The inconvenience suffered by many Catholics through parish priests using their names in telephone directories, instead of giving their number under the heading "Catholic Church." could easily be overcome by having the number entered in the Directory under two headings. The charge for the extra insertion, according to the information in the beginning of the Direc tory, is under ten shillings. The first insertion, which is free to the Subscriber, could be " Catholic Church," which is as it should be as the telephone account is invariably a charge on the parish; the second could be inserted by the parish priest should he desire to have a personal entry made.-B. K.
Knox Old Testament Is not Mgr. Knox's translation of Deuteronomy vi, 3, and Exodus XX, 8, rather unfortunate?
To stigmatise work as " drudgery" besides contradicting many Papal Encyclicals, suggests that, in the sight of God. human porasites, drones and " spivs" are better people than workers. Not exactly encouraging to the "Young Christian Workers" ! N. E. 0. OSBORNE, 5 Southfields Road, Eastbourne.
Many of us including Mgr. Knox-were brought up on a translation in which Ruth said to Naomi: " Intreat me not to leave thee or to return from following thee." Mgr. Knox now offers us: " Do not press me to go back and leave thee." Is this an improvement? Ex
Beating the Housing Shortage
A method of beating the housing shortage and cutting down the excessive costs of homes which does not seem to have occurred to the pundits, is to give the householder the land and the bricks and leave him to it. Many houses in Molesey have been built by amateurs in their spare time, and there seems to be no reason why local authorities should not provide facilities for home-building. A three-bedroomed house might well be constructed for f8-900, as against the current £2,000. -G. C. NORMAN, 2 Cannon Way, West Molesey, Surrey.
It is sad to read in your " Points from Letters" that a man was informed by his landlady that if he had any children he would have to move, but I am convinced that if only parents trained their children to be more careful with other people's property, there would be fewer refusals on the part of landladies to house children.-M. HsmMOND (Miss), 57 Chatsworth Gardens, Acton Hill, London, W.3.
If anyone could lend me a copy of " The Mass: Jesu Redemptor in E flat, by Adolfo Kainr, for four Mixed Voices " for transcription, 1 would be grateful for same.-(Rev.) W. McCtruAND, Parish Priest, 37 St. Ninian's Road, Corstorphine. Edinburgh, 12.