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mankind; unit to take any share in had never been taught me by the Pasthe government of a free country, from tors of the Church.--Let Mr. B. then, their treacherous principles, and the and the Protestant advocates cease to habituated servility of their minds?- vilify and misrepresent their Catholic All this, and more than this, do many neighbours; for they surely need not Protestants assert at this time, some be reminded that TRUTH WILL of whom are cloathed in black and of TRIUMPH. It may be kept down high dignity in the church, notwith for a time, but it will be triumphant in standing the Catholics, by their oaths the end. Let Protestants, also, to and the whole tenour of their lives, borrow the language of my correspondgive a flat denial to the foul aspersions. ent, consider Catholics “ quite as hoWhat are we then to think of the con- | nest as themselves;" let them defend duct of these men, and of the cause their doctrines with equal sincerity; they pretend to have espoused? If it let them secure the Protestant religion proceeds from ignorance, why do they by human means, if they think proper, boast of being so enlightened? If it is but let them not interfere with the di. not from ignorance, but a wilful de vine institutions of the Roman Catholic sign of slandering their neighbour for Church.-By acting on these princi. an interested purpose, do they not be ples, “ a spirit of accommodation and come involved 6 in no small degree of conciliation” will be created, which “ moral guilt?” My opponent may cannot fail to make the nation in retake which case he pleases, but if he ality what it is now but in name-án defends their honesty, it must be at united kingdom. I shall now conthe expence of their ignorance; and, clude with a few words on Mr. Blair's on the contrary, if he disavows their acute observations on the mistranslaignorance, he must condemn their ho- | tion of the word " or " into 6 and,” nesty. Can it then be a matter of in 1 Cor. c. xi. v. 27, in the Protestant | wonder, when men pursue this system version. My biblical correspondent's
of slander and falsehood, that the so- avowed intention was, “ to examine ber and upright part of the community one of the principal instances” as he should, on perceiving the villainous calls it, “ which captious men on our intrigues of the corrupt, or the frantic “ side have adduced to demonstrate folly of the ignorant, embrace the doc- “ the wilful corruptions made in their trine of Truth, or at least cease to en- last authorized English Bible." Is tertain a bad opinion of its adherents, Mr. Blair serious on this subject? and become their friends ? Or can it Does he really think the instances so be a matter of astonishment, that so few, that the establishing this one few persons professing the Catholic re- Word as a true translation, for so he ligion, notwithstanding the allure wishes it to be understood, would be ments held out to them by the state, sufficient to refute the heavy charge or the scorn and abuse they are sure to against King James's translators? I experience from their besotted neigh-am of opinion that he does not. He bours, should conform to the Protest. I had another motive in view. Mr. b. · ant church? How often have I been thought, that by introducing this point,
gravely told, and heard it positively it would lead me from the main ques. asserted as a fact, that Papists were tion, and afford him an opportunity worshippers of images, and such like of attacking a dogma of Catholic doc. absurd things; and what was the natu. I trine, viz. Communion under one ral consequence on my mind, but the kind. If, indeed, as Mr. B. seems to utmost contempt for the religious un | hint, this was the only text of so derstandings of those who could give ture on which we build our fait credit to such tales, and a firmer con- receiving under the form of viction of the TRUTH of the catHOLIC | alone, it might have some weight; Faith, because I knew such doctrines this is not the fact. And, ascer
what advantage can be derived from some time, that the measures lately discussing a question, which Mr. B. adopted by the Board have not been says is doubtful of proof? However, pleasing to many of its parliamentary be admits one thing, which is quite friends, and it therefore cannot be a conclusive to my mind, and, I should wonder that these measures should imagine, to that of every rational man. I have stirred up the bitterness of our He says, “IT IS "OŃ” IN MOST enemies. It has been said by some, "Copies of the Greek and Latin.” that the Board would work its own What further evidence is necessary to downfall: this may be case, but our convince us that cor* is the proper “high Derry down” addressers do word; unless, indeed, we reverse the not seem to be of that number, or they natural order of things, because Mr. would not call for the strong arm of B. wishes it to be so? My corres. Government to assist in the laudable pondent, to be sure, makes a great pa. undertaking. For my own part, I rade about his manuscript copies, and have seen nothing yet in the conduct the Fathers of the Church. For what of the members which can warrant purpose I know not, unless it was to such an interference. If they have not indulge his vanity, or frighten me with been so temperate as some would wish, his deep researches. But the whole or if they have occasionally deviated consists of mere shew and empty as. from a strict adherence to principle, sertions; for Mr. B. confesses that he they have not sought to conceal their has not access to any of the former, views, but every thing has been done but that which is in the British Muse with openness and sincerity. They um. Now, what respect is due to his have not, it is true, agreed to surrenassertions I have already shewn; and der their venerable and apostolic Pre. Ishall take my leave of Mr. B. with lates and Clergy into the hands of ininforming him, that if he wishes to triguing and selfish statesmen, to be remore my prejudices,” he must con- bound hand and foot, and made the fine himself to FACTS.
