December 1, 1934

THE TABLET y l W e e k l y N ew s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

D U M V O B I S G R A T U L A M U R A N I M O S E T I A M A D D I M U S U T I N I N C C E P T I S V E S T R I S C O N S T A N T E R M A N E A T I S

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

V ol. 164. No. 4934.

L o n d o n , D e c e m b e r i , 1934.

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Registered at the General P ost Office as a Newspaper.

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News and No t e s .................681 Sarajevo and Marseilles . . . 685 A Pious New Year . . . 685 The “ Provocative ” Mass 686 The Graces of Lisieux . . . 687 A Latin Menu ................. 687 Notes for Musicians . .. 688 Reviews :

The Wartburg’ s Saint . . . 689 Spade-Work ................. 689 What Think Ye of Christ? 689 Alban Butler Revised . . . 690 A Canadian Reformer . . . 690

CONTENTS

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New Books and Music . . . 691 Closed Retreats .............. 691 Obituary ......................... 692 “ Thine Own ** 694 The Catholic Relief Committee for R u s s ia ................... 694 From The Tablet of Long

Ago

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Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter f r o m ) ...................................697

Coming Events ................. 700 Letters to the Ed it o r :

The Pronunciation of

Latin ............................ 700 The Catholic Theatre . . . 701 Et Ce t e r a ............................ 702 Catholic Education Notes . . . 703 Campion Hall, Oxford . .. 704 The Hospitals Catholic

Society ............................ 704 II.E. Cardinal Bourne . . . 704

Orb is Terrarum :

England Scotland Ireland Belgium France Germany Mexico Portugal Spain U.S.A.

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Social and Personal . . . 708 Ch e s s .................................... 708

NOTANDA The advent o f Advent. A Tablet leader-writer propounds a Resolution fo r the Liturgical New Year (p. 685).

Yugoslavia against Hungary. Has Belgrade fo r gotten the lesson o f Sarajevo? (p. 685).

The Mexican Persecution. A Note on its underlying cause and a p roof o f its tyrannical character (p. 681).

A practical suggestion fo r the League o f Nations’ Union. Here is the “ Peace Ballot ” worked on the technical side (p. 682).

The closed retreat movement celebrates its twenty-fifth year. Father Edward Rockliff, S.J., surveys the past and indicates expansion in the future (p. 691).

Mass-Architecture and Ribbon Development. The counsels o f the Prince o f Wales (p. 683).

A Bishop’s experience at Lisieux. The VicarApostolic o f Hiroshima relates, for The Tablet’s readers, an incident at St. Teresa’s shrine (p. 687).

“ Mass ” as a “ provocative word.” A question for the Anglican Dean o f Salisbury (p. 686).

The lighter side o f the Jurists’ Congress in Rome. A Latin menu (p. 687)

N E W S A N D N O T E S E VER since Limitation of Armaments began to be discussed, Great Britain has been proving her sincerity. Not only by fine speeches at Conferences, but also by genuine and even risky curtailments of our defensive forces, we have set an example to all the world. That the world does not appreciate the extent of our sacrifices is mainly the fault of those strange Englishmen who make a habit of minimizing their own country’s merits. The latest evidence of British good faith is furnished b y the case o f Paraguay and Bolivia. Those two very poor States are still, in flagrant violation of their signed pacts and covenants, making war upon one another with the most modern weapons, including tanks, aeroplanes, machine-guns and field artillery ; but it is a long time since they received an ounce of munitions from Great Britain. No licences to armament firms for the export of arms to either of the Chaco belligerents have been issued since last May ; and since the beginning of August, no arms have been allowed to leave our ports even on the old licences. This policy has meant a loss of business and profits, but an idealistic course has been followed, with eyes open, so as to set other countries an example. No other nation, as far as we are aware, can point to so good a record of practical and self-sacrificing consistency with its peace principles. And we can truthfully declare to the whole world that the overwhelming bulk of our people would vote for large reductions of our own Navy, Army, and Air Force if they could trust othernations to keep the peace. The spirit of militarism does not walk among us.

“ There’s no smoke without fire,” says a writer who habitually acts as Devil’s Advocate whenever there is a persecution of the Catholic Church. The Mexican Bishops and clergy, he says, must have been arrogant and greedy in order to incur the Government’s enmity. The argument is badly damaged by a fact which we reported last week. The Protestant ministers, as well as the Catholic Hierarchy and priests, are to be expelled or prevented from exercising their sacred functions. The truth is that Calles, Mexico’s real Dictator, sees in Christian teachers the most serious opponents of his Totalitarianism. This explains his declaration that the Revolution “ must enter into and take possession o f the minds of the children, the minds of the young.” To effect this, the teaching of Socialism in an extreme form is made compulsory in all schools. Dr. Kenny, of New Orleans, testifies that this Socialist education in Tabasco includes “ sex instruction ” on lines which cannot be described in print. As in Russia, the minority which has seized power in Mexico

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