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CANADA-Educational Bequests-— The late Archbishop Ueary, Kingston, Canada bequeathed 45,000d015. to Regiopolis College for the establishment of Chairs of Latin and Greek Classics and Ancient History, 5 OOOdols. of which is to be spent on scholarships A condition of the bequest requires that 60,000d015. be raised ™ c . olle * c from other sources to be spent in the endowment of two Chairs, one for the teaching of scientific branches of knowledge and the other for a commercial course. In case this condition is SSf with t hen theyiß togo tQ B . sh Sheehanof Watertord tor the education of ecclesiastics in St. John's College at that place, such ecclesiastical students to be approved by the Archbishop of Kingston for the time being. The Archbishop also bequeathed o.OOOaols. to the Sulpician congregation, Montreal in purchase of a free burse in their seminary. ENGLAND.-Cardinal Manning: and Mr- Gladstone — lliere is a probability that the correspondence between Cardinal Manning and Mr. Gladstone will shortly be published. The letters are at present m the keeping of Cardinal Vaughan. The correspondence will throw much light upon the religious history of the middle N of the century There was between the two men not alone an intimate friendship, but the closest inter-communication of ideas, and it was to Mr. Gladstone that Cardinal Manning first announced his determination to enter the Church. The shock caused to Mr. Wadstone by the secession of Hope Scott and Manning i 8i 8 best pTSed oS own words : ~' l felt " if both m y e y ea ** d ***» Catholic Progress-— Cardinal Vaughan officiated recently at the celebrations in connection with the Golden Jubilee of St. George's Cathedral Southwark, London. His Eminence, in an address on the progress of Catholicism m England during the past fifty years, said the people were more tolerant and broad-minded in their attitude on religious matters. There was a marked tendency on the part of his fellow-countrymen towards the Catholic faith. Statistics showed there had been conversions to the Catholic religion at the rate of six or seven hundred per month, and consequently therehasbeen a marked increase m the number of churches and chapels. The Duke of Norfolk attended the celebrations. ROME.— A Free Press.— An English visitor who wa g received by the Pope a short time ago elicited from him an interesting statement on the subject of the liberty of the Press Discussing the recent riots in Italy the Pope said he imagined one of the chief objects of the recent Italian riots was the securing of a free discussion of politics in the Press— a demand which he considered very reasonable. < But,' he added, ' here in Italy liberty of the Press is understood in a very curious light. An editor may be as immoral, as blasphemous, and as indecent as he pleases, and no notice will be taken. It is otherwise when he attempts to discusß even m a quiet and inoffensive manner, the action of those who govern us. If what he says is not to their liking, his paper is suppressed, and he is sent to prison. It would be a happy thing for Italy if she possessed a free Press like that of England, which is free without being irreligious or immoral.' Sacred Processes.— On the Vigil of the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul an ordinary rotal sitting of the Congregation of Rites was held for the discussion of the following points : (1) The noncultus of the Venerable John Nepomucene Neumann, Bishop of Philadelphia, of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer • (2) the same in regard ol the Venerable Mary Magdalen Postel' foundress of the Sisters of the Christian Schools of Mercy ; (3) the validity of the ordinary and apostolic processes in the Curia of Trent concerning the Venerable John Nepomucene de Tschiderer Prince and Bishop of Trent ; (4) the same in regard of the Parisian processes concerning the Venerable Magdalen S. Barat, foundress of the Society of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ; and (5) the validity of the apostolic process concerning the virtues and miracles in specie of the Venerable Joan of Arc. The Postulator of the first cause has forwarded to Rome a report of forty miracles chosen in a special selection, and approved as wrought by the' Venerable Bishop Neumann. SCOTLAND.— A Nun !in Court— Some time ago Miss Mary Muloahy, otherwise known as Siscer Mary de Sales, who had been a nun at EJgin, raised an action against the Mother Superioress ot the Convent of Mercy there and against the Bishop of Aberdeen for payment of £500 damages. .Apparently the lady's case was that, having entered the convent in 1889 land handed over to the Superioress the sum of £100, and lived in it for over seven years, when the Superioress found it necessary to dismiss her from the convent on account of insubordination, she claimed £500 for breach of contract. When the case first came before the Court of Session in Edinburgh, the presiding judge repelled the pleas of the Mother Superior and the Bishop that the action was irrelevant In the Second Division of the same Court, four judges on the Bench, that decision has been recalled and overthrown, the Court now dismissing the action, and declaring that it was ' grossly and conspicuously irrelevant. The defenders did not ask for expenses. WEST INDIES- Another Distinguished Convert.- 4 The Catholic News of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, reports the reception / into the Church at the cathedral thereof a cousin of the Duke of Norfolk, Mr. Eerae William Howard, lately attached to the British Embassy at Rome, but now travelling as the representative of an English syndicate which proposes to buy and cultivate lands in Tobago. Mr. Howard is the fourth son of the late Mr Henry Howard, of Greystroke, and was educated at Harrow. While an attache at Rome he was attracted to the Church, and on his arrival at Port-of-Spain he made up his mind definitely to join the Church
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