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MIDDLESBROUGH

Fr. Corboy Edits 1943 Almanac

Published at the Leeds office of THE Csittotta HERALD and edited by the Rev. 0. Corboy, B.A., the 16th annual Almanac and Directory of the Diocese of Middlesbrough will be on sale next week, price 6ca The Bishop in his Preface pays tribute to Mgr. Claus, who had edited the Almanac since its inception, and who has been compelled by grave illness to relinquish that work.

" We once more make the first page of the Almanac an appeal to the charity of its readers," he continues. " The Extension Fund has much to its credit: it helped considerably at Newport, Ugthorpe, Lealholm, Marske and other places. In the neat future large funds will be more needed than ever. I fear that of all those who read these lines only a small number will ask themselves what they ought to do. So many spend extravagantly on what is useless: so few will give even a little to provide a home for Jesus Christ. Will yon be generous to Him. Let me know."

Mr. J. Walsh, Editor of the Catholic Thhes, is not connected with the parochial committee set up recently at Hendon to discuss and act on the educational controversy. The reference is to a misstatement in our report of last week.

Mr. W. Walsh, the Editor's brother, who was elected to the committee, has now resigned.

Lady Winefride Elwes invited a large number of friends, including many visitors from overseas, to meet Cardinal HinsIey at the Rembrandt. Hotel last week.,

This was the last official appearance of Lady Wincfride in her capacity of National President and opportunity was taken of describing to the visitors the work done by the C.W.L. canteens and irts for the Forces.

Guest a were received by His Eminence and Lady Winefride, who were later supported ,on the platform by Miss K. Balfe, 0:B.E., chairman of the Huts and Canteens Executive Committee, and by Sir Martin -J. Melvin, Bart., G.C.S.G., J.P., who is hon. treasurer.

" The C.W.L. has done immense

work," said the Cardinal. He recalled that when he broadcast an appeal for funds on April 14, 1940, he told his listeners that in the last war the C.W.L. had thirty huts. At least as many as that were needed in this— in fact he wanted double that number and that meant that £30,000 was required.

"My daring," the Cardinal went on, " was justified—more than justified for the number of canteens, huts and hostels maintained by the League is now 65 and, thanks to Sir Martin Melvin, who placed himself unreservedly at the disposal of the committee in the capacity of lion. treasurer. a sum of £35,000 had been raised.

" All Christians," -Kis Eminence said, " owe loyalty to God and to their. fatherland. Part of our Christian dirty is charity—and charity begins at home—therefore we must love our own people first."

PAPAL DECORATION

Thc Cardinal then presented Lady Winefride with a medal he had received from the Pope, in recognition of her devoted work as president of the League, and welcomed the incoming president. Mrs. Doggies Woodruff.

Lady Winefride reviewed the work of the Huts and Canteens committee (this was dealt with in our issue of last week) and she paid a tribute to the indefatigable work of Miss Balfe, who Wad, as chairman, directed the work in London all through the blitz.

Mrs. George Rendel represented the C.W.L. on the War Office Council of Voluntary War Work of which the League is a constituent member.

A vote of thanks to the Cardinal was proposed by Sir Martin Melvin and seconded by Miss Balfe.

(The two broadcast appeals of the Cardinal raised Close OD £10,000.)

CIVIL SERVANT With youth on his side

I disagree with the man who thinks the Beveridge Report will bring the State interfering in the very privacy of the bedroom. What has the State to do with the number of my children when industry (with which I am more closely connected) refuses to pay me more than what I am worth as an individual? That is certainly an objection, but it ought not to be fired at Sir William.

Beveridge was asked to compile only one report, not five. He took certain things for granted. He built his proposals on certain assumptions. That's one reason why I like it. It's not built on utopianor dreaspy or moralising ideas. It's built on 'fiard facts as they tire. Let other Beveridges arise to set the positive things right—relations between employers and employees, and wages themselves, for instance.

A 'LIVERPUDLIAN " Quotes the Sermon on the Mount

This story — a coniment on the Beveridge Report — appears in the Cathedral Record, the official organ of the Archdiocese of Liverpool: " My dear chap." said my friend. " did you ever hear tell of the Sermon on the Mount?" I quite naturally said yes. " Well, doesn't that say in part, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you '?" I agreed.

" All right, then," said. he, " when people read that, learn it, and, above all, act it, you won't need a Beveridge commission to tell you what to do, no, nor any other commission l"

(More next week)

Priest Talks to Factory Workers

A popular series of dinner-time talks on religious topics is being given by Fr. Kevin Henegan, of St. Patrick's, Leeds, to workers at Montague Bur ton's factory. While., primarily intended for Catholics, non-Catholics are free to attend and are showing keen interest in the talks.

Last Thursday Fr. Henegan spoke on the meaning of Christmas, and the story of the Birth of the Saviour and His mission on earth was listened to with rapt attention.




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