The Archbishops and Bishops of the United States designated last Tuesday, December 8—the Feast of the Immaculate Conception -a National Day, of Prayer for Victory.
Pope Pius XII presided in the Sisdne Chapel at a Pontifical Requiem Mass for Cardinals Pin Tommaso Boggiani, Alfred Baudrillart and Sebastian° Leine da Silveira Cintra—members of the Sacred College who died during the last year.
With 4,000 crowding into SL Patrick's Cathedral, New York. and 2,000 gathering outside, Requiem Mass was offered on November 7 for George M. Cohan. The actor-playwright-produeer-dancer-singer died at the age of sixty-four.
The formation of an institute of aeronautics to prepare students for the Army and Navy air arms has been announced by the President of Loyola University. The programme will embrace forty hours of flying and 240 hours of ground school.
A British police sergeant has just performed the remarkable and perhaps unprecedented feat of swimming across the Sea of Galilee. Starting from Tiberias on the western shore, the officer covered the five-mile distance to the other side in five and a half hours.
1,300 recruits attended a Requiem High Mass at Notre Dame, Sorel, Quebec, for the repose of the souls of Canadians killed at Dieppe. The celebrant was Major the Rev. J. A. Sabourin, heroic chaplain of Les Fusiliers Mont Royal, who was cited in despatches for his valour at Dieppe.
The co-operative movement, home economics and adult education were three vital subjects at a recent undenominational conference of 120 women from various parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, sponsored by the extension department of St. Francis Xavier University.
Immediately following Pope Pins Xll's radio broadcast to Portugal, in connection with the observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin at Fatima, General Carmona, President of Portugal, telegraphed the Holy Father a message of appreciation on behalf of the nation and himself.
The German occupational authorities in Holland have begun to reduce the number of teachers becoming available each year, the Netherlands Information Bureau in U.S.A. announces. State subsidies have been withdrawn from 13 teachers' colleges. forcing four of them to shut their doors. The other nine have refused to accept new students, indicating that they, too, will close when the present enrolment is graduated.