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Cathedral: Tho Cathedral Dramatic
Club is rehearsing a throe-art comedy,
entitled "Diamonds and Hearts," to
be presented oif St. Patrick's day at
the school auditorium. The Cretin
High School orchestra will render sev
eral selections.
College of St. Thomas: A high
compliment was paid to St. Thomas'
as a military college by Captain E.
L. Steever, U. S. A., who appeared
before the Military Committee of the
Minnesota Legislature on ?\larch 0.
Captain Steever said in his opinion
the people of Minnesota hardly rea
lized the high degree of efficiency
which characterized the military
work of St. Thomas' and the high
standing which it held at Washington.
He referred to the College ihree or
four times in the course of his address.
Anions the illustrated views which he
showed the members ol the Legisla
ture was one representing six hun
dred St. Thomas students going
through military calisthenic exercises
in the College Armory.
Captain Robert I. Rees, the United
States Army officer in charge of the
St. Thomas Military Department, has
been invited to address the Military
Committee of the Legislature on the
subject of the military training of
young men.
In the course of weekly lectures
given at the College during the win
ter, Mr. Rabinda Chindra, a distin
guished ^undent of India, addressed
the student body during the past
week. The social, political, religious
and educational conditions of India
formed the subject of his lectures.
His picturesque personality and his
vivid stylo loni his lecture unusual
College of St. Catherine: A chorus
of a hundred students will give a sac
red concert in the auditorium of the
college on Sunday, March 11, at
p. m., and on Monday, March 12, at
7:45 p. m. The program will consist
of Pergolesi's -'Stabat Mater." Two
other interesting" numbers are the
"Adoramus te," by Orlando di Lasso,
and the "Bone Jesu," by Palestrina.
Rheinberger's "Daughter of .Tairus," a
dramatic setting of the famous biblical
episode, will conclude the jirogram.
All the chorus and solo work of these
compositions will be rendered by stu
dents of the college.
The retreat for the college students
closed last Sunday. The exercises
wer conducted by Rev. Thomas Cullen,
pastor of the Pro-Cathedral of St.
Mary, Minneapolis.
Cretin High School: last Thurs
day Rev. Father Valerius. O. F. M„
pastor of the Sacred Heart Church,
save tho studenls a timely and in
structive talk on the spiritual profit
available during the holy season of
Lent. The Reverend Father dwelt
also on the great advantage of organ
izing a sodality to promote piety and
devotion to the Blessed Virgin.
On the first Friday the Cretin stu
dents marched up to the Cathedral
in a body where, at S o'clock Mass,
they received Holy Communion. The
piety and recollection of the students
made the event a notable one.
Mr. E. M. M'Mahon, general secre
tary of the St. Paul Association, ad
dressed the student body Friday,
March 2. His clear and forcible expo
sition of the plans, activities and
ideals of the St. Paul Association
was of distinct educational value.
Civic progress is assured when men
as enthusiastic as Mr. M'Mahon in
fuse our future citizens with their
progressive spirit.
The basket ball team closed a suc
cessful season. They won 5 and lpst
5 games. This being the first season
the team ever played the showing
made surpassed all expectations. The
students showed tlieir appreciation of
the team by giving them a rising vote
Of thanks-, €apt. Isaacs coming in for
an ovation.
Total Abstinence: The Sacred
Thirst Total Abstinence Society met
at 2:30 p. m. Friday, March 9, tVitli
Miss Ellen Smith, 20 West Congress
street. A musical and literary pro
gram preceded the business meeting
Church of the Blessed Sacrament:
Sunday, March 4, Mass was said for
the first time in the new church
which was attended by a large con
gregation, many downtown people be
ing present. Masses from now on will
be at 8:30 and 10 o'clock each Sun
day. Every Friday evening durin
Xent there will be Stations of the
Cross at 8 o'clock. The next meeting
ol the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society of
Hazel Park will be at the home of
Mrs. Bergeron, 1583 Kir win street
March l.r, at 2:30. All the ladies of
khe parish are invited to be present
There wity be an entertainment
given by the Hazel Park Dramatic and
Choral Club, for the benefit of the
Church of the Blessed Sacrament, at
Hazel Park Commercial Club hall, E
Seventh street and White Bear ave
nue, Friday evening, March 16.
