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special reference to the great expiation accomplished in the death of our Lord, and, together with the greater part of the Mosaic institutions, ceased
Literary Notices. when the reality of which they were the shadow had come (p. 81.)
The transition from the Mosaic code to the Sermon on the Mount was not a sudden one, nor one for which the national mind was un prepared ;
Why I Left the Church of Rome, by Willis Nevins (Hayes). on the contrary there had been going on for centuries such a develop- It seems that Mr. W. Nevins at first * thought such and such nent in tho moral teaching that we may be sure there was also an theories must be true, and therefore historical facts, &c., must improved morality in life. This improvement or development is so marked be made to suit the theory.” As time went on he became satisthat it has led to a theory respecting the Book of Deuteronomy, which fied that this was not sound reasoning, and so returned to the will require some more particular notice (p. 85). We have not space to give the author's
Church of England. He dwells much on the suppressions of very
able examinanation of the idea that this book is of a date long after Moses' truth made by Roman Catholic historians, but we cannot find time, but he clearly shows that the argument is unsound, and anything very forcible or new in his arguments, which are
simply a small portion of those given by everyone who quotes by the Divine Lawgiver in anticipation of that gradual moral history in contradiction of the claims of Ultramontanism. development which actually took place in the Jewish nation. On this point, of the law being given in anticipation of a con
Ponder and Pray, translated by the Rev. F. Humphrey, and siderable advance, while yet from its whole nature it was also published by Mr. Hayes, abounds in plainspoken truths, essentially different from the Christian religion for which it eminently suited for consideration in Lent. It is divided into prepared the way, we have the following forcible remarks
short chapters on Eternity,” “Sin,” “Repentance," &c. The immediate purpose of the law was to separate this one nation from Some may say that its language is occasionally a little like a the rest of mankind, so that there should be a sort of moral as well as Low Church tract, but plain, forcible language is very useful ceremonial sanctification of that people out of whom the promised seed when it conveys, as in this case, true and sound doctrine. We should come.
The law was essentially earthly ; what we understand by the spiritual element in the Church had no place in the hope that a cheaper edition may soon be issued, as it would earlier religion. Sacrifices and ordinances were not Sacraments ; they prove very useful to the Clergy if issued at a shilling. had no inward grace attached to them, they were signs of something absent, not the means whereby present grace is conferred. Accordingly the regenerating and sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit was not
Mr. Hayes has published in a convenient little volume a vouchsafed through the ordinances of the Mosaic law. Abraham was translation of Avrillon's Devotions at the Blessed Sacranot justified by circumcision, nor David pardoned through any sacrifice ment. It is much to be regretted that the paper used is of he could offer. St. Paul repeatedly affirms the first, David himself asserts so thin and common a sort that the printing shows through the latter ; they were not like the Sacraments of the Church, the in a most distressing manner, To bestow commendations on appointed means by which the benefits of the atonement could be convoyed to man. No eternal life was promised through the ordinances of the works of Avrillon is wholly unnecessary ; their devotional the older dispensation.
There is frequently a vague notion beauty has commended them to every Christian, and all that that the all-sufficient atonement of Christ acted on the Sacrifices of the we can do is to thank the translator for a fluent English old law in a like manner as it does on the Sacraments of the new law,
edition. in utter forgetfulness that this is exactly the idea which both our Lord and St. Paul so continually combatted. The burden of St. Paul's argument in the Epistles to the Romans and Galatians is that by the
Resting Places : a Manual of Christian Doctrine, Duty and works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Thus there were no atonements provided for sins against the morai law, nor for direct Devotion. (Masters.) The author, the Rev. James S. Pollock, offences against God such as idolatry (pp. 45-6-7-8).
Resting Places' cannot hope to satisfy Christians The chapter on the Apocrypha, with a long note containing who have been accustomed to the use of regular Offices,' but part of an article contributed to the Christian Remembrancer may be a help to some who find simple forms most useful to by the author, is a masterly exposition of the true character their souls. It is chiefly compiled from English sources.” of these much misunderstood books, showing that the idea of We can strongly recommend it to our readers as a valuable their being of inferior importance and authority to the rest of help to those who strive to sanctify a busy life by reference to the Old Testament is utterly wrong, and pointing out the God in all things. It embraces in a concise manner sound important place they bear, not only as records of Jewish doctrine, with prayers, special and general, for all occasions, History, but as affording a deep insight into the interpretation and well-selected hymns; in fact, it exemplifies that it is conof other parts of the Old Testament.
