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EPITOME OF INTELLIGENCE.

MIHE events disclosed in the pre- affixing the name of sir J. C. Hip

I sent month have been so nu- pisley to an harangue fraught with merous, and are of so interesting malignant invective on the conduct and momentous a nature, that we of several of the best and most have felt it our duty to devote a con- courageous defenders of catholicity siderable space of this number in 're- the present age can boast. This mocording them. The reader will find dern mode of attacking individuals that the banishment of the reverend in a way which they have not the Mr. Hayes from Rome, which some means of repelling, is neither just individuals, on the first arrival of the nor honourable, and betrays a cow news, were unwilling to credit, and ardly conviction, on the part of the therefore considered it a hoax, is speaker, of his inability to meet his confirmed under circumstances which adversaries in the open field of literamust refleet indelible disgrace on the ry warfare. Another unfair advantage ministers of the pope, and on all arising from this mode is, that the those of our countrymen who had slander is circulated through the any share in the transaction, but medium of the daily press to every more especially such as profess to corner of the kingdom, while the believe in the unbending principles refutation is restricted to a small of the catholic church, which are proportion of the public. As to our ever opposed to the intrigues of cor- selves, we conceive it to be the highruption and appression, though un- est mark of integrity which a sincere fortunately too many of her believ- catholic could covet, to obtain the ers, both clergy and laity, are censure of such a character, whose guilty of such uphallowed practises insinuations would be unworthy of to forward their own sensual grati notice, were it not well known that fications and temporal interests. – he is connected with, and encouFor our own parts, detesting from raged by, a faction existing in the our hearts every species of injustice catholic body. In his attack on or chicanery, whether committed by Dr. Milner, the baronet is reported a Roman cardinal secretary, or an in The Globe paper to assert, that in English foreign minister--a Scotch a 166 solemn address to the members priest, or an English barrister-a of the house, Dr. M. was pleased vicar apostolic, or a lay baronet - coarsely to accuse sir J. C. Hippisa public body, or a private club- ley with the wilful statement of an we bere protest against the lawless untruth. Sir J. H. read the original and despotic proceedings touching words of archbishop Egan's letter, the delegate of the Irish catholics, as which Dr. Milner attempted to contrary to every sentiment of 're- fasten on him as a fabrication." ligion and humanity. Disgraceful, We have referred to this solemn adhowever, as this transaction must dress, or Humble Remonstrance of a appear in the view of every friend to native catholic prelate, and in a liberty and justice, we understand note, p. 30, we find him stating, that that a certain busy baronet assumes “Sir J. C. Hippisley, in his printed all the credit of Mr. Hayes's expul- speech in 1810, asserts, that an sion to himself. But this ought not | alien bishop was sent by Rome on a to surprise us when we see the rem private mission into Ireland in 1794.' porters of parliamentary speeches Nothing (adds the prelate) is more

false: the sum of the business is, / representation. For we appeal to that Dr. Tehan, a native of Ireland, the declaration which the reverend and resident in Kerry, was requested author has signed, (see page 269) in to settle some ecclesiastical dispute doing which he has performed an which had happened in Connaught.” | edifying act of submission to eccleNow here is not a word about the siastical authority, and challenge statement being made wilfully, but the baronet to substantiate from it that it was made, we have the speech any one of his assertions, with the of the honourable baronet before us, exception of the author's retractaas a voucher; neither is there any tion of any personal offence which accusation advanced against sir J. H. he may have been guilty of towards of fabricating letters. What ne- his superior and clerical brethren in cessity was there, then, for him to his printed publications. On the read a document which was not dis- contrary, so far from the works puted? Ought he not rather to have having been censured by the same proved that Dr. Tehan, (not Egan) authority which before approved of was neither a native of Ireland nor a them, the approbations are establishresident therein ; but an alien sent ed by this declaration, and we can from a foreign country, which it safely assert, that the works are at will be difficult for him to do; or this moment in very high estimation else candidly acknowledge the error at Rome, that they have received the into which he had fallen? Much unqualified praise of several of the more to the credit of the baronet Irish prelates, and that they are would it be, were he to imitate the much esteemed by many eminent well-known candour of the illustri- divines in this country. The fact is, ous individual he so unjustly çen- that no writer's works have undersures, in correcting the mistakes he gone so rigid an ordeal as Mr. Ganmay inadvertently have committed, dolphy's 6. Defence of the Ancient instead of attempting to white-wash | Faith ;' but to this day, we have his own character by attempting to reason to believe, not one erroneous blacken those of his adversaries. point of doctrine has been officially

