National Catholic Educational Association Bulletin Volume 19-20

National Catholic Educational Association Bulletin Volume 19-20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...the so-called national schools. His skill in concealing his real intentions had no small part in carrying his program to success. Let me call your attention to something nearer home and in a similar manner significant. The Church by her very nature is more independent of the State than is the school. The school, after all, is only a minor organization, but the Church is a perfect society distinct from the State. It is the ideal of the Catholic Church that Church and State should stand side by side on a basis of mutual respect. peace and liberty. Such ideal conditions are seldom realized in this rough and tumble world, and the State is continually trying to use the Church for its own purposes. The other day General Pershing had a conference with his army chaplains and explained his views as to their duties. VVe, poor people, thought that these patriotic servants of God were in the Army for the good of the soldiers' souls. The General tells them very frankly that they are in the Army for the good of the soldiers' bodies. The chaplain's business is to keep his men physically fit. Religion justifies itself to General Pershing as a cheap and handy insurance against disease. The chaplains may differ all they please about dogma, but they must be a unit in promoting the gospel of scientific hygiene. If such things be done in the green wood, what may we not expect in the dry? Now, such is the people, such are the circumstances and such the tendencies of the nation wherein the parish priest has to exercise his ministry of preaching the 'Vord of God. How is he to perform that duty or what method of sowing the seed must he choose as likely_ to bring the best results? Fortunately, the wisdom of our fathers in the faith has not...
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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 826g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748913
  • 9781236748911