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THE TABLET A Weekly N ew spaper an d R eview

DUM V O B IS GRATULAMUR ANIM OS ET IA M ADDIMUS UT IN IN C C E PT IS V E S T R I S CONSTANTER M ANEATIS

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

V o l . 157. No. 4,731. L o n d o n , J a n u a r y i o , 1931.

S i x p e n c e .

R e g i s t e r e d at t h e General P o s t Of f i c e as a N e w s p a p e r

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N e w s and N o t e s ................. 33 Les Célestes F aveurs . . . 37 The Slaves of the Camps 39 F rom The Tablet 0 N inety

Y ears Ago ................ 40 L e tte rs to the Edito r . . . 40 R e v i e w s :

Some Y ear Books . . . 41 “ F o r A tten tio n of N .Z .” 41 D a lm an’s Gospel S tud ies 42

CONT

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The L a s t of the Habsburgs 1

In d ia Again

New Books and Musie 44 Books Received 44 The Teachers’ Conference 45 Co r r e s p o n d en c e :

Rome (O u r Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from ) ............................ 49 W i l l ............................................ 51 W estm inster C athedral . . . 51

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E t Cæ t e r a ................. Page . . . 52 Ob it u a r y ................. 53 Com in g E v e n t s 54 Catholic Education Notes 54 E p i s c o p a l E n g agem ents 55 Or b i s T e r r a r u m :

England, Scotland W ales ................ and 55 I r e la n d ................ 56 B razil ................ 56 China ................ 56 Czechoslovakia 56

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Or b i s T errarum ( Oontd.) :

F ran ce ............................ 57 Germany ............................ 57 H ungary ............................ 58 I ta ly 58 Malta 58 Oceania ............................ 58 P o r tu g a l ............................ 58 Roumania ............................ 58 Spain 60 So c ia l and P e r so n a l . . . 60 Ch e s s ............................................ 60

NOTANDA Marshal Joffre’s good end. How the Holy Father’s prayer was answered (p. 37).

The Hunt is U p ! More about the slave-camps of Northern Russia. Some illuminating letters. The Tablet’s friendly warning to the MacDonald Ministry (p. 38).

A Presbyterian attacks Christmas. His ultraritualism (p. 35).

“ Sir Norman Angell.” An encouragement to the wrong sort of pacifism (p. 35).

Washington’s timely protest to Monrovia. Liberia’s mockery of her own proud and lovely name (p. 36).

What Dr. Kaas meant and did not mean by his “ Samson ” speech (p. 34).

Catholic teachers, at their annual Conference, re-assert the claim for justice to Catholic schools, elementary and secondary (p. 45).

The Holy Father’s jubilee memorial in the church of S. Carlo al Corso. A list of contributing nations : 437,000 lire from the British Commonwealth (p. 50).

NEWS AND NOTES N EXT to our determination that Catholic boys and girls shall receive an education not divorced from the Catholic Faith comes our desire to live in peace and harmony with all men of good will in our native land. History knows many cases in which malcontents would prefer keeping a grievance to having it redressed : and some of our enemies do not hesitate to suggest that this is the spirit of English Catholics, as regards Religious Education. There could be no bigger mistake. So long as justice is denied to our schools, cross-currents are set moving in politics and the danger of our having to form a Catholic Party (which is wanted neither by the

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Hierarchy nor by the Catholic rank-and-file) is increased. To have the difficulty of the Voluntary Schools liquidated on In as of common fairness and, therefore, of practical statesmanship, is the earnest wish of our Pastors and of their flocks. This being the position of affairs, we are looking forward in no partisan temper to the Conference which Sir Charles Trevelyan has called for next Tuesday. To bring down divine guidance and blessing upon the imminent deliberations, Catholics are bidden to pray earnestly at to-morrow’s Masses and to offer their communions for the success of the Conference. As we are only just emerging from the darkest fortnight of the year, those Catholics who are not frequent communicants may find it hard to get up in the dark and to go'out fasting : but let them be glad that they have such an opportunity of offering a little sacrifice for the good of both Church and State.

Argentina will be much written about when the Prince of Wales goes there. Meanwhile the Republic’s affairs deserve English attention. At the time of the Revolution, four months ago, the national finances had become desperate ; indeed, it is now an open secret th a t if September 8 (the morrow of President Irigoyen’s downfall) had not been proclaimed a day of popular rejoicing, and, therefore, a Bank Holiday, there would have been a crash. Only by borrowing £40,000,000 from the U.S.A. can Argentina meet the urgent needs of her public services and set going certain work-schemes for the relief of unemployment. Exports have dwindled, the prices of maize and wheat no longer leave a profit-margin, and the sterling and dollar exchanges have moved heavily in the Republic’s disfavour. As M. Dossat points out in a communication to La Croix, the Socialists are likely to be the gainers at the next General Election from this painful state of things. In the Argentine, as in many other lands, the masses are not politically intelligent enough to understand that a new Government coming into power on a Monday morning cannot fairly be expected to achieve a Paradise Regained by Tuesday evening. General Urriburu and his colleagues are

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