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News Section--Page 4A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, June 13, 1948 4 U. S. Has Best Government In World, Says Bishop Eustace Vineland, strongest case of all can be made out for the American "democratic capitalism" system, Bishop Bartholomew Eustace of Camden, declared in a dis- russian of the three distinct forms of government now pre- vailing in the world. The Bishop spoke at a testimonial dinner for Philip Rudich, manager of the South* Jersey Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (CIO). since 1931. The three forms of government Bishop Eustace said, are com- munism as practiced in Soviet Russia; democratic socialism as practiced in Britain, and American democratic capitalism. Fascism and nazism are casualties of the war and cease to exist, he said. "There is no room in Soviet practice for civil liberty," the Bishop said. "As an economic principle communism implies the public ownership of all means of production. There is no place for individual enterprise. "Imagine what America would be without civil liberty; without] individual enterprise; and you have a state of affairs actually exist- ing in Russia," he continued. "Suppose the President of the United States to be in office for life; enabled to enact any decree in the absolute certainty of its being approved without interfer- ence from judicial processes such as the habeas corpus; unite to all this a dictatorial power over the economic life of the country and you have a picture of what Ame- rica would he and what Russia is." Bishop Eustace said Britain's "democratic socialism," denies "man's natural right to acquire and hold prodvctive property" and is an infringement "on an inalien- able human right to the detriment of the individual's personal inde- pendence." Remedies for the abuses existing in the world are not to be found in Britain's socialism, the prelate said. They can't be found there any more than in Russia's commu- nism, he said, and pointed to Ame- rica's "democratic capitalism," as the system in which all free men can thrive and develop. "There are weaknesses in our system," he said, "as shown in the crisis of 1929-33. There are some injustices in the system. Yet, withal, the strongest case of all can be made for it. Although in instances it may have made eco- nomic slaves of a few; it never yet has denied in theory that a man is free. An evil practice is bad enough; but a false principh is far worse." Bishop Eustace lauded Mr. Ru dich not only for the work he has done for the clothing industry, but also for his generosity to the Cam- Lightning Bolt Misses Priest By Five Minutes New Orleans--(NC)--Just five minutes after the Rev. Patrick Cunningham left the telephone in the rectory of St. Louis King of France Church, lightning wrecked the chair in which he had been sit- ting. The lightning struck ~he den diocese. Mr. Rudich, the Bis- hop said, has collected $88,000 for ambulances for Italy and also $59,175 of $8:L775 pledged by his group for the construction of Our Lady of Lourdes hospital now being erected in Camden. Southern Sudan Church Christianity First Introduced Shortly After Time Of Christ The author is a member of the White Fathers and a Washington, D. C., mission house superior serving as chaplain to a group of American scientists making a 2,500-mile trek into Central Africa. o uba, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, --(NC)-- The southern part of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan offers a golden opportunity for the Church at the present time in the opinion of Msgr. Stefan Mlakic, Prefect Apostolic of Bahr el-Gebel, with residence ,at Juba. While north- ere Sudan is solidly Mohammedan with the prophet's followers num- bering about seven million, the important tribes farther south, the i Bari, the Azandi, the Shilluks and ,Kinkas are joining the Church in great numbers. Christianity was first introduced into the Sudan shortly after the time of Christ. It was brought to the country by a minister of Queen Candace, who reigned during the lifetime of Our Lord. This min- ister had embraced the Jewish Faith and was later baptized by the Apostle Philip during a stay in Jerusalem. The Jews called thi: land Ethiopia, and it was from a capital at the mouth of the Blue Nile (Soba) that the Queen of Sheba went to visit Solomon. Christianity also spread to the Su- dan through converts made by St. Mark who brought the faith to Egypt. By the year 550, the Sudanese population, including their kings. .had embraced the teachings of ~.Christ. However, after the first invasion of Egypt by the Arabs around the year 700 the Sudanese Christians were in constant veril. In a battle in 1005 the Arabs kill- ed 30,000 Christians. In 1173 the Sudanese were again defeated and their conquerors carried off 70,000 as slaves. A century later the Arabs established their own king- dom at Dongola, destroying the re- maining vestiges of Christianity in that area. While northern Sudan is solidly Moslem, Mohammedanism has had little or no succes among the pagan tribes of the south up to the pres- ent. Stories of raids and the slave trade carried on by Arabs of the steepel of the church, broke a north are still fresh in the minds window and the holy water font, and smashed the rectory telephone, as well as destroyed the chair. St. Louis King of France parish, in a In Papal Academy suburb of New Orleans, was estab- lished in 1947. COOL OFF WITH ICED COFFEE For 63 Years We Have Sold Only The Finest Quality COFFEE. TEAS and SPICES Always FURE~ INo Substitutes Wdte today fo~ complete list lAVA COFFEE MILLS 1708 S. Rectne Ave. Est. 188S , I Dr. Do y Dr. r mgfeld Two American ~vaatJ, Dr. Ed- ward A. Daisy, professor of bio- chemistry at St. Lout- University School of Medicine and Dr. Her-' bert & Langfeld, Stuart