Page 8, 11th November 1938

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Page 8, 11th November 1938 — "Gabriel " The Announcer

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"Gabriel " The Announcer

ONE of the Daily Worker writers calls himself " Gabriel." This new archangel has odd ways of announcing the truth. Reviewing the English translation of Bernanos's Diary of My Times, he states towards the beginning: " This book which, so far as I know, the so-called Catholic Press here has not dared to review. . • ." Towards the end this has become: "The so-called Catholic Press, which does not dare to mention this book." The trouble, Mr. International Gabriel, is that you probably know no French; the CATHOLIC HERALD did not have to wait for the English translation, but prominently noticed the book on May 20 under the title " AntiFranco Catholic Bombshell." It has also referred to it time and again since, featuring an answer from the Bishop of Majorca. " I say the so-called Catholic Press," continues the archangel, now turning all yellow and white, " because as any good Catholic knows those papers have no more official sanction to be the mouthpiece of the Catholic religion than has Lord Beaverbrook." Gabriel, being an archangel, naturally knows more about it than any Cardinal and Bishop, but it's going to be hard if we've now got to start defending ourselves against the Red charge of not being sufficiently muzzled!

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