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Let us return thanks for its The King can- 1 On the 27th of April, a solemn not be happy but when the People are so."
thanksgiving and Te Deum took place As Monsieur was going out of the Church, he said to the Priest, deeply moved, “ Oh, Sir,
at the Portuguese Ambassador's chapel what a fine day for Religion. It is for that in South Audley-street, Grosvenor, reason it is so dear to me.”
square, for the restoration of the On the 29th of April, Louis XVIII.
| Bourbons to the Throne of France. arrived at Calais, from this country, where
The orchestra consisted of the first he had received the highest honours from all ranks on his accession to the Throne of his professional performers in town.ancestors. His first act on landing was to re Among the company present were, pair to the principal church, to which he was The Prince De Castelcicala-The Russian; drawn in his carriage by the populace. On Spanish and Portuguese Ambassadors-The his arrival at the door, his Majesty was re- Dukes of Argyle, and Devonshire-Earls of ceived by the Clergy, who conducted him un- Liverpool, Shrewsbury, Winchelsea, Harrowder a canopy to a seat of state in the middle | by, Jersey-Princess Castelcicala--Duchesses of the Choir, where the King and the Duchess | Richmond, Buccleugh, and Somerset-Marof Angouleme (daughter of Louis XVI.) fell chionesses Wellesley and Camden-Count. on their knees and appeared to pray with esses Liverpool, Narbonne, Jersey, &c. &c. the most fervent devotion, while the Te Deum
On Thursday, April 21st, General and Domine salvum fac Rcgem were sung.
Mathew presented two petitions to the House Monsieur, as Lieutenant-General of 1 of Commons; one from the Roman Catholics France, has directed that the insignia, orna- of the county of Tipperary, and the other ments, seals, archives, &c. of the Pope, now from the Catholics of the city of Clonmel.at Paris, or elsewhere in the kingdom of The Hon. Member observed, that the whole France, shall be placed at the disposal of face of affairs throughout the world had so his Holiness.
much changed since the last session, that he Cardinal Maury has been deprived | thought it would be improper that the Caby his Chapter, of the Metropolitan Church
tholic question should be discussed during the at Paris. The Cardinal intended to officiate
I present session. Though his opinion was in pontificalibus on Easter Sunday. The pul
changed as to the conduct to be pursued by
the course of events, it remained the same as pit was prepared, and the episcopal throne decorated. But the Chapter having taken
to the question itself, and he remained a from his Eminence the administration of the
warm friend to full and free emancipation. Church, he was deceived in his expectations,
| By the very extraordinary changes which and the preparations which had been made,
had taken place during the last year, his served for M, La Roue, the Arch-priest, who
| Holiness the Pope had fortunately been re. performed Mass. The Cardinal was only
| lieved from thraldom, to the delight of every Archbishop ad interim.
civilized man, and not only was he restored
to liberty, but to his ancient possessions, to On 'Tuesday, the 12th of April (the his former splendour, and his imperial chair day on which Monsieur made his public entry at Rome, surrounded hy his Reverend Cardiinto Paris) High Mass was celebrated, and nals, with whom he inight consult on the Te Deum sung, at the beautiful French cha- steps to be adopted with respect to the Capel in Somer's Town, in thanksgiving to Al. tholics of Ireland. Thus the time occurred mighty God for the Restoration of the Bour- for strengthening and consolidating the embon Family to the Throne of France, and the pire, and if his Majesty's Ministers had these reinstatement of his Holiness the Pope to his objects in view, they should lose no time in A postolic functions. The solemnity and de- opening a friendly communication with the votion of the ceremony was considerably Pope (a laug!.) He (Gen. M.) had been heightened by the venerable and dignified informed, and had every reason to believe appearance of the officiating Divines, who his information was correct, that his Holiness had themselves been suffering an exile from was warmly disposed to take any steps, not their native country for their attachment to entirely incompatible with his religious printhe principles of their Holy Religion, and ciples, for strengthening the British empire, their loyalty to their legitimate Sovereign. by bringing the differences between the goThe Rev. M. de Geurry, once an officer un vernment and the Catholics of this country, der Louis XVI. hy whom he was honoured | to an amnicable termination, having beheld with the Cross of St. Louis, officiated as Priest. | with adıiration the part which Great BriHe was assisted by the Rev. M. Nerinks; tain had taken in the glorious struggle on the Rev. M. Le Tanneur and laine de la which had depended, not only the liberty of Touche stood Deacon and Subdeacon, and Lurope, but the existence of ihe Papal chair. the Rev. M. Molie, Master of the Ceremo The Catholics should, therefore, take the nies, assisted by proper Acolytes.-Several golden opportunity offered, and forbear of the French Nobility attended, decorated again to agitate the question of emancipation, with the white cockade, and the chapel was until themselves, or the governinent, had encrowded by persons of all ranks to witness tered into some communication with the the solemn and august ceremony.
