Conditions in unoccupied France are such at the moment that Catholic Action can be pushed forward intensively in response to the watchword of its leaders: "Go ahead, more than ever."
September saw diligent activity, with Bishops, priests and laity co-operating in promoting Catholic Action now that hostiMice have ceased within the borders of France. A General Director for the religious congregations of the .archelioceee has been appointed. He is independent of the regular
chaplains, his task being to direct the religious training of novices and to adapt the traditions and functions of each Congregation to co-operation in the work of Catholic Action and to the present social needs.
Jocists were particularly energetic last month. Special meetings of leaders took place in large centres of unoccupied France, such as Vichy, Limoges, St. Etienne, Marseilles and Lyons.
The meeting in the present capital of France attracted 200 leaders, who attended Mass and went to Communion. .Marsltal Main, Minister of Justice Alibert, and re
presentativeseof other French officials joined Mgr. Valeria Valeri, Apostolic Nuncio to France, in encouraging the meeting with their presence. One hundred and twenty leaders attended the Limoges meeting, at which delegations of French Boy Scouts and the newly-founded "Companions of France" assisted.
In all of these gatherings discussion centred upon the part of the State in the Jocist movement; unemployment and the attendant suffering; duties of the Jocists amid the current troubles of the country.