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PAGE FOUR THE GUARDIAN, MAY 10, 1930 Many Millions in Vast Areas Not Yet Reached by Church Fide Mission Summaries Show Rome, April 28.--N. C. W. C.- Fides).--In the seventh table of the! eight which the Prol)aganda Fide volume of satistics, "Missiones Cath- oiicae," provides for each region of the mission 5vorld there are two col- umns of entries that throw light on the more sombre side of the mission situation. One is headed "Percentage of Territory to Which Missionary Ac- tivity Does Not Yet Extend" and the other, ~'Percentage of Population to Which Missionary Activity Does Not "Yet Extend." The rulers of each mission were given criteria by Rome for judging in each case when terri- tory of population could be calculat- ed as outside the pale of missionary influence. AMERICAN BISHOP DEFIES I COURT'S ORDER IN WAR I ON ANGLO-CATHOLICISM (London Correspondent, N. C. W. C. News Service) itants have at least the theoretical London, April 22.--Dr. Barnes, opportunity to hear the gospel. Anglican Bishop of Brimingham, ad. Millions of Souls in Darkness. heres to his decision that he will go It is clear that several hundreds to jail rather than comply with the of millions of the billion non-Chris- order of a civil court insisting that tins':, in the world exist outside the h~ must institute a minister of theoretical sphere of influence a~,trib- whose views he does not approve. uted by the Propaganda statistics to An action was brought against him each station in the mission field, recently by the patrons of the living: In Asia, for instance, there are of St. Aidan's, Small Heath, Birm- countries such as Tibet, Afghanstan, ingham, demanding that he should Nepal, Baluchistan, Kurdistan, with institute the Rev. G. D. Simmonds. tens of millions of inhabitants, with On~ of the plaintiffs in the action not a solitary missionary, and within against Dr. Barnes was a fellow the confines of which a priest of member of the Anglican episcopate, Ch~:ist could not hope to preach. Dr. Frere, Bishop of Truro. There are areas such as Arabia, of Bishop Barnes refused to institute which the Christian is permiLted only Mr. Simmonds because that minister t~midly to touch the fringe. Of Ara- would not give the required under- A study of the replies reveals that bia's 5,000,000 inhabitants, 1,500,000 taking .concening Reservation and there are great areas in ahnost every, llive, in the unknown reaches of the other matters. mission territory which are not being:hinterland where strangers of what-Trying to Find Way Out reached. !ever religion or profession are sel- In his long-awaited statement fol- A summary of the statistics dis-ldom allowed to enter. The Church lowing th~ order of the Chancery closes the following mission divisions lmaintains a station at Aden but must Court, given after an action which in which at least 60 per cent of the,limit all other Arabian activity to , . . p Dr. Barnes did .not defend, the population is unreached: ioccasional mmsmnary calls at el. Bishop of Birmingham repeats that India, 13 out of 22 missions reply-, sian Gulf ports. ing to the propaganda inquiries; In-[ Only 7,000,000 in Indies Reached. h~ would rather go to prisonthan obey, and he declares that if he has dochina, 2 out of 4 missions; China, The gTe[~t Moslem world of the 17 out of 36 missions; Japan, 8 out ~rediterranean likewise counts few to suffer for his principles, "Parlia- of 14 missions; North Africa, 3 out !regions where the missionary can set merit will not be indifferent." It is believed here that some way of 33 missions ~_ East Africa, 3 out!upl his standard.. However, it appears out will be found t.o save provoking of 10 missions; South Africa, 8 outlalmost ludmrous to speak of the the crisis which would follow the ira- of 18 missions; Oceania, 1 out of 13 areas where the missionary cannot prisonment of a Bishop of the Es- missions. I go when we witness the enormous tablished Church. cumbent removed from his living. In the struggle, his lawyers might, and probably would, have so at'rang- ed matters that he went to prison for contempt of court. Such proceed- ings to say the least, would have been unedifying. But, apart from lesser considerations, I could not bring myself to quell religious dis- order and enforce moral obtigationu standing from the men presented to; me that they regarded their declara- tion and oaths as binding obliga. tions. "There was always the possibility that some patron, eager to perpetu- ate disorder, would tell his nominee to refuse to give such an under- standing; and that the patron would then bring an action against me. I resolved that I would not defend such an action if it should be brought; the issue would be really moral and spiritual. "As Bishop I ought to be able to prese~e sound doctrine and to get order without fighting legal actions. If I cannot, Parliament must ulti- mately intervene; and if I suffer for my principles, Parliament will not ,be indifferent. "I confess that I did not expect that a responsib]~ body of Anglo- Catholic patronage trustees, includ- ing a Diocesan Bishop, would aban- the lodgment of such doctrines and I lost of impressing upon practices within the English Church tsacredness of this vocation, lest the faith we profess becomes lduty incumbent upon the~ contaminated. It is essential to out,paring for it. Some institu continued well-,being as a church that I girls have a public .novena we should preserve a faith worthy to I year before Mothers' DaY, hold the intellectual, no less than the t with Holv Communion 0fret moral, respect of the English peo-1 their mot'hers, living or dead. ple." ~surely, is a beautiful one that can be introduced school without interfering Tyrre!l, daughter of Lord Tyrrell, British Ambassador to France, was married to Adrian Holman at Notre Dame, Paris, on Wednesday. She is the first British woman to marry in the famous cathedral since Mary, Queen of Scots, became the wife the Dauphin of France in 1558, it is believed. routine, or placing a burden teacher. When the young reviving an old custom of letters, write to their mother~ the novena, its virtue will ed like oil poured out. rice is quite common in schools. But why should it extended to the colleges? May Mary and her bless our Mothers' Day, and an occasion of grace for Catholic people. Mr. IIohnan is one of the secre-: taries of the British Embassy. The wedding was attended by many high officials ,all the members the diplomatic corps, and leaders in! French, English and American so- ciety. CoD. MOTHER'S DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 11 (Continued from pag~ 1) gins to talk of the value of good ~i mothers to society. Good mothers mean good homes, and without good homes I see no hope for Church or lSh,ae 44541 115 West ~zx'th li~~t Ln-th