THE TABLET A 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 MANEATIS

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

V o l . 161. No. 4847.

L o n d o n , A p r i l i , 1933.

S i x p e n c e .

R eg is tered at the General P ost Oit i o e as a New spaper.

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New s and No t e s .................. 393 Dr. Temple A g a i n ................. 397 The Gross of the Way . . . 398 Tristan da C u n h a .................400 Glorious Manuscripts . . . 401 The Commercial Travellers’

Schools ............................ 402 R e v ie w s :

Our Changing World ... 402 The “ G.O.M.” 403 St. Jerome. The First

Phase ............................ 404 “ L ’Abandon ” 404

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Books Received ................. 404 New Books and Music . . . 405 Catholic Education Notes . . . 406 “ The Voice of the Vatican” 406 Cardinal Bourne .................407 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............. . . . . 407 Ci i e s s .......................................... 407 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................409 Obitu ary .............................. 410

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L enten P astorals :

Salford ................................ 410 B ren tw ood ............................ 411 Hexham and Newcastle 412 Coming E vents .................. 412 Et C/ETEr a .............................. 413 Orb is T erbabum :

England ............................ 414 Ireland ............................ 415 .iEther ............................416 Canada ............................ 416 Ceylon ............................ 416 China ............................ 416 France ............................ 416

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Orbis Terrabum (Contd.)

Germany ............................ 417 India ............................ 417 Kenya Colony ................. 417 Malta ............................417 Monaco ............................418 Natal ............................ 418 Poland ............................ 418 Portugal ............................418 South Africa ................. 418 Spain ........................ , 418 The Buckfast Abbey Altar 420 E p is c o p a l E ngagements 42ft So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 420

NOTANDA

Passion-tide brings the inauguration o f the H oly Year. A broadcast o f the ceremony, fo r British listeners (p. 416). The conditions fo r gaining the jubilee indulgence in Rome (p. 409).

“ The Cross o f the W ay.” Some Passion-tide thoughts on roadside Calvaries (p. 398).

An Anglican “ Appeal to the Pope ” examined by a Tablet Note-writer (p. 393).

Dr. Temple’s unfortunate words on the Centenary o f the Sacred Passion (p. 397).

Tristan da Cunha. A protest from an Anglican clergyman who knows the facts (p. 400).

Kindness to Animals. An extract from the Malta Chronicle (p. 396).

The Chester Beatty collection. Dr. G. C. William son discourses on some glorious manuscripts which are shortly to come under the hammer (p. 401).

Argentina next year. A hint betimes to Catholic holiday-makers (p. 414).

Rescue. The Bishop o f Salford recalls the work o f an illustrious predecessor (p. 410).

NEWS AND NOTES W ITH expressive rites, the Sovereign Pontiff will inaugurate to-day, Saturday, the Holy Year Extraordinary which is intended to kindle in Catholic breasts a livelier flame o f gratitude for the redemption of the world by the Precious Blood of our Divine Redeemer. Owing to the straitness of our means, few o f us will be able to pass, in the flesh, through the Holy Doors o f the great Roman basilicas this time. But every one of us, in the spirit, can keep step with the Sovereign Pontiff himself as he crosses the symbolic threshold. N obody can be what is called “ First Foot ” ; but not one

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o f us needs to be Last Foot, or even Second Foot. There is a pleasing old Catholic fancy which tells us that all the bells in Christendom fly to Rome for Good Friday and fly back again to their belfries for Holy Saturday. No bell can do t h a t ; but our hearts and minds can.

“ We appeal to the Pope ” was the heading of last week’s leading-article in the Anglican Church Times. Using most respectful language, the writer of the Appeal begged that there shall come from the Vatican a stern denunciation, not only of War, but of the national ambitions and national jealousies which foment War. Fully appreciating the admirable spirit o f our contemporary’s article, we offer a reply.

Not once, but many times, the Sovereign Pontiff has made the very appeal and denunciation for which the Church Times is asking ; but the words of His Holiness have been received in many quarters with what M. Jacques Maritain, speaking ad hoc, has called “ terrifying inattention.” We will give an instance. On the Christmas Eve of 1930, the Holy Father uttered to the Cardinals then in Rome a discourse on Peace so important that even a journal so little clerical as the Paris Quotidien cried out in admiration : " P ie X I forte dans les plis de sa blanche soutane la paix et la guerre," and the usually anti-Catholic Temps offered a tribute o f praise. But most o f the English newspapers practically suppressed the solemn warnings of the Pontiff against " a sentimental, muddled and undiscerning Pacifism ” on the one hand and, on the other hand, the “ disastrous ideologies ” o f that “ egoistical and hard Nationalism ” which is “ ambitious o f hegemony and preponderance.” In The Tablet’s first leading-article o f the year 1931, we lamented the fact that " the Press of England has lagged far behind the Press of other countries in appreciating the Speech from the Throne delivered by the Sovereign Pontiff,” and we placed on record the sad fact that English journals had mostly re