25th April 1947

25th April 1947
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Survivors Pray Before Shattered Statue

r l he Texas City explosions and fires have taken the lives of the city's parish priest, the Rev. William Roach, and dozens of his parishioners, has resulted in serious injuries......

Russian Designs On Greece

Were Evident—SAYS F. A. VOIGT By ANDREW BOYLE "No one can deny the evidence of his senses and maintain that there was no infiltration in Greece, blessed and aided by Russia,"......

What We Think The Royal Birthday

WITH the rest of the Catholic community of this country, " The Catholic Herald " extends to Princess Elizabeth its prayers, its congratulations and its best wishes on Her Royal......

The Bishops Of England And Wales In Low Week Meeting,...

PRESENT WORLD ORGANISATIONS WILL NOT SOLVE PROBLEMS The Bishops Pledge Support For Y. C. W. — Plead For The P.O.W.s The Bishops of England and Wales, at the conclusion of......

Fr. Heenan Is Given New Appointment

The Rev. John Heenan, D.D., known to thousands as a Radio speaker, well - known author and journalist, has been appointed Superior of the Catholic Missionary Society, by the......

More Priests Imprisoned In Albania

The persecution in Albania continued unabated on Friday last, when an Albanian military tribunal in Tirana sentenced a group of priests to terms of itnprisonment on charges of......

Edinburgh Meeting Demands Release Of Mgr. Stepinac

Count Anthony O'Brien of Thomond was a speaker at a public demonstration in Edinburgh last week sponsored by the Catholic Association to demand the immediate release of Mgr.......

Dates Of Five Canonisations Are Fixed

In a ceremony lasting about an hour, which began at 10 a.m., 15 Cardinals and 50 Archbishops and Bishops completed the last steps leading to the canonization of five Beati at a......

Lord Pakenham " Best Choice

SA YS LORD BEVERIDGE By a Staff Reporter " I am, of course, delighted at the news. I think Lord Pakenham is an excellent choice for the most unenviable of tasks." So said Lord......

President Of M.r.p. Received By The Pope

M. Francisque Gay, President of M.R.P., and former VicePremier of France, arrived in Rome on Saturday, and was received in private audience by the Pope on Sunday. Various......

Mgr. Stepinac Is Defending Our Rights — Says The

CARDINAL "We are here to protest against the mockery of the trial of Archbishop Stepinac, the unjust sentence passed upon him, and his continued detention in prison. We are......

Cardinal Leaves For Rome On Monday

Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster, will leave for Rome on Monday next, April 28, for his visit ad limina. The visit ad limina apostolorum (the threshold of the......

Y.c.w. Service To Be Broadcast

Cardinal Griffin will preach at a special evening service for "Industrial Sunday," April 27, to be conducted by the Young Christian Workers, which will he broadcast in the Home......

New Beata Her Murderer Sees Her Beatification'

A beatification, perhaps without precedent in the history of the Church, took place in Rome on Sunday last, April 20, when a 12-year-old peasant girl, Maria Goretti, was......

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Parents And The Budget

Sta,—It may be of interest to some of your readers that the Barnes Parents' Association made a pre-Budget request through our M.P., Sir George Harvie Watt, that (a) Children's......

Non-thomist Philosophies Sne—as I Am At Present Engaged...

preparation of a study of the relation of William of Ockham's political philosophy to the historical events of his time, I was interested to read Mr. Richens' plea in your issue......

The Catholic Press

SIR, — As a young person myself, and therefore appreeiating my Catholic news presented in a lively and interesting style, I nevertheless fail to agree with Mr. Howes' views.......

"class" And The Catholic Novel

will borrow Fr. Devlin's expression, offer tit for tat., and suggest he may have " taken urnbrage." While agreeing to disagree with my criticisms of Mr. Wauglis view of......

A.b.c. For Catholic Politicians Snt, — As A Student Of

Catholic social principles, I cannot agree with the views on private property expressed by your correspondent " Minimus." The right to private property is the right which a......

Our Present Discontent

is rather remarkable how Socialist supporters, in Parliament or out of it, react like a flash to any criticism of their own Party or Government. They demand the righe to fling......

