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the connection between Church and State, and to win over a will be that which that most miserable and over-rated man, large and influential section, both of Clergy and Laity, to this Dr. Arnold, set going, which the late unhappy Prince Consort mischievous policy. In fact, as much as this was frankly quietly patronized, and which Essays and Reviews maintained admitted at the Council Meeting of the E.C.U. last week, and and defended. This has come in like a flood. To it the because of this, those who are privately pledged to retain that Evangelicals have nothing whatsoever to oppose. Bereft of organization as a prop and assistance for Mr. Gladstone, were all principle, without a shred remaining, abject in their cant enabled, after a sturdy but fruitless opposition, to carry the about "the Bible and the Bible only," contemptible in their following outspoken, magnificent, and noble resolution, a reso action as a public party, already " honey-combed with infidelution so thoroughly worthy of Christian men at an alarming lity,” as one of their worn-out idols remarked to us a few crisis :
weeks ago, they will speedily become as much things and "The President and Council of the English Church Union, very worthless things—of the past, as the Priests of Osiris or having carefully discussed the circumstances connected with the worship of the Samaritans. Every act taken by their the nomination of Dr. Temple to the See of Exeter, and having leaders, every stammering and apologetic utterance of their also considered the various and conflicting representations enfeebled organs proclaims this fact upon the housetops. Take which have been made to them from branches and members the case of Dean Boyd, of Exeter, for example. Here is a of the Union, are of opinion that it would be premature on man who because Lord Cairns and Lord Abergavenny pressed their part to recommend any action by the Union in its collec- the claims of the Puritans, was, most unhappily, made a Dean tive capacity at the present stage of the case.”
by the Tories. He had done nothing, said nothing, written What the people who framed this mean to say, and what nothing to mark him off from the common herd of his in a roundabout way they do say, is that the "various con- decaying sect. Yet this is the man upon whom the Record flicting representations” of their country members do not, and the Advertiser depend “ to crush the dark, soul-destroying, ought not to, and shall not, outweigh their private but primary God-defying and truly offensive principles of the Broad duty to Mr. Gladstone. They declare that “at the present Church party.” They might as well depend on a rope of stage of the case ”—that is, before the evil deed is consum- cold water. Dean Boyd can whine and whimper. All Evanmated—"action would be premature.” When the work is gelicals, when occasions arise, can do this to perfection. It is finished of course it will be obviously open to them to reply a known detail of their profession. And to the whining to the pestering people of country branches, that to take any and whimpering can be added in proper proportion a due efficient action is then of course too late. If a society, mixture of sanctimonious cant. How well, in this case, the founded for the avowed and express purpose of “ defending nauseous ingredients have been mixed and served up, let his the doctrine and discipline of the English Church,” can act in letter to “ My dear McNeile" tell. The sum and substance such a plainly dishonest and shuffling manner-we have of it is (for the letter itself is only worth considering to chosen our adjectives, as the Record would say, with “ prayer- appreciate the abject state of degradation into which the ful consideration,”-surely a deadly demoralization must be party has fallen), that Dean Boyd will cordially throw in his lot progressing with giant strides.
with the party of Essays and Reviews. Deadly foes—if such At the period when the great secession of Conservatives a thing as principle exists—have slobbered out Scripture from this body took place, we confess it was our judgment phrases of reconciliation and mutual admiration over each that such secession was a mistake. We believed in the others' shoulders. Antagonistic schools are reconciled. Pilate, integrity and fairness of the new president; and though the and Herod are now sworn friends. What the end will be no leaders proper thought fit to surround themselves with persons one can doubt. The only gleam of satisfaction to be found to whom it did not seem distasteful to act as mere puppets, in contemplating any portion of this dark and ugly landscape and to exclude men of independence and ability, yet we held is that such a sect goes to its pit of decomposition amid the that the wisest policy would have been to have quietly influ- congratulations of all decent people. It cannot be very long enced the Council through local branches. It is a question in dying. When dead, the sooner it is buried the better for whether out of the 3,500 clerical members of the E.C.U.,
all of us.
