The Catholic World, Vol. 13 : A Monthly Magazine of General Literature and Science; April to September, 1871 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Catholic World, Vol. 13: A Monthly Magazine of General Literature and Science; April to September, 1871 Prussia, though a Protestant coun try, does not dream of making the public schools a machine either for proselytism or unification. She is contented to recognize Catholics as an integral part of her population, and to leave them to profess and practise their own religion according to the'law of their church. Our Evangelicals would do well to imi tate her example. We Catholics are here, and here we intend to remain. We have as much right to be here as Evangelicals have. We are too many to be massacred or exiled, and too important and inﬂuential a portion Of the American people to be of no account in the settlement of public affairs. We have votes, and they will count on whichever side we cast them and we cannot reason ably be expected to cast them on the side Of any party that is seeking to use its power as a political party to suppress our church and our religion, or even to destroy our federative system of government, and to leave all minorities at the mercy of'the ir responsible majority for the time, with no other limit to its power than it sees proper to impose on itself; for we love liberty, and our church teach es us to be loyal to the constitution of our country. The wisest course, since there are different religious denominations in the country, is to accept the situation, 'to recognize the fact, acquiesce in it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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