The Jeffersonian (Jefferson, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 1, 1951 Page: 1 of 4
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THE JEFFERSON I AN
"EXCEPT YOU EAT THE FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN AND DRINK HIS BLOOD, YOU SHALL NOT HAVE LIFE IN YOU." — JE8U8.
Established In Jefferson In 1948 VOLUME FOUR
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
HUMANITY IN CHURCH PROVES DIVINITY
We Do Not
3RD ANNIVERSARY OF
FIRST MASS PASSES
Catholics do not believe that
(1) the Pope Is God, (2) that
the Pope can do no wrong, (3)
that the Pope has temporal
rights in the United States, (4)
that th« Pope can claim political
allegiance. (5) that the Pope can
nullify laws, oaths, or contracts,
Catholics do not believe that
(1) Protestants cannot be saved,
(2) that public schools are evil
and that they ought to be abol-
ished, (3) that they can purchase
freedom from Purgatory.
CYO ESSAY CONTEST
EXTENDED TO FED. 1
"The Catholic Church — Hope
of Our Times" is the subject of
the Tyler deanery essay contest
for Catholic youths of high
school age. Date when all es-
says must lie in has been ex-
tended to Feb. 1. The winner
will receive a $25 war bond.
All Catholic Youth clubs may
mail their entries to Box 705,
"What restitutions and repara-
tions does not confession pro-
duce among the Catholics!" —
Rousseau, famous French writer
who had no especial love for
the Catholic Church.
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POPE IN FATHER
HIT OUR FAULTS
Adrian VI. who was Po.pe in
1523, two years after Father
Martin Luther's final break at
the Diet of Worms, listed the
chief cause for the unfortunate
events which were destined to
separate so many from the His-
toric Church. The sins of priests
and prelates, said Pope Adrian
VI, put millions outside the
Church. Catholics and especially
Catholic priests in the view of
the Pontiff were to blame for
the Protestant Revolt. Said Adri-
an: "We freely acknowledge that
Qod has allowed this chastise-
ment to come upon His Church
because of the sins of men anA
ESPECIALLY because of the
sins of priests and prelates. We
l; now well that for many year*
much that muBt be regarded with
horror has come to pass in this
COMMENT: The Cethollc
Church can prove her divine or-
igin. She does not attempt to
prove that her priests and Bis-
hops and Popes are divine. As
human beings they have at times
helped very much to hurt the
Church by the scandal of their
lives. They hava not been able
to destroy the Catholic Church
because Jesus Christ promised
that It would never teach error.
Were It not that Jesus meant
His word that the gates ot Hell
would not prevail against his-
tory's only Visible Church, many
priests, some few Popes and a
lot of Catholics in general would
have killed the Catholic Church
long before that day In 1403
when one of her devout sons,
Christopher Columbus, planted a
Catholic cross on this soil ot
A quiet observance of the third anniversary of the First Holy
Mass offered In the mission of Our Lady of Fatlma was held Dec.
6th. It consisted in a memento in the pastor's MasB that morning
for all thdse present that day and for all the people living within
the territory, of the faith and not of it.
On Dec. 5, 1948 when Mass was offered for the first time In Hugh-
es Springs those present above, left to right, front row, were: Miss
Grace Switz, now of Fort Lee, Virginia, little Frank Hopkins. Jr..
Frank Hopkins, Sr., and George Hopkins, all of Hughes Springs,
little Ann Gwin and Mrs. Don Gwin, now of El Centra, Calif. Altar
boys Jimmy and P. G. Hlleman, Jefferson, Mrs. Don Harmon, little
Mary Ellen Hopkins, Mrs. Frank Hopkins, Nancy Hopkins, Patricia
Ann and Mary Jane Shelton, all of Hughes Springs, and Mrs. Knox
Back row, left to right, were; Miss Ethel Switz, Jefferson, New-
ton Madere, Hughes Springs; Ronald Arseneaux (now hack after 2
years in La.), Mr. and Mrs. Herman Boehmer and Mrs. Burt Hen-
ley, all of Dainsepfi«|d. *Jeffersonlan staff photo by Billy Watson.
