Released for the second time from a Nazi concentration camp, Mgr. J. H. E. T. Hoogveld, former Rector of the Dutch Catholic University, did not long survive his trials. He has died at Nymegen, according to reports received from the Netherlands Information Bureau in New York. Head of the Department of Philosophy and recognised as an authority in pedagogy, he was among the first four Nymegen professors to be sent to a concentration camp.
A special stamp is being issued at Vatican City to commemorate the activities of the Vatican Bureau of Information arid Research in connection with prisoners of war. In them colours, the stamp illustrates Christ and before Him d supplicating throng. It bears the inscription Flugrunte Bello Misereor Super Turbaur.
Preaching the sermon at a Requiem Mass in Sydney Cathedral for 14 Catholics who died when a ship was sunk off the Solomons, Father Evans, who survived the sinking, announced that all 14 had gone to Confessions and received Holy Communion the previous day.
"I wish to tell what the President of the United States' said to me during my conversation with hint," Mgr. de Andrea, Tinilar Bishop of Temnus and Director of the Catholic Workers' Centre, Buenos Aires, said in a brief statement at the National Catholic Welfare Conference in Washington. "The only aim," he reported the President as saying, " woethy of mankind that can compensate for its sorrows is the speedy and world-wide establishment of the Kingdom of Christ among men, not only in word but in spirit and in fact."
Attended by their eight sons, Mr. and Mrs. Damase Gauthier, of Buckingham, Quebec, attended is Mass of thanksgiving on the occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary. Mr. Gauthier is 81 and his wife is 76. They had 14 children, five daughters and one son having predeceased them. They have 36 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
Fifty thousand Catholic workmen of Canada, through the Federation of Catholic Workers, have entered a strong protest with the Dominion Government against any plan to lift the existing ban oil the Communist Party in their country. A resolution points out that the Communist Party in the first stages of the war did everything possible to oppose Canada's war effort, and that its sudden change of face has not been due to interest in Canada.
A group of Adi-Dravidas, or scheduled classes people, numbering 100, have been baptised and received into the Church by Father Isaac, parish priest of Salem in India. Eighty-five of them received their First Communion at a Mass celebrated by Father Isaac.
A priest, five Brothers and four Sisters are in the class of fifty taking pre-flight training at Loyola University. The course, sponsored by the Government, includes meteorology, navigation, general service of aircraft and civil air regulations. It is for high school teachers who, in turn, will teach basic aviation to their high school students so that, upon graduation from high school, they will be ready to begin actual flight and combat training.