Popular ? Campion's Canonisation
'WHY is the Holy Spirit so easily
passed over in our " popular" devotions? Theology gives Him His correct place, equal to the Father and to the Son; the liturgy pays Him due honour on every occasion and the whole story of our salvation makes nonsense without Him as one can see by reading St. Paul. Yet popular devotions in recent centuries pay Him scant attention, busying themselves with Paray le Monial, Lourdes, Fatima, Lisieux, St. Philomena and St. Jude. Of course the Holy Spirit is honoured implicitly in all devotions, hut why can He not be "popular" Himself?
Partition rERTATN topics cannot safely
be discussed even among friends. Franco is one of them, Middlesex cricket another if you live in the North. Bull-fighting, the New Westminster Hymnal, the Stockport Roses are all dangerous but Partition is the worst. Father X, a great friend. called the other day and we agreed how ridiculous it was that people couldn't discuss Ireland without losing their tempers. We parted ten minutes later both red in the face and without shaking hands.
PLEASANT is the story of the
PLEASANT girl who wrote that she was looking forward to her holiday in the I Love Man.
Whitsun Competition THE prize, £1, was presented by a generous reader. To make the competition topical we have chosen the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Can you think of other groups associated with the number seven. The subjects must be at least remotely ecclesiastical so don't send up "Seven Kings." Write all the sevens you can recall on a postcard and send them to me at Loyola Hall, Rainhill, Nr. Liverpool, by Corpus Christi at the latest. You must send your name and address if you want the prize.
Meet You at the Challoner THE new Catholic Social centre in Pont Street is certain to Feceive publicity for it has a " jetpropelled " secretary who can see to twenty things at once. Let us hope inat it will also receive support.. The need for such a club ts obvious and there will be residential quarters, a bar, restaurant. reading and writing rooms. if enough people rally round. Let all who have talked and grumbled about the lack of such facilities help to make one discussion come Cardinal Griffin has given an indulgence of three hundred days for the daily recital of this prayer.
" 0 God who didst join thy servant Edmund Campion to the glorious company of thy martyrs in England. grant that Christ's Vicar who sent hint as an apostle, may proclaim him as a saint."
News comes from Osterley that pictures of the martyr are being prepared.
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