Bishop Poskitt reminded thc 70 graduate visitors and 50 students assembled at Leeds last week-end for the annual general meeting of the University Catholic Federation of their responsibility as Catholic leaders, and commented too on the intolerable burden of financial responsibility imposed by the new Education Bill on the Catholic population. He presided at the High Dp4 SS in the Cathedral on Sunday, and attended the luncheon in the Great Northern Hotel.
In a talk entitled " Why Catholic Teachers?" Miss E. M. King. of Sheffield, urged teachers to ask themselves two questions. First, is there any special contribution which Catholics more than others can make to education? And secondly, arc we making it?
Taking the ideal of the Catholic teacher as recogefition of the dignity of man and the sanctity of truth, the speaker gave examples of great English teachere of the past who had pursued this ideal.
Describing some of the pitfalls which beset teachers, she noted lack of enthusiasm, too great reliance on words as apposed to thought. and aver-concentration on selected subjects, and selected children, to the virtual ercluslon of character-training.
New officers elected included: NEWMAN ASSOCIATION: President, Dr. Hugh O'Neill; Senior VicePresident, Mr. Francis Aylward ; VicePresidents, Miss Ura Gillen, B.A., Dr. Thomas Lodge; Hon. Secretary, Miss M. Rowland, BA.; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. D. T. O'Regan, B.Sc. (Eng.).
UNION OF CATHOLIC STUDENTS: President, Mr. R. E. A. Hansen (Oxford); Senior Vice-President, Miss E. Bestow (Newcastle); Vice-President, Mr. B. Hayes (Newcastle); Hon. Secretary, Miss M. Rooth (Oxford); Hon. Treasurer, Mr. Bernard Towers (Liverpool)..