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ment in the last year, reminded us of the following changes: (1) German Catholics were permitted this Holy Week to have the Good Friday Passion and Holy Saturday Lessons in German. their recitation in Latin by the celebrant or other minister being no longer necessary. This concession had been enthusiastically received.
(2) Five priests at work in Israel have been given leave to recite the fore-part of the Mass in Hebrew.
(3) Baptism is now administered In Holland in the vernacular, save for the "1 baptise thee" and the Exorcisms which remain in Latin. Stating that the true liturgist is also a lover of the Bible, Fr. Pilkington reminded the meeting that "80 per cent. of the liturgical texts are biblical". "If we had Mass in English," he said, " how many people would really understand the words used ?"
The "terrible ignorance" of the Bible among us had, he thought. to he tackled through private study and in parochial Bible classes. He quoted the pioneering efforts of Canon F. J. Bartlett of Westminster Cathedral who twice a week gives addresses in the Cathedral on current Breviary readings of Scripture and is listened to appreciatively by many.