Oa Trinity Sunday, Cardinal Griffin made his Canonicat Visitation to St. Joseph's l'ar:sh Church. Harrow Weald. His Eminence was received at the Salvatorian College by members of the Society of Ins Divine Savicam who have charge ot the parish. He administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 120 candidates, and later gave audience to a large concourse of parishioners before being entertained by the St. Joseph's Catholic Youth Club in the Parish Hail. His Eminence called also on the community of Notre Dames des Missions at the Sacred Heart Convent.
Three orderlies at St. David's Home, Ealing, only Catholic home in this country devoted exclusively to the care of disabled ex-Servicemen, received the Bene Merente Medal from the hands of Cardinal Griffin on Tuesday of this week. The men are Paul de Lusingnan, J. Bone, and W. Harris. After the presentation the Cardinal had tea with the staff and visited the patients.
Dockhead Bermondsey, 160-years-old London parish, which suffered a tragic loss towards the end of the war when a rocket which fell close to the presbytery killed three of its priests, was the scene of a happier event on Sunday, when one at its members, the Rev. Francis Edwards, sang his first Mass in the temporary ctrurch. Mgr. Amigo, Arelsbishop-B;shop of Southwark, who was making his canonical visitation to the parish, urged the people to assist the priests in their efforts to build a new church, and promised to give £500 towards this from gifts he had received for the assistance of poor parishes.
The standing Conference of National Youth Organisations has sent a letter of warm appreciation to Mgr. Mathew, Archbishop of Peiusiurn, Apostolic Delegate to Africa, for his work for the Conference as observer for the National Catholic Youth Association. At the last meeting of the Conference it was decided to express to the Cardinal Archbishop the hope that the friendly co-operation between the Standing Conference and Catholic Youth organisations would be maintamed.
The question of whether British Trade Unions would retain their essential character or become imbued with the spirit of Marxism which is typical of so many continental workers, and the duty of Christians to play their part in the solution of this problem, was the theme of a talk given to the Birmingham C.S.G. by Fr. Lewis Watt, S.J., on Sunday, June 16.
Air Commodore Mien, C.B., D.S.O., D.F.C., represented the Air Council at Bishop Day's funeral and also were present, the Rt. Rev. Mgr. Beauchamp and many Royal Air Force Chaplains.
Fifth member of his family to become a priest, Rev. Joseph L. Rea was ordained on June 9, at Kilkenny. Fr. Rea's eldest brother is the Rev. James Rea, D.D., Professor at the Venerable English College. His others brothers are the Rev. Daniel Rea, parish priest at Reading, who served as a chaplain w:th the Chindits, the Rev. John Rea, D.D., who is attached to the staff of St. Colman's College, Fermoy, and the Rev. Michael Rea, assistant priest at Bristol. The newly-ordained priest will minister in the Diocese of Bristol.