Ealing Children Present "The Resurrection"
This play, by Dom Ambrose Agius, 0.S.B., draws from medieval tradition in its dramatisation. From the roof of Nicodemus' house his daughter and niece view the Palm Sunday entry. Follows a striking interview between Nicodemus, nearly a disciple, and Judas, bargaining for betrayal, in which the philosophy of Judas' fall is revealed. As light after this darkness our Lady is seen at Bethany, but darkness follows in the Gethsemani and burial scenes. Pilate's court, meanwhile, has indicated the progress of the trial. The final note is the surprise and happiness of the Resurrection.
The sincere acting of the children of St. Benedict's parish, and the careful use of lighting and movement, combined to produce a graphic and touching rendering of a difficult theme.
JOSEPHINE BUTLER'S FIRST VICTORY The Jubilee Celebration
In April, 1886, after 16 years' struggle, the Contagious Diseases Acts were repealed. These Acts fastened the system of State regulation of vice upon certain naval and military towns in Great Britain. The promoters of the Acts intended to extend the measures to the wnole country, but this was averted by the vigilance of the " Repealers." This repeal, Josephine Butler's first victory, was a landmark in the history of the morals of the country, and has had immeasurable results throughout the world.
In connection with the jubilee celebrations in London, holy Mass was offered at St. Dominic's by the Rev. Vincent McNabb, 0.P., on April 23, " in thanksgiving for the repeal of the C.D. Acts." On April 24 a meeting was held at . Livingstone Hall under the joint auspices,of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene (the society founded by Josephine Butler) and St. Joan's Alliance, Mrs. Corbett Ashby presiding.
The chief speakers at the meeting were Mme. Pesson Depret, president , of L'Alliance Ste. Jeanne d'Arc, and secretary of the French branch of the International Abolitionist Federation, and Mrs. Laughton Mathews. Mme. Pesson Depret described the workings of the abominable system in France and the growing success of the abolitionists and feminists in their fight for abolition. At a public luncheon at the Criterion, among the distinguished speakers who paid tribute to the work of Josephine Butler were Mme Pesson Depret and Mr. A. S. G. Butler, the latter the Catholic grandson of Josephine Butler.
Mgr. Hinsley's Engagements
The Archbishop of Westminster's engagements include the following : Friday, May 1.-Cathedral: says Mass for intentions of members, Jiving and dead, of Society of St. Augustine of Canterbury, 8.
Saturday, May 2.-Manchester : attends meeting of Union of Catholic Mothers.
Monday, May 4.-St. Peter's Hall: presides at annual meeting of Catholic Fund for Homeless and Destitute Men, 5.30.
Saturday, May 9.-Slater's Restaurant, Oxford Street : presides at meeting of St. Francis Xavier's Union, 3.45. • Sunday, May 10.-Convent of Little Sisters of the Assumption, Notting Hill: gives Benediction, 4; Commercial Road: gives Benediction, 7.
Monday, May 11.-Hyde Park Hotel: attends Edmundian dinner, 7.
Tuesday, May 12.-Norfolk House: attends annual meeting of Invalid Children's Association, 3.
Thursday, May 14.-Lizbeth Hall: attends meeting of Plater Dining Club, 7.
Sunday, May 17.-Willesden : assists at high Mass and preaches, 12; Albert Hall: attends performance of " The Hound of Heaven " presented by the Grail, 3.
Tuesday, May 19.-Leads pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Thursday, May 28: Harpenden : consecrates church, 10.
Friday, May 29.-The Oratory: assists at high Mass, 11.
Saturday, May 30.-Cathedral: sings I Vespers of Pentecost, 3.15.
Sunday, May 31.-Cathedral : sings high Mass, preceded by Terce, 10; sings II Vespers and gives Confirmation to the children of the parish, 3.15.
Mgr. Amigo's Engagements
The Bishop of Southwark has the following engagements during the coming week : May 3.-Confirmation in the cathedral at 3.30; Visitation and Confirmation at Charlton, 6.30.
May 6.-Visitation and Confirmation at Surbiton, 8.
May 10.-Visitation and Confirmation at Anerley, 6.30.