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'\"'v i' •I if j&r? n §r. THECH ic qpill Iiii|i|j^^y|n",ij]"iy^[^p TW»yy yy^ AMERICAN NEWS. Brooklyn's Free High School.—A free Catholic High School, the first in the Diocese of Brooklyn, was opened on September 11, by the Capuchin Fathers of St. Michael's Church, Brook lyn, of which Very Rev. Gabriel Mess mer, O. M. Cap., is rector. The Brothers of Mary are in charge of the boys' department, and the Sisters of St. Dominic the girls'. Funeral of Bishop of Richmond.— The funeral services over Bishop Au gustine Van de Vyver were held Fri day morning in Sacred Heart Cathe dral, Richmond, Va., where the body lay in state. Bishop Gabriels of Og- densburg pontificated at the Requiem Mass and Cardinal Gibbons .gave the final absolution. Good Shepherd Monastery Burned. —Press dispatches from Wheeling, W. Va., chronicle the destruction by fire of the Monastery of the Good Shep herd, Edgington Lane, on October 8. There was no loss of life. Aloytius Truth Society.—The "pub lic morals the crusade" inaugurated by Aloysius Truth Society of Wash ington, D. C., has been instrumental in bringing about a rigid order by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia directed against offensive billboards. Catholic Visitation Society.—The Visitation Society of Catholic Ladies of Cincinnati, Ohio, organized in 1899, visits the sick poor, provides nurses, safeguards foundlings, and provides priest, physician and medicine. It is doing great good and is similiar to the Elizabethan Committee of the Third Order of St. Francis of Louisville, or ganized in 1887. Administrator of Richmond Diocese. —Cardinal Gibbons has designated as administrator of the Diocese Very Rev. J. J. Bowler, Vicar General of St. Peter's Church, until the successor to the late Bishop Van de Vyver is an nounced by the Pope. Knights Have Retreat.—The Chica go chapter of, the Knights of Colum bus, of which William N. Brown is president, made arrangements to bring the entire membership in Cook county together on October 28, 29 and 30, for a spiritual retreat. Bishop Hurth, of ImMft at Notre Dame.—Rt. Rev. Peter Hurth, C. S. C., D. D., arrived at Notre Dame on the 4th inst. from Cincinnati, where he had attended the Eucharistic Con gress. He was formerly Bishop of Dacca, Bengal, India, where he was the incumbent for sixteen years. The trying climate of that country forced the bishop to hand in his resignation to Rome about a year ago. He will remain at Notre Dame for some time to recuperate his shattered health. During his stay in Bengal, Bishop Hurth labored strenuously to build chapels and schools, but the dearth of priests made progress slow. First Priest Ordained in America. —The first priest ordained in America, was a Dominican, the great Las Ca sas, who was ordained about the year 1500. The first priest ordained in the United States was Father Stephen Theodore Badin, of Kentucky. Sisters To Open Woman's College. —The Sisters of Charity in Chicago are preparing to establish a Woman's College. .Archbishop Quigley has giv en it his fullest approbation and en couragement and asks his priests and people to give it financial assistance. Memorial Tablet for First Mass.— In the near future a tablet will be erected at Old Mission Dolores, on the spot where the first Mass was celebrated in San Francisco on June 29, 1776. This tablet, which will be most attractive, is being designed by Architect Frank T. Shea. It will be a miniature reproduction of the Old Mission Dolores on the three bells will be inscribed, "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus.'.' The tablet will be placed in position with appropriate ceremon ies, and the occasion will be made as impressive as possible. Addition to Paulist School.—Last year the Paulist Fathers enlarged their parochial school on West Six tieth Street, New York, by adding one story, and as a consequence they had an enrollment of over 1,330 children attending the school. v Home for Bishop Schrembs.—The Percy residence, at 2345 Collingwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, has been bought for a home for Rt. Rev Bishop Schrembs. ,It is a three-story brick structure and was built by the late J. P. Zahm, the oil man. It is pleasant ly situated in the West End district, between Acklin and Winthrop Streets. The lot has a frontage of 111 feet and a depth of 250 feet. Jtather Vaughan's Arrival.—Rev. Bernard Vaughan, S. J., the famous pulpit orator of London England, landed in New York on Oct. 2 from the Atlantic transport liner Minne tonka. He will preach in many of the largest cities of the United States. Appointed Prison Chaplain.