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least enlightened for their fairness and even-handed justice. of his manhood, and without the fortuitous circumstances In the Atlantic Monthly there has been an interesting which a gentleman would have to make weight against the account of the young streets Arabs of New York, of which moral depression ; or the natural acquiescence of youth, which we have read a translation in the before-named French can more readily bow to authority ? And what, moreover, review, entitled “Le Gamin de New York.” These young can be said of the chances of subsequent reformation, when pariahs of the far West appear light-hearted little urchins, indelibly branded with unmistakable evidences of former amidst all their privations and the severity of the climate. guilt ? Or, lastly, how should we reconcile our consciences to The struggle for bare existence seems as great amongst them an act that must shut all doors, all hearts, against an as our own pauper children, but carried on with greater energy unfortunate fellow-creature for ever, and cut him off from and intelligence ; for they seem endowed with the peculiar every reasonable chance of ever earning an honest subsistence, characteristic of the race from which they have sprung, the and recovering his position amongst his fellows ? Branded so “ go a-head ”nature. This is proved by the astounding fact deeply in some part of his person, as to be distinguished so that amongst the splendid equipages to be seen in the Fifth long as he lives, as the felon, No. 100, last confined in such a Avenue, you may be shown some, the millionaire possessors of prison, and the date of that conviction, “all described in which were once little bedouins of the streets, running bare- alphabetical letters, similar to those employed in distinguishfoot with papers or matches !
ing postage stamps," he would wander forth from his prison One more remark must be made in reference to the employ- a blighted, objectless, hopeless being-marked, not, indeed, as ment of these unbefriended little ones. Why not take a leaf the All-merciful Creator set a mark on Cain, for his protection írom the common-sense book of our French neighbours, and —but so as to render him an outcast and reprobate, an object not only rescue them from the fate of the felon, but utilize of avoidance for ever. We can only say,—“With what measure them, and instead of turning them out to beg, or steal, ye meet, it shall be measured to you again.” gather them together, drill, and form them early into an But our space fails, and so in conclusion we will only English regiment of Zouaves, before they have learnt the remark that, while seconding the writer's strong recommendadissolute habits of their elders. Thus, by a firm yet kindly tion of the “Prisoners' Aid Society,” we also prescribe for rule, good food and clothing, and religious supervision, the cure of our national curses that antidote which must England would not only cleanse her polluted capital, but supersede in efficacy all merely humane institutions,—the gain hundreds of strong arms, honest hands, and genial hearts, organization of more religious orders, Brotherhoods and Sisterthus snatched from starvation, disease, and crime.
hoods, whose very vows of poverty and self-abnegation will We cannot comment on all the subjects to which this able win for them the especial sympathy of the destitute, who will writer directs attention, concerning mis-rule, wasted charity, thus so materially assist our over-burdened Priesthood in carryand human sin and sorrow. Two more points only must ing the Gospel to every creature. claim a brief notice; the adulteration of food, and the treatment of our criminals. On reading pages 158 and 159 we think a poor man
Literary Notices. would exclaim, Save me from my friends!
We were amazed as much as Mr. Greenwood at Mr. Bright's apology in Mr. Baring Gould's compilation entitled The Golden Gate
There is system, much vigour and considerable orginality for the brewers of " death in the pot.” ceivable that a Radical and so-called Reformer, constituting (Hodges). Only the first part is out, which comprises "Instruchimself the people's friend, should so complacently dispose of tions,” and this is well done in a popular and attractive style. their really grievous wrong, in merely attributing the The weakest part is that which contains “ Short Answers to impostures and cheating to the ignorance of the ill-used Popular Objections against Religion "-some of which contain customer, and a necessary result of competition ! “A man's claptrap, and others false philosophy. life, he coolly informs us, would not be worth having,” if he be omitted in a new edition. But the book will no doubt were liable to official investigations in the matter of weights, become popular, and not undeservedly so.
It is well printed measures and adulteration, at any time!
and got up, and is at the same time very cheap. We especially draw attention to the twentieth chapter, where the poisonous ingredients with which the publican rebrews his
Mr. Hayes' Kalendar for 1870, previously issued by Cleaver,
While the beer or doctors his rum, gin and whiskey, are enumerated. is an old and welcome favourite with many. Some fourteen deadly poisons, counteracting the beneficial present issue is got up even more carefully than of old, its and nourishing qualities for which they were purchased. As cost is just one half. to the writer's views on the subjects of temperance versus total abstinence, and free liberty both of conscience and action
Correspondence. for all, we perfectly agree with him, and consider that they must commend themselves to most people possessed of com
ON SECESSION FROM THE E.C.U.
The following letter was sent to the Publisher of the Church Times, With reference to the interesting and deeply important
but was refused insertion :
[Copy.] subject of the treatment of our criminals, we are equally of
SIR, -As one of the six hundred lately implicated in secession from the the writer's opinion in all he says. Particularly in his repro- E.C.U.
