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Gonsalvi Cardinal, Anecdotes of • 402 | Resolutions of Kerry and Limerick do. 359
Grattan's (Mr.) Letter to the Catholics

of Aggregate do.

197, 235
of Cork - - - - - 356

of Cork do. • 236, 355,

Do. to the Irish Board - 38

of Lancashire Catholics 233

Hayes' (Rev. Mr.) Answer to Wexford Ribbonmen, Account of -


Catholics . . . . . 441 Rome, Transactions at - - 252

Hibernian Society, Letters on 20, 98, 148, · Mission to .


228, 267, 306, 392 Scourge of God - -

0, 275

Inquisition, Account of a

Sermon for Thanksgiving Da


Irish Catholic Board, proceedings of 74, 116 Sentence on Mr. Magee

197 Slave Trade, Letters on


Suggestions to Parliament 77 Speech of Mr. M'Donnell 117, 237, 356

Address to Gen. Hope . 74 of Mr. Plunkett


Do. to Mr. Curran -

159 of Mr. Finlay-


Ireland, Affairs of -

of Gen. Mathew


Jesuits, Article on ·

of Mr. Grattan ·


Do. froni Quarterly Review 435 of the Rev. Mr. England 240, 361
Lancashire Catholics, Proceedings of 233 of Earl Grey • -


Petition of . . 199

of Mr. O'Connelle


Address to Dr. Milner

of Mr. Phillips -


Letter from Mr. Arundell - .

of Sir J. C. Hippesley • 438

Liverpool Catholic, Letter from . 178 St. Giles's Catholic Schools, Letters on 138,184

Literary Quere - - - -

Supremacy of the Pope, Letters on 62, 105

Mandate of the Bishop of Ghent - 345

142, 186, 219
Marsh Rev. Dr. Remarks on his Compa. Te Deum at St. Patrick's Chapel, Ac-
rative View - - - 432, 472 count of . . .

. 282
Milner Right Rev. Dr. on Catholic Af Tour to the Appennines . . 467

Troy's (Most Řey. Dr.) Letter to the

Letter to the Hon. R. Clifford 52 Irish Board .

Remarks on “The Ghost" - 54 Veto, Letters on the . . 389. 494

Do. on the English Board and Vindication of the Ghost -

its Petition -

Do. on St. Giles's Catholic


Schools -

- 135

Catholics Roman

Answer to Lancashire Catbolics 198

- -


Murat's (King of Naples) Letter to the

Christian's Contempt of the World 153

Distressed Monk's Lamentation

Pope - - - • - 157


Moore's (Rev. Mr.) Answer to the Pa. .

Elegy on the Death of a Friend
rish of Gorey •

Epigram on a certain assumed name 3T
Nuns, Order for unhabiting them - 481

Epitaph to a sleeping Infant •


Remarks on said Order

Old-fashioned Catholic, Letter from 219

Erin's Complaint to Britannia -

Orthodoxicus, Letter from . . 478

Hymn for Vespers of one Martyr -

O'Shaughnessy's (Right Rev. Dr.) Letter

for Apostles in Paschal Time 153

to Dr. Poynter . - : •

for Complin on Sandays



Parliamentary Intelligence - - 438

for Lauds and Prime on do. 232

Pastoral Charge, Opinions on

in Passion Time o


Peach (Rev. Nr.) on Catholic Affairs 259

Impromptu on Salford Convent - 279

Petition of English Catholics

Lamentation of Abbott Reeve

of do. against Vetoism .

Lines addressed to Dr. Milner

of Lancashire Catholics . 199

on the Profession of a Nun -
Pope, the entrance of into Rome .

to the Memory of a Schoolfellow 396

Ode to Prosperity
Poynter (Right Rev. Dr.) Circular Let



Original Hymn to the Holy Ghost.

ter of . - - - - 193


Propaganda, Letter of . '

Tears of Religion


Protestant Clergyman on Catholic Eman-

• • - 80

Quarantotti, Rescript of . . 162 Death of Right Rev. Dr. Delany .

Rescript, Remarks on . . 178

Right Rev. Dr. Chisholm .

Religious Ceremonies, Neglect of • 434

Very Rev. Henry Staunton 864

Religious Societies, Letter on


Rev. Hugh O'Donnell .

