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Compulsory Bible Reading. Gov ernor Tenner of Pennsylvania has signed the bill passed by the Leg islature making the reading of ten verses from the Bible every day in the public schools compulsory, and pro viding a penalty of dismissal for any teacher who refuses or neglects to comply with it. International Convention, K. of C.— Knights of Columbus from the United States and Canada will assemble in Boston in ^.ugust for their annual national convention. Nicaragua Is Catholic.—The Nicara gvan Congress has adopted in its Con Stitution this article: "The religion of the State is the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman. No laws can be passed contrary to the liberty of the Church or restrictive of its juridical person ality. No one shall be molested for his religious opinions, nor compelled to profess any creed, or observe any practices contrary to his conscience." Last December Nicaragua officially consecrated itself to the Sacred Heart. Venetian Painting in New York.— The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York has acquired the Tintoretto painting executed in Venice in the six teenth century, and known as "The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes." The painting is thirteen and one-half feet wide and over five feet high. St. Agnes' Home, Hartford.—Next Friday, June 30, the cornerstone of St. Agnes' Home, Hartford, Connecticut, Will be laid. So far, $83,734.27 has been contributed towards the home. Dominican House of Studies.—Rev. Martin Augustine Waldron, O. P., Master of Sacred Theology, has been appointed prior of the Dominican Bouse of Studies at Washington. Parochial Schools Lead.—In the prize spelling contest inaugurated re cently by the Leader, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1,864 pupils took part and of these sixty were perfect. The largest number in any one school was seven, who were pupils of St. Bridget's parochial school, Lilly and the sec ond largest number was six, who were pupils of St. John's parochial school, Johnstown. The final contest of the •ixty who were perfect will take place at a later date, when the prizes will be awarded. Honor for Dr. Pisani.—Dr. Antonio Pisani, of New York, has been honored by the King of Italy with the title of Ohevalier of the Crown of Italy for bis work among the Italian people here. The official notice came to Dr. Pisani through the Italian Consul Gen eral, Giacomo Fara-Forni. Dr. Pisani, Who is one of the trustees of 8t. Joachim's Church, is president of the Italian Children's Protective Asso ciation, chairman of the Italian Child Welfare Committee on Health, and a Siember of the scholarship committee «f the Committee of New York Child Labor. The doctor was born in New York and educated in the schools of his native city. He has been an in structor of medicine in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. •HE CHUSCH IN T" '''S^porff KI^DS, Bishop Hanna Administers Pledge.— In San Francisco, the Bishop-Auxiliary, Dr. Hanna, received the renewed tem perance pledges of 1,700 young men of the League of the Cross. Bureau of Catholic Information.— In New York a "Bureau of Catholic Information" has been formed with the object of safeguarding the name Catholic. It will prevent the indis criminate use of the word "Catholic" for purposes not previously stated to the ecclesiastical authorities, and the name "Catholic" being used for polit ical ends. Catholic Department of Panama Ex position.—Rev. Joseph P. McQuaide, of San Francisco, has been appointed spe cial commissioner in charge of the Gatholic Department of the Panama Pacific International Exposition. New York's "600."—On Sunday, May 4, six hundred prominent Catholic women of New York, among them Mrs. Henry W. Taft, Countess O'Leary, Countess de Laugier-Villars, Mrs. Thomas Hughes Kelly, and others, after the Vespers in St. Patrick's Cathedral, were received by Cardinal Parley into the "Vatican lay order" of the Society of the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Each was in vested with a silver cross, the em blem of the Order. Feast of St. Boniface.—German Cath olics of St. Louis and St. Louis county are planning to celebrate the Feast of St. Boniface, June 8, as part of a na tional movement among the German Catholics to observe this feast day Services in the morning in the par ishes and a joint service in the after noon in Holy Cross Church, in Baden preceded by a parade, will constitute the celebration. Priest Honored In Houston*—One of the last acts of Mayor Rice, of Hous ton, Texas, was to name the North Side Park in honor of Rev. Thomas J, Hennessy, pastor of the Church of the Annunciation. In commending the act, State Topics, of Houston, says "If any citizen of Houston deserves to be honored by having a park named after him, that citizen is Father Hen nessy." He has been laboring in Texas since before the Civil War. Catholic Knights of America.