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THE TABLET A Weekly N ew spaper and R ev iew

DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 161. No. 4848.

London, April 8, 1933.

S i x p e n c e .

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News and No t e s ............. Page . 425 Crucify Him! ............. . 429 Anglo-Russian Relations .. . 430 Grace Lieu Manor H ouse:

1833-1933 ........................ . 430 Back’s “ St. Matthew

Passion ”

432

Reviews :

Ecce Homo! ................. 432 The Best of the Cromwells 432 Eden R e g a i n e d .................433 Take Scrip, Take Staff . . . 434

CONT

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Books Received .............. 435 New Books and Music . . . 436 Lenten Pastorals :

Lancaster ............................436 St. Albert the Great . . . 438 Ob i t u a r y ............................ 439 Ch e s s ............................... 439 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from ) ............................ 441

ENTS

From The Tablet of Ninety

Page

Years A g o ............................443 Coming Events ................. 443 Et Ce t e r a ............................444 Sermons for the Times . . . 445 The Catholic Seamen’s Home 446 Catholic Education Notes . . . 447 The Wreck of the Essor . . . 448 W ills ............................448 Ordination at Valladolid . . . 448

Pago

Orbis Terrarum :

England .............. . . . 449 Ireland .............. ... 450 iEther .............. .... 450 Canada .............. . . . 450 China .............. . . . 450 France .............. ... 451 Japan .............. ... 451 South Africa . . . 452 Spain .............. . . . 452 Holy Cross, Carshalton.

The New C hu rch .............. 452 Social and Personal . . . 452

NOTANDA The opening o f the H o ly Year. The ceremony at the Vatican Basilica described (p. 441).

A Tablet leader-writer points to the evil, in various forms, o f the new and open enmity to Christ which calls again to “ Crucify Him ” (p. 429).

Lenten reading. The pastoral letter by his lordship the Bishop o f Lancaster on penance and mortification (p. 4 3 6 ) ; and a sermon fo r Palm Sunday by Monsignor Philip Hallett (p. 445).

Another Education Bill. The Tablet’ s Educational Correspondent explains its provisions (p. 447).

Grace Dieu. The story o f a famous Catholic manor house in the Midlands, in which a new chapter opens under new occupants. A photograph o f the house and chapel (p. 430).

H o ly Week services in the principal London churches (pp. 440, 443).

NEWS AND NOTES \ S Easter is a movable Feast, it has been found possible, without making the H oly Year last a day more than fifty-tw o weeks, to get into it two Passion-tides and two Easters. The Easter o f 1934 comes fifteen days earlier than the Easter of 1933.

Catholics, and indeed all Christians who, in their several fashions, are keeping the Centenary o f the Sacred Passion with us, ought solemnly to resolve that the Year’s devotions shall steadily raise them to- a higher level o f spiritual and moral life. We might do worse than treat the two Palm Sundays of the Holy Year as two milestones on our road. T o morrow, at the Blessing o f the Palms, the celebrant will cry aloud Procedamus in pace, and the faithful will answer In nomine Christi, Amen. Surely it

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would be a grand thing if our procession this time went much further than the church door and back again. “ In the name o f Christ,” whose Death and Resurrection we are honouring, all who love Him should push forward and upward. It will be a sorry result if, when we come to the second milestone— the Palm Sunday of 1934— we find ourselves no better than we are to-day, and with nothing gleaned from the H oly Year save a few memories o f special services and sermons. Y et this may happen if we do not take a definite resolution at the outset.

In the first round o f Nazism’s fight with the Jews, the bullies have not been the victors. Their boycott o f Jewish shops was cut down to one short spell of twelve hours. To save their faces, the boycotters pretended that they had achieved their objective and that they had frightened the newspapers o f foreign countries from continuing an alleged “ Atrocity Campaign.” This is mere bluff. Publicists outside Germany have told Herr Hitler sharply what they think o f his methods. Letters from Berlin, Cologne and other German towns convince us that those who started this Jew-baiting wish they hadn’t. They have let loose a horde o f young swaggerers who are exhibiting to a disgusted world the German character at its worst.

According to a Berlin friend of ours “ something had to be done about the Jews,” although the “ something ” ought not to have taken last Saturday’s objectionable form. The Jews in Germany number less than one per cent, o f the population ; yet, in the wealthier and more desirable cities they have hitherto occupied a very large percentage o f lucrative positions. In Berlin, for example, the Jewish barristers are credibly said to account for sixty per cent, o f the Bar’s total membership. Last Saturday night, the many dark gaps in the shopfronts o f usually busy thoroughfares proved that the Jews dominate business to an extent which is not proportionate to their numbers. The obvious answer to Gentile complaints against this Jewish preponderance is that Gentiles must so increase their

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