ARCHBISHOP WALSH of Tuain came from the West of Ireland to speak to some 5,000 or 6.000 people at the Birmingham diocesan rally on Sunday at Oscott College.
Like Fr. Patrick Peyton, His Grace comes from Co. Mayo, and in his speech he renewed the Family Rosary Crusade for the welfare of the family and the nation.
"Above ail, let the family keep up their union with Jesus by the daily recitation of the Rosary," said the Archbishop. "Through the Rosary the family will he at home with God; it will have a home like that of Nazareth."
Coming from a country "where the State recognises the rights of the family and gives the fullest toleration to all religious bodies." Archbishop Walsh, referring to the school burdens of Catholics in England and Wales, said:
"I must confess that I cannot understand the outlook of those who hold that the State may use public funds to build undenominational school. and at the same time refuse to give help towards the building of a Catholic school. . . It has been proved that in the Catholic schools the standard of education and culture is of the highest."
Archbishop Masterson of !limingham, who was accompanied also by Bishop Bright, described the purpose of the rally as that of bringing people to get to know one another better and enabling them to see something of the seminary and its work.
Many of the visitors walked through the I20-year-old seminary to sec the Pugin chapel in which Cardinal Newman preached his famoua sermon, "The Second Spring."
There were exhibitions of Polish and Ukrainian dancing; and the day ended with Benediction at an altar On the cricket kid.