IN four months the Roman Association has received £4,612 in response to its appeal for urgent repairs to the Venerable English College in Rome.
More than 40 priests of the Venerabile died in preserving the Faith in this country during the Reformation, and the college is now sending a constant supply of priests to England and Wales.
Cardinal Griffin gave f1,000 in response to the appeal and other members of the Hierarchy have given £410. Gifts from firms and individuals, two colleges. the Oxford chaplaincy and a group of officers and ratings amount to £1,1,42.
Collections and donations from 42 parishes have produced £941. and some 400 priests between them have given £1,119.
This still leaves about £30,000 to be raised.
The secretary of the Roman Association is Fr. J. Molloy, Cathedral House, 11, Belmont, Shrewsbur3,.
Non-violence in line with true tenets
MEETING in London at the invitation of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Catholics of this country and from abroad recently discussed problems of peace and war.
One session was devoted to a discussion of " The Church and Non-Violence." Dr. Hildegard Mayr, of Vienna, read a paper exploring the theological basis of non-violent activity.
Dr. Mayr deliberately avoided the pretence that this is the only form of activity countenanced by the Church, hut she quoterl authority for her thesis that nonviolence is well in line with sound doctrine.
At the same time she admitted that the result might he a call to creative suffering in union with the Passion of Our Lord.
Dr. Mayr mentioned that Austrian Bishops had supported an approach to the Government which resulted in a limited exemption from military service for conscientious objectors.
Other visitors from abroad who attended the conference—held under the patronage of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and of St. Pius X —were the Abbe Paul Carrette, Editor of the Belgian Populaire, Mr. Noel Platteuw, from Belgium, and M. Jean Goss. of the Workers' Mission of Paris.
Sailing to congress
Cardinal Mimi, Archbishop of Naples, will sail on April 30 to preside as Papal Legate at the Italian National Eucharistic Congress at Lecce.
The new Press and Information Officer of the Cust-ms and Excise Department in London is Mr. Maurice Nockles. well-known in Leeds as a Catholic Evidence Guild speaker. He is a convert.