Punch,  40 (1861), 238.

Black is White





Religious Authority, Periodicals, Controversy, Progress, Charlatanry

    Opens by noting that the 'rational Roman Catholic journal', the Rambler, has observed how the Catholic Church has 'fettered or prevented the course of science in several parts of Europe', and that in response, the Catholic Tablet denies anything wrong with the Church condemning or corrupting science 'in the interests of man's salvation'. Punch infers that the Church would lie and condemn somebody for 'telling the truth', and accordingly questions the authority of a periodical which avows that 'part of their religion is humbug'.

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