Sequel to the Conversion of the Teutonic Race

Sequel to the Conversion of the Teutonic Race

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...even to the 8 Pertz, i. p. 19. 9 These two exhortations, though evidently very ancient, could not have been delivered at this time, because they contain an allusion to the recent celebration of Easter, whereas the Council of Liptina was held on the 1st of March, which that year fell on the Friday in the first week of Lent. Seiters, c. ix. p. 401. clergy. Not only does this subject constantly recur in the canons of councils and Boniface's letters to successive Popes, but he himself had difficulties on certain points, as appears from his letters to his English friends1. After the restoration of synodal action in Austrasia, Boniface turned to Neustria, then generally called Gaul, which was governed by Pepin. Here a more difficult task awaited him. For this was the older portion of the kingdom, where lay for the most part the richest benefices, which Charles Martel had given to his military retainers.' Here was Milo, the tonsured cleric, who had long wrongfully held the dioceses of Eheims and Treves. Here were the heretical bishops, Adalbert and Clement, and other wolves in sheep's clothing, and sacrilegious nobles, and immoral and blood-stained clergy, too numerous to name. It is easy to imagine what a stir Carloman's proceedings must have made among such as these. Pepin long felt that he was no match for this host of opponents, and he shrank from the contest. But at length, after two years he yielded to his brother's entreaties and fell heartily into Boniface's plans2. Many of the existing abuses in the Neustrian Church could be traced to the defective relations between bishops and metropolitans, the cessation of synodal action, and the heretical teaching of such men as Adalbert and Clement. During the late unsettled state of the country, more

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