Last year's report of the Crusade of Rescue shows a deficit of £1 19,991 (against a deficit of £92,821 in 1972) which is to be carried to the accumulated fund. The principal activity of the society is the provision of child care in the archdiocese of Westminster and the diocese of Brentwood for children "deprived of family life."
Young White Fathers for Africa
Three young White Fathers have recently been ordained in their home parishes and are shortly to leave for Africa. They are Frs Richard Kinlen, ordained by Bishop Lindsay, Auxiliary of Hexham and Newcastle, at St Gregory's, Harton, South Shields, who is appointed to Zaire (former Congo); Fr Christopher Wallbank, ordained by Archbishop Dwyer of Birrninghani at Leamington Spa, who has to finish his degree course before receiving his assignment, and Fr Thomas Cummings, also ordained by Bishop 'Lindsay, at St Wilfrid's, Gateshead, who is appointed to Tanzania.
Coppers for Capuchins
Thd Franciscans of St David's Monastery at Pantasaph, North Wales, are asking their summer visitors to donate +p each to a special collection for the Capuchin missions. The target is 10,000 half-pence. Su far 1,000 have been given.
Pupils sponsored work for aged
A number of fourth and fifth year pupils from the St Thomas More School, Denton, have spent several days over the last four weeks decorating the homes of old and disabled people in the area under a project organised by Outset, the ecumenical organisation which encourages sponsored work.
More priests ordained in Japan
The total number of priests for Japan's 360,000 Catholics rose by 68 to 2,000 in 1973. Thirty-five per cent of Catholics in Japan attend regular Sunday Mass.
Spanish priest's fines quashed
-three priests who held a prayer vigil for peace at which political and social problems were discussed have had fines for illegal assembly quashed by a court in Valladolid, Spain. The decision of the court, which ruled that the Church was right to attack "concrete evils", is significant in the light of forthcoming revision of the Concordat between Spain and the Vatican.
Walking for homeless
Mr Douglas Tilbc, Director of Shelter, is giving up his summer holiday to walk 300 miles from Newcastle to London to raise money for the homeless, His three sons Duncan (14), Ewan (10) and Malcolm (8) are walking with him. The sponsors include Mr. Harold Wilson, the Prime Minister.
Italian poll on abortion
Some 85 per cent of Italians consider abortion should be permitted when a mother's health is in danger or there is a risk of a deformed baby, according to a public opinion poll published in Rome last week. But only 36 per cent believe abortions should be allowed to couples for financial reasons.
Cardinal ordains Jesuit deacons
Three Jesuit deacons were ordained priests on Saturday by Cardinal Heenan at St Ignatius' Church at Stamford Hill, North London. Fr Alfred Buttergieg, Fr Peter Griffiths and Fr Christopher Sheperd-Smith are all old boys of St Ignatius' School, which Cardinal Heenan also attended.