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wm edayn.Jun e o17-ert.st.T P ur o chi .
Thursday...Junae 1-.Oscve ao CTrpus Chriati,
Pride......J.se 1-.aes-et.oared Heart .f Jess.
Saturday....Jne o-s.8 atlt. Pope a' Martyr.
Air.-The "s ubseriptions whlich we have
received since' the last remittance will
enable us to forward two others of one
thousand francms each whieh will make a I
total of seven thousand ranes--represent- I
ing in paper $b912 c-- We hope to make
an eighth remittanee the mon ingh week.
Nf. J.. P ar Ish
ST. TntsA'S CHURCH.-The zeal of this t
itle congregation d itsuntiring stors
will be manifest to-day in the children's t
communion. There will be about one hun- t
dred and eighty recipients, of whom nearly t
one hundred are making their first commu
nion-the remainder havng done so a year t
ago. Six of those making their first corn
umnion are converts. The number of chil
S dren prepared for to-day is exclusive of the
orphans, forty-five of whom made their first
communion on Ascension Thursday. Of
course, the occasion at St. Theresa's to-day
will be as interesting as elaborate prepara
tion and fine music can make it.
daN FRMATION.-O the 4th instant, the
Most Rev. Archbishop confirmed one hnun
ured and forty-one persons in the Church
of St. Thomas, Pointe-a-la-Hache," Parish
of PlaquemIine. On Sunday lat, His Graee
p ontirmed at the Cathedral three hundred
and twenty persons--damong theh some
Sadults. On Tuesday, ehth, the prelate con
tirmed two hundred and sixteen persons in
the Archbishopric Church. On Wednesday
10ith, confiermation was given to two hun
dred and forty-nine persons in St. Ann's
Church, and on the I1th, at the Church of
St. lphonsus, the same holy riate was
bestowed on four hundred and forty pwer
ons- rmeong whom were fifty conv er ts.
hat 1:ir. :a ache wit OtLe .ot musiceIa tr
iioEn,.---Fel' so0ni1 years, naulilnas. (n1e of
tit" Mexican States, re bbeet deta chd tone t
the diocese of Maonterey, to forine o apos
tolic" vica ate. The lit. 1Rev. llamirez. the
Vait. -ir Alostolic, having beein obliged to
tbanlon his charge and reside in lav ana,o
torbidaden to return-has sent four young
t*ebn of his diocese to New Orleans to be
oePdaiawd. On Tuesday, .hd instant, the1
Most Rev. Archbishop bestowed the ton-1
sure and minor orders on Messrs. Louis
u nd tonitacio carti hadren. On Wed
oesnday, T3d, etey, togethe tie Jose Maria
hamoz, received the ordevr to -deacon
t01 tisatnt,-ly. t i., t -ne f ' n- tint
olrdear of dea con. ind son Mol ndty nnstr, I
of thell were promotedn t the csacredr order
of priesthood. he n o Th e reent
rendition of this master-piece at .tt. Aplhon
suns Hall gave such eminent satisfaction
tint many requests have been made to Mi. I
LaiHache for its rTepetition. The desire to I
inea" it seemed so general ainong those' whio
wet-c present before ana titose wino were not.
tihnat Mr. LaHahe, with tine tther munnia-is,
* vocal and orchestral, who asistad on the
rcea-cnt occasion, have consented t give an
anther aisplay of this grand mumsical trinamph.
Rev. Father lnniagan hans kindly ptut st .
Patrick's at their distosal for tine occasin,a
pose. Tho magnificent organ af thnt churcih
will tell powerfully in the grund. trimnphal
satge of the great lnaster. 1
Trho ladies aTd gentlemen wio n'alismcant .
tioir talenaitho delightfully annd sohna.a-rlfllo
14, the cause of charity, have selected tie
I Ioiy Father as the beneficiary of this ocen
sian. The fonds restuting from the patron
agte of the public will be devoted Co the rn
lietf of tie Pope in his poverty and distress.
in full, lnit. we can say that tine conecrt will
take place oUn the evening of the 2th inst.,
the feast of 5. Peter and Paul. We shuall
give full details in out next issue.
