5th December 1947

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Partition A 'moral Betrayal' Says A Christian Arab

By a Staff Reporter While London Zionists rejoiced at the " new deliverance" of Palestine, representatives of the Arab States here were full of foreboding and resentment when 1......

Welcome To"saints" Of The Air

Row. The Pope honoured the inauguration last week of the direct air link between Dublin and Rome by Aer Lingua by receiving the passengers on the first flight on Sunday last.......

Pope Pius Xii Issues A New Encyclical

" Mediator Dei " : A 20,000 Word Document On The Sacred Liturgy The Pope has issued a new Encyclical on the Sacred Liturgy, addressed to the Bishops of the Universal Church. •......

The Pape Is In Retreat

The Pope returned to the Vatican from his summer palace at Castelgandolfo last Sunday He left Castelgandolfo at five o'clock on Sunday evening, arrived in the Vatican......

Typical Extracts

By a Staff Reporter The following short extracts are given as typical of the practical character of so much of the Encyclical. We hope to be in a position in future issues to......

The Advent Pastorals

CRISIS OFFERS US AN OPPO TUNITY By a Staff Reporter An urgent sense of the essentially spiritual character of the crisis now overhanging the world, and of the particular perils......

The Cardinal Flies To Denmark

By a Staff Reporter " The peace conference ought to be a family council." This excellent piece of advice was offered by Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster, addressing......

B.b.c. Television Chief Resigns

Maurice Gorham, the vigorous 45-year-old chief of B.B.C. television, has resigned No official reason has been given for his decision and Mr. Gorham refused to comment to the......

German Bishops' Protest Is "lost"

COLOGNE. The Allied Control.Commission has " lost " the protest of the German Hierarchy against the arrest and deportation without trial or explanation of 2,000 youths.......

Gigli . Sings In Church Choir

By a Staff Reporter Benjamin° Gigli, the celebrated tenor, who is at present giving a series at recitals at the Albert Hall. and who always attends Mass at Corpus Christi......

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Christianity And Social Order

SIR, — The concluding portion of " Questions of the Week" is truly amazing in a Catholic paper. You say one result of the social reforms will be to free Christians of a......

Thanks From Flensburg

SIR, — Since you published my letter appealing for clothes, rags, sewing materials and old toys for German refugees, in your issue of October 3, we have been inundated with......

" Catholic Herald" Pictures

Sno—Whilst appreciating the importance of Art in religion, I think it would be foolish to adopt the idea of Cecilia Wall and turn TRE CATHOLIC HERALD into an Art Magazine. This......

Does God Take Sides?

S1R, — To say, as your correspondent, Mary B. Foss does, "Almighty God will not take sides," is to say, in other words. that it makes no difference to God whether a nation has......

The Death Penalty

Sut,—The reading of the proposed Criminal Justice Bill has once again brought into prominence the question of the desirability of abolishing the death penally. Catholics have......

What Is A "yankee"?

SIR, — Your caption " First Yankee in St. Peter's" falls below your usual standard of dignity and exactitude. According to Wyld's " Universal Dictionary," a " Yankee " is,......

The Anglican Illusion

Su—May I point out that the statement tar "Henry VIII did not create a schismatic hierarchy to exist concurrently with the valid Catholic one" is quite inaccurate for this was......

For Those Called "muriel"

SIR,—With reference to the section "Answers to Queries," I should like to point out that the name .5 Model " has an ancient Irish and Christian derivation. as demonstrated in a......

Who Is Guilty?

Ste,—The more an intelligent and logical person regards this ever-mounting abuse and fear of Communist Russia (our erstwhile and " gallant" Ally), the more it becomes apparent......

"morals Of Atrocities"

S1R. — Without venturing to pass judgmenton the incident in question, it is surely pertinent to ask what would be the reactions of most people if it happened that it was English......

Soviet Ideals

Ste.—With reference to the letter on this subject in your issue of November 21, it has been suggested that a brief outline of Communism might be added to the notes on the "Chief......

1 Points Fromi Let Ters Angels Dancing In Your "points From

Letters" column Mr. Lunn asks for information regarding the origin of the " Angels dancing on the point of a needie" legend. I think he will get the desired information in......

What Is " Rosicrucianism "?

(1) A 17th-century sect which traces its origin to the 15th-century Christian Rosenkreuz--a student of Arabian magic, and occultism. (2) A branch of Freemasonry recruited from......

