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Gatholics In U. S. Numbered Only Million In 1846 Increase Of Last Two Years Equal To Total Population Century Ago Washington, June iT.--(NC)-- The total number of Catholics in the United States a century avo was ordT slightly more than the increase in America's Catholic pop- ulation in the last two years, and less than the number of Catholics today in any one of the Archdio- ceses of Boston or New York or the 1)iocese of Brooklyn. These remarkable comparisons are brought out with the publi- cation here, in an article in the American Ecelesi0slical Review, 7 a table ou the status of the Amer- ican Catholic (',hurcb iu 1846. The table was obtained from the Cath- olic Almanac of 1846 by Msgr. Peter Guihlay, professor of history at the Catholic University of America. " TI'  OBSVER EDITION OF 'OuR"SUfibiY" VIsIToR 1"o Open School For Delayed Vocations Rev. George M. Murphy, S.J. In response to inquiries of many ex-.rvicemen, who have been de- layed in them etlucation far the priesthood, and of vriests, who have It shows that New York wth ' - , , , ' -. tcxp( "enced the need of uch a 200"000 Catho! CS ann l'qeW or- , . . ' . " . ' . ' [ scn00l lot title ts'alnln oi inert wire leans, wth 160,000, were the larg- belated w)cations, the New England est. dioceses daring the stormy days I Province of the Society of Jesus when the "Native American" cam-I with headquarters at 300 Ncwburv " , St, Boston 15 Mas announcc patgns of bigotry and antI-Cath- "ha" Th " 'o" 'o "': ..... ' . " . . IT t e en el r r Delayeo vo- nhc lets xtle it then height, and " ""  ' i cations will be opened in that. city the War with Mexico, with its anti- in September. Catholic tinge, was about to be de- clare& The Archdiocese of Chi- cago, which today has 1,680,000 members of the Church, had but 50,000 Catholics and only 40 churches in 1846. The total Cath- olic population of the country was 1,062,700. Of the American Bishops who met in Baltimore in 1946 to de- clare Mary Immaculate the Patron- ass of the United States anti to discuss such matters as the erec- tion of the new dioceses in the growing West, the organization of the Church in the former Republic of Texas, and the expansion of Catholic secondary education, eight were native-born and as many were born in Ireland. The youngest among them was 34, the oldest 60. DIAL 9268 ILLINOIS i1 DOWNER PL CLEANERS AND DYERS ORIENTAL AND DOMESTIC RUG CLEANING AURORA, ILL \\; Alert Service by SMITH OIL & REFINING CO. in Northern Illinois & Southern Wisconsin Rev. George M. Murphy, S.J., re- cently discharged from the Army with the rank of major after six years of service, has been aopoint- ed Director of The School For De- ibyed Vocations by Very "Rev. John J. McEleney, S.J., Provincial. The School offers men who, eitter because of the interruption of their studies by the War or be- cause of belated conviction, have not the required Latin and other cultural studies, accelerated and selected courses which will permit them to enter upon their formal preparation for the priesthood as soon as possible. Students will be prepared for all Dioceses, Religious Orde|'s anti Congregations since the School is an apostolic work for the Church Universal to foster anti facil'itate the training of men for' the many needs. English Jesuits have conducted such a School at Osterley since 1919 and in that time 483 of the students have be- come priests Students with at least a full high school diploma are preferred but those with a record of three successfully completed years of high school work will be accepted. All students must have a sincere desire of becoming priests. The age-bracket of acceptabfl'ity is from twenty (20) to lhirty-five (35) years of age. In especially recom- mended cases, exceptions to the above-mentioned conditions will be considered. Alfred LaFleur Is Re-Elected Grand Knight In Aurora Aurora--Officers for the coming year were elected at a recent meet- ing of Aurora Council 736, Knights of Cblumbus, in the K. of C. hall. Alfred LaFleur was |'e:elevted grand knight. John P. Lames was chosen deputy grand knight; Fred J. Walz, chancellor: Thomas J. Sul?ivan, recorder; B. P. Burkel, treasurer; Leo F. Braun, advocate; F. N. Hettinger, warden; Joseph Benoit, inside guard; Donahl Ken- nan and AI Hettinger, outside guards; John P. Miller, trustee for' three years; A. E. Komes, delegate to state convention; Joseph M. Feltes, alternate to grand knight; Carl P. Lies, alternate to delegate. Installation of the newly elected officers will' take place Monday evening, July 8. Mrs. Gerald Nevin Is Eucharistic Guild Head Rockford--At the last meetin of the season in the CYR club- rooms, Mrs. Gerald Nevin was elected chairman Of the Eucharistic guild of the Catholic Woman's league. Mrs. Max Lutz was named secretary-treasurer. Retiring offi- cers are Miss Claudine Westeott, chairman, and Miss Margaret Burns, seeretaz'yotreasurer. St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing Conducted by The Sisters Of St. Francis Grade "A" Training School