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FFDUARY 11, "" 1Ao,, THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC L AYMEN&apos;S ,ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA 5 m S Franciscan Fathers in Charge of Work of Lenolr District This Is But One of Numerous Achievements in Diocese of Raleigh During Past Year BY REV. A. R. FREEMAN Activity along various lines o church work has distifished the Diocese of Raleih during the past year. Notable among the accomplishments is the opening of a va new mmn territory in the northwestern section of the statc, heretofore unreached by Catholic efforts. The details were ar- ranged during the past four months and-thc actual work started with the beginning of the current year Ac- cepting an invitation from the Most Roy. William J. Hafey, D. D., the Franciscan Fathers of the Holy Name of Jesus Province. with headquarters in New York City, have assumed charge of the counties el, Caldwell, Alexander, lxedell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes and Alleghany. Lenoir, N. C., forms the center of this new mission field. On the property pro- cured there, stands a large residence which is ,being used temporarily .as a monastery and chapel dedicated %o St. Francis of Assist. Rev. Father Robert. O. F. M., is Superior, as- sisted by two Franciscan Fathers and one lay brother NEW MATERNITY BUILDING AT CtIARIA)TTE Early in 1932 the Most Reverend Bishop blessed the new,Maternity Building of the Mercy Hospital, Chin'. lotte. The public ceremony was large- ly attended and served to focus at- tention on the increased facilities of the institution, which under the di- rection of the Sisters of Mercy, al- ready holds a highly favorable reputa- tion in the Piedmont section. This latest unit of the Mercy Hospital is three stories in height andds furnish- ed with the most modern equipment, fulfilling an urgent need of such a Maternity Unit for the general hos- vital. LAYMEN'S RETREAT MOVEMENT LAUNCHED The month of May found the state Convention of the Knights of Colum- , bus gathered in Raleigh. Adch'essesl by Bh:hop Hafey and Frank Haezel, ] of AsheviDlle, awakene& an enthusiastic I soirit among the visiting lelegatest t-wa'.-d lay Catholic Acticn which had I a climax in the July retreat for iven I of the diocese, the tirst undertaMng of the kind ec,ayed for No'.th Cur(>- tina Catholics. Fostered by the Knieits. the retreat was conducted iu the peaceful atmosphere of Bel- mont Ai)bey, with Bishop Hafey as retreatmastcr. :Mere than fifty men participated in the week-end exercises ,which wiil now become art annual event in the life of the diocese. COLOP, ED CATHOLIC LEAGUE IN CONVENTION In June the first eonventiop, of the Colored Catholic League assemlJled in the veuerable St Thomas Church, Vihnington. BishoP) HarPy presided. .Four pastors from  colored parishes of the diocese brought delegates that totaled in number about 500 individ- uals. The convention xqent on record as pledging the component units to" exert the effort of interesting their fellow nonrCatholics in the cause of the Catholic religion, especially through a demonstration of Catho- licity in the" life e f those possessed J)f the faith. ' : GOLDEN JUBILEE OF CHURCH AT SALISBURY Appropriate ceremonies were cele- brated at Sacred Heart-Church, Salts. braT, November 6, in commemoration pletion of the commodious tapestry which through long years has been .faithfully cared for by the Benedic- tine Fathers fr0m Belmont. The u- bilee historical sermon was preached by His Excellency, Bishop Hafey. REDEMPTf)RIST MISSION " HOUSE IS ERECTED The past year witnessed the com- laletion of the commodioush tapestry brick monastery and chapel erected by the Redemptorist Fathers at New- ton Grove. This building, two stories in height with basement and attic and cloister effect porticos, rurally lo- eated, presents a most attractive spec- tacle amidst an oak grove, and sewes as the center of the Redemptorlst mission band and the missionary la- bors conducted in Sampson County by "the Fathers of that religus Com- munlty. . At Washington, N. C., Rev. Mark