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TRANSUBSTANTIATION TESTED fold by his successor, Pope Pius VII.
BY THE AUTHORITIES THAT , Subsequent to which, crimes not even TEACH IT.
then contemplated were perpetrated; (Continued from page 190).
the French Catholic clergy by bundreds, The inhabitants of Leucadia, an or rather thousands, were not even subisland of the Mediterranean, sacritice
jected to the tedious, though expert prothe finest ox they can procure on their cess of the guillotine, but mowed down altar, in honour of one of their living in sections at the cannons mouth by gods, a blue-bottle fly. Surely a god. grape shot, or else more humanely put on made maggot is not less absurd, board a ship, the ship scuttled and sent though a more disgusting object of wor adrift, before the wind, to sea; the ship ship than this blue-bottle fly, to whom sinking all the while, until both ship the Leucadians sacrifice an ox; and, I and cargo sank to the bottom together again most solemnly submit these posi After which the national assembly-the tions of the Priests missal to every council of five hundred, with the chief rational Roman Catholic who is capable consul, Buonaparte, at their head, of reading even the page of history, and crdered almost every nobleman, and appeal to him to say whether there is, | noblewoman also, that they could lay or ever was, any more degrading worship their hands upon, to suffer death. The set forth either in the heathen mytho King, Queen, and royal infant to be logy, the most corrupted Juggernaut, cruelly sacrificed to the sanguinary and Indian, Brahmin, or Hindoo worship in bloodthirsty demands of usurpers, even the known world, than what is here waging ecclesiastical war against the most minutely and expressly set forth, Pope, his Councils, Cardinals, and and provided for by infallibility itself in clergy; installing, expelling, or induct. the Romish missal? And I would say ing bishops and every other grade of to him, therefore, in conclusion, can any clergy, according to the will and plearational man, or woman either, say sure of a mere lay usurper of the empire. that the authority and words of the And after all these crimes being repeated Priest's missal is abusive of their reli and doubled a thousand fold, the said gion because it is either translated or usurper compelled the Pope not merely recited by a heretic, merely because to remove his excommunication but to with them, he does not kneel down and bless all that he had before cursed, their worship that which he considers both hundred-fold crimes procuring his blessabominable, nauseous, corrupt, and dis ing. Yes, Pope Pius the infallible, at gusting excrescences, mites, maggots, his command, divorced his empress and and the vomit of a Priest ?
wife from him, and him from her, and If this is abuse, it is the abuse of the administered the holy sacrament of missal, and of the infallible Council of marriage to him-a bigamistand, to Trent, and not that of the translator the daughter of an emperor—an adul. (Lord K_ ), or the writer who merely teress—the Empress Maria, though his copies their doctrines, their dogmas, first sacramental wife was then living ; their canons, their worship, and their this same Pope Pius also caused all the words from the missal itself. But as the clergy to receive and retain their offices tree is known by its fruit, whether of as granted by the emperor, their wives, Christ or Belial, I shall merely recite or concubines ; and excommunicated all what may be called a single circum- that would either retain or presume stance, but known to the whole civilised upon the livings formerly granted to world.
them by the Church and Pope. On the breaking out of the French Thus infallibility, whicb had sent to Revolution, the then Pope, (Pius VI.), eternal damnation hundreds of thou. and his council excommunicated the sands --- perhaps millions-all that had entire nation of France, and every other fallen in defence of the revolution, and country or individual in the world who were thus placed out of the reach of either aided, abetted, approved, or sanc penance and of purgatory for ever, were tioned the said revolution; and, after beheld now from the lights only prohis death the said excommunication duced by the fires of hell; tens and was not only revived, renewed, and con | hundreds of thousands who had lived firmed, but even deepened a thousand. to commit an hundred-fold the crimes
for which they themselves had been enjoy heaven; and blessed are they damned, but now, by the blessing of the who delight to converse with God by infallible, basking in the heavenly sun prayer. shine and bosom of the church, and of What folly can be greater than to their wives; the bishops, the clergy, labour for the meat that perisheth, and their wives and children, &c., and every neglect the food of eternal life? man, whether cardinal, bishop, priest, or
God or the world must be neglected layman, that dared to gainsay the said at parting time, for then is the time of holy decretal, sent to eternal damnation, trial. along with such as were sweltering in hell, To seek yourself in this life is to be for doing or attempting to do the very lost; and to be humble is to be exdeeds for which such as then lived were alted. to be infallibly saved. See the ball issued The epicure that delighteth in the by Pope Pius VII,* from which I have dainties of this world, little thinketh taken all that is above stated, the same that those very creatures will one day as I have taken their principles, practice witness against him. doctrine, and worship from the Roman missal; a book without which it is de- /
ON SUFFERING. clared, in the said book that no priest can It is not every suffering that makes consecrate the Eucharist that is, tran a man a martyr; but suffering for the substantiate the wafer, so as to save word of God after a right manner; either his own or any other immortal that is, not only for righteousness, but soul born into this world.
