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Merning Star and Catholic Messenger.
WTVBLII'I IVERY hWIT4AY MIIRNIl)tt. WIWORKLBEAV . h41UNDAY. MAIRt'H 4 l,7 OALIWDAB OF THE WEIK. 8uda·y.... iar 4 -Third lts inr ii teanL 1rddy.... Mar .-.-i.'.niirci lt(i. T ..day... Mlr. 6 -lit t'",l,tc V irgin. Wtiau.ay..Mar. 7 -Tit 'hemaa Aqtlinas. ,n'ctor of the ('ut,,eh. lltreday.. Mar. Snt John nr flne Pra...... r it The Five Wnt dci of IOtr t.s,,l. auiarday....Liar lo-Tihe Futy Ma-rtyrs of hreaie. The Brazilian P'lgrimage to R,nome will start from Rio Jauiero on the i: of Aoril. (len. Agnilera, Vire Prenldenit o.f the Cuban Republic. died in New York ,n the S.;rd ult. Rev. lather Mia**als, one ,,f lhi r.hlrons Jesuit misionari.s now at I!. PItrick'., will preqch at high M:1.s tol-day ill St. Mielii: l's Chburh. I Ditedl at the Prov len,, Intirlmry, Moil,',. Ala., on the .'ud of FIlrunary, l;ictrr Mary Agnes Byrne, in the I7thl year uf her age aol the lIth year of her rg.liwosn, ifr,. Thiox Chief Justtce., Mexih,, Iglesias. wli lately eontentded for the l'resrid eC. y tf that country, will hIave San F'raicoi tIl iy fir this city, whinc. he will pr':.."..l to Very Crr lie accepta prlidoin and r"'rns to i .e,'X co a. . private cit;rtn. M ronll his is nl.nethlll g ita Ity aft0.r a:'. as is shown by the value of her tr.idl e 'r !-^ which is thl reptrte.d : V..::' f .'( '',o rr eeipte, $ '7,si. t.'' : v u.e of ige.nera. nt nr"' :: dise receip's. $4 4 " 4 . ,.: C . ; " ,. manufactulrew $ I " . t.a: b... . $71 .4:7 7 . The ý\ew I "- a chaseof, :. : : .-: : . .. . that piar: ,.l - . . . new co.r - : " . . ro-r - thanr , It , , - ' . .e d Lrint. t' .. ' , uh nt c' I . I ' ! I'.'-n,, fee fi l ' lif' ,i I . t Ir,:i to d. fr. r ,ay th e.xpen n-. . t ell i i:L l :1 t, rieloe th, Lneeeti'-~lte tof it I ,o.r ifl the p. th. i -.l Mr. Ehtl,. - an, tret, u r t. . lit i rick' HiallAhas fir sale il, tickets,, nutnilhered fromen"l to.. in the httery of a valiiabl farm near Mbile, for the benetit of the Mobnil Orphan Acylanis. Price $1. lIrawing March I 14th. Comrun sioners : Admiirail l.plhtiael Set, mes, Gen. John I!. Itighl , Jthn Cavanagh, Eiq, M-ajr Ilenrv St. l'auil, Ittni. l ice WVilltats, .Ir" P W m. A. I .ltt r.n, :"t. i Another one ti (iralit'e tlnhti has dtefanlted. r 'Thin tane it iso ieu. MsArthnr, th~ 1'oetntasti.r at Chicsgoi, whi, liha stolen i :tl- 4ii . lil, ne. I diately luponl the discovery if him rascality by i the Special Agent, MicAuthur telegriapitd hie t resignal ion adl went eill, bankruptciy. It, is ( thought that Iil. 1ltlsLie arne c arlso Ianlkrnpt l an-d, a. in alniiost every case during Grant's t eight years' relign, the i-overnioment will loseI the money. hT. PATl hIcK. -tihe Cerentilli it at thin ebruch to day will bn very inipoin g. his Grace, the aMot Riv. Archbishop, will assist at high Maf sand ill confer upon the Paitor, Rev. I'. I. Allen, the tigniity of Canton. Fathier Damen, M J , wi!. prreah. I At 1:'i o'clock the great mtnis.iun which has. been in iirgeec fort tie past two weeks, at tracting lili rice cr wdh ntrtu all pails of tihe eity, will close w:tt: I '.,ia: Bl neilictiion by Iis I Grace. i Ntw ttatii tANre Ii 'si'M'at- A5..i,'tI.at,. In these tlumn of t"ghtese whLen enery o. t is estroslon f promr ng an t.ai ` that wl)ilc a,, all need, it is .ory Ciiui'i to tireald ii antiheri column that thah AiLci,itiln a : let,d, thise I of its neitiehrsl desiring ta bi, trw. the stng I asel of $4 0iii oln sext Mon.y tli leve.ilng, llitre h t:bh. 1877, at half-pant csenet o'cl,ik, in the Morning Star Hlall, llit Pl' drls cireet. corner Camp. The plub i ar.' i ulI i.t As will be ecn iy it prtigranitiiue on one Afth page. the F'ortie'th Altnivernary of oCir splendid Fire l),.tpartitent will be clelebrated to-day by a grand parade. )Despite the shabby treatment of the ltinemen by (ioveriLnms,, nt which has failed to pay the comparatively small sunm contracted for, the ])elpartnment is in first class condition, thanks to the patrio tism aid liberality of its nieubers. atud the parade to d-ay will, no doubt, be eqnual tI if it dooa not emrpuass that of former years Let all our oitienus honor the gallant boys by turning out to nsee them. Aritti Itn M1-htio."