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THE TABLET

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DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MAN EAT IS

From the Brief o f His Holiness Pius IX to The Tablet, June 4,1870.

Vol. 159. No. 4,802.

London, May 21, 1932.

S i x p e n c e .

R egistered at thb General P ost Oefice as a Newspaper

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News and Notes ... 653 “ The” Congress 657 Mexico and Peru. 657 The U.S.A. and the

U.S.S.R...................... 658 A State Funeral in Paris 660 St. John of the Gross 661 R e v ie w s :

A Companion of St.

Teresa .............. 662 I C I v o w » •* . . . . ■• KJ\J An Idealist Overthrown 662 The Rise of Democracy 662 The Making of the New World ......................... 663 New Books and Music ... 664

CONTENTS

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Catholic Education Notes . . . 666 Books Received ................. 667 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly-Letter from) ............................ 669 Et Cj e t e r a ............................ 671 St. Bede’s, Clapham ... 672 Letters to the Ed it o r :

“ Some Words for

Geneva ” 672 Coming Events ................. 672 The Association of Convent

Schools ............................ 673 The “ Friends of Black-

friars ”

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From The Tablet of Ninety

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Years A g o .............. ... 674 School Sports ... 674 Chess ........................... . . . 674 Orb is Te rrarum :

England, Scotland and Wales .............. ... 675 Ireland .............. ... 675 Argentina .............. ... 676 Belgian Congo ... 676 Belgium .............. . . . 676 Canada .............. . . . 676 Chile .............. . . . 676 China .............. . . . 676

Orb is Terr arum ( Oontd.) :

Columbia

France

Germany

India

Italy

Japan

Madagascar

Russia

Spain

Tibet

Uganda

U.S.A.

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W il l s

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Social and P ersonal .. 680

NOTANDA

An Encyclical Letter on the present misery o f the world. The Sovereign Pontiff’s appeal fo r selfdenial and prayer (p. 653).

“ The ” Congress. A Tablet leader-writer shows how next month’s stay-at-homes may help Dublin (p. 657).

Dean Inge’s bad faith. The Commission on Anglican Orders. A lso Dr. Dearmer (pp. 655, 656).

An American engineer on the U .S .A . and the U .S .S .R . (p. 658).

Grave words on the Treaty Oath from the lips o f H .M . Secretary o f State fo r Dominion Affairs (p. 654).

President Doumer’s funeral. Some notes made in Paris (p. 660).

St. John o f the Cross. A summary o f the Rede Lecture, at Cambridge, by Professor A llison Peers (p. 661).

The imposture o f “ the Catholic Crusade.” A reiterated warning (p. 654).

NEWS AND NOTES A S it was not published in Rome until last Wednesday evening, the new Encyclical Letter o f the Sovereign Pontiff has not arrived in London at the time— Thursday afternoon— o f our going to press. We have received, however, a long summary o f the document. In the Letter which will henceforth be cited as Caritate Christi compulsi, our H oly Father once more laments the unemployment and uncertainty which afflict the whole world. He traces the evil, as did St. Paul, to its root in covetousness. But His Holiness, as V icar o f Christ, is not afraid to use expressions which will be ridiculed by many so-called Christian teachers on the ground that they are superstitious and ou t-o f

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date. The Pontiff perceives in the present distresses an element o f divine chastisement fo r the many apostasies o f the peoples in furthering militant godlessness. Those large parts o f the world’s trouble which derive from econom ic causes must be cured by econom ic remedies ; brff there remains a p rofound moral and spiritual derangement for which the economists have no |>harmacopeia. “ This sort o f devil,” says Christ’s Vicar, quoting Christ’s own words, “ is not cast out save through prayer and fasting ” — hoc autem genus non ejicitur nisi per orationem et jegunium. Accordingly, our Holy Father, as part o f his treatment fo r humanity’s disorders, prescribes self-denial and prayer, particularly during the Octave o f the Sacred Heart’s approaching Feast. The Pope does not expect everything to com e right without human efforts which will require all our strength and all our prudence ; but he reminds us that shrewd and strenuous human effort alone, without divine aid and guidance, will not be “ sufficient for these things.” So that any reader who does not keep the Calendar at hand may make his tim e-table, we add that the Octave o f th e ;Sacred Heart this year extends from Friday, June 3, to Friday, June 10. During those eight days, it is the wish o f His Holiness that we should live not only prayerfully, but frugally, so that we may have alms to spare for the suffering poor.

To take life, not excepting one’s own, has long been a Japanese way o f crying out a warning to the State. Indeed, certain Western writers have bidden us admire this Eastern p ractice as adm irable, though not necessarily emulable. They have laid stress on the admitted fact that a political assassin in Japan rarely tries to escape but proudly accepts his own death as the crown o f a patriotic and idealistic transaction. True friends o f the great and p rogressive Japanese nation will not encourage the throwing o f a poetical glamour round such barbarism. To shoot or stab a King or President or Prime Minister as a mere demonstration o f im patience with existing institutions is an act which

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