9th May 1947

9th May 1947
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Dr. Tiso's Last Words To Slovaks

Two hours before he died on the gallows, Dr. Joseph Tiso, wartime priest President of the Slovak Republic, wrote the following last message to his people in. Bratislava prison,......

110 Children May Be Beatified

The cause of beatification of 110 children was begun recently with the institution by Mgr. Antoine Cazaux, Bishop of Lucon, of a diocesan court of inquiry. The children were......

Free Easter Offerings Of

TAX—say M.P.s From Our 'Parliamentary Correspondent Eight M.P.s have ptit down an amendment to the Finance Bill to save from Income Tax Easter offerings to the clergy. The......

The King's Call To Prayer

The King has ordered that July 6 should be observed as a National Day of Prayer and Dedication to Almighty God in view of the tasks and duties which the nation is called to......

Priest Runs Football Pool

Twelve parishes in the Shrewsbury Diocese are co-operating in the prumotion of a football " pool " competition, the profits of which will be devoted to the heavy costs of......

" United Europe "

Mgr. Bright, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, will be a member of the platform party, when the United Europe Committee holds a meeting, with Mr. Winston Churchill, M.P., as chief......

Catholic Members Of London Co-op May Find They Are

SUPPORTING "DAILY WORKER" Another Glaring Example of the Apathy of Catholics and Catholic Action Societies By GERRY SHERRY A striking example of the apathy of Catholics and......

"privilege" For Marriage Guidance Counsellors

" My Committee feels, and has always felt that the basis of confidence between Counsellor and Applicant is that no information should he disclosed without the Applicant's......

The Time - Table Of The Pope's Daily Routine This Is The

time-table of the Pope's Day, abbreviated from the American news magazine, Time, May 5. The Pope rises at 6.30 every morning, throws open his bedroom window which looks out......

Pioneer In Girls' Education Is Beatified

Cardinal Griffin was one of the seven Cardinals present at the Beatification, on Sunday last, of Alix le Clerc, Foundress of the Canonesses of St. Augustine of the Congregation......

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Dr. Tiso

SIR, — Permit me, please, to thank you publicly for your leading article dealing with the murder of Dr. Joseph "Viso, President of Slovakia. I also should like to offer to you......

A Martyr's Relics

SIR.—The relics of " a martyr of the Holden family," to which you refer in your issue of May 2, in the article " Stonyhurst and Catholic Lancashire " as being " in a farmhouse......

Catholics And Russians

Sue,—I rejoice and humbly thank God that a new spirit of approach is arising rapidly within the Catholic Church towards the Russian problem ; whilst conceds ing nothing to......

Religion In Russia

Sue—Mr. Winter's letter emphasises some of the difficulties of the Catholic Press. The week-end school organised by the Leeds S.O.S. which I conducted under the general title of......

Unwilling Repatriates

S1R,—While the question of early repatriation of German prisoners of war is under discussion, a little consideration should be given to the " unwilling repatriates," among whom......

Liturgy In Austerity

SIR, — Your Foreign Information tells us that, due to "austerity," the Feast of St. Patrick was celebrated in Rome with "the usual solemnity" but " only Low Mass." Here, in a......

The Catholic Novel

Sot,—The question has twice been raised in your columns " What is a Catholic novel ? " Mr. Igoe, having raised it, did not stay for an answer. Mr. Bate attempts to answer for......

International Contacts

SUL — Following up Bob Walsh's timely article: " We must Build Up More Catholic International Contacts," we should like to recall the existence of the Christian Democratic......

Blockade And Bombing

From Arnold Lunn Sri,-'--An indignant letter which I have just received is yet further evidence of the fact that people find it easier to write than to read when their emotions......

This Present Discontent

SK—When we criticise the present government, 1 feel that we should be constructive in nature, and the criticism should be accompanied with positive proposals for improvements,......

The State Of France

Sta,—Many Frenchmen will surely regret the strong criticism brought against your courageous attitude towards France, by a letter published in your issue of April 25. The author......

