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LAST SUNDAY AT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. I The anniversary services in connection with this church were held onVv"!day> when special sermons were preached in the moving and evening. The morning service was conduct by the Rev Father Lynch, and the sermon was preached by the Rev Canon Beesley, the Cathedral, Salfora^ There was a fairly large congregation. The rev gentleman founded his remarks up«n a visit which tue Kev Mgr Canon Gadd and himself made, a few years ago, to the Holy Land. They had heard, he said, some little about that land, about which too much could not be said. He looked upon it as one of the greatest privileges of his life to be associated with the priest- hoo I of Jesus Christ in the salvation of souls, and next to that privilege was to be allowed to visit the land of the gospel-that land so fertile in sacred associations, that land which was trod by the sacred feet of Jesus Christ, that land which was watered by the sweat of His sacred brow, that land which was sprinkled with His sacred blood shed for men. He could not pretend that morning to speak to them of the whole of that gospel land, but he would take them to one spot. He should never forget when he came to the Lake Gennesaret, which was a most impressive sight. The reason was because Jesus took up his abotle on the banks of Gallilee. He left Nazareth, and scarcely ever went back, and when He did the people tried to destroy Him because He would not work a miracle. All His works and miracles were dona on the banks of Gallilee, and they would not be astonished when he told them that he saw as it were in imagination that wonderful and I majestic figure walking upon those silvery waters, bidding Peter to follow Him, and when Peter feared then the Lord chid him because he had but little faith." He also referred to other remarkable incidents which took place m the life of our Lord near tins spot, and then spoke of the ruins of Gorazim and Beth- saida, which lay at their feet, with scarcely one stoBe upon another, and tb«n they thought of the words of the divine Lord to these cities. They had seen His majestic figure, and He went on working miracle after miracle/until He saw that His works were of no avail, and He broke out in those terrible, but touching, words, Woe to thee Goraziin, woe to thee Bethsaida," & j. Then he passed on to speak of Capernaum, and noticed the terrible curse whieh had befallen that city, and said that where God gave much Capernaum, and noticed the terrible curse which had befallen that city, and said that where God gave much ,&. 1 1'"T- He expected mucn, and wnere woa gave awe nu xpected little but each would have to stand before od and answer for every grace given them—He ould demand an account of every thought, word W, d deed of their lives, and He would dema.ud an M ;ount of every grace given them. There was one ace. t where the Lord said some beautiful words, uh were great blessings to the good Catholic, on a w s plat which seemed to rise up lrom the water of ike. It was a marvellous spat, and there they told their divine Lord spoke of one of His greatest ags to the Church. He had jast been feeding r? n™1 people with the five loaves, and His name was /v mouth of all, and these miracles were tresh m m the inds. He beheld that great multitude of the m and he took the opportunity to give the great people, of the blessed sacrament; when he stood in promise ,t of the apostles and of the vast multitude the mia side, he said, I am the living Bread which on every nfrom heaven," and the apostles and people came do* amazed at His wonderful words. The were all hen forcibly insisted upon the real presence preacher t i the sacrament, arguing that the words °f T Christ were to be taken literally, other- • *'esJla ould be a deception, and that this was a riSfk f *1 ''°h all good Catholics were willing to die. truth for wl ening a jubilee service was held, when In the ev r wa8 tjj0 yery R,ey Mgr Canon the preache. le's college, Manchester. He founded Gadd, St. Bee Don the words Thor. shalt sanctify the his remarks u, taken from Leviticus, and in his open- fiftieth year, ea() portions of the circular letter mg remarks i rea(j jn ajj chnrches and chapels in cT A? -tiri «0, >m the Bishop of Menevia, portions of South Walesjm jn our ]ast issne. These, he said, which appeared its of the bishop of the diocese, and were the turectro these instructions that little chapel in consequence oi IS it could, on Tuesday, the jubilee kept as solemnly I a Queen. At an early hour the of Her Majesty th 1 aDd devout worshippers flocked doors were openet ibed the service, and said that he in. He then desci he read in the little paper that was pleased when rst time on Wednesday (" The appeared for the f. ide) and again in the "Observer" Visitors List aud Gu. iectful paragraphs with regard on Friday, those reSi ices. He then described the to their religious serv pro-cathedral in London, and services held at the a in the long annals of this said that no sovereig loved or won Ior herself the country had been more her Majesty. Our public love of her people that nd even those in private life, sorrows and sufferings, 6. dB and sympathy, and she had received loving wo. only of a queen but of a had shown a heart not i her