Adim t Flnm f eologIan and
Alexander the Grea Waptbecause he had
niotanother world t44iqzqqer. If hebqIt
been a real live Yankee'of this day, al.er
whipping all reation, as the great arIuat
has done, he would have immediatelyfbund
another equally as gloarious a meld fer the
triumph of genius in the intellectual arena
of polemics. There would havel been do
necessity for weeping, nor, indeed, anytime
for it with such competitors in the field as
Parson Brownlew and the author of "Maria
Monk." '
We have already quoted from the Mobile
Dlly .Register, of a recent date, as aeount
of the meteoric style in -whlct the- grit
Admiral bas recently flashed upon the rma
ment of theoelgy and propheey. Gaming
upon the Vatickn at Rome, escorted by a
venerable cardinal, surrounded with every
kindness and eoartesy, he suddenly bursat 1
forth with prophetic phrensy, announeing
the coming destructionof the Papal regime.
His language risa to the heights of poetic
inspiration, as polnathigto te Vatlean sad
referring to the mighty ruins of the Cliae
uam, just seenhe says: "This Colloesu
shall fall as well as theother." Upon being s
reminded by lda venerable eseort that the I
modern Coliaseum was identified with the i
immortality of the Church, he comes out
strong in his new role of political person.
With an the zeal of a village thunderer
against ati-Christ, he rebukes the Searlet
Woman to her very teeth with the assur
ance that "the Church of Rome is a royal
ty," and, like all royalty, it must go udder.
The correspondent who communicates
this intelligence to the Mobile D)aly Regis- -
ter is profane enough to express some con- 1
tempt of the great Admiral's naval exploit.
Other unfortunates there are, also, who,
through a perverse disloyalty, "can't. see
it," when requested to bow the knee to 4
Lord Nelson's boss. Henceforth, let all I
cavils as to the fame of the nation's pet be
stilled. There is one exelusive prerogative
by which great men may be known-they =
are always excused from being gentlemen; i
witness, Byron, Napoleon, and Osceola.
From the red-tape gentry of the custom
hbuase to the elegant autocrat of a cabinet,
greatness is generally asserted by rudeness. t
Herein the great bomb-proof hero rises pre
eminent. Standing as a national repre- t
sentative in the capital of a friendly
power, as an honored guest enjoying hos
pitable courtesy, as a traveled gentleman
who might be supposed to have forgotten
the narrow-visioned -ligotry of his native
village, he asserts an Ignorant prejudice of
which a Chinaman would be ashamed,t
boldly proclaims his contempt for the gov
ernment that has received him with national
honors, and taunts his courteous host with
approaehingruin. That was, surely,rough- r
and-ready enough for any amount of great
The high-toned chivalry of the act is
another remarkable feature of this exploit.
What. to heard the lion in his very den! A i
terrible cardinal at his side, with, perhaps,
some half-lozen stilettos concealed uinder
his gown! A dozen inquisitions frowning =
on his daring, waiting but a nod to close
upon him ! Ah! the gallant old tar braved c
all this danger. Of course the great Admi
ral did not stop to count on the sacerdotal
peacefulness of the man he insulted, on the
forbearance of that hospitality which he i
abused, on the feebleness of the State he a
humiliated, on the sympathy and support of I
the great United States. 8
Voltaire once said that in twenty years I
God would be in a pretty plight. Exactly I
twenty years fromm that day he lay on his x
death-bed, imploring the assistance of the I
rch. Napoleon. like Farragut, insulted e
the fe enesa of the Pope, and he expiated c
his mistak t St. Helena. If we were an I
i enemy of the 'ed States, we could not I
desire a bitterer mx rtune to overtake it
tlhniriu official indorseu t by- it of. this
truculent and insolent blas ily of'the
great .\Admiral. ,
' Thme Rloman Catholic Church is a r 1
ty," says time Admiral-theologian. Here
we have another characteristic of greatness
-an instance of that recklessness of trifles
so common among heroes--after dinner.
tober men generally know tlhat the Roman
or Catholic Church is totally distinct from
the temporal power of the Pope. The
Church existed for centuxies without hixs
dominion ovecr any State. and it comld exist i
to thme cmnd of tilme without it. .Evtn in its
tenllmr~ l govrer'l mv.mnml|m. m )i(mwev'eC', tile P'la'yxx
cannot It. cl:llh'd u i|oyaltv. It lacks tie
feature most objectionable to the opponents I
of that institution--descent by inheritance. c
lThe 'Palpacy is clective in its perpetua
tlion. patriarchal in its tladministra:tion, and ml
republican in its resmllti.- I m tih- gr-a:t Ad- t
nimral cmulh finitet. |ii a white, thi. anti- x
l'opery imnurmsry tale.-s of hi.m infancv. y ull a
look through the sileut testimuoiy of Ihistory. r
hlie would tind all thie best featmtr.'s of relii,- .
lioeantcma 'ltIrdIl ilt ti" liractiCn- tIf me li
glousorders, ther io- eccledatcal
councils, and the sicoession of the' Popes
Mth ghout the past ages. He wouli not
have to search long beore findig ' the
sources which'Jefferson and Madison found t
before him. .
