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FOURTEEN THE BULLE'rIN OF THE CATHOLIC r:A'S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA JANUARY 25, 1941 n Catholic Newspapers Comment on President Roosevelt's Message (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Numerous points of view were de- veloped in editorial comment by Catholic newspapers on President Roosevelt's radio fireside chat on world affairs and national prepared- fleas. The papers were unanimous and vigorous m their support of every roper measure for the defense of the nited States. They were equally one in holding that the United States must not become involved in the present war. Going on from there, the papers stressed a wide variety of viewpoints. TIlE CATHOUC LIGHT of Scran- ton said "'the great PreMdent of the United States was charitable, yet fearless and determined--democracy would be preserved for ourselves and neighbors of other shores." "Far from the President's thought." the paper added. "was the determination to avoid-war, but deep in his heart was the resolve to aid--to such a de- gree'that our own national defense would insure our safety, and our help to deserving others would eventually bring to them victory." "What other stand could a loyal American under" sincere leadership hope to take?" the paper asked, add- ing that "we are fortunate in hav- ing our Ship of State piloted by the fearless and patriotic leadership of one who has won the heart of his countrymen and the admiration of the world." SUPPORT PLEDGED The Catholic Review of Baltimore and Washington said "real Ameri- cans sympathize with the President and will stand by him." The paper expressed belief that "the people of this country, in an overwhelming majority, admire the courage which tte English have shown in the at- tacks made on their homeland," but added that "we do not believe thal even a great minority of the people in this country want us to enter the war simply for the sake of demon- strating friendship for Britain." The Catholic Review said "the President is wrong in our opinion, in hitting out at some of those whom he looks upon as 'appeasers.' The words 'appeaser' and 'appeasement' are being used repeatedly "in the: wrong meaning by editors, column-i . !sts. radio commentators and by men i an high official office in this country' and other lands; it is even being used in d false sense by ministers of the Gospel." Inquiring what is un-American, or cowardly, in wanting to bring about peace. The Catholic Review also ask- ed: "Who is striving more for peace than our Holy Father Pope Plus XII? "If by praying and working for Peace with justice means that many of us must be derided, mis- represented and slandered," the paper added. "then we shall prove we have more courage, more logic and more determination than the self-con- stituted commentators, e d i t o r i a 1 writers and columnists who wish to run the country." Expressing the opinion that "the restraint of the address was admir- able," and the conviction that "Presi- dent Roosevelt is 100 per cent sincere and loves the United %ates in the full measure of a great patriotic citi- zen and Chief Executive." an edi- torial in The Telegraph Register of Cincinnati said: "While having the greatest sym- pathy for England, wishing her well. and hopin that she will secure superabundant supplies to be the vic- tor in this war. we must not assume that England has ahvavs been 100! per cent right or that she is 100 per I cent right today. We must not as- sume that she will not use us on all occasions for her own best interests and then leave us to shift for our- selves. May the dictators be brought to their knees, humiliated, crushed if necessary, but may England also experience a change of heart, and may the United States recognize, through the expression of our Presi- dent and our Congress, that it must think of and work for the best in, terests of the United States accord- ing to justice and charity, first, last and ahvavs." 