THE Hierarchy Centenary Congress executive committee
met for the last time on Saturday afternoon at Bishop's House, Southwark-with many smiles and no agenda.
Bishop Cowderoy took the chair as usual. and all the chief officials were there. They had come to receive the decorations the Holy Father had conferred upon them.
Beside Mgr. Cowderoy was his vice-chairman, Canon Crea, who has been created a Domestic Prelate. He was without his robes, however: he was to be invested by the Bishop the following morning in his own church, the Sacred Heart, hove.
First came the general secretary. Major Patrick Taggart, to receive the insignia of a Knight of St. Gregory. Twelve people especially rejoice with him-Mrs. Taggart and their 11 sons and daughters.
Then four old friends came forward to receive the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.
They are Mr. T. H. Rittner, organiser of the "Catholic England Exhibition, Mr. L. P. Arnold, K.S.C. Supreme Knight, organiser of the Wembley Rally. Mr. Robert Everest, who was responsible for the social functions, and Mr. Alan Rye, vicepresident of the No. 2 (Southwark) province of the Catcnian Association.