BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Westminster
For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster: May 20. St. Bernard's Convent, Slough: Takes part in golden jubilee celebrations. May 22. Convent of the Sacred Heart, Hammersmith: Attends Day of Recollection for the clergy, 11.30 a.m. Cathedral: Gives Pontifical Benediction at Children of Mary rally, 8 P.m
Southwark For Mgr. Amigo, Archbishop, Bishop of Southwark: May 20. Visitation and Confirmation at Bognor Regis, May 21, Canonical Visitation at die Carmelite Convent. Chichester. Visitation and Confirmation at St. Richard's, Chichester. May 22. Canonical Visitation at the Poor Glares Convent, Arundel; Clifton
For Mgr. Lee, Bishop of Clifton: May 18. Confirmations at St. Dunstan's, Keynsham, in the afternoon.
APPOINTMENTS Birmingham The following appointments are officially announced in the archdiocese of Birmingham: The Rt. Rev. Mgr. Humphrey Bright, Bishop of Soli, St. Peter's, Leamington Spa, to he Vicar General; the Rt. Rev. Mgr. Laurence P. Emery, M.A., The Presbytery, St. Elizabeth's Road, Coventry, also to be Vicar General, but to take charge of the judicial work of the archdiocese as Officialis, and to be Ecclesiastical Superior of Convents. Parish priests: the Rev. Basil Wrighton, M.A., from St. Joseph's Convent, Stafford, to Hattie; the Rev. Reginald Slade, from SS. Mary and John's, Wolverhampton, to St. Joseph's, NecheIls, Birmingham; the Rev. Louis Moore, from Northfield Convent, to Southern. Chaplains: the Rev. Alphonsus Power, to Harborne Hall; the Rev. B. Singleton, M.A., to St. Joseph's Convent, Stafford; the Rev. William Diver, to Northfield Convent; the Rev, I. Budgen, Southern, and the Rev. E. Cooke, B.A., Harbome Hall, on sick leave; the Rev. Gerard Peuleve, to Lichfield (temporarily); the Rev. Dents Hickling, to Willenhall (temporarily). Assistant priests: the Rev. Horace Relish, to Dorridge; the Rev. T. Whittle, to SS. Mary and John's, Wolverhampton; the Rev, T. Rohan, to Tunstall; the Rev. T. Cronin, to Stone; the Rev. J. Curtin, to Birches Head; the Rev. F. Coyle, to St. Michael's, • Wolverhampton; the Rev. B. McAllister. to Newcastle, Staffs; the Rev. I. Heneghan (Waite), to Perry Common; the Rev. T. Kennedy (Cashel) and the Rev. E. Fox (Kilmore) have been recalled.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Birmingham Teachers
• Mgr. Masterson, Archbishop of Birmingham, will address a special general meeting of the archdiocese of Birmingham Catholic Teachers' Association, in the hall or St. Paul's High School, Vernon Road, Edgbaston, on May 20, at 7 p.m.
Travelling Mission The centres to be visited this week are Hurstmonceux and Horarn, in the palish of ga.stbourne, Mass will be said on Sunday, May 18, at " The Wootpack " Inn, Flurstmonceux, at 8.30 and at The Grange, Horam, at TO.
The voice of the Catholic Church, harmony of faith and reason, a series of six talks, sponsored by thc Legion of Mary, is being given each Monday evening in Southport by the Rev. Fr. Bertrand, C.F. Over 100 people attended the first lecture.
The following arrangements have been made for the annual conference of the C.Y.M.S. in London: Saturday, August 2. Reception at the Royal Hotel Ballroom, by Cardinal Griffin, at 7.30 p.m.; meeting of Promoters, Royal Hotel, 830 p.m. Sunday, August 3. Holy Mass and Communion at Westminster Cathedra!, 8 a.m.; delegate's meeting, Royal Hotel, to hear Executive Council, secretary's and treasurer's reports, Chaplain-General's and president's addresses, 10 am. to 1 pm, public demonstration, Scala Theatre, Charlotte Street, 3 p.m. Chairman, His Eminence the Cardinal. Principal speakers, His Grace the Archbishop of Birmingham and Captain R Maguire, MBE., J.P. Holy Hour, Westminster Cathedral, 5.45 pm. Open session, 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Monday, August 4. Holy Mass, " Missa Cantata," at St. Patrick's Church, Soho, 8 a.m.; delegates' meeting, Royal Hotel, to hear reports of promoters' meetings; plan 1947-48; notices of motions and resolutions; election of officers and general business, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost per delegate, covering accommodation, chief meals, from Saturday night until Monday lunchtime, and all literature, will he approximately £3 10s. Accommodation has been hooked for 500 delegates.
Schola of St. Michael
On the Eve of Pentecost, May 24, the Schola of St. Michael will sing Snlemn First Vespers at the Church of Our Holy Redeemer, Chelsea, at 8 p.m.
Oratory Organ Recitals
Proceeds of three organ recitals, to be given on May 21, May 28 and June Ii, at 6.45 p.m., will go towaids work done by the Reception Committee Young People from Occupied Courttries. Many of these children are Catholics and hospitality is still asked for them in Catholic private families. Mr. Stormont Murray is the liaison officer and communications should be addressed to him at 29, Portman Square, London, W.I.
White Fathers, the April-May issue of which is now available, includes a special article on the social problem on the African mission, some reportage, and a short story and interesting photographs.
" The Aims of the C,P.F.A. Movement " is the sub-title of the second Faith and Freedom Pamphlet, published by the Portsmouth C.P.E.A. The Bishop of Portsmouth, Mr. Richard O'Sullivan and Mr. John Eppstein are among the contributors.
