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sum of $11,000 necessary for pose. As a result, of this a set of club rooms and a Columbus Hall. At the same be and SPECIAL the the pur- month movement, it is hoped that the College will have spacious auditorium in the near future. Mr. John A. Hartigan, Secretary of meeting rendered by Miss Mar- garet Irene Masek, who will graduate much good from the organization. in music next spring from the College of St. Catherine. This program is free to all who care to attend. The Carrollton Club has no membership Mrs. Polish Relief Fund: Directors of the Polish Relief Fund Association met at St. Adalbert's Church, St". Paul, Tast Sunday after: noon and reported that $1,200 had been received for the benefit of the people of Poland made destitute by the war. Church of the Assumption: The Forty Hours' Devotion began at the Solemn High Mass last Sunday and was brought to a close on Tuesday evening. There was a large attend ance at all the exercises and especial ly at the closing exercise. lend can profit by the instructions. 1 While the sermon is signed by the Spiritual Director, a Sister of St. College of St. Thomas: The alumni I Joseph, who has mastered the sign have inaugurated a movement to raise language, reads the text aloud. It is funds for the completion of the in- hoped that a larger attendance than tenor of the club building. Dr. W. usual of both hearing and deaf will Carroll, President of the Alumni As-1 he present next Sunday. sociation, Mr. M. J. Hurley, President of the Commercial Alumni, and Dr. I Hennepin Council, K. of C.: Mr. C, Fred Miller, President of the S. T. P. Tracy was elected Deputy Grand Club, have issued an appeal for Emmet's Birthday: The members I Brockbank, 0^ P.. and Reverend J. of the Ancient Order ot Hibernians Wilder Charity Building on February Knight at the first meeting of this to fill the Executive Committee, is working ener-JCo., and was formerly lecturer of the getically to secure the success of the Council. subscription. The College has been invited to give I Church of 8t. Stephen: The Dra a military tournament in the St. Paullmatic Club of the parish of St, Auditorium as one of the series of Stephen, Minneapolis, is preparing a municipal entertainments. It. will prob- three-act. comedy to be presented in ably bo presented in the early part of (the Church Hall for the benefit of the April. Cretin Alumni Banquet: About 175 members of the Alumni Association of Cretin high school, St. Paul, at-1 lie women of Minneapolis are highly tended the banquet given at, the St. Paul Hotel on the evening of Febru- ary 11. The guests of honor were aldson tea rooms last Monday after Governor Hammond, Bishop Lawler noon for the Belgian relief fund. More and Mr. Louis W. Hill, President of than five hundred attended and though the Great Northern Railroad, all of Rosary the exercises and next week will be vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. John Murray, whose business makes it impossible for him to be a regular attendant at the meetings. Mr. Tracy is the representative of the local the Carnegie Fuel parochial school on Wednesday and (Thursday, March 17 and IS. Belgian Relief Social: The Catho- gratified over the success of the musical and social given in the Don but. a, brief time had been spent in whom spoke in complimentary terras making arrangements every part of of the graduates of Cretin High the program was carried out without School and praised them for their cf- a single drawback of any kind. The ficiency in the business world. One financial returns are not yet com of the pleasing incidents of the ban- plete but they have already run far quet was the presentation of a large!ahead of the expectations of those in bouquet of flowers to Brother Julius charge of the work. as a mark of appreciation from "one of the graduates." I League of Catholic Women: The Girls' Co-operative Club, an organiza- Church of St. Mary: Fathers Thu- tion fostered by the Minneapolis ente and O'Neill of the Holy League of Catholic Women, held their Convent, Minneapolis, began a mis- second meeting in the League rooms, sion at the Church of St. Mary, St. Tuesday evening, February 16, to corn- Paul, last Sunday. This week the plete their organization. A committee women of the parish are attending to draft a constitution was selected and temporary officers were nom devoted to the men. The Rev. J. C. inated. The girls then listened to an Byrne is pastor of the parish. address by Lloyd H. Cosgrave, pro fessor of economics at the at the Uni- Carrollton Club: dn Tuesday even- versity of Minnesota. His theme was: ing, February 23, the Hon. John W. "What Labor Unions Have Done for Willis will deliver an address on "The Men." Miss Florence Monahan also Origin of Religious Liberty in the spoke on "What the Minneapolis United States" before the members of Grade Teachers' Association Has the Carrollton Club in the Knights of Done for Its Members." A solo by Miss Blanche McDermott gave pleas- Mrs. P. J. Gallagher will read a paper ant variety to the evening's work. The on "How the Alien Is Received at New meeting was an enthusiastic one and York." A number of musical selec- the women of the League as well as tions will the members of the new club hope for Delegates from the Federation of Women's Clubs of Minnesota were en tertained at the League rooms Thurs day afternoon of last week. One dues and any one who wishes to join I group of the delegates, those repre it can do !»'