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THE TABLET

A W e e k ly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

DUM V O B I S G R A TU L A U U R A N IM O S E T IA M AD D IM U S UT I N IN C C EPTIS V E S T R I S C O N ST AN TER M A N E A T I S

Prom the Brief o f His Holiness Pius IX to The Tablet, June 4,1S70.

Vol. 159. No. 4,798.

London, April 23, 1932.

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Ne w s and Notes .................... 5 25 A Budget in a Tea-Cup . . . 5 29 Catholic Dramatic Societies 5 30 Co m in g E v e n t s .................... 531 Re v ie w s :

Tu Rex Glorias Christe! 531 Treasure Trove .....................5 31 Ideas o f the Atonement . . . 532 Transformism .....................5 32 Books Received .................... 5 3 4 New Books and Music . . . 534 Sermons for the Times . . . 535 “ The Miracle ” 536

C O N T E N T S

Cardinal Allen and Cardinal

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Vaughan ..................................5 37 Obituary ................................. 5 38 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ..................................5 41 “ Our Lady of Good

Counsel ”

542

E t Ctetera ................................. 543 Catholic Education Notes . . . 5 4 4 Buckfast Abbey .....................5 44 A Royal Gift to Twicken­

ham ............................................... 545

Ch e s s ............................................5 46 Letters to the Editor :

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Paraguay .............................. 546 Sun Bathing ................. 546 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years Age ................. 547 The Roswitha Society 547 The Faith of a Child 547 Orb i s Tebrarum :

England, Scotland and

Wales .............................. 547 Ireland .............................. 5 48

Orbis T ebrabum ( Contd.) :

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Albania .................................. 54S Andorra ...............................5 4 S Belgian Congo .................... 548 China 548 Colombia .................................. 549 France ..................................5 4 9 India 550 Spain 5 5 0 Turkey ................. . . . 552 U .S .A ........................................... 552 Midlands Catholic Land

Association

552

Social and Personal . . . 552

N O T A N D A A “ no change ” Budget. The effect o f our present system upon English social life (p. 529).

Education. An ill-timed and ill-spirited complaint from a section o f the teaching body. Dr. O ’Donovan’s noteworthy speech (p. 527).

The centenaries o f two English Cardinals. The work o f William Allen and Herbert Vaughan surveyed in a pastoral letter by the Bishop o f Salford (p. 537).

F or the coming consecration o f Buckfast Abbey. The Sovereign Pontiff appoints his Legate (p. 544).

The present and future o f Catholic Dramatic Societies. The remarkable record o f the Roswitha players (pp. 530, 547).

“ T o the Catholic Church.” The tale o f a signplate (p. 528).

St. Antony o f Padua and o f Lisbon. A g ift in his honour by a Royal fellow-countryman (p. 545).

Three noteworthy books. The Abbot o f Buckfast on the Incarnation according to St. Thomas; and the Revv. J. Paquier and E. Messenger on Evolution (pp. 531, 532).

N EW S AND NOTES r I "'O -DAY is St. George’s annual Feast. The dragons which threaten us are less dangerous than they were a year ago, because they have been forced out o f their old ambushes and most o f us are wide-eyed to the nation’s difficulties and perils. There are still very many Englishmen, however, who prefer self-delusion; and these come-day-go-day folk must be made to understand that the dragons, though held at bay, are not yet destroyed. National safety cannot be attained without an increase— not. a mere continuance— of industry and frugality. All o f us, especially the young, must keep on straining at the oars, disdainful of the syren voices which are sweetly singing o f a crisis past and o f leisure and

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pleasure which (so runs the syren song) are our due recompense after dark months on stormy seas.

Knowing as they do that Socialism in their country is the thorough-going Socialism which is incom patible with Catholic truth, our brethren in France acclaim a speech delivered last Sunday by M. Tardieu at Giromagny, in the Belfort territory. The Premier rose to speak with a difficult task before him. Not only his immediate hearers but all France expected him to answer both the tactically reticent M. Iierriot and the demagogically blatant M. Blum. M. Tardieu rose to the occasion and came straight to the point. He said : “ The duty o f the electors is simple. What they have to do is to vote against the Socialists and to vote also against those who make bargains with the Socialists fo r the second ballots.” If this plain advice be followed, the Blum-Herriot plot will be foiled on the first polling-day. One o f the worst defects o f the present electoral system in France is the encouragement it gives to citizens who hate to make up their minds. Every intelligent Frenchman ought to know whether he wishes the policies which are associated with the names o f Poincare and Tardieu to be continued or not. I f he believes those policies to be the best for France and fo r mankind, he has no right to play with his vote and to quieten his conscience by promising himself that he will be absolutely serious when the day comes for the second ballot. Indecision and procrastination on the first polling-day almost invariably result in the emergence o f political situations which force the hands o f individual electors. But we cannot be sure that M. Tardieu’s good advice will be heeded. M. Paul Reynaud, the French Minister o f Justice, has uttered grave words o f warning at Rouen. He believes that a BlumHerriot success at the polls would bring back the evil Cartel o f 1924-1926. He goes further. In 1924, the Cartel, flushed with victory, confidently took over the administration o f France on a wave of national prosperity. In 1932, such a Cartel would be confronted b y grave economic problems at home and by dangers abroad, especially in Germany.

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