23 JUNE 1894, Page 3

It is evident that the Archbishop of Canterbury is rather

unfortunate in the reports of his speeches at the National Society. On Tuesday, he declared that he never had said at that Society's meetings the things which had given pain to the Roman Catholics, for he respected the Roman Catholics greatly, but according to the Times of Wednesday, which re- ports the Archbishop's speech of Tuesday, he went on to say that he wished it to be understood that be did not impute anything but truth to the principles of the Catholic C,hurch, "but he believed that these principles made the Roman Church no fitting ally for the members of the Protestant Church." Surely this stitement is stronger than anything he has yet said. To impute nothing but truth to the principles of the Roman Catholic Church, and yet to find that a sufficient reason for not acting with that Church, is the quaintest of all paradoxes. We suppose that the Archbishop has been mis- reported again, and that he has some better reason for not acting with Roman Catholics on the subject of denominational education, than the very singular reason that Roman Catholic principles are true.