that "when the Byzantine builder designed a church he let exactly enough light into it to illumine the glistening walls." The builders of the Florence Baptistery certainly dithin —and those who want to strain their neck-muscles must pay A small fee to have the mosaics floodlit—or wait for somebody else to do so !— IVOR HALL,
Apropos the question of designing a Catholic badge, there is a large existing supply of Congress badges, obtainable front Cantpion House, Ogee-Icy, 151i:worth, Middlesex. Ladies' and gentlemen's badges are 3d. each. children's Id. each, postage 21c1.—C. TIGAR, Si., Campion House. 112 Thorribury Road, Osterley, Isleworth. MiddleSeX.
What is there to prevent bad Catholics, or non-Catholics, from using a badge e with the head of our Holy Father." or any such device, to further their own devices?--CYMRO.
Mr. Cooper's idea of a badge of the Holy Father is excellent but this viould necessitate a new badge at the death of each Pope whereas the Papal Arms could be worn for all time—an economy appreciated by an y poverty-stricken Ca tholics.— Jena. Sieurreewoitm. 110 Vicarage Road, Chelmsford, Essex.
At a Sung MASS. I find it difficult
to recollect myself. 1 remember being told on one occasion, that the Sung Mass was the highest expression of worship arid therefore heaved a sigh of relief on reading the following sentence in Monsignor Knox's The Mass in Slow Motion. Fr. Knox says " Personally, I never find it possible to devise a system for attending a sung Mass devoutly all the time; the choir make so much noise that I c-ant hear myself pray." —E. CONINGSBY (Miss). 3 Ernshaw Place, S.W.I5.
" The Spiritual Combat"
Thank you for printing in your issue of December 15 my appeal for particulars about " The Spiritual Combat." I have received a great number of replies, including several from Eire and one from Chiswick Public Library. I am now in possession of all the information required, and I much appreciate the trouble taken by so many of your readers at such a busy time.—Eatiav A. Lewis, 86 Torrington Road, Ruislip, Middlesex.
It is a matter of regret to me that letters such as that of Mrs. Anne Lee and others should he published in THE CornoLtc HERALD, Is it the policy of the paper to allow itself to beused as a forum for party political propaganda by members of any party who care to write tubthumping letters snob as these ? If 1 feel disposed to inform myself as to the iniquities or achievements of arty political party there are plenty of newspapers available in which the subjects are quite properly and adequately discussed-, but surely the Catholic Press should keep out of the dirty business and not lend its columns to propagandists of either party. — J. DENNETT, York Lodge, Beverley, E. Yorks.
[The argument parallels those of Hitler and Stalin, who tell the Church to mind its sacristy business and leave politics so others. Vital spiritual and moral principles are involved in modern politics, hence it is our duty as a Catholic paper to allow Catholic discussion of these questions.--Editor, C.H.]
I would like to offer our sincere thanks to you for inserting our appeal for foster hotnes in your column some weeks ago. We had a good response front your readers offering homes for children, as a result of which a number of children spent their Christmas with private families, and have had a lovely
time. I wonder if you have any readers who are interested in a baby boy who is in need of a home with a view to adopt ion .—CATEIERINE TYSON, Area Children's Officer, 273 Bancroft Road. London. E.1.