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,..',,... , e 00rrurr "" Three Section OFFICIAL ORGAN OF TI4E ROCKFORD DIOCESE & FEBRUARY 3, 1946 ,  A WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH  VOL. XI, NO. 11 Pope Pius Pleads For Industrial Peace Presenting Church In Action To Every American Set As Aim Of Apostolate Of The Press BY AR(!HBISHOP JOHN GREGORY MURRAY OF ST. PAUl, ]piscopal Chairman of the Press Department of the National Catholic Welfare Conference The widespread repudiation of principles and the sub- stitution of articles in almost every field of social endeavor throughout the world, resulting in the perversion of govern- ment, education, commerce, industry, welfare and family life, makes all the more imperative the apostolate of the press to which all the Catholics of the United States are invited to give serious considera -6 tion and substantial support during centration of mind to acquire its the month of February. ]significance and provides the o0- Fr. J. T. Healey Men both in civil life and 'mil- I portunity for review, analysis and service, citizens in the coun-' ------ " ---'--Isynthesis_s.h_nec_es[_a_rV:orto:",:'_lTO e assess, --,,= i teary Be Welcomed tries that were involved in the permanent t, p ] worht war as well as in the areas trn oresenteq.. _____ __ __ .a_[ Cathedral that escaped involvement, imw be- rffel:y ,io,oaw:dt.!oto,,,- t At come sceptical of the incompetent[ sen, ms _, u ..... y or insidious leadership of the ores-[ Continued on Daze 4 News See. I -- --- ent era that they find only one I ' I Event To Be Held sovereign in the world who still holds the confidence of his sub- jects and seems o get a hearing from all .mankind, the Sovereign Pontiff at Rome. f The present crisis not only of Christendom but of the world at large, calls for an apostolate not only of the consecrated ministers of Christ out of the entire Cath- olic laity in every land. to dem- onstrate a Catholic consciousness, an unselfiish devotion and militant crusade in the cause of truth and justice. The most effective vehicle for conveying nniversal knowledge to- day is radio and the press. The most enduring results in the de- velopment *f education must be obtained by readin/ the printed word which requires greater con- Bishop To Say Mass For Men's Club February 3 The Catholic Men's club of Rock- ford on Sunday, Feb. 3, will attend Mass at 9 o'clock celebrated by His Excellency, the Most Rev. John J. Boylan, D.D., Bishop of Rockford in St. Thomas high school chapel. hnmediatey following the Mass, breakfast will be served in the school dining room. The officers of the Catholic Men's club of Rockford have announced that the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edw. J. Smith of Sioux City, Iowa, Nation- al Chaplain of the American Le- gion, will be the speaker. \\; '1 Teach Catechism,' By Msgr. M. A. Schumacher Announced By Publisher "I Teach Catechism" by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. A. Schu- macher, M.A., has been announced by the publishers. In three large octavo volumes, it is a complete revision of Monsignor Schumacher's former publication, "How To Teach the'Cate- chism." Arranged according to the new Baltimore catechism it provides a practicaJ method of teaching religion according, to the latest methods and the most recent text. Regarding his work, Monsignor Schumaeher says, "During all the years that 1 have been a priest, I have iven much time to the teach- ing of religion in the parochial schools. After years of exierience. I came to the conclusion that what was needed as an aid to the re- ligious teacher wouhl be a hand- book or manual, which not only gave an explanation of all the questions and answers in the se- quence as contained in the Balti- more catechisms but which would offer a selective and graded series of questions and answers distrib- uted over all the eight grades. "The publication by the bishops in 1941 of the 'Revised dition of the Baltimore Catechism' made es- sential the issuance of a new hand- book to replace my original book, 'How To Teach Catechism.' It is now ready and hears the title 'I Teach Catechism.' Its general.pur- pose is the same, viz., to make the teaching of 'eligion easier and the learning of religion attractive and .practical. In other respects, it is entirely new." On page 5 of "Catholic Bool News". puhlished" by Benziger Brothers, Inc., appears an article by Monsignor Schumaeher ex- plaining and outlining the work and methods of his three volume eatechetical series. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. A. Schu- reacher, pastor of St. Nicholas par- ish, Auror is an associate editor of "Living My Religion" series. He has taught religion in parochial Msgr, M. A. Schumaeher schools for more than 30 years and l is still teaching in all the grades: of St. Nicholas school. He has contributed many articles to the "Ecclesiastical Review" and the "Homiletic Monthly." He has also prepared for use iq conducting pa- rochial devotions a manual entitled, "The ('ongregation Prays." In 19q2, Renew Your 'Observer' Subscription "Where can we find the Truth that will solve today's prob- lems?" is the question of many seeking securily. Peace, economic or political, cannot be based on half truths. Justice cannot have falsely weighted scales. Security, individual or collective, will not grow without peace end justice, truth and honesty. Where con these be found? The Church's teachings are the eternal verities. Their appli- cations to modern problems will be found in lhe Catholic Press. Our religious publications provide the facts and their interpretations 'needed for o world of security todoy.--"Knighls of Columbus News, January 21, 1946." r At Hotel Feb. 10; Farewell At Galena With His Excellency, the Most Rev. John J. Boylan's, D.D., Bishop of Rockford, appointment of the Rev. Joseph T. Healey as adminis- trator of St. James pro-cathedral at Rockford, the parishioners of St. Michael's parish, Galena, made arrangements to say farewell to their pastor, and the people of St. .lames parish in Rockford prepared to welcome him. Father Healey i took up his duties in the pro-cathe- dral on Wednesday, Jan. 30. When news of the appointment to the pro-cathedral was received, Father Henley's first thought was of the people in St. Michael's parish, Galena. He arranged a dinner for the altar boys, the mem- bers of the choir, the ushers and the trustees. At the dinner on Sunday evening, Jan. 27, Father Healy expressed his appreciation to those who worked so closely with him and aided in offering the H01y Sacrifice of the Mass. That morning at Mass, Father Healey had spoken to all the people of the parish and thanked them for the splendid and generous cooperation they had always given him in con- ducting the activities of the parish. Unwilling to have Father Healey leave without a friendly and social farewell, Mr. Thomas Simonds anti Mr. Walter Jennings arranged a parish gathering in Feehan hall on the eveni,ag of Jan. 29. Members of the clergy from parishes through- out the territory, non-Catholic friends in the city and all the mem- bers of the parish, young md old, assembled that evening with the members of the Men's club to ex- tend felicitations to Father Healey. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. F. Conley, dean of the territory, expressed on behalf of the clergy his good wish- es to the newly-appointed pastor of the pro-cathedral. The Rev. R. A. Horner spoke briefly regarding [the friendly relations he and Fath- l er Healey have always maintained as neighboring pastors in Galena. Mrs. Ivan Chihts, as president of the Altar and Rosary society, rep- resented the ladies of the parish in saying farewell to their pastor. Orrin Smith acted as toastmast- er and Michael Murphy gave an excellent address. Galena, he said, sends its pastors either to Iteaven or to the Cathedral. Shortly after Father Healey ar- rived in Rockford, he attended a meeting of the Altar and Rosary society of the parish at which the Rev. Raymond P. Gm'don was ex- tended the best wishes of the parish the Holy Father honored Monsignor 1 in his new appointment as pastor Schumacher with the dignity of a( f St. Bridget parish, Loves Park. domestic prelate in recognition of/Ml's" Eugene Smith, president of his work for Catholic education. Iie I the society, presided and thanked has been appointed by the "Bishop] Father Gordon for the years of as a Rural Dean and a member of/service he had devoted to the the board of diocesan consulters. I Contimmd on nasa 5. Ne/a Roe. Fr. L. J. Gaulrapp To Say First Mass Sunday, Feb. 10th Son Of St. Joseph's, Freeport, To Be Ordained For Precious Blood Society In St. Joseph's parish church Freeport, on Sunday Feb. 10 at 9 a.m., the Rev. I,eo Joseph Gaul- rapp, C.PP.S., will celebrate his First Solemn Mass. It is the par- ish of his hirth and the church of his l)aptism. For several weeks past member's of the pariah have been planning and preparing for the joyous occasion of the young priest's First Mass. Membe of Father Gauh'app's family left Freeport this week to attend the ordination ceremonies at St. CIlarles Seminary. Cartha- gena, Ohio. On Saturday