Catholic Reading Guild, The

An organization to encourage the reading and circulation of Catholic literature. It was founded in London under the presidency of Cardinal Manning in 1899, the late Ambrose Willis being its chief inspirer. Special attention is given at the central library in London to the needs of non-Catholics, and courses of instructional reading are supplied by the librarian. Parochial reading circles are also encouraged, for which purpose small portable libraries, exchanged periodically, are sent to different parts of the country.

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