THE FOOLISH IMMORTALS, by Paul Galileo (Michael Joseph, 12s. 6d.).
A JOURNEY to the Holy Land for rlthe most worldly of reasons—a wealthy American woman who is looking for an elixir of life so that her Government won't get her millions, or at least that it won't get them for a long time.
With her go a scheming Hollywood moron ex-script writer, a young Polish Jew ex-commando, and a comfort-seeking girl whose only aim in life is finandal security. Mr. Gallico conducts his odd assortment of characters and us on the amazing journey which eventually transforms them all from something less than human into men and women with souls which, by the end of the book. each saves in his or her own way.
Don't expect another Snow Goose or another Small Miracle. This is a new Paul Gallica who gives us a first chapter as rough and gory as a Hollywood gangster film. But the descriptions of the Holy Land itself come at times near to poetry.
The November issue of the fine American liturgical monthly Worship pays Fr. Gerald Vann, 0.1'., the compliment of reprinting his very important article on "Muddled Marriage" from the September Bhickfriars. The article deals with the case of Catholics deprived of the sacraments through a marriage which cannot be pout right by the Church.