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Volume 2
MOST lllljpi GIFT
Dr. Max Pam, a Distinguished Jewish
American Jurist, Founds Five
Scholarships in Catholic University
At Washington—His Reasons Set
Forth in Letter To Cardinal Gibbons
—Will Establish a Chair of Journal
ism in Notre Dame.
Dr. Max Pam, a well-known Jewish
American Lawyer of Chicago, has
founded five scholarships in the Catho
lic University at Washington, for the
study of the Social Sciences, and in
the following remarkable letter to
Cardinal Gibbons he sets forth the
reasons for this benefaction.
2001 Empire Building,
New York, June 1,1912.
Your Eminence:
It gives me pleasure to hand you
herewith check covering the first of
five scholarships, each being in the
sum of five thousand dollars, estab
lished by arrangement with Your
Eminence in the Catholic University
of America, for the purposes herein
after indicated. The remaining schol
arships shall be remitted for, one each
during the next four years.
First. The holders of the scholar
ships are to take at least one of their
studies in the department of sociology,
with a view to studying the social and
economic conditions in the interest of
the well-being of the nation.
Second. The holders of the scholar
ships are to be students, whom, dur
ing my lifetime, I shall designate,
after consultation with the officers of
the Catholic Church Extension Soci
ety at Chicago, and the Rector of the
University, reserving, however, the
right to arrange with the Board
of Trustees for a change in the
method of designation whenever in
my judgment it may seem necessary
or wise. After my death the designa
tion or nomination of these students
shall be made by the Executive Com
mittee of said Catholic Church Ex
tention Society in consultation With
the Faculty of the Catholic University
of America at Washington, D. C.
Third. Each scholarship shall be
limited to three years, subject, how
ever, to extension to a period of four
years on the recommendation of the
Rector of the University.
Live and Help Live.
The reasons and motives impelling
me to found these scholarships are as
The spirit of "live and let live" has
been the dominant characteristic of
our people up to the present time.
From a material standpoint we have
been very fortunate. A land of bound
less resources and manifold opportuni
ties, the struggle for existence has
been deprived of the hard features
which characterize it in most other
countries. But conditions are rapidly
changing. A phenomenal increase in
population is straining our resources
more and more each year, and oppor
tunities are proportionately decreased.
As a result of these changed condi
tions the spirit of "live and let live"
must sooner or later yield to that in
dividual selfishness begotten of a
more intense struggle for existence
unless another and higher spirit, the
spirit of live and help live, comes to
its aid. We are not and should not
be, in any state, individual units, seek
ing our own selfish ends, and con
cerned only with what affects our own
personal welfare.
Live and help live should be the
true patriot's motto. Rich and poor
have fought side by side to save this
country and to give it freedom. They
have worked together to upbuild it.
The rich of today are the poor of
yesterday. There is no dividing line
of blood between them and none of
the artifical distinctions of caste and
class which are to be found in older
civilizations. And I do believe there
is less class hatred in America today
than in any country under the sun.
Our men of wealth, as a class, have
shown themselves to be unselfish and
patriotic and American philanthropy
is a world's wonder at the present
Every European country today is
face to face with grave economic prob
lems. Our turn is coming in fact,
it is a grave question if it be not al
ready here. We hear advanced, from
time to time, new and strange theories
of government. There are some who
claim, even at the present hour, that
the Constitution has outlived its use
fulness. In spite of assertions to the
contrary, I am strongly convinced that
the spirit of our people is sane, con
servative and just. There is plenty
of respect for law and order, consid
eration for the rights of others and
a general realization that the millen
nium promised by political visionaries
will not arrive in a week or a year.
The people at bottom are right, but
they need wise and honest leadership,
false leadership is the nation's
(Continued on page 8.)
Catft oli
Will Be Erected at the Catholic Uni­
versity—Sisterhoods to Build Resi­
dences in Vicinity—Funds Contri­
buted—Second Session of Summer
School for Sisters.
According to the Catholic Univer
sity Bulletin, the Board of Trustees
of the University at their recent meet
ing, ratified the purchase of property
for the Sisters College and took the
necessary steps to realize the project
at the earliest possible date.
Several Sisterhoods have already se
lected sites for their future homes on
the grounds assigned for the commun
ity residences. They are having plans
and specifications drawn up and it is
hoped that they will begin building
operations in a very short time. In
fact, they are only waiting for per
mission to break ground. This, how
ever, cannot be given until there is
sufficient funds on hand to have the
grounds prepared, the drainage taken
care of and a heating conduit built
from the University power house.