Pope. It was strange, he said, that this
Address of the Irish Catholic Board to Mr. Curran, and his Answer. 159
country, once deemed the most liberal, was | Enemies of the Board : this idea seemed to now the only one where civil disabilities, be universally approved of. on account of religion, existed. The once
The following is the Address of the bigotted Protestant state of Holland, by an article (134) in its recent constitution, had Board of Irish Catholics to Mr. Cur. determined that all existing religions should ran: be equally protected, and the members of all
“ The General Board of the Catholics of had an equal right to hold offices and charges.
Ireland feel it their duty to address you on In another constitution, the most superb mo
your resignation of the high office to which pument of human foresight which had ever
your talents were called, and the duties of been erected, which had been drawn up by
which you have discharged with the courtesy the greatest statesman perhaps who had ever
of a Gentleman, the abilities of a Lawyer, existed, the Prince of Benevento (a great
the dignity of a Judge, and the characteristic laugh), and which had been sanctioned by
integrity which has ever distinguished you. the Senate, who would have full power to
« Taking a review of a life devoted to the cause it to be obeyed-he had met with an
service of your Country and the cause and article which gave him the greatest pleasure,
interests of public and private Liberty, we in which was declared, that freedom of wor
shall ever hold in proud and grateful rememship under all religions, was guaranteed,
brance the energy which you displayed in reand that the ministers of all were to be treated
sisting oppression and defending the rights of alike. In another article it was said, that
the Subject and the Constitution; the indeall Frenchmen were admissible to all offices
pendent spirit with which you met the frowns alike. After all these examples of liberality,
and the seduction of power; the intrepidity could any be found in the country so bigotted
with which you vindicated your insulted and as to refuse emancipation to five millions of
maligned Country, and the sacrifices which good and loyal subjects? He could not be
you made at the shrine of public virtue. lieve it; especially after the very honour
“ The freedom and privileges of your pro able conduct of his Majesty's Ministers in the
fession, so closely connected with those of discussion of last session, and especially of
the Public, you upheld both at the Bar and the noble Lord not then in the House (Lord
on the Bench. Castlereagh). What he had stated as to the
“ The first flight of your juvenile genius Pope, he wished to be understood to have
| was a noble and generous defence of an ob. derived from good authority, as would be 1 scure but respectable individual gainst a found if any communication were opened lawless assault of tyrannical Power. You with his Holiness. What he had said, he' have uniformly opposed that bigoted, that also wished to be understood as flowing from baneful policy, which imperiously tries the himself without any consultation with any of princinles of Man hy his Religious Creed: the Catholic body, as the liberation of the
the you have maintained the great and sound Pope and other events had happened since
ce principle of Religions Liberty--the prohe had left Dublin. As to the Catholic
claimed boast of our Constitution: a just, a Board, of which so much had been spoken |
liberal, and enlightened mind abhors the perand written, he was convinced, from having nicious system of excluding from equal rights frequently attended their meetings, that
those who contribute equally to the support there did did not exist a more liberal and en-1
of the State with their property and their lightened set of men in any country; and he | lives; a system which sacrifices the Liberty hoped, if the House should not think proper of their Country, to protect the Monopoly of to agitate the question during the present
" a Party, and which, by perpetualing division session, or if the Member for Dublin, Mr.
and discord, saps the foundation of all social Grattan, and other Members on that side of the House, should feel the impropriety of " You, Sir, and the other illustrious Advobringing it forward at the present time, that
cates of Irish Prosperity, are well aware, the Catholic body would readily submit to the
that the total extinction of such a system delay.--The petitions were read and or
is absolutely essential to the consolidation dered to lie on the table.
and permanence of the general strength of the The Irish Catholic Board met on Sa- Empire. Permit us, therefore, Sir, to indulge turday, April 9th, at Mr. Fitzpatrick's, in Ca- | our earnest hope, that your splendid talents, pel-street. The principal business of this emerging from the eclipse of judicial station, qay's meeting was to determine on the Ad- and reviving under that name which has atdress to John Philpot Curran, Esq. the late tached the hearts of your Countrymen, will Master of the Rolls, which, after some com- | again be exerted in the service of Ireland. plimentary remarks, was agreed to, and that It should be presented with unusual respect.