Church of St. Andrew: On the
evening of March 16, the St. Andrew'
Dramatic Club will present "The
Kerry Ranch," in the North Central
jdommercial Club hall. These players
cave made a notable reputation in St
Paul amateur theatrical circles. Their
services are frequently in demand, and
their work, singly and collectively, is
of a high dramatic order. The num
bcr to be offered on St. Patrick's ev
is one of the very best that they hav
yet essayed, and judging from the sue
cess at rehearsals, the audience will
j^ceive an unexpected treat. A spe
al has been engaged
numbers .will, be given by the
o--.-7 y\*qr*wjFvr*"
Misses Agnes Foley and Ruth Matz,
and by Mr. John Gehan.
St. Andrew's Catholic Aid Society
was recently organized. The officers
are: Mrs. Edward Budke, president
Mrs. Wm. Walraff, treasurer Miss
Margaret J. Finn, secretary. Meetings
are to be held on the second and
fourth Thursday of each month. The
next meeting will be at the home of
Mrs. M. Cunnien, 103$ N. Lexington
avenue. One object of the society is
to prepare fitting objects to be used
later at bazaars and socials.
Church of St. Cecilia: On Friday
evening, March lfi, an illustrated lec
ture will be given in the church hall,
corner Bayless and Cromwell avenues.
Rev. James A. Byrnes, of St. Paul
Seminary, will present the Passion
Play of Oberammergau. The St. Ce
cilia parish orchestra will furnish ap
propriate sacred music, and there will
also be a program of sacred songs.
Church of St. John: The Ladies'
\hl Society met. at the home of Mrs.
F. Slatter, 733 Conway street, at 2
m. Thursday, March 8.
Church of St. Columba: The Ram
sey County Ladies' Auxiliary Board of
the Ancient Order of Hibernians is
busy organizing another new division
in this parish. It is reported that
quite a number have already been se
cured as charter members.
On Friday evening, March 16, the
Hamline Players will present William
illott's popular comedy, "All the
omforts of Home," in the church hall,
corner of Hamline Ave. and Lafond
St. The cast is made up entirely
of young people of the parish, and
ehearsals are being conducted night
by Mr. Frank Roney. Between the
icts a number of Irish songs will be
endered by local talent.
A unique feature of the entertain
ment will be the presence of the
hildren's orchestra of the Hancock
chool. This was created about a year
go by the Schaettgen sisters, well
liown in musical circles in St. Paul.
It lias tho distinction of being the
only orchestra of its kind in the city.
nder the direction of these talented
artistes a genuine musical treat is
Guild of Catholic Women: Judge
Crier M. Orr addressed the ladies of
he Guild at the meeting on Monday,
March 5, taking for his subject,
Morals." A resolution was sent to
overnor Burnquist pledging the
united support of the Guild in aiding
to combat a new outbreak of infantile
paralysis this summer. A resolution
indorsing the appropriation of $30,000
for the woman's reformatory to be
erected at Shakopee also was sent
o the Governor. By an amendment
of the by-laws the executive board
meetings hereafter will take place on
Thursday, preceding the general
monthly meeting, instead of on
aturday. The following committee
on the election that will take
place at the April meeting is as fol
lows: Mrs. W. J. O'Toole, Mrs. M. J.
Donnelly, Mrs. E. C. Short, Mrs. P. J.
Flynn, Mrs. Elizabeth Heck, Mrs.
has. Young.
There will be a retreat for the mem
bers of the Guild and their friends
on Wednesday and Thursday morn
ings, March 14 and 15, at S o'clock at
the Cathedral. All are requested to
Mrs. R. C. Pleins, chairman of the
friendly committee, has called a
meeting of that committee and the
juvenile court committee for A^onday
March 12, at 2:30 P. M. in the Guild
rooms, Wilder Bldg.
A new board, known as the Ad
isory- Board, has been organized. It
is as follows: Messrs. C. J. McCon
,-ille, Pierce Bjitler, John B. Meagher,
Frank Schlick, Den E. Lane, A. F. Mc
Bride, John A. Hartigan, Thos.
O'Brien, M. J. Donnelly, P. J. Flynn,
W. A. Hickey and C. J. P. Young
All matters of special importance will
be referred to this board.