sistent to " Pray without ceasing
or live a life of prayer, The fifth chapter which deals with the Development of though fully occupied with secular business. The little book Prophecy, and takes us to the middle of the book, is a very is well got up, thoroughly orthodox in tone, and likely to be able one. It shows how in early days prophecy chiefly related of use to many persons. to the contest which should prevail from the time of the Fall between the opposing principles of Good and Evil, Mr. Hodges' issue of useful little books is continued. exemplified first in Abel and Cain, and then in Noah's Manuals for the People, by the author of “ What every time, when the Deluge came in punishment of the general Christian ought to know and do,” is an excellent little wickedness of men. He points out the very singular fact series of penny books, containing instruction in Christian that from Moses' death to the time of Hezekiah, though there Doctrine. Prayers for morning and evening, for use at Miswas a continual succession of prophets, their prophecies had sionary Meetings, &c., and “ A Guide to the Church Services,". reference almost without exception to events of transitory or all plainly written and clearly printed. Then his second trifling interest shortly to come to pass. During the tribula- series of Penny Monthly Sermons, entitled Plain Preaching tion of the Israelitish captivity the spirit of prophecy shone for Poor People are wonderfully good and cheap, being short, forth, and the glories of Messiah's kingdom were foretold ; plain and pointed. The Gospel Story is a plain commenbut on their restoration it died out. We have not space to tary on the Holy Gospels, in which various incidents of our do more than thus briefly sketch out the aim and method of Blessed Lord's life and Ministry are expounded in a practical this remarkable book, which will well repay a careful perusal. way, which without any profession of criticism, explains very Next week we hope to deal with the remainder of it, fully what they are meant to teach. It is issued in sixpenny which, as bearing on the Christian Church, has a more parts. A report was circulated that Our Curates' Budget immediate interest, throwing light on many controversies of was at an end, but we are happy to find a new series of the present time. Some persons may remember the remarkable interesting stories quite equal to any that went before, and paragraph in which the connection between the Jewish and which will, we have no doubt, be fully appreciated by our Christian Church is pointed out by Mr. Disraeli in "Sybil." I readers.
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sympathy with the Irish branch of our Church in the struggle through
which she is now passing. We offer our fervent prayers to Almighty (From a Correspondent).
God that His Spirit may direct your Councils, and that you may be There are additional Services in many of the Dublin Churches during enabled thereby to complete a system of Church government which may Lent. In All Saints', Grangegorian, St. Bartholomew's and St. John be best fitted for making known in Ireland the pure faith of our Reformed the Evangelist, Sandymount, there is a Sermon on Wednesday evening. Church, and which may thus be the means of bringing many souls to In the two former Daily Service twice every day, and a Celebration of the Christ. We beg to assure you that our efforts shall not be wanting Holy Communion at 8 o'clock on Thursday morning, in addition to the whenever you may call upon us to render such assistance on this side the 8 and 11.30 Celebrations on Sunday.
Channel as we may be able to do, to our beloved sister Church. We have On the motion of Rev. Stewart Blacker, the words “ or Presbyter” hitherto abstained from any public action in the matter, deeming it best were placed after Priest in the preamble of the Draught Constitution of that the Church in Ireland should first frame her constitution, and should the Irish Church. Mr. Dawson, Incumbent of St. Bartholomew's, wrote then suggest to us the manner in which we may best serve her interests. to the daily papers, pointing out that the derivation of a word does not | We have watched with sincere sympathy all that has passed amongst determine its meaning, as many of the speakers at the Irish Church you, and we are sure that we express a feeling that is spread wide and Convention had implied when speaking of these words, and Mr. Dawson deep in the English people, when we wish you every blessing and support further pointed out that the meaning which the word Priest had in the from above, and when we assure you that we shall always regard the English language at the Reformation, and in which it is used in the members of the Church in Ireland with sincere love as our brethren in Authorized Version, is the one which it must bear in the Prayer Book. Christ, united to us by the strong bond of common faith and hope of This, of course, produced a number of indignant letters from gentle salvation. With much personal esteem for yourself, we are, my dear men whose chief reason for writing about the word is their Protestant Lord Archbishop, your faithful brothers in Christ,
“A. C. CANTUAR. feeling; indeed, one gentleman, a Mr. W. H. S. Monck, seems to have
“ W. EBOR. taken all the affairs of the Irish Church under his kind protection and “His Grace the Lord Primate of All Ireland.” superintendence, for every morning he favours the public with his views The address was signed by 3,777 Clergy and Laity. as to what has been done well or badly, and what must yet be done; for example, he says, " we must never cease to agitate” until all power of
The time of the Convention on Thursday was chiefly occupied with a veto on the acts of the other orders in the Convention is taken from the motion brought forward by Archdeacon Stopford, to the effect that the Bishops.