MR. CURRANS ANSWER. Mr. Plunkett gave notice of two Resolu- GENTLEMEN ~Be pleased to accept my lobs, the purport of which were, a Contra- | warmest acknowledgment for this flattering action of the Calumnies circulated by the mark of your approbation and regard. So
and Juries against the Board. An aggre- | far as honesty of intention can hold the place Sale Meeting of the Catholics of Ireland was of desert, I can indulge even a proud feeling recommended as the fittest place to meet the at this proof of your good opinion--because
I have no secret consciousness that can blush | every kind and tender sympathy that speaks while I receive it.
to the heart or the head of a man in favour of “ I have early thought, that the mere fact his Fellow-man, is calling upon her to put an of birth imposes, by the authority of God, a end to the paroxysms of that gaol fever, loyalty to Country, binding the conscience of which must for ever ferment and fester in the man beyond the force of any technical alle. | Imprisonment of a Nation, and to do it in a giance, and still more devoted and inex- way that shall attach, while it redresses, and cusable.
bind a blendid Empire in the bond of equal “ To our unhappy Country I know this Interest and reciprocal Affection. sentiment was little better than barren “ We are asking for no restorative, the however, what I had I gave ; I might have Legislature has none to give. We ask only for often sold her, I could not redeem her. I what is perfectly in their power to bestow, gave her the best sympathies of my heart, that disobtruent which may enable the human sometimes in tears, sometimes in indignation, creature, even by a slow convalescence, to sometimes in hope, but oftener in despon exert the powers of his nature, and give effect dence.
by the progression of his happiness and vir. “I am repaid far beyond my claim; fortue, to the beneficence of that Being who what reward can be more precious than the could not have permanently designed him for confidence and affection of those for whom the sufferings or the views of a Slave. we could not think any sacrifice too great? “ In your anxiety for the honour of the
" I am still farther repaid by seeing that Bar I cannot but see an anspicious omen of we have arrived at a season that gives us so your approach to the possession of such a fair a prospect of better days than we have treasure that deserves so high a protection.passed.
Short is the time that has passed, since we When I view these awful scenes that are could not have adverted to that subject withdaily marking the interposition of Providence out a mixture of shame and anguish; but you in punishment or retribution, that teach now can resort to persons of your own reliRulers to reflect, and nations to hope, I can- gious persuasion for those great talents for not yield to the infidelity of despair, nor whose purity you are so justly solicitous. bring myself to suppose, that we are destined “You are certainly right in thinking the to be an exception to the uniformity of Di. 1 Independence of the Bar the only unfailing vine Justice, and that in Ireland alone the ! safeguard of Justice, and of that Liberty ways of God shall not, in his good time, be without which Justice is but a name. vindicated to man; but that we are to spend “ It is the equal protection of the People our valour and our blood in assisting to break against the State, and of the State against the chains of every other nation, and in ri- the People. If Erskine had lived in the dark veting our own; and that when the most gal- times of the second James, he might have lant of our countrymen return to us, laden saved his country from the pain of reading with glory and with shame, we are to behold the events of those days, when the Court could them dragging about an odious fetter with the procure a Bench, but the Subject could not Cypress and the Laurel intertwined.
| find a Bar. On the contrary, I feel myself cheered “It is with an emotion, difficult to describe, and conciliated by those indications, which that I see how easily our hearts are betrayed inspire the strong hope that the end of our | into an exaggerated estimation of those who affliction is rapidly advancing, and that we are disposed to love. You are pleased to beshall soon be placed in a condition where we speak the continuance of my poor efforts in shall cease to be a reproach to the justice and the cause of Ireland. I cannot without re. wisdom of Great Britain
gret reflect how feeble they would be; but I The calumnies of our enemies have been | am fully consoled in the idea, that they would refuted, and have left no impression behind | be as unnecessary as inefficient. It is still no them except a generous regret that they could more than justice to myself to say, that if ever have been believed.
