Ste,-May I be all6wed through the medium of THE CATHOLIC HERALD to express my sincere thanks to the sponsors of the Sword of the Spirit "Catholic Leaders' Week" scheme?
From the 7th to the 14th inst., I was one of about sixty members of the R.A.F.-of both sexes-who attended a "Catholic Leaders' Week " at the Holy Child of Jesus Convent, Edgbaston, Birminghalp.
It has been a most inspiring experience. The priest-lecturers were all experts in their subjects, and presented their facts fluently, easily, and in simple language. Among the subjects were the following: " The Existence of God," " The Divinity of Christ," "The Natural Law (morality and moral obligations)," "The Papal Social Encyclicals," " Marriage, the Family, Education," " Birth Control, Divorce, and Social Dangers." Every subject was dealt with in such a manner that one could not fail to grasp the essential details at once.
It is a real consolation to realise that in Protestant England Catholic men and women in the R.A.F. are sent at the expense Of the Services to these courses. Since this scheme began about seven thousand men and women have attended these courses-would that it were seventy thousand!
To every Catholic in the R.A.F. who may read these words I say, " Whatever inconvenience entailed do make every effort to get to one of these courses (held in various parts of the country every three months).'' J. A. RYAN.
11, Darley Avenue, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancs.