New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXX, Issue 21, 22 May 1902, Page 27
CANADA.— Religious Statistics.
The published figures of the recent decennial census in Canada show the Catholic population to bo 2,22 P.,997, which is nearly half the total population cf the Dominion, and more than twice the number oi any of tht> Protestant sects.
INDlA.— Catholics in Bombay.
Ihe Census Commissioner of Bombay, Mr. S. M. Kd wards, has issued three volumes as the result of his census work in that province. It shows tihat in a population of 776,000, there are 45,176 Christians and of these 32,011 are Catholics*
CHINA.— A Ruined Mission.
The Vicar Apostolic of S.W. Cheli, in China, writes that 5000 of his people are missing on his return. Of 10 colleges, there aro only two. He has leanned that many of the young girls who were studying in the novitiate schools of the teaching Sisters,, anjd who had escaped to their own ftuiiiliub, touragooubly laid down their lives for their faith and innocence. Three orphanges, with 92 orphan girls, have been spared out of eight. Most of the children of the other five have perished one way or another. Out of the 429 village schools, about ,10 remained when the tempest of persecution had passed away. Forty-nine schools, however, havo been opened since, with 950 scholars, instead of the 4750 who frequented the schools previously. Eight churches and 10 chapels aro standing, out of 674. About 40 oratories were constructed by tho Christians themselves who remained after the Boxer slaughter.
Monsignor Fa ier has receied a button of the highest grade, and buttons of a minor grade have been conferred on two French Bishops aivd on the Re W. X Norris, an English missionary, on the recommendation of Yuan Shihkai, for scr ices rendered in settling the claims of the Christians in China. ENGLAND. The public were offered an opportunity on Easter Monday of inspecting the new Catholic Cathedral at Westminster, and a large holiday! crowd availed theniseU es of the privilege to tho full. After having, been m the builders' hands for close upon seven years, tho finishing? touches are now being given the lofty campa.nile. Ornamental stone eagle figures are being set in tho brickwork, and when these aro fitted the only remaining item to supply will he the great cross which is to dominate the whole structure. Meanwhile the ornamentation of the interior is being hastened forward, special efforts being concentrated on the embellishment of what is known as Lord Brainpton's Chapel.' This is being lined with costly marbles, and will be the first part of thai Cathedral opened
for public service. It is hoped that this will take place in June. The Cathedral, as a whole, will, however, not be ready for opening; for many months afterwards.
Mr. John Vincent Hornyold, J.P., one of the leading, Catholic laymen of Worcestershire, died on April 1 at lilackjnoro Park, near Malvern, aged 81. Deceased was the 13th Marquis Gaudolii of Genoa, and was created Knight Grand Cross of the Noble Orlder of Christ by Pope Gregory in 1840.
Mr. Thomas Joseph Eyre, of Upper Court, County Kilkenny, of Thorpe .Lee, Ejg]ham, and of 16, Hill street, Mjayfair, wno died on January 18, aged 80 years, left personal estate of the net value of £-165,186 15s sd, the gross value of the wihple of his estate being £2^08,594: 4s sd, By his will Mr. Kyre bequeathed £1000 to the Superior of Beaumont College, Old Windsor £1000 to the Bisihiop for the time being, ol Clifton, to be paid in 21 years, or whenever, the College of fc>t. Peter and St. Pail in Priorpark shall have ag,am coone uiXder the special control of the said diocese, and the legacy ia to bo for the pprpose of the said College of St. Peter and St. Paul. He bequeathed £500 to the likkication and Kescue Society of the diocese of Southwark £500 to St. Joseph's Library attached to the C&tholio church in Jb'arm street, Mayfadr £500 to the Superior of the said church in Farm street £250 to the Providence-row Night Refuge an,d Home £250 to the Benevolent Society for the relief of the aged an!di