1 DECEMBER 1894, Page 19

Cardinal Vaughan is treated as almost wanting in the proper

deference due to English dignity, because, in a letter to a Spanish Archbishop, he appears to express his belief that England will still one day be converted to Roman Catholicism. Surely that is rather a Philistine conception of what international courtesy requires. How can a genuine Roman Catholic like Archbishop Vaughan express better his regard for England than by believing in the probability of our recon- version? Does not Lord Planket show his goodwill to Spain, and not discourtesy, by feeling confident in the conversion of Spanish Roman Catholics to Protestantism ? And why, then, should English Protestants feel anything but gratifica- tion that Cardinal Vaughan retains his belief in the possi. bility of our reconversion to what he regards as the only true and divine Church