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Editor-in-Chief. Rev. C. F. Mefifnnis. I'll. 1., Associate I'.illtor. Hurry Loelieeil, Advertising Manager. Printed by Wlllwersehcid & lloitli. Entered as second-class matter, Jan uary 12, 1911, at the post office, St Paul, Minn., under Act of March 3. 1879. •Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized September 13, 1918. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1919. As we go to press 110 word has been received from Archbishop Bowling as to whether Cardinal Mercier will visit the Twin Cities. The program for the reception to King Albert is also undecided at this writ in ir. Speaking of the six votes given England, a Minneapolis cor respondent writes: To be a good Anglo-Saxon, a man must be six parts English and one part Amer ican. Among the various Catholic Almanacs issued each year that one published «it Techny, Illinois, is worthy of perusal. St. Michael's Almanac contains a goodly variety of Catholic reading that should be welcome in every family, and it costs but twenty-five cents. The bench of Anglican Bishops has given up. as futile, the at tempt for the reunion of Christen dom. It is to be regretted that so much earnest effort on their part lias proven vain. We trust that many will yet see the light and find the true fold. Protestants should not permit this country's welcome to Cardi nal Mercier to be a distinctively Catholic affair," says The Conti nent (Presbyterian). Catholics should and do cordially welcome Protestant co-operation in the greetings extended to Belgium's great man. Presbyterians of the United States are giving ''revivals" in Mexico, with no end of calumnies of the Catholic Church, rivaled oulv by the Baptists and their blasphemies againt the Mother of Cod. When it comes to high antics in the name of religion the Bap tists are peerless. The Italian government has called upon Allied governments to aid in suppressing D'Annunzio. the erratic Italian Jew. Jf it will cud the career of this opera bouffe hero the world will be better. His erotic poetry has been a dis grace to the land that produced a Dante and a Petrarch, a Tasso and an Alficri. Said the Kev. John Roach Strat foii, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of New York: "Women arc complaining of the double standard of morals, and they do right to complain. But, in heaven's name, let them be con sistent. and not, by their mode of dressing, unconsciously foster the very double standard of morals which they so righteously denounce." Are these extremes of fashion really the work of women or the decree of Hebrew fashion arbiters at Paris? ft was General Wood who said, We have made it hard for Amer icans of German descent," and it was General Pershing who stated that the American casualty lists read in places like the city direc tory of Berlin. In view of the sacrifices which they have made, German-Americans have a right to demand of their government that the nation remain true to the high ideals for which it entered the war that now that a war waged avowedly against German imperialism and militarism has victoriously terminated, the Ger man people be not oppressed and degraded, but assisted and ele vated./ In his message to the Mexican Congress, Carranza mentions four causes of possible international difficulties* which require the ut most, prudence in order to avoid fcfiiiiiietg gad at the same time opt to injure, the dignity and the. sovereignty of the nation. These canes arc: (1) the conditions that prevail on the border between Mexico and the United States (2) the indemnities claimed for foreign properties destroyed dur ing the revolution (3) the indem nities also for the murders of for eign citizens or subjects (4) and some laws necessary to forward the ideals of the revolution. One may wonder what more ideals this man Carranza may have up his sleeves. The endorsement recently given democracy by the head of the Catholic Church is both a sign of the times and an aid to the spread of democracy, says William Jen nings Bryan. It is a recognition of the progress made by popular government and a call to the mem bers of the largest branch of the Christian Church. Democracy grows. And the attention given to the education of "the prole tariat" naturally follows. When the people rule they must be edu cated. That is one virtue of pop ular government: it tics society together and makes each class feel an interest in every other. His Holiness has rendered a real service by his clarion appeal for democracy and universal educa tion, and he properly adds a word in favor of co-operation among all classes. How many Bible readers have we? This was a recent headline in The Literary Digest. If you want to get a definite answer, visit some public high school and inquire among the students, says a writer. The number you can find who don't know anything at all about religion, except the Catholics and Jews, will be likely to startle you. The writer has tried if. so he knows of what he is talking. Most Protestant chil dren today do not. even know what the essential differences be tween Catholicity and Protestant ism are. They are not Protestants themselves they are nothing. They are not even able, many times, to give a. definition of "God," unless it might be some silly