Merning Star and Catholic Messenger.
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REV. A. J. RYAN,
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CALENDAR OF THE WEEK.
lay...... May l-Findllng of the iloly Croes.
aay.....May 4---ti. MlIi,,la, Widow.
fMsay..... May 5-St. 'le, V.. Pope oand 1 Coo, cor.
Waleaday..May 6, t..Iohn I,before the Latin (/at.
Thasday ...ay -l-St StAnlnllaus Iliebl, and Martyr.
lay...... aye -Apparition of St. Michael, Alh
st arday....May -It. tiregory Naelanzee, IUIltop. I
Confessor sliad Doctor of the Church.
Denis Ryan, Esq., will act as agent for the I
IAR at Whistler, Ala.
Mr. Staub, at Goldthwaite's bookstore, 69
Canal street, has always a full supply of
Northern dailies and weeklies.
The Pilgrimage ceremonies of to day will I
take place in St. Mary!s Church, on Josephine
street. The prayers for those who do not Join
In the public exercises, are the 50th Psalm, t
ruserere, or " Have mercy on me, oh God ' "
one of the seven penitential psalms,-and the
erce Dominse, which is said three times. Those e
who cannot read, or who have no book, can n
replace these with five Our Father's and five h
Hail Mary's. o
LECTURE Yor FATER ROONEY FOIR TIlE OVE.R
eLOW SUFFEREnB.-At St. Michael's churc1, a
Annunciation Square, Rev. T. Heslin, pastor,
the Dominican Missionary, Rev. J. A. Rooney, t
who is well known and much admired through- J
out the Boath, will lecture on Monday evening,
May 11th, at 7 o'clock. His subject will be
" Bismarck and the Church." Tickets .o t
cents; the proceeds to go to the relief of the
suferers by the overflow. Ii
FAiR FoR ST. JOHN t1 II AlTICi' CHUIrCI.-
The Fair for this church was closed last Sun
day evening. Our readers will be pleased to
learn that it was a fine success. So far no re-. o
turns have been given nu, Lnt we presume ca
they will be ready in time for our next issue. tl
The $h00 horse was v on by Mr. 1'. J. Sullivan, tr
aboutl,i00 havinglben netted by the re.t,,it. i
Mr. John Grayer, of the Third District, who i
was the holder of ticket (;,', won the silver set.
ST. l'ATIlICh't CtltihttI.- Ce(ll,'lion for /te vi
Bajteerrs.-In respons., to the appeal of the gi
Most Rev. Archbishop in behalf of the " suf
terers," the collectiou at the different imasses its
to-day will be appropriated for their benefit.
The very mention of the object is as certain of
enlisting the sympathy of the faithful as of h
inducing them to contribute in the most gen
erons manner possible toward the alleviation
of the frightful miseries of our suffering corn- rij
MIsiroN IN AtIGIFIs Iy I)OMINICAN FATHERS. cc
We understand that a mission was commenced wI
in the Church of the Holy Name of Mary, to
Algiert, last Sunday. It is given by the dis-. t
tinguished lominican Fatheos, Rooney and
Turner, of Louisville, whose missionary labors At
throughout the South duling the past three 11'
years have been productive of much good. wi
So far the attendance has been very numer- all
ous and is daily increasing. Every night at en
j7 o'clock the church, though large, is crowded. on
The mission will continue till next Sunday, wl
May 10th, on which day Ills Grace, the Most
Rev. Archbishop, will be present to administer till
the Sacrament of Confirmation.
