'C.H.' Reporter APLEA for the holding of national liturgical congresses in this country was made this week at the annual general meeting of the Vernacular Society of Great Britain, held in London under the chairmanship of Prebendary Ronald Pilkington of Westminster Cathedral.
Such gatherings, it was pointed out, are annually held in the United States, on the Continent, and in Ireland at Glenstal Abbey.
The suggestion, which was warmly welcomed, took in the idea that the Society of St. Gregory, the leading liturgical body in this country, should approach the bishops for their approval and patronage, and invite other bodies, the Y.C.W. and the Grail among them, to participate.
In private conversation with members of the Vernacular Society afterwards, •I learnt that the idea may be pursued if, after publicity in the Catholic press, reactions are favourable.
At the meeting it was stated that Bishop Walsh of Aberdeen had joined the Society as a member, thus bringing the total figure to 318, including three bishops and 117 priests.
The chairman, reviewing the progress of the vernacular move