Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

16 articles on this Page

[No title]

FOREIGN AND COLONIAL. F

[No title]

THE SCHOOL GOARD AND THE !…

REQUIEM MASS FOR KING VICTOR…

[No title]

FUNERAL OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK.…

THE IRISH EDUCATION QUESTION.

News
Cite
Share

THE IRISH EDUCATION QUESTION. ^^dinal Oni]en and Bishops Moran, Warren, M'Cabe, Walsh, and Lynch, representing Ireland, have issued a pastoral letter to the clergy and people of Ireland, which was i-easl at high mass on the 10th inst. The letter, which may be characterised as a manifesto, deals entirely with the question of educa- tion. The bishops believe the present is a moment which seems more urgent than ever, for her Majesty has within the -last few days informed P rlia- mentv that the Ministry intend to introduce a bill on intermediate education itr Ireland. They regretted that the Ministera have not undertaken to redress the grievances in primary, intermediate, and university education. They hope the Government will bring forward some sub- stantial measure, capable of restoring in no small de- gree the rights they have been unjustly deprived of, and give equality in educational -matters. with their non-Catholic fellow subjects, which they complain has been systematically refused. The manifesto deals with the rights of educational resources, of which they say their fathers were deprived, and refers to the reigns of Henry VIIL, Queen- Elizabeth, James I., and Cromwelli --and; then" ref era to Mr. Glad- stone's Eiucatidntf^^H. Mwhich it describes as a scheme for fixing, ijpen Ireland .the system of mixed education, which the Holy See has condemned as grievously and intrinsically dangerous to the faith fead' ndor»ls of Boman Catholic youth, and which the Bopian Catholics Of Ireland have refused to accept for the last thirty years in the Queen's colleges and model schools, and by which refusal these educational establishments have been deprived of all vitality in this country, and have become a signal failure. The steps taken to restore their educational rights have been not only a meagre instalment, but have been given with faltering steps/even up to the pre- sent degyiwfien their actual state, as regards educa- tion, has been -admitted by ar Pj?ime Minuter to be scandalously bad. The- manifesto then refers to Trinity College, enjoying 200,000 acres of land; Protestant Endowed Schools, X40,,000 per annuo15 and the Queen's Colleges, £ 30,000 a year, while the higher education of Beman Catholics receives nothing from the State. The latter, in conclusion, ask for prayers to inspire those who sway the des- tinies of this great Empire with thoughts of justice that they may repair the past injuries inflicted on Ire" land. The letter argues that all the knowledge that the able professors can impart, all the sciences that the most renowned universities VM Communicate, all the distinctions and honours this world can give, will be of no avail to tbem on the great accounting day, they lose their faith. The bishops urge the Clerfy and people to use their legal rights- to the their power in order to obtain a full redress of their educational grievances, and a sound system of educ»T tion in all its branches, of which Roman Catholics can avail themselves with a safe conscience. fiet them keep before the Rulers their admitted disabili" ties until they have been removed. Let them also avoid secret societies and associations which hate the light, and conspire in darkness against the State and their religion. Such societies can never he blessed. They are, and always have been, a frightful source crime, of dissension, Of treachery, of ruin, and of misery to individuals and their country."

[No title]

THE EASTERN QUESTION. :

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.!

X NEWS FROM. INDIA,. I

[No title]

PA ULIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE.

[No title]

---."-----'-.-.---.'"_u_--LONDON…