Under a summer's sun eren the scavenger's cart, hundred and fifty are pronounced High Church Radicals. But though a temporary nuisance, is not unwelcomed. to write the truth our ecclesiastical shepherds are like a flock As regards the Church of England in general—to return to of sheep. Let the bell-wether (and there are fine specimens a wider range of subject—the old foundations are shaken to of this animal in Burleigh-street) become noisy and start off, the very base. To be quite frank there is now no denying and there are plenty to follow. Though the communications that the principles enunciated under the Tudor sovereigns and expostulations from country branches read at the Council are worn out and done for. Only those concerning Corporate meeting were more numerous than they have been on any Reunion, which our great Archbishop and noble martyr, recent topic of discussion, it was felt by the accomplished Laud, had the divine grace to adopt and the Christian wisdom wire-pullers that anything and everything must be put aside to promulgate, can save the Church of England either from and sacrificed but Mr. Gladstone. And so the resolution open disruption or certain decay. Even the Bishop of St. quoted above-which makes the cheeks tingle to read it—was David's, in his Charge of last week, sees and states this. But, passed, to all intents and purposes in favour of the projectors poor man, he has no remedy. Nothing can save England, of Essays and Reviews, and the subscriber to the Voysey whether in her political or ecclesiastical aspect from a state of Defence Fund. Our judgment, therefore, regarding the anarchy to be dreaded, but a firm resolve to stay and stem the Tory seceders previously held, is altogether reversed. Instead work of rash innovation and wanton destruction. There are of looking upon them as rash and narrow in their policy, as idiots—we can truly call them by no milder name and a we with others once did, and as some do still, we sincerely stronger might be too forcible—who are now deliberately believe them to have been far-sighted men-scorning the working for more rash innovations, for sectarian independence crookedness of deceit and legerdemain—who self-denyingly in other words, for the principle of Congregationalism, acted on principle for the defence of truth. And in the future already so largely adopted by the extreme Ritualists,) for the it will neither be easy nor sensible to hold any other opinion. abandonment of our Universities and Schools, in fine for the
Henceforth, of course, and no long time hence, let us add, separation of Church and State, and nothing they declare the Anglican Church will be divided into only two parties : shall stay their hands. If, therefore, those who oppose
these the party of Christianity and the party of Unbelief. We do wild schemes as the brain-sick follies of designing adventurers, not at present look for the coarse vulgarity and revolting wit do not come out of their holes and hiding places to act and to of Thomas Paine: the infidelity which will deluge England act with vigour, alliances will be formed with Papists
and Dissenters, so that when the needs of the Liberals Dr. Pusey's book, though in a measure systematic, would arise, as it was in the robbery of the Irish Church, so have been all the more valuable had it been divided into chapters shall it be in the robbery of the Church of England. instead of sections, and had its unavoidably negative character It is not easy to act we know, for, if the army be demoralized been kept more in the background. Where there is so much how can the General hazard an engagement or look for a of a positive character—and of such there is no lack-it victory? Dr. Pusey, like a bungling politician as he is, would have been well that the personal part, in which Dr. because his ill-placed confidence in Mr. Gladstone, after many Newman is tenderly and affectionately addressed (pp. 391strains upon his large faith, has been now rudely shattered— 424,) had formed the basis to have stood first in order of those talks wildly about disestablishment, not exactly knowing definite propositions which are contained in it, for they are what he is talking about. Even Archdeacon Denison's loud- such as all sound and thoughtful members of the Church of toned trumpet quavers out a queer and uncertain sound. The England would at once accept as a legitimate deduction from Bishops, confident and contented, well-fed and well-to-do, are the doctrine of the Incarnation. either indolent, intriguing or indifferent. At the present After an allusion to the controversy which arose from certain crisis not one has spoken. The Archbishops, of course, statements in the first part of the Éirenicon, and the giving chuckle over the success and triumph which so soon awaits of several explanations with reference to language and their well-loved Broad Church party. The English Church arguments which, amongst others, Archbishop Manning Union, as we have seen, practically endorses the lame policy, and Mr. Oakeley, of Islington, had misunderstood ; the going even further : for we observe that at a meeting, held | modern Roman tradition, that is, the tradition of the last Monday week at Torquay, Lord Devon, who presided, last four centuries, is carefully considered and its rapid peremptorily forbade any comments on Mr. Gladstone's appoint- development described. Here specific statements of the ment, or on Dr. Temple's “views.”
Fathers, the assertions in Cardinal de Turrecremata's And so events pass on. Disorganization and demoralization rare and remarkable treatise, of which an analysis is increase. For unity we have contentions ; for faith opinion, furnished at the end, as well as the judgment of Perrone are for old Church-of-England tradition, the odious and anti- carefully balanced. Then the patristic quotations of recent Christian principles of Essays and Reviews. Unless men awake Roman Catholic theologians, with others, are considered, one to the dangers at our very doors, and strive to meet them
by one. This catena is very valuable, as are the comments the day will soon dawn when the principles of Christ and and explanations of the pious writer himself. To enumerate Antichrist will be once for all ranged in distinct and eternal the authors quoted would occupy more space than we can opposition, with a line of demarcation which all can see. Of afford ; suffice it to point out, however, that the opinions of the first, the Roman Catholic Church will be the representa- nearly a hundred authors of the patristic age ara set forth tire. Of the second, the increasing hordes of Liberal leaders, and commented on with Dr. Pusey's great and accustomed lawless vagabonds, seditionary agitators, " original thinkers,"
power. sectarian irreligionists, brain-sick philosophers, and revolu- Then follows a record of the judgments and reasoning of tionary experimentalists. Not the Church of England as a certain well-known Canonists and other jurists. The quotaChurch will have taken her side in the conflict, but only tions from the glosses of Hugutio and Semeca do but show, individuals who once belonged to her. For a Church cor- what is apparent from any theologians who have formally disrupted and betrayed through her guides, will surely find her cussed Mary's position and graces, that in the thirteenth century children aliens, and her candlestick removed.
two contrarient tradition contemporaneously existed in the
West. Henry of Segasio, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia, at the Reviews of Books.
same period maintains most plainly, however, that
Blessed and glorious Lady” was sanctified in her mother's Piest LETTER TO THE VERY Rev. J. H. NEWMAN, D.D., IN womb, and so places her on a level with Jeremiah and St.