instruments to enslave the people ;
nor hare they thanked the framers of LONDONDERRY ADDRESS.-A. meet. a Bill which had been previously deing of the Freemen and Freeholders of clared to be schismatical. Had they Londonderry was held on the 8th of done these things, or had their meet February inst. for the purpose of ad. ings been held in privacy, like those dressing the Regent, praying him to of Freemasons, or had their servility adopt such measures as may put an end and sycophancy been as conspicuous to the Catholic Board in Dublin. An as honour and independence were in Address was of course agreed to, and the breasts of their ancestors, we the addressers appear to have been in should not, perhaps, have heard of ad. such a hurry to communicate its senti dresses to put them down, but we ments to the public, that they have not should likely have been gratified with been able to wait till the 'address was some high-sounding praises of their presented to his Royal Highness, and I loyalty and good conduct. 'I am cerofficially gazetted, but they have pub- tain that there is as much true loy. lished it as an advertisement in the co. alty to be found in the Irish Board of lumns of the Dublin Evening Post. Catholics, as in any body of men whatThe subject itself is very important, soever in the kingdom. I am also con. and completely demonstrate the lega. | vinced, that the stricter a Catholic acts lity of the Board, as at present con- up to the precepts of his religion, the stituted and conducted, while it evi- more independent man and better subMeritly betrays the apprehensions of ject will he be. As to the strength of these men of pretended loyalty and li- | the Catholic Cause, and the purity and
erality, at the progress of the Catho- ! legality of the measures taken by the 11C Cause. - It has been visible for Board to promote it, nothing can place ORTHOD. Jotr. Vol. II.
the progress which it is making in a 1" ed our neighbourhood and mis. clearer light than the measure now chievous and illegal associations are proposed by the interested faction to " spreading terror and alarm amongst check its strides; for to put it down "us. Unreservedly have we stated to is impossible. And what are the means “ your Royal Highness our situation used by these loyal men of Derry to and apprehensions-fearlessly shall accomplish the object of their desires ? “ we now declare to you THIE CAUSE. Falschood and Calumny! These are « To a self-constituted society, in the ingredients which form the address 6 Dublin, styling itself the Catholic they have unblushingly announced is “Board, we leg leave to turn your to be laid at the foot of the Throne in “ Royal Iligliness's attention, as the their name. What would be said of “prolific source of much evil to our Catholics if they were to follow this “ Country."--Now, reader, , one line of conduct? In this their pub- | would suppose, from the language of lished document, the Derry-men say, these addressers, that they wise the ( For years we had lived in tran- most liberal-minded and peaceable ci. 66 quillity and peace for years en- tizens in the whole kingdom; and that 66 joyed EVERY BLESSING which a Con- the Board was one of the most danger.
