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1877. Excerpt: ... XXX. THE RIGHT REV. MONSIGNOR CAPEL, D.D. There
can be no doubt that Monsignor Capel is, at the present moment, the
most popular Roman Catholic ecclesiastic in England. It may,
indeed, be said by some that the description applies more fittingly
to Cardinal Manning. But, although it is certainly true that His
Eminence is a popular man--a very popular man--although he is at
the head of the Romish hierarchy in this country, there are at
least three reasons why Monsignor Capel should stand first in the
esteem of his co-religionists. In the first place, notwithstanding
Cardinal Manning's exertions on behalf of the Papacy, the Monsignor
is able to count his scores of proselytes, where His Eminence can
only count his tens; in the second, while the Cardinal has a large
number of personal friends, the Monsignor makes friends wherever he
goes--the way he has is perfectly irresistible; and, lastly, the
Cardinal with all his brilliant abilities and learning, is a
pervert. It is true enough that a man is at liberty to change his
opinions, even on religious matters, as often as he thinks proper,
and the leading spirits of the Romish Church congratulated
themselves, with very sufficient cause, when Henry Manning, the
friend of Mr. Gladstone, and the hope of the High Church party,
joined their Communion, and took upon himself the vows of their
priesthood. But it is no secret that Cardinal Manning has always
had enemies at the Vatican, and he is not altogether regarded with
affection by the Roman Catholic clergy of England. I believe it
might be urged, with considerable truth, that if the prelates and
priests of the Papacy rejoice when converts are won from the fold
of the Anglican Church, they are not particularly anxious about
gathering in the shepherds. At all events, ...
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