, I trust that you will allow me dispassionately to take up your bation of the destructive “new idea " suggested by the Com- challenge (Church Times
, Nov. 12). “Who has ever for one moment pre
tended to missioner of the City Police, whose name he gives ; and we
say that during the whole of last year the Council did anything rejoice that one so competent has expressed our feelings in it ought to have done ?”
that it ought not to have done, or omitted to do anything in its power that the matter. Much has been said of the moral injury done to First as to omission. At the Annual Meeting, June, 1868, division of a boy of gentle birth, when past the first years of childhood, the Union was deprecated and a motion against the disestablishment of through the pernicious degradation of corporeal punishment the Irish Church was withdrawn, on the express allegation that if carried by flogging, and this , even when all his training and educa- this amendment “Would turn all the Liberals out of the Union. Out of
generosity to the Liberals the meeting was asked, as a matter of justice, tion, irrespective of this discipline, tends to elevate, and to reject the amendment;" but the original motion of Dr. Pusey, procounteract the depressing demoralizing effect of such degrada- testing against any • secularization of the ecclesiastical revenues of Iretion before his fellows, such self-contempt engendered in his land," having been unanimously adopted as a basis of peace I have yet own breast. What then can be said of the moral effect pro- tion (in obedience to the English Nonconformists and Romish Priests)
to learn what action the Council took in the matter when that secularizaduced in the case of branding an adult, in all the independence I was explicitly adopted by Mr. Gladstone.
Next, as to the Council "doing what it ought not to have done.” I men of moderation at the unhappy step he has taken, and in one case : would beg to call your attention to the fact that the Council this year resolution to this effect was proposed and carried. boasted that it had offered £500, if I remember right, to assist the Arch- If our good Bishop Wilberforce consents to consecrate Temple, he will bishop of York in the prosecution of Mr. Voysey. This act I considered surely cloud an Episcopate of twenty-four years with a very black cloud. to be a direct attempt at malversation of the funds of the E.C.U. and a Nov. 18, 1869.
A BUCKINGHAMSHIRE RECTOR. most flagrant breach of the fundamental rule of the Society—though I notice the strange inconsistency that the Council has not even a protest
THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL. to atter on the nomination of Dr. Temple to the See of Exeter, who for
The following items are chiefly from the Tablet :nine years has been the very efficient and highly distinguished confederate
As yet nothing has been officially published regarding the ceremonial of the writers of the “Essays and Reviews,” of whose principles the more obscure heresies of Mr. Voysey are the natural and logical outcome. I at the High Altar of St. Peter's at the opening, and that, in consequence
of the Council, but it seems to be understood that the Pope will officiate well remember a conversation with my Diocesan in which he incidentally of the extraordinary number of Bishops, they will be dispensed from the Jumped together the aggressive Church Association and the English ancient usage of receiving Communion from the hands of the Pope, as at Church Union as equally to be deprecated. I ventured to point out the previous Councils, in token of belonging to the unity of Rome. There distinction that the E.C.U. was an association merely for purposes of defence. When that distinction no longer existed I withdrew my name probable that each Bishop will celebrate previously, as nine hundred
is no longer, God be praised, any need of such a test, and it is therefore from the E.C.U. I am, Sir, yours faithfully,
Communions would lengthen the Mass to an extent imcompatible with FRANCIS Hugh DEANE.
the rest of the opening ceremonies. As it is, it is calculated that it will Stainton-le-Vale Rectory, Lincolnshire, Nov. 15, 1869.
be ten hours from the moment the Pope leaves his apartments to that of
the close of the first day's proceedings. The “ Aula” is now very nearly SIR, -Mr. Urquhart may be congratulated as being one who is easily completed, and is closed in by massive doors, over which, in raised gold pleased, and I think I cán promise him that the E.C.U. Council will letters, appear the words of Our Lord to His Apostles: "Ite et docete always be ready to afford tiim the gratification he derives from what is omnes gentes, et ecce ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus usque ad conpopularly known as locking the stable-door after the horse has been summationem sæculi.” stolen. Can any one imagine that the Address to the Archbishop will have any practical result, or is intended to have any more than the Bishops. A large general audience took place for laymen on Sunday,
His Holiness has been completely occupied this week in receiving the protest against Secularization in Ireland last year, which was notoriously and a few persons were received afterwards in private audience, among simply a sop to the Tory Cerberus ? When we were able to produce whom were Mr. Colin Lindsay, President of the E.C.U., and Lady Frances some effect on the Council they had not the means of summarily putting Lindsay, M. and Madame François de Maistre (née Lamoricière), on their down all opposition which the change of rules effected last December marriage and return to Rome. It may be well to state that henceforward gave them, and on account of which I the next day withdrew from the the lay audiences will be very few and those general, as the Pope's time Union. I do not suppose for a moment that so long as men are satisfied will be fully occupied during the Council
, and all extra fatigue will be with the unprofitable success derived from a wordy protest that any avoided as much as possible for him. He is in good health and spirits, attempt will be made to quiet or eject them, but let us see Mr. Urquhart, but at his age the
fatigue of standing without support is a very great one. and those who think with him, carrying out practical action in opposition He went yesterday morning to the Termini to inspect the preparations to the Gladstonites, then we may be disposed to admit that the E.C.U. for the Exhibition in the Court of the Carthusian convent there. is not simply an association for the support of Liberal theories in Church matters. Yours faithfully, GEORGE JOSEPH MURRAY.
