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News Section -- Page 6 1 THE OBSERVER Sunday April 15, 194 Silver Jubilee Of Service To Catholic Press Marked By N.C.W.C. News Agency Work Founded By U. S. Bishops To Serve American Papers Has Come To Have Clients All Over The World Washington, April 11.--(NC)--The first releases (- the National Catholic Welfare Conference News Service were dispatched to subscribing papers 25 "years ago to- day. The N.C.W.C. News Service, sometimes designated by the shor':ened form NC, was inaugurated soon after the close of World War I. It is the( work of the Press Department of the National Catholic Welfare Con- ference, the organization formed hy the Bishops of the United States to succeed, in peace time, the National Catholic War Coun- cil of the first world conflict. The Service observes its silve.r jubilee in the midst of World War II. Pope Benedict XV, in 1920, ex- pressed the wish that the News Service "may bear ever more abun- dant fruits and, like the Evange- lical mustard seed, grow into a strong and mighty tree which un- der the shadow of its branches will gather all the souls thirsting after truth, all the hearts beating for the good." Holy Father's Praise Last November, His Holiness Pope Plus XII extolled the achieve- meuts of the N.C.W.C. News Ser- vice, calling it a truly "practical and forward-looking expression of American Catholic Action," and a "great medium for the dissemina- tion of Catholic doctrine and the correct interpretation of world events in the light of unchanging Christian truths and principles," and affirmed it had played a "truly outstanding role." Designated originally to serve the Catholic papers in the United States, the releases of the N. C. W. C. News Service were going to the Catholic papers of ome 30 dif- ferent countries at the outbreak of the present war. The loss of sub- scribing papers suffered with the outbreak of hostilities was more than offset by the fact that Noti- cias Catolicas, the Spanish-langu- age service instituted in 1941 has come to serve some four-score pa- pers in'all Latin American coun- tries. Thus, N.C.W.C. News Ser- vice dispatches are today carried in the papers of 32 different coun- tries. Subscribers to the News Service have increased almost ten- fold in its 25 years' existence. When "the present war started, its Market BLAISDELL STREET MEAT MARKET KENNETH J KING. Proprietor Wholesale end Retail Mimthl Phone Main 653 1351 BlaisdDn St ELECTRIC HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ROCKFORD LUMBER AND FUEL CO. A Camp/ore Line of BUILDING MATERIALS--FUqELS and FUEL OILS Main 67 201 L STATE "Always a Good Show" State and Capitol Theatres CHARLES HOUSE IHTERPRISES, INC. news stories were appearing in several hundred papers in all parts of the world. Chaplain For Blind Named On Committee Boston, April 9--(NC)--The Rev. Thomas J. Carroll, chaplain of St. Raphael's Hall for the Aged Blind at Newton, Mass., has been name da member of the Honor- ary Civilian Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General to cooper- ate in the Army's social adjustment training program for blind veter- ans. All members of the cmnmittee are individually prom nent in civil- ian work for the blind. Country's Highest Honor Awarded Hero's Widow Fort Atkinson, April 9--(NC)-- Sgt. Gerald L. Endl, of St. Joseph's church here, has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously, for conspicuous gal- lantry in action in New Guinea. The Medal was presented to Ser- geant Endl's widow, Mrs. Anna Marie Endl, in the presence of his parents, American Legion officials and hundreds of friends. Father John Glynn To Address United Sodalities May 6 Rockford.--The Rev. John J. X. Glynn, O. S.A., principal of St. Thomas high school, will address members of the United Sodalities of Rockford for the Ninth Annual breakfast at the Nelson hotel on Sunday, May 6. Both past and present members of all parish so- dalities in Rockford will gather for Mass and Communion at 8:00 a.m. in St. James pro-cathedral. The breakfast will be served at :1: o'clock in the Crystal room of the Nelson hotel. The committee in charge of the affair, members of St. Catherine's sodality of St. James parish, are co-chairmen Genevieve Olson and Agnes Maffiolo; ticket chairman Kathleen Govern; and Geraldine Phelan and Betty Altendorf. Father Glynn, who was ordained as a member of the Augustinian order in 1932, came to St. Thomas last year from St. Rita's high school in Chicago, where he was assistant principal and prefect of studies..He received his bachelor's degree from Villanova college and the master of arts degree at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C. Father Glynn taught at Ojai, Cal., and Villanova Preparatory school before being i transferred to St. Rita's high school: in Chicago and then to St. Thomas, Rockford. Third Order Plans Reception April 27. Rockford.