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100 years ago

Ministers, spies, and censors

100 years ago: The capacity for mischief is proportionately greater where wealth and social standing afford larger opportunities for treachery

Weak papal leadership

100 years ago: IT IS said that the Pope has addressed letters to the Archbishops and Bishops whose dioceses are in belligerent countries, exhorting them to instruct the clergy and the people to be charitable to the wounded and the prisoners, without distinction of race or belief

Wartime fatuity in Hereford

100 years ago: HOW completely out of touch with the tradition or the spirit of the Catholic Church - we had almost added with common sense - are the authorities of Hereford Cathedral an announcement in the Hereford Times serves to show

A bishop in wartime

100 years ago: THE Bishop of Chelmsford's primary address to his Diocesan Conference contains some excellent remarks on open churches and frequent worship, not only in war-time but at all times. The churches should always be kept open, as being not the private preserves of the incumbents and churchwardens, but places of which the people have the right of user.

Death of R. H. Benson

100 years ago: By the sudden death of Mgr R. H. Benson a strange career has ended

War of the Professors

100 years ago: PERHAPS it was scarcely necessary for the Oxford Divinity Professors, with whom are associated other well-known Oxford scholars, to draw up a reply to the German "Address to Evangelical Christians". . . Point by point it shows the professors of German Kultur to be in the wrong

A hindrance to religion

100 years ago: We are hoping that the war will recall us as a nation to the good ways that we have forsaken, one of which was the due observance of the Lord's Day

Priests’ combat is spiritual

100 years ago: THE Bishop of Birmingham [Henry Russell Wakefield], writing to the Times, has defended the position taken by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the question whether a priest should be allowed to serve as a combatant in the war

Drill sergeants’ language

100 years ago: LORD KITCHENER has taken pains to impress upon the men of his new army the duty of sobriety. This is well, but from all we hear, we are inclined to think that a word from his lordship on temperance of language would not come amiss

The King’s loyal dominions

100 years ago: In every corner of the King's dominions at home and overseas there is a superb rally to a cause which all alike feel to be their common cause

Pope Benedict XV elected

100 years ago: The Church Times congratulated the Roman conclave on choosing the strongest cardinal as the new pope, Benedict XV. "He is younger than most Popes have been at their accession, and this makes a continuous policy for a number of years probable."

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