The Tablet, March 15, 1930.

WITH LITERARY SUPPLEMENT: FORTY-EIGHT PAGES.

THE TABLET u4 Weekly Newspaper a n d Review DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN IN CΠPT IS V E STR IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 155. No. 4,688.

L o n d o n , M arch 15, 1930.

S i x p e n c e .

R e g is t er ed at th e General P ost Of f ic e as a New spaper

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New s and No t e s ................... 325 F o r N ext W ednesday . . . 329 Agents of God’s A dversary 330 The Encyclical L e tte r

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331

The E nglish M arty rs 332 An A lta r of the M a r ty rs . . . 333 F rom The Tablet of E ighty

Y ears Ago

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E p is c o pa l E ngagements 333 Lenten P astorals :

Liverpool ................................3 34 C lifton ................................ 334 Catholic Education Notes . . . 335

CONTENTS

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The M aintenance of the

Apostolic See ................... 336 Obituary ................................3 37 St. A ndrew ’s Hospital,

Dollis H i l l ................................33 8 L etters to the E d i t o r :

Essays on the A tonem ent 338 Animals ............................... 338 “ S i e n n a ” or “ S i e n a ” 338 Correspondence :

Rome (O u r Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly L e tte r from ) ................................341

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Coming E vents ................... 343 ET C iE TERA................................344 Society of St. G regory . . . 345 London M a tr icu la tio n Re­

su lts ............................................ 345 Ch e s s ............................................ 346 Or b is Terrarum :

England, Scotland and W ales ................................3 46 I r e la n d ................................34 8 Belgian Congo ................... 348 Belgium ................................34 8

Orbi s Terrarum

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Canada

Chile

China

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Czecho-Slovakia ................ 349 F rance ................ 349 L a tin America ................ 350 Poland ................ 350 Spain ................ 350 The Sudan . . . ................ 350 Sw itzerland ................ 352 U.S.A. ................ 352 Yugo-Slavia ................ 352 Social axd P ersonal . . . 352

NOTANDA Russia. The gravity of Bolshevism for all Christendom as well as to the persecuted Theists in the U.S.S.R. A striking extract from the Proper of next Wednesday’s Ferial Mass (p. 329).

The Encyclical Rappresentanti in Terra. A continuation of the translated text (p. 331).

The League of Nations Union again. Headway’s deplorable allusions to His Majesty the King (p. 328).

What do High Anglicans mean by “ Faith,” “ A Change of Faith,” “ Apostacy,” and such expressions? The latest puzzle (p. 328).

At Great Prescot Street. Cardinal Bourne’s visit in connection with the consecration of the new altar (p. 332); and a view of the altar itself (p. 333).

Spain. “ Perpignan calling.” How General Primo de Rivera was in two places at once (p. 327).

“ A perfect storm ” which has not even troubled the teacups in any Catholic Bishop’s House (p. 328).

Books, grave and light. In a Literary Supplement The Tablet reviews many new publications (pp. 357-372).

NEWS AND NOTES T HIS new week’s chief business is prayer for the stricken land so lately known as Holy Russia. To-morrow will find millions of our Protestant brethren earnestly imploring aid from on high against the blasphemers and bullies of Moscow, who have not merely said in their hearts th a t there is no God, but have resolved that all mankind shall be brought to share their godlessness. As the proMuscovites will do their worst to discredit this Week of Intercession, we cannot repeat too strongly what we have already tried to make plain in The Tablet; namely, th a t the Anti-God Front is manned

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by bigots who detest not only Christianity but every other expression of Theism. Jewry and Islam are hated hardly less than Christianity by the atheists of Moscow. A well-informed correspondent assures us that, if the mosques of the Prophet have suffered less than the churches of the Christians and the synagogues of the Jews, this is because Mr. Stalin and his fellow-plotters of worldrevolution indulge the hope th a t they may be able to smash the British Empire through India, in which case they must not behave too outrageously towards Islam at this stage. In short, the comprehensive slogan “ Anti-God ” means all that it says. Therefore, we must have a no less wide and inclusive “ Pro-God ” counter-movement.

Although the main prayer of the Church for Russia will be prayed next Wednesday—the Feast of St. Joseph, Guardian of the Church—when the Sovereign Pontiff himself will offer the Holy Sacrifice to this end, it will be poor behaviour on the part of Catholics if they do not remember their Russian brethren at to-morrow’s Masses. From the pulpits our priests will be reading the Holy Father’s letter on this terrible business and will be explaining it to their flocks. Thus we can be in line with our Protestant friends, who, for good and sufficient reasons of their own, are making to-morrow their big day of intercession instead of next Wednesday. I t is important, however, not to let our prayers of to-morrow be a substitute for our participation with the Holy Father next Wednesday morning. On that morning there ought to be crowds of the faithful in every Catholic Church approaching the altar rails and offering their Communions in union with the Vic, of Christ on behalf of Russia. Such crowds would make a deep impression upon the public mind. What is still more important, their fervent supplication would surely be heard and rewarded. Catholics must stand jealously on their guard against the modern notion that united prayers are valuable chiefly as “ demonstrations ” or as telepathic forces which may subtly influence persecutors or less contemptible opponents of good causes. A Catholic