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THE TABLET

N . W eek ly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS V E S TR IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

From the Brief o f His Holiness Pitts I X to The Tablet, June 4,1870.

Vol. 157. No. 4,739.

London, March 7, 1931.

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New s and No t e s ...................301 E Pur Si Muove ! ................. 305 The Russian “ Emigré ”

Church ............................ 306 Two Days in Liverpool . . . 306 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 308 R e v i e w s :

“ In ” —With the Accusa­

tive

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Some Oxford Men and Women ............................ 309 Conation ............................309 Black Men, White Men 310

CONTENTS

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Books Received ................. 310 New Books and Music . . . 312 Ch e s s ...........................................3 12 St. Chad’s, Cheadle, Cheshire

(Illustration) ................. 313 Lourdes and Modern Medi­

cine .......................................313 Cardinal Bourne in Ireland 313 L etters to the Ed i t o r :

Lonely P a r i s h e s ................. 314 Architectural Competitions 314 Blessed Thomas More and

Papal Supremacy . . . 314 London Matriculation Results 314

Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

Page spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............. . . . . 317 Westminster Ecclesiastical

Education F u n d ................. 318 E t Ce t e r a .............................. 319 L enten P astorals :

Northampton ................. 320 S ou thw a rk ............................ 320 Catholic Education Notes . . . 322 Ob it u ary ...............................322 Coming E ve n t s .................. 323 Orbi s T errarum :

England, Scotland and Wales ............................ 324

Or b i s T errarum ( Oontd.) :

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Ireland ............................ 324 Austria ............................325 Belgium ............................ 325 British Honduras . . . 325 Canada ............................ 326 France ............................ 326 Germany ............................ 326 The P h i l ip p in e s ................. 328 Poland ............................ 328 South Africa ................. 328 Spain ............................ 328 Tanganyika 328 Y u g o s la v ia ............................ 328 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 328

NOTANDA “ It moves.” Progress in the campaign against timber-imports from Russia (p. 305).

Casti Connubii. Its great sale in England. H ow an Anglican o f Pusey House has tried to weaken its influence (p. 302).

Cardinal Merry del Val. The anniversary requiem and other services in Rome (p. 317). A revelation by Monsignor Ruffini (p. 319).

Further extracts from the Lenten pastorals. The Bishop o f Northampton writes on the Education question; and the Bishop o f Southwark points to factors making fo r present-day world-depression (p. 320).

Sir Charles Trevelyan’s resignation. A Voice from the Past (1926) on Big Socialist Measures (p. 303).

Troubles o f the “ Orthodox ” Churches. Recent happenings in Paris (p. 306) and in the Near East (p. 304).

A Unitarian Minister’ s retort to Dr. Workman, President o f the Wesleyan Conference and AntiCatholic (p. 303).

“ The Bible in Spain.” Back to Buffard (p. 304).

NEWS AND NOTES A LTHOUGH eight days must pass before the dawn of Mid-Lent Sunday, the half-way house of Lent will be reached next Thursday. Mid-Lent Sunday is the caput jejunii, or peak of the fast ; but the exact middle of Lent, on the preceding Thursday, also has its flash of joy. On that day we are allowed to blend the feria with the “ high festival o f Saints Cosmas and Damian,” the two physicians who lived helping the sick without fee or reward, and who died as martyrs for the Faith.

In these Notes it has often been pointed out that the Lenten Propers are not wholly taken up with

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Death and Judgment and penitential psalms. Again and again, they give us comforting invitations to implore and expect heavenly aid in our temporal needs. The Proper of next Thursday— the Physicians’ Feast— reminds us that we may pray for bodily health as well as for spiritual favours. De quacumque tribulatione, “ in whatsoever tribulation ” of body or soul we cry to Almighty God, He will hear us. The Gospel not only narrates the healing o f Simon’s wife’s mother but tells how “ all they that had any sick ” brought them to our Divine Master, and how He healed them all.

Next Thursday’s short Secret is ill rendered in some English versions of the Roman Missal. Sacrificium illud, de quo martyrium sumpsit omne principium does not mean, as one very popular EnglishLatin Missal has it, “ that sacrifice which is the source whence all martyrs draw their strength.” It means “ that sacrifice from which martyrdom took all of its beginning.” The sacrifice was the fount and origin of all true martyrdom. That the martyrs drew their strength therefrom is true ; but the Secret takes us further and deeper.

From the pages of the Walburgian (Preston) we learn that the Bishop of Lancaster has enjoined a later Mass, where practicable, on the week-days of Lent. At St. Walburga’s, this Mass will be at halfpast nine. His lordship (whose Pastoral on the Mass we shall publish in full) wishes those of the faithful who cannot attain Daily Mass to hear at least one week-day Mass each week during Lent. Our own suggestion (not feasible everywhere) was that Saturday should be a Mass-day for those men and women who do not go to work on the last morning of the week. For their sake, we shall try in the following Note to read next Saturday’s Proper in the light of the Encyclical Casti Connubii.

Chaste Susanna’s long story is clearly in praise of that conjugal faith which the Encyclical praises so much. But when we come to the Gospel, about the Woman Taken in Adultery, we must face the

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