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4 i [ i i @ , 7' i ! A WEEKLY FAMILY NLWSPAPER. V@&. VI. NO. 18 1XT A O']l-[]['-[i' I/'''T [ dren in the Government schools? Do -IODI U1 Pl ] you think that we could m consc.enco I']EIlTC T -l[rl1l) ]advocate this system as a substitute I] V  D blllllfor the Catholic Indian Mission .... ] The answers are all * unfavorable to ,, ,,A,V ,W rAn,rT.w I I the Government scimols. One Jesuit DIAN SCHOOLS MAKI . v I Paul's Montana, expresses the general INTERESTING AND ENOOURAG- trend of opinion in perhaps the most ING REPORT. More Children Now Attending the Catholic Indian Schools Than When Supported by the Government. ,TASHINGTON, D. C., April ] 25.Rev. Father Ketohum, ' VV tile director of the Catholic Indian Bureau," has just is- sued his report on the Cath file Indian Missions for this year. The report deals with the Catholic mission work in detail, and contains many items of interest to the Catholic laity in gen oral. "Speaking of tim visitation of some schuols,--twenty-one have been in- speeted,--the report says: It is a pleas ure to be able to state that wifile these schools are very poor, and in some m- stauces the buildings arc falhng into dispair, they were found, with a sin- gle exception, to be in a satisfactory condition, and doing remarkable work. Thee is sufficient evidence to indicate clearly that nut one dollar contributed has been misused." What has been said of the schools that have been visited will probably hold good in regard to the other mis- sion schools. In speaking of the energetic work of Bishop County among tim Indians of his dioeeso the report says that he fur- nishes support for his Indian missions with the exception of two boarding schools which ae supported by the bu- reauand, in addition to tis, has made an effort to inerease his annual diocesan collection for Indians and Negroes. ,.. , ....... '-"  Alluding t'o the progress which has been made, in spite of the difficulties encountered, satisfaction is expressed that in the United States there are to- day more Indians in the Catholic mis- sion schools than at any time since the abolition (f the Contract System. That this condition of affairs is prob- ably as much a surprise to tbe Church as it was to Protestants may be in- ferred from the following paragraph: "Blinded by bigotry,the Protestants voluntarily gave up Government help in order to prevail upon Congress to withdraw all alpropriations from Catholic Indian schools, hoping there. by to arrest the progress ma0e by the Catholie hureh among the Indians. In this. however, they failed signally, for they tlemselves have been the los- ers. They abandoned many of beir schools, and, as a consequence, their missrons declined, for an Indian mis- sion without a school cannot flourisix; while, by continuing her schools, the Catholic Ohurch has retained Let hold upon her own people, and, in many reservations, s steadily gathering the abandoned Protestant Indians into bet fold. It is appalling to think wimt the consequences would have been,had the Churei proved herself an unfaith- ful mothe ; had she imitated certain sects, and, lige the hireling, deserted her Indian children at the approach of danger.,, Thisis evidently appreciated by the Indians, as a recent incident shows.  Seneca Indian from the Catteraugus reservation, New York, aec0mpanied the Flathead delegation on their trip to Washington this winter. He told the apostolic delegate that while be and his tribe were Protestants, obser- vation had taught him that Catholic missionaries alone proved themselves true friends of the Indians. He re- quested iris Excellency to make ar- rangement tier Catholic missionaries to be sent among his people Tbe reportgives the resources of the Bureau for this year at $82,400, and acknowledges a contribution hy tle Ludwig.Mission-Verein, O f ' Mu- nich,, Baazm, of $236.40. The writer also wishes to express his thanks to he Bureau'for the for lowing acknowledgement: "The Bureau is indebted to Prof. E, L. Scharff, of Washington, D.' O., for very valuable serwoes which he bas rendered the cause ot Gatholio Indian schools," The report also refers to the fair and just attitude of President Roose. volt and of the Congress toward the Catholic schools, and concludes with the statement that tim Bureau has no grievance against the administrttion. A number Of Senators and Representa- tives are given credit for their interest and work in behalf of the mission schools, and especial credit is given to Benator Aldrich and Representative Sherman for therestoration o the ra- tions. The Bureau sent out two questions to the missionaries on the subject of Government schools, They were as follows. "'What is your candid Opin- ion as to the value cud results of the system forcible way, as follows: "The uresen system can never take the place of cur Catholic Indian mis- sion schools. If public schools are not suitable for Catholic white children, with great reason, Government schools are no suitable for Catholic Indian children." Itogether, the report is most en- couraging, and tim hope may be ', ex- pressed that tim name ot "Preserva- tion Society" may soon be changed in- to the more aggressive and progres- sive title of "Propagation $ Society." If the great Catholic societies, such as the Ancient Order of Hibernians or the Knights of Columbus, were to take hold of this work, they would not alone reflect great credit upou them- selves, but also elieve Mother Cather- ine Drexel, who alone contributes an- nually t100,000 towards this work, wldle the Catholic body has been slow to recognize he /mportanoe of this work.