SIR,—In a leading article on October 14 you recognised that an anwser was required to certain charges made by Dr. Coulton against Cardinal Gasquet and some other Catholic scholars. Father Thurston has dealt with the charge against Cardinal Gasquet in the Decem. her number of The Month. May I ask whether the CATHOLIC HERALD considers that Father Thurston's article has cleared up the difficulty? Father Thurston's article seems to me to be unsound; and I shall be ready to state my reasons for so thinking either in the CATHOLIC HERALD or in any Catholic newspaper or review which will allow discussion of the matter.
Joins V. S1MCOX.
[The controversy, which is essentially one for specialist scholars and one moreover requiring a considerable amount of space, would be more suitably handled in a review than a popular weekly newspaper. The CATHOLIC HERALD has printed many letters from Dr. Simcox and those who take his side as svell as two long letters from Dr. Coulton; now that Fr. Thurston ha.s taken the matter up in a review far more fitted to the subject matter, we can leave the rest to the judgment of the Editor of The Month or any other editor who feels that the matter can be suitably discussed in his pages.—EDITOR.]