THE TABLET y i W eek ly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

D U M V O B I S G R A T U L A M U R A N IM O S E T I A M A D D IM U S U T I N I N C ΠP T I S V E S T R I S C O N S T A N T E R M A N E A T I S

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

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R eg is tered at the General P ost Off ic e as a Newspaper

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New s and No t e s ...................4 45 Happy Easter! ................. 449 A Zulu Benedicite . .. 450 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 451 E p is c o p a l E ngagements 451 R e v ie w s :

Free Will ............................ 451 The Last of the Classics 452 Rignano, Vitalist? . . . 452 The Tragic Comedian . . . 453 New Books and Music . . . 454

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Books Received ................. 454 Burnt Oak’s New School 455 The Catholic Emigration

Society ............................456 An Ancient Shrine Revived 456 Catholic Education Notes 458 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................461 Earthquake in Nicaragua 462 ET C iE TE RA .............................. 463 W i l l s 464 Obitu ary .............................. 464

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L etters to the E d it or :

Palm Sunday

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The Late Mr. T. M.

Healy .............. . .. 465 Ch e s s ........................... . . . 466 Dr. Kent’s Jubilee . . . 466 Orb i s Terrarum :

England, Scotland and Wales .............. . .. 467 Ireland .............. . . . 468 Belgium .............. . . . 468 France .............. . . . 468 Hawaii .............. . . . 469

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Or b is T eerarum ( Contd.) :

Hungary .............. . . . 470 India .............. ... 470 Indo-China . . . 470 Italy .............. ... 470 The Philippines . .. ... 470 Portugal .............. ... 472 Spain .............. ... 472 New Vicariates . . . 472 Legal Aid for the Poor . . . 472 Coming E vents ............... 472 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 472

NOTANDA Easter comes. Its call to outward and visible gladness (p. 449).

Burnt Oak. The instructive case o f a Housing Estate whereon every building save the Catholic dayschool has been paid fo r from public funds (p. 455).

Father Martindale in Zululand. He describes a Benedicite (p. 450).

Our Lady o f Willesden’s new shrine. Cardinal Bourne’s opening-day sermon. A photograph (pp. 456-7).

H ow Dr. W . IT. Kent, O.S.C., “ might not have been born.” The Archbishop o f Liverpool’s happy speech (p. 466).

Catholic Emigrants. A fine Society’ s fine work (p. 456).

“ Tiger T im .” A n appreciation o f the late Mr. T. M. Ilealy, K.C., the Irish Free State’s first Governor-General (p. 464).

A papal honour fo r a Catholic journalist. The Tablet’s “ Et Getera ” page appreciates Mr. H. S. Dean (p. 463).

NEWS AND NOTES U NLESS history fails to repeat itself, next week’s posts will bring to Adam Street scores o f letters describing the Holy Week services in churches where priests and people do their best to pray and to praise in the words of the Sacred Liturgy and with the Church’s very own music. We trust that our inability of late to publish all such reports in full will not dissuade any priest or choirmaster from writing to us. Every letter of this kind is not only read with care but is preserved and is privately mentioned to waverers or to defeatists in whose churches the bad old ways are still followed.

Meanwhile, we would remind those whom we have called waverers and defeatists that their

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excuses will not stand. A month never passes without our receiving accounts of liturgical progress in places where the difficulties are enormous. For example, some jottings came to us only last Monday from Ngora, in Uganda. Among them were memoranda of last year’s Holy Week in that remote mission. The Ngora parish is served by four priests, three of whom do parochial work while another looks after the important Normal School. To use a phrase with which we became familiar during the recent journey of the Prince of Wales in Africa, one of the four Fathers is usually “ on safari ” on the great Feast Days ; but the three who remain achieve much more than the bare minimum of liturgical observance, although they are far away in the bush. On Palm Sunday of last year— and we expect a letter next month to say that the same programme has been followed this year also— the Gospel o f the Mass was sung to the beautiful Tonus ad libitum which has been fully printed in The Tablet. On Maundy Thursday, the Mandatum was performed. On Good Friday the whole of the Passion according to St. John was sung, to the restored chant. This point pleases us very much ; because we are sorry to say that the unrevised books were still in use last Sunday in many an English church where they ought by now to have made way for the Vatican edition of the Passion-music. On Holy Saturday, the Ngora parish punctiliously followed the Memoriale Rituum ; and of course the beautiful Easter Sequence, which is so strangely and culpably dropped out by some choirs in England, had its full rights. I f these things can be done in Uganda they can be done in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Good has come out of the evil of the St. George’s by-election. Both the Conservative groups who spouted mud at one another during that unedifying conflict are ashamed of what they said and did. Our own Notes were o f honeyed mildness compared with some o f the remonstrances addressed to the rival leaders. The result has been an exchange of letters and a healing of the breach, which may or