THE CATHOLIC WORKERS' COLLEGE
" There is it passive resistance of the Catholic body to anything like a new idea," said Mgr. E. James Dey, Bishop to the Military Forces, at the opcning n e et in g of the sixteenth annual summer school of the Catholic Social Guild now being held at Oxford.
In the absence through severe illness of the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, who is president of the C.S.G., the chair was taken by Mr. I. A. Toke, while Mgr. Dcy gave an address.
He pointed out that after the war they had wanted to make England a land for heroes. In this work he had long been convinced that the C.S.G. must play an important part. But, unfortunatele. the C.S.G. was not receiving the support it should.
Financial Position In his reports, Fr. L. O'Hea, S.J., hon. secretary of the C.S.G. and principal of the Catholic Workers' College, Oxford, pointed out that the financial position of the guild was a precarious one.
The membership of 2,812 was the highest recorded. but at least 5,000 members were needed if the guild was to meet the demands tiler were made upon it.
It was the task of the guild to advance. sustain and direct Catholic interest in social questions.
" It is our experience," he continued, "that good people are usually only too happy to leave such matters entirely to othcrs."
Scholarships Needed He went on to say that the Catholic Workers' College was an important part of the work. During the past year ten needed in providing scholarships and also students had been in residence. Help we> suitable candidates to fill them.
Fr. O'Hea announced that a telegran. of greetings had been sent to the first Social Order Summer School to be held in Ireland, to which we shall refer again in our next issue.