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THE TABLET A Weekly N ew sp a p e r a n d R ev ie zo

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

From the Brief of His Holiness Bins IX to The Tablet, June 4,1X70

V o l . 16o. No. 4,832. L ondon, D ecem ber 17, 1932.

S ix p e n c e .

R k g i s t s r k d a t t h * G kn k ea l P o s t O f f i o b a s a N s w s p a p m .

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News and No t e s ................. 805 Dr. Lang and the Anglican

Communists ................. 809 Guy de Fontgalland ... 810 Catholic Burial and the

Law

811

Review s :

Historia Calamitatum . .. 812 Burns Oates Children’ s

Books ............................ 813 Buddhism ........................... 813 New Books and Music . . . 814 Sermons for the Times . . . 814

Cardinal Bourne

Advent Pastorals

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815

Lancaster ............. 816 Cardiff 816 Middlesbrough 816 Brentwood 817 Catholic Education Notes 818 Liverpool Cathedral 818 St. Lawrence’s, Feltham . .. 819 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Correspondent’ s Weekly Letter from) ............. 821

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Mottingham: “ No Church

Page or Other Bell or Bells" 822 The Lingard Society . . . 823 j Harvington Hall ................. 823 Et C/etera 824 Letters to the Ed it o r :

Church Music ................. 825 Obituary ............................ 826 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o .................... 826 Coming Events ................. 826 Orbis Terrarum:

England ............................ 827

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Orbis Terrarum (.Oontd.) Ireland .............. 828 Canada? .............. 829 France .............. 829 India .............. 830 I t a l y .............. .............. 830 Poland .............. 830 Spain .............. 830 U.S.A. .............. 832 C.S.G. Schools Examinat i o n s .............. .............. 832 Social and P ersonal . . . 832 Chess .............. 832

NOTANDA Communism in the Established Church. The Archbishop o f Canterbury’s excessive claim (p. 809).

Cardinal Bourne’s illness. A letter from His Eminence’s Vicar-General at Westminster, containing very good news and a reminder o f spiritual duty (p. 815).

W h o begins it? A Tablet Note-writer answers a wanton accusation by the Protestant Bishop o f Bradford, and issues a challenge (p. 807).

The fall o f M. Herriot. A tribute to his patriotism and to his Good Europeanism. The Paris riots (p. 806).

Guy de Fontgalland. A biography in English o f a remarkable boy (p. 810).

A Sermon fo r the Times. His Grace the A rch bishop o f Liverpool, preaching in his Pro-Cathedral, deals with the principles o f true patriotism (p. 814).

Another new church in the Home Counties. St. Lawrence’s, Feltham, described and illustrated ( p - 8 1 9 ) . _ _ = = = = = ! _ !

NEWS AND NOTES T HIS is not one o f those Nativity-tides when " Birds o f Peace ride on the charmed Wave.” All over the world, political crises are being added to economic depression. Persia (with Red influence behind her) is tearing her solemn engagements into scraps o f paper. The Old World is almost at daggers drawn with the U.S.A., over War Debts. Japan refuses to gloss over a very rough place in Far Eastern affairs by supporting a “ Conciliatory ” Conference which promises less for Conciliation than for Procrastination. In France, an almost new Cabinet has just gone to p ie c e s ; in Germany the Ministry commands no majority in Parliament ; Sweden can hardly pay her w a y ; Italy has a quarrel with Yugo-Slavia; and

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in Spain an illiberal Government is oppressing the people in the very name o f Liberty. We are naming only a few o f to-day’s political deadlocks or menaces. Meanwhile, Unemployment increases almost everywhere ; and millions of men, women and children are insufficiently fed and clothed in the midst of (and, paradoxically enough, because of) bountiful harvests and superabundant production. It seems that, in a temporal as well as in a spiritual sense, the wisdom o f this world is foolishness. Nowhere do we find statesmen big-brained enough to grapple with the problem and solve it. Their failure is grave ; because the peoples are near to despair and to the mood in which they will be ready to try any mad experiment rather than endure their miseries any longer. The grand panacea of Socialism is a remedy worse than the disease ; but this does not mean that our fellow-countrymen may hold out against those wheedling physicians who are coaxing them to try it. When the holiday is over, Catholics must bestir themselves for vigorous action, both defensive and constructive. They are already possessed of the necessary sociological principles, and can therefore get straight to work.

A large-hearted Catholic lady begs us to repeat a Christmas entreaty which we have urged more then once upon our readers ; namely, that true hospitality shall be shown during the holy season now so near. To surround ourselves with congenial acquaintances who are as well off as we are is a sociable and pleasant h a b i t ; but it is not the hospitality which St. Paul enjoined upon us. Hospitality, like other virtues, has unselfishness as its mainspring; and its exercise often demands sacrifice or the doing o f something that goes against the grain. Moreover, true hospitality requires fine tact and delicacy. It is easy to invite to our houses and tables the very poor, o f a social class very different from our own, and to give them a jo lly good time ; but is hard to secure the presence of social equals, who happen to be in poverty, at our well-furnished boards without seeming to patronize

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