Infirm Poor £250 to the St. Vincent's Home for Destitute Children in Harrow-road £250 to the poor school attached to the mission in Warwick-street £250 to the Conference Society of St. iVincent de Paul for the district comprising the Warwick-street mission £250 to the Catholic Poor School Committee £250 to the Aged Poor Soadety £200 to the Society for Visiting Hospitals to be employed in the district of the Warwick-street Mission £150 to the St. John's Institution for the Deaf and Dumb at Boston Spa, Yorkshire £150 to the Nursing Sisters of the Assumption St. James-sqjuare, Notting-hill £150 to the Little Sisters of the Poor in Portobello-road, Notting-htll £100 to the Orphanage of the Faithful Virgin, Central-hill Upper Norwood; £100 to St. Mary's Poor Schools connected with the Horseferry-road Miission £100 to the Nursing Servants of the Sacred Heart at Homerton and £100 to St. ifary'a Orphanage at Blackheath. Subject to provision for his widow and various legacies and annuities,, Mr. Eyre has left his residuary personal estate in trust for such purposes as ho by any codicil should appoint, and lin default of such appointment, which does not appear to have been made, then as to two-thirds to tlhe treasurer of the Molyneuac Trust in
co^nlnection With the Aged Poor Society and as to one-third m or towards founding in London a Home .similar to tho said I'rovidence-r ov Nfig'ht Refuge and Home established by tho late Monsignor l'rov ost (iilbert, and the testator* ninth or ised 1 he executois to pay or Imimci ihe same trust fund to ,mv i esponsihh; ]>ersons as trustees ol such lU>ine pioidcd that the ti'iiML' 1 the.eof shall always be of the Catholic lcligion.
FRANCE.— Reform, not Revolt.
Addressing the director of a I'rotestant ini.j)er, Algr. Mignot, Archbishop of Albi sas If among us-, as at every historical epoch, tlieio are reforms to make and progress to accomplish, it would be both chimerical and culpable to identify these with revolt and schism On the contrary, the authority, direction, and encouragements of the Vrcar of Christ are our point of support ami our safegjuiard.' His Lordship concludes by hoping that the lYotestants Will no louder enteitani any erroneous notions about himself and his attitiu.de as regards the questions of the day
GERMANY.— Death of Lieber.
Referring to the death of Dr. I,ieber, the leader of the Catholic party in Germany, and which was announced in our columns a few weeks au<>, tho Catholic Tunes gues the following particulars of the deceased Catholic statesman For a couple of years Dr. JLieber had been struggling against/ ill-health, but with patience and courage he continued to serve his cmintiv to tlie last The loss occasioned by his death is a serious one for Ihe Catholu cause He had not the forceful and magnetic personality ot Wmdthorsl yet he was peihaps not less lit to conduct the work on hand Windthorst built up a political oiganisation with incomparable skill I^ieber had m the fullest measuie the common-sense and tact necessary to its preserv atioji. 'hen m 1 57."5 tlieie was some cKincci 1 of the Centre becoming too ('iiiiscrv.itn c and too ])bant to the CJovermnent. lh Ln Iber insisted on the necessii oi s,itisl ing Ihe DeinocratH tendencies of t hcj age, and his >~ii|ii( nun a-, a political guide was at once tecogiused But whilst his v'H'Ws weie bi o, id and liberal he was no it 1 1 in i^t and every sictimi of the party found him I'eady to do uistue to its mitiisis An eloquent spi ak( 1 he ,iv itt d differences by ttllniL: appeals In i eason Amongst the spmtual subnets of Leo III 1 hei c was no one lnoie faithful or moie cfocile than Im Lirliei', arid aftir his neoveiv fi oni Ihe fiist attacks of the llbiess vhi(h h.n jiroved fatal he jiubliciv (jucs~,ed m touching language, the i«>v he I<■ 111 1 ainulst sufTerincr on leciivrng the blessing of the I h>ly Father
ROME.— A New Poem.
The Catholic papei s in Rome publish a new poem by the l'op It was 1 wntten Idi last Chti'-hii.is I>,i and has b"cn pimted now in honoi of the l'ont ideal Jubilee
SPAIN. Reasonable Proposals.