Is Lack? of Religion Retarding Our Public
Schools, Marshall Protestant Editor Asks
This issue of THE JEFFERSONIAN devotes some space
to the thesis that the clause of the United States Constitution
which HF.ys that "Congress can pass no law to prohibit the
FREE exercise of religion" should be enforced by the remov-
al of all penalties at present in existence against parents who
patronize religious schools.
We especially call your attention to the excellent articles
in double column editorial type which were written by Rev.
L. L. Meyer, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Marshall.
These articles in a very few words point to the injustice
of any law which restricts the freedom of religion of parents
in a land where Russia's coercive state educational methods
are not supposed to he looked on with favor.
"fli spite of so many v
shutting out the horizon. in
of such meager tranquil!
prospect for the future, in'
of so much fear and' hatred
'6f mi .
■Bps ior the triumph",
ia0rlove through the in#
the Queen of Heaven.'.'.— Popo
Plus XII In a radio address to
the National Euchu-Ietic Congress
In Valparaiso, Chile.
East Texan Becomes Monk*
QUOTES LATE PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA WHO
SAW OUR TAX MONEY DEING SPENT ONLY FOR
THE DENEFIT OF U. S, PAGAN TAX-PAYERS
\Mtershall. Texas — The public
schools of America may be re-
tarded by the lack of basic reli-
gious teaching within their walls.
The fact religion, "the foundation
of American civilization." is not
being taught in tax-supported
ji schools may be a shock to many.
These statements o f sound
American common sense are to
be found in an editorial Sept. 11,
1951 in the MARSHALL NEWS
MESSENGER, a leading daily
newspaper in East Texas.
The editorial, quoting the late
distinguished president of Colum-
: bia University, Dr. Nicholas Mur-
ray ®utler, takes cognizance of a
fact which is today being clearly
recognized by all except uncon-
vertible secularists. The fact iai
the harm which Is being done to
our country as a result of that
historical development which in
the name of separation of church
and state has taken away the
benefit of U.S. school tax dollars
from U.S. Christians and given
them to U.S. pagans.
DR. BUTLIER'S STATEMENT
Doctor Butler's statement quot-
ed with approval by THE MAR-
SHALL NEWS MESSENGER is
as follows: "The separation of
church and, state is fundamental
in American political order, BUT
as far as religious education is
concerned, THIS PRINCIPLE
HAS BEEN SO FAR DEPARTED
FROM AS TO PUT THE WHOLE
FORCE AND INFLUENCE OF
THE TAX-SUPPORTED SCHOOL
ON THE SIDE OF ONE ELE-
MENT IN TH'E COMMUNITY,
THAT WHICH IS PAGAN."
This statement THE NEwS-
MESSENGER quoted from a book
written by Rev. Clyde ILemont
BENEFIT OF SCHOOL TAX DISTRIBUTED JUSTLY
CATHOLIC IRELAND PAYS BILL OUT OF TAXES
FOR SCHOOLS TEACHING PROTESTANT BELIEF
By long tradition in the Republic of the United Sthtes benefit
f-om tax dollars collected for school purposes is restricted to par-
ents who desire an education for their children with religion left out.
'Patrons of religious schools are denied any return on the taxes
thev pay. This they forfeit in a country which has come to accept
[ the idea that whereas it is wrong to tax a non-believer to support
I some religious school, it is justified to tax the religious man to pay
" the bills for schools in which teaching of religion is banned.
In the Free State of Ireland a different situation exists. With
the universal approval of its overwhelmingly Catholic people the
Republic of Ireland does deny to its Protestant minority a fair
gtiare of the benefits from the school taxes which they pay into the
national treasury. Protestant schools are erected by tile Government.
The" Protestant teachers who teach in them are paid to teach Pro-
testant doctrine to Protestant children by the government of the
k historic Catholic nation.
\ In the Irish nation there is no controversy about penalties be-
f Ing applied to parents who do not wlBh their children instructed in
lechools teaching the Catholic religion. There are no laws making
1 the minority walk to school, forfeit health benefits, etc. if they de-
| cline to go to the school of'the majority.
