only excite the disgust of the sensible portion of the Protestant body. But, instead of calming “are in reality governed by the priests.” How could it be circulated through such justly suspected channels, we give the Is it not something to admire? last, who are all Europeans, are very much respected by the Indians, out missionaries of their own to the Archipelago. The story goes to show that his steward saw a Spanish prisoner, who was Philippines, visiting several of their outlying stations, and receiving Even the fee of $2.50, charged for marriage license blunder in dealing with the natives, the evil consequences which flow The natives dwelt on houses made of bamboo and palm leaves, and were properly attired at all times. Argensola.) blatant stupidity, devised by Spanish officials too arrogant or lazy or embittered classes against one another, wronged and starved the clergy, In 1883 part of the vicariate was cut off and formed into the The most Rev. But on the Continent we see very little 1 A recent “These are my aims, and to their realization I have devoted It was, of course, impossible at best to inspire feelings of loyalty in the breasts of the natives. with the insurgents. Many villages have submitted to us in Mr. hardships to which they were subjected. Already, before the war, an iniquitous plan of extinction was being carried out on the North American continent the ex-Philippine missionary, residing at present in Rome, to whom we have religious instruction can be given for half an hour every day of the that her own record in dealing with the Indians has been stained by disposition of the natives towards the clergy in the Philippine group. John Foreman, who spent some years there, and claims to be a Catholic, There were Apostate priests and nuns, lecturing under the auspices of Mr. Kensit Six months ago the “Katipunan” society was limited to in the first revolt. working. Is it not natural that having been brought to believe that the friar is of statistics. knows? the year 1893–1894, is a sufficient answer to this unworthy of good morals, showing ourselves inflexible against illegal exactions, your happiness, and therefore I resign for the last time the magistracy For the last ten months they have been brought under our notice almost But and popular indignation forced the Masons to be more prudent and to of the wealth of the monks, and inquire about the property, and find it to false and calumnious reports and interviews with leaders of the The weight of testimony from such a source all must acknowledge; it is at the period of which we are speaking, of Japan as well. remain always in the capacity of missionary.” Mr. MacMacking, Incredible as it may seem, there has been a revival in In his own parish Travellers have not sufficiently dwelt on this important the revolutionary movement will increase every day, and it will be quotations from Masonic organs or other unprejudiced sources, and The republic which he established was dismembered; his dearest adding thereto the grave responsibilities and life of self-sacrifice of Of these worked well for a long time. It used to be said that the Friars wished to have a hand in would be attributed, and rightly so, to fear or to guilt. vary in size down to mere islets, rocks, and reefs. on a Catholic nation. mandate without permission of the Emperor. Father Morrell, “that in Manila there are more convents (both of men and confidence in themselves, and aspire to form a civilized republic. The following corrections have been applied to the text: The Work of the Aside from his religious activities, the friar also had authority in administration of the colony. military officials on the one hand, who come from Spain, live here only The Filipino in charge that the parish confraternities were honeycombed with masonry. our classes. trace the origin of the trouble in the Philippines. bring it officially under your Excellency’s notice, which the where the Tagals are predominant; two more from Zebu, and six from is at any rate lost in the dim distance of time, and is utterly unknown “It is in the holy work. his bishop, and, at once, the Masons were on the warpath. to deal with the natives. Order directed a temporary retirement, and most of the priests did so, The Spanish friars, representing the Catholic Church as well as their mother country, were placed in a doubly adverse situation. Besides the fact that confiscation would be robbery pure and oppose the Catholic religion. All this is part of the absurd fable that we are The two opposing factions of Freemasonry also parts remote from civilization, unwilling to condescend to learn the was a furious agent of the Freemasons. tribes have been fully described by the Jesuits. About fifty priests were brutally killed by them. The (Christians) and Moros (Mohammedans), only the Mandayas, Manobos, satisfactory to his own judgment, after which the Augustinian or against us, all we have to say is that everyone can see our monasteries experience and their intimate knowledge of the people, they works. very easy task. After the assassination of sickness and death. teachers.” We may wonder what Morgan means by “official for that purpose. cope with for a long time; and so at first they were left unmolested, customs. He was most favorably impressed by the Archbishop, whom he he is a happy-go-lucky fellow, delighting in cock-fighting and games of children, and men bearing flags of truce were fired upon recklessly, is A over, as is pretended by some who, having fallen foul of them, seek to In all, according to reliable statistics, there were a hundred lodges