EXPLANATION, CHIEFLY IN REGARD TO THE REVERENTIAL John the Baptist. Durandus, as we all know, took the LOVE DUE TO THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS, AND THE opposite view—viz., that she was conceived in sin-statements DOOTRINE OF HER IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ; WITH to which effect are found in the Speculum Juris (p. 2, tit. de ANALYSIS OF CARDINAL DE TURRECREMATA'S WORK ON THE feriis, fol. 75, Ed. Patavii, 1479), as also in his Rationale IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. By the Rev. E. B. Pusey, D.D. Divin: Offic: (Tom. vii. c. 107, pp. 844, Ed. Lugduni. 1592), 8vo. Pp. xiv., 520. Oxford : Parker. 1869.
others, less known, adopted and set forth similar opinions, This book, which some say is heavy,-a most acceptable con- which Dr. Pusey faithfully reproduces. tribution to the steadily-increasing literature of Reunion, After the jurists is provided (1) a catena, regularly has at present failed to attract that consideration which its interwoven into the book, of extracts from Doctrinal intrinsic importance and high literary value should command. writers, many of whom referred to in the official volume of Though in the form of a " Letter to Dr. Newman," it is, in Passaglia, by Perrone and others, require to have their statefact, a most learned theological treatise on the subject of the ments duly considered in order adequately to measure the Blessed Virgin's Conception, written on a fixed system, and influence exercised in formulating the public opinion of the with the special intention, set forth in its title-page, of faithful during the period in which the doctrine of the Concepadvocating the practice of that reverential love which is due tion was so vigorously discussed. (2.) Secondly Dr. Pusey proto the Mother of God by the faithful generally, and more vides considerable extracts from writers of Sermons on the especially by members of the Church of England.
Feasts of Our Lady, most interesting and important as well With the exception of some remarkable articles in the for their intrinsic power and beauty as because of their historical Christian Remembrancer and the Union Review, we know of no value regarding the pious tradition in question. (3.) Then treatise which discusses the subject taken in hand by Dr. follow, not arranged chronologically, however, the statements Pusey : an omission which may in some measure account for of commentators on Holy Scripture, not the least important the extreme want of knowledge of this subject evidenced in or interesting portion of this volume—a part which is certainly the ephemeral Sermons preached from time to time by certain weak in Passaglia's, and still weaker in the popular foreign Anglican Clergymen. We have seen some by those who have treatises which have recently followed in his groove. All the evidently never even troubled themselves to read, much less statements quoted are commented on with a definite purpose : to comprehend and take in, the theological statements of the throwing exceeding great light on the rationale of the dogma Bull Ineffabilis. And so the blind have been leaders of the under consideration.
More might have been made, we are inclined to believe, of
that archæological portion (pp. 351-381), which treats of the special subject, where it would flow most naturally. I know not, and institution of the Festival of the Conception. Alban Butler's do not wish to draw anything from your heart's sanctuary. If it was authorities are all examined and show how careful and pains-on a wide sea before us, with strong tides and eddies and currents, and
not so, you were, in this, too, an exception. Most of us seem to look taking an author he was. Other authorities, however their we see that these carry off others, whither we dare not follow, and so we statements
may have been exaggerated or made the most of, stop short and thrust not out from land. Habitually, I suppose, we all prove that the position of Mary was very different indeed gaze on our Dear Lord on the Cross, and scarce dare think of the sword
which pierced His Mother's Soul, and enhanced His grief. Perhaps, we from that which has for so long a period obtained in the are taken up with our own sins, and the Price which He paid for our Church of England. True we have the Festival in our souls then, and our fresh crucifixion of Him, and how our sins pierced Prayer Book (reasonably enough as it was first publicly Him; and so it comes most natural to us to think more on St. Mary authorized in England), but until quite recently it has never Magdalene there, as being most like us and a pattern for us, and been publicly observed since the the days of Laud. Then Or hearts of love have again dwelt, perhaps, more on the Disciple
emboldening us to touch His Sacred Cross, or cling to His Sacred Feet. Goodman and Montague, Frank, Pocklington, and Shelford, whom Jesus loved, whose Divine Gospel reveals to us so much of His were quite as plainspoken and earnest in advocating a respect love, than on His Holy Mother, because they have felt safer thus, and no for Mary, then as now denied so generally, as any of the pro- As I said at the outset
, this is, I believe
, our one fear. But as usual the moters of the present Catholic movement. Perhaps even
fear passed its bounds, and men-I mean, of course, not Protestants, more so, for with one or two exceptions, the English Clergy but those who have dwelt on the unfathomable mystery of the Incarnaare painfully indifferent to the importance of this detail of tion and confess what lies in the word Theotokos, and in what we daily divine truth. But ere the great day of Corporate Reunion say to our Lord and God, "When though didst vouchsafe to deliver man, comes a day which events constantly occurring seem to tell the rest of her life, not out of want of reverence or love for her, but for
Thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb-hold back from thinking of us is not very far off—this doctrine will have to be duly and the fear of what is demanded in her name. (pp. 410-412.) painfully considered by our theologians, and something definite put forth on behalf of our beloved Churcb. For how much we have to thank Dr. Pusey will scarcely be adequately
Correspondence. appreciated until then. We give an English version of that part of the Bull
OUR PRINCIPLES AND POLICY. defining the doctrine :-"We declare, pronounce and define and your own introductory remarks, with a few observations of my own.
