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AUCKLAND, October 8

The Diocesan Synod commenced its sittings to-day. Bishop Cowie, in his opening speech, referred to the social evil question, saying that it is by the increase of the same spirit of brotherhood which is of the essence of true Christianity that this and other social evils must be checked and suppressed. Of these there are some that it is a shame even to speak of “ as prevalent ” in a Christian community. “I speak advisedly,” he went on to say, “in declaring my earnest conviction that more harm than good is done by familiarising young men and women with the details of such vices through communications made to the public journals of our city; indeed, the only justification of such action, it appears to me, is the personal ministration of those who thus offend in endeavoring to rescue those that have fallen, and their preparedness to provide a remedy for the abominations they expose. Purity in this respect is like the grace of humility—more surely cherished by silent effort than by public discussion.”

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THE SOCIAL EVIL., Issue 8032, 8 October 1889

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THE SOCIAL EVIL. Issue 8032, 8 October 1889

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