11 JANUARY 1908, Page 30

In The Church Handbook (Wells Gardner, Darton, and Co., 2s.

6d. net) Dr. P. V. Smith gives us a very useful manual explaining various matters with which members of the Anglican Communion are specially concerned. Not the least valuable part is the account of the changes made by the American Church, and of the constitution of the Church of Ireland. It is interesting to note that the official title of the former is "The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America." Writers who take up the position of the English Church Union are accustomed to oppose the terms "Protestant" and "Catholic," holding, it would seem, that they are mutually exclusive. If they are to be consistent, should they own fellowship with a body that, in their view, deliberately separates itself from the "Catholic Church "?