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I (IjMPClj the victor I which over- fiws w cometh the Universal - I i ' !' ; i j ' ! CHURCH CALENDAR. I : :-' TRINITY SUNDAY. Gospel, St. Matt., xxviii, 1S-20: The Disciples are commissioned to preach. . : Sundav, May St. Gregory VII. " 1 . p. c. : Monday. May 26 St. Philip Neri. C. s .! Tuesday, May 27 St. Magdalen of Pazzi. V. t Wednesday. May 28 St. Germain. E. :. i t Thursday. Mav 29 Corpus Christi. I Friday. May Co St. Felix. F. M. . Saturday, May 31 St. Ancrcla Mer- i ; ' ci, V. "liimur 6oest Cbou?" I At St. Mary's of the Assumptions' Assumption-s' . Sermon by Rev. W. F. Morrissey. Tark City. May 21. j : . There whs a large attendance at all I : the exercises at St. Marys of the As- ' , sumption n last Sunday. Masses at 8 ' o'clock and 10 were celebrated by Rev. P'ather Morrissy of the Cathedral, Salt f Lake City. A large number received I hly communion at the S o'clock mass. J ', At the 10 o'clock mass Father Morris- sy delivered an eloquent and highly ( appreciated sermon, lie v. Father is a I ' , fluent speaker, who uses exceedingly i 1 , ; choke lanfruape. conveying his ideas in ? i PU'-h a manner as to hold the attention I of his hearers throughout. A large con- ; f grcgntion, in the evening, listened to en eloquent an beautiful sermon by ' ! the above named speaker, who took for i his text: "I go to Him that Sent Me: ? end None of You Asketh Me; 'Whither -; Goest Thou?" i i : . The sermon delivered at the 10 o'clock 1 mass is as follows: I "Because I have spoken these things ( . to you. sorrow hath filled your heart." words taken from the gospel of St. John. The apostles, my dear brethren, s loved their IMvine Master and when he ' foretold to them in this day's gospel, the near approach of his departure from amongst them, they were over- - I ., v helmed with sorrow. "Because I have I spoken these things to you. sorrow hath filled your hearts." The affliction I which the apostles experienced at thi-s i, . announcement of their Divine Master i proves that their love of him was too I human: for it was not altogether his i . interests as much as 'their own they had in view. Our Blessed Savior re-' re-' pmached them for this, kindly, how- "t ' i ever, and at the same time he affords !us an occasion to examine the nature : , of the Jove which we should have of him. A certain holy religious says "1 "nothing: is more simple than love, and still it contains three acts in the unity J " (,f its movement, namely, preference. ;f wMiunn ana unity. ,Man. my dear : ; , brethren, however vast his heart, may be cannot attach himself to everything with the same ardor. Surrounded by objects, which in different degrees have the impress of beauty, he shall find . . ' shades of difference in the attractions i which hold him. Very often we can not give a reason for our preference; but what is certain is that we have our preferences, and that love begins in us nt the first moment the selection of the 1 object is made. At the moment when we make our entrance "into the life of affections we naturally love those , whose age or studies or position are ; similar to our own. and still our heart ! has already made its preferences. Al- I ' most without knowing it a choice is j ; , quickly made of one who shall be for fit. us more than fellow student: he shall if' !'- our friend, the eonfidaiU of our sor- I ; 1 rows and our joys, of our fears and our hopes: his memory shall not be effaced, , lul shall remain with us during our 4 whole -life. Later on our entrance into I fhe world, a thousand objects armed I j with all the attractions which seduce I "nd captivate come to knock at the j. door of our heart and to ask for our I preference. Jesus, on his part with his f i c ross in one hand and his gospel in the 1 other calls us by the voice of con- i I science and by the voice of his church, 1j by all that he has done for us and by j his titles to our love and gratitudee. J We must make our choice. On this i choice our earthly future depends and ! also our eternal destinv. If the he-irt or man always inclines towards the I most worthy object of its choice, surely I our preference shall not be doubtful. I J'"'"" what being is more lovable than the Savior? But unfortunately instead of permitting ourselves to be guided S i'.v reason and by faith we allow our- i selves to be influenced by the passions and we choose blindly, shall we be fortunate for-tunate enough to be proof against such s-ad influence? Christ and salvation on the one side, and the world and perdition perdi-tion on the other which shall we choose? Let us choose Christ and se-tu-e our eternal happiness. But love my dear brethren, is not satisfied by the mire ad of choice, it demands de-' de-' eotion from the one chosen. To choose 1 i" to prefer one before all others: but to be devoted is to prefer the object of i devotion even to yourself. Devotion is immolation of self to the object loved. 