THE TABLET u 4 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 GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS V E S TR IS CONSTANTER MAN EAT IS

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

Vol. 158. N o . 4,759.

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B eq is tebed at the General P ost Off ic e as a N ew spaper

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New s and No t e s ................. 101 Dr. David Again ................. 105 “ Ex-Monk” Ouseley . . . 106 “ Early One Morning” . . . 107 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 108 R e v ie w s :

“ Adjutor et Prsemonstrator ” ............................ 109 Tramping with the Light 109 H o r s h am ......................... 110 “ Les Sources ” in English 110

C O N T E N T S

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Books Received ................. 110 New Books and Music . . . 112 St. Vincent’s School, B irmingham ............................ 118 The Catholic Artists’ Guild 113 Ob it u ary ............................... 114 Ch e s s ...........................................1 14 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 117 Sermons for the Times . . . 118 Catholic Education Notes . . . 120

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E t C/e t e r a .............................. 121 St. Augustine’s, Ramsgate 122 St. Cuthbert’s Grammar

School ............................ 122 L e tters to the E d it o r :

Attention I ............................ 123 Our Lady of Walsingham 123 The Thirty-Nine Articles 123 Coming E vents ................. 123 Or b is T errarum :

England, Scotland and Wales ............................ 124 Ireland ......................... 125

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Or b is T errarum (Contd.) :

Czechoslovakia .............. 125 France ......................... 125 Germany ......................... 126 Hungary ......................... 126 I t a l y .................................... 126 Mexico ......................... 126 New Zealand .............. 126 Poland ......................... 126 Spain ......................... 126 U.S.A.................................... 128 School Sports .............. 128 Marriage ............................ 128 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 128

NOTANDA Dr. David’s duty. A Tablet leader-writer examines an article in the Liverpool Review (p. 105).

The new Wesleyan President’s admirable words on Sin and the Incarnation (p. 102).

Cardinal Merry del Val. A description, by The Tablet’s Rome Correspondent, o f the tomb and memorial in St. Peter’s (p. 117).

In the footsteps o f St. Francois de Sales. A visitor to Le Chablais describes the new basilica at Thonon (p. 107).

Religion in Sweden. A Dane’s letter to The Tablet (p. 102).

W ho are the practical peace-men? Significant figures from the old Grand Duchy o f Oldenburg (p. 104).

The Benedictine monastery at Ramsgate keeps its diamond jubilee; and St. Cuthbert’ s Grammar School its golden one (p. 122).

H ow something o f rural charm has been combined with urban usefulness in the planning o f a new Catholic school at Birmingham (p. 113).

T o any and every Catholic entitled to a vote. A letter betimes (p. 123).

NEW S AND NOTES

'T 'H I S has been literally a week o f excursions and alarms. Ministers have dashed about from city to city, while optimism and pessimism have played see-saw. On a single day, three tons o f gold bars were reft out of London and whisked over to Paris in aeroplanes. Writing on Thursday, we have nothing better to report than that Germany’s bankruptcy has at least been postponed ; that attempts are being made to antagonize England and F ran ce ; and that Herr Hitler’s men are throwing all their hooks and lines into the troubled waters.

New Series. Vol. CXXVI. No. 4,158.

“ Bomb in St. Peter’s ” would have been a very showy headline in the newspapers last week if this poor world were not distracted by the fear of other explosions. A sampietrino’s vigilance saved the basilica and its tombs from what might have been irreparable damage. Everybody remained cool, and this ugly affair has not been allowed to sharpen the difference between Church and State in Rome. Its principal lesson is for Christendom at large and not only for Catholics. They are living in a fo o l ’s paradise who imagine that the Anti-God petroleurs will spare Protestant buildings. We uttered this warning last week, and shall go on uttering it so long as persons in England who profess and call themselves Christians remain in unholy alliance with Christ’s enemies.

It is a common delusion that change necessarily means progress. Major Church, Labour Member for Wandsworth Central, fell into this error last Tuesday when he asked the House o f Commons for leave to bring in “ a Bill to enable mental defectives to undergo sterilising operations or treatment upon their own application or that of their spouses or parents or guardians.” Major Church said that he “ realised the Bill was in advance of public opinion.” We object to the phrase “ in advance,” in this connection. Such a measure as Major Church advocates would spell relapse, not progress. We are glad to report that very many Members took their duty seriously last Tuesday. There was almost a full House. As a big show of support for the Bill had been worked up among “ social workers of a certain type, and in some Borough Councils, an unedifying number of Members abstained from voting, for electioneering reasons ; but 167 Members opposed Major Church in the division lobby while only 89 supported him. The promoters o f the Bill will try again ; and we cannot be sure that they will all be as honest as Major Church, who admitted that he and his friends were putting in the thin end o f the wedge in the shape of a merely permissive little Bill, and that their ultimate aim is a large measure of compulsory sterilisation.