A GREAT EVIL
What is the cause of anaemia, nervousness, and mental enervation? Whence the incapacity to concentrate ourselves on any serious work? Whence the indifference about religion and the fearful ignorance about all questions concerning our eternal salvation? This is an important matter, perhaps the most important of all with regard to education; for all the good efforts of parents are useless and only lost labour, if they cannot protect their children from enervating self-indulgence.
-S. Von Oer, O.S.B.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930