-'Tbis is to hat,,itI atyhl in which is anniounced tihe opilitrtnuite arrival of a large inlvoiice of those two niuw antd instructive woiks, "rue haith of Oar hcthtersn by Biship tOllhblon. of Rtehloui. and "C' tholc Belief." by tiat xttlrieieced mui'sieutur, the Very Rev. J. Faa dti 'runio, of luid mi. lime aimultaneous a utue arattei in 1:igland auill Aimerica ,if ltliese two works ioi uiiuiisr iii their object anid eu unlike iti lhtlur mnnier, will doubtlets eXcite a great curiosity to coittular,. the two: aind we are etsre oir ra lterc will thank Ma, Eu1 tis for the otpportunity his for, sight has proviild itri,, t uhlle. At tht moiint of goilg to press we learn that the several Irich organi.ations of thti city who have in conteimluhtion i the cclebraltiou of St. Patricks litay, have deternminted to postponte the paratai it till thl filliowiug day-, Sni day starcit Ii . This we taiutk a wit' mo vi runilihr Ihe c 1 ttu1uts t'cc. mi aialnt as It wull acii ri at oii itlicrt utii ty for usiinti. gentl-uei lni to palir'It'iitu liherirn, who willu. tind it very ihci'oiVni'iitiiu otlhere-uce to dio ci, pat l'i'nliarly oin .miturdh.m, the Il,, -ioit .lux of the week. Ti,, fi-ntiuv l .*i. ug a rhligi n. one,tu e th ,list poiii'iuet is ii it isiiiaiLcei with the art iii of tie ,' t' ch.ii l, a li-h ry ofrx li i fers the iteleirstuio.f ul ciitit' uh.lu. wl ichi fl] during the week, ti, fl.e fIX's -:g S' it iv. ". The Non-Calhollec Press. V'ith' the exception of Certain sectiuian paprra, principally weekites, which ditn tinctly claim to be religious organs, the non-Catholic press of the United Statcs generally protest that it is strictly neutratl in religious controversy. This neutraity is ul carried so far that it passcs bieyoidit the domain of argunment and invades tL t of fact. Facts arue essentially within thel pro vince of journalism; inldeed they constitute , its especial field, no matt.r where founlr -I whither leading. l)rductions arlnd canuse n quences, jphilonophical or reigious. it1 wing ti from those facts or wrestte.d fr(om thern, are I s, I r thing totally dilt;rent anl fal r r!.;ch S the j anriall t is nut resp ,nIlat ,1 tut.lea he i Ig [h. Pyolnd tih tield of fact anutd c thati of d;scusi'i .iti. I It is clear. tue-var, t:ht wter' fact haitve a pilltl i ltanttitl' te , i it- . t t' , b! dit cunasidat v ly the I're-. eValie t! 0~i; h iconne)ritefI wi h la r ll,'i-;i or with rhI.:ron .liter,.'. F r it pa er ft i ,Ie t ido in, t. u'ld irlp' y i It e.t - r a It t :a v tperv :t.t.d t . a. : ret'; . t r -i tFtiii tv r an t rit::t',:2 hi'o. ,rasi:rrc ,," atf it hfr to'e utrp -e of gratifyirg a n. i: na,.t 1t": cowa'diy ,e.::h'y. T .T ' d s'.o:dly .t , per. c :;I tn .t t 'atto :cs rag l i- 1 f !t:-t -years ,i" I' .,: d i. ;err.arc. I:i ). Pld ca S'i "." .:' rt . +tt'.,r,,, ;l I:'+:::a cet in putia . St ,I t "rs ,c0 :. nt ritand i is e ls ent :a !y a i- t - ,, t'tf:. It . , no it a tltt ht I ' t.t'e n tw , . . ':+ r c' u trtch ts , 1'U : b'.'tw e -, n th e i p t n< it. :i: t tr e l nr1 !.. ; 't:l: a result dit d g-. ti ' ;a: r 1i . -; irs as to faith hit lit plu'ti .-+' } ." i ,lor , + n tL ,e ],irt u t!tt civil p.w, :. 1 F t'^ pr.s+ tl i'.. a ' ul.' ;' i - 't at rtit .r, lh t tf lit" i,, ! n;-.wi. I, .ut . ,lt t +;.-itir -it t t'iw l at ' i t l itt Vi t I lit ih t 1 1t t f-i .it i1 " 1 ri, t iaor .til,-t'. i rt ir eito.l at l i-,tt Si t.', u"i tnl t. ri itru Ir that r-utynlitr tr , of w!ý:ch the 'tle t pitt .g. r e',nld h. i.r I.It rtevolutit n. du riot i h,.t,'kI w. autd, and the stm:e dyitn nut of the tires of 'oii, tst'lant fanmstician, which routlered at h'leat I .a h6 p.,rritcal neutrality advinabhe, is go t Su, on tstill aLd making that neutrality lloroe and niore gaenuilia.. iOne of the ablest arid coint intlluential paplIrs in America is the New York , , gr and we point with pleasurer to an article in II Sist isue of thle .Lth of February, as exeuii- - plifying the progress just alludmid to. It is a ling and interesting review of a work recently published by the larpters, from I the pen of It \V. Thouipson, entitled 'The l i'Papacy andl the Civil Power." 'iThl work, I it smtmts, tri-ats of thi Church in it.i r.lation in to r-pulitc"itnitarn, and maintains that w Cathllicity is hstitlo to silt gove-nt-ilnt rti and incolmpatthle with it. A, tirat sight li\ this propusition might be taken ta a rttli- U (liues one, but in reality it is political, and in the Ntiu has lrinot hesiittd ft to tak it Lup and I treat It b..idly a lt fully. r It is inmnateriatl how the .Stn treated the of subject, whether as all adtvocate or an op pnlOnent of the proposition i the riottce-ab'e p tllt is that it treats it at all and tlrus ('t opens the aretna of journalistic disauusion kI to such lrtiestiona. This is all that we i want. Truth does not fear the light ul day, but courts investigation reglardless of who i is on its side and who against it. We many add, howevtar, as we do with pletasure, that thfe Sun takes a view which is in the nunt S trlinently julst, fair, and impl.r tial. g l: .e ,s that Mr. Tho ipstn «it n l i a i' tti tCathitic "' a to b inctuonpatible w'itlh i pn b liteait gover rnietlt fr two ratont : I st, it I bacatiuse history shows that thit ('!t. rch lis 'a ' always proiioted Monarcnty, and 2:!:dly, ie Scauset the dogmRa t infalhillltty lresta. the I l'opi with a power or utrcntluletce Int tiat f tels not only of faith atrd tlior;ald but of r poitics. 