Again, sir J. H. is made to say that notified to the author, who has al. it was fortunate for the catholics and / ways professed his readiness to corthe public, 6 though Mr. Gandolo rect any faults, whenever properly phy's works had surtively obtained specified to him. So much for the the official imprimatur of Rome, he accuracy of the baronet's statement now stood censured by the same au of the fate of Mr. G.'s works. Hap. thority, and was ordered to suppress pily for the catholic cause, Mr. G. his books, and make a formal and has been restored to his faculties by public recantation of his errors to his vicar apostolic, and we sincerely his immediate superior, the vicar congratulate the body on this pleasapostolic of his district. Such was ing event, at the same time hoping the fate of Mr. Gandolphy's works all past differences will now drop wat one moment declared to be fit into oblivion, as our common eneto be enclosed in cedar and gold- mies ought not to triumph by our at the next doomed to censure and domestic dissensious. abrogation.” If the circumstance Having said enough to invalidate thus stated is a fortunate one for the charges which the honourable the catholics, it is certainly an unfor- / baronet is said to have brought tunate one for the honourable ba- against two eminent and zealous ad. ronet, as the statement imputed to vocates for the purity of the dochim abounds in falsehood and mis- | trine and discipline of our church,

any further remarks on the vitupera- 1 and confidence that, on the approaching

| discussion of the laws affecting our body, : tions of the speaker would be tres

they will continue to use their powerful passing on the time and patience of

exertions in our favour.” the reader, as he will thus be able to | At a board on the 29th, the Rev. estimate the value due to the cen. | Mr. Dunn, of Preston, “ wished to sures passed on the conduct of the be informed whether any applica- , indefatigable Franciscan, father tion were intended, and, if not, how Hayes, and the learned and truly far it might be advisable on the part incorruptible patriot, Dr. Drom of the board to petition for partial. goole. We therefore take our lcare | relief?” Mr. Blake “ was of opinion, of him for the present, anticipating that, independently of other consithat his mission to Rome will prove derations, any minor concession, as fruitless in effect, as his senato- | without parliament, would, in point rical declamations against the tried of fact, be nugatory.”—Sir Henry. champions of our faith. " Englefield, bart. and Mr. Towneley,

were on the same side. Mr. Butler BOARD OF BRitish CathoLICS. | conceived, that, in several instances,

By a printed circular which has partial relief might be obtained with been sent round to the members of advantage. The general sense of the this self-appointed body, it appears meeting, however, was adverse to that the leaders in it have been en any application to parliament, on gaged in very close and active exer- the part of the board, for partial retions during the months of May and lief. June last, and that several resolu. On the 2d of June, it was moved tions were agreed to, which seemingly by Mr. Rosson, of Liverpool, and were deemed unfit to be embodied seconded by Mr. John Cary, with those which we laid before our “ That the committee of the board be io

structed to consider on the expediency of

"8 formning sub-committees in the country, for specified at the top of the circular | the purpose of communicating with the that it is “ printed for private use.” board in London, from time to time, and But as we differ widelv in opinion thereby drawing more close those ties

which ought to subsist between the board with the managers, and consider the

and their brethren residing in the country; measures which they have determin- and that the committee do make a report ed on to be of the utmost importance thereon on the next meeting of the board." to the catholics of this island in par

This motion was agreed to unaniticular, and, as we hold that their

mously; and it was then moved by proceedings should be as public as

Mr. Gillebrand, and seconded by those of the board of Irish catholics,

Sir William Gerard, bart. ' we shall communicate to our readers likewise instructed to take into considera

" That the committee of the board be the most interesting “minutes” which I tion the policy of petitioning the legislahave been thus circulated " of the ture for partial relief.” proceedings of the British catholic The inotion was opposed by Mr. board, in the months of May and Blake and sir Henry Englefield. June, 1817."