meaningless thing such as the great Architect of the uni verse." Ask them to explain this definition and they are helpless. No matter what the nation, the state and city of New York may do in his honor, it, is safe to say that nothing which Cardinal Mer cier takes back to his glorious little country will be more prized by him than the certificate of the honorary doctor's degree con ferred on him by Princeton Uni versity. Princeton is so true the oretically to what St. Thomas Aquinas would call her "pietistic traditions," that she always cele brates a victory on the gridiron by singing the long measure dox ology, "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow." To what an extent her chagrin under defeat is soothed by her belief in predes tination it is hard to say, says the New York Herald. But, be that as it may, last Monday for the first time in history the most im portant Presbyterian seat of learning in the world placed, with all reverence and enthusiasm, the scarlet hood of one of her highest degrees upon the shoulders of a living saint and soldier of the Catholic Church. REMEMBER YOUR PRELATES. It is a holy and a wholesome thought to remember the dead whether they be prelates, clergy or laity. The law of God applies with equal effectiveness in this life to all alike: the justice of God is measured out by the same standard to all in the life to come. For this reason the Church bids us pray for our departed irrespec tive of their earthly station. We owe a special debt of gratitude and of mercy towards our friends and relatives: a particular obli gation towards those who have led us on the way to eternal hap piness. Writing to the Hebrews, St. Paul admonishes all: "Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversion." Just a year ago Almighty God counted out the days of one of His great prelates, and Arch bishop Ireland was summoned to the realm whence there is no re turning. Truly of him may it be said. "Whose faith follow." For surely seldom has a prelate, in our day at least, given bigger proofs of the faith that animated him. Faith with him was truly a divine thing, a powerful glass that re vealed the hand of God running through the scrolls of the future a magic current that charged with vital energy all his actions a loadstone that tended to draw all men to the kingdom of God. In spite of his herculean labors for the cause of God the soul of Archbishop Ireland was bidden stand before the throne of the just Judge, and the standard of the sanctuary, exact and exact ing, was applied to him as to other mortals. Timely even now, per chance, is the admonition of the Apostle: "Remember your prel ates who have spoken the word of God to you." For faith teaches that prayers offered for the de parted avail those who stand in need, and add to the secondary glory of those who are already in the enjoyment of the beatific vision. Next Wednesday morning the faithful of St. Paul and the sur rounding territory should gather in large numbers in the Cathedral, and there attend the solemn cere monies in memory of the late prelate who ruled this diocese for so many years. God has blessed us in sending a worthy successor to the great Archbishop who has passed into the Beyond. Let our Catholic people prove fo this be loved successor how deeply they appreciate St. Paul's advice: "Re member your prelates." fATHER FEENEY. It was a source of deep sorrow to many priests in the Northwest when the word went round last Monday, Father Feency is dead. On account of his advanced age and failing health his sudden de parture might have been expect ed. and yet the actual news of his going caused painful surprise and regret. Father Feeney, in his capacity of spiritual director of the young men iu our diocesan seminary for fifteen years, endeared himself to all by his profound piety, common sense, and deeply spiritual nature. What is more, he left an indelible impress upon the souls and the hearts of the future priests that has served to strengthen their character and to aid them in the discharge of their priestly duties. The long years of experience, the wide range of clerical activities, the success that attended his ef forts along many lines, all com bined to make Father Feeney a most valuable guide and an un erring director in the field of the spiritual life. As a scholar Father Feeney was well read, a clear thinker and pos sessed of that solid intellectual balance that made his writings not only interesting but at the same time a valuable asset to the priest or to the intelligent lay man. The late Archbishop Ireland placed a high estimate on his close friendship with Father Fee ney, and during the long illness of the venerable prelate. Father Feeney was a frequent and wel come visitor at the bedside of the illustrious churchman. In the death of Father Feeney the Diocese of St. Paul loses a priest of the old school, a gentle man refined, learned, intensely re ligious, always and everywhere the thorough priest of God. GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP. One of the prime rules of good sportsmanship is that when a con test is finished the contestants should lay aside all animosity that mav have actuated them in the heat of the struggle. It is not always possible for nations to come together as quickly after