19th December 1947

19th December 1947
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The"c.h."adoption Scheme Reports Progress

1-00 PARISHES BENEFIT By a Staff Reporter "Just over 100 parishes and parochial foundations throughout the country have joined in 'The Catholic Herald' Adoption Scheme in the......

Proves It An Be Done

By a Staff Reporter " Is the sugar on points ? " The questioner wore an intent look and her voice had a hopeful lilt. Her eyes were glued to a barrel lying in the porch of......

German Bishops' Protest Letter

WESTERN ALL 1 RS TO ACT ALONE BERLIN. The charges made by the German Bishops that returned prisoners of war and over 2,000 children have been illegally deported &dm Germany......

Five Nations Move For United Europe

A five-nation committee of prominent British and European personalities to work for a United Europe met in Paris during the week-end, linking movements in Britain, France,......

New National Director For A.p.f.

The Rev. Stephen Shaw, parish priest of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Fulham. has been appointed National Director of the A.P.F.. the Association of the Propagation of the......

French Academy Honours The Pope

The French Academy on Tuesday announced the award of its gold medal to Pope Pius XII in recognition of his " continued attachment to the language and culture of France."...

A Christmas Message' =.=

1 (11101111111111WIN11111141101111 B y t h e Edi tor IN wishing our readers a holy and happy Christmas on this the third Christmas after the war, we are conscious—as we are sure......

Christmas Greetings To Britain

FROM GERMANY 7: wittw' 40 First Post-War German Message To Readers Of The Catholic Press "The Catholic Herald" has invited Dr. Hermann Josepf Schmitt, D.D., President of the......

The Pope's Christmas Broadcast

ROME. The Pope will broadcast a Christmas Message to the whole world on Christmas Eve. The Pope's address will, as is customary, be the allocution with which he replies to......

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Christianity And Nationalism

SIR,-WC should be grateful for Mr. Ralph de Saulles' letter to the C.H., December 12, 1947, which reminds us that our attitude to war ought to be stated in the light of......

A Negative Approach?

S1R,-The comments in "Workers' Notebook " regarding the negative nature of the recent " Fighting Facts " on " Communists in the Unions" arc probably deserved. would be the last......

Anglican Illusion

Sus,-The answer to B. J. T.'s interesting question is that matters had gone too far by 1559 for the Pope to re - establish a full diocesan Hierarchy. How does B. J. T. imagine......

Shaw ' S St. Joan Sta.-your Critic Praises Shaw's "st....

would it not have been more prudent to qualify that praise with a warning to the more ignorant Catholic playgoer not to be misled by its false historical premisses? The younger......

A Sunday Newspaper

SIR.-In last week's issue, in the column " Answers," a correspondent asks: " May a Catholic buy or read a newspaper in which a notorious book against faith and morals is......

Social Security

SIR, - The workings of an economic machine which smashed a social organization centuries old, have raised social problems incapable of solution by individuals alone or by the......

" Blessing L ' He Hounds " Sia.-a Recurrent Theme In The...

of the Saints is that of a wild animal (deer, hare, or what not), pursued by hounds and huntsmen, fleeing to the Saint and receiving effective protection. Thus (to take only two......

' Points Fromi Let Ters Our Lady Of Fatima A Writer

states " Our Lady promised that by the consecration of the world to Her Immaculate Heart. Russia would be converted and peace restored to the world." This statement is......

Answers

Was Mary - Tudor " as black as she Is painted "? No; the great non-Catholic Gairdner says: " History has been cruel to her memory . . . . Intolerance did not begin with her "......

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The Book Of The Virgin

Le Livre de la Vicrge. Bertrand Guegan. (Art et Metiers Graphiques and Sylvan Press, 21s.) THIS collection of 88 pictures of Our Lady from the masters of European Christian art......

Christmas The Crisis And

By Father Christopher Devlin I REMEMBER Christmas Day in Athens, 1944, when the troubles were on. No heat, no light, blood and thunder in the streets, and famine behind closed......