1 IT'h Nun is not satlntied lby Mr. 'l'homp son's argument. It disposes of his first po sition by two considerations. First, it say a tl that Protestnntism has always showi as it warm an affection for the kings who pro- I1 tectead it as Catholics did on their ni!te, and ti secondly that the Catholic t('urch has no: S Iitherto exhibited any antagonialln with re- n publics. Thus, Switzerland. says the 'Sun. a has bt-een a republic of the purest demiocra- o tie typt foir eight centuries, that is to say nR for nearly tiet centlrir mbtifore Protitstant- I Istn was bornt. Then, too, the Spinlsh-Arnet t rican rerpublic hfavi t'xisteid for over balf i o a eintnry, thoughi withotit a leavening of It Iarotatttantiem ithiin thtmn. aMaryland is t a!tio tsicd as an IlrItancia of a (Rattholic co- a r It)y or comrtuunity which Fprovetd loyiIal to d i thi printciplela of tatlf govirn itntn incorit l . tfred in its chartuar. ri lat .i, t thei gaits Itn with tW inC st.tiinabll ia views as to fUtturr ctinitingti'niisa. It ic til:dt tlhait as in tihe past I nritcias and Ina - t< , atch hai iirovedt fttlse al tas and Ibrokitn a i propi i t thte ('hlurcih, as in thli past rtoy:tl f favor ha s apptad the vigor of ercletrias*tlical S enraerg and purity ot purposet ats in thft iantt Stitt i a liii te a' forctad itt-a I tht t fold h multirtdisa otf hitildty tCt'itholltcs wliott n itlkawartnrittsi iniitatrtetd til ,1 tao l"r ite, t ft tepidittr h tht ta whotae na ,, i st inii thti altfIttr, f ii ! Q e ittert ar tl nti ttt intc.ifti t ft av id f}t- i.fatit biiage if Static aid tt | tiifnt m:lit it: , i s ttlar cititoti- t. At ft th, dangir (fit thf .t I , i d tt: m, ttt . f 'i n dx ' sii .. tf t . Ti t n pf.,t l Iecessary condition tf lnrallibility, viz: tie an uversality of its scope. Tne Sun eays: It is this latter qualilioation which s-a"en ItL cI lol tiull e ani effect sal bar to politilal inii r he f-.reinc sruces the Pope only speaks ri caohedr.a -- wee again iquote from Dr. Newma-c"- wuen I i,, lpoake to te whole world: sccordinoly i otl. re which inenh, friom him for the e.hservaiie' I of piaritul ar countries of politic. l and reliiiui I Slamses have no clau Lto be the utterances o hie , !e I l,telti ttility." f The Sun might ihave added that idenrtical i- ly the same tnfallhbility which is new dlter :, itely rcogr.;z "d ar being in the Pope, has Ir aiwa3s been c!airmed by the Church. An - other coensidceretlon inot nrnIopioli wot ll havee been that while Mr. T'iomei soun an ai e rep.l, l can is !,orrltied at the idea of int.l h l,bilty, Mr. Ilisnalek a a 'bhlo!d and ir;n" C in n.sr t hist ae .tlially shocked ib it. NW, c :reratilh'e the Amneric tn Press lup.' n :as ie ri ring ela1t( lep.1tet: from the slal:ik e ti Pi ltatinlm. Dlvorce in New England. Te fT el·t r 'i. o,"f societyc is the domestic I tre.'a gn. T ,. ''te isa h itlt of famtiiies. It t a :r ,': -h, ..1 . : :ruct oeIt of tiaidly rui ned br:c a vi r? ' y ied trs:t esv bui ding he e r 'l rati a i er pect that at anty noment t .ti own i, wgi.t would crush its lower walls are! brin t-l ebric down in ruin. Politi- j cal societly, cale d the n:aticon, is a ponderous v structure, and to have strength and lirm nets mrst be built of sound material. That material being the family, it is of first im- t piortance that the. fnamily or domestic rela tion should exist in its purity and strength. a lEvery thing that tenuds to wetaken thei h,,,f!rs irf t ,l:: fmr ily lvsacens its strength, and , ."t) wt~t, diry et. the. very it,,-tri:rl tit t ,,t tl:<.'+ t:" great frt-i c etf civI sici :4 1 ;:l-" . A lI} , w :att eo"i en t4 II ,." td l' . I t ,. 0$s et l/ i hi, tlati :hipeci of l1e rnel 'n d wit. ar . t i, r.l i it i. - I: i.t , pa ,-' "t,. r. and t!e tr ii,l, is ee.s t, ' l ti tI.. ti t Irl ld; deatir , i, thlire tiltenledi y o, 'ni i tenl to te t' lr tei 5, i aniv tltt .e ., i +u : itt:ir ,uly is . i t i rs , |into lntla ofi tsrtrld. Slon" tlte u ald ge -ciihreitd etsteee fe:: tr I Atei:'S are texperiltentiug as tapelry rs ti.ey cat on the btighnt project of tie steoying the family tie for the plrtor.e of making a string nation. They ate notit te Ibe Ibound doeln by thee philosophy of men who knew nothing of railroads and tele graphs. This age is above old fogyism. 