2nd May 1947

2nd May 1947
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Cardinal Griffin Blesses The " C H "

ADOPTION SCHEME The Text of the Cardinal's Letter to the Editor on the Plan You have drawn my attention to " The Catholic Herald " Adoption Scheme for ex-enemy countries. I......

• • T Armnal Tells Young Christian Workers It Is Time We...

Spirit Of Class War Based On Hate " It is time we banished from our midst the spirit of class war, based on hate. It is un-Christian and un-British, an alien thing which will......

Y.c.w: Prays England Listens

By a Staff Reporter I went on Sunday to watch an event unique in the Catholic life in England, the first broadcast of a Y.C.W. service. In the parish church of St. Mary and......

Italian Christian Democrats Defeated On Marriage Clause

The statement of the indissolubility of marriage was voted out of the clause in the Italian Constitution on the family and marriage, on April 24, by 194 votes to 191, in the......

Birmingham Starts Relief Scheme

Following the visit of the Lord Mayor of Biemingharn to Cologne, members of the Oratorian Parish at Edgbaston have instituted a scheme of relief for the Catholics of the German......

Canon Cardyn Visits Austria And Germany

From Our Own Correspondent Canon Joseph Cardyn visited Vienna from April 16 to April 18, and spoke to groups of Viennese workers of the Young Christian Workers movement; he also......

Martyr For Purity Is Beatified

Never within living memory have so many humble people gathered in St. Peter's Basilica and its square as thronged it on Sunday last fot the beatification ceremonies of Maria......

Ma The British Industries Fair Opens In London And...

early in May, resuming the practice of pre-war years. This great display reflects the skill and resourcefulness of the people of this country and it brings buyers from all......

This Actually Happened

Exhibition motor -cycle rider crashed while making a blindfold dash through flames, badly cut and burnt one hand. Ambulance attend,. ant applied T.C.P., which Ns promptly......

All Peoples Face Special Problems-says The Pope

All the peoples of the world must "respect and observe the moral foundations of a true spirit of harmony " if peace is to be consolidated in the world, said the Pope to Alfredo......

Co-ops May Invest In "daily Worker"

The London Co-operative Society, Britain's largest Co-op., may decide to invest in the People's Press Printing Society, which prints and publishes the Communist Daily Worker......

Who Started The Rumour Of The Dismissals In The London...

By a Staff Reporter 1 went down to the East End of London on Tuesday to find out what was the attitude of the workers, who were on strike. I felt that the views of the strike......

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Letters

CONVERSION OF RUSSIANS SIR,—As a Russian fully conversant with the past and present developments in Russia, the Communist theory and practice and the mentality of Soviet......

Catholics And Russia Sir,—mr. Coldharn Says That I Seem...

that Russia is not the only Great Power with an expansionist policy, and asks if I have not observed certain proposals about Greece and Turkey. The proposals he considers so......

The Song Of Songs

of Hebrew literature. He will find most recent scholarship in the field would seem, informed as regards the SIR,—Your correspondent is not. it bibliographies up to the year......

Naval Blockade

Sta,---In your issue of April 18, Mr. Lunn wonders whether I have ever protested against naval blockade. The answer is, no : on the contrary, in all my naval books before the......

The Catholic Novel Sat.—i Read With Satisfaction, Marred...

and distress, Mr. Igoe's spirited answer to my question. I reply in order to dispel a most unfortunate misunderstanding, and to re-state my original point, which Mr. Igoe,......

Catholics And Students' Congress

— Your correspondent, Frank Doolin, in his article on the N.U.S. Congress at Liverpool, remarks on the absence of a Catholic point of view at the various Commissions. This......

Apostleship Altars Ste,—the Report Of The National Board...

Apostleship of the Sea Says that " Altars are provided for use on many large ships. Does this mean that there is anything more than a minute "cubby-hole " for Daily Masses, and......

A Masonic Persecution?

SIR,—The letter of " A French Catholic " published in your last issue should help to shake the complacency of those Catholics who, burying their heads in the sand like......

Oxford And Cambridge Catholic Education Board Stlt, — In...

prevalent misconceptions, may I be allowed space to make it clear that the Oxford and Cambridge Catholic Education Board is still the organ of the Hierarchy in the maintenance......

This Present Discontent

S1R,—Mr. Francis Hunt has gone to some length in your columns recently to defend the present administration, chiefly by heaping the blame for our position to-day on the......

Good Statues Snt.—recently, While Searching For A Good...

the Madonna and Child for my small daughter, I was directed to the Church Artists' Agency. 25, Ebury St., S.W.1 where I bought a cast of an original work by Antony Foster. It......

' Points From Let Ters A City Catholic Reg:4er I Am

a member of a Catholic Action group of city workers and we are interested in making a register of all Catholics eho work in the city. Could you help us by asking your readers......