'STAY OUT OF WAR' The Evangelist of Albany saw "little guarantee against getting us into this war, in the President's as- surance that no expeditionary force is contemplated": declared that "most Americans rightly feel" that our aid to Great Britain "should be generous, but realistic," and concluded: 'Let tts stay out of this war, no matter how l')crsuasively-its case may be presented." i The Providence Visitor saw "a peoole united under the leadership of the President"; said, "many sac- rifices will be required," but that "these sacrifices are as nothing when compared to the sufferings of the peorles on the actual battlegrounds of the war." "The issue of United States effort or the defeat of the Axis nations has been joined," the paper declared. The Catholic Courier of Rochester also said "the defense program calls for the most hearty cooperation of all Americans with our President," and drew attention to the "great blessing that our President can speak so intimately to us on questions that mean so much to us and to the com- ing generations of Americans." Rev. John A. Brown Administrator at Burlington, N. C. RALEIGH, N. C--His Excellency the Most Reverend Eugene J. McGuin- ness. Bishop of Raleigh, has announc- ed the appointment of the Rev. John A. Brown. of Nazareth. as Administra- tor Pro-Tern at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament Burlington, North Carolina. Father Brown will replace the Rev. John Roueehe, pastor of the Blessed Sacrament Church, who has been called to active service as a chaplain with the United States Army. NEWLY ORDAINED PRIEST GOES TO WhYNESVILLE Rev. Vincent Mahoney As- signed to Western North Carolina Missions RALEIGH, N. C.--The Most Rev- erend Eugene J. McGuinness, Bishop of Raleigh, has announced the appoint- ment of the Rev. Vincent Mahoney to be assistant to the Rev. Ambrose Rohrbacher, at St. John the Evange- list Mission at WaynesviIle, N. C. Father Mahoney. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mahoney, of Phila- delphia, who completed his theological study at Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsbur. Md., was ordained last month at Belmont Abbey Cathedral by Bishon McGuinness. His apt)oint- ment on the missions of Western North Carolina in his first assignment in the Diocese of Raleigh. GEORGIA STATE COUNCIL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Most Rev. Gerald P. O'Hara. D.D.. J.U.D.. Bisho of Savannah, Atlanta. State Chaplain Thomas J. Gilmore. Atlanta. State DePuty William 1['. Walsh. Savannah. Past State Deputy George T.'Flynt. Atlanta. State Secretary R. S. Heslen. Augusta. Treasurer Leo Leonard, Columbus. Advocate Thomas J. Canty. Savannah. Warden ATLANTA COUNCIL, NO. 660 Grapu Knight Brian F. O'Brien, 6"27 Woodlawn Avenue. S. E. Financial Secretary George T. Flynt, 1356 Laner Blvd.. N. E. Council Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. at 8 P. M. at tie Council House. 1200 Peachtree St.. N. E. Club Hm, se Open Every Day and Evening at the Above Address. SAVANNAH COUNCIL No. (31 Jos. N. McDonough Grand Knight J B McDonald Financial Secretary Frank Puder. R. S. Meets Second and Fourth Wednesdays. 8 P. L 3 Weal Liberty Street Savannah. Ga Bishop Gross Council No. 1019 Louis C. Kunze Grand Knight Jos J. Spann, Finandal Secretary Meets First and Third Wednes- day. 8 P. M. 80"2 Broadway Catholic Club Bldg, Columbus. Ga. Patrick Walsh Council No. 677 James R. Mulheria Grand Freight R. S. Heslen, Financial See. Visiting Brothet= Welcome 1012 Greene St. Augusta. Ga. Macon Council, No. 925 CAns. Le A. Adams, S Grand Knight Herman Huhn Finaneial Secretary Meets the First and Third Tuesday, 8:15 P. M., in Mitehell Hall of the Catholic Club. 521 New St. Mulberry St, Macon, Ca. Henry Thomas Ross Council, No. 1939 $. lloyd Touhey, Grand Knight Kenneth I. Ammons, F'mancial Secretary P. O. Box 351 Meets Second and Fourth days at Knights of lumbus Hall. Brunswick. G=L Father Pearson, A rmy Chaplain LIEUTENANT WILLIAM E. PEARSON The Rev. illlam E. Pearson, assistant pastor of St. Peter' Church, Char- lotte, North Carolina, who was connnissioned a lieutenant in the Chaplains Reserve Corps of the United States Army in November, ha been called to active duty and has reported to Scott Field, !!linois.--(Photo Courtesy of Charlotte News.) Asheville K. of C. Sponsors Christmas Party for Children (Special to The Bulletin) ASHEVILLE, N. C.