Page 2, 24th March 1950

24th March 1950
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Page 2, 24th March 1950 — CATHOLIC PRESS APOSTLES

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SIR,--It is urged, in your excellent paper, that all should. join in the Apostolate of the Catholic Press, and endeavour to secure new readers, and I should be glad if you will allow me a little space for my views on the best way to do this important work.

The first thing, I think, that should be considered, is that the Apostolate of the Press has a wider scope than is generally realised. It is obvious that all Catholics should read the Catholic papers but what of the non-Catholics ?

For the past 13 months. at two tube stations in North-West London, devoted members of the congregation of kcal churches have given up their Saturday mornings (and sometimes afternoon) to the sale of the Catholic Press and pamphlets. A poster which sets forth in headlines the happenings abroad is also displayed. The fact that these sellers are alongside the sellers of Communistic literature attracts great attention from the thousands of people who pass in and out of these stations, and it is a frequent experience to have nonCatholics offering their congratulations, and taking a copy of a paper.

If these sellers were not always at their posts. it is plain that these travellers would probably never have the opportunity of seeing a Catholic newspaper, or of knowing the truth about the persecution of the Church abroad.

I am convinced that there is no more effective way of bringing the Church before a generally well-disposed hut illinformed public, and would urge all good Catholics to put aside their human respect and natural diffidence, and promote this vital wcirk in every way possible.


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