—SAYS AMERICAN PRELATE
Now after four full months of fighting in the Pacific, news begins to filter through of,the bravery being displayed by Catholic missionaries in the new theatre of war. Before the Red Cross could "take over" its works of help and relief in Manila after the fateful day of December 7, as reported in the New York Times, priests and Sisters were tending the dying and wounded in the streets of the bombed city despite the danger of continued attacks by enemy airplanes. When Kieta in the Northern Solomon Islands was attacked the American Vicar Apostolic, Bishop Thomas J. Wede, S.M., when asked to leave, refused, saying he would don his robes, go to meet the invaders and ask them to respect his office. Be would not dream of leaving the natives and his work. "To the last man and the last woman we shall remain here in Thailand," wrote the American Ursulines only the other day.