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there heaping up dust, and everywhere carrying off with their burning prejudices of a large body of English Churchmen; but my offence breath, the rare vestiges of life, which they meet in their journey. seems to be that I have elevated her into heaven itself, and by addressing Travellers pass and repass over this moving dust, and over these mono- her as Queen of it, have adoped the “groundless Roman modern legend tonous sands, not meeting even with three stones that they can collect of her Assumption." together, to leave as some sort of vestige of their passage. Such is the Whether a tradition of the Church, which dates from the fourth and religious world, from whence authority has disappeared-a terrible desert, fifth centuries, be either Romish or modern, I leave to the opinion of in which souls are wandering without a compass and without a guide; your readers. With the grounds I have now nothing whatever to do. and across this desert, which promises no oasis, intelligences, set at As to its being deduced from one line, in which I call Our Lady, “Queen liberty—as they boast-from the chains of unity, suffer from an inde- of Earth and Heaven," I must ask your correspondent, if we all believe scribable feeling which weighs down-fatigues, stifles them. What is that it is the special privilege of the Martyrs to enjoy at once the it? The absence of vital air, the absence of the grand air of truth, Beautific Vision, why we should make an exception in the case of one without which spirits can neither breathe nor live, and can only move- who so eminently belonged to the second order of the noble armyif they are still able to move-in order to rush into abysses. In the martyrs in will, but not in deed ? midst of this desert—where with your melancholy intelligences, seeking I have called her “Queen of Heaven”—so did Archdeacon Frank; to construct monuments of an immortal granite, and only picking up but I must specially direct the attention of your subscriber to the two grains of sands scattered by the wind—do you know what you want? following quotations :You want to find somewhere the immutable pyramid of religious truth,
“Heaven with transcendent joys her entrance graced, seated upon the strong basis of religious authority; and here it is that
Next to His throne her Son His mother placed ; is loudest proclaimed, the necessity of a great authority in the Catholic
And here below, now she's of Heaven possessed, Church, alone capable by its powerful religious organisation of counter
All generations are to call her blest.” balancing the work of dissolution, which is gnawing at every religious
-Bishop Ken's Poems. edifice, undermining even its deepest foundation.” Pére Felix concluded this second Conference in an eloquent peroration.
“If Elizabeth cried out with so loud a voice, • Blessed art thou among We do not admire the taste of his evident allusion to his rival, Pére women,' when Christ was but newly conceived in her womb, what Hyacinthe, or to the Infallibility question. He spoke as follows:
expressions of honour and admiration can we think sufficient now that ** Alas! 'alas ! we must indeed confess that the blast of independence bear too reverend a regard unto the Mother of Our Lord, so long as we
Christ is in Heaven, and that Mother with Him? Again, We cannot is blowing. It is blowing strongly in these evil days in which we live, and more or less it is blowing everywhere. It is blowing in society, it is give her not that worship which is due to Our Lord Himself.”. blowing in the family, it is blowing in the workshop; it passes even into
--Bishop Pearson on the Creed. the Sanctuaries, it even penetrates into our cloisters, holy and pious Echoing the opinion of your correspondent, that to call our Mother asylums of submission, respect, and obedience. Ah! may God preserve blessed is one thing, to make a goddess of her quite another; and disus from this evil blast, which corrupts together with humility, the root claiming having done so, of all virtues and of all saintliness. O God preserve us from ever
I am, yours very truly,
W. T. BROOKE. wounding this Divine authority, not only by an act of our will, but by a word of our lips, by a murmur of our heart, by a thought of our intellect! On the contrary, let us raise it very high in our thoughts, in
SIR, — Whatever may be the opinion of your readers as to the clearour words and in our actions—this sublime figure of authority ; by it let they can scarcely fail to gather from it that its writer is not altogether
ness and conclusiveness of “A Subscriber's” letter in your last issue, us raise the Church, and by the Church, humanity. “Oh! holy, oh!
devoid of confidence in his logical faculties and knowledge of theology: specially solemn hours, during which thou art exposed to the contradiction of tongues, and to the burning arrows of speech, oh, receive once
your readers, beg him to add to the obligations he has already conferred, if ever it dare to touch the sacred ark, which bears thee as the one only all the honours as the Theokos, but to do more is as bad and more danmore the oath of my filial and inviolable fidelity. May my hand wither, by indicating more clearly the path from which we
have been misled.