SOCIETIES S.V.P., Northampton A general meeting of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Northampton diocese was held on May 11 at
Bedford and it was attended by representatives of almost all conferences. The president's review of work in 1946 showed the resumption of activities on a peace-time scale and a steady expansion of the work of the Society in its many social and spiritual fields. In the discussions on work to be done, help for German P.O.W.s, Poles and Displaced Persons occupied a leading place.
A meeting of the National Council of the Young Christian Workers was held at the Cathedral Hostel, Staithes, near Whitby, on Sunday. The chief speaker was the national president of the Y.C.W. Mr. Keegan claimed that the Y.C.W. was the only organisation of young workers run by young workers on their own. Next month the International Congress will be held in Montreal.
The West Riding Y.C.W. Girls' Regional Council held their first general assembly on Sunday, May 11, at St. Austin's, Wakefield, when approximately 200 members from sections in Leeds, Bradford, Doncaster, Wakefield, Castleford, Batley, Pontefract and Morley, were present.
Catenians, Notts The Rt. Rev, Mgr. Canon J. F. liar. greaves, V.G., of St. Mary's, Darby, last week presided at the annual dinner of the Nottingham Circle of the Catenian Association. Speakers meluded the provincial president, Mr. E. Ashby, of Birmingham, and the president of the Nottingham Circle. Dr. Bellew.
Choral Society The London Catholic Choral Society at their 15th annual concert, held in Westminster Cathedral Hall on May 8, gave excellent performances of ElgarM The Music Makers, and Haydn's Mass in B flat. The hall was packed. The choir of 60 performers and the orchestra of 18 players were under the direction of Mr. Robert L liasberry, M.B.E., and the principals were Miss Silvia Bianco, Miss Kathleen Tully, Mr. John Hughes and Mr. Albert New. All these soloists had graduated from the choir. The leader of the orchestra, Miss Madeleine Miller-Jean, is a gold medallist of the Brussels Conservatoire and at one time Court violinist to King Albert of the Belgians. Mr. Hasberty, who founded the Society 21 years ago, with the object of making a centre of Catholic music in London, is organist and choirmaster at St. James's, Spanish Place, K.S.C. Council 143 The members of Council 14)— Knights of St. Columba, attended Solemn High Mass at the Church of the Annunciation, Burnt Oak, on Sunday, May 11, to mark the occaSion of the 21st anniversary of the Council's formation, They were accompanied by Mr. J. Rainsford, the Westminster Provincial Deputy, and members of his Provincial Council. The Board of Directors was represented by Mr. II. T. Gutteridge. The special preacher was the Rev. Fr. Darby, who was the Council's first Grand Knight. During its 21 years, Council 143 has played its due part in the work of the Order. Its charter members Include Mr. J. J. Gibbons. who occupied many high offices in the Order and was the Deputy Supreme Knight until his recent retirement, and Mr. R. Morris, who, for the past 14 years has been treasurer of the Westminster Provincial Council.
MGR. DALY, V.G.
We regret to announce the death of Mgr. William Daly, Vicar General of the archdiocese of Glasgow since 1920. Mgr. Daly died at Laruirk on Sunday morning. He was born at Johnstone, Renfrewshire, in 1875, was educated at St. Peter's College, Bearsden, and ordained to the priesthood hi 1900. After serving on various missions in the archdiocese he was appointed to the Chapter of St. Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow, in 1920. In 1927 he was made a Domestic Prelate to the Pope. The Archbishop of Glasgow, Mgr. Donald Campbell, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass in Glasgow on Wednesday.
DOM CYRIL CONNOLLY, O.S.B.
The death occurred on May 5 of Fr. Patrick Cyril Connolly, 0.S.B., at the age of 63. Born at Frizingion, Cumberland, he went to Douai, in France, in 1897, with the object of studying for the priesthood. He was one of those who transferred with the school to Woolhampton when the Community was expelled from France in 1903. He was ordained priest in 1911. From that time until 1916 he was on the staff at Woolhampton as Prefect. In the latter year he was appointed assistant to Fr. 13oniface Mackinlay, at Ormskirk, where he served for several years. After leaving Ormekirk, he served in several parishes, always with great success.
In 1930 he was recalled to Douai Abbey to take up the important ditties of Novice Master. He filled this office until 1938, when he was compelled by ill-health to resign. For sonic months he was very ill but eventually his disease responded to treatment and he was able to undertake light parochial duties. But he was never really well and hid a great deal of suffering behind the mask of his habitual cheerfulness. Two years ago it was evident that he was again failing but he carried on until a few months ago when he collapsed completely. A few weeks ago he was considered well enough to make the journey from the North to Douai that his life-long wish might be fulfilled and be might die among his brethren. As the end drew near it was necessary to put him under the care of the Franciscan Sisters at Guildford, where he died with cheerful and edifying resignation.
He was buried at Douai on May 7 after Solemn Requiem Mass, sung by the Abbot of Douai.
CANON BROHEE Canon Abel 13roh6e, president of the Office Catholique International Sin Cinema (0.C.I.C.) and Chaplain General of the Centre Cat holique d' Actkn Cinemotographique died suddenly on May I, in Brussels, at the age of 67.
Cardinal Mercier entrusted him with the task of forming an Apostolate of Catholic Lay Action. From this original apostolate were to blossom both the Association Catholique de la Jeunesse Beige and the Jeunesse Ouvriers Chretiens, the latter destined to grow. under the inspiration of another Belgian priest, into one of the most formidable works of Catholic Action that our century has seen.
He organised the work of Catholic Ellin Action in Belgium until it embraced every kind of use to which films can he put, recreational and educa
tional. Halls were rented to show films under Catholic auspices, Press reviews founded, visual aids in teaching developed. Stimulated by his example. Catholics in other countries joined him in the foundation of the International Film Office, of which he became the lust president.