S'I have noted the correspondence "On Mentally Retarded Children" with dismay rather than with sympathy. It is true that there seems to be little done for Catholic retarded children; that is not, however, to say that nothing is being done.
The recently formed Society of St. Bernadette. for example. exists not only to unite all who are interested in this problem and to help promote their studies in every way, but is also now opening family unit homes, to train. educate. and look after' retarded children, even through adulthood where this proves to be necessary.
I am dismayed at the lack of interest in this work which has been shown. not by the Catholic "general public". but by the very groups who seem most vociferous in their complaints that "nothing is being done".
(Fr.) David Paterson 57 Godstone Road, Purley, Surrey.