He begins by saying—“Of course we ought to pay her (the B.V.M.) salvation, in the midst of all our ruins! May my tongue cleave to palate, if I say even a word, which in the least detracts from thy gerous than to do less." From this statement i conceive no Christian
can dissent; nor can I see that the beautiful verses which called forth Majesty ? That is not enough: may my heart itself cease to beat in my breast, if ever there should proceed from my bosom, before thy to limit the honours” by your correspondent's notions, perhaps he
* A Subscriber's ” letter contravene it in any way. If, however, we are sentences and thy decisions, any other than a cry of blessing, welcoming would kindly define them, and then we can judge for ourselves whether thy infallible word, and thy Divine wisdom. Ah! I swear before heaven and earth-no, I will never betray thee—so long as there shall remain in
the concluding phrase of this sentence is true or the reverse. this breast sufficient breath to animate this voice, it will be my filial joy disparage her, in consequence of our overweening exaltation.” To what
“ A Subscriber” proceeds thus:-“It is, moreover, inducing others to to glorify thee—what do I say? to chant thy praises in the assembly of does it” refer, the verses or doing more?" Then, again, what is my brethren, and if I can, to fill with thy grand name, this century meant by our " overweening exaltation ?”. Our overweening, self-exaltawhich that name alone can save. And when this breath shall have tion would, at least, be intelligible. If, however, “exaltation” applies become too weak to make one faint word vibrate upon these trembling lips, oh! it will still be my consolation, to take in my failing hand to our Blessed Lady, adınitting for the moment the accuracy of the
statement, are wc instructed by your "strong”-ininded and “well. thine immortal banner, and to say, raising it before future generations as the banner of thy Divine Author · Hail oh! Divine authority, our only deny our Immaculate Mother her full meed of honour lest others should
informed ” correspondent to do evil that good may come? Are we to hope !'"
disparage her? But to return, are we, though weak and ill-informed,
asked to believe that the disparagement, dishonour, and neglect suffered Correspondence.
by Blessed Mary during the last century at the hands of Protestants can or will be exceeded because we fulfil a plain duty ? Is it not nobler and
better to do that which we believe to be right, and leave the issue to One (The Editor is not responsible for the opinions of his Correspondents.) who will overrule all our actions for good ?
No doubt the pious opinions expounded by “A Subscriber” concerning THE ADORATION OF THE B.V.M.
the mysteries involved in a belief in the Communion of Saints" are of SIR-1 shall be glad if you will allow me to reinove some little mis- great value, but he will scarcely be surprised to find that there are some apprehension which appears to exist in the mind of your “Subscriber” as to the purport and intention of my hymn on the Annunciation. Any Romish modern legend” of the Blessed Mother's 'Assumption, supported
not possessed of his strength-who prefer to adopt the "groundless adoration of the Blessed Virgin is of course inadmissible, but does not “A Subscriber” beg the whole question by placing that title at the head of illogical speculations of “A Subscriber.”
as it is by the assent of the great majority of actual Christians to the his letter? I strenuously protest against any such interpretation being
I am, Sir, your obedient servant, H. M. T. put upon my words, nor do I think such a conclusion is fairly deducible
Lincoln's-inn, Passion Sunday, 1870. from them. He goes on—“We ought to pay her all the honours as the Theotokos, but to do more is as bad and more dangerous than to do less.” This I cannot help thinking, after a little reflection, is a view “A Sub- SIR,—The letter of "A Subscriber” in your last number opens a most scriber" would unquestionably modify. I appeal to Church history, and important question, and one which English Catholics must face and ask him if it is not a fact that where the position of the Blessed Virgin decide on ere long. I venture to think that, considering the prosent is most clearly defined there he will find the great doctrine of the Incar-state of the Reunion movement, the sooner this is done the better. nation most firmly grasped ? Let him look at the history of the Arme- There is, so far as I can see, only one possible way by which this or nian Church and of Continental Protestantism, and then compare it with any other disputed point of doctrine or of practice can be decided, and the extravagant devotion to Mary in Italy and Spain, and say if the that is by an appeal to the judgment of the Church, as expressed before error on the side of excess is not far less dangerous than that of defect. the division of East from West. If you or any of your learned corresThe question at issue, however, is-Am I fairly chargeable with paying pondents would give us some clear information as to the decision, her undue honour ? Had I, with Dr. Donne, adopted the doctrine of explicit, or implicit, of the Undivided Church on the matter of the the Immaculate Conception, or had I invoked the aid of her prayers, I Invocation of Saints, I am sure you would be doing a great service. might (I do not say that I should) have been charged with offending the For myself I confess frankly that both my feeling and judgment are against the practice. I do not see that we have any good ground for emigrant ship or avoid it.” Vide Times, Oct. 15, 1858. Under all contingenbelieving that the saints departed are able to hear our addresses to them, cies, a fair day's wage for a fair day's work is the edict of the law of social and I must add that I have a difficulty in understanding how, in the duty, and every endeavour must be used to apply it faithfully; but the admitted absence of any direct revelation on the point, the Church can political economist tells us that such considerations have no more to do have the means of deciding it. The question is one, not of devotional with the question of wages than with the rising or sinking of the barofeeling or of probable opinion, but of fact. And the difficulty is further meter. It is a very comfortable doctrine for the rich manufacturer to be increased by the consideration that if the practice of Invocation (I do told that he has no duties, and that the poor workmen who have made not speak of rhetorical but deliberate Invocation) be permissible, it must be his fortune have no claims upon him. But when the public mind is a duty on the part of all who believe in the Communion of Saints.” This poisoned with this philosophy, which disowns all social responsibility, is one side of the question, and a very strong one. But, on the other and begins, goes on, and ends in the worship of self, we must not wonder hand, if an appeal to the judgment of the Universal Church is not at the harsh provisions of the modern poor law, and the sufferings which admitted as conclusive, I do not see that there is really any Catholic its present administration entails upon our poor countrymen. However
, rule of Faith. I conceive, therefore, that all Catholics inust bow to the truth is so forcible that it cannot be entirely suppressed, and it is, indeed, decision of the Undivided Church, to the extent, at least, of being silent most refreshing at this time to find so distinguished a person as Lord as to their objections to the point decided. This difficulty is, I doub: Stanley saying at an agricultural meeting, “ Mutual dependence must not, felt on both sides by many of your readers, and you will be doing a and ought to exist in a civilised country between each class.” The good work if you can in any way help us out of it.