a war as it is for individual com petitors to resume friendly rela tions after a bitter struggle. Still, it is good policy and, besides, it is the teaching of Christianity. The commercial barriers are even now breaking down, and the allied nations are seeking to some extent an interchange with Ger many in the field of commerce. Before the war American scien tists and thinkers of all shades never tired of praising and ex tolling the achievements of Ger man intellect. Then came the war, and those same thinkers seemed to have discovered some thing infernal and devilish in everything German. Now, how ever, it is time to strike an in tellectual balance, to admit good where it exists, even in spite of defects. During the war the people of German extraction in this country were frequently subjected to taunts and insults but ill de served. True, there were not, lacking those who endeavored to assist the fatherland, even at the cost of harming their adopted country. At the same time, the various drives and campaigns showed conclusively that a large percentage were true to this coun try. Hence it should now be time to lay aside all ill feeling, and to show our fellow countrymen of German descent that America is big enough to harbor all who are willing to abide by her laws, whatever may have been their land of origin. It is noteworthy that the opinions brought back by the re turned soldiers, with regard to Germany, are not nearly so bitter as the propagandists during the war tried to foster here. The opprobrious epithets used so free ly here by our press are seldom found in the mouths of the boys who actually met the enemy. Hence, while not seeking to ex cuse the foe for his crimes and cruelties, real or fancied, it is high time to lay aside rancor and hatred, and to endeavor to con solidate all our people in one vast and closely-knit democracy. This THE CATHOLIC BULLETIN, OCTOBER 4, 1919 idea has also been expressed re cently by the Holy Father. In his letter to the Central Verein, at its meeting last mouth in Chicago, Pope Benedict urges the laying aside of all international and na tional hatred. THE NEED OF ORGANIZATION. The trite adage, "In union there is strength," was never put to bet ter use than it is today. It always has been recognized as a factor of co-operative success in any im portant undertaking that the com bination of many forces will effect better and greater and more last ing results than the unaided effort of an individual. What is true in time of war is equally true in time of peace. For this reason the modern world has set out to or ganize along those lines where far-reaching effects are desired. Social readjustment is the word of the hour. Every person, with an idea of what he thinks should be done, is putting forth his ener gies in order to win over the mul titude to his particular mode or method. The Catholic Church is a per fect- organization. In her doc trine, her discipline, her adminis tration there is a well balanced order. She stands forth as the model society of the ages, of the world. At the same time it is necessary that she be organized locally in her activities, that her efforts for the social and moral betterment of men be directed through the channels that will lead to the most fruitful spiritual life. The Catholic Bishops of Amer ica, nearly one hundred strong, met last week in the national cap ital precisely to this end that they might form an organized body to rightly direct the efforts and en deavors of the millions of their people in this country. Every parish, every diocese in this country has its problems that may be grouped under one or an other of several divisions. The Church at large is interested not only in those questions that affect each individual spiritual unit, but in those also that concern the whole body of Catholicity. Here and there zealous Bishops and priests have taken up local issues with energy and ability frequent ly have they achieved magnificent results. But their work was for the Church, and the Church her self is able to extend special aid to each locality when the forces of the whole Catholic American body are united under the direct ing power of the Bishops them selves, the authorized leaders of the Church in all her work. Sporadic efforts often are put forth to solve certain social prob lems, to encourage the great but unappreciated work of the Cath olic press, to further the cause of missions at home and abroad, and for other reasons. Up to the pres ent day, however, there has not been that united strength that is required for distinct success in any line. Each parish or diocese has lived for itself, has labored for its own interests, has sought to promote its own welfare. The result has been that, success usu ally depended on individual initia tive, on favoring local conditions, or on some other extrinsic condi tion. Thus, while the cause of the missions has flourished in a few dioceses, local needs have ab sorbed the energies of the clergy along" local lines. While the Cath olic press here and there at rare intervals has been given encour aging impulse, the total and net result has been deplorable. In the United States today there are perhaps not more than one or tAvo Catholic papers that receive any thing like the support that each and every one of them