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Fruitful Cooperation

The way this generation Behaves is just a shame! For they respect no laws of men- Dishonor father’s name. Thus spake the wise old elders Who sought to place the blame. But have you ever reckoned That we of you are fruit? That sometimes, for example, You have done things not so cute? And the […]

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Only a Glimpse

It was 1941. War had been declared on Japan, and Germany declared war on us. The entire nation was war-minded. This could be seen in the factory, heard over the radio and seen in the daily. But the thing that drew our special attention was the draft. Many a parent, wife and sweetheart had grave […]

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Is This Trip Necessary

So you thought you’d heard the last of this expression? Or that this article is a left-over which we neglected to scrap when the peace treaty was signed? Such, however, is not the case and with your kind permission, I’d like to give it one more fling before relegating it to the war-time souvenirs. We […]

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Some Striking Remarks

Show us your books! We want 30%! Two of the outstanding demands of the current General Motors strike. Thousand idle. Both sides determined not to budge an inch. No immediate prospect of settlement. Are the demands of the union unreasonable? Are the newspapers biased? Whose side do they appear to take? Let’s take a look. […]

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Trusting In The Lord

“Trust. . . . in the Lord . . . . with all thine heart.” What a beautiful grace! How little we practice it in our daily lives! How much we need it also with a view to the year that lies ahead! Our viewpoint, since our previous visit together, has changed considerably. December spoke […]

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The Apostolic Fathers (3)

There is one more thing in regard to the Apostolic Fathers that we would have you consider with us. It is the matter the persecution which the early church endured and which was therefore not at all strange to the Apostolic Fathers. For this purpose we have singled out the martyrdom of Polycarp for our […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids, Dec. 1945 Dear Fellows:- At the time of this writing winter is tightening its grip on us here in Michigan. About the Thanksgiving holiday, he paid up a rather blasty visit, and gave us a foretaste of what he might have in store for us this season, but he seemed to repent, and […]

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Prayer

Many questions come to our minds when we think on the subject of prayer. Such things as: why is prayer necessary for the Christian? For what may we pray? To whom do we pray? And what is the proper attitude of prayer? First then, prayer is necessary for the Christian because it is the chief […]

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Youth Center Reactions

Since it appears that all the contributions, for which we allowed ample time, have been submitted in regard to our Youth Center discussion, your editor would like to make the following remarks: 1.  It is not true that we must have our own youth center. If you wish to use a strong imperative and say […]

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Out of the Mouth of Babes

Father: “Hurry up, son and get ready to go to Photo News with me!” Johnny: “But, father, do I have to go?” Father: “Yes, Son, tonight is Friday night and we haven’t seen the new pictures this week.” Johnny: But father, I still have to do my written work for catechism.” Father: “Oh well, you […]

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The Beauty of the Young Woman

I have heard of many people who have been put to flight by the daggered looks of certain women when they made comments on their beauty. We do not say it is wrong to visit the beauty shop, for we all hate to see girls that are slouchy. For Paul does speak of the fact […]

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Job

XIII JOB’S ANSWER TO ELIPHAZ (Chapter 6, 7)             Recall the speech of Eliphaz. His point was rather indirectly made, but nevertheless understood by Job. With all his beautiful moral philosophy Eliphaz had meant to say utter calamity only falls upon the foolish and ungodly; and that they who believe and seek the Lord shall […]

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The Works of Father Chiniquy

(A translation and condensation by George Ten Elshof)   If you will recall, we noticed in our previous issue that Karel Chiniquy is now attending the school which is preparing him for the priesthood. He has been engaged in debate with his instructor concerning various matters. We left him last time in the midst of […]

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