&Om Our Own COrrespondeni
Four months prior to the celebration of the centenary of the consecration ot St. Barnabas' catusdral, Nottingham,. Dr. Lawacu Chi, its admittistrator under two previous Bishops, was on Monuay hiiiislI consecrated as Bishop of Nottingteam, the seventh ot a line that c.ornmenced on 'September 10, 1848, with the consecration of the Rt. Rev. Joseph Hendren, O.S.P.
The tirst Nottingham man to rule over the Nouingnam Diocese, Di. Ellis, twelfth ot a Jamey of thirteen children, as a little boy attended St. Mary's Catholic elementary scnools in the very shadow of the Cathedral in which he was destined to be consecrated.
The Consecrators were the Apostolic Delegate, the Most Rev. William Godfrey, D.D., Ph.D., Archbishop of Cius, together with the Bishops of Ports
mouth and Leeds. Aduitional lustre was given to the ceremony by the presence on a throne in the sanctuary ol the Archbishop of Westminster, who was a fellow-student of the new Bishop
at the English College, Rome. The Bishop of Northampton was also in attendance.
HONOURS FOR LOCAL CLERGY
At a luncheon at the Mikado Café, Nottingham, after his consecration, Dr. Ellis announced that Mgr. Charles Payne had again been appointed as Vicar-General. An honorary canonry had been conferred upon the Rev. Fr. Leo Andrew Arendzon, parieh pries: of Grantham. This was merely the fulfilment of what Bishop McNulty had intended to do and had already consulted the Chapter about.
Archbishop Griffin, in his address, said that great opportunities lay ahead. Everyone was looking to the Catholic Church for guidance. Even the Noncon. formists had approached them on the Education question. and it was stiange thing to them that it was the Catholic members and the Catholic Parents' Association which showed the country that you could not have an Education Bill unless you had the rights of parents.
"The country followed our lead and the country is going to follow our lead on lots of things," said Dr. Griffin. Catholies had gm to help in the work of reconstruction, not only in this country but in those countries that were at present occupied by Nazi Germany. and we had also to go and reconstruct Germany.
Another war-time walk from Newgate to le,bum has tome and gone. Please God before another comes round the European war may be over.
We had much to be thankful for on Sunday; the number taking part was about the same as last year, which, considering how many are either in the Forces or on some other war work, was most praiseworthy. Of those who were there many must have put themselves to • great inconvenience in order to honour the Martyrs.
Among them were Mr. Lake and his companions, to whom we are indebted for much valuable help, and who came all the wayeerom Lingfield. Fr. Tiger's students from Osterley were with us again, very efficiently leading the devotions en route.
Fr. Howell lighted the candles on the altar at Kingsway so that we might sec it in spite of the darkness of the church, and later came and led the singing from the balcony of Tyburn Convent.
Canon Reardon, with his usual kind nets, greeted us at Soho Square, escorted us to the limit of his parish, and, as we passed the church, caused us to he blessed with the Relic of Blessed Oliver Plunket.
Fr. Baines, carrying on the long tradition of friendship of the Fathers of Charity at Ely Place for the Guild, gave Benediction.
Fr. Ormiston, who gave up his evening service so that his people might join the walk, was helping us all the way.
For all of which we are most thankful.
Join' H. Emmen.
Scouts in Camp
MASS TO BE SAID AT TOLMERS CAMP SITE, CUFFLEY The Archbishop of Westminster has granted permission for Mass to be celebrated at Tolmers Camp Site on Sundays and days of Obligation during the Scouts' camping season.
In order that arrangements can be made. it is necessary to know when Catholic Scouts will be in camp. All Catholic Scouts intending to camp at Tolmers are asked to notify, as soon as possible, the Rev. E. Bushey, 205, Marylebone Road, N.W.1. A special open-air chapel has been. made for the use of Catholic Troaps.