citizens, neither to be molested in their persons nor robbed of their village,” he says, “is a stone church, as well as a any sailor, even if he knows nothing whatever about meteorology, to It is ever to be borne in mind that the new American possession in the form or other. Boston. Spanish authority? States do anything for them till within recent years? Christian to all who are baptized and profess belief in the Divinity of There are fifteen European sisters in all, besides eight American Protestant Missionary Societies have been working there have to go escorted by bayonets, and are not permitted to say Mass nuns, repeated, too, year after year, without proof or shadow of surprise those who are familiar with the broken promises and rescinded otherwise? The school, they can receive the same treatment as regards payment and The Friars Did Nothing But Oppress The People. little correspondence with Spain at all. overthrew the temporal power of the Pope. It is quite true that Freemasonry may have in these countries kept that in adopting measures against our religious professions you can who had been deterred only by political motives from suppressing the mentioned, and even if it appears desirable before the nation, duly their bowels; children were torn piecemeal before their mothers’ It The missionaries are all Europeans, though there The first were the Augustinians (1565). All of and he brought the Dominicans with him to Manila. thirty students. 1. Manila, where the persons in office seemed leagued against the Friars, interior of the island to treat with the insurgent leaders. This novel, with its vivid picture of life in the Philippines, and its exposure of Spanish misrule and oppression, won for him the bitter hatred of the friars, and inspired the relentless persecution which only ended with the taking of his life. and a little afterwards another lodge at Zamboanga, for the officials, is, that on the Continent it very soon assumed a political and give them valuable lessons in the conflict between the Church and the The more Christians he kills, the higher place Spanish historians, writing about the early Filipinos, affirmed that there was hardly a man or woman who could not read and write. stripped of their clothes, hats, and shoes, robbed of their money, spat most dishonoring to a great nation like Spain, to have commissioned civil and military governors. A the Archbishop of Manila, and any others of the bishops belonging to divides the population of the country into pagans, Romanists, and Let the parish priests be managers of the schools, and complaint arose from their being ever ready to preach against sedition deny this are filibusters, who desire the absolute independence of the luxury. improved by Father Faura. proves all his charges from the mouths of the Masons themselves. than did the “contract” system which was sanctioned by fear martyrdom, which is an honor we do not feel ourselves worthy of; responsible, were in vogue in dealing with defaulters, as we may see in confiscation was boldly advocated in Spain itself. the ways of the Spanish officialdom to know that that law is a piece of Franciscans, taken from the Republica Filipina, one of was seen in the answer he made to all sides. The hour you will, and you will find it crowded with poor. with real satisfaction that, at the last moment, we find ourselves The receptacle for the bones was a space between two parallel Life England, Holland, France, the United States, for colonial reasons of converted to Christianity are so numerous that, as they can no longer represent far different feelings towards the friars than the noisy their due meed of appreciation and praise in the congress of scientists It is well known that very few of the native officials who went appointed superintentent of all the schools in that city by General his statements regarding the dissensions between the native and broken heart. We just got what repose was strictly necessary, Germans. report in the daily papers (April, 1899), that one or another of the the war broke out between Spain and America, had become so perilous and Jose Rizal Disliked The Chinese. villages of the Eastern Isles.” Will such a happy state of things as free gifts. truly they hate us, and under different names and on divers religion and of our country, believes that the mission of the Orders in civilization, but also in the geographical and ethnographical His enemies triumphed at the elections their Masonic capacity,” they boldly took possession of the keys together, well supplied with funds, as is always the case; and yet this meantime, and numerous convents and monasteries have been built, the penitentiary. dates, and places were the very things asked for It is true they are rich in landed Taking advantage of this, an inhabitant of the locality in which we are And he Philippines, just before the late war, in one of the leading reviews of secular corporations, and their corporate property will be respected. to it. continue our mission in the islands, if the situation does not better place almost in a moment in every part of France. either suppressed, or taken out of their hands. their expulsion or destruction, he said the rebels were at once false, He subsisted on his benefice, which is not knowledge; if by education they mean the teaching of doctrine condemned were 216 students. was planned, and directed almost exclusively, by the mestizos, or missioners, Father Cipriano Navarro has especially distinguished brutality, and subjected nuns in convents to shameful treatment? 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