SIR.-I hope to be allowed to follow up Mr. Murray's excellent letter that the Doctrine which holds that the Blessed Virgin Mary, I have never yet met with a Radical so audacious as to assert that the at the first instance of her Conception, by a singular privilege national policy of Churchmen must be to lend their aid to the Radical and
grace of Almighty God, in virtue of the merits of Christ faction. The principle they are pever tired of announcing is that Jesus, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved immacu- maintain that the same eternal principles are at the basis of both. late from all stain of Original Sin, has been revealed by God, On the one side, submission to authority, respect to discipline, reverence and therefore should be firmly and constantly believed by all for tradition ; on the other private judgment, lawlessness, Latitudithe faithful.”
narianism. Therefore, we are bold to assert that, on strict logical grounds, A question in the future must arise, how will this solemn to be a good Churchman, a man must be a good Conservative. A large decree of the Roman Church affect Corporate Reunion ? Dr.
proportion of mankind, however, is not guided by strict rules of logic,
and therefore it is that, by a strange but not unfrequent anomaly, we Pusey asks that such explanations may be given of the decree find in the Liberal ranks a few Churchmen of undoubted zeal and sinas shall enable those on our side to accept it with explana- cerity, and in the Conservative ranks a larger number (to be accounted tions. This request is modest, moderate and reasonable. for by the condition of the English Church since the "Reformation" His book will do much to prepare the minds of Anglicans for the fact deserves far more attention than has been usually paid to it,
period) of bigoted Protestants. But in support of what I have said, a reception of the answer and explanation which shall be that Rationalists, to whom I am paying a merited compliment when I given when they are forthcoming. And this we consider to say that of all classes of thinkers they act most logically up to their be the chief feature in its practical value. It is not, however, principles, are almost to a man supporters of political Liberalism.
Of course, we all know what exclusion of politics from Churchmanship for us to praise the book. We need only allude to its recent
means in the mouths of High Church Radicals, but it is painful to conpublication as far as concern those (a decreasing number we template the shifts to which your contemporaries
, the Church Times and fear) who aim at knowing something of theology. It should Church Review, are reduced, in their apologies for the latest scandal which be obtained by all the Clergy, and placed side by side with the has compelled one so faithful and warm-hearted as Dr. Pusey to separate
himself-we trust finally—from the private friend of many years former volume on their library shelves for reference, for standing, in ringing words of indignant reproach, which will find an consultation, for study.
echo in the hearts of all sincere right-minded Catholics. Thus, the We conclude our inadequate notice of it, with the following latter paper does
not scruple to assert that the See of Exeter was offered beautiful quotation :
to and declined by Mr. Liddon, though the statement had been pre
viously contradicted on Mr. Liddon's own authority by what the Church I have not spoken, I trust, anything which could be construed into Times justly terms “ the ablest provincial paper in the west of England," derogation of her, who is the Mother of Jesus, my Lord and my God. which has emphatically reiterated its former contradiction since the I have not spoken, as those fathers spake, for whom you apologize, and appearance of this scandalous falsehood in the last issue of your High whose language you explain, I could neither use it nor cite it, and I Church contemporary. Equally disgraceful it is to find the Church Times marvel that they used it. I meant to speak only of an office, popularly openly courting the alliance of Rationalists for the overthrow of the assigned to her, but of which the Roman Communion too has, I believe, Established Church ; and to see Dr. Littledale in the same paper, in his pronounced nothing to be “of faith.”. They are not the expressions of defence of Dr. Temple's appointment, not shrinking from branding with love, or reverence, or admiration, which I have stated to be our difficulties. the most deadly of all the heresies of the Early Church, that holy I know not how any could be too great, if they had not a dogmatic Canonized Father, S. Cyril, whom he describes as “a moderate Arian.” basis, beyond what we believe God to have revealed. And here, too, if Let us hear the words of a much greater theologian than Dr. Littledale God had clearly revealed, what some among you believe, there would be -J. H. Newman-with regard to this slander, which it has been left to no further question, just as we who believe that God has given authority a Radical High Church athlete to revive for party purposes, after the to the Priest to pronounce forgiveness in His Name, and that He Himself consent of the whole Catholic Church had consigned it to oblivion for confirms to the penitent what is so pronounced in His Name, do not 13 centuries and more :-" His own writings are most exactly orthodox, think that the Priest come between us and God; and we know that we though he does not in the Catechetical Lectures use the word Homoousion, ourselves are wrongly accused of “substituting the Sacraments of Christ,” and in associating with these men (Basil and Eustathius) he went little i.e., the modes of His operation, or, in the Holy Eucharist, His Presence, further than S. Hilary, during his banishment in Asia Minor, who calls for Himself.
