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MODERN "DEBAUCHED PAGANS."

■MORE "SOCIETY" ANATHF.MAS; BY FATHER VAUGHAN. j Father Bernard yaughan, preaching on behalf, of the Soho poor at Farm-street,, London, one Sunday, said that no thoughtful I man could look around, even If he limited his horizon to dear England herself, with-1 out feeling that they were living in days | of terrible social upheaval, when everything seemed put of Joint, when the powers i ot darkness were raising storms ot passion | among the sons of men. In society, of coarse, nobody did wrong I till he was found put,; nobody cared what | happened provided the Press d,ld get hold of it, and it was kept out of'the. litf. Courts Self-reverence and, self-control | were > being regarded as the superstitions of a by-gone day, and women no iess than men, Ulte debauched parang of old, were crying out, "Lot us fill oursetves with costly wine, let us crown ourselves with roses before they are withered, let no meadow | escape our riot, let none of us go without our part in luxury, for thi_ is our portlpn and this is our lot." Woman ns well as man was so, constituted thnt once she had flung away the reins that alone could hold in passlou, she was riding a ride to hell; and unless In- her agony and repentance cried out, "Lord save mc, I perish," her spiritual doom was as certain as the death of one who was carried over a precipice. He ventured to think that Low Protestantism, Instead of expending Its energies in talking about Rome the Babylon, and of Plus X. as the Scarlet Woman, would be better employed i in urging its adherents to say their pray-' ers, curb their passions, and go to Church on Sunday.

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MODERN "DEBAUCHED PAGANS." Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 68, 20 March 1909

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