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 VESTRIS CONSTANTER MAN EAT IS

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

Vol. 161. No. 4844.

London, March i i , 1933.

S i x p e n c e .

R eg is tered a t the General P ost Of f ic e as a New s pape b .

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New s and No t e s ......... 289 At Long Last ................. 293 The Hour and the Man . . . 294 The Religious Education of

Children ............................ 294 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o .................... 295 R e v ie w s :

In Latin America . . . 296 Mercier’s Projection . . . 296 An Anglican Modernist 296 “ Reform ” in the Low

Countries ................. 297 Books Received ................. 298

CONTENTS

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New Books and Music . .. 298 Len ten P a s t o r a l s :

Birmingham

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Cardiff ....................... .. 300 P l y m o u t h ...................... .. 300 St. Andrew’s Hospital,

Dollis H i l l ............................ 302 A Papal Legate for Liver­

pool ....................................... 303 St. Anselm’s, Tooting Bee 303 Co r r e s p o n d e n c e :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 305

Ob it u ary .............. Page . . . 307 Et C.k t e r a ................ . . . 308 Catholic Education Notes 309 W i l l s ................ . . . 309 Or b is Terrarum :

England .............. . .. 310 Scotland .............. . . . 310 Ireland .............. . . . 310 ¿Ether .............. . . . 311 Belgium .............. . . . 311 Burma .............. . . . 311 Canada .............. . . . 311 France .............. . . . 312

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Or b is Terrarum ( Gontd.)

Germany ............................ 312 Holland ............................ 312 Indo-China 312 Japan ............................ 312 Kenya Colony ................. 312 De Oriente Christiano . . . 312 South America ................. 313 Spain ............................ 314 Coming E vents .................. 316 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 316 The late Bishop Dunn . . . 316 Ch e s s ....................................... 316

NOTANDA A week o f excitements. Many Tablet Notes on another General Election in Germany, on a money crisis in the U .S .A ., on a collapse o f the Chinese armies in Jehol, on a one-day Dictatorship in Greece, and on a grave decision by Japan (pp. 289-291).

An overdue appointment. The new British Minister to the Vatican (p. 293).

President Roosevelt’s heavy task. An inaugural discourse which ended with prayers (p. 294).

A Papal Legate fo r Liverpool. Cardinal Bourne as the H o ly Father’s choice (p. 303).

Paternal rights in the matter o f children’ s religious education. A lawyer cites some decisions by the Courts (p. 294).

The new church o f St. Anselm at Tooting Bee. The building described and illustrated (p. 303). A parochial roll-of-honour in the priesthood (p. 308).

Kindness to animals. Some recent contributions by Catholics to a good cause (p. 292).

The Manifesto o f the Due de Guise (p. 291).

NEWS AND NOTES

T^TOT for a long while has there been a week-end 1 ^ and a week-beginning more crowded with big political events than were last Saturday and Sunday. Banks throughout the U.S.A. closed their doors against withdrawals of c a sh ; President Roosevelt swore the Oath in W ash in gton ; more than thirty million German men and women took the well-known paths to the polling-booths in one more General Election ; the invading armies captured Jehol C i t y ; Mr. de Valera instructed his political agent in London to tell His Majesty’s Government that he is no longer keeping the disputed Annuities in a suspense-account; and Japan

! decided to secede from the League of Nations. To j this list o f major events we might add the brief and inglorious narrative o f an attempted Military Dictatorship in Greece ; but it would hardly be worth the ink. Even Masaniello was “ King for a Day ” ; but poor General Plasitras, despite his prestige as the man who overthrew King Constantine in 1922, did not succeed in maintaining himself as Dictator this time for more than fourteen hours. Last Monday was darkened by the lingering death of a good man, Anton Cermak, Mayor o f Chicago, who had received the bullet intended by an assassin for Mr. Roosevelt.

On Sunday, while Germans went in fear o f civil war and while usually opulent citizens in the United States lacked small coins for car-fares and newspapers, the inhabitants o f our own country were quietly sunning themselves in the warm radiance of a perfect day. But, as a humble philosopher said to a chance seat-mate in Hyde Park, “ Our turn will come.” Some day, when Berlin is tranquil and when New York can jingle plenty o f small change, we Britons will be in the throes of political strife. It is the unexpected that happens ; and we must not count upon a long spell of national life free from acute political or financial crises. In order to weather the storm when it comes, all good citizens must bestir themselves here and now. Surely our strenuousness in defence of Faith and Fatherland ought not to be less than the zeal o f the subverters who are working to destroy both. Nor must we be content with mere defence against revolutionaries. Britain’s best defence will be a spirited campaign against social injustice and human misery. To encourage us in our efforts, there is a decrease in Unemployment and a serious attempt is being made to sweep away all remaining slums.

Although Casas Viejas is a small place it may play a great part in the fortunes of the Spanish Republic.

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