Moreover, one of the academic build
ings, at least, will be necessary in
order to give room for the lectures
and laboratory work. These various
items will entail an outlay of about
A few friends of Catholic education
already contributed or pledged $14,
225, and it is believed that the re
mainder of the sum will not be long
withheld from so worthy a cause.
The Sisters College will unify the
Catholic school system of the United
States its beneficent effects will be
felt in every parochial school as well
as in the academies and colleges con
ducted by our teaching Sisterhoods.
The second summer session of the
Sisters College will be held from July
1 to August 19. It has been organ
ized for the purpose of giving Catho
lic teachers an opportunity to profit
by the facilities offered by the Uni
versity and to obtain, under Catholic
auspices, whatever may be helpful to
them in their work. The courses in
clude both the professional subjects
which are of vital importance to
every teacher and the academic sub
jects which are found in the usual
school curriculum. Each subject is
treated with a view both to content
and method, and the aim throughout
is to base educational theory and
practice on Catholic principles.
The high character of the work
done by the students at the summer
session last year and the indications
pointing to a large increase in the
number of students who will attend
the coming session have made it seem
advisable to widen the scope of the
work. The courses given last year,
with few exceptions, will be repeated
and new courses will be organized
to continue the work from the point
reached in the courses of last summer.
At the close of the summer session
an eight-day spiritual retreat will be
conducted by the Very Reverend Pas
chal Robinson, O. F. M.
Second Annual Convention Will Take
Place at Louisville, Kyn August
16 and 17.
At the first annual convention of
the editors and publishers of the
Catholic papers in the United States
and Canada held in Columbus, Ohio,
last year, a permanent organization
was effected and a Board of Directors
elected. During the year the Catholic
Press Association was incorporated
and now has a membership of forty
five Catholic papers distributed
throughout the country. The second
convention will be held at Louisville,
Ky., on August 16 and 17, two days
prior to the convention of the Ameri
can Federation of Catholic Societies.
During the past year very little in
terest was shown in the work of the
Catholic Press Association and it is
hoped that at the coming convention
something will be done to arouse en
thusiasm. At the first meeting three
bureaus were appointed and placed in
charge of news, literature and adver
tising, and these will report through
their secretaries at the coming con
vention. The board of management
assures those who attend the conven
tion that it will have much of interest
to report. Membership in the organi
zation is open to all Catholic publica
tions whether daily, weekly, monthly,
semi-monthly, or annually.
The Board of Directors consits of
Edward J. Cooney, President W. A.
King, Vice President C. M. Becker,
Secretary C. J. Jaegle, Treasurer
Rev. John J. Burke, C. S. P. Rev. Ed
ward SpiUane, S. J., and James T. Car
Pope Pius Knights Three Distin
guished Catholics.
The first honors conferred by Pope
Pius X. upon Catholic laymen of the
Archdiocese of Boston were announced
last week by His Eminence Cardinal
As a recognition of their gifts to
charity and as well as of their ac
tivity in Catholic Church affairs in
Boston, William J. Dooley, the Car
dinal's gentleman of honor, has been
appointed private chamberlain to His
Holiness, the appointment carrying
the title of Knight of the Sword and
Cape and Henry V. Cunningham,
chairman of the Cathedral Guild, and
President of the Archdiocesan Federa
tion of Catholic Societies, and James
M. Prendergast, have been made
Knight Commanders of the Order of
St. Gregory the Great.
Ordination by Bishop Trobec—Com
mencement Exercises—Degrees ^nd
Diplomas Conferred—Address by
Hon. John W. Willis—A Very Suc
cessful Year.
June 12 and 13 St. John's University,
Collegeville, Minn., held its 55th Com
mencement. The morning of June 12,
Rt. Rev. James Trobec, D. D., Bishop
of St. Cloud, confirmed a class of
thirty students and ordained Revs.
Stanislaus Kuzniak, Charles Mayer
and Joseph Wessendorf to the Holy
Priesthood. Deaconship was conferred
on Rev. Philip Kiley and Subdeacon
ship on Revs. Eugene Lemire and Vic-
ST. PAUL, MINN., JUNE 22, 1912.
tor Siegler of the Seminary, and Revs.
Timothy Majerus and Sebastian Sis rnal training to young men who desire
of the Abbey.
A reception was tendered the neo
presbyters at 4 p. m. Mr. James J.
In the evening the Rt. Rev. Abbott
awarded the prizes for successful
class-work during the year. The pro
gram was embellished by selections
of high class rendered by the Univer
sity Orchestra.
