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O A VJEEKLY FAMILY NEWSPAPER. m VOL. III. NO. 20. SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1901. PRICE FIVE CENTS. -,81GN8 OF IH[ lIME8. THE DISINTEGRATION OF PROT- ESTANISM. The signs of the times point unmis- takably to the disintegration of Prot- estanism. It is so obvious that one does not need to he very observant to read the handwriting on the wall. As a spiritual guide and teacher of divine truth, it has been weighed in the bal- ance and found wanting; and, as tan light: of this age and take the gold of hire l'rom churches organized to proclaim His divinity and at the same time, in hrilliant sophism, denying that claim. I would rather be the dy- ing malefactor who, upon first ac- quaintanceship under these strangest of circumstances, asknowledges Him Lord, than to be one of those who, after long knowledge of tile nobility of His work and the divinity of His mission, shal surrender Him to treachery of rhetoric. A liberal clergyman of this city re- cently said that Protestanism is dead. If this is not true. it will be if such pabulum is much longer given to the people. Tim race cannot live upon a brilliant husks; it must have bread. consequence, the vast majority of those who had entrusted all their hopes of eternal salvation to this un- seaworthy craft now find themselves drifting without rudder or compass up- on an ocean of doubt and speculation. This is true of no one particular sect but Of all alike. The decay that pre- cedes final dissolution has not only set in, but it is already far advanced. There is scarcely a pretense any longer of preaching or teaching either creed or dogma in a Protestant Church. The mlmster who would se- riously attempt it in any of the met.. ropolitan churches would speedily find himself without a congregation. He would no longer be a drawing card, and would promptly receive his conge, i Their churches are, to all intent and purposes, social institutions, to which it is highly respectable and The centuries cry out for a religion that has an essential divinity in it, and not for the weakling fabric of hu- man doubt." If those reverend gentlemen, and others who, like them. are conscious of a: void which their churches do not and cannot fill, will investigate alon the lines suggested by their remarks, there is little doubt that they will ere long find themselves within the fold of a church "that has an essential di- vinity in it." A.M.J. FIRE IN SOUTH PARK. The house of Mr. Navin, at South Park, was consumed by fire on May 15. l'he entire structure succumbed to tile fury of the flames, and only a part of the furniture was saved. The fire was first seen a few minutes before noon on the date mentioned. The loss is a heavy one, owing to the fact that it sometimes worldly standpoint, to belong; but as dispensers of divine grace and a sav- ing faith, not only the church mem- bers, but the ministers themselves, ac- knowledge them a sad failure. Thus Dr. Jenkins Lloyd Jones, pastor of All Souls Church, Chicago, exploded a bombshell a few weeks since in dis- cussing "The Religious Outlook" be- fore the Chicago Woman's Club. "Protestanism," said he, " is aris- tocratic. It has pretty nearly run its race. It has dissected and analyzed religion until there are but the frag- ments of it left." And he proceeded: "We will make a religion that will save the woman's clubs, as well as the tag ends and rag ends of society." If the reverend doctor does as he threatens, he will only have added another pitiable failure to those he enumerates. In his sermon on the fol- lowing Sunday he returned to the sub- . ject. He said: "Protestantism today in the United States stands confronted by its 148 different creeds and confessions, ac- cording to the last census, and still every one of them, in its confident ex- clusion becomes a lelusion, and soon- er or later becomes a snare." " This is true, and has been true ever since the alleged reformation. It is what the Catholic Church has been telling them through its ministry for 300 years, but they would not listen to her warning voice. Dr. Rasmus, a Methodist divine of Chicago, said recently: "One of the most revolting acts of modern liberalism which has invaded the evangelical pulpits is the tendency ,-,, 6ehind the utterance of glittering half :,"truths to assault the divine claims of Jesus, sacrificing Him to personal pop- ularity secured through soft and dilet- tante utterance. "Sad it is when a yearning heart is led into the midnight by those who ,, ,sail under the guise of Christianity, ''and stand, presumably as teachers of hope and Jesus Christ. The need of the age is faith, not doubt. Faith is strength, doubt is weakness. "Better were it to be Judas, giving the