THE TABLET

s i W eek 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 MANEATIS

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

V o l . 160. No. 4 ,8 1 2 .

L o n d o n , J u l y 30, 1932.

S i x p e n c e

R eg is tered at th e General P ost Off ic e as a New s p a p e r .

New s and No t e s ..........133 Ottawa

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St. Abdon and St. Sennen 138 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ....................139 Coming E ve n t s ...................139 R e v i e w s :

The Vercelli Book . . . 139 The Catechism ................. 140 Daniel in Aramaic . . . 140 Mr. Upton Sinclair . . . 140 Essays in Biography . . . 141 Bien Manger Pour Bien .

Vivre ............................ 141

CONTENTS

137

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Books Received ................. 141 New Books and Music . . . 142 The Presidency of the

U.S.A....................................... 143 E p is c o p a l E ngagements 143 Sermons for the Times . . . 144 William Cardinal Allen . . . 144 The Bishop of Lamus . . . 145 Catholic Education Notes . . . 146 Progress at Seaford . . . 146 A New Church on Wirral 147 The Tablet in August . . . 147 W i l l s 147

Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre

Page spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 149 Savants in Council . . . 150 Ob it u ary ...............................152 School Celebrations . . . 152 London University Exam­

inations ............................ 153 E t Ct e t e r a ............................... 154 Or b is Terr arum:

England, Scotland and Wales .............. 155 Ireland .............. 3 ] 155

Ob b is T ebbabum :

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Austria ............................ 156 Chile 156 China ............................ 156 France ............................ 157 Germany ............................ 157 Holland ............................ 157 Indo-China 157 •Japan ............................ 158 The Philippines . . . 158 Spain ............................ 158 West Africa ................. 160 New Priests from Ushaw 160 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 160 Ch e s s ....................................... 160

NOTANDA Ottawa. A Tablet leader-writer dwells upon the significance o f the Imperial Conference (p. 137).

Politics in the New W orld and the Old. T o m orrow ’s General Election in Germany (p. 134); a spur from Dominion statesmen to the British Government on Russian dumping (p. 134); the Revolution in Chile described by a Tablet correspondent (p. 156); a Letter from Spain (p. 158); a canard concerning the U .S .A . Presidency (p. 143); and some further Notes on the Anglo-Irish Tariff War (p. 135).

Cardinal’s Bourne’s fine address to the British Medical Association (p. 144).

The Consecration o f the Bishop o f Lamus (p. 145).

Velehrad once more. An account o f the Conference by The Tablet’s own Correspondent (P -1 5 0 ) .

T o -day’s commemoration. The story o f SS. Abdon and Sennen re-told (p. 138).

A dome on Merseyside. The church o f SS. Peter and Paul at New Brighton (p. 147).

René Bazin, a great Catholic and a great artist. His work briefly reviewed (p. 157).

NEWS AND NOTES TJ*OR years it has been customary that “ News and Notes,” on the Saturday before August Bank Holiday, should begin with some devotional remarks of a liturgical character. To enlighten non-Catholic readers, we must again explain that the first Monday in August is the only Bank Holiday which does not coincide with some big day in the Church’s calendar. The others are St. Stephen's Day (December 26), Easter Monday and Whit Monday. The August holiday, observable as it is on the day between August the first and August the seventh which happens to be a Monday, can

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synchronize, according to the year, with seven liturgical feasts o f the Universal Church: St. Peter’s Chains, St. Alphonsus, the Finding o f St. Stephen’s Body, St. Dominic, Our Lady o f the Snows, the Transfiguration, and St. Cajetan. Year by year, without straining at meanings which are not there, our timely Notes have extracted from the Proper o f the fixed Catholic feast some lesson for the movable and secular Holiday.

On Monday next, as on all other Bank Mondays, hundreds o f thousands o f Catholics will hear Mass, although they are under no formal obligation to leave their beds earlier or to derange their holiday time-tables for pious exercises. They will do this, less for their own spiritual advantage than for the good o f others ; especially for those to whom the holiday will be a day o f temptation. The nostrorum in the Collect’s petition nostrorum, quaesumus, absolve vincula peccatorum, and the nobis in et omnia mala a nobis propitiatus exclude, will not be uttered selfishly next Monday by worshippers in our churches. Both the “ our ” and the “ us ” will be extended to all the human family, especially to our weaker brothers and sisters. Ever since Cardinal Manning’s time, it has been a goodly practice in England to hear Mass on a Bank Holiday especially for those frail ones who are prone to intemperance. In these days, as we have often remarked, drunkenness is on the wane ; but impurity and immodesty are growing so fast that they may well be the burden o f our prayers.

At Mass, a worshipper can have more intentions than one. The mala from which we crave deliverance may well suggest a prayer for Ottawa.

Although the Chains to be commemorated next Monday are the chains with which his gaolers vainly tried to hold St. Peter captive, the Church has long been accustomed t o think o f them piously in another sense as well. A very old Latin poem which used to be declaimed to the Roman people