THE NEW SAINTS
The canonization of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher will be honoured in the Liverpool archdiecese by a specie' !Daum lo eommence on Friday, Julie ies. Pontifical high Mass %vet be littered at the pro-cathedral by alga Downey.
BLESSING THE SEA
Tim Bishop of Aliddieebrough on Sunday took pail in a service at the edge of a cliff at Steithee, Yorkshire, where, the presence of scores of 1.1sherfolk, lte blessed the sea. The occasion was the fiftieth annivereery of the founding of the church of Our Lady Star of the Seae
The conclusion of the prehminary investigations in connection with the eastee for the canonization of Teresa Higginson Committee. Petitions for ber O'Brien on Saturelay letet, when lie addressed over live hundred people who took part in the pilgrimage to her grave IL Neston organieed by the feaerpool Archdiocesan Catholic Teachers' Teresa Higginson committee. Petitions for her cause now exceed 100,000 and have been received front nearly every country in the world.
NEWCASTLE CHURCH CONSECRATED
St, Dominic's priory. church, New. eaStle. was consecrated on Thursday by the, Bishop of Ilexbant and. Newcastle who was accompanied by priests from all parts of the diocese. After the ceremony a distinguished assembly was entertained to luncheon at tlie CQUIlty Holel. Tho church was opened in 1873 and W.ZIS raised to a priory in 1882.
PRIOR PARK ASSOCIATION
The el \ at annual dinner of the Prior omits Association wits held on Saturdny el the Empire Hole!, Bath, and was attended hy many detainguished old boys, ancl a number of entities reeidents. leenteCol. NV. R. Cliichester, 0,13.F,., peassided. The association was forested by Mr. II. Le Brassetir, and responded to by the eiresident, who expressed their pride thief. the ohl school was doing so well. "A11111-1. Maier" was proposed by Lieut. Col, H. NV. Bowen, D.S.O., and reerionded to by lime W. D. Forde, B A., the president of The college.
POPE'S MESSAGE TO PRIEST
Canon Etherington, P.P. St. Joseph's, Blundellsands, Liverpool, celebrated his sarierdotal golden jubilee last week, his effeotel jubilee in the same parish. lie roviia lei a telegram from the Pope con, wring the apostolic blessing, and an illinnineted script. signed by his Hellaces is tieing forwarded item Route.
Gorr TO NEW CANON Nery Itry. P. V. Hackett., P.P. of St. Juliusehtirch, Bath, wile has teen elected to a cenenry in the Clifton Catbedral Chapter, was on Sunday etening presented with a cheque for 460 by his eortgregation. Counclllor Moroney preeented the cheque. Fr. Iiachett said that amongst a shoal. of congratulatory letters Were ificae from the Abbot of Downside, the headmaster or Downside. and Fr. Shebbeare, 0.S.B., the fanner Choir master at St. John's.
AN INSTITUTE FOR LEEDS The Leeds' Catholic Action Committee lit view or the favourable response
c.eived ront the various Catholic societies to the proposal to establish an institute for Leeds, ha now drawn up a Ma of suggestions. 'flee alms are to capply a general headquarters for Catholic societies with facilities for intellectual and soria 1 intcreouree and combined social .activities.
CATENIANS AT SCARBOROUOH
Judging by the demand and applications for tickets and liana accommodation the annual general meeting of the Catenant Associaton at Scarborough, on June 14, 15, and le, is expected to be one of the most satecess• fel Of recent years. The Bishop or Middlesbrotigh will be the guest eg honour and will celebrate potent:eat high Maas on the Sunday at St. Peter's church.
LIVERPOOL CATHOLIC'S AP PO INTMENT
Mr. 'I'. F.. Leacher, a well-known Liverpool Catholic, has been appointed chairman of the 1.iverpool Chamber of Commerce of which he has been vicechairman for the last. two years. At the close of the war Mr. leescher was awarded the O.B.E. He is chairman of the Liverpool branch of the Catholic Truth Society.
RADIO IN SCHOOL
Senior scholars of Clitheroe elementary schools are to have the benent ot
the brOadcast, educational talks. The edacation committee decided that radio sets should be installed at the labblesdale senior school and at the Catholic school.
Mgr. Downey announced at the annual ineetitig of the Leverpool inearumulitait .cadliedral committee on Monday that the greater part of the last two years had been *eta in excavaLtig and laying a solid foUnda tion for the building operations. Tho wurk above ground would .proceert rapidly and it was hoped thin the crypt would be completed \\II 011 eighteen months to two years and ready for the celebration or Mass. Whast in Borne revehtly, Mgr. Downey said the Pope had manifested great interest iii the project and had asked. for particulars about, the progrese made since lie had last seen him.
'Fl iclutitidation-stone of the new eiefioul of the English. Martyrs. terinston, (tear Manctiester, us laid on Saturday by the Hon, Mrs. Lione, wife of elle Premier of Australia
will lay the foundation-stone of the new school of Cliri.st the King, King• standing, Birnanghatu, to-day (Saturday). The Bishop of Nottiuglailit blessed and opened the new 12,500 extension and modernization of out Lady's school, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. on Saturday.
NEW BIRMINGHAM LANDMARK
A rpw Lowcz• 110,s I been added la the chinch or the Saczed Heart and St. Margarcit Mary, Aelort, one of the most intereeting atid riehly decorated (leaches in the archdiocese or. Birmingham. The tower eise-s to a height of eighty feet abovc the pavement. level and 1,, surmounted by a. solid bronze creee six feet high.
JUNIOR C.W.L. RALLY
Tile ual meeting' of We Juiaor Catholic Womeit's League vats held et tutu Noire Dante couvent, Leede, ou Sundae. end was attended by over e ionise :eel young ladies from .various parts of England. Mgr. H. J. Poeleite, D.D., M.A., rector of Se Joseph's eeminary, lands, and Dr. Genevieve Rewcastle, preeirient or the C.NaeleS were the j>rincipal speakers,
PILGRIMAGE TO YORK
'rite forty-thud annual pilgrimage to York in honour of St. \\email', Archbishop of York, and the Yuri, Martyrs, lavtitslipilehashesiftfl °thileWGiulittirtTlio7(101tYiruLlidatelly. (1113 Ransom. The. devotions begin in the ruins of St. Mary's abbey, where nio Bishop of alidel leste•ough will pont ince le
Ampleforth, the lineal descendant of St. Mary's.
Fr, Joseph C. Dunne, 0-SW, of St. Aldan's, Asbington, Northumberland, was slightly injured in an accident when a molor-rycle travelling from Amble to Warkworth came into collision with the motor-car which he was driving.