The Creighton Chronicle, Vol. 8

The Creighton Chronicle, Vol. 8 : June 20, 1917 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Creighton Chronicle, Vol. 8: June 20, 1917 Your Alma Mater is rather closely associated with the Catholic Church; while I understand that many of you - possibly a majority, both of graduates and faculty, are not of that faith, I am glad of that for many reasons, but mainly, perhaps, because those of you who are not Catholics have had a chance to see the Church at closer range, and thus to know it better than you otherwise would; and when you go out into the world, I feel that your sense of fairness, your love of a square deal, will not permit you to remain silent when you hear it unjustly or unfairly assailed. The literature of our English tongue has been very unkind to the old Church. I shall not now enter into the reasons why - that would take too long. I content myself with stating the fact. A famous Frenchman, Count De Maistre, said that for three hundred years history had been mostly a conspiracy against the truth; and it has often seemed to me that not only English history but English literature has been for nearly four hundred years a conspiracy against the truth so far as the Catholic Church is concerned. They erected a figure of straw, called it Catholicism, and then pelted it with mud and filth. David Hume said that Protestants seemed to have thought that no truth should be told of the Papists. Sir Francis Palgrave, referring to Bishop Burnett's History of the Reformation, and Fox's Book of Martyrs, and to writers such as Hume, Voltaire, Robertson and others, uses this language. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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 more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243166419
  • 9780243166411