October 20, 1934

THE TABLET N W eek ly N ew s p a p e r a n d R e v ie 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 . 164. No. 4928. L o n d o n , O c t o b e r 20, 1934.

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R egistered at the General P ost Office as a Newspaper.

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News and No t e s ................. 489 A Servant of France . . . 493 Chelmsford on Tarsus . . . 493 A Minister of Holidays— IV 494 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 495 Review s :

Friedrich von Hiigel . .. 496 An Economic via Media 496 Outstanding Novel s—

LXJII ............................497 Why in English? . . . 497 The Gentle E l i a .................497 “ Danubia ” 498

CONTENTS

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New Books and Music . . . 498 The Eucharistic Congress 499 “ A. T.” 500 The Cause of the Martyrs 500 The Catholic Relief Com­

mittee for Russia . . . 501 Catholic Education Notes . . . 502 Coming Events ................. 502 Books Received ................. 503 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’ s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 505 “ The Holy Father’s Day ” 506 Et C.e t e r a ............................ 507

Letters to the Ed it o r :

King A le x a n d e r ................. 508 Fort Augustus Old Boys’

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Association ................. 508 “ A Minister of Holidays ” 508 Fort William’s New

Church ............................ 508 Obituary ............................ 509 The Late M. Poincaré . . . 510 W i l l s ....................................... 510 Orb i s Terr arum :

England ............................ 510 Scotland ............................ 511 Wales ............................ 512 Ireland ............................ 512

Orb i s Terr arum ( Contd.) Page

Austria ........................ 512 Bulgaria ........................ China ........................ 512 512 Dutch West Indies 512 France ........................ 512 India ........................ 514 I t a l y ................................... . 514 Latvia ........................ 514 Poland ........................ 514 Spain ........................ 514 U.S.A................................... 516 Social and Personal .. 516 Chess ................................... 516

NOTANDA A great Feast o f Corpus Christi in the New W orld . The Eucharistic Congress at Buenos Aires (pp. 489, 499).

Raymond Poincare, Servant o f France. His life and his death (p. 493).

Freedom’s ebb-tide. A Tablet note-writer illustrates a remarkable speech o f General Smuts by an occurrence in Nazi Nuremberg (p. 489).

H ow the Anglican Bishop o f Chelmsford competes with his brother o f Bradford in uncouthness towards Catholics. His lordship’s views on converts and conversions (p. 493).

Another house o f prayer in Wales. The enclosure ceremony at Llandovery (p. 512).

“ Starving Brides ” and “ Rapidly Sinking Bridegrooms.” A n affair at Blackpool reinforces The Tablet’s proposal fo r a Minister o f Holidays (p. 494).

Sixty years in Maiden Lane. The work o f a great church builder recalled in connection with the diamond jubilee o f the Church o f Corpus Christi (p. 507).

“ The Bible in Spain.” A cat comes out o f a bag (p. 491)‘ = = = = = = = = =

NEWS AND NOTES TT is a long way from Thames and Seine, from

Rhine and Elbe, from Douro and Tagus, from Tiber and Danube, to the broad mouth of the River Plate. Europe’s autumn is Argentine’s spring. But the great Republic of which Bonaerensis urbs is the capital city lies at no distance at all from us on the maftpa mundi of Catholic Faith. When the Argentines’ and the Brazilians’ and the Chileans’ and the Peruvians' and all the other South American Catholics’ Holy Father spoke to them from Roma Felix, it was also Europe’s Holy Father whose voice, in one instant of time, ran halfway round the globe

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and back again. The Latin in which the Sovereign Pontiff blessed all who heard his voice was that sacred tongue in which both the New World and the Old offer the Holy Sacrifice and chant the Divine Office. This Catholic solidarity, on which the sun never sets, is a fact of which even the Church herself does not yet fully recognize the potentialities. Although the Eucharistic Congress, as its name tells is, was primarily an act o f faith in the Incarnation as perpetuated in the Blessed Sacrament, it concerned itself with the great and holy theme of Peace. The more Catholics become conscious of their world-wide solidarity, the less will wars be thinkable.

Two million people at the closing acts o f the Eucharistic Congress in Buenos Aires must have been a great sight. But how many millions— nay hundreds of millions— are there in this wide world who have never bent the knee and bowed the head to Christus Rex, for the simple reason that they have never so much as heard o f Him ? To-morrow is “ the Day o f Prayer and Preaching on Behalf of Missions ” approved by our Holy Father. May the Preaching be direct, with plenty in it about the wonderful activities of our Missions ; and may the Prayer be copious and earnest ! On the material side, there is abundant room for practical sympathy. The economic crises in so many countries have gravely affected the income on which Catholic Missions depend. This must be restored to its former level if the work is to go on. We in England are specially bound to be generous. Comparative prosperity is enjoyed by our nation, and it will be a sorry business if the booms in motor-cars and wireless-sets and finery are accompanied by meanness towards the high privilege and solemn duty of evangelizing all the world.

While keeping clear of that “ hard and selfish Nationalism ” against which our Holy Father has warned all the world, we who inhabit Great Britain are entitled to feel some pride in our country. It looks as if our old claim to be pre