Letters from Rome on the Council

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Pius always bent on defining infallibilityHis theological culture PAGE
500
Debate on new dogma to beginSynopsis AnimadversionumVoting
507
The Little Catechism and its bearing on the new dogmaTwo attempts
521
Beginning of debate on Schema de PrimataBishop Pies proof
532
Strength of the OppositionMain force of the papal partyCardinals
538
Denial of infallibility already under censureInsolence of majority
544
Intellectual superiority of OppositionProgress of debate 89 speakers
555
Progress of debate Manning Ketteler Roman view of foreign lands
568
compromise Final rupture with FranceIdolatrous homage
577
Continuance of debateValergas comparison of Gallicans and Mono
593
International meeting at Cardinal RauschersTwo courses discussed
610
cessions for the new dogmaPetition about St JosephNew
614
Unscrupulous violence of majority and increased bitterness of Pope
626
Retrogressive force and consequences of new dogma illustrated from
632
Cardonis promotionTheiners offence and dismissal from office
654
Carlinal Guidis speech against infallibilityHis previous history
671
and RauscherAdjournment on account of Pitras illnessThe
679
Effects of Reformation and Revolution on PapacyPope and Church
696
Sickness among the FathersGuidis interview with the Pope
712
The heat and its uses Proceedings against GuidiHeat fever
732
The Popes shocking remark on BishopsSpeeches of Vitali
743
The Council like a game at chessAll hope abandoned by minority
749
Continuance of debateSpeeches of Verot David PayàyRico
759
State of the Opposition before the votingAttempts to win them over
767
Attempt to outwit Councilexplained away by Legates Indignation
786
Departure of Opposition BishopsTheir deputation to Pope Their
796
stormand in absence of ambassadorsForm of decreeIts
800
APPENDIX
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DIFFICULTIES OF THE SITUATION AT ROME reprinted from
841
LETTER OF A FRENCH BISHOP TO COUNT DARU
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Page 189 - I also declare, that it is not an article of the catholic faith; neither am I thereby required to believe or profess that the pope is infallible...
Page 355 - Rome,' he wrote to Bishop Ullathorne, 'ought to be a name to lighten the heart at all times, and a Council's proper office is, when some great heresy or other evil impends, to inspire hope and confidence in the faithful ; but now we have the greatest meeting which ever has been, and that at Rome, infusing into us by the accredited organs of Rome and of its partisans, such as the Civilta (the Armenia), the Univeri, and the Tablet, little else than fear and dismay.
Page 356 - Why should an aggressive, insolent faction be allowed to 'make the heart of the just sad, whom the Lord hath not made sorrowful...
Page 832 - I am the subject of no prince, and I claim more than this. I claim to be the Supreme Judge and director of the consciences of men ; of the peasant that tills the field, and the prince that sits on the throne ; of the household that lives in the shade of privacy, and the Legislature that makes laws for kingdoms. I am the sole, last, Supreme Judge of what is right and wrong.
Page 357 - With these thoughts ever before me, I am continually asking myself whether I ought not to make my feelings public, but all I do is to pray those early doctors of the Church whose intercession would decide the matter — Augustine, Ambrose and Jerome, Athanasius, Chrysostom and Basil — to avert the great calamity.
Page 764 - Ecclesiae per totum orbem diffusae pertinent ; aut eum habere tantum potiores partes, non vero totam plenitudinem hujus supremae potestatis ; aut hanc ejus potestatem non esse ordinariam et immediatam sive in omnes ac singulas ecclesias, sive in omnes et singulos pastores et fideles ; anathema sit.
Page 271 - The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
Page 358 - Chrysostom, and Basil), to avert this great calamity. If it is God's will that the Pope's infallibility be defined, then is it God's will to throw back "the times and moments" of that triumph which he has destined for his kingdom, and I shall feel I have but to bow my head to his adorable, inscrutable Providence. You have not touched upon the subject yourself, but I think you will allow me to express to you feelings which, for the most part, I keep to myself.
Page 357 - European society," and then, again, angry with the Holy See for listening to " the flattery of a clique of Jesuits, Redemptorists, and converts." Then, again, think of the store of pontifical scandals in the history of eighteen centuries, which have partly been poured forth and partly are still to come. What Murphy inflicted upon us in one way M.
Page 811 - Si quis itaque dixerit, Romanum Pontificem habere tantummodo officium inspectionis vel directionis, non autem plenam et supremam potestatem jurisdictionis in universam Ecclesiam, non solum in rebus, quae ad fidem et mores, sed etiam in iis, quae ad disciplinam et regimen Ecclesiae per totum orbem diffusae pertinent...

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