—The triennial national convention of the Supreme Council, Catholic Knights of America, convened Tuesday, May 13. Y**hingtoi New Dances Checkea.—Reverend John P. Hackett, rector of St Mary's Church, Winchendon, Massachusetts, has induced the Board of Selectmen and the Chief of Police to put a stop to immodest dances in Winchendon and the prohibition is to be enforced hereafter to all holder* of licenses for dancing parties. Bishop MacDonaid Heads Commit tee.—Right Rev. Bishop MacDonaid, of Victoria, British Columbia, has been appointed chairman of a committee of ministers of all denominations in Vic toria, known as "The Social Service Committee." The work of this repre sentative body will be to labor for the moral uplifting of the city. Father Ellering Reappointed.—Gov. Ralston, of Indiana, has reappointed Rev. A. M. Ellering, pastor of St. Mary's Church, a member of the board of trustees of the Feeble Minded In stitute of Fort Wayne. Paulist Choir in Dubuque.-r-Arrange ments are under way for the appear ance of the famous Paulist choir in a concert in Dubuque, Iowa. The choir has a membership of one hundred and twenty voices, and won the first prize in the international contest for choirs held last year in Paris. Mission Church Reopened.—The Church of the Mission of La Purisima Concepcion, Texas, will be reopened May 28 and the cornerstone of the new orphanage, at the same mission will be blessed and laid the same day. Wisconsin Federation Convention.— The eleventh annual state convention of the Wisconsin Branch of the Amer ican Federation of Catholic Societies was held at Watertown, Sunday and Monday, May 11 and 12. Mexican's Great Age Verified*—An official investigation into the claim that Jose Calavario, who died recently in Tuxpah, Mexico, was 185 years has been made, and it is announced that it was fully established by the Catholic Church records of his baptism that he was born in 1727. During a period of more than seventy-five years before his death he was known to the people of the town where he lived as the old est man in the world. He was active in getting about the streets until a few days before his death. Headquarters for K. of C.—There is a proposition before the Knights of Columbus for the removal of their headquarters to Washington and the erection there of a inillion dollar build ing. Cardinal on Alumni Board.—Car dinal Farley, who is an alumnus of Fordham College, has consented, it is said, to become president of the Ad visory Board of the University. A com mittee has been appointed to collect funds to build a Cardinal Farley Home at Fordham, similar to the Cardinal Gibbons' at the Catholic University in Washington. The chairman of the committee is Morgan J. O'Brien. Pennsylvania State Federation.—At recent meeting of the executive board of the Federation of Catholic Societies of Pennsylvania at Harris burg it was voted to have the next convention at Reading on August 3 and 4. Archbishop on Votes for Women.— The first public utterance of Arch bishop Messmer on the subject of woman suffrage was made at Water town, Wis.*, at the convention of the State Federation of Catholic Societies, May 12. "Universal, unlimited woman suf frage cannot be sanctioned, because of the essential inequality of man and woman," said Archbishop Messmer. They are equal before God and the law, but by their constitutions, natural gifts and endowments they have not the same character, and must mani fest their excellencies in different ways." To Stop Indecent Dances.—The Washington Catholic Truth Society is taking active steps to put a stop to indecent dances. Michigan Priest's Will.—The will of the late Rev. Father Mueller leaves $10,000 to lift the mortgage from St. Albertus Church $500 each to the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Felician Sisters, the House of the Good Shep herd, the House of Providence, and $500 for the saying of Masses. After several other gifts, the remainder of the estate goes for the erection of an eight-sided mausoleum in Mt. Olivet cemetery, with an altar. Five thou sand dollars is to be expended for Masses at this altar, for the Intention of Father Mueller and his deceased mother. Success of Girls' Industrial School.— A few weeks ago a number of Catn olic women of Philadelphia opened a clubhouse and home for working girls, and 332 girls are registered for the night classes. The rooms are filling up with boarders, and it looks already as if an extension would have to be provided. Girls from all parts of the city, of all creeds, races and denomi nations are showing a wonderful eager ness to take advantage of the chances thus afforded. The classes are a mar velous success, and the girls are espe cially anxious to learn the practical things, to be able to make their own clothes and to master bookkeeping and stenography. OLD WORLD NEWS. New Bishop of Muenster.