Mass will be said at Tolmers on Whit Sunday, August 6, and on the 15th, and on all other Sundays from Whitsun till the end of August if required. Permission has also been given by the Archbishop for all priests camping at Tolmers to say Mass there.
RETIRING NEWMAN ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT FOR SOUTH AMERICA
Dr. Alfred J. Kieran, who has just retired from the presidency of the Newman Association on the completion of the customary two years of office. is shortly to take up an appointment in South America. He is a B.Sc. and Ph.D. of Liverpool University.
In his capacity of first president of the Newman Association, Dr. Kieran has done inealuable work, seeing it through its first stages and leaving it in the strong position it now holds. He has been " guide, philosopher and friend " to Dr. Frank Aylward and all the members of the Council. As announced in our issue of April 21 he is being succeeded as president by Dr. Hugh O'Neill.
"You are constantly in our thoughts, and we hope to have a grand welcome ready for you on your homecoming," replied the Archbishop of Westminster, when Fr. W. F. Scanlan, Senior Catholic Chaplain of the Eighth Army, sent him congratulations on behalf of the chaplains, Catholic officers and men of the Force on his appointment to the 'see.
and I hope it i. not going to he very long," declared Archbishop Griffin.
Propostng the health ot the new Bishop at the luncneon that tollowea ,ne eeret,nena, we Apostoric leciegiee said: " Inc Holy See is gems; great fass in this country I.0 young men. it must be wat the Holy Pettier ts very aware ot Itie unmet's.: dditeuitica there wilt uc when hostilities cease. It wilt oe a new wood anti we wail need shepnerds who are yuung men, Nuitous and awe to male me probteins betuie Lem. espies: tnat Inc rimy &JAW' S CHOW: tell upon onc wno is in the prime ot nis Me and who has a chance to shape a policy atid exerc.se great influence in the [dome ol Nottingham."
Dr. kiIis, in reply, mentioned that three of the teachers who had educated him at Sr. Mary's School, Nottiagnane. were at the consecration, and in speakmg ol his deep gratitude to the Staters of Meicy he paid a special tribute to the late Mother Mary Baptisms.
The President of Ratc,litte, who had spoken before Dr. Ellis, embodied, he thougnt, the trauluon of that glorious scrtool. " it is a spirit 01 Learning huflused with charity," said Dr. Elus. the r.nstish Codege, Rome, run on very democratic lines, she new Bishop described as ' a little bit ol England set down In a foreign calmed.He concluded his speech with tributes to Bishop Dunn. wno to a certain extent re-founded the Nottingham diocese and laid sate toundatIons, and to Bishop McNulty, who on these founda. uons undertook work that had borne fruit, es the Christian Front. Finally, Bishop Lliwe asserted that in Nottingham he had the grandest, most united, self-sacriticing, zealous body of priests that any Bishop could be called upon to rule.
At night there was a public reception in the Albert Hail, Nottingham, where speeches were made by the Apostolic Delegate. the Bishop of Portsmouth, the Provost, Mr. W. J. Clatke (for the laity) and by the Bishop ot Nottingham, the Vicar-General, Mgr. C. Payne presiding. Dr. Marshall, on behalt of the Cathedral congregation, handed over a cheque for £.217 to defray the cost of the Bishop's robes. At the close those present received the Pope's special blessing from the Apostolic Delegate and kissed the rings of their new Bishop and also of Archbishop God frey. ."
At the Royal, Academy
ST. IVES PARISH IONEk AGAIN AN EXHIBITOR
Mr. John Anthony Park, R.0.1.. R.B.A., has four of his paintings " on the line " at this year's Royal Academy Exhibition.
A Prestonian by birth, Mr. Park has lived at St. Ives, Cornwall, for many years, and he is a prominent member of the St. Ives Society of Artists, to which the President of the Royal Academy', Mr. Munnings, also belongs.
It will be recalled that one of Mr. Park's pictures, " Snow on Exmoor,was purchased in recent years by the Chantrey Bequest for the Tate Gallery
His work has consistently been accepted for the Royal Academy for many years past.
