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aptitude for this branch of the histrionic art; though the faithfulness of anthority for turning away the Bishops from the obedience due to the conception displayed reflects great credit on the good Fathers who have organic laws of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The Holy See bas trained them. The different parts were assumed with great care and still less intention to revive the supremacy of the Church over the civil accuracy, and when it came to the Return of the Prodigal, the self- power, as in the middle ages, or to re-establish the Inquisition, as the abasement and penitential regrets of the son, and the hearty joy and enemies of the Church do not cease to assert. Altogether the Schema of tender yearning of the father were so well interpreted, that I observed the twenty-one Canons does not tend in any way to encroach upon the there were many present who could not restrain their tears, so moving rights of the State. Its sole object is to proclaim the truc doctrines of was the scene. This was succeeded by an interlude, in which the Catholic Church, leaving men's consciences free to conform to them Oldani, the blind music-master, performed a very striking piece or not.” of his own; then there was a concerted piece performed by a According to the Bombay papers disestablishment is likely to be an third pupil on the cornet, and two choirs of voices of the two Indian question ere long. The Government of India has consulted the kinds of afflicted children. To this succeeded a farce. called La torta, Bishop of Calcutta and the Bengal Government with respect to a scheme ossia il ritorno d'un amico, played with wonderful appreciation, and for relieving the State of the charge for Chaplains at the Presidency inimitatable comic action, by the blind boys. The blind boys of this towns and some of the larger Mofassil stations. The opinion is said to school have, as is frequently found to be the case, shown great aptitude be growing that the time has come when the civil members of the for musical development, and they gave a little concert also on Friday, English Church in India may fairly be asked to support their own which excited great interest. The opening piece was a chorale, composed Clergy, leaving the State to provide for the spiritual need of the army. by Oldani, with the title of L’Invocazione del Arcangelo S. Raphael - Daily News. protettore dei ciechi. I give you the names of the succceeding ones to show the diversity of the blind boys' repertory. A fantasia called La Caccia, also by Oldani; another fantasia from the Carnaval de Venise; a
Totes, Literary, Archæological, &c. mazurka, perforined on the piano with cornet and flute accompaniment. Among the best performers were Temistocle Giuliani, Giovanni Cingolari, Dr. Newman's new book, "The Grammar of Assent,” is said to have and Giovanni Carpinelli, all boys of fifteen to eighteen. The Duke and cost the author more time and labour than any of his previous works. Duchess of Sira (the Duchess is a Princess Borghese), who have taken The number of names entered for matriculation at Keble College in considerable part in promoting the institution; Marchese Cavaletti, the October next amounts to about thirty. As far as numbers are concerned Senator ; Mgr. Pacca Maggiordomo, Mgr. de Merode, Almoner to the the new College seems to have every prospect of success. Pope; with several Bishops, and many other visitors were present, and by their spontaneous applause gave great encouragement to the poor is not the work of Dr. Döllinger, but of Prof. Hüber, who has been
It is now definitely announced by the German papers that “ Janus" children's performance.
