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riorated the character of the priesthood; but this state of things is owned that an extreme party amongst ourselves first set an example in rapidly passing away. At the worst, it never was a tithe of what you its quarterly and weekly organs, not only of narrow-minded and arrogant iosinuate ; and the sharp and salutary sword of "Liberal” persecation dogmatism, but of an uncharitable bitterness of tone that has done far is purging and purifying the Church, and getting rid of the dross. more even than the wilful opposition of evil-minded men to repel those
Brazil I have already dealt with in my letter to the Pilot. The state of who were inquiring after Catholic truth and seeking Catholic unity. In thiogs there has long been exceptionally bad ; the country is honey- one of our papers gibes and ridicule and bitter mockery were, week after combed with Freemasonry, and scandals have been beyond all doubt 1 week, fluog at the heads of the High Church party; in another their numerous. A better state of things is now arising, and the brutal treat- Bishops were for years systematically styled in contempt “overseers ;" ment which two saintly confessor Bishops have lately undergone at the except, indeed, in these pages and in that model of controversial writing, hands of " Liberal” and Masonic persecutors, for trying to remedy the the Month, the members of the High Church party sought in vain for evils which afflict the Brazilian Church has aroused a powerful reaction, sympathy, or even what they had a right to expect-Christian charity. and there is every prospect of a thorough reformation being effected. The consequence is that a bitter feud has sprung up between a certain Apropos of Brazil, if you derived your information about its Clergy from set of Catholics and those who are seeking for the restoration of Catholic your « experienced friend,” “many years ago and long before the accession
unity. of the present Emperor," which latter event occurred in the year 1831,
In approaching, therefore, the consideration either of a Uniat Church, you must have commenced your researches into the question of clerical as suggested by Mr. Walker in the Pilot, or of Corporate Reunion, so immorality at an age when most persons are ignorant of its meaniog.* ably advocated by Mr. De Lisle in the letter wbich we published last In Belgium and France several charges of misconduct have undoubtedly
week, or of any other method of reconciliation, it is necessary, in the been made of late years against the Clergy and Christian Brothers. first place, to clear the ground and to remove impediments raised by an Louis Veuillot has taken the trouble to count up the number, and shown intemperate dogmatism and an ill-conditioned spirit of controversy. It them to be infinitesimally few, considerably less in fact than the number is ill arguing with men who are smarting upder gibes and ridicule, and of similar offences, which have, during the same period, been charged who appear to confound the utterances of a small but noisy school with agaiost the teachers of Infidel schools. The results, however, of making the majestic teaching and large-hearted charity of the Catholic Church. these charges against the priests and Christian Brothers, have been very | English Catholics, priests and laymen, to a far larger extent than our un pleasant to tbeir authors, whenever they were sufficiently definite to High Church contemporaries appear to imagine, are not only deeply be disproved; as, amongst others, one “Liberal” writer was recently interested in the movement which is going on in the Anglican Church, fined ten thousand francs, and another two thousand francs in addition
but entertain a kindly personal feeling for those who are working so to a term of imprisonment for libel. This kind of amusement is getting
zealously in the cause of Catholic restoration. We are not speaking dangerous, as your friends the XIX. Siècle and other truth-telling without knowledge, or without authority, when we publicly declare that journals have lately discovered in the case of the Chinese Missions, the the intolerant temper and uncharitable spirit unhappily displayed by an Polytechnic examinations, &c., &c.
extreme school amongst ourselves is viewed with deep repugnance by the · And now, Sir, in conclusion, one word with you. For the
vast majority of educated Catholics in England. The arrogant assumpfature you will do well to mind your own affairs and leave
tion of authority, accompanied with a profuse profession of deference to us alone. There is plenty of honest work for you to do, il
the will and mind of the Church, has given as much offence to Catholics pot in your own country, at least in England. Go and labour among
as it has retarded the movement towards Catholic unity in the Anglican the millions of heathen in London, who never enter a place of worship
Church. There is, it must be acknowledged, too much supineness of any denomination whatever, who never utter the name of their Maker displayed by the Catholic body in allowing without a public protest the except to blaspheme, who live and die like the beasts of the field. If
continuance of this evil, but men are always inclined to hope that you want vices to denounce you will find them; if you seek & " Sodom
extravagances will wear themselves out, and the railing voice grow silent. and Gomorrah," they are there. For my part I desire no further com
They, therefore, are content with a passive resistance, or on occasions munication with you; Holywell-street literature not being at all to my
with such an almost unanimous expression of approval as was accorded taste. If, however, you must write, let it be in the pages of Reynolds's
to Father Newman when, on a late memorable occasion, he scourged in Vewspaper or the Englishman ; Pere Duchesne, I believe, is no longer
righteous indignation the arrogant dogmatism of a small knot of selfin existence. After all, perhaps, one ought not to be too hard upon the
appointed teachers, and vindicated at once the true teaching of the enemies of the Church for indulging in slander and falsehood : it is their
Church and the sacred rights of conscience. If our separated brethren, only weapon, and when upscrupulous men have but one, they are apt to
and especially their organs in the press, would only make up their minds ne it a little frequently. Slander and abuse have always been the lot to turn a resolute deaf ear to that poisy clique of Catholics who by of the Catholic priesthood; it is so in the present day, it was so at the turns dogmatize and gibe, and take it once for all as a fact that the vast time of the Reformation, in the days of the first Christians, at a still
majority of Catholics in England are imbued with the spirit and the largeearlier period. “Behold a Man that is a glutton and a wine drinker.
bearted charity of Father Newman, then it would not be impossible " to .... He hath an unclean spirit."
examine," as Mr. De Lisle suggests, " in a spirit of peace and Christian " It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant
| love, into the points on which wo are still divided." "May we add, too, as his lord. If they have called the good man of the house Beelzebub,
on the other hand, that we, who have given no occasion of offence, how much more them of his household ? "
cannot believe it possible that the excess of bitterness against the Rev. Dr. Littledale.
