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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 037. 1956-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 23, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/246.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript of 1956 childhood. He greeted me warmly, invited me to his office. I was glad to go. He asked me if I wanted FBI protection, and I must have shivered noticeably. Though afraid, I was reluctant; he did not press the issue. Instead, he said: "I know you are facing danger, but if you won't have that protection, I can only pray for your safety." He looked at me a moment, then asked: "Bella, would you like to see a priest?" Startled by the question, I was amazed at the intensity with which I answered, "Yes, I would." "Perhaps we can reach Monsignor Sheen at Catholic University," he said. An appointment was made for me late that evening at the Monsignor's home. I was silent as we drove to Chevy Chase. A thousand fears assailed me. By what right, I thought, was I seeking the help of someone I had helped revile, if only by my silence? How dared I come? I rang the doorbell and was ushered into a small room. Monsignor Fulton Sheen walked into the room, his silver cross gleaming, a warm smile in his eyes. He held out bis hand. JL»oi tor, I'm glad you've come, he said. His voice and his eyes had a welcome I had not expected, and it caught me unaware. I started to thank him for letting me come but I realized that the words did not make sense. I began to cry. Monsignor Sheen put his hand on my shoulder to comfort me. "Don't worry," he said. "This thing will pass." He 'ed me gently to a little chapel. We both knelt. The battle within me ceased, my tears were dried, and I was conscious of stillness and peace. [Later] I began to receive instructions in the Faith. "eek after week I listened to the patient telling of the ttory of Cod's love for man, and of man's longing for God. ' read often long into the night. There were so many things ' had to know. I had wasted so many precious years. In April I was baptized by Bishop Sheen at the font in St. Patrick's Cathedral. Afterward Bishop Sheen heard my first Confession. He had noted that I was nervous in making my Preparation, for I bad to cover the many years in which I denied the truth. I meditated on the mockery I had made of my marriage; how I had squandered my birthright as a Woman; on my twisted relationship with my parents; on the exaggerated pride of my mind; on the tolerance I had tor error. He realized mv despair ancl said comfortingly: We priests have heard the sins of men, many times. Yours ate no greater than those of others. Have confidence in ^■od's mercy." At Mass next morning I received Communion from bis hands. And 1 praved as I watched the flicker id' the sanctu- '""y lamp that tlie Light that had reclaimed me might •"each the ones I loved who still sit in darkness. I was never t° be lonely again, and when I prayed there was always the Presence of Him I prayed to. As order and peace returned to my life I was able to **ce intelligently the difficult ordeal of appearing before governmental agencies and investigating committees. I -'readed hurting individuals who were perhaps as blind as ' had been and vvho were still being used by the conspirators. I (headed the campaign of personal abuse which ^ould be renewed against me. I formulated and tried to answer three critical ques- h'nis: Does my country need the information I am called "Pon to give? Will I be scrupulous in telling the truth? '" \( is Forum News, September, 1956 Will I be acting without malice? I knew that honest citizens of our country were uninformed about Marxism and I recognized that in the best sense of the word, to "inform" means to "educate." Since avenues of education are blocked ancl twisted into propaganda by the agents of this conspiracy, my country needed the information I had to give. When a person conditioned by a totalitarian group talks about the right not to incriminate himself, he really means the right not to incriminate the Communist group of which he is only a nerve end. When he talks of freedom of speech, he means freedom for the Communist group to speak as a group through the mouth of the individual who has been selected by the higher intelligence. llovv I saw in true perspective the contribution that the teachers and the schools of America have made to its progress. Justice Jackson has said it is the paradox of our times that we in modern society need to fear only the educated man. It is very true that what a man does with his knowledge is that which, in one sense, justifies or indicts that education. A glance at the brilliant scientists who served the Hitler regime, and the Soviet scholars who serve the Kremlin, a look at the men indicted for subversion in our own country — all lead us to re-estimate the role of education. We are told that all problems will be solved by more education. But the time has come to ask: "What kind of education?" "Education for what?" Rounded education includes training of the will as much as training of the mind; and mere accumulation of information, without a sound philosophy, is not education. I saw how meaningless had been my own education, how like a cafeteria of knowledge, without purpose or balance. I was moved by emotion and my education failed to guide me in making sound personal and public decisions. It was not until I met the Communists that I had a standard to live by, and it took me years to find out it was a false standard. There now emerges a new phenomenon. Students today are beginning to realize that training of the mind is of little value unless it is placed in the framework of eternal truths. Once again we witness an insistence upon the union of knowledge of the things of the spirit with those of the world. There is a growing demand that they no longer be severed. I know that even if the Communists were sincere in the glittering promises they make, they would be incapable of fulfilling them, for they cannot create tbe kind of man needed for tbe task. Whatever apparent good tbe Communists have achieved has come through human beings who. despite the harsh materialism taught them, still retained a memory of God and who, even without realizing it, drew on eternal standards of truth and justice. But their store of such men is dwindling and. in spite of their apparent victories, men schooled in darkness are doomed to defeat. New armies of men are rising, and these are sustained not by the Communist creed but by the credo of Christianity. And I am keenly conscious that onlv a generation of men so devoted to God that they will heed His command, "Love one another as I have loved you," can bring peace and order to our world. end NOTE: The complete honk. School of Darkness, comprises 264 pages, is meticulously indexed, and is priced at $4.00. Page 35
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