Moeslein, C. P., veteran missionary for the colored people of the South, by heroic labors achieved the feat of adding an additional story to the "Mother of Mercy School, thereby en- abling the institution to increase its- em-ollment to a number considerably_ over the two hundred mark, Territory Opened in North Carolina Bishop Hafey Prescribes Cathdic Presa as Remedy for Mental Indigestion < Catholic Press Month Statement Written Especially for The Bulletin bythe Most Rev. Bishop of Raleigh From a study of the parallelism be- tween the individual ,nan or woman and that organization of individual men and women -known as Society, many simple yet all-important lessons may be gleaned. That a man or woman suffering from' habitual indigestion cannot expect to function normally, either physically or mentally, ban be termed a self-evident truth Neither !can we expect the normal ordering of social life when the majority of its Constituents are habitually suffering from mental indigestion. Physical in- digestion is the natural sequence of overloading the stomach or feeding it with poisonous substances The con- fused, disordered condition of the days in which we live may in great i part be attributed to the fact that social mental indigestion, the in- ability to think through to simple true conclusions, is the natural sequence of gorging the mind and at the same time drinking in sizeable portions of half-truths, untruths, or downright poisonous error The avalanche of printed matter fed to tlie mind through the organ of sight and the unceasing stream of words flowing through the ether and pounding on the ear drums of willing victims have been effective in stuff- ing minds, clogging the digestive faculties, and begetting a generation which has all but lost the art of think ins and reasoning. Bilious loquacity Ires succeeded depth, wise-cracklng cleverness is a substitute for original- ity, and meaningless mouthings would conceal but in reality reveal the moronic stupidity of our age. Intel- lectually, as well as morally and economically, our beloved America is sick unto death'with indigestion. The vogue of dieting is now in order for the mind. as well as for the ctomach. Feed the mind through the eyes or the ears only as much as it can. digest and assimilate. The hun- dreds of useless, as well as harmful publications, daily, weekly, and monthly, will come to a speedy and happy death when American citizens including many millions of the Ca- tholic Faith decide to use their free- dom of thought and preserve the health of their God-given minds. Having cut down on the amount of reading matter, then let the physi- cian prescribe the kind of mental pabulum which will refresh, invigo- rate. inform, and finally stimulate "the mind to cling to principles, to aim at ideals, and to expound convictions. The national chain of Catholic publi- cations meets the need of Americans of the Catholic Faith to keep abreast of the important events of the day;. to ponder the matured utterances of highly trained and informed minds; to study the application of Christ's life and teachings to the pressing prob- lems which, men discuss, be, they moral, social or ' economic The participation of the laity in the realm of Catholic Action postulates men and women we have healthy minds, able to think for themselves; who have digested what they have read, and who can then express themselves in a language that is intelligible. Urging, therefore, in a special man- ner the stalwart Catholic laity of the Diocese of Raleigh to choose their reading matter both wisely and frugally, be it, of a secular or religious character, we also earnestly exhort each not only for the purpose of aid- ing the GEORGIA BULLETIN to con- Hnue its splendid publication but for the purpose of allowing this Catholic publication of the South to be of real value to the intellectual and spiritual life of each and every member of the family circle. WM. J. HAFEY. Bishop of Raleigh.: 600 Attend Benefit Dinner for Charlotte Par;sh Schoo! Gro:s, who altended St. Fz:',nei% Sem- i.tory. Laretto, Pa.. was elevated to the prieathood last sprin in the Har- risburg CathedrM. ]?ather Ruth is now assistant superintepMcnt ef the Catholic Orphanage at Nazareti and attends sevcrai altacl, md missions. Father Gross. is pastel" of St. James Work of O'Donoghue School, Father Ambrose and 0ah- 'olic Men's C!ub Lauded by Iqort! Cai'olina Leaders Special to The Balletint" N. Carolina Notes (Special to The Bulleiin- FRANCIS J. HAEZEL SPEAKS IN PITIBURH PITTSBURGH, Pa.