SHQULD anyone think that
with forty English and Welsh Catholics raised to the altars, the affair of the English Martyrs is all over bar the shouting. they are in for a surprise. The Vice-Postulator's office at the Farm Street headquarters of the Jesuits in Britain is still sifting and amassing evidence on 271 others who gave their lives for the Faith.
On Tuesday, which will be the first Feast of St. Edmund Campion since his canonisation, Cardinal Heenan will be the chief concelebrant at a Mass of thanksgiving, Fr. Paul Molinari, Si:, Postulator of the Forty Martyrs' cause in Rome. and his assistant Fr. Peter Gumpel, Si., will be among the concelebrants. '
Of those martyrs whose cause was started in the last century. 115 have been declared Venerable; the cause of 1961 has gone a stage further and they have been beatified.
A spokesman for the Jesuit Order said this week that so far enough evidence had been collected about 63 of those declared Venerable to proceed further with their cause. The Vice-Postulator's office under Fr. Michael Walsh, Si., will be concentrating on the cause of the beatification of those declared venerable.