Papacy, too often found in some of the High Church papers, is shared
by the majority of those who, by their active work all over the country 9, Red Lion-square, London, W.C., August 25th, 1876. are doing so much towards the restoration of Catholic Unity. DEAR SIR,—I desire to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, and to
The spread of Catholic teaching ought surely to be accompanied by express my regret that you should have misconstrued its object. I may
an increase of Christian charity; but at no time in our memory was the just say that my R.C. friend who gave me the information about Austria
controversy between the High Church party and the Catholic Church so and Florence is not an “Old Catholic,” and that the lady who dared not
disfigured as it is now by personalities and by a spirit of bitterness trust her child to the Clergy of the neighbourhood, having to make a
which ought not to exist between brethren whose sincere desire it is, journey soma wbither, thought England safer, from the higher character
we fearlessly affirm it on our side, to be no longer separated in the of the English R.C. Clergy. As it happens, the priest she did choose was
Faith. There are, no doubt, faults on both sides; newspapers on either a Frenchman domiciled in England. I have bad the honour of counting
side may have erred; but this is pot the time to weigh nicely on which amongst my personal friends some of the most earnest R.C. Clergymen
side the balance of ill or arrogant temper lies. We, on our part, in this country and abroad, and am still favoured by their good-will and
sincerely offer the hand of fellowship in the great work of Catholic correspondence. I will not trouble you further, and least of all should I
Reunion ; our single aim is to promote Christian Unity, and to avert, if think of entering into any defonce against your consures,
it be possible, the national calamity of the destruction of that Church Owen Lewis Esq., M.P.
R. F. LITTLEDALE.
which is now almost the sole breakwater against infidelity in England. We hope it is not too late to restore it to Catholic Unity; but the
difficulty is so great, to save the nation from the religious precipice to 62, Lansdowne-place, Brighton, August 26th, 1876. which it seems so fast approaching, that not an effort should be left SIR, I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of untried to build up again amongst the people the Catholic Faith. They the 25th iost. If you have nothing better to say in your own justifica who bave so much ground in common as the High Church party and tion, I am quite willing to let you have the last word.
ourselves, ought not, by the duty we alike owe to the Christian Faith, Rev. Dr. Littledale.
OWEN LEWIS. to stand apart in this emergency. Let us not hold aloof because our
mutual bitternesses have left a bad taste in the mouth; let us pot, in arrogance or in party spirit, magnify our differences, but, by the
brotherhood of Christian zeal for the salvation of a great people in Indications of Current Opinion.
danger of losing all part or lot in the poblest of heirships, let us join hands, as far as we may, in the present work, and carefully and dis
passionately consider the obstacles which stand in the way of the “ We all like to see what the World says ; though, perhaps, the World's
restoration in England of Catholic Unity. sayings would not be so highly regarded, did we know who guided the
We cordially invite all those whose heart is in this great work, pen and registered the opinion.”—COLERIDGE.
whether they be among our separated brethren or in the Catholic
Church, to aid us week by week in a spirit of large-hearted charity in THE RESTORATION OF CATHOLIC UNITY IN ENGLAND.
discovering or discussing methods best adapted to lessen the points of
difference that now unhappily stand in the way of Catholic Reunion. (From the Westminster Gazette of August 19th, 1876.) To obtain the restoration of Christian unity, the great object for which all over the world so many fervent prayers are offered, the first and
HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.--Outward Infirmities.-Before the necessary condition is charity. Catholics especially ought to make it a
discovery of these remedies many cases of sores, ulcers, &c., were pronounced to point of Christian duty not to assume a repellant attitude towards their be hopelessly incurable, because the treatment pursued tended to destroy the separated brethren. It is no excuse for such an attitude to urge that the strength it was incompetent to preserve, and to exasperate tho symptoms it was
inadequate to remove. Holloway's Pills exort the most wholesome powers over High Church Press is too often bitterly hostile to Catholics; such
the unhealthy flesh or skiv, without debarring the patient from fresh air and writers are no models for us; and, moreover, we are afraid it must be
oxercise, and thus the constitutional vigour is husbanded, while the most malignant ulcers, abscesses, and skin diseases are in process of care. Both Ointmen
and Pills make the blood richer and purer, instead of permitting it to fall int) • Dr. Littledale was born, wo aro informed, Sept. 14, 1833.-ED. PILOT. I that poor and watery state so fatal to many labouring under chronic ulcerations,
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Beaconsfield will take an early opportunity of speaking outH. 0. A.-P. R. M.-C. W. W.-A. R. P.-H W. M.-R. B. P. (Eton)-AliquisW. P.-A. B. P.-O. M.-Canon 0.-R, M. G.-H. P. D., and Mr. John Hodges. but not until full information is before him, and the case can
Rev. O. B. C.-Your version of the epigram concerning St. George's, Blooms be both stated and weighed equitably; not for the temporary bury, which limps and halts somewhat, is not, we believe, quite accurate. The following, from our own Common-Place Book, given us by an accurate Collector,
advantage of a political clique out of place, but for the is at all events pointed:
enduring honour of a great nation.
