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(dt$hud¡taI. The clergy of the rural deanery of Gloucester, in synod as- sembled, have approved the Government Education Bill. The London correspondent of the Scotsman savs the Clergy Disabilities Bill has been drawn up with so much care that its promoters do not anticipate any grounds of opposition to it, except on the part of those who believe in the absolute indeli- bility of holy orders. The theological element has been care- fully excluded from the Bill, and it is therefore hoped that the question will be discussed on its simple merits. The Convocation of the Province of York has declined to ap- point a committee to confer with the committee of the Southern Province on the subject of the proposed revision of the Scriptures. On the motion of the Bishop of Carlisle, a resolution was adopted expressing the thankfulness of Convocation for the possession of the present' authorized version, and declaring that in the existing state of opinion the appointment of the proposed committee was not desirable. The Convocation of York, at its sitting on Wednesday, dis- cussed among other subjects the Government Education Bill. Several speakers, the Bishop of Carlisle among them, approved the main provisions of the Bill, but some opposition being ex- pressed to the compulsory clauses, a resolution was proposed and carried, "That Convocation recosetl thankfully the general spirit of earnestness and fairness in which the Government Bill had been introduced into Parliament, and that Convocation reserved its judgment upon some points of that Bill." A com- mittee was afterwards appointed to examine and report upon the Bill. Correspondence from Rome published in the French papers states that the Pope is more and more devoted to the infallibility dogma, a.nd is evidently disposed to pay but little heed to the opposition which it has aroused, especially in Germany. It is even said that in conversation with a cardinal who was speaking to him of that opposition, his Holiness replied that the German bishops might become schismatics if they liked, as the church would thereby be "purified," The Dibats remarks that purifica- tions of this kind are not altogether without danger, and that they end by converting a great church into a small chapel. The Roman Church," it adds, was purified once, and on a some- what large scale, it may be said, in the time of Luther. Can anything encouraging be found in this recollection ?" For several days a trial of great local interest has been going on in the Isle of Man. A Manx lawyer has brought an action for defamation of character against the Bishop of Sodor and Man, and the evidence has led to some remarkably curious dis- closures as to the class of curates with which the Manx branch of the Church is supplied. The Vicar of Jurby and the Vicar of Kirkmichael each stated that their curates had been trained at Mr Mossman's establishment at Torrington and another of Mr Mossman's students—"Brother Augustine, superior of the Monastery, at Newcastle"-testified as to the ecclesiastical character ef the Torrington establishment. Brother Augustine said he was now a Roman Catholic, and he would have gone over to the Romish Church long ago but for the fact that he could see very little difference, if any, between the rules and observances of Mr Mossman's establishment and those of the Church which he had just joined. Mr Mossman believed that the Pope was the spiritual head of the Roman, Greek, and Anglican Churches; and his "monks" ("Anglican curates in embryo) believed in an intermediate state, confession, absolution, and penance, and frequently confessed to the head of the establishment.

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