February 29, 1936

THE TABLET ML W e ek ly 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 INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V o l . 167. No. 4999. L o n d o n , F e b r u a r y 29, 1936.

S i x p e n c e .

Registered at the General P ost Office as a Newspaper.

News and No t e s ................. 261 Qui H a b i ta t ............................ 265 “ Understandable if Regret­

table ” 266 Recent Discoveries in the

Lateran and in St. Peter’s 267 From Thfi Tablet of Long

A g o ....................................... 268 R eview s :

“ Emotional Reason” . . . 268 Robbie Burns ................. 269 A Bedside Boswell . . . 269 De Wulf Revised . . . 269 A Revolutionary Titan . . . 270 A Poor Look-out . . . 270

CONTENTS

Pag e

New Books and Music . . . 271 Lenten P astorals : Westminster ................. 272

Birmingham ................. 273 Menevia ............................ 274 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 277 Episcopal Engagements 278 Et C.e t e r a ............................ 279 Obituary ............................ 280

Herbert Vaughan

Street

Founder’s Day at Crispin

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Starving Catholics in the U.S.S.R. .............281 Coming Events .............281 Orbis Terrarum :

England

Ireland

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Belgian Congo .............283 Belgium .............283 Canada .............284 Czechoslovakia .............284 Egypt .............284 France .............284

Orbis Terrarum

Germany

Haiti

Hungary

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I t a l y .............. .............. 284 Mexico .............. 285 The Philippines .............. 285 Poland .............. 285 Spain .............. 286 U.S.A. .............. 286 Yugoslavia .............. 286 St. Andrew’s Hospital,

Dollis Hill . . . .............. 286 Books Received .............. 287 Chess ................ .............. 288

NOTANDA Lent begins. Pastoral Letters from Westminster, Birmingham and Menevia. A Tablet leader-writer on to-m orrow ’ s Tract (pp. 265, 272-5).

The work o f the Venerable Maria de Mattias. A translation o f the H o ly Father’ s address on the occasion o f the reading o f the decree (p. 277).

Spain. The Republic’s biased President restores power to an enemy o f the Church. Some remarks on the N ew s Chronicle (pp. 263, 266).

Hope for Mexico. President Roosevelt’ s call fo r a common front against the anti-god forces (p. 262).

Herbert Vaughan, D.D. The text, in full, o f the panegyric preached by Canon Vance at the requiem Mass in Westminster Cathedral (p. 280).

Catholic journalism in the Third Reich. W h y the paper Michael has been sentenced to death (p. 261).

Recent finds o f inscribed and carved stones in the Latern and Vatican basilicas (p. 267).

A great East End charity. The “ Founder’s D a y ” celebration at Crispin Street (p. 281).

For starving priests in Russia. A letter from the Archbishop o f Hierapolis (p. 281).

NEWS AND NOTES A T four o f the clock to-morrow, Sunday afternoon, ^ the call in every British home where there is a radiotéléphonie receiver should be “ Pray, Silence for the King ! ” His Majesty, instead o f keeping us waiting all the months until Christmas, is to follow his beloved father’s example and to speak familiarly with us all.

To-morrow’s royal talk will give many o f us an opportunity o f practising that kind o f hospitality which has often been preached in The Tablet. The sociability which moves hosts and hostesses to

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surround themselves with congenial friends o f their own station and way o f living is very charming ; but it is not the hospitality to which St. Paul calls us. We are truly hospitable when we open our hearths and homes— and sometimes our tables— to men and women and children who might otherwise be, as the phrase goes, “ out o f i t .” There are still plenty o f solitary persons who without any affront to their pride, could be asked to “ hear the King on the wireless.” Tea would follow ; and so, as our fellow-mortals’ ears as well as their stomachs are part of their bodies, we should have begun Lent with a double and an up-to-date corporal work o f mercy. __________

“ Where is Briining, and what is he doing ? ” To this oft-put question we reply that the Catholic ex-Chancellor o f the German Reich is in the U.S.A. When asked his plans for the future, Herr Briining said : “ I shall not return to my native country so long as the principles o f justice and o f equality before the law are there disdained. I oppose every form o f Nazi regime. But, although it is foolish to prophesy, I have the feeling that I shall again set foot in the Fatherland, and that the day will soon come when liberty and well-being will be restored to Germans.”

Details o f the practical suppression of Michael, Germany’s immensely popular paper for young men, have come to us. Jealous o f its excellence and o f its great circulation, which ran into hundreds of thousands, the Nazi President o f the Reich Press Chamber examined successive issues o f Michael a short time ago and decided that they were marred by “ a striking lack o f National-Socialist thought.” To be tolerated, he said, German periodicals must recognize the need for “ a thorough submission of the soul to the German Ideal.” Perhaps " Ideal ” is not the best translation o f Weltanschauung, which means a standpoint from which to look at the world and at life. But the point is clear. A Catholic paper, if it be true to the Catholic name,