November 3, 1934

THE TABLET

A W eekly 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 IN CΠPT IS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 164. No. 4930. London, November 3, 1934.

Sixpence.

R e g is t e r e d at t h e General P o st Of f ic e as a N ew s pa p e r .

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N ew s and No t e s ................... 553 Our “ Guy P o x ” Day ... 557 About an Island .................558 “ Temperance Sunday” ... 558 Spiritualism and Suicide ... 559 R e v ie w s :

“ The Great Prom ise” . . . 560 Cynical Banter .................561 The Pastor and the

Physician

561

The American Experiment 561 A Fiery P a r t ic l e .................562 Books Received .................562 New Books and Music ... 563

CONT

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The Letters of Hilarión : YI 564 The Catholic Evidence Cam­

paign

The League of National Life 565 The C.T.S. J u b i le e .................566 Prom The Tablet of Long

564

A g o ...................................... 566 University of London

Catholic Society . .. . . . 567 Ordination at St. Edmund’s

College ........................... 567 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ........................... 569

ENTS

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Coming Events ................ 570 Catholic Education Notes 571 Le t t e r s to t h e E d it o r :

The North Lambeth Elec­

tion ........................... 572 The Pronunciation of

Latin ........................... 572 A Hospital Jubilee ... 572 The Synod of Hertford... 572 Jarrow ........................... 572 Obituary ............................... 573 W i l l s ............................. 574 i E t Ce t e r a ..................... 574 I

Orb 1s T errarum :

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England ........................... 576 Treland . . . ^ ............... 576 Australia . . . 1r ............... 577 Canada ........................... 577 France ........................... 578 Indo-China 578 Korea ... ... ... 578 Spain 578 The Catholic Relief Committee for Russia . .. 580 So c ia l and P ersonal ... 580 Ch e r s 580

NOTANDA The Catholic Truth Society’s Golden Jubilee. Greetings from many lands. A Tablet leader-writer on the need for unrelaxed vigilance (pp. 557, 566).

H err Hitler and the Protestants of the Reich. Events answer the unpleasant innuendo of a London paragraphist (pp. 553-4).

The imminence of the Saar plebiscite. A request to the League o f Nations (p. 554).

Spiritualism and Suicide. Father Thurston, S.J., offers some timely considerations on a danger to social order (p. 559).

An island’s need of Missionary Sisters where food is cheap and “ every prospect pleases ” (p. 558).

“ Temperance Sunday.” A reason for Catholic non-participation (p. 558).

Canon J. A. Douglas once more. A strange question plainly answered (p. 555).

A night with the Old Aloysian Dramatic Society. Ccecilia brings “ House Full ” at Highgate (p. 564).

Catholic Evidence. The Inter-Guild Conference at Forest Gate (p. 564).

Marooned in the Canadian F a r North. The moving story of a missionary priest and his winter prospect (p. 577).

NEWS AND NOTES W E remind our readers th a t Armistice Day this year will fall on a Sunday. As November, long before the Great War, was the month of months for our loving remembrance of the dead, ; t should be easier for us than it is for our Protestant brethren to keep the eleventh day of November in this sense. But Armistice Day does not, first and foremost, commemorate the fallen. I t recalls the end of a W a r ; and the end of a War ought to have been the firm beginning of Peace. For eighteen

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years, as General Smuts truly says, the Peace has been a failure. I t will continue to be so until men cease running after a Peace other than the Peace of Christ. In promising Peace to His disciples, our Divine Lord said “ Not as the world giveth, give I unto you.” There will have to be sermons on Armistice Sunday as on other Sundays ; and preachers might do worse than speak plainly on the difference between the world’s ways and Christ’s. The Epistle on Armistice Day will remind us of Forgiveness; and although St. Paul was exhorting individuals his words apply also to nations which believe themselves to have been wronged. The Introit for the Sunday has a striking timeliness : “ The Lord said, ‘ I think thoughts of peace ’.”

At St. Paul’s Cathedral on Armistice Day Dr. H. R. L. (" Dick ”) Sheppard is to occupy the pulpit ; not in his new capacity as a Canon of St. Paul’s, but as an invited preacher. In ordinary matters of Anglican life and work, it would be impertinent for a Catholic newspaper to offer advice or to make requests : but, so long as England has an Established Church, every citizen has some sort of right to express an opinion on Anglican public utterances concerning national interests. The ideas concerning War and Defence for which Dr. Sheppard has frequently made himself a mouthpiece can be properly ventilated by him, as an individual, from the platforms of what the French call réunions contradictoires ; but we suggest, in the most respectful and friendly spirit, th a t the pulpit of St. Paul’s, on the Sunday which synchronizes with Armistice Day, would not be the right place for suggesting th a t our dead soldiers and sailors died in a wholly stupid cause and th a t our living fellow-citizens must never take up arms to defend the Fatherland.

Herr Hitler has recovered some of his fading prestige by a bold and just handling of the dispute among German Protestants. Having been brought