--E. L. S. CORNERSTONE TO BE LAID. The cornerstone of the new Immac- ulate Conception church will be laid on Sunday afternoon, May 15. The Gath- clio societies will all be invited to take part in the carrying out of the plan. The first story will be floored over and some idea of the size of the mdieneo room may be had. The work is progressing rapidly and there is no longer any doubt about having it fin- ished before the first of December so tlmt the dedication may take place on the Feast of the Immaculate Ooncep. ttion. MISSION-HOUSE DEDICATED, A Training School for Priests Whose Special Work Will be to Expound Catholic Doctrine to Non-Catholics Makes for Progress and Growthln- teresting Features of a Memo- rable Occasion, Correspondence of The Catholic Standard and Times. WASHINGTQN, April 15. The Apostolic Mission House, on the grounds of the Catholic Univer- sity, was dedicated yesterday after- noon .by His Eminence Cardinal Gib- bons, in the presence of the assem- bled Archbishops and 200 ecclesias- tics and a large crowd of the laity. Right Rev. Mgr. O'Connell, rector of the University, in the name of the faculty and trustees of .the University congratulated the directors of the Catholic Missionary Union on the completion of the new building, and Archbisho p Glennon, of St. Louis, de- llvered the principal address. The occasion was very notable, in- asmuch as the benediction of the Church was invoked on a new force in the working department of the Church that will certainly make for progress and growth. Father Doyle, in whose care the financial interests of lhe new building was placed, took occasion of the gathering to correct a common impression that the new in- stitution belonged to the Paulists. He said that the Apostolic Mission House belonged to the entire Church  in the United States, and was related to the hierarchy in some such way as the American College in Rome was. The purpose of the new house was to train secular prlests to be missionaries, particularly to non-Catholics. It ac- cepted priests who were sent by their bishops and it prepared them for the work of giving missions in their own dioceses. Purpose of the Movement. 'the non-Catholic mission /novement contemplated the placing in every diocese of a band of five or six able, talented preachers, whose duty will be extra-prochial and whose entire time will be occupied in going into the smaller towns and country places wbere now thedefections from church membership are notable and reclaim- ling Catholics who have strayed away and explaining the teachings of the Church to those who know nothing of her doctrine. There is undoubtedly in this country a large throng of non- Catholic people who know as little of i the position and teaching of the Cath- SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY APRIL 2*,) 1904, olic Church as they do of the number of fishes in the sea or of the birds in the air, and there is also a large crowd of people who think they know something of the Church, but whose knowledge is born of bigotry and false teaching. Th etime has" come to set these people aright, and this end can only be accomplished by sending duly authorized priests, well trained for lhe work, who, by all means known () modern life, will disseminate a wider, hroader and more correct knowledge of things Catholic. i REFORMAT]0N REVIEWED. ARCHBISHOP RIORDON'S REVIEW OF THE REFORMATION AS PUB- LISftED BY THE CATHOLIC i :which in the Confession itself are put forward as essential. The Reforma- tion was never, in any stage of its de- velopment, so intimately bound up with any system of religious bel]ef, wzth any fixed, unolmugeable body of revealed doctrines that it was prepared !to stand with them or fall. Point aft- er point may be refuted;argument aft- or argument admitted, but tim spirit of protest against tle great historic TR,T ..... m.- IChurelb over winch, as Supreme Pas- .... uwt x. [ tor, tim Roman Pontiff prsides,out of Movement Political, Not Religious--I which the Reform tin t k i  " 'n ,  ...... ] , a o oo s orlgl A Spemes of Rebelhon, [ ohtmal : " . . -- . ' land its uamc, lives on. During the in ire inception anti O-Ul e f ...... - " Mgr. O'Conncll looked upon the ded-[' ., . I u 's o uu years, uootr]ne arer , xecutmn. doctrine has been rejected, and today ication of the Mission House as an  Inot one Church that traces its origin auspicious event in the history of the I to the Reformation teaches that special (Continued from last week.) Ipoint to which Luther attached so TT was the common ex rcssion of much importance |lint in one of his . . p the times that the Church needed letters ha declares that he cared not _ a reform in her head and morn-]if all his doctrines were forgotten,pro- - bars, and the opening decree of the vidcd the one denying free will iu man University. It consecrates the work of the University and offers avenues of practical usefulness for every tal- ent. Witti this