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An Extraordinary Lenten Pastoral

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Cleveland, O., March 3. - Muoh excitement has bcea created here concerning the recent Luntea pastoral of Kight Itev. Dr. Giluioro, the ltoman Catholic JLSisbop oi' tuis diocese. The dooument is very bold and determinod hi its torio aud ehuractcr, asserting the supromacy of the (Jhurch over tho State, censuringthe present system of Public Sohool cdiieátion, which lie claims is imperfect, iiisisting that Catholic families shall seud their children to Catholic schools únless absulutely impracticable, directiug that inarriages shall not be contraeted with persons oulsidtí of the ehurch, aud says, if Cutholics must insist upoil and demand their rights as citizens at the polls. Sooieties are not to be perraitted to enter the churoh wearing their regalia unies the ehurch is formally recognized by such society, having a priest at its hesd. Church projerty will not hereafter be coritrolted by trustees, but shall ho transferred to the Bishop. The pastoral has elicted much eomment frota tlie pA)Ssot'1he city, both editorially nd through cjiumuuUiatiuuG. Lust ovïniüg Rjv. Mr. Forbush, the Únitarian minister, before a large audience, made Uio pastoral the subject of his discourie, and took strong grounds against it. Tbis luorning Bishop üiluiour published a lotter dofendiiig and explaining the pastorat length, and coucludes with this proposition to the School Board : " Catholics shall build their own schoolhouse, aud place them duriug the school hours under the entire control ot the Public School Board, during which time no religious iustructions ehall be given but beforo or after school hours religious instruotion shall be perinitted. Teachers of said. schools shall bo Catholics, und hu paid by tho School Board."


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