One of the ways by which they are attempting to plug the Leakage in the parish of St. Augustine, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, is by the running of a social club for Catholics.
The idea is that through the club Catholic young men can get to know Catholic girls, and so the danger of mixed marriage, which, as recent investigations by this paper into the facts have shown, is one of the primary causes of Leakage, is avoided.
First success arising out of the new club has been the marriage of Peter O'Connor and Mary McDaid. It will not be the last, already another couple have been solemnly betrothed.
In his brief address at the end of the Nuptial Mass, the Rev. Vincent Scully, C.R.L., according +o the Rubric exhorted the young couple to mutual faithfulness and love, and the fear of the Lord. Faithfulness meant that for the Christian husband there was only one woman in the world; for the Christian wife only one man; a commonplace, this, for Catholics, but becoming less and less recognised outside the Church. True married love was something more profound, more beautiful and more romantic than the mutual attraction of courtship days.