Mr. DANIEL O'CONNELL was also On the 7th of May the board “hostile to the motion, and was of held a meeting, at which it was opinion, that no measure would more unanimously resolved,

| tend to prevent that union, which he " That the secretary of the board do trusted was on the eve of being efa communicate to earl Grey and the right | fected, between the catholics of honourable William Elliott, our adhe- 1 C. rence to the principles expressed in our

:| Great Britain and Ireland, than any several petitions to parliament for legislative application to the legislature on the relief; and to convey to them our hope) part of the former, for partial res. ORTROD. JOUR. Vol. V.

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lief." The motion was therefore Ist.-" That the two subscriptions raisaccordiogly withdrawn. The folthdrain The folled for the benefit of the catholics of Great

| Britain, (through the medium of this lowing one was then moved by sir |

hoard, since its institution in the year H. Englefield, seconded by sir J. 1808,) being not only exhausted, but a Throckmorton, and unanimously balance of several hundred pounds being adopted :

due to our secretary, for monies actually

advanced by him, exclusive of debts con." That the thaoks of the board of Bri

tracted on account of the board, it is oetish catholics are eminently due to the right

cessary for the welfare of the catholic reverend doctor William Poynter, lord bi

cause in Great Britain, that a new or shop of Halia, and vicar apostolic of the

third subscription be immediately opened, London district, for the wisdom and mo

and that those members who may be in deration of his conduct, and his poiform

arrear of their former subscriptions, be and constant exertions in the cause of the

earnestly requested to pay in the same. British catholics."

20.--" That our secretary he request. On the 8th of June, a committee

ed to communicate the foregoing resoluof the board assembled, and, after tion to all the members of the British taking into consideratiou the fore

catholic board, and through them to the

hody at large; at the sanie time observing, going proposition of Mr. Rosson,

that at no period within our recollection, relative to the formation of sub-com. was the press more actively employed in mittees, the following resolutions diffusiog libels, and propagating misstatewere passed:

ments on the character and principles of " That it is expedient to appoint sub

catholics; and, that there never was a committees of the board of British catho

time which called for the exertions of all lics, in different parts of Great Britain, for

| catholics, from the highest to the lowest, the purpose of collecting or communicat

| more than the present.” ing more effectually the sentiments of the The resolution agreed to on the body on all subjects of moment.

7th of May, which takes the lead in “ That to effect this purpose, it is desi these minutes, appeared in the pubrable that a sub.committee be formed in Ilir monors on the

lic papers on the eve of the discuscach of the principal towns, in which the catholic population is considerable, of sion of our claims in the house of which, the chairman and seoretary, at least, commons, and by it the board made shall 'be' members of the board, and with

a public and pertinacious arowal of whom alone official communication shall be beld." ;

its continued attachment to all those The day succeeding, the board obnoxious measures which have been met, and after passing the resolu

so many times condemned by the tions inserted in our last, it was great mass of Iris

I great mass of Irish and English ca. moved by Mr. Towneley, and se-tholics, both clergy and laity, many conded by Mr. Butler, that the two of which, for example, Quarantotti's preceding resolutions relative to the

rescript, the oath in the relief bill, forming sub-committees be confirm

and the correspondence-inspectinged and adopted; which motion was

board, had likewise been rejected by unanimously agreed to. Sir Henry

the see of Rome. Accordingly, Eaglefield then moved, and the Rev.

