Bootle BOYCOTT OF ARMISTICE. — The Bootle British. Legion decided at a meeting on Monday of last week to boycott the Armistice Day ceremony at Bootle War Memorial. The step follows the decision of the Catholic Mayor (Alderman James O'Neill) and civic leaders, to dispense with the customary religious service at Stanley Road Gardens.
MGR. COWGILL MEMORIAL.---A memorial stone has now been erected at Kiliingbeck cemetery, Leeds, over the grave of Mgr. Joseph Robert Cowgill, late Bishop of Leeds, who died on May 12, last year.
Liverpool MGR. DOWNEY TN ROME.—The Archbishop of Liverpool (Mgr. Richard Downey) left Liverpool on Thursday to make his ad limina visit to Rome. He was accompanied by his secretary, Mgr. T. Adamson. His Grace will be away for about a fortnight.
GLASS OF BEER—CATHEDRAL.— " The Cathedral In Our Time" is the slogan of Archbishop's House, but Sir Edwin Lutyens predicts that at the present rate of progress a hundred years will pass before the Cathedral is complete. Alternatively he suggests that:
"If every Catholic in the Liverpool Archdiocese gave the price of a glass of beer towards the fund each week the Cathedral would be finished within fifteen years."
CROWN OF ROSES.—The Very Rev. Fr, Peter. 0.F.M., ex-Provincial of the English Franciscan Friars Minor, who at present resides in St. Mary of the Angels, Fox Street, Liverpool, celebrated the golden jubilee of his profession in the Franciscan Order, and received the crown of roses last week.
Preston F1R.S'T CIVIC HIGH MASS.—On Sunday the new Mayor of Preston, Councillor 0. A. Goodier, will make his civic visit to St. Wilfred's church, when High Mass will be sung at 10.30 a.m.