Basil and Eustathius ‘most holy men 'than St. Athanasius, who acknowBut, negatively, I own that we have been in this respect in an ledges as • brethren' those who but scrupled at the word "Homoousion,' unnatural state. Our hearts have been cran ped. We have not, many
or than S. Basil of Cæsarea, who till a late period of his life was an of us, been able to give full scope to our feelings, nor have ventured intimate friend of Eustathius.” I might quote much more to the same to dwell on the mysteries connected with the Mother of God our Lord effect and show also how St. Cyril suffered persecution from the Arians and God. I know not whether you found it so when among us, that but enough has been said in illustration of the unscrupulous weapons even your tender heart dared not pour out its tenderness, just in this I which High Church Radicals are not ashamed to employ.
You will forgive me if I add a word or two which may seem like Dr. Temple’s Sermons might be the work of a Socinian or Arian : caution. All that I have said shows my entire agreement with Mr. there is nothing but vague sentimentality throughout. C. P. C. Marray that our cause is far too good to be frittered away in dependence Margaret-street, October 29, 1869. on any party hack, however eminent. But I earnestly trust to see full justice done in your pages to that great statesman whom High Church Radicals pursue with a malignity which not unfrequent]
Sir,- The extent to which “Liberal principles” have sapped the descends into
foundations of the Established Church cannot even now be appreciated. scurrility, because they so fear him; revealing thereby at once the The game of the High Church Radicals, proclaimed in their weekly weakness and the worthlessness of their cause. I would on this head remind “X. Y. Z.” that though Deaneries were given both to High and fathers to build up they do not reckon. They seem to me to be know
organs, is one of pure and simple destruction. What it cost our forsLow Churchmen-an inevitable concession—the late Governments of ingly doing evil that good may come. Lord Derby and Mr. Disraeli showed a courage unexampled in the pre
A MEMBER OF THE E. C. U. vious history of Ministries by promoting none but High Churchmen to
Dead Letter Office, St Martin's-le-Grand, E.C. the Episcopate. (Archbishop Tait and Bishop Jackson were merely translated.) On the other hand, do not be in a hurry to take it for granted that the
SIR,—The Bishop of Exeter has a large amount of Church patronage only influential Catholic Society—the E.Č.U.—is a tool in the hands of in his gift. As Dr. Temple subscribed to Voysey's Defence Fund we Radicals
. It only requires Conservatives to be constantly watchful and may look to have men of this kind thrust upon us-a policy which can active to keep it straight. For instance, in my own local branch this only end in giving an impetus to the Roman Catholics such as few can year, I brought forward a motion worded in the strongest form against
A DEVONSHIRE LAYMAN. Írish Church Disestablishment and Disendowment, and in a large meeting
Newton, Oct. 28, 1869. carried it with only two dissentient voices. It is true indeed (and in the present state of things, perhaps, not quite inexcusable) that the Society Sir, — It needs no prophet to point out that henceforth the National has occasionally stood neutral where we would have wished to see Church will rest on a purely sceptical basis. Men may believe what decided action, but it is impossible to point to a single instance where they please, so that it be not Catholic. Any defence of dogma is now its active support was given to the Radicals against the Conservatives, impossible. There may be congregations where Romanism (without the while (not to quote other cases) in spite of protests from its Radical Pope) may be openly taught; there will be those in which the Incarnamembers, it threw the whole weight of its influence against Mr. Cole- tion, the Trinity, and the Resurrection of the Body will be openly scoffed ridge's Tests Abolition Bill; though the Bill had the warm support of at and repudiated. Dr. Pusey has helped us to this state of affairs by Mr. Gladstone and the whole Liberal party, and was as stoutly opposed his blind and unnatural worship of Mr. Gladstone. by the whole of the Conservatives.