The Arts and Letters Department
will hold its next regular meeting
Monday, March 12, at the Catholic
Guild hall, S15 Nelson avenue, at 2:30
p. m. The following program will be
given: Utrecht, Mrs. Leo Bruenner
St. (call's, Mrs. Carleton McNally
Gandorsclieim, Mrs. J. II. DoijiOhue
General discussion.
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes: On
Sunday afternoon, at three o'clock, the
Most Reverend Archbishop will ad
minister the Sacrament of Confirma
tion in this church.
Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary: The de
tails of the program in honor of St
Patrick in the Auditorium Saturday
evening, .March 17, have been complet
ed. An organ overture and interlude
will be featured by a rendition of
patriotic airs, supplemented by Irish
anthems. Mr. Hamlin Hunt will be
at the organ. A special novelty fea
ture will be the twenty-four flower
iris robed in red, white and blue and
decorated with Irish green, who will
offer souvenirs of the evening and
green carnations for sale. Their first
promenade down the aisles will be
timed to an organ march. This fea
ture of the program is under the direc
tion of Mrs. Archibald Saunders
Block tickets will be taken by the A
O. H. and the K. Of C. On and after
March 12 tickets can be procured at
the following places: tl|e Gas Light
Company, the Cable Piano Company
from the secretary at the Pro-Cathe
dral School, or from Mr. Coveny. The
prices range from 50 cents to $1.00
An all-children's matinee is planned
by the committee for Sunday after
noon, March 11, at three o'clock. Re
hearsalfe are in progress every even
ing at the Moore School of Expression
and Dramatic Arts, under the direc
tion of Miss Maude Moore. For the
dress rehearsal the leading critics .of
the city will be invited, according to
Amphion tradition,*
Church of St. Elizabeth: A new
conference of the Society of St. Vin
cent de Paul was organized 'in this
parish Sunday, March 4. This is the
ninth parish conference in the city of
Minneapolis and the first one organiz
ed since the annual meeting of the
particular council last ^December. Mr.
Edmund A. Prendergast, Mr. McMil
lan and Mr. Walsh addressed the
Zimmermann, secretary: Arthur Hess
burg, treasurer.
Church of the Incarnation: St. Pat-
rick will come in to bis own in Minne-!
universal saint. The songs and melo-1
Tlie three-act. comedy drama, "Con-
newly wedded couple have theories
that don't work out in the workaday
mid it takes the good, sound"diplo-
acv of their inimitable cook, Mur-
phy, to bring the quarrelling couple
gether again after some very funny
ituations. Mr. Peter Oos is direct
The Central High School audito
rium has been secured for the produc
tion on ^aturday evening, March 17.
The auditorium of the new high school
the biggest in the Northwest and is
ell designed for just such a celebra
ion. Its situation within easy reach
of all parts of the city by the street
car lines on Nicollet as wrell as on
Fourth avenue, will bring a host of
isitors from outside the parish.
De La Salle Institute: Last week's
meeting of the Senior Literary Soei
ty was one of the best of the present
chool year. The program, while
lengthy, was sufficiently varied to
hold the interest of every member
present. It consisted in lectures,
tier-dinner talks, political speeches,
stories, jokes and local notes. Ray
mond McNally, George Juettner,
James Duffy, Gustave Fuss, Albinus
Sarazin, Clarence Schfkltheis, and
George Wagner presented the most
excellent work. At the next session
the question, "Resolved that the wom
en of Minneapolis should be empow
ered by law to vote for the mayor
and the aldermen" will be debated.
Students' Catholic Association: The
Association held its regular meeting
on Sunday, March 4, in the auditorium
of the Engineering building on the
University campus. Reverend J. M.
Cleary, of the Church of the Incarna
on, gave a lecture on "Different
Points of View ." The musical part of
he program consisted of a violin
piano duet by Messrs. George Grand
pre and Robert Wood of St. Thomas
The Seminar of the Association met
on Tuesday evening in the faculty
parlors of Folwell Hall. The relation
of Science and the Church was dis
cussed under the direction of Miss
nes Keefe and Mr. S. J. Reichcrt.