FIDES. comment of the Times upon his Lordship's speech was equally satis
factory. “The system of landlord, tenant, and labourer," the Editor DEAN CHURCH, BEDS.
observes, " is a system of mutual dependence, and the increase of mutual Sir,—I am anxious to obtain the history and architectural account of dependence is synonymous with the increase of civilisation.”—Times, the fine old Parish Church of All Saints', Dean, Bedfordshire. I also wish August 18, 1869. to know if anything is mentioned about it in the Doomsday Book. I The re-establishment of the Elizabethan poor law would be a step in should feel very grateful to any of your readers who can give me the the right direction, as being founded upon those principles of mutual desired information through your valuable paper.
dependence of class upon class which constitute the order of society, and April 2. Yours faithfully
H. E. HARRIS. a lasting benefit would be conferred upon the country by their being
practically adopted. What a blessing, too, it would be if all parties in THE ALTAR IN THE SOUTH CHAPEL OF ST. CHAD'S.
the Church and State would suspend their fierce hostility to each other SIR,—In default of an Aggrieved Parishioner, the Anti-Church Asso- and seek a bond of union by reading, marking, learning, and inwardly ciation has generously come forward to oppose our application for a
digesting the holy and heavenly precept, "Remember the Poor.” To look faculty. We cannot fight single-handed: may I, therefore, beg the
at the question also in another point of view, I cannot but think that the substantial help of all who are interested in the issue? I hope that first step for the union of Christendom is to show the great value of the every Priest who has, or desires to have, a second altar in his Church for doctrine of Apostolical Succession by a strict conformity to Apostolical the Daily Sacrifice, choir offices, confraternity meetings, &c., will send us principles and practice, and especially in being forward to remember the some encouragement, and not merely look on, and profit at our cost! Will poor (Galatians ii., 10). Here I cannot help observing if modern your correspondents also favour us with a list of Churches known to theology were Catholic and Patristic, * it would not only be diligent in possess two altars ? I am, Sir, faithfully yours,
inculcating the mysterious doctrine of Christ's presence in the Sacrament 3, Albion-road, Dalston, E.
of His Body and Blood, but it would also be ever dwelling upon Christ's presence in His poor (St. Matthew xxv., 40). Then, as to Ritual. Would
it not be well if Ritualists and anti-Ritualists would combine in denonncing ST. SAVIOUR'S HOSPITAL AND REFUGE. SIR,-Will you kindly allow me earnestly to invite any ladies who most union workhouses, of using the same room alternately for a dining
the present profane practice adopted in some, and as it is to be feared in may be able to spare an hour or two, once or twice a week, to aid the hall and a Chapel? I conclude my present letter with these remarks, work carried on at St. Saviour's Hospital and Refuge, Upper Holloway, and believe me, faithfully yours,
CHARLES MILLER. by reading to the penitents and children, or otherwise assisting the Sister Harlow Vicarage, April 2nd, 1870. in charge, who is sadly overworked ? Any ladies wishing to enter the religious life would be gladly welcomed, but as the funds of the Institu
* The man that gives alms is not clothed with a long flowing robe, tion are very limited, it is desirable they should bave a small income, at
ilor does he carry about the bell, nor is he crowned with the mitre, least sufficient to defray the expenses of their board, &c.
but he is clad with the robe of brotherly love, which is more holy than The Hospital and Refuge is under the management of Sisters of St. the sacred vestment; he is anointed with oil, not composed of sensible Joseph, and may be inspected at any time on application to the Sister in matter, but prepared by the Spirit. His crown is of mercies. His altar charge.
