From Mgr. Cyril Taylor
-CI A NEW and dangerous interest in religion was sweeping through Britain's universities and corrupting young undergraduates, said Archbishop Heenan, speaking in Liverpool last week. He was addressing the annual meeting of the Liverpool University Catholic Chaplaincy Association.
His Grace criticised theological lectures being given at Cambridge Univetsity, which, he said, were undermining Christian principles.
University students, however, were always interested in religion, and the fact remained that an unprecedented number of rejoicing undergraduates were flocking to attend these lectures.
The Archbishop said the whole question of chastity was being attacked in the Cambridge lectures, This was the corruption of modern youth. Undergraduates were being led into sin. They were being given Christianity without tears.
Referring to criticisms of the building of a newaCatholie Chaplaincy in Liverpool. the Archbishop said these were the height of foolishness. it was obvious that never before had there been a need for a modern chaplaincy which would help young students to gain orthodox religious views. It would he a chaplaincy that would defend the Faith in Liverpool.
The Chairman of the association, Mr. Michael Moore, expressed great disappointment at the response to the appeal for seventy thousand pounds launched in January last. He described as modest the amount received by March 31. He said the committee were exploring new methods • of improving the situation.