for righteousness' sake; not only for Such, then, is not a picture, but the truth, but out of love to truth; not reality of Popery, drawn by the Pope in only for God's Word, but according to council, the missal and the infallible it: to wit, in that holy, humble, meek church. Ought not, therefore, every true
manner, as the Word of God requireth. Papist to be subjected to a commission It is a rare thing to suffer aright, De Lunatico Inquirendo, before he is and to have the spirit in suffering bent suffered to manage any affairs, whether against God's enemy, sin. Sin in doc-. of religion or morality-either of this trihe, sin in worship, sin in life, and sin world or the next.
in conversation. D. M'LEARY.
Neither the devil, nor men of the Dublin, Jan. 23.
world, can kill thy righteousness, or love to it, but by thy own hand; or
separate that and thee asunder, withBUNYAN'S DYING SAYINGS. out thy own act. Nor will he that
doth indeed suffer for the sake of it, or OF THE LOVE OF THE WORLD.
out of love he bears thereto, be tempted Nothing more hinders a soul from
to exchange it for the good will of the coming to Christ than a' vain love of
whole world. the world; and till a soul is freed from I have often thought that the best of it, it can never have a true love for God.
Christians are found in the worst times : What are the honours and riches of
and I have thought again, that one this world, when compared to the
reason why we are not better is, because glories of a crown of life?
God purges us no more. Noah and Lot, Love not the world, for it is a moth
who so boly as they in the time of their in a Christian's life. :
afflictions! and yet, who so idle as they To despise the world is the way to
in the time of their prosperity ? • Tbis bull of Pope Pius VII., published
ON DEATH AND JUDGMENT. by authority, in both Latin and English, I
As the devil labours by all means to would refer to more at large, were I now in possession of it. But pending the dis
keep out other things that are good, so cussion between Gregg and Maguire, I lent
to keep out of the heart as much as in it to Mr. Gregg, who, like many other
him lies, the thoughts of passing out of great scbolars, has added to his learning this life into another world; for he and literature the simple rules of Practice knows if he can but keep them from and Book-keeping; nor could I since obtain the serious thoughts of death, he shall a copy of it in the city of Dublin.
| the more easily keep them in their sin. '
MURDER AND THE MURDERER, You do not teach, as they did, that RECONCILED !!!
the end justifies the means; but you A LETTER FROM THE REV. RODERICK teach that the means justify the end : RYDER, TO DR. CANTWELL, ROMAN CA
that is, you and Priest Savage, and THOLIC BITHOP OF MEATH, EX-DEAN
your other priests, make an appeal by OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MAYNOOTH.
your letters, and from your altars, to Rey. SIR-I have read lately in one of
the public in favour of Seery's widow the newspapers of this city, a letter
and orphans. The means are plausible purporting to be written by you, and
and moral, but what is the motive or another by a priest of the appropriate
end? It is to cast an imputation on the name of Savage, relating to that un
adminstration of justice, by represent. happy convict, BRYAN SEERY. I can
ing Seery as the victim of foul play. assure you, sir, that those letters have
There you show yourself a Jesuit-that given pain to every friend of peace and
betrays the cloven foot. social order; whilst they have added
The first jury, you say, disagreed; fuel to that flame that guides the foot
therefore Seery ought to get the benefit steps of the midnight assassin; they
of their disagreement. Should Seery have convinced many, who heretofore
on that account go at large?-should were not willing to admit it, that there
he be suffered to try his hand on some are to be found in this country, not
other Protestant, who may not be pos. only among the lower orders of the
sessed of that chivalrous bravery discommunity, but even among those who
played by Sir Francis Hopkins! You profess to be ministers of the gospel,
would approve highly of that lenity, persons who would not hesitate to step
and you consider it an injustice to have forward and screen the assassin, by fill
him placed immediately on his trial a ing the public mind with a prejudice
second time, although you know that and distrust against the administration
the custom and the law is to swear a of justice in this country. Your object in
second jury where the first disagree. writing that letter was self-evident; it
But why did the two Roman Cathowas to cast an unwarranted imputation
lics disagree with the Protestants on on the constituted authorities on the one
the first trial? I will tell you, sir. hand, and on the other, to infuse a new
Few Protestants know it-but they spirit of sympathy and action into that
must know it. It is because, by the party who were dispirited and checked
doctrines of their church, they are justiby this energetic stroke on the part of the
fied in not finding a verdict according executive. You dared not to have preach
to evidence, though sworn to do so! ed openly the doctrine, " that it is lawful
Every Roman Catholic book of theoto kill a tyrant.” Your mitre would be
logy-Liguori, Delahogue, Dens, and but a slight shield-your crozier but a
Bailly (see Bailly, p. 145)—teaches that frail weapon-to defend you against there are four causes which dispense the burst of public indignation that from the obligation of an oath: to wit would swell and sweep along the land
—the honour of God—the utility of the at the promulgation of such a doctrine.
