October 19, 1935

THE TABLET A Weekly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v ie w

DUM Y 0 B I 3 GRATULAMUI1 ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIM US UT IN INCCEPTIS V E S T E IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 166. No. 4980.

London, October 19, 1935.

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News and No t e s ................... 489 Mission Sunday ................... 493 The Cowardice of th e Rev.

P e te r W hite ................... 493 The Noise about the Pope 494 Abyssinia a n d the Bronze

Doors of St. P e te r ’s . . . 495 Coming E vents ................... 495 R e v ie w s :

A D aughter of R u ss ia . . . 496 F rom P en to P lough . . . 496 The Concept of G race . . . 497 Money is P o w e r ................... 497 A T r an s ie n t and Em ­

barrassed P h an tom . . . 497

CONTENTS

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New Books and Music . . . 498 Books Received ................... 498 Serm ons fo r th e Times.—

L X X I I I .................................. 499 M ission Sunday. L e tte r from A rchbishop of Westm in s te r ................................501 L etters to the E d i t o r :

B r i t is h Ambulance Ser­

vice in E th io p ia . . . 502 Abbesses in P a r l i am e n t . . . 502 F rom D r . G. G. Coulton 502 The Sea Apostleship Con­

g ress ................................503

F rom The Tablet of Long

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A g o ............................................ 503 The Catholic Evidence

Guild E lections ................... 503 Correspondence :

Rome (O u r Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from ) ................................50 5 The C.W.L. in the P rovinces 506 Obituary ................................50 7 E t Cæ t e r a ................................5 08 I l lu s tr a tio n of P r io r Crau-

den’s Chapel, E ly . . . 509

Orb 1s Terr arum :

England I r e la n d C anada Danzig F rance Germany H u n g a ry I t a l y ................ P e r u ................ Poland Spain U.S.A.

So c ia l and P ersonal

Chess

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N O T A N D A

More about the imaginary “ Silence of the Pope.” The Osservatore’s answer to Mr. Lansbury; Dr. Hinsley’s sermon; and some Tablet editorials (pp. 493, 494, 499, 505).

Mission Sunday. An appeal from the Archbishop of Westminster and a Tablet leading article (pp. 493, 501).

Abyssinia’s ambassadors in fifteenth century Rome. A panel at St. Peter’s (p. 495).

How a Catholic journalist exchanged the pen for the plough (p. 496).

Woman’s part in Catholic Action. Two C.W.L. demonstrations in the provinces (p. 506).

British Re-armament. Some notes in answer to extreme pacifists (pp. 490-1).

Canada’s General Election. A much-needed rest for Mr. Bennett (p. 489).

More playing-about with sacred things. A prizedrama at Welwvn and its sequel in the High Court (p. 492).

An artist at Ely. Miss Mary Kaye’s drawing of Prior Crauden’s chapel (p. 509).

NEWS AND NOTES lV/fUCH is printed in this number of The Tablet ■*■*■*■ about the Pope and the War. There is an inspired reply (in our Rome Letter) to Mr. George Lansbury’s excessive condemnation of Christian bodies at the Bournemouth Church Congress. On another page is the relevant sermon preached last Sunday by the Archbishop of Westminster ; and in our editorial columns will be found an outspoken article called “ The Noise about the Pope,” as well as a short satire which is of polemical value. But let nobody imagine that what he may read in Catholic or any other papers fully records the papal activities at this sad moment. The Holy See is

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moved neither by love of the limelight nor by dread of popular clamour. We do not doubt that, when it becomes possible, without injuring the cause of Peace, to publish abroad all th a t the Common Father has done and is doing for his Italian and Abyssinian and other children, it will be seen that he is doing immeasurably more than those who are pretending to want a papal utterance on a particular dispute which nobody has laid before the Holy See. In thus reminding the public th a t Pius XI has his own ways of working for Peace, The Tablet is not to be understood as either officially denying or officially confirming the Reuter telegram which definitely credits the Holy See with peace-making efforts through the Ouai d ’Orsay.

A victory for the Conservatives in Canada’s General Election would have been almost a sentence of death on their leader, Mr. Bennett. As his Party largely fought the campaign on Mr. Bennett’s personality, he would have been compelled, in the event of a success at the polls, to remain in the Premiership, despite his ill-health and his desperate need of rest. We think that the electors’ knowledge of the “ One Man’s ” physical inadequacy for a new term of office had something to do with the wholesale turnover of votes last Monday. This, however, explains only a part of the landslide away from Conservatism. Mr. Mackenzie King, the Liberal leader, will take over the reins of government with the biggest majority of followers ever known in Canadian politics. The traditional Liberalism of French Canada has reasserted itself to such an extent that there will be an almost solid bloc of French Canadian Members—seventy-nine Liberals to one Conservative. Happily the Liberalism of the Dominion is not what the Church condemns as Continental Liberalism. Mr. Bennett has been one of the first to wish Mr. King god-speed in leading Canada back to prosperity; because he knows that, while his own panaceas have been rejected, the Liberals will at least ensure settled government.