SIR.-The Minister of Education can scarcely be expected to favour schools (page 1, column I, October 2) in which such an offence as the "Mass register" (page 1, column 8) is known to be tolerated. In the matter of justice there cannot he one law for the police and the English courts, another for the teachers and the Catholic schools; one discipline for the priest in the closed confessional. another for the layman in the open school room. Nor is the Board of Diocesan Inspectors of Catholic Schools in England and Wales perfectly clear in its description "a short-sighted and fatal mistake which has the opposite effect to the one intended." Please may we be told how a mistake. whether fatal or otherwise, can be sighted, shortor long-; and how we can ever know the effect a mistake was intended to have, as distinguished from its actual effect? Is not the case very simple? That it is beyond the competence of priest, fcacher, or anybody else. to compel a person to accuse himself. Isn't that a right reserved to God?
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