Letters to a Friend on the State of Ireland, the Roman Catholic Question, and the Merits of Constitutional Religious Distinctions Volume 1

Letters to a Friend on the State of Ireland, the Roman Catholic Question, and the Merits of Constitutional Religious Distinctions Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...its object, and if a thousand fears of the Roman Catholics had not possessed the-minds of its framers, a simple and obvious course was before them; namely, to abolish all qualifying oaths and declarations from the purview of our laws, except the Oaths of Allegiance and Abjuration. As the affair stands under this Bill, the question is not as to the equality of rights," but as to the degree of inequality; not as to the removal of religious distinctions, but as to the manner of enforcing them. Its real effects, if carried into execution, would be, on the one hand to give the Roman Catholics political power; and, on the other, to inflict upon them religious, and public, and personal insult. We hear much of insult " to the Roman Catholics, but the insult is to be begun. It_ does not exist at present; but it would exist, and in the most odious degree, under the Burdett Bill! In my present letter, with a view still further, and finally, to satisfy your mind upon the point, that what British Roman Catholics, in their daily devotions, and religious education, are taught to say against Infidels and the enemies of the Church of Christ, has undoubted reference to the Protestants, and Protestant institutions, of this kingdom, I shall produce a line or two further, in the way of proof, and then leave the subject. Among Morning Prayers for Thursday, I find the subjoined Prayer for the Holy Catholic Church: -- Defend us, O Lord, we humbly beseech thee, from all dangers of body and soul; and, by the intercession of the Ever-gloriousVirgin Mary, of theHoly Apostles Peter and Paul, of the blessed Saint N. (the Tutelar Saint of the devotee), and all the Saints, grant us...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595726
  • 9781236595720