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IN FATHERS' Teachers' new president urges after-school get-together I N the "pretty rotten age we live in," the new national president of the Catholic Teachers' Federation, Mr.......

Find-a-priest Night Service By Telephone

1-1A N all-night service to speed priests to the dying has been started in Buenos Aires by the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Viaticum. Working in shifts of two, members man......

Holy Year Of Pardon Begins In Spain

WITH fireworks, the ringing of " church bells and ceremonial of medieval splendour, Spain's own Holy Year was opened yesterday at Santiago de Compostela. This is in accordance......

Saint's Relic Is Back In Thanet After 882 Years

A RELIC of St. Mildred, eighth-century Abbess of Minster Abbey in Thanet, which has been in the Low Countries for 882 years, was brought back to England by a Dutch priest at......

Pastoral Letter On Rats

B !SHOP MONGEAU, of Cotebato, in the Philippine Islands, has issued a pastoral letter on the subject of rats. The explanation is that for the past two ycars the Cotabato......

Prayer For Peace In The Air

A PRAYER by Orville Wright that the aeroplane would serve peace rather than destruction was recalled as Georgetown University honoured the 50th anniversary of the first powered......

100 Schools Go To Lourdes At Easter

Nearly 100 schools have already announced that they will be sending parties of children to Lourdes in Easter week. This Schools National Pilgrimage -the first during Our Lady's......

Teachers' Leader Retires

High Mass of thanksgiving was offered last week in St. Sebastian's Church, Pendleton, Manchester, for the 28 years' service as headmaster of Mr. Joseph Craig, M.C.. president of......

Blessing For A New President

A message of blessing and good wishes has been sent by the Holy Father to Mr. Ramon Magsaysay, the new President of the Philippine Islands. who during the election campaign was......

Family Prayer By The Pope

"The family that prays is a family that lives," said the Holy Father at an audience for members of a Roman parish who have pledged themselves to say the Rosary with their......

New Papal Knight

O NE of the busiest men of Catholic Action in the South of England, Mr. Oswald Ignatius Heath, is to be presented by Bishop Cowderoy in Brighton on January 7 with the Papal......

Carmelite Nun Artist Dies

A humble religious who was also a great artist has died in the Carmel at Quidenham, Norfolk, in Sister Margaret of the Mother of God. Her work in stained glass was well known to......

New Secretary For M.c.t.a.

Tribute was paid to Mr. C. H. Sheill last week on his resignation after 11 years as secretary of the Metropolitan Catholic Teachers' Federation. He has resigned to be able to......

Midnight Masses In Moscow

Two Midnight Masses were celebrated on Christmas Eve in Moscow. One, for Russian Catholics, was offered in the Church of St. Louis by a Polish priest. Fr. Buturovich. and the......

Pastorals In The Post

Bishop Smedt of Bruges has sent out his first pastoral letter direct to the homes of more than 300,000 Catholics in his diocese. The Bishop decided that "personal pastorals"......

Envoy To Holy See Dies

Se5or Christian° Menteiro Machado, Brazilian Ambassador to the Holy See, died of a heart attack on Saturday night shortly after being received by the Pope at the traditional......

New Woman J.p.

Councillor Mrs. M. W. Harper, a Catholic, is one of the 15 new magistrates appointed in Derby. A councillor since 1945, Mrs. Harper serves on the children's, education and......

Schola Chaplain

Cardinal Griffin has appointed Fr. Reginald Fuller, D.D. ' L.S.S., parish priest of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory, in the West End of London, to be......

Medal For A J.p.

Mr. Edward G. Eeles, a music dealer in Bedford, has been awarded the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice by the Holy Father. He has served for 15 years on the Bedford Borough......

Engagements

Cardinal Griffin.-Today (Friday): Offers Mass in the Cathedral for members, living and deceased, of Society of St. Augustine, 8 am.• assists at Capitular Mass in the Cathedral.......

Mgr. Davis

Vice-rector ot Oscott keeps his jubilee AnGR. FRANCIS DAVIS, for the Ivipast 21 years vice-rector of Oscott College, Birmingham. celebrated his silver jubilee last week. Less......

£250,000 Spent On Schools In Birmingham

New ground covered by the 1954 Birpninghant Catholic Directory is mainly connected with the schoolbuilding programme. The list of schools in the diocese has been revised in......

More Retreats For The Shift-workers

The "Come when you can" retreats for nurses held recently in the Cenacle Convent, Grayshott, Hants, have proved such a success that more are to be arranged. About 130 nurses......

Radio Appeal Brings £1,100

Over £1,100 has been received by St. Michael's Hospital, Hayle, Cornwall, in response to the radio appeal made by Group Capt. Leonard Cheshire, V.C. Donations ranged from £50......

Her Name Will Live With The `eriskay Lilt'

Mrs. Mary MacLeod, whose name will always be linked with the most popular of all the songs of the Hebridea-"Tbe Eriskay Love Lilt"-has died at Morar, Inverness-shim, where for......

Two 'exhibitions' For The Vaughan

Two boys of the Cardinal Vaughan School in London have been awarded exhibitions in classics at Cambridge -Denis O'Brien at Trinity College and Jan Pienkowski at King's College.......

Hospital's 1500 Gift For Chapel

A grant of £500. half from the Oxford Regional Hospital Board and half from the Hospital Management Committee, is to be made to build a hut for Catholic services at Littlemore......

Jesuit Superior

Fr. Leo Belton, S.J., a former Rector of Stonyhurst, has been appointed Superior of the Farm Street Jesuit Church in London and took office on Tuesday. He succeeds Fr. Hugh......

Ravelling Missions

Breotwood.-Mass will be said on Sunday at the Bentley Social Club, Pilgrim's Hatch, at 8.15 a.m., and at Knollshill Farm, Stapleford Abbots, at 10 a.m. Neat week the Mission......

Obituary

Abbot Leonard, O.S.B. Dom Thomas Romatild Leonard. 0.S.B.. titular Abbot of Colchester and formerly Abbot of Belmont, died on Sunday. He was 64. Born at Penarth and educated at......