It, is imdeistood that tlv Molv Uat'hei is willing to amce in ,m reasonable pi oposals of the Spanish (lov eminent a 1 to the legistration of Ihe )i j lig,iou^ Oi dei s and 1 educ 1 1011s in the Hitflget of l'ublic; Woiship
Special I'fToi t is being nuiile tins ear all over Ihe world to establish a lecoid in the amount of I'-tei s Pence offerimgs Although the uvular annual l lei's rend- collections ie not been taken up u-l m the
£'i chdioceso of New York, ihe sum of lias already been iorvvai dccl to Rome
A Church Destroyed.
St Bonifaces lunch, m Kvans- Mille, Ind was stmck by lightning on a Suadav moirung iecenilv and bet on In i. The entne mteiior was
a mass of llajnes before an alarm was given When the fire department arrived it was too late to do ■my good The building is an entue loss I!e I'atJiei Jiuikhardt, when he heard of the loss, fainted, aml for several hours he was unconscious His lesidcnce to tlie left of the church was binned and his libi.uv. worth ma^iy thousands of dollos was destroxed St Honitace s was one of the largest and finest ('atholic chinches in the State It was finished in 3 SSI The dedication ceiemon.v liroiig'ht nearly .">0,0()0 I>ersons to the city The chinch cost abojut AMO.OOO and there was only 11 12000 insuiaiice on it.
The School Problem.
The Right Ke Bishop Montgomery, of l-ios Angeles, C^il recently addresse-d by mv itat ion the J^os Angeles Ministerial Union on What Lho Catholic Church is doing for the. World to-day lie spoke of the Ohur.ch as the sole champion of the Christian Sciiptuies the consistent defender ol the indissoluU'lit of marriage, and the courageous exponent of what some other leligious badges equally belwse, the necessiiy of religion m the 1 raining of youth Bishop Montgomery said that the solution of lho school problem was m the denomination. tl sstem which works so successfully in lOnglan.d, (Jermany, and Canada He said m conclusion Mombeis of the Ministerial Union, if the gieat non- Catholic bodies of this coinntry which hae pronounced their dissatisfaction at a pineK secular system of instruction would unite with Catholics and Cerm.m Laiiiherans in asking this mod ilk .it ion, the sense of fan ness that t hei c is in the ineru,a,n ])eoj)le, whin appealed to. would giant it 'Ibis, then, is another thing the Catholic Chinch is* doing for the woild- upholding a true principle and oliei ing a plan to harmonise, on lines of honor nn,d lustice, differences that ate working' harm Finally, you belicc with me in the divinely inspired oyd of Cud I>o not, then adoccte the pi. icing ot that, sac led book Jiii'the, iiands of teachei s many ol whom honestly dis'beliexe us cbme ch.ii.ictei and consent to Us In mg nude a text book <m a lecl with a book of mathematics, grogi .1 ph 01 piofane ii Ist 01 It is (|i yt.n1.,1 Kin ut the s.uied pagi> .mil tin- suiest means ol ui.iUiiig Olll childt en legaid it as ot no 11101 c aut hoi it tha 11 a. hook of geography 01 .1 piolanehi'st Bishop Mont 'ioinei is a son of the lat e lion Z.u hai lah Montgoinei j S Senatoi fi 0111 California, who was ni Ins t.[ ,1 lamoiis ado<Mte of Christian education GENERAL. Catholic Privy Councillors. The eleation of Sn .John P.n to the lnembei shi|p 01 the laighsh l'iiy ('ouiicil on his len 1 1 mem 110111 the l'ench l.iiscs the nuinbci ol Catholics 011 that b()d to ten Mie other nun' consisting ot the Inike of Norfolk .Loikls liijxin !enniaio l.Uuidall, ,f Bi.impton, Lord Chiel Bai on I'alles, i.oi d .Justue MaUiew. Nicholas Coinioi, ai( .Sll ilti id J_aunei r l he Ii ish Pi 1 Council contains onh ne Catholus tin s<; bemg he Lot (I Chief Baton (who has tli' clim met mn of being the onk Cat Ii (die jncinbti of both bcwlies), J J oi cl L-ingall, the O Conor 1 )on JLOI d Jsi hll and The; 'MacDeimot
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