A witness at 1e estminster coroner's court, having recently taken an oath on her Rosary, because a Douai Bible could not be found, a priest has undertaken to present the court with a copy of the Bible required by Catholics for such cases.
A committee representing the Catholic Women's League, the Catenian Association and the Knights of St. Columba has been set up in Leeds to give effect to the Bishop's wish that a canteen and rest-room for Catholic Servicemen should he established in Leeds.
Offending Sanctuary Lamps A sanctuary lamp has broken the blackout regulations. Police, in evidence against the Jesuit Father from Heythrop College, who serves the chapel of Hook Norton, said that though the lamp was quite small, owing to its position it could be seen from a distance of 300 yards.
Leigh Catholic's Death
Founder and first secretary of the Leigh Catholic Club, and founder-member of the Leigh branch of the K.S.C., Mr. George Donnelly, of Leigh, Lanes, has died at the age of 80. He received a congratulatory message from the Pope on occasion of his golden jubilee in 1934.
Schoolchildren of St. Augustine's Schools, Harchills. Leeds, have made a free gift of £10, and St. Charles' Juniors £3, to the Leeds War Weapons Fund.
The 100-year-old sanctuary lamp of St. Anne's old cathedral, Leeds, has been restored and erected in the new church of the Holy Rosary, which was formerly a Chapelof-Ease of the cathedral.
Highest School Distinction
Mr. R. B. Zachary, who has been awarded the William Hey medal, the highest distinction of the final examinations at Leeds Medical School, is an old boy of St. Michael's College, and a past president of Leeds Newman Society. He has recently been appointed a lecturer at the Medical School.
Canon Ernest Wilkinson was inducted to the Chapter in St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle, last Tuesday, by Mgr. J. McCormack, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.
Canon Wilkinson, who was for many years at St. Joseph's, Gateshead, succeeded Mgr. McCormack as Administrator at the Cathedral in 1937. His first appointment was as curate at St. Bede's, Jarrow.
Led Unemployed March Alderman D. Riley has been elected Mayor of Jarrow for the forthcoming municipal year. During the worst period of the depression he led the now famous march of the unemployed from Jarrow to London.
St. Walburge's, Preston, have subscribed in one week over £20 for the borough's Spitfire Fund.
Associated with St. Paulinus', Dewsbury, since he was eight years old, where he has served on the altar since his boyhood, Mr. Edward Hemingway has celebrated his 86th birthday, and claims to be the oldest Master of Ceremonies in the country.
Young Catholic Historians
Margaret Tittensor and Thomas King, both pupils of St. Patrick's Senior School, Newcastle-on-Tyne, have been winners of special prizes for an essay competition on Newcastle history of 350 years ago, when Queen Elizabeth granted a Charter of Incorporation. The competition was open to all scholars of the senior elementary schools of the city.
Presentation to Nun
A movement is on foot to make a presentation to the Rev. Mother Mary Raphael, of the Convent, Pcnarth, in recognition of her dual diamond jubilee as a nun and teacher. Mgr. Canon Hannon, V.G., of St. Joseph's. Penarth, is the hon. treasurer of the fund, to whom donations may be sent.
Partner in Suffering
" I little realised when I offered my commiseration to the poor souls who were driven out of their homes that my turn to be bombed out of home would come so quickly," said the Catholic Mayor of a South-Western London borough, when, soon after visiting in a local cinema, numbers of fellow-citizens rendered temporarily homeless through German air attack, his own home was damaged as the result of a high explosive bomb falling on the house next to his. He and his family escaped unhurt.
Fr. Edmund Whiriskey, 0.S.B., who has been Rector of St. Laurence's, Peterslield. for the last two years, has been called by -the newly-elected Abbot of Belmont Abbey, Hereford, to take up duties at the Abbey.