--Supreme Di- rector Francis J. Haezel, of the Knights of Columbus, leading Ashville, N. C., attorney, was the principal speaker at a IC-dghts of Columbus rally spon- sored by all Western Pennsylvania Councils at the William Penn Hotel here recently. DEBATF HELD AT SACRED IIEART ACADFMY BELMONT, N. C.--The superiority of coal over iron and of the soldier over the sailor was the subject of de- bates at Sacred Heart Academy here recently. The debaters on the first question were the Misses Margaret Middleton, Cletns Waec.ter, Mildred Harris and Jessie Tatum, and on the second the Misses Carolyn Keenan, Helen Lewis, Nancy Tatum, Har- riett Bush, Margretta Golner and Sarah Sanders. The Misses Nell Wal- lace and Nancy Underwood entertain- ed with musical numbers. BENEFIT BRIDGE IN SALISBURY PARISH SALISBURY, N. C.--The Catholic %Voman's Club of Sacred Heart parish entertained with a benefit bridge Jan- uary 25 at the home of Mrs. Walter F. MeCanless at the Country Club. Assisting Mrs. McCanless as hostess were Mrs. Leak Benhardt and Mrs. Walter Woodson, Jr. MASQUERADE PARTY GIVEN AT ASHEVILLE ASHEVILLE, N. C--The Catholic 7 Dauhgters of America entertained with a Masquerade Party at their January social in the parish house. Mrs. Joseph McGarry was chairman. Prizes were awarded Mrs. Helen J. Clancy, Mrs. W. M. Adams and Mrs. Chester G1anville. WEST ASHEVILLE PARISH SOCIETY ENTERTAINS ASHEVILLE, N. C.--The Altar So- ciety of St. Joan of Arc Church here gave a benefit party, at the parish auditorium January 20; there was a splendid attendance and the affair was a gratifying success. WILMINGTON CONVERTS' LEAGUE HOLDS MEETING Father Decry Speaker on January 30 Program (3pecial to The Btdle[hl| WILMINGTON. N. C. -- The Con- Brother Leonard of Belmont Abbey Now Golden Jublarlan (Special..to The BaRefln BELMONT. N. C.--Rev. Brother Leonard, O S. B. one of the most be- loved members of the Benedictine community here, recently observed the golden jubilee of his profession as a follower of St. Benedict Rt. Rev. Vincent Taylor, O. S. B., D. D., Abbot Ordinary of Belmont, was celebrant of the Jubilee Mass, with Father Alphonse, prior, as assistant priest, Father Thomas and Father Cornelius deacons of honor, Father Leo deacon, Father Placid sub- deacon, and Father Nicholas and Brother Anthony masters of cere- mony. Abbot Vincent delivered the sermon of the occasion, after which Brother Leonard renewed his vows of a half- century ago, which he has so faith- fully kept during the intervening fifty years. The Cathedral choir under the direction of Father Francis sang a special Mass. Abbot Vincent confer- red the Papal Blessing and "the Plenary Indulgence on Brother .Leon- ard; the ceremonies closed with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Raleigh Cathedral Interior Renovated Redecoration Follows Mode of Cathedrals in Spaii (special to The Bulletin,) RALEIGH, N. C.--Mural decora- tion of the Sacred Heart Cathedral recently completed, has added con- siderably to the interior appearance of the edifice. The work was done by Bernard A. Hetzel, Asheville, N. C., who in his design carried out an idea to be noted in the cathedrals of Spaim By a blending Of paints, vary- ing in color from tan, orchid and old rose, the artist imitated the clay col- ored walls of Spanish churches with- the shades assumed in the course of time. The result is most pleasing. The electrical system of the Cathe- dral has also been changed, affording better reading facility to those oc- cupying the pews. and concentrating a flood of light on the altar and sanc- tuary. Editor of Bulletin Is State Press O{iclal ATLANTA. Ga. -- Pdchard Reid. verts League of Court Wihnington