Cattiolic Workers' Notebook

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS CCHRISTMAS is a time of celeb r a'ed tion. We all finish work tor a few days, and during that period. add a little to the meagre ration of food. drink and......

Films By Grace Conway

For The Children FOR three weeks a London cinema-lhe Tatter-is being handed over to the childeen for a season of their own spectal films. This, I am assured by the J. Arthur......

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Catholic Profiles :1351

BELOVED SISTER SINCE nuns are to the world nameless, let us pay tribute this Christmas to the noble vocation of celibacy and selfdenial which demands, instead of the portrait......

Consequences Of The Split

Mlehael de la Illedoyere SOME people may take the breakdown of the London Conference, with its probable consequence of a division for some years between West and East, as a......

Your Daily Mass Guide

December 21-27 SUNDAY. DFCLMBER 21. 4th Sun day in Advent. 2nd coll. of Our Lady. 3rd coll. Ecclesiae or for the Pope. Cr. Pref. of the Trinity. (Violet.) Mon" DECEMBER 22. St.......

"peace" Without God

0 NCE again the feast of Christmas is going to be observed by a world which manifests in almost every' feature the denial in practice of all for which that feast stands, That......

By By

I ALL SORTS Fr. Bernard Basset, S1.1 Happy Xmas CHRIS CHRISTMAS Greetings to you TMAS " all " is a mean, cramped little word, far less expressive than the " N et N " of the......

In A Few Words

Another Happy Christmas HAPPY Christmasses abound in this issue, and I do not intend to he an exception. What 1 specifically wish as many of my readers as possible is a serious......

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Vote Goes Against King Leopold

The expectation that, after the recent pro-Leopold rally, the Belgian Social Christian Party would not continue in coalition with the Socialists in the Government of M. Spaak,......

T. S. Eliot Received By The Pope

Mr. T. S. Eliot, the well-known poet and critic, was received in audience by the Pope on Saturday. Mr. Eliot had arrived in Rome on the previous Monday and had given two......

Ukrainia Bishop Plans Eastern Rite Colonies In Britain

Mgr. Buchko Interviewed BY A STAFF REPORTER A rather dumpy figure with an infectious sense of humour, who speaks moderate English in addition to more than half a dozen European......

King's 600 Wives Spread News Of Five Points

St. Joan's Social and Political Alliance which hit the national headlines during the week over the " Kin of the Bekoms and his 600 wives " are feeling pleased that the five......

Poor Clares Open Convent In Japan

Last month Poor Clare nuns from Canada opened, in Tokyo, the first convent of the Order in Japan, where they found six Japanese girls waiting to be received as postulants.......

The Pope Receives Canon Cardijn

On Wednesday, December 10, the Holy Father received in special audience Canon Cardijn, founder of the Young Christian Workers Movement....

Cardinal Hlond To Report To The Pope

Front a Special Correspondent Cardinal August Hlond, Archbishop of Warsaw, Primate of Poland, has decided to visit Rome again and report to the Holy Father on the situation of......

" We Must Pray Together, We French And Germans "

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French Cardinal Defends Priest In Police Court

From a Special Correspondent "If Abbe Martel is the accused, it is I who am responsible." With these dramatic words, Cardinal Rogues, Archbishop of Rennes, and Primate of......

14 Jews And An Irishman

A bus to transport Negro youngsters between their homes and their Catholic school in Camden, U.S.A., has been given to the school by a group of 14 Jews and an Irishman. The bus......

New York Bans Carols In Schools

Vigorous and immediate protests were entered by Catholic, Protestant and non-sectarian groups against a New York public school official, who placed a ban on the singing of......

Vatican Broadcasts To East Europe New Radio Services In...

Slovak, Croat and Slovene languages will be started next Sunday, December 21, by the Vatican Radio. Each broadcast will last seven minutes. Czech and Slovak broadcasts will be......

