There is no Catholic hostel to which discharged prisoners can go to resume life. although the Church Army and the Salvation Army run two such hostels. The prisoners are frequently asking about such a hostel, and the Legion of Mary sometimes reluctantly sends them to the existing hostels.
When the Archbishop of Westminster spoke to the Legionaries at their congress last Sunday he said he was very interested in the question of hostels for discharged prisoners, and that if the Legionaries would undertake to find him a suitable house for the purpose he would get the money from somewhere.
Mgr. Griffin then said that he would like to see more Catholics in the health visiting profession and also the system of home helps for old people, expectant mothers and mothers with several small children opened or extended. He abominates nurseries for small children and considers them a source of infection and breaking up of family life. Fr. J. C. Heenan (the national threetor of the Legion) then emphasised what the Archbishop had said regarding the importance or the Legion in the parish, and he said that it was equally the work of God scrubbing the floor for an expectant mother as scrubbing the sanctuary floor for the perish priest.