November 16, 1935

THE TABLET v l W eekly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v ie w

DOM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 166. No. 4984. L o n d o n , N o v e m b e r 1 6 , 1 9 3 5 .

S i x p e n c e .

R eg is tered at th e General P ost Of f ic e as a New spa per .

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News and No t e s ................... 621 The Walls of Jericho . . . 625 Wild Welshmen ................. 626 November 14, 1935 . . . 627 Catholic Candidates . . . 627 The Sixteenth - Century

Churches of Lima . . . 627 Rev ie w s :

T h e Redemptoristines’

Foundress ................. 629 Echo Answers “ What? ” 629 Le Mont Parnasse . . . 629

CONTENTS

R e v ie w s (Contd.) :

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A Goodly Company . . . 630 Afloat and Awheel . .. 630 The Person ................. 631

New Books and Music . . . 632 The Letters of Hilarion—

XY ........................................ 632 The Catholic Women’s

League ............................. 634 From The Tablet of Long

A g o ........................................ 635

Co r r e s p o n d en c e :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

Page spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................. 637 Clifton’s New Vicar-General 638 The King of the Hellenes 638 ET CiETERA................................639 Obituary ............................... 640 Coming E vents ................... 640 Or b is Terrarum:

England ............................. 640 Wales ............................. 642 Ireland ............................. 642

Or b i s T errarum

Argentina ... Canada China Czechoslovakia France Germany I t a l y ............... Poland U.S.A. < ... Yugoslavia ...

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Social and P ersonal . . . 646 Ch e s s ......................................... 646 Books Received .............. 648

NOTANDA

Great Britain’s General Election. The paucity of Catholic candidatures (p. 627).

Bishops at the Mansion House. “ Hilarion’s ” account of a memprable banquet (p. 632). A list of the guests (p. 634). .

Queer hri^s, from Wà{g£fÿ;How a small clique is usurping^the name of the Welsh people (p. 626).

A l a s e r ’s taunt at the Holy Father. The Tablet puts tpAir- questions to Lord Dickinson (p. 623).

ijeiu ’s “ city of churches.” A brief glance at foifrteen church fabrics in Lima which date from thé sixteenth century (p. 627).

Catholic Action for Catholic Women. The C.W.L. Conference in West London (p. 634).

New Canons of Westminster. Honours for some well-known priests in the Archdiocese (p. 646).

Appointments in the provinces. Clifton’s new Vicar-General (p. 638),. and many changes in the Diocese of Salford (p. 64Q).

A golden jubilee of Catholic Defence. What the Birmingham Post thinks of its most persistent correspondent (p. 639).

Spiritualism and Socialism. Some extracts from the Psychic N aps (p. 622). , , ,.

NEWS AND NOTES

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JK RMISTICE DAY did credit to the nation.

Although pacifists of the wrong kind have been unpacifically denouncing .everybody who maintains that there car. be such a thing as Just War, our people seemed > show more respect than ever to the memory of the brave men who died in their country’s service. Only those who are over twenty years of age remember anything at all about the Great War ; yet many mere youths and girls joined reverently in the Silence. For the sake of Protestant readers who

New Series. Vol. CXXXIV. No. 4383.

may have misunderstood the absence of Catholics from the “ joint memorial services ” held round cenotaphs and other monuments of 1914-191S, The Tablet states that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was offered in hundreds of our churches at the unusual hour of half-past ten, so that the Silence was observed during the minutes following the Last Gospel. To remember the faithful dead is good. To pray for them is better. To offer the Holy Sacrifice for them is best of all.

Austria, a small State with a population smaller than Greater London’s, must adapt her economic life to the fact that she has six frontier-neighbours. One of these neighbours is Italy. Even with the help she has received from or through the League of Nations, impoverished Austria barely makes botli ends meet. To apply economic sanctions against Italy would be Austria’s ruin ; and therefore Vienna has not fallen into line with Geneva on this point. But a great injustice is done to the brave Austrians when they are taunted with subservience to Signor Mussolini. The temptation to dissent from the League’s findings in the Abyssinian dispute must have been very strong, because II Duce had earned t h f gratitude of Austria by his fine behaviour after the murder of Chancellor Dollfuss and by his subsequent declaration that Italy would be Austria’s protector. But Vienna, immeasurably more than Berlin, is the spiritual home of all that is best in the German character. Wealth and military puissance are not to be found there, but chivalry more than fills their places. Austria, against her worldly interest, sides with the League in its championship of solemn covenants and will not sell to Italy any munitions of war.

Although we suspect a minimizing of deaths from disease and from snipers’ bullets in the Roman warbulletins, it is beyond dispute that the Italian campaigns in East Africa are proving the efficiency of Fascismo’s armies. Those prophets who told us, months ago, that II Duce was bent upon showing