Addressing a meeting in Sheffield on Sunday last, Mr. Bernard Sullivan sounded a call to Catholic trade unionists to wake up and take an active interest in their union, because they possess the Christian training so necessary in planning for future security.
He urged them to be prepared to work hard and accept responsibility in preparation for the more important work of local or national administration.
Two other points which he emphasised were: 1. More realism in the teaching of the Gospels. The economic aspect which is there is often neglected. It should be clearly defined by the clergy in their sermons.
2. The need for Catholic book-shopsHe deplored this weak link in the organisation of the Catholic Church and urged that we could, with advantage, adopt similar methods to the Communists to get our ideas across to the public. In the production committees now in operation in the larger works and factories, he saw the possibility of joint control after the war, with the Government keeping a watchful eye on the administration.