MHE Radical deputation to Lord Derby on Monday gave H. P.D.-The Church of England defence of her Orders is contained in "Haddan's Apostolical Succession," &c. (Rivingtons), in " Lee's Defence of the Holy 1 bis Lordship an opportunity of speaking out on the Orders of the Church of England" (Hayes), and in Bailey's well-known work on *Our Orders," published by Parker and Co.
Eastern Question, of which he duly availed himself. His We have received complaints regarding the comatose state of the A.P.U.C, from words will not only tend to soothe excitement, but to give A. B. G.-C. W. P.-Rev. A. H. P.-W. M.-T. H. H.-A. G.-R. M. (Cardiff)
confidence to his political friends, which in a measure they W. P. D.-An old Member of the A.P.U.C.Dr. Harris-M. P. D., and Canon C. Their letters shall not be overlooked. We believe that action is already being need. The deputation received excellent advice in the taken in the matter.
following pertinent and pregnant sentences :-"Say all you As a rule, we must decline to insert both personal attacks of every sort and kind, and anonymous letters. If people want to ventilate their opinions (and a news
please, and you cannot say too much in condemnation of paper is certainly & proper vehicle for such action,) they must be good enough those who have been guilty, but do not confound the innocent to sign their names to communications forwarded.
with the guilty. And let me add one word of warning. Do We beg our correspondents and supporters to address all Letters relating to the literary portion of this paper to "The Editor of THE PILOT, 376, Strand, not suppose, because we here look upon these questions London, W.C.," and all communications regarding the sale and advertising, to Mr. J. H. BATTY, Publisher, at the fame address.
mainly, if not entirely from a philanthropic point of view, do
not suppose that all foreign Powers and foreign politicians “ Has not all our misery, as a Church, arisen from people being afraid to are looking at it from the same point of view. And as a sequel, look difficulties in the face? They have palliated acts, when they
to this I would ask you-do not ask your Government to do should have denounced them ..... And what is the consequence ?
that which is impossible, because if you adopt that course you That our Church has through centuries ever been sinking lower and will put it out of our power to do anything at all.” lower, till good part of its pretensions is a mere sham ; though it be a duty to make the best of what we have received.”—P. 274–HISTORY OF MY RELIGIOUS OPINIONS." BY VERY REV. J. H. NEWMAN, D.D. TN the wild and violent spoutings which are now being made
1 by persons without either knowledge of facts or due weight of responsibility, one point, brought out in so many speeches, strikes us with great force, viz.—The supposed
overpowering weight and influence of English diplomacy. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1876.
Now the diplomacy alone which is dictatingly efficient, is that
which is backed by large armies and great fleets. Could we, Published on Every Alternate Wednesday.
let us ask, in any coming land-fight,--and such is by no means impossible in a very few weeks, —could we spare 50,000 soldiers? And even if we could and did, where would they
be in opposition to the Russian and Prussian hordes of T EACE, which is desired by so many, for reasons various millions—if we chanced to be in antagonism to those
P enough. has not yet been secured. The demands of empires ? Sobriety should never be disconnected from sentii the Porte are too outrageous; for why should Servia | ment. And bunkum should be banished. not be recognized as a belligerent Power ? In the American War of Independence a similar demand was made, and a like denial was put forth ; but stern facts could not be over- M R. DENTON'S name has always been favourably and looked. Many believe that the Servians do not heartily 1 deservedly known in connection with Servia ; and he is desire a cessation of hostilities; but, that having been assured thoroughly acquainted with facts. This being so, we hope of the speedy and certain co-operation of Russia, wish to l that all who intend to give alms to our suffering fellow
Christians there, will at once send them through him. Arch-crowd of cordial supporters. As regards the Education bishop Michael's Letter, given elsewhere, will be read with Amendment Act of Lord Sandon, the Tory candidate for deep interest. God be praised ! the day of Turkish rule and Bucks remarked thus :—"Mr. Carington had complained of abomination is surely closing in.
the Education Act, and said it was a great hardship to compel a parent to send a child to a school the
character and tone of which he disapproved. But in all THE Buckinghamshire election is naturally creating con
systems there were hardships to minorities. For example, 1 siderable interest in political circles. This is not
many persons of strong religious views thought it a great because either of the candidates are distinguished for any
hardship that in a community like Birmingham religious thing in particular; for they are not; being both of them of teaching was banished from the schools. We could not have a very common-place order. Mr. Fremantle, by no means separate schools to suit every family, or even every small an ineffective speaker, is the abler of the twain; and was not group of persons and families, who held particular views; and unpopular at Oxford. But he is the son of a new peer, Lord
he thought the Government were to be commended for proCottesloe, who never had the reputation of being an over ducing a measure which would make education more general ardent Tory. Moreover Mr. Fremantle, unfortunately for by a system of indirect compulsion, and would at the same himself just now, has the bad luck to be an elder brother
time, relieve the rates by favouring voluntary schools.” Wo of that double-dyed Erastian, Mr. W. H. Fremantle, who
are glad to note that a very popular and representative recently posturized and spouted at the City Temple. Mr. | parson, the Rev. Canon Lloyd, passed a high panegyric on Carington is "the Hon. Mr. Carington," and nothing more.