SS. PFtlnit ANTD PA.r.'Si CATIroi.Ic ToTAI. All- mi
8TINF.NCI: AsR(CIAI1ON.-Laat Sunday this So- of
cliety was permanently organized ,by the adop- c
tion of a Constitution and the election of
officers for the ensuing year. The followillg
named well-known gentlemen were elected . CO
R. II. Hartley, lPresident ; 1). Sullivan, Vice
President : C. Everett, IRecording Secretary ; nI
J. Reany, Financial Secretary ; J. O'Neil, Mar- gr
abal; P. Ryan, Sergeant-at Arms. Delegates col
to State Union . S. Sullivan, Jas. 11. Douglas, te
Wm. Maher, J. Tonmnolly and C. Everett. ku
Rev. J. D. Flanasgsan, the realous curate of the he
parish, who has charge of the I't*i'anl, during As
Father Moynihan's a lbtsece, was chosenl Spir- i
Itual Director. About a dozen new memlbers i
were admitted, increasing the total IIltniber to wi
orty-three. The 8ociety w ll meet to-day at tiu
12 o'clock. cal
Sr. MIt(Ians.'s FA.. .-This entertainoment
eloeed last BMonday night. We are happy to at
learn that the Res. Pastor, Father leslinl
Oonsidering the lmary dlirticulties iu the way of a
the ladies, is well lh,,leald ithll thile lccess at- to
tending their *florts. \While the reiIrns from all
some tables have not be.ll in irolportion to the thill
labors of the good ladi.o in lcharge, or the ge
valuable prizes offered, thoise Irtmn other tatles as
have far exceeded popular expllectations. si
At St. Patrick's table, Mhss liarris was tilhe
suoeeaful candidate in the contest for the
lady's watch, and at St. Alphonsus' table, Mr. C
ObCffe in that for the gentleman's watch. Lo
Next Monday evening, at 7 o'clock, there frie
wil be a novel and exciting entertainment in the
tha ball. The prise on the occasion will be a for
Sdieltai donkey, donated to the parish some plas
1. ssalie., and for which many young gentle- chu
e:, ase to oontest. As it is expected that iy (
bse wlE be mueh excitement durlong the oft
raehmen will be provided for all diet
,r. Bishop Gibbons and the Irish World.
In the assue of the Irish World of April
25th uit. we find a column article entitled
"The Queen's Birthday and an Episcopal
Autograph," which we cannot find com
mendable under any aspect. Its allusions
to the Bishop of Richmond are not only
A ill-timed and unjust, but decidedly disre
spectful. The World undertakes to be
00 excessively Irish, but we suspect that
60 money is at the bottom of its nationality.
00 Certainly it is very un-Irish to speak un
e- kindly and even insolently of a prelate so
distinguished for zeal and piety as Bishop
Gibbons. It is also very un-Irish not to
have mother wit enough to know that
sensationalism must not tread upon for
The occasion of t'ie present patriotic
out-burst of the Irish World is a lettt r of
Bishop Gibbons written in reply to an in
vitation to be present at a celebration of
Victotia's birthday soon to be held at
Richmonid. We published the letter in
question two weeks ago and need not re
plroduce it now. It seems that certain
British residents of Richmond determined
to celebrate the event referred to, and in
t,- vited the Bishop, as one of the public dig
nitaries of the place, to be present. The
answer was an acceptance couched in kind
o and respectful terms. At this the Irish
WIorld flares up in the following language:
This letter, like most documents of the sort,
i is studiously vagueand non-committal; still
it positively encourages and approves of the
coming celebration-and in this does it offend.
The festival in question is avowediy British,
11 monarchial, and un-American-a fact of
which Bishop Gibbons certainly cannot be
ignorant. To go even further, the motives
that prompt this commemorat-on are empha
, tically anti-American. In the published ad
dress which first attracted attention to the
anniversary, we find the following phrases:
"That many of us (British settlers) shall
a ever be converted to Republicanism, I pray
° not. We know and appreciate too well the
blessings of our oen form of government, and
! see how vastly superior it is to the despotism
of a Republio.
It wcill do Iictoria's heart good to know tma: her
subjects are still loyal the .di flag, altthoug. they
, are in an alien land."
Hlere is aset of servile rascals living in our
midst, brepthing the air that sweeps around
the homes and tombs of Washington and
- Jefferson, yet boasting of the:r changeless al
legiance to a foreign sovereign. Surely, if
e there were manysuch settlers, Nativism would
bhre arguments enough to jisify its proscrip
u tive tenets ! In his letter Bishop Gibbons in
e timates that the otbject of their meeting is I
"the encouragement of emigration from Eng
land." From no point of view can we see
that ouch emigration should enlist the sym- i
pathies of an American citizen.
