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magnificent cathedral at Red Bank, Jesuits in 1841, and 73 in 1844. They
on the old Cheetham-hill road. The possess in Ireland the colleges of Clon-
land is already purchased for that ob- gowes, Tullabeg, and Dublin. In
ject. ---Popery in the City of London. Dublin they have recently founded a
-There is a most active priest, named second college.- - Roman Catholic
Jauch, at the German Popish Chapel, Relief:-A Bill has been brought
in the City. On Thursday, Feb. 12, into the House of Commons for the
he got up a “banquet" at the London further repeal of enactments inpos-
Tavern, for the purpose of raising ing pains and penalties upon Her
money for his chapel and school. Mr. Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects
O'Connell presided. During a week account of their religion. Its
previous to the “banquet,” two large details and operations are too long
placards were hung on the rails of the now to be pointed out. It repeals the
Mansion-house (the most public part whole and part of many Acts, and also
of the city), where they could be placed several clauses of the Act of 1829,
only by the permission of the Lord “ An Act for Relief of His Majesty's
Mayor. The placards announced that Roman Catholic subjects." Mo-
his Lordship would receive subscrip- nastic Institutions.-A Bill is now
tions for the chapel. The “ Morning before the House of Commons,
Chronicle” stated that Dr. Oxley, who brought in by Lord John Manners,
takes a leading part in Temperance called “Bequests for Pious and Cha-
Societies, a medical gentleman, and, ritable purposes,” the professed object
we believe, professing himself to be a of which is to alter and amend the
pious Protestant, was present at this laws relating to the disposition of
Popish banquet.--Popish Schools.- property for pious and charitable pur-
The " Catholic Institute” has estab- poses.
lished a fund for erecting schools, SCOTLAND.- Edinburgh. A cor-
and providing efficient schoolinasters respondent of the “ Tablet,” Jan. 31,
throughout England. The “ Institute" states that the recent lectures of Dr.
has provided funds for the re-opening Gillies, Popish Bishop in Edinburgh,
of a school at Lea, near Preston, which on Newman's Work have been attended
had been closed for some time. by' a large number of Protestants.
Jesuitism.-As it is proposed by a Bill IRELAND.--At Maynooth Quarter
now before Parliament to repeal the Sessions on Tuesday, February 3, the
clauses of the Emancipation Act which Duke of Leinster presiding, 131 stu-
affect the Jesuits, it may be well to dents of the Royal College of Maynooth
draw attention to the following :-The took the oath of allegiance* to her
province of England contained 146 Majesty.--Dublin.-"Owing to the
Jesuits in 1841, and 164 in 1844. The proselyting efforts of the Protestant
Jesuits have 33 establishments

, houses, guardians on several occasions, it is colleges, residences, or simple houses. deemed the imperative duty of the They show themselves more openly Catholics of Dublin, to elect proper and than in other countries; and the col- efficient guardians at the ensuing elecleges and houses are generally called tion, to protect the faith and comparaby the name of some saint. Thus they tive comfort of the destitute young have the college of St. Ignatius, St. and old, of their common faith, in the Michael, St. Stanislaus, St. John the several work-houses of the metropolis." Evangelist, St. Thomas of Canterbury, -Tablet. -- Popish Outrage.

- On &c. Their principal establishment is Sunday night, February 3, a party the college of Stonyhurst, in Lanca- of Roman Catholics, whilst passing shire. It contains 20 priests, 26 through the townland of Dreenan, novices, and 14 brothers. The pro- where several respectable Protestant vince of England has 20 missionaries families resided, commenced singing at Calcutta. The English Government party songs of an irritating description, protects them as much as the Protestant and


annoyance, which missionaries, and even assists them at brought them into collision with the the present moment to establish a new Protestant party. A scuffle ensued, college specially devoted to China. The

See tract of Protestant Association on vice-province of Ireland contained 63 "Popish Oaths of Allegiance."


in which two persons were killed.- of the Association, which has ramifiColeraine Chronicle.

cations in all parts of the Prussian doCOLONIAL.--New South Wales. dominions. The Government has given -According to the latest news, a orders by telegraph that the most mimeeting of the Romanists was held at nute investigation shall be made everySt. Patrick's Hall, in the town of Sydney, where.- Bavaria.--A report is curat which a sum of money was collected rent here that the extensive castle towards the erection of another mass- and grounds belonging to Deputy house at Sydney. It was then stated Keller, in Edisheim, has just been purthat missionaries would shortly go chased by Government for the purpose forth to New Guinea, the New Hebrides, of converting it into a monastery. For and New Ireland.- -South Australia. what order of monks the new monas-A new mass-house was commenced tery is destined has not yet transpired, lately at Morpeth Vale, Adelaide. but such establishments are multiply