—Arch bishop Glennon has provided a Cath olic chaplain for the Missouri State Prison in the person of Rev. H. A. Geisert of Kahoka. For over 40 years the Catholics at the penitentiary have been obliged to rely on the voluntary ministration of the Jeffer son City priests, and the absolute im possibility of doing justice- to the spiritual requirements of the inmates has long been recognized. Bishop Refuses Purse.—Rt. Rev. J. M. Koudelka, who recently left Cleve land to be come Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee, refused a check for $4,000 from the people of St. Michael's parish, of which he had been pastor for twen ty-eight years. The check was intended as a farewell gift to £he Bishop. In refusing the money and requesting that it be turned into the church treasury, the Bishop said: "I came here poor and I leave you poor." Yorkton's New Hospital.-r-The Rev. Father Estrada, who recently came from France to make arrangements for a new Catholic hospital at York ton, Sask., Can., has completed, the arrangements and the Mother Su perior of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, of Autun, France, are now in the Canadian West looking over the ground and making arrangements for the new building. This was one of the communities which suffered greatly as a result of the Govern ment's action, and the good Sisters hope to find a new field for their ac tivity in Western Canada, where benevolent and charitable institutions such as they have been conducting in France are greatly needed. v »»y'wr-^''4j$T-«'*y?v^^g-rry^yrr*1?" y LANDS, Minister to Become Priest.—Rev. J. A. M. Richey, former pastor of the Good Shepherd Episcopal parish, of Quincy, 111., and who last March was received into the Church by Arch bishop Glennon, has entered Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., to study for the priesthood. Church and School for Colored Catholics.—Bishop Morris has dedi cated St. Bartholomew's new church and school for colored Catholics in Little Rock. The new church and school is a combination building, two stories, with eight rooms, erected at a cost of $15,000. Six Sisters of the Order of the Holy Ghost, of Techny, 111., under the direction of Father Hoffinger, will have charge of the school. Research Work of Canadian Jesuit. —Under the auspices of the Ontario government, and as the fifth report of the Bureau of Archives, Father Ar thur E. Jones, S. J., the well-known archivist of St. Mary's College, Mon treal, Can., since 1882, has just pub lished a most exhaustive treatise on the Huron Indians, and the Jesuit missions of the seventeenth century. Archbishops Live Together.— Shortly after the installation of his successor Archbishop John J. Keane left Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, la., where he had been living for the past three months, and returned to the archiepiscopal residence to make his home with his successor, the present Archbishop James J. Keane. The health of the retired Archbishop is as good, if not better, than for some time past. Sulpician Novitiate in Washington. —The Sulpicians in this country, in stead of sending their novices to France, are to have a novitiate in Washington. They are to use St. Austin's College at the Catholic Uni versity for that purpose. Rev. Dr. Francis Harvey has been made su perior. Windows for Denver Cathedral.— In addition to tile fifteen stained glass windows representing the mysteries of the Rosary, there will be many other handsome windows adorning the new Denver Cathedral. These will cost from $4,000 down to $500. The two most expensive windows will represent the Immaculate Conception and the Council of Ephesus, and will be placed at either side of the transept. Waterloo Church 'Dedicated.—The dedication of the new Sacred Heart Church, of which Father J. J. Hanley is pastor, took place recently. Arch bishop Keane officiated and preached the sermon at the Solemn High Mass. Priests were in attendance from all parts of the state. Sacred Heart Church has been completed a little more than a year and the church property now^ represents a value of more than one hundred thousand dol lars, with church building, priests residence and school building includ ed. The parish was organized nearly two years ago with a membership of thirty-two heads of families, and at the present time more than 225 heads of families are in the membership. EUROPEAN NEWS. The Last of the Medicis.—The death is announced, at a hospital in Mons, of a descendant of the once great family of Medici. The last of the raoe —as far as we know—discharged the modest duty of "suisse," or verger, of the Church of St. Vandon. The verger seemed to possess documentary evi dence of his high descent He claimed to be descended from Jean Medici, r?' -v ,*»-*.