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hutes were paid to two Catholic Archbishops this week when Archbishop Grimshaw of Birmingham and Archbishop King of Portsmouth, both of whom died last week, were buried.

The Anglican Bishop of Birmingham, as well as representatives of the Greek and Serbian Orthodox Churches and of the Free Churches were at St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, on Tuesday for the requiem service for Archbishop Grimshaw.

The congregation also included Alderman Frank Price, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, and Councillor C. M. Walsh representing the Lord Mayor of Wolverhampton.

Special place of honour was reserved for the Sisters of Charity of St. Paul, from Selly Park Convent, who looked after Archbishop Grimshaw during his last illness.

Seated at the front of the church were more than 40 family mourners led by Dr. Grimshaw's brother, Mr, George Cirimshaw and Mr. Leonard Grimshaw.

Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Cardinale, and presided over by Cardinal Heenan of Westminster.

In the panegyric for his lifelong friend, Bishop Rudderham of Clifton said Archbishop Grimshaw was in all he did first and foremost a shepherd of his flock.

In Plymouth and in Birmingham the pitui ision of Catholic education was one of his first concerns, as indeed it must he for all our bishops today, Bishop Rudderham said.

At the end of Mass five absolutions were given by Bishop Rudderham, Bishop Restieaux of mouth, Bishop Grasar of Shrewsbury, Bishop Cleary of Birmingham and Cardinal Heenan.

Nine Bishops ARCHBISHOP JOHN HENRY ICING, who spent more than half a century at Winchester, first as parish priest and then as Bishop of Portsmouth, was laid to rest on Monday in the small pre-Reformation cemetery of St. James, in Romsey Road, Winchester.

Cardinal Heenan, Archbishop of Westminster. celebrated Pontifical Requiem Mass in St. Peter's Church, which was attended by Archbishop Cardinale, the Apos tolic Delegate, nine Cathol ic bishops, and the Anglican Bishop 01 Winchester, Dr. Falkner Al isein.

The Archbishop, who was 84 when he died on Tuesday of last week, had been in good health until early this year. He spent the last two weeks of his life in the care of the Bon Secours nursing nuns at Crawley.

Requiem Masses were said continuously from 7 a.m. on Monday following an all-night vigil in St. Peter's, where the Archbishop had been lying in state since Thursday in the Lady C-hapel. Knights of St. Columba kept watch during the vigil.

In his panegyric, Mgr. S. I. Multarkey, vicar capitular of the diocese, referred to Archbishop King as a "man of the soil, a simple and kindly man, a great man of charity".

Assisting Cardinal Heenan at the Requiem Mass were Mgr. Mullerkey, Provost B. Lindsay and Canon R. Scantlebury. The choir was composed of priests of the diocese and students from the De La Salle College. Dogmersfield, The Mass was Plainsong.

The five Absolutions were given by Cardinal Heenan, Bishop Rudderham of Clifton, Bishop Cowderoy of Southwark, Bishop Holland of Salford and Abbot I. Mooney of Douai. The family mourners included Mrs. F. Rees and Miss D. King, the Archbishop's sisters. Also among the large congregation of clergy and laymen were members of the Catenian Association, the Catholic Women's League and other diocesan organisations, and boys and girls from schools of the diocese.

Anglican clergy present besides the Bishop of Winchester were the Dean, the Very Rev. 0. H. GibbsSmith, Canon D. Maundrell, and the Rural Dean, the Rev. C. Wells. The Congregational Church was represented by the Rev. W. Bush and the Methodists by the Revs. E. Jefbert and B. Spinney,

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for the tenacious continuation of your es oi k. It is possible that your realisation of the need to allow certain problems to mature imposes a reasonable amount of delay. But we ask you, with insistence, not to lose sight of the urgency of a situalion which requires from the Church and its supreme authority indications which are extremely "One cannot leave man's conscience exposed to the uncertainties which, today, all too often, prevent conjugal life from developing according to God's design, Moreover, in addition to these questions, so urgent for married couples, there are also some economic and social problems: problems which, as we stated in our allocution of June 23 last year, the Church cannot ignore.

"These, beloved sons, are the levels upon which your research is placed: on' the one hand, a better knowledge of the physiological laws, of the psychological and medical facts, of demographic movements, of social upsets, on the other hand and more importantly, of the light which is thrown on all these things by Faith and by the traditional teaching of the Church.

"Like a loving mother, the ,Church has, in fact, in all ages, sought to give an adequate reply to the great problems t..,hich men ask themselves: It welcomes, with this aim in mind and according to the advice of Our Lord, nova et vetera so as to ensure that the divine ferment of the Gospel gives forth all its riches. and to ensure that men receive an abundance of supernatural life.

"In the present case, the question which is being asked may he summed-up thus: In what form, and according to what rules, the married couple should perform, in the exercise of their love, this service to life to which their vocation calls them? The Christian answer will always be inspired by the awareness of the duties, the dignity of the married state in which the love of the Christian partners is ennobled by the Grace of the Sacrament, and by the greatness of the gift given to the child which is given 1 i f e.

"Custodian of God's law, natural and positive, the Church will not permit that the price of life be minimised, nor the sublime originality of the love which is capable of surpassing itself in the gift exchanged between the husband and wife and thus in the gift which is even more disinterested, by each or them, to a new being, "In the present era, there is, perhaps, a more acute knowledge of all these elements than there was in the past, If some very difficult pro

blems are raised-these same problems which we are asking you to study with full serenity and freedom of spirit-is there not, perhaps, in the study to which we have referred, the probability of finding solutions for problems which today seem so difficult to solve? We hope so, and bel ieve so.

"It has been our wish that the basis of your researches be made broader, that the various trends of ideological thought be better represented, that the countries which are aware of the grave difficulties on the sociological plane may, through you, make their voices heard. We want the laity, and in particular the married people, to have qualified representation in this great enterprise.

"And so now you are engaged in a new and decisive stage of your work. We feel confident that you will go on until the end, ex ith courage. We told you a little while ago, the question is too important, the uncertainty of some people is too painful, for you not to feel driven by an urgency, which is that of charity, towards all those to whom we owe a reply. Your efforts. we hope, will supply us with the elements required.

"Apply yourselves, therefore, with all your hearts, to your task. Leave that which must mature to mature, but you must understand the anxiety of these numberless souls, and work with diligence without (eying about criticism or difficulties.

"You arc serving the Church and the Vicar of Jesus Christ who invokes upon your committee the enlightenment of the Almighty, and paternallyblesses your persons, your families and your efforts."

Priest preaching at Winchester

A Catholic priest will preach in Winchester Cathedral on Good Friday, for the first time since the Reformation. Ile is Mgr. S. J. Mullarkey, 7., Vicar Capitular of the Portsmouth diocese ad priest of St. Peter's, Winchester, who will give the address at an evening service ending the United Procession of Witness-in which Christians of all denominations will take part.

The procession, originally an Anglican observance but now joined by Catholics and Free Churchmen, will assemble at 6.15 at Holy Trinity Church. Among Anglican clergy taking part are the Bishop of Winchester. Dr. Falkner Allison, and the Rural Dean, the Rev. C. Wells.

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