Prospective brides introduced by bachelors to I.ongford, Ireland, urban council failed to modify the council's policy of " married couples first " and only six out of 136 new houses will be let to bachelor tenants.
A novena for the beatification of the yen. Dominic Barbert. the Italian Passionist who received Cardinal Newman into the Church begins on August 18 and will be followed on August 26 by the annual pilgrimage to his tomb at Sutton Monastery, St. Helens.
Fr. Adolphus Joseph Hesse, S.J., a German Jesuit. who has died at the age of 88 spent 50 years in Southern Rhodesia.
Ten Dominican Fathers were the speakers at last week's five-day Dominican Tertiary Congress at Blackfriars, Oxford.
Fr. Etienne Robo, who built St. Joan's Church, Farnham, Surrey, and leaves it free of debt, has received a gift of £370 from the parishioners on his retirement after 38 years in the parish.
A shrine in memory of Mgr. Philip Hallett, a former Rector, has been blessed at St. John's Seminary, Wonersh. Another £283 as needed to cover the shrine, a library endowment fund and an investment for Masses for Mgr. Hallett.
The Portsmouth diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage, organised and led by Canon Scantlehury. of Havant, will be in Lourdes for the first Assumption Day since the definition of the dogma.
Bishop King. opening a garden fete at St. John's College, Southsea, said he hoped that a new church would soon be built on the Paulsgrove Estate, Portsmouth.
Parishioners gave a days' wage and in a few weeks hundreds ot pounds bad been collected for the first repainting ot Osseo Church, Yorks, since 1932.
Gulling Castle, East Yorks, now a Benedictine preparatory school is open to the public daily during August from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by permission of the Abbot of Aninleforth.
Mr. A. C. Foaler, a Knight of St. Columba, installed recently as Master of the Company of Stationers and Papermakers, is believed to be the first Catholic to he Master for ()ter 50 years.
New School. Fr. M. Moriarty who was appointed to the new parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Seacroft, Leeds, three years ago has been informed that a new school for the parish will be officially included in the 1952-53 schools' building programme.
Fr. Gerald Vann, 0.1'., will leave England in September for a threemonth tour of lecturing and preaching in the United States.
Two weeks in Switzerland for one party and two weeks in Paris for another is the good fortune of boys from Becket School, Notts.
Mgr. John Dinn has received 60 guineas and a new Rochet from the Catholic Women's League in Leeds on his moving to St. Marie's, Sheffield.
Canon Thomas Wright, parish priest of Whitby, Yorks, celebrated his golden jubilee on Saturday.
£30,000 for Cathedral
The E30,000 appeal by Bishop Marahall for the restoration of St. John's Cathedral, Salford, has " shot" the target and reached £30,275. The appeal opened at Easter, 1949.
Fr. Richard Earley, V.F., parish Driest of St. Patrick's, Livesey Street, Manchester, celebrated his silver jubilee while at Lourdes with 400 pilgrims from the Salford diocese.
Canon Hugh Atkinson, of the Annunciation Church, Chesterfield, and Fr. Leo Lca of Ashby-de-la-Zoueh. I.eicestershire, will celebrate their si:ver jubilees on August 29.
Over £30 was stolen from !limber Bridge Catholic Club, near Preston. when thieves forced open a deck then wheeled a 3cwt. safe to a nearby field.
Nearly 1,000 cigarettes, a watch, a shirt, and the barman's apron were stolen trom St. Patrick's Catholic Young Men's Society Club, Leeds, during Saturday night.
A mission lor Irish workers will be given at St. Aloysius', Oxford, by Fr. Wel and Fr, Stephenson, S.J., from September 23 to October 7.
The story of St. Hilda and the poet Caedmon will be presented by the Catholic Women's League in Nottingham as pail of the city's Festival of Britain celebrations.
Becket School, West Bridgford. by beating, Ratcliffe College, Leicester, are this year's winners of the Beckford Cup offered by the Nottingham Rowing Club and rowed for annually on the River Trent Polish workers have bought 14 Southey Place, Bradford, for 50 years a house of the Christian Brothers, and recently the home of Mr. H. Pearmain. Northern organiser of the Converts Aid Society
A garden fele held at Oakhill Riding School, Bursledon, Southampton, reduced the debt incurred by the purchase 01 the chapel. until recently privately owned, by the parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Canon Francis McGuinness of St. Joseph's, Preston, has been presented with a cheque for E900 and other gifts by parishioners and schoolchildren on his silver jubilee.
Sunderland magistrates last week. at a resumed hearing of charges against six Sunderland booksellers concerning alleged obscene books and magazines, ordered the destruction of 481 books and 383 magazines.
Fr. J. Cain, of St. Bonifaces, LowerBroughton, Salford, has been appointed by Bishop Marshall as liaison chaplain for the Manchester and south-east Lancashire Boy Scouts' Association.
Six German boy scoots from Dortmund under Hans Monig are the guests of 50 Leeds Cathedral Scouts under the direction of Fr. Walsh at the annual camp at Knareshorough