rlaHE whole country is indebted to -IL Cardinal Hinsley for his initiative in setting up the beginnings of a national Catholic news agency in the Westminster Press Bureau. Through its work, secular papers have had the opportunity of featuring Catholic news that rnight not otherwise have been brought to their attention or of whose importance they would have been unaware. The work, of which the above is only one of many departments, is evidently severely limited through lack of funds, and those responsible for the Bureau have killed two birds with one stone in hitting on the idea of the Catholic Book Fair.
This fair, if properly supported, will at one and the same time bring needed revenue and carry out in effective manner the Holy Father's injunction that Catholic literature, whether in press, pamphlet or books, should be keenly supported by the faithful and brought as far as possible to non-Catholic attention.
Much thought, work and skill have been expended in order that the Fair should fully repay in instruction and entertainment the public's money. The Osmotic HERALD has had the opportunity of lending a remarkable collection of photographs taken by its own correspondent in Spain during the last three years and these should not prove the least attractive feature of the Exhibition.