Catholic Herald Correspondent University Catholic chaplaincies must develop into dynamic centres of Christianity where all students can find direction for their studies—they must not be regarded as meeting places for inward-looking groups of Catholics or just as priests' houses.
This view was expressed last week by the Liverpool University Chaplain, Fr. T. A. McGoldric, at the annual Chaplaincy meeting.
Said Fr. McGoldric : "In a University Chaplaincy such as the one we arc building. Christian living is taught the only way it can be— by Christian living." He said the purpose of the chaplaincy was to train Catholic students to live in the modern world and to demonstrate the relevancy of Christianity today.
Archbishop Beck described the Catholic Chaplaincy Association as " the most far-sighted body in Liverpool." He stressed the growing importance of the university in the Catholic community — " now that every boy apd girl going to primary school is a potential university student "—and pointed out that the chaplain's job would become more difficult in time.
Appealing for funds for the £74,000 chaplaincy, now upder construction, he said : " I ask you to join with me on this job in Liverpool to find the necessary money to enable Fr. McGoldric to get op with his important work. tree from worry."