26 OCTOBER 1878, Page 3

Cardinal Cullen died somewhat suddenly in Dublin on Thurs- day

afternoon. He had been in delicate health for a year back, but it was not till last Wednesday that any immediate danger seemed to exist, and even on Thursday morning he was able to transact some business. His death is attributed, says the Times, to aneurism of the heart. He was in his seventy-fifth year, had been consecrated Archbishop of Armagh in 1850, and transferred to the diocese of Dublin in 1851, and received the Car- dinal's hat in 1866. We have given a general estimate of him in another column. Here we may add that, narrow as he was, a more devout and devoted Bishop was not to be found even in the Irish Church, and that those who knew him agree in attributing to him a heart as warm as his ecclesiastical spirit was vigorous. He was, in a great measure, the product of the Roman ecclesi- astical system, to which he was subjected for some thirty years of his life. No wonder that when he first established the Catholic University, he could not get on with his first rector,—Dr. New- man,—and that Dr. Newman could not get on with him. Oxford and Rome were not very likely to agree.