Theologians' Study room during the Doctors' Conference.

Mt. St. Mary’s,
Sun. 2nd Aug. ‘70

Dear Mum & Dad,

Happy Birthday for the 4th Dad!

This letter will have to be very short I’m afraid.

Fr. Arbuckle is back after an enjoyable lecture tour in Japan.

Tell Tony that he has very nice writing when he doesn’t scrawl!

This weekend we had the Catholic Doctors’ Annual Conference here. Cardinal McKeefry was here for it. We attended all the lectures. The theme was “Power, Authority & Violence”. It was a sort of Seminar. Frs. Arbuckle & Scully gave talks, as did Fr. O’Doherty from Ireland (you may have read about him in the paper – he is a well known psychologist. Other speakers were Mr. Kennedy (Editor of “Tablet”), Fr. Saunders (Rector of Mosgiel), & Dr. Taylor (Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University).

It was very interesting. Fr. Beban was here & gave a very funny summing up this morning. Dr. Ongley was here too.

Another Aspirant – Kevin Fitzsimmons – left at the beginning of the week. There are 14 Aspirants left.

But I’d better fly. Sorry to be so short & to scrawl it.

Love from

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