The next morning Solemn High
Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated
by the Very Rev. Alcuin Deutsch, O.
S. B., Rector of the University. The
choir, 75 strong, chanted the Proper
and the Ordinary of the Mass.
At 8:30 a. m., the students gathered
in the Auditorium to receive their
certificates, diplomas, degrees and
medals. The Degree and Diploma of
Master of Arts was conferred on
Messrs. Geo. C. Fallu and John Malu
ski. Six received the Degree and
Diploma of Bachelor of Philosophy.
Besides, 67 Degrees Diplomas and cer
tificates were awarded in the High
School, Commercial and Shorthand and
Typewriting courses.
After the distribution of Degrees
and Medals the Hon. John W. Willis
of St. Paul addressed the faculty
and students. It was a splendid and
appropriate address on "Learning, the
Armor of the Soul." The honorable
gentlemen's acquaintance with the
classics and mastery of the modern
languages is characteristic of the
scholarly ideals he presented. The
large audience was attention from his
first utterance to the last sentence.
With this Commencement St. John's
has completed a most successful year.
The registration of 439 far exceeds
that of any in the history of the insti
tution. The numerous daily communi
cants speaks more foT the quality of
its students than words can express.
The courses are thorough and the new
catalogue gives evidence of progress
made by few institutions under the
same circumstances as St. John's.
A new kitchen and a new laundry
are being constructed since the de
mands made upon the old structures,
due to the increased number of stu
dents, are too great
At the thirty-ninth annual conven
tion of the National Conference of
Charities and Correction held at Cleve
land, Ohio, on June 8, the Rev. John
A. Ryan, D. D.f of the St Paul Sem
inary, was elected chairman of the
Committee on Standards of Living and
Labor. Next year's tonference will
meet in Seattle, Washington. Father
Ryan was recently elected President
of the Minnesota State Conference of
Charities and Correction.
^Catholics Receive Their Proportion of
the Grant for Education and Have
Absolute Control of It—St. Bonaven
ture's College the Leading Educa
tional Institution—Archbishop How
ley Interviewed.
In the course of an interview
jgranted to a representative of the
jCatholic Register and Canadian Ex
tension of Toronto, Ont., the Most
Reverend Archbishop Howley, of St.
John's, Newfoundland, gave the fol
lowing account of the conditions un
der which Catholic schools are operat
ing in his island home:
"We have the most perfect educa
tional system of any country in the
.world. There is practically no such
'a thing as a common school, and de
nominational education is everywhere
the rule. Our people are divided into
three groups, Catholics, Anglicans
and Methodists, with whom are joined
all Noncomformists as minor Protest
ants, and our grants for education are
allotted in proportion to the number
of members in the different bodies.
There is very little friction, and Cath
olics have absolute control of their
part of the public fund, and devote it
to both primary and secondary educa
tion. We set aside a few thousand
dollars each year to support teachers
in the poorer districts, and we strain
every nerve for efficiency. We are
affiliated with London University, and
many of our boys and girls have car
ried off the honors.
"St. Bonaventure's College, con
ducted by the Irish Christian Broth
ers, is the leading educational institu
tion of the island, and has a large
number of students. It is a boarding
as well as a day school, and gives nor-
to prepare themselves for the work of
teaching. It is affiliated with the
London University, as are our convent
Hawks addressed a few congratu!a^ fr.ools, and many of its graduates
lory words to the newly ordained on
behalf of their fellow-students. The
"Laudes Hincmari," a series of accla
mations in Latin, set to Gregorian
music and dating back to the celebrat
ed Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims
(died 882), were ably rendered by the
Schola Cantorum and formed a most
interesting number of the program.
lave carried off the honors in the ex
aminations, which, as you may know,
brings them into competition with
students everywhere throughout the
Empire. Three of its graduates are
now at Oxford, having carried off
Rhodes' scholarships, and the standing
of the college in educational circles is
very high. The Convent of the Sisters
of Mercy at Littledale, just outside
of St. John's, has a normal school in
which our young women are prepared
for teachers, and it is also affiliated
with London University, and has made
an exceptionally good showing in the
examinations. The principal teacher
is a graduate of the famous Catholic
Training School of Mount Pleasant, in
Liverpool. During the past couple of
years we have erected two new wings,
and it is now an institution of which
Catholics on the island feel justly
proud. The Sisters of the Presenta
tion have two convents in St. John's,
and quite a number of schools in the
outports. They have over four thou
sand girls under their care. We are
free to give whatever amount of re
ligious instruction we please. A com
parison of results shows that our
schools are not behindhand with those
of the neighboring colonies, and per
fect harmony prevails in the educa
tional world."
