Immediately after succeeding Cardinal Bourne, Mgr. Hinsley, Archbishop of Westminster, stated his intention of founding a guild for Catholic writers, a project which, it may be said, came almost first in His Grace's plans on his appointment.
Owing to pressure of other business, the formation of the Guild, to be dedicated to St. Francis of Sales, was postponed for a time.
The Guild is now established, and applications for membership are invited in a statement issued this week on behalf of the executive committee.
The Guild has been sanctioned for the Westminster Archdiocese by the Archbishop of Westminster, who is the Guild's president. Mgr. Ronald Knox is chaplain.
The Guild's Aims The Guild's aims are spiritual intellectual, journalistic, literary and social. Membership is open to Catholic writers of either sex, whether professional or occasional. Applicants must be recommended either by a member of the executive committee or of the council, or by a priest.
The annual subscription is Ss. Associates (those who may be willing to assist the Guild in its aims and desirous of sharing its advantages) are admitted on payment of a minimum of 5s. a year.
Application forms and further particulars of the Guild may be had from the Hon. Secretary, Mr. George Barnard. 184, Strand, London, W.C.2.
The Pope's Health
Alarmist reports as to the state of health of the Holy Father have again been current. According to the latest information, no grave symptoms have manifested themselves; but it is the fact that Pius XI has lately overtaxed his strength and is much fatigued. There have been. also, periods of much perspiration, and difficulty in breathing. it is not without anxiety, therefore, that Dr. Milani is giving to His Holiness constant and watchful care.