New Vicars General
rrwo Vkars-General for Leeds diocese have been appointed by Bishop ileenan--Mgr. John Dinn, D.D., Ph.D., of St. Marie's, Sheffield, and Fr. Henry Thompson, of St. Austin's, Wakefield. The Holy Father has created Mgr. Dinn a Domestic Prelate.
At St. Aloyslus', Oxford, on Saturday Fr. Shed and Fr. Stephenson. Si., are beginning a 15-day mission for the thousands of Irish workers living in lodgings in South Oxford.
Catholic officers and men of the R.A.F. were jc)ined by representatives of the U.S.A. Air Force with their chaplain at a Solemn Mass of thanksgiving for the Battle of Britain victory on Sunday at Hethe, Oxfordshire.
The Crusade of Rescue and the Southwark Rescue Society benefit from the Princess Elizabeth Day Appeal in the streets of Greater London on Saturday, September 29.
Fr, M. McCormack, for several years in Lyons, has taken over at the Epping church in the absence of Fr. L. McAlister, who is away at the mother house of the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception in France.
C.E.G. boy speakers
The Stonyharst College branch of the Catholic Evidence Guild, with Ft. L. Belton, SJ., as Master, has broken its own record with 22 boys as members, 12 of whom have qualified to speak in public. Some 60 non-Catholics attended the first of 12 weekly talks entitled " The Catholic Church and What She Teaches " being given by Fr. T. Waishe, D.C.L.. and Fr. Scantlebury at St. Anne's Convent Grammar School. Southampton.
Fr. J. K. Strachan, an old boy of St.
Ignatius' College. Stamford 11111, London, recently ordained, was assisted by
his brother. Fr. Mareellu.s Straohan. 0.F.M.. when he celebrated High Mass on Sunday at his " home " church, St. Augustine s, Ilford.
Harrow and Wealdstone Catholic Citizen's Association has arrangeda course of lectures on Catholic social teaching. Details may be had from the Secretary, 27 Manor Road, Kenton.
et A Christian Factory," the film made by Alan Turner about life and work in a Catholic-run factory. is to be shown by the Catholic Social Guild on Sunday, at 3 p.m. at Blackfriars Hall, St. Dominic's Priory, Southampton Road, N.W. London.
Lunch-hour talks for non-Catholics, arranged by the Legion of Mary, will be gisen bs Fr. Michael Ware, at the Convent of the Sisters of Charity. Carlisle Place, Westminster, on the Wednesdays of October from 1.15 to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Independent candidate for the Wrington division of Somerset County Council, will be Mr. D. J. Downey of Blagdon.
The newly-formed Clifton Diocesan
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists will meet at Si. John's Schoolroom, Bath, on September 30, at 4.15 p.m. to hear addresses by the chairman and secretary of the National Federation.
A new school for Catholic children on the L.C.C. Hainault estate has been included by the Essex Education Committee in its 1952-53 financial estimates.
The Perpetual Novena service at St. Bernadette's altar was the last official act, when sonic 300 members of the Redemptorist pilgrimage from Sunderland, Liverpool and St. Mary's Clapham, led by the Fr. Provincial, left Lourdes for home.
Mgr. Canon Adamson
Mgr. Thomas Canon Adamson. parish priest of St. Clare's, Liverpool, a former secretary to Archbishop Dow. ney, has celebrated his silver jubilee.
Thirteen Irishmen were recently received into the Servite Order at Benburb Priory, Co. Tyrone, the novitiate for the Ametican province.
A display of Charnwood Cistercian Pottery from Mount St. Bernard's Abbey is a feature of the Leeds Brighter Homes Exhibition this week.
Mother Antonia was re-elected Mother General for the next six years at the general chapter of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary at Chigwell Convent, Woodford Bridge, Essex. The Bishop of Brentwood presided.
A big family party was held to celebrate the golden jubilee of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred James Whiteland, of Bungay, Suffolk, who were married at St. Edmund's.
Carmelite Tertiaries will attend the annual retreat to be given by Fr. Anselm at Harborne Hall, Birmingham, from November 9 to 11.