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Faith of our fathers ! Faith and prayer

Shall win our country back to thee ;
And through the faith that comes from God;
England shall then indeed be free.

Faith of our fathers, etc.

Faith of our fathers ! we will love

Both friend and foe in all our strife ;
And preach thee too, as love knows how,
By kindly words and virtuous life.
Faith of our fathers, etc.
Office for the Church of England

Working Men's Society.

Not in bigotry and fanaticism that any one particular religion is the right and only one, but in that liberty of soul and communion with a Universal God, that beneficent Creator who makes the sun to shine and the night to rest our wearied senses, who makes the wind to roar and the heavy sou’wester to toss man's work about like a feather, or that lets the glorious sea lave the sparkling sands with the kiss of a little child at play; who has appointed the fresh green buds and leaves of spring and the glorious fruits of autumn; who has so beautifully painted the gay butterfly of the summer, flitting through the shady woods, and endowed the sweet robin with his mellow and cheery note amid the mystic frost and rime and silent snow of winter; who is with us when we are silent and sorrowful, when we are light and happy, at all times and at all seasons, whether we be of one denomination or another, or none at all; for as we are all born in like manner, and to dust we all return, so He calleth all, without distinction, as a father gathers his children, to our beautiful home, where the marvels of science are unfolded, and, thanks be to Him, the mysteries of the various religions shall be revealed and their errors forsaken.

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Eph. iv. 14). “But love ye your enemies and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again ; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest : for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the

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evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged : condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned : forgive and ye shall be forgiven” (St. Luke vi. 35 to 37). “ That ye may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven : for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matt

. v. 45). “Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect" (Matt. v. 48).


No warning could well be louder than the address on the Reunion of Christendom, delivered by Cardinal Vaughan, at Preston, September roth, 1894, in which he proclaims with exultation the deep and radical perversion of the Ritualistic Clergy of the Church of England. It is far too long to give in its entirety, therefore only a few most important extracts are chosen. The full text is published in the Christian World Pulpit of 19th September, 1894.

Most persons think that the Inquisition is a dead letter, especially in England. Says Cardinal Vaughan, in the Christian World Pulpit, September 19th, 1894:" Catholics

have never been able to accept that invitation (i.e., to join an Association for the Reunion of Christendom) for reasons laid down by the Holy Office (another name for the Inquisition, see p. 165), in the letter directed by that sacred congregation in 1864 to the Bishops of England.”—Page 184.

Read on and see how the Holy Office is about to accomplish this Reunion :

“ As we have seen there can be only two bases of Reunion (1) Compromise, that is, federation and mutual recognition ; (2) Sub. mission.

The first is inconsistent with the Divine constitution of the Church ; there remains only the second.”—Page 185.

Then comes a jubilant acknowledgment that the Ritualist is a Roman Catholic:

“The doctrines of the Catholic Church, which had been rejected and condemned as blasphemous, superstitious, and fond inventions, have been re-examined and taken back, one by one, until the Thirty-nine Articles have been banished and buried as a rule of faith. The Real Presence, the sacrifice of the Mass, offered for the living and the dead, sometimes even in Latin-not unfrequent reservation of the sacrament-regular auricular confession, extreme unction, purgatory, prayers for the dead, devotions to our Lady, to her immaculate conception, the use of her rosary, and the invocation of saints are doctrines taught and


accepted, I am told, with a growing desire and relish for them in the Church of England. A celibate clergy, the institution of monks and nuns under vows, retreats for the clergy, missions for the people, fasting and other penitential exercises, candles, etc., images of the Blessed Virgin, the saints held in honour, stations of the cross, cassocks, vestments, etc., the adoption of an ornate Catholic ritual, and now recently an elaborate display of the whole ceremonial of the Catholic Pontifical — all this speaks of a change and a movement towards the Church that would have appeared absolutely incredible at the beginning of this century. And what is still more remarkable is that the movement has been stronger than the rankest Protestantism, stronger than the Bishops, stronger than the lawyers and the Legislature : . and the movement continues and spreads, lodging itself in Anglican homes and convents, in schools, churches, and even cathedrals, until it is rapidly covering the country.”—Page 186.

Cardinal Vaughan then bases his hopes of Reunion upon an evident conversion to many of the doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church,” followed by some statements that the Roman Church is tolerant and “ a guarantee of liberty.” This even as shown herein is just what she is not.

His lengthy effusion of Roman Catholic thanksgiving ends :'What, then, do we at present desire for those who seek Reunion ?

that they would freely take evidence from Catholic priests and laymen, and read Catholic books; that they would cease to be guided and deluded by the enemies of the Catholic faith ; that they would emancipate their souls from a servitude to individuals which hinders their approach to the Catholic Church.”Ibid.

Unfortunately, as shown, the Roman Catholic's practice, like the Ritualist's, differs from his preaching. See the quotations, pp. 3-5, 116, 157-9 and 161-2, against reading the Bible or receiving any knowledge save that delivered by the “Church”!

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