The Priest; A Tale of Modernism in New England

The Priest; A Tale of Modernism in New England

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...Bishop, For some time I have thought of writing you on the painful subject which I am about to bring to your notice, but refrained from doing so lest I injure a brother priest without sufficient justification. But my conscience will not allow me to keep silence any longer. You, as bearing the chief responsibility of the pastoral office in this diocese, ought to know the matter of which I write; and I deem it my duty, irrespective of human considerations, to give you the following information. Father Hanlon of Axton, I most deeply regret to say, has fallen into a deplorable state of mind regarding the faith. He has become intimate with the Unitarian minister of Axton--a thorough rationalist, --has done an enormous amount of dangerous reading in books which this minister has lent him, and is now infected with higher criticism, semi-rationalism, and liberal Catholicism. How entirely out of sympathy he is with the traditional theology of the Church you may gather from the fact that he burned two volumes of Suarez, as books unworthy of a man of modern views. This I learned from his own lips. It pains me to write this. We all remember Ambrose Hanlon as up to a year ago our brightest young man, full of promise, and a man of prayer. He is terribly changed; so changed that I fear the very worst for him. Surely, dear Bishop, this is a matter that you ought to know. Perhaps you may be able to avert the disaster that I fear. Trusting that you will understand the spirit in which I write these sorrowful lines, I am Yours with filial respect, JoSjSPH DoOHAJJ, P. S.--I cannot say to what extent Father HanIon has had an evil influence on his parishioners; but I cannot help suspecting that his sermons have shown of late a spirit that is far from being genuinely..show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648897
  • 9781236648891