--St. Lawrence Council, Knights of Columbus, spon- sored a Christmas Tree Party for the Cathohe children of all Western North Carolina parishes, on the Sun- day before Christmas, the first un- dertaking of its kind by the Council Over one hundred children attend- ed and were entertained by vaude- ville acts presented by memb--rs of the council. One of the members, impersonating Santa Claus, distribut- ed candy and fruits. All pres.nt join- ed m singing Christmas carols. On December 12 the Council con- ferred the first degree on a small class of candidates, and another firm degree exemplification was held on January 19, while plans are being made for a second and third degree ceremonial in the early spring. The Council recently held an open forum meeting in the new Laurentine Hall of St. Laurence Church, and gathered men from Asheville and nearby towns met and enjoyed a re- pared debate on the subject: "Re- solved that the Untied States Should Render All Aid Short of War to Britain." State Deputy Anthony Redmond, of Asheville, has been advised by the National Headquarters of the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, that North Carolina councils have gone well over their year's quota on m- take of gross membersSaip, and the State Council has the best record of any jurisdiction in the Lnited States, being exceeded only by Cuba. ASHEVILLE KNIGHTS SPONSOR RADIO PROGRAM St. Lawrence Council is sponsor- ing a "K. of C. Hour" which is broad- cast each Friday night at 8 o'clock over Radio Station WWNC, featuring Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen's new series of transcribed addrces. SUMTER YOUTH COUNCIL GIVES HOLIDAY DANCE (Special to The Bulletin) SUMTEF, S. C.--Members of Saint Anne's Youth Council entertained their friends find members of neigh- boring councils at a dance during tho Christmas holiday season. The affair was held at the Sumter Armory, which was elaborately decorated for the occasion. The grand march was led by Miss Rita Mathewes, President of the Sumter Youth Council, with James H. Moore as her escort, and by Miss Jenny F-,pperson, vice-president of the Council, with Rudolph White. One of the enjoyable features of the evening's entertainment was a square dance and the door prize was won b Mi Maria ILaynes- worth. Out-of-town guests from AlLen, Bishopville, I-Iartsville, Floren2e, Gharleston and Columbia attended. NAZARETH ORPHANAGE RECEIVES PROCEEDS OF FOOTBALL GAME (Special to The Bullen} RALEIGH, :N. C.--Enjoyment of Christmas Day at the Sacred Heart Orphanage, Nazareth, was greatly en- hanced by the delivery on Christ- mas Eve of a clack for $710 repre- senting the proceeds from the Or- phanage Day football game. A check for the same amount was delivered to the Methodist Orphanage. A football game was played this fall on State's Riddiek Stadium, with teams representing Catholic and the Methodist orphanages participating. There was no charge for the use of the stadium, the officials gave their services, and incidental cost of the game were borne by the Raleigh News and Observer. The game, which is an annual af- fair, was originated to provide a fund to provide athletic equipment for the orphanages, and the cheeks which Frank Daniels, treasurer of the Or- phanage Day FoOtball Fund signed this year were the largest thus far, and will go a long way toward fur- nishing football, baseball, and basket- ball teams in uniforma and supplies. Raleigh K. of C. Council Confers First Degree (Special" To The Bulletin} RALEIGH, N. C.-- Thomas F. Price Council, Knights of Columbus, held an exemplification of the first degree on January 19, candidates for membership in the new Durham Council, the new Sandhills Council, and the local council being initiated. During the past year the Knights of Colmnbus in -Raleigh have been active, and the Council has been given a place on the Honor Roll of the Order for having secured its full i year's grass membership quota with- in six months. Charlotte Court C. D. of A. Hears Father Walker (Special to The Bulletin} CHARLOTTE, N. C. -- The Rev. John A. Walker, of Raleigh, spoke to the members of the Charlotte Court, Catholic Daughters of America, at their annual Communion breakfast which was held at Tacker's ResLau- rant here after they had approached Holy Communion at St. Peter's Church. A musical program was presented by Miss Regine Rea and John J. Mc- Allister, accompanied by Miss Eve- lyn Rea. ORDER'S FORMER HEAD DIES (By N. C. W. C. News Set'vice) SAINT JOHN, N. B.--Mother Mary Lovetto, Mother General of the Sis- ters of Charity of Saint John from 1930 to 1936, has died at the mother- house here at the age of 74. CHARLOTTE PRIEST CALLED TO COLORS Rev. William E. Pearson Now on Active Duty as U. S. Army Chaplain (Special to The Bulletin) CHARLOTTE, N. C.