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they were; on the contrary, new sources of being admitted into parliament that that discontent were open to thein by refusing act was passed; and no man living could them adıission to the higher ranks of the read the bill of rights without seeing that army, by refusing them promotion at the the civil and religious liberties of this bar, and in other respects, and it was only 1 country were to support each other. The by giviog them the same facilities of arriv. preamble of that bill expressly stated, that ing at proinotion that were enjoyed by the late king James had endeavoured to their prutestant brethren, that that discon- subvert the protestant religion, and there.
nt could be allayed. It was said that fore certain persons had sent for king Wilthis would lead to the repeal of the test Ilian--for what? Not merely to secure act, and other, what were called securi their civil liberties, but also their religion. ties. He lord Grey) could not see any They tendered the crown to him, as a danger in this consequence ; he, on the con crown to be worn by a protestant, and by trary, thought the catholics of Ireland a protestant only; and it was positively ought to have all the lines of promotion declared, that in case the crown should de. opened to thein; that the catholics of Eng. volve on a person professing the Roman laod, who were worse off than the former, catholic religion, he should be considered though their loyalty had been conspicuous, as ipso facto dead, and the crowo should ought also to receive the same advantages, devolve on the next protestant heir. It and that with regard to the dissenters, of was utterly impossible that any man could whose loyalty and attachment to the go. read the bill of rights without understand, vernment there could be no doubt, the ing that popery was inconsistent with-the test act ought to be repealed, which, in principles of our constitution. The oatle fact, had become a dead letter, by the of supreinacy was established at the same passing of an annual indemnity bill.
time; and it asserts, that no foreign power The lord CHANCELLOR could not agree ought to have any jurisdiction, either civil with the noble earl. The ground of his oppo or religious, within this realın. Again, if sition was, the nature of our constitution we looked at the oath of a privy counselwith respect to the king's supremacy. He lor, it denied the authority, both civil and would pass over the time of Henry VIII, | ecclesiastical, of all foreign prelates whatwhen the king's supremacy was establish soever.-With respect to himself, he had ed; he would pass over the statute of the long entertained an opinion utterly inconIst of Elizabeth, when the supremacy of sistent with the principles on which this the church was again established; but let question had been debated this night. Ho their lordships remember, that at the revo must say, that according to his reason and lotion, if ever a legislative ineasure was apprehension, it went to the destruction of adopted to secure to the utmost the protest all the safeguards of the constitution. His ant establishment, it was at that time.-- majesty was to lose his throne if he became Much had been argued from the writings of a Roman catholic; and be it remembered, Locke; but he would venture to say, that that the bishops were specially summoned no man in the world had been so decidedly to consult as to the good of the church. If hostile to the claims of the catholics -- the king, then, could not be a Roman caTbat eminent writer had positively decla tholic, how could the affairs of the state be red, that, according to the Romish creed, administered by popish officers ? He would faith was not to be kept with heretics; repeat, that our ancestors, at the time of that they pronounced all who are not of the revolution, had made it their business their own communion to be heretics; and to secure this nation against the effects of that they claimed the power of excommu. popery, and this was the constitution nicating kings; he, therefore, thought that which we were bound to transmit to postethey ought not to be admitted into power, rity. The Roman catholic religion was since they delivered themselves over to decidedly hostile to the principles of a free apother prince, When he (the lord Chan- government. The most eminent writers, cellor) stated; that these were the opinions Milton, Locke, Temple, Somers, and kiny of Mr. Locke, at the revolution, he hoped Williain himself, had recorded this opinion; he might say, that there had been times and James the second was deprived of his when the principles of the catholics were crown because he had attempted to introconsidered to be dangerous.—He hoped he duce that religion into the state. What, might be permitted to call the attention of then, should we now overturn all that our their !ordships, that they were now debat- ancestors had done? What would the naing what they shonld do between catholics tion say to this? What would be the feel. and protestants, considering the obligation | ings of the protestant part of our people. they had all come under to maintain the As he understood the constitution, it was constitution of England. It could not be his bounden duty to give his dissent to the forgotten, that an act was passed in the motion : it was hostile to the liberties of reigo of Charles II. to enforce a declara. | the country, both civil and religious; and tion against transubstantiation. [t was for went to the destruction of every security the better prevention of Roman catholics ) for which our ancestors had struggled.