is not built by Bezaleel, but by God himself; and with immortal souls ; A printed report of the work done during the last year, and any other materials more valuable than the Heavens. The altar is in public, but inforination required will be gladly given by
the offering is in secret; for though the gift is seen, the principle on Your obedient servant, Hrou R. Gough, IIon. Sec. which it is given is not seen : this altar is more awful both than the St. Saviour's Ilospital and Refuge, Alfred-terrace,
ancient and the modern altar. The altar in the Church is made of stone, Upper IIolloway, N.
and it receives the body of Christ, the sacrifice which offered upon it
constitutes it an altar ; but the altar on which the merciful man sacrifices POLITICAL ECONOMY AND THE POOR LAW.
is the body of Christ, and the layman is permitted to approach it. And " A due care of the poor is an act of great picty towards Almighty God, do you reverence the altar in the Church) because the body of
an act of the greatest humanity amongst men, and of great civil Christ is sacrificed upon it, and not reverence him who is the prudence and political wisdomn in relation to the State.”—Lord body of Christ, and are regardless if he perishes? This altar you Chief Justice lale.
may see everywhere in the bye-roads and in the market-place; and you SIR, — The receat exposure of the state of things at St. Pancras Union may sacrifice upon it every hour of the day, for here a sacrifice is perscems to show that the existing Poor Law, like a bramble or a thistle or formed, and, as the Priest stands invoking the Spirit, so do you invoke a briar, has something very unsatisfactory at its root. The parties to the Spirit, not by words but by deeds ; for there is nothing which so blame are a set of philosophers calling themselves political economists, effectually preserves and lights up the Spirit as this oil being poured forth for they have virtually suppressed the Common Law. But it is fair to in abundance. And if you ask what is the smoke and savour of this observe that we need not quarrel with these philosophers, but rather sacrifice ? I answer, glory and thanksgiving. And if you ask, how thank them for their services, if they would only confine themselves to high it ascends ? I answer, it goes up through the highest heavens and their own department, settle such matters as relate to cash payments and reaches the Royal throne ; for thy prayers and thine alms go up for a the currency, and ask and answer such questions as. What is a pound? memorial before God. You are silent, but your work cries aloud. There But when they travel out of their own department and introduce maxims is a sacrifice of praise, not because the heifer is killed and the skin burnt, which savour so much of selfishness, into those matters where the exer- but because a soul under the influence of the Spirit is offering a sacrifice cise of the doctrine of social responsibility is especially required, they do from itself. Never, therefore, despise the poor, but reverence them, avenge incalculable mischief. One or two specimens of this new philosophy them, defend them, for so will you render God propitious to yourself.will reveal to us its nature, and will show that I am not misrepresenting (St. Chrysostom, in Cor. ii., c. 9, Homil. xx. ad finem.) it. Dr. Chalmers, as I mentioned in a former letter, in his “ Bridgewater Treatise," a book written for a religious purpose, tells us that "The greatest economic good is rendered to the community by each man being
THE ROMAN COUNCIL. left to consult and labour for his own particular good” (and when) " each It is telegraphed from Rome, under date of “ April 1,” that the Civilta (will) is bent on the prosecution of its own selfishness." And this is Cattolica publishes an article with the object of 'proving to the world called " the mechanism of nature." (Chalmers's • Bridgewater Treatise," that unanimity of the Fathers on the question of the personal
infallibility vol. ii., p. 34.) To the same point Sir James Stephen, at a social science of the Pope is not necessary, a simple majority being sufficient to define meeting in the year 1858, observed, “ The pressure of the atmosphere is the dogma. not measured more exactly by the height of the mercury in the barometer At the distribution to the Oriental and Missionary Bishops of the than the price of labour and of ibe commodities usually consumed by the hundred and twenty cases of ornaments and sacred vases presented by labourer is indicated by the manner in which they either throng to the the ladies of Belgium the Pope delivered an address in which he said :
"I love the Oriental rites, and I wish them to be preserved intact. The question, “ Is this Council Ecumenical ?" and decides it is not Ecumenvariety of rites is one of the grand features and glories of the Catholic ical, because it is simply Roman. It is even doubtful how far it is a Church. I love all my children without distinction of nation, of Council in the strict sense of the word, if all the rumours of suppression language, or of rite."
of enquiry and discussion are true. And all this holds, whosesoever be Monsignor Faurie and Monsignor Pichon, Vicars-Apostolic in China, the fault that the other branches are not represented there. They are had lately an audience of the Pope, and made him some small presents not, and the Council is only the Council of Rome. The question of how from their poor Missions. Monsignor Faurie presented him with a stole, far can we sympathise with the Council is entered upon by examining embroidered by the little girls of his Orphanage, which the Holy Father the object of it which is briefly to devise a remedy for the cvils of the put on while blessing the distant donors. Monsignor Pichon presented Church and society in the present century, or, to use the fuller explanaa sum of 1,000 francs in Chinese money, raised by the faithful in his
the syllabus contains chapters on various errors in matVicariat, and a pound of tea! offered by a Missionary who has been suf
ters of faith and morals, viz., “ Atheism, Pantheism, Rationalisin, Socialfering chains and imprisonment for eighteen months, and had nothing ism, and Communism." Then, errors in the Constitution of the Chrismore to offer!