We cannot hold that respectable citizens
of any foreign monarchy, residing in this I
country, should be cut off from social in
I tercourse because of loyalty to their coun
try. This would be an extreme of Repub
licanism as affected and irrational as the
1 orhl' Iriashism. We cannot carry poli- i
tical convictions so far as to refuse an in
vitation to a good dinner because it is
given in honor of the Queen, or even if it
were given by the Queen. At Washington
itself, doubtless the British minister will I
give just such a dinner, at which the I
highest functionaries of our government 1
will assist, without tainting the escutcheon I
of their Republicanism. In England too,
right under the metaphorical nose of the t
Queen, the 4th of July is most brillantly I
celebrated by Democrats and Aristocrats, I
without any offence being thereby given
to the British Lion which used to roar so e
at the Eagle. - j
No. We believe that the shock to its t
Americanism, so artfully pleaded by the
W'orld, is only feigned to make a point 1
with. The real offense, if there be any at t
all, is that an Irishman, or an Am- I
erican of Irish blood, should in some a
manner sympathize with a government a
which has been so unjust to Ireland. It a
may be that in Ireland drinking the
Queen's health or celebrating her birthday a
has a special political significance. It b
may be traditionally regarded as a trait is
of Orangeisml and a' desertion of Ireland's b
cause. But if so, it is only conventional, c
and can have no such meaning in this 1
llerie Englishmen and Irishmen, Orange- t
meni and patriots, all meet on neutral a
ground. It is uusec-mily to transfer to this I
country the acrimony and the arbitrary n
tests of European issues. Bishop Gibbons it
knows that, though of Irish parentage, c
ihe is oflicially an American BIishop. ft
As an American he can meet any foreigner n
in the cel-bration of his national festivals i
without endorsing the outrages of his na- ci
tional government: as an Irishman's son he
can, on American soil, interchange with an sj
Englislhman courtesies which might have p
a totally difu:rent significance in Ireland. oi
WYe hope the Wo;ld will boil down after a5
a viuil-. ly thie time it gets cool enough b
to rel-teluber tlhat Britishli subjects are not ci
Sall "os, vile riscals,"' it may also reflect lihe
that tihe patriotism of a model Christian al
gentlh-man and prtlats imay, after all, be SI
as meliable as that whliclh is paid for in the p<
shape of newepaper articles. th
CO.v-LET Fu)n TilL hlCFrrRnRS DY 1Tis GvKI de
wLow.-Our talentedl and accomplished young
friend, Miss Theresa Cannon, ever active in p1
the cause of charity, has organized a Concert re
for the sufferers by the overflow. It will take pr
place next Sunday, May 10th, in St. Anne's
church, at one o'clock. 8he will be assisted
by the choir, which is composed of a number Ijn
of the best voealists in our city, and by several Ms
distinguished amateursl. Next 8nday we will pi
give the p ragamme. .
..rc~·.·-;. .· ..s5:
The Novena of Pilgrimages.
ril This beautiful devotion increases ii
ad force and expansion as it goes on. The
al attendance at the Church of the Immaca
a- late Conception (the Jesuits') last Sunday
as gave overwhelming proof of this. The
ly crowds which thronged that spacious build.
e- uing throughout the day were as remark
be able for piety and devotion as for num
y. To-day, we doubt not, the same ratio
n- of augmentation will be observed, and
so many new recruits to the ranks of the pil
,p grime counted. The prescribed church is
to that of St. Mary (German), and the pro
at verbial splendor of that beautiful temple
r- will certainly attain the degree usual in it
on great occasio,,s. The sermon and
ic special exercises will commence at 7 o'clock
of P. M. Sermon in German.
1. We have reason to believe that many
of persons who have not yet commenced the
at novena would like to know whether they
In can still make it in full by joining in now.
