—T.U.C. DOCTOR "No feeling of religious misunderstanding should stand as a bar to social reform," said Dr. H. B. W. Morgan, T.U.C. Medical Adviser and Labour Member of Parliament, when he spoke to the Dice ccsan Council of the Westminster C.P.A., this week.
He added that he never felt any clash between his Catholic religion and his Socialist politics.
" We in the Socialist Party," he said, " went to considerable trouble over a period of six months to lay down Health Bill principles that no person could possibly object to. Some Catholics get very perturbed because they wonder if Catholic doctors will be compelled to do abortions. When such people ask me about this my answer is, ' You can't put conscience in a Bill."
Dr. Eleanor H Kelly won the byelection of Park Ward, in the Merton and Morclen Urban District Council,
with 2,174 votes over her Socialist opponent, who received 547 votes.
proposed by Mr. S. Grociedski to the annual general meeting of the AngloPolish Catholic Association, that it " follow the lead of our patron " the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, and condemn the trial of Archbishop Stepinac, was Unanimously passed.
OF PLACES At Sudbury. 3,000 German P.O.W.s, under the care of a German P.O.W. priest, have not a single German Prayer Book between them; 100 of the men are without a Rosary. The priest's address is the Rev. B. Hannekin, R.C. Priest, P.O.W. Camp 23, Sudbury, near Derby.
In Just published, the November issue of the Southwark Record provides its customary quota
of excellent articles and stories. Its format is pleasing and its diocesan news service invaluable.
In Shropshire. With the capitulation of France the Montford Fathers took shelter at Leagram Hall, near Chipping, until they could acquire a man
sion for a college. Now they have purchased property in Shropshire. The Rev. P. Ryan (Superior) has preached his farewell sermon, in which he thanked Chipping people for their many kindnesses.
At Middleton. At the Invitation of the Hierarchy, the De La Salle Brothers of the English-Irish Province are opening a training college for men students at Hopwood Hall, Middleton, seven miles from Manchester. It will be ready for non-realdent students in the autumn of 1947.
In Southport. Southport C.P.A. has struck out in a constructive manner with the publication of The Catholic Parent, their review, which has just reached its fourth number. The current issue includes news of the parishes, selected from a parent's viewpoint, and first-rate articles by Fr. C. Harris, C.S.S.R., and Dr. Mary Card