The division was called for; and on the efforts wbich bad lately been made to inquestion
troduce the improved system of education The presents were-Non content 82-1 adopted here into the different parts of Content 51-Majority 23.
Ireland. Nothing was more unfounded; The proxies were Non content 60 the system could not be expected to be so Content 36-Majority 21
rapidly acted upon hy persoos differing in The whole majority--142 to 90.
religious persuasions as in this country, June 3.- The earl of DONOUGHMORE, where almost all were of one religious opialluding to a report of the bishop of Osso- nion, and of one political sentiment. 'A ry's speeck, wherein the prelate is made to supposition had been generally entertain, insinuate that a late pastoral letter issued ed, that there were no meaos of extending by Dr. Troy, was inconsistent with the moral instruction among the poor in Lreprinciples of loyalty, passed a high and land. He had beeo informed by one caappropriate eulogy on the unimpeacbable
tholic bookseller in Dublin, that he had life of the catholic arcbbishop of Dublin. sold, within a few years, 20,000 copies of a denied the existence of this pastoral, and small work, entitled The Path of Paracalled upon the bishop to retract the charge. | dise; nearly the same noinber of a work of
The bishop of Ossory said, the words im. Dr. Chalones; and 500,000 copies of Dr. pated to him he had never uttered, and was Buller's Catechisms; which not only inculproceeding to state that what he had said cated the moral duties of a good christian alluded to observations which fell froin an and catholic, but also their civil duties as other peer of that house, when he was subjects. The same bookseller bad also called to order, and the matter dropped. sold 2000 copies of Gahan's History of
the Old und New Testament, 2,000 copies HOUSE OF COMMONS, July 8.. of the New Testament itself, and 10,000 Sir H. PARNELL rose, pursuant to no- small Tracts on religious subjects, at a very tice, to draw the attention of the house to | low price. This was the sale of only one the assertions which had been made relative bookseller; but there were many others in to the number of students educated in May | Dublin whose sale must have been at least Boath college since the year 1813, the doc equal. The assertion that the catholie trines promulgated therein, and the course | priests were adverse to their flocks reading of studies pursued. Much misrepresenta the bible, was wholly without foundation. tion had gone abroad upon these and other There were four catholic booksellers in subjects of catholic discipline and doctrine Dublin, who had each published an edi. since the motion of his right honourable tion of the bible at their respective presses, friend (Mr. Grattan) upon catholic einan and bad sold many thousaud copies of it at cipation. There were, he regretted, a moderate price. Within the last 50 years, many wbose anxious wish it seemed to be, six different editions of the bible had been to revive once more the tyranny which prepared for the use of the catholics of had for so inany years controlled the exer. England, and seven of the new testament cise and profession of the religion of our --of which the last edition was stereotype, catholic brethren. The speech of one omitting those notes of the former editions kon. meinber in that bouse, (Foster) which' which might in any degree be displeasing had been since published, had staled, that to the protestants. In catholic Fraoce the most dangerous tenets of the church of there were no less than eleven editions of Kome were propounded in only two spots | ibe bible, and, in short, there was not a ia all Europe: these were the Vatican and catbolic country in Europe where there Maynooth college. These dangerous duc was not a version of the bible in the vertriges were commonly known by the devo- | nacular language. Much had been said of mination of Transalpine. If such doc- | the opposition made by the pope to the trines had been there cotertained, he would bible societies in Poland, but that bull did admit that the college was no longer tit to | not prevent the reading or distribution of receive the countenance of the government the bible, but merely counteracted the af this country; but so far from its being, spirit of proselytism by which these socie.. as stated in that speech, he assured the ties were distinguished. In Irelaod they house, and could adduce documents to had exerted themselves in a similar masprove tbat the heads of the college abjured ner, and were not satisfied with cominuniall such doctrines. There was no founda. cating moral instruction, unless they could tion for the assertion. As to the charges convert the children to the protestant relimade against the peasantry, as being aciu gion. It had been stated that a college of ated by religious bigotry in their resistance jesuits had been established at Kildare, ti the constituted authorities, it had been in Ireland; but this assertion was without already proved that those most active in foundation. The fact was, that a school the troubles of 1798, and other periodí, had been set up under the care of a gentewere persons at variance with, and inter man, who had been educated by jesuits ; dicted by their clergy. It had been said, but this could not justify the former allegasand very boldly said, that the catholic tion, which was solely intended to calum. ciergy were the foremost io obstructing the oiate the catholics. A letter bad oot long
since been addressed to the editor of The committee oncatholic regulations, a charge Courier, by the bishop of Ossory, in expla had been made of with bolding this docuBation of what had been said by the rev. ment, which, in fact, was only an agree prelate in another place, which stated, ment between Portugal and Rome, to dithat at the inauguration of the king of the vide the patronage of the benefices falling Netberlaods, a letter had been thrust under vacant in the papal months of patronage. every door, declaring that no good caibo It appeared, by the printed letter of šir lic could take the oath of allegiance to a Charles Stuart, that it had been sent by protestant prince; but the Brussel's Ga. | him to the foreign office; but, as it was zelle soon after contained ap account, that not deemed of sufficient importance to be wbeg, the king was at Tournay, he bad re printed, an implied charge was raised on sided with the bishop, and expressed his the omission. The honourable baronet satisfaction at the conduct of the Roman then proceeded to the work of Mr. Gancatholic clergy, and said that the differences dolphy, a work which had been stated as. between bimself and them would be short approved by the official authorities of Ty settled by the interference of the holy Rome, and licensed as such. Well might see. The bonourable baronet then obsery. it attract the observation and denunciation ed generally, tbat there was no foundation of those honourable members who noticed for ibe charges which had been made it. Nothing could be more insulting to the against Ireland, and concluded by moving, establishment, and the government of the
" That an bumble address be presented country. The bonourable baronet then to bis royal highness the prince regent. read a passage, in which protestants were that be would be graciously pleased to charged with intentionally debauching the hare laid before the house, copies of ex morals of their own children, if they sustracts of any communications which may pected them inclined to lend an ear to cabave been received from the college of tholic.teachers. Fortunately, however, for Maynooth, relative to the course of edu the catholics and for the public, thougla cation adopted in that seminary."
Mr. Gandolphy's works had surtively obe Sir John Cox HIPPPISLEY seconded lained ihe official Imprimatur of Rome, de the motion : aud observed, that the sub-| now stood censured by the same authority, ject then before the house was one of the | and was ordered to suppress his books, greatest importance to the interest of the and make a formal and public recantation empire at large ; for it referred to the re- of his errors to his inmediate superior, the ligious and moral education of the peo apostolic vicar of his district. Such was ple, and juvolved their owo happiness and the fate of Mr. Gandolpby's works-at the safety of tbe empire. Sir John Cox one moment declared fit to be enclosed in Hippisley then answered the call upon | cedar and gold-at the next doomed to him, to ascertain wbat was to be under censure and abrogation. But to return to stood by traosalpine doctrines, stated to the inmediate subject of the motion. He be maintained at Maynooth. The infalli begged to call the attention of the house to bility of the pope constituted the first the documents which had been moved for principle, and from thence flowed his su some years sioce. Nothing could de periority over genesal councils, and the more opposed to transalpine opinions.assumption of a supremacy in temporals as The course of education was precisely conwell as spirituals; but it was not to be formable to the principles of the Galican voderstood as the general maintained doc church, and the courses of the Sorbonne, trine, even at the Vatican; a more liberal where Dr. De la Hogue had been himself a and rational code prevailed there. Indi professor. Under such a visitorial power vidual and powerful pontiffs, such as Gre- as obtained at Maynooth, it was scarcely gory the seventh, and inany of his prede- possible that the exploded traosalpine doc. cessors, bad asserted these arrogant prin- trines could be suffered to be taught. The ciples, but their adherents, he believed, lord chancellor, the chief justices, lord were now but few; nevertheless, they Fingal, and other higbly accredited and were to be guarded against, and there was loyal persons, constituted the visitors; and scarcely a state io Europe, of whatever re- the hon. baronet said, he had the satisfac. ligious communion, but had so guarded its tion of receiving within a few days from self against their contagion. The honour- lord Fingal, then in the actual exercise able baronet then went into farther detail, of his visitatorial powers, the full confirinaod said that he had given notice of a mo- ation of the rectitude of their courses as contion for the production of the Concordat formable to the tracts which had been laid between the court of Portugal and the see before the house. From professor de la of Rome, and as he wished to spare the Hogue, he had also received a letter comtime of the house, he should now shortly plaining of the imputation in the printed state his motion, as it was not upconnect- speech of the hon. inember for Yarmouth,
ed with the object of the present question, and after particularising the courses, be ' aod thereby spare the house any farther exclaims, * Is this to teach Transalpine comment. In one of many publications, doctrines ?” He referred also in the same adverting to the late report of the select letter to the fact of the hon. baronet's
ba ving, in a former debate, led Mr. chan- | the protestant or the catholie. No inquiry into the cellor Perceval to a confession that he had
| real tenets of catholics of the present day had pot made a due distinction between the ever been instituted a few set speeches annually construction of decrees of doctrine and dis- |
closed the debate-10 inquiry-no evidence what cipline, as the former were held to be im
ever. Was it possible that such a course could be mutable, and discipline might change and
satisfactory! Sir J. H. then referred to a pam.
phlet circulated by Dr. Milner, naming himself the be adapted to times and circumstances.
ageat of the Irish Bishops an agency, however, He then stated, as an instance, the disci
which was strepunusly denied by the bishops pline of the council of Trent respecting themselves, when recently on a mission to London. marriages, which had been adopted by the But Dr. Ailner had great facilities of dispensing church of England; it nevertheless was not re. with the inaccuracies, to say the least, of his own ceived or acted upon in six of the principal dio statements. In this solemn address to the members ces of Ireland, including Dublin, nor could. of the house, Dr. Milner was pleased coarsely to therefore, all decrees of geueral councils be held accuse Sir J. H, with the wilful statement of an to be generally obligatory. The honourable ba. ubtruth. Sir J. H. read the original words of ronet then adverted to the report of the aggregate archbishop Egqo's letter, which Dr. Milaer at• meeting of Dublin, on the 4th instant, in which tempted to fasten on him as a fabrication. Sir J. they persisted in their former resolution, adverse H. adverted also to this prelate's vacillations-at to the ioterference of the crown, and supporting one moment the strenuous advocate of the Veto domestic nomination. A vore of thanks to Mr.
at the next as strepton's an impugner of it. This Hayes also was referred to the consideration of geytleman was pleased also to represen! Sir J. H. the board-lo Mr. Hayes, the delegate of the as the candidate for office at one moment an em. aggregate meeting to the see or Rumento a per bassy to Rome--at apother for the Ministre de son distinguished by the insolence of his attacks Culte. It is possible, observed the hop, baronet upon the constitution of his country, upon its go. that I may early revisit that clime to which this vernment, and even pop the principal functionary prelate alludesmunquestionably, however, ugac. of the Roman government, the cardioal secretary of credited and unpaid. He should not be withheld state to a person who, on being adinitted to the from attempting to rendersuch services tohis country, pope to receive his benediction, was dismissed
as at a former period be had not unsuccessfully with the pontifical reproval of “ Depart, rash attempted, and to represent the real state of this man!" It was worth noticing that this father, I important question to those whom it imports 80 delegate Hayes, loudly demanded associates in his much to be apprised of it, might, at such a crisis, embassy, or the whole would be lost. Dr. Drom. be not unreasonably considered as an act of some goole, well known by his speeches and writings, public benefit. He should, at least, not be deand a Mr. M'Auley, a brother of a count of that terred from the denonciations of such commenta. pare, attached to the ex-empress of France, was tors. His walk over this thorby ground had been acother associate. Sir John Cox Hippisley here undeviating: nor should he now diverge from the read from a Dublin paper, an extract of a letter course which, in his own humble opinion, was from Dr. Dromgoole, suggesting how necessary it traced on the soundest coustitutional ground of was for Rome to be on its guard against the govern. justice and expediency. ment of England in a word, of most mischievous Mr.BUTTERWORTH rose to defend the priuciple irport, and which merited the reprobation of every on which the schools for the education of the lower loyal subject. Of such materials were the ac. orders of the people in Ireland were founded, and credited delegates of the aggregate meetings of which, he asserted. was far removed from the Ireland composed! Or the same complex spirit of prosely tism, of which the hon. baronet ion was a work which bad been presented to had complained, He read some extracts from the the ministers of Rome, and stated to “be got report of the committee on educatiou in Ireland, Rearly by heart by one of them"-the statement to shew that the catholic priests were unwilling to of peual laws. It was sufficient to refer to the | suffer children of their church to attend at those speech of the attorney.general, and the denunci