)- The question is clearly put in the corree
in pondenco which follows :
d To the £ditor of the Morning Star:
f- Having seen in your edition of the 19th of
April that, for those who are incapable of
making the prescribed visits to the churches
te on the days named in the pastoral of His
d Grace, the Archbishop, confessors may com
mute the sevisits by other good works, I re
Ah spectfully ask, whether these good works are
to be performed on the Sundays prescribed for
the visits, or can be performed on any day
during the week.
11 Yours, sincerely, PILGRIM.
1s In answer to this, we have been informed
b, that not only the devotions may be changed
)f to other good works, but the days, too, may
be changed, provided it be done with
- the approval of a confessor. Neither is
there any limitation even as to the week,
according to the answer we have received.
Therefore those who did not commence on
e any day of the first week or, indeed, of the
d second week, and who should even miss
to-day, may still make the three first visits
I or devotions during the coming week, and
in trime to participate in the six actual
r visits which are enjoined.
Grant's New Policy.
1 We feel a deep interest in politics so far
as they affect the liberty of this State and
s the immediate prosperity of its people,
though as to the remote advantages to re
sult from lines of policy which concern
the nation in general, it does not come
a within our province to discuss them or
a take sides. We regard the rule of the
Republican party in the South as a grinding
tyranny, a concerted scheme for the plun
- der and ruin of our people, and the great
e eat curse to which malice and dishonesty
- in a revengeful majority could subject
a powerless section.
a Any thing, therefore, that looks like a
t break in the ranks of oppressive despot
s ism, is hailed by us with the greatest satis
1 faction and we make no scruple in avow
a ing it. Gen. Grant's veto of the financial
t bill looks like a break through which day.
a light can be seen. His party South and
West are enthusiastic supporters of infla.
tion and the President's action in favor of
the capitalists of New England will not
have a soothing influence on their feelings.
Already the Administration has earned a
great deal of ill-will by its disgraceful
jobbery and favoritism. Its hold upon
the Republican masses is reduced to a
question of expediency, sentiment having
long since retired in disgust. The co
hesiveness which enthusiasm gives, no
longer exists to withstand the shock of
such a blow as the President's late veto'
and his party will not rally promptly, if
at all, from its ill humor.
Indeed, Gen. Grant must have given up
all hopes of saving the party when lie so
boldly and defiantly made the financial
issue with the great majority of its mem
bers. His policy is s" Democratic and
conservative, that one may justly suspect
him of a tende-ncy to return to the old
party from which the glare of office at
tracted him. The General has a long head,
and he r.o doubt sees the dissolution of the
Republican paity to be inevitable. He
may even know it to be much nearer than
is apparent to ordinary observers. In that
case, it is but a part of that prudent regard
for the future which military experience
makes instinctive in a man, that he should
look out for a soft place to fall on when he
comes down from the explosion.
Every election that has taken place this
spring shows the hopeless decline of Re
publicanism. General elections an:d special
ones, from the contest for Governors' chairs
and seats in Congress down to school
b.,ardsa and village mayors, show a Demn,
cratic gain everywhere. Congress may
hold out for a time, owing to the members
already elected who will hold over, but the
State governments will neutralize the
poison of its dishonesty by the IArmness of
their opposition. It is quite probable that
the " Louisiana question " has had a great
deal to do with popular dissatisfaction at
Radical misrule, and certainly no other
place is in a position to profit more by the
reaction than the State whose persecutions
8T. MIa tal's Causca.--NextMonday morn-.
ing at 8 o'clock there will be a solemn High
Mass at this ehbroh for the temporal and
splritual welfare of the ladies who had table
ad -s-siad, the sues., Fbr.
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The Happiness of Heaven.
n This is the title of an invaluable little
se work by a Louisiana Jesuit, that Is to say
t- by a Jesuit father residing in St. Louis
I but a native of this State, and we -hope
e that every Lohislanian who can read will
I- study it well. The style is beautiful,
clear and simple ; but it is not of the style
that we would speak: it is of the substance.