The Archbishop of Lima, Mgr. Goyeneche, has attained the great age Parbrook House, Cosham, Nov. 20.
of 94 years, and is unable to undertake the journey from Peru to Rome. Having received the Papal permission to be absent from the Council
, the aged Prelate has sent to the Holy Father a gold pastoral staff, valued at MR. BRETT'S LETTER TO THE JOAN BULL.
more than £2,000, which was presented to his Holiness on the 8th inst. SIR-I have no desire to occupy your valuable space with trivial criti- by the Very Rev. P. Gual. cisms, but I cannot refrain from pointing out the extraordinary fallacy
The students of the University of Quito have offered to the Pope all which underlies Mr. Brett's letter in last Saturday's John Bull
. He writes their prize medals; and the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Signor of Dr. Temple's appointment to the Episcopate as “this tyrannical and Garcia Moreno, incited by the example of the young men, sent at the unjustifiable act of the State.” Now we all know that Dr. Temple's same time the splendid jewelled medal which had been given to him by election to the Episcopate was the pure and simple act of those Clerics the State as his official decoration. Captain Gordon some days before who are guardians of the rights, dignities, and privileges of the Cathedral had presented an offering of £2,880 on behalf of the English Catholic Church of Exeter, in other words of Churchmen, “Liberal Churchmen,” Committee. themselves. Mr. Brett should put the saddle on the right horse.
A Priest of Rimini, D. Mariano Matteini, has with his own hands and As regards the nomination, Dr. Temple is one of the most renowned, resolute, inflexible, and determined Liberals of the present day. He is from his own designs made a small bell for the Pope's use during the so Liberal that he edited“ Essays and Reviews,” a volume which practi- Council
. It is a perfect gem of artistic oraamentation, symbolical of its cally denies the truth of Christianity. It was most natural and reason
purpose, and it bears the following inscription :-" Invocata Immaculatâ, able
, therefore, that Mr. Gladstone should nominate him ; it was equally Pius nonus Pastor bonus, Per Concilium fert auxilium, Mundus crebris natural that the Whig and Liberal Clerics of the Exeter Chapter should tot tenebris implicatus, obcæcatus, per hoc Numen et hoc Lumen, extrielect him. “Liberal ” Parsons naturally and rationally co-operate with,
catur, illustratur." and do the work of, “Liberal ” statesmen.
Last Tuesday a solemn High Mass was celebrated at St. Chad's R.C. Mr. Keble, though a Conservative in times past, became bitten with Cathedral, Birmingham, on the occasion of the departure of the Bishops Liberalism in later years, and is not the person I should think of following for the Ecumenical Council, During the function a curious incident more especially as we who are living now see the mischievous result of occurred. A gentleman, an Oxford graduate, entered the Cathedral, Dr. Pusey's and Mr. Keble's political policy at Oxford—viz., the nomina- arrayed in his collegiate habiliments—the full dress of a gentleman tion to Exeter of Dr. Temple by their bosom friend Mr. Gladstone, who Commoner—and walked straight into the sanctuary; where, having is styled by Mr. Brett “ the most highly gifted of the sons of the Church genuflected to the altar and bowed to both choirs, he then prostrated of England. Yours obediently,
himself before the Bishop, who was then seated on the throne, and 6, Lambeth Terrace, Nov. 22, 1869. FREDERICK GEORGE LEE, offered a large and splendid gold medallion for presentation, as was
understood, to the Pope. The Bishop accepted the offering and gave his RITUAL AND THE “RITUALISTS.”
blessing to the donor, after which the gentleman retired, his unexpected SIR-Let me thank you for your valuable comments on Church appearance having cansed no little surprise to the Clergy engaged in the affairs. I rejoice at your success and plain speaking.
function and to the congregation. If the Ritualists had only shown the same amount of energy in
The Univers publishes a letter from the Bishop of Laval, deploring the opposing the designation of Dr. Temple to Exeter they would have been publication of Mgr. Dupanloup's letter on the subject of the personal more highly respected than they are.
infallibility of the Pope. Incense, lights, vestments, “no Deans !” free and open Churches, and The Bishop of Marseilles, in a Pastoral to the Clergy of his Diocese, everybody to do as he likes without the intervention of law or authority, recommends the recent letter of Mgr. Dupanloup, the Bishop of Orleans, is a grand programme certainly: but if with all these we have the on the subject of the Ecumenical Council. He says :—". We could not principles of “Essays and Reviews ” forced upon us, I can see nothing express so powerfully sentiments which are our own. The excellent but collapse, division, sectarianism and ruin.