Lord Beaconsfield and Lord Derby, in whose hands he was In his Address, his grammar seemed a little shaky—even
quite satisfied to leave the solution of the Eastern Question; more shaky than his principles; and his oratory is certainly
for such an act, only shows that the more experienced Clergy not of a high order of eloquence. He speaks from his hat. are neither going to be cajoled nor befooled by the Guardian The fight, however, is certain to be over principles rather and its penny political satellites. than persons. The Guardian, very naturally, is urging the Clergy to support the Whig candidate, and so are the cheap “ Church newspapers ” of a lower literary type. And what the
The Catholic Revival at Home. Editors do not like to urge themselves, they artfully get recommended by “influential Correspondents "-"the honoured
The Hon. Horatio Powys, Bishop of Sodor and Man, bas just resigoed author of a powerful letter in another column.” In those
his See. places in the county where Lord Carington owns property, | The choir of Salisbury Cathedral will be reopened with an Octave of of course the family has influence. But Tory principles are Special Services on the Feast of All Saints. almost universally popular throughout Buckinghamshire, both
His Majesty King Charles VII. of Spain arrived in London on Tuesday with squires and farmers. Some few of the feebler clergy
morning; which His Majesty shortly leaves for Pau. may be successfully fooled by these "religious" newspapers ; but a large majority will be found on the side of Law, Order,
We hear that the Rector of St. Katharine Coleman, City, who and Religion. The wire-pullers must be weak indeed to think
a short time ago let his rectory parlour out as a ham and beet that the parsons are all going over to the side of a man who
shop, has since let another portion of his rectory-house to a dealer in is in favour of Board-Schools and the Burials' Bill : and who is
wines. apparently prepared to act with the frothy and frowsy orators We learn tbat the Rev. John Burrow, B.D., sometime Principal of St. of extreme Radicalism. For ourselves we confidently believe | Edmund Hall, Oxford, joined the R.C. Church several years ago, and that Mr. Fremantle will head the Poll by a majority of, at having been re-orilained, is n
| having been re-ordained, is now the Head of a Seminary for the Priestleas', eight hundred, probably a thousand.
bool in the South of France.
The church of SS. Benet and Peter, near St. Paul's Wharf, City, is
either to be demolished, or handed over-if the Bishop of London will N EVER was the cold bloodedness of Archbishop Tait more consent to lose the amount which the sale of the materials and site would
manifest than in his almost cruel and heartless reply to produce—to the Committee of the Welsh Congregation in London, to the letter of the Metropolitan of Servia. His Grace, we be held and used by them for the purpose of service in the Welsh suppose, represents accurately the unfeeling Infidels of language according to the Use of the Church of England, so long as modern culture. Nothing but the outrage and murder of all they shall continue to maintain the fabric and the service therein his parsonic fourth cousins, for whom, as we know, His Grace
to the satisfaction of the Bishop of London. The present Rector has shown such an anxious care, could, apparently, bring his
of St. Benet's has been preferred by the Dean and Chapter of St deep seated humanitarian feelings into play. He should go
Paul's to the Rectory of St. Peter-le-Poer, a living which was to Bulgaria himself, and not an over-safe part of it. Abi, et
some time ago promised him by the Chapter on certain conditions, Dominus tecum.
Tous which most high-principled, business men would call it "job.” The National Church can well spare him.
the City churches are fast disappearing, and in less than a dozen years there will not be twenty left. What becomes of the revenues attached
to them, or the large sums realized by the sale of the old materials and INFLAMMATORY and outrageous speeches such as those sites, nobody appears to know. I recently delivered by Mr. Carington, the Whig candidate for Bucks, in which the wildest charges are brought
CHURCHES CONSECRATED.-The Bishop of Durham has consecrated a against the Government—which is accused of direct com
church at Gateshead, placed under the patronage of St. Helea. The plicity with the massacres in Bulgaria—ought certainly not to
chancel is terminated by an octagonal apse, and is lighted by five lancet
windows filled with stained glass, representing “Our Blessed Saviour be tolerated. As the Army and Navy Gazette so well puts the Healing the Sick," “ The Feeding of the Multitude,” “The Sermon on point :-"Suppose that the soldiers in this officer's company, the Mount," " Christ blessing little Children," and “ The Ascension." inflamed by his eloquence and excited by his statement of Tag CHURCA DEFENCE INSTITUTION.—This Association has issued a facts, take to denouncing the Government also, is it to be circular (in accordance with a resolution passed last month on the motion held that in the captain's but a choleric word which in the
of the Bishop of Peterborough, seconded by the Bishop of Rochester)
to the beneficed clergy, asking them on the 23rd Sunday after Trinity, soldier is flat blasphemy.'” We are tolerably confident that November 19, or if that day is not convenient on some other occasion, Mr. Carington's speeches violate discipline; and that it is to bave offertories for the objects of the Society, the income of which not consonant with due military subordination for officers of is, compared to that of the Liberation Society, whose attacks it is meant the army to bring vague, odious and groundless charges
to combat, so insignificant. against those under whom they serve. If a lieutenant-on
A New DISTRICT.--A new ecclesiastical district, to be called “The full-pay (which is the rank of Mr. Carington), may give full
District of the Holy Cross, St. Pancras," has been constituted out of
the parishes of St. Jude, Gray's-inn-road, and St. Peter, Regent-square. play to his imagination and tongue, why may not corporals or The Ecclesiastical Commissioners will provide an endowment of £150 a sergeants do the same? We commend the point to the year until the erection and consecration of a church, and afterwards Secretary at War.
