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F THE GUUARDIAN, JULY 26, 1930 PAGE FIVE DEBATED PARLIAMENT; MEHBERS' VIEWS C. News Selwice.) 17--During the recent the House of Lords and COmmons on the situs- relating to the centre- Church and State, made by two promi- members, Lord Fitz- and Sir James Rey- urged moderation in early settlement of the Prime Minister of a Catholic, aboqt ' cOntroversy centers, was House of Lords. The has temporarily the Maltese Constitution, of the Island being plac- John Du Cane, as Gov. Lord Strickland and his in an advisory ca- negotiations between the Vatican looking to- of the conflict, off. ROGOSKI & SON Shoes, Groceries, Etc. Markham Street 14. H. Newman rORS BUILDERS Cheerfully ~d. Little Roclt Cigars and Cand~ 4-4137 HAMS in the City of Lunches Oil and Macaroni of Soft Drinks for Eats and Drinir~ MARKHAM Thinks Premier Lacked Tact ing that I regret the drastic action I would point out to Hen. Members AMERICAN NUN BRAVES Referring to Lord Strickland's part of the ecclesiastical authorities in that in Malta, by the Constitution, INDIAN RIOTS TO SAVE in the controversy, Lord FitzAlan that Island with regard to the noble the clergy are entitled to go into WOMAN FROM FLAMES said: Lord. When I say that I bear in Parliament and to act entirely as lay- Dacca (Bengal, India), July 2.-- "i have no doubt whatever that the mind the extraordinary difficult po- folk may act. Out of the riots and disturbances of noble Lord has been perfectly sincere sition they were in. Those two Bish- I "It has been the case that in re- India comes a story of the bravery of and genuine in Vhe policy he has been ops were responsible in conscience for I carrying out in Malta, according to the spiritual well--being of the people l eent years Lord Strickland has found an American nun, Sister Leatitia, of his own ideas for the good, as he has committed to their care. They would himself in political warfare with cer- the Catholic Medical Missionaries of Washington, D. C., who braved a felt it, of the Empire and the condi- not help realizing that gradually a I tain of these priests. In my own burning town to save a woman's life. tion of that Island as a whole, but we wedge was being driven in between t opinion it is not every man who The riots which have broken out in all know, that is to say, everybody the clergy and the people--that a would have acted in that difficulty as ;various sections of India in connec- who has any knowledge whatever of constant sapping was going on of re- Lord Strickland has acted. I say that I tion with the civil disobedience cam- the noble Lord's public career, that spect -for the clergy, and this due to on two occasions he acted in a .man- i paign came to a head in Dacca on Sa% his Lordship has not been famed, one man holding the highest Party her which Was practicaly creating a}urday' May 24, in a bloody Hindu- either for judgment or tact in deal- political position in the Island, with situation from which the clerical side Mohammedan clash. ing with other people. It has often the advantage of wealth and of the couhl hardly withdraw without fetal- Sister Laetitia and Sister Helen, been said of him that if on occasion control of the press--an ultra-partl, iation.I wishto explain to Hen. who are in charge of the maternity he has done the right thing he has been san control, at any rate of the great certain to do it in tlle wrong way, and majority of the press of the Island, center of Dacca, in spite of the riot- whatever there may be against others and by no means too scrupulously ing, spent Saturday night, from 6 to to be said in this unhappy tangle, conducted. 11:30 o'clock watching at the bedside of a woman. As zh e y passed there can be no doubt, I think, tha'c "Still, I repeat that I regret the through the streets at midnight the the whole ol~gin of it is due to the drastic action, which I think shows glare of the burning houses and noble Lord." a want of appreciation of the situa- stores lit up the streets and made "But," Lord FitzAlan, "the orig- the minds of Hen. Members--that inal blunder made by the noble Lord, tion. It nmy be very nnpcrtinent for through misunderstanding, through the air like a blast furnace. The Su- Lord Strickland, to which I do not me to say that, but I say it because the clash of personalities,it has corr.e perintendent of Police told them to I feel it, and because I mean it. I go home and stay home. Sunday think my noble friend alluded, was, about that the clerical authorities maintain, in his advocating the in- do not mean to say for a moment that there were of the definite opinion morning after Mass, however, they such interference with politics would began again to visit ~he s~ck. One sertion of the clerical element into that Lord Strickland was seeking to not be justified under other condi- destroy the Catholic Church in Malta. woman with a new-born babe was in the Constitution of Malta. A more tions. Most certainly it would. Take, Makin~g Bonfire of Small Matter the midst of the fire area, and the fatuous and absurd action to take in :for example, a country where the "I only wish to say a final word in flames were creeping toward tlm an Island like that I cannot conceive, {Government of the day should as a regard to this very unpleasant and house. The two sisters, having tried Certainly it has acted as a boomerang Government bring in legislation deal. unsatisfactory situation which I am - _ = ..... on the noble Lord, and he has been ing wP.h some grave moral question, perfectly sure will come right very hoisted by his own petard in so do- for example, a question like birth con. soon, if people will only refrain from v.z. Bubissan, Pres. Phones. Office. 