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THE TABLET s i Weekly N ew sp a p e r an d R ev iew

DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS V E S TR IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V o l . 156. No. 4,719. L o n d o n , O c t o b e r 18, 1930.

S i x p e n c e .

R eg is tered at the General P ost Off ic e as a New spafk*

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New s and No t e s ...................5 01 “ The Pope’s D a y ” . . . 505 B r a z i l .......................................... 506 It. 101. The Funeral at

Cardington 507 R e v ie w s :

Epistemology ................. 508 The Unknown Poet . . . 508 A Dutch War ................. 508 Question and Answer . . . 509 A Play for Five Players 509 Books Received .................510 New Books and Music . . . 510 The Maintenance of the

Apostolic See ................. 512

CONTENTS

Catholic Education Notes . . . 513 St. Joseph’ s Foreign Mis­

sionary Society ................. 514 Correspondence :

Reme (Our Own Corre­

Page spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 517 Ch e s s ...........................................5 18 A Chapel in the Cotswolds 519 Dr. G. G. C ou lt on ................. 519 Cardinal Hlond in London 520 L e tters to the Ed i t o r :

Squadron-Leader Rope . .. 520 Catholic Plays ................. 520

From The Tablet of Eighty

Years Ago

The “ Red Mass ”

Et Ce t e r a . . .

Or b is Terr arum

England, Scotland and

Wales

Ireland Australia

Austria

France Germany Greece

Hungary

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520

Orbis T errarum ( Oontd.) :

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India

............... 525

520

521

Italy

Norway

Palestine

Rhodesia

............... 526

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. . . . . . 526

............... 526

522

Spain

................526

524 525 U.S.A.

Switzerland ................528

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524 Coming Events ................528

525 525 525 London Matriculation Results ......................... 528

525 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 528

N O T A N D A

A Papal flag-day. H ow the Feast o f Christus Rex will be kept in two English dioceses (pp. 505, 512).

The approaching General Election. One more appeal to over-modest Catholics (p. 501).

Anglicanism’s lack o f clergy. A friendly word to the Bishop o f Ripon (p. 503).

“ Better Catholics than the Romans.” A W esleyan claim examined, with some words about the claimant (p. 502).

The visit o f Poland’s Primate. Cardinal H lond’s busy time in London and elsewhere (p. 520).

A Tablet challenge to Dr. G. G. Coulton. Strange words about the English Martyrs (p. 519).

Nazism shows its hand. What the Bishop o f Mainz has said about it (p. 501).

Brazil. An article surveying the religious life, past and present, o f this great Catholic land (p. 506).

Progress in the Cotswolds. A sketch o f the new chapel-of-ease at Bisley (p. 519).

Surrender and N o Surrender at Swansea. The Western Mail points a contrast (p. 522).

NEWS AND NOTES F ROM this week onward, the new Parliamentary Register of Great Britain will be the name-list on which elections will be fought. Before its successor can be compiled and printed, Mr. MacDonald may appeal to the country, with the hope of increasing his Party’s forces in the House of Commons to such an extent as to give him a clear majority over any possible combination of Conservatives and Liberals. Upon the confused political situation now existing in our country it is not The Tablet’s duty to write. Most earnestly, however, do we beg Catholics throughout this Island to bestir themselves. In various articles on “ Catholics and Public Life,” we have shown that our brethren too easily acquiesce in their own suppression by Selection Committees. We are a larger body than the Methodists and are more highly respected by our fellow-countrymen at large ; yet Methodists and other -ists have been so humoured in their pushfulness that their representation in Parliament is unjustly disproportionate to our own. In most places, it is true, the candidates for the next General Election have already been chosen. We learn, however, that some of these candidatesdesignate may not, after all, take the field. Catholic Emancipation is not complete so long as Catholics themselves allow the old cramps in their limbs to hinder them from springing up and taking their full part in the civic life o f Britain. And let us remember that, in public affairs, it is usually necessary to start at the bottom. Countless Members of Parliament have begun quietly as Town or District Councillors. Except in a few places, a respected and publicspirited citizen can secure election, after one or two tries, to these smaller but still important elective bodies, which demand service for their own sake and not merely as training-grounds for more imposing Senates. Excessive modesty on the part of suitable men is not to be adm ired ; because it means that those unworthy persons who use local or imperial politics for selfish ends are given the run of place and power.

After last Monday’s happenings in Berlin, proNazists outside Germany are not likely to find many patient hearers. Hitherto the glory of a Parliament, as the very name implies, has been the moral supremacy of the W ord over the Sword. For this reason, most legislatures forbid the carrying of weapons within their precincts ; and they look upon it as an affront and as a peril to civil liberty when armed soldiery come near their places of deliberation. At the opening of the new Reichstag, which has been elected to make laws, the Nazis appeared showily as |law-breakers. Their' uniform cannot legally be

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