SIR,—T have been much interested in the correspondence on this subject, but am rather surprised that no one has alluded to the great value of the film as a medium for teaching the Faith, and in particular, the structure of the Mass.
Children learn very quickly through the eye, and in these days, all arc cinemaminded. It is surely right that the Church should avail herself of the most modern methods of teaching.
I have seen the religious films which the Catholic Film Society has shown in many convenes in London. The films of " The Holy Mass " and "The Dominican Mass" are of the greatest value and both have spoken commentaries The children are keenly interested in them: they see the action of the Mass, and they hear the actual words of the prayers.
I would strongly urge all who are interested in this vital question of religious instruction in our schools to get into touch with the Catholic Film Society (36, Great Smith Street, S.W.1) and to see if arrangements cannot be made to show the film of the Mass as part of the religious instruction curriculum.
T. 0. S. D. Leicester.