Mr. Grattap considered himself thus Mr. Dunn seconded, the following

authorized to assure the house that resolution:

it might command its own secu. “ That the secretary of the board be. rities, and that the catholics were empowered to carry tbe same into effect.” ready to give whatever pledge the

On the 14th, the committee held 1 protestants might deem necessary to another meeting to take into consi. require, to secure the stability of deration the state of the finances; their religion; and for this, be it oband on the 16th a board was assem- sérved, the board has since publica bled to receive the report of the com- ly thanked the honourable senator, mittee. At this latter meeting it was notwithstanding our cause suffered. moved by Mr. Silvertop, and se.' considerable injury from the injuconded by Mr. Blake, ww. dicious and unwarrantable offer

made by him of vetoistical arrange- , was immediately passed, requesting ments, as the sense of the body, by Mr. Hay to continue his invaluable affording a handle to the opponents services as secretary to the catholics of our rights to persuade the house of Ireland. Mr. Eneas M'Donnell that we were not dealing fairly, but then came forward, and reported the aiming at deception, in offering secu- proceedings which had occurred rities to deceive the members, while siuce the last aggregate. The rejecevery public meeting teemed with tion of their petition he attributed to the most determined reprobation of bigotry and corruption, rather than them. The mischievous effects pro- to ecclesiastical restrictions; and the duced by this senseless adhesion to decision, he said, would ever remain political and religious errors, so often as a stain and stigma on the British and so solemnly condemned, should | house of commons. The catholics put us on our guard, and stimulate had no more reason to blame their us to examine what proportion of foes than their friends, and that confidence we ought to allow to the grosser misstatements were never subsequent measures of the select uttered, nor more flimsy argunyents few who unauthorizedly pretend to ever adduced, than was asserted in manage our affairs, and whether it the house of commons against them. would not be better to appoint per: There was not an individual worth sons properly commissioned to for- | notice in that house who opposed ward our cause, unless the members their claims. Let Them Inok to that of the self-elected board make a respectable hierarchy whom they public retractation of their uncon traduced, let them scrutinize their stitutional and irreligious senti conduct and general character, and ments, and regulate their future pro- let them, if they can, load them with ceedings to the known wishes of the insult and contumely.' The penal body at large. We have no room code, he said, was one of the most for further remarks on these minutes, diabolical that ever disgraced any but we do most sincerely exhort country, and he was not afraid to every catholic who values the cause assert, that more than the rejection of his religion and the honour of his of their claims was in contemplation country, to refrain from co-operat against the catholics. Mr. M.Don. ing in the measures adopted by the nell concluded by moving the fol. leaders of the board, until they open lowing resolutions : ly and unequivocally disavow, on

" That we do once again repew our most the part of themselves and their no

earnest and respectful petition to the legis

lature, for the total and unqualified emantoriously corrupt agent, any partici

cipation of the catholics of Ireland pation in the shameful and oppres That we deem it a duty which we owe sive treatment experienced by the ourselves, to declare that we will, at all honest delegate of the Irish catholics

times, and under all circumstances, depre.

cate and oppose, by all legal means left to at Rome, as well as every other mea

us by the laws, any influence either direct sure of intrigue now going on in the ar indirect on the part of the crown of capital of the christian world.

Great Britain, in the appointment of the bishops for the Roman catholic church of

Ireland. IRISH CATHOLIC PROCEEDINGS.

“ That as the opposition to our claims On the 4th instant, an aggregate has recently been stripped of all extranemeeting of the catholics of Ireland

ous pretexts, and founded on an undisguised was held in Clarendon street chapel,

and virulent hostility to our religious prin

ciples and national character, no Irish ca. Dublin, which was most nunierously tholic should, by his apathy, sanction the attended. Major M‘Dermot* was urgent and unfounded opinion that those called to the chair. and a resolution principles and that character render us more

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