INCE the war began many new and inspiring causes have appealed for our help, notably the Polish Relief Fund, the pro vision of Huts for our Catholic soldiers, and the building of libraries for their benefit. We may be certain that, as the war develops, such causes will become more widespread and pressing, while our ability to meet them will diminish through heavier taxation and the rise of prices.
Under such circumstances there is a grave danger lest the old. estab lished charities, whose year-in and year-out work is taken for granted, will become forgotten. That must not be.
Despite the war there is one small advantage which can make our Christmas charity easier. It is the fact that the Postal Order has become legal tender. It can be purchased for its face value and transmitted through the post to the recipient. who can use it like cash.
Many of us are no doubt preparing to send a number of fairly expensive Christmas cards. Let us instead buy a number of sixpenny or shilling Postal Orders and send them with our Christmas greeting of " God Bless You " to our Catholic charities, some of which are advertised in the current number of this newspaper.
To us the sacrifice will he small ; to the charities these Postal Orders in their numbers will mean a great deal, and God will bless us.