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Marcii 3, 1934.

THE TABLET s4 W eek ly N ew sp a p e r a n d R e v ie w

DUM V O B I S GRATULAMUR A N IM O S E T IA M ADDIM US UT IN IN CCEPTIS V E S T R I S CONSTANTER MAN EAT IS

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

Vol. 16 3 . No. 4895.

L o n d o n , M a r c h 3, 19 3 4 .

S i x p e n c e .

REGISTERED AT THf GENERAL. POST OFFICE AS A NBWSPAPIB.

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New s and No t e s ................2 57 Topsy-Turvy Theology . . . 261 “ A Tablet ‘ Tabloid” ' . . . 262 The Seal of the Confessional 263 Edward Elgar Thirty Years

Ago . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 R e v ie w s :

Gabriel Marcel’s Ontology 265 Combat for a Soul . . . 265 Rudi Schneider Again . . . 265 From Liberal to Labour 266 La Douce Prance . . . 266 Catholic L o n d o n .............. 266 New Books and Music . . . 267

CONTENTS

L enten P astorals :

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Liverpool ............................ 268 King A lb e r t ............................ 270 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 271 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 273 New British Minister to the

Holy See ............................ 274 Cardinal Bourne ................. 274 Catholic Education Notes . . . 275

L etters to th e E d it o r :

H. E. Cardinal Bourne

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Jubilee Fund ...............276 Dr. Pokorny’s Book . . . 276 Vespers and Compline . . . 277 ' Coming E vents ................ 277

Et Ce t e r a .....................278 Ob it u ary ...............................2 79 Missionary Work in Japan 279 W i l l s ...............................2 79 Ci i e s s .................................. 280 Or b is T errarum :

England ............................ 280 Ireland ............................ 280 Austria ............................ 282

Or b is T errarum ( Oontd.) :

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Belgium

.............. 282

The Cameroons .............. 282 Canada .............. 282 Ceylon .............. 282 France .............. 284 Portugal .............. 284 Spain .............. 284 St. Andrew’s Hospital,

Dollis Hill . . . .............. 284 Requiem for Bishop

Keatinge

.............. 284

So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 284

NOTANDA Lent moves on. A reminder to those who have kept it tepidly (p. 257).

Catholic Action. The Sovereign Pontiff’s Letter to the Cardinal Patriarch o f Lisbon (p. 258).

The Divinity o f Christ. A Lenten pastoral by the Archbishop o f Liverpool (p. 268).

K ing Albert. The solemn requiem at Westminster Cathedral. Some brief notes, also, o f requiem Masses in the provinces (p. 270).

A great Catholic musician. Sir Edward E lgar’s death and quiet funeral. Some reminiscences (pp. 264, 279).

Topsy-turvy Theology. H ow Dr. A lfred Rosenberg makes Positive and Negative change places (p. 261).

The Seal o f the Confessional. Another false statement abandoned (p. 263).

A biter bit. The droll sequel o f a Church Times lapse from fair play (p. 262).

Missionary labours and sacrifices in Japan. A survey in an address by the V icar-Apostolic o f Hiroshima (p. 279).

NEW S AND NOTES 1V/TORE than one-third of this year’s Lent is over. ■*■*-*■ To those who have been keeping it tepidly we offer a reminder which is within our province as Catholic journalists. Unlike the other Lents in our experience, this one is the final month of a Holy Year devoted to a solemn extra-ordinary com memoration of our Divine Redeemer’s Passion and Death. A full year ago we were exhorted b y our Holy Father to make this Annus Sanctus a time of exceptional seriousness and prayerfulness. It is deliberately that we say “ our Holy Father ” in this place, and not “ the Sovereign Pontiff.” A Father’s N ew Series. Vol. CXXXI. No. 4294.

wishes are obeyed by those who are worthy to be called his sons and daughters. Such Catholics as have been inattentive to the Lent o f 1934 are therefore guilty not only o f nonconformity with the Mind o f the Church as expressed every year in Her call to Lenten earnestness but also of unfilial disrespect to the Father o f us all at a time which He has marked as holy. There is time, however, for us to amend and to begin observing Lent with a diligence which will culminate in the poignancy of Holy Week and the radiance o f Easter. In to-day’s Mass, the Gospel is the parable of the Prodigal Son who had been long away from the Father’s house before he said “ I will arise and go to my Father.” It was when he was still “ a great way off ” that his father saw him and ran to meet him ; so let nobody, however cold or even rebellious he may have been, hang back shamefaced from that Lenten fast which is also a spiritual feast.

Puisse la divine Providence nous assister. So prayed Leopold I I I , King o f the Belgians, in his first Speech from the Throne. We hear such words from our own gracious King. Well would it be for our troubled neighbour just across the Channel if her public men did but recite those grand words " God protect France,” which so long adorned her coins and came from the mouths of her leaders.

London’s citizens were a people to be proud of last Sunday afternoon. Responding to counsels urged upon them by us and by persons with immeasurably greater influence than The Tablet’s, nearly all o f them remained away from Hyde Park. To have gone gaping to the Marble Arch would have been a triple wrong. First, the hundreds of honest men who were among the dupes o f the " Hunger March ” agitation deserved something better than to be stared at like a travelling circus. Second, the thousands of bone-idle and work-hating lads who carried Red flags and Bolshevik emblems were best left without an audience for their revolutionary slogans. Third, the police, ordinary and

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