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"Enquirer " (Droinvich) asks a number of questions about indulgences.

Answers to them, together with an

excellent selection of indulgenced prayers and works, will be found in the pamphlet, A Little Book of Indulgenced Prayers, published by the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland, Lr. Abbey street, Dublin (2d.),

M.S. (Wales). Is there any Catholic commentary, in English or French, on the " Politics" of Aristotle?

St. Thomas follows and adapts Aristotle in De Regintino Principuni (Of the Government of Princes), Eng. Trans., B.O.W. Suarez follows both, but Is more systematic, in De Legibus, which the Carnegie.Institute is publishing with the Oxford University Press. Reliable non-Catholic commentators are Ross (Aristotle) and Barker (Aristotle's Politics). Fr. Jos. Rickaby, in Political and Moral Essays, gives a full appreciation of the " Politics."

II.O.VV. The following are recognised text-books on Liturgy : Eilard, Christian Worship (American. Used in Seminaries); Fortescue, The Mass and the Roman Rite (strongly recommended). A good introduction is Fr. Martindale's The Mind of the Missal.

W.B.J. (Dublin). As a preliminary read Reason and Instinct and The Power and Origin of the Soul, by Northcote, Ph.D.; then on your precise point read Personal Immortality, by the Archbishop of Liverpool. All three from the English C.T.S. (38-40, Eccleston Square, S.W.1), 2d. each. If these are insufficient, write again giving your friend's difficulties in exact form.

A BOOK or Books (to the value of 7s. 6d.} will be sent to the reader who sends in the most thoughtful and interesting solution in not more than 250 words.

at stake, as made clear in the theeloglan's solution. The theologian's answer is: The principles which govern this type of case are as follows:

1. The working child is bound in justice to give his parents sufficient money to pay for his board and lodging, if his wages permit

2. In charity he may be bound to support his parents and brothers and sisters.

In the case of John Smith. he does not seem to have any obligation arising from charity—as his father has a good wage and there are no other children In need of support. If Hs. a week is sufficient to pay for his hoard and lodging, then he will not in by retaining the increase of 2s. 6d. which he is going to get in future.. But the practice of retaining part of his wages is liable to lead to lying and deceit, against which he must be on his guard.

Parents, however, should respect the claims of working children to part of their wages for reasonable recreation, especially in those cases where family resources are ample.




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