'answers

Is it wrong to buy silk stockings on the " Black Market "? Yes; you would be encouraging and enriching a low gang of scoundrels. Visitors from the Continent admire the decent......

St. Francis Leper Guild Please Help The Poor Lepers On

FR. DAMIEN S DAY MAY 11 Children are asked to give just one penny to . the School Collection 4; a on that day. fl Send to the Rev. Mother, L: Hon. Secretary, The Hermitage, hi......

Christ The King His Church Is Hardly Known In This Area....

HOLY MASS is offered for you. FR. KEVIN, S.D.S., SL Mary's Street, l'HORNBURY, GLOUCESTER....

A Priest Of Your Own

It es 'not given to every home to count a Priest among its children but every family can have its " own Priest" by helping a Student on towards the Sacred Priesthood Yaws......

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Gerry Sherry (ex-member Y.c.w. National Committee) Says:

"Each Passing May Day is a Challenge To the CatholieWorkers of the World" IN olden times the first of May was associated with Our Lads'. flowers, maypole dancing on thct......

Gramophone Notes

H.M.V. April Recordings. Schumann : Concerto in A minor (DB 6373-6). The piano solo is played by the great Chilean pianist Claudio Arran. and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is......

Films By Grace Conway

Birth of a Robot KARL Kapek knew and ex ploited the dramatic value of machinery. There is a terrifying moment in R.U.R. when the machine men, in revolt against their creator,......

Theatre King Richard Ii

SHAKESPEARE'S King Rich." ard I) at the NEW was a poet shaping his misery, his emotions, in words, revelling in it, controlling and directing it into literature, conscious only......

Women And The Atom B3mb

By GRACE CONWAY In view of the wholesale destruction hanging over our heads would you advise wigmen to go on marrying and having huge families? THAT was one of the questions......

Garden

GETTING THE SOIL RIGHT IN ordinary years the alternation of frost and thaw, rain and wind makes the soil surface fine. This year it is not so good. After moderate showers do......

Maureen O'sullivan Back To Films

Maureen O'Sullivan, wife of John farrow, and mother of three children, is to return to the screen after a long interval, in a picture directed by her husband. Mr. and Mrs.......

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Catholic Hera' D

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1947. HEAr i OFFioEsi 67 Fleet St., London, E.C.4. (CENtral 6264-5) BRANCH OFFicEs: 30, Manchester Street, Liverpool. (CENtral 2461) (and HUYTON 1979) 11, King......

Appeal For Poland

NDER the patronage of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Catholic Council for Polish Welfare has chosen Our Lady's month for the launchign of a special appeal to meet the spiritual......

Stions Of T If Week

By Michael de la Betloyere wE have referred before to the Chi istian Commando campaign, as we have also referred from time to time to the Moral Rearmament movement. Such......

Kalendar

May 4-10 Sunday, May 4. Fourth Sunday after Easter. (White.) Monday, May 5. St. Pius V. Pope, 1572. (White.) Tuesday, May e. St. John, Apostle and Evangelist, before the Latin......

!catholic Profiles:wil

CAPTAIN P. C. LOFTUS CAPTAIN Loftus, who was from 1932 to 1945 Conservative M.P. for the SouthwoId constituency in Suffolk, was horn in the 1880's. He went first to Ramsgate......

A Layman's Pulpit

The Changing Christ THERE is. one puzzling feature in the stories regarding the risen Lord's appearances which calls for explanation. While remaining the same in spirit, He......

In A Few Words

"Austria, 7947" rOUNT Montgelas, who reviews books for us and writes regularly in People and Freedom (that excellent little Christian Democratic monthly) has sent me the......

There Seems To Be An Increasing

desire in a section of the Press to "clean up " vice in the West End of London, but the odd thing is that the less reputable the paper involved is, the keener it seems to be on......

Compton Organs

• COMPTON Organs are designed for all Ecclesiastical purposes and for Concert Halls, Colleges, Schools and Residence's * GOVERNING bodies contemplating the installation of new......

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A Minister's Attack On Catholic' R R R L D Al F P __l...

Schools Disturbs All France From Our Correspondent in Paris Another incident which throws into relief the deep anti-Christian tendencies of certain members of the French......

Catholic Film Centre Should

Be Developed— SA YS THE CARDINAL Cardinal Griffin is anxious that a Catholic , Film Centre be developed as soon as possible to exploit the cinema as a weapon of the apostolate......

" If We Do Not Want Our Theatres To Be

closed. we will have to print Cardinal Mindszenty's name on our posters and, I assure you, our houses will be crowded. You ask me why ? Wherever the Cardinal appears and gives a......

New Throne For Our Lady Of Montserrat

More than 50,000 Catalans took part in the greatest pilgrimage of recent times at Montserrat, on Sunday, April 27, when the black wooden image of Our Lady of Montserrat.......

