7 MAY 1927, Page 16

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sza,—Mr. Dunkley's essay and

Mr., Steuart's letter in the Spectblor almost compel me to ask you fora little more space in which to make my position clearer. It seems so extra. ordinary that we "Protestant," i.e., "Reforming," Catholics should be called " Evangelicals," as if we were a sort of sect, instead of "-English Catholies" who protest " against the errors of the Roman Church We,-the so-called " Protestants," are, of course, members of

the old English Church and our traditions date back to the centuries before Augustine invaded England, and not to the times of . Henry VIII when Rome was 'prevented fiom quite ruining the English Church as she succeeded in ruining that in Ireland. • " Protestants " are simply Catholics who still " protest" against the errors of Rome, as Mr. Gladstone, a good old " High " Churchman, always did : the new " Anglo-Catholics" are really reactionaries, who look back longingly towards Rome and Mediaevalism. Perhaps we might without offence call them " wings " of the same English Church Army who agree fo differ on some points of doctrine which to some of us seem almost vital.—I am, Sir, &c., Ewell Park, Ewell, Surrey. J. E. PENNINGTON.