A Supplemental Letter to Charles Butler, Esq., on Some Parts of the Evidence Given by the Irish Roman-Catholic Bishops, Particularly by Dr. Doyle, Before the Committees of the Two Houses of Parliament, in the Session of 1825, and Also on

A Supplemental Letter to Charles Butler, Esq., on Some Parts of the Evidence Given by the Irish Roman-Catholic Bishops, Particularly by Dr. Doyle, Before the Committees of the Two Houses of Parliament, in the Session of 1825, and Also on

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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: ...the sovereign is Protestant and not absolute, and where the spirit of the constitution and the universal feelings of the nation, forbid such direct interference with the religious ordinances of a dissenting Church--not only does theimmense preponderance of a Protestant population, but also (Iadmit the gratifying truth with heartfelt plea-sure) the tried loyalty, the genuine British spirit, of our Roman-Catholic countrymen themselves, afford a powerful security against all the worst exorbitances of either papal or priestly ambition. E But in Ireland, w-here it would, unhappily, be idle mockery to talk of the tried loyalty and genuine British spirit of the great mass of its Roman-Catholic inhabitants, there exists almost every-motive, and every facility, which can tempt an ambitious hierarchy to abuse the means which their religion so abundantly supplies for the aggrandisement of their order, and the exaltationof their Church. Among these means, the old pretensions of the Pope, kept in due subservience to the interests of the Bishops, would be not the least effectual: ' This is not mere theory. Its truth is Written in characters of blood in the history of Ireland itself: and be it always remembered, that while the lights and intelligence of other nations have been incalculably progressive, the Irish (the Roman-Catholic Irishmultitude, I mean) continue nearly what they were in the middle of the seventeenth century, in the days of Ormond 490 NECESSITY or sow: sncumrv FOR "rm: and Rinuccini. That multitude could again be stimulated by an ambitious priesthood to defeat the honest efforts of the nobles and the gentry of the land, whose wishes and whose views must always ultimately be for peace-and to replunge their countryin all the horrors...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236553430