4-247) int. trol. It would certainly be the duty trying to make a great bonfire out of Res. 4-1t1~ Regrets Ecclesiastical Action of the Bishops of my Church in that what is realy a rather small matter.AMBULANCE SERVICE "The noble Lord will forgive me event to intervene in so far as they What I would say is this: If the I for criticising him a little further. I could, and to warn their flocks that clerical authorities thought that Lord Dubisson Undertaking ~feel bound to say that he:is handi- neither directly nor indirectly could Strickland was out to put down ec- cappedby being bereft of all sense of they, as a Government, ~upport the clesiastical authority in Malta, then UNDERTAKERS & EMBALMER$ proportion, and he *has no com.pensa- taking of such action without grave they would have the right in my opin- All Calls Promptly Answered tion for that defect by having the sin. And I imagine it would be the ion to state to the peop'.e--the peo- slightest vestige of any sense of hu- duty and the action of Bishops of all ple being Catholic themselves--that OPEN DAY AND NIGHT mor, and I maintain that those are other denominations as well .... they should not support such a Gov- t w 0 qualificaHons, two failings, Notes as a Whole Unaccepted ernment. The edict that was given 905-907 Gaines st. Little Rack, Art which are ~eriously unfortunate for "I want to say one word with ref- has no relation to anybody except ........... any one holding the position of Prime erence to the proposed Notes for a those who were Catholics. They had Minister. I cannot blame the noble Concordat alluded to by my noble the right to do that in view of theROSARIES Lord for that. We a~.l have our fail- friend below me (Lord Cushendun). I particular situation in Malta if they we have them in exceptionally ings, and those amongst others hap- He spoke as though the Notes that [thought that Lord Strickland was beautiful interpretations and st pens to be his. It is not his fault and were drawn up had been approved in out to destroy the Cat, helle religion very sensible prices. I do not think sufficient considera~.ion tote by Archbishop Robinson. He has in Malta, CHAS. S. STIFFT CO. has been given to those deficiencies omitted to notice that in the letter "This situation has arisen, as ] A Store for All the People. by the ecclesia.~tical authorities in he mentions from the Governor to the say, from misunderstandings and Malta. I have no hesitation in say- Hon`.e Government, written, I think, from a clash of personalities, but I in May of this year, the Governor an-., perfectly certain that if the THE CATHOLIC CLUB definitely stated that the Archbishop House of Commons only acts with third and Adams. Memphis. Solicits men's eatronage. Hotel ]~ooms. clean, cool and For told him that he could not commit ~hat courtesy Which is due from one :omfortable. Reasonably priced. the Vatican to the acceptance of those Power to another, this matter will PHIL BLEECKER Notes as a whole. No doubt some of very soon be put right . . . " General Manager '~hem were excellent, no doubt some of them did form the basis of friend- - = ly discussion, as the Archbishop said, but I do no~ think any intelligent Remember the Catholic would assert for a moment that all of them were possibly capa- ble of being accepted. "Then my noble friend below me seemed to be very anxious as to the possibility of Italian influence in Mal- Agency ta. I do not mind telling him I have been anxious about it, too. I an-.. not FEDERAL BANK BUILDING in a position, of course, to make any PHONE 6654 statement of any value, as the noble Little Rock Lord opposite (Lord Strickland) will, I hope, do. But I have endeavored ---That Are Better the picnic--and everywhere else are more delightful, whether or pla.;n---when Meyer's Butter-Nut used. Vered fresh twice daffy at all grocers is assurance that Meyer's Butter-Nut Bread kind to select day in and day out. Rich e from tested flour--pure sweet mrs cane sugar--and baked under tl supervision of Mr. Meyer. E Y E IY',q to make inquiries and I have been told by absolutely unprejudiced and non-Catholic Englishmen, with an in- timate acquaintance with Malta, that the danger is absolutely infinitesimal, that the Italian proclivities are more cultural than political. But I" am afraid that the question ~as been used as a party weapon in the local political strife, and it has been great- ly exaggerated, and a great deal of harm has arisen therefrom. Stresses Prelates' Loyalty "It has even been suggested, I be- lieve, in some quarters that Archbish- op Caruana and the Bishop of Gozo are themselves suspect as regards their English loyalty. That is as great a libel as that which I ~have re- ferred to against the nob:e Lord, Lora Strickland, of being a freemason. I have the pleasure of beng acquainted with the Archbishop who, by the way, is English in everything except in name--or, perhaps, I ought to say Scottish. I had the pleasure of mak- ing his acquaintance Iast year. I am sorry to say fhe was in very indiffer- ent health, which I snoul