August 9, 1957
SECOND Superior of the Catholic Missionary Society to become a diocesan Bishop in England (Dr Heenan was the first), Fr George Patrick Dwyer, DD, PhD, DCL, BA (Cantab), above, is appointed seventh Bishop of Leeds, in succession to Dr Heenan, himself now Archbishop of Liverpool.
an activity of the Society's, has made great strides in his time (Dr Dwyer was appointed Superior in 1951), and indeed the three new wings at Hampstead, one for nuns, the second for priests and the third for the Centre itself, were erected by him.
Born in 1908, he studied at St Bede's, Manchester,' where he later taught French, at the English College, Rome, and at Cambridge, His own diocese as a priest has been Salford.
Well of despair
THE GREAT discussion on loneliness, of young, middleaged, old people alike, is dealt with in the much-publicised report of the National Council of Social Service. There is a Catholic contribution to easing the lot of the lonely, and it is being consistently given in the admirable work of our societies.
There may be a danger too, that local bodies may unwittingly allow organisations being set up in their midst with the object of tackling the problem, to be used for political ends.
Who are the lonely ones? Those who are cut off from others by circumstances they may have not control over. Those who are lonely by temperament.
"No one came to see me." A woman died alone in a flat. She left a diary. It said: "No one came." Repeated every day for a year. Then the National Old People's Welfare Council received a donation with this message: "From another old lady who writes in her diary : `No one came — thank goodness!' "