THE T A B L E T

¿4 Weekly N ew spaper a i id R ev iew DUM V O B IS GRATULAMUR ANIM OS ET IA M ADDIMUS UT IN IN C Œ P T I S V E S T R I S CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 158. No. 4,772.

London, October 24, 1931.

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News and No t e s ...................525 Catholic Votes ................... 528 N ext Tuesday ................... 529 Gene T unney in R u ss ia . . . 530 Money from Moscow . . . 530 The General Election . . . 531 Three A nniversaries. A W estm inster In s tru c t io n 531 R ev iew s :

“ Gestalten ”

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P sychotherapy ................... 532 Joseph Leycester Lyne . . . 533 The Changing Scene . . . 533

CONTENTS

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New Books and Music . . . 534 Books Received ................... 534 Limbrick-Ouseley ................... 535 I r e la n d ’s Red P e r i l . . . 536 Organized Lay W o rk . . . 537 Catholic E ducation Notes . . . 538 London M atricu latio n Re­

su lts ............................................5 38 Correspondence :

Rome (O u r Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly L e tte r from ) ............................... 541

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Mass S tipends : A W a rn in g 542 St. E dw a rd the Confessor . . . 542 The In s t i tu te of H ig her

S tudies ................................5 43 School Sports ................ 543 Chess 544 Obituary ................................5 44 Coming E vents ............... 544 Et Ct e t e r a ...................... 545 Betters to the Editor :

The New F ranciscan

F r ia r y a t Oxford . . . 546 Gerard Manley H opkins 546

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Orb is Terrarum :

England, Scotland and Wales ............................... 546 I r e la n d ............................... 548 Chile 548 F ran ce ............................... 548 H ungary ............................... 549 I ta ly 550 Spain ............................... 550 Sw itzerland ................... 552 U ganda ............................... 552 Y u g o s l a v i a ............................... 552 F rom The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ................................5 52 Social and P ersonal . . . 552

NOTANDA An auspicious coincidence. The Feast of Christas Rex and the British General Election (p. 525).

Next Tuesday’s Referendum. A statement by the Archbishops and Bishops of England and Wales (pp. 529, 531).

St. Edward the Confessor. Cardinal Bourne applies the Saint’s life to our own times (p. 542).

Many points about Russia. Moscow’s interference in our Elections (p. 530). One million more peasants for the timber-camps (p. 526). Mr. Gene Tunney’s experience (p. 530).

Abbot Vonier’s abbatial silver jubilee. A note, and a portrait (p. 545).

Communism and its auxiliaries in Ireland. A jo in t pastoral of warning from the Bishops (p. 536).

“ Ignatius, O.S.B.” A Tablet reviewer who knew the late Anglican Abbot of Llanthony reviews a good book (p. 533).

Where is Mr. Limbrick’s “ complete reply ” to The Tablet? How his “ few d a y s ” have lengthened out to weeks. A brace of letters (p. 535).

NEWS AND NOTES I J VEN if to-morrow were no more th an a plain

' Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, there would be more Catholics than usual a t the sanctuary rails, offering their communions for our troubled country. But there is a twofold reason for devotion to-morrow. I t is not only the Sunday before the General Election, but also the Feast of Christus Rex. Therefore our chief prayer will be th a t the Kingship of Christ may be more loyally honoured in every land and th a t those anti-Christs who would drag Him from His rightful throne may be signally defeated. We must not restrict our prayers to our

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own fatherland’s dangers. Our Holy Father expressly calls us to intercede for Spain where desperate efforts are being made to foment rebellion against Christ’s royalty. And our own Bishops, as well as the Sovereign Pontiff, have prescribed for us to-morrow’s pious agenda. We are to pray “ th a t the divine guidance may be granted in abundant measure to those who have to direct the destinies of the British Commonwealth ” ; th a t our own country’s economic and financial condition may be bettered ; th a t the Indian perplexity may be illumined ; th a t sound work for Disarmament may prosper ; and th a t the unrest of the world may be allayed. All day to-morrow the Blessed Sacrament wall be exposed in our churches.

In a growing number of English dioceses, the Feast of Christus Rex is observed also as Our Holy Father’s “ Day.” There is reason in this. The Sovereign Pontiff is Vicar of Christ the King in the sense of a Vicegerent who performs such kingly acts as the promulgation of laws, the upholding of justice and the ensuing of peace. In hundreds of English churches to-morrow, Catholics will wear the Papal colours in the form of tiny flags. The anti-Christian movement in Spain, new troubles in Vera Cruz and the perennial anguish of Russia are only three of our Holy F a th er’s heavy cares just now. I t will cheer His Holiness to know th a t he has been prayerfully remembered by millions of his English children.

Communism and Hitlerism are Europe’s gravest perils to-day. Prominent among the adversaries of these movements are two Catholic statesmen whos<1 personal characters are respected even by their bitterest political opponents. During a Nazis t a ttack upon our fellow-Catholic Dr. Briming in the Reichstag last week, the fiercest critics of the Chancellor were eager in their tributes to his integrity. I t is largely because of the esteem he enjoys th a t Dr. Brlining has once more received the Reichstag’s backing.