Remarks on Cobbett's Register


Rev. Mr. M'Donald . 924

Resolutions of Irish Prelates - - 200

Mrs. Wright - - •

of do. Clergy ,


Earl of Newburgh •

of Kilkenny Meeting - 119

Chevalier Jerningham

of Wexford do. . 324

Daniel O'Sullivan, Esq. .

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MR. GRATTAN'S LETTER. | Committees of an Inclosure or a TurnM HE second letter of Mr. Grattan pike Bill. As to its being the exclu

1 to the General Board of Irish sive province of Parliament to form Catholics, a copy of which will be Bills, it may be so for ought I know, found in the latter part of this num- but it is an office of which the Leber, appears to me so very important, gislators are not very tenacious, if we as containing the sentiments of the ad- except, indeed, when Catholics are Tocate who is to be entrusted with the concerned. How often have we seen, care of the Catholic petition, that, al- in the reported proceedings of Parliathough the Board has thought proper to ment, the Minister, in cases of great pass it over without notice, I deem it importance, move for leave to bring necessary to offer a few remarks upon in such and such Bills, which being this singular document to my readers. granted, they have been immediately Mr. Grattan begins by saying-" I beg | presented, without any objection on "to remind the Catholic Board, that the part of either House that it was an “the first Resolution transmitted to infringement of their exclusive pro. “me, was a proposal for a communi-vince? Nay, if my memory does not “cation, from the Board, on the form fail me, for I have not the papers to .6 of a Bill to be presented to Parlia- | refer to, in this very session, when my 6 ment for their relief--and that I de Lord Castlereagh introduced his Bill 6 clined that communication, conceiv- for the regulation of his new Military “ing that the forming a Bill was the System, one of the Members for the

EXCLUSIVE province of Parliament. City of London moved the rejection So, then, the Right Hon. Gentleman, of a clause respecting the London re. in order to justify his refusal of an in- giment of militia, which he said affecta terview with a Committee from the ed the privileges of the city, and inBoard, on a subject too of great inter- formed the House, that the draft of a est, inasmuch as it affected the con- Bill was then under the consideration scientious feelings of a whole people, of the Common Council of the city to is not ashamed to tell the Board, that further the object of the noble Lord, the reason of his refusal was, that He To this motion both the Minister and conceived “ the forming of a Bill | the House agreed, and the Bill was was the exclusive province of Parlia- discussed by the Common Council. ment." But for the eminent services of clause by clause, before it was presenta Mr. Grattan, in favour of the cause of ed to the House of Commons, by Catholic Emancipation, this must have whom it was passed, as well as by the been considered by the individuals Lords, without any objection to the composing the Board as a gross insult mode being contrary to the preroga. upon their understandings, in offering tive of Parliament. Why, then, I so weak an excuse for the denial of a re- ask, if it is not derogatory to the chą. quest which is not refused even to the racter of the Legislature to receive a Bill, the form of which had been pre- I language? Does Mr. Grattan begin viously discussed by a few individuals, to think with our bigotted and calum. acting under the charter a city Why niating enemies, that the desires of the should it be deemed an infringement Catholics are so inordinate as never on the province of the Legislature, to be satisfied? Or does he mean to because a body of men, acting for five say, that the Catholic Board is not in millions of people, only wished to state possession of sufficient talents for the in the shape of a Bill, how their griev- purpose, and that the task ought to be ances could be redressed? The measure left to those who, in order to qualify was, in my opinion, particularly call themselves for Legislators, feel neither ed for, and ought to have been receiv. shame nor remorse in vilifying, by ed in a very different manner by the oath, the Catholic religion, although Right Hon. Gentleman, after he had that religion is now, and always has witnessed the indignation of his op- been, professed by the greatest majopressed countrymen at the late legisla. /rity of Christians in the world. This tive attempt to relieve them. Let it is certainly a modest idea on the part be observed also, that the complain- of Mr. Grattan; but what can be a ants are not represented, in a religious greater proof of the incapability of point of view, but, on the contrary, men professing one religion legislating the Legislators swear that their doc- for those of another in matters of contrines are superstitious and idolatrous. science, than the late wretched attempt The Board to be sure entertained an to relieve the Catholic body, by putidea that, by such a measure, “it ting the most valuable part of it out of 66 would have made known to their the pale of the constitution? And this,