No Christain can, we think, give it a fair
o perusal without a feeling of far more inti
d mate relationship between himself and his
future home than ever before experienced.
. The vague ideas, sometimes absurd also,
so prevalent on the subject of Heaven,
e give way, on reading it, to clear, reason
t able and perfectly correct views. One who
d has never before studied the subject will
k be astonished to find how much of posi
tive knowledge about it has been given to
e This little book is not only instructive,
y but charming reading. So vivid and, as it
were, tangible is the picture given of af
fairs in the gloriois life, that a strong de
sire is aroused to go and witness the rap
turous joys depicted. Many a lesson of
f true philosophy is also taught for profit
able application in this world. The rich
s and the mighty are shown that their sta
tlion in this life will have no influence at
e all upon that assigned to them in the next i
r the wise, the eloquent, the intellectual are
told that natural gifts will not contribute
in the slightest degree to their grade of
I happiness in eternity ; so also, the poor,
I the infirm, the deformed, the dull of in
V tellect, the despised of this world, are
i taught that the "light of glory" will be given 1
s to them not according to the poverty of
their endowments in life but according to
the fulnese of their merits. We are
i made to see that God has no regard to
a the gifts that He has bestowed on men,
a but only upon the gifts they have
e bestowed on Him. He cares nothing
I for their wisdom or their genius, a
1 things that He himself gave them ; but I
delights in thee obedience, sacrifice and f
love which proceed from their own free
We should truly regret to think that P
any Christian had been so near enjoying d
the great boon of reading a book like this, ,
and had not availed himself of the oppor
tnnity. It is published by John Murphy o
s Co., Baltimore. a
Fair For St. Joseph's New Church. o
The great Fair in aid of St. Joseph's new
church was opened last night in St. Joseph's t
Hall, Common and Derbigny streets. Judg
ing from appearances at present, it is likely to
surpass all previous efforts in the line of Fairs,
in spite of the many drawbacks of the season.
Those who desire to spend a pleasant evening
and at the same time co-operate in the erection
of one of the finest public monuments in the
entire country, will there find the most ample
means of gratifying their wishes.
The tables, decorated in the most beautiful t
style, are presided over by ladies whose long a
experience in such matters give ample guar
arantes of the successful issue of the enter- t
The prizes offered in competition deserve a
particular notice. The magnificent silver tea I
set manufactured for this spec al occasion, c
shows ability on the part of our Southern '
manufacturers unsurpassed in the country. A
Phil McCabe desires to see his own name on
that set, and his numerous friends both within J
Branch No. 3 of the Hibernian organization G
and elsewhere, declare his wish shall be grat- >
ified. The members of Fire Company No. 13 C
with a host of other admirers of a certain C
popular wharfinger, declare that no name but
that of Martin Finnerty shall be inscribed on
Captain Flanagan, of the Metropolitans, will
give his kingdom for that horse to be won at
Mrs. Lambert's table, but the friends of Mr.
Kinsella say they are strong and numerous
enough to overrun his kingdom and carry off
the steed, and that they intend to do. Ilow
ever, nous rerrons. fe
The Temperance Brigade has taken to cov- le
eting the beautiful flag of onr country that al
waves over the table of Mrs. Lynch, but the P'
fire boys of Philadelphia Engine Company No 0'
14 say that they are stronger in the cold water ej
line than any temperance organization in the p:
country, and therefore that star spangled
banner shall proudly yet wave over their en- be
gine house. And so the cold water crusade m
has been set on foot in our midst. ti
The great doll st the Children of Mary's .1
table is likely to set some of our young ladies to
distracted, and perhaps some of the young of
gentlemen also. Dear Dolly ! what word painter tii
will be found competent to describe your
charms-you certainly should be a mine of co
wealth to the Fair, as you must be of he
pleasure to your future owner. Dolly is in
an English lady, broiught out by Mrs J. go
Saddler t, this country, and generoFsely do- tic
nated by her for the beLneft of the Fair. qu
Never Ibefore was such a doll seen as this great wi
English dull. And as for the dress-the great in
man niilliner would die of envy at the tri
omph of Mrs. Logan in decking her ont.