1 lience the lcPublic School ecfraneiases thee child from parental coentrol, and Divorce makes strangers of rean and wife. How c long cart society hold together when it has lapsed into a conditin like that described t in the following paragraph frome the Au gusat (Maine) Journal .' : f It is a e t>arerfnil company of emost nhalppy I ein and wonen, but ouly a fair sample of what in going on itn nnearly all the other coon tires in thee tarte. ITwe nty-two women asked to be dlivorced trmer their hnsbatds. Tren r lives have bteen made mtinerable by cruelty. neglect, drunkenness, crime, and desertion; and who shall say that thet court has not been the inetrument ofblessing in setting the pooe wives free fromn th.- mrrrsege relation 1 Ir six cases r hausbanda ask tor divoarces fro their wives, lil tie groeuia of high temper, incompaitibicty io drispLasttlun. arl. in some asn.es a strong lRriiceig t..eard ugutrine and absolute cruelty. Twenty-eghti recent divorces in one t county ' It nmust be remembered that this kind of divorce eltuplie.s subsequent marriage, and that it obtains ce a community of pro fessed Hitlelc reaeders. And yet the Bible , 'i ays thet he who puttteth away his wife and ' marrith aother committeth adultery. -',or a lover eof hia country the exhibition of stelh a spect le i ae saddening rone. Tice gre-ntest naturel ii ce.ntive to every duty is >a ti.' lerv, devtirn to his wife and ch tdren W\\'ten thait te tivre is taken awry, he is s, Sutrn It thle Iae hs, iz ,er and patriot. More -ver, "the child is father to the man," and tnc t he spirit of tilial obede-nce is del s'ryed int youtih, the enauing manhood wi:l atol td ready mNsteri.l for dirsorder and rev ottl til n. The Timid Policy. If there was one man morre astonished s than every other man in the United States, it mubt have been President Grant, Sitar - day monrning, March aIrd, on waking up and 1tBinding teat Packard'sgang were still in the State Ilouse on St. Louis Street. If words mean aeything, Grant's message to Pack ard and Nichollas a ithdraws his declarationt of the stait que and leaves the two govern meatsr t thleir own strength, lie saiys, - arst, that ne, State- Government in Lauisia na must longer tee mrraintainedl by the ise of the military, and saecondly, that the tropes will be ase-t for nothing but to pro rtect life ant property from mob violence, arild, tlhat. whtn thel State authlorities canniot A mob is an undisciplined, unorganized, riotosa assemblage of the populace. A Steitti militia nhas orne of these characteor istics; it is orgarized, oicetred, saubjected to tlie'Cipline, controlled by its commander atnd obredient to the gov-rnment. (;cGn. Grant was making no allusiion to a State militia when he spoke of a Mb. What then did he expect 7 Simply that hI,, would not be nmisundirlrstood, that the old rilitani instinct of the South with which ihe ia er we'll acquainted would seize the sitim:ti,,n, that cithin an hour after his tlieSuaitigc had ri-arclt ii I ire tire- S rite iou.se ,oil el li. loriltluely ive-stld and that h woelI le ruling thet details .f iti caeture over i 1 t ei'c t'xt temornieg. Iu-t.ad i t this th...ri, is ti:r.dlitv, there' i - risitat oi:, tlncre is n'ipai]ieI Se.it, thIl rtc rs irrt. r'rt,', el],tre- thit r i so i tr et}iniug c-I$t t. the I Gou. Giant bat to ruminate over tle old sys : saying: How are the mighty fallen ! Aues Oir tueders will bear us witness that rwe have uniformly set our faces as feint senr against any policy which could result in a Yly c.tflihct with the United States troops, un- 1 : i leas the movement wiLre universal through his n out the Democracy of the whole country. t liat it is a totally different matter when a a (l collision with armed miscreants within the a r State will not imply a conflict with the e troops t '' The free and sovereign Stateof Louisiana t S't finds its civil authority defied and its police a nspervision repelled by an audacione party h"e of outlaws a ho have takien p[assiaeoiu of aa t" building in its capital city. These men a !lck their doors and refuse admission ti, Sofui ere of the law having the right to enter . he with civil process. Is it becoming in the S'ate authorities to permit a virtual Insur- et j recrio'e of this sort for one single hour 1 If b outside and irre sistible force is brought