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A Tragical By boa SOB TUB MISSION KNOW NATIONAL EVANGELICAL FBEE CHURCH COUNCIL OUT LESSON OF THK THE HOME For the Children A Powerful LADIES All communications should be addressed to Managing THB of On the I desire they should have the same of action which I prize for the Church of my own But this cannot be so long as there is an Estab I am a Nonconformist simply the law makes an unnatural distinction between those who will and those who will not to its ecclesiastical Clearly I have a personal interest in the nature of that It could not be so far varied that I personally could be included in the privileged for I to the line of separation wherever it is But it is conceivable that a change in the terms of might win over other and si weaken my hope of religious equality on the other by forcing a new into Hence every thing that bears on the working of this Act of Uniformity affects the arid not a private affair of those who call themselves JNE that the worship of has been so far changed that Reserva tion is and the Mass is said on the lines of the Romish distinct categorical statement which it is well to article pro There is much in Father touching appeal in the Times for Charity above This is nothing but sheer sentimental Where is the call for charity Stanton Etill remains a clergyman in a Church in which Tie enjoys a certain status because it is secures him privileges on condition that conforms to its He retains the privileges and sets the authority the I fail to see where tne charity comes 57 TOPICS OF THE WE have always held that the Ritualist controversy was one for the Church of England to the people retaining the ultimate right to say whether a Church which settles down on one line or the other shall continue to represent them as an So says the Chronicle in the first paragraph of a leaderette in which it expresses a certain amount of sympathy for Father in his stand It would have been more interesting and instructive if the Chronicle had under taken to define the difference between the Church of England and the people of The writer evidently on the assumption that there is some ecclesiastical to be supposed with a definit 3 organisation of its which may be as the Church of and which ought to be left to manage its own The idea is not an uncommon but a single question may suffice to expose the fallacy lurks in this plausible Ask for a definition of the and it ft will soon be apparent how untenable the position The people of England are the Church of England as by law and any attempt to make a distinction between the two is sure to lead to a from which extrication will not be I do not say this because I desire to interfere in the domestic affairs now as to Father first kt me with the practice for which he is It is the Reservation of the especially in the case of sick A practice more opposed to all Protestant ideas it would not be easy to It shall be described in own Sere is one of his cases One day a poor man to the altar here and held his hand for the He closed hia fingers on and on my in to him he must pub it into his he looked up into my face and I want to take it away to my little I told him I would see to that after the Sohe made his first and his faith and concern for his child were the The statement is pub with great The spectacle of that father longing to carrying the Viaticum to his dying child is very But to me it is touch ing chiefly as an illustration of the way in which this Tractarian teaching has affected the mind and head of this poor Is it easy to conceive of a super more abject than this which attributes saving virtue to a piece of bread simply because it has been manipu lated by priestly hand and consecrated by a priests BUT now for the kindly sentiment shown to Father After admitting SUCH a plea for placing charity above for indulgence to a positive defi ance of a voluntary suggests the need for a new definition of the word which is as much abused as any word in the English In Father case the abuse is But even in ordinary contra too much is continually sacrificed at the shrine of socalled In relation to we have simply to obey the Lords Judge not that ye be not and we shall be saved from all As it there is often too much disposition fasten qualities of as arguments in in condemnation of a Church or It maybe impossible altogether to avoid But the result is a most undesirable and often microscopic examination of private On that point we ate certainly most incompetent at least so far as concerns the influence of particular causes in its The wisest is to restrict our selves as far as possible to the discussion of Certainly the law of indis criminate which is to invoked on behalf of eminent does not apply Cardinal whose name has done such enormous service on of the Roman Churchy may Kave been all that his admirers But that does nob abate one iota of the evil of the system which hap profited so largely by his For my part I felt at the time that Charles in celebrated controversy which called forth the was gravely His original remarks were probably too Bat that the censures lavished upon him were too severe has
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