long known in Munich as a strong opponent of Papal claims. SUFFRAGAN BISHOPS.--It is announced that the following arrangements respecting Suffragan Bishops have received the assent of the Arch
We learn from Mr. W. J. Fitzpatrick's new edition of " Ireland before bishops of Canterbury and York, after consultation with the Government, the Union," that in the monastery of Mount St. Joseph, Clondalkin, are and after a full consideration of the subject by the Bishops of both Pro- preserved Brother Luke Cullen's MSS. illustrating the Irish rebellion, vinces :" The formal title of the Bishops appointed under the Act 26 and that they extend to fifteen hundred folio pages. Henry VIII., cap. 14, is 'the Bishop Suffragan of
The style of Fifty-three Members of Parliament have consented to add their names the aforesaid Bishops is Right Reverend ;' they are formally addressed to the Parliamentary Committee of the Society of Arts for promoting as · Right Reverend Sir,' and they sign themselves with their Christian the reduction of the rate of postage to one halfpenny for four ounces of name and surname, with the addition of the title as above defined. The printed paper. dignity of the aforesaid Bishops is such as belongs inherently to the Order of Bishops; but, as the exercise of their office is warranted, sounds an and en in French. He holds that at the time of the Conquest
M. Paul Meyer has issued separately his paper on the confusion of the restrained, and limited by the commission which they may hold from of England (1066 A.D.) the two sounds were distinct in Normandy, but time to time, no place or precedence is formally assigned to them, save only when they are present for the performance of any official act by that they became identical within a century after that date. the appointment and on behalf of the Bishop of thé Diocese. The A polyglot dictionary in eleven languages is in course of publication authority of the aforesaid Bishop should be fully defined by the com- by Signor Calligaris, at Turin. It comprises French, Latin, Italian, mission under which he acts, but no prescribed district should be specially Spanish, Portuguese, German, English, modern Greek, written Arabic, assigned to him in his commission, the functions of the Suffragan having spoken Arabic (in Roman letters), and Turkish, with the pronunciation. relation not to a part of the Diocese, but to the whole Diocese in which
Among the books to be issued by the Oxford Clarendon Press in the he holds his commission."
course of the present year is a posthumous work on “ Acoustics” from CARDINAL ANTONELLI'S REPLY TO Count Beust.-The Memorial the pen of Professor Donkin, the late Professor of Astronomy in the Diplomatique publishes the following statement in regard to the reply
University. which has been given by the Papal Government to Count Beusts recent Exeter Cathedral is to be “renovated” by Mr. G. G. Scott. As we despatch :-“ Our Roman correspondent thus sums up the answer of the have visited Exeter Cathedral within a few weeks, and failed to discover Cardinal to the Secretary of State :- The full and unconditional liberty why it should be " restored," although it would be as well to remove the assured to the Fethers of the Council deprives the Pope of all right to dirt and whitewash, we cannot be expected to rejoice in the prospect of interfere with their deliberations before the results are submitted for his finding on our next visit a Church as “good as new.” One part of the approbation. But what is forbidden to the Pope belongs of right to the plan in view is satisfactory: this is, that the Dean and Chapter have Bishops of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, who within the Council have resolved to leave absolutely untouched the interesting west front of their full liberty to modify or resist the Schema in question. The Holy See, Cathedral. To touch this treasury of ancient art would be to ruin it; no however, has reason to believe that the Bishops do not share the appre- medieval sculptures have greater value, and very fow so mueh interest, hensions of the Imperial Cabinet concerning Canons xii., xix., and xx., as the figures which fill the niches; the art is of the highest type. to which the note of Count Beust seems to refer. Canon xii. is only a Atheneum. textual reproduction of the condemnation of the doctrines propounded by the Italian Jansenists at the Council of Pistoja, a condemnation pro- Ministerial economy has at length touched the military laundresses, as nounced against
those doctrines by the bull (autorem fide) promulgated appears from the following paragraph in the Pall Mall Gazette :--- The by Pius VI. in 1794. Being directed against the Jansenists, this condem- laundry work of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich has hitherto nation has a purely dogmatic character. As regards Canon xix. con
been given to the widows of sorjeant-majors, about forty of whom have demning the doctrine that the Church is deprived of all authority other found in that employment their only means of livelihood. An order has than that accorded to her by the State, the Austrian Bishops have themselves protested, in a collective memorial addressed to the President of without a moment's notice, it being directed that the washing shall in
now been issued which deprives these women of their employment, the Council, Count Auersperg, against the tendencies which were future be given to the wives of the cadets' servants, to compensate them manifested two years ago
Austria to reduce the Catholic for the loss of certain fees which have been abolished. The widows are Church to the postion of a religion existing only by toleration.
consequently applying to the parish for poor relief.” The Schema merely aims at confirming the legitimacy of their protest. It should not be forgotten that the Council in its Ecumenical character, treats dogmatical questions from the general point of view of the Church. It is in this sense that Canon XX. deter- Farley, D.D., 34 years Rector of the perish, and lato Fellow of Magdalen College,
Feb. 24, at Ducklington, near Witney, Oxon, in his 74th year, the Rev. Thomas mines the supreme rule of conscience in regard to public and social actions. Oxford. But this supreme rule can be modified in its application by concordats Feb. 26, at Tarrant flinton, near Blandford, Dorset, the Rev. Henry Davis, Vicar concluded between the Holy See and the various states, for the Pope, of Tarrant Monkton, aged 65.