--The Rev. William E. Pearson, assistant to the Rev. Maurlce McDonnell, O. S. B., pastor of St. Peter's and St. Patrick's churches here, has been called to active duty in the Chaplain's Reserve Corps, and after a brief visit to his home in Pittsburgh, Mass., reported for a year's active service as a chap- lain at Scott Field, Ill. Father Pearson. who was born in Pittsfield, on March 31, 1940, is the son of Eyra C. Pearson and Mrs. Kath- ryn V. Pearson. He graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Pitts- field in in 1928, and then attended Mount St. Mary's College, Emmits- burg, Maryland, where he graduated i.. 1932. After four years in the seminary at Mount St. Mary's he was ordained to the pric.qthoJ by the Most Rev. Thomas M. O'Leary, Bishop of Springfield. in St. Michael's Cathe- dral, Springfield, Mass.. on June 6, 1936. His first assignment was at if-t. Paul's Church, New Bern. N.C. He was transferred to St. Peter's Church in Charlotte in 1939, and on Novem- ber 14, 1940, received his commis- sion as a first lieutenant in the Chap- lain's Reserve Corps of the United States Army. FATHER LAWRENCE NEWMAN TRANSFERRED TO CHARLITTE The Rev. Lawrence Newman. who has been assistant pastor at St. Theresa's Church, ir, Wilson, N. C., since his ordinaton last June, come to St. Peter's Church in Charlotte to replace Father'Pearson. Father Newman attended Belmont Abbey College, and like Father Pear- son, made his theological study at Mount St. Mary's. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Newman, of New Bern, N. C. Christmas Pageant, Playlet, Presented in Charlotte, N. C. (Special to The Bulletin) CHAhLOTTE, N. C.--Students of the O'Donoghue School here present- ed a brilliant "Pageant of Christmas" during the holidays, and delighted an audience composed of their par- ents and friends. The program of the Pageant wasas follows: Keeper of the Holidays -- Peg Maginn. Episode I--The Druid Priestesses: Priestesses, Dorothy Hogan. Eliza- beth Georgia, Mary Jeanne Thibo- deau. Episode II--St Augustine in Eng- land: St. Augustine, Patrieia Riley; Monks, Virginia Brookshire, Betty Loagan, Elizabeth Sanford. Episode III -- Medieval Revels." Lords, Mar,, Davis, Mary E. Palmer; Ladies, Virginia Hiott Helen Powers; Retainers, Frances Kress. Keannette Mickle; Jester, Maude Patrick. L-'pisode IV--The Christmas Tree: The Spirit of Christmas, Bridle Mad- den. Episode V--The Legend of the" French Abbott: French Peasant Chil- dren. Marzuerite Pearce, Shirley' Wolff, Betty Cooper, Margaret Brooks; Dutch peasant children, Nan- cy Kesler, Lavina McKnight, Frankie A. Bell, Rena Furlong. Episode VI--Santa Claus: Santa Claus, Margaret L?obinson. Episode VII--The Madonna and the Child: The Madonna. V i v i a n Rouche; Angels, Mary- Beverly Wil- son and Gloria Gaspard; Choristers,- Anne McClancy, Carolyn Waldron Eva Mac Moses, Mary Catherine Ka- bas, Dolly Seay, Nora Leza, Maria Balsinde, Peggy Miekle, Marjorie Roper, Willie Harrelson, Margaret Rankin, Martha Gray Long. Dorothy Spain, Hildred Current, Betty Hot- ton, Graham Shaw, Bea Sumner, Leona Moody and Mildred Ttate. In connection with the Pageant. a one-act playlet. "The Bishop's Can- dle-sticks," based on an incident in Victor Hugo's "Lea Meserables." was presented by the following cast: The Bishop, Lyon Stewart: The Convict, Haywood Stewart; Persome. the Bishop's sister, Anne Clark. Marie Juliet Nasiff; Sergeant of Gen- darmes, John Copley. Southern Pines Mission Has Midnioht Mass for First Time on Christmas (Special to The Bulletin} SOUTHERN PINES. N. C.--Mid- night Mass was celebrated for the first time at Our Lady of Victory Mis- sion by the Rev. Joseph F. Quinl:m, C. SS. R., who is in charge of the work aong colorgd people here. About seventy-five attended, the ma- jority of whom were non-Catlolies. All joined in singing the Christmas hymns and seemed much impressed ,'ith the Crib. something which few if any had seen before. Visits are made each week by the priest in charge of the Mission to the Colored Division of the State Tutr- culosis Sanitorium which is located at Southern Pines. and Mrs. C. E. Broadfoot, the superintendent, the I doctors and nurses are giving splen- did cooperation and every assist- lam 1