kiss of betrayal for thirty pieces advantageous, from a was newly constructed and no insur- ance attached. The friends of Mr. Na- vin offered every available assistance to the homeless family in saving What was possible from the fury of the flames. SOUTH PARK. Mrs. Hackett has recently donated a beautiful rug to the church. Mrs. Galvin entertained visitors from Seattle on Friday. The house of Mr. Navin was con- sumed by fire on May 15. The entire structure is a total loss, as no insur- ance was carried. Two Brothers are expected shortly from the East to reinforce the faculty at the College of Our Lady of Lourdes and enact several necessary changes and additions in the curriculum of that institution. The school at South Park completed its session for the summer. The com- mencement day was properly sancti- fied by appropriate exercises, consist- ing of literary and histrionic charac- ter. The band from the College of Our Lady of Lourdes discoursed music on the occasion. The Catholics of South Park are manifesting commendable zeal in ad- vancing the interests of their church. The Ladies' Altar Society is making every effort to embellish their church and render it as presentable as possi- ble. The society now numbers seven- teen members, all of whom are intent in the promotion of due solemnity at divine service. CATHOLIC FORESTERS, Appleton, Wis., Wednesday, May 22. The annual gathering of the Fox River Valley Side Rank, Catholic Or- der of Foresters, is in progress here. many delegates are in attendance. SUBSCRIBE FOR THE CATHOLIC PROGRESS. SUBSCRIPTION, $1.00 IN HONOR OF LAIALL[. PERPETUATING THE MEMORY OF LA SALLE. Boulder Taken from St. Joseph River Will be Inscribed and Placed in Lake Front Park. Benton Harbor, Mich., May 23.--The local chapter of the I)aughters of the American Revolution has hit upon a novel plan to commemorate the en- trance of La Sells into the harbor at this place. Some time ago. when the govern. ment engineers were dredging the St. Joseph river, and obstruction was en- countered in the bed of the stream. It uas found to be a huge boulder of fine formation. It was raised and transferred to the bank of the stream. The ladies who have the project in hand will accept an offer of the gov. ernment to donate it for the purpose in view. stonecutter, who will mount it, and with suitable tablets it will be placed in Lake Front Park, where it will stand to the honor of the name of the great discoverer, whose name is in- separably connected with the history of this entire region. NOT LEGALLY MARRIED CHURCH LAW OR CIVIL LAW? Catholic Girl Seeks Freedom in Court From Divorced Husband, The supreme court of Queens coun- ty. in thet suit brought by Josephine Breuer of Bay Side for the annulment of her marriage to Charles Bruer, of Great Neck, L. I, must decide whether a violation of the canonical law of the Cattmlic Church which is not a viola- ties of the civil laws of the land shall be accepted as a valid reason for dis- solving the marriage tie. Mrs. Breuer's maiden name was Mi- lang. Her home in Bayside and her fanlily is well-todo- and eminently re- spectable. She is a devout Catholic. When wealthy Mr. Breuer came a- courting her she objected to him on Ii will be turned over to a the ground that he was a divorced MOTHER OF BISHOP GLENNON PASSES AWAY IN HER DIS- TANT HOME. KANSAS CITY, Me., May 22.--at. Rev. Bishop Glennon received a cable from Ireland recording the death eli ibis aged mother. She was a very old woman, and the demise is no su'r -' prise to the prelate. Solemn pontifical requiem mass was celebrated by the bishop at the Cathe- dral, the diocesan clergy, espbecially those of the city, participating. at. Rev. Bishop Hogan preached the eulogy, dwelling in particular upon the instability of human life, and re- counting the exemplary characteris- tics of the deceased. GREAT FALL, MONT., May 23.-- The new St. Ann's Catholic Church, which will b eerected near the pres- ent church at the corner of Third, over North and Seventh streets, will be one of the most imposing structures in the city. It will be in the form'of a cross, th material being canary sand- stone, especially dressed. The build- ing will be 120 feet in length, and its widtll will range from 50 to 78 feet. The steeple will be on the southwest corner of the building. On the south side--towards Third avenue--will be one entrance, and the main entrance will be on the west side towards Sev- enth street, opening into a large cir- cular vestibule, above which will be the choir loft. From this vestibule three aisles will run through the church to the sanctuary. It will con- tain three altars. AT ROME Rome, May 22.