Fr. Vernon C. Johnson has been made a Domestic Prelate by His Holiness the Pope.
Fr. George Dobson, C.F., a cousin of the late Mgr, Dobson, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, has celebrated his golden jubilee at St. Anne's, Sutton, St. Helens, where he was ordained by the late Archbishop Whiteside.
Sister Marie Chantal, of the Sisters of Providence of Ruille-Sur-Loire. has died at the Mother House in France. A native of Brest, she came to England in 1902 and for the last 20 years was Mother Superior of St. Joseph's Convent, Lincoln.
A group or US altar servers from the Westminster Diocese, led by Fr. C. F. McMenemy, on Saturday went on pilgrimage to Aylesford.
Mr. Clement F. Pitman, Nottingham Art Director and Curator of the Nottingham Castle Museum. has been elected chairman of the Nottingham branch of the Newman Association.
Mobile Mission wrecked
A mobile church belonging to the Northampton Travelling Mission was wrecked .when it became detached from its towing vehicle in Ipsuicb and crashed into a stationary lorry.
Fr. Camillus O'Doherty,
for the past two years chaplain at the Franciscan Convent, Bethlehem, Copthorne, Sussex, will celebrate his silver jubilee on Wednesday.
There has been an improvement in the condition of Mgr. John O'Connor of St. Cuthbert's, Bradford, and he is now at St. Joseph's Nursing and Convalescent Home, Hoisforth, near Leeds.
The shrine of Sr. John Bosco, at Pott Shrigley, Cheshire, will on Sunday be visited by parishioners of St. Luke's Irlams o'th Height. Salford.
Many holidaymakers joined the congiegation of Cromer, Norfolk, church ellen a garden party was held in the grounds of the presbytery.
U.S. priests in Leicester
Frs. Aime Is Gendre, John Choquette and Julian Rousseau, S.S.S., have arrived at the Church of•the Most Blessed Sacrament, Braunstone, Leicester, from the United States.
Her three priest brothers sang solemn nuptial Mass and a choir of priests attended at Si. Edmund's, north London, when Miss Philomena Finnegan married Mk. Stephen Coleman en B.L.A. on Saturday.
Housekeeper to Mgr. Cahill, second Bishop of Portsmouth, and to Mgr King. the present Bishop, Miss Rose Margaret Fletcher has died in Wokingham at the age of 75.
Miss Violet Paley, housekeeper to Mgr. Cotter, late Bishop of Portsmouth, has died at Sheffield English at the age of 70.
Competing at Huntingdon Regatta, the Nottingham Becket School won The Maiden Fours Trophy when their crew beat Norwich Union, l'eterborough City, Kettering and, in the final, 'arc Rowing Club by two lengths.
Bishop Heenan vial he the speakei at the Leeds Diocesan C.P.E.A. annua, rally on September 23, for which they have 000ked the Town Hall, seating over 2,000.
Two Liverpool M.Ps. each hiudtig the support of a memher of the C.Y.M.S. debating league, will take part in a public debate at the Piano Hall. Liverpool, on Wednesday.
St, Joseph's Blundellsands, win hold a gaiden fete at the Ursuline Convent, on Saturday, September 22, in aid of the School Building Fund.
Day of recollection for S.V.P. members in the Salford diocese will be given at St. Joseph's Convent, Victoria Park, Manchester, on Sunday by Dr. William O'Leary, parish priest of St. Augustine's, Manchester.
County Councillor E. Colgan, chairman of the Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan A.C.T.U., will speak on "Catholics in the Trade Unions " when the Association holds its annual inerting in St. Mary's Hall, Sunderland, on October 13.
Two Catholic policemen, father and son.Constablee Wilfred and Sydney Williams, made history in Bradford Police Court last week when they gave evidence together, the first time such a position has arisen:. they had joitols arrested a man stealing lead.
Bradford C.E.G., the largest braneh in the country, spent last week in retreat at Myddleton Lodge, Ilkley, the house of the Passionist Fathers.
In a letter to the clergy read in the churches last Sunday, Mgr, McCormack, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, thanked those who took part in the great celebrations at (Ishii» in honour of St. Aldan.
Tyneside C.S.G. held its 30th Annuat Summer School last weekend at Si Cuthbert's Grammar School, Newcastle-on-Tyne, when Miss Patricia Hall. the industrial Relations Consultant, gave a course on "Catholics.; and Industrial Relations."
Canon Kevin Henegan, of St. Patrick's. Leeds, has been appointed by Bishop Heenan to be Spiritual Director of the Leeds Legion of Mary.
St. Bernadette', men's club at Alterton, Liverpool, was officially opened by Alderman Luke Hogan, a former Lord Mayor of the city, on Sunday last.
Mgr. Halsali, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool. visited patients in the Welfare Home, Frog Lane, Wigan, on Sunday, after Visitation and Confirmation at Sacred Heart. Wigan.
Voluntary work in constructing ths foundations of a new church by the men of St. Michael and All Angels Wombwell, near Barnsley, saved a large sum of money and they were congratulated by Mgr. Heenan when he laid the foundation stone on Saturday.
Fr. H. Thompson, of Wakefield will not, as incorrectly stated last week, be leaving to take an appointment as parish priest at Lawnswood and Adel.
Appeal sermons preached at St. Alphonsus, Brooks's Bar, Manchester,
raised £70 for the Salford Rescue
The Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan C.Y.M.S. will hold their half-yearly meeting at SE Joseph's, Birtley, on Sunday. September 30.