enemies the real extent of the relief let it be observed, after the Catholics 66 sought by the Catholics.” But, had, according to Mr. Grattan's desays Mr. Grattan, “ without doubt-claration, completely set forth their “ing, in any degree, the propriety of grievances and the relief they wanted 56 such an object, may I be permitted by repeated petitions. Such a prodi:

to observe, that no Bill, or princi- gy of wisdom could only be exceeded 6 ples of a Bill, formed by the Board, by another which occurred during this 66 could authenticate what is the real session, when, as the public papers in66 extent of the Relief sought by the form us, a Bill was really obliged to 66 Catholics. I do perfectly agree, be hurried through both Houses, in 66 that the Catholics are entirely com- order to amend an Act just passed, 66 petent to set forth their grievances which was rendered entirely nugatory " and their relief; BUT THEY HAVE from the principal word being omitted 66 DONE SO ALREADY BY REPEATED PE throughout the whole of it. Mr. “ TITIONS, in which they speak with Grattan “ laments extremely the dis. 6 authenticity to their Representatives appointment which attended the w in the House of Commons.” Thiş “ proceedings of the last session, but mode of reasoning is the most curious “ (says he) that disappointment, I I ever met with, and strongly evinces" must observe, did not arise from the the difficulty which the writer labourswant of a Bill formed by the Catho. under, in his attempt to justify himself. “ lic Board.” From whence the want The Right Hon. Gentleman admits the arose, Mr. Grattan have not inform competency of the Catholics to set us, and it may, perhaps, be difficult forth their grievances, and the relief to tell; but there certainly was a great they seek for, by Petition, but he de- want on the part of the Right Hon. nies their ability to form the principles Gentleman, in not consulting with the of a Bill, which could authenticate Irish deputies, who could have given what is the real extent of the relief him such information, as would likely sought for by them! Now, reader, have prevented his sanctioning those what are we to understand by this unconstitutional & tyrannical clauses

which were introduced into his late to be insulted by such wretched so. unfortunate Relief Bill. Lord Castle. | phistry I know not; but this I am reagh did not think it beneath him to sure, that in no country whatever is consult on the subject with a certain the situation of a Catholic more trying barrister on this side the water; how than in this land of harmony-this came it then that the Irish deputation united kingdom. He is condemned by was treated with such neglect by the his enemies as unfit to take a share in leading members of their own country? a free representative government, beMr. Grattan, in applauding the wis. cause lis principles are inimical to dom of the idea which the Board ex- freedom, and his doctrines slavish and presses on the subject of healing mea despotic;--but, when he shews them sures and removing groundless alarms, that his mind is as free, as firm, and as says, “ that those jealousies & alarms independent as their own, he is then

can only be removed by a spirit of reproved by his advocates, for a want “ accommodation, and by such steps of temperance, and informed that he 66 as may unite the Irish and English | never can succeed in obtaining his li“ Catholics, and may harmonize the berty, unless he curbs his ideas, and “ Irish Catholics with one another; / evinces a spirit of accommodation." and I do not hesitate to say, that How cruelly harrassing is this to a “ without a spirit of accommodation mind that only asks for truth and jus" and conciliation, the Catholics will tice? Why does not Mr. Grattan call “ never succeed.” This is very kind upon the bigotted and intolerant face of the Right Hon. Gentleman, and wetion of his own Church to shew a spi. ought to be infinitely obliged to him rit of accommodation and conciliation ? for his desire to see us so loving. But Why is the front of offending to be laid wby are Catholics to be debarred from upon Catholics? This faction never their just rights until they all unite in ceases to slander and traduce us, by one mind? Are the English and Irish propagating, through the means of a : Protestants more united on political false and corrupt press, the most hor. i questions than Catholics? As well rid and abandoned principles, as the might the people be told that they sum of our religious & political creed; must never expect a peace, because and are we not to be allowed to de: there are some of them who wish for fend ourselves with Truth, and properpetual war. The Catholics declare secute our cause with freedom, with. in their petition, that they ask no more out the mortification of being censured for themselves than they do for their by those who profess to be our friends, neighbours a simple repeal of all re- for failing in a spirit of accommodaligious disabilities, and can any thing tion and conciliation: "This is exer. be more just? The only difference cising our patience pretty well.-Mr. which now exists in the Catholic body Grattan concludes his letter with a is on the mode of proceeding to obtain candid avowal of his views. “They this object. Some contend that the “are, (says he) the complete Emanci. measure of Securities, as proposed by 66 pation of my Roman Catholic felsome of our advocates, will tend to “ low subjects, without injury to their support the influence of the Crown, 6. Church or their Religion; the perpeto rob our Clergy of their independ-6 tuation of the Protestant succession ence, and thus infringe upon the the Crown, and the Preservation berties of the people. Others contest 66 of the Protestant Church. These the point, and say that the Crown 66 are the sentiments in which I supought to have its ascendant power. « port the Catholic Petition, and in But is not this the case in all free " these I am sure I have the concurstates? Of what use is discussion, if “rence of the Catholics." Very we are not permitted to enjoy the free- good to be sure, Mr. Grattan; and if dom of opinjon? How long we are the Catholic is not to be harnessed to

