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SIR,—Referring to the manifesto signed by a num- ber of

soi-disant theologians relating to inter- communion with Protestant sects and their seeming desire for 'individual baptised Communicant mem- bers of churches not at present in Communion with the Church of England to be received at Com- munion,' what do they really mean? Dissenters have no use or desire for sacraments and that is why they dissent. Before there can be intercommunion Protes- tant dissenters would have to accept the doctrines of original sin and the real presence: will they do that? As to the theologians, they must be modern- ists, and modernism and all that it implies is a