to a tic I bear on the State authorities, such as that. p It of the National army, t) prevent their free al et acti,'n, we lhare always c, uteuidead that they C he should submit for the moment, but when nt there is no such force what does honor, lis what does self respect, what does good ti- policy require T Instant, indignant, over- o us whelhling action. n Well, it is only another piece of our bad ti at luck, so-called. The emergency comes upon J n- us at the very moment when our chosen tl 3 leader is ill-too ill for personal control of G ai. atliirs. The public had and has every con- re ie tileunce in Gv. Nicholls, not only as to i his contiage, but as to, his sagacity and it plronl!el'es it inll Peizig a cl;tihral nioniut. i, ',. ever, uniablet to cotutmuad ual.d e i" . l .t ul, ,l;hatles have beetn ;ntequal t tthe I Rm The Poclamation. :1 " heti, c ii , , n idoubt tlhaot tl:e re,'.e:- ii t :, ai latit.) hs of thi' ( * ,i'-in 's lA t pr, ' ' - ! miatmi eiii i'ar s s. Tlii' celui n ga.t uu=:,iiz'g h> bh 'u: le-ante,--, but shoutld subject e very n c" military impul--." to riiitary discepli ,: n di a civil control. Mob mov-enents are rarenly e wise, lhutlane oei suocet-fl. Such irreign- b ofa ities are akin to anarch,--manifestations t' of it in a modified form-and are to be a en found principally either among comnunni- a e- tie, which have not yet thoroughly crysta- J n' liz:-d into society, as on the frontiera of a ti le new country, or among old, degenerate u ce populatione eaten up with the moral decay a w of socialism and communism. as Louisianians have a government which b ed they can respect and follow, and though w n- there may be certain enthusiasts who might e for a moment forget discretion, we are sat I idtled that public opinion will coerce them eu- into a policy of concert with the authorities. c ed We cannot say whether any thing is be ex Spected of Hlayee. Promises are more plen- si td tiful than authentic, but if language can be cc he relied on as expressing sentiments, his d ,es railroad speech ea route to Washington P es, ought to be conclusive. IIe there clearly Sforhhadows the abandonment of that fatal ty. policy of the past which has mistaken unity t ne for Union; and the inaugration of another lis and happiec policy which shall restore a 'ge true Union of hearts. ro- But whatever HIayes may mean, when- t ble ever Southereiers act their guide should be t nd wisdom, not passion,-tlieir end siacess, e not momentary revenge. on -- - - - -- e 'e Dasaiu Mica. SeAIA NI(.au.,,s.-Wo I tender our heartfelt sympathy to ,or true and is tried friend of the Pi.z'aunie. Mr. George Nichtol son, in the adil bereaveien' w hioh has recently le e visited hiousehold. After a long and pain- a re ful illness, which she bore a ith truly Christ- I cl ian fortitudne, his most estilmabhl wife died at a Id- his farm near Magnolia, Misa, at tive nmiuutes vill past eleven o'clock Saturday imorning, Febru v I ary 24t:h. She was a native of England, which n country she left some thirty years ago, but a short time after her marriage, to share tler.c t forth in the fortunes of our city. Here she n reared her tamily, and woo the love antd es ed teem of all who had the good fortune to know is, her. When, towards the close of a long life spent or in the fulfillment of the dnties imposed on her as 3 od a Christian wife and mother, the insidious ad. the vances of disease made themselves apparent, rde everything that love directed by medical skill could suggest was done in her behalf. But the t decree had gone forth and, strengthened by r the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, she e - peacefully and confidently resigned her soul c , into the hands of her Creator. a- May she rest in peace ! the CATIIoI.IC PmIss O EUROiPgE.--A little work I on ' Tlno Catholio Prees of Europe at the open ing of the Year l177"jhas been published at Wur/burg: it is written from a Catholic standlpoint, and conutains nome useful informa- t tion In Ger uany, Anatro-iH ingary, Switzer ed, land, France, Italy, Belgium, and IIolland t A there are somiie 8 ,0 periodicals devoted to the j er- interests of Catholicisem; in Germany there are I ted .I journals of this tendency, of which :1 are dlr lalihes; in Anstro Oermany, 95, of which 9 are dlalics; in Switzarland, L1. with 3 dailies; in a Belgium, 1 i, with "2l dailies; in Hlolland. 