"The seriousness of the problem of our youth has become so great that all kinds of efforts are tieing recommended to meet it. Not any kind of efforts, however, should content us nol will they be sufficient. We must, surely, approach the question with an open mind without prejudice and seek nothing but the truth, no matter how distasteful or disturb-. mg it may be.'
So declared Dr. Downey, Archbishop of Liverpool, addressing the general assembly at the annual national study week-end of the Y.C.W. girls, held in the convsnt of the Cenacle, Wavertree, Liverpool, on Monday last. Miss Norah Connolly, national president, of Sheffield, presided.
The 125 delegates to the conference, which opened at 3 p.m., on Whit-Saturday, included Miss Joyce Smith, of Edinburgh, president of The only branch of the Y.C.W. for girls in Scotland. She was accompanied by the chaplain to the branch, the Rev. Fr. A. Warneken, S.J., of the church of the Sacred Heart, Edinburgh
High Mass was celebrated at the convent on Whit-Sunday by the Very Rev. Mgr. T. Adamson, and a dialogue Mass was prayed on Monday, the celebrant being Fr. Wameken, S.J.