Succeeding the Rambler, the sophisticated Home and Foreign spoke about the intersection of religion and journalism.
1. [Acton, J. D., Richard Simpson, and T. F. Wetherell]. “Cardinal Wiseman and the Home and Foreign Review.” 1 (1862): 501–20.
Worried that Nicholas Wiseman's address (5 August 1862) to Catholic clergy, in which he referred to the Home and Foreign, could “paralyse one of the few organs of Catholic opinion in England.” Although committed to Catholicism, the Review, like the Rambler, addressed a general, not a religious audience. Essays on politics and science would open minds, not threaten faith.
2. [Simpson, Richard]. “Thackeray.” 4 (1864): 476–511.
Flipped through W. M. Thackeray's “Snob Papers” in Punch, pointing out that he admired the styles of Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, and Jonathan Swift.
3. Acton, J. D. “Conflicts with Rome.” 4 (1864): 667–90.
Explained that the Home and Foreign, which never pretended to represent the Catholic majority but to speak for science and religion, could not continue as a Catholic journal in the face of papal opposition to the Review.
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