THE TABLET y l W eekly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v ie w DUM V O B I S GRATULAM U R A N IM O S E T IA M A D D IM U S U T I N IN C C E P T IS V E S T R I S C O N S T A N T E R M A N E A T IS

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

Vol. 156. No. 4,707. London, July 26, 1930.

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New s and No t e s ................... 105 F a ith and M o r a l s ................... 109 Caldey-on-Sea 110 Books Received ................... I l l Rev ie w s :

Yon Huegel on Popery 111 Solomon’s R u n ................... I l l Ower-True Obedience . . . 112 The Commonwealth Through

V enetian Eyes ................... 113 Coming E vents ................... 113 New Books and Music . . . 114

CONTENTS

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U n iv e rsity Notes ................... 114 Catholic E ducation Notes . . . 116 The New F ran c is can F r ia ry a t Oxford ................................1 18 Catholic Union of G reat

B r ita in ................................119 F rom The Tablet of E ighty

Years A g o ............................... 119 Correspondence :

Rome (O u r Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from ) ................................121

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E p is c o pa l E ngagements 122 The C entenary of Belgian

Independence ................... 122 Ch e s s ............................................ 122 E t Cjstera ............................... 123 Letters to the E d i t o r :

St. Bartholom ew ’s Day . . . 124 Obituary ................................1 26 Or b is Terrarum :

England, Scotland and Wales ................................1 27 I re la nd ................................128 A lgeria ................................128

Orb is Terrarum (C ontd.) :

Belgium

Canada

Colombia

F rance

Germany

Iceland

Mexico

Poland

Spain

U.S.A. Yugo-SIavia

Marriage

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Social and P ersonal .. 132

NOTANDA

The “ Re-union ” of the Churches. Helped by some striking words from a Protestant’s pen, The Tablet brings to the surface a neglected fact (p. 109).

Conservatism, Liberalism and Labour. A ruffled Conservative’s letter (p. 105).

How Mr. Foot treated as settled historical fact the much-disputed question of Gregory X I I I and the Massacre of St. Bartholomew'. And how he refuses to face another piece of music (pp. 108, 124).

Oxford in Trinity Term. A survey of Catholic and other doings from The Tablet’s correspondent at the University (p. 114).

The Petrine Claims. Baron Friedrich von Hiigel “ being dead vet speaketh ” as a champion of the Holy See ( p .T l l ) .

Concerning a day on—and off— Caldey-on-Sea, in which there is a blending of the maritime and the monastic (p. 110).

The new Franciscan friary at Oxford. Father Cuthbert’s address at the stone-laying ceremony (p. 118).

NEWS AND NOTES /^AXCE more, Nature is reminding homo sapiens th a t his lore is no match for her power. In Italy, an earthquake has not only overthrown churches and palaces and innumerable beloved homes but has shaken the bodies from the souls of more than two thousand men, women and children. Far away in Japan a typhoon has been still more deadly. Even in our own mild land, there have been floods so deep th a t a lifeboat, with rockets, has had to be used many miles from salt water. Nor have we been recalled to humility by flood and storm and earthquake alone. An aeroplane disaster

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in Kent has brought forth ugly theories of “ metalfatigue ” which concern our modern building as well as our boasted machines. Set-backs and accidents will not daunt us and we shall still press forward ; but in Mind’s tam ing of Matter there is still a long, long way to go.

A Conservative M.P. writes to us as follows : You have made severe remarks on the tactics of hiding fifty Members and “ bringing them at the double, through a Subway ” to vote against the Government without having heard the debate. Evidently you do not understand the working of a Party System which, on the whole, is a good one. We do not wait for an eleventh-hour batch of speeches before deciding how we will vote on big issues. I f any Minister, during the debate on the Finance Bill, had made any concession or announcement substantially altering the position, we who were on the other side of the subway would have been notified in good time. / hope you will now attend to the Liberals who secured over 5,000,000 votes at the General Election from the faithful remnant of a once great and homogeneous party, but who fail to act as that party’s plain and straight spokesmen. Their cross-voting, and especially their frequent abstentions on important occasions, are an injustice to the men and women who sent them to Westminster. As for the Labour Party, I await with interest your comments on Mr. Beckett and the Mace. Certainly we did not condemn the Party System, although we confess to having no violent love for it. Our point was th a t a Government defeated on Supply or on its Finance Bill usually resigns. If only two more of those Liberals whose independence our Conservative friend so warmly condemns had obeyed their leader, Mr. George, the fifty subwaymen’s side would have put the Government in a minority. Europe, the next morning, would have read about a first-rate political crisis in England : and we m ight have been plagued with a b itte r General Election in the midst of the farmers’ harvesting and the people’s holidays. The night was too serious for “ rag ” methods.

On Liberalism’s lack of solidarit)? and on its opportunist policy of abstention, we partly agree