i editor of Tile 13ulle*hL ha:s been !No. i036 Catholic Daughters of i n  t " e   r ,'-^ " " ' AI' " ' - ," I a net2 vie p't:s:(aent (i rut: r-'Cl'!a i lerlca, gave a very lnslrucdv2 aI(/m . , ,  - , "" enlovab!e Drograln on :Monday eve-{rres Assacmimn or the *en',n Con- ni;g January 30. at the Knights of l greesieaal District. according to an- Cohl}nbt.,s Halt. The meethg was opened by the Crand tegep, t Miss n.cmesment of appcitments made by Frances Shannon. and tie principal President Jack Williams eitor of the Church, Hamlet, and i likewise the spiritual father of.the flourishing con- gregation at Laurinburg. 128 ADULTS ARE ! CONKIRMED IN YEAR" Confirmation was ,'idministered at the following ten pm-ishes: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh; St. Peter's, Charlotte;..I-Ioly Name, Vanceboro; St. Paul's, New Bern; Mother of Mercy, Washington; St.-Monica's, Raleigh; St. Mark's, Newten Grove; Sacred Heart. Dunn; St. Thomas', Wilmington, and St. Mary's Vilmington. To receive the Sacrament were 128 adults and 20 children, CLE$tCAL APPOINTMEII ILkDE DURING 1932 During the last twelve ulonths the following changes amohg the clergy have ,been made: Rev. Patrick N, Gallaghcr from St. Egbert's, Morehead City; to the chap- laincy of the State University and Duke University, with residence at the Immaculate Conception Rectory, Durham. Rev. Richard E. Barrett front assist- ant pastor St. Mary's. Wilmington te the pastorate of St "Egbert's. More= head City, with remdence at St. Paul's Rectory, New Bern. Rev. Peter M I)enges. from the Catholic Orphanage, Nazareth, to the pastorate of the St. Therese Churcl, Wilson. Rev. Bernard J McDevitte from St. Joan of Arc. West Asheville, to the i pastorate of Our Lady of Perpetual i Help, Roaeky Mount Rev. Francis J. McCourt, from Our ! Lady of Perpetual Help, Rqcky. Mount, to St. Joan of Arc, West Asheville. Roy. Jnhn A. Bemhel, recently at the Mission 'House of Studies in Washington, D. C., to assistant pastor of St. Edward's Church, High Point. Rev. Dennis A. Lynch from assist- ant at St. Peter's, Greenville, to as- sistant at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount. CIIABLOT/E, N. C. -- The wmk st;eaker was Rev. L. Deerv who ttv't th Catholic hen's Clnb oft spoke on lhe Oxford Movement. a a" t emote cod A very m  st,ng plt of the pro Crlotte"is doits  o-pr g [  " te'e   " " _ - f,l;., i,. F'h.,-lr.* WqS l,,d,.(1 hv,gr..m was the Questtdn Box conduct- ..ve. ........ .tu""n ve,= e,. . r , ,at the J'mu, . led by Father. De^rv .-. everal dohh_  .- , - . _ f,u_ _._  [ fuI musical select,ons v,ere rndered cry Glnner.glven at the vuamuez vz I  ,, "  ;;-" " "   - o -- J .... t,, 31 for the be.'m Ioy vtrs ,. . tlryar accompamed f' p ('r . h,, q,.hr.,l onr t 1 y swrs. aonn uennen oroett Alter , o, o,,g ..... e ......... a-,th usi a" " " " e m e I program a sacral hou, tended by over 600 the largest ban-[ .... " W . . ; "' quet held h,rc in some thne t l:OllOWen oy rerresnmems, was en- "It is ouly natural that" there .hauld be such a gathering of fine people when its members have such. a great leader as Father Ambrose," declared 191". J. F. ldardie, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church. in a tribute to Rev, Ambrose Gallagher, O. S. B., pastor of St. Peter', Church and sponsor of the Catholic Men's Club. Dr. Hardie described Father Ambrose as one of the foremost civ- ic as well as religious leaders of the community. George Fella, president of the club, presided and: David Owens, who spoke on ''he 'Value of Pessimisn". In the course 6f Iris address Mr. Owens touk occasion to commend the high standing and fine achievements of the O'Donoghue School of St. Peter's parish, one of the finest schools in the state. Frank A. Ed- monson, sup.erintendet of county schools, also lauded O'Donoghue School. Roy. Johx Long Jackson, rector of St. Martin's Episcopal Church: and S. J. Worley of CiJy. Council were amorfl, the special uests. Solo selections were given by Mt's. LeRoy Johnson W, L. Manning and Claire H. Shadwell. Mrs. It. H. Martin and Miss Marie Davenport were accompanists. The "Footsie" Gwynn Orchestra played during the dinner, which was donated by the owners of Barbecue Lodge. 