£200 per annum. Her Majesty in Council has ratified a scheme of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for the appointment to the new district of £100 a year of the income of the Rectory of St. Peter-le-Poer, with the
Perpetual Curacy of St. Benet Fiok annexed. The patronage will be I AST Friday Mr. Fremantle spoke most ably at Slough vested in the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's.
where he was met and applauded by an enthusiastic! The “OVERWORKED” BISHOP OF CURHAM.---The Bishop of Durham
bas expressed his desire to have his Diocese divided. His Lord- | 1866; died August 28th, 1873." The centre subject of the centre light sbip's wishes are put in plain language by the London corre represents our Saviour blessing little children, with the inscription spondent of the Western Morning News, thus :-“ Bishop Baring
surrounding the halo over the head, “For such is the Kingdom of has just come to the conclusion that bis Diocese is too large, and Heaven.” In the lower part of the light are three figures-the Blessed he has declared himself in favour of a division. He proposes to Virgin, St. Joseph, and our Saviour working at carpentry (the construcseparate off Northumberland, and give up £1,500 a year of his tion of a cross). In one of the side lights is a representation of £8,000. That is to say he will keep one county, bis palace at Abraham with a basket of fire, and his son carrying wood, whilst underBishop Auckland, and £6,500 a year, and he offers to any one who will peath is the inscription, “God will provide Himself a victim.” Another take the other county £1,500 a year and no palace.”
portion of this light represents a female with an infant in her arms preST. MICHAEL'S, FOLKESTONE.-The third anniversary of the opening
senting it to our Saviour. In the opposite side light a female is repreof this church was celebrated on Sunday week. At Evensong, the
sented instructing a child in prayer. Rev. E. Husband, the Incumbent, was the preacher, and in his sermon FRAGMENTA VARIA.—The Bishop of London has returned to his he abused the Church of Rome, a Church to which he attached himself Diocese after a short vacation in New York.--Two handsomely carved for a short time and then returned to the Anglican Church. The oak seats bave been placed in the choir of St. Paul's Cathedral for the Church of England, however, does not appear quite to his liking, for at use of the officiating Minor Canons.-On Thursday evening the Rev. the end of bis discourse he addressed Her thus:-"Oh! my own H. J. Betts, Vicar of St. Ann's, Birken head, dropped down dead on his beloved Church of England, how guilty thou art. Instead of speaking way to churcb.-The choir of Shapwick Church, near Blandford, are hard things against Nonconformists, thou oughtest to humble thyself in now vested in cassocks and surplices. At a vestry meeting in the crypt dust and ashes, and remember that thou hast driven men to schism, and of St. John's, Yeovil, under the presidency of Bishop Parry (who has art now by thy law-made severity driving hardly her faithful loyal sops
recently been acting as Curate here), it was decided, ou the motion of and daughters in a direction they would not willingly go."
the mayor, that all parishioners, whether Churchinen or Dissenters, MEMORIAL TO DEAN HOOK.-Our readers doubtless remember that
should be allowed to vote for the election of representatives to the
Diocesan Conference at Wells.-A beautiful Munich window has been amongst the various memorials proposed to be erected to the late Dean of Chichester, is the erection of ten churches at Leeds, and Lord
placed in the fine old church of Mitford. The subjects are the Holy Hatherley has just laid the first stone of one of these churches.
Women at the Tomb, and our Blessed Lord's Ascension.-The Rev. H.
Morland, has joined the R.C. Church. He was once Curate to Dean The style adopted is Early English. The church will cost at least
Fremantle, the leading Low Churchman in the Diocese of Oxford.£20,000, and will accommodate 800 persoon. Io the forenoon there was
Mr. W. H. Peters, of Harefield, Exeter, High Sheriff of the County, has Evensong in the parish church, when the sermon was preached by the Bishop of Rochester. Subsequently the Mayor, the Bishop and Clergy,
been attempting to bribe the Premier by offering to give £500 to the and the members of the Corporation assembled at the Townhall, and,
new Cornwall Bishopric provided an " Evangelical” Bishop is appointed. forming in procession, marched to the site of the new church, in Black
-The Bishop of Winchester purposes shortly to hold a Diocesan Conman-lane, were the stone was formally laid. Lord Hatherley, who was
ference at Faversham.-Two painted windows have been placed in the the lifelong friend of the late Dean Hook, afterwards delivered an
parish church of Yafforth. They are the gift of two ladies. address, in which he reviewed the work of the late Dean, and paid a warm tribute to his character. Luncbeon followed at the Church Institute, the Rev. Dr. Gott, the Vicar of Leeds, presiding.
ALL SAINTS', LAMBETH. THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER ON LIVING IN PEACE.-The Bishop of
(From the Morning Post). Manchester preaching at Penwortham Church, near Preston, alluded to This church, which has been closed for the purposes of cleaning and what was called the unsectarian Christianity of the present day, and said redecorating, was reopened on Thursday evening with full festival he had lately been asked by a Nonconformist gentleman in Manchester service, attended by a large congregation. At eight o'clock a procession to go to his establishment and attend the mid-day prayer, being assured of more than 100 choristers and three Clergymen, namely, the that he would rarely meet with anything that would offend him. He preacher, the Rev. Thomas Hugo; the vicar, the Rev. Dr. F. G. Lee; (the Bishop) excused himself by saying that the hour was inconvenient, and the Rev. E. Huth Walters, who was vested in a magoificent cope, and that when he was in town he could go to his own cathedral and left the vestry, singing the processional hymn, “Onward Christian pray there, for there he knew what he should meet with, and that there Soldiers.” The choir was augmented by several members of the Gregowould not even be the possibility of being offended. He had also been rian Society. The service was intoned by the Rev. E. Huth Wallers, asked by a Nonconformist Minister in London to go and preach in his and the first lesson was read by Dr. Lee, and the second by a layman. pulpit. He declined the invitation, for he did not believe that any good The preacher, Mr. Hugo, selected as his text St. John, 10th chapter, and could come out of Churchmen entering Nooconformist pulpits, por of part of the 16th verse-"One fold and one shepherd.” In speaking of Nonconformists entering Church pulpits. The result would be consusion the disunion of Christendom Mr. Hugo said of late years the difficulties and chaos. He had no faith in that vapid, hazy, indefinite sort of belief, of reunion had wonderfully increased, and the Church of Rome seemed as if indifferent to the teachings of his Church. Though he was often
bent upon repelling other Christian Churches from herself instead of designated a Broad Churchman, he was not quite so broad as all that. opening her maternal arms and asking them to come back to her on the What he would say to Nonconformist was, “Go on your own way and I old ground. They were celebrating the eve of the Nativity of the Blessed will go on mine." That, he thought, was the way Churches of different Virgin Mary, but they could not go so far as the Church of Rome did on denominations would best live in peace.