--Profession and recep- tion of new members into the Franciscan Third Order of Rock- ford will lake place in St. Anthony church at 2:30 p.m. on April 22 instead of on the third Sunday of the month as is usual. Holy Hour and Benediction of the Most Bles- sed Sacrament will follow the re- ception ceremonies in the church. A business meeting of the organ- ization will be held in St. Anthony hall after Benediction. The Society For The Propagation Of The Faith News Notes DIOCESAN DIRECTOR: REV. THOMAS S. GREEN 442 Highland Ave., Dundee, IlL The Mystery of Suffering Christ teaches that there is no adversity, physical or moral, which cannot be transformed into a source of merit. Every infirmity, every tribulation can be converted :into an occasion of spiritual gain j ob " bearing it bravely in the name Christ. These excerpts, takeh from John A. O'Brien's book "The Mystery of Suffering," summarize the underlying thought which 'should motivate the universal ob- I servance of Mission Sunday of the! Sick on th feast of Pentecost, l May 20th. I Certainly the number of slck and l suffering has increased incredibily during the past year. Veteran hos- pitals are filled to over-flowing with casualties resulting from this, i the most devasting war in the his- tory of mankind. In addition home ;and family life have been disrupted with consequent anxiety and dis- tress. Now comes the opportunity to utilize this" vast treasure .house of pain. "Power is made perfect only in infirmity" so let us not waste the opportunity of trans- forming our suffering into a migh- ty weapon which will make pos- sible the restoration of the reign of Christ to the world and bring QUALITY FURNITURE WHEN YOU CHOOSE FURNITURE AT THE HOUSE OF LINDBERG, YOU GET HONEST VALUES, SOUND QUALITY AND EXPERT WORKMANSHIP HOUSE OF LINDBERG BROADWAY & 8th ST. MAIN & S. GALENA ROCKFORD FREEPORT I I all peoples to His knowledge and love. Report on Snn-Wui Where will we find the most saintly people in the world? Al- most Ripley-like in its "believe it or not" character they are to be found among the lepers who are confined in the Gate of Heaven Asylum in Sun-wei, according to the Rcv. Joseph Sweeney. Per- haps Father Sweeney is a trifle prejudiced, but certainly he has had enough experience to know whereof he speaks. Cofounder of this great institution of mercy, he has witnessed the transformation of these hunted outcasts into true "brothers of Christ." Certainly he has vertified the fact that the asylum in Sun-wui has been truly the gate to heaven for hundreds of souls. Now, as a Chaplain in the United States Army, Father Sweeney is back once more in the United States for a brief visit. He was forced to leave his charges in China, because his presence, as an American, endangered their lives. For three years the Japanese have been directly across the river from the Gate of Heaven asylum, and had a large garrison located two and one-half miles up the riv- er. They frequently fired across at the inmate with the result that there were nine casualties among the lepers in one month. Needless to say Father Sweeney is anxious to get back to his charg- es in China, where "the warm- hearted kindness and material help of the American people has deeply penetrated into the heart of every person in Sun-wui." As long as missionary priests, brothers and sisters set out to ful- fill, not the request, but the com- mand of Christ to "go into the whole world and preach the gos- pel to ever-- creature," the society for the Propagation of the Faith must be ready to support them. This all must be twofold: the spir- itual help of prayer without which the efforts of tl{'e missionaries will be in vain; the monetary assis- tance so necessary for the expan- sion of their numerous works. i Separate Ward For Crippled Children At St. Anthony's Rockford--Plans have been com- pleted for the creation of a sep- arate ward for crippled children at St. Anthony's hospital in Rock- ford. The Convent building at the west end of the hospital is being: redecorated and remodeled for this purpose. The Sisters who have been residing in the building have moved to other quarters on the east side of the hospital. With a building for crippled cases separate from the pediatric de- partment, St. Anthony's hospital will become a center for care and treatment of crippled children in the area of Rockford. Plans for the addition include a play room, school room and screened porches. The ward, when completed, will ac- commodate about 20 patients. Miss Addle Brengman is in charge of physio-theraphy treat- ments at the hospital and is assist- ed by student nurses. The Sister Kenny method of packs and muscle treatments is now being employed at the hospital and five children are now receiving the treatments. A teacher from Freeman school, Mrs. Marion Boyer, goes to the lospital to teach the children unable to attend school. A graduate nurse will be in charge of the new de- mrtment 24 hours a day with a staff of nurses to assist her. Nervous Passenger: "Don't drive so fast when we come to the cor- ners. You scare me." Taxi Driver: "Do what I do when we come to a corner, lady--shut your eyes." 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