Yours truly, A SUSSEX RURAL DEAN. One last hint as to external relations. It is true that, in a courteous Brunswick-square, Brighton, Oct. 30. and friendly spirit, and with a view to clearing away of obstacles to Reanion, we are forced occasionally to take a position of our own against SIR,-It has been remarked that Dr. Temple's status as a schoolmaster our Roman brethren. But believe me, Reunion will never be effected by removed him from the sphere of active Church work. It would have coquetting with Mr. Ffoulkes and his little knot of sympathizers in what been well had it hindered him also from taking part in work against the has been aptly termed “the Roman disobedience.” Such an alliance Church. It was on the 29th of May last year (according to the Rugby should always be regarded with special suspicion by an organ like yours, Advertiser, June 6th, 1868) at Rugby, that he went out of his way to for it is undoubtedly playing the game of Liberalism.
abet schism in the parish by attending a meeting of Nonconformists on I must apologise for occupying so much of your space, promising to the occasion of laying the foundation stone of a Wesleyan preaching be more brief in any future communication you may be kind enough to house. Consistently ignoring in his speech any hint of the authority of insert.
Yours truly, EDWARD W. URQUHART. the Ecclesia docens-on which his friends, Mr. Gerard Cobb and the Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, Vigil of SS. Simon and Jude.
High Church Radicals are occasionally so emphatic—he concluded with P.S. With regard to the slander about St. Cyril, I may further quote “I wish you (the schismatics) all the success that can be possibly granted the expression of the 2nd General Council, which in restoring him to you, and that your congregation may increase.” Then in September his See, whence he had been expelled by the Arians, terms him the most last year we have his bitter speech against the Irish Church at Clitheroe ; reverend and religious Cyril, long since canonically appointed by the and then on October 15th, he reappears at Rugby (Rugby Advertiser, Bishop of the Province, and in many ways and places a withstander of October 17th), supporting the candidature of the Unitarian, Mr. Manton, the Arians,"
when he actually forged on his audience a typical Irishman, saying to It is fair to add that since the above was written the Church Review his Protestant Rector—"You come to me as the Minister of injustice and has retracted in the most unqualified terms the mis-statement about Mr. tyranny, and I would not hear a word you had to say; no, not if you spoke Liddon, which it is inconceivable how it ever admitted into its pages with the inspiration of heaven and the words of an angel." I say— The current number also sides in a distinct, though half-hearted sort of forged—for comparing his Clitheroe speech, we have the satisfaction of fashion, with the opponents of Dr. Temple's appointment. It is at least finding this typical Irishman to be only a baby of Dr. Temple's brain, not so devoted to the Gladstone interest as its flippant contemporary, the scarce a month old, and begot for the sake of a little sensation at RugbyChurch Times.
for he told his hearers at Clitheroe, that as far as he had seen of the Irish [For such long letters as the above, as a rule, we have no room. Those people when he was there they were most unhappily apathetic about
this and every other oppression they may suffer with the exception of who wish us to print their kind communications must be brief.—ED. C. H.] that which touched their livelihood the question of land.” We can
fancy the schoolmaster on his Irish travel, in quest of a grievance against THE EASTERN CHURCH ASSOCIATION.
the Church, indignantly apostrophising the too placable Papist with, SIR,—This Society has never attempted to do more than to hold one “ wretch whom no sense of wrongs can rouse to vengeance.” Yet meeting a year and to publish a few heavy tracts, price twopence each, generously making up his mind, as he says, “to do an act of justice to from time to time. This year we have had neither meeting nor tracts. him even if it was not the act of justice about which he cared at the Can any one inform me why such apathy and indolence are exhibited by time.' a party overloaded with the names of big men as Patrons, Members of Thus it is not only that Dr. Temple has been the very efficient colleague Council , and Office-bearers ? Yours truly, PERIGRINUS.
of the authors of the Essays and Reviews” during nine years, or that Bank Buildings, E.C.
he has been alleged to be one of the principal supporters of the Colenso
Testimonial Fund—but the fact that so recently as only a few years ago DR. TEMPLE'S APPOINTMENT.
he is discovered leaguing himself with schismatics on several occasions, SIB-It seems to me that your contemporary the Guardian and the may not unreasonably give rise to doubts and suspicions in the minds of other High Church Radical newspapers have altogether kept in the the Clergy of the Diocese of Exeter
over whom Mr. Gladstone proposes background, the one leading fact which makes Dr. Temple's appoint- to establish him as their Bishop. For in Cornwall Dissent very largely ment so indecorous and damaging. It is no want of charity to say that Mr. Voysey denies the doctrine of prevails, and we have it on the authority of Mr. G. Cobb, that Dr.
Temple is admirably adapted for laying the foundation of the Church's the Incarnation, and altogether rejects dogmatic Christianity. Now, to reconquest of Cornwall.”. Yet, why Dr. Temple should at all address enable him to retain his position, Dr. Temple subscribed to his Defence himself to this so necessary work it would be difficult to discover, bearing Fund. From these premises a very dark conclusion may be drawn.
in mind the hearty support he accorded to the Wesleyans last year at Yours truly, A PLYMOUTH PARSON.