Professor of Psychology at Princeton Unl- versity, have been named to mere. benddp in the Pont/flcal Academy Loaned to Mexico Bishop Alonso Escalante, M. M., Vicar Apostolic of the Pando, Maryknoll mission in lowland Bo- livia, who will be loaned to Mex- ico as rector of the Mexican Hierarchy's new foreign mission seminary, according to word re- ceived from the Holy See. An American citizen, the bishop was consecrated in 1943. (NC Photos) We[l[ti.q i Japanese Bishops Plan Nationwide Charities Unit Tokyo-- (NC)--Prominent among decisions reached at the recent an- nual meeting of the Japanese Hier- archy here was the creation of a National Charities Association which will be known as 'Caritas' and will serve to coordinate the work of all the charitable and so- cial agencies directed by the Church throughout the nation. National Director of the new Association is the Rev. Leopold Tibesar, M.M., who also holds the office of Jap- anese National Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Socfety. Archbish- ola Peter Dei of Tokyo, presided at the meeting and Archbishol% Paul Marella, Ap,,stolic Delegate to Jap- an, was present. A separate information section was also established within the framework of th( National Cath- olic Committee (counterpart of the National Catholic Welfare Confer- ence in the United States) and will soon begin nublication of a regular news service to provide Catholic copy to the non-Christian press. Of international significance are the plans to, the celebration of the fourth centenary of St. Francis Xavier's arrival in Japan'next year. A special sub-committee is being established within the National Catholic Committee to arrange the program for a nation-wide observ- ance of the centenary and it is ex- !~ected that. conditions permitting. a large number of pilgrims from Europe and America will take part in the ceremonies. Rockford -- Miss Marcella Patricla Businessmen Sponsor Alonzo and Steven Cacciatore, in St. Peter's church, May 29. Mies Pearl DeCorte and Frank P. Ma- Theater .rosrams D ,. nlcchia, by the Rev. Maurice Bnra, O.M.C., of St. Antheny's church, Jone 5. Miss Rosernarle Hughes and Ray Grater-[ ~'~ "~.cnester, N. Y.--(NC)-- Fin- fa, in St. Mary's church. June 5. l anclng of four broadcasts of The Mi~s Gloria Pegnolone and Daniel Tor-I Family Theater radio program risi, in st. Mary's church, June 6. I during July has been undertaken , Mies Joan Ploger and Paul Rafferty, in[bv a R'rouv of Rochester business- St Peter's church June 5 l~eu wh ~l d e" "5 500 fo - : . : : .... J o p e g o ~ , r essen- miss beatrice xort aDO oonam ~n- ' " " dusky, in St. Patrick's church, June 5. tml productmn expenses entailed Aurora -- Mias Eleanor Dorian and Walter Kirshtner. by the Rev. C. A. Hen- kel of St. Therese church, May 30. Miss Betty Fiester and John Campbell. by the Rev. C. A. Henkel of St. Theresa church June 5. Miss Ella G~ler and Harry Zeno, Jr., by the Bey. J. A. Rzcszotko of St. Peter's church, May 29. Miss Elaine Ruth LaFleur and Robert Schele, by the Ray. A. J. LaFleur, O.S.A., in St. Rite's church. June 5. Miss Betty Stokes and Francis Joray, by the Rev. R. E. Schneider of St. Nicholas church, May 29. Miss Mary Theresa Wirtb and Alfred V. Gengler. by the Rev. H. A. Meilinger of Our Lady of Good Counsel church, May 29. in the broadcasts to the Ray. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., director of the program, it has been an- nounced. The program is car- ried each Thursday night over the Mutual Broadcasting System. Cherry Valley -- Miss Margaret Hyland and Warren Joseph Byers, Jr., by the Ray. F. P. McNally of St. Rita church June 5. Elgin -- Miss Maureen Ann Giertz and John C. Stolt, by the Rev. E. A. O'Brien of St. Laurence church, June 2. Freeport -- Miss Pauline Ann Davies and Lee E. Adamson. by the Rev. S. J. Eye of St. Joseph's church, June 5. Miss Georgine Agnes Latz and Kenneth M. Landgraf. by the Rt. Ray. Msgr. C. F. Conley of St. Mary's church, May 31. St. Charles-- Miss Dorothy M. Schmal and Eugene T. Goercki, by the Ray. R. J. Corse of St. Patrick's church, June 6. Tampio -- Miss Darlene Farwell of Sterling and Leo E. Schaugg of Deer Grove, by the Rev. A. M. Weitekamp of St. Mary's church, June 2. of the tribesmen. They look upon every Arab with suspicion -- a strong barrier against Islam. There are a number of American Protestant missions in the Anglo- Egyptian Sudan, but the only Am- erican Catholic mission is at Oka- ru, where American Brothers of the Sacred Heart, with provincial headquarters at ~:ew Orleans, cqn- duct an intermediar? school. The school was established in 1929 by the Fathers of Verona (Sons of the Sacred Heart) and was taken over by the Brothers of the Sacred H~art last year in order to permit the Fathers to concentrate their effo~ts on the minor seminary also situated at Okaru. Deny Jerusalem Church Tower Used As Firing l ost c~ Jerusalem, (via Tel Aviv)--(Ra- io)--The settement attributed to the local French consul that the tower of St. Saviour's Church was fired on because it was being used by combatants is emphatically de- nied here. There was never any shooting from the church tower nor from the monutery although both of 8c/esmes. (NO Photos) were repeatedly subjected to mot- Named Auxiliary Of Berlin Diocese Berlin--(NC)--The Holy Father has named the Rev. Paul Tkotsch as Auxiliary Bishop to His Emi- nence Conrad Cardinal yon Prey- sing, Bishop of Berlin. The Bishop, who was born in U Sitesia 52 years ago, was conse- crated on June 11 by Cardinal yon Preysing, with Bishop Aloisius J. Muench of Fargo, North Dakota, Apostolic Visitator to Germany, serving as co-consecrator. Sails For Europe New York--(NC)--The Rev. Florian C. Billy, O.F.M., Cony., )astor of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, Schenectady, N. 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