From a Belgian Correspondent
M. Pierlot, ex-Minister of the Interior and president of the Union Catholique, speaking at Tournai, said that the greatest danger which threatened the country was that of the dictatorship in public affairs of a political party.
Misplaced authority led to an orgy of spending with no hope of building up reserves; it led to state intrusion everywhere and to the destruction of the resistance of personal responsibility, family ties and the joy of free work.
The speaker explained the difference between Catholic and Socialist social philosophy. The first stands for the conception of the family under the authority of the father; that is the social order in which man may attain the degree of perfection of which he is capable.
The Catholic Truth Society has published the new Encyclical on The Catholic Priesthood, 60 pages, price 2d. The edition is 40,000. The society sold 1,371,490 pamphlets in 1935, only about 2,600 less than in its jubilee year when a special push was made. Seven hundred and thirty sets (i.e., 3,650 volumes) of the bound edition of Studies in Comoarative Religion were sold.