General Synod may, if it seems fit, take into consideration any recomIn speech in the Convention, Rev. King Irwin proved that one could mendation which may have been unanimously agreed to by the Ritual hardly speak of a true Priest if one wanted to do so, inasmuch as none
Commissioners in England, without compelling it to pass through the
various stages by which, under previous regulations, it would be obliged of the words cohen (ab, in Hebrew, hiereus (iepevs) in Greek, and to pass. The object of Archdeacon Stopford in bringing this subject sacerdos in Latin signifies a sacrificer.
forward was to bring a division of Services, and such alterations in the Lord James Butler spoke of five Ritualistic Churches in Dublin, but Lectionary and other parts of the Prayer Book as the Ritual Commiswhen it is known that only two Churches (All Saints' and St. Bartholo- sioners may recommend, under the consideration of the General Synod mew's) have different coloured altar cloths for the various festivals, and at an earlier period, and to enable it to be passed by easier stages than only one Choral Service every Sunday (St. Bartholomew's), it may modify would otherwise be the case. A long and interesting debate followed, this statement. Amongst some people in Ireland to have a cross at all and on a division being called for, a vote by orders was taken, when there on any part of a Church, and to have the Psalms chanted, is Ritualism.
appeared :On Tuesday evening, March 8th, a paper will be read before the Irish
For Archdeacon Stopford's motion :Church Society, President, Dr. Maturin, on “The several efforts which
79 have been made towards the restitution of Catholic Communion between
Clergy the Orthodox Greek Church and the Church of England,” by Rev. Edward
99-178 N. Hoare, A.M., Rector of Killeskey.-On Monday evening, March 14th, a
Against it :paper will be read at a meeting of the Theological Society, Trinity
59 College, Dublin, on “The Christian Priesthood,” by William B.
50-109 Maturin, Esq.
At the commencement of the business on Friday:
Professor GALBRAITH presented the Report of the Clerical RepresentaTHE IRISH CHURCH CONVENTION.
tives Committee, allocating the Clerical representatives to the various We continue the proceedings of the Convention from our last Dioceses as follows :-Armagh 24, Meath 12, Derry 16, Down 20, number.
Kilmore 17, Tuam 10, Dublin 29, Ossory 21, Cashel 13, Cork 22, At the sitting on Tuesday. Lord James Butler, who had resigned his Killaloe 10, Limerick 10; exempt jurisdiction of Newry and Mourne 1; seat on Saturday, on account of the meeting assenting to the principle total Clerical representatives 208. The consideration of the Report was of allowing the Bishops a veto, attended, and asked leave to withdraw fixed for Tuesday next. The Primate then urged upon the Convention his resignation ; also the following letter, which he had sent to the the necessity of expediting its business as much as possible, as there was
1 Convention :
still a great deal of work before them. The Convention then proceeded “Drumcondra Castle, Feb. 26, 1870. to consider the constitution of Diocesan Synods. Upon Clause 1, a long "My Lord Archbishop,—The decision arrived at by the Convention discussion arose as to whether each separate Diocese should have a yesterday of placing in the hands of the Bishops for ever,' an absolute separate Diocesan Synod, it being in some cases geographically impossible veto being, as I consider, a departure from Scriptural precedent, a betrayal to assemble the Clerical and Lay representatives of some of the united of the rights of the Laity and Clergy, and not only a desertion of the Dioceses in one place. As an example, it was mentioned that the principles of the Reformation, but a return to those which were then present Diocese of the Primate extends from one side of Ireland to condemned, and therefore a decision which will be repudiated by a
the other, from the Bay of Dundalk to the Bay of Donegal, and that, majority of the Protestants of Ireland, I feel that in a Convention which therefore, two Diocesan Synods, one for the Diocese of Armagh and the proceeds on such principles in organising a Church in Ireland, intended other for the Diocese of Clogher, were absolutely needful. It was also to replace that which in 1871 will cease to exist, I have no longer a right stated that in the cases of the
united Dioceses of Limerick, Ardfert, and to sit. To a Church so constituted, by whatever high-sounding name it Aghadoe, the distances were so great from any central place of meeting, may be called, I shall never belong. I therefore beg to place in your that a Synod for each Diocese was imperative if any real business was Grace's hands my resignation as a delegate for the Diocese of Dublin. to be transacted in them. This was felt to be a powerful argument for -Your obedient servant,
“ JAMES WANDESFORD BUTLER.” the revival of the suppressed Sees, and there can be no doubt that an According to arrangement, the meeting proceeded with the considera- which were suspended in 1834, under the Church Temporalities Act.
earnest effort will shortly be made to restore to Ireland the Bishoprics tion of chapter 2 of the draft report, which referred to the formation of It was finally decided that each separate Diocese should decide for itself a Representative Body, upon which there was considerable dis ssion during the sitting, and some clauses were agreed to.
whether it would have its own Diocesan Synod, or unite with the other The Convention did not sit on Ash Wednesday till one o'clock. Several the words "Priests’Orders” should be omitted in the qualifications required
Dioceses under the same Bishop. The Rev. James Walsh then moved that of the Bishops and many of the delegates attended Morning Service in of a Clergyman who should be entitled to a seat in the Diocesan Synod, St. Patrick's Cathedral. The chief question discussed throughout the thus admitting Deacons to the Synod, so that in future it would consist day was the Charter to be applied for by the Representative Body under the provisions of the Irish Church Act.