court were a bright mother. Her home ant who reigned and a pattern and spotless example for all oceeded to show that they for her people. He then pr the tenets of their creed as Catholics were bound b a conferred and also to .L .J' f" P 11 to o tnanK tioa ior an iavoui tt reigned over them. pray for the sovereign th. a duty based on the Thanksgiving to God was irayer tor the sovereign national and divise laws, and 1 ience to her laws, and who reigned over them, obed a so many religious reverence for her person wet are and taught by the duties laid down by Holy Script Paul in the epistle to doctrines of their Church. St. er came from God, the Romans said that all pove 0m God, and there- therefore the civil power was fi t, for he said Let fore they were bound to obey i wers." Catholics every soul be subject to higher po everence the civil also were bound to respect and i God, and honour power, for St. Peter-said, -'Fear fear God so must the king," in other words As you the very same you honour the king," or, from you honour the motives that you fear God so must < pray for the king." They were also bound tc. aoted St. Paul sovereign, lin support of which he q they ought to in his epfstle to Timothy. Therefore consequently obey and respect the civil power, and utative of the should respect her who was the represe, is was not a oivil power. To show them that th present day, doctrine of the olden times, but of the md bishops, he quoted the utterances of the cardinals i ice for the which clearly proved that their reverel oong these sovereign was based upon principle. At he Bishop I quoted were the Bishop of Liverpool and t sovereign of Menevia, the latter saying that "the id admin- was the chief representative of civil law ai drew the istration," and from these utterances he respect J conclusion that a Catholic's obedience and Queen, j for the eivil power, and consequently for thi ersonal was not a mere sentiment, nor a warm or p enthu. liking for her Majesty, much less was it blind if fear siasm, and certainly was it not the outcome t upon or servility, but a Catholic's loyalty was based the leligious duty, and upon the Scriptures, and the teaching of the Church. He would be met with vho, objection that there were many amongst them sed in the Press and on the platform, had expret He sentiments at variance with these principles. ole admitted it, but he did not admit that the wh, id body of Catholics of England, Ireland, and Scotia. id were therefore disloyal. That he denied. He con. d not allow the argument that because one mau sai something disloyal therefore all men were disloyal nor should they be so unreasonable as to judge men by the excited utterances of strife-political strife —when a great political party was fighting hard for what it considered politioal rights, they might utter expressions which would seem at first sight to be at variance with their principles; but the truth would remain and assert itself in calmer momenta, that the loyalty of Catholics was based upon religion, and he was loyal because he knew his religion. Ue said the very spirit of this jubilee waa the spirit of thanksgiving to God, because if they celebrated the Queen's jubilee as they ought to do the first sentiment in their hearts was one of thanksgiving. They thanked God for the blessings He conferred upon the Church, and for what He had done for I religion, and he had done a great deal. He ventured to say that during the last fifty years England had been the greatest friend among all nations that the Catholic Church had had; there was no other country in the world where she exercised her power more freely, and where the property cf the Church more safe, than in this country of England. Had they not, then, as Catholics something to be thank- ful for P They bad, and they acknowledged it with grateful hearts. Thoy also thanked God for the ¡ social prosperity which had been given then. New I poinforts of evpry description had been given to them. Their bishop said that millions of the working classes of this country were better off for food and lodging than they ever were. They thanked God also j for their material progress, and for their material prosperity, and certainly they were enormous. The population had increased to the extent of abcut twelve millios. The land was covered all over with a network of railways, the sea was covered all over with our ships, and every nation of the world was carrying our flag. He also referred to our vast colonies, which weie brought into closs communica- tion by the telegraph and the newspapers; and, lastly, there was the great mechanical power, which, he said, was the greatest wonder of all. All these were blessings to our material progress, and they had to acknowledge them with grateful hearts, bfcause they placed England in the front phalanx of all nations. They were benefits for which they onght to be grateful, aud they, as Catholics, yielding to none in their loyalty and patriotism, assembled in the Chnrch of God, and they thanked God from their hearts for all He had done for them, and they prayed that God would bless them and have her (the Queen) for many years in his keeping. He concluded a most earnest and eloquent discourse by uttering the prayer" God save the Qrtpen."












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