Priests of our Diocese will see in Mgr. Dupanloup's letter with what pruReigate, Nov. 20, 1869. Yours, etc., A. R. FORBES-DAVIDSON. dence it is necessary to consider questions which have been raised so
inopportunely, and how, in the heart of Mgr. Dupanloup, his love for THE BISHOP-DESIGNATE OF OXFORD.
the Pope is mingled with his love for the Church.” SIR,—I doubt whether Mr. Mackarness will have as cordial a welcome The Synod of the Greek Catholic Bishops (which lately met at in the Diocese of Oxford now that he has voted for Dr. Temple, as would Damascus) has ended its sittings. The decision has been come to that otherwise have been the case.
the Patriarch Melchitus shall go to the Ecumenical Council at Rome, I hear that at three ruri-Decanal meetings, recently held in different with eight Prelates, the others remaining at home for reasons of age or parts of the Diocese, the utmost alarm and dismay were expressed by of health.
PROTEST AGAINST DR. TEMPLE'S CONSECRATION TO THE sorry that he has been an accomplice in slaying those souls for which OFFICE OF A BISHOP.
Christ died, would be even devilish. How can the “ being sorry" for so I have kept silence as long as I can. To keep silence any longer heinous a sin constitute fitness for the apostolic office.” would be in my judgment a sin. I am one of those on whom old recol- For, let me ask-apart from the present indignation, the future lections--for Dr. Temple and I were intimate friends twenty years ago-mistrust, the abiding reproach—with what face is such an one to deliver have imposed restraint up to this instant. Like them, I have clung to
a charge to the Clergy ver whom he is thrust ? With what decency the hope that so great a scandal and calamity as his consecration to the can such an one presume to examine candidates for ordination, and office of a Bishop might, by God's mercy. yet be averted. This hope ascertain their fitness for holy office ? How is he to dare to go has been hitherto signally disappointed. The chief adviser of the Crown, about a great Diocese, preaching to men who are aware that he holds regardless of the distress he is occasioning, turns a deaf ear to the heretical opinions ? How, without stultifying themselves, can the remonstrant voices which reach him from every quarter. Dr. Temple Bishops acccept as their assessor the very man on whom ye terday shows no unwillingness to be thrust upon a reluctant Diocese. A majority they passed a sentence of condemnation ? Is the solemn mockery of the Chapter of Exeter have sanctioned---not resisted, but sanctioned- really to be gone through of asking such an one if he is “ ready with what I permit myself to call a flagitious and tyrannical abuse oʻ official all faithful diligence to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange prerogative. The time for silence is, therefore, quite gone by. No doctrine contrary to God's Word, and both privately and npenly to call earthly regards whatever shall now deter me from speaking out my upon and encourage others to do the same,” wbile his complicity in an mind. A man's highest duty of all is the duty which he owes to his God. infidel book is notorious ? What else is this like but selecting a con
To be afraid of offending persons in power by saying what one holds it demned criminal to be a judge in civil causes ? to be one's duty to say on such an occasion as the present; to set ties of Dr. Temple's great persoval energy and singular administrative skill, personal regard before the sacred cause of Christ and the welfare of that as well as his attractive social qualities, are matters utterly beside the Church which He purchased with his own blood is, indeed, to be a present question ; while his high moral character is precisely the thing disloyal traitor and a cowardly wretch.
which at this time occasions most offence and astonishment. As a man I hold it to be my plain duty, then-a duty imposed upon me by my of honour, he ought to be aware that he cannot accept of the highest ordination vow---solemnly and publicly to protest against Dr. Temple office in the Church of England without forfeiting his claim to be being niade a Bshop; and hereby, in the Name of God, I do protest.' I regarded as an honest person. Those doctrines which he does not declare that, in the judgment of thousands besides myself, his con- himself conscientiously hold he cannot honestly require that others secration would be a grievous injury and insult to the Church, a heavy shall teach. Those errors which he has himself been an accomplice in blow to the truth, a great discouragement to faith and piety, a stumbling- disseminating he cannot honestly undertake to banish and drive away. block in the way of all. It would be even an outrage to common
I grieve-it would be hard to say how much, to have to write such decency--almost to common sense.
things concerning Frederick Temple. I have kept back as long as I My ground for this assertion is the fact that Dr. Temple is only known could, as long as I dared. But “magis amica Veritas.” This life, what as a divine for his complicity in a volume of infidel " Essays and Reviews, remains of it—these powers, such as they are—are consecrated to the against which a majority of the Clergy have publicly protested, and which blessed service of Him whose Holy Word Dr. Temple has most shameConvocation and the entire Episcopate have emphatically condemned. fully handled; whose holy religion Dr. Temple, with six other dishonest In the language of the Westminster Review', that volume discards the persons, has most heartlessly assailed. He is the aggressor--not I. To Word of God, the Cree tion, the Fall; redemption, justification, regener- shrink from uttering a solemn protest against his consecration to the ation, and salvation; miracles, inspiration, prophecy ; heaven and hell; Apostolic Office I should be utterly ashamed. eternal punishment and a day of judgment; creeds, liturgies, and
Liberavi animam meam. But I beg leave respectfully to inquire, Have articles; the truth of Jewish history and Gospel narratives. A sense of not our Bishops got something to say to all this? Our Right Reverend doubt is thrown even over the Incarnation, the Resurrection, and Ascen- Fathers in God-our chief Pastors,—the men whom we hold in so much sion; the divinity of the Second Person ; and the personality of the reverence only because they sit in the Apostles' seats; are not they going Thud.” Such is the work to which Dr. Temple is the leading con
to interfere to prevent this terrible scandal—the perpetration of this tributor, and of which no less than twelve editions have appeared gross iniquity? Nay, without them, it cannot possibly take place. And already.