“ of the Beneficed and the licensed Clergy, and of at least one Synodman
On the motion of General from each parish.” The division on this Amendment was greatly Dunne, a Committee was appointed to draw up a draft Charter and pre- influenced by the circumstance that the laity are admitted as Synodmen sent it to the Convention. On the motion of Mr. T. Cooke Trench, it at twenty-one, whereas a candidate for Priests' Orders would be excluded was agreed that all the members of the Representative Body should be after he entered the Diaconate. The admission of the Deacons was communicants of the Church. During the sitting the Lord Primate, read advocated by the Dean of Cashel, by Lord James Butler, and the Rev. the following document amid loud cheering :
J. Brandon; and opposed by the Bishop and Archdeacon of Meath,
“ Bishopthorpe, York, Feb. 21. Vice-Chancellor Chatterton, the Rev. J. G. Scott, and Dr. Alfred Lee, “My Dear Lord Archbishop,-In sending you the accompanying who divided the House upon the question. A vote by orders was called address, we desire to add a few words of our own to express our deep for, when there appeared
For omitting the words :
duced great excitement in the United States. There are a large number Clergy
of societies in America which call themselves " infidel," and one or two Laity
Theistic Churches, which may possibly be affected by Judge Sharswood's For retaining them :
decision, since the laws of the various States are almost identical on the Clergy
subjects involved in it. But the decision in the Cincinnati case—which Laity
has been looked for with great anxiety throughout the country-promises There being a majority of both orders in favour of the omission of stood that the Roman Catholics will immediately take measures to
to result in a religious struggle throughout the country. It is underthe words, they were struck out accordingly. On Clause 3, the question demand a release from the school rates, or at least a proportion of the arose as to whether the Synodmen in any Diocesan Synod should be two or one for each officiating Clergymen. In the Diocese of Cork an equality in New York, and it is predicted by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher,
school fund for their separate schools. They have already secured this had been established, while in that of Down and Connor the principle of Horace Greeley, and others, that unless the Bible can be withdrawn from two laity to one Clergyman had been adopted. It was considered desirable the common schools every denomination will claim the immunity which that a uniform system should be established throughout the country, and a majority of the Diocese had declared in favour of two to one. This was
must be conceded to the Catholics, and thus the whole educational system carried, leave being given to any Diocese to establish for itself the will crumble away.-Pall Mall Gazette. equality of Clerical and Lay representatives if it so desired.
THE COUNT DE MONTALEMBERT ON PAPAL INFALLIBILITY. CHURCH AND STATE IN AMERICA.
The Paris Correspondent of the Times gives a letter from the Notwithstanding the efforts made by the founders of the United States Count de Montalembert to a person who had pointed out to him what Government to compass a thorough separation between Church and he considered a flagrant contradiction between his former speeches in the State by a constitution which not only secured the equality of all religions, Chamber of Peers against Gallicanism, and his present adhesion to the but did not even contain the name of the Deity, several recent divisions protest of Father Gratry against the absolute supremacy and separate of State Courts show that their ideal is far from being realised. As infallibility of the Pope. The letter is dated Paris, the 28th of February, regards the equality of sects, the constitutions of the several States copy. lute and victorious adversary twenty-five years ago was solely the vexa
1870. After explaining that the Ga!licanism of which he was the resowithout exception the provisions of the United States, yet several of them recognise the Divine existence and the need of morality and tious or oppressive intervention of the temporal power in spirituals, and religion,” and these are generally identified by the judges with Protestant had nothing in common with that maintained by Father Gratry, the
Count concludes as follows:Christianity. In the case of Levi Nice, who recently bequeathed property to be held in fee simple by the Infidel Society of Philadelphia, At the same time I willingly adinit that, if I have nothing to cancel hereafter to be incorporated,” Judge Sharswood, of the Supreme Court I should have a great deal to add. I have sinned by omission, or rather of Pennsylvania, recently decided that the bequest was invalid, because by want of foresight. I said, "Gallicanism is dead, because it made no such society could be incorporated in that State. The acts provided itself the servant of the State ; you have now only to inter it. I think for the incorporation of societies and associations for literary, charitable
. I then spoke the truth. It was dead, and completely dead. How, then, religious, and beneficial purposes, and an Infidel Society could not bə has it risen again? I do not hesitate to reply. In consequence of the included in that category. In the course of his decision the Judge said :- lavish encouragement given, under the Pontificate of Pius IX., to exag“It is entire consistency with the sacred guarantee of the rights of con