•IWilnifl rftie '.-meet- Uenting .the sociological section pf the ingg v I federation, were particularly' interest ed in the work of the League. This Guild of Catholic Women: The Rroup have been visiting various insti next meeting of the Arts and Letters tiitions engaged in social work Department will be held at the Angus throughout, the state and the members on the afternoon of February 23. were invited by the executive board W Cassin will read a paper on "St. of the League to visit the quarters at Isidore of Seville Miss May Flvnn 720 Marquette Avenue. Mrs. Atwood, will read a paper on "Roderick, Last president of the Federation, spoke on of the Visigoths," and Miss Daisy I the work of state federation, and Mrs. Flynn will lead the discussion. Moorhead, in her address, outlined the work of the League. Tea was The Board of served to one hundred ladies in a room adjoining the assembly hall. Mrs. Me Donald and Mrs. Coonan .poured tea the arrangements were in charge of I Mrs. Grace Gunn. Church of the Holy Rosary: The choir of the Holy Rosary Church, Min neapolis, is preparing an operetta, "A Nautical Knott," to be presented on March 17. Church of the Ascension: A two weeks' mission will begin Sundqjy, February 21, in the Church of the As cension, Minneapolis. The exercises will be conducted by Reverend S. R. P' °the of Ramsey County will commemorate |CoInent' Minneapolis the one hundred and thirty-seventh an niversaryof the birth of Robert Emmet I Beardsley: The plans for a new at a mass meeting in Hibernian Halls Church of St. John: Rev. T. F.' Gleeson, pastor of the Church of St.l Stillwater: Professor Lehnerts of John, St. Paul, has just issued a "Par- the University of Minnesota, deliver ish Annual" giving the records of the ed his lecture on "The Making of Min members of his congregation for the nesota" in the Clancy Memorial year 1914. Its primary purpose is to School auditorium on the evening of show "the individual effort of each February 8, under the auspices of the member of the Parish, and what part Stillwater Council, Knights of Colum he has taken in the up-building of bus. In addition to the lecture a pro God's kingdom within the limits of St. gram of vocal selections was rendered John's for the year 1914." In addition and thoroughly enjoyed by a large and to this, the Annual contains a varied appreciative audience. assortment of interesting and instruc tive for the family. The financial re-1 Faribault: The Young Men's Sodal port shows that the total revenue for ity of the Church of St. Lawrence the year 1914 was $12,713.30 and the staged two plays in the parochial present liabilities amount to $9,346.75. school auditorium on Tuesday, Febru ary 16. The first entitled, "A Thief College of St. Catherine: An inter-1 in the House" was rendered in Eng est Ing series of patriotic exercises in lish, and the second entitled, Der commemoration of the birthday anni- Prosess," was in German. Both were versaries of Washington and Lincoln one-act comedies. •will take place Friday afternoon, Feb-1 The new scenery for the school hall ruary 19, at half past three o'clock, was installed on February 8, by the Choral selections, solos, folk dances Twin City Scenic Company of Minne tableaux will give a pleasing vari- apolis, under the direction of J. ety to the program to be presented Parker. The auditorium is now well on that occasion. equipped for all sorts of entertain merits. Services for Deaf Mutes: There will be religious services for the deaf Vermillion: The women of St next Sunday at three o'clock in St. John's parish gave a dramatic enter Agatha's Conservatory, Exchange andltainment on the evening of February Cedar Streets, &L Paul. All who at- 14, for the benefit of the church. -On »T parochial residence to replace the one on March 4. The program for that destroyed by fire last fall have been event is now in preparation. approved and the work of construction will begin early in the spring. The Social Service Club: At the Social I plana were drawn by architect E. Service Workers' luncheon held in the R°"ah"e of St & the ^e^'- p- J- 11, Rev. James Donahoe, City Mis-|the Parish sionary, St. Paul, delivered an address on the liquor traffic and its relation I St. Peter: The Passionist Fathers to poverty. It was followed by a gen- Fathers of Chicago will open a week's eral discussion oa legislation effecting mission at St. Peter's Church, of the liquor traffic. which the Rev. D. J. MOran is pas tor, next Sunday, February 21. Shannahan, pastor of Tuesday of the previous week they gave a bazaar for the same purpose. Both were well patronized. 