America's record in this century has been unparalleled in the world's history for its responsibility, for its generosity, for its creativity and for its progress. After a moment he said: --I say! --What? asked Stephen. While his mind had been pursuing its intangible phantoms and turning in irresolution from such pursuit he had heard about him the constant voices of his father and of his masters, urging him to be a gentleman above all things and urging him to be a good catholic above all things. What some lament of, we rather should rejoice at, should rather praise this pious forwardness among men, to reassume the ill- deputed care of their religion into their own hands again.