1 and whoever does not go thus far does . ,, 1"ot I(,ve. We find this condition in al! ; the affections in which virtue mingles : the divine balm of her presence. It is ' ?h-t- which inspires the mother hend- ' irg day and night over the cradle of ; h"' . hi!d. it is that which fills the heart of the soldier and prompts him to face death boldly for his eountrv. it is thit ( ' which strengthens the martyr against ... , ..wnu. ana gives mm greatest solace in all his punishments. Th e are the traits of love which the world, all corrupted as it is. recognizes and admires. And if love has not had ;' ' At all times an opportunity to manifest itself by noblest sacrifice "it constantly , shows by lesser sacrifices that It tarries within it the germs which make it as strong as death. Is it thus, my brethren, wo have ioved Jesus? After having chosen us from all eter- ' nity and made us the children of pre dilection, he has called u.? to his ad-, ad-, mirable light. He has de.-oied himself i te us. and as a proof ol it he vowed himself to death and to an ignominy j more frightful than death, to redeem "ur souls and to open heaven for us. Hence St. Paul says: "Jesus has loved me and delivered himself for me." And thus it is that all the saints loved, by responding to his devotion with their ' own devotion. Listen to St. Paul: "What shal separate us from the c'-iri"- ity of Christ? Shall tribulation, suffer ing, hunger or thirst? Shall danger, persecution or the sword? But wo are stronger than all these fears, for ih" sake of him who has loved us. I am ecrtain that neither life nor death no" , things present nor things to come nor n" creature can separate us from the charity of God, which is in Christ our Lord. , , Behold what St. Paul thought and spoke and what all the saints thought and spoke as well as he. Can we hurl the same defiance to every creature? Let us consult our own heart and then ' answer. There still remains, irv dear ' brethren, the third act which crowns the marvelous drama, and in which our soul Is at once the theatre and the ' , actress. After we have chosen the ob- : - ject of our preference, and after we ' ; ....; have Riven ourselves in fullest devo- I tion, there still remains something to ' j bp done. Union is necessary. This is i I end and the limit of love in the ! i I..-. heart of God and in the heart of the Christian. Not content with having chosen us as his well beloved creatures, with having given us grace, life, heav:-n and happiness by the complete sa?.-i-fice of himself, Jesus has wished to unite himself to us in the closest manner. man-ner. And what has he done to accomplish accom-plish this? Marvelous, indeed, was the love of God for his creatures! He began be-gan by uniting himself to our miser-I miser-I ale nature; he became man as one of I us; he lived our life; he wished to dwell with us and to find his delights in remaining with us. But this sojourn was necessarily transitory: this union of the Word in the Incarnation was his union with human nature in general. The heart of Jesus wished more: and he has done more. He has instituted the Holy Eucharist, and thereby has found the secret of perpetuating his presence among men whom he has loved so much. . He has wished to give himself and to unite himself to each one in particular. What excessive love on the part of "our divine Lord towards us, and how can we be sufficiently grateful! If,"1 my dear' brethren, we have Jesus truly, it is not enough to have chosen him for our friend and king: it is not enough to be prepared for entire devotion and even to immolate immo-late ourselves for him. We should earnestly ear-nestly aspire to be united-to him. This union, the object of delight to the heart that loves, consists in the complete fusion of our heart with the sacred heart of Jesus by the same thoughts, the same desires and the same wishes. We should regard "the things of the world its pleasures and its sorrows as he regarded them. It is necessary that we should love and desire what he has loved and desired. What union could ever exist between two hearts whose sentiments and affections are quite contrary? But because it is in the Holy Eucharist that the union with Jesus is closest ana most intimate, it is necessary that we should be most anxious anxi-ous to be nourished by it; indifference towards our divine Lord in this adorable ador-able sacrament would testify our want of love for him. For. how can we think that we love Jesus., while we have so little desire to be united to him? Christ, my dear brethren, who chose his apostles from the most abject of men, as the world would consider it, has chosen us for his children when we were so unworthy: he has devoted himself him-self to our salvation, in spite of the abuse we have made of his trace. He desires to be united to us, and to raise us to the most intimate union with himself. Let us wish also to take him for our only inheritance, to sacrifice ourselves for him, and to remain always al-ways faithful to him. and by uniting ourselves often with him in the sacrament sacra-ment of his love, we shall merit to be eternally united with him in the kingdom king-dom of his glory. Amen. i THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS. The mass is a work to which the salvation sal-vation of the worth is attached. St Oden, Abbot of Cluny. It is to the mass that the earth owes its preservation without this sacrifice it would long ago have been annihilated on account of the sins of men. Timothy Tim-othy of Jerusalem. 