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THE

AMERICAN

CATHOLIC QUARTERLY

REVIEW.

Bonam est homini ut eum veritas vincat volentem, quia malum est homini ut eum voritas vin-

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PUBLIC LIBRARY
117161

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1898.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

42

PAGE

CHRISTIANITY AND MODERN SCIENCE. By His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons, 1

True science does not lead away from Christianity, 1; Those who say it does are

but childish declaimers, 2 ; What Revelation teaches us regarding the material

world, 3 ; What the wonders of nature suggest to us, 4: The Catholic Church en-

courages and fosters science, 5; Civilization's debt to her, 6; Christians lead in

every branch of art and science, 7; The Bible and science, 8; Interpretation of

Scripture, 9; Unity of the human species, 10 ; The Church surviving the wreck of

scientific theories, 11.

WHY TASTES DIFFER. By Prof. St. George Mivart, F.R.S.,

12

Variations of fashion, 12; Divergences of taste and the doctrine of evolution, 13 ;

How the actions of animals are directed, 14 ; Variations that may be inherited, 15

Trutn can be attributed to things absolutely, 16;

Consideration of the term goodness,

17; Character of the morallaw, 18; Objectivity of beauty, 19; How it differs from truth

and goodness, 20; Objective beauty and human feelings, 21 ; The faculty of appre-

hending beauty, 23 ; Accounting for all the varieties of tastes and feelings among

men, 25 ; Goodness and beauty even in the vilest and lowest things, 26 ; Effect of

hereditary influences upon tastes, 27.

SOME PECULIARITIES OF THE SYRIAC OFFICE. By Rt. Rev. James A. Cor-
coran, D.D., ...,

28

Great antiquity of the Breviary used in the Syrian Church, 28 ; Its relation to

Eutychianism, 29 ; In what the value of the liturgy of the Eastern heretics con-

sists, 30; Present relations of the Church to the Eastern Christians, 31 ; The Church

and the early heresies, 33 ; Some Eastern liturgical gems, 34 ; Testimony to St.

Peter's primacy, 35; Examples from the Maronites' office, 36; À title used by the

Medieval Latin Church, 38; The Syrian Church thoroughly imbued with the

Catholic spirit, 39; Archbiscop. Carroll's prayer, 40; It is neither good nor safe to

try to be wiser than the Church, 41.

THE SACERDOTAL JUBILEE OF His HOLINESS POPE LEO XIII. By Rev.

Henry A. Brunn, D.D.,. .
The universal homage which the Pope's jubilee called forth, 42; Pius IX. and Leo

XIII., 43; Difference of the circumstances surrounding them, 44 ; Respect for the

office as an outcome of admiration for the man, 45; Now more than ever do all

roads lead to Rome, 46; The Piedmontese usurpation must end, 47; The Catholic

world will insist on restitution being made, 18 ; Catholics of the United States are

exceptionally interested in the issue, 49 : Leo preparing the way for the restora-

tion of the temporal power, 59 ; Lesson of the homage paid to the Sovereign Pon-

tiff, 51.

THE CENTRAL ERROR OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY. By Rev. R. F. Clarke,

S.J., ..

52

The process of abstraction and the formation of universal ideas, 52; Certain pro-

cesses which are often mistaken for apprehension, 53 ; The faculties of sense which

are peculiar to man, 55; The concept, or result of the process of apprehension, 56 ;

Why our intellect requires the aid of palpable symbols, 58; Distinctions between

images of objects of which we speak or think, 59"; The modern theory opening the

door upon a boundless vista of contradiction and skepticism, 61 ; The common

phantasms that animals have, 63 ; Catholics should guard the touchstone of a true

philosophical system, 64; A concrete example, 65 ; The fatal defect of most mod-

ern philosophers, 66 ; Thought as related to both the intellect and the imagination,

67; Comparison of the nominalist and conceptionalist theories, 68; The one ques-

tion that both leave unsolved, 70.

A PILGRIMAGE TO THE BIRTHPLACE AND CLOISTERED HOME OF THOMAS

À KEMPIS. By John Gilmary Shea, LL D.,

72

The authorship of “The Following of Christ," 72 ; Claims in favor of Chancellor

Gerson and Abbot Gersen, 73; Dr. Cruise's " Notes of a Visit" to the scenes in

which Thomas à Kempis's life was spent, 75 ; Characteristics of Thomas à Kem-

pis's writings, 76 ; How his life was spent, 77 ; Visiting the old town of Kempen,

78; Memories of Thomas in and around Deventer, 79; A priceless treasure kept in

an humble receptacle, 80 ; Authenticity of the relics of Thomas a Kempis, 81.

INDIVIDUALISM AND EXCLUSIVE OWNERSHIP. By James A. Cain,

82

A communistic ideal has sprung up in all ages, 82 ; The supreme ideal which the

Christian Church proposes for man's attainment, 83 ; Origin of exclusive owner-

ship. 84 ; How Henry George defends Communism, 85; How the Scholastic Phi.

losopher treated the subject, 86 ; Law in accordance with the dictates of right rea-
son, 87 ; Private ownership a product of human legislation, 88; Mutability in the

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