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July 27,1035

T H E T A B L E T s i W e e k ly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

DUM VOBIS GRA.TULAMUB ANIMOS ETLAM ADDIMUS DT IN INCCEPTIS VESTBIS CON STANTEB MANE ATI S

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

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at the General P ost Offic e as a Newspaper.

CONTENTS -PaKP Page

NEWS AND NOTES .............. 97 R eviews ( Contd.)

“ We” .............. 101

Shakespeare and the Bible 108

Thumbnail Sketches 109

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Coming Events .............. 114 Orbis Terrarum (Gontd.) :

Hungary ......................... 122

India ......................... 122

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The C o l o u r s ......................... 101 New Books and Music ... 110 The Grail .............. 114 Italy ......................... 122 August 102 Letters to the Ed it o r : Boleyn Castle .............. 115 Latvia and Estonia 122 Moscow’s H a n d s ? .............. 10:5 The Relics of SS. .John E t C.ktera ... .............. 116 Poland ......................... 122 An Old Testament Mission Fisher and Thomas More 110 The Holy See and Germany 11 7 Portugal ......................... 122 Preacher ......................... 103 Destitute Children and Spain ......................... 122 Central and Southern Slav the Faith .............. 110 Orbi s Terrarum U.S.A.................................... 1 99. Catholicism .............. 105 St. Mary D a y s .............. 111 England ..................118 Ordinations ......................... 106 From The- Tablet of Long Ireland .............. 120 Society of St. Augustine of 111 Alsace .............. 120 Canterbury .............. 124 R eview s • Correspondence : China .............. 120 Dr. O r c h a r d ......................... 124 Celtic Christianity 107 Rome (Our Own CorreColombia .............. 121 124 A Book on Bede ... 107 spondent’s Weekly Letter France .............. 121 Literary Notanda 108 from) ......................... 113 Germany .............. .121 Chess .................................... 124

NOTANDA Abyssinia. Some comments on the disputants’ respective pleas and an article on the risk of White versus Colour developments (p. 101).

“ We.” How Nationalsozialismus pretends to be co-extensive with the whole German people. Its “ totalitarian claim to the German soul ” (p. 101).

Germany’s offending against Catholic rights. A translation of an important article, in protest, from the Osscrvatore Romano (p. 117).

August. A Christian overture to a month with a pagan name (p. 102).

The faith and devotion of the Central and Southern Slav nations. A contrast to, and a lesson for, the Slav sister, Russia, hi the North (p. 105).

The Co-operative News on The Tablet. A falsehood withdrawn (p. 100).

Jonas the Prophet. A Benedictine study of a neglected “ mission preacher ” (p. 103).

A shrine in the Upper Rhineland. The story of an Alsatian devotion which has endured locally for a thousand years (p. 120).

A tower at Upton Park. “ Boleyn Castle ” as pictured by an artist’s pen (p. 115).

NEWS AND NOTES TJOTH for Churches and for States the times are out of joint. Germany’s Nazi masters are trying to dragoon their Christian fellow-countrymen, both Catholic and Protestant, into a surrender of spiritual freedom. In secular affairs, the horizon is heavy with storm-clouds. I ta ly ’s Abyssinian plans are causing repercussions as far away as Nippon. Holland, as we write, is in the throes of a sharp crisis, financial and political. The Spanish authorities declare th a t the fomenters of last October’s

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rebellion are still committing deeds of violence. And these are only a few of the griefs and perils which afflict the world.

After the break-up of the Habsburg Empire, it was gleefully bruited far and wide by enemies of the Catholic Church th a t vast and populous provinces were throwing off their allegiance to the Pope and that, “ away from Rome ” (Los von Rom), emancipated Papists were beginning to rejoice in “ Gospel freedom.” Worldly and am­ bitious priests had been induced to take the lead in organizing schisms known as “ National Churches,” and, for a short while, it seemed true th a t millions of souls had strayed from Catholic Unity. We ourselves were so much impressed by statistical and other statements which had been dinned into our ears th a t , when we paid a private visit to Prague a few years after the establishment of the Czechoslovakian Republic, wd" expected to find the new “ Church ” going very strong indeed. A whole Sunday spent in churchgoing convinced us th a t the story of an overwhelming “Away from Rome ” landslide was a monstrous exaggeration. Everywhere the Catholic churches were full, while sparse congregations sat gloomily in the Protestant atmosphere of those few temples which claimed to be “ Catholic but not Roman.” Another Sunday in Prague, two years later, persuaded us th a t the city had become more Catholic than it was in the Habsburg days. Of Yugoslavia we have only small personal knowledge ; but our short stay in the beautiful Slovenian town of Ljubljana (called Laibach before the war) was long enough to prove the staunch Catholicism of the Slovenes. We are not writing these notes, however, to air our own experiences. Our aim is to secure attention for the article by Miss Anna Christitch which appears on a further page. This much-travelled lady understands more than one of the Slav languages and can hold her own when a learned Congress prefers Latin. Her first-hand and recent observations in Bohemia and Slovenia may be accepted

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