THE TABLET N . W e e k l y N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

DUM V O B I S GRATULAMUR A N IM O S E T IA M ADDIM U S UT IN IN CCEPTIS V E S T R I S CON STAN TER M AN EAT IS

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

V ol. 155., No. 4,697.

London, May 17, 1930.

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New s and No t e s ...................6 41 Fourscore Years and Ten 645 Upholland’ s Golden Jubilee 646 Guild of Catholic Artists and Craftsmen ................. 650 R e v ie w s : H e l l ....................................... 650

The Problem of the Unfit 651 St. Francis Xavier . . . 651 Daffodils and Unicorns . . . 651 New Books and Music . . . 652 From The Tablet of Eighty

Years A g o ............................ 653 Books Received ................. 653 Sermons for the Times . . . 654

CONTENTS

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Catholic Education Notes . . . 656 The Catholic Conference of

Higher Studies ................. 658 The Catholic Societies Edu­

cation Committee and the White Paper ................. 658 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 661 W i l l s .......................................... 662 Ch e s s ...........................................6 63 Et C/ETEr a ...............................6 64 The Eucharistic Congress at

Carthage ............................ 665

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Ransom Work ................. 666 Ob it u ary ...............................6 67 Coming E vents .................. 667 Ep is c o p a l Engagements 667 L etters to the E d i t o r :

The Reply of the “ Osser­

vatore Romano ” to the Russian Astronomers . . . 668 Buckfast A b b e y ................. 668 To Intending Lourdes

P i l g r im s ............................ 668 “ Animals ” 668 Marriage .............................. 670 C.T.S. Activity in East Lan­

cashire ............................ 670

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England, Scotland, and Wales .............. 670 Ireland .............. 672 Australia .............. 674 Belgium .............. 674 China .............. 674

ranee .............. 674 W Be Gold Coast . .. 674

, u&ia .............. 676 ,/oland .............. 676 Spain .............. 676 Yugo-Slavia 678 So c ia l and P ersonal 676

NOTANDA A Birthday Number. The Tablet completes its ninetieth year (pp. 645, 664).

High days at Upholland. The Golden Jubilee o f the old Seminary and the Consecration o f the new chapel. Helped by a photographer, The Tablet’s Editor tries to describe the buildings and the ceremonies (p. 646). The Archbishop o f L iverpool’s sermon (p. 654).

A t Carthage. Scenes o f piety and splendour at the thirtieth International Eucharistic Congress. The crowning procession (p. 665).

“ The Man W ho W ouldn’t Go to Heaven and the League Which Has Taken the W ron g Turning (p. 642).

Malta. Some Notes exposing a recent sequence o f telegrams. No-Popery and Pro-M uscovy as bedfellows (pp. 643-4).

H ow the children o f Serravalle, a little Italian village, were formed into a choir which has sung before the H o ly Father and the Queen o f Italy (p. 662).

The annual meeting o f the Guild o f Our Lady o f Ransom. Concerning the Million Fund, a great effort fo r Church Extension (p. 666).

NEWS AND NOTES F OR the first time in two years, our gracious King has held a Court. Later in the season, His Majesty is to open India House, the fine pile in Aldwych. It is a jo y to begin this Birthday Number o f The Tablet by expressing the gratitude of British Catholics to Almighty God for their beloved Sovereign’s restoration to health and work.

Not to read our account o f the Carthage Eucharistic Congress would be to miss a rich consolation. North Africa is so near to many o f Christendom’s

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chief seats that the millennial bondage o f this once glorious Catholic zone to the infidel ought to have been ended sooner. A t long last, the new day has dawned. Carthage is not deleta, but has arisen in renewed youth to welcome 150,000 worshippers o f our Eucharistic Lord.

A less grandiose but more easily accessible celebration than the Carthage Congress is now due for mention. On the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul, the Cardinal Archbishop o f Westminster will sing Pontifical Mass at Montmartre. In conveying his invitation to the English Cardinal, the Cardinal Archbishop o f Paris was primarily moved by a desire to bring the French “ Pope’s Volunteers ” into contact with our English Society for the Maintenance of the Apostolic See. So many Catholics normally go to (or through) Paris, about the end o f June that this early intimation should enable hundreds of them to adjust their time-tables and to assist at the Mass. For the sake o f those who can make the journey expressly for the Montmartre function we add that the Catholic Association are endeavouring to arrange for taking out a party, at small cost, and to bring the members back b y way o f Lisieux. A closer Entente Cordiale between French and English Catholics is much wanted, and this will be a good way o f promoting it.

Within twelve months the aggregate of out-ofwork persons in Great Britain has risen by more than half a million. On Monday of last week the Ministry of Labour’s estimate of such persons stood at 1 ,712,800. Meanwhile hardly a day passes without our hearing some new and monstrous instance o f the Dole Extravagance. A few days ago, in the course of some police-court proceedings, it leaked out that a family at Ancoats (Manchester) is receiving £6 5s. a week of public money. Not one member o f this family works. Whether they receive anything further from philanthropic funds we cannot say ; but it is not unknown for doledrawers to supplement their Talkie-and-Woolworth