--Pope Leo XIII to- day received in audience Mgr. O'Con- nell, Bishop of Portland, Me., formerly rector of the American college here. BREMERTON. of Last Sunday being the third Sunday of the month, Father Trivelli celebrat- ed mass at Bremerton. Bremerton is fast becoming a place of more than local interest; and, as might be ex- pected, the church has found a footing in this substantial community. Three years ago the first mass was celebrat- ed there. Four lots have been bought in a choice location and paid for, and funds have been accumulating and in the near future a church will be built. Thus in most unexpected places man whose former wife was still llv- lng. Mr. Breuer did not accept his re- jection as final. He became more ar- (lent and attentive than ever, and after a time proposed again, alleging, so Mrs. Breuer now states in the com- plitint in tier suit, that the insuperable obstacle had bee nremoved by the death of his first wife. Miss Milang, accepting this tate- ment as true, yielded to the persua- sibns of her family, and consented to marry the rich suitor. She stipulat-; ed, however, that there should be a civil as well as a religious ceremony, and that each should be conducted quietly and without display. On June 25, 1900, the couple, accom-! partied by a few friends, came to New York and the civil marriage was per- formed by Alderman Bothman in the City Hall. On their way to Great Neck, where the religious ceremony was to have taken place, Mr. Breuer, according to Mrs. Breuer's sworn complaint, belier-: ing that the irrevocable step had been I taken, confessed to her that he had! deceived her in declaring that his di- vorced wife was dead. She was still alive, he admitted, and ne misled her simply to win her consent to their union. The complaint recites that Mrs. Breuer, horrified by th discovery of his duplicity, left him on the spot; that she had never since lived with him. and that the marriage has never been consummated. MONROE, MICH., May 18.--Very Rev. Edwin Joss, vicar general of the Detroit diocese and domestic prelate to His Holiness, Pope Leo, (lied here today. EVERETT, WASH Mr. p. Henry, of Seattle, has been here during the past week in the in- terests of The Catholic Progress. Dr. J. M. Lyons, of Chicago, Ill., has epened an office in the Wisconsin block. The Doctor has bright pros- pects. Mr. Hugh J. Gallagher, attorney-at- law, formerly of Hazleton, Pa., has de- cided to make this city his home, and has secured offices in the Wisconsin building. The pupils of the Dominics' Acade- my are looking forward with much pleasure to the closing exercises, which will take place about the mid- dle of June. The attending during the past year has been very good and the Sisters are well pleased with the work their pupils have accomplished. Rev. Father O'Brien, of Snohomish he )ented of PER YEAR. ADDRESS 104 WASH. we feel the generous of Catholic was the of Rev. ther BALLARD. The Ladies' Altar Society hehl a so- cial at the Michigan Exchange Wed- nesday. The cheer of the occasion consisted of a sumptuous hmcheon, games at cards and other forms of de- lightful recreation. The programme was exceptionally a pleasant one, and all that participated voted it as one of the finest rendered by the ladies of the Altar Society. Quiet a neat sum was realized from the proceeds. The profits will be util- ized for the purchase of a new set of altar vestments. The choir has recently been thor- oughly reorganized, and several very artistic bass voices added. The for- met efficiency of the singers is a splen- did indication that the addition will prove to lie a reinforcement for good. May devotions are well attended As a rule, a mass on Sun- day is considered a sufficient dis- charge of religious duties. The large attendance at these devotions is a good sign of the vigorous faith that still exists. Movement is on foot to. arrange plans for a large church function to he given in summer. The prevailing idea has not as yet assumed any tangi- ble form, but it will probably be a fair picnic or some similar event. The proceeds will go to the vohmtary fund of the new church strongly in contem- plation. Mrs. Roberts is having a very neat cottage built on her lots. The build- ing is very prettily designed and will nmke a cozy home. FOUNDER'S DAY AT ST. MARY'S Feast Celebrated by High Mass at Col- lege at Oakland. Oakland, May lB.