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THE TABLET ud Weekly N ew sp a p e r a n d R e v ie w DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCtEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS *

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

V o l . 15 5 . No. 4,696.

L o n d o n , M a y i o , 1930.

S i x p e n c e .

R eg is tered a t the General P ost Of f ic e as a New spaper

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New s and No t e s ............. . 605 “ Les Belles Existences ” .. . 609 The Royal Academy . 611 Coming E ve n t s .............. . 612 R e v ie w s :

The R e fo rm a tion ............. Lorenzo de’ Medici “ Rustling” in Canada .. An Anglican’s Theism .. Sophonisba’s Sisters

. 612 . 613 . 613 . 614 . 614

New Books and Music .. . 616 Upholland’s Great Week .. . 616

C O N T E N T S

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The Passion P l a y ................. 616 Books Received ................. 617 Blessed John Southwortli ... 618 The Eucharistic Congress at

Carthage ............................ 619 E p is c o p a l E ngagements 620 The Catholic Truth Society 620 Ob it u ary ............................ 621 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 623

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A Catenian Banquet . . . 624 School Sports ................. 624 Ch e s s ........................................... 625 E t C /E TERA.............................. 626 Catholic Education Notes . .. 627 From The Tablet of Eighty

Years A g o ............................ 628 Or b i s T errarum :

England, Scotland and Wales ............................ 629 Ireland ............................ 630 Australia ............................ 632 Canada ............................ 632

Or b i s T errarum (Gontd.) :

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China ........................ 632 Czecho-Slovakia ............. 632 France ........................ 632 Germany ........................ 634 Poland ........................ 634 Spain ........................ 634 Switzerland ............. 636 U .S .A ...................................... 636 Yugo-Slavia ............. 636 So c ia l and P ersonal .. 636

N O T A N D A This week’s Eucharistic Congress. “ A fte r Carthage, Erin.” The beau geste o f the English Hierarchy towards the Congress o f 1932 (p. 605).

H ow Carthage has prepared fo r the great gathering now proceeding. Some particulars written in advance o f the opening day. A glance at the Congress programme (p. 619).

Blessed John Southworth’s home-coming to his old field o f labour in Westminster (p. 618). A timely discovery in Rome (p. 606).

The Fauna o f the French Riviera. Some notes on paganus cosmopolitanus (p. 609).

Malta. A n Interim warning against e x parte attacks upon the Maltese Bishops (p. 608).

The Royal Academy. A brief survey drawing attention to subjects o f religious interest on the walls and in the sculpture galleries (p. 611).

Oberammergau. Concerning the new bridge and the new theatre (p. 616).

Pamphlets by the million. A few figures from the annual report o f the Catholic Truth Society (p. 620).

Education. Many facts and comments (pp. 606, 627-8).

N EW S AND NOTES XT'ROM Carthage comes word that the Papal

Legate, Cardinal Lepicier, has formally opened the Eucharistic Congress, amidst manifestations of faith and joy . All being well, the 1932 Congress will be held in Ireland. Without any assistance from this side o f St. George’s Channel, our Irish brethren could make the gathering a magnificent success. But they want us to join them in tens o f thousands ; and we want to go. Therefore our leaders in England have decided that the Triennial National Catholic Congress, normally due in 1932, shall not

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assemble in that year. Thus will the faithful in these Isles be able to concentrate upon a grand public Act o f Faith in their Eucharistic Lord.

I f Mr. Gandhi had remained unarrested any longer, some o f us who have desisted from criticism of Lord Irwin would have had to make a protest in the name of justice. It was intrinsically unjust to clap hundreds o f the rank-and-file into prison while leaving their Inciter at la r g e ; and this discrimination between one big (or supposed big) man and a legion o f little ones was lowering the prestige of British rule in India.

“ Every people gets the demagogues it deserves ” is not a political truth but an exaggerated cynicism. India, with all her faults, has deserved a better demagogue than Mr. Gandhi. Let fair-minded men run through the back numbers of the serious newspapers for the last three months and they will find that the successive letters, speeches, deeds and slogans of “ the Master ” reveal a poor mind and a still poorer character. One boastful promise after another has been quietly dropped. When he accuses the authorities of inflicting “ unthinkable cruelties ” and “ torture ” on his followers, Mr. Gandhi knows that he is playing Russia’s game by deliberate falsehood. The Society o f Friends, incorrigibly mischievous in Eastern affairs, have sent Mr. Gandhi a message in which they accept him as a genuine worker for “ the freedom of his country ” ; but we do not forget how one o f the most prominent of the Friends’ Eastern advisers impudently told Christian missionaries in China that their first duty was to give the Chinese people leaders o f the type of Lenin. Mr. Gandhi is plunging India in misery and has nothing more than a vacillating egomania to offer in return. While he has been inflaming the ignorant masses against white men, the more intelligent Indians have lost whatever respect for him they may have had. Much more impressive than the Society of Friends’ message is the opinion of our fellow-Catholic Mgr. J. J. Dunn, Bishop

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