The National Executive of the C.Y.M.S. of Great Britain, at its meeting in Liverpool on Saturday. accepted the decision of Bro. J. Cummins, of Newcastle, not to allow his name to go forward for office at the annual meeting of the Society, to be held in London at Easter. In consequence. Bro, J. S. McAnulty, of Lancaster, was nominated for the presidency in succession to Bro. I. Howley, of Birmingham, who completes the maximum two years of office permitted by the constitution. Bro. T. Hourigan, of Leigh, was nominated as vice-president in succession to Bro. Cummins. The present general-secretary, Bro. R. Waldron, and treasurer, Bro. J. McKeown, were both nominated for their respective offices.
On Sunday, March 21, with the approval of the hierarchy. anti-Communist lectures will be arranged by the C.Y.M.S. branches throughout the country.
Cardinal Schuster, Archbishop of Milan, is to have the help, in his diocesan duties, of a new Bishop Auxiliary. Mgr. Paolo Castiglioni has been chosen for that office, and will be consecrated as titular Bishop of Famagusta. The Bishop-elect is already well known as a distinguished worker in the see, where he is Vicar-General and Canon Theologian of the Chapter.
Another announced elevation to the episcopate in Italy is that of Mgr. Grassi, parish priest of Marino, in the diocese of Albano, who is to be made titular Bishop of Damiata.
The Vaughan Magazine
It is to be hoped that many of the Old Boys of the Cardinal Vaughan School at Kensington are among the supporters and readers of The Vaughan Magazine; at any rate it can be said that those who miss it lose an annual of more than domestic interest. The current number. for instance, includes in its varied contents, Dr. Vance's funeral sermon for the late Rev. Herbert Vaughan, D.D., and an admirable photograph of the Bishop of Cambysopolis apropos of his lordship's episcopal silver jubdrA.
In the new elementary school at Rossmore, Parkstone, the Catholics of that part of Dorset have an up-to-date building of which they can be proud. This school, as was mentioned last week, has had its opening blessing; that ceremony was performed by the Bishop of Plymouth, and afterwards Mr. G. Hall Caine, M.P., declared the school open.
The Parkstone school was built from designs by Mr. W. A. Greenen, F.R.I.B.A., of Bournemouth. It is a single-storey building, planned so as to provide the maxi mum of air and sunshine. A bright interior has been enhanced by the use of several colours for the walls and ceilings, and the multi-coloured brickwork used in the construction gives warmth to the external effect.
Among the opportunities which the children will have is that of cultivating a knowledge of gardening by the literal cultivation of large plots of ground at the back of the school. part of the two-acre site.
At the opening ceremony the Board of Education was represented by two school inspectors, Mr. Burrows and Miss Mack. The Mayor and Mayoress of Poole. and the Sheriff, attended, also a number of aldermen and councillors, the chairman of the Pool Education Committee, the Town Clerk, and other officials. The Bishop and the visiting clergy and lay visitors were welcomed by the parish priest, the Rev. Michael Coughlan.
The new school has cost £10,500. It provides accommodation for about 170 boys and girls.
ANTI-COMMUNIST A Coming Exhibition
An exhibition to illustrate the world-wide range of Communist propaganda and the methods by which it is conducted from Moscow will be held at Dorland Hall, W., during February. This exhibition, arranged by the Anti-Socialist and Anti-Communist Union. is composed of pictures, posters, photographs, charts and maps. One section is concerned with the persecution of religion in Russia and in Spain; other sections contain reproductions of posters and slogans in ,many languages. Charts and maps show how Communism is penetrating into every corner of the world. The charts show also how the influence of Communism is spreading in Great Britain in every sphere from the Universities to the unemployed.
The Archbishop of Westminster will lead the annual pilgrimage of the Westminster Cathedral branch of the Guild of Our Lady of Walsingham to the Slipper Chapel at Walsingham on Sunday, May 2, when the preacher will be the Rev. Vernon Johnson.
The arrangements for this pilgrimage are in the hands of the spiritual director, the Rev. E. M. Hadfield, of the Cathedral Clergy House; the material organisation will be handled by Catholic Holidays and Travel Ltd., (H. W. Wallack, Secretary), 39, St. James's Street, London, S.W.I. Notices as to train times will be published later. The fare for the pilgrimage is fifteen shillings.
A Meeting Postponed
The annual meeting of the Union of Catholic Mothers, which it had been arranged to hold in the Cathedral Hall at Westminster on January 31, with the Archbishop in the chair, has been postponed, on account of the prevalence of influenza among many of the members. The meeting. will take place after Easter, on a date to be announced in due course.