tian Church and Christian state, and the relations of the Christian
Church to the Christian state. A scene of great excitement in the Council is described in a Pall Mall of Marriage, and Marriage ; on the Roman Pontiff and his juris
On Matrimony, the Sacrament Gazette letter of the 25th ult. Two of the Fathers caused this commo
diction; on Liberalism, progress, and modern civilisation. Such tion by their eulogy of Protestants. Cardinal Schwarzenberg and Mon
is the sketch of the syllabus of the Council. Such subjects signor Strossmayer denounced from the tribune and characterized as
as these need sorely to be taken counsel upon by the whole simply ridiculous those Canons of the revised scheme De Fide which Church of Christ. Yes, “as thus expressed,” surely we may, we do anathematize Protestants. Both Prelates are said to have spoken very sympathise with the work of the Council
. And when expressed at eloquently, and to have agreed in the view that all addresses to the Pro- greater length ; when Liberalism is interpreted to mean giving to another testant Church must henceforth be made in a spirit of conciliation. The that which does not belong to ourselves; progress, a departure from that tumult thus aroused could not be repressed, and ultimately the Legates union of national order and national laws of States with the supernatural broke up the assembly.
order which the Law of God had revealed in Christianity; and modern The way in which so-called “insubordination” is dealt with appears civilisation, political society founded upon divorce, secular education, in a paragraph from the Paris Univers :-“ A theologian in attendance infinite divisions in religion and rejection of the authority of the Christian upon an Armenian Bishop having indulged in language repugnant to Church--so interpretod, indeed, the syllabus might well be styled a word authority was ordered to retire into a monastery. He refused, and the of truth and charity, calling on people to return to Christian marriage officers of the Vicariate attempted to arrest him. The theologian escaped Christian education, Christian unity. But witb, and under, and from their hands and took refuge with his Bishop, who has protested behind, and beyond all this, there are to be considered the essentially against the action of the authorities, and thus the matter remains at Roman views on these and the other subjects for consideration ; and the present. The other circumstance was still more serious. An Apostolic distinctive, and erroneous, and perverted teachings on subjecis of docVisitation having been directed to the Armenian Convent of the trine; c.9., we are told we must consider that the Council, in ratifying Antonines, the Bishop refused to admit the Apostolic visitor. An order the syllabus, will assert the right of the temporal or civil power was obtained from the Pope commanding the Bishop to make a retreat (belonging to the Church, and, therefore, inherent in the Pope its f.ead), in a Dominican Monastery. The Prelate refused obedience, and has to punish on account of religious belief," " and that it has a right to written to the Bishop of Marseilles to obtain the protection of France exclude all other religions than the Christian religion as taught by itself.” against the Holy Father.”
And the Roman Pontiff is to be understood to say of himself, “I ain
liberated from all civil subjection; my Lord has made me the subject of The correspondent of the Tablet, writing from Rome on the 26th ult., no one on earth, king or otherwise. In his sight I am sovereign. I says :-“As yet the discussion of the Schema de Infallibilitate has not acknowledge no civil superior. I am the subject of no prince; and I been fixed. Two months only remain after Easter in which the matter claim more than this. I claim to be the supreme judge and director of can be presented, if it is not, as is hoped, introduced before the brief the consciences of men-of the peasant that tills the field and the prince Easter vacation. M. de Banneville's congé is nearly expired, and unless that sits on the throne, of the household that lives in a shade of privacy, a change of ambassadors takes place, he may be looked for next week and the Legislature that makes laws for kingdoms. I am the sole last Great anxiety reigns as to the instructions he may bring, especially as
supreme judge of what is right and wrong." And we must enlarge M. Jules Favre's interpellation on foreign affairs may seriously change still further on this magnificent role of right. Not merely is all this to the state of the French occupation. ... The Pope went to the Minerva be received by peasant and prince, but the Pontiff, we are commonly this morning, and had one of the most enthusiastic ovations ever wit- told, would have himself declared and deemed “infallible,” except, nessed in Rome. The cries of " Vive le Pape Infaillibile!" were heard indeed, where he may “err !” which is contemplated as being possible, on all sides, both on his arrival and departure. It was remarked that the however great the paradox. So it is plain to see ihat, whilst we, with Holy Father looked more cheerful than usual, and appeared in excellent loving and yearning hearts, fully, deeply, unceasingly sympathise with health. . : . It is with great regret we learned this morning that the many of the objects expressed, and the entire literal statement that has infant Princess of Naples is dangerously ill with croup, and there secms been made in connection with the object of the calling of this Council, little hope of saving her life.”