DR. GRIFFIN AT HEREFORD HOUSE
When Archbishop Griffin paid his first official visit to the Newman ASsoelation headquarters in London at Hereford House last Saturday he re• calved individually more than 200 members, including at least ten different nationalities and a variety of profes. sions.
The Archbishop is already familiar with the work of the University Catholic Federation and has presided at one 'session of the Birmingham Conference in 1942 when the Newman Association and the Union of Gatholic Students were established.
108 NUNS AND RELIGIOUS ENROL IN M.C.T.A.
The Metropolitan Catholic Teachers' Association will on June 10, at. the Polish Hearth; London, be addressed by the Polish Minister of Education, Mgr. Kaczynski.
At the Association's quarterly meeting at Westminster on April 26, when nearly 300 members were present, several communities of religious who teach in schools enrolled (complying with the invitation of the Archbishop of Westminster and of the Archbishop. Bishop of Southwark) as members. their number reaching 108. The meeting also heard an addries by Fr. J. 1.eycester Kieg, S.J., on " Sex Instruction." The secretary of the M.C.T.A. is Mr. C. El. Sheet, 19, See borne Gardens, N.W. .
"ADVNMAT" They Look to Christ's Social Reign
There are now 1,000 members in the Apostolate of St. Margaret Mary, which, among other objects. strives for the establishment of the Social Reign of Jesus Christ, and the conversion of the world. and especially this country, through devotion to the Sacred Heart. Since Cardinal Hinsley approved the Apostolate two and a half years ago, 101 archbishops, bishops and priests have enrolled as members, and 16 bishops have approved the work in their dioceses.
Annual subscriptions and donations arriving at the Hon. Secretary's address, 33, Carlyle Square, Chelsea, London, S.W.3, hnve enabled the arranging of special sermons explaining the Apostolate in churches for this year, while some priests have allowed the proceeds of a second collection to help the Apostolate financially.
The Apostolate carries with it many privileges, two of which are the special Masses which are said for the intention of all members on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Feast at St Margaret Mary. The first Mass, on June 16, will be said by the Archbishop of Edinburgh and the secoltd Mass, on October 17, by the Archbishop of Westininster.
A eecord of families who have had the Ate of Consecration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus performed in their homes is being completed. As soon as the Golden Books are complete for the various dioceses the totals will be issued. These Golden Books contain the name, number in the family, address, also name of the parish priest who performed the Act of Consecration and the date of the ceremony in the home. The number is approximately 9,000.
Marriage Guidance Councils
NEED FOR CATHOLIC VIGILANCE LEEDS.
Dr. D. R. Mace, Secretary and Founder of the London Marriage Guidance Council, spoke some weeks ago in Coeds at a joint meeting of the local Health Committee and the Social Hygiene Committee in support of the formation of a similar Council in that city.
The Leeds Health Committee have now considered the proposal, and have decided that public funds should not be allocated to such an object.
The Social'Hygiene Committee. which is partly elected and partly nominated, have, however, decided to set up a Marriage Guidance Council on a voluntary basis, and ministers of various denominations and representatives of interested organisations are to be invited to co-operate.
When the matter came up for discussion at the last meeting of the Social Hygiene Committee, Mr Fielding ((.'atholic representative) called sanentIon to a statement in a recent issue of the Daily Express to the effect that Dr. Mace was" expecting a conflict" with the Catholic Church owing to his views on divorce.
He pointed out that Dr. Mace had definitely laid it down in Leeds, when questioned on the matter, that the policy of the Marriage Guidance Council was to observe scrupulously the religious principles of persons seeking advice. The chairman (Dr. W. S. MaeDonald), in reply, stated that he had not seen the statement mentioned, but he gave an assurance that the Leeds MG. Council would take care not to offend the religious susceptibilities of any applicants for advice.