0 N other pages will be found reports of the annual schools—Catholic antidote to the silly sea son mentality.
Simultaneously at Oxford and Cambridge, the Catholic Social Guild and the Catholic Conference of Higher Studies have been holding their Week, in which prayer, study and recreation are nicely intermingled.
At Bordeaux, the French have been holding their Social Week, the subject of discussion being Class Distinctions.
A British delegation is about to sail for the United States to take part in the annual Pax Romana International Students' Congress. In London next week-end the Grail. are organising a summer school of Catholic Action for young women.
At Oxford the problems of the family have been discussed, while at Cambridge, where there are really three summer schools in one, eminent Catholic professors have studied the relations of Religion and Science, Psychology, and the problems of the Church in Russia.
Many people, no doubt, will find it difficult to get themselves to read carefully the accounts of these summer schools. At the best of times reports, necessarily shortened, of speeches made to some gathering are, to the modern generation, just dull. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in the lack of interest taken in the proceedings in the House of Commons.
Newspapers do their best to " brighten up " such reports by emphasising the more important or, at least, the more remarkable of the statements made. This, of course, may, and often does, lead to distortion, but this is not always or necessarily the case. Catholics, above all people, should realise that just as dullness does not mean depth of thought., so brightness is not a synonym for inaccuracy, We hope, then, that our readers, even if on holiday, will take advantage of the great efforts which are being made by their learned and zealous co-religionists to hammer out the true Catholic attitude and action to be taken towards the vital problems of the day.