1 Shakcpes: The second annual ban quet and entertainment of the local Council of the Knights of Columbus was tendered to the members and their ladies on Monday evening, Feb ruary S, at Kerens' Hall, which was prettily decorated for the occasion. Covers were laid for one hundred and fifty and the courses were served by twenty young women of the town. Music was furnished by the Simon Haering Orchestra, and Emmet Fari cy of Credit River sang a number of solos. After the banquet Lecturer George C. Doody presided as toast master and addresses were delivered by ex-Senator Julius Coller, and At torney J. J. Moriarty. DIOCESE OF BISMABCK. Bismarck: The new St. Alexius Hospital is completed and was thrown open lor the inspection of the public on February 15. A general recep tion was held in the afternoon, and evening. The new hospital is under the direction of the Benedictine Sis ters. Killdeer: Last Sunday Bishop Wehrle accompanied by Father Thei sen of Manning, visited Killdeer for the purpose of discussing with the members of the congregation plans for a new church and parochial resi dence. DIOCESE OF DULUTH. Duluth: At a meeting of the Satur day afternoon class of the Bishop's Club, held on February 12 in the club rooms, musical numbers were given by Mrs. A. A. Deslauriers, Miss Lillian Laskey and Miss Marie McDonald. An interesting feature of the program was the review by Miss Adeline Buck ley of "Choice," a delightful novel by Mary Samuel Daniel, with preface by the late Monsignor Benson. A letter from the author was read, in which she referred to her conversion to the Catholic faith. She also wrote touch ingly of Monsignor Benson, to whom she acknowledged a debt of gratitude for his ever-ready sympathy and his generous encouragement in her liter ary work. Miss Buckley gave a read ing from the book which was greatly enjoyed. Miss Margaret Blanche read the Scripture, which was explained by the Right Reverend Bishop. Mrs. J. J. Courney gave an animated talk on current topics. Miss Elizabeth Halley was the leader for the afternoon and read a paper on "Religion and Educa tion in Mexico." The members of the Italian Col ony met at St. Peter's Italian Church on Thursday evening, Febru ary 11, to form an organization and appoint committees to take charge of the work of collecting funds for those who were rendered destitute by the recent earthquake in Italy. The meet ing was presided over by Attillo Cas tigliano the Italian Consul for the Head of'the Lakes District. It was decided to organize a campaign to collect money and supplies in Duluth and vicinity as is being done in Vir ginia, Hihhing, Chisholm and Eveleth. Virginia: Sixty members were ini tiated into the Knights of Columbus at Moose Hall last Sunday afternoon. The candidates and members of the Order attended Mass in a body at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes at nine o'clock and listened to a sermon by Father Kiley of Duluth. After Mass the first degree was conferred and in the afternoon the second and third, the latter under the direction of District Deputy Leo. A. Ball and a team from Duluth. In the evening a banquet was served at the parish hall by the members of the Ladies' Guild, at which covers were laid for 250. Father Powers, pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, presided as toastmaster, and addresses were made by Father Kiley and Fred Wolfe of Duluth, M. A. Murphy of Virginia, James P. Boyle and Captain Mahan of Eveleth, and L. Shea of Hibbing. The program was interspersed with vocal and instrumental selections, which were much enjoyed by the mem bers. DIOCESE OF FARGO. Diocesan Correspondent Rev. V. J. Ryan, 608 Broadway, Fargo, N. D. Fargo: Very Rev. Thomas Egan has returned to his work after a vaca tion of five weeks spent in Southern California. The Cathedral Club held their last pre-lenten gathering at the club rooms on Monday evening of this week, large number were present and as usual a pleasant evening was passed Geo. M. McKenna, County Attorney of Logan County, delivered a lecture at the bi-monthly meeting of the Far go Knights of Columbus held at Co lumbus Hall on Tuesday evening, Feb ruary 16. There was an exceptionally good attendance. Grand Forks: The Catholic Stu dents of the North Dakota University have had very successful gatherings in the present scholastic year. The meet ings are held bi-monthly in the club rooms of St. Michael's Church, number of interesting papers prepared and real by students mark the chief feature of these meetings. The fol lowing papers weer read since the opening of the present school year "Catholic Education," by Alice Kolars "The Catholic University at Washing ton," by Earl London "Evolution," by Clemens Kelsch "Canon Law," by Chas. Peterson "Necromancers," (a book