20, with 4 dailles: anil in Franoe 1i,0 altogether, (it f all these periodicals only one daily, the t tilre Juaiaur.:,r /eitung, plretends to a greater od circulation than 10it,ti, while ose bl-weekly, ich the (Gulrdla, Aigtl, claims a circulation as Ii high as.. 2 . Mr. May, iat Attorney teneral, has been a ipoint-d ; '. . Ol t Justice of Irlln I, to till the, iac y 'v,-*., by the d. tih if C t, ,f ti.e W hit i . . A l ,) it of m'cij ablht., i tr f "o.. Ceiliti . aid tat c "ii for err' a i: . . al iii e ii itrb .::oi it plc 8 I to a' ,,::,tt Ir lTores ild sEW PUBLICATIONS. I Ileroic fo men of the Bible and the Church. By at the Rev. Bernard O'Reilly. Illastrated with nt 'reltr-tve plates in oil colors. New Tork: b J B. orl d a Co. d This work is issued with the approval of Hi.s Eminence, the Cardinal Archbishop of New a York, and other distinguished prelates; while f t' the venerable Archbishop of Cincinnati, to a a whom the book is dedicated, speaks to the I se author in the following genial manner; "With n SI every one who prizes a good. rare, and oppor. a tune book I thank you for giving'tbis one to a the Catholic and reading public." to e The author of the work, Rev. Bernard n O'Reilly, of New York, is a fine scholar and a e a most accomplished writer. His keen artistic appreciation and deep religious feeling, render e his treatment of the subject-matter under con- a sideration, as much a work of Art as it is of 0 r Truth and Piety. o ° The heroic women of the Bible, and the w saintly women of the Christian Church, are v f brought before our minds materialized, as it ° o were, into living beings, with whom we sym- a t" pathiee and before whose noble preseuce we U stand, admiring arnd amazed. The grand a characters thus brought before us include the i brightest names of those illustrious women G who, as ornaments of the Patriarchal days, or as heroines of the Itebrew Nation, or as models i of the Christian Church, are mnet worthy of ounr veneration and perpe'oal remembrance. t Among these radiant women of the past, we p i tind a few dark names-the Witch of Endor, C: a Jezabel and Athalia-who stand before us in nt 3 their sin and shame as terrible warnings f t f God's justice, and in fearful contrast to the . resplendent loveliness of the heroines of virtue The great charm to many of our readers will t be, no doubt, the fine art-illustrations of the work. Twenty-five beautiful obhromo-lithograph plates-f.tc-esmiles of renowned painters--con stitute the great attraction for the eye and I miakie the work a nIse: elegant orlnmo:,t for rn Scl.olar's library. , We are not amnong those w ho rii riice over :hie art of chrormo painting. It is tIreO it brings " - the master-pieces of the great painters before re - us in all th -ir details of coloring a;:d t:' ec'ts; ; Sbut t has eLrvated mere h:andicraft to a ,.it ti niche wh ! tie divinegit;ilf genius.occnupiesr an humtl sh riue. In a few years Art will be come a mlro ntechanical power and the lDeautt 'ful will live only in the realms of the Ideal, banishied forever from that of the Real. t s In the specimen number before us we have di a copy of Dotmenichino's Vieitation, said to be tl an exact reproduction of the original; also a Judith, by Horace Vernet, which is truly beau- tE a tiful; St. Monica, by an European artist, name o o unknown; and Debora, by Landelle, which is in also very striking. The gem of these twenty-five paintings will c: h be Raphael's celebrated Virgin of San isto, i which ought to be inducement enough to 7t every lover of art to purchase, or rather sub' re scribe for the work. er The type of the book is large and clear, the ° paper of excellent quality, the plates rich in th * coloring and on substantial board, and the - whole appearance of the work elegant and th - attractive. It is issued in numbers at fifty w a cents a copy, and has already been largely or- el a dered by several of our most distinguished fo n prelates. cs Taoeain of the Rev. Bernard O'Reilly in pre- fit paring this excellent volume, is to place before w the p',pnlar eye a small portion of that mighty th y hi.tory of human life and God's overruling providence, which has for its center the ineffa able mystery of the Redemption. The grand Pt female characters which illustrate the course of at this wonderful history, are certainly among st 'e the most beautiful subjects that can be selected ed 5, either for the Painter's brush or the Poet's pen. cx We would again refer to the exquisite lit- al erary matter of the book, so full of pathos, Sc ° vigor, and eloquence. We know of no writing pc more 4raceful in style, more forcible in argo- se Snents, more artistic in its revelations of the er Y beau:y and grandeur of virtue. 