5 JUNE 1909, Page 19

[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—One feels the tremendous

responsibility undertaken by the parish priest when he places any obstacles in the way of good-living people who desire to come to the Holy Sacrament. The term " good-living " is used in its everyday acceptance. Of course the disciplinarian assumes that the responsibility is that of the Church and not his own ; but that is a large assumption. It may be that the logical victory lies with Dr. Field and others in their literal interpretation of the rubric. The victory is, however, a futile one in the presence of such a divine principle as underlies the wise Teacher's maxim :—" The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath."—I am,