review), by Louise Duggan "Brownson's Religious Convictions," by Helen Slattery "Life and Work of Pasteur," by Orrel McGuire "Ma terialistic Monism," by Helen Tombs. Jamestown: A Sacred Concert was given in the Church of St. James, of which the Rev. E. J. Geraghty is pas tor, on Wednesday evening, February 10, whichproved a great treat to'the THE CATHCSLIC BULLETIN, FEB. 20,1913 music-loving people of Jamestown who attended in large numbers. It marked the formal dedication of the new pipe organ to the sacred purpose for which it is intended. The program consisted of many organ selections by Hamline Hunt of Minneapolis, choruses by the church choir, and solos by the following members of It: MrR. C. A. Klaus, Miss Agnes Lewis, Mrs. L. K. Niemeyer, and Frank B. Lenz. The sum of $400 was added to the organ fund. The new pipe organ cost $4,000 and is the gift of the women of the par ish who raised the amount by sub scriptions and entertainments. It was built and installed by a St. Louis firm and is one of the finest instruments in the Northwest of the two-manual style, each manual having sixty-one keys, and there are thirty keys on the pedal board. Its tone qualities are ex cellent. The latest modern improve ments in organ building have been utilized in its construction and the motive power is furnished by an elec tric motor placed in the basement, of the church. It completes the furnish ing of the new Church of St. James which was dedicated last November and which cost about $60,000. It is one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in the Northwest, and is the pride not only of the Catholics of Jamestown but of the surrounding country. 4 Ellendale: Rear. John Duffy, pastor of St. Helena's Church, is 111 at Sacred Heart Sanitarium. DIOCESE OP ST. CLOUD DIMCMI CamtmlMtt BIT. CIM i Mayer, The Cathedral, St dial Personal: Right Reverend Bishop Trobec wafc present at the sacerdotal golden jubilee of Right Reverend Monsignor A. Plut of Shakopee. The Right Reverend Bishop and Mon signor Plut were classmates in Aus tria and accompanied each other to this country with the view of com pleting their theological course and ministfering to the spiritual needs of their countrymen in the Northwest. Consultors' Meeting: A meeting of the Diocesan Consultors was held in the Bishop's residence, Thursday evening, February 18. Cathedral: The students of the Cathedral High School successfully presented "The Toastmaster," a com edy in three, acts, in the Cathedral Auditorium, before a large and en thusiastic audience. All the members of the cast acquitted themselves very creditably and held the undivided at? tention of the audience throughout the performance. Over five hundred Knights attended the annual initiatory exercises of the local Knights of Columbus last Sun day morning, afternoon and evening. Delegations from practically all of the surrounding cities and villages were present and groups of Knights from points further removed were among those attracted to the initiatory meet ing. A special train operated from Milaca and brought a large delegation. The rank of Knighthood W'as con ferred upon a class of fifty-three at the close of the imposing exemplifica tion of the three degrees. Following the business sessions, the Knights en joyed a buffet lunch in the club rooms, after which a social session was con ducted. The committee in charge of entertaining the visiting members ac quitted itself in commendable fashion. The first two degrees was exemplified by the officers of the local council. Grand! Knight Stephens of Melrose Council served in the absence of Grand Knight Christ Schmitt, who was unable to participate on account of the sickness of his wife. The third degree was exemplified by a degree team from St. Paul. St. Raphael's Hospital: A number of graduates of St. Raphael's Training School for Nurses were admitted to membership in the State Association for Nurses at. the hospital Wednesday morning, February 10. Miss Wads worth, secretary of the State Associa tion and State Board of Examiners, delivered an interesting address. At the same meeting the Alumni Associa tion of St. Raphael's Training School for Nurses was organized. The fol lowing officers were elected: Presi dent, Veronica Rieland? -first Vice president, Ellen La Mettery Second vice president, Agnes Burns secre tary-treasurer, Rose Bruning. St. Mary's: Miss Sarah Willmar, a noted Lyceum reader, entertained large gathering in the Catholic Club auditorium, last Sunday, by an inter pretation of the historical drama, the "Sign of the Cross." Her inimitable artistic rendition of this drama won the applause of all who were present About seven hundred people attended the social session in the Catholic Club Hall, Tuesday evening, February The affair was in the nature of a wel come to the large number of recently initiated members of the St. Joseph Society. The club rooms were placed at the disposal of the guests and the evening was spent most