But we are promised by Dr. Temple's friends that after his consecration SIR-In those unhappy controversies regarding secession to Rome, he will give his Clergy satisfactory evidence of his orthodoxy. May we which are known so well at most of the High Church establishments, not hope that he will also explain to them while his promise is fresh in it will not be very easy to answer the plain fact that henceforth the his memory—“ to be ready with all faithful diligence to banish and drive principles of the Essays and Reviews are equally tolerated with the away all erroneous doctrine contrary to God's Word, and both privately principles of High Churchmanship in the National Church.
and openly to call upon and encourage others to the same”—what is the Hitherto the Church has contained High and Low: now we are to attitude he intends to assume towards Corah's Dissent. Or does the have a guardian of the faith who explains it away: and who allies him. Ordination Promise stand in the same category as the Queen's
Coronation self with Mr. C. Voysey.
Oath, of which Dr. Temple is reported to bave said, “The fact that an injustice was involved showed at once that God never accepted the Oath
ANARCHY AND REBELLION. at all." But one thing is certain, if the principle he lays down in the SIR,-We have been told again and again by Liberal lights—such for case of the Irish Church is carried out in the Diocese of Exeter the example as Gladstone and Gallenga, Layard. Stansfeld the Brompton Clergy of Cornwall will be at once disestablished and disendowed, and brewer, the Times, and, if I am not mistaken by the Standard, too-that Dr. Temple's reign over them will be short indeed. That the Dean and Nationalities have their inherent rights, &c., &c., usque ad nauseam—all Chapter of Exeter may have years to come and a just judgment—that of which (we know it by heart) was set forth to justify outrage, dishonour, Dr. Temples proposed solution of the difficulties of the situation may, if murder, rebellion, and robbery in the kingdom of Naples. I wish then, needed, be as satisfactory to the Clergy of the Diocese of Exeter as to Sir, to inquire of you or your correspondents, how we can now refuse to himself, and that the Clergy may never have reason to feel that a deep give up Ireland to the Irish as the nationalists demand, if the prindishonour and outrage has been inflicted on the memory of the great ciples of Mr. Gladstone and his allies were good and true. The fact is, Prelate who has so lately been removed from them is the hearty prayer of the Liberals will effectively dismember and destroy the empire, while Sir, yours faithfully, AN OUTSIDER. gaping fools stand by and witness the meritorious performance. But it
may be that the Great Ruler of the nations is now punishing us through
Ireland, because of our “moral support” of the anti-Christian Revolution
STANSFELD's BroMPTON XXX.
MONSIGNOR CAPEL'S PAMPHLET ON ANGLICAN ORDERS. principles of the Broad Church party. Do not credit me either with its reasoning, its grammar or its sentiments
, for though all are equally concerning my pamphlet on Anglican Orders. The inforination supplied
SIR,—My attention bas been called to a paragraph in your last issue, choice they are none of them mine :
“ Are they our · Broad' or our "Low' Bishops who atter words too by your correspondent on the matter is a pure invention, utterly untrue, dreadful to be repeated at Confirmation and Ordination addresses-who acts from malice, and with the intention of prejudicing the public, I
and has not even a shadow of foundation. As your informant manifestly order crosses to be removed from altars; who snub processions ; who must beg you to give as prominent a place to my denial in your issue of never lose an opportunity, in Charge or Sermon, of trying to wound the the 3rd instant, as you did to the fabricated information in your last feelings of the Ritualists,' and to stir up ill-will against them ; who
number. have a sort of passion for ordaining the lowest and most illiterate of the people ; who encourage any sort of vulgarity, irreverence, and (almost) validity
of their Orders
, I delayed the bringing out of my pamphlet
Anxious to act fairly towards Anglicans in a question so vital as the blasphemy, so that it only be . Protestant? With sincere regret, against merely to see the long-promised but not yet published work of Dr. Lee. my predilections and prejudices, I am obliged to record my conviction,
I have the honour to be, Sir, that while Catholics have scanty toleration and some courtesy to expect
Your obedient servant,
T. J. CAPEL. from Broad Churchmen, they have nothing, not even the barest justice or charity, to look for from the advanced Evangelical ; and that the whole
All Saints' Day, Oxford. course of recent events show irresistibly that greatly as the religion, the [The information published by us, came from a member of Mr. Capel's peace, and spiritual prosperity of a Diocese suffer under the incubus of a
own communion, one incapable of stating other than what he believed • Broad' Prelate, they suffer a thousand-fold more under a 'Low' one." to be strictly true.—ED. C. H.)
Perhaps some of your readers may be able to explain what is meant by "snubbing a procession,” for the expression does not convey any idea
THE BISHOP OF ELY ON CHURCH AND STATE. to my mind. I deeply regret that any one should have tried to wound the feelings
But the mode in which the Irish Establishment fell is even more of a Ritualist,” knowing as regards “the tithe, anise and cumine,” that is instructive than its fall. The real Irish grievance was not the Church, the use of wax candles, copes and chasubles, how tender they are. I but the land. The agitation against the Church did not begin in Ireland. can only wish that they were as tender as regards the weightier things English Dissent, not Irish Romanism, was the true motive power. There of the law, e.g., disavowing the principles of Essays and Reviews.
were doubtless men of high tone and character, feeling deeply for the “Voysey in a Vestment” would obviously be the perfection of this wrongs of Ireland, who shed lustre on all the rest. But with them were young writer's ideal.