what is the relation in which they stand totvards " Essays and Reviews," It has been urged, in extenuation of Dr. Temple, that his contribution and towards Dr. Temple ? “This Synod,” (said they in 1864,) “this to this blasphemous volume is the least objectionable of all; and that he Synod doth synodically condemn the said volume as containing teaching can only be held responsible for the injury which his individual essay contrary to the doctrines received by the United Church of England and has occasioned. The hollowness of this excuse has been exposed by his Ireland, in common with the whole Catholic Church of Christ ;” and own close friend, Archbishop Tait. If seven assassins were to fall upon they commented specially on Dr. Temple's contribution to that volume. a man and slay him, would the plea be allowed that the wound inflicted Can they, in 1869, consecrate the same Dr. Temple to the Apostolic by the first was the least ghastly of the seven, and might not, perhaps, Office, and make him a chief Pastor in the Church of Christ? by itself have occasioned death ?
“ A Bishop must be blameless,” saith the Spirit. “Moreover, he must But, having read over Dr. Temple's essay with great attention, I have a good report of them which are without.” Does a man whose declare that it is all of a piece with the rest of the volume, undis writings are under a sentence of condemnation synodically pronounced tinguishable from the context in which it stands--except, perhaps, by by the Bishops themselves ; a man against whom an evil report is going its greater deficiency in logical power and grammatical propriety. I up every day from every quarter of the Church ;-does such an one assert that it is the work of an unbeliever in Christ's religion-supposing, correspond with this designation of fitness for Episcopal Office ? ' "For of course, the writer of it to mean the things which he says.
a Bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God, holding fast the Let it pot be asked – Then why are not the heretical passages singled faithful word, as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound out; and the writer formally tried for heresy? The answer is at least doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.” Such is the five-fold. (1) They have already been singled out twenty times. But Divine precept. And—“I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus (2) a man may easily so express himself that no single sentence shall Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things, doing nothing fully sustain the weight of a charge of heresy against him ; while yet by partiality," is the adjuration with which the message is handed on to the result of his many sentences shall be unmistakably heretical. every individual Bishop of the Church for ever. Will three of our own Accordingly (3), the Bishops and Clergy of the Church have already Bishops presume, in the face of such awful words, to consecrate Dr. solemnly recorded their authoritative condemnation of the blasphemous Temple ?
It is thought that a Church which makes no volume under discussion, and of Dr. Temple's contribution to it in effort to purge itself of heretical teachers becomes terribly guilty in the particular. Then, further (4), we are at this time without a competent sight of Almighty God. Let it be freely conceded that the process of Court of Appeal. Lastly (5), to abstain from prosecuting for heretical expulsion is well nigh impracticable, when the machinery is quite out of teaching a Clergyman who never in his life held a cure of souls is one gear and unduly cumbersome. But what is to be thought of admission thing; to give him authority over the Clergy of a Diocese is quite --admission into the place of highest dignity and trust within the another.
Church--of a man whose writings the Church has already actually conIt will be seen that I consider the infidel essay in question in itself a demned ? above all
, the admission of such an one by the very body fatal bar to Dr. Temple's consecration to the office of a chief pastor. i which only yesterday pronounced his sentence of condemnation? “I pass over his entire lack of theological attainment and ordinary parochial should have refused to admit the author of the essay in question even to experience. That his one qualification for the office of a Bishop in the the Holy Order of Deacon"—is the faithful testimony of Bishop Trower Church of Christ should be that he is branded with complicity in a
before the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. Which of our Bishops would blasphemous publication-this I solemnly protest is something worse
not say the same ? And is it credible that such an one is about to be than shameful. He has published, besides, some “Sermons," indeed; consecrated to the Apostolic Office ? but in the words of his reviewer in the Guardian) a perusal of them is That so flagrant a scandal, so deplorable a calamity, may not befal calculated to deepen rather than to allay misgiving. The best passage this Church of England, I will not cease to hope as well as to pray. might have been written by a Socinian.
That it would involve in guilt every individual implicated, none may It is of Dr. Temple's contribution to “ Essays and Reviews,” however, doubt. I do therefore hereby solemuly protest against
Dr. Temple's that I speak. And I assert that no withdrawal of his essay from consecration to the office of a Bishop; and I do so in the Name of God circulation now can be of any avail; no, nor his expression of regret the Father, and of God the Son, and of God the Holy Ghost. that his essay has been productive of terrible mischief. For a man
JOHN W. BURGON. with ordination vows upon him, indeed for any man not to be truly Oriel, Nov. 17.
Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Oxford.
