April a, 1986;

THE TABLET ¿ 4 Weekly N ew sp a p er a n d R ev iew

DUM VOBIS GRATFLAMUB ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMU8 FT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRI8 CONSTANTEB MANEATIS

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

Vol. 165. No. 4952.

London, April 6, 1935.

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News and No t e s .........425 Prayers for Peace and

Page

Prayers against PeaceBreakers ............................ 429 For Butter and Worse . . . 429 The Latest Arrests in

L e n in g r a d ....................430 From The Tablet of Long

A g o ...............................431 The Letters of Hilarion—

V I I I .............................. 431 Our Historic English Con­

vents ....................................... 432 R e v ie w s : Monsieur Vincent . . . 434

An Ex-Anglican Spiritist 434

CONT

Review s (Contd.). Page A Literary Triad .. . . . 435

Christian Theism .. . . . 435 The Naughty ’Nineties . . . 436 New Books and Music . . . 436 Ch e s s ........................ Lenten P astorals . . . 437

Plymouth ............. . . . 438 Menevia ............. . . . 438 St. Andrew’s Hospital,

Doll is H i l l ............. . . . 439 Comino Events .. Correspondence : . . . 439

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ......................... 441

ENTS

Archbishop Hinsley’s Thanks 443 Obituary ............................ 443 ET CiETERA............................ 444 “ I f England were Mexico ” 445 Letters to the Ed it o r :

The Coming Canoniza­

tions ............................446 Father St. John’s Articles 446 The Triduum of Masses at

Lourdes ............................ 446 Orbis Terrarum:

England ............................ 447 Ireland ............................ 448 British G u i a n a ................. 448 Canada ............................ 448

Orbis Terrarum: Page

China ............................ 448 France ............................ 450 Germany ............................ 450 Holland ............................ 450 India ............................ 450 I t a l y ....................................... 450 New Zealand ................. 450 Senegal ............................ 452 Southern Rhodesia . .. 452 Spain ............................ 452 U.S.A.......................................452 West Africa .................. 452 The New Church at Litherl a n d .......................................452 The Bishop of Leeds . . . 452 Social and Personal . . . 452

NOTANDA

The Crime o f War. Stem words from the Sovereign Pontiff (p. 429).

Britain and Russia. The useful allegory o f a pat o f butter (p. 429).

Archbishop Hinsley. A letter fo r His Grace’ s friends (p. 443).

“ I f England were Mexico.” A vivid picture o f what would happen, in that event, to the Anglican Establishment (p. 445). _

More pastoral letters. The late Bishop o f Menevia’s last words o f spiritual counsel to his flock. Lenten thoughts by the Bishop o f Plymouth (p. 438).

Continuing his account o f some English convents overseas in the Penal Times, Dom Basil Whelan, O.S.B., outlines the stories o f the Syon community and the houses o f Benedictine nuns (p. 432).

Bishop Coffin, C .SS.R . The work o f a distinguished O x fo rd convert is recalled on his fiftieth anniversary (p. 444).

NEWS AND NOTES TT was on the shore o f Lago Maggiore, in a Swiss -*■ town with the Italian name o f Locarno, that agreements were reached which gave a new adjective to Europe’s political vocabulary. Further down the same big lake, in that pleasant Stresa which is Italian in every sense, there is to be another Conference which could be— but is, we fear, unlikely to be —more famous and more useful than Locarno. The Italian hosts have already warned their guests-to-be against building great hopes on the Stresa meeting. But, although great hopes are inadmissible, moderate hopes and even little hopes are better than none ; so right-spirited publicists will not jeopardise even the smallest o f them b y making comments which

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can do little good and might do much harm. As they will meet on the flowery dream-island o f Isola Bella, the delegates will surely feel the vile ugliness o f War ; but this does not mean that they are sure to find the way to Peace.

President Alcalá Zamora has preferred a prolongation to a solution o f the Spanish crisis. He has not scrupled to consult certain politicians who were largely responsible for last October’s undemocratic rebellion, with its heavy bill o f deaths, wounds and ruins ; and, at the same time, he has been shying at his plain duty o f trusting the Party which was most favoured by the Spanish people at the last General Election. I f some future election goes in favour o f the Left, will His Excellency ask the Right to govern Spain ?

With surprise and regret, we found in Thursday’s Daily Telegraph a message from that journal’s own Correspondent in Madrid speaking of “ the President’s unwillingness to turn Spain into a ‘ Vatican Republic.’ ” We admit that some people use this offensive and silly phrase, just as a few bitter bigots in Britain use the phrases “ Rome-ruled Austria ” and “ Priest-ridden Ireland ” ; but we had hoped for more political knowledge and for less crudity on the pages of the Telegraph. A “ Vatican Republic ” would be a very different thing from the New Spain as planned by Señor Gil Robles and his followers.

So large and important is the Christian amalgamation now known as the Methodist Church that we are bound to pay attention when its responsible and representative men send out a considered manifesto on an urgent question of the day. There has come to the office o f The Tablet a typescript setting forth a resolution o f the Methodist Social Welfare Department on Armaments. Although it would fill much more than a column o f these News and Notes, we would gladly have published it if we could believe it to be other than mischievous. We find, however, on the second page o f the document, a list o f seven