Rev. James J. Devery, Spiritual*Di
rector of the Association, will speak
at the meeting on next Sunday.
Church of St. Bridget: There will
be services for the deaf in this church
next Sunday, March 11, at 3:00. The
attendance at these religious services,
and the good resulting from their con
tinuance, depends on hearing as well
on deaf people. The Spirit
ual Director of the deaf has not the
time to call on every deaf Catholic in
he Twin Cities, and as some of them
are indifferent about going to church he
must depend on hearing relatives, in
many instances, to increase his silent
congregation- The Chicago-Fremont
car goes within one block of St. Brid
get's Church, Emerson and 38th ave
nues N.
The hustling young people of the
parish declare they are all very well
acquainted with "The Widow McGin
ty." They assure all that she is quite
a remarkable character, and trust that
a very large number will come to see
and hear her on the evening of March"
17. Many who wish to forget their
troubles, real or imaginary, should
come to the auditorium of the Church
on St. Patrick's evening. The two
hours you spend there will be truly
happy ones. Don't sit at home when
you may, for a small admission fee,
enjoy an excellent play and listen to
pleasing rendition of the most popu
lar Irish songs.
A. O. H.: Hennepin County Degree
team is being coached and perfected
for the coming rush, this spring and
year, and when perfect will be team
initiators second to none. Any Hi
bernian in the city who desires to be
come a member of the team should
get in touch with P. V. O'Donnell,
president of No. I, or F. J. Boulger,
secretary of Division No. 2.
Division No. 3 held a Robert Emmett
meeting in their hall at 310 East Hen
nepin avenue, Sunday afternoon,
March 4, at 2:30. An address appro
priate to the occasion was delivered
by Joseph L. Murphy.
-New Canada: Last Sunday at 3:00
p. m., the new stations were blessed
and set up in the Church of St. John.
Rev. P. Bracq, pastor of St. Joseph's,
Stillwater, and Chaplain of St. Jos
eph's Novitiate, in St. Paul, at the in
vitation of Rev. Father Combettes,
blessed the stations and gave the ser
mon. The fourteen crosses were car
ried by boys of the parish, the crosses
were set up as the stations were be
ing made, and the singing in plain
ehant was congregational*
VV i fr
Wayzata: During Lent and Easter
season the Rev. George Scheffold,
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places: St. Michael's, March 11, 12.
13 Delano, MaTch 18, 19, 20 Hamel,
March 21, 22, 23: Watkins, March 20,
27, 28 Sleepy Eve, April 20, 30 and
May 1.
Waverly: On Friday evening,
March Hi, Hon. Neil Cronin will de
liver a lecture in the auditorium of the
city hall. An elaborate program of
vocal and instrumental music will be
given. Grand Knight James Clements
will preside. During the .past six
meeting". The following officers were months a number of lectures on Catli
chosen: P. J. Frey, president John olic subjects have been provided the
Hessbu^g, vice president George community through the generosity of
the local K. C.'s. Rev. T. Moore in
augurated the course with a discourse
on Mexico. St. Mary's High School
furnished a splendid debate. Other
polis if the loyal enthusiasm of the Kennedy, Fr. Dostal and Hon. D.
oung People's club of the Incarna- Foley.
tion parish can bring about such a re-
suit. They are preparing to give their xame Society held their annual meet
friends in the parish as well as out:
of it a real treat in honor of Ireland's
dies that have stirred the Celtic blood Chester Fuller: secretary, John Casey:'
for centuries will be woven into a de- treasurer, Clinton Quinn vice presi
lightful program by such artists as dcnt George Rohan.
Mrs. Tenie Murphy Sheehan, Miss'
arie Proctor, and the blind baritone,
illiam Jordan.
were Editor McDonnell, J.
junior members of the Holy
recently, at their assembly hall,
Tlie 0fficers 0£
last year were re-elect-
They are as follows: President,
Waterville: Holy Trinity Court,
C. O. F., held a special meeting Sun-
day afternon
ary Mary, is a story that bubbles were elected for the current year
hrough from start to finish. Because
at their hall when offi-
fon0Ws chief Ranger, John A.
y. C. R., Andrew Hollinger
Rec. Sec., Jas. P. Lloyd Fin. Sec.,
E. M. Lawless Treas., Chas. Dusa-
bok gpeaKert
Emil Frodl: Trustees.