The State Of France

Sue,—As a Frenchman I read your leading article on General de Gaulle with Some surprise and no little sadness. I must admit I find it hard to understand your attitude towards......

"the Song Of Songs"

Sus,—In his recent book, The Consecration of Genius, Mr. Sencourt, writing on " The Song of Songs," perpetuates the idea that this literary work is of Hebrew origin—an......

Points From Let Ters

'Parent's Day " at Teachers' Exhibition Would you allow me to correct a piece of information in your last issue. It was stated that Parents' Day at our forthcoming exhibition......

Answers

Should unmarried Catholics spend their holidays together? Is it a " mortal sin " to indulge in lonely company-keeping? Two questions, from different sources, which can best be......

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A Saint Of The Market-place

by Michael de la Bedoyere 1947 is the sixth centenary Of the birth of St. Catherine of Siena-if we accept 1347 as the year of her birth. This date, in fact, has been disputed,......

Garden

PLANTS FOR SUMMER w ITH winter just behind us, we have still to be thinking immediately about plants for summer. Tomato seeds were a long time in germinating. even in a house.......

Theatre Mr. Coward's Props

IN Present Laughter (HAYMARKET), they are all present. The key words in his vocabulary are " revolting " and " repellent": wrapped in transparent " epigrams" one knows they will......

The Play's The Thing (draw, Hammersmith). But Only Clive...

and his breezy dash make it so. This is a weak variation on the " Hamlet ' theme of writing a play within a play but this time to prove (or otherwise) to a fiance that his lady......

Films By Grace Conway

The Odd Moment OF TEN in an indifierent or even a poor film there are odd moments which save it from complete disaster. This week, being fairly slim from a reviewing angle, I'd......

Films Spread The Faith

Some of the films with a religious background recently produced in Hollywood have been praised by Fr. Mondrone. S.J., writing in the influential Jesuit organ Civilta Cattolica......

Former Parish Priest Of Leicester Square-bishop Of...

By a Staff Reporter F ROM Leicester Square to a Pacific island is a long way in space '• and time. Mgr. Alexander Poncet, Vicar Apostolic of Wallis and Futuna, was recently......

Here's How To Keep Clear From Colds

Colds are caught wherever people congregate. But not by the wise ones who carry the small, flat tin of BESORBON medicinal snuff. They just take a pinch whenever they hear a......

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Incharge Of The Ay

British Zone C ATHOLICS generally—and this paper in particular— will welcomethe appointment oi. Lord Pakenham to the office of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, for this......

Uestions Of The Week

By Michael tie in Bedoyere The Moscow Failure The Moscow Failure T HE Moscow Conference has proved to he a complete failure. It has failed to achieve real progress towards the......

The 100th Profile I His Eminence Cardinal Griffin

[Though we feel that in the ordinary way the nature of this feature makes it hardly suitable for recording the lives and describing the personalities of members of the ILer.......

A Layman's Pulpit

Back to the Fishing IT is strange to find St. Peter, after what might be regarded as the profoundly unsettling events recorded in the latter part of our Gospels, once more......

Kalendab

April 27—May 3 Sunday, April 27. Third Sunday after Easter. (White,) Monday, April 28. St Paul of the C 12 r 5 o 2 s s . , t 77 e 5 d . (While.) Tuesday, Apnl 29. St. Peter,......

In A Few Words

The Answer to Dr. Dalton T HE best answer to Dr. Dalton's tax on pipes and cigarettes is to take to snuff. Snuff is not only quite as effective as a nicotine poisoner. but it......

Wise And Otherwise

"The Trade Unions are becoming the Gestapo of Mr. Attlee's administration." — Sir Charles Petrie. "There is little of the true philosophic spirit in Aquinas."—Bertrand......

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News Of The Eastern Churches

by Donald Attwater A remarkable litany for unity among Christians has been approved for use among the Catholics of West Syrian rite. Among its petitions are the following: "......

The Netherlands' Radio Priest Has Weekly Half-hour Talk

From Our Own Correspondent One of the most popular radio personalities among Catholics and non-Catholics in the Netherlands is Fr. Henri de Greeve. His feature, Saturday evening......

New Catacombs In Lwow

According to a report of a Ukrainian Catholic periodical, the Greek Catholics in Lwow are gathering secretly for common prayers, like the first Christians in the catacombs.......