Feb. 26, at the Vicarage, Hatton, near Warwick, the Rev. Thomas Jackson, being the guardian of the Canons emanating from the Council, has also aged 59. the power to make such modifications in them as may be demanded by Feb. 28, at the Green House, Mirfield, the Rev. Thomas Atkinson, late Incumbent the political necessities of States. As regards Austria, whatever may be
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times been made between the two powers are unexceptionable CHURCH AND STATE.
is another question. It is certain that their mutual recogni
tion, which is all that is essential to anion, was right. The The disestablishment of the Irish Church has unhappily results are matters of detail and capable of modification. If done much towards loosening the union between the Church "the powers that be are ordained of God” it would be strange and the State in this country. Besides establishing a prece- that they should not recognise one another. It is quite true dent which it would not be difficult to apply, in theory at that the functions of the State are properly limited to temleast, to England, and wbich is already proposed to be applied poral matters, but it is a very false inference that because the to Wales, it has rendered Liberationists sanguine, and has pro- State has not authority in spiritual things it is not to recogportionably depressed Conservative Churchmen. The result nise those who have. That would involve moreover the posiis an uneasy impression in many minds that the disestablish- tion that the whole is not to do what would be the bounden ment of the Church of England cannot be very long delayed ; duty of every part. and this feeling is much increased by the remarkably incon- Before Churchmen commit themselves to the disruption of sistent position taken by the High Church Radicals, some of Church and State they would do well to consider what relations whom are openly advocating the severance of Church and between the two powers they would like to substitute for State, while the great mass of the party seem profoundly that which has formerly at least been so productive of indifferent on the subject—a startling phenomenon certainly benefit ; and when they have made up their minds about that when presented by those who claim to be the representatives to ask themselves further whether they are likely to get it. It par excellence of the Catholic Church of England, and the is one thing to pull down what is not quite perfect, and true successors of the Lauds and Bulls and Overalls of other another to build up what is better in its place; and the only days. It may be well in such a condition of affairs to con- theory fortheoming to replace that hitherto exemplified in sider on what principles the Union of the Civil and Spiritual Christendom is a Godless State. Is that a result for which it powers has in past times been based, and what are the con- is worth while to sacrifice a prescription nearly as old as sequences which would follow from their disruption.
Christianity; a theory, in principle at least, holy and noble ; The alliance between Church and State theoretically com- and the only method known to us by which the “ 'kingdoms prises only the necessary results of the recognition by the of this world can become the kingdoms of our Lord and of State of the Catholic Church as having authority in spiritual His Christ?” The High Church Radical theory is no doubt things, and as being the appointed channel by which God's very grand. The Church being persecuted beyond endurance blessing is bestowed upon men. It is therefore a necessary by the State is magnanimously to prefer to retain her own consequence, or rather a concomitant of the progress of the purity rather than the advantages and emoluments arising Gospel. Christianity was to embrace not only individuals but from a corrupt alliance. The fact is somewhat different. families and kingdoms. Kings were to be the nursing fathers Certain gentlemen who think themselves very Christian, and of the Church, and queens its nursing mothers. It was to perhaps very Catholic, are for their own reasons anxious to leaven the whole lump, to permeate and Christianize all human affirm that in their civil capacity they will have no more to associations and organisations. Accordingly, when that do with the Church. That is what it really comes to. The great triumph of the Faith which we call the conversion Bench of Bishops are not going to resign their pensions and of the Roman Empire took place, and the greatest kingdom of seats in Parliament; no one expects that. What threatens is the world was won to the Gospel of Christ, the union of the forcible taking away of these and other things by an Church and State first commenced. The State recognised the unprincipled combination of Radicals of all the various Divine authority of the Church, and the Church on her part descriptions now extant. And, supposing their object accomgladly entered on the duty of teaching and blessing the State, plished, what shall we have got? A State without a religion; recognising and confirming its authority in temporals
