Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

17 articles on this Page

THE SLADE BARONETCY CASE.

A TRIUMPHANT DOG!

HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE…

AN UNSUITABLE MARRIAGE.

ALMOST INCREDIBLE!I

THE FENIAN RIOT AT WATERFORD.

AN ASTOUNDING CONJUROR!

SCIENTIFIC COURTSHIP.

ROMAN CATHOLIC PASTOKALS.

CRUELTY TO CALVES.

THE TRIALS OF ROYALTY!

SHOCKING MURDER OF A WOMAN…

SERIOUS DISTURBANCES IN BIRMINGHAM.

QUERY.I

The PRESENT ASPECT of the…

A REMARKABLE DWARF.

.A ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP AND…

News
Cite
Share

A ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP AND HIS CONGREGATION. The beauty, fashion, and wealth of Roman catholic Liverpool have received a tremendous public snubbing from Dr. Goss, their bishop (says the Pall Mall Gazette. ) It appears that St. George's Industrial Schools in that city have been mismanaged-elliefly through want of funds—and have got into difficulties, and that the Bishop of Liverpool has taken them in hand, raised money at his own risk to set them right again, and opened collecting boxes in the Liverpool chapels for their relief. In the largest and best attended of these chapels four thousand of the faithful have been hearing mass every Sunday during the six weeks of Lent, and have passed by these boxes every time they entered and every time they left their place of worship. But when the bishop opened the boxes on Easter Sunday, confident that their contents would be sufficient to free the St. George's Schools from all debts, he found, to his astonishment and grief, that they contained but 19s. 7d., whereupon he preached a sermon to his wealthy flock that seems to have made their ears tingle. It concluded in the following words I had hoped to have complimented you to-day on your good deeds, to have praised your charity to the poor, and to have parted from you with my blessing. But how can my lips speak a benison on those who have treated Christ's poor as you have done-who have closed your hands against the needy, and have shut your ears to the wail of the hungry ? From you I appeal to the Great God of Heaven, whose image ye behold crucified upon that cross, and who will come in power and majesty to judge you—before whom every short- coming will be revealed, and who will tell you to depart Because I was hungry and you gave me not to eat; I was, thirsty and you gave me not to drink sick and in prison and you visited me not;" and in vain will be your remonstrance "Lord, when did we see Thee hungry and gave Thee not to eat; thirsty, and gave Thee not to drink; sick and in prison and visited Thee not ? "As long as you did it not to one of these my loved ones, you did it not to me. Depart I The bishop delivered the first part of his sermon in a colloquial tone of remonstrance. But when he began to speak of the neglect of the poor Dr. Goss's voice gradually swelled into a full level tone. The attention of his hearers meantime visibly quickened under the influence of the speaker to a point of breathless ex- pectancy, and when the bishop had arrived at the expression Depart! his voice was resonant with such rhetoric force that the congregation seemed to wither under the word. His'lordship left the pulpit without pronouncing the usual blessing on the con- gregation. Q