D. M. Hunt, Louis Frocil and Adolpli
Groh P. C. R., Joseph Groh, and
D. H. C. R., Vincent Roessler.
Le Sueur Center: A large American
flag was presented to St. Mary's
School here by Secretary of Stat e
Julius A. Schmahl through his friend.
Rev. J. J. Woods of St. Mary's Church.
A big flag pole is being erected at the
school and plans are being made for a
flag-raising ceremony ar which Mr.
Schmahl will be the honor guest.
Faribault: The annual retreat for
the pupils of Bethlehem Academy,
which is under the direction of the
Dominican Sisters, opened last Sun
day evening, March 4, and closed
Thursday morning. The exercises
were under the direction of Rev. J. M.
Reardon of St. Paul.
Miss Serena Van Gorden of the
Metropolitan Grand Opera Com
pany of Chicago gave a most pleasing
vocal recital at Bethlehem Academy
Tuesday evening, February 24.
The members of the Celtic Club of
the Immaculate Conception Church
are hard at work preparing a play to
be presented at the Grand Theater the
afternoon and evening of St. Patrick's
March 17. Proceeds are for the
benefit of the Immaculate Conception
The Trinity League met at the
Knights of* Columbus club rooms on
Wednesday afternoon, February 28.
After a business meeting Miss Minnie
Toner, of the Faribault public schools,
gave an intei'esting talk on "the Life
and Works of Cardinal Newman."
Mrs. James O'Neil gave a reading of
Cardinal Newman's poem, "Tho Dream
of Gerontius." A quartet composed
of Misses Nan McCarthy, Rose Moser,
Julia O'Neil, Mrs. Wm. Townsend and
Mrs. James Dandelet, sang /'Lead
Kindly Light." The next meeting will
be on Wednesday afternoon, March 14,
at which time Rev. E. E. Monge of the
Sacred Heart parish will address the
Murdock: The Rev. A. Doyle will
deliver his lecture, "The Irish in
America," at the opera house on Mon
day evening, March 12.
Diocesan Correspondent! Rev.
Junghans Crookston, Minn.
Crookston: The Sisters of St. Jo
seph's Academy will build a new addi
tion to their convent this coming
spring. A very successful pre-Lenten
social was given in the Cathedral hall,
under the auspices of the young ladies
of the Cathedral parish, netting $125
The Cathedral Dramatic Club is re
hearsing a play for St. Patrick's day.
Kelliher: Much credit is due Rev.
J. P. Fonmosse for the improvements
in the church at this place. The edi
fice has been plastered, a new statue,
the gift of Mrs. James O'Harris, has
been installed, and a substantial part
of the debt has been liquidated. The
Ladies' Aid of the parish has been re
organized and is doing efficient worl
Fargo: ^The Daughters of Isabella
gave a benefit card party shortly be
fore Lent at the Knights of Columbus
Club. A large sum, to be devoted to
a worthy purpose, was raised at this
affair. The success of this social
event was due to the efforts of the.dif
ferent committees in charge.
Ten-Ten parties which have
been conducted during the winter sea
son proved a success from every
The recent regular meeting of the
Daughters of Isabella was featured by
the installation of officers undet the
direction of ilrs. C. O. Smith, Dis
trict Deputy. Following are the offi
cers: Grand Regent, Mi's. Elinor
Smith Vice Grand Regent, Miss Nel
lie Hopkins Prophetess, Miss Cath
erine Fleming Sentinel, Mrs. Sarah
O'Connor Monitor, Mrs. Catherine
Lacy Historian, Miss Catherine
O'Loughlin Secretary, Miss Rose
Tierney Treasurer, Miss Mary Dal
m&re Organist, Mrs. Clara O'Neill
Trustees, Miss Nora Filds and Mrs.
Elizabeth Timlin. They have the honor
of having for their chaplain, the Right
Reverend James O'Reilly, Bishop of
February 14, the Rosary Society en
tertained in
evening at a Valentine
card party at the Catholic Cliib rooms.