—Canon Poggenburg, of the Chapter of Muen ster Cathedral, aged fifty-one years, has been nominated Bishop of that great Diocese in Westphalia, made vacant by the promotion of Bishop Von Hartmann to the Archbishopric of Cologne. "Adoration of the Magi."—The mas terpiece, Van der Goes' "Adoration of IHUI. ... the Magi," possessed by the Montforte friars in Spain, has been sold to the Kaiser Friederich's Museum in Ber lin. All Spain is excited over this sale, and is making desperate attempts to frustrate it. Public Processions in England.— This summer, London will have Cath olic open air processions of societies, guilds, sodalities and the like. The Guild of Ransom is organizing pil grimages to sacred places of pre-Ref ormation days, such as Canterbury, St. Albans and sites of martyrdoms, abbeys, etc. Generous Bequests to Religion.— The late Mr. W. Johnston, well known horse trainer of Salisbury, England, had a fine art collection at his home at Toyd. His will, which was recently proved, leaves some of his prin cipal art treasures to the Catholic Church. His pictures by Raphael, a Madonna and a Mater Dolorosa, he leaves to the Catholic Church at Ford ingbridge, together with a bequest of $250 for Masses. To the Monastery of St. Martin at Salisbury he leaves a legacy of $500 and two pictures by Carlo Dolci, a Madonna and a Mag dalen. He also leaves to the same community a fine bronze statue of St. Peter and $250 for Masses for the re pose of his soul. The remainder of an estate of $50,000 he leaves to his executors for distribution in charity. Quaint Church in Devonshire.—One of the "smallest and quaintest churches in England is that of St. Leonard, in Devonshire. It has no steeple but two chimneys, and is thatched with straw. Its origin is lost in the mist of pre-Reformation days. Archbishop Refuses Scholarships*— The Archbishop of Sydney, New South Wales, indignantly rejected the prof fered scholarships of the Public In struction Department in the State high schools to the pupils in the Catholic schools. Bishop Warns Agitators.—The Bish op of Killaloe, Right Rev. Dr. Fogarty, speaking in Ennis Cathedral, made a grave protest in the name of the Church against the recent acts of vio lence in the district. He said that if they were the work of Catholics they must be stopped. Anyone participat ing or counselling cattle-driving or any violent reprisals on the persons or property of others in the district, co-religionists or otherwise, would be excommunicated. The Bishop and his clergy had already made many milder appeals. Maynooth Aids Caldey.—The students of Maynooth College have offered get up a subscription among them selves to help the convert monks of Caldey. A priest has most generously offered $2,500 as the nucleus of the sustentation fund. The community by its return to Rome has already lost $100,000 in promised bequests. A. O. H. in Ireland.—The member ship of the Ancient Order of Hibern ians in Ireland alone is 130,000. Catholic Temperance.—The Catholic Social Guild Year Book of England states that, today, the Catholic Tem perance Crusade, under the direction of Father Hays, counts its disciples in the British Isles, in America, Aus tralia and New Zealand, etc., in ex cess of 328,500. "Old Galway."—The castle of old Galway was built in 1124 its town walls, about 1270 its St. Nicholas Church with nine chapels and fourteen altars, in 1320. Irish Pilgrimage to Lourdes.—Prep arations are going on now in Ireland for the great Irish pilgrimage to Lour des which is to leave Ireland, Sep tember 9, headed by his eminence Car dinal Logue and accompanied by many of the Bishops. The fact that one day there is to be known as Irish Day, when all the ceremonies are to be carried out by the Irish Bishops, priests, and people, and that at a suit able time a monumental limestone Keltic Cross is to be unveiled, and offered as the gift of the Irish nation to Our Lady of Lourdes, will make the pilgrimage unique in the history of pilgrimages from Ireland. Bigotry in Universities.—Some time ago the candidature of Herr Wester may er, a Catholic professor of Berlin, was put forward for a vacant chair in Freising. A friend of his in the Berlin University said: "Seeing the open Catholic sentiments of Herr Westermayer, it is impossible for him to obtain a chair in a German or an Austrian university!" The Church's Democracy.—Cardinal Kopp, Prince Bishop of Breslau, the member of the Prussian House of Lords, is the son of a poor Hanoverian weaver. Prayers for Scandia.—In the little Grand Duchy of Luxembourg there was formed three years ago an asso ciation of prayers for the conversion of the Northern peoples to the Church. This association has flourished won derfully and has its headquarters in the ancient and beautiful Benedictine Abbey of Clervaux, which has been restored, thanks to the generosity of a well-known Luxembourg family, and dedicated to the work, under the patronage of St. Maurice. The asso ciation has now more than 6,700 mem bers, and special prayers are said daily and frequent Masses offered for the Scandinavian races, and other Northern inhabitants of Europe. Catholic Young Men of France.