that one point. The Blessed Mother of Christ could claim from English FESTIVAL AT ST. AUSTIN'S PRIORY.—(From the South London Obser
Churchmen all but adoring love, for they had no right to elevate her to ver.)-On Monday the Holy Sacrament was offered twice in the Priory
a deity. The Church of Rome worshipped the Virgin equally with her Chapel, adjacent to that large structure in the New Kent-road that is ere
Divine Son, but Anglicans could not agree with that departure from long to be made still more commodious. At five oclock, vespers, according
Catholic truth. In spite of their differences they must not despair of to the Augustinian use, were sung by the Provost_Rev. Father Nugée,
reunion, but rather press it forward more and more. The way to reunion M.A. The members of the Order mustered strongly, and so many invi
was through Rome, for the English Church separated from Rome. The ted visitors attended that the stalls of the chapel were filled to overflow,
re-union of Christendom was not an Utopian idea, for had not Christ and chairs had to be brought in from the refectory. The office was ably
said, “ There shall be one fold and one shepherd.” Their duty therefore chanted, and the grand old Gregorian tones rang out lustily. The effect
was to labour, to struggle, and to pray for reunion. At the conclusion of the monastic garb of the brothers in the choir, the evening sun
of the service a collection was made in aid of the church funds, and the streaming through the clerestory painted windows, and the peculiar
choir sang “ Ave Maria, blessed maid." quietude during special portions of the service, contrasted forcibly with the intermittent jangle of the tram-car bells, or the heavy
The services on Sunday, of a festal character, were well but rather roll of the traffic along the Old Kent-road. Vespers over, the
slowly sung, and the sermon after the Creed was preached by the Vicar, priests left for the sanctuary during a voluntary, and vested for
from St. Matthew xiv. 24, " The wind was contrary." In it he dealt with the solemn service of the Benediction of the Holy Sacrament,
the Reunion movement of the past sixty years, brought into greater returning ere loog with acolytes, thurifers, cross-bearers, and servers.
prominence and activity nineteen years ago by the A.P.U.C. Ho All the altar lights had meanwhile been kindled, whilst vases of exotics
remarked that the separation of England from the rest of Western were ranged on the gradines. The Provost wore a cloth of silver cope,
Christendom in 1536 could not have taken place unless the dark preand the vestments at vespers of the deacon (Rev. J. L. Fish, Rector of
cedent of the schism between East and West had already existed. St. Margaret's, Rood-lane) and the sub-deacon (Rev. F. G. Jagg,
Maintaining that, as the separation was with Rome corporately, so ought Luddenbam, Kept,) were highly ornate. At the Benediction tbe last
the Reunion to be, he pointed out that all the shallow schemes for named Rev. gentleman occupied a stall, wearing bis cassock and biretta,
dealing with Dissenters of any kind, were sure to fail, because it was Father Fish kneeling, in cotta and cassock, at a lectern outside the
commencing a good work at the wrong end, and with no sound por sanctuary, baving a cantor on either side. The Rev. Malcom McColl, of
solid principles. Tillotson's Erastian schema two centuries ago, as mis.
chievous as it was upprincipled, happily collapsed, and Ti lotson and his St. Augustino's, Bermondsey, and other clerics, were also present. The solemnity was beautifully rendered, tbe singing (all prostrating them
bad principles were now altogether forgotten. The preacher then selves) of the “O salutaris Hostia "- when the holy mystery is dis
deprecated the attempts which were being made by some to maintain played-being specially so. The hymn to the Sacrament (No. 345
that the Vatican Council bad made Reunion impossible, or bad materially Flymns A. and M.) was softly sung to Melcombe. We need not say
changed the principles of the Church of Rome. It had done nothing of
the sort. For the West the Vatican Council followed Trent, as naturally that all accessories to Catholic ritual were availed of at this service.