gerated doctrines, outraging the good sense as well as the honour of the science and religious liberty contained in the constitution of the State to human race-doctrines of which not even the coming shadow was perhold that even if Christianity is not part of the law of the land it is ceptible under the Parliamentary Monarchy. the popular religion of the country, an insult to which would be indict- “There is wanting, then, to that speech, as to the one I made in the able as directly tending to disturb the public peace.” A decision of still National Assembly on the Roman expedition, essential reservations greater importance was given by the Superior Court of Cincinnati, Ohio, against spiritual despotism, against absolute monarchy, which I have on the 15th ult., on the case involving the reading of the Bible in the always detested in the State, and which does not inspire me with less public free schools of that city. The School Board of Cincinnati, by a repugnance in the Church. vote of nearly two-thirds, decided some time since that the reading of " But, in 1847, what could give rise to a suspicion that the liberal the Bible and singing of hymns with which the schools were ordinarily | Pontificate of Pius IX., acclaimed by all the Liberals of the two worlds, opened should be suspended. An injunction was instituted against the would become the Pontificate represented and personified by the Univers carrying out of this decision, and the case was argued by the leading and the Civilta? In the midst of the unanimous cries then uttered by lawyers of the State at great length in November last. In the decision the Clergy in favour of liberty as in Belgium, of liberty in everything and just given--sustaining the injunction—two of the judges agreed, while for all, how could we foresee as possible the incredible wheelabout of the third read a dissenting opinion. The case for the School Board rested almost all that same Clergy in 1852—the enthusiasm of most of the on the assertion that the reading of the Protestant Bible was an oppression Ultramontane doctors for the revival of Cæsarism? The harangues of to Catholics, Jews, and to others who believed that there were errors in Monseigneur Parisis, the charges of Monseigneur de Salinis, and especially the Bible--all of whom were taxed to support the schools, and was the permanent triumph of those lay theologians of absolutism who began inconsistent with the provision in the 7th section of the Bill of Rights by squandering all our liberties, all our principles, all our former ideas, of Ohio, which reads as follows:
before Napoleon III., and afterwards immolated justice and truth, reason “ All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty and history, in one great holocaust to the idol they raised up for themGod according to the dictates of their own conscience. No person shall
selves at the Vatican ? be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship against “If that word idol seems to you too strong, be pleased to lay the blame his consent; and no preference shall be given by law to any religious on what Monseigneur Sibour, Archbishop of Paris, wrote to me on the society, nor shall any interference with the rights of conscience be per- 10th Spetember, 1853 :- The new Ultramontane school leads us to a mitted. No religious test shall be required as a qualification for office, double idolatry--the idolatry of the temporal power and of the spiritual nor shall any person be incompetent to be a witness on account of his power. When you formerly, like ourselves, M. le Comte, made loud proreligious belief; but nothing herein shall be construed to dispense with fessions of Ultramontanism you did not understand things thus. We
1 oaths or affirmations. Religion, morality, and knowledge, however, being defended the independence of the spiritual power against the preessential to good government, it shall be the duty of the General Assembly i tensions and encroachments of the temporal power, but we respected to pass suitable laws to protect every religious denomination in the peace- the constitution of the State and the constitution of the Church. We able enjoyment of its own mode of public worship, and to encourage did not do away with all intermediate power, all hierarchy, all reasonablo schools and the means of instruction.”
discussion, all legitimate resistance, all individuality, all spontaneity. The reading of the Bible, it was said, kept from one-third to three. The Pope and the Emperor were not one the whole Church and the other fifths of the children out of the City schools. The majority of the the whole State. Doubtless there are times when the Pope may set himCourt held that under the last clause the State is connected with religion; self above all the rules which are only for ordinary times, and when his that all are taxed to “protect” religious worship ; that Church property power is as extensive as the necessities of the Church. The old Ultrais under it exempt from taxation ; that the family Bible is exempted montanes kept this in mind, but they did not make of the exception & from executions ; that in the Apprentice Law the master is bound at the rule. The new Ultramontanes have pushed everything to extremes, and close of his term to give the apprentice a copy of the Bible ; that by the have abounded in hostile arguments against all liberties—those of the Penitential Law each criminal is furnished with a Bible; that the Bible State as well as those of the Church. If such systems were not calcuis placed by law in every court of justice ; that for these Bibles all lated to compromise the most serious religious interests at the present citizens are taxed; that blasphemy is made criminal, not only against time, and especially at a future day, one might be content with despising the Supreme Being, but the Son and the Holy Ghost names found only them, but when one has a presentment of the evils they are preparing in the Bible; that “religion" did not mean natural religion ; and that for us it is difficult to be silent and resigned. You have therefore done while they did not regard the English Bible as a sectarian book, so far as well, M. le Comte, to stigmatise them." Catbolics, Jews, and Rationalists are concerned, they were at liberty to Thus, Sir, did the Pastor of the vastest Diocese in Christendom express have their own schools, and also to raise the quite different question as to himself seventeen years ago, congratulating me upon one of my first the justice of the present distribution of school rates.
protests against the spirit which, since then, I have never ceased to The decisions of the two Courts to which we have referred have pro- l combat. For it is not to-day, it was in 1852 that I began to struggle
Against the detestable political and religious aberrations which make up implication. Is it not of the essence of heresy to say the "eye” to the contemporary Ultramontanism.