FOREIGN. - Berlin. --The dis- ing with unwonted rapidity in Bavaria. covery of a Catholic Association, -Ratisbon.— The following stateunder the

of the Rose ment from Ratisbon affords no equiOrder, furnishes matter of con- vocal testimony to the asserted ultraversation in our circles, especially montane efforts :-"Our papers anas it is at present the subject of legal nounce that the Carmelites of this investigation. This Society appears city have, with the King's (Bavaria) to be, like a number of similar ones permission, re-purchased the monaswhich have long existed in Silesia, a tery formerly possessed by that order, sort of lodge, in which various grada- but which has long been used as a tions of initiated are members. Thus public gaol, for the sum of 30,000 fifteen individual members compose a

florins." The monastery, which is rose-wreath, fifteen wreaths a rose- situated in the handsomest portion branch, and fifteen branches a rose- of our city, was suppressed in 1810; tree. A Romish ecclesiastic of this the order, however, was restored in city stands at the head of this singu- 1836, by express command of his lar Association, and is the leader of the Majesty, and consists at present of individual members as well as of the only twelve persons, seven priests, whole Society. Each member receives and five lay brethren. Morning a sheet of paper adorned with a rose,

Herald.- Grand Duchy of Baden. and containing various verses, mostly -Progress of Ultramontanism. of a religious nature, to learn or sing. Deputy Weliker recently in the BaThe design of this Society is men- den Chamber laid particular stress on tioned to be, and most probably is, of the efforts lately made by the Jesuit a purely religious nature; yet as its party to re-establish the ancient hierleading and aim are undeniably the archical despotism.“ An Ultra-Romish spread of Romish doctrines, "more party,” says he, “is daily fostered and especially among the people, it evi- favoured, while the Liberal Catholics dently falls within the examination at are neglected, the freedom of the least of the police. Thus it has been University annulled, those teachers of found that a considerable number of Catholic moral philosophy and canon Protestant maid-servants have been law, whose Liberal principles raised a inveigled into the Society, through barrier against the encroachments of one of whom the discovery of its Ultra-Romanists, are removed, and the existence was attained, and by her University so entirely ruined, that a master an intimation given to the professor lately declared, while standauthorities, who are engaged in inves- ing by the grave of one of his coltigating the matter.--Morning He- leagués, 'It was little wonder if rald.- From recent intelligence we Freiburg professors wasted away in learn that the Abbé who at body and nind.' The destructive the head of this order has fled. effects of the system on Baden are The other members belong, for the doubly deplorable, paining, offending, most part to the Popish clergy, but and ultimately banishing the Liberal many, among them are Protestants. and enlightened Catholic clergy, it Proselytism appears to be the object leaves the laity a prey to the intrigues


of the rankest Jesuitism; and mocking immigrants. Hitherto, they have the advances in civilization and mental wrought in secret, and been succulture, undermines at once the best cessful to an alarming degree. Rofoundations of ecclesiastical and civil man Catholic churches and schools polity." - The Jesuits," La Ga- for the education of Protestant zette de Woss,' contains the fol- children, particularly females, have lowing letter from Rome, which de- sprung up in every direction. Children serves perusal:-" Amongst the car- of their own poor they entirely neglect; dinals are estimated as many enemies it is to Protestants they extend their as ardent friends of the Jesuits, favours.To stem this torrent of and as it is foreseen that the great Popery, Bishop Chase has founded age of the Pope will soon bring “Jubilee College,” and a female school. about a Conclave, the cardinals are “ The Romanists regard this Institudesirous of currying favour with all tion with peculiar jealousy. They parties, more especially as France see in Jubilee College a novel and exercises a pretty large share of in- effective opponent.” Bisliop Chase fluence upon the election of a Pope. says, he is "endeavouring to save the The Pope at first refused to give way Church in the Far West, in the widerespecting the order to the Jesuits to spread valley of the Mississippi, from remove from France, in spite of the perishing in the false embrace of counsel of some of the cardinals. Papal Rome, by edacating faithful The latter made an urgent appeal to Evangelical ministers. Let Jubilee the General of the Jesuits, who de- College be furnished with buildings, clared that under existing circum- so as to accommodate students and stances, (to obtain the support of send out teachers, who may compete France at an election for Pope,) it was in the sciences and fine arts with better to renounce the establishments

nuns and monks, now flocking in France. Several Jesuits blame their

from Europe in such numbers as they General, no very strict adherents ap- do, and all Christians may have reason parently to the vow of 'implicit obe- to rejoice at the result."

