" Catholic Youth Speaks on the ROle of Christian Democratic Ideals in the New World Order." On this *erne a three-day conference of 4,000 Chicalgis Catholic youth was held last month under the guidance of Mgr. Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, and the executive direction of Mgr. Bernard J. Shed, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, founder of the Chicago Catholic Youth Organisation and director of the Catholic Youth Senate Mgr. Robert E. Lucey, Bishop of Amarillo, who was the first speaker, expressed his confidence in the youth of to-day. His topic was " The Church and Democracy."
Henry Johnson, first vice-president of the National Negro Congress of America and Assistant National Director of the Packinghouse Workers' organising committee, spoke on " Labour and Democracy."
It was significant that Franklin Bliss Snyder, president of one of the best-known educational institutions in the Middle West and a Methodist institution, appeared to address a Catholic youth congress and voice his commendation of a great movement to help the youth of to-day THEE CONDEMN TOTALITARIANISM Notable among the resolutions adopted during the session was one on Peace and another on Labour. The Labour resolution was a denunciation of corruption in Labour unions, and a Iea for peace between the C.I.O. and the A.F. of L. The Peace resolution condemned totalitarianism and aggression and approved selective service training.
The basis of the Congress is purely parochial and attendance was drawn from three sources-parish organisations, high schools and colleges and the youth Senate organisations. Leading up to the Congress was a series of meetings in eleven youth centres in the archdiocese. Informal talks and discussions brought out what youth thinks about present-day events.
While the 5,000 delegates were from Chicago and its suburbs, many came from distant cities to watch the proceedings and take reports to their own dioceses.