Mutual Rights And Obligations
The Greed Of Unchecked Competition.
(By The Very Rev. J. Canon Kelleher, S.T.L.)
Just off the Press is Canon Kelleher's ' The Rights and Duties of Labour," a C.T.S. publication which the social rights and just claims of the wage earner in existing conditions a r e defined and his responsibilities set forth.
God Himself solemnly pronounced labour to be man's natural means of providing his material sustenance. With the capacity to labour, man has received a natural and universal means of providing for himself and an inalienable right to the reasonable exercise of that capacity. To understand the claims of labour in the complicated conditions of highly organised modern society, it is essential that we grasp and retain the meaning and implication of this fundamental right attached to labour. On the one hand man as an individual has not a right to maintenance simply from his labour. His labour is the God-given means of maintaining himself, and his right is that no one, individual or community, may prevent him from a reasonable opportunity of labouring fruitfully. No individual or group can be justified in appropriating all available material resources and denying to others all reasonable opportunity of exercising their labour on them, even though prepared to maintain these others in enforced idleness. But man even from the beginning was never a mere isolated individual; he is equally by his very nature a member of society. He must live and labour as a member of society. His right to live by his labour must be enjoyed in accordance with the reasonable conditions and restraints of organised society.
Lessons Of Past History
The Catholic Church Unconquerable
FATHER Dudley, notable English author and lecturer, was an Anglican clergyman before he became a convert to the Catholic Church. The following is from his ' The Church Unconquerable," which has just been issued as a C.T.S. publication.
TOWARDS the end of the Great War we were assured that now, at any rate, the Catholic Church was doomed: she had proved her utter incompetence to deal with the situation. She had kept on the war; she had tried to stop it. She had interfered; she had done nothing. Anyhow, whatever she had done or hadn't done, she had failed. She was doomed. At the present moment, while Europe is still seething with divisions and discontent, the Catholic Church stands calm and serene, strong and united— the one stable moral force in the world. And, by way of demonstrating her complete failure, nearly 30 nations now send their representatives to the throne of Peter in Rome.
Church's Position In Economics & Politics. Dr. Walsh Defines Teachings Which Advance Sound Government. Parts Played By Clergy And Lay Leaders.
This Machine Age Of Ours. Is Present System Christian?
Nazi Attacks On German Catholic Youth Groups. Resort To Violence After Long Effort To Undermine Faith. 150 Leaders Jailed. Negotiations Of Bishops At Stalemate.
The Truth About Abyssinia. Rudimentary Government By Raid. 7,000,000 Kept In Subjection By Minority.
King Edward VIII Esteemed By Catholic Subjects. War Chaplain Describes Him As 'Real Comrade'. Attended Mass For Marshal Foch And Paid Visit To Lourdes.
Still Another Priest Captured By Reds. $50, 000 Demanded For Release. Fr. Kellner Communicates With Apostolic Delegate & German Consul.
Menace Of Materialism. The Foe To Moral Freedom
Medicine And Religion. The Apostolate Of Healing. Doctors Cannot Ignore Human Conscience.
Annual Of Catholic Missions In China. 100,000 Conversions In China Last Year
Deplorable Position Of Catholicism In Germany. Archbishop Of Freiburg Reveals State Of Affairs
The Claims Of Spiritual Healing. Dr Downey Talks To Medical Men. Functions of Priest And Doctor Not To Be Confused.
Religion In Portugal, A Much Improved State Of Affairs. Why Full Freedom Is Not Given.
Proclamation Of King Edward The Eighth. Read By Governor From Municipal Building. Ancient Ceremonies Observed.
Death Of King George V. A Great Monarch Passes Away Peacefully
Pope's Christmas Encyclical.
Convicted German Bishop To Report To Rome.
Three More Prelates Arrested.
To Be Charged With High Treason.
Resort To Violence After Long Effort To Undermine Faith
150 Leaders Jailed
Negotiations OF Bishops At Stalemate
Negotiations OF Bishops At Stalemate
'THEIR three-year-long effort to undermine the faith and courage of Catholic Youth groups having failed completely despite constant pressure and the use of many means of persecution and discrimination, the Nazi authorities in Germany once more have reverted to brutal violence in their attempt to crush the valiant champions of religious freedom, according to information reaching here.
The leaders of Catholic Youth who have consistently opposed the totalitarian claims of the dictatorial German regime once more are bearing the brunt of the attack. With characteristic suddenness, some 150 clerical and lay leaders of Catholic Youth in Berlin and the Rhineland, with Monsignor Ludwig Wolker, of Duesseldorf at their head, were arrested lately and accused of "subversive communistic affiliatoins." Fathers Heindricks and Rosser, in the Rhineland and Duesseldorf areas, both Catholic Youth leaders; had been arrested a few days previously, the police charging a search of their homes had resulted in the finding of incriminating documents showing communicatee with communistic organizations. To anyone familiar with the exemplary allegiance of the Catholic Youth groups to the Fatherland and to Catholic principles, which are directly opposed to communistic doctrine, the charges of the Nazi authorities appear ridiculous.