M. BRUNETIERE ON SCIENCE AND RELIGION. [To THE EDITOR OF
THE "SPECTATOR."] Srit,—It may interest some of your readers to know that the remarkable essay by M. Branetiere, called "Apres une Visite an Vatican," of which a summary appeared in the Spectator of January 26th, was transferred almost bodily to the pages of the Journal des Dgbats, which also devoted to its con- sideration a leading article of two columns. Considering the known relations between the Journal des Dgbats and the late French Ministry, there can be little ilonbt of the significance
of this fact, and of the attitude towards the Papacy and the French Church which it was designed to indicate.
Since the publication of this article (on January 2nd), Ministry and President have both resigned; and we cannot expect at present that the hopes it naturally aroused will be fulfilled. But the significance of its appearance at tbe time is, I venture to think, worth pointing out.—I am, Sir, &c., WILFRID WARD.