church-the welfare of society-and You knew this, and you avoided it.
the utility of a religious community. The Jesuits once taught openly in
Now, we all know that the greater the their lectures and writings, that it was
number of immoral men who profess lawful to kill a tyrant. Henry IV. of
any religion, the greater the contempt France, was not the only king who fell
entertained for that religion; but by a victim to this horrible doctrine. It
finding a verdict for å Protestant, has produced a Ravaillac in France-a
against Seery, a Roman Catholic, they Titus Oates in England-and number (Roman Catholic jurors) would have less Bryan Seerys in Ireland. The
added to the number of reputed imblood of many a Protestant cries to this
moral men professing the Roman Caday to heaven for vengeance against its tholic religion, and would in the same authors. You maintain the same doc proportion have increased the contrine, sir, if not in theory, at least in
tempt in which it is held. But their practice. You are a Jesuit, not quoad
church teaches them that, though rem but quoad modum. You attain the
sworn to do that, they are bound not same end by different means.
to observe the oath ; therefore, as con
scientious, consistent Roman Catholics, | lowed to sit on a jury unti] he rethey could not find a verdiot. If the nounced this horrible doctrine ; for, public will not believe me, or the books according to it, the pope can absolve of Roman Catholic theology they can from their oaths all the Roman Cathonot refuse believing the professor of lics throughout the universe; the bishops theology at Maynooth, and Doctor Mac all those in their dioceses; the priests all Hale, who certainly are the best living those in their parishes; if they think, authorities in Ireland as to the doctrines or pretend to think, that the utility of of their church.
the church requires it; for they are the Dr. Anglade, professor of moral theo superiors, and the superiors are the logy, at Maynooth, in his evidence I judges. No wonder if Roman Cathobefore the commissioners of Irish lics will not find a verdict! Your second Education Enquiry, in 1826, gave the reason is, the possibility of Sir Francis following answer to the following ques Hopkins having been déceived. If that tion:-“ Are the commissioners to un were adınitted as a reason, no verdict derstand the proposition about which could ever be found. The courts of you are now examined, as meaning justice should be closed, and the clearsimply this, that if a person bound im est evidence set aside ; for their is alplicitly to obey another, takes an oath ways a possibility of deception. Your which that other prohibits him from third reason is that the public sympafulfilling, this discharges him from the thize, and declare their belief in his obligation of the oath, although the innocence. Is there one instance, I ask person prohibiting him may commit a you, of an execution to be found in Iresin in so prohibiting him? Answer-I land, in which that portion of the comthink so!!"--Irish Education Report, | munity which you call the public, have 8; App.p. 165.
adopted a different course ? Your fourth Hence, if the superior tells any in reason is, that Seery declared his indothe religious orders in this country not cence on the scaffold. I need not tell to observe any oath he may have taken, you, sir, or any priest of your church, the monks, friars, and nuns are bound why the Roman Catholic fears not to to perjure themselves. Hence, the child go before his God, after telling a lie ! ren are dispensed from their oaths, if Having been eleven years a priest of the father, who is a superior in the ful your church, I know the reason, and lest sense of the word, tells them not you know it, and the public shall know to observe it! This is the doctrine it also. It is this : after telling it, he taught within the walls of Maynooth, kneels down to his confessor, and gets and admitted to be such by the pro absolution. This is the solution of a fessor who taught it !!
problem that was too difficult-the unHear Dr. McHale :-“Who is to be ravelling of a mystery that was too the judge of what the utility of the dark for the Protestants to understand. church may require?" Answer :-“The The ego te absolto of the confessor is superiors of the church.” “Does it the cause. The priest, standing by not appear there to be laid down as a the side of the criminal, gives a false universal proposition, aud without any security to his guilty soul ; and, like the qualification, that the utility of the false prophet mentioned in Scripture, church is a just cause for dispensing cries to his troubled conscience, “ Peace, from oaths ?" Answer “It is laid down I peace, where there is no peace.” He as a proposition, that the utility of the ushers him into eternity, with a lie on church is a just cause !”- Irish Educa his soul, and gives bis absolution, as a tion Report, 8; App. p. 284.