Newsprint Only For Communist Paper Despite The Fact That...

authorities, alleging lack of newsprint, have long denied permission for the publication of a Catholic paper for the 1,500,000 Catholics in Lower Silesia, a new Communist paper......

Legion Of Decency Regrades "amber " The American National...

Decency has announced that the revised version of the film " Forever Amber," the first production of Twentieth Century-Fox to receive the "C" or " Condemned " classification,......

Why Was Alice Meynell Not Laureate ?

By a Slag Reporter Why, on the death of Tennyson, was not Alice Meynell appointed Poet Laureate ? Was it because of her sex ? " One can see no other reason for a poet so......

Radio Priest Puts The British Case To American Catholics

WASHINGTON. Americkns hate to be taken for " suckers''; willing to help put Europe back on its feet, they nevertheless want to be absolutely sure that the countries they are......

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Ethlehem From

1 . EHIND By Father Bernard Basset I AM sure that the Canon wasn't joking when he remarked that the crib ought to be the other way round, He had been behind the scenes to the......

And Sky. "big Four Meet For Last Effort Conference" Ran

parallel to something which ended with the ominous word "curtain." while over by the standing Shepherd was a query mark preceded by--Atom Bomb." We stood while Mary and Joseph......

Theatre

Denis Johnston O NE did not need to have very much knowledge of Irish history or the Irish characser to he able to appreciate Denis Johnston's "The Old Lady Says No" at the......

Poetry

THE THE PRIVATE GOD Poems from the Book of Hours. By Rainer Maria Rilke, the German text with an English translation and introduction by Babette Deutsch. (Vision, 4s, 6d.)......

Garden

EFFECTS OF FROST RECEN RECENT frosts have made some T tops look mashed up. The hearts should be all right for some time. Plants not affected are very likely to continue sound......

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Southwark Boarding School Prepares To Open In January

By a Staff Reporter A Bursary fund, to be known as the " Stater Fund," and to be administered after the manner of a scholarship, is being planned by the head of England's newest......

Introductions Bureau Has 2,000 Applicants

By a Staff Reporter In an attempt to combat the growing number of mixed marriages, a Catholic Introduction Bureau was started in the diocese of Westminster in August this year,......

Persons And Places

Mgr. Ellie, Bishop of Nottingham, will preside at High Mass when it is celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Grimsby, on Sunday, December 21, on the occasion of the golden jubilee of......

D.p.s At Mass In Nottingham Cathedral

St. Barnabas's Cathedral, Nottingham was overcrowded on Sunday last, when Bishop Jean Buchko, Apostolic Visitator for the Ukrainians of Western Europe, celebrated a two hours......

Catenians, Nottingham

For the first time since it was established the Nottingham Circle of the Catenian Association. meeting at the Victoria Hotel, Nottingham, recently, permitted a non-member to be......

S.v.p. In Three Dioceses Celebrate Beatification Of...

By a Staff Reporter High Mass in the presence of Cardinal Griffin, in Westminster Cathedral on Sunday, and a solemn Te Deum at Farm Street in the afternoon, marked the festival......

Ransom Guild

Gives £2,120 At its meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 1947, the Executive Council of the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom approved grants for Church Extension work totalling £2,120......

Apostolate Of The Lamp

In a letter to The Lamp Society, Mgr. Godfrey, Apostolic Delegate, states " the distribution of good literature is a valuable part of the apostolate of teaching the truth.......

Interest In Liturgy Spreads

Interest in the liturgical exercises which Fr. Clifford Howell, ST. is initiating in various parts of the country continues to grow. Following a report which appeared in Tem......

Lewisham School Adopts German Orphanage

The children of St. Saviour's School, Lewisham, arc expressing their Christmas goodwill in a very practical way. They have " adopted " an orphanage in Minden, Westphalia,......

Polish Catholic Action Opens In London

Front a Special Correspondent On Thursday last. Dec. 11, the first conference of the Polish Catholic Action took place in the Polish Catholic Mission in London. Preceded by a......