—A magnificent National Conference of Catholic Youth took place recently at Caen, Normandy. The congressists came from all parts of the country, L'Ardache and the North, Brittany and Touraine, and several from Paris. At the first business meeting a telegram of filial homage and devotion was sent in the name of the 5,000 present to the Holy Father, promising prayers and communions for his recovery. Pontifical Chevaliers In Paris.—The Association of Pontifical Chevaliers recently held its Twenty-fourth Gen eral Assembly in Paris under the pres idency of the Dae de Rare Court THE CATHOLIC BULLETIN, MAY 24, 1913. Pimodan. Four new and illustrious members were received, among them Cardinal Dubillard, Archbishop of Chambery. The association has a membership of five hundred, clergy and laity honored in various ways by the Holy See, and thirty-six Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops of France rank amongst its honorary presidents. Amongst the rank and file are old Zouaves, Domestic Prelates, members of the Pontifical Oraers, Chamber lains and others. Next year the sil ver jubilee will be celebrated with great eclat Bordeaux Journal Condemned*—By decree the Cardinal Archbishop of Bordeaux has prohibited the reading of the "Bulletin de la Semaine." Portrait of Marie Antoinette.—Mme. Vegee LeBrun's pot-trait of Marie An toinette was sold in Paris early this month for $39,600. Order of the Golden Spur.—The Or der of the Golden Spur which Pope Pius recently conferred upon Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis brings to mind the fact that the French noble man is the recipient of the most cov eted distinction in the gift of even the Roman Pontiff. Only one hundred knights make up this ancient Order, and during the present Pontificate not more than ten have been granted the distinction of being received into it. Cardinal Respighi's Will.—The end of Cardinal Respighi, Vicar General of Rome, reminds one of that of Car dinal Trippepi, who died some six or seven years ago in Rome on a pallet of straw, which ne had used as a sleep ing couch from the time of his eleva tion to the Sacred College. For no last will or testament has been found after the late Vicar of Pius X. His Eminence, in a letter, which he left behind him to a friend, says there was no occasion for a testament since he had nothing to bequeath. The Church in Algeria.—The Dio cese of Oran is one of the most thickly populated districts in Algeria. It counts nearly 275,000 Catholics, many of whom are originally Spanish. Mon signor Capmartin, late Archpriest of La Reole, has occupied the See for three years and has just been making V V"1'. •f 1 WmUm MCMILLANS mm I Y ijpir i -11 I i i I BETTER BRICK You know what I 512 Andrus Bldg., Minneapolis 210 Newton Bldg., St. Paul v* Look or ttS.WS.PS0.174 v TI u A his pastoral visitation. He finds the general condition of things very con soling, particularly since the Catholic population lives amongst some 700,000 Mohammedans and Jews. At the lit tle town of Arzen, on the sea, the Bishop appealed for funds to enlarge the church. The children immediately formed themselves into a collecting, league and a sailor of the port spon taneously offered to collect 2,®00 francs among his shipmates. 8yrian Patriarch Converted,—A message from Jerusalem announces conversion to the Catholic Church of the Patriarch of the schismatical Syrians. He made his profession of faith on April 12 before the Latin Patriarch. It is expected that, a large number of Syrians in Bethlehem will follow his example. Gratitude to Nuns.—The British Ambassador at Constantinople has written to the French Ambassador in the same city officially thanking the Oblate Sisters and the Sisters of the Assumption for the heroism they dis played in caring for the wounded in the British hospital in Adrionople dur ing the long siege of that city. Among the Missionaries.—The Cath olic population of the thirty-four dio ceses or vicariates apostolic of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith counts 1,548,576 Christians, at tended to by 1,200 priests of the So ciety and 800 native priests. Generosity of Chinese.—The wealthy Chinese of Penang, China, have been very generous to the Christian Broth ers. In the beginning they tendered !them for their $100,000 St. Xavie^s Institute, thirteen thousand dollars. Vicariate of Libya.—The Prefecture of Libya has been raised to a Vicariate Apostolic, and placed in charge of the Friars Minor. MARBLE TILE CUT STONE THE BREEN STONE CO. 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