"St. John's is two-thirds Catholic,
and in the matter of church property
in that city we are exceptionally for
tunate. On fifty acres surrounding the
Cathedral, we have grouped many of
our institutions, and as they crown
the heights overlooking the city the
first view is very impressive. Our
good people have made many sacri
fices, but they have something to show
for it, and it will be easier for them
from now on.
"Those who have seen our property
are unanimous in declaring that the
Cathedral site and surroundings are
the finest on the continent of America.
In my time alone, we have spent al
most a quarter of a million dollars
on the Cathedral, and as it is still far
from receiving the finishing touches,
your readers may realize what a vast
imposing building it is.
"Our people are good, loyal, and
faithful. Amongst the best Catholics,
I believe, to be found in any part of
the world. And, thank God, New
foundlanders as a whole are a religi
ous people, and there is very little of
that skepticism or religious indiffer
ence which are characteristic today of
many countries."
Archbishop Howley is a native of
Newfoundland. After his ordination
he labored for some years as a priest
in St. John's under the late Bishop
Power. When St. George's was
erected into a Prefecture Apostolic, he
was chosen to preside over it and was
consecrated Titular Bishop of Amas
tris on June 24, 1892. He succeeded
Bishop Power in the See of St. John's
on December 21, 1894, and when it was
raised to the Archiepiscopal dignity he
became its first Archbishop on Febru
ary 18, 1904.
Manager of Provident Loan Society
and Prominent Catholic Charity
Worker Dies of Heart Failure—
Former President of the C. T. A.
U. of St. Paul.
Mr. A. W. Gutridge, manager of the
St. Paul Provident Loan Society since
its organization four months ago, died
of heart failure at White Bear Lake
on June 13. The funeral took place
at the Cathedral, St. Paul, last Mon
day morning, the Mass being cele
brated by the Rev. Joseph Heinz, and
the sermon preached by the Rev. J.
A. Byrnes. The remains were in
terred in Calvary cemetery.
Mr. Gutridge was born in Perth,
Ontario, August 4, 1856. At the age
of thirty he came to St. Paul and was
professor of mathematics and physi
cal science at the College of St. Thom
as for one year, after which he en
gaged in journalism. He always took
a great interest in Catholic temper
ance work and was President of the
Archdiocesan Catholic Total Abstinence
Union for several years. From 1895
to 1911 he was General Secretary of.
the Associated Charities of St. Paul,
and in 1905 President of the State
Conference of Charities and Correc
tion. From 1909 to 1911 he was a
member of the Executive Committee
of the National Conference of Chari
ties and Correction. Early in the year
when the Provident Loan Association
was organized, Mr. Gutridge was made
its General Manager, a position which
he occupied at the time of his death.
Mr. Gutridge was well versed in
social problems and contributed a
number of articles on these subjects
to different magazines and periodicals.
Representatives of Scotch Aristo
cracy Join the Church.
The reception into the Catholic
Church has recently taken place of
Lady Margaret Orr-Ewing, widow of
the late Captain Orr-Ewing (Who fell
in the Boer War) and sister of the
Duke of Roxburgh. Another branch
of the great Border house of Keer
(that of the Marquesses of Lothian)
have supplied many converts to the
Church, but the Innes-Kerrs, of which
the Duke of Roxburgh is head, have as
a rule been staunch Protestants. Lady
Margaret is only one of the several
recent converts belonging to noble
Scotch houses. Another is Lady Hen
rietta Turner, a sister of the Earl of
Galloway, who became a Catholic with
her daughter, a few months ago. A
daughter of the Earl of Lindsey, Lady
Muriel Watkins, is also a convert.
Mr. Barrett Praises the Work of the
Catholic Church in America.
At the banquet which followed the
unveiling of the Columbus Memorial
in Washington, on June 8, Mr. John
Barrett, Director of the Pan-American
Union, in the course of an address
said, according to the staff corre
spondent of "America," that "there
were universities in South America
one hundred years prior to Harvard
or Yale. He would add there was a
Bible in the Aztec language before
the Mayflower struck Plymouth Rock.
