Captain Ramsey, M.P. for Peebles, presented at the Table of the House of Cornmons his Aliens Restriction (Blasphemy) (No. 2) Bill, on Monday.
The Bill is to be read a Second time on Monday next.
Captain Ramsey had to present a second Bill because he had forgotten to put in the names of the backers of his Bill.
The following are the hackers of the Bill: Sir William Davison, Mr. ErskineHill, Mr. McCorquodale, Sir Patrick Hannon, Captain McEwen, Sir John WardlawMilne, Miss Horsbrugh, Major Hills, Major Despencer-Robertson, Colonel Sandman Allen, and Mr. Denville.
The Bill, which has gained in importance since the news of Stalin's association with it, as reported in this issue of the CATHOLIC HERALD. is designed " to prevent the participation by aliens in assemblies for the purpose of propagating blasphemous or atheistic doctrines or in other activities calculated to interfere with the established religious institutions of Great Britain."
Austrian Bishops will not be at Fulda
It is understood from a reliable source that Austrian Bishops will not attend the Annual Conference of the German Hierarchy at Fulda, which will take place this year from August 15-18.
The Fulda conferences are the most important of German Hierarchical meetings, and it is thought that among other subjects of vital importance which will be discussed is the tremendous problem of educating Catholic youth without giving offence to Nazi ideals.
How Ireland Censors Films
Irish film censorship is notoriously severe, therefore the figures issued about the films censored in 1937 would seem to indicate a general improvement in what is known as " the moral tone" of the film industry.
Of 1,463 films 79.4 per cent. were passed completely, 16.9 per cent. had to have certain passages cut, and 3.7 per cent. were banned altogether.—C.P.
Swiss Eucharistic Congress
A national Eucharistic Congress will take place at Einsiedeln, Switzerland, on August 20 and 21. Mgr. Scheiwiller. Bishop of St. Gall, will preach at the opening High Mass.—C.P.