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100 years ago

A threadbare defence

A threadbare defence

THE Bishop of Manchester has taken nearly a month to consider a petition from 2,434 persons in his diocese with reference to his rule that licences to assistant curates are not granted by him in certain parishes in which the Mass vestments are in use

Bishops’ call to prayer

Bishops’ call to prayer

WHEN the archbishops and bishops summoned the faithful to penitence and prayer, it might have seemed ungracious — it would certainly have been quite useless — to criticize their choice of the days to be observed. Arrangements of this kind when once made cannot be altered. It seemed...

Christmas Night, 1915

Christmas Night, 1915

“HULLO, padre, holding a service this evening?” It was one of our adjutants who asked. “No, there is a service in camp, but I’m going to have a real treat. I’m going to the English church.”

Germany’s ridiculous fable

Germany’s ridiculous fable

THE German Chancellor, in his address to the Reichs-tag, managed to say one thing that was both sensible and true. To talk about peace, he observed, is premature, so long as the Allies clearly have no intention to sue for it. He might have gone a little further, and said so long as...

It was not over by Christmas

It was not over by Christmas

CHRISTMAS is here again, and, contrary to all hope and to the expectations of many, the war not only is not ended, but has spread eastward till it has entangled in its meshes nearly all the nations of Europe. At this season of the Christian year above all others we should wish that...

A non-combatant clergy

A non-combatant clergy

A DEAD-SET is being made by some sections of the Press against the two Archbishops for their action in prohibiting the clergy from offering themselves as combatants

German Punch plot

German Punch plot

WE CAN hardly be surprised that our cherished contemporary, Punch, has given particular offence in Germany, and has been plainly told by German newspapers what horrors of frightfulness await it on the arrival of the Huns in London

Send him victorious

IT APPEARS that it has been the custom at Peterborough, since it first had a Mayor in 1874, for the National Anthem to be played as the Mayor and Corporation entered the Cathedral on State occasions

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