any opportunity should occur, and God be “It is with no ordinary feeling of condo- pleased to let it be accompanied by health, nation and respect that we should hail the my most ardent affections would soon find awaking of a nation, formed to be illustrious | the channel in which they had flowed so long. from the trance of a Bigotry that cannot be ' "A devoted attachment to my Country can refuted, because it does not reason, that, like never expire but with my last breath. It is every other intoxication, stupifies while it in- a sentiment that has been the companion of flames, and evaporates only by sleep. It be- my life; and, though it may have sometimes comes us to congratulate on the recovery, led to what you kindly call sacrifices, it has without retrospect to the time it may bave also given me the most invaluable consolacost.
tion; and, even when the scene shall come to 6. Within the short limits of a vear, the spi. a close, I trust that sentiment shall be the rit of a just and liberal policy has assumed a last to leave me, and that I shall derive some station that cnuld scarcely be hoped from the enjoyment in the reflection, that I have been growth of ages.
| a zealous, though an unprofitable Servant." " That wise country has learned to secus as we are, to compare our sufferings with that Printed by IV. E. ANDREW's, Fenwick-court, of our merits and our claims, and to feel that I
M. QUARANTOTTI's RESCRIPT. | his re-establishment at Rome, was to pass, in STRANGE and wonderful as have
full Consistory, with ALL the Cardinals UNA
NIMOUSLY agreeing, an arrangement, giving D been the events of the last six to the British Crown the desired Security remonths, not one has created so strong specting the Nomination of the Catholic a sensation in the public mind of this | Bishops. We are assured that special inand the sister island, as the Rescript of
structions to this effect have been dispatched
by his Holiness to all the Catholic Prelates in Monsiegneur Quarantotti to the Vicar the British Empire.” Apostolic of the London District.
FROM TIIE SUN, MAY 2. The reception which this document has
“It is highly gratifying to inform our readers, met with may also be considered as the
that, in addition to the glorious tidings which most extraordinary circumstance in I promise us a long continuance of pacific relathese extraordinary times. For those tions with the other powers of Europe, a cirProtestants who have been so loud in
cumstance has occurred, which augurs equally
in favour of our domestic tranquillity. We their exclamations against the power of have the pleasure to state, that an important Papal Bulls, are now foremost in lavish communication has been received by the ing their praises on the liberality and Roman Catholic Bishop of London, from the
persons at Rome to whom his Holiness the moderation displayed by M. Quarant
Pope had entrusted the arrangement of Ecotti; while the Catholics, that is, those clesiastical matters during the time when he who love the purity and independence was under the cruel tyranny of the French of the Ministers of their Religion, in
Usurper. The document is written in the La. preference to the gaining a few empty
tin language, and the following is a summary
of its acknowledgments: titles and temporal privileges, view it 6. The Veto, so long in question, and so veas an unjust and indecent attempt to hemently resisted, is not only explicitly adcontroul their civil rights, (over which
mitted, BUT IS ABSOLUTELY ENJOINED;
when a Catholic Bishop has been chosen, the neither M. Quarantotti, nor Pope, nor name of the party is, in the first instance, to Prelate, HAS ANY AUTHORITY) and an be submitted to his Majesty; if his Maapparent surrender of the government jesty rejects the person, HIS DETERMI. of the Catholic Church in these islands
NATION IS TO BE DECISIVE; if ap
proved, THE POPE ENGAGES TO SANĈinto the hands of its bitterest enemies. TION AND CONFIRM, IN ITS FULBefore I insert the document itself, I LEST EXTENT, THE WILL OF THE Shall lay before my readers three Bil. BRITISH MONARCH, All secret corresletins, which preceded the publication
pondence between the Catholic subjects of
his Britanuic Majesty and the See of Rome of a translated copy of the Rescript, l is solemnly prohibited, and all letters from which are taken from The Pilot, a paper
the Holy See to this country are to be open favourable to the Catholic Question;
to the inspection of the King himself, or any The Sun, strong in its opposition to
Council that he may think proper to consti
tute for the purpose. The document prethe measure; and The Morning Chro ceeds to exhort, in strong terms, and in the nicle, the orcan of the Whio party: name of his Holiness, a full obedience to the
legal Authorities of the British dominions; FROM THE PILOT, APRIL 30.