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A Meditation For Next Monday's Feast

MARY AND THE LOST IDEAL OF WOMANHOOD By Dr. Irene Marinoff THE loss of a great ideal makes itself felt only gradually. Its formative influence is so strong that even after it......

Films

By Grace Conway Ealing Does it Again! EALING has done it again. This small, unpretentious studio which has kept up such a consistently high level in its productions (Hue and......

Theatre Chinese Poets And Irish Rebels

THERE was a Chinese poet who died drunk trying to embrace The Moon in the Yellow River" (ARTS THEATRE) and he was brother to the Irish rebels unwitting, witty, innocent......

Catholic Workers' Notebook

ABSENT CATHOLICS C AM DEN Town No. 3 North London Branch of the Amalgamated Engineers Union, recently held a meeting at which branch officials were elected. Comrade Miles. the......

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I Catholic Profiles :i 33

W. L. LOUGHREY, K.S.G., B.L. CENIALITY can be deceptive in a than, but in W. I. Loughrey it is the outward sign both of a serene mind and an active interest in others, be they......

Religion And

PUBLIC AFFAIRS HERE are a number of welcome, if not yet very spectacular, signs that religion is beginning to be taken seriously in peacetime in our Because so many no longer......

Questions Of The Week

The Cause Of France's Weakness BF, Mkhael de In liedoyere EVEN the political observe' most disposed to view international rivalry as a quarrel between good and good, rather......

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I ALL SORTS Fr. Bernard Basset, S.J.1 S.O.S. H OW pleasing that a layman should raise the question of the Sunday collection with the aim of raising the contributions in the......

Your Daily Mass Guide

December $13 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7. 2nd Sunday in Advent. 2nd coll. St. Ambrose. Cr. Pref. of the Trinity. (Violet.) MONDAY, DECEMBER 8. The Immaculate Conception. d.l.cl. with......

In A Few Words

Fr. Martindale and the Encyclical I SHOULD like to record publicly our gratitude to Fr. Martindale for the summary of the Encyclical Mediator Del which we publish on page one.......

Wise And Otherwise "the Nun Became A Religious Because •

as it was' no longer easy to be prayerful in a world which had divorced pleasure from God, there was only one solution left and that was to be gay in a convent.'"— Front Bruce......

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—say Germans

German Catholics in the British tone of occupation, particularly in the Catholic Rhineland, are seriously perturbed by the failure of the authorities to take account of Feasts......

Australia Welcomes British Orphans

Eighty - eight English, and Scottish Catholic orphans arrived in Free mantle, Western Australia, on R.M.S. " Ormonde, " about a week ago. " They will be a most welcome addition......

Belgian Workers Want Joint Works' Councils

From a Special Correspondent BRUSSELS CHRISTIAN The Belgian Christian Social Party has introduced a Bill in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives which provides for the......

Newman Being Translated Into Japanese

Five of Cardinal Newman's masterpieces will be published in Japanese translations under the auspices of the Catholic University of Tokyo, according to Fr. Joseph Roggendorf,......

Christian Action Meets In Oxford

From Our Own Correspondent OXFORD. Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council, sent......

Defenders Of Human Rights Open Their Campaign

Christopher Hollis, M.P., and Dorothy Crisp will be the principal speakers at the opening rally of the " Defenders of Human Rights, " which will take place at Kensington Town......

New Mission Atlas Ready This Year

The new Atlas of the Catholic missions will be published before Christmas. It will contain forty maps. On these maps the names of 560 Missions and their territorial limits are......

To Accept The " Daily Worker's " Invitation I I We Are First

By a Staff Reporter Outside, in the streets of Lon don, a hoarse but still rapturous multitude, half-a-million strong, was making its way home from the open spaces between......

The " Holy Childhood Pp Centenary Honoured On Thursday Last,

the centenary of the foundation of the " Holy Childhood, " the schools organisation for help for the foreign missions was celebrated in Paris. The Papal Nuncio, Mgr. Roncalli,......

Rank Picture Is Regraded By U.s. "legion Of Decency"

NEW YORK The film, Black Narcissus. produced by The Archers, presented by the J. Arthur Rank organisation, in America, has been removed from the " C " or condemned classifica......

Has Sir Oswald Mosley Read " Rerum Novarum"?

By a Staff Reporter On Friday last, Sir Oswald Mosley, with " Union Movement," made his come - back into announcement of his the political arena. In the gloom of a raw......

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Art

WELCOME STRANGER By IRIS CONLAY MICHOUZE'S name is the only new one in a crowd of familiars who have been jostling each other in the little galleries around Bond Street.......

