6th June 1947

6th June 1947
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Stalin Has Struck Again

Stalin has struck again. This time at Hungary, and the tragedy of yet another ancient Christian power in Eastern Europe is drawing to a close. The Hungarian Government,......

Sir D'arcy Says Goodbye To The Pope

Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the British Minister to the Vatican and Mr. Philip Leigh-Smith, his secre tary. who are -71 leaving the British Ministry at the Vatican when Mr.......

Cardinal Spellman To Spend 25 Million On Building

Cardinal Spellman. Archbishop of New York, has pledged the Archdiocese of New York to begin immediately 25.000,000 dollars (£6,250,000) of building construction as proof of his......

I Details Of The Cardinal's 14 Busy Days In Poland

Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster, left London on Tuesday last by air for Prague, en route for Poland. From Prague he was due to travel by rail to Warsaw. It is now......

Franco-british Union Possible—says Mauriac

By ANDREW BOYLE Several days of travel and fatiguing public functions had reduced his voice to a thin, husky whisper ; but the patience and charm of M. Francois Mauriac, French......

The " Gil" Adoption

SCHEME IMPORTANT NOTICE Parishes, schools, convents, institutions and groups sending parcels of food, clothing, books, etc. to their opposite numbers in Germany will be......

The Pope Makes

STIRRING CALL FOR COURAGE AND ACTION His Address to Cardinals Broadcast to the Whole World in Six Languages On Monday last the Pope made a stirring call to all Catholics and......

Political Trials And Deportations

Of the deportations and political trials, the Pope said : " But why now, after the war, in time of peace, are such deeds perpetrated as have nothing to do with the punishment of......

Millions Have Lost Liberty

Of the liberty which was to have been the fruit of victory, the Pope said : " Likewise, much has been said of liberty, which was to have been another fruit of the victory—......

Sylw

(NOTICE !) On page 5 of this issue we print accounts of the opening of the new church at Newtown, Catholic participation in the International Eisteddfod at Llangollen, and a......

Prosperity For All Or None

" Much has been said of universal prosperity," said the Pope. " This, too, should have blossomed out as a fruit of victory. But where is it ? No doubt there are countries where......

Not Too Late To Save Democracy

In reference to democracy, the Pope said " In our Christmas message of 1944, addressing a world full of enthusiasm for democracy and eager to be its champion and backer, we......

French Bishops Call For Help With Harvest

Several French Bishops have issued appeals to the faithful urging them to help in the gathering of the harvest, Cardinal Saliege, Archbishop of Toulouse, writes : "There is no......

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Lourdes And Penicillin

%so—A book has been pub lished by Dr. George Bankoff, called "The Conquest of Disease —the Story of Penicillin." In the last chapter entitled "Penicillin and the Miracles of......

Communism And Catholic Apathy

SIR,—I should like to draw the atention of your Civil Servant readers to the Annual Conference of the Civil Service Clerical Association recently held in Prestatyn. The General......

Aid For Europe

From R. R. Stokes, M.P. SIR,--1 have just returned from nearly two months in the Middle East and Eastern Europe only to find that the situation in Europe and the situation in......

Catholic Private Schools

S1R,—" Verifer " has misunderstood my letter which was, perhaps, too short in an effort to save your space. May I put it more simply ? " Verifer " was obviously generalising......

The Teachers' Exhibition

Stx, — The London Teachers' Exhibition, you write. was " the work of the children themselves." You mean, I think, the individual exhibits. To the children I give full marks......

London Co-operative Society

Sm.—! hope " Co-operator " will let your readers know the result of her inquiry. I do not belong to the London Society, but will take the same action as your correspondent if......

War Always Unchristian?

SIR. — Your correspondent L. Fox who says that " we are all infected by the Nazi doctrine of race, and think blood is more important than Baptism " would seem to he living, not......

Private Request

SIR,—May I appeal to a member of H.M. Forces who is stationed in or near DUsseldorf, to get in touch with me whilst on leave in order to do me the favour of taking back a small......

1 Points From Let Ters Conscription Several Times You...

from me quoting Catholic condemnations of military conscription. Now the Bill enforcing it in peacetime has been read a third time in the Commons, thus making another victory......

Answers

Can 1 use Diana as a Christian name for my daughter? Yes. While there is no Saint Diana there is a Blessed Diana. Her Feast is on June 9, the Feast of Bb. Diana, Cecilia and......

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Striking N

ew Fire from the Ashe Father Martindale, who is shortly to leave for Portugal, writes in this season of great feasts to encourage readers to increase their help for Catholics in......

New C.t.s. Publications

St. Stephen, by Rev. A. P. Chappie. St. Philip Neri. by Rev. Vincent Baker. Price 3d. The New Testament. (Sheed and Ward, 8s. 6d. or 6s.). This le-publication of the Douay......

