Mount Saint Charles Scholastic (Helena, Mont.) 1912-1916, October 01, 1912, Image 6

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2 MOUNT ST. CHARLES SCHOLASTIC. of vellum and letters of gold; onward to the universities, drawing to their sacred halls men eager for learning from far and near, causing cities to spring up around them, adjuncts to their greatness and recipients of their favors. It would be impossible to localize the work of Catholicity in the cause of edu­ cation. The story of her endless struggles in its behalf is written in the history of every civilized nation, its evidence is furnished in every plain and mountain-pass and city of Europe, while for America we need no further proof than to look around and see the noble halls and silent towers of Notre Dame and of the Catholic Uni­ versity, of the countless seminaries, colleges, high schools, dotting the land, built against the mountain-slopes buried in the deepest forests; all witnesses to the sacred message entrusted to our care, “Teach all nations, teach all things.\ Last in the order of times but not least, in the order of dignity Mount Saint Charles College has taken its important place amidst the seats of learning. It holds out a willing, strong and helpful hand to the youth of our Treasure State, inviting them to its hallowed halls to drink therein the nourishing draughts of science and of knowledge, giving to them at the same time a manly training, that will lit them for the onerous duties of life. The beginnings of this institution may be con­ sidered as humble; it does not sound its purposes and ambitions in pompous tones, it is not even backed by resources that would enable it to offer to our youth the luxuries and attractions of worldly life, but it lays a justified claim to solid projects and lives true to its sacred promise of sending out strong christians, highly principled individuals, being guided in its regulations by the warning words of the poet: Plants raised with tenderness are seldom strong, Man’s coltish disposition asks the thong, And without discipline the favorite child, Like a neglected forester runs wild. M ay thoughts such as these prompt non-catholics as well as Catholics to patronize this institution, as long as they wish to remove from their off-spring the dangers of a one-sided education. F. X. L. NON-CATHOLIC CRED ULITY. The Rev. B. W . Maturin, in his latest work— The Price of Unity”, says: There is no absurdity that people will not believe about Catholics. No non­ sense written or spoken against them that will not fall upon credulous ears. And yet at the same time there is a curious paradox that people expect more of them than they do of others, a vague feeling that in spite of all this impersonal wickedness they have a different and a higher standard than ordinary people. One often hears it said, in the case of some scandal, as a kind of anti-climax; “And he is a Catholic!” as if, being a Catholic, better things were expected of him.

Mount Saint Charles Scholastic (Helena, Mont.), 01 Oct. 1912, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/MSC_Scholastic/1912-10-01/ed-1/seq-6/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.