THE TWELVE DAYS' MISSION.
character and fall of Judas Iscariot, the betrayer. There was much in Some persons have pronounced the Mission a failure because they say the Sermon that was earnest and searching, but mingled with this there the poor and ill-clad classes have not attended. To those who consider were sharp controversial hits. Thus, on the well-known question, “Why the Mission unfitted for the higher classes we commend the following
was not this ointment sold . . . . and given to the poor,” he observed from Mr. Bennett's opening discourse at St. Paul's, Wilton-place :- that Judas was the first “for cheap worship,” and he drew the inference "Some of those present were rich,
and as they sat in those beautiful pews that those who now deprecated expenditure on beautifying Church Serbefore him they might think that the Mission was very good for the vice, dragging its promoters before the law courts, and opposing their poor, for their servants, for what they called their inferiors, and so they entry on the Priesthood, are followers of Judas. Again, in form, Judas, might, with a sort of condescension, patronise the Mission but take no after his awful sin, did all that was required of the penitent, confessing part in it. They might think it a very good thing for an enthusiastic set to a Priest, making restitution, &c., but he did it with a hardened heart, of Clergymen to come to try to benefit the people, but keep aloof from it and therefore it failed of effect. Even he might have been pardoned had all themselves
, feeling that they were far above such a state of things, that he fallen at the foot of the cross; and then-pointing to the altar--the they knew quite enough about religion in the Church, and that, being rich preacher directed attention to the body of Christ about to appear thereand well-educated, they were out of the question in such a case as that.
to that altar, shortly to reek with His blood-and so on, proclaiming in Now, let him tell such persons with all affection that that Mission was
the strongest terms the doctrine of the corporal presence. The cerefor them, for the rich in that particular place. “Oh, do remember,' con
monial observances at this Church are far more pronounced han at St. tinned the Preacher, Dives in the parable. Lazarus, the poor man, the Alban’s. At 11 a.m. a procession entered from the vestry, headed by uneducated man, the ignorant man, was saved ; Dives, the rich man, boys swinging censers. Next came the crucifix-bearer, supported right " clothed in purple and fine linen"-—as you are" faring sumptuously and left by boys holding candles ; then the choristers, beginning with every day"-as you do-was lost. Your soul, when stripped, es it will the smallest boys, and rising by steps in age; the Priests coming last, be one day, of all external meretricious accidents, will be just the same as
clad in light-coloured vestments, the last wearing a cope, and with black the soul of the poorest beggar that stops at your door and asks you to caps on their heads. The procession passed first along the north aisle, give him an alms. Bear with me for saying this. Do not be ruffled and and then returned by the middle aisle to the altar. The choristers took angry with me for saying that I love your souls and care nothing for their places, and the Priests retired to the vestry. In about ten minutes your bodies, because I tell you that God wants you to be saved as well as they re-entered, clád in rich vestments of red velvet and gold. And now the poor ; and that you have a great deal more need of this Mission than the Mass was proceeded with. To describe in detail the genuflexions and many of the poor. Oh! pray do not patronize our Mission ; keep not posturings in this beautiful worship would certainly not be to edification. aloof from it ; bring yourselves down a little for salvation's sake. Pride One or two points must suffice. The reading of the Gospel was attended is your great sin. Strive to get rid of it. Come and join with your with special demonstrations. The two high candles were brought up, brethren all over London these twelve days, and learn what Christianity and Priests and assistants were posed in the most emphatic manner amid is—that it is the religion of humility. But there must be no sham, no the clouds of incense. Again, in the chanting of the Nicene Creed, the pretence ; there must be heartiness in you as well as in us. Get rid of congregation fell on their knees at the words “ He was made man,” &c. reserve, which is one great fault of the English nation; get rid of And so, in the "Prayer of Consecration,” action was made to signify the formality ; get rid of stiffness ; have no distrust of the Mission Clergy. idea of a visible presence. The number of communicants was less than It is love to souls alone that has brought us to London for these twelve twenty. days, and you will send us back disappointed if you do not come to us.” The Clergy of St. Augustine's Church, Haggerstone, have during the
The Mission at All Saints' Church, Margaret-street, is thus described past week held open air Services in addition to those held daily inside by the Times :—“The_afternoon Services commence with prayer,
the Church, and on Sunday afternoon they organised a crusade. At partly extemporary. The Clergyman then takes his position at the half-past four the choir and Clergy in surplices started from the Church, entrance to the altar, reads a portion of Scripture, and then gives round the parish chanting litanies and hymns. A boy walked in front
and having formed into a procession numbering about fitty, set forth an exposition. After the address a hymn is sung, while the congregation is kneeling. This is succeeded by a prayer and bene- carrying a processional cross, and a number of banners were carried. An diction, and the announcement is made that the · Bible-class' will
enormous crowd followed. On arriving again at the Church, after about commence in about five minutes, the congregation being asked to
an hour had elapsed, the large concourse of people was invited in, and remain. Another portion of Scripture is read, followed by a second