purpose in view the trustees of the University invited the Mission House 'to share in the faellt-i ties that the University offers, and hope to receive in return a shinging illustration of the practical advantages that may come from the best intel- le(9:ual training. A Dynamic Force. Archbishop Glennon's address was in his usual felicitous vein. In part he said that in every great organiza- lion timre were the static forces that imparted slrength, solidity and con- servatism. The Scriptures present the Church to us as the pillar and ground of truth, as a city set on the mountatn side, as a kingdom of God on the earth. While it is all this, be- sides the static forces there are the dynamic forces that impart energy and make for progress and growth. The Apostolic Mission House he considered as the highest development of the dynamic force in the Church. It is the fullest exemplification of the commission that was given to the Apo'stles: "Go ye into the whole world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Go, and while going, teach. Be filled with a restless activ- ity to make the truth for which Christ lived and died better known to nen. There comes in the history of every people a peculiar psychological mo- ment when opportunities are ripe for lhe highest advancement. If they are taken,' they will lead us on to success. If they are allowed to slip by de- generation and disintegration will set in. Soch a moment seems to have m rived :'n the history of the Church in his country. The conversion of Amer- ica to the Catholic Church may seem to many something of a dream, still ;t is a consummation devoutly to be hoped for, and if it be attained only in a small degree, it will have a pro- found influence on the history of the modern world. There are many signs of lhe dawning of a brighter day, and not the least Of them is the devotion of a loyal and faithful laity. An Encouraging Spectacle, The speciacle presented on *.:he groun:ls of the University y0sterday by the presence of a host of faithful adherents who are ready to do and to die that the Chprch may be better kn(,wn is one that fill us with a strong hope for a near and a glorious future for the Church. Sitting in the newly dedicated chap- el were Arehbishops Ireland, Keane, Messmer, Elder, Ryan, Williams, 'Bislmps Maes, Foley, Garrigan and Horstmann. Among tbe priests were the missionaries who were at work in their chosen field and who have been assembled during the past week in conference in order to discuss the best methods of mission work. Among the laity present were many of the prominent Knights of Columbus, a number of Congressmen, together with Bourke Cockran. Many of the assembled prelates and people were much interested in the exhibition of some chalices that were made from the souvenirs and keep- sakes that were donated chiefly by converts and about which the most tender memories ere entwined. Anaother interesting feature of the dedication was the names of the va- rious Sisterhoods over the room doors, together with the patron they selected for the rooms that they fur- nished. The architecture of tbe Mission House is universally admired. The prevailing type is that of the old mis- sion churches of California. There is a peculiar reason for its adoption here, inasmuch a8 this style has been asso- ciated with the old original missionary endeavor in this country and serves to bind that great work with this twentieth century effort to bring the American people into the fold of Christ, Council of Trent, stating the ends for whlch it was convened, expressly men- tions: "Ad reformationem eleri ac populi .... The reform of the clergy and the people." And no reform is necessary where no abuse exists. The central authority of the Church !had not the power to prevent the abus- es of which non-Catholics complain, umther had it the power to uproot them unless gradually and under a changed condition of the political and social world. For years prior to the Beform,,|on, the most zealous nnd energetic pastors under the guidance of the Supreme Pastor, had labored to madieate exist- ing abuses. In provincial Swmd and in general Council measures stringent and far reaching had been enacted to bring men back to tim practice of the Christian virtues wbioh the Ohurcl has always inculcated. But in vain. "And it is not true," says M'Gui- zot, "that in the sixteenth century abuses, properly so called, were more numerous, more crying, than they had been at other times." Then again, they came in a great measure from those who had been forced by secular iiuecs on the acceptance, and had been thrust, despite tbe most vigorous pro- tsts of the Roman See, into some of the greatest churel'es of Christendom. Abuses can only affect the external government of the Church, can only contaminate what is called the human element in the Church. As a writer of our day, Bishop Spalding, says: "There can, indeed, be no reformation or need of reformation in lmr essential life r constitution, in her doctrinal or moral tenehing, in her Saerameuats, or iu the constitutive ole.ents of ier governments. These have been flxud by the hand of God. and ae unchang- eable; but as t is ber destiny to live in contact with human society in all its ever varying degrees oi develop- ment and decay, it