Lietuva -- November 03, 1899To the Chicago Lithuanians
In number 43 of the Katalikas, the Chicago branch of the Lithuanian Alliance of America complains that not everything that was written about the Chicago Lithuanians was true.
It might be so, but, dear patriots, is this the time to make complaints about what was written about the Chicago Lithuanians a year ago? Can I write anything better in my book (the History of the American Lithuanians) when I was unable to get information from the Rev. Krawczunas about the Chicago Lithuanians?
I wrote to Lietuva for material about the Chicago Lithuanians. The obtained facts, I thought, might be partial. So I wrote to the Rev. Krawczunas for more information about the St. George's Church; how much it cost to build, how many parishioners belong to that parish, how many societies are there, but the Rev. Krawczunas gave no answer.
You say in Katalikas that there was no misunderstanding between the Chicago 2Lithuanians and their priest. But I know, and all the Lithuanians in America know, that there was trouble at the St. George's Church in Chicago.
You say that the nuns who are teaching the Lithuanian children know the Lithuanian language, but I know and all the Lithuanians know that the nuns do not know Lithuanian.
You say that in Chicago there are more than 5,800 Lithuanians. I will say that there are no more until you prove it to me.
The most important about the nuns and the Lithuanian parish school is this: What languages the nuns are teaching; in what language do the nuns speak to their pupils; in what language the pupils are speaking among themselves; how many children are attending the church school?
Rev. John Zilinskas.
II B 2 d 3, I A 2 a, I A 2 b, II B 2 d 1, III A, III C
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