We will attempt no further description of "
the features of this great Fair, for no descrip
tion, however cleverly done, could convey an ,n
idea of all that is to be seen and admired, but the
will simply advise all to go early and see for tha
8r. SBMEON'S SstooL.-The annual distriba- wi
tion of premiums to the popils of St. Simeon's and
School took place last Friday at 10 o'clock. In J
our next issue we will give a report of the th
New seods and ersains in all depatmenta
a -~ ,- -~
Plgrims rem the South.
le The archdiocese of New Orleans will have
three representatives on the American pilgrim
is age which leaves New York on the 16th inst.;
Rev. C. Moynihan, pastor of 88. Peter and
Paul's church, as the official ecolesiastical
representative of the archdiocese; and Dr.
Emile Doumeing, President of the Society
of St. Vincent de Paul, as the representative
* of the Catholics of New Orleans.
Ir The diocese of Galveston will be represented
i- by the Very Rev. L. C. M. Chambodut, Vicar
is General. Our old friend, Mr. Richard Power
I. of Corpus Christi, will also be one of the pil
The diocese of Mobile sends the Very Rev.
A. D. Pellicer, Vicar General, as its represent
11 The Very Rev. M. F. Grignon, we learn from
the Natchez Democrat, will be the representa
tive of the Diocese of Natchez.
' Last Sunday at High Mass, Father Moynihan
briefly addressed his congregation, bidding
), them farewell and asking a remembrance in
it their prayers. He left on Monday morning
F- for Mobile, to join Father Pellicer, from which
i- point the two reverend gentleman intended to
I- proceed together to New York.
i Dr. Donmeing and Judge Theard left last
Saturday evening, May 2d, on the steamer
h Glencoe for St. Louis, from which place they
will proceed to New York by rail.
t Sisters of Merey in St. Patrick's Parish.
The Sisters of Mercy of St. Patrick's Con
e vent, Magazine street, between Lafayette and
e Girod, having secured the services of one of
the most accomplished dress-makers and
finished trimmers, are about to open an estab
lishment or Industrial School, which will com
e bine the best advantages for successfully and
p promptly filling all orders intrusted to them.
In establishing this new department of labor,
the Sisters have two objects in view; first,
that of giving homes to destitute young girls
and preparing them for the different positions
they will hereafter occupy in the world; and,
, secondly, that of helping them to support their
5 Convent and enabling them to carry out their
works of mercy more efficaciously. The self.
sacrificing zeal with which these noble Sisters
penetrate to the dark corners where misery
finds an abode, to the bedside of the sick
where the gentle ministrations of woman are
so surely needed, to the lonely cell where the
prisoner never hears a sympathetic tone, is so
universally known and appreciated as to ren
dar unnecessary any mention of what these
works of mercy are. Suffice it to say that the
Institution is entirely dependent on the labor
of the Sisters for support, and that being young
and poor, its resources are very limited. Under
these circumstances we judge that all those of
our lady readers who give out their sewing,
will deem it a pleasure, as well as a duty, to
give the Sisters a helping hand, especially as
there can be no doubt that the work will be
attended to in a style fully equal to that of the
best dressmaking establishments. Particular
attention will be given to children's clothing.
The American Pilgrimage.
CONTRIBUTION S RECEIVED.
The following contributions have been re
ceived for the purpose of sending a represen
I tative on the American Pilgrimage to Lourdes
and Rome, in the person of Dr. Emile Donme
ing. Sir randred dollars will be required for
the purpose indicated. If the contributions
exceed that amount, the surplus will be pre
sented to our Holy Father, the Pope, by Dr.
Douomeing, in the name of the faithful of this
'Her'etofore acknowledged .......................-472 00
A Lady. through T. b. Elder. Esq .............. 39 00
Mune. ite tetapline, Superior Urauline Nuns.... 20 c0
P. pe................................ 10 sO
Chobert Ros .. .....)--....... . ............. 00
John Dempsey ................................... 5 0,1
George Laraye ................................... 2 00
Mary Malone ......................... 1 0
Mrs. Roberts............ . .