as for the Primitive Church Constantinople came after Nicæa. He then GREENHAMMERTON.- A new church has been erected here, and is to be proceeded to complain of the inactivity of the A.P.U.C., which, six consecrated in the course of tbis month by the Archbishop of York. Its years ago, numbered 16,000 members; and recommended the cherishing orection is mainly due to the liberality of the late Mrs. Valentine, the of kindly feeling and regard for our fellow Catholics of the Latio and wife of the Rector, and the friends to whom she appealed for assistance. Oriental rites; every possible co-operation ; a thorough ventilation of The architect is Sir Gibert Scott, who has taken the twelfth or thirteenth the Reunion idea and plan; and, above all, constant prayer for its century as his style. The east window contains a triplet of lights, and object. The whole National Church was being everywhere steadily is of a memorial character, having been presented by the Rector. The elevated ; and the changes effected were sure to produce a greater desire latter fact is recorded on a couple of brass plates beneath the windows, for peace. As regards immediate success, “the wind was contrary;" and over the altar is the inscription—“Laus Deo. This window is erected but, when the violence of political Dissent became more violent and by his father in memory of Charles W. H. Valentine. Born June 30, 1 destructive, and when the popular Paganism of the day became perse
cating, signs of wbich were not wanting, all who believed in God, the which depart from the standard of God's law—against the trickery of Trinity, in the Incarnation, and the Communion of Saints, would be commercial speculation and the frauds of trade. She opposes the worldly forced to stand shoulder to shoulder, and, in self-defence, reunite. Dis- schemes of politicians, and demands that the affairs of nations, no less establishment, whenever it came, would infallibly split up the National | than those of individual men, shall be regulated by God's ComChurch; and then the key to the position might be found to be in the mandments. She scorps the hard maxims of political economists when hands of Western authorities. Those who had recently endeavoured to these are in conflict with those of Her Lord as to the treatment of His hinder the work of the A.P.U.C. and to hamper its action, -men who | Poor. To the world's pride she opposes His Humility, to its self-assertion seemed ready to co-operate with schismatical Professors and married His Meekness, to its luxury His Spotless Purity, to its listless sloth and Monks rather than with the Latin authorities,– would soon find their self-indulgence His Diligence in good works and in prayer, to its sordid dark schemes repudiated as worthless, and their selfish notions scornfully covetousness His noble and self-sacrificing generosity, to its mean and rejected. He (the Doctor) concluded his sermon with the expression of pitiful cowardice His bold outspoken courage, to its hyprocrisy and love a deep and firm conviction that the cause of Peace and Reunion would of sbams His intense reality and absoluto truthfulness. 2. We have surely and speedily triumph.
spoken hitherto of moral truth; but once more: the witness borne by In the evening the Rev. E. Huth Walters, M.A., preached to a large the Church in the department of intellectual truth is no less decided and attentive congregation. The main portion of his Sermon we give
and no less antagonistic to the world than is Her testimony to moral in its entirety :
truth. The world declares that, after all, a man's faith is of no conse“Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with
quence so long as he lives a good moral life. It hates what it calls them."-Rev, xxi. 3.
"dogma"-by which it means any doctrine that clashes with its own
views on the subject-views wbich have been well summed up in the The Almighty and Ever-Blessed God, our Creator, has of His Infinite
formula, “It does not matter what you believe, so long as you believe mercy towards us, His creatures, allowed us to gaze upwards upon His
that it does not matter." And what says the Church? "Whosoever Eterial, Uncreated Essence. And one of the Truths which He has
will be saved, before all things it is necessary tbat he hold the Catholic been pleased to reveal to us about His Being, is that the Second Person
Faith.” She declines to allow that a man is at liberty to pick and cboose of the Blessed Trinity is “ the Image of the Invisible God "—that He is
for himself wbat parts (if any) of God's Revelation he will accept; or “the brightness of His Glory and the express Image of His Person."
that he can, without peril to his soul, presume knowingly to part with The Eternal Father is from all Eternity, begetting the Eternal Son.
any portion of God's Revealed Truth. 3. One other contrast : the world From all Eternity He pours forth the whole of His Being into the
acts as though it were to last for ever. It plants, and builds, and projects Person of the Eternal Son. The Son is the living Image of the Father,
and dreams, not realizing the awful sentence which hangs over it, and because in Him the Father reproduces Himself. An image is a copy of
| which may at any moment overtake it. The Church stands forth to bid an original, representing and exhibiting that original to others. “The
men see the hollowness and foolishness of temporal affairs; to denounce Only-Begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath
the friendship of the world as enmity with God; to warn all who will declared Him." We see the sun in heaven only by the beams from it which reach our eye: even so is the Only-Begotten, “ being
hear Her of impending Death, Judgment, and Hell, and bid to the joys
of Heaven. of One Substance with the Father," the Revealer of the Father. Observe then, that tbe Incarnation of the Son of God, so far as it 4. No wonder that just as the world hated Her Lord, so it hates the was for the revealing of God, was (as has been well said) no new Church, hates Her doctrine, hates Her Sacraments. In our own day it attitude taken up-no new purpose carried out by the Son of God. It was has pleased God that we should witness an assault made on these latter the expression of that which belongs to the very Essence of His Being. in particular, under circumstances specially painful from the fact that Eterpally God utters Him as His Word : yet we know not how that those who, above all others, were their appointed custodians, have themWord could have been audible to us but for the Incarnation. Eternally selves joined in the attack. How is the Church to bear witness to the God rays Him forth as His brightness. Yet we know not how that Sacramental Truth which has been impugoed ? Surely by continuing brightness would have been visible to us, had not the Son of God on Her way regardless of what the world says, teaching the souls under become Man. “The Word was made flesh," and then we heard it: Her care and feeding Christ's sheep as He has commanded. She must It “ tabernacled among us," and so we beheld Its glory. “Behold the not, at the bidding of a miserable Erastianism, surrender one jot of the tabernacle of God is with men.” And God prepared for Himself a trust committed to Her. She may not, she dare not, be the menaces of fitting tabernacle. He predestinated from everlasting the pure and spot. the world what they may, make any compromise. Dear brethren, it less breast of Mary undefiled as & dwelling-place meet for Himself. | rests with all of us, Priests and People alike--with all who help to make From her was derived the Sacred Humanity of Jesus Christ which op the spiritual fabric of Christ's Church-to be true to God without veiled the Person of the Eternal Word, and which was created that flinching. The truth of God can never fail : it is not on its trial, but it might be the Tabernacle of God with men. And, once more, the we of the Church of England are on ours. With so sacred a trust comCatholic Church, Which is His Body, ever possesses, through the
mitted to our keeping, shall we dare to flinch? With so powerful a indwelling of the Holy Ghost, the same Divine Presence in Her midst. Protector as He Whose cause we maintain, shall we even feel tempted to The kingdom of God on earth is the Catholic Church, which, by virtue do so ? Shall we not rather imitate the poble courage of our fellow. of the Sacraments, is a continuation and extension of the Incarnation. Catholics in other countries, and meet both the threats and the blandishAnd so it is that the sinless Mother of God, Whose birthday we are still ments of the world with their simple and magnificent non possumus ? celebrating with love and devotion, and Who is now exalted far above These, then, are some of the ways in which the Church, which is the Seraphim and Cherubim, and Thrones and Dominions, and Principalities Tabernacle of God amongst men, bears Her witness. And if this be so, and Powers, to be Queen of Angels and of Saints, is the great type and | in spite of the lamentable divisions which rend asunder the various representative, as she is also the joy and the crown, of the Catholic
members of the Christian Family, if the Catholic Church, even when Church,--the Tabernacle of God.