Cardinal Suggests A State Lottery

" My reply to the present dif. faculties about gamblin g in this country," said Cardinal Griffin last week, " would be that the Government should adopt the good practice in most......

Derbyshire Parish Has A Smooth Scheme For Parcels ' Students

By Catherine Drywood The parishioners of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Belper, Derbyshire, have now got going a smoothly working scheme for sending parcels of......

The " Ch," Adoption Scheme

VOLUNTEER PARISHES to adopt the following parishes in Germany are urgently needed: a parish in Berlin; Wuppertal; Frankfurt; Bonn; Bodenhein and Mittenwald. LONG LIST. We also......

Adopt Munster

By a Staff Reporter German Catholic students who thought Mr. &vin was a Cardinal — Cardinal Sevin — a German University students' chaplain who had not heard of the Pope's Five......

Legion Of Mary Hold Acies In Germany

A report has just reached us, of an event unique in the history of the British Occupation of Germany. On March 30 the Legion of Mary held its first Acres meeting, iant Bad D......

New Vatican Envoy Visits Rome

Mr. John Victor Perowne, the British Minister designate to the Holy See, arrived in Rome by air last week, on a private visit. He was met by Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the......

While Delivering A Sermon At A Solemn Pontifical Mass In

the Cathedral, in Freiburg, Mgr. Groeber, Arch. bishop of Freiburg, was cut off the air by the French censor. The moment that he uttered the word Moscow," the broadcast of his......

A New Secretary For The C.t.s.

Mr. H. W. Acomb, M.A., succeeds Mr J. P. Boland as General Secretary of the Catholic Truth Society. He will take up his duties about the beginning of May. Mr. 3. P. Boland has......

Austrian Bishops Renew Demand For Education

The Austrian Hierarchy, under the leadership of Cardinal Innitzer, following their recent meeting, have submitted a resolution to the Government, demanding that it implements......

Polish Leader Sentenced Again

Mr. Casimir Bagmski, one of the underground political leaders during the German occupation, sentenced in June, 1945, in Moscow, in the famous trial of the 16 leaders. then......

Amid Depressing Gloom Of Moscow I Can't Help Thinking Of...

Mr. G. R. Bruns!, of the National Catholic Welfare Council News Service. is the only correspondent exclusively representing a religious news service or religious newspapers......

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The Author Of "the Fairchild Family"

by W. LEY I7. has been a shock to me to discover that the younger generation to-day has never heard of The Fairchild Family. In my own youth, though few of us may have read it.......

Earth And Ourselves

Flowers of the Wood COMPANIONING " Flowers of Marsh and Stream," Penguin Books have produced " Flowers of the Woods " (2s. 6d.) with text by Professor E..1. Salisbury and with......

The Facts In The Case Archbishop Stepinac, The Man And

his Case. By H. Count O'Brien of Thomond. (Standard, Dublin, 85. 6d.). Reviewed by ANDREW BOYLE THE war criminal and the political scapegoat are increasingly familiar......

Soldier In Russia

The Russian Outlook. By Lieut. General Martel. (Michael Joseph. 10s. 6d.) THE distinguished soldier who is .1 * the author of this book visited Russia twice. In 1936 he......

Penicillin. By I. L. Hamiltonpaterson. (staples, 5s.).

A workmanlike little volume outlining the history of Penicillin and its various applications in medicine. Designed for the general practitioner....

Feminine Forum

0 era Manners By GRACE CONWAY VICTORIA Sladen, whom you see here, star of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and prima donna of Sadlers Wells, has some very definite and,......

Beauty And The Beast

Giovanni Bellini. By Philip Hendy and Ludwig Goldscheider. (naldon Press, 25s.). Wood Engravings. By Thomas Rewick. (King, Penguin, 2s.). Reviewed by IRIS CONLAY THE Phaidon......

Pere Sertillanges Translated

The intellectual Life. By A. D. Sertillanges, O.P. Translated by Mary Ryan. (Mercier Press, 10s. 6d.) Reviewed by FR. THOMAS CORBISHLEY, S.J. IT is fitting that a Dominican......