still it is sad a d awful to be obliged to own that we could not entirely sympathise and concur with what is implied besides, unless we weru
willing to silence our own conscierces, keep back the truth we profess, Au able paper upon the Council at Rome was read by the Rev. J. S. abrogate rights that God sanctions, mystify, if we do not destroy truth, Tyacke, Rector of Helstone, Cornwall, before the Members of the Tor- add doctrines strange to the teaching of God's Word and the teaching of quay Communicants' Union lately. The course of the paper was indi- | the Primitive Church, and express exaggerated views on doctrines which eated by these three questions: Is the Council of the Vatican an can only be accepted as true when you strip them of their offensive Ecumenical Council. Can we sympathise with it? How shall exaggeration. How, then, should we act when thus drawn so strongly we act? The opening sentences were as follows:-Day after day on this
, and driven so rudely from that, side ?
“Shall we," thousands and tens of thousands offer up to God this petition, the Lecturer asks, “ sit idly by and do nothing? or join in a chorus of
“We pray Thee for the good estate of the Catholic unqualified condemnation or shall we use whatever influence we have, Church, that it inay be so guided and governed by Thy good great or small, to counteract the misconceptions prevalent as to our own Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led and as to Roman doctrines ? and above all, shall we not offer again and into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond again, with special reference to the Council, our prayer for the good of peace, and in righteousness of life.” Notice! “ All who profess and estate of the Catholic Church with that unfeigned faith that will not let call themselves Christians.” It is thus that we are praying every day. I go until it is blessed ?" This we may do—this we ought to do-this we Have we any reason to believe the prayer is being answered! I think shall be blessed in doing-Does not God say so ? “0, pray for the peace 80. Memory easily supplies names of men famous in their age, holy and of Jerusalem! They shall prosper that love thee." And one word lovely in their lives, well instructed and firm in the faith, staunch in more. If we cannot work in the same party with them, handing on the allegiance to their Mother Church, whose living witness to their deep buckets of living water from the one fountain, still let us form a parallel desire for that for which they prayed is like a parent's death-bed message cordon beside them to quench the flames of infidelity, ungodliness, and to us, who would with child-like hearts follow them, a legacy of stimulus immorality, that may well remind us of that centre fire from which they to urge us on. And there are moving up and down amongst us men spring, and into which in their effects they are to be absorbed again whose burning desire is what theirs was, and these within our own “fair everlastingly. Yes ! let us labour together, even, if like men of alien place and goodly heritage,” within the fold of Christ Jesus. And even races, we may not use to cheer ourselves a common language. Let us now, as it, indeed, a happier morn of a better day had Alushed our distant labour for God, let us work for man, and this because the love of God shores with life, messages of intercommunion, exchange of sympathy, which dwelt in Christ, dwells too in us; and may we not hope for words of love, have passed between the Orthodox Eastern Church and Christendom, that, sooner or later, once, surely, like coursing ice-streams, the Anglican. Again, we see the gathering of the Bishops of the Roman which the morning sun has set running on a crystal pane, the streams of Communion at the Vatican, and the expression of a kinder feeling even hearts that love has thawed, bright with the light of that love, flowing there towards our Church than has been heretofore known, and I ask, Is on now a little longer, side by side, shall at length irresistibly meetall this fortuitous ? Is it an answer from the Church's Head, and from meet inseparably; and, vivifying what they touch, flow together on and the Father, of our prayer? I would hope so. He then discusses the back to Him who gave them birth.
Mr. G. S. SHAW, Cheltenham.
Mr. JORDAN, Strand.
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That Mr. Newdegate obtained a majority on his motion
for a Committee to enquire into the causes of the increase of
because we have the smallest sympathy in the matter with Ur. H. B. BULT, 25, New Quebec Street, Mr. GEORGE PEVERALL, Walworth Newdegate and 0., but because we think that a thorough
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ignorant prejudice of many who only require to be better Mr. HARRISON, Leeds. Mr. SACKETT, Birmingham.
informed to enable them to value the holiness and devotion Mr. HAYES, Lyall Place.
Mr. J. SAMPSON, York.
which is so highly sustained by religious houses. As a matter
of State policy, we also believe it to be right that the civil Mr T. P. LEGG, High Street, Gosport. Mr. WATLING, Strand.
power should have information as to who reside in such places M. F. G. LOMAX, Lichfield.
