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Independent (Newspaper) - December 1, 1898, London, Middlesex r Romanism In the j DECEMBER f J The Oat to rich la plastic For Cleanliness Use Only NIXEYS REFIIUFrn MAKERS TO THE REFINED BLACK Congregational Union of England BOOK BOOKS FOR BOOKS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL BOOKS FOR THE Catalogues post CONGREGATIONAL LECTURENEW AP08TOLIOAL In the Light of History and JOHN PtJBLIOAWOS HBNRY L THE SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION NEW NEW AIIERICAN STORY OF ABSORBING nCTJHCIFIXION OF PHILLIP By Author In His Caam fiUt price HOUSEHOLD PRAYERS for use in Family Wor Arranged for Six Mowing and of Dalll BIWe VGABDEN Author i ofDuvld targe imperial cloth REV B BEYERS NEW F5 AI1IB YE on the ESShV bevelled i B111 toP 2a Hterarv Btin fashioned with perfect uerary are afire with Dundee MILLERS NEW the fievJ R KD of Come Ye rown bound in 8T r t By EDITH 8teP by Through the cloth TIf B 8VOiClolh JOHN OE tions By FEANK Crown cloth Adventure Portraits and Ulustra boarda la OLD With 8m11 Nursery By ROBERT by STAGEY boardB 18 PAOB TOPICS THK WKBK BY THE WAT Titu VBBSX FOB THB WKBKTABLB 378 THK NEW CKHTUBYCHISA AND A SMALL By Deas Cromsrty CiiRKTiAN By Silvester 380 IAN MACLABBNS NEW BOOKCUBBENT LITKBATUBE AND OUR BOOKSHELVES 882 LEADHB Romanism in the Press 884 OUB FBEE CYCLE SCHEMEDUB DEBT TO SCOTLAND FlLLlNGttAMs JCTDITH BOLDEBO A Tragical By DawHUU boa SOB FBOM TUB MISSION KNOW NATIONAL EVANGELICAL FBEE CHURCH COUNCIL OUT OQf SUNDAYSCHOOL LESSON NOTESNEWS OF THK THE HOME For the Children A Powerful LADIES All communications should be addressed to Managing THB of On the I desire fchut they should have the same indepen deqoe 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 osnform 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 object1 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 olasj 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 Albanu has been so far changed that Reserva tion is and the Mass is beinj said on the lines of the Romish distinct categorical statement which it is well to article pro ceeds There is much in Father Stantond 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 estajj 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 Stantdh 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 proceeda on the assumption that there is some ecclesiastical to be supposed with a definit 3 organisation of its which may be describad 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 wbioh 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 Stantona 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 Stantona own Sere is one of his cases One day a poor man oame to the altar here and held his hand for the He closed hia fingers on and on my in timatihg 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 stition 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 StantonV case the abuse is sjmply But even in ordinary contra versy 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 indmduil as arguments in Bupportxr 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 belfalf 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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