Cardinal Griffin At Gunnersbury Grammar School

By a Staff Reporter Speaking at the Gunnersbury Catholic Grammer School, speech day on December 12, Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster, stated that he was happy to say......

Revolutionaries Will

DESTROY TRADE UNIONS -says Mgr. Masterson From Our Own Correspondent "We are afraid of a few Revolutionists gaining control of the Unions," said Mgr. Masterson, Archbishop of......

C.c.r.a. Appeal "a Great Response"

" Beyond all our expectations!' That was how Miss Ware, of the C.C.R.A., described the nation wide response to an appeal for gifts to Germany, Austria and Poland, published in......

First A.c.t.u. Branch In Notts Diocese

An Association of Catholic Trade Unionists has been formed in Leicester. At a well-attended meeting of trade unionists from all parishes it was stated by the Very Rev. Esmond......

Common Sense And Catarrh

Doesn't your common sense tell you that catarrh needs to be broken-up ? Right. Then here is the quick way to do it. Take a pinch of BESORBON medicinal snuff. Straight away your......

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New Movement Defends Man's Rights Open To All Christians'...

By GRACE CONWAY The Defenders of Human Rights, a new society that aims at opposing what they describe as " absolutism," had a peaceful public launching at Kensington Town Hall......

Government Is Charged With " Spoils System"

By the EARL OF WICKLOW Mr. de Valera appeared to give evidence on the last day of the enquiry into the attempted sale of Locke's Distillery, Kilbeggan. His evidence was confined......

Galway Harbour

A deputation from the Galway Harbour Commissioners has approached the Department of Industry and Commence, asking for a grant of £370,000 for improving dock facilities in......

Listen To This

MGR. R. A. KNOX will preach during Evening Service at Brompton Oratory. December 21, 7.45 p.m. Home Service. FR. MeELLIGOTT. 0.5.5., on Carols and their Origin during Music......

Work To Start On New Polish Cathedral

With the most urgent repairs of the churches in Upper Silesia finished, work will recommence next spring on the building of a great cathedral in Katowice....

Message From Germany

degeneration of oui people is attributable not least to the lack of opportunity for work in the industries necessary for life and reconstruction. German Catholics want work......

Bishops Back Appeal For Unity

. MAINZ. Two German Bishops, Mgr. Anton Stohr, Bishop of Mainz, and Mgr. Franz $ornewasser, Bishop of Trier, both in the French occupation zone, have endorsed an appeal for......

Christian Democrats Stand Together

Dr. Konrad Adenauer and Dr. Joseph Muller, heads of the Christian Democratic Union Party in the British zone. and in Bavaria (United States zone) to-day sent a telegram to Herr......

In Communist Curct

Bishop Stoned and Beheaded From Our Netherlands Correspondent The provincialate of the Franciscan Friars at Weert has been informed by the Netherlands Ambassador in Peking......

English Assistant To Jesuit General

Fr. Joseph Bollard, formerly-provincial of the Jesuits in England, has been appointed English Assistant to the Jesuit General in Rome....

14 Chinese Trappists Dead, 274 Are Missing

Of the 72 Trappist monks who were compelled to join a " march of death" after their monastery at Yangklanuing, north-west of Peking, China, was burned down by Communists, 14 are......

Dutch To Safeguard Lives Of Missionaries

THE. HAGUE. The Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on December 15 that the Government was taking measures to protect the lives of Dutch missionaries in China, following......

A National Stadium A Token Vote Of £10 Has Been

agreed to in the Dail, when proposed by Mr. Sean Moylan, the Minister for Lands; the object of this was to secure approval for a scheme to encourage athletics, and to provide......

Window Showing Nazi Executioners To Be Removed

The stained glass window, which includes portraits of Hitler. Goering and Goebbels as executioners of a martyr, in St. Martin's Church, Landshut, Bavaria, is to be removed on......