** hand," I have no need of thee? What argument against Rome or “Here, then, traced by the pen of an Archbishop of Paris, is the Dissent have we when we do what they do—viz., make articles of faith explanation of the mystery that preoccupies you, and of the contrast not sanctioned by the Church in General Council ? The misleading you point out between my Ultramontanism of 1847, and my Gallicanism character of the Thirty-nine Articles (besides their uselessness) is seen of 1870.
in the one which treats of “General Councils,” saying they “have " Therefore, without having either the will or the power to discuss the erred.” This at first sight contradicts the act above quoted and the question now debating in the Council, I hail with the most grateful Homilies. What, then, does it really mean? Bishops Burnet and admiration, first, the great and the generous Bishop of Orleans, then the Browne say it refers to such Councils only as “pass” (!) for “General” eloquent and intrepid Priests who have had the courage to place them-Councils among Romanists. Is it creditable to the English Church to selves across the path of the torrent of adulation, imposture, and servility retain Articles requiring such a gloss as this to bring them into harmony by which we risk being swallowed up. Thanks to them, Catholic France with historical fact, Acts of Parliament, and the Homilies ? will not have remained too much below Germany, Hungary, and
Your obedient servant, A CATHOLIC CHURCHMAN. America. I publicly pride myself, and more than I can express by Vicarage, St. Wollaston. words, to have them for friends and for brother academicians. I have but one regret, that of being prevented by illness from descending into the
THE PRINCE OF WALES' EXAMPLE IN RELIGION. arena in their suite, not, certainly, on the ground of theology, but on that of history and of the social and political consequences of the system they
Sm, -The Prince of Wales came on Ash Wednesday on a visit to Mr. contend against. Thus should I deserve my share (and it is the only H. Chaplin, M.P., at Lincoln, and to join the hounds' meeting next ambition remaining to me) in those litanies of abuse daily launched day in the neighbourhood. Last year, on Ash Wednesday, His Royal against my illustrious friends by a too numerous portion of that poor Highness was in the fields at the hour of Divine Service on Ash WednesClergy which prepares for itself so sad a destiny, and which I formerly day in another county. Will you have the courage to protest against loved, defended, and honoured as it had not yet been by any in modern this desecration? Royalty has long treated Churchmanship in England France.
with coolness, but surely the Prince of Wales has amusements enough "I thank you once more, Sir, for having enabled me thus to say what without selecting one of the few days left for observance as a day of I think, and I should be a great deal more obliged to you if I could hope abstinence, to be turned into a Carnival
. I have no objection to field that you would obtain the publication of this letter in one of the journals sports in themselves, but the example of His Royal Highness I say is with which your opinions must put you in intercourse.
an uncalled-for scandal and an outrage upon the feelings of Churchpeople. “ Accept, &c., “CH. DE MONTALEMBERT.”
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
A LINCOLNSHIRE PRIEST.
REVISION OF THE BIBLE.
be a loss to the English language to have the present authorized edition Correspondence.
of the Bible withdrawn from general use ? A new and revised edition in more modern English would have a debasing influence upon the
language of the country. Grimm speaks thus of Luther's Bible :-" In (The Editor is not responsible for the opinions of his Correspondents.) this work Luther has made use of his mother tongue with such force, THE S.P.G. AND BISHOP TEMPLE.
purity, and beauty, that his style from its powerful influence on our
whole language, must be considered to have been the germ, and laid the STR.-It appears from the slight account in the papers that the meeting basis of the modern high German language, from which up to the of the S.P.G. was content to eat its leek while protesting against it
, present day but few deviations have taken place, and those mostly to after the fashion of ancient Pistol. Of course all such hasty apologetic the detriment of its force and expressiveness." Has not the authorized speeches go just for nothing. The fact remains that a Society for the English Bible had a similar effect upon the language of this country ? Propagation of the Gospel chooses as a fit person for its Vice-Presidency If this is granted, would it not be an error to lose it ? the leader of the Septem Contra C., the Subscriber to Colenso, the patron Ecclesfield, Sheffield.