Cohn Brogan On

STALIN BY TROTSKY THIS book* is an invaluable contribution to contemporary histdy, and it is also a solemn warning to intellectuals. When the Russian Revolution was a......

Gramophone Recordings

B EETHOVEN: 'f he Pastoral Symplumy (No. 6 in F major). Symphony Orchestra of the Auguste°, Rome, conducted by Victor de Sabata. A first rate recording of this noble work. The......

Fiction

LADIES IN Isle of Glory. By Jane Oliver. (Collins, 9s. 6c1.) Silver Nutmeg. By Norah Lofts. (Michael Joseph, 12s. 6d,) London Goes to Heaven. By Jane Lane. (Dakers, 10s. 6d.)......

The Past

of the parents over the boy's future. Phelim still pagan would break his bargain and make the lad a great warrior; Eithne, a Christian woman, completely deditated, is determined......

Garden

ARE THEY HARDY? A RESPONSIBLE gardening paper "has recently given prominence to an article which . advised readers to plant some potatoes now. This is questionable advice, to......

Family Matters

Nevr Clothes for Old A FRIEND who has just been spending the weekend with us arrived in what I took to be a new frock, a charming little " button through" in a soft blue......

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Prinknash Monks Appeal In U.s. For Abbey Church

By . a Staff Reporter Abbot Upson and Norbert Cowin, 0.S.B., both of Prinknash Abbey, left for the United States last week, where they are to appeal for funds for the building......

Y.c.w. Christmas Campaign Is Successful

The Campaign for a Christian Christmas spirit is being propagated through the medium of Christmas cards by various Catholic Action organisations. One such movement, the 'Young......

New Director For Legion Of Marg

The Rev. R. Crook, Rector of St. Charles, Borromeq, Ogle Street London, W.I., has, been appointed by the Hierarchy to be Spiritual Director of the Legion of Mary in England and......

Douai Abbey Is In Tradition Of Benedictine Grandeur

By a Staff Reporter "Our Abbey Church will be something like Downside Abbey in size when completed," said Fr. Leonard Wynne, 0.S.B., parish priest of Douai Abbey, Woolhampton,......

Places

Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham, last week distributed the prizes to the girls of Loughborough Convent School, in the Town Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire. It was announced......

By A Staff Reporter "as Long As We Live We

can always learn mots if we are humble enough to do so and if we have sufficient energy and drive." Speaking at the prize distribution at the Jesuit College in Wimbledon,......

London Students Revive Old Custom

By a Staff Reporter An appeal has gone out to every member of the Students' Section of the University of London Catholic Society to bring to the First Priddy (Dialogue) Mass at......

Polish Crafts On Show At Olympia

At the Building Trade Exhibition, which opened in Olympia, London, a stand was arranged by the Poles who remain in this country The Polish stand at the Exhibition contained......

Ecclesiastical And Other Information

BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Westminster For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster: December 6. Cathedral Hall: Attends lecture on the life of Bishop Challoner, 6 p.m December 7.......

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New Bill Aims At Reviving Local Government

By THE EARL OF WICKLOW It is not so long ago that Joseph Chamberlain hoped to solve political unrest by extending to the people at large control of their local affairs; he......

Listen To This

FRIDAY FORUM : Cohn Brogan aud George Woodcock, assistant general secretary of the T.U.C. December 12, 9.15 p.m. Home Service. DOUGLAS WOODRUFF, Editor of The Tablet. reviews......

"i Flatly Deny The Charge"

—Says Priest By a Sim" Reporter GLASGOW. A flat denial has been made by Fr. Felim, C.P., Vicar of St. Mungo's Retreat, Townhead, Glasgow, to a Communist charge, published in......

Fountains Abbey Not Yet Bought

By a Staff Reporter Keen disappointment is being felt in interested circles over the failure finally to acquire Fountains Abbey for restoration to the monks. Readers will......

The Pope's Film To Be Released Soon

VATICAN CITY. The first film, other than a news reel, in which the Pope appears, is to be released soon in Italy and abroad. according to Vatican officials. Produced by the......

Netherlands News Letter

Holland's Miners Fear The Red Tape Of Nationalisation Front Our Opm Correspondent On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Tilburg University of Economies an honorary degree......

The Advent

Pastoranls FROM PAGE ONE by the Bishop of Clifton, who appeals for bolder Catholic Action: "They have passed to the attack and already their labours are bearing fruit • . . .......