Yours faithfully, SENEX. the Liberation Society, the Scotch Presbyterian jealous of State influence, Tyne Bank, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Nov. 1, 1869.
the Irish Priesthood, and, throwing in their dead weight into the scale, the unbelieving, sceptical, indifferent, and ungodly. But another power
was that of some earnest Churchmen, who sighed for relief from the SIR, -As a successively disappointed subscriber to the defunct Union, supremacy of the State-soine hoping that Disestablishment would settle the Church Times, Church Review, and Church News, permit me to con- our differences, others that greater progress would be made in their own gratulate you on the appearance of the CHURCH HERALD, and to express desired directions, others that Clergy would thereby gain more a sincere hope that you may be enabled to continue your advocacy of power for good. So all these powers were arrayed against the Irish Conservative Churchmanship. It is indeed refreshing to meet with such Church; and the like powers are more or less arrayed against all estabsound and valuable utterances as your remarks upon the irreparable loss lished Churches everywhere. Then there came out in the recent debates the country has sustained in the good Earl of Derby, and upon those new principles about property, all of which, even private property, was hybrid monstrosities "High Church Radicals.” The trite but very true held to belong to the nation. Again, when any effort was made to preproverb, Quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat, is being abundantly serve any portion of the confiscated tithes or Church lands, for other exemplified in the Church of England. With every advantage on our denominations as well as for the Church, the objection urged was that side, of right, numbers, prestige, and organization, our countless and the principle of the Bill was to divert the revenues
, not only from the self-willed divisions are rapidly bringing ruin on us. Though, I trust, a Church but from all religious uses whatever. Turning from the Irish sincere and thorough High Churchman in intention, I cannot acquit to to the English Church, we see that Church-rates are gone; the marriage my own mind the party known as Ritualists of a grave share in this state law is changed; there is a design to secularise all education ; there is a of things. The violence and vulgarity of their " organs” in the press threat of immediate attack on the Welsh Church and the seats of the of which a specimen is deservedly gibbeted in your last number—their Bishops in the House of Peers. Then the same influences are at work in utter want of patriotism or principle in politics, and their too often un- Continental Christendom, the Church and the civil power being often at conciliatory course in non-essentials, contribute at least as largely as the open war. All seems to indicate that we are entering on a new era, faults of other parties to discredit the Church and help her enemies. The passing perhaps as much into a new atmosphere, as those who lived in English Church Union, of which I was a member till the last election, on the times of Constantine, or Charlemagne, or Hildebrand, or the Reformaevery important occasion appears to further the disunion of Church and tion. Are we then to sit down quietly in despair? Far from it. We State.
may not be able to arrest changes; but we may be sure that change in In view of the palpable dangers which threaten us, the growing infi- Church will only be part of changes more general. But then we may delity, and revolutionary spirit of the age, with all the warnings of the consider that if we wish to retain our present position, we must (1) have past before our eyes, and the prophetic signs of a future which must that purpose daily in view, and (2) must be true to ourselves. All the come—how soon we know not-is it too much to hope that Churchmen interests spoken of above are united against us; but we are not united will be more ready to unite on the common basis of the divine and amongst ourselves. Yet, if we were united, we could resist them all
. imperishable principle of authority? Is it not a crying shame and an Many sigh for change, little regarding the danger if we once lose the unpardonable scandal that more animosity should exist between members moorings of fifteen centuries and launch into untried waters. From the of the same Church than between Christians and Mahommedans ? Such time of Constantine to the American revolution, Christian nations have is, and such is too likely to continue the state of our National Church, ever been in union with the Church,
In the earliest ages and it can but produce one result-one more defeat of Christianity, it was God's will that His Church should be aided by an earthly power, But the Church HERALD will indeed earn a debt of gratitude from all but when it had penetrated and revolutionized the Roman Empire, then consistent Catholics, if it succeeds to some extent in healing our miserable He willed that the Emperor himself should acknowledge its influence and divisions, and rallying supporters to the watchword—once considered accept its teaching. The Emperor, partly from conviction, partly from inspired—of Fear God and honour the King," from the debasing theories policy, conciliated what he could not subdue. But statecraft taught
him to of popular mis-called Liberalism.
restrain what he thus took to his bosom. In this the Church for centuries I am, Sir, yours obediently,
acquiesced, believing that kings were to be its nursing fathers and queens Rugby, Oct. 30, 1869.
CHARLES EwaRT BUTLER, M.A, its nursing mothers. The universal dominion of Rome was favourable to