During a visit to indsos, Ontario, the Governor General of grenade, Lord Athlone, and his wife, the Princess Alice, were received at St. Mary's Academy, which is ditected by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.
For the first time in its existence, the School of Engineering and Architecture of the Catholic University of America opened last month to women.
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith in Australia has become established in every diocese of the countly. Membership has increased in the past five years from 29,000 to 208.000, and a total of 5450,000 has been collected for the missions, these returns being multiplied by three for the Pontifical Mission Aids works and by four for those of the Holy Childhood. All money collected in 1940 went to the South sea Island missions at the request of the Holy Sec.
Appreciation of all Australians at the generous extent of the aid being sent to Australia from " our great friend on the other side of the Pacific " has been voiced by Mgr. James Duhig, Archbishop of Brisbane, in the course of a sermon at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane. " They have come to us in great numbers, with ample equipment and abundant stores, and above all with a great heart, to join Australia's sons in waging a war for victory."
A Catholic general in the United States Army who lost his life while leading his men on a perilous miasion in the recent battle of Midway Isl\md has been paid warm tribute on the floor of the United States Senate. He was Major-General Clarence L. Tinker, U.S.A., Commanding General of the Hawaiian Army Air Forces. Of Osage Indian blood, he attained the highest rank ever won by a native Indian in the armed forces of the United States.
According to German information, dated December 31, 1941, the number of French prisoners in German hands amounts to 23.664 officers and 1,178,007 men. Another 50,000 are held in the Fronstalags. The full figure, therefore, is 1,251,671.