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Evacuation of Children

WE WOULD DRAW especial attention to a letter from a correspondent who signs himself "Alarmed" on the religious and moral dangers that are likely to follow from the sudden evacuation of children from cities to the country should war break out.

The pseudonym covers the name of a well-known priest with authority to speak, but the point he makes needs no recommendation from authority.

It would be ungenerous to criticize too heavily, especially in these respects, the hasty plans that had to be made on the spur of the moment in September. But we have had our warning, and this aspect of the matter should not be overlooked a second time.

Whatever steps are taken to ensure that some care for the religious and moral needs of evacuated children, the Catholic community should be made aware of them as soon as possible, for their co-operation will be essential. Indeed, everything must depend upon it as far as Catholic children are concerned.

The Catholic Herald, 2 December, 1938

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