SIR ,-1 have been made aware that through the vagaries of the post notices concerning the Guild have not reached some of those to whom they were addressed. May 1, therefore, encroach upon your space in order to again ask any Catholic who is in any way interested in Biology to get into touch with me, and also to suggest to those who may consider that the Guild has neglected them that their attitude sug
gests "Inaction," not " Action"? A Society to achieve anything must be able to rely on the activity of everyone of its members.
Louis P. W. RENOUF,
Ste,—While listening to the reading of the encyclical on Atheistic Communism, Divini Redemptoris, at Mass this morning 1 found myself wondering two things: 1. Why, for the purpose of public reading, are these encyclicals not paraphrased into colloquial English, so that the least intelligent hearer may understand them? As it is, much of them is not intelligible and the diction gives in English an impression of unreality and pomposity.
2. Why is their reading not entrusted to a competent layman when the priest has not got the gift of reading well aloud?
At the church 1 attended, Divitzi Redemptoris was read swiftly, very clearly, and entirely without expression—like checking over a catalogue. 1 questioned several members of the congregation afterwards and their reactions can be summarised thus: I couldn't understand what it was all about, except that the Pope seems to disapprove of communism.
LA ICUS 1NDOCTUS.