--The feast of St. John Baptist de la Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers' schools, was observed at St. Mary's college, by a high mass at 9:30 a. m. yesterday, the day fixed by a decree of canonization. The officiating priests were gradu- ates of St. Mary's college. The cele- brant was the Rev. Father Joseph P. T. Callopy, class '94; the Rev. Father Joseph McAuliffe, class ,90, was dea- con, and the Rev. E. J. Nolan, class '91, acted as sub-deacon. The Rev. Father J. J. Cranwell, college chap- lain, presided as master of ceremonies. The choir on this occasion was made up of Professor F. Schorcht, or- ganist; J. P. Plover, J. W. Solen, W. J. Kennedy, tenors; the Rev. Brother Ag- non, R. S. McCarthy, baritones; J. A. Blossom, A. T. Porter, bassos. Among those who occupied seats in the sanctuary were the following: The Rev. Father Serda, of Sam'cd Heart church, Temescal ;the Rev. Father McSweeney of St. Francis de Sales cllurch, the Rev. Father Mc- Nally of St. Patrick's church, Oak- land; the Rev. Father Foley of Ala- meda; the Rev. Father Casey of St. Peter's church; the Rev. Father Hat- tingles, O. 'P., of St. Dominic's; the Rev. Father Gallagher, S. J., St. Mary's; the Rev. Father Hickey, S. J., St. Ignatius, all of San Francisco; the Rcv Father I raught, Sacred Heart, Temascal; the Rev. Father Klely, St. Patrick's, West (Yakland; the Rev. Father Butler, St. Francis de Sales; the Rev. Father de Camps, St. Jo- seph's church, the Rev. Father O'Con- nell, St. Joseph's church, Alameda; the Rev. Father O'Riordan and the Rev. Father Campbell, of Berkley. After the mass there was an infor- mal banquet, attended by many of the students and their friends, and among the speakers were the Rev. Brother Theoderus, the Rev. Father L. Serda and Brother Ermlnold. Forty hours' adoration began in Holy Cross church, San Francisco, with solemn high mass last Sunday. Rev. Father Sullivan, of St. Patrick's Seminary, was the celebrant, assisted by Sampson as and 00IOIHER OF IHRIIT THE IDEAL WOMAN. Summary of Sermon by the Rev. Hen- ry E. O'Keeffe of the Paulist Fathers. SAN FRANCISCO, May 20.--At old St. Mary's (Paulist) Clmrcll yester- (lay the Rev. Henry E. O"Keeffe, C. S. P., spoke from the following text, found in the twelfth chapter of Revel- ation: "A great sign appeared in heaven: A woman 'lothcd with the sun and the moon under heer feet and on her tea(l a crown of twelve stars."--Apo- ('alypse, xxl: 1. T He said in part: There is a principle of continuity running through all the 'religions and Christianity has absorhed all that Is excellent in all. It took tlmt one au- thentic and integral form of Christian- ity to embody in flesh and b'lood all that the noble pagans and refined poets among the heathens had sung f.nd dreamed of with regard to wo- manhood. As Christ's mother rose above the horizon all the choice spirits among men beheld the ideal vision of the eternal woman. There then gath- ered troops of painters, poets, dream- ers and saints to do her honor. A_fter- ward was created that mediaeval art which is the despair of the modern aesthetic temper. 're confound the wise and as a stumbling block to the proud she. a Hebrew maiden, was chosen as instrument when the infinite in his condescension clothed Himself with the flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone. The very thought of her moral comeliness elevated and chas- tened tim imagination of alan. It is a common fact among spirit ual writers to find them insistinl upon the necessity of placing all ou affections in God. The human affec tlon of the mother of CIH'ist for her son was the noblest conceivable, for the term of its exercise was purely and solely God. In the play of the maternal instinct the human emotion was actually the divine. She there- fore personifies ideal human love. Tilose who would keep fresh and pure the sentiment of the lmart should hmk aloft to her as the exemplar, High-class hive Is perfected in re- straint and everlastingly (.rowncd il death. Thr(mgh it series of ai)stin- enc(s and resel'vos we conic to per-. fection of heart, anti blessed are tile. ('lean of heart, for they shall see God. lie who would rend the veil and touch the ark must lmve clean hands. His ('yes must he of the spirit to hehold with composure the awfulness of the vision. Religion is not altogether but somewhat of the heart, although in the balanced character mind and wile shouhl play as large a part. It is to the glory of Christianity that it has evoked all that is tender and fair and spiritual in human "affection. This could not always be said of paganism, for there were times when It brought out in the region of emotion that wlich was seductive and impure. How wise is the Christian church In keeping before us the central fact of lhe incarnation, and that. too. in a human representation There is not a mood of emotion in the human heart which is not appealed to and directed in the integral economy of the incal- nation, and the church in dealing with man humanly has striven to draw him to God through the cords of Adam. Oh! thanks be to God for our holy church of Rome. which has saved to the world of ethics these two morally fruitful ideas: First, the literal ful- fillment in the and the actual