Sunday Sport

Sat,—The " excessive desire for sport " is exemplified by the type of Catholic who fulfils the letter of Church Law by attendance at a Low Mass—even on the greatest Feasts— so......

! Points From Letters Conservative Governments Your...

states that the Conservative Party held office for only five years and ten months in the last forty years. During that same forty years, the Labour Party held office for only......

Answers

What is Catholic " BIM] Control"? A realisation on the part of husband and wife that the sacred creative act, to which they have a mutual right, must be regulated by mutual......

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Films By Grace Conway

All Pre-Fab MADE MADE in the factory and on a given site. This has become so true of 98 per cent. of Hollywood pictures nowadays that you know exactly what the final pattern is......

Theatre A Poor Translation

THE production of M. Mauriae's Less Than Kind (ART S) is less than kind to its author and to the players who are called upon to translate his work to an English stage. Catholic......

Common-sense About Constipation

pONSTIPATION can take all the sunshine VA from your life. It may cause headaches, loss of appetite and energy, and a constant feeling of being de under the weather." But many......

Garden

KEEP THINGS GROWING WITH every plant shooting ahead this seems absurd advice. Yet we have to remember that when growth is fast it is easy for plants to use up all the food and......

Christian Existentialism

lllll 101011111111111,11i F. Simmonet BEFORE dealing with Christian Existentialism, let US examine the meaning of Existentialism pure and simple, since a consideration of our......

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"u Nited Europe N

1`X1 Wednesday Mr. Churchill's "United N 1`X1 Wednesday Mr. Churchill's "United Europe " movement is to hold a great rally in the Albert Hall, 'Hie details of the speakers,......

A Layman's Pulpit

Gateway to Life THE word " frustration," first given currency by H. G. Wells, has been much overworked, but for this very reason deserves consideration. It would not have......

In A Few Words

Dutch Students Want Us to Visit Them MY strongest feeling after a whirla' wind tour of Holland last weekend is that the Catholics of this country and the Catholics of Holland......

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Exhibition Of Children's Work And Teaching Aids Opens May 24

By a Staff Reporter An Exhibition of Children's Work and Visual Aids to the Teaching of Religion, the first of its kind ever to be held in London, will be opened by Cardinal......

French Schools To Hold Exhibition

Catholic schools are to hold their own exhibition in Paris this autumn, to show France and the world the results obtained by Catholic teachers in France. Under the name of "......

Cardinal Sapieha To Report To The Pope

Cardinal Adam Sapieha, Archbishop of Cracow, will be 80 this month. Born on May 14, 1867, in Krasiczyn, he was raised to the priesthood in 1893 and in 1911 became Bishop of the......

Catholic Arabs Appeal To U.n.o.

The Catholic Arab Committee in Palestine and Transjordan at a meeting in Nazareth attended by all Catholic emissaries in Palestine and Transjordan, decided to cable an appeal to......

I Education In Freedom Is Italy's Need—professor Jos/ I

By ANDREW BOYLE To Professor Enrico Iosi, Inspector General of the Roman Catacombs and Director of the Lateran Museum, and member of the Pontifical Academy of Archaeology, time......

The Future Of Europe Will Be Decided In Germany

—Says Cardinal Frings "I believe that the social reorganisation of Europe will be decided in Germany. Here in the heart of Europe the main battles will be fought out, because......

Superior Of White Fathers Dies

Mgr. Joseph Maria Birraux, Titular Bishop of Ombi, Superior General of the great missionary order, the African Missionaries, more commonly known as the White Fathers, died last......

30,000 Girl Pilgrims At Fatima

Over 30,000 girls of all continents of the world, reported Reuter on Saturday, representing 22 nations. gathered on Friday at Fatima—the Portuguese Lourdes —in the greatest......

Rerum Novarum Celebrations

On the 58th anniversary of the publication of the Encyclical Rerum Nova:wilt, issued by Pope Leo XIII in May, 1891, celebrations will be held in the North and South of England.......

