Diocese of Auckland.
New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXIV, Issue 46, 12 March 1897, Page 19
Diocese of Auckland.
(From our own correspondent.) His Lordship Dr. Lenihan has issued his first pastoral letter. May God spare him length of years to write many more. Father Brodie is about to be presented with an illuminated address from the ex-pupils of the Marist Brothers, as the Rev. Father was himself a Marist student. Master Foley, of Greymouth, was amongst ihe successful candidates m the senior Civil Service examinations, and Masters J. Furlong, J. O'Rielly, and P. McGovern all passed ihe junior examination. Master J. Mahoney succeeded m attaining tbe average of forty-three, but being weak m one subject he failed m the minimum requisite of thirty-three which unfortunately put him out of it. All of the above pupils studied under the local Marist Brothers. Who dares say after this that our Catholic schools are inferior The Sisters of Mercy passed Miss Bryant m the j unior division. In this case some of the brightest pupils failed owing no doubt to nervousness. Try again is a very useful maxim. Rev.'Father Gregory, 0.5.8., who has laboured incessantly and well for many years at St. Benedict's will shortly take his departure for his native land, Belgium, where he purposes entering the monastery of his renowned Order. A fitting testimonial is to be presented to the good Benedictine ere he leaves. His departure will leave a void not easily filled. The pupils of the Marist Brothers, accompanied by the good Brothers and Dr. Egan, 0.5.8. and Fathers Buckley, Brodie and O'Gallagher, held a most successful picnic on Tuesday last at Pine Island, whither they proceeded m the steamer Vivid. It was a most enjoyable turn-out, all hands entering with great spirit into the fun. The long-eared and sedate quadruped at once arrested attention and caused many of the lads to turn acrobatic feats. It was worthy of notice that the historical animal when crossed by the Superior became tame and submissive, feeling possibly the weight of authority cast upon him. The party returned home m the gloaming after a most pleasant day. The Herald of March 2 contained a sub-leader dealing with the present bigoted outbreak m Sydney against the entering of Cardinal Moran into the Federal Convention. It was couched m broad and liberal language and did infinite credit to the editor and his paper. But. Mr. Editor, to such unmanly creatures as those m Sydney, many of whom sport white ties, your words of wisdom are like throwing pearls to the swine. Mr. Carroll, M.P. for Newry, and one of the Irish Parliamentary party, is at present m Auckland on business. Sir Robert Stout, M.H.R., is also here attending tbe meeting of the New Zealand University Senate. He was not long m tbe city before he communicated his opinions, through the Press, upon various topics of interest. Seddonism permeates the knight's brain and he has sneers for the Premier's holiday m Australia, and the contemplated mission to bask m the smiles of royalty stirs up all the innate Radicalism of the oracle. Like Mr. Chamberlain be must go right over to those whom he formerly, m his Radical days, reviled and condemned. The district officers of the 11.A.C.8. Society, with the Auckland branch's delegates and several local members, leave by tbe Takapuna from the Manukau on Monday, March 1, to attend the annual movable meeting m Christchurch.