29 SEPTEMBER 1906, Page 2

The proceedings of the Roman Catholic Conference were enlivened on

Tuesday by a very entertaining paper on Christian Science by the Rev. Robert Benson. Father Benson alluded to Mrs. Eddy's declaration that material things did not exist. "Since, however, a lady disciple had declared that after following Mrs. Eddy's treatment she had increased in weight from 95 lb. to 160 lb., it seemed to Father 'Benson that she was falsifying this cardinal doctrine. After the Eddy treatment she should have weighed nothing at all. So far from abjuring food, a Christian Science family he knew had three 'square meals' a day, and they sat down to suppers of lobster, rejoicing in the knowledge that indigestion was only a delusion of the debased mortal mind."