Seventy American Bishops, Archbishops and over 3,000 social welfare, charitable associations, and religious leaders from all over the country have met recently in Chicago for the thirtieth annual convention of the Catholic Charities national conference.
The annual meetings of the Conference help to bring about an exchange of views among experienced Catholic men and women active in social welfare work and fuithers its development and organisation. It also collects and publishes information concerning orgnnisalion problems and encourages the development of a literature expressing the social ideals of charity.
This plan which organises and coordinates all charitable efforts in the U.S., might well prove a model for the cooperation between existing societies in Great Britain. the dovetailing of whose activities would greatly enhance the effectiveness of each individual society and the total effort.