THE TABLET

s i W eekly N ew sp a p e r a n d R e v ie w

DUM V O B IS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN IN CΠP T IS V E S T R I S CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V o l . 155 . No. 4 ,691 .

L o n d o n , A p r i l 5 , 1930 .

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News and No t e s ................4 4 1 “ License the L o t i ” ... 445 In Spanish Spain— II ... 447 From The Tablet of Eighty

Years A g o ............................447 Coding E vents ...................447 R e v ie w s :

Denzinger Natu Minimum 448 Mother de Y ia la r .................448 Demonic Possession ... 449 Wesleyan, Anglican or What ? 449 Unhelpful ............................450 Books Received ................. 450 New Books and Music ... 452

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Chess ............................ . . . 453 Dominica in Palmis .

Tonus Evangelii ad Libitum .............. . . . 454 Lenten P astorals : Middlesbrough . . . 455

Southwark

Nottingham

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Obituary ............... . . . 457 Blessed John Ogilvie . . . 457 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ......................... 459 School Sports ... . . . 460

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Sermons for the Times ... 461 University Notes — Cam­

Page bridge ............................462 Catholic Education Notes ... 463 St. Mary’s, Clapham ... 464 Et Ca s t e r a .................... 466 Orb is Terrarum :

England, Scotland, and Wales ............................ 467 Ireland ............................ 468 Austria ............................ 468 France ............................468 Germany ............................470

Or b is Terrarum ( Gontd.) :

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The Gold C o a s t ............. 470 India 470 Italy 470 Japan 470 Morocco 470 Norway 470 Peru ... 470 Poland 471 Portugal 471 Santo D om in g o ............. 471 Spain 472 U.S.A. 472 Social and P ersonal .. 472

NOTANDA Passion-tide. A timely sermon by Father Oswald Bennett, C.P. The Tablet provides the clergy with the beautiful Gospel-tone ad libitum to follow the chanting o f the Passion on Palm Sunday (pp. 454, 461).

St. Mary’s, Clapham. His Eminence Cardinal Bourne, preaching for the re-opening o f the extended church, recalls his early associations with this, his native parish (p. 464).

Common sense in the Irish Free State. President Cosgrave’s re-election (p. 441).

Its own friends on the Free Church Council. A body whose “ mandate is unheeded ” (p. 442).

The Wailing Wall. The Shaw Commission’s Report (p. 442).

Licensing. A Tablet leader-writer suggests a wider definition o f the term “ public house ” (p. 445).

The League o f Nations Union again. When will the Executive take action? (p. 443).

The past term at Cambridge. Notes from The Tablet’s Correspondent in the University city (p. 462).

How the memory o f Blessed John Ogilvie, S.J., was honoured at Carfin Grotto (p. 457).

NEWS AND NOTES TN good time for Palm Sunday, The Tablet A reproduces this week the beautiful Gospel-tone which we have mentioned in previous years. It is for singing by the deacon after the solemn chanting of the Passion secundum Matthceum where the rubric says : Quod sequitur cantatur in tono Evangelii. There are similar chants for the Mark, Luke, and John Passions, on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Good Friday), of Holy Week. These will be found in any complete, up-to-date Officium Majoris Hebdomadcs cum Cantu. There are several editions. We ourselves are very happy with

New Series. Vol. CXXIII. No. 4,090.

Pustet’s (Ratisbon) which gives, in a useful Appendix, the Toni communes Officii et Missce. These ought always to be at hand but are often to seek. Of course, the Pustet book sets forth every word and note of the Four Passions as required by the three cantors.

Faced by a Budget deficiency of £877,422, the Executive of the Irish Free State felt bound last week to oppose a private Member’s Pensions Bill which, if passed into law, would have involved large increases of income-tax and tea-duty. Their arguments failed to persuade the whole D a i l ; and the Bill was approved, though by an exceedingly narrow majority. Mr. Cosgrave duly resigned the Presidency of the Executive, but allowed it to be known, in his common-sense way, that he would accept re-election in order to carry on the Saorstat’s government. On Wednesday the Dail occupied itself with the choice of a President. Fianna Fail put up Mr. de Valera (who is in America) and met with a heavy rebuff. The Labour Party’s nominee was still more decisively rejected ; and Mr. Cosgrave was called back to the onerous post in which he has earned the admiration of many nations besides his own. To this patriotic Irishman and sterling Catholic we respectfully renew our very good wishes.

That the relations between Church and State in Italy will have their ups and downs is a prediction, or rather a commonplace statement, which has often been made in these Notes. Ever since the Lateran Accords were signed, ill-wishers of the Papacy have cherished confident hopes that the ups are over and that the downs are beginning. The reverse is the case. The polemical exchanges between the Holy See and sundry Fascist journals and personages have not clouded Vaticano-Italian relations, as certain English observers prophesied, but have cleared the air. The Azione Cattolica, so near to the Pontiff’s heart, had more than once seemed to be threatened by those Fascists whose “ Italianity ” had been overdeveloped into pagan megalomania. Happily, the extremists have been restrained to such an extent