September 22, 1934

THE TABLET y l 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 INCGEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V ol. 164. No. 4924. L o n don , Septem b er 22, 1934.

S ix p e n c e .

R eg is te r e d at t h e G eneral P ost Of f i c e as a New s pa peb .

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New s and No t e s ...................353 Black Monday ................. 357 A Little More ................. 358 The Massacre of Drogheda 359 From The Tablet of Ninety Years A g o ............................ 360 R e v ie w s : Saints of Norway . . . 360 For the Holy Hour . . . 360 The New Architecture . . . 361 More Pickwickian Dicta­ tors 363 New Books and Music . . . 364 Sermons for the Times . . . 365 Catholic Education Notes 366

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Ch e s s

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Correspondence : Rome (Our Own Corre­ spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 369 The Archbishop of Cardiff’s Golden Jubilee ................. 370 Ordination at Valladolid . . . 370 E t C etera . . . 371 L e t ters to th e E d it o r : Tourists in Austria . . . 372 The Saar ............................ 372 Catholic A rt in Asia and Africa ............................ 372 Sunday Gate-Money . . . 372

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Franciscan Tertiary Convention at Preston . . . 373 The Knights’ Pilgrimage to Canterbury . . . 373 Obituary ................ . . . 374 Books Received . . . 374 Orb is Terrarum : England .............. . . . 375 Scotland .............. . . . 376 Ireland .............. . . . 376 Argentina .............. . . . JT76 Austria .............. . . . 376 Belgian Congo . . . 376

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Or b is T err arum ( Contd.) : France ............................ 377 India ............................377 Lithuania ............................ 378 Manchukuo 378 New Zealand ................. 378 Poland ............................ 378 The S a a r ............................378 Spain 380 Capuchin Appointments . . . 380 Coming E v e n t s ................. 380 “ A Roman Catholic False­ hood ” 380 Soc ia l and P ersonal ... 380

NOTANDA

The Lourdes Pilgrimage of Peace. A Christian alternative to a Protestant Bishop’s theory of “ our only hope ” (p. 353).

Russia in the League of Nations. Tablet leaderwriters on the outwardness and inwardness of “ Black Monday’s ” vote (pp. 357-59).

The Archbishop of Cardiff’s Golden Jubilee. In a sermon for the celebration, the Archbishop of Liverpool recalls Dr. Mostyn’s great work for Holy Church. Jubilee gifts from the clergy and the laity (pp. 365, 370).

The “ New Architecture.” To an illustrated review of a new book, The Tablet appends an invitation to architects in general and a suggestion to young architects in particular (p. 361).

Australia’s civic consciousness and political intelligence. The result of her General Election (p. 355).

“ None spared.” Light, from contemporary sources, on the massacre at Drogheda and on Cromwell’s guilt for that slaughter (p. 359).

The Franciscan Capuchin Province. A list of appointments, following the Chapter meeting, to the houses at home and abroad (p. 380).

NEWS AND NOTES B Y the time these lines are under the eyes of our readers, the British members of the Inter­ national Pilgrimage for Peace ought to be in Lourdes. For some of these veterans it will be their first visit to France since they fought on the blighted soil of th a t fair land twenty years ago. In many cases, they crossed the Channel as mere boys ; and yet, with middle age in sight, their valour still goes unrewarded by the spectacle of a world a t peace. Among the pilgrims there are

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also older men, who were in their thirties or forties when they enlisted “ for the duration.” These older men would not be sent to the front in the event of another War, and therefore they might say, “ Peace is much more the younger generation’s concern than ours, so let them get on with i t .” But no such selfishness dwarfs the souls of the older pilgrims. They have gone to Lourdes in conditions of travel which demand a Spartan endurance. Sleeping rough and eating plainly, they will approach the Queen of Peace in th a t austere spirit of the Christian warrior which St. Paul spoke of when he bade “ good soldiers of Jesus Christ ” to “ endure hardness.”

Our Catholic veterans have gone to Lourdes in the very week which has heard a Protestant Bishop declaring th a t we must stand by the League of Nations because “ there is no alternative source of hope ” for the peace of the world. To this declara­ tion by the Bishop of Norwich, Catholics reply th a t Spes nostra has other shrines—one of them a humble Grotto—as well as the “ palace ” hotels a t the west end of Lake Leman. I t is indeed a happy coincidence or a providential grace th a t the Pilgrimage to Regina Pacis has set out during the week of our country’s official apostasy a t Geneva. I t is an act of reparation.

As these Notes will be read by many non-Catholics, we must say one thing more about the Old Soldiers’ Pilgrimage. Faith in the power of prayer has waned so fast of late in England and Scotland that ordinary men and women find it hard to take a Prayer-pilgrimage quite seriously. So we assure all such sceptics th a t true Catholics believe in prayer as literally as they believe in steam, in electricity and in the waves which bring music to a “ wireless ” receiver. We do not hold th a t prayer can be substituted for foresight and hard work. The fact th a t some of the most remarkable