Devils Lake: On February 15, Dis
trict Deputy Mrs. C. O. Smith installed
O. S. B„ of Holy Name Church, wall the officers of St. Mary's Court, No.
conduct Triduums at^ the following
of the
of Isabella. She
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reports the Court in a flourishing con
dition with an enthusiastic corps of
officers and well-attended meetings.
Valley City: Under the leadership
of Mrs. Craswell, the choir of St.
Catherine's Church recently presented
the opera, "The Bo'su's Bride." The
performance was given in the school
auditorium before a capacity audience.
To accommodate the number who de
sired to hear the opera the program
was. repeated a second right.. The
success of the performance has indi
cated to the music lovers of Valley
City the abundance of latent talenf in
their midst, and has lead to the or
ganization of a Choral Society,
A® a Catholic social center the new
school auditorium is a much used hall.
Basket ball practice, dramatic per
formances, parish social evenings, so
ciety meetings constitute the varied
uses to which it is devoted.
Sturgis: Regular Lenten services
are held at St. Martin's Chapel eyory
Friday and Sunday evening.
Right Reverend J. J. Lawler, Bishop
of Lead, preached the sermon after
the devotion of the "Way of the
Cress" on Friday evening, March 2. It
had been announced that the Bishop
would bo present 1hat evening so a
larger number than usual-was present
to profit by the excellent instruction
which he is noted for giving. He
for his theme the fitting topic of r-eif
denial, showing something of the his
tory and reason of this virtue, as well
as its application in every-day life,
and its office in the accomplishment
of worldly aims and interests as well
as those of religion. He said that
the greatest battles are those fought
on the silent battle-fields of the inner
life. The world does not see and re
cognize these heroes, l)Ut the Church
does, and God poes, 'and their reward
and their honor will surely come.
Rev. Father Sobelewski, of Lead,
spent Sunday evening and a part of
Monday in Sturgis. He preached'the
Lenten sermon on Sunday evening.
His topic was, "Indifference in Relig
ious and Moral Matters, and the Caus
es of This Indifference."
Winona: In order to encourage
and stimulate inte^st in the History
of the Catholic Church in the United
States, the College of Saint Teresa
will offer fourteen scholarships to be
named for the first Bishop in each of
the fourteen ecclesiastical provinces
now existing within the limits of the
republic. The provinces are as fol
lows: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago,
Cincinnati, Dubuque, Milwaukee, New
Orleans, New York, Oregon City, Phil
adelphia, Saint Louis, Saint Paul, San
Francisco, Santa Fe.
Following are the names of the
scholarships: Carroll, Cheverus,
Quarter, Fenwick, Loras, Henni, Car
denas, Concanen, Blanchet, Egan,
Rosati, Cretin, Moreno, Lamy.
The financial value of each scholar
ship is, for the present, $100.00. As
the endowment grows, the value of
each scholarship will increase to the
amount of $250.00. The condition
under which the scholarships will be
awarded are as follows: 1. Any
Catholic woman who has completed a
standard high school or academy
course may apply from any province.
Each applicant must submit: (a) A
record of high school work signed by
the principal of the school from which
the diploma was issued. The record
must show a general average of nine
ty per cent or more, with eighty-five
per cent as the minimum mark in aa
subject, (b) An English Essay, about
fifteen hundred words in length, on
cme special subject of Catholic Amer
ican History. The subject for 1017
is "Early Catholic Landmarks." This
subject is to be treated by each appli
cant with reference solely to the par
ticular province to which she belongs
(c) A letter of recommendation from
the priest of the parish to which the
applicant belongs. II. Application
for scholarships must be made in writ
ing to the president of the College of
Saint Teresa on or before May first
Academic records, letters of recom
mendation and the English Essays
must be sent to the dean of the Col
lege of Saint Teresa before Juno first
Wabasha: A postponed meeting of
St. Joseph's Society will be held Sun
day afternoon, March 11, beginning a
1 o'clock. In addition to the regular
business a class of applicants .will be
admitted to membership. A large at
tendance is urged.
"All of a Sudden Peggy" is a copy
righted play, but the Catholic Lady
Foresters, under whose auspices it
will be presented here, want to give
the play-loving people something real
good. Keep in mind the date, March
16, at the Auditorium.
