my contentions (which are from eye witness and bitter experience), writes: " I em glad you are combating the contention that ' the root of the perverted tastes of our young people is economic.' It seems in such direct conflict with what the Pope said in his first encyclical, quoting Our Lord's own words: ' All those evil things come from within ' (Mark VII 23).
" Do you remember Father Vincent McNabb's essay on " The Money Muddle " in " Nazareth or Social Chaos "? —" I have long felt that as the way into our social quagmire was by putting second things first and therefore first things second, our only way out of fhe quagmire was by putting first things first.
" But as currency is not a first thing or even a second thing, but only the token of a thing, to be decry concerned with money and t e money view of the world is to sink still deeper into the quagmire. Hence my indifference to all things based on a money unit."
I commend these words to people who think that a craving for amusement can be transformed into desire for a home and for children, or a taste for negroid music back into an enjoyment of the happy Irish dances, by juggling with currency.