• A warning that Catholics will fight to the last for their schools was given by the Bishop of Salford (Dr. II, V. Marshall), presiding over the annual meeting of the Diocesan Women's League, in St. Ann's Parochial Hall, Blackburn, on Saturday afternoon. Delegates attended from many "towns, The Bishop, moving the adoption of the annual report, said the aim of Catholic Action was to enter social life through the teachings and ethics of the Catholic Church, which provided a solution for most of the problems facing the world to-day. Just now they found opposition to the Christian Church—determined, organised, guided by intelligent minds and assisted by propaganda. Catholics had no opposition from other Churches or nonCatholic neighbours. Indeed, there was common agreement that they should fight the enemies of Christianity.
Catholics must organise and exploit the weapon of propaganda, though the first essential to all their activities was a development of the spiritual life, without which they might well be a hindrance rather than a benefit.
One of the outstanding problems after the war would be education, and there might be an attempt to hammer Out a common syllabus of religious instruction. Efforts might be made to abolish dual control of schools, and that might not matter much so long as the local authority did not interfere with Catholic fundamentals. He was not condemning the suggested common religious syllabus as such, for the Government had a right to ask for the introduction of Christian education in all schools, but it would never be acceptable to Catholics. He would not object to the local authority making a section of teachers for Catholic schools from a duly approved panel, but not otherwise.