Great Tales

The Hole in the Wall. By Arthur Morrison : The History of Mr. Polly. By H. G. Wells. Dialstone Lane. By W. W. Jacobs. The Century Library. (Eyre and Spottiswoodc, 6s. each......

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Young Christian Teachers Organising In Manchester

From Our Staff Reporter. The Young Christian Teachers' movement, " founded to organise, equip and encourage young Catholic teachers for their own special and most important......

Persons And Places

English Catholic Cyclists Will Make Foreign Contacts Engineers, bricklayers, clerks, ship-builders, persons from all walks of life, members of the St. Christopher Catholic......

British Requiems For P.o.w.5' Mothers

A Requiem Mass was offered in the P.O.W. camp chapel at Bodicote, 13anbury, for Frau Maria Stemberg, mother of one of the prisoners, who died recently in Germany. The sung Mass......

Brighton C.w.l.'s New Venture

The Catholic Women's Leagne in Brighton has made a new and interesting experiment which will go into operation next month when a holiday house and residential club for young......

Leicester Catholics Need I250,000

From Our Own Correspondent It will ultimately cost the Catholics of Leicester some £250,000 to carry out all the schemes of reorganisation called for by the Education Act.......

Add Social Teaching To The Catechism

—FR. GORDON, Si. " Social teaching will have to be complementary with the teaching of the Catechism if Catholic youth is to have a defence against the thrusts of false social......

Leeds Children Give 11,600 For Children

At their annual service at the Cathedral, on Good Shepherd Sunday, the school children of the diocese presented the Bishop of Leeds with the handsome sum of f1,600 as their......

We Must Understand Russia R. P. Walsh Throws The

Spotlight On U.S.S.R. "THE PEOPLE OF RUSSIA ARE HUMAN BEINGS AND MAY BE COUNTED ON TO ACT BROADLY AS HUMAN BEINGS IN OTHER COUNTRIES ACT. "In spite of those who write about......

Don't Disguise Your Religion

—fudge Lyn,skey By a Staff Reporter Appealing to Catholics and nonCatholics who have religious beliefs to assert themselves and to act as a leaven amongst their fellow men,......

Bishops' Give Views On Seamen

The National Board of the Apostleship of the Sea announces that the Hierarchy decided at their Low Week meeting that, " in order that the Apostleship of the Sea may be better......

Nottingham Parliament To Be Non-party

Nottingham Catholic Council has decided to change the name of the Nottingham Catholic Parliament to the Catholic Forum. This is because it was felt that by sticking to the......

East End Priest On 'good Time'

By a Staff Reporter "The glamour of commercialised leisure tends to Set up false values so that thrills and excitement beconze the idea of a ' good time.'" This was said at a......

Are " Irish Catholics" Apathetic In England?

By a Staff Reporter That Catholics, "predominantly Irish by blood." with their certainty of conviction in the Faith were apt to take things for granted and thus not seriously......

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Catholic Information From Abroad

VATICAN CITY PRIVATE AUDIENCES. The Holy Father has received recently in private audience Cardinals Tedeschini, Mar chetti Selvaggiani and • Furnasoni Biondi; Mgr. Nasalli......

Wembley Civic Affairs Association Mgr. Stepinac Protest...

The Cardinal, Two M.P•s and Editor are the Speakers Cardinal Griffin, Count Michael de la Bedoyere, Editor of The Catholic Herald, Mr. Christopher Hollis, Conservative Member......

We Don't Hate Russia But Communism

MICHAEL DE LA BEDOYERE The Editor of Ttre CATTIOLM HERALD, in opening his speech, said " Because we Catholics condemn Communism and protest against such %sicked acts of......

Nazi Parcel With New String ' Robert Mellish

Mr. Mellish said that he was glad to join with his friend Mr. Hollis in protest against " the great injustice of the trial of Archbishop Stepinac." The essence of the charge......

Do You Believe The Germans Are Starving?

"Those who do not believe in the destitution of the children of Germany should be present when I impart the Sacrament of Confirmation," said Cardinal Faulhaber, preaching in......

When He Took Up Outdoor Sport Again

Here is the story of 3 young man who had given up hope of taking part in active sports again. He tells how a former sufferer put him on the way to recovery :— " Two years ago I......