The Irish Question.
CATHOLIC HONOR TO A WESLEYAN
[per press association.]
Invercargill, April 3. - . Among the presentations to the Rev. Mr Isitt, on leaving to take charge of the Wesleyan circuit at Nelson, was an address 'and gold pencil case from the Roman Catholics, in recognition of his attitude on the Irish question, which was that of one who had risen superior to prejudice, and, without fear'of consequences, had openly avowed his convictions on a subject of the deepest interest to the Irish people. The spokesman'added that the Catholics, of Invercargill wished Mr Isitt farewell as heartily and cordially as any member of his own congregation, and he could personally express his high appreciation of the rev. gentleman's exposition - arid practice of Christian doctrine. Rev. Mr Isitt said that if the addresshad been presented simply as from members of the Irish community he would not have thought fit to make any reference to "the' difference of creed,- but the address came distinctly from the Irish Roman Catholic community, and he was sure his congregation would, share with him the deep gratitude with which he, as a Wesleyan minister, received it. When anything created an impression in the minds of Roman Catholics that Protestants were anxious to see justice done, it was a distinct gain to the cause of religion. The churches had been long and unhappily divided, but he hoped they would recognise that however they might differ teey were all children of God, and would treat each other as brethren, and seek to understand each other more perfectly;
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The Irish Question., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2392, 3 April 1890
The Irish Question. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2392, 3 April 1890
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