Fr. Ernest Reynard, parish priest at Bishop Thornton, Penal Days parish 10 miles nortiowest of Harrogate, who celebrated his 70th birthday on Saturday, has been in turn a London businessman, Anglican monk, African mist:ciliary, a Catholic at 40 and a priest at 44.
Nearly 300 members of the Catholic Women's League took part in the rally last week at St. Paul's Training College, Newbold Revel, Warwickshrre, when Archbishop Masterson presented the Papal Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice to Mrs. Kathleen Newsholme, a former president of the diocesan C.W.L. and of the Union to Catholic Mothers.
Members of the Manchester central council of the St. Vincent dc Paul Society made more than 40,000 visits to families last year. 20.000 hospital visits, nearly 2.000 visits to prisons, and 865 visits to ships. There are now 14 junior conferences in the Salford diocese.
Messages of goodwill from Cardinal Griffin and Field Marshal Sir William Slim (a former pupil) were received by Mr. F. Leighton. headmaster of Leighton House School. Harborne, at the school prize-giving lust week. Archbishop Masterson presented the prizes.
Fr. Bernard Whelan, of Swiss Cottage, I.ondon, who organised the first pilgrimage to Walsingham since the Reformation, celebrated his silver jubilee last week and was presented with a cheque for nearly £100. He hopes to extend the church.
Brother Alphonso Mitchell, Principal of the Presentation College, Cork, was elected Superior General of the Presentation Brothers at the general chapter last week in Cork. Delegates from the Irish, F.nglish, Canadian and West Indies provinces attended.
Mr. Sean T. O'Kelly, President of Ireland, attended High Mass on Sunday in the Carmelite Church, Whitefriar Street, Dublin, for the seventh centenary of the Vision in which Our Lady gave the brown scapular to St. Simon Stock.
Viscount Tamworth, son of Earl and Countess Feriers, was married on Saturday at St. Edmund's, Bungay, Suffolk, to Miss Annabel Carr, daughter of Brigadier W. G. Carr and Donna Nennella Carr.
The municipal by-election resulting from the death of Councillor J. E. Felix, a Catholic member of the Derby Town Council, was won by his widow, Mrs. Cecile Felix, with a majority of 23 over her Labour opponent.
Bishop Heenan on Wednesday visited Britain's most isolated church at Pateley Bridge, 15 miles from a station (Harrogate), its parish extending 14 miles up and down Nidderdale.
Mayor of Lisieux
The Mayor and Mayoress of Lisieux, M. and Mme. Caries, and the Deputy Mayor attended Mass and were we by Fr. Copleston, SJ., at St. George's, Taunton, on Sunday at the end of their week's civic visit to Somerset's "link-up" town with Normandy's Lisieux,
When Archbishop Downey visited ;he Church of Our Lady of Reconcilanon de Is Salette in the dock area of Liverpool, he was met by brass bands and escorted thiough gaily-decorated streets.
After Sunday Mass Irish harvesters in the Settle district of Yorkshire are helping to carry out alterations to the presbytery of Fr. Coleman, who estimates i
s that their work will save the
A £6,000 extension to St. Thomas of Canterbury's School, Puckeridge, Hells, was opened and blessed on Saturday by Mgr. Canon Bagshawe, President of St. Edmund's College, Ware. Catholics will pay half the cost.
Nine Dominican Fathers will address the Dominican Tertiary Congress at Black friars, Oxford.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society will hold its annual meeting at Birmingham on August 4, 5 and 6.
' Leprechaun ' blessed
The 94 ft. motor yacht "Leprechaun" was blessed by Fr. F. L. Hacon, of the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Lowestoft, shortly before she left port last week on the first stage of a two-year pleasure cruise.
