Ste.—There seems 10 have been little response to Messrs. Wetz and Organ's Idler about a Catholic Literature Crusade, or to my own regarding the menace of Communist bookshops.
I should like to hear from any Catholics engaged in the book trade who would be interested in the forma tion or an Association of Cetholic Bookmen with the object of fostering he development and distribution al' Catholic literature in this country.
There are far too many good Catholic hooks which ate " published in a whisper " and sold " under the counter."
It is the duty of Catholic booksellers to make these books available to nonCatholics.
D. B. WARNER.
High Street, Leiston, Suffolk.
SOCIAL INSURANCE AND SPINSTERS
Sta.--Can the Government provide husbands for the hundreds of thousands of spinsters?
It cannot. Then on what principle does it propose to insure them against married life and widowhood?
I understand now the meaning of Slate Socialism. It is based not on the succours of thc poor and needy, but on the greatest good or the greatest number—the rest to the wall.
In my opinion the standardisation proposed in the White Paper is fundamentally immoral, and opposed to the leaching of R CP71171 Noraraim.
Why should the wealthy reap the benefit of their " insurance " merely because they arc "ineured," and the spinsters be expected contentedly to insure other people?
Those who advocate such a measure will soon find that whereas most people are ready to hear inequalities willed by God, few will endure for long injustices inflicted on them by their fellowmen.
Gee eys ELSE? (Now.
49, Rothesay Road, Luton, Beds.
01" Audrey Pewee's benefit may 1 point out that whatevel the failings of the publishers of the A.V. or the publishers of the Book of Common Prayer (Oxford University Presel are evidently not so remiss in including the Articles of Religion prefaced by a Royal Declaration that they do contain the true doctrine of the Church of England.
And Article 6 limits Holy Scripture so far as the Old Testament is concerned to those books stated by the Article to be canonical and expressly states the " other books " are not applied to establish any doctrien.
There is therefore the vital distinction that whereas the Catholic Church since the fourth century holds the one-time Deuteronomical books to be canonical, they are not part of the Canon in Anglican eyes.
F. E. Ascorr.
Brygefteld, St. Peas Road, Dorking, Surrey.