enjoyably The ladies of St. Margaret's Society served a delicious luncheon, and the Catholic Club band furnished the music. DIOCESE OF WINOHA Mankato: The students of the typewriting department of the Good Counsel Academy made Lincoln' Birthday a date to be remembered by that branch of the institution, by or ganizing the "Onward" Typewriting Club. A special meeting of the stu dents was called in the commercial* class-room, a constitution and by-laws were drawn up, and the first officers elected. The special aim of the club is to raise the standard of work done by this department, both as to ac curacy and speed, and the members propose to reach this end by friendly emulation and concentrated effort There will be monthly speed tests, and bi-monthly demonstrations at which i the class championship wttJ he "let .Crv4fe' f# V judged. The motto of the club is: "Be persistent and aim high!M In the early part of the mqnth Eev. Mother Marianne, Commissary Gen eral of the Sisters of Notre D^me, honored the Academy with a visit. The students tendered her a delight ful reception, which she acknowledged by an address in which she showed her appreciation of their efforts and encouraged them for future endeavor. The high school department's semi annual and state high school board examinations are again a thing of the past, and the work of the iBecond sem ester is well under way. Sunday, January 24, a sleigh-ride party was given the students. The goal of their frolicking expedition was Madison Lake, where the young ladies were hospitably entertained by the Sisters of the parochial school. When they returned to the Academy late in the evening they were unanimous in voting this one of the "red letter days" of the season. Winona: On next Sunday, Febru ary 21, a collection will be taken up in all the parishes of the Diocese for the benefit of the earthquake suffer ers in Italy. The Right, Reverend Bishop Heffron has issued an appeal to the faithful in behalf of the desti tute victims. On Sunday evening, February 10, a three-act play entitled, "Betsy/* wis given at St. Joseph's Hall before an audience which taxed its capacity. The play was held in connection with the bazaar for the benefit of the Cot ter High School, Similar benefits were held in the other parishes of the city. Millville: At a recent meeting of the St. Patrick's Hall Association a building committee consisting of Michael Sullivan, Mark Fister and Arthur McGowan, was appointed to take charge of the re-building of St. Patrick's Hall which was destroyed by fire last fall. (Continued from'Page 1.) BISHOP KOUDELKA'S* PASTORAL. commandments, Thy rights. In the spirit of holy penance we will keep the holy season of Lent. Oh, Lord, forgive, forgive." Lenten Regulations. The following Lenten regulations are to be observed in this Diocese All Fridays and fast-days during the year are days of abstinence from flesh meat. On Saturdays, which by law are always days of abstinence, flesh meat is allowed by Apostolic In, dult at all meals, unless they happen to be fast days. By special decree a general dispen sation from fast and abstinence is granted whenever a holyday of obli gation falls on Friday likewise as regards the Patrocinium of your church. The following are fast days of ob ligation: All days of Lent (except Sundays) the Ember-days the Vigils or Eves of Pentecost, of the Assump tion B. V. M., of All Saints, and of Christmas lastly, the Fridays of Ad vent. On fast days only one meal a day is allowed to persons obliged to fast. But indult and custom allow coffee, tea, chocolate, with a piece of bread in the morning, and the use of eggs, butter, milk, etc., in the evening. For sufficient reason, the collation (lunch) may be taken at noon and the diiiner Or principal meal in the evening. By Apostolic Indult flesh meat is allowed only at the principal meal on all week days during Lent except Wednesdays and Fridays and the Saturdays in Ember week and Holy week. On fast days, flesh meat and fish (including oysters, crabs, frogs, turtles, etc.) are never allowed at the same meal, a rule which applies even to Sundays in Lent and to all persons however otherwise excused or dis pensed from the law of either absti nence or fast. But meals may always be prepared with the drippings of either fat or lard. Persons excused from fast -may us® flesh meat more than once on the days when it is allowed to all. All who have attained the sufficient use of reason are bound by the law of abstinence. But when it is either physically or morally impossible to observe the law, or when it would en tail serious difficulties, they are ex cused from it. In virtue of the Apostolic faculties granted us by the Holy See we hereby delegate pastors to dispense, in each single case, from abstinence the men actually engaged in threshing as well as the farmer families at whose place threshing is going on. We also delegate the pastors to dis pense from abstinence all men en gaged in the