stitution, happily established and ous and seditious societies that ever 56 wisely administered, could impart, met for a legal purpose, But how 66 for years, NO Political or Religious stands the case? Why, at the very 66 Distinctions were felt to have existe time that these addressers are lament6 ence amongst us. In attachment to ing, in the garb of loyal subjects, the “ the same Monarch, and piety to the existence of illegal associations, they “ same God, all minor feelings were are encouraging and supporting the in66 forgotten or lost.”-If this is meant famous and murderous confederacies as it regards Protestants alone, it may of Orangemen; while the Board, con. be very true; but it is not so with re- demning alike every association for an spect to Catholics, who are deprived | unlawful purpose, has addressed the of most of the blessings which these Catholic People on the subject, and addressers boast of enjoying. But why in the strongest terms exhorted them, talk about the same Monarch and the as they value the happiness of seeing sume God? Do not Catholics now wor their Religion resound from the caship, the same God as the Protestants ? « lumvies and inflictions of centuries Or are they less attached to the llouse 66 of persecution, and their Countryof Brunswick than these pious men of " men of all classes and persuasions, Derry? If character and good con 6 reconciled, coherent, and finally duct in all the duties of society, be a “ free,” to shan all such illegal socieproof of the purity of religion and pie ties; declaring, at the same time, that ty towards God, the Catholics can it will render 110 assistance to those now stand a contrast with their Pro who may suffer from the adverse party testant neighbours; and if a constitu- if they are found to belong to any such tional submission to the laws, and a meetings. To be sure the Board has prodigality of blood shed in defence of likewise declared its determination to the throne, be a proof of their attach- prosecute, by every legal means, such ment to the Brunswick Family, the Orangemen as may commit any outRegent will not find more faithful sub- rage upon an inoffensive Catholic; and jects even among the high-flown loyal this, perhaps, is one reason for the inen of Derry.--"But (continue the Derry-men wishing to see the Board addressers) these days of peaceful se- put down.-These patriotic addressers 66 curity, appear, of late, to have pass- disavow any intention to interfere with 66 ed away--the spirit of dissention has the Right of Petition. Yes, we may 66 breathed upon us--the feelings of petition, to be sure; but then we must 66 confidence and security have deserta be as quiet about it as possible--we
must say nothing about their injustice sertion that the pittance of the poor or calumnies on other occasions--we had been forced to swell the exche. must not hurt their feelings, or, as a quer of the Board, this they knew also correspondent of mine would call it, to be FALSE. As well might the same speak - uncharitably” of them. Keep charge be made against the Bible So. clear of these things, and then you cieties in this metropolis, who have may Petition. “ But (say the Derry-called upon the poor mechanic to con"men) this Body, unknown to the tribute his weekly penny towards as“ Constitution, assuming, with Jesu- sisting in their fruitless and absurd " iticul humility, (sorry fellows!) the schemes, which, I am convinced, are " the name of Petitioners, yet exercís. more dangerous to the existence of the " ing the authority of Dictators, pose Established Church than the admission " sesses an influence incredible." In of the Catholics to the benefits of the " the height of their assumption, they Constitution would prove to be. The “have dared to exercise the Right of contributions to the Board are rolun. " Taxation—the Pittance of the Poor tary, as well as those are to the Bible " has been forced to swell their Exche- | Fond; and surely a Catholic may dis
quer, and the hard earnings of indi. pose of his money as he pleases, if a " gent Industry have been made to Protestant may do the same. Oh! " contribute, partly to the personal but Justice muy be impeded--unjusti"h aggrandizement of self-elected De fiable actions may be maintained. Yes, " magogues, and partly been reserved we admit it: but if Justice may be " for purposes WE KNOW NOT WHAT. impeded, it may also be accelerated; " By this Fund the stream of Public and a Derry Orangeman, after having "Justice may be impeded in its course committed an outrage on an incffensive “-Actions at Law, however unjusti- Catholic, may likely meet with that " fiable, may thus be maintained, and reward which he deserves. " oppressed Individuals may be oblig"ed to shrink from seeking Redress, THE PETITIONS. Before my next " being unable to contend against the number goes to press, the Petitions of "Coffers of the Catholic Board.”- the Irish and English Catholics will, They therefore humbly pray for mea- in all probability, be presented to Parsures 6 to silence and put down a liament. There are other important "Board, whose Existence, has sown matters also to engage the attention of "Discord-whose Continuance must the Senate, viz. the Petition against "produce Division and Distraction in Orange Societies, and another from "THIS HITHERTO TRANQUIL the Irish Catholics, praying, in the "COUNTRY.”