Westminster Federation " At a Low Ebb "
Increase of interest in the Westminster Catholic Federation was shown by the large numbers of people who filled the Cathedral Hall last week for a meeting of the Cathedral branch.
Dr. O'Donovan spoke eloquently of the responsibilities shouldered by this Society whose work was all the more important for not being spectacular, He went on to outline the activities of the society, among films (the Federation was one of the first bodies to go into "the clean-up business" in this country). in educational circles which includes research among school textbooks, in the medical world, and even by keeping a vigilant eye on cemeteries which are gradually being replaced by crematoria" T.ondon is being circled by a belt of crematoria even more Quickly than by Mr. Morrison's green belt."
Never Ending Job Dr. O'Donovan emphasised the need for more members and subscriptions, since " ours is a job that is never complete, and we need all the help that we can get." Father C. J. McKenna also spoke of the need for membership and admitted that things were at a low ebb and that this meeting was a serious effort to put the branch on its feet again. He referred to words of the Holy Father on the necessity for outward as well as inward work for the Church, and urged his audience to consider that while the Guild of the Blessed Sacrament fulfilled the need for an inward re-vivification and vitalisation. the Westminster Federation fulfilled outward needs.
recognised Mgr, Howlett presided.