distracted by internal dissensions, is still, as she undoubtedly is,-bearing Now, dear brethren, why is the tabernacle of God with men ? What is Her Witness for God and His Truth-how much greater would be Her the end of the existence of the Catholic Church in the world ? It is influence, how infinitely more potent would be Her energies, if Shé were, tbis—that it may bear witness to the Truth. “To this end was I bora,” | by God's grace, once more welded together into one harmonious whole. says our Blessed Lord to Pilate, “and for this cause came I into the world. | And what, therefore, can be a higher or more blessed work than to interthat I should bear witness unto the Truth "-Truth, that is, both moral | cede before the Throne of the Most High that He will in His own and intellectual. And His last words to His Apostles, before His Ascen
good time restore the Unity which by the sin of man, and the malice of sion, spoken to them as the representatives of the whole Church, were :
the Devil, has been lost. Aye, my brethren, and we should not only “ Ye shall be witnesses unto Me." But this which is true of the whole pray for Reunion-but work for it, and strive to promote it in any way Catholic Church is true also of each congregation within it. This church, possible by cherishing a love towards our brethren. Just now there is a in which we are assembled together to-day, and which has just been
special opportunity for doing this. Within the last few weeks we have re-opened for the worship of God, what is it but a witness to God's aĪl been startled and amazed by the perpetration of horrors against our Truth, & standard planted by our great Captain in defiance of His fellow-Christians in the East hitherto unheard of in the world's history, enemies and ours—the world, the Aesh, and the devil ? And now I and to us simply inconceivable. Far be it from a Christian preacher to would ask you to consider, very briefly, what is the character of the say one word to further the schemes of any, who, to serve their own witness so borne by the Church. To bear witness to the Truth is, then, paltry political onds, are endeavouring to make capital out of this tale of remember, to protest against Falsehood. And I say it is the mission of woe. It is not for any of us to embarrass the hands of our rulers (who, the Church to proclaim unceasing and uncompromising warfare against we may sürely believe, are as anxious as any one else can be, to do what the falsehood of the world. 1. And, first, the Church affirms and insists is right in this matter) by a monstrously unjust accusation of complicity upon that existence of God Himself which the world dares to ignore. with these fearful outrages. But surely it is our duty at this moment to Certainly the world, or at least the greater portion of it with which we leave nothing undone to help those of our brethren who still survive to are brought into contact, does not, in these days, professedly deny God.
tell the tale of diabolical cruelty and murder-aye, and of crimes by the That would not be thought respectable. It is content to t lerate Religion,
side of which even murder itself seems trifling-crimes which would and even to treat it with some outward deference, provided that Religion
almost make it appear as though Hell were let loose upon earth. Dear will not intrude itself into the world's affairs. Religion-the world friends, it cannot be necessary for us to urge each other to help in thinks-was made for its convenience, to satisfy, as people say, an
every possible way these our most cruelly-wronged brothers; especially appetite of man's nature. But then it must be very careful not
it cannot be necessary here in this church, and in the presence of one to "forget itself.” In the practical business of life Religion must who has probably done as much as any living man to promote the sacred not be taken into account, and Almighty God Himself is to be led to the cause of Reunion. confines of His own world, and there it may be with the utmost And now but one word more. It is our high and holy privilege, as possible politeness to be bowed out and ignored. And what, my members of Calist's Body, to have a share in this function of bearing brethren, is the witness of the Church? The Church proclaims God's witness. Do let us ask ourselves, What are we doing to bear witness to sovereignty over every department of Human Thought and Action. the Truth of God? For instance, to come down to particulars, what "All Power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.” She maintains, are we of this church doing to strengthen the hands of those who, in for example, that the mere secular education of the young, without religious this neglected part of our great city, are upholding God's cause? Ab! teachiog, is an outrage on God and a deadly blow to the souls of the do not let us suppose that it requires a high and influential position, or little ones of Christ's Flock. Or, again, the Church enforces the moral large means, or what men call "great” opportunities, to do this. The element in literature, and insists on its purity. Or, once more, She is a stery of the little Israelite captive maid in this morning's Lesson may witness against the abominable brutalities which, under the pretence of surely teach us that each one, however humble or obscure his sphere, furthering scientific knowledge, men perpetrate on the lower animals. has a work to do for God. Like the stones and bricks in this earthly She denounces, too, woe against those codes of mercantile morality I building, each one has his own particular place in the Divine Fabric of