THE POPE has appointed Mr. Patrick Keegan, K.S.G., a member of the Council of Direction of the Permanent Committee for International Congresses of the Lay Apostolate.
Mr. Keegan, a former International President of thc Young Christian Workers, was the first Chairman of the National Lay Apostolate Group for England and Wales.
This Committee of Direction. of which Bishop Castelli, Mgr. Glorieux, Ff. ErS0117d. S.J., form t h e Ecclesiastical Commission. comprises ten laymen and women charged by the Holy See with responsibiliy for the organisation of International Congresses of the Lay Apostolate and other works in that field. With the American, Mr, Martin Work, Mr. Keegan will represent the English-speaking countries on the Committee of Direction.
CHAPLAINCY FOR HULL UNIVERSITY
Appeal launched PAST students of Hull University, no longer resident in the North and East Ridings, arc being appealed to by Mr. Tom Farrell. Sheriff of Hull, to help him set up a fund to provide for a Catholic chaplain at the University.
The increase in Catholic undergraduates (80 to 150 in the last ten years) makes it necessary, he says, to establish a proper chaplaincy. So far, Fathers from the local Marist College have been supplying part-time.
The aim is to obtain suitable premises at a cost of £10.000, and to provide at least £1,500 yearly for the upkeep of chaplain and premises.
A campaign has been begun within the diocese of Middlesbrough for funds. Mr. Farrell is chairman of the appeals committee which has the full backing of Bishop Brunner.