was addressed by the Rev. Mr. Hillyard, Rector of St. Lawrence, Norwich, address. A similar proceeding is adopted in the evening at eight o'clock. who invited the people to attend the Evening Service at seven o'clock. Occasionally the first address (for it cannot properly be called Sermon) At that hour the Church was crammed. Mr. Hillyard, who is an eloquent, is delivered from the pulpit. There is no regular choir nor instrumental but withal very plain-spoken preacher, was listened to with attention for music. The singing is led by some of the ministers and juvenile
an hour. He strongly advocated Confession. The mob was very orderly members of the choir
, who are stationed in the body of the Church. during the crusade, many people joining in the litanies. These meetings have attracted a good deal of attention, and are well On Thursday a Conference of Clergy taking part in the Mission attended both afternoon and evening. Mr. Body is most able, zealous, movement was held at Sion College, in order that they might compare and devoted, and has been delivering addresses that would have done notes in reference to the attendances at the Services, &c. There was a credit to George Whitfield, John Wesley, or Father Hyacinthe. His universal expression of thankfulness for the success of the Mission so far. whole soul appears to be in his work; he speaks with great eloquence, Thousands of people, it was said, come every night who have never been power, and intense earnestness. His appeals to his hearers when urging to a place of worship. There are scarcely any that do not attract 200 them to immediately decide for Christ are most pathetic and touching. people, and many two or three times that number, so that considering The effect of his address is great. Numbers of persons are evidently there are about 120 Churches taking part, besides congregations in deeply impressed. Many seem to be engaged on their knees in prayer schoolrooms, it might be fairly estimated that the whole number daily while he is preaching, others are affected to tears, and all are listening attending the Mission was 35,000 as a minimum. Great unanimity is with rapt attention to his earnest entreaty that they should one and all said to have prevailed at the meeting, though there were Clergy of very accept there and then God's offer of mercy. Although Mr. Body's different schools of theology present. addresses and mode of delivery may by some be termed to a degree sensational they cannot truthfully be so designated. When he, in a Sermons at All Saints', Lambeth. The attendance has been very fair
The Rev. J. Edwards, of Prestbury, has continued his course of winning and subdued tone of voice, affectionately implores those who considering the neighourhood, and though decently dressed, the congrelisten to him to surrender themselves at once to the Lord, and sub- gations have consisted of real working men and women, and frequently sequently thunders forth his anathemas against the apathetic sinner numbers of rough, unwashed boys have been attracted to the Church by the sleeping on the verge of a precipice, unconscious of his imminent Services. We are informed that on Sunday evenings frequently over a danger, and urges him to rouse himself from the slumber of death and hundred lads from the neighbourhood of the New Cut, in their weekday the Lord will give him light, he is only doing what Whitfield and John Clothes, with unwashed faces and uncombed hair attend the Church, Wesley did before him, and with such great results. After each Service attracted doubtless by the heartiness of the Service and the cheerful Mr. Body intimates that he is waiting all day in the vestry to see, con aspect of the Church. On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Terse, and pray with all penitents who may desire advice as to the evenings Mr. Edwards spoke chiefly of the duty of Confession. He salvation of their souls. He says plainly that he has no power in showed the great need of it—in fact, the impossibility almost of a soul himself of absolving from sin, and pointing to the image of our being kept in a state of grace without it; and we know that Mr. Blessed Saviour, over the altar, he says it is to Him, and Him only, that the Edwards affectionate and earnest manner has convinced many of the sinner must look for forgiveness of sin and for peace. He afterwards necessity of practising the ordinance of Confession, who before were said, 'If you come to me I don't ask you, if against your conscience, to opposed to it. His Sermon on Sunday evening on the duty of persevering confess your sins to me. I will receive and talk to you in your own in a religious life must have awakened reflections even in the most careless, way. I will not bind you to any particular form. I will advise with and a large congregation listened to it with breathless attention. There you, read to you, pray with you. I desire not to interfere with the were many persons, he feared, who were very Catholic in some mattersprejudices of any one. 'My only wish is to assist you on the road to peace in matters of ritual, processions, flowers, candles, &c., but who were very with God through Jesus Christ.”
Protestant regarding Confession and early Communions. For his part The Record gives the following description of the Service at St. he preferred Confession and Fasting-Communions to all the processions, Michael's and Ai Angels
, Shoreditch :-On Sunday morning the Mission flowers, and candles in the world. The Mission will close this (Wedpreacher was Father Burridge, of Folkestone. His subject was the 'nesday) evening
The Church Herald. cetech.
LITERARY COMMUNICATIONS AND Books FOR REVIEW TO BE ADDRESSES shoot him like a mad dog. He (the Rev. Mr. Doyle) did not TO THE EDITOR.
approve that, but yet the landlord should deal with it as a BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVERTISEMENTS TO BE ADDRESSED TO fact, and a very important fact. Mr. Mitchell continued : “If THE PUBLISHER.
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coming from the American press he saw that unless a radical change be made, there will be terrible work in the country. The meeting loudly applauded during the reading of the extract.”