'The heroines sn of God are delineated with a charm, an inter- L1 est far surpassing the heroines of the world; th t andtlas history of their lives, their splendid th 's heroism, and their exalted virtue, can not fail th to arouse our.r readers first, a feeling of ad- pt mniration, and secondly, a desire of imitation. in it Vae feel assured that the "Ileroio Women of the Bible and the Church" will accomplish a gi 0 noble mission, for it combines those elements er i which attract the eye, please the fancy, and th w satisfy the soul. as The Complete Office of the Holy erk according to t5 the Roman 3MIsal and lireviary. In Latin and 1. English. New York: Catholic Publication t, Society. New U5:leans: C. D. Elder. ii The Catholic Publication Society sends out -e two elegantly prepared holy Week missals at y reduced prices. The larger one, IS mo . arab-th ,e esque, with large type, is sold at fifty cents a 2I copy. The smaller one, equally complete but gi with smealler type,. is at thirty cents. Every devout Catholic is thus enabled to possess a copy of this valuable work, which ' abounds in instructions upon the great myste a- ries which the Church commemorates in the Sweek before Easter. C S As this edition is in Latin and in English, ' a- the faithful can easily follow all the solemn r- ceremonies of these holy days, and while en d tering into the spirit of the Church, can also 1 join in the very words with which she cele- re re brates the Passion of Ler Lord and her own th re undying sorrow, so re In addition to all toe lessons and devotions Po n of the werk, we ftind included the Mases for f SE aster Monday and Tcesday, the Plaint of the f r, irgin Mary, and the blessing of the oils for rai e the sick, etc. r Trulv, any or.e who wishes to taste the sweet , ness of pra er, or meditate, with an intelligent y s devotioi, ulon all the grand, sad ccents of the L.tt days of nour Saviou-i mortal li.f, shoult 1 secure a c-py f this work, so well hdiapted to 00 e itstrct anti tdfy the Christian cool. S , .A, , no-ran as .r~M, Ir.id. Poi , - de ohi •. FI. Cnitninghan & Son. 1 S Tue pr,.eTir r :. Iu t ' tte Iso (f this exiiisite httIle b,,., :t frim the 4h toithe 12.h of March, t - at U ,re:,:y of tho canoni, ition of St. Francis. There are two Novenas in the book, one of meditations, and another of prayers ih the last often called "the Novena of Graces," irk: because of the wouderfol blessings which it draws down from Heaven. The author tells us His what practices are in ordinary use, what days Jew are set apart, and what prayers may be said bile for this devotion, but adds these warning to words: "But these pious acts will neither gain the the heart of the Saint, ner secure his favors, 'ith unless he who practices them strives to become ior. a living portrait of his virtues." to The earnest aim of the author is to induceus to secure the friendshipof St. Francis, assuring ard us, in the words of the Holy Ghost, that " he d a who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure." ,tio We poor L ,nisianians, who have sought so der eagerly of late for man's powerful protection on- and uncertain friendship in the cause of of our worldly interests, would do well to turn our efforts in another direction, and see if he the who enlightened whole kingdoms and pro are vinces and cutoverted innumerable souls, will Sit not aid us both in our temporal and spiritual affaire. we This little mite of a book is a model of style tad and a treasu:re of information, giving us the the life and deeds of this heroic Apostle of the ten Gentiie,, and edifying us by its wonderful ap ,c plication to ourselves. How to imitate so il lIs lustrious a Saint is made almost an easy task of by the saintly genius of the author; for he teac hes us that the gift of tonlues with us is a we proper control of our words, to which every or, Christian ought to aspire, and applies in alike in manner all the groat things of St. Francis' life of to our poor misetable littlenesaes. the Catholic JIelitf or a Short Erposition of Catholic )Doctrine ;y the Very Ret J. iau d1) Bruno, no I. . rectlor of St. l'ter's Italian Church, hlat till ton lrlWa[, London Lyndon: Hurue, Ostes o hi Co:. New Orleans: C. D. Eider. h This baak is prepared upon the same plan as on- l:shop Gibbons' work, " The Faith of Our ild Iath-re,' a:ed mInust prove as interesting and r to vainr.,:a t' ii· English Ca'hoire as the last is to all Amtin uc:n readers. vr ic. :tains. it, addition to all the it structions hgo ',on dtctrine, many beautiful letters of very ire reen.ut lites from Cardinal