| schools, and that their parents feared to send them ation of the judge who tried ag information against there, under the apprehension of excommunication, this book, to appreciate the value of the present, With respect to the opposition made by the pope 39 coming from a British subject to a Roman to the distribution of bibles in Polaud, and which minister. Sir J. H. followed with a quotation from had been attributed to the attempts of the bible Mr. Chipch's Inquiry. The works of this gentle. societies at proselytism, he stated that the pope's man had been presented to the ministers of the bull had been issued before a bible society had pope; it was tair to Mr. Clinch, however, to been established in Poland. state, that he was at issue with his patrons when Sir H. PARNELL declared, that in his speech this be asserted, that the protestantisin of the crown evening he had by no meaus confined his remarks to would, even in the case of the concession to the the speech of the learned member for Yarmouth. catholic claims, remain as a land-mark to shew that The reason why he had not alluded to this subject our freedom has been a gift." The honourable earlier was, he apprehended, evident. The grabi baronet observed, that it had been argued that we to Mayvooth college had beea repeatedly postponed, bad sedulously maiutained securities for the pro- and he was thus deprived of the opportunity of Lestant church. If hy protestant church was meant making the observations he had made. As to the the church of England, he would ask, where was imputations cast upon the catholic clergy, of eithe the security? where was the security in any test opposiog any attempts of the bible soeieties or any vow required, to exclude protestant dissenters of others for the diffusion of education in Ireland, or every denomination from sitting in parliament or withholding their aid from so laudable a pursuit, he even the musselman, if a natural born subject? could assure the house, that there was not the Sir J. H. regretted that in all the discussions of slightest foundation for such an imputation. The this important subject, Done had ever yet taken motion was then carried. place that could be deemed satisfactory, either to
For JULY, 1817.
FALSEHOOD EXPOSED AND FORGERY commonly reported, to the prelate of DETECTED.
Mecalin. The slight error of a German
transcriber being thus rectified, will deM HÉ trifling error committed by
prive the Orthodox Jonrnalist of his ridi1 our protestant manufacturers culous pretence for noasting and cavill of papal bulls, in addressing óne to
The two papal bulls are at present very
diligently and widely circulated, IN MANOthe primate of a see, which I prov
SCRIPT, among the Romish clergy abroad; ed in my number for May to be va. and we regret that any Roman catholic in cant, has somewhat put the inven- this country is so uncandid as still to doubt tors of these base and indefensible | their perfect authenticity." tricks to a nopolus. But, har. In addition to this explanation, the dened in their bigotted and iniquit. editor takes great credit to himself ous practises, their champion has for not being ashamed to confess again had recourse to the father of this small mistake, which he thinks lies, to help them out of the scrape is very bearable; but he is not wilinto which they have fallen, thus ling to endure “the shame attached following the course adopted by old to the unblushing editor of the Orfather MARTIN, in his atteinpt to put thodox Journal, for denying the audown the idolatrous mummery ofthenticity of this papal document, the mass In the fourth number of on account of so trivial an error." the Antibiblion, which has been just When the bigots think it necessahanded to me, I find the following ry to revile the catholics, for their note explanatory of this blunder, credulity in believing the existence which the inventors were so unwit of miracles, the latter are stunned tingly guilty of:
with declamations against priestcraft " The unsettled orthography of Mohilef, and the impostures practised by the on the river Dnieper, now under the go clergy to deceive and impose upon vernment of Rusia, may mislead and confuse some leaders. It is likewise spelt 1. the ignorant and unwary of their Mogileft, Mogilev, Moghilev, Moghileff, | flocks. But if the imputed inventions Moghiley, Mohilev, Mohilov, and Mohilow. of popish priests were as clumsily
" The first manuscript of the pope's bull which arrived here, dated September
| contrived as the forgeries of protest. 3, 1816, was addressed Archiepiscopo
| ant bigots, and the explanations Mecheloviensi: but it should have been given, in case of detection, as weak written either Mohileviensi or Mohiloviensi; and worthless as that under discusaud this error was not observed before a
sion, they would obtain very few second copy had been received from a different part of the continent, after the
fter the believers, but soon be descried as the translation of No. III. was printed off.-- veriest knaves in the world. Mr. The readers of the Antibiblion, therefore, Luther-Scrutatorin skipping from the must remember that this last bull was ad
Dender. to the Dnieper, unluckily
D. dressed to the ARCHBISEOP OF Moni. LEFF OR MOHILOw; and not, as is | forgets that the subject matter of the ORTHOD. JOUR. Vol. V.
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