Catholic Federation Meeting
The National Executive Board of
the American Federation of Catholic
Societies met at the headquarters of
the Catholic Order of Foresters, Clii
cago, last week and arranged for the
sixteenth annual convention of the fed
eration, which will be held in Kansa
City, Mo. The board fixed the dates
of the convention August 26, 27, 28
and 29.
The important matter before the
board was the report of the National
Organization Committee regarding the
new plan of organizing the federation
on diocesan lines—with the diocese as
the unit instead of the county or state
This plan was endorsed by the New
York Federation convention and was
subsequently submitted to the liier
archv for endorsement. Letters frbm
about one-half of the American hier
archy w-ere presented favoring the dio
cesanplan. Some of the members of
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KtrlN. The
th() hierarchy still have the plan under scatter them oftener.—Lowell.
In the heart "of tho slato quarries ol the Blue Mountains T?fiere forty
men, their wive: and children assemble for Mass and Sacraments.- Ttioy
form but 2 per cent in a population of 6,000. Their priest has neither
house nor church. He receives no salary and wishes none. He sup
ports himself.
J?y the building- of n little church they
Lady of the ivliraculous Medal they
awaiting the answer to their prayers.
Will you hHp them toward:- a realization of their hopes?
J. P. McKEY, C. M.. ftl'SSJ"
striving- to
faith in themselves and children. T\ie hearts of the innocent children
are daily praying that Our Lord suffer them to come unto Him in the
tabernacle. They have placed the chapel under the patronage
the city. cjijxiKite new (athotlial. eornei* \elson aveuue and Catiiedral I'lnoe,
also «itliln walking 1i.«tauce of
advisement and the committee expects
that it will soon receive the unanimous
consent of the bishops. The new
plan does not disturb any of the ex
isting plans now in operation, but
merely makes the diocese the unit.
The new plan provides for diocesan
federations built up on society lines,
or parish lines, or both society and
parish lines, or federation diocesan
commissions—the selection of the plan
is left to the ordinary.
Editor Catholic Bulletin—
Dear Sir: I have read, with great
interest, the articles in The Catholic
Bulletin of January 20 and February
from the pen of Hon. Judge John
Willis on "Mexico and the Mexicans."
The calm, dignified and truthful
statements advanced in those articles,
toegther with his profound observa
tions, generous deductions, under
standing and rare sympathy with hu
man nature—all this inspires me with
the highest esteem for his veracity
and honorableness.
It appears that a Congregational
minister, one Rev. T. Robertson, of
Faribault, who claims to have lived in
Mexico for five years, failed to find a
single good trait in the Southern Re
public or its people.
It is said that if you "throw a stone
in a pool the scum will come to the
surface." If the said minister has
cast the stone, he should also have
searched for the clear water beneath.
Civilization is a thin veneer, and
human nature is pretty much the
ame every where—perhaps more so
in "Mexico tvhere too much civilization
has not calloused the finer sensibili
ties, where children are absolutely
obedient, where youth respects age,
where women never gossip or slander
and where men are not ashamed to
I cannot understand iMW.the rever
end gentleman took such an antagon
istic stand on Mexico, unless he was
forcibly given to understand that his
business as a missionary was a fail
Whatever the leaders of the Mexi
can revoliition have done, the Mexi
can people are in no way to blame
and are taking no part in it. The
country is raw and bleeding,- and those
of her misguided sons who are de
stroying their country and their broth
ers—in the words of the Crucified
Christ, I say, "Forgive them, Father,
for they know not what they do."
Concluding, I wish to say that near
ly every statement made by Rev. Rob
ertson against Mexico, her people, the
religion (which is purely Catholic—a
few straggling outside missions at
long intervals) is false, and that if
Mexico is the immoral, unholy syna
gogue of Satan, he describes it to be,
the wonder is that so fine a soul
should hav« remained there five years.
I am of English nationality, but my
home is in Mexico, and I wish to sub
stantiate every syllable the Hon.
Judge Willis has written.
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St. Paul.
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field and the president's house to the
Rt. Rev. Austin Dowling, Bishop of
the Des Moines, Iowa, Catholic dio
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The purchase price was given at $130,
000. Des Moines College was a Bap
tist institution. After 1918 this prop
erty will be used as a diocesan col
lege in charge of diocesan priests.
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