. And public affairs conducted without any recognition of a Divine this has ever been the theory of Christendom, the basis upon Being; a sovereign (while such things last) unanointed ; judges which from the time of Constantine all Christian political and magistrates sitting, not as the ministers of God, as they society has been constituted. Our Blessed Lord is the only ought to be at least so the Apostle says), but as rightful Ruler of men, and in His Person the supreme spiritual the exponents of the notions of the majority on quesand temporal authorities unite. He rules through the con- tions of public convenience. Very Catholic truly! But in the current powers of Church and State, which are equally His midst of all this what would become of the Church of ordinances, and the united action of_which testify to their England ? It is impossible to suppose that the three great derivation from Him who is the One Fountain of rightful rule. parties within her fold, the Catholic, Evangelical, and LatitudiIf the constant testimony of the Church can establish any- Darian could hold together for a month after disunion from thing it must establish this, for to no single principle has it, the State, and very doubtful whether even the Catholic party both in East and West, borne more unvarying witness than to would not split up into at least two parts. The difference this. The possibly undue subserviency to the State in the between its foremost men and the old-fashioned High Churchunchanging East, and the tiara of the Holy Father of the men and moderate Anglo-Catholics are such as it would West, testify alike to the Catholicity of the principle of require no little management to smooth over. And when that ** Church and State.”
is done what sort of a force would remain to represent the Whether the terms of the concordats that have at various Church of England before the Churches of Rome and the
East, and to claim not only sisterly recognition but the removal that the Archbishop had come as a sort of personal investiof grievances, the modification of regulations, and the explana- gator of the Christian character of our Church ; and in that tion at least of some of their doctrines for her special benefit ? capacity we wished him to see, and know, and judge for himself No policy could be more plainly ruinous than at the present as thoroughly and as unprejudicedly as possible. We have time to sacrifice the advantages we derive from union with the mostly a feeling in favour of the Eastern Church, which has State. With the weight of numbers, and an array of power suffered so much in times now happily gone by. Insular and from no point of view to be despised, we should lose also isolated as we are in our religion, popular feeling for our hold over the mass of our brother Churchmen, and the three hundred years past has always turned with something chief means of making converts of the Protestants among of kindness towards the unchanging Church of the East. them. To the power of holding a pulpit against at first we have been angry with Rome. We have argued unwilling hearers much of the progress of Catholicism among against her novelties, and resented her anathemas. We us is to be attributed. No separated body could have influenced have no such feeling about the Eastern Church. We the Church of England as have a handful of men within have been perhaps ignorant of her teaching and her ritual, her pale.
as was natural in Churches so long, separated ; but we have We are by no means blind to the grievances from which the known that she has suffered for the Faith, and that knowledge Church in this land suffers at the hands of the State. On the has bred instinctive respect for her. Besides, the names of other hand we believe there never was a time when our Chrysostom and Basil and Athanasius are as thoroughly housewrongs had a better chance to be listened to and remedied hold words with us as the names of the earlier poets and than at presentif only they are stated with firmness and philosophers. This feeling, which has lain dormant in the moderation, and the remedy asked for is such as to be Con- mind of England, had recently been appealed to by the servative of our existing institutions. But that is a large publications of the Eastern Church Association, and by the subject, and we may perhaps return to it on another occasion. Reports and Debates of Convocation. The Church of England
was prepared to welcome as a brother in the common Faith THE ARCHBISHOP OF SYROS.
a Prelate of the Eastern Church; and, when an opportunity
was offered in the person of the Archbishop of Syros, the The visit of the Archbishop Alexander Lycurgus to England welcome from all classes of society was given heartily, has been signalized by an enthusiasm of welcome which has ungrudgingly, and sincerely, In him we welcomed the taken ourselves almost by surprise. We believe that it has memories of Grecian story, the present and the future of the surprised him.