• yr* i •«!. *r~ v the founder of the second branch of the line, and was father of Cosmo Medici, known as the "father of his country.',' The Medici family, it is known, had a humble origin, and it is interesting 4° note, says the Irish Catholic, that the last e* the race ends his career in an equally obscure manner. Seminary At Assist,—Under the Patronage and direction of Pius X., a great inter-diocesan seminary is being erected at Assist, Francia. the city Flourishing Schools In Philippines. —In the Philippines, the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres have 80 girls in their academy at Vigan, and the Bel gian Sisters have 500 in theirs at Tagudin.. Reorganization of the Church In England.—A press' dispatch "from Rome says that an important reor ganization of the Catholic Church in England has bteen decided upon, and a Papal Bull will shortly be issued divid ing England into three ecclesiastical provinces, with archiepiscopal Sees at Liverpool, Birmingham and West minster. Two new Dioceses will also be formed, one out of a portion of Liverpool and the other out of the actual Diocese of Northampton, with its See in Cambridge. Thus th6 great See of Westminster will be consider ably reduced in dignity, as, instead of having fourteen suffragan Sees, as now, it will have only four. Italian Government and the Papacy. The Italian government has refused an application for permission to erect on the wall facing the Vatican a marble tablet commemorating the plebiscite of the Romans of that dis trict demanding the fall of the tem poral power. The refusal was based on the ground, that such a tablet would be offensive to the Papacy. Scotish Catholic Congress Proposed. —At a meeting of the Central Councfil of the Catholic Truth Society of Scot land, which was held in the Station Hotel, Perth, recently, the Question of holding a National Catholic Congress in Scotland came up for discussion. The secretary reported that the sanc tion of the Scottish Hierarchy had been obtained. After various mem bers had expressed their Ayews on the point it was decided to have a con ference with the other Catholic socie ties before coming to any definite de cision. Chaplains in Italo-Turkish War.— Two Salesian Fathers joined the Ita lian expedition to Tripoli as chaplains at the request of the Italian Govern ment. Ireland's Catholic Truth Society.— The ninth Annual Conference of the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland was held in the Mansion House, Dublin, re cently. Cardinal Logue presided at the opening meeting. Canon Barry, D. D., Leamington, delivered the in augural address. The Rev. Andrew Murphy, P. P., read a paper on "Some Errors of Democracy," Sir Henry Bel lingham one on "Social Responsibili ties of Catholics," and Rev. P. Dow ling, Sydney, one entitled "The Irish at Home and Abroad: A Contrast." Pontifical Biblical*Institute.—In con nection with the Pontifical Biblical In stitute founded in Rome about two years ago, the Holy Father has despatched to Jerusalem the 1 THECATHOLIC BULLETIN, OCTOBER 28,1911. of St. Church Flourishing In New Vicar iates.—The following Vicariates Apos tolic, under the spiritual care of the Marist Fathers, are nearly alike in all matters appertaining to our holy re ligion: The Vicariate Apostolic of the Navigator's Islands comprises the Samoan archipelago and the Tokelan Group.' The Rt. Rev. Vicar resides at Apia. The Vicariate Apostolic of the New Hebrides was only erected in 1901, but there are 2,500 neophytes and catechumens already and a Cath olic school in every station where a priest resides. Very Rev. Father Fonck, S. J., first rector of that establishment, with' orders to open there a branch house for the sake of those students who have passed through the Roman institution. Ac cording to the practical mind of the Holy Father the best conclusion to a course of studies in the hall of the Biblical Institute is a period passed in the Holy Land, where the student may see for himself the scenes so graphi cally described in the Holy Scriptures. As a matter of fact Father Fonck, who has already arrived at the Holy City, is now engaged in making ar rangements for the building which is considered almost a sine qua, non to the thorough success of the Institute in Rome. This idea of the Pope has been long since carried into effect by the Dominican Order and by the As sumptionist Fathers with the most satisfactory results. New Irish Churches.—Irish people continue to erect churches year after year. 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