MI1h Rob gt4 .....~~............................... 100
Charley ............................... ..... . 50
J.P .............................................. 50
S ase 00
The list will remain open till next Saturday,
_e lady who so generously gave through Mr.
oer, thirty-nine dollars to the fund at the
same lime testified her devotion to the Holy
Father by sending him $100 in gold.
ST. MARY-JEFFERSON IN ST. JAM.ES.-The
fete day of the President of this favorite col
lege, recurring annually the third Sunday
after Easter, was celebrated this year by the
pupils with a degree of earnestness and polish
on.surpassed in brilliancy and effectiveness by
even the most finished of like triumphs in the
The series of intellectual treats meted out
bore testimony to the nice usotbhtical discern
ment of the directing Faculty, as the execn
tion of the several parts, lyrical and dramatic,
showed in the students an assimilative apti
tode of steady growth and a diligent exercise
of the powers in the tussle with the humani
ties and the pleasant pursuit of the fine arts.
The play selected was entitled Le Pre-rit, a
comico-operatic performance, replete with
humor, scenes and melody. The next is to be
in English. Thus in "turn about" the ton- i
goes are given "fair play." A short proba- a
tionary course at the college is all that is re
quiredl to make a boy, previously acquainted
with O.Le or the other language, feel at hone
in a knowledge of either.
MAY FKsTIVAL or BRANcH No. 7.-A strong ]
presaure has been brought to bear upon Branch No v f
of the Hibernian Association to induce them to give, a
early in May, as oet-door festival sach as the ote held a
ander their auspices last year. Those who attended
the last were so well pleased with the entertainment
that they are clamorous for a speedy repetition of the G
sports and enjoyments which made the time pass so
pleasantly. Is is very prolbable that this argent demand F
will be compled with, and that oar Hlbernlian friends
and the public in general, will have an opportunity of
upending a few pleasant hours as guest of this BranMeh.
Should the festival be held, the Fair Groenad will be ti
the place, sad two early Sundays s in May will be the 81
Kidr * with *ue ** *, u ae..aes aseb
Th Anelet Order o NiIbalsea =
. ITS OOEDMATION BYT TB n. ,SHOP !
- PROvIDEnOe, a. I.
At High Mass on SuBoday, the 12th Apdm
the Rt. Rev. Dr. Hendrieken, |Blbop
r. Providence, stated that inquiries ha
y .been made of him as to whether a C
'e lie could belong to the Ancient Order
Hibernians, he wished to publicly
d noune that Catholics cannot, without
r lating the rules of the Church, -belong to
ir Order, each as exists in Ireland, branch
of which are established in this counttr
on account of its secret character.
t- Church has condemned all secret asso
tions, and cannot consistently countenan.
n or tolerate this society, known as the An
- cient Order of Hibernians. The Proridej
n " This announcement of the Bishop hs
g caused great sensation in the Catholic com.
n munity, the Order,thus virtually condemned
being here very widespread and powertuL
It has been privately hinted, and even by
some openly asserted,dor some time past,
o that the Bishop was opposed to the existence
of this Order, with its secret regulations,
,t but it was confidently stated by many
or members that while he could not conscilen.
tiously recognize the Order, yet he would
not go so far as to publicly speak againet
it, because of its Irish and Catholic nature.
This feeling became so generally prevalent
that some persons, disposed to join the
Order, resolved to get the Bishop's opinion
of it before taking this step, and the state.
ment made at the Cathedral is regarded as
f an authoritative and floal answer to these
d inquiries, and settles the standing of the
Order in relation to the Church. There are
no less than feourteen Divisions of the Order
in Rhode Island, several of these beios
located in Providence, and the decision o -
I the Bishop, it is believed, will have the
ultimate effect of disbanding them or cans
ing the removal of the injunction of secresy
s imposed upon the members. The Order is
national and benevolent in its character, j
and extends throughout the country.