It is the Admiral-prophet, though, that
we must chiefly admire; it is the combinwa
tion of the warrior and apostle. Other par
sons may burn with as blue a light of Purl
tanism as be, but none other has yet had the
daring or the. enterprise to march into the
very citadel of Rome and raise the good old
"Down' with Popery" cry. It required a
soldier for that. Observe, too, the eunaing I
of, the practised strategist in the success
with which this gospel raid is planned.and t
executed. The great flag of the Unitfd
States is borne with honor into the very '
presence of the Venerable Poutiff, and lo I"
a ranting sectarian has smuggled himself-in
under its passport to hurl defiance at the 3
astonished and disgusted vice-regent of .
Christ. The Holy Father sees the uniform '
of an exalted naval rank and, behold! it t
disguises a shrewd colporteur, who, by this s
Yankee trick,;is enabled to force his phren- s
sled and stereotyped prophesies upon the 8
notice of the very gentleman whom he po
litely calls " Anti-Christ." This is what I
may well be called cheap heroism. t
The Court-House. t
We tsin mon a of uor readers are
with us in the conviction that the State y
courts in this city are not held-at the right b
place. We are quite confident that three.- t
Iburths, if not nine-tenths, of the business, C
the parties, the lawyeri, witnesses, etc., of ti
those courts are from above Canal street.
What makes the matter worse, is the ab
aence of proper facilities by car; whence,
nearly every one going there from Canal
street is obliged to walk from one-thirdto C
one-half of a mile each way; and,, with ,
many persons, this walk must be taken ,
several times in the day. f
Another difficulty in the location is its tl
remoteness from the United States courts. u
Members of the bar are well aware of the L
facilities arising from the contiguity of the I
various courts. A great amount of business t0
can now be transacted by each one, in all n
the different district courts, without waste -
of time; while, if they were widely scat- 'V
te'ed, this convenience and economy of 8
time would be impossible. Every lawyer c
will admit, that, could all the law courts in t2
the city be held under the same roof, or in t
the same, immediate vicinity, it would not
only be.a great convenience to the bar, but o
would greatly expedite the legal business of n
the community. n
Some location imrmediately contiguous to a
the Customhouse would probably be the t
most desirable. It is near the centre of s
navigation, the centre of car travel, and the b
terminus of the chief communication with. e
Algiers. It is a neighborhood which much
of the population has reason to visit daily, b
irrespective of litigation, on account of the b
Post-office and the Customhouse. There is
no place in the city, now, where business j'
men congregate in such a crowd, during b
the morning, as along the pavement in front P
of the Post-office. There is almost an invol
untary out-of-door exchange held there v
every day. s'
There is, doubtless, a greaf deal of space
in the customhouse building itself either
unnecessarily in use, or not used at all. If
not incompatible with the dignity of the
general government, such portion might be
leased for a term of years, and fitted up
with the necessary conveniences, for court y
rooms, clerks' offices, etc. Or, if this should y
be impracticable, there -is contiguous-prop
erty which could be rented 'probably as
cheaply as that now in use, and which "
might prove fully as well adapted to the o
The convenience of such an i arhlbgement t
will grow on reflection; and we are confi
dent that if once tried, the public would n
never consent to. perambulate Chartres n
street again, in search of the court-house at b
ckson Square. P
A~ A ; -.',a SERVI(CE IN MIORY Oe l
Anczulsa , LAncC.--Saturday week, June so
20, the annivers service in commemora- u
tion of the Most le Archbishop Blanc, o
first archbishop of New eans. who died n
20th June, i1eiO, will take pilac t the Cathe- h
dlm1, at eight o'clock in the meoni . The ni
city clcrgy, particularl· those wh, lie ft
ordajinle. ale reiuest&'d to attend. Wl e are
sulllrrouItdi withl too Imllnv miOlule(,lats of) oI
his vzeal to canue forgetfuluess on the pait n
of thl. C(athoiics of this diocese, and we h
should accord to hiin especially, what in
deed is a:lways die to the dead,- the bene- tl
Stits tf ,ur prayi.'rs and good works. Daring til
: I,:,uiou- .'pis''epulxtt o,' ts enity-tive years, il
tile late : r'Iihbishols ncisolli plishlssd i.sulllts I01
•which we ; 're now njioying. His work is ol
worthil .ontixueto'l-but ithe living should w
uot *::LUts- us to, tborget the dead.
scoxesn t or <r "ra' lOVsmaxA fnorsrT.
