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OFFICIAL PAPER OP THE ARCH
DIOCESE OP ST. PAUL AND THE
DIOCESE OF DULUTH.
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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.
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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.

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