BY a Stag Reporter A few months ago Cardinal Griffin asked the National Board of Catholic Women to inaugurate some kind of organisation which would look after the social welfare interests of Catholic European Voluntary Workers over here.
This has now been done. It is called the Foreign Catholics' Service, and its office is at 39 Eccleston Square, London, S.W.1.
Dr. Rewcastle, chairman of the new committee, the Hon. Mrs. Woodruff and the general secretary, Miss C. Andersson, described the function and aims of the service as it operates at present. They told
"We want Catholic layfolk who live in or near any locality in which European voluntary Workers are established to write to us, saying in what capacity they are willing to help in making the lives of these people a little happier. From occasionally inviting some of them to tea, to giving English lessons or giving them an opportunity of meeting British people—all offers will be gladly received by us."
And Mrs. Woodruff added: We want to help them to break down the barbed-wire mentality that so many of them find it difficult to shake off—after so many years spent behind physical barbed mire.
"We must remember that among these people who are working in factories are many who belong to the professional classes. If they cannot occasionally meet people who have the same interests as they :Sieve themselves they are bound to feel unhappy and frustrated, "It is for the Catholic laity to find these people in their districts and to do what they can for them. But first of all, they should write to Miss _Andersson who will tell them how they can help."
U.S. LABOUR DAY
Thousands of Catholics throughout the United States observed U.S. Labour Day holiday by gathering in cathedrals and churches for special religiousservices.