Mr. Allport dience;' others say that the General is collecting a sum of money to send has acted prudently in sparing the to Bishop Chase for this object. Pope this decision, which would have dissatisfied one of the parties ; in this way, nothing has been conceded, and NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. it is possible to return to a purely “A PROTESTANT," who makes ineconomical and administrative mea- quiries respecting the Institution of

Rome.- A letter from this Nursing Sisters, Bishopsgate-street, is city, in the Constitutionnel, says:-"It informed that the Society referred to is in contemplation to canonize the was commenced in July, 1840, under late Princess Borghese, who was the the name of Protestant Sisters of daughter of the Earl of Shrewsbury." Charity.” Amongst those patronising -United States. --Bishop Chase,

the Institution we find the names of the Protestant Bishop of Illinois, in a Her Majesty the Queen-Dowager, the recent letter to the Rev. J. Allport, of Lady Ashley. The President of the Birmingham, says, “The Mississippi London Committee that year was Mrs. Valley, in the heart of which I now Fry; and amongst the Committee we reside, is filling up with Romanists; find the names of Lady Inglis, Dowager and they boast of the prospects of the Lady Buxton, Mrs. Gurney, &c. Church of Rome becoming the mis

The Committee of the Protestant tress of those fertile regions of in- Association have adopted a petition credible extent, and of maintaining for the Repeal of the Act passed last their sway by controlling the education session, for the Endowment of Mayof the rising generation of Protestant nooth College.


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APRIL, 1846.


We must again draw the attention of our readers to measures before Parliament. We referred to them briefly in a former number, and their vast importance requires that we should again advert to them.

Notwithstanding the notices of the Mortmain laws, Act of Supremacy, and Removal of Roman Catholic Disabilities, which have appeared recently, whether in periodicals of the day or in Parliamentary debates—we still find many who either are not aware that such matters have been lately, and now are under the consideration of Parliament, or ignorant of the real tendencies and effects of them. Nor can we much wonder at this.

Considering how intently the public mind has been occupied by matters of a different character, how much it has been engrossed with the discussions of free trade, protective duties, and railways—this is not, perhaps, a matter that should surprise, though deeply to be regretted. But the Church of Rome and her satellites take advantage of this state of public mind and feeling, and, whilst our senators are intently occupied in other matters, the advocates of Romish supremacy bring Bills into Parliament, which are passed almost before the public are aware of their existence, or in any degree acquainted with their details.

It seems, therefore, that much good may be done by devoting a portion of our pages to an exposé of the real nature and tendency of these Bills, and we would endeavour to urge the immediate adoption of all legal and constitutional measures to defeat them.

The present day is characterized by rapid and gigantic movements. During a peace of more than thirty years, intellectual progress has gone on at a rapidity heretofore unknown.

The events of a century, accumulate in an hour. Legislation, be it for good or for evil, partakes of the nature of the movement, and in turn imparts its own weight and impetus to it.

Things are estimated, not according to what is right, but what is expedient. A majority, though wrong, seem fondly to imagine that they have altered the nature of truth and error,-measures and Vol. VIII.-April , 1846.

New Series, No. 4.


institutions, upon which the glory and the safety of the empire depends—which our ancestors thought they had sealed with their blood for eternal duration, are, even while we admire them, fading from our sight, attacked by the foe— betrayed by the pretended friend and undefended by ourselves.

There is far greater mischief embodied in these Bills than any might at first imagine.

To alter the laws affecting the oath and Act of supremacy, as proposed in the Bill introduced

by the Lord Chancellor, and that also by Mr. Watson, will place a most dangerous power in the hands of Papal Rome-a power which our ancestors could scarcely withstand. Long and anxious was their struggle to throw off the yoke of Popery; long and loudly did they protest; and they succeeded at length, but not without many a painful sacrifice of property, liberty, and life.

To render lawful, public Romish processions, as Mr. Watson's Bill, if passed into a law, will do, by repealing the prohibitory clauses of the Act of 1829,—to legalize the establishment of Jesuits, and other monastic orders bound by religious vows; the assumption by Roman Catholics, of the titles of Protestant Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, &c., and the attendance at Romish chapels, by judicial and other officers in the robes and insignia of office, would be attended with the most serious evils; whilst the tendency of such a Bill as that introduced by Lord John Manners is to place the Roman Catholics more and more under the power of their priesthood,-a power beneath which they already groan,—of which they complain as intolerable, and oppressive, and to give them a far greater influence than they now possess in this country.

This Bill, we are happy to say, has been since thrown out. On March 4, 1846, the House divided, and the measure was rejected by a majority of 60 to 24. The numbers beingFor the second reading

24 Against it





36 But Lord John Manners has declared his intention to persist in bringing the question forward, again and again, so that we have need to be equally vigilant and persevering to defeat it.

The Bill professed to be based on the Report of a Committee of the House of Commons, and in the debates on it much was said of "the old hackneyed objections,” &c. There were certain features about that Report and the evidence in the appendix, with which, from the knowledge we had of circumstances, we felt much dissatisfied; and we were glad, therefore, in the course of the debate to hear an honourable member (Sir G. Grey) observe, that though he had been a member of that Committee he had not given his sanction to the Report, having been called out of town when it was agreed to.

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