Now here is treason, not even draped in rags--as scandalous LONDON, NOVEMBER 24, 1869.
as ever was uttered. As the Standard so pertinently puts
it :-"The nature of the quotation, the comments by The Week.
which it was accompanied, the cheers with which it was received, render such excuse something worse than futile. The
Priest reads out an exhortation to murder every landlord or A most important Pastoral has just been published by the agent who exerts his legal and moral rights ; reads it as a Bishop of Orleans. This great Prelate has recently come significant warning to landlords ; reads it in a tone of formal to a very different conclusion regarding the Church of condemnation, but without any of that intense and honest England from that which is generally current amongst the abhorrence which any man not” utterly lost to virtue and to French Bishops. He has openly expressed his belief in the shame would have felt and expressed ; reads it amidst the validity of our orders, and the marvellous nature of the cheers of the audience, without showing himself disgusted and Catholic Revival. Monseignor Dupanloup blames the intem- astounded by those cheers ; accompanies it with observations perate language of such journals as the Civilta Cattolica and which must convey to all his hearers that he thinks the advice the Univers, which have opened the discussion upon this excusable if not justifiable, politic if not moral.” If the delicate question, and have prejudged the decisions of the Government take no steps to punish this instigation to murderEcumenical Council. His Lordship says that a declaration of personal infallibility would be inopportune at the present transparent a pretence of disavowal, the impression produced
instigation rendered all the more insolent and offensive by so time, because it would be useless and dangerous ; would drive schismatics and beretics still farther from the Church, their upon the public mind must necessarily be this
, that Ministers
either are unable, or do not wish vigorously to repress the restoration to which ought not to be despaired of; would crimes which they allow thus to be advised and encouraged. provoke the mistrust even of Catholic Governments, and we need not say what we think of Lord Granard's conduct. would revive the hatred of the Pontifical power. Monseignor Upon this point
there will be but one opinion among gentleDupanloup mentions only to blame those Popes who con
and men of honour, whatever their political and founded the spiritual with the temporal, and arrogated to religious opinions. That a peer of Ireland should have themselves claims to dominate over thrones, referring par- lent his countenance to a meeting at which invitations ticularly to the Ball of Paul III., which released the subjects to murder are read with words of cold, formal, insinof Henry VIII. from their oath of allegiance. This Bull Monseignor Dupanloup considers to have been calculated have made no effort to rebuke either the speaker or the
cere disapproval, and received with cheers, and should rather to precipitate the English nation into heresy than to cheerers, we should have supposed simply and utterly have brought it back to the Church, and to have been for all impossible ; and even now we can hardly believe what we Christendom a great misfortune, Furthermore, he contradicts with a flatness and completeness which are very marked, sided in silence while such language was uttered and such
read, hardly conceive that Lord Granard can really have prethe rash propositions of Archbishop Manning. All this is a
cheers were given. It is for his lordship to contradict the significant sign that the Ultramontane faction are not so
statement, if it be not true; we can only deal with it as we likely to triumph as its members imagine.
find it in the columns of a Liberal contemporary, the accuracy There can be no shadow of doubt that a considerable and of whose reports is generally indisputable, and whose corresinfluential moiety of the Popish Clergy in Ireland are thorough pondent has no conceivable motive for inventing the story of sympathisers with the Fenian rebels. Lord Granard, a Scoto- Lord Granard's presence on the occasion, or suppressing his Hibernian 'vert presided last week at a public meeting at emphatic disavowal and indignant censure of the speaker and Enniscorthy, on which occasion the Rev. Mr. Doyle, P.P., the andience with whom he found himself associated. And delivered the following noble and Christian sentiments—senti- if the story, as we find it told, be true, it needs no comment ments so thoroughly in harmony with the work and office of of ours to prompt the spontaneous expression of horror and a Priest in the Church of God :-"He told the landlords that contempt which will rise to the lips of every honest man who the people would have no more patience with them—that reads it and notes under whose auspices Mr. Doyle read, and their crimes had gone too far—that they had robbed too long, his audience applauded, Mitchell's exhortations to the worst and that their conduct would not be tolerated any longer. He and most cowardly of crimes.” denied their right to an absolute ownership of the soil, and maintained that the land was created, not for kings or
Sedition certainly marches on in Ireland. The Irishman has
an article on Revolution,” dwelling with satisfaction on what governors, or an aristocracy, but for the people, and that no Government on earth had anything but a conditional right was achieved by the French democracy. A Dublin telegram to it. He remarked that a great change was coming over the states that a few days ago about 10,000 persons visited the people. He himself was terrified at some things he had monument erected in Glasnevin Cemetery to Allen, Larkin, and witnessed. He declared that he had nothing but a feeling of O'Brien. We hear from Longford that a mob of one hundred kindness for the landlords, but he warned them of the influ- persons visited the tenants on the estate of Major Blackall, ence of certain messages which came across the Atlantic. He and swore them not to pay any rent at present, threatening read one of these messages, which was from John Mitchell,
fatal consequences. man he said who had perhaps greater influence with the Irish The more men ponder over the Temple Case, the less they race than any living Irishman. Mr. Mitchell had written like it, and the more they see that it is not unlikely to prove recently in his paper as follows :--'If the landlord evict you the beginning of the end. For awhile the Guardian wrote so