Page 6, 27th May 1938

27th May 1938
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Page 6, 27th May 1938 — CLERICAL SUPERANNUATION Sna,—" There is always money to be found

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CLERICAL SUPERANNUATION Sna,—" There is always money to be found

for churches but seldom for the clergy" 'Sibyl Buxton ' recently in The Times). I think I am right in saying that in no diocese in England has provision been made for a superannuation. fund.

Money is being left for churches, but seldom for the clergy. Truly they ask for bread and are given a stone. Are the good laity aware of this?

Is it too much to hope for a " five years' plan," a period during which all money that might be left for building, be directed to building up, strengthening and extending the scope of the present hard pressed clerical sick funds—the "Secular Clergy Common Fund " and the "Secular Clergy New Common Fund " (or the seven other funds given in the Catholic Directory), and enable them to help those who though not sick, yet are worn out and weary.

"The night cometh when no man can work," but there is a twilight in life when no man can work to his own satisfaction and that of others. He is beyond his years of work.



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