3 BROTHERS, PRIESTS, AT FUNERAL OF BOSTON LAWYE] (By N. C. W. C. News Service) BOSTON.--Three brothers of John B. Pore, prominent attorney and member of the Cambridge Park Corn- xoYed by those present. . Mrs. Paul J Basehon Was chai/'man clothe '0rogram arid was assisted by Miss Marguerite Bergen and Miss Elizabeth Bullard. CATHOLIC GIIL SCOUTS GAIN IN ARCHDIOCES, E (By N. C. W. C. News Service} NEW YORK.There has been an mcrease of six per cent'in the hum-" ber of Catholic Girl Scouts in the Archdiocese of New York in the last year, according to a report just sub- mitred by Mrs. Nicholas F. Brady to lhe Department of Soeial Action of Catholic Charities. The. report also told of an increase of 42 per cent in Catholic leaders and adult sponsors. The total number of Girl Scouts in the Archdiocese is 11,900. of whom 4,143 are Cathoh"cs. Waycross Journal-Herald. The vice- preidehs were nominated ,by Milton Fleetwoed, editor of the Cartersa-ii!c Tribune-News. firs vice president f the state association. Mr.. Reid has been vice-p-esident of the tenth con- gressional district for several years. DAVIS-WEBER Father Boniface Officiates at Savannah Marriage tSptiat o The Bulletin) SAVANNAH; Ga. --Very Itev. Bon- iface Bauer, O. S. B., pastor of Sacred Heart Church, officiated at the mar-. riage of Miss 1Vary Augustine Davis, daughter of Mr aud Mrs. Thomas F. Davis, and Charles Wilson Weber, here recently. Miss Margaret Mary Wiehrs was maid of honor and Cecil Weber was his brother's best mm After the reception at the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs Weber left by boat for Miami. They will live ill Savannah. Philippine Bill Bans Tax on Religious Institutions (By N C W. C. News Service) WASHINGTON. -- Definite assur- ance of "absolute toleration of relig- ious sentiment" and "exemption from taxation", for religious, charitable and educational qnstitutions are provided in the Philippine Bill, which'hasheen passed by Congress and now awaits acceptance by the Filipinos. For a period of teu years, the United States would continue to control the gov- e2nment of the islands. Influential Filinino legislators have pledged themselves to oppose any school tax legislation, after the ten- harmful. The bill was vetoed. i The Independence Bill specifically !provides that: "Absolute toleration of rellgious" sentiment shall be secured and no .... inhabitant or religious organizttion shall be molested in person or prop- erty on account of religious belief or mode of worship. "Property owned by the United States, cemeteries, churches, and par- , TWO PRIESTS ORDAINED Rev. Paul A. Murphy from St. mission, were in the sanctuary when year period has lapsed. FOE DIOCESE IN 1932 James', Hamlet, to assistant at the solemn high Mass was celebrated at - members of the Filipino Mission in The " " Catholic Orphanage, Nazareth. the funeral service for Mr. DoPe. " Washington, which is composed of ranks of the diocesan priests [ Rev. Cornelius E. Murphy, pastur o [ The Rev. Ambrose A. Dore, of Wel- pine Legislature, on learning, recent- n.a., by tw.o members.. Rev. [_St. F:Iward.'s Church,.Hgh P oh3t , has [ lesley, was celebrant; the Rev. Leo A. the principal leaders of the Philip- . .um z a.nauve ot Jalumore, I been apoi, ed by Bish .o Hafey as I Dote, S. J, of St. Mary's Ch ly, that it had been proposed to tax was omamea m ,tome alter complet- [.State Chapla_ of the  of Co- | North  was  and the Rev. religio schools in the islands, ca, .g a. emtrse of studms at the .o_ I lurnbw, al the th,[l lughe i Fran J. Dg_t  . J. of  1, bled'to t.h..,fellow-leader$ therethat ., raevman College... Roy. Ed .,! L.I rlea, - : .... :_ _:L.i .'_. :% I   b-4%m,"- -  ...... .  lelah was regrettable and sonages or convents, appurtenances thereto and all lands, buildhgs and improvements used exclusively for religious, chai'itable or educational purposes shall be exempt from taxa- tlb"0vislon Shall b : th .I- . dependence Bill adds, -zor the estao- Lishment and maintenance of an ade- l." " _