THE TABLET

A W e e k ly N ew sp a p e r DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 156. No. 4,714. London, September 13, 1930.

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New s and No t e s .......... 329 The Catholic “ D a ily ’ ’ . . . 333 From The Tablet of Eighty

Years Ago ..........................334 Pierre des Roches, Bishop of Winchester (1204-1238) 335 R e v ie w s :

An Essay in Scientific

Philosophy ................. 338 Meditations for Young

Men ............................ 338 Studies on Church and

State ............................ 338 “ Classical ” Christianity 340

CONTENTS

New Books and Music . . . 342 Centenary Celebration at

Neath Abbey ................. 343 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

Page spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 345 Books Received ................. 346 E t CiETERA .............................. 347 Catholic Education Notes 348 Coming Events ...................3 48 Catholic Journalists in

Council ............................ 350

L e tters to the E d it or :

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“ From a Deanery” . . . 350 The Films and the Discs 350 The Seamen’s Congress at

Liverpool ....................... 350 Ob it u a r y ......................... 351 Ch e s s ...........................................3 52 Or b i s Terrarum :

England, Scotland and Wales ....................... 352 Ireland ....................... 353 Australia ....................... 353 Belgium ....................... 353

Orb i s T errarum

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Canada

Chile

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Italy

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Mauritius ............... 355 Mexico ............... 355 Roumania ... ................35 6 South Africa ................356 Switzerland ................356 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 356

NOTANDA W h y English Catholics do without a daily paper. The Editor o f The Tablet answers questions pressed at the Brussels Congress o f Catholic Journalists (p. 333).

Jesuits and the Press. A n important “ capture.” Lord Rothermere’ s fate (p. 330).

The Abbot o f Buckfast’s new book. A short review and a long extract (p. 340).

Pierre des Roches, Soldier and Bishop. Father Robo, o f Farnham, relates the story o f a picturesque thirteenth-century churchman (p. 335).

Dr. M a jo r replies to The Tablet. His amazing notion that the “ sinner ” Popes claim Impeccability (p. 331).

Catholics in public affairs. The premature death o f Mgr. Vass. Mr. Scullin’s many Catholic colleagues (p. 331).

Shows o f Ecclesiastical A rt in new churches. A proposal fo r a peripatetic Exhibition (p. 332).

Italian village mothers who pray fo r vocations; and the measure o f the answer to their prayers (p. 355).

“ Erastian ” again (p. 332).

NEWS AND NOTES

TNSTEAD of making amends to the public for their wholly false statement that His Holiness had left Rome, in a sumptuous automobile, for a holiday at Castel Gandolfo, the manufacturers of Vatican “ news ” released last Sunday another brood o f canards. In many a European capital, it was asserted that the Pope had collapsed under a heart-attack,, followed by paralysis. What really happened on Saturday, the day when he was supposed to have been struck down, was that the Pontiff gave private audiences to many high personages, including the Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland, the Archbishop of Benevento, and

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the Bishop o f Valencia. Last Monday, when the canard-breeders had him at death’s door, His Holiness, in spite o f the heat, made a tour of inspection round the Vatican City State. He visited the new buildings which are going up, especially the Governor’s Palace, the new Picturegallery, and the broadcasting station. We are tired of saying that those Editors who have so often been imposed upon b y fabricators of rumours concerning H.H. Pius X I owe it to the public to take appropriate action.

W ith the prudent Elder Statesman Herr Curtius ill and with the wild young Herr Treviranus hale and full of oats, our Watch on the Spree must now be sharp-eyed. It is easy to let loose a barking pack (with an Alsatian among them) whose noise shall scare timid citizens into voting the way you want. But, when polling-day is over, will these beasts tamely come home, carrying their tails behind them and meekly asking to be chained up again in the back yard until the next General Election ? Changing the metaphor, we fear that the Trevirani have let out waters which will sweep Germany towards trouble. The idea of a Smaller Poland is unacceptable outside the German Reich. For England, for France, for Belgium, and even for Germany herself, Poland is a far-flung Western Front against the Eastern menace of Bolshevism. On the Christian and inner side of the Western Front we must have “ all quiet,” with no dissensions of which Moscow can take advantage. To-morrow is polling-day, and we ought to know the full results by Tuesday. As electioneers, practically all the contending parties are “ anti-Corridor ” ; but, as responsible statesmen, some would have antiCorridorism as an ideal while others would press it as practical politics. Therefore this is an anxious week-end.

Argentina is the third South American Republic to have suffered a revolution within recent weeks. As in Bolivia and Peru, the principal cause of the