'Every time that the Lord is immolated immo-lated on our altars he confers no less favor on the world than which he gave it in becoming man. St. Bonaventure. The sacrifice of the altar, being but the application and the renewal of the sacrifice of the cross, a mass is, in re-' re-' gard to the well-being and salvation of men, as efficacious as the sacrifice of Calvary. St. Thomas Aquinas. A mass is worth just as much as the death of Christ on the cross. St. John Chrysostom. Should anyone die on the day on which he has piously assisted at mass, without being able to receive the sacraments, sac-raments, he is considered to have received re-ceived them, provided he had at his death contrition for his sins. St. Au-gustin. Au-gustin. He who hears mass in the state of grace, for a greater reasfm, the priest ( who celebrates in piety, merits more than if he went on a pilgrimage all over the world, and gave all his possessions pos-sessions to the noor. St. Bernard AVithout doubt God will grant us all that we ask of him during the mass, and very often he grants us more than I we ask for. St. Jerome. The sacrifice of the mass is so excellent ex-cellent that nothing created can give us an adequate idea of it. Add together to-gether all the merits of the incomparable incompar-able Mary, all the adorations of the Angels, all the sufferings of the Mar-' tyrs, all the austerities of the Anchorets, Anchor-ets, all . the purity of th Virgins, all the virtue of the Confessors; in a word, all the merits of the Saints who were, who are, or who will be, from the beginning of the world to the consummation con-summation of ages; then join to all these merits the virtues and merits of millions and millions of supposed worlds still more perfect than ours and still you cannot have the exact idea of the value of one mass. A mass in value is infinitely beyond all these, and never can there be a comparison between the finite and the infinite. Reason Rea-son itself is not slow in comprehending this. All the honors, all the homages which all actual and possible creatures can give to God, even though they should be incalculably more perfect than they now are, have but .finite value, whereas the honor given to God from mass is infinite. Faith proclaims all this, and there can be no question on this matter. The sacrifice, considered consid-ered in itself, is of value infinitely- beyond be-yond the conception of the highest angel in heaven: Hence there is no action that is more j dear to God than the holy mass; none that renders him so much glory; that disarms so efficaciously his wrath: that obtains more successfully his favors; that is mere succoring to the church on earth, or more comforting to the souls in purgatory, or gives more joy to the church triumphant in heaven. And the fruits f the holy mass are simply innumerable. Those especially mentioned in -.he "Sayings of Saints" above will suffice to give you a fair idea of them. Always then hear mass when an opportunity op-portunity is given you, not only on a Sunday, but also on other days, even though the church be far away and the weather somewhat unpleasant, and make it a point to be in time. And, when attending, avoid all willful distractions dis-tractions and sinful behavior, such as laughing, talking, gazing about, disturbing dis-turbing others. Comply with the ceremonies, cere-monies, and do it reverently; when called for stand erectly, kneel devoutly, or sit decently. Always remember wiai wiiiie mass is going on, you are present at the same spectacle that the Jews witnessed when Christ was crucified cruci-fied on Calvary, then mass will be for you a strong means of salvation. Without Thee, Lord, things be not what they be, Nor have they been, Vhen compared with Thee. In having all things, and not Thee what have I? Not having Thee, what have my labors la-bors got? Let me enjoy but Thee, what further crave I? And having Thee alone, what have I not? I wish not sea nor land: nor, would I be Fossessed of Heaven, Heaven unpossessed unpos-sessed of Thee. - , F. Quarles in the American Herald- Protestant Belief in Purgatory. Catholic writers have often noticed the tendency of Protestant minds to a belief in such a future state as Catholic faith holds purgatory to be. The most advanced thinkers in the Anglican church now regard purgatory as an article of belief in the ritualistic communion, com-munion, and prayers for the souls of the departed are one of the features of the high church development in England Eng-land w hich has most deeply stirred the resentment of the Kensitites. This phase of Anglican thought development has not made as marked strides in this country as in England, but the doc-I doc-I trine, founded on the Bible and taught by an infallible church, has something in it which appeals to the hearts of men. This has often been remarked by Catholic writers and others who are in a position to observe how consoling con-soling to the bereaved it is to pray for the souls of departed friends and to find consolation in such prayers. At Brooklyn last week, Rev. Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis, a noted divine of a denomination which has never manifested any "Roman" tendencies, j i'ia.iru nunuui arousing comment ror the survivors and victims of the St. Pierre catastrophe. Special prayers were also offered for one of the young men of the church who is thought to have lost his life at St. Pierre. Protestants, of course, believe in prayer, but prayer only for the living. What means this praying for the dead? It is not for their material welfare, wel-fare, not for their bodies. Then it must be. for their souls, and implies a belief in purgatory. Dr. Hillis must appreciate this. