REV. Dr. M'Hale's Letter to the Bishop of Exeter Dissected, and the Established Church Vindicated, 7 Letters

REV. Dr. M'Hale's Letter to the Bishop of Exeter Dissected, and the Established Church Vindicated, 7 Letters

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...The hull then goes on to recite the condition on which the Papal sanction was given to the enterprise--" That you are willing to pay from each house a yearly pension of one penny to Saint Peter." Nothing can be more conclusive than this document. Ireland, when this hull was issued, A.D. 1159, had not received the religion of Rome, else the Pope could not have spoken of " propagating the righteous plantation of the faith in the land." Ireland did not then belong to the Church of Rome, else the conquest of it could not have " extended the borders of the church." To enumerate the sufferings which the Irish endured from the fraud and violence of their Norman invaders, acting on the warrant of a Papal hull, would lead me far beyond the limits of a letter. Suflice it to say that the struggle of the Irish for independence though long and vigorous, was unsuccessful; the power of the Norman sword, and the craft of Romish policy prevailed.--A synod of the Irish clergy assembled at Cashel, A. D. I 172, decree " That all divine matters be henceforth conducted agreeably to the practices of the Ho Church, according as observed by the Anglican Churc." Still the obedience of the Irish Church and eople to the Papal See, was the sullen and reluctant su mission of a conquered people, enduring a yoke which they hated, but which they had not power to shake off; in proof of this we may mention their refusal to pay " Peter's pence," and that when in the Reign of Rl0hard I., a Legato was appointed by the Pope for Ireland, his jurisdiction was limited to that part of the country over which the sway of England had been extended; a fact which proves that Papal authority had no moral hold upon the affections of...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883535
  • 9781236883537