- One would sup. | event of a refusal of their claims, that pose, from the last words of this ad. they may be placed on the same footdress, that Peace and Contevt had fix- ing with aliens, in respect to the Trial ed their abode in Ireland, till the hum- by Jury. All these things will tend ble but outragcous conduct of these to make this session peculiarly interJesuitical Demagogues drove them from esting to Catholics. If any of my this happy island. But, reader, do readers are sanguine in their expectayou not blush for these addressers, tions of an immediate favourable issue, who well knew, that the mass of the I would recommend them to moderate inhabitants of this hitherto tranquil their hopes. Much remains yet to be country," long before the existence of done, and many prejudices, still existe the naughty Board, yes, for more than ing, must be removed, before we can two centuries, had been suffering un- expect to arrive at the summit of our heard-of Insult, Proscription, and Per- wishes. The numbers will likely be secution, for no other crime than a less in our favour than we had last Strict adherence to the Religion of their 1 year; but then we shall know who are forefathers. With respect to the as, the friends of unconditional religious liberty, and who are for shackling the , especially since the few remaining pilots Catholic Clergy, in order to make on whose opinion he was supposed to them, in time, the instruments of their rely, have since solemnly declared that intrigues to keep the people in fetters. the measure, on which he was bent, I trust, therefore, my Catholic coun- was such that they 6 can neither aptrymen will keep a steady eye upon “ prove of it nor consent to it?" the measures which may be proposed, Unfortunately, however, this is not and if they find our legislators aiming the motive of the Hon. Gentleman in at a similar scheme to that which oc- his publications on the odious subject, cupied their attention last session, that but rather to accumulate fresh indig. they will not lose a moment publicly nities on the heads of those thirty to express, as their Irish brethren have Prelates to whom he owes the preseralready done, their determination not vation of his Catholicity, and, we to accept of any arrangement which may hope, eventually the salvation of may, endanger the sacred rights of the his soul. Clergy, or entrench upon the divine In the course of last summer a institutions of the Catholic Church. pamphlet was stereotyped and gra
WM. EUSEBIUS ANDREWS. tuitously circulated, called The Origin London, Føb, 23, 1814. .
and Progress of the Veto, for the
evident purpose of exciting the public To the Editor of the Orthodox Journal. odium against those Prelates, as hav
ing originally planned the scheme of Wolverhampton, Feb. 12, 1814, a Royal interference with the disSiR--A sort of desultory controver | cipline of the Catholic Church, and sy has been carried on for more than as having afterwards prevaricated, by two months in The Press and Globe wantonly opposing that measure, newspaper, (See Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Having had occasion to refute this Feb. 10.) between the Hon. Robert statement in a late circular letter, I Clifford, plaintiff, and the undersigned described it as being printed and dis. Representative of the Catholic Prelates tributed by the agents of the Private of Ireland, defendant, on the subject Board, or Board of Finance, of of the Veto. What true Catholic ac- English Catholics, so called, at the exquainted with the religious character pense of she contributors to this asso, of the Cliffords and witness to the ciation. It now appears, from the transactions in London of May last, declarations of the Hon. Gentleman, the tyrannical and, schismatical Bill, that he himself, who is a member and which was nearly carried through the not an agent of this Board, was the Commons, the votes of public thanks author of the pamphlet, aud that the which the abovementioned Hon. Gen. expense of it is chargeable not to the tleman and his little party solemnly Board itself, but to certain individuals, passed in favour of Mr. Canning and who nevertheless, as I am well in. Lord Castlereagh, the authors of the formed, are members of the Board. tyranny and schism in question, and This unimportant error, the Gentleof censure on that Bishop and Repre- man, who is under such obligations to sentative of Bishops for performing his me, magnifies before the public into a bounden duty in opposing these, would gross calumny. Would it then have not suppose that the object of the Hon. been unworthy the Board to publish Robert Clifford, in coming forward in what he himself has published ? Or the Newspapers, on the above mention-| does he provoke a public inquiry into ed subject, was to apologize to the pub- the several purposes for which the licfor his misconduct and to thank those secret-service money has been em| Prelates for detaining him within the ployed, and maintain that the Board has
bark of St. Peter, when he was on the not engaged for and actually paid ex. 1 point of throwing himself out of it, penses to a vastly greater amount, and