lumber camps during the winter. Catholics having completed their twenty-first year of age, are bound to fast. But the causes of excuse just mentioned in regard to abstinence, apply to the law of fasting. Hence the Church ordinarily exempts from fasting, the sick and those in feeble health (whether by sickness or old age i. e. 60 years): women nursing chil dren all who are engaged in labori ous and exhausting occupations. Per sons in doubt whether they are ex cused or not should consult their con fessor or pastor for advice or dispen sation. In virtue of an Apostolic Indult we permit working men and their families the use of flesh meat at the principal common meal on all fast days and ab stinence days throughout the year, with the exception of all Fridays, Ash Wednesday, the Wednesday and Sat urday of Holy Week and the eve of Christmas. Persons excused or dispensed from the law of fast or abstinence ought to perform some other good works of piety and charity In the spirit of Chris tian penanee and sanctiflcation. Hence the pious custom of giving Lenten alms, "Redeem thou thy sins with alms, and thy Iniquities with works of mercy." (Dan. IV., 24.) Also the custom of abstaining from in toxicating drinks, of staying away from theatres, dances, card ..parties and other public amusements, etc. In order to give the Faithful all pos sible chances to foster the spirit of piety during Lent special devotions will take place in all parishes as fol lows: Wednesday, Lenten sermon Friday and Sunday, Way of the Cross, each devotion to be terminated ^y the Bene* diction with the Blessed Sacrament. N. B.—1. A plate or basket may be conveniently placed in the church, where the faithful can leave their contributions for the Holy Land on Good Friday. 2. An almsbox should be attached to the Wall inside near the entrance to Jthe church to receive the Lenten Alms, which will be sent to the chan cery, Prayers for Peace. His Holiness Pope Benedict XV is-' sued a decree in which he calls for world-wide prayer among Catholics for the restoration of peace among the warring nations of Europe. He sets apart two days to be devoted to speciail service and prayer for that purpose. This day of supplication is to be ob served on Sunday, February 7, in every Catholic Church in Europe while Sunday, March 21, has been de signated for that purpose in all other parts of the world. The Pope's letter exhorts priests and people not only to attend special services on this day, but by prayer, mortification and self-denial, invoke Almighty God to restore tranquillity to a world now suffering expiation for its sins. The decree orders that the Blessed Sacrament be exposed in the churches, that special Masses be said, the Rosa ry and a Litany be recited and that the services conclude with Benedic tion of the Blessed Sacrament. A spe cial plenary indulgence is granted on the occasion. Pope Benedict exhorts all Catholics, and children especially, to receive Holy Communion on the peace Sunday of their respective coun tries. With the decree is a special prayer composed by Pope Benedict himself to be said at the Mass. The follow ing is a translation of the prayer com posed by the Pope for the restoration of peace among the warring nations and for the spiritual welfare of those to whom the war has brought misery: "Appalled by the horrors of the war into which people and nations have been plunged to their ruin, we seek refuge in Your heart, Oh Jesus, as the only place of feafety. "From You, O merciful God, we im plore a cessation of this immense and cruel hecatomb. From You, O King of Peace we desire a place where we may hasten with our woes. "From Your Divine Heart You ir radiate charity on earth in order that every dissension might be removed and that only peace should reign among men. "While on earth You had throbs of the tenderest compassion from human misfortune. May Your Heart be moved once more in this hour so grave for us replete with hatreds so fatal and carnage so cruel. "Have pity on so many mothers in agony over the fate of their children, on unfortunate Europe over which such a calamity impends. "Inspire, O Jesus, the rulers of peo ple with counsels of tenderness to set tle the dissensions that lacerate the nations, do this so that once more men will exchange the kiss of peace. "We appeal to You, who at the price of Your blood made them brothers as one day at the imploring cry of 'Save us, Lord, or we are lost.' You answer ed by calming the gale, so may you answer to our confiding prayer today by restoring peace and tranquility to this, world. "You too, Most Holy Virgin, as in other trying times, intercede for us, help us, protect us, save us." These amends arising from so many thousands of contrite and sorrow laden hearts, will certainly be most agreeable to the divine heart of Jesus and the heart of the heavenly Father who will accept them most graciously, but above all the Holy Communion of the innocent children will be most