Feminine Forum

GIVE US THE TOOLS I CONWAY By GRACE IF I were starting any organisa • tion for which I wanted publicity-whether it was charity, a new movement, a welfare workwhatever it was, I......

Earth And Ourselves

HUMBLE BEES nNE evening a week or two ago, we watched a number of outsize humble bees lumbering round the black currant bushes. The great velvety creatures clung to the tiny......

Theatre Mr. Devlin's Lear

FROM the moment of Mr. William Devlin's entrance as King Lear (EMBASSY), his conccption of the character is clear. tie key to the king's insane injustice to Cordelia lies -in......

Fil Ms By Grace Conway

A Child Alone HOLLYWOOD has sent us all sorts of children it its timeoften maddening, precocious little brats impersonating Fate or Solomon in his special role of solving the......

Garden

ABOUT THE HOE P RETTY-pretty gardeners worship the hoe, and have everything constantly turned up with it. This does no good, but looks all right. That is enough for some people.......

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India

I HE Government's determination to hand over power to the Indian leaders in one year from now and by th e new plan perhaps earlier, is a courageous and wise decision. More......

The Church's Problems

SS1JMING that the Govern ment or Governments which hike over in June, 1948 or earlier are faithful to the principle of religious tolerance and implement the frequent......

Kalendar

June 8-15 Sunday. June 8. Second Sunday after Pentecost. (White.) Monday, June 9. Of the Octave. (White,) Tuesday, June 10. Of the Octave. (White.) Wednesday, June 11. Of the......

In A Few Words

A Better Book Bargain WROTE last week of the book bargain afforded by some recent cheap reprints. Since then, however, I.have done much better. In Hall's famous bookshop in......

Questions Of The Week

The Middle Way THE freedom human beings enjoy in working out political, social and economic experiments has at least one benefit. The practical application of ideologies that......

Catholic Profiles:1061

AN ARMY CHAPLAIN III has been suggested that the Profiles are unrepresentative of the Catholic community because they only feature people with names." To offset this we intend......

A Layman's Pulpit

The Two-fold Gift wHEN the great Craftsman Who fashioned the world and all that therein is made man out of the dust, He reached the terminus of the physical creation. Up to......

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Dr. Tiso Was Not Buried With Catholic Rites

By Peter Pridavok Dr. Josef Tiso, priest-President of Slovakia, was not buried with Catholic rights, as the News Service of National Catholic Welfare Conference of American......

News Of The Eastern Churches

by Donald Attwater MOHAMMEDANS AT MASS The Bishop of the Catholics of Ethiopic rite in Eritrea, Abba Khidane Mariam Kassa, recently dedicated a new church at Mogareh in Kheren,......

Tito Lets In Ten Protestant Leaders

The Yugoslav authorities have given their approval to a request from ten prominent American Protestant leaders to visit Yugoslavia for a "first-hand investigation of religious......

Catholic Choirs To Sing At International Eisteddfod

By a Staff Reporter The opening of the first international Eisteddfod at Llangollen on Wednesday next, June II, has been the means of bringing together for the first time some......

Listen To This

THE CHURCH TO-DAY. Fr. Paul Crane, S.I., discusses in this series Workshop Christianity — Yesterday and To - day. North of England Home Service, Sunday, June 8, at 1.40 p.m.......

Repatriation Of The Ruthenians Complete

The so-called " repatriation," in fact deportation, of the Ukrainians and White Ruthenians from Central Poland to Russia is now completed. According to official statistics......

Another Thrust Forward In Wales

Newtown Has New Church By Frank Doolin Wales has another Catholic church: a century-old flannel mill standing above the banks of the infant Severn in the Friendly little......

St. Dominie's Portrait

What did St. Dominic look like? The founder of the Dominican Order died nearly 700 years ago, long before the day of the camera. No artist painted him during his life, nor did......

The Milkman Is The Priest

By MAX JORDAN At least one Catholic priest in Koenigsberg (now called Kaliningrad) is earning his livelihood by driving the milk-wagon, aeao.aing to ieports leceived in......

Rome's Railway Stations Still Teem With Waifs

By IVOR HALL One's first impression is that nothing has changed during the last year. The squalid, shapeless Railway Station is still swarming with unfortunate children whose......

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Book Of The Month

When is a Law Not a Law? Christian Philosophy in the Common Law. By Richard O'Sullivan, K.C. (Aquinas Paper; Blackfriars, 2s. 6d.). Reviewed by F. GRAHAM GLOVER THE theme of......

Further Educat'on

Further Education. (H.M.S.O., Reviewed by E. J. KING "A VAST plan for Further Edu cation." This official description of the new scheme is certainly fitting. 'Every centre of......

The New Education Is Costly --in More Senses Than One

THE amiable English nation has committed itself ' by law, through the blandishments of. Mr. R. A. Butler, to a lot more of the thing called education, whatever that may be It......

