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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE
Good Friday services on the Government ships are pro
hibited; the chaplains of the marine hospitals are expelled.
General Andre dechristianizes the army, Pelletan the navy.
The Sisters are expelled from a number of hospitals under
the false pretense that "they squander the goods of the
The motion is made to exclude all Catholics from holding
public offices; those who practice their religion are black
listed and debarred from further advancement. The ques
tion of separation of Church and State broached in Parlia
ment and referred by Combes to the session of 1904.
The Government refuses to propose candidates for va
cant sees, thus leaving dioceses for many months without
1904. On Good Friday all crucifixes are removed from
the halls of justice.
The Government confiscates the legacies for solemn com
memorative services for the dead.
As the climax of all these measures comes the separation
law of 1905. With a stroke of the pen the government
breaks a solemn compact with the Holy See, cancels the
enormous debt which it owes the Church of France in con
sequence of secularized church property, deprives priests
and Bishops of the means of subsistence, turns over the
property of the Catholics to the civil communities, and con
fiscates all endowments willed to the Church by her children.
- And now the Catholics of France are to be robbed of the
last remnant of their liberties the liberty of education.
Standard and Times.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest
A man apt to promise is apt to forget.
Amman's conversation is the mirror of his thoughts.
A mob has many heads but no brains.
A man is an indulgent censor to himself.