Punch,  57 (1869), 157.

Mr. Punch's Syllabus. Comprising (or Embracing, if You Like) Thirty Principal Errors under Which the Church of Rome is Labouring, with References to the Authorities Confuting Such Errors. Respectfully Prepared in Return for the List of Eighty Errors Imputed by H. H. Pius the Ninth to the Educated World



Catechism, Spoof


Religious Authority, Religion, Astronomy, Physiology, Miracle, Supernaturalism, Philosophy, Freethought

    This response to Henry E Manning's recent explanation of Pope Pius IX's syllabus of errors consists of a list of 'errors' with the names of the authorities Punch has consulted. Includes the error that 'That the sun goes round the earth. [Prof. Airy]', 'That Archbishop Manning believes that the liquefying pomatum is the blood of S. Januarius. [H Walkerius]', 'That Pantheism has received a blow in England by the Pantheon [the preaching venue of Charles H Spurgeon] being turned into a wine-merchant's warehouse [Gilby & Co.]'.

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