powerful to reconcile the retributory justice of God. Let us then do our part, as the Holy Father so insistently^ admonishes, to shorten the time of visitation, to im plore holy and heavenly peace for the nations of the earth. Jesus, Thou holy Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, and grant peace to the nations. Holy Virgin and Mother of God, implore of thy Divine Son par don, grace and peace to all nations Amen. JOSEPH MARIA KOUDELKA. Bishop of Superior. Given at Superior, Feb. 11th, on the Feast of the Apparition of the Immacu late Virgin Mary. P. S. The first Sunday of Lent is the date fixed by the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore for the collection in behalf of our Negro and Indian Mis sions. NOTED JESUITS DEM FATHERS Ji M.' AND M. P. DOW LINO, BROTHERS, DIED THE SAME WEEK—MANY YEARS SPENT IN EDUCATIONAL WORK The Rev. James A. Dowling, S. J. of the Holy Family Church, Chicago died after a brief illness on February 6, in the sixty-sixth year of his age His brother, Rev. Michael P. Dowling S. J., President of Rockhurst College Kansas City, Mo., died on February 13, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. They were born in Cleveland, Ohio, and entered the Jesuit novitiate at Florissant, Mo. Both spent many years in educational work. Father James was Vice President of Creigh ton University, Omaha, from 1881 to 1883. Father Michael was Rector of the same institution from 1885 to 1889 and again from 1899 to 1908. The latter was also pastor of the Holy Family Church in Chicago, from 1894 to 1897, and his brother was a mem ber of the pastoral staff of church at'the time of his death. LETTED TO THE EBITOt THfc. KNIGHTS OF OATH. COLUMBUS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Minnesota State Council. St. Paul, Minn., February 15, 1915. My Dear Father Reardon: Enclosed herewith I am sending you letter recently received from Rev erend Caleb Benham, pastor of the Church of England, as he styles it, which I presume is the same as the Episcopalian, at Brainerd, Minnesota. He has given me permission to pub lish this letter. If you think it would be of Interest to your readers, you may use the same in your publication. Sincerely and fraternally, JOHN A. BURNS, State Deputy. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. Brainerd, Minn., Feb, 13, lifts* Mr. John A. Burns, St. Paul, Minn. Dear Mr. Burns: I received the copies of the pam phlet "Knights of Columbus vs. Crim inal Libel and Malicious Bigotry." for which I thank you. I have distributed them where I thought they were need ed,—distributed them in the cause of truth and righteousness. I congratulate your society for hav ing at last answered your defamers— those of the spurious "oath"-believing class, in such a way as to make them conscious of their mistake, and, I trust, less zealous in that propaganda of falsehood for which they are so eminently distinguished in the past. After reading the above pamphlet, your enemies must, if they have a spark of real manhood left, feel like hiding their faces in shame. Thanking you again, I am, with re spect, Cordially yours, REV. CALEB BENHAM. In connection with the foregoing, the following editorial from the "Wa dena County Advertiser," Menahga, Minn., will be read with interest: THAT K. OF. C. OATH. "The Advertiser has received a copy of a pamphlet entitled "Knights of Columbus vs. Criminal Libel." The pamphlet is a compilation of court records and other proofs showing that members of the above named order are not required to take any oath whatsoever but merely an obligation (which is also shown in full, among the court evidence), which has no bad features whatever and is similar to those used by many of the fraternal societies. We are not a Catholic and there are very few Catholics around here, but there has been such a wide circulation of The Menace among our people, claiming that Knights of Co lumbus take an oath that is nothing less than criminal, we are glad to be able to state out of fairness, that this pamphlet gives ample proof thatjUicire is no such oath." ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH, IMOGENS, A TOTAL LOSS. St. Patrick's Church, Imogene, la., valued at $20,000, was burned last week. The fire caught from furnace pipes in the basement. The academy and parsonage adjoining were saved. The church was erected in 1892 un der the direction of Rev. 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Can rent building now in. Excellent dj» portunity for Catholic merchant, as there is none in town. Large number of Catholics and resident priest. In vestigate this rare opportunity. Ad dress, Box 365, Lemmon, S. D. MISS M. BRENNAN Specialist In 1 French "Convent Hair" W»rk Colors Matched Perfectly WORK GUARANTEED Sail Order* Promptly and Carefully Filled lekntiflc Scalp and Hair Trsatntit N. W. Phone Dale 1807 372 Selby Avenue, St. Paul M. E. SMITH Plaii and Ornamental Plastering 318 Lowry Building ST. PAUL MINN.