That imnnieots Orange Story.
Some weeks ago a story was started in a
Western paper to the effect that a member of
the Legislature of Minnesota had asked the
Bishop of St. Paul for permission to join the
Grangers. The Bishop, continued this paper,
applied to the Pope, who answered that if the
applicant saw nothing contrary to the teach.
ings of the Church in the Grangers he could
join them. Of course this was ridiculons, bat
all the secular and agricultural papers copied
r the item, misleading many thoughtless Catho
lics, notwithstanding the denial given by many
Catholic papers. Father MoGolriok, a priest -
f of the diocese of Minnesota, writes to the
Farmer's Union as follows :
To the Editor of the Union: MINnEAPOLLI, Minn.
You have been made an unwilling aceessor
to the publication of a falsehood in your ex
cellent paper, and as -yourjournal is a d
° largely by Catholics, I hope you will give a
r prompt denial to that story of the " Pope and
The fabrication has been extensively copied,
and we trust that your exchanges will copy
The Pope has not written to the gentlemen
mentioned in the story, nor has he ever given
permission to any Catholic to join the Gran
gers. Neither has any such person called on
Father Ireland or on Bishop Grace of St. PauL
I The story is specially concocted to deceive
unthinking Catholics, and we would be very
sorry to think that the Grangers would look
to success upon such a false basis. I am sir
R. C. Priest.
" Since the above was in type," says the Ed
itor of the St. Paul Chroniole, "Father McGol.
rick has informed os that Bishop Grace sa
thorized him to make the denial."
Diocese of Natches.
BIeH MASS FOR THE CONFEDERATE DEAD.
A solemn High Mass of Requiem was
celebrated in St. Mary's Cathedral, yester
day morning for the souls of the Confeder
ate Dead. Very Rev. M. F. Grignon was
the celebrant. After the Mass, Right Rev.
Bishop Elder deliverd a very eloquent and
appropriate sermon, taking as his text the
46th verse of the 12th chapter of 2nd Mac
cabees : "It is a holy and a wholesome
thought to pray for the dead, that they
may be loosed from their sins." After the
sermon, the Rt. Rev. Bishop, assisted by
Very Rev. M. F. Grignon and Rev. Father
Picherit, (of Jackson) officiated at the cere.
monies about the Catafaique.
The altar and entrance of the church
were drapped in the habiliments of mourn
ing, and the attendance at the sad cere
mony was fairly numerous.
FATIIER GRIGNON OFF ON TfiE I'ILCRIMAG*l
A meeting was held Sunday last, after
High Mass, in Cathedral Hall, of the la
dies and gentlemen of St. Mary's congre
gation, to consider the early departure of
Very Rev. M. F. Grignon, Vicar General
of the Diocese and Pastor of the Congre
gation, on the American Pilgrimage to the
shrines of Lourdes and Paray-le-Monisl,
in France, and of the Apostles in Rome.
Mr. Peter Walsh was called to the Chair
and Mr. T. V. Wensel to act as Secretary.
The meeting adopted an eloquent address
to the Ver. Rev. Father (esbmitted by
Mr. Jno. B. Queglee). in which Father
Grignoe's faithtal and arduous service for
twenty-five years in this Parish was feel
ingly alluded to, and the heart-warm love
and gratitude of the congregation to himt,
very touchingly expressejd ; and in which,
also, was tendered to the Rev. Father's
acceptance an offering of voluntary coa
triibutions, amounting to a considerable
Father Grignon czpects to leave for New
York about the2d of May, to sail thence
for Europe with the Pilgrims. He will be
absent several mooths.-Nat~ces Democrf"
and Courier April 25th.
Rev. Mother Joseph, of the Convent of the
Good Shepherd, left Baltimore for New York
on Monday last, and on Wednasday sailed for
France, in company with a number of others
of the same Order from the various other
hoases in the United 8tats, to be present st
the election of a new Mother-General d the
S1sterhood, whioh will take pla IaPr is is
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