G. P. HAYDON. of schismatic conventicles, the advocate of each man's individual conscience or fancy versus the dogmatic faith of the Bible, &c., &c., and thereby deliberately sides with him, and commits itself to all his crude, schoolboy heresies. Can it wonder then, if they, who don't understand
Miscellaneous. such coquetting between truth and falsehood, take their names off its books, as I, for one, have done, after a life-membership of nearly half a century.
The Morning Advertiser understands it was finally settled at the Oh! but it did not elect " Frederick Temple” “with all his blushing Minister of the Crown should ask for special powers to enable the Exe
Cabinet Council on Saturday that within the next ten days the First honours thick upon him!” Oh dear no! only the new, untried (respected) cutive to cope with the shamefully disorganised state of society in Ireland. Bishop of Exeter. Only him who adheres to all he had done before, The establishment of a detective branch of the Royal Irish constabulary though for common decency's sake ashamed to repeat some part of it. Your Majesty may be unable to condemn the Earl of Strafford in your
will, it is said, be one of the remedies proposed. private conscience, but in your public, as King, you may sign his death A deputation of Irish members of Parliament and a number of local warrant.” “I don't fight as a Bishop, but as a noble," exclaimed the delegates had an interview with Mr. Gladstone on Saturday in reference continental Prince Prelate. “ Just so, my lord,” was the reply,” but to the Land Bill. At a meeting held before the interview, it had been when hereafter one part of you is condemned for bloodshed what will decided unanimously to recommend that the principle of Ulster tenantbecome of the other?” Your obedient servant, TEMPLE BAR. right, a definition of which was agreed to, should be applied to the
whole of the country. Some of the speakers went so far as to say that THE THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES SUPERSEDED.
they would rather matters remained as they were than accept the present SIR,—Your reviewer's remark last week, that it is useless to talk of Ministry to do justice to Ireland. Mr. Gladstone, in his reply, said it
Bill. All expressed, however, confidence in the desire of the present doing away with the Thirty-nine Articles until a substitute is found, induces me to point out one of a strictly orthodox and Catholic character opinions of the Irish people, to consult also the feelings of the people
was incumbent on the Ministry, while doing their utmost to satisfy the already existing. is simply the rule of faith of the Greek Church, of England and Scotland. The right hon. gentleman expressed no nominally held also by the English-viz.. Holy Scripture and the Creeds opinion as to the specific question brought before him, but promised to and Canons of the six real Ecumenical Councils—“ Shall not have invite the attention of the Cabinet to the suggestions which had bee authority or power to order, determine, or adjudge any matter or cause
made to him. to be heresy, but only such as heretofore have been determined, ordered, or adjudged to be heresy by the authority of the Canonical Scriptures, In 1663 Charles II., on his progress to Scotland to be crowned, went or by the first four General Councils, or any of them, or by any other to see a Protestant nunnery at Gedding Parva, near Stilton, in HunGeneral Council,” &c. (1 Eliz. I. 36.) This is exactly the position of the tingdonshire, instituted and appointed by Mrs. Farrar, a widow of 80 Greek Church, and what do we want more? Do these Councils not years of age, who said that she had bidden adieu to all fears and hopes provide that no addition shall be made to the Nicene Creed ? Do they in this world, and only desired to love God. In this house none were not acknowledge the rightful authority of Scripture ? Do they not permitted to reside who would not devote themselves to prayers at provide for the Succession of Bishops? The Homilies say, “ those six certain hours—morning, noon, evening, and night-and eat and drink Councils were allowed and received of all men," and I venture to express by measure. Within the chapel was a rich altar, crucifix, and wax an opinion that we should have every needful safeguard, if the Articles candles, and before the reading of prayers they bowed thrice to the altar were abolished to-morrow, in the acknowledged decisions of these six as they went up and came down. They were at liberty to use any General Councils. I venture further to express an opinion that no vocation within the ho
ng books, teaching scholars, or studyNational Church has the right to make and impose articles of faith ing, and if any of the society were inclined to marry, they had free ather than such as the whole Church has sanctioned either directly or by I liberty to depart.- Fosbrooke's Monachism, p. 398.
THE CHURCH HERALD, High Church and Conservative Paper, the trouble even to complain of the disgraceful way in which
Mr. ABBOTT, Great Tower Street, E.C.
Mr. BAKER, Cosham, Hants.
Mr. HAYES, Lyall Place.
Mr. JORDAN, Strand.
Mr. G. S. SIIAW, Cheltenham.
Mr. WATLING, Strand.
