THE TABLET A Weekly N ew spaper a n d R eview DUM V O B IS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ET IA M ADDIMUS UT IN IN CCEPTIS V E S T R I S CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V ol. 156. No. 4,718. L ondon, October i i , 1930.

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New s and No t e s .................. 469 Airfaring ............................473 Two L e t t e r s ............................ 474 “ O.S.B.” 475 R 1 0 1 ....................................... 476 Com in g E v en t s .................. 476 R e v ie w s : Schools for Schoolmasters 476 The Way of the Crucified 477 Thomas C a r l y l e .................477 The Tragic Manon . . . 478 Books Received .................478 New Books and Music . . . 479

CONT Page Cardinal Bourne at Swansea 480 Talacre Abbey ................ 480 Catholic Education Notes . . . 482 Blessed John Southworth . . . 483 Correspondence : Rome (Our Own Corre­ spondent’s Weekly Letter from ) .............................. 485 Ordination a t Ushaw College 486 Ch e s s .......................................... 486 E t C/ETERA.............................. 487 The Beda D i n n e r .................488 Obituary ...............................4 88

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The End of the Passion Play . . . 489 A Musical Festival ... . . . 489 Or b is Terrarum :

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England, Scotland and Wales . . . 490 Ireland . .. . . . . 490 Australia . . . 491 Belgium . . . 491 China . . . 491 Colombia . . . 491 Czechoslovakia . . . 492 France . . . 492

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Or b is T errarum (Contd.) : Germany .............. 492 Greece .............. 492 Palestine .............. 494 P e r u .............. .............. 494 Poland .............. 494 Spain .............. 494 Switzerland .............. 496 U.S.A. .............. 496 Venezuela ... .............. 496 Yugoslavia .............. 496 From The Tablet of Eighty Years A g o ......................... 496 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 496

NOTANDA W reck of a Leviathan of the air. A message from the Sovereign Pontiff (p. 476).

Im portant utterances by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. Anglicanism ’s abdication of her claims to moral au th o rity (p. 480). The P ro te s ta n t Bishop o f W inchester corrected (p. 472).

“ O .S .B .” Explanations from Amay which explain too little. The very bad behaviour of the Church T im es and the A lton Anglicans (p. 475).

A Voice from the P ro te s ta n t U nderw o rld ’s lower caverns. And the words of a Catholic Bishop com forting a stricken flock as th e ir tru e F a th e r in God (p. 474).

Nazism. The Tablet form ally denies a rum our th a t H itle rism is favoured by the Catholic Church (p. 470).

Dr. David and Dr. Coulton. F u r th e r rem arks on some Liverpool lectures (p. 470).

A t Talacre Abbey. The Archbishop of Cardiff’s sermon fo r the stone-laying of the new church at the fo rm er home of the Mostyns (p. 480).

The annual d inner of the Beda Association. Points from the speeches a t last W ednesday’s gathering (p. 488). NEWS AND NOTES A MONG th e consolations of th e Beauvais disaster there is none richer th an th e sym pathy of France. M. Tardieu, of whom The Tablet has been able to speak scores of tim es w ith adm iration during th e last few years, has long been respected by Englishmen ; and to -day he is beloved. The pomp and circum stance of last Tuesday, which all France kept as a day of mourning for her ally of th e Great W ar, were not coldly official b u t were anim ated and warmed by tru ly fra te rnal sorrow. Perhaps we may now hope to hear less of t h a t ungenerous carping a t our old comrades-in-arms which had

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come to be a fashion in certain circles, Conservative as well as L iberal and Labour. Such expressions as “ Everybody knows th e F rench h a te us ” and “ I ’ve no use for th e Belgians ” have been too often heard from th e lips of men and women who know better. At Geneva, in Paris, in London, and a t m any another conference-table, th e statesm en of France and England have shown th a t th e E n te n te between our two great nations endures ; and to-day we know th a t i t is no mere E n te n te of diplom atists uniting for selfish ends, b u t th a t i t is indeed an E n te n te Cordiale.

Old-world politeness, to which we cling, bids us congratulate th e man more th a n th e m aid when news comes of a b e t r o th a l ; and royal betro th a ls are no exception to th is graceful usage. King Boris of Bulgaria has won th e h and of Princess Giovanna of Savoy, th e King of I ta ly ’s charm ing d a u g h te r ; and there are abundant reasons for believing th a t His Majesty has also won th e heart of Her Royal Highness, in which case th e Princess is also to be respectfully felicitated. As all th e world loves lovers, we wish we could end our paragraph on th is dulcimer note. B u t dynastic marriages have public aspects ; and, in th e case of th is Bulgar-Italian engagement, there are ecclesiastical complications on which we must write a line or two before certain foolish stories which are floating about can go much further.

“ Mixed religion ”•—in o th er words, th e fact th a t a man and woman who wish to m arry belong to two different religions, one Catholic and th e other non-Catholic—is a matrim onial im pedim ent according to th e Sacred Canons. I t is, however, an im pedim ent removable by dispensation ; because it is no p a r t of th e Divine Law th a t husband and wife must both be Catholics and therefore th e dispensing power can be exercised. The Church, in principle, discourages mixed marriages, b u t She knows th a t g reat evils would arise if th ey were never perm itted , and t h a t g reat good often arises out of them .