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Sunday, February 22, 1942 )[ THE OBSERVER ; 7 Peace Without Christ Would Be 'No Peace' Mind And Doctrine Of Christ Must Dominate ,When War Ends Harrisburg,'Pa., Feb. 15.--When the war ends, "the mind and dec- Where The Food Is PARRexcellenco Choice Steaks, Chops, Sea Food, Chicken and a Splendid Variety of Fine Foods PARR'S COLONIAL HOUSE C. J. PARR N. Main Road, 1 Mile out of Rockford, Route 2 Serving from II a.m. to 3 a.m. Sundays till Midnight PRIVATE DINING ROOMS We Cater to Clubs, Parltos, Banquets PHONE PARKSIDE 476 Lots of Parking Space I I 00PIERSON'S ' FACTORYI SHOWROOMS 1 HEAT SINCLAIR REFINING CA, H. W. MEIER, Agt. Forest 8340 1841 15th Ave. Rockford BLUE BIRD DIAMONDS, S25 and Up. CARL LINDQUIST, Jewelry, Silver [ 1137 Broadway, Rockford trine of Christ which His Vicar now speaks will have to dominate the peace, or it will be no peace," :he Most Rev. George L. Leech, Bishop of Harrisburg, says in a pastoral letter which was read in all churches of the Diocese yester- day along with the Lenten regula- tions. Stating that the Catholic mind "will not be confused or dismayed by this war," Bishop Leech urges his people, while supporting "to the full extent of our means" the material and physical defense of the United States, each to stand firmly by his "spiritual post." "We will do every righteous deed that God enables us to do in order to defend the nation we love and the freedom we rightly prize," he writes. But something far more efficacious than this material aid we bring to the defense and security of our nation. We bring the spiritual weapons which our Holy Faith has placed in our hands." "In this national crisis," he Con- tinues, "when even strong men must feel their human limitations, every faithful Catholic in the land will be an agent of supernal grace, sanctifying his own patriotic deeds by doing them in and for God, and by his hallowed prayers, works and sufferings bringing down the favor of heaven upon the nation,--b- seeching God to inspire and guide the President and every official charged with the responsibility of leadership, praying for courage and fortitude in all our citizens to bear manfully the burdens we must bear." "We Catholics are not confused," Bishop Leech says. "We know how to interpret the vicissitudes of life. Crystal clear in our minds is the knowledge of what we are i striving for as we rise to the de- fense of our land and liberty and to the victory which must be won. We want peace--peace on the whole earth for all men of good will. We want a just peace, and know what that means. "Statesmen, and the most up- right of them, may quibble in vagueness and obscurity. Our spiritual leader has spoken in clear and forthright fashion to us and to the world; and when, after this mad and fratricidal war, the time comes for nations and peoples to compose their enmities and set- tle down to peaceful ways, the mind and doctrine of Christ which His Vicar now Speaks will have to dominate the peace, or it will be no peace. "Under God," Bishop Leech says, "we pledge ourselves to de[end and strengthen an America pledg- ed to such a triumph. With such high purpose, honoring God and our neighbor, our cause must be just and the blessing of God must be upon it. These are high aims indeed, but our cause is unworthy if we aim for less." ROCKFORD Welden Radio Service Soles end Repairs 1052 Charles St. Ph. Main 2558 , i i FLOOR MAINTENANCE and JANITOR SUPPLIES for SCHOOLS -- HOSPITALS INDUSTRIALS FOREST CITY JANITOR SUPPLY 1606 W. State Tel. 1894 Rockford Shoe Repairs BEAN SHOE SERVICE Repairing--Rebuildlng--Dyelng 109 S. Wyma Street Kilburn Ave. Fuel Co. COALS OF ALL GRADES AND PRICES Hottest Number in Town PHONE MAIN 1039 I 119 Kilbn Ave. Rockford, IlL Cleaners COOPER'S 926 W. STATE @OREST 61 Karl Schoening & Sons Painting and Decorating Contractors Phone Main 7339 1607 Elm St. Rockford, III. i Carpets- Rugs CAR-PET-LINE STORE We Dress Your Floors and Windows Llnoleums * Carpets * Rugs * Curtains Draperies Window Shades Electric Appliances 424-28 Seventh St. Phone M1700 ROCKFORD PLUMBING SHOP Plumbing Heating Repairing Phone Forest 6302 3 ! 1 Chestnut Street ROCKFORD * ILLINOIS Coal and Ice Telephone Main 4505-6 Consumers Company COALICEDCOKE 796 NORTH MADISON STREET Observer Advertisert Merit Your Patronage Because They Help = Make This Paper Possible DISTRIBUTE PARISH HONOR ROLLS Muriel Lussier, of St. Vincent Ferrer's Parish. New York City points out the name of her boy friend, now serving in the army. on the new Holy Name Honor Roll to Thomas Walsh. National Cam- i mander of the Catholic War Veterans. The Holy Name Honor Rolls ihave Just been released to all parishes throughout the United StateaJ (N.CW C) Rochester Knights Buy $56,125 Worth Of Defense Bonds, Stamps Rochester, N. Y., Feb. l$.