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. Interesting- Events Briefly Told in, "Church Progress." A contract has been awarded for the new parsonage of St. John's church, at Massiilon. O. Work will begin at once and the, estimated cost will be $15,000. Chicago just now has a Polish Catholic hero. During a recent fire on Fifth avenue, ave-nue, although a mere lad of lfi. he boldly climbed into the flame and was chiefly instrumental in saving six women whom had been abandoned to their fate. I'ntll lately he was a pupil of St. George German Ger-man Catholic school, that city, and his name is Frederick Puschak. The Second Presbyterian church in Nashville, Ky has been bought for the use of the colored Catholics in that city. The late Mr. Henry S. Lee, the well 1-tiown philanthropist of Springfield, lass.. left 5.mo in his will to the Mercv hospital, conducted by the Sisters of Providence in that city. i Pueblo. Colo., is fast becoming a large Catholic city. A contract has been let for the erection of a $70,000 orphanage and a magnificent college will soon be built by the Benedictine Fathers. Among the many remembrances received re-ceived by Bishop Spalding at the celebration celebra-tion of his silver jubilee was a purse of $7,000 from the. clergv of the diocese and a check for $1,000 from the Knights of Columbus. Co-lumbus. St. Mary's church at Bridgeton. N. Y., has a company of female military cadets, captained by Miss Kate Ryan. All the young women handle regulation military IIIUIMitlS. Ground has been laid off in Carrollton and Marysville. Ky.. for the new churches to be erected in those places. Work has already been commenced on both buildings. build-ings. Rt. Rev. Bishop Spalding of Peoria. Ills., has generously donated the sum of $ax towards the improvement of Mt. St. Mary seminary. Cincinnati. This makes a fund of $700 now available for that purpose. pur-pose. & ' Lord Kelvin, one of the world's greatest scientists, who attended the session of the American Science association in Washington, Wash-ington, is a Catholic. The old St. Mary's church of Sylvan. Mich., built more than sixty years ago. has been destroyed by fire. It was .an ancient and venerable landmark. Owing to the increased attendance of the sailors, the building of the Catholic Sailors' club, at Charlestown, Mass., is to be enlarged. , . - -. -, More than l.OOO men were in the procession pro-cession of Catholic societies when the, corner stone of the new German Catholic Cath-olic church was laid the other day at Marinette. Mich. The onlv Jesuit in the Grand Army of the Republic is the Rev. Patrick H. Bren-nan. Bren-nan. S. J., at present connected with St. Mary's church, Boston. Father Brennan is the Catholic chaplain of the city institutions in-stitutions in Boston harbor. By a strange 1 coincidence, at the same church in Bos- I ton is stationed at present the Rev. Father Fa-ther Cowardin. S. J.. who fought on the confederate side during the civil war. Father Brennan and Father Cowardin made their vows together as Jesuits. Miss Mary Burns of Nashua, N. II., has presented the pastor of the Immaculate Immac-ulate Conception church at that place with a check for $10,000. Plans for the new edifice will be berun Pt once.. FOREIGN. The new chief secretary of government of Malta is a Catholic. s A plan is suggested to provide English Catholic literature for the Catholics in Japan, to offset the result of the mass l of agnostic matter now being poured into that country. Certain of the French bishops have instructed in-structed their clergy to abstain from all reference to politics in their sermons and utterances generally. -5- ,From a detailed statistical return lately published we learn that there are in the churches 2.1S archbishops and bishops who are members of religious orders. It is now credibly stated that two foreign for-eign Catholic musicians earned the enormous sum of $230,000 net in the United States the last season. Paderewski earned $125,000. and Kubelik $105,000. The City of Mexico contains 120 Catholic churches. The piety of the people and the virtue of the Mexican women are things remarked by tourists of all races and creeds. The Catholic truth conference, which has been announced to take place at Newport, New-port, will probably be held in the second week of September. The conference will meet at Manchester in 1903 and at- Birmingham Birm-ingham in 1904. At London last week a Henrv VIII spoon, dated 14SS, inscribed "Sayn't Nyc-olas Nyc-olas pray for us," and bearing a cross and the letters I. H. C, brought the phenomenal phe-nomenal price, of $3,450. It contained also an engraved figure of St. Nicholas restoring re-storing little children to life. The German reighstag last Thursday passed the third reading of the bill granting grant-ing freedom of religious belief, association associa-tion and public and private worship throughout the. empire, limited only to the proviso that this freedom shall' not be used lo the prejudice of civil or national na-tional duties. Two of the most remarkable events of modern times are those evident In the fart that the' Catholic government of Colombia Co-lombia is overcoming Its Liberal enemies, and that the Catholic revolutionists of Venezuela are overthrowing the Liberal despotism of President Castro.