is entitled to. And so with other matters. •The meeting of the Bishops, therefore, promises to mark an epoch, a new era for all the activ ities of the Church in this country. The Bishops of America are a wideawake, energetic, active and able body of men. Individually they have accomplished wonders: collectively their force and ability will place the Church here on a footing of prosperity that never thus far has been attained. With the united strength of one hun dred and more zealous prelates back of the Catholic press, for example, or of education, or of lay societies, we scarcely can measure the tremendous power that the Church will wield for God and country in this great repub lic. The time is ripe for organiza tion, the Bishops have realized this, and now we may confidently look forward to a new and bright er age in the history of the Cath olic Church iu the land discovered by a Catholic, watered by the blood of Catholic missionaries and warriors, and dedicated to the beautiful Queen of the Immacu late Conception. At Maria Einsiedeln, the great Benedictine Abbey and Shrine in Switzerland, there will take place from October 21 to- 24, a conference of Bishops and societies for the pro motion of Catholic interests and their defense in Palestine under the new order fit things now Obtaining there. i The Catholic Foreign Mission So ciety, at Maryknoll, Ossining, N. Y., reports a cablegram just received from the Right Rev. Bishop de Guebriant of THE K. OF C. IN ALASKA DR. BUCKLEY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PAYS OFFICIAL VISIT OF INSPECTION TO FAR POST OF AMERICAN ARMY KNIGHTS PROVIDE ENTERTAIN MENT AND HELP FOR SOLDIERS IN BLEAK TERRITORY—ARMY TO TAKE OVER WELFARE WORK —K. OF C. TO CONTINUE FOR FEW MONTHS. The secretary of war has notified the welfare organizations that, begin ning with November 1, the govern ment will take over all work of that nature for the army and navy. At the same time Mr. Baker has requested the Knights of Columbus to continue their work in the outlying districts for some months. These posts will in clude, Alaska, Siberia, Panama and the Philippines. The indefatigable spirit of the Knights of Columbus in providing help and entertainment for the soldiers, even in out-of-the-way places, is shown by Dr. E. W. Buckley, of St. Paul, Supreme Physician of the order. Dr. Buckley, in company with Martin H. Carmody, Deputy Supreme Knight, started out in August to visit the American posts in Alaska. The party returned last week. The fact that there are about twenty hours of dark ness out of the twenty-four during the winter does not add at all to the com fort of the soldiers who.are stationed in this bleak country. Speaking of conditions, Dr. Buckley said: "A group of us went up there in August to extend the Knights Columbus campaign for providing en tertainment for soldiers. These aren't found in any great numbers at any of FAIR PRICE DEAD WAS SUPERIOR OF AMERICAN MISSION IN CHINA. Canton, China, announcing the recent death, from appendicitis, of Rev. Thomas F. Price, Superior of the Maryknoll Mission in Kwangtung. Born in North Carolina, 58 years ago, Father Price entered St. Charles Preparatory College at Ellicott City, \Id., and completed his theological studies at. St. Mary's Seminary, Balti more, Md., being ordained in 1866. Returning to North Carolina, he la bored there for 25 years, devoting every effort Io his people's welfare. During this period he established a home for destitute children at Naza reth, N. C„ and became the founder of "Truth," an apologetic monthly now widely circulated. Convinced of the imperative need of a seminary to educate American priests for foreign missions, Father Price, in company with Rev. James A. Walsh of Boston, authorized by the American hierarchy, went to Rome in 1911 to get the approval of the Holy Father, Pius X, for their enterprise: the establishing of the Catholic For eign Mission Society of America. When the first, missioners of the vig orous young society set out for their field in China a year ago, Father Price accompanied them. BOY SCOUTS PRIEST GOES TO BRITAIN TO STUDY FOREIGN METHODS. Among the passengers who sailed on the Cedric from New York recently, was Rev. Richard Hawe, Scoutmaster of Troop No. 10 of Dubuque, Iowa. Father Hawe, an effective worker among the Catholic Scouts, will study scouting in England and Ireland, mak ing a careful survey of the situation there and bringing back a fund of in formation which will be used in con nection with his own work in this country. As a loving tribute to the memory of the late pastor, Rev. William J. Murphy, who died several months ago, a set of chimes was recently placed in St. John Church, North Cambridge, Mass. The chimes, which represent a voluntary offering of more than $3,000, were presented by the many friends of Father Murphy in Cam bridge, to commemorate his long years of service as a priest, and his high attainments as a musician. HIDED FIRE FIGHTERS PRIESTS AND PEOPLE DISPLAY GENUINE KINDNESS. Rev. George A. Metzger, Rector of St. Alphonsus Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., won many more friends and ad mirers by his indefatigable work in aiding the firemen and policemen at the recent fire in the Stone and Flem ing Oil Works in Greenpoint. Headed by