THE TABLET

N . W e e k l y 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 VESTR IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V o l . 160. No. 4,828. L o n d o n , N o v e m b e r 19, 1932.

S i x p e n c e .

R e g i s t e r e d a t t h e G e n e r a l P o s t O f f i c e a s a N e w s p a p e r .

CONTENTS

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News and No t e s .................653 “ From the Catholic Can­

tons ”

657

Coming Events ................658 Sidelights on William of Wykeham ............................ 659 “ Wynter is i-cumen i n ” . . . 659 “ The Catholics of Northern

Ireland ”

660

R e v ie w s :

Teleology for Troublous

Times ............................ 663 An Island S t o r y ................. 664

R eview s (Contd.) :

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A Turbulent Priest . . . 664 “ Religious P rose” . . . 664 New Books and Music . . . 665 Books Received ................. 666 Nationalism and Internai-

tionalism . . . . . . . . . 666 Catholic Education Notes 667 CORRESPONDENCE :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’ s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 669 The “ Catholic Crusade” . . . 670 For Missions and Poor

Churches ............................ 671

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C.C.I.R....................................... 671 ! St. D u n s t a n ............................671 i Et Cæ t e b a ............................ 672 Lettebs to the Ed it o r :

Religious Instruction in

Schools ......................... 673 1 Obituary ............................ 674 Orbis Terbarum:

England ............................ 674 Scotland ............................ 675 Ireland ............................ 675 Canada ............................ 676 Egypt ............................ 676

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Orbis Terrarum (Contd.) France .............. 676 Greece .............. 676 Germany .............. 676 Hungary .............. 677 Italy .............. 677 Poland ............ 678 Spain .............. 678 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years Ago ............................ 680 The Catholic Association’ s

Re-union ............................. 680 Social and P ersonal . . . 680 Ch e s s ....................................... 680

NOTANDA

The Catholic Church the chief bulwark o f Christian civilization. A lesson from the shore o f Lake Leman (p. 657).

Catholics in Northern Ireland. The Tablet prints a Memorandum from Belfast and offers a rejoinder (p. 660).

A strange comparison. A “ Friend’s ” illinform ed or ill-spirited allusion to the H o ly Week Mandatum (p. 655).

Over Viscount FitzAlan’s signature, the Catholic Union o f Great Britain repudiates the Thaxted “ Crusade ” (p. 670).

Was St. Dunstan England’s First Prime Minister? A Lingard Society lecturer’s claim, with reason shown (p. 671).

“ Silver Saturday.” A piquant paragraph from Kent (p. 656).

NEWS AND NOTES "^ T E X T Tuesday, His Majesty the King will open I ^ a new Session of Parliament. As usual, three or four o f the days next following will be spent in debating the Address in reply to the Speech from the Throne. We respectfully assure Ministers, Opposition Leaders and back-bench Members that they have it in their power to draw upon immense reserves of patriotism if they will lift their discussions high above partisan levels, and will prove their own soundness by resolving— Conservative, Labour and Liberal alike— that an essential condition o f recovery is the immediate purging o f our cities and towns from those alien elements which have already weakened the solidarity o f this Christian people.

Acceding to the Government’s request, Lord Denbigh has postponed the interrogatory on Anglo

Russian relations which he was to have administered in the House of Lords last Tuesday. We see no reason for delay. On the contrary, this business has become more urgent. Since we penned our last Notes on the Red Menace, the “ C.P.G.B.” (Communist Party o f Great Britain) has held a Congress at the Latchmere Baths, Battersea ; that is to say, in Mr. Saklatvala’s old constituency. Mr. Harry Pollitt, the Communist leader in England, thus asked and answered a question :

Is it necessary for Britain to follow the Moscow Road ? Y e s ! We must make it clear that the Moscow Road is the only path to follow. We beg every journalist who shares our opinions on Muscovism to make Mr. Pollitt’s words known. They smash to atoms a theory with which easygoing persons have lately been s'illing their consciences— the theory that a successful Revolution would be like the much-dreaded Labour Government o f 1923. The Labour Ministers went to Court, conformed with tradition, and did nothing horrible. Therefore, say our easy-goers, even a Communist coup d ’état would be, as the French used to say, “ Quite English, you know,” and would not be attended by any atrocities à la Russe. Nobody in these islands can speak for Communism with more authority than Mr. Pollitt’s ; and we have Mr. Pollitt’s clear declaration that the Only Way is Moscow’s Way. At the same Congress, Mr. Pollitt defined the goal of his movement as “ the establishment o f a proletarian Dictatorship and a free Socialist Britain.” His Majesty’s Government appears to be mildly expostulating with Moscow but is simultaneously expressing hopes for a development of Anglo-Russian trade.

Mr. Pollitt says that the National Government must be “ destroyed ” by the Communists. His services may not be required ; because there is a rapidly growing resolve in this country to insist upon a re-formed National Government if His Majesty’s present Ministers go on allowing Russia to treat Great Britain as something lower than a ninth-rate Power.

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