Sectional Professional Conferences at Easter
Meeting in Liverpool
Front Our University Correspondent The University Catholic Federation are to hold their annual general meeting in Liverpool next week-end. The general topic for discussion will be " The Catholic Attitude to the New Learning," and sectional professional conferences wili be arranged for students of science, medicine, etc.
A special meeting is being arranged for university chaplains, and there will also be a special conference for students interested in the Among the prominent speakers to attend the various gatherings during the week-end are the Archbishop of Liverpool, the Rev. Ryland Whittaker, S.J., M.C., M.R.C.P., the Rev. Dr. Ahem; of Holland, Professor Renouf of Cork. Colonel F. J. Bowen, Mr. Edward Kirchener of the Catholic University of America and Mr. Richard O'Sullivan, K.C.
Dr. Downey, Archbishop of Liverpool, will preach the sermon at the academic High Mass in St. Nicolaies ProCathedral on Easter Sunday. Dr, Downey will hold a reception of delegates afterwards at the Adelphi Hotel, and will be one of the principal speakers at the Federation Luncheon.
Delegates from the different universities will arrive in Liverpool on Maundy Thursday, and the whole of Good Friday will be devoted to a day's Retreat to be given by Fr. Ryland Whittaker at St. Francis Xavier's College.
Members of the University of Liverpool Catholic Society. which will act as host, are to give a performance of G. K. Chesterton's Magic on Saturday evening. The meeting of chaplains will take place on Easter Monday, when the studehts will also hold their separate discussion to examine the " Role of the Catholic Student Society in University Life."
At the close of the meeting members of the Federation will divide into three parties. For the students who wish to extend their holiday together, there is a Youth Hostels' walking tour of North Wales; while for graduates and others a party has been organised at a guesthouse at Parkgate on the Dee. A third group, including leaders of University Catholic Action in Great Britain, will leave at once for Switzerland to attend the week's pre-Congress of Pax Romano at Sarnen to examine problems of the internal organisation of University Catholic Federations.