Page 5, 25th November 1938

25th November 1938
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Page 5, 25th November 1938 — Father Martindale
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Organisations: International Congress
Locations: Glasgow, Manila, Rotterdam

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Father Martindale

Asks— WE learn that at the International reunion of the Apostleship of the Sea at Glasgow, Fr. Van Rixtell, of Rotterdam, raised the question of the possibility of Mass in the evening for seamen, who could go then but other wise never.

We leave over this specific question for the moment, but recall that the topic of a mitigated fast before Holy Communion has arisen at every International Congress since we began to go to them. The question was treated with complete freedom by all; and at Manila a Roman Ecclesiastic said to us: " Of course it is coming." He thought that the Lourdes triduum, during which Masses were said all day, might have been meant to prepare our minds for something of the sort. I add this only: Eucharistic Congresses do not scald up petitions to the Holy See, because they are not Councils. Such petitions come through the Hierarchy and correspond to a gathering public opinion.

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