"■. The Irish people practitce religious freedom and distributive jus-
tice. In the field of education there are absolutely no penalties for
the religious minority who desire to educate their children In the
•Hay, a Protestant Episcopal min-
ister. Rev. Hay, says the paper,
points out in his book that a mis-
interpretation of a ruling of the
U.S. Supreme Court on March 8.
1949, is to blame for the absence
of basic religious training in the
public schools of America. The
ruling, made to please an atUiest
woman by name of Mrs. McCol-
lum, who was embarassed at
Champaign, 111., because her son
was one of few who didn't go to
the voluntary religion classes,
put a damper on public school
religion. The Court held that in
America religious teachings were
illegal in buildings owned! by the
state, even when the students
were not officially in school but
on released time.
FAVORS DALLAS PLAN
In spite of the ruling Rev. Hay
points out, says THE NEWS
MESSENGER, that some forms of
| getting religious instruction to
| U.S. public school children can
r Btill be permitted in America.
The Marshall paper took note of
the program now in operation in
the Highland Park school system
in Dallas. Concluded THE MES-
I "The News Messenger believes
I that there may be those in Mar-
shal] and Harrison County who
could band together to study the
Highlandl Park plan and the situ-
ation in our city and county
schools with a view to determin-
ing whether a similar plan is
needed locally. It is confidently
felt that our city and county of-
ficials would welcome interested
support In such a study."
4 DAYS AFTER INCIDENT
I Publication of the views of THE
MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER
on the need for religious in-
struction followed by just 4 days
the Associated Press story carried
over the (jountry to the effect that
in Marshall, Texas parents desir-
| ing to exercize freedom of relig-
ion would henceforth be penalized
for it by having their children
walk 10 miles down the highway
to a Catholic school. Public
school authorities, quoted in THE
NEWS MESSENGER, announced
that they would have to hold
back a month's salary from the<
driver of a bus who wouldj stop
to give the Catholic children a
ride in safety to school.
In From Erin
A statue of St. Patrick, all the
way from the Emerald Isle,
nows adds to the beauty of the
interior of the new Church of
Our Lady of Fatlma at Dalnger-
fleld, Texas. The statue of the
5th century Catholic Bishop who
converted Ireland is the gift to
the chapel of Mr. 'and Mrs.
Frank Hopkins of Hughes
Springs. It was placed In the
chapel, Sun., Dec. 2.
To our friends everywhere:
It is not our custom to send Christmas cards. Therefore
we take this opportunity through the pages of THE JEFFER-
SONIAN to say "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."
In the three Masses which it will be our privilege /to
celebrate on the birthday of Our Lord we will Include all the
readers of this newspaper. May the Infant Jesus, Institutor
of the Mass from which came the word for this feast, deign
to transmit to our beloved sheep, our non-Catholic parishioners
and our friends everywhere an abundance of those rich
graces which will be petitioned for them when we celebrate at
midnight in our new Church of Our Lady of Fatlma the
Sacrifice of the ages.
Father John O'Rourke
Dies In Rome
Dallas — A cablegram has
been received by the Bishop of
Dallas with the news that Fath-
er Lydus Parroccini, a priest of
the Diocese of Dallas passed a-
way in Rome, Italy on Nov 6th.
Assistant pastor of the Church
of the Immaculate Conception,
Tyler, at the time of his death,
Father Parroccini was on a visit
to his sister's home in Rome.
He waB ordained a priest for
the Dallas Diocese June 19.
Requiescat in pace.
Among the monks received into the Order of St. Benedict at
New Subiaco, Ark., recently is Raymond Cooney, fifth from the left,
sop of M:. and Mrs. C. A. Cooney, Tyler, Texas. Second from left la
Fr. Raymond Stocker, widely-known Texas diocesan priest. ABBEY
Bishop Lynch Observes 79th Birthday
Bishop Joseph P. Lynch, shown above with his sisters and nieces on the occasion of his golden
sacerdotal jubilee last year, on the l«th of Nov. quietly oheerved his 79th birthday. Ordained to
the Priesthood June 9, 1900, Bishop Lynch haa been Bishop of IV'as since July 1? 1911 pvnt
courtesy, Dallas News. ' r to
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