Father Metzger, a baud of parish ioners from St. Alphonsus went through the fire lines early in the evening and were the first to serve coffee and sandwiches to the tired fire fighters. Father Metzger and his as sistant, Rev. Herman J. Pfeifer, were in the thickest of the fight against the flames, carrying refreshments to the firemen on the piers, almost under the blazing bridge. They continued their work all through the night, using the St. Alphonsus Catholic Club as head quarters. the Alaskan stations, but their need is infinitely greater than in many other parts of the world. Free Movie Built. "For instance, at Ft. William Sew ard there are never more than 200 men. But they hadn't one single re source—not one—to help them spend the time off duty. Half a mile away is the little town of Haynes, and here we built a movie theater, admission to which is free, in conformity with the Knights of Columbus war work plan everywhere. "We built it there rather than at the post because we find that the men enjoy it much more :f they go else where for it. And we've sent up all our reels and other equipment for the year, for shipment to Alaska is some thing that can't be accomplished on the spur of the moment. Jackies Cheered Also. "Another point at which we're estab lished is Ft. Gibbon, at the mouth of the Tanana river. We got to Juneau in time to send a phonograph and a lot of records out to the U. S. S. Vicks burg, which, with two destroyers, was in the harbor at Juneau on the watch for fish pirates. And next year we expect to have considerable amuse ment facilities established for the use of sailors on this duty. They have unlimited shore leave—and nothing to do with it. "A change of plan in our Alaskan campaign made it possible for us to turn over to an orphanage in Nome all the material we were to have used in putting up a movie theater in that section. "This orphanage, by the way, has 1,000 little Indians in it, the result of last year's flu epidemic up there." SS ill F«I!IL Mil For the first time in history Mass wa£ celebrated Sunday, September 21, in historic Faneuil Hall, Boston, when Rev. J. W. Culhane. of the Holy Cross Cathedral, conducted services for the Catholic members of the State guard policing Boston. The hall was filled with guardsmen, and they were given good, sound advice regarding their duty to God and country by Father Culhane in his short sermon. GOING 10 CHINA AMERICAN MISSIONARIES OF THE SOCIETY OF DIVINE WORD WILL SAIL FOR CHINA OCTOBER 15. The Society of the Divine Word. Techny, 111., will send its first Ameri can missionaries .to South Shantung on October 1.1. Rev. Fred Gruhn, S. V. D., accompanied by the Venerable Scholastics, Robert B. Clark, S. V. D., of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Clifford ,T. King, S. V. D., of Houghton, Mich., will sail from San Francisco, oil a Jap anese steamer. Father Gruhn has for many years been professor at St. Mary's Mission House, Techny, and he has also spent, some time in the negro missions of Mississippi, and Arkansas. Clark and King have been among the pioneer students of the Mission House. The ceremonies of departure will take place Wednesday, October 15. There will be a Solemn Pontifical High Mass a sermon will be preached by the Most Rev. George W. Munde lejn, Archbishop of Chicago. His Grace will present the mission cross to the youthful apostles. Following the ceremonies, a fare well celebration and entertainment will be held. The great needs of the South Shantung mission demand im mediate assistance from American missionaries. The mission of the So ciety of the Divine Word is one of the most flourishing in all China, having upwards of 100,000 Christians and 60, 000 catechumens. Owing to the pre carious position of the missionaries, Right Rev. Augustine Henninghaus, S. V. D., sent an urgent appeal for Amer ican men to take up the work. The society in America has nobly re sponded. The three missionaries will reside in Yencliowfu, under the direction of Bishop Henninghaus. Messrs. King and Clark will continue their theologi cal studies, and be ordained next fall in the far East. They will probably be the first American priests ordained in China. ALTOONA PRELATE CELEBRATES GOLDEN SACERDOTAL JU BILEE. On Monday, September 22, the Right Rev. Eugene A. Garvey, Bishop of the Altoona, Pa., Diocese, quietly observed the fiftieth anniversay of his ordination as a priest. The only rec ognition of the event was in the Holy Mass, celebrated by the Bishop in St. John's Pro-Cathedral at 8 o'clock that morning. At the venerable Bishop's request, the only other departure in honor of the day was the declaration of a holiday for the parochial school children of the city. The considera tion for the children is very charac teristic of Bishop Garvey, whose life as priest and prelate has been spe cially devoted to charity and to the welfare of the little ones. He found ed and for years has been the guid ing influence of the orphanage homes for boys and girls, at Cresson, where hundreds of the children of the dio cese have been provided with an ideal home under his paternal direction. Bishop Garvey is enjoying good health when his advanced age is con sidered, and despite his years is as zealous and energetic as a young man. He was born in Carbondale, Pa., in 