His cure led to a canonisation A NEWLY ordained priest who 4-Iwas miraculously cured of an infectious disease several years ago has said his first Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Fatima at Leca de Palmeira, Portugal.
When he was a child, Fr. Joaquim da Silva, Si., suffered from tuberculosis that affected bones in his legs. He was cured through the intercession of St. John de Brine), Jesuit rnissioner who was put to death in India in 1693.
Fr. da Silva's cure was accepted as one of the official miracles leading to the canonization of St. John de Britto in 1947.
THE Catholic school did not
always find on the part of public authorities the support it had a right to receive, stated the Pope in an address to delegates to the second International Congress of Catholic Teaching on Sunday.
Catholic schools must turn out an "elite" capable of facing such big problems as the conflict of ideas and political systems, the grouping of nations into opposing blocs, the appeal of underdeveloped countries, and the common use of the new sources of energy. he said. "For a school to be Christian, it is not enough for it to deliver every week a course of religion or to impose certain practices of piety," the Pope declared. "It is necessary first of all that Christian teachers transmit to pupils, simultaneously with the formation of spirit and character, the riches of their innermost spiritual life."
Tanganyika daily A young Dutch Catholic publisher is going to Tanganyika to establish a daily Catholic newspaper. He is Dr. C. Verhaak, who owns and manages a. printing plant at Grave .and publishes two Catholic weekly newspapers.