M1uuiung, Dr. New ,. man, ant:d other ill:strious converts to the Ca Sthl:c Church. We also find in its pages an i extract frotm the bpecch of the great Duke ot W Vsellington in regard to the loyalty of Catholic iti- soldiers, which makesitditflcnlt to decide which l, most to admire, the brave Irish soldier "who in the hour of danger and glory best knows his ,ve duty, and is most determined to perform it," or be the great leader who to nobly asserted before the oa House of Lords that " mainly to the Irish Ca an. tholic we all owe our proud preoeminence in me our military career; and I, personally, am is indebted for the laurels which adorn my brow." The work, though small (320 pages) and Very rill cheap (price only thirty-tive cents) is exceed ito, ingly full of miscellaneous information. We to find a complete list of general councile, the ib- religious census of the world, list of the Sov erelgr Pontiffs and many valuable statistios. he We think that any Protestant who will read in this little book, supplemented by that of he Bishop Gibbons, cannot fail to see the truth, nd the whole truth, unless he chooses to be blind ; fty while the Catholic who also reads will gather or- up such treasures of knowledge that hence ted forth no sneer, no slander, no misrepresentation can move him from his belief in the Faith, or re. find him unable to defend the glorious Church are who is the Mother of Saints and the-Sponse of try the Eternal Word. rg - a.- The high esteem in which the St. Vincent de ad Paul Society is held in other cities of the Union of and in Europe by the general publie is in ng striking contrast with the indifference manifest ted ed towards it here. No better illustration bf this en. can be asked than the well-known fact that in lit- all other cities from $4 to $G are given to the os, Society by the faithful, to distribute among the rg poor, for every dollar that the members them selves contribute to the Relief Fund. Consid he ering that the membership cf the Society is tea small, that it is made apof men from the hum r- bIler walks of life and that the members give d; their time to the proper distribution of alms, lid this appears to be a l;erfectly just division of ail the burtbens imposed on all Christians by the ad- presence in their midst of destitute and suffer an. ing follow-creatures. of In New Orleans, however, the case is alto h a gether different. Here the Society is almost its entirely ignored by the respectable and wealthy, nil the members do all the work and contribute, as the reports of the past four years show, from r to $'I to ý. to every dollar given by the public. rni In two orthreeweeks thereports for the last o00 year will be all in and we shall then prove this rnt assertion (if we can get at the papers) by the at ctual igres; meanwhile the following synep ab- sis of the reports of ten city Conferences, for t the quarter ending December 31st, 1ýG7, will at give our readers a pretty good insight as to the workings of the organization: dembers on roll ..............a...i......-.............. Average attendanaes at weekly meetings ............-I Number aof peisons in families sisted ............. 322 he - Receipts - Collected rom esoters at metsitag s........... .... 174 ortion,,ns firom oiler ....... ................... -33 oh, , ones taolsstitanyote of learlty sermon, eter.. 170 From poor boxes in obure-- ........................ 47 e Of the donations matre than half ($1t5) were e- r ceivel by St. Allphttieun.' Conference, and of a the proceels of entertain,,ents it is fair to pre sn mre that the members cet tribltel a large pro , portion, as it is usual for the members of all Con ot ferences to aessist any one of their siater Con te freuies that is engaged in a .percal effort to o raise fands. lIow dTo'rePt d ethis shvir from that made , by te report of St. D 'Pul'm CUo:1 freie, Brook ut lyn, of which the le r hpr says : e Ihte relport of St. Panl'o Conferenoe of the St. irncettt de Poul Society for last year is a most sd riggeestive docmntot. lint nothing in it is to atere cigniioani than the line whioh tells 0s th it nrinrt!ltonre thitousti srir hud,icdu and 1'illy 1; tit were ,lopodtred in the poor itoxes of the t - thltltl. tEvery Onte can unudertand what that ri-, repo tt covers Chti reriorl frotr Docember 12, 1"7c',o Dteetber 10. 1,ii. The receipts oie "'": co lectlot ttit itt riteltng. . ) ,7;: received trotii Inot, tiuoxes, :lt Ii tI; ellecttolnr In churcb, :h, 12 72;: coll'oeted by ioenllirr in the parish, St. $1t1;,t;; doatcot from tIol-Nanme Sciety,$25,.