Nations bay.e wflature Ifeeonasequntly,
Stheir good a, ,rWn1lduet aust berew>as ed
In this life. Ofi htcontrary, the idi4tt$ p
has ahfature ote;'f his reward and pup:
ishment are generally reserved foathe next
[ life. And the saying that in what a person
sins, in that shall lie be punished, seems to
be true of communities or states, as well as
of individuals. This truth was brought very
forcibly before our mind a few days ago, by'
the reading of a protest purporting to be
presented by thp white population of
Louisiana to Congress against the new
Coustiation. One of the grievances com
plaiaed.4, and which suggested these ref
r marks, is the -clause in the Constitution
I which opens the public schools to the
s colored population. After stating the ob
, jectionable article, the white peoolle of
f Louisiana are supposed to say, "that it is
4 not fair or just thattheyehonld be obliged
t to support schools into which their self-re
Sspect and social position prohibit them rom
sending their obhildren." This is given as a
Ssufficient reason why that-article of the
- Constitution should not be forced on the
i people. For, certainly, it is not right orjust
to compel any community or any class of a
community to pay -taes to support institu
- tions which they cannot use.
But, alas, how are t~e mighty fallen! Is
it not humiliating to the so-called people of
Louisiana to be obliged to go on their knees
before Congress and beg the favors which
they, themselves, have persistently denied
Catholics, and enforce their claims to atten
tion by urging the same reasons which
Catholics have been urging on them, but
without effnect, for a quarter of a ceentury ?
Did it not seem in very bad taste in this
so-called people of Louisiana to demand of
Congress as their right what they persist
ently refused to a large proportion of their
own fellow-citizens? If it even were wrong
for Catholics to object to paying taxes for
the support of schools which they could not
use, how can it be right for the people of
Louisiana to object to it? Andifthepeople of
Louisiana were justified in forcing Catholics
to pay taxes under such circumstances, is
not Congress fully justified in forcing the
awhite people of Louisiana to do the same?
What was right and just on the part of the
f State and municipal authorities of Louisiana
r cannot be wrong and unjust on the part of
a the Congress of the United States. .And if
i the reasons that have been urged eversince
eestablishnent'of the public schools, on
our legislative bodies, both State and mu
F nicipal, by the Catholics of Louisiana, were
not sufficient to force them to relent the
smallest tittle from their unjust proscrip
tion, can these same people expect that
r similar reasons, urged by themselves under
like circumstances, will have a different
effect on Congress? Perhaps Congress is
miorejust and liberal than the-legilative
bodies of Louisiana. Or do these reasons
become more forcible in their hands than in
those of Catholics . Or is it that what was
just legislation on their part to Catholics,
becomes intolerable persecution when ap
plied by Congress to themselves
Gentlemen, your conduct does not seem
very consistent, nor does your condition de
serve much sympathy. Your protest is the
strongest condemnation of your own con
duct in regard to Catholics in relation to the
public scho~i system, and a most open con
fession that your legislation on that matter
has been flagrantly unjust. Your protest
is founded on justice; but we protest against
your receiving redress from Congress unless
you are disposed to administer the like jus
tice to your own fellow-citizens. We be
lieve in the doctrine that you should be
willing to do unto others as you would wish
others would do unto you; also, that the
measure with which you mete to others, it
should be meted to yourselves.
iy. PATtICK's.-Last Sunday, a large
number of children made their first commu
nion in this church, including a good many
boys' from the Brother's school. It is
pleasant to see the onward progress of the
old church, with which nearly every one
above Canal street has been familiar at
some time or other. The exquisite taste
with which its altars are now kept and dec- 1
orated, the cammendable efforts which are
made to provide for it sacred music of a
high order, tihe zeal with which children
are taught their catechism and prepared
for the sacramemets. and the facilities for
duontion ofliered [y the well known schol i
I ,(,by Christian Brothers. nl tend to keejp
up the filvr which this parish :antl chlurch 1
have so long enjoyed. - 1
To-day. after high mass, a procession of
the blessed seacrament will take pilace. con- 1
fined, however, within trhe wall, of the
church. lvercy evening duriug tlh octave
Soft" Corpus Christi." there is lbenediction
of the 6lessed sacrament. Next Sundiay
Will take place the confirmation of those
First Conmwprnutai. Peter and Pul's.
rr. Last Trinity Sunday was a day long to
be remembered by the congregation .of 88.
