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THE

AMERICAN

CATHOLIC QUARTERLY

REVIEW.

Bonum est homini ut eum veritas volentem, quia malum est homini ut eum veritas vincat
invitum. Nam ipsa vincat necesse est, sive negantem sive confitentem.

S. AUG. Epist. ccxxxvïi. AD PASCENT.

VOLUME XI.

From JANUARY TO OCTOBER, 1886.

PHILADELPHIA:
HARDY & MAHONY,

PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS,
505 CHESTNUT STREET.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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CHURCH AND STATE-IN ENGLAND. By Arthur F. Marshall, B.A. (Oxon.), . 1

Political bearings of Disestablishment, 1; The English Church and the Scotch

Kirk, 2; The many measures which the question of principle must affect, 3; How

the matter stands in equity, 4; How Churchmen view the change sympatheti-

cally, 5; Equivocal character of the Church itself, 6; How Dissenters view the
change, 8; is the scope of the arguments in favor of the pruning knife or of the

axe? 9; The question of first principles in the matter, 11; The final Anglican fal-

lacy, 12; Why Catholics should regret the obliteration of the Church of England,

13; Reasons for supposing that it will be let alone for some time yet. 14.

How IRELAND HAS KEPT THE FAITH SINCE CROMWELL'S TIME.

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Bryan J. Clinche,

16

The Cromwellian episode in the history of English Protestantism, 16; Condition

of Ireland at the accession of Charles II., 17; The Irish hierarchy at that time, 18;

Preparatory training for the Priesthood, 19; Irish seminaries on the Continent, 20;

The English Government creating dissensions among the Irish Catholics, 21; Pri-

mate Plunkett, the brief respite under James II., 22; Violation of the treaty of

Limerick, 23; The bitter persecution of the eighteenth century, 24; Laws against

trade, industry, and education, 25; Setting a premium on apostasy, 26; The great

bulk of the Irish Catholics reduced to the lowest poverty, 27; The merciless charter

schools, 28; Fruitlessness of the persecution, 29; Final triumph of Irish Faith, 30.

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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VISITATION NUNS IN THE WEST. By Paul R.

Shipman,

31

Origin and character of the Visitation Order, 31 ; Its founders, 32; Its introduction

into this country and establishment in the Diocese of Baltimore, 33 ; One of the

fairest and most vigorous of the Mother Convent's offspring, 35; Difficulties of a

journey from Baltimore to the Mississippi, 35; A comedy act on the Mississippi, 36;

The Nuns' arrival at Kaskaskia and their first friends there, 37; Offered shelter by

the Morrisons, 38; Fitting up a convent, 39; Compelled to seek larger quarters, 40';

Finally installed in a fairly comfortable building, 41; Increase of both boarders

and day scholars, 42; Their first Christmas in the West, 13; Was it a ghost? 44;

Resolving to erect a building of their own, 45; Description of and life in their

new house, 46; Difficulties attending bricklaying there, 47; An intensely cold win-

ter, 48; Nearly all the Sisters are taken ill, 19; A particularly sad death, 50 ; The

first and last superior at Kaskaskia, 51; Catastrophe befalls Kaskaskia,52 ; In what

condition Bishops Kenrick and Quarter found the place, 53; Rescued and taken

to St. Louis, 53 ; The Nuns' first home in St. Louis, 51 ; The community again per-

manently unified, 55; Building a permanent home. 56; The prosperity and fame

it has since attained, 57.

WHAT ARE ANIMALS AND PLANTS ? By Prof. St. George Mivart, F.R.S., 58

How animals and plants stand toward each other, 58; Things that have here to be

taken into account, 59; Classes of inorganic substances, 60; Contrasts between the

non-living and living world, 61; The six very remarkable powers of proto-

plasm, 62; Characteristics of every living creature, 63; Alliance between habit

and instinct, 65: How we ought to regard the world of living creatures, 66; The

influence of surrounding nature upon our knowledge, 67; Men of science and the

doctrine of vital force, 68 ; Illustrating the life of an organism, 69; Supremacy of hu-

man reason, 70; The essential distinction between living beings and those devoid

of life, 71 ; The most certain object of all knowledge, 72; The relations of animals

and plants to each other, 73; The most obvious distinctions between them, 74; Ani-

mal characteristics that plants have not, 75.

THE ENCYCLICAL"IMMORTALE DEI.” By Rt. Rev. F. S. Chatard, D.D., . 76

The present condition of the Christian World, 76; The Pope on civil society and

authority, 77; Revolution as now advocated by the secret societies, 79; What the

Holy Father says about the Church in its relation to the State, 80.

WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR THE ORPHANS? By John Gilmary Shea, LL.D., 81

The orphans have always been a constant parochial charge in this country, 81;

Necessity and increase of orphan asylums, 82; How the orphans are disposed of,

83; Difficulties in their way, 81; Practical experiments with orphans, 85; What

might further be done, 86; Reasons for removing asylums from cities, 87; Catho-

lics must never regard orphans as a burthen, 88.

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