To Anglo-Saxon civilization a good
Indian was an Indian dead the
Spanish, the Catholic civilization, held
the lowest aborigine to be a child of
God, and worthy of the consideration
of a child of God. The padres
traversed this land from Florida to
California on foot in search for souls
but now men coming from the East
in a Pullman car complain of the in
convenience. The padres traversed
without a murmur Death Valley,
where a United States survey party
gave up in despair. This day gives
men to think, to study, to honor a
vilified nation and to inscribe Prescott,
and the other New England bigots who
maligned the Catholic Spaniard, in the
Ananias Club of history. The founders
of American civilization believed in a
God and in making the aborigines be
lieve in Him and unless our citizens
so believe, the Constitution is sound
ing brass and tinkling cymbals, and
has no solid rest in humanity. Ala
bama and Massachusetts meeting here
in the same spirit prove the race of
bigots is dead, and we have survived
them. We can now do our fighting.
The flag was in our midst today, and
we needed no inspiration from the
sidewalk to revere it Let ns enlarge
the meaning of that flag by extending
Catholic civilization."
Number 25
Cornerstone Laid by Bishop Corbett,
on Sunday, June 16.
One of the most impressive cere
monies ever witnessed in Crookston,
Minn., took place on Sunday afternoon,
June 16, when the cornerstone of the
new Cathedral of the Immaculate Con
ception was laid by the Right Rever
end Timothy Corbett, Bishop of that
See. Bishop Corbett was assisted by
the Rev. A. Tapin of St Ann's parish,
Crookston, as deacon, and the Rev. J.
Wurm, pastor of the Cathedral, as
subdeacon. The Rev. M. Dufault, as
sistant pastor of the Cathedral, was
master of ceremonies.
The Catholic Order of Foresters and
the Knights of Columbus led the pro
cession from the Cathedral High
School to the site of the new cathe
dral where the walls of the sacred edi
fice were blessed and the cornerstone
placed in position by the Bishop.
After the formal blessing of the
cornerstone, Bishop Corbett preached
the sermon. Thousands of persons
were present at the ceremony, and the
Citizens' Band played sacred and patri
otic selections during the afternoon.
Ninth Annual Convention Will be Held
in Pittsburg Next Week.
The ninth annual convention of the
Catholic Educational Association of
the United tSates will be held at Car
negie Institute, Pittsburg, Pa., on Tues
day, Wednesday and Thursday, June
25, 26, and 27. The Association is
composed of the leading educators of
the country, ecclesiastics, religious,
laymen and women who are interested
in Catholic educational work as car
ried on in the universities, college,
academies, and parochial schools. The
purpose of the convention is to bring
about an exchange of views, discuss
educational problems and consider the
most advanced methods whereby
Catholic educational activity may be
stimulated, supported and extended.
At Loyola Club House, Mankato—
Under the Direction of the Jesuits.
During the months of July and
August three retreats for the laitv will
be given at Loyola Club House, Man
kato, Minn., under the direction of the
Jesuit Fathers who have charge of
SS. Peter and Paul's parish. The Eng
lish retreat for ladies, especially teach
ers, will open on July 18 and close on
the 21st the English retreat for men
will extend from July 25th to the 28th
and the German retreat for men from
August 15 to 18
Each retreat will begin on Thursday
evening at seven-thirty and end on
the following Sunday afternoon with
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The method of conducting the retreat
will be that of the famous Spiritual
Execises of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Board and lodging during the three
days of the retreat can be had at the
Loyola club house. No fee or payment
will be asked of any one. The sum
of five dollars will considered a rea
sonable offering to meet the necessary
expenses of board and lodging. No
fund other than the free offerings of
the retreatants is available to meet
the expenses or to develop the work
of the retreat Full particulars will
be furnished on application to the Rev.
A. Hartmann, S. J., Mankato, Minn.
The Commencement exercises of
Saint Clara College and Academy,
Sinsinawa, Wis., were held on Thurs
day morning, June 13. The Most Rev
erend James J. Keane, D. D., Arch
bishop of Dubuque, presided and de
livered an able and significant ad
dress. A program of exceptional merit
was rendered by the students.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts was
conferred on the Misses Helen E. Dev
lin, Denver, Colorado Ruth M. Duffy,
Watertown, Wis., Naomi M. Davitt,
Boone, Iowa Elizabeth F. Fox, Racine,
Wis., and Ruth M. Fox, Racine, Wis.
In the academic department the honors
of graduation, diplomas and gold med
als were conferred on twenty young
women who have completed the classi
cal and scientific courses. In the pre
paratory, academic, musical, art, and
commercial departments, diplomas
and certificates were conferred npon
a large number of graduates.

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