THE TABLET

u4 Weekly N ew sp a p e r a n d R ev iew DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V o l . 155. No. 4, 682.

L o n d o n , F e b r u a r y i , 1930.

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News and No t e s ......... 129 General Primo’s Gaffe . . . 133 From The Tablet of Eighty

Years A g o .................... 134 Fair Women with Fairer

Souls— 1.......................... 134 Review s :

A Warning to Europe . .. 135 The Catechism in Our

Schools ............................ 135 Outstanding Novels . . . 136 The Soul ............................ 136 Brothers and Sisters of

P e n a n c e .................... 137

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Church. Prayers

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Virgil in English ... . . . 137 Books Received . . . 138 New Books and Music . . . 138 The Education Difficulty . .. 139 St. Peter Canisius and the Counter-Reformation 140 Episcopal Engagements 142 St. Agnes’ , Cricklewood . . . 142 Ch e s s .................................... 143 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ......................... 145

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Catholic Education Notes ... 147 Orbis Terrabum ( Oontd.) Coming Events .............. Et CiETERA......................... 148 148 Australia China France 152 152 153 Letters to the Ed it o r : Germany 154

Official Directories

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Wanted— A Motor-Cycle 150 Indo-China

Marriage ......................... 150 Japan

Orbis Terrarum :

Mexico

Poland

England, Scotland and Wales ......................... 150 Uganda Venezuela

Ireland ......................... Africa ......................... 152 152 Forty Hours’ Exposition .. . 156 Argentina ......................... 152 Social and Personal . . 156

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NOTANDA A change in Spain. H ow General Primo de Rivera has made and admitted and paid fo r a personal error o f judgment. A Tablet leader-writer appreciates the General’s fine record (p. 133).

Blasphemy. Impressive speeches in the House o f Commons by Lord Eustace Percy and by Mr. Logan, the most recently elected Catholic M.P. (pp. 130-131).

Russia and Mexico. A rupture o f diplomatic relations which will make many a Briton think (p. 130).

Bishop Barnes puts a question; and The Tablet suggests an answer (p. 131).

A date to write down. The coming celebration in Westminster Cathedral o f the Sovereign Pontiff’ s Coronation Day (p. 129).

Mr. Maurice Wilkinson, in a lecture to the Lingard Society, surveys the work o f St. Peter Canisius as a diplomatist, a controversial theologian, and a leader in Education (p. 140).

“ Dropping the Hyphen.” Miss Sheila KayeSmith’s conversion. Her debt to the Little Flower (p. 131).

NEW S AND NOTES TN Westminster Cathedral, this year’s thanksgiving for the recurrence of the Sovereign Pontiff’s Coronation Anniversary will be at an hour convenient to scores of thousands who live within easy reach of the Basilica. The Cardinal Archbishop is to intone a Te Deum at 8 o ’clock. A note of the date (February 12) should at once be made. As before, the arrangements have been entrusted to the Society for the Maintenance o f the Apostolic See.

Although London is not a Catholic city, its Catholic institutions and personages are being more

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and more recognized by visitors from abroad. The name and fame of Westminster Cathedral, for example, have gone forth into all lands ; with the result that foreigners coming to London nearly all want to see the basilica which has echoed with so many mournings and rejoicings, both national and imperial. Their visits to the Cathedral in clu ie a hearing o f the famous music and an ascent of the campanile, for the most beautiful o f all the views our metropolis can offer. Moreover, it always interests London’s distinguished guests to find that Catholic Emancipation is indeed a fact. At the Savoy Hotel dinner, on the eve of the Naval Conference, it was pleasing to note the satisfaction which the appearance of a Prince of the Church gave to his fellowguests. Statesmen like M. Tardieu, Signor Grandi and M. Briand cordially greeted Cardinal Bourne at the Savoy : and the presence of His Eminence at the Guildhall banquet was no less popular. As we have said already, London is not a Catholic city ; but neither is it anti-Catholic, and our visitors go away knowing that the Church is honoured and powerful in these realms.

“ Exclusive to the People,” is printed over an article called “ The Pope Faces Trouble ” in the newspaper of that name. Here are bits of i t :

AN OPEN SECRET. Unless there are very urgent reasons to the contrary, Pius X I will now grant no private audiences, and he consents to receive official visitors only when his sense of duty compels him to do so.

Those who saw him kneel at the altar in St. John Lateran on his only exodus from the Vatican at dawn some weeks ago, declare that his eyes were wet with tears. The first of these paragraphs is entirely a falsehood. We could fill a column with the names of official visitors to the Pontiff and of persons who have had private audiences during the last few weeks. As for the Pope’s tears at St. John Lateran, he was celebrating Mass in the very church where he had offered the Holy Sacrifice, as a newly-ordained