Our Bishops, our Universities, our Church Grecian nation, and the friendship of the Orthodox Church. Societies, our nobles, have vied with one another in offering In him we saluted the Venerable Ecumenical Patriarch, hospitality and greeting to the distinguished theologian and Gregory, whom we hope to record in due time as the “Reconciler ecclesiastic who came to our shores on the Episcopal duty and of the Church.” The cheers of our public meetings, the Church errand of consecrating a new Church at Liverpool. degrees of our Universities, the hospitalities of our public Yet, when we come to reflect, there were more than sufficient men, and the brotherly courtesies of our Bishops we trust have motives for this enthusiasm. In the first place the English all contributed to convince our guest that, though our climate mind has a love for all that is classic. Greek history is one is dark and cold, our desire for closer Christian relations is of our earliest lessons ; the names of Greek heroes and patriots bright and warm. He will return to his own country, leaving have a charm for us in youth, which advanced life does not behind him in England no small reputation won by his lessen or take away. The very names of the Archbishop, courtesy, his ability, and his learning.
We know that borne by one who came to us straight from the classic land of Rome has looked on with grudging eyes. We would poetry, of philosophy, and of heroism, were enough to awaken teach Rome, if possible, a lesson-the lesson of cordiality, pleasant memories and fancies, and to conciliate interest in of humility, of obedience to Church law. In the Eastern him, and to attract observation to him, which his stately Church we find no claim to infallibility, no claim to suprefigure and his reputation for ability increased and kept alive. macy, no claim to a right to announce novel dogmata or But if the young had recalled to them the heroic memories of to impose new conditions of faith upon the world. With Herodotus and of Plutarch, there are many in middle life who her Bishops we find the Divine rule—“One is your have not forgotten the scarcely less glorious contests of the war of Master, and ye are brethren." Holy Scripture is our common Independence. The gallant daring of Bozzaris and Colokotroni, guide : primitive custom and Canonical ru we alike appeal and the naval victories of Miaulis and Cannaris and Sakhtouri, to. There is no reason why the kiss of peace which has been are still remembered by those who, now fifty years ago, felt the given and taken, and the right hand of fellowship which has glow of excitement as they read of the patriotic courage and been warmly grasped, during the visit of the distinguished intrepid perseverance, against terrible odds, which won inde- Archbishop of Syros to our shores, should not be the earnest pendence for Greece. There are many who recall with a of future Intercommunion between the Churches, and a shudder the martyrdoms of the Patriarch Gregory at Con- beginning of the accomplishment of the daily prayer for the stantinople, and of Cyril at Adrianople, and whose hearts then peace and union of the Churches of God. bled or chilled with horror at the massacre of Chios or the catastrophe of Ipsara. Some of these memories were reawakened by sympathy with the struggle in Crete and the
Reviews of Books. terrible act of self-sacrifice at Arcadi. These would see with gratification an Archbishop of regenerated Greece mixing THE DOCTRINE OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE BIBLE AND IN THE familiarly with Englishmen, and taking his place in our Church. By E. L. Blenkinsopp, M.A., Rector of SpringCathedrals among our own Bishops and Clergy. And there
thorpe. (London: Wm. H. Allen and Co. 1869.) was another motive also at work to concentrate English good
(SECOND NOTICE.) will and friendly regard on the Archbishop of Syros ; and Those most strongly opposed to admitting that Development that was the idea which English Churchmen have long been was intended to take place in the Church are obliged in the brooding over in their minds of renewed Christian intercourse end to acknowledge that, without it, both doctrine and disciand Intercommunion between the two Churches. Religion is pline would be in a very imperfect state
. The most staunch after all the truest agent of kindliness. The fellow feeling of upholder of “The Bible and the Bible only " has to confess fellow Christians may often be relied on, where interest, or the that St. Paul speaks of verbal directions as well as written love of glory, or even enthusiasm fails. It was considered ones, and that there is no where any statement to be found