THE TABLET A Weekly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v ie w

DUM V O B IS GRATULAMUR ANIM OS ET IA M ADDIMUS UT IN IN CCEPTIS V E S T R I S CONSTANTER MAN EAT I S

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

V o l . 162. No. 4862.

L o n d o n , J u l y 15, 1933.

S i x p e n c e .

Reg is t er ed at the General P ost Office as a New spa per

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News and No t e s ................ 65 The E nd of the Centre . . . 69 The Religious E ducation of

Children ............................. 70 R e v ie w s : Modern Philosophy . . . 72

S tudies in M a n ................ 72 My Country— Quebec . . . 72 A “ F ie ld -B ook” . . . 73 R ig h t of Conquest . . . 73 Some V ic to rian Thinkers 73 Books Received ................ 74 New Books and Music . . . 74 The Holy E u c h a r is t and the E nglish M arty rs . . . 75

CONTENTS

L etters to t h e E d i t o r :

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Look to Your Votes . . . 78 A R e tra c ta tio n ................ 78 Cabbages ............................ 79 Douai ............................ 79 P rize-D ay Celebrations 79 Correspondence :

Rome (O u r Own Correspondent’s Weekly Letter from ) ............................ 81 Catholic E ducation N o te s ... 82 Obituary ............................ 83 E t Ce t e r a ............................ 84 The New C hurch a t Wednesfield ................ 85

A Chapel of the English

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M arty rs ............................ 85 The Catholic Record Society 86 F rom The Tablet of Ninety

Y ears A g o ............................. 86 W i l l s ............................. 86 The Catholic L and Move­

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Marriages ............................ 87 Com ing E vents ................ 87 Or b is Terrarum:

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England ............................. 88 I r e la n d ............................. 88 B razil ............................. 90 China ............................ 90

Or b is Terrarum (C ontd.) :

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F ran ce ............................. 90 G erm any ............................. 90 In d ia 90 N a tal 90 U ganda ............................. 90 U .S .A .............................................. 90 The Summer School of

Catholic S t u d i e s ................ 92 St. Edm und’s House, Cam­

bridge ............................. 92 O rd in a tio n a t Mill H ill . . . 92 Social and P ersonal . . . 92 Ch e s s ......................................... 92

NOTANDA

A f ter three and sixty years, Castel Gandolfo sees its lord and master again (pp. 65, 82).

The hara-kiri of the Centre Party in the German Reich (p. 69).

They died for the Mass. Monsignor ITallett retells, in brief, some moving chapters in the lives of the English Martyrs (p. 75).

A Welsh Anglican on the Oxford Movement and on the origins of Welsh Dissent (p. 66).

Ten years’ progress in a Midland parish. W hat Wednesfield has done since 1923; and what it is about to do (p. 65).

Strange theology from the pen of a retired Essex Vicar (p. 68).

The fight against slums and ugliness. Some Tablet Notes on recent progress (p. 66).

Still r is in g : the average attendance in our Catholic elementary schools. Last year’s encouraging figures in an official return from the Board of Education (p. 82).

Father John Donovan. A parish priest’s obituary appreciation o f a brilliant Jesuit scholar (p. 83).

NEWS AND NOTES O NE more prophecy has been brought to nought in Rome. In 1929, when the settlem ent of the Roman Question astonished the world, many ill-wishers of the Papacy scrutinized the Lateran Accords eagerly in the hope of finding therein the seeds of Discords. Among other troubles, they predicted intolerable anxieties for the Italian Government on the occasions of the Holy F a th e r’sjourneys to the Basilicas and to the papal properties remote from the Vatican City State, especially the villa of Castel Gandolfo. In his quiet, efficient way, the Sovereign Pontiff has removed the fears

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of his friends and has smashed the ignoble hopes of his enemies. Thrice during the last few weeks His Holiness has left the Vatican and returned to it, without fuss and without causing work or worry to the rulers of the neighbouring kingdom of Italy. That he should visit St. John Lateran and St. Paulwithout-the-W alls during the Holy Year was expected ; bu t the Holy Father has also made a surprise trip to Castel Gandolfo, to inspect the completed renovation of th a t recently enlarged domain. We are encouraged to hope th a t our Holy Father will henceforth unbend the bow from time to time. During eleven years he has been the hardest worked man in Europe. Pius XI has effected Concordats in unprecedented n um b e r ; he has taught the faithful in weighty Encyclicals so abundant th a t not even yet have we done justice to half of them ; he has prudently and zealously carried on the ordinary government of the Church ; and he has nevertheless been the most approachable of Pontiffs, whose ring has been kissed by millions of his children. Even if the Holy Year pilgrimages render it difficult for His Holiness to make a protracted villegiatura by Lake Albano, he could frequently accomplish the fifty-minutes run from the Vatican to Castel Gandolfo and enjoy a t least one night of lacustrine air. Those Englishmen who not only take the Friday-to-Monday week-end fifty-two times a year but often say th a t they must have " a little break ” in addition to their winter sports and their long summer holiday would do well to note th a t the luxurious Pope of Rome has had no holiday since 1922 and th a t he is a t his desk every morning, winter and summer, hours before the average English business-man is out of bed.

On Unemployment the voice of the optim ist is heard in the land. Between 1929 and 1931 the British figures rose by 1,590,000 ; but during the year ending a t Midsummer nearly 500,000 workers were reabsorbed into industry. There remain, however, more than 2,400,000 unemployed persons, which is approximately one-fifth of the 12,000,000 or so who ought to be a t work. We must beware of