morning, Feb. 2, when the Bishop and the assembled clergymen imposed hands on the candidate for the Sacred Priesthood. Mr. Fred Gaulrapp, Miss Margaret Gauh'ano and Miss Clara Blem will see their son, bro- ther and nephew elevated to the service of God in the Priesthood of His Divine Son. For relatives and friends in Freeport their day of rejoicing Continued on 13age 5. News Sec. Vatican City, Jan. 26,--(Radio, NC)--The need "to infuse the breath of spiritual and moral life into the very framework of in- dustrial relations" was stressed by Pope Plus XII yesterday in address- mga group of ltalian industrialists and workers received in audiences. The Holy Father told employers and employees that the occasion had a particular moral and social significance, since the fraternal meeting of the two groups should lead to a fruitful understanding between them for greater increase in national prosperity and civil I)rogress. "There is an erroneous doctrine," said the Pope, "which affirms that Vou, the representatives of labor and you, the possessors of capital, are destined, as if by natural law, to be in reciprocal combat, in bit- ter and implacable struggles, and that industrial peace can be se- cured only at this price. I "However, you understand in- stinctively, without need of too sub- tle reasoning, that social peace, if it is to be rational and human, cannot I e atta ned by pure simple elimina- tion of one of the parties to dia- !putes, since in such a case that lahm' l)eace which gives life anti vigor to public and private ecot/omy would be destroyed. "Nor, indeed, can it be thought that through collectivist organiza- tion, which wouht follow therefrom, the cause of dissension would be removed, because with the change of parties to the conflict, the .trug- gle between labor and private cap- ital would I)e-replaced by one be- tween labor and state capitalism. "Indeed, in whatsoever manner Continued" on--l)ae'-4-News See. , qll' After forty years of silence, three bells in Immaculate Conception church, Fulton, will ring again. The Rev. John Egan, pastor of the parish, with the approval and support of the parishioners, is installing electric bell ringers. The work will be completed at Easter time. In 1906 the deceased Father Moloney, then pastor of the :)arish, installed three bells that are still regarded as the finest in the city of Fulton. The largest bell in D flat weighs 1200 pounds. The second in A natural is 800 pounds, and the smallest in E na- tural is 600 pounds. In preparing the belfry for the electric ringers that will automatically operate the bells, an opening has been pro- vided for a fourth bell that may be added in the future. Much new equipment is needed in equipping the hells to ring the Angelus. New yokes, new stands, clappers, frames anti wheels, in fact everything., will be new but the bells themselves. The cost of he installation is $1600. With the electric installation completed by the I. T. Verdin com- pany of Cincinnati, the Angelus will ring three limes each day throughout the city and territory i)f Fulton. The call of the bells to honor the Mother of God in the words of the angel announcing her unique privilege will revive for many at Fulton the practice of that beautiful prayer, the Angelus. Today the picture of the farm- er and his wife standing with bowed heads in the field is ad- m red by many but few under- stand or appreciale ils meaning. With the revival of the Angeltls at Fulton. an oht Catholic custom that brought God Hose to man many times each day will be re. stored. Father Egan has also announced lhe gift to hnmaculate Conception inarish of a statue and shrine in honor of the Infant Jesus of Prague. Doris, Hazel and Mabel l)evine of Chicago purchased the shrine from Daprato statuary com- pany and arranged for its installa- tion in the parish church as a memorial to their siste,', Mrs. Vin- cent Burden of Coffey's Corners. Mrs. Burden was buried from hn- maculate Conception church on May 30, 1945. The dedication of the shrine took place this past week. Novena prayers to the Infant Jesus of Prague will be recited each Tuesday evening in conjunc- tion with the rierpetual novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. For the past ten years, the novena in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help has been conducted inmmac- ulate Conception church. To these prayers are now added the novena in honor .of the Infant Jesus of Prafl'ua. Warns Workers Against Dangers Of Collectivism Urges Capital And Labor To Work For The Common Good Bells At Fulton Ring Again After Silence Of Forty Years