Heenan at Leeds
SECOND Superior of the Catholic Missionary Society to become a diocesan Bishop in England (Dr. Heenan was the first), Fr. George Patrick Dwyer, D.D., Ph.D., D.C.L., B.A. (Cantab.), is appointed seventh Bishop of Leeds, in succession to Dr. Heenan himself now Archbishop of Liverpool.
The Catholic Enquiry Centre, an activity of the Society's, has made great strides in his time (Dr. Dwyer was appointed Superior in 1451), 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.
An administrator of note, gifted with a remarkable memory and a 'tendency to watch details, his contacts with the laity has been through giving of missions, where he has been assiduous at house-tohouse visiting. But professional organisations have also welcomed him to their gatherings, and so he has given lectures and preached to doctors. lawyers and in university circles. He has also spoken on the CEG platform at Leeds Town Hall, his new see city.
Known among brother priests as being exceptionally witty, Dr. Dwyer is also an admirer of classical music, was known at one time to he 'fond of Gilbert and Sullivan, but has since then become very critical ofothers who share the admiration he once had. but which no longer is his.