--As the result of a campaign launched early last month among the mem- bers of the Rochester Assembly of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, $56,125 worth of defense bonds and stamps were sold, Cyril J. Start, Master of the Fifth New York District of the Fourth Degree has reported to the Most Rev. James E. Kear- hey, Bishop of Rochester Mr. Start, who was chairman of the drive, said the total amount was invested in a lump sum, each member receiving bonds and stamps in accordance with his con- tribution. Coming Events Aurora April 15-16-17--"Smilin' Thru," senior class play of Madonna High school. Batavia March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day supper sponsored by Holy Cross parish, Odd Fellows hall. Cary March 17--Dance sponsored by Holy Name society of Ss. Peter and Paul church, parish hall. 50 Priests Give Last Rites At 'Normandie' Elbnrn March 15 -- St. Patrick's Day dinner served by ladies of St. r, *' .t t, I I ,. I 61 I / 6,/IGall's church--parish hall. Elgin tire, Latrl011c HOSplTi]IS AIS0 Lena AIGI March 17 -- Soeial sponsored by iSLe Ann's society of St. Mary's '  J church, parish hall. New York, Feb. 13.More than 50 priests from par-[ Freeport Apzd 6 Annual Spring con ishes throughout the city rushed to the scene to minister to[ . ri .--- ..... " . - . ,, , eer ny . (;ecella Lmolr, oenen: the injured hen flames swept the U.S.S. Lafayette, for- of St. Vincent's, school auditorium. merly the "Normandie," at its pier here Monday. Maple Park March 17 -- Annual St. Patrick's Along with scores of doctors and nurses from Catholic Day dinner under auspices of St. hospitals they were among the first to arrive on the scene. Mary's parish, Town Hall. The one known victim of thee Somonauk Priests from rectories in other March 17 -- Corned beef and fire, Frank Trentacosta, of Brook-! lyn, received the last rites of the Church at the hands of one of the many priests. One priest was in- jured in the course of the rescue work and later received hospital treatment. Although sailors at the scene warned there were large stores of smokeless powder in the hold which might explode at any moment, kill- ing or injuring those standing along the shore 20 feet from the ship, priests took a stand there giving absolution to the injured men as they were carried out of the vessel on stretchers. Doctors, nurses and ambulances from St. Vincent's Hospital, Colum- bus Hospital and S Clare's Hos- pital helped bear the brunt of the heavy rescue work which kept emergency vehicles streaming onto the pier for three hours. Eighteen doctors from the three hospitals, and some 60 nurses answered the call. The emergency work was di- rected by Sister Loretta Bernard, Superintendent, at St. Vincent's Hospital; by Mother Alice, Super- intendent, at St. Clare's, and by Mother Bernardine, acting Super- intendent, at Columbus. Priests who responded to the ,emergency call included the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Aloysius C. Dineen, pastor of Italy Innocents' Church; the Very Rev. Msgr. John J. O'Donnell, pastor of Guardian Angel Church and chaplain of the Port of New York; and priests i from the parishes of St. Paul the Apostle, Blessed Sacrament, St. Matthew, Holy Cross, Guardian I Angel, St. Francis of Assisi, St. :Raphael, Holy Innocents, St. Mich- ael and Sacred Heart, all in West Manhattan relatively near the  scene of the disaster. Priests, Seminarians From 42 Dioceses At The Catholic University Washington, Feb. 13. -- Priests and seminarians from 42 dioceses and from 26 religious communities have enrolled in the School of Theology during the second semes- ter of the Catholic University of America, the Most Rev. Joseph M. Corrigan, Rector of the University, announced today. The Archdio- ceses of Detroit, Dubuque ad Newark, and the Dioceses of Hart- ford and Pittsburgh have furnished the greatest number, while the greatest number of students from one religious community are mere. hers of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. arts of the city, including several from the Diocese of Brooklyn, were also on the scene. cabbage dinner served by Italy Name society of St. John's church, Feehan hall. SKANDIA HARDWARE CO. .I J ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS Telephone Main 576 Seventh Street and Third Avenu QUALITY AND SERVICE SINCE 1892 Illlll I Frames and Axles Checked Free Wheel Alignment Painting Top Repairing Rockford Body & Fender Works R. CHAMPAYNE,RoCKFORD Pros). 906 West State St. Static and Dynamic Wheel Balancing Phone Main 2555 LUMBER--MILLWORKFUEL---PAINT "WE INVITE YOUR PATRONAGE" E. W. SCHMELLING & SONS, INC./ 1031 SCHOOL STREET PHONE FOREST 7E00 USE ROCKCOTE PAINTS AND ENAMELS FOR YEARS OF LASTING SATISFACTION ROCKFORD PAINT MANUFACTIRING COMPANY 201 N. 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