100 years ago: IN THE House of Commons, on
Monday, Sir Edward Grey replied to questions addressed to him on
the subject of the murder of Mr Benton in Mexico. Something ought
to be done, something will be done, was the burden of his replies,
but the question is, By whom will it be done?
100 years ago: A BY-PRODUCT of the Kikuyu
controversy is a Protest of Mohammedans against the attitude of
Christian missions towards the religion of Islam. That religion,
they maintain, is as pure as Christianity, if indeed it is not a
100 years ago: AN AMAZING announcement was
recently made to the English Press with reference to the
resignation, by Dr Aked, of his pulpit ina Presbyterian chapel at
San Francisco, and the presidentship of the San Francisco Church
100 years ago: BOTH Houses of the
Convocation of Canterbury and the House of Laymen met at the Church
House on Tuesday. In the Upper House the Bishop of London presented
a petition, signed by 676 priests of his diocese, expressing alarm
at the uncondemned denial of the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection
of our Lord
100 years ago: THE appointment by the
Archbishop of Canterbury of a Commission to inquire into the
relations of Church and State in this country is a step long
desired and much to be commended.
100 years ago:
THE quidnuncs who told us to look out last week
for the revelation of a serious split in the Cabinet over the Navy
Estimates were very much out of it in their prognostications. The
Chancellor of the Exchequer was to have had a fall with the First
Lord, but these two gentlemen walked away from the Cabinet meeting
arm-in-arm to enjoy tea for two at the Admiralty House.
100 years ago: FOR some time it has been
recognized by a number of the clergy of Manchester and Salford that
steady and determined efforts were being made by Roman Catholics to
pervert members of the Church of England, and especially of
congregations supposed to be in sympathy with Catholic views, from
their own communion.
100 years ago: The Church
Times, at this time concerned about the possibility of civil
war in Ireland if the Home Rule Bill were passed, nevertheless
seized the chance to strike a lighter note.
100 years ago: IT IS almost pathetic to see how
we are all clinging to Mr Winston Churchill as our protector
against the dangerous doctrines of Mr Lloyd George
100 years ago: THE interest in the
questions raised by the Bishop of Zanzibar's Letter [100 Years Ago,
6 December 2013] is unmistakeable, and the daily press is not slow
to take advantage of it in a slack season.
100 years ago: THE Revd Herbert Williams
deserves the best thanks of the clergy for his public-spirited
action in exposing the methods of moneylenders.