September 8, 1934

THE TABLET

s i 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 VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANE ATI S

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

Vol. 164. No. 4922. London, September 8, 1934.

Sixpence.

R eg is tered a t the General P o st Off ic e as a New s pape r .

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New s and No t e s .................. 289 “ Hitler for Lourdes ” . . . 293 Gold or Red L e a d ? ................. 294 A Suicide Pact ................. 294 Mussolini and H itler: A

Parallel and a Contrast— I 295 L isieux: Three Impressions 297 R e v ie w s : —

By Our Holy Father Sydney Smith Again The Pity of It .............. “ Hull’s Rehiains ” Books Received .............1. New Books and Musie Catholic Education Notes ...

298 299 300 301 301 301 302

St. Augustine’s, Ramsgate 302

CONTENTS

Annual Conference o f the

Catholic Land Associations 303 K.S.C. Conference at Not­

Page tingham ............................ 303 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from ) .............................. 305 St. Francis Xavier’ s, Liver­

pool ....................................... 306 E t Ce t e r a ...............................3 07 Ob it u ary ...............................3 08 Solesmes at Hull ................. 308 W i l l s .......................................... 308 Clean F i lm s ............................ 309 ’The Apostleship of the Sea 309

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To Lourdes by S e a ................. 309 Coming Events ...................3 09 L etters to the Ed i t o r : Mr. J. W. Poynter . . . 310

“ A Minister of Holi­

days ”

Our Lady of Walsingham 310 Or b is T errarum :

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England .............. . . . 310 Scotland .............. . . . 311 Ireland .............. . . . 311 iEther .............. . . . 312 The Balearic Islands . . . 312 Canada .............. . . . 312 China .............. . . . 312 France .............. . . . 312

Or b i s T errarum ( Oontd.) :

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Germany ............................ 312 The Gold C o a s t ................. 312 India ............................ 312 Japan ............................ 314 Korea ............................ 314 Mexico ............................ 314 Poland ............................ 314 Portugal ............................314 The Saar ............................ 314 Spain ............................ 314 Syria 314 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 316 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 316 Ch e s s ....................................... 316

NOTANDA

A book o f essays by the H o ly Father. The English version reviewed (p. 298).

A t Castelgandolfo. The Sovereign Pontiff’ s reception o f the “ Venerabile’s ” Rector and his men (p. 306).

Prayers at Lourdes fo r Peace. This month’s Pilgrimage o f old combatants (p. 293).

Russia and the League o f Nations. The noble example o f Switzerland’ s leading statesmen (p. 290).

A Silence that was not Golden. The inconsistency o f Mr. Conley (p. 294).

The heartbreaking story o f a Suicide Pact. Its lesson fo r Christian men and women (p. 294).

Duce and Fiihrer. A parallel and a contrast (p. 295).

The Golden Jubilee o f the Archbishop o f Cardiff. Next week’s rejoicings (p. 307).

W h o are the Catholics o f Austria and o f Ireland ? The growth o f the Anglican Pretention (p. 291).

Lisieux. The third o f Father Benedict Williamson’s “ Impressions ” (p. 297).

NEWS AND NOTES TN our effort to dissuade the League of Nations from A the blunder and crime of admitting to membership a State which is, so to speak, ex officio incapable o f keeping the League Covenant, we are cherishing no self-delusions. It is well known to us that influences on the other side are so powerful that Russia may very soon be in the League. Six weeks ago, the Archbishop o f Canterbury told the House o f Lords that he wants Russia’s application to be granted. His Grace has many sympathisers in this matter, not excepting the Guardian, which is the most ably edited o f all the Anglican papers ; and

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among the “ Free ” Churches there are countless pastors and laymen who are still more emphatically Muscophil. We wish it to be known, however, that certain pro-Russians in England are not playing the game fairly, and that they are misrepresenting the state of British opinion. Some of them are putting about the story that those o f us who are Muscophobe are only a tiny, though a noisy, minority.

Much is being written about what the Guardian describes as

An inquiry recently held by the International Christian Press and Information Service into the opinions of selected religious leaders in different countries about the possible entry of Soviet Russia into the League of Nations. Only eleven " selected religious leaders in different countries ” were approached in this way ; and no more than six replied. When we say that one o f the six was Miss Maude Royden, the unintelligence or partiality of the selectors becomes apparent. Truth has claims more important than Gallantry’s : so we must inform foreign readers that Miss Royden is a mediocrity who owes her prominence to adventitious factors. Her answer to the International Christian Press is that she is wholly in favour of Russia’s membership; and she adds, with full abjection to Moscow," I earnestly hope that the Russian Government may agree to apply for admission.” But even if Miss Royden were on our side instead of on the Reds’, we should still spurn the idea that this lady is one o f Christendom’s First Eleven of “ religious leaders.”

Professors Radi, o f Prague, and Alivisatos of Athens, are co-players with Miss Maude Royden in the First Eleven. The former asserts that " an overwhelming majority ” of Czechoslovakia’s population would favour Russia’s inclusion in the League; a statement which we doubt. The Athenian Doctor makes a good point or two in his reply ; but his conclusion seems to be expressed in his amazing misapplication of Our Lord’s words : “ Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast ou t .”