1845. DOMAIN OF TEMPERANCE TEMPERANCE AS AN EDUCA TIONAL FORCE. The more one reads about the work of the Father Mathew Total Absti nence Association of Dublin the more one admires it. This association takes no narrow view of temperance, but, following the example of Father Mathew himself, endeavors to make it touch the life of the people in many places. Every year the association holds a Feis, or Irish festival, which serves as an intellectual, social and artistic stimulus to those who take part in, or witness it. Such festivals always appealed to temperance workers and appealed very strongly to Father Mathew himself and his contemporaries. In support of this contention may be quoted the fol lowing words from a speech by the late Charles Gavan Duffy, at a ban quet in Newry at which the Bishop of Dromore and Father Mathew were present: "When total abstinence ends in re deeming a man from the vice of iu i toxication it stops far short of the i point it is capable of reaching. We have not only appetites to restrain, but great faculties to cultivate, and I the latter is not the least important portion of our duties for the man i whose heart and imagination are not opened and exalted by education is no more the creature God intended him to be than if eyes and hands were I wanting to his physical organization, You, Father Mathew, have taken from the people a sensual, material stimu lant ought you not to replace it by a moral stimulant? You have quenched one thirst ought you not to excite another—a thirst which is not to be slaked in the whisky shop, but in the library or lecture room—a thirst for knowledge? "The human mind is never idle, least of all will it be idle when a healthful action is no longer impeded by the paroxysms and depression of intemperance. It is your duty, I sub mit, to find it employment which will make it wiser, happier, and better. The teetotal societies should become not only agencies for the dif fusion of total abstinence principles, but for improving the morals and cul tivating the understanding of the peo ple. "Why should not every teetotal so ciety have its lecture room, where the artisan might be taught the principles of mechanics, the farmer the latest im provements in agriculture, and every one something that would make him a better man and a better citizen? Let the teetotaller come to be recog nized, not only by his fulfilling life's duties, but by enjoying life's virtuous pleasure, till the very sensualist is forced to confess that the way to happiness is not through indulgences of ojir passions, but their regulation and restriction. SOCIETY REORGANIZED. In the fall of 1916 a little band of Catholic Total Abstrainers, residents of Germantown, Pa., and vicinity, or ganized the Irish-American Associa tion of Germantown. The object or this association WHS to promote social intercourse among the neighbors and friends, free from the use of intoxi cating beverages of every description. When the entrance of the United States of America into the great World War compelled this little asso ciation of seventy members, by rea son of so many enlistments from its ranks, to cease activities, no meetings were held for more than a year and the only evidence that the Irish-Amer ican Association ever existed was an account of two hundred dollars in its treasury. The return of many of the members from France brought back renewed life to the society and a meeting was held recently at which the entire treasury was dedicated to the cause of freedom for the land that gave the great apostle of Total Abstinence, the Rev. Theobald Mathew. A PRACTICAL ERS. 1 PASTD8 SUPPORTS PAPER INSTEAD OF BUYING STATUE—ENTIRE CON GREGATION BECOME SUBSCRIB The Rev. V. Pilon, pastor at Ht. Albert, Ont, has sent $1,127 to the French Catholic daily newspaper, Le Droit, of Ottawa, with the following letter: "Your request for subscriptions reached us just as we were debating the erection of a statue to the Sacred Heart. This plan pleased our people greatly because they all desire tho Sacred Heart of .Tesus to reign visibly among them. But your paper, which has for the past six years valiantly championed our faith and our race, is also beloved in the parish of St. Al bert. We could not. shut our ears to your appeal. Let me tell you how my parishioners showed both their love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus and their atachment to Le Droit. Instead of erecting a monument of stone, they decided to take up a collection in honor of the Sacred Heart for your good Catholic paper. "Practically every member'- of the congregation subscribed for L6 Droit, and not a few added a donation to their subscription. As pastor I am well satisfied with my parishioners, and Jesus, too, is sure to be pleased, because a journal like yours, which* honors the Sacred Heart even in Its printing shop, where a lamp is con stantly burning before Its image, is a monument which preaches not only to the faithful of one parish, but to thousands of readers. May your pa per prosper and find many generous supporters!'' Pius X, we are sure, would have applauded this letter, and recom mended it as worthy of imitation, says The Toronto Catholic Register. In matter of fact, an efficient Catholic press today is of greater importance i than monuments of stone.