16 SEPTEMBER 1922, Page 14


Sm,—You have published some letters relating to the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. May I point out this? The Church of Rome has had practically complete spiritual control in Ireland for a thousand years. At the end of that period the leaders of an insurrectionary movement can think of no better motto for their cause than " Sinn Fein "—" Ourselves alone," the exact antithesis of the teachings of Christ. Further, the Church of Rome either has, or has not, the power to curb outrage and murder in Ireland. If she has it, why is it that only now is any effort being made and not two years ago? If, however, she has no such power, why are we still to regard her

as a world force?—I am, Sir, &c., JAB. 28 Blenheim Gardens, Cricklewood, N.W. 2.