By Father F. H. Drinkwater

the burdensome job of thinking out what education is for anyhow and what the nation wants its children to he taught. Hence the spate of little books that are now appearing on......

The Message Of Five Women

.40 Infinity of Questions. By C. J. Fustace. (D. Dobson. Es. 6d.). Reviewed by JOHN DURKAN I T is curious how creative writing is associated with the process of suffering and......

The Benedictines

Geschichte des Benesliktinerordens. By Dom Dr. Philibert Schmitz, O.S.B. (Benziger, Zurich, 1947). Reviewed by DOM AELRED WATICIN I N 1950 Benedictine monasteries throughout......

Israel Versus Paganism Israel. Judaism And Christianity....

(Gollancz. 3s. 6d.). The High Priest. By Norman Barrow. (Faber & Faber, 9s. 6c1.). Reviewed by STANLEY B. JAMES PROFESSOR Ragaz, a minister of the Swiss Reformed Church,......

The War Of Dogma

Creed or Chaos. By Dorothy Sayers. (Methuen, 5s.) IN this little book Miss Sayers has collected seven essays and addresses an religion, and it includes the two invaluable......

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Cardinal Griffin And 2,000 Muthers

By a Special Correspondent Making his first visit to WOsingham since he was raised to the Sacred College, Cardinal Griffin will lead a pilgrimage of members of the Union of......

Cardinal Gives Feis Trophy

Cardinal Griffin has presented a very beautiful perpetual cup for Feis LonndaM in July, it was announced at the well-attended 51st innual meeting of the Gaelic League of London,......

Cardinal Calls For Spiritual Action Ikow

"One of the heresies of our times is to talk as though true religion is to be found exclusively in social work. The foundation and inspiration of all Christian charity must be a......

Mgr. Masterson Visits Families

Back in his erchdlocese, following his ad limina visit to the Holy Father In Rome, Mgr. Masterson, Archbishop of Birmingham, Is getting to know his flock. " One of the best......

Canon Cardijnienemies Or Allies We Should Feed

THOSE WHO HUNGER WEMBLEY BRAINS GIVE ANSWER By a Staff Reporter Starving Europe, Birth Control, the Press Commission and Capital Punishment figured among the questions placed......

Visits London

By GERRY SHERRY " I am convinced that the success of the English Young Christian Workers is essential to the International Movement of the J.O.C., and It Is in England that I......

Family Production Of Shakespeare A Birmingham Family Has...

Midsummer Night's Dream, the whole cast being members of the family. This was revealed last week at the Youth Leadership course organised by the archdiocese of Birmingham Youth......

Obituaries

MGR. MeGETTIGAN The death took place on Sunday of the Rt. Rev. Mgr. Patrick McGettigan, Vicar General and Administrator of St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. Mgr. McGettigan, who......

Young Mother Is New Novelist

Thirty-three years old Mrs. Catherine Nicholson, former pupil of St. Joseph's, Sunderland, who received no secondary education, has just had her first novel published by Messrs.......

4 Lancastrians Receive Papal Honours

The following Papal Awards have been announced in the diocese of Lancaster : Mr. Francis Pyke, of Preston has been appointed a Knight of St. Gregory; Mrs. Redmond Barry, of......

New College For Malta

The Rev. Bro. Leo, Headmaster of St. John's College, Southsea, will be Principal of a new Training College for men, which will be opened in Malta, in October. The college will......

Ecclesiastical And Other Information

BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Southwark For Mgr. Amigo, Archbishop, Bishop of Southwark: June 8. Visitation, 11. Confirmation, at Dover, 6.30. June 11 Presides at Guild of the Blessed......

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Know Your Catholic England—

THE ANCIENT SHRINES OF THANET From a Special Correspondent Thanet, that strange little " island," now linked with England by marshes where once the waters of the Wantsum......

Mauriac Said . • •

have my particular attitude for my own considered reasons, just as the Catholic Actionist round the corner has his. Our individual reasons and attitudes may be—and probably are......

Irish News Letter

The Fate of the North By the EARL OF WICKLOW There is no doubt that the question of Partition is agitating men's minds in this country more than ever before. " It is high......

The Pope

solution of apparently insurmountable problems. " For those who see things in the light of the supernatural order, there is no doubt that even in a most serious conflict of......

Had Pains In His Arms

But Kruschen Put Him Right Rheumatic pains in his arms made it difficult to use them. No wonder he dreaded going to work. Yet to-day he feels fitter than ever before. and work......

Amd A Grand Smile

Keep smiling and let nothing stop you—even dental plates. Sprinkle your plate in the morning with Dr. Wernet's Powder. Dr. Wemet's will hold it firm and comfortable all day......

Catholic Information From Abroad

VATICAN CITY PRIVATE AUDIENCES. Among those received in private audience by the Pope were Bishop Thomas Hughes, Vicar Apostolic of Ondo-florin (Nigeria); Bishop Routhier,......