forcibly inculcating a dutiful and grateful "We have just heard, from unquestionable submission to the Government by which they uthority, that the first act of the Pope, on | bave so long been PROTECTED, and under ORTHOD. JOUR. VOL. II.
which they enjoyed so MANY ADVANTAGES, / indeed they were paid for it. But and such LIBERAL INDULGENCE. It is gra, i then I am at a loss to conjecture what tifying to add, that this conciliatory and truly important measure was the FIRST Act |
benefit the inventors of this scandalous OF AUTHORITY WHICH WAS EXERCISED BY falsehood proposed to gain to their THE VENERABLE PONTIFF, after he was re- cause, by thus libelling the venerable leased from his oppressed and lamentable
and Apostolic Ilead of the Catholic captivity. ... What effect this important document may
Church. This much, however, is cerhave upon the future fate of the Catholic tain, that that cause cannot be a good Question, it is not necessary now to discuss.
one, the supporters of which have reOne good consequence must inevitably result from it; all those coarse and intemperate in
course to such base and dishonourable vectives all those charges of intolerance and
means. Ilis Holiness is here reprebigotry, which have been heaped upon those sented as willingly surrendering up who demanded some security from the Ro- his spiritual supremacy to the British man Catholics, must cease. Those persons can no longer be charged with bigotry or
Government, in its fullest extent, for intolerance, who have nnlyd
refusing to give up a part of which to which the Head of their Church is of opinion the late French Emperor, he has been that Roman Catholics may with propriety suffering a cruel and rigorous impri. concede."
sonment. It is also stated to have been FROM THE MORNING CHRONICLE, MAY 2.
his first pontifical act, in conjunction “ On Thursday last, the Roman Catholic with all the Cardinals, when it was well Bishop of the London District received from known that such a thing was impossi. Rome a most important communication. The
ble, for these very papers informed us, persons resident in Rome, entrusted by his Holiness the Pope with the administration of but a day or two bi.fore, that his Holi. the affairs of the Church during his own cap-ness was at Bologna, on the 31st of tivity have taken into their consideration the March, on his way to Rome. Conse. papers transmitted to them from London and Dublin, with respect to the proceedings in
quently there was not time for the Con. Parliament, during the last session, upon the sistory to meet, discuss, decide, and Catholic Question. The result of which was! the decision to be received here on (after a meeting of all the Divines in Rome),
the 28th of the following month. In the solemn determination of the Commissioners for executing the holy office, that it is not
the Whig oracle it is stated to be the only consistent with the ordinances of the act of the persons entrusted with the afCatholic Church, but the bounden duty of
fairs of the Church, but then it is also its communicants situate in countries ont of the Papal territories, to give ample Securi
stated, with all the air of official au. ties to the Governments under which they
thority, that the whole of the late Bill live, for their allegiance, fidelity, and obe was highly applauded. This, however, dience to the laws of the land; and that for
is not the truth, as the following copy. this purpose, that the Veto proposed to be given to the King of Great Britain, in the
of the Letter, which appeared in the appointment of Bishops and Deans in his do- | same Journal of the 4th of May, eviminions, was strictly conformable to the rules dently proves: and practice of the Holy See, and would be c. cordially acceded to and acted upon by the copy of a
Copy of a Letter from Monsiegneur Sovereign Pontits in all time to come--and I Quarantotti to the Right Rev. Dr. also, that all Correspondence between Ro.1 Poynter, V.A. man Catholics and the Holy See should in future be subject to such inspection and con
ILLUSTRIOUS AND REVEREND LORD,—It is troul as was proposed by the late Catholic
| not without great plcasure we, have heard Relief Bill, the WHOLE of which is highly
that in all probability the law wbich was last applauded.
year proposed for the emancipation of the
Catholics of your most flourishing kingdom, Now, reader, each of these articles from the penal laws affecting them, and which contain a direct FALSEHOOD. The was rejected by a very small majority, is first, attributing the act to the Pope
| again to be brought forward in the Session of
| this year. It is to be hoped that this highly himself, was so glaring an untruth, I wished for measure will at length pass into a that I am surpized the editors of the law, and that the Catholics, who have always papers in question should permit it given the strongest proofs of their obedience to be inserted, as they could have no
and fidelity, will at length be freed froin the
grievous yoke under which they have been $0 interest in deluding they public, unless | long oppressed; so that without suffering in