All the discussions on the Government Education Bill show
but we trust that Churchmen will not fail to perceive its per
nicious tendency, and will steadfastly oppose the arrangement Scale of Charges for Advertisements.
which enables the Education Board to establish a school, sup
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fearing that they will be outvoted in many places; but we One Column Half Column
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The mutiny which broke out on Friday at Woolwich among
serious one, is but a slight intimation of the discontent and
disaffection which the abominable cheeseparing economics of The CHURCH HERALD mav he ordered through any Bookseller or Newsman. It is the present Ministry fosters throughout the country. In kept on Sale at Messrs. W. H. SMITH & SON'S principul Book Stalls, and by the Ireland we have six soldiers of the 18th, a regiment not long following Booksellers :
returned from India, arrested for seditious cries; in all our
dockyard towns famine incites to disaffection those it does not Air. G. M. ATKINSON, 40, King William Mr. NEALE. Pimlico.
Mr. GEORGE PEVERALL, Walworth slay. When will Englishmen rouse themselves and see to it Mr. H. B. BULT, 25, New Quebec Street,
that justice is done ; that the cries of them that are oppressed Portman Square, W.
Mr. POTTLE, Royal Exchange.
mouth; and Gosport.
Mr. ROBINSON, Brook Street, Holborn. We deeply regret that Conservative Churchmen have been Mr. BETTESWORTII, Horndean,
Messrs. SMART & ALLEN, Paternoster Mr. W. CLIFFORD, Exeter.
so indolent as not to exert themselves to have the ConservaVr. CROYDON, Torquay. Mr. SACKETT, Birmingham.
tive Banquet, which is fixed for this evening, postponed until Mr.J. SAMPSON, York. Mr. J. HODGES, Frome.
after Easter. In former days Lent was observed by all, and Mr. LITTLE, Broadway, Ludgate Hill. Mr. G. WALLIS, Cambridge.
we deeply regret that Radical Infidelity should have so tainted Mr J. P. LEGG, High Street, Gosport.
some among ourselves that those in high position are ashamed Mr.. G. LOMAX, Lichfield. Mr. LAMB, Wensome Street, Norwich. Mr. H. WIPPEL, Leamington.
to openly walk in the old paths. Mr. W. LOCKE, Havant.
The memorial of aggrieved parishioners in the parish of A YEAR'S SUBSCRIPTION, INCLUDING POSTAGE, IN ADVANCE, 8s. 8d. Two St. George's, Hanover-square, has called forth a reply from COPIES, POST FREE, 13s.
the Rector, which is only excusable because he was suffering Books for Review may still be sent, under cover to the Editor, to the from an attack of gout, for it goes utterly wide of the mark, Printing Office, 6, Red Lion Court, E.C.
and seems intended chiefly to raise the evil spirit of Protestant
because the writer made the common mistake of supposing
that the dreary old place had no Service in it except holy
advertised, but it depends on a congregation assembling, and
so is often unsaid, for who could go there with any other
Church accessible. In contrast to this fashionably situated It is, we believe, simply from want of having anything London Church with, according to Mackeson's Guide, a nett athentic to report that the rumour of the Council being likely income of £700 and a house, we may place S. Mary's Prestto pronounce in favour of the Pope's claim to infallibility bury, as an example of what may be done in the country. has been circulated. That those who are opposed to the There we learn, from the excellent Lenten Pastoral issued by dogma being proclaimed are suffering much in the struggle is the energetic Vicar, the Lent Services are Holy Communion on highly probable ; but men with a good cause, and great moral Sundays, at 8, 10, and 11.45 ; other days, 7 and 8; Sermons on weight and mental power to sustain them, are not likely to Sundays, 11.45 and 6.30 ; Wednesdays, 8 p.m. ; Bible class, lose their faith in God, for whose truth they are striving, nor Fridays, 8 p.m. ; Prayers daily at 10 and 5. Church open
, will He forsake them.
Lord J. Butler early repented of his resistance to We sadly need some means of getting rid of Clerical drones, the motion for giving a veto to the Bishops of the but we must deprecate attempts like Mr. Hibbert's, which Irish Church, and since he returned, little of importance has would throw a doubt on the indelibility of Holy Orders, come under our notice. The resolution to adopt any change and, apart from that, cause great scandal through men who of Rubrics which was unanimously recommended by the were tempted by lucrative prospects to resign their Orders, Ritual Commissioners here, is more remarkable as an instance seeking to return when reduced to poverty, and, like Eli's of the way in which distance lends enchantment to the view, descendants, crying “put me into one of the Priest's offices than likely to be of practical importance. The Ritual Com- that I may eat a piece of bread.”
” mission have scarcely been unanimous on any of their recom- Sir J. Pakington lias disgusted all who hold our Churches mendations, and are generally held in this country to have, as sacred by supporting the desecration of Worcester Cathedral, a body, completely stultified themselves, so that those most which is periodically caused by turning it into a music hall on unjustly dealt with our laity who love Ritual—will not take the occasion of the Festival of the Three Choirs there,
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