passport of St. Peter, for admittance. There is Dr. MacHale, admitting that The council to Trent consigns to eterif he perjured himself for the utility nal flames any who will deny the valiof the church, he should, in so doing, dity of that passport! There can be no have acted consistently with the doc preventative against this but one, and trine of his church.
that is to give the chaplain full and O Mac Hale! O holy mother—the son free access to the convict, and to afford is worthy of the mother, and the mother the convict every means and help to of the son ! Er ore filiü indice matrem. make his peace with God, and after he
No Roman Catholic should be al has declared that he has done so, to
allow no other absolution after he addresses the public; as we see by the papers Seery was allowed. If this rule were established, we would hear no more of these awful imprecations, that blaspheme God, if false, and scandalize the Christian, even if true. As an instance of how little importance should be attached to those declarations of innocence on the scaffold, I shall cite an example. In the year 1821, a notorious ruffian, named Daly, a captain of Ribbonmen, called Ballinafadmen, was ex. ecuted at Seafin, near Loughrea. The most of the murders and outrages committed in the county of Galway that year were committed by this Captain Steel (ashe was called) and his men. Ou the day on which he was led to execution, I heard one of his associates say that he was along with him the very night he committed the murder for which he was executed; yet on the scaffold this man declared before God that he was innocent of that crime, and the next moment knelt down and got absolution. The Marquis of Clanricarde, whose tenant he was, or Robert Daly, Esq. his agent, a Roman Catholic, can bear testimony to the truth of what I state. Since I became a priest, I never attended convicts on the scaffold, but on one occasion. Two men were executed in Montreal, in 1832, for the murder of a soldier. The two were guilty ; one of them said nothing on the scaffold; the other declared his innocence, although I knew that he was guilty.
How long, sir, will you and your priests stand forth as apologists for persons convicted by the laws of their country of the horrible crime of assassination that crime that draws down the vengeance of an angry God on this unhappy land-that renders our name a bye-word among the nations--that converts the blood, with which the Irish soil is saturated, into a blight that paralyzes its native fruitfulness. If Mirabeau, Pope Alexander VI., or his son, Cæsar Borgia-men who were monsters in human form--men who made murder a trade-were to write on the subject, on which you and Priest Savage wrote, they could not have omitted the insertion of a few words expresive of their horror of the crime, yet you and he studiously avoid it!
That shows in what light you hold it. Another proof is—if a murderer were to apply to any of your priests for absolution within his parish, he has faculties for absolving him; but, if a man who had been present at the baptism of a child by a Protestant clergyman were to apply, he has no faculties for absolv. ing him ; it is a reserved case-the bishop alone, or the vicar-general can do it, and he should pay a certain sum of money to be applied to pious purposes before he could get absolution. Had Sir F. Hopkins lived among the Hottentots of Africa, or the Iroquois of North America, his life and property would have been held sacred by those savages. The Indian knows no enemy but him he meets as such, foot to foot, face to face, in the wood, or on the field of battle; he never steals, like the tiger, at the dead hour of the night, to the wigwam of a brother Indian. No Indian warrior ever returns home with the scalp of a member of his own tribe snatched by surprise ;-else his family would receive him with averted faces and downcast eyes; but, what the uncivilized savage would scorn to do, the low, mean, and cowardly Irishman will do without a blush; and a civilized savage, professing to be a minister of Christ, will stand forth and be his apologist, by saying it was not he who committed the crime, but some other person who is well known, but whom he takes good care shall never be brought to justice. For everybody knows there is no such person ; it is all moonshine-a pious fraud to have revenge on Sir Francis Hopkins.
All Ireland,” says Mr. Savage, “ mourns over the sad and appalling fate of Bryan Seery." That, to say the least of it, is false. All Ireland does no such thing. But all Lerellers and sans culottes moum; those who would change the social system by the torch and midnigbt dagger; those who have no sympathy with the victim, provided he be a Protestant; these mourn and are sad; but every friend of peace and order-every man who would wish to sit and rest under the shade of his own vine and fig tree, without fearing to have “ slugs ringing in his ears," as Priest Savage facetiously terms it, or the knife at his throat; every such man, and I am sure they are numerous,