Accredited by A.M.A., American College of Sur- geons And the. Illinois Department el Registration end Education. Four Years High School Required Address: Directress Rockford, IllinoiI i i ST. JOSEPH-MERCY HOSPITAL Aurora, Illinois An accredited Behool or Nursing eon- dneted by the 8interl o| Mercy. Four yeari High flchool sequired. Next elo August Ist, If Interlied, write fllster Superintendent of Nursee at once. P. F. SCHUSTER Plumbing--Heating 320 Rural Street Telephone 23449 Aurora, IlL HI, Rural Li[e Farm Ownership It should be the ambition of the members of every farm family to own a farm. Families living on their' own farm or families working with ownership in view are aivays more happy and better satisfied than are those which simply work on another's acreage without ownership in view. More enthu- siasm is manifested, greater inter- eat is shown and a better and broader outlook on life is in evi- dence among those who are ambi- i tious to own m'operty It is not diffict to distinguish the farm which is operated by a share-crop- per or a tenant from the one which is operated by the owner or at least the .prospective owner. Interest In Work The owner of a farm is most likely to make use of his spare mo- ments to improve things about the nlace. He will not mine his soil :but rather make every effort to build it up and make it more and more productive. His fences will not be broken down but rather fortified and his l"a|id will be ter- raced if this is fi)und necessary to avoid erosion. He will be the owner of stock an(1 his family will help hint to keep il in good coudition. The very bnihlings will reflect ownership. This perhaps will be reflected to the greatest degree in the home for a renter spends liUlc or arything to imnrove a house in which he expects to have but tem- porary shelter. On the other hand when tim farmcr looks upon his dwell'lag place as a permanent home he will invest in o|'der to make of the place a real home and not merely a place in which to live. As soon as funds and circumstan- ces oermit he will install electricity and-running water. He will provide every convenience possible for him- se?f and the members of his family. Every year and month that passes will show some improvement. He will always be able to point with ride to those things which he has introduced to add comfort anti beauty to the place in wtiich he permanently resides. Not, only the buildings, but the terrain about the buildings will show the results of his constant interest and labor. Flowers and shrubs wil'l decorate the yard. There will be a garden spot near the home from which !fresh vegetables will be brought tn the table in summer months and from which they will be preserved for winter use. A Benefit T All The owner operated farm is most frequently a direct contrast with those which are owned by absentee owners and operated by disintr- ested persons. In many cases we find the tenant operated farm with land worn out and frequently badly eroded. A shack in a dilapidated condition, off in a barren fleM. is only too often er|'oz|eously dignified with the title of home. Not only does the farmer and the members of his family benefit :by ownership but the community and the state are likewise bene- factors in places in which most farms are operated by owners. There is little moving from place to place. There is a greater sta- bility of the people. The children receive better educational oppor- tunities. ;l'hcre is a prosperous look about the area. In most cases in which the farmer has a desire to own the farm he wil'l find a way. He will first of all inspire the mem- bers of his family to cooperate with him toward ownership. He i will make known to them that only in thi.way can they hope to have permanency and stability, l*pnn the foundation of ownership the farm family must build if the members are seeking real security. Too many in our day place their hopes for security in bank ac- counts. Ownership of a home, en- tirely free from debt, gives by far greater security to its members than do treasures hidden in vaults. Mrs. J. T. Even Heads Hospital Auxiliary Aurora--At the June meeting of St. Charl'es Hospital auxiliary in the hospital auditorium, officers were elected and installed. They are: Mrs. John T. Even, president; Miss Madlyn Heimsath, vice-presi- dent; Miss Leone Gleason, treas- urer; Mrs. F. J. McNally, secretary. New members welcomed at the meeting were Mrs. Alfred Wein- gartner anti Mrs. George Simon. The next regular meeting of the hospital auxiliary will be held in September. with the Sisters of the hospital' in charge. Bank '"' Sunday, June 23, 1946 Aurora National Bank Aurora, Illinois Aurora i AURORA MONUMENT GO. Memorials of Artistic Beauty end Permanence Complete Service Anywhere Albert H. Johnson 727-729 South Lincoln Avenue Milan J. Cholupn Proprietor AURORA, ILLINOIS Designer i i i. ROOFING - - SIDING INSULATION BIRD PRODUCTS 12 months to pay Estimates Free MALCOR ROOFING COMPANY HARRY M. THEISEN 219 Wood;own Ave. Phone 6479 Aurora, Ill. 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