Peter and Paul. From earlyasmming until
seven o'clock--tlie hour at which the pro
(4es ion started from the shoiolhouse, on
Sstreet--an unusual stir *as ob
Sserv en our usually quiet District.
o To ;hrwn unacustop~ed to the beauti
of 7 JO first com
lurnio E ne must have
y- appeared quite the f·ct that,
be even against hils, .will , ye o9i;,p t; help
of inhaling, with th balmy IBeine (thaMt
bbaetial moraeg, the swet "tir'o
dstrict oe rlld be eso t jut as
in ray': their oeatre o .
Peter and Paul's sehoo . -
io - ,avng.emblem at athe dposinuidbiz,
seven 'clockc, the procestson Msasei p,
wad started in silent and. olemn oderuto
the ehreh, which theyr We"ed at ialf-pest
seven o'clock. "
The order of the procesion was asfol
e ow: first, the cross; immediately after,
the young girls who were to receive their
a first communion; then, the young ladies"
- who made their frst communioi last year-
all dressed in the most tasteful manmerj
with wreathes, white yells, and white
drsds--so beautifully mhlematlo of the
interior parity of soul with which they
were clothed; then came the young boys
who were to receive their first communion,
followed by those who made it last year;
then came the children of the school, nnma
bering about six-hundred, each clasaheaded
by its respective teacher.
To say that a more interesting or beauti
of ful sight could seldom be witnessed, would
f- be to say little. Certainly, it could be wit
h nessed nowhere except in those parishes
where are established Catholic schools.
Ig Having arrived at the church, they occu
pied the middle aisle, or nave, which was
of expressly set apart for themselves on that
- solemn' occasion--the boys oecupying the
SEpistle, whilst the girls occupied the Gospel
is side.
is The holy sacrifice of the mass was offered
u np by the good pastor, the Rev 0. . oyni
'e him, assisted by his worthy colleague, Rev.
m J. Fitzgibbon. Just before communion,
of Father Moynihan made a short but touching
if address, telling them that on account of the
great heat of the moruing, as well as the
dense crowd that thronged the church, he
a- did not wish to keep them too long, but
promised them that at the ten o'elo4 mass
me Father Jeremiah Moynihan, of St. John's
Church, would address them at length
which he did, in his usually felicitous and
or impressive manner, in which he depicted,
in the most enthusiastic and eloquent
is language, the great blessings of Catholic
re schools and Catholic education.
In the evening, if the ceremony was less
solemn and imposing, it was none the less
i interesting. At five o'clock in the afternoon.
the procession moved in the same order as
in the morning, preceded by the cross, :
finue band of music, and a beautiful banner,
n which had been procured for the occasion
_ by the untiring principal of the school, Mr.
Jovian, than whom it would be difficult to
find one more zealous or better calculated
to promote the interest and- success of the
er The procession moved down Marigny
at street to Love, down Love to Mandeville,
ut up Mandeville to Craps, and thence to the
The head of the procession having arrived
e_ at the church, and -having succeeded, with
, difficulty, in gaining an entrance, owing to
ih the dense and enthusiastic, as well as pious
10 members who thronged the streets, took
it their seats.in the aisles, chairs having been
provided for the occasion. Vespers were
sung by the choir, and after the Mlagnijical,
;e three of the young girls advanced to the
m- altar rail, and there, in clear and beau
iy tifully modulated - ngelic voices, read
is aloud the renewal of their baptismal vows,
he as well as an act of consecration to the
me Blessed Mother of God, who, no doubt, must
it have looked down with complacency on
be this effusion of their young hearts, which
-became, in the morning, the dwelling place
re of her Divine Son and the sanctuaries of
a the Holy Ghost.
n After the renewal of the baptismal vows,
4 Father Iloynihan addressed the young corm
ur nunicants in fervid and eloquent langunage,
l iln which lhe itifressed upon them tthe Ine
p cessity of perseverance iln the good resolu
i tions they had then taken, and ol avoiding
hencefor d ld desueiuus casions of
f sin, which alone could rob them of the ines
- timable treasure they now possessed.
e Benediction of tlhe most holy saecrament
e was then given. after which, young and old
n dispersed. both dce-ely- imlniressed with the
-lsolemin and imlupressive ceremonie~n of the
e day. and carryiung withl them recollectionfs
of the ocuainr, wheich --ill inot soon bhe of-

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