The Holy Father has conferred upon the Sultan of Zanzibar the Grand Cross of the Ordet of Pius IX, the third highest Papal order.
When Archbishop Downey consecrated the 15 cwt. hell " St. Michael " for the new Church of St. Aloysius. at Roby. Lancs, on Saturday, the Gospel read during the txtemony was taken from the new Assumption liturgy and was probably used for this purpose for the first time in England.
Fourteen policemen were among 108 converts baptised together a few days ago by Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart in. St. Francis's parish, Himeji, Japan.
Indian famine relief
Over EA14,500 has been raised for Indian famine relief by the Australian dioceses of Melbourne and Sandhurst, and the Australian Pontifical Mission Aid Societies have sent £A53,000 for distribution among poor missions and For the care of children in India.
Bishop Beck and former Supreme Knight 'Ehomas Leyland will speak at the silver jubilee rally of the Brentwood K.S.C. province on Sunday afternoon in the Ilford Town Hall.
The foundation stone of a new chapel was laid by Bishop Ellis last week in the grounds or Nazareth House, Nottingham. Because of the increase in the number of girls, the old chapel, in use since the last century, is to be made into a dormitory.
Archbishop Myers will preside and Fr. Joseph Christie, S.J., and Mr. Frank Sheed will speak at the Westminster Catholic Evidence Guild's annual meeting at 8 p.m. next Friday in Westminster Cathedral Hall.
The new Master a the Guild of Our Lady of Ransoms Fr, G. L. Goulder, is giving a series of lectures on PreReformation England at 6 p.m. on the Wednesday evenings of this month at St. Patrick's, Soho Square, W. Each is followed by Benediction.
Approval for the conversion of the old stable buildings of ToUerton Hall, Nottingham's junior seminary, has been given to the rector, Canon Gryce, by the Bingham R.D.C.
More than 1,100 Masses have been offered In the chapel of the K.S.C. Club in London since it was opened ha Octo
e country parish of Edenbridge, Kent, a social hall is being built with a recess for the celebration of Mass on Sundays. On weekdays Mass will continue to be said at the priest's house.
A new painting of the Ansumption by Mr. Ledger has completed the new baldacchino at Our Lady of Lourdes', Lee, London.
Owing to pressure of accommodation at the SS. Peter and Paul School, Ilford, classes for senior and junior pupils will be held at the Guildhall, Mord High Road, where the yearly charge for heating lighting and cleaning will be £90.
Course for Catechists
A preparatory course for catechists will begin on October 16 at St. Chad's Cathedral Hall, Birmingham.
Seventy year-old Miss M. B. Murray, of the Norfolk village of West Runton, has given £200 of the £250 she won in a London newspaper's crossword competition to Fr, C. A. Snowden to help the small day school he and his sister conduct in the neighbouring town of Sheringham.
A member of St. Joseph's Mission for the deaf and dumb in Manchester, Mr. J. Costello, has joined the Trappists at Caldcy Abbey.
Captain W. V. Corbishley, who as a pilot in World War I fought an air duel with the German fighter ace Baron
von Riehtofen, died last week. The funeral took place at Bognor.
Mother becomes nun
At the age of 70, Mrs. Rita Hatfield, convert mother of four sons and four daughters. has become as novice with the Sisters of the Visitation at Frederick, Maryland. Her husband died threMothere f years ao g otwo priests, Fr. Kevin Jones, of St. George's, Fishergate, Norwich, and Fr. Basil Jones, of Thetford. Norfolk, Mrs. W. Jones has died at her home at Ballygate, Beceles.
Two members of the Westminster Catholic Evidence Guild, Mr. Paul Hayden, assistant secretary, and Miss Pamela Francis, last year's librarian, will be married with Nuptial Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at St. Edward's, Palace Street, Westminster.
Nottingham's Town Clerk has informed the city council that it has no power to repay any part of the £2,420 recently paid for a Catholic church site which the corporation itself bought in 1938 for MOO.
Douglas Hyde's "I Believed " is being used as the basis of a six-month course of study of Communism by the Sword of the Spirit branch at St. Auguetine's, Leeds, which began on Sunday.
The Birmingham Catholic Evidence Guild at its annual meeting last week sleeted Mr. Bernard Durk as Master. (he retiring Master, Mr. J. Stanley, appealed for more prayers and more speakers.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Tooley, of Bodicote, parishioners of St. John's. Banbury, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last week.