must also be her fate to find imrsef again and again sur- rounded and interpenetrated by abuses and disorders of all klnds.":' , The Clristian Church was founded not for angels, but for men; and not. for the just among men, but for sin. ners also. They will live side by side, as the wheat and tares in the fiield of the Gospel, and they will grow togeth- er until the Master comes ann makes the final separation. To make war against the divine element in the groat Christian Society, to rejec the teach- ings of 1500 years, that had come down unchanged through an uninter- rupted succession of pastors, was revo- lution, not reformation. It was the uprooting of the foundations laid by the hand of God,upon which the great Christian Church was built and the substitution iu their place of a founds. tion made by men. |The success of the Reformation cannot be attributed to thecharaoter of the doctrines which Luther taught. He proposed doctrines in oppositmn to the doctrines held by the Church of Rome. But these doc- trines were never considered as essen- tial to the cause of Protestantism, but merely accidental. Luther started out with no definite system of religious belief, and whatever ha nmy have held in the beginning had no for him so much f the sacred character of truth about it, that he was not willing to change it or drop it entirely when oir- cumstanoes endered it advisable. During the progress of the Reforma- tion, he addressed the following words to Pope Leo X: "Most Holy Fatlmr, I throw myself at the feet of your Ho- liness and submit myself to you ith all that I have and all that I am, De- stroy my cause, or espouse t,; pro. nounce either for or against me; tage my life or restore it, as you please; I will receive, your voice as tlmt of Christ Himself Wire proside and speaks through you. I declare it in the presence of Oed and of all the world, I never have soagbt and will never seek te weaken by force or artifice tile power of the Roman Church or ot your Holiness. I confess that there is noth- ing in heaven or on earth that should be preferred above that Church, save only Jesus|Christ, the Loft of all." The confession of Augsburg; com- posedlby Melanethon and approved of by Luther, rejected many of the doc- trines which Luther held in the begin-. ning. The defense of the Confession of Augtborg repudiates many points wre retained. The repeated changes of doctrine. tim rejection of some once field essen- tiM, tim assumptioa of others, prove conclusively that doctrims were not essential to the movement. If tim Ref- ormers lind taught doctrines a (together contradictory of faith; if they bad in tim 16th century revived the wihl theories of the Gnostics of the 1 con- tury, or the mysticism of the sects of e 12th and 13th centuries, the progress of the Reformation would no have been retarded a particle. The tie which binds those who glory in the Reformation to the denomination of I wlfiob they are members, is not usual- ] ly a tie of'doctrine. Indeed, of so lit- tle account is doctrine or creed outside ] the Catholic Church, that religion is l held to consist, not iu knowledge, but in feeling or sentiment. As Cardinal Newman expresses it: "In proportion as the Lutlmran leaven spread, it be- came fashionable to say that faith was not an acceptance of revealed doctrine, not an act of; the intellect, but a feel- ing, an emotion, an affeotmn, an appe- ency. Thus man--who in all other and less important relations of life, is governed by principles which hae their root and warrant in reason--is governed in his relations to the Su- preme Being and in his moral relations o his feDow beings, by taste or feel- ing, by custom or expediency;" We are told by others that the Ref- ormation was caused by the reading oi the Sacred Scriptures. That Luther, having by his tramlation of thSaoed Scriptures into German, hn}ocked the treasures of divine wisdom, the spell which bouud mankind to the Church was broken. This belief that the Ref- ormation was produced by the reading of the Bible, has induced the iblo So- cieties of our tmes to employ the same means m the conversion of the heath- on, with what success it is needless to mention. Luther's translation of the Scriptures was completed only m 1534, seventeen years after the Reformation had begun. And although at that pc. riod of ils existence the Reformatmn had not obtained its full development, its leading features could be plainly recognized. It contained then every- thing essential to Potestantism. Tim unchaining of the Word of God, as it is lound ill th0 Holy Scriptures, is olmmed as one of the special glories of the Reformation. It mus be ad. mitred that in the days of Luther tim Holy Seriptures were not as accessible to the people as they are at the pres- ent day. The art of printing was In its'Anfancy. A copy of the Bible was within the reaeh only of the larges fmtunes. BUt much has been done to multiply copies of it, and splendidly pinted copies o the Scriptures--plac- .ed in the churches and m public insti- tutions ef learningwhole people con. verted to Christianity by the sole read- ing of the Scriptures. Individuals may indeed form from tbem an exalted no- tion of the'Christian system, may en- tertain a high respect for its teaehings, and they will look for that Cimroh of