Mgr. McCormack, Bishop of Ilex ham and Newcastle, presided and 300 boys from St. Aidan's Grammar School, Sundeiland, formed the choir -when the 13th centenary of the death of St. Aidan was commemorated with high Mass at St. Mary's, Sunderland Ordained together at Lancaster. Cathedral. Canon Francis McGuinness. of St. Joseph's. Preston, and Fr. Edward A. McManus, of the Holy Family Church, Blackpool, celebrate their silver jubilees next week. Fr. McManus, younger brother of Fr. Charles McManus, of Southport, was an artillery officer in the first World War.
Mrs. Ada Agnes Taylor, mother of Fr. Edward Taylor, White Father, of Sutton Coldfield, and formerly parishioner of St. Patrick's, Wigan, has died at her home in Grimethorpe, Yorks.
Alderman Kathleen Chambers, first woman to become Lord Mayor of Bradford, is to reixive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Leeds University.
Pilgrimages by air Planes will leave Manchester's Ringway airport each week from now until mid-September on pilgrimages to Lourdes organised by Mr. G. McDonald, of Pendleton, Salford. The first flight left on Monday.
The Rector of St. Edmund's House, Cambridge, Fr. Raymund Corboy, celebrated his silver jubilee on Wednesday.
The Spanish Ambassador and members of the Embassy attended High Mass at St. James', Spanish Place, on Wednesday, for Spain's National Day.
Dr. Felix Gaillard, a much-loved Catholic physician. died in Nottingham last week, aged 86.
St. Christopher's Catholic Cycling Club (London), will hold its fifth annual rally and blessing of the bicycles ceremony at Beaumont College, Windsor, on Sunday. Further particulars may be had from Mr. L. Davies, 10 Bellvue Road, Friern Barnet, N.11.
Our Lay of Dolours' School, Paddington, made a presentation last week to Miss C. Dutrulle on her retirement after 18 years as headmistress.
Fr. Hayward, Bishop of Salford's Chaplain to the deaf and dumb, states in his August news-sheet that he received two converts into the Church in July.
To mark the election of Councillor j. E McDonald as Dewsbury's first Catholic Mayor for 37 years, Councillor Michael McCarthy, a Catenian, has produced a monograph which gives a detailed account of the election, installation and the Mayor's Sunday, at which Bishop Heenan preached.
Mr. Gavin Dyer will be resident staff producer, and his "New Company" will attend at the Drama Summer School at Spode House, Hawkesyard, Staffs, from August 3 to 12. There are a few vacancies.
Miss Thelma Hughes-Sally Lane of "Mrs. Dale's Diary" opened the garden fete last week at the Sacred Heart Convent. Swaffharn, Norfolk, for the new church, presbytery, and convent extension.
Mass for pilot
Requiem Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church, Calderbank, Scotland, for Fl.-Lt. John Ward Cairney,D.F.M.. a Scots R.A.F. officer. whose aircraft crashed at Lyneaam, Wilts., on landing after a flight from Malta. Two more old boys of St. Besie's Grammar School, Bradford. were ordained by Bishop Heenan on Sunday at St. Patrick's, Bradford Fr. Btendan O'Connor, son of a ['sumer member of the staff of St. Bede's. Mr. D ("Dm') O'Connor, and Fr. Denis Monaghan, whose father is active in C.Y.M.S. circles. Four old boys have been ordained in the pest three months.
The 15th and 16th pilgrimage.; of the season a, the shrine of the English Martyrs at St. Robert's, Catforth, were from St. Peter's Cathedral, Lancaster -which had 15 priestand lay-martyrs -and from Levenshulme, Manchester.
St. Joan's Alliance
First derision of Italy's own St. Joan's Alliance, formed in Rome recently. was to support the wonien's organisations working for the right of women to sit on juries.
The Liverpool Catholic Evidence Culld will hold a festival outdoor misSiOn at the Pier Head under the Passionist Fathers at 8 p.m. on Auguft 3, 4 and 5.
A sermon in Gaelic was preached by Mgr. J. MacNeill Morar, Vicar General of Argyll and the Isles, when the Rev. Angus John McQueen was ordained priest last week in Oban Cathedral.