Writer, theologian, and controversialist; born Edinburgh, Scotland, 1851; died London, England, 1921.
Educated in Ireland, France, and Rome at the Venerabile, he was ordained, 1815, and appointed professor at Saint Bede's College, Manchester.
He was appointed canon theologian of Salford Chapter, 1891, and of the Westminster Chapter, 1895.
In 1896, he served on the Papal Commission at Rome on Anglican matters on which he was an authority, and in 1903 he was chosen as sub-delegate Apostolic for the Cause of English Martyrs.
He edited the Dublin Review until 1903, contributed a vast amount of controversial literature on theological subjects to the Tablet, and wrote , 1906.
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