which the Scriptures speak and whose characteristics they 8ve, and nsk of God thatgrace witlmut wifich they will not enter its fold. But on a whole people, with respect to determining their religious belief, and especially with respect to iuduoing them to prac- tice from motives of conscience the mo- rality which it inuleates, it can have but little or no effect. The letter of the Gospel is in itself dead and can communicate no life unless made to live in the great society called the Church The Bible is no doubt the word of God, the Book of books, the Book by excellence, guarded by the Catholic Church, without whose ten- der care it would have been lost long before Luther's time. It is the Magna Charts of our religious liberties and of our moral greatness. In it are con- tained all the principles whose spirit must be embodied in the character of every man who lays claim to morality and in the constitution of every coun- try which makes any pretension to true progress and civilization. " Bat far beyond the letter uf the Bi. ble is the mghty power of the Church of Chmst, which is the perfect embod- iment of the spi:it o tim Bibla; the living organism ia wbioh and through which the Bible acts. Tiffs is the power which has brought men to a PRICE FIVl CEN'I knowledge of the Ohristmn law,which has regenerated tim World morally and politically, and made civilization coterminous with Ciristianity. Not the dead words of the Gospel placed in tim hands ot the people but their spirit acting throagh the Church, manifestn,g itself in her Sacraments, in her liturgy, breathing in her prayers and devdtiomtl exercises, speaking through those who in tim name and authority of the Son of God were com- missioned to carry the truths ot salva- tion to the uttermost bounds of the eamqh The Bible, or rather its prin- ciples may be called the soul of relig- ran, but the soul acts not without the body, without some organism which it quickens. It may he said to hold the same place in a rligious society tibet a constitution does in a civil society; au,l in the civil order the government and constitution mutually support oaoh other, tho one giving lifo and the other aPtflying it to t, bo various re- quiremonts of those who live beneath its protoction. Of what avail would our constitution be widx all the pre- cious liberties it guarantees without some definite form ,. of government, without some boay politic to animate ? It would hav,, no more practical influ- ence ou the destinies of mankind than if it had never existed. In he same way the Bihle and the Church snpl)ort each other. As long as they remain together tley will withstand the as- saults of man. Separate them and they must fail (Continued Next Week.) KNIGHTS OF 2OLUMBUS CHAIR, The professorship of the Chair of American tIistory, fouudod at tim Catholic University of America by the Knights of Columbus, has been tendered to Prof. C. F. McCarthy, of the Philadelphia Catholin High School, and it is probable that he will accept. Out of compliment to the Knights, the occupant of the chair will be known as Associate Professo instead of Fellew, as is the custom. MAY DAY GELEBRATION. Next Sunday evening there will be solemn and impressive ceremonies at tim aored tJcart church marking the inauguration of the usual May dev- tions. The olfildren of the parish will form in procession and within their ranks bear the beautiful statue of the Blessed Virgin on a dais about the churnl. Suitable music willacoompa. ny the exercises, and a sermon on Our Blessed Mother will be preached. The Bishop and many of the clergy from the ether parishes of the city are ex- pected to be present. On Sunday, May 8 Bishop O'Dea will administer Confirmation to a large class ot children in Everett. The Catholics of Pullman, Wash., are making arnmgements to have a clmreh in that town. Next Sunday Rr. Roy. Bishop O'Dea will admin]ste the sacrament of Con- firmation to a large class of children in St. Allflmnsus' church, Ballard. Fatlier Achtergael, pastor of St. Al- plonsus parish, and a number of the clergy from this city and vicinity will assist in the ceremony. Solemn high mass will be nelebrated, and tim se- men will be delivered by Bisimp U'Dea. This summer a handsome school building will be erected in Omaha, Neb. It will be in charge of the Do- miuicans when completed. The cornerstone of the new St. Jo- seph's church at North Yakima, Wash. will be laid by Rt. Rev. Bishop O'Dea on Sunday, May 22. The Bishop will also administer Confirmation to a large class on that day. Roy. Fatier Sween of Ellensburg, Wash., is perfecting arrangements for commencing the ereetion of a hand- some parochial school in that city in the near future. It will be built of stone and will be one of the best i the state. May  work will be begun on St. Philip Neri's parochial school, Phila delphia. The structure willpraetical. ly be rebuilt and a convent for the Sis ters will be erected beside it. The new teeplc on the (leveland cathedral i rapidly towering to its fall proportions and is expected to be completed wxthin the next ton days. \\; Two new altars and windows of ca- thedral glass were placed in Our Lady of Lourdes church, Battendorf, Iowa, praotioally completing the furnlshings of the edifice. The church will be ded- feared May 15.