I think, that ttus fact be cited for the record.