Mr. J. WIT SON, Aberdeen.
and what control is exercised over them. Though, as is well
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Mr. Liddon writes to the Guardian on the proposed repudiation of the Athanasian Creed :—"It is well that we should all know what we are about. And I am constrained to say
that, as I should have no doubt as to the real and serious sigLONDON, APRIL 6, 1870.
nificance of either change proposed, especially in view of the
present attitude of unbelief, I should, for one, in the event of The Week.
its being accepted, feel it to be my duty to reconsider my posi
tion as a Clergyman of the Church of England. I should It is sad to observe the utter want of truthfulness shown feel : Non hæc in fædera veni; this is not the Church into by our R.C. contemporaries respecting what the Pope said and which I was ordained.' And, what is of more importance, did after the Count de Montalembert's death. One denies with many other Clergymen would agree with me." We are suremphasis and authority that the Pope called the Count a half- prised to find Mr. Liddon writing so loosely. It must of course Catholic, and said pride had ruined him, while another (the the Church of England—that there is only one Priesthood,
be unnecessary to remind him that he never was ordained into Weekly Register) gives the words on the authority of two that of the Church Catholic. witnesses. After this, it is too much to expect us to be so much more is that Mr. Liddon should have thought it
But what surprises us credulous as to accept their tale, that it was only that he might afford him a higher honour that the Pope prohibited the symbol of the Church of England, after the nation had
likely that the Athanasian Creed could continue to be the Requiem Mass at the ara Cæli, or that M. de Merode was so ignorant of Roman etiquette as to have omitted to observe been so successfully liberalized by his political friends
as to have lost the very notion of prescriptive authority, every necessary formality
except as a worn-out absurdity. Surely the maddest of all The sittings of the Irish Church Convention, which have current delusions is the fancy that Radicalism, after being extended over forty-two days, are adjourned now until October. patted on the back by High Churchmen, is going to stop its The result we can hardly feel to be quite satisfactory, espe- destructive course just when it pleases them to cry " hold," cially as regards the very limited power of the Bishops ; and or that it is likely to turn out of its way in order to save-of we fear that as time goes on, and the Laity discover how all things in the world—the Athanasian Creed. That the completely they may control their Spiritual Superiors by Eastern Church has never formally accepted this Creed is the financial means, the power of the Clergy, and their honest the only ground we can allow as a plea against it, but the independence and outspoken truthfulness will be sacrificed. Orientals are, we know, orthodox defenders of the Faith which
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the Athanasian Creed was framed to uphold, and when the We are all aware that in Rome things are done very differently from question as to the “Double Procession” is settled between the usual way here. It is but natural that the Pope should confer East and West, they will doubtless join with us in most highly appointments on those who have proved their devotion to him by esteeming the Athanasian exposition of the Faith.
forsaking the Communion in which they were brought up, to enter the
Roman one, but it taxes both our gravity and our credulity when we are It is stated that illness prevented the Bishop of London from informed by a correspondent who prides himself on the accuracy of his receiving those of his Clergy whom he had summoned to meet information that “ Hartwell D. Grissell, Esq., of B.N.C., Oxford, and him on Saturday for a Conference as to Ritual. We trust Norbury-park, near Dorking, has been appointed Chambermaid to the that his Lordship may soon be restored to health, and that in Pope." Can it be that the Pope adopts the idea of the Times and Pall the meantime he may be led to perceive the evils he will pro- Mall Gazette that “verts” are generally old women whatever their duce if he feels called upon to please his Low Church friends sex. by letting them go free while enforcing what he imagines to
Since Miss Walker's munificent bequest to the Scottish Church it has be the law on the points named in the very significant para- been, we are informed, finally determined that the present energetic graph in Monday's Times. The Bishop considers that he Primus of Scotland, Dr. Eden, shall vacate the See of Moray and be has a right to enforce the following regulations, amongst translated to the less ancient but more important See of Edinburgh. others, in all the Churches of his Diocese, and it is under- Several names have been mentioned as likely to succeed His Grace, but stood that he will take means to enforce them :-The prohibi- we believe the Rev. M. Maccoll has been strongly recommended by Mr. tion of the notices of high Celebration of the Holy Eucha- Gladstone for the post. Had Dr. Miller, of Greenwich, been advanced rist; the ceremonial mixing water with the wine at the Holy to the English Episcopate Mr. Maccoll would have, it is no secret, Communion ; the eleration of the paten and the cup; the become Vicar of that parish. Mr. Maccoll is well known at St. John's, ringing of a bell at the time of Consecration and elevation ; Aberdeen, St. Barnabas
, Pimlico, and St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, and by making the sign of a cross when about to mix water with his bold assertions under the signature of “Scrutator” in the Guardian. the wine ; wearing stoles and dalmatics at the Communion The report of his being engaged to be married to Miss Octavia Drake Service ; using lighted candles on the Communion Table has been contradicted. during Celebration ; the ceremonial use of lighted candles at other times ; using incense for censing persons and things ;
PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS. processions round the Church with thurifers, incense vessels, crucifixes, and candles ; leaving the Holy Table uncovered on The Rev. R. P. M, Dodington, to the Rectory of Stowel, Somerset.