Hungarian Patriots—friends Of The Allies Face Death

By a Staff Reporter Three Hungarian leaders face death for challenging the Communist attempt to seize the Government. GENERAL VERESS was the Mihailovitch of Hungary; be was......

World-wide Movement For!

MOTHERS SET UP IN PARIS From a Special Correspondent A world-wide mothers' movement, Le Mouvement Mondial des Meres, was tive recognition through the laws and institutions of......

Listen To This

The following broadcasts in the next fortnight are of special interest to Catholics : FR. ILLTUD EVANS, 0.P., will discuss three books relating art and life to religious belief......

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St. Augustine For Schools

Saint Augustine's Autobiography. By the Rev. lames Duff, M.A. (Browne and Nolan, 8s. 6d.) Reviewed by FR. THOMAS CORBISHLEY, F R. Duff has prepared an edition of the......

The Correspondence Between The Pope And President Roosevelt

44 • is well that we encourage a closer association between those in every part of the world — those in religion and those in government—who have a common purpose," the late......

Earth And Ourselves But Of The Birds

WRITING of his poems on birds collected into one slight volume under the title " The Inn of the Birds " Clonsithan Cape, 6s.), Mr. Anthony Bye says that lie has endeavoured to......

Feminine Forum

ARE WE CHAMELEONS? By GRACE CONWAY PRESS conferences arc generally austere and strenuous affairs held in business-like surroundings. Not so the one I attended last week, when......

Adim Light Within The Shadows

This House Against This. House. By Vincent Sheean. (Macmillan, 16s.). Reviewed by ANDREW BOYLE THIS is a bewildering book, streaked with emotion and yet interspersed with......

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Persons And Places

NEW WELSH BISHOP TO TOUR MENEVIA The Bishop of Menevia, Mgr. Petit, will visit Llanelly, the southernmost point of the diocese, on May 18. ROM Lianelly he will make a " flying......

Peasant Girl Is Beatified

At Midnight Mass in the little church at Mattaineourt, in the province of Lorraine, in 1597, four young girls, dressed in simple peasant clothes, dedicated themselves to Our......

Communists Dominated London's May Day By Gerry Sherry May...

celebrations in Hyde Park last Sunday, if not Communist inspired seemed at least Communist dominated. This i3 the impression I got when attending the London Trades Council......

Catholic T.u.s Gain Equal Status With Communist Fe!eration

The Catholic Tniernational Confederation of Christian Syndicates announced in Paris on Monday that it had been included by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations......

The Poor Don't Want Divorce

—CYRIL CLANCY " After dealing with many hundreds of matrimonial tangles I am convinced that the poor are not anxious for divorce extension," said social worker Cyril Clancy......

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An Artist Describes How It Feels To Paint A 1

PORTRA IT OF THE POPE This striking portrait of Pope Pius XII was painted this year by Hermann Barrensheen, a Swiss portrait painter of some note. His description of his meeting......

Cardinal Mcguigan To Be Papal Legate

Cardinal McGuigan, Archbishop of Toronto, has been named Papal Legate for the Marian Congress, to be held in Ottawa from June 18 to 22. As reported last week in this newspaper,......

"i Am A Fanatic For The Missions" , —cardinal Mindzenty "i

am a fanatic for the missions," said Cardinal Mindzenty, Primate of Hungary, recently in an address to more than two thousand of the faithful in the parish church of St. Emerico......

North Disturbed By M.p.s' Protest By The Earl Of Wicklow

If one may judge from the very angry tone of Sir Basil Brooke's recent speech, and his strangely ineffectual attack on Anti-Partitionists, the protest of the 200 M.P.s at......

New Bishop Of Achonry The President And Mrs. O'kelly, Mr.

de Valera and other Ministers of State attended the consecration ceremonies of the Most Reverend Dr. J. S. Fergus who was consecrated Bishop of Achonry in succession to the late......

Catholic Information From Abroad

VATICAN CITY PRIVATE AUDIENCES. The Holy Father has received in private audience recently Cardinals Luigi Lavitrano, Domenico Jorio, Guiseppc Pizzardo, Marchetti-Selvaggiani and......