Canadian Youth Won't Go To Prague

the Province of Quebec have joined in refusing to send dele. gates to the "World Festival of Youth," scheduled to take place in Prague this summer. These organisations assert......

Boys Do Anti-clerical Course In Old Monastery

"Down with Bishop Cule ! Down with Bishop Cule ! " This is the chant of Yugoslav students as they pass the window of Mgr. Peter Cule, Bishop of Mostar. Yugoslavia. The boys are......

Convents Are Closing For The Want Of Vocations

By a Staff Reporter The lack . of women's religious vocations in this country is compelling some convents, many doing important social work, to close. This statement was made......

No Religion Outside The Church

While Church life in the six Catholic parishes of Leipzig remains outwardly unhampered, the Communist-controlled local government makes it impossible to promote any kind of......

Parish Priest Of Dachau Honoured

The Rev. Friedrich Pfanzelt of Dachau has been named a Domestic Prelate by the Holy Father in recognition of the services he rendered to the inmates of the concentration camp......

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Light On The Liturgy

The Sunday Introits and Graduals: The Sunday Collects: The Sunday Epistles. By E. C'. Messenger. Ph.D. (Sands & Co.. 3 vol. at 85. 6d.). Reviewed by IVOR HALL nR. Messenger,......

Earth And Ourselves

RABBIT QUADS %v F: are on the horns, at the moment, of a satin-soft but very definite dilemma. The recent Ice Age, combined with the general shortage of labour, meant that......

Book Of The Month

The Great Y.C.W.Noveg Fishers of Men. By Maxence van der Meersch. (John Miles, 9s. ed.). Reviewed by C. E. SHERRY '' The Young workers are neither machines nor beasts of......

Gill's Ideas And Interests

Essays. By Eric Gill. (Cape, 8s. 6d.) I N 1942, two years after Eric Gill's death, a volume was published called Last Essays. It happily proved to be not the last: other......

Epitaph

ANepitaph is defined shortly as ; " words written on a tomb "; Epitaph on Nuremberg is woefully misnamed. This short book " itself is vital evidence that the Nuremberg Trial is......

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Mgr. Amigo Asks Laity To Seek Out More Vocations

A call to the priests and laity of Southwark diocese to give their Harty co-operation in searching out vocations for the priesthood is issued by the Archbishop. Bishop, Mgr.......

Persons And Places

Mr. Hollis Views the Political Scene That there is a complete lack of a true political plan towards the evils of to-day, Mr. Christopher Hollis, Conservative M.P. for Devizes,......

Aged Poor And Destitute Children Discussed At Southwark...

C.P.E.A. Annual Meeting Resolutions to the Home Secretary asking Mm to facilitate the legal adoption of destitute children by approved foster-parents and calling for the......

Mr. Sheed On The War Of Minds

By a Staff Reporter Two armies in the battle for men's minds were already at grips, but only one was fighting. The Christian army was not—and the rank and file did not oven......

600 Children Will Pray For Europe

"The Holy Father wants every schoolchild to say a decade of the Rosary, every day, during the month of May, for the starving children of Europe." M g r. Bri g ht, Auxiliary......

• Cinema War Is Over

From Our Own Correspondent The battle for Sunday cinemas in Leicester has been fought and won in three rounds. Round 1, passed by the City Council without a debate, an......

Ecclesiastical And Other !information

BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Southwark For Mgr. Amigo, Archbishop, Bishop of Southwark: May 4. Visitation and Confirmation, at Lewes, 3.30. May 7. Visitation and Confirmation, at South......

"living Together — Its Problems And Possibilties"

T HE SUMMER SCHOOL of the Council of Christians and Jews will provide an opportunity of studying together some of the problems of Jewish-Christian relations. Place : Elfinsward,......

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Know Your Catholic England

STONYHURST AND CATHOLIC LANCASHIRE Stonyhurst College, which claims to be the most famous and historic Catholic school in England, lies in the heart of a district where......

Catholic Voters Have Held Their Ground

By MAX JORDAN Catholic voters who went to the polls in the Diet elections held throughout the British Zone of Occupation recently, stood their ground pretty well. A total of......

Irish News Letter

THE IRISH THEATRE LOSES A GENIUS By the EARL OF WICKLOW With the death of F. J. McCormick the Irish theatre has lost an actor for whom the word genius is for once not an......

Czechs Follow Nazis By Listening To Sermons Agents Of The

Czech police, headed by Communist Minister of Interior Vaclav Nosek, have adopted the practice for which several Nazi agents were recently placed on trial—spying on the sermons......

Catholic Information From Abroad

VATICAN CITY PRIVATE AUDIENCES. The Holy Father has received in private audience recently Cardinals Francesco Marmaggi, Giovanni Mercatl, Mat chetti Selvaggiani, and Carlo......