The Rev. J. H. Gedge, to the Rectory of Honington, Suffolk. Good Friday ; blessing of candles, &c. The points which the
The Rev. Alfred Octavius Hartley, to the Vicarage of Steeple Aston, Wilts. Bishop proposes to leave untouched for the present are those The Rev. H. T. Hill, to a Prebendal Stall in Hereford Cathedral.
The Rev. W. Hocker, to the Vicarage of Buckerell, Devon. on which Sir Robert Phillimore decided against the promoter The Rev. F. Hodgson, to the Rectory of Pilton, Northampton. of the suit. They are as follows :—The vases of flowers on
The Rev. Basil M. Jones, to the Vicarage of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd.
The Right Rev. F. T. McDougall, to the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon. the Holy Table, regarding which the Dean of the Arches The Rev. Thomas Mathews, to the Vicarage of Llandiagad.
The Rev. C. F. Thornwell, to the Vicarage of Burton-upon-Trent. said there was no evidence to prove that they had been used The Rov. N. Woodard, to a Canonry in the Cathedral Church of Manchester. as an additional rite or ceremony; administration of wine and water mixed ; standing in front of the Holy Table, with back to the people, during the Prayer of Consecration ; the use of Home and Foreign Church News. wafer bread; wearing a chasuble at the Communion Service; wearing tunicles and albs at the Communion Service; wear
The Bishop of London is suffering from a bilious attack. ing the biretta. It is understood that the Clergy more immediately affected will resist the Bishop's attempt to suppress
Mr. Rogers is the new organist of St. Alban's, Holborn. the practices in which they are interested, and that a fierce
A Retreat for business men is being held at St. Philip's, Clerkenwell. Ecclesiastical battle may be expected.
The restoration of the west front of Wells Cathedral has been com
menced. The Rev. Edward Husband some three months ago "forsook The corner-stone of a new Church at Bridlington Quay was laid on the errors of the Church of England for those of the Church Monday week. of Rome,” as "going over" was once paraphrased. He has A Consular Chaplaincy at Valparaiso has been conferred upon the Rev. now forsaken the errors of the Church of Rome for those of W. H. Lloyd, M.A. the Church of England, and has given his reasons for each At St. Peter's, London Docks, the Service for Holy Week will commigration in two letters, each of which is very gushing and mence at six a.m., and close about ten p.m. Tery weak, and taken together leave an impression on the At the funeral of a boy in Essex lavender gloves were given to the mind of the reader that it is a pity that either of them was mourners and the officiating Priest instead of black ones. written—the first establishes nothing but the folly of the The Bishop of Oxford held a Confirmation at Eton College Chapel on writer, and the second, of which we gave a portion last week, Saturday, when about 140 pupils were confirmed. needlessly confirms it. We are informed by the papers that
The Parish Church of Ollerton, being past repair is to be rebuilt at the Mr. Husband has been preaching at Yarmouth. We are of expense of Dowager Lady Rolle, at a cost of 70001. opinion that for decency's sake Mr. Husband ought not to
A Special Service will be held in St. Paul's Cathedral on the evening preach anywhere for a year or so, i.e.
, till he may be supposed of Good Friday. We believe the Dean will be the preacher. to have made up his mind. Mr. Husband's great want is a
We are glad to hear that the Rev. Dr. F. G. Lec is announced to cele
brate at Al Saints' Church, Lambeth, at the High Celebration on Easter wise and trusty friend—his very name suggests the best way morning, and to preach on Easter evening. of securing one. No doubt Mr. Husband has done well in
St. Andrew's Church, Hertford, has been reopened by the Bishop of returning to a Communion whose discipline does not forbid Rochester, and the Clergy have discontinued the use of the Geneva the marriage of the Clergy.
On the evening of Tuesday weck the Archbishop of Syra, before It is reported in the Diocese of Exeter that the Rev. Charles Voysey, leaving this country, attended Evenso::g at the Parish Church of Folke
stone. on his resigning Headlaugh, will be presented to a valuable Cornish Living by a very Broad Church layman.
The John Bull hears that the Rev. T. E. Wilkinson is going out as
Bishop to Zululand, the Bishopric long contemplated as a memorial to At the recent election for Bristol the Whig Dean, Dr. Elliot, recorded Bishop Mackenzie. his vote very early in favour of Mr. Elisha Robinson, a rabid Dissenter
The Archbishop of York will preach next Sunday evening at St. and an active member of the Liberation Society. Verily Whigs are the Paul's Cathedral at the Special Service. The last of the Services will be pests of creation !
on Easter Day, when Canon Liddon will preach.