the yoke, I do not see how he can re- be in such fear for her existence? De fuse his concurrence. For, as to the they doubt the promises of our Sa. first proposition, it is all the Catholics viour? Or do they doubt his power to require, as far as regard themselves, support his Church, without the aid and can easily be granted by a Bill of of an act of Parliament, and a pack of SIMPLE REPEAL.— With respect to the oaths for securities ?-However, the second, this is, I should suppose, al-case is now come to a point, and the ready secured by the Act of Settle world will decide which party has the ment, in which it is enacted, “ that greatest claim to a spirit of accommo. “if any King or Queen should turn dation and conciliation. The Catho. " Papist, or marry a Papist, the Crown lics. have declared, that “no settle66 should descend to the next heirs, as "ment can be final or satisfactory, 6 if the persons so turning or marry-“ which has for its basis, or at all insing a Papist were naturally dead.” C volves, any innovation or alteration, What stronger mode can be devised to be made, by authority of Parliathan this I know not; nor can I see ment, in the doctrine or discipline how it is possible that the admission “ of the Catholic Church.” They of about a score members into Par- have also declared, that they “ neither liament, professing the Catholic reli “ seek to disturb the settlement of the gion, should endanger the repeal of Crown, as limited to the House of this Act: at all events it cannot be “ Hanover, nor do they sue for any done without the consent of the Pro- alteration in the Church Establishtestant members. If there is any fearment. To the former they are then that these gentlemen will not be 66 bound by their allegiance: of the true to their own Church, an oath, I“ latter, as they have not the RIGHT, think, (for our Legislators are very “ so neither have they the WISH TO INfond of them, when Catholics are con- 16 TERFERE with the honours, possescerned, and those pretty long ones “sions, or franchises." Can any too) might be enacted, compelling thing be more explicit, or more how them, instead of making the declara- nourable towards our Protestant bretion against Popery, to swear that they thren, than the latter declaration?will never concur in repealing the said If the legislature is still suspicious of statute. This must be a security suf. our integrity, I can see no security in ficient to satisfy the most timid, and putting us to our oaths. The only one too on a very liberal principle, as method left will be, on granting emanit will be confined solely to the Pro. cipation to the Catholics, to insert a testant members, and consequently clause in the Bill, enacti::g, that, on cannot be objected to on the part of all subjects, which may come under the Catholics. And now in regard the consideration of Parliament, relatto the last proposition. The Catho- ing to the Established Church, the lics can certainly have no objection to Catholic members shall not be allowed any measure which Mr. Grattan may to vote. The Protestant will thus be think proper to adopt to preserve the relieved from all reasonable grounds Protestant Church, provided they are of apprehension; and the Catholic, I not constrained in preaching their own am confident, will feel no regret at the faith. I must confess I feel rather exclusion. If more is required than ashamed for our Legislators at their this, I hope we shall not be told, that dread for the safety of the Established the Catholics have not " adopted the Church; because, if she is the pillar" spirit of accommodation and conci. and ground of Trut-if she is the “liation.” Church of Christ, which he found | Dr. DromgOOLE's Speecu.---The ed upon a rock, and over which, he eloquent harangue with which this declared the gates of hell should never gentleman prefaced his late admirable prevail-what necessity. have they to Resplution (see last vol. p. 286), ap.

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