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Journal, and in that paper of the ness of superstition, priestcraft, and 4th instant, I find the defender of | vice." protestantism making the following | Sure such a medley of sham liber. curious declaration:

ality and real intolerance, of affected, “With respect, sir, to the conces- magnanimity and genuine littleness, sions which have been already made, of pretended confidence and listless I rejoice in them as much as Veritas; jealousy, of contempt for reproach but he must not suppose from them, and profusion in slander, was never that more can, or will, or ought to before combined in so short a combe conceded, nor argue from past pass as the aboye quotation contains indulgence to future folly. Let the The apparent affectation of case in Roman catholic enjoy as he does, the writer at the partial privileges his own form of worship-believe in enjoyed by the catholics, and his all that his church requires, and good-humoured permission for me practise [short of treason and sedi- | to continue my labours, are truly tion] all that she commands. Let amusing ; but what must his admirçatholics build more chapels, anders thiuk of that profound wisdom colleges, and set up and endow more which could admit that the true remonasteries and nunneries among ligion which St. Paul calls the "pils us; let them even continue to pub- lar and ground of truth,” is not lish every month such works as the founded on a rock, as Christ declarOrthodox Journal, which periodi- ed, according to the scriptures; but cally reviles the parliament, the that its fundamental basis rests upon church, and the nation, that support, the exclusion of the catholics of this tolerate, and protect them. We can kingdom from the parliamentary şmile in perfect good humour at these privileges which they enjoyed oply affronts, because they may do all, / a century and a half ago; and which and much more'than this, with safe. they previously exercised in assists ty to ourselves, so long as our par- ling to preserve the "beauteous faliament shall be true to herself and to bric” from tottering in the turbulent us; but let that period once arrive, times of our royal martyr, when when, by an act of short-sighted and I such hot-headed scriptural bigots as temporizing policy, the legitimate Amicus Curiæ were bent upon ren guardians of their own rights and of forming it, and at length overthrew ours shall place the weapons of legis- and subyerted it. So the true relilative or executive power in the gion of protestants is not built upon hands of an anti-christinn and into the words of the Divine Founder of lerant church, and in that moment, the christian church, who promised whether the public will hear, or the Holy Spirit to guide her in all whether they will forbear, the beau-truth, and declared that neither the teous fabric which is founded upon | powers of earth or hell should des the scriptures of truth, and has been stroy her; but it is founded oft a decemented by the best blood of our claration against popery! What a fathers, MOST TOTTER TO | basis does the religion of this ITS BASE. Liberty, the elder - Friend of the Court" restoo!daughter of true religion, will iro Remove the act of 30th Charles II. longer survive the fall of her parent, which general Thoryton jotends to and all which at this moment renders persuade the house of commons to life precious and valuable to English-do, early in the next session, and men, or which they can desire should the beauteous fabrio must totter to descend to their children, all must its base! Repeal a statute which, be again involved in the gross dark. | compels every protestant to qualify

himself for office under the British I rebellion, I believe the statement to be true; crown, by swearing that all the ca- | or if it be meant that they have not yet tholic sovereigns and people of chris

chrie renounced the gospel, I trust in God that

this also is the fact : but, if it be asserted tendom are damnable idolaters, and

that manners and morals havesuffered nodedown falls the beauteous fabric of cay, that right principles, whether civil or true religion, and with it Liber religious, are as vigorous and general as ty, her eldest daughter. -- Now

heretofore,ifitbe denied that corruption of

these principles has of late been fearfully this is an acknowledgment by progressive, and that even the unpolluted no means favourable to protestante tolerate pollution, and thereby encourage ism, as the writer, thereby express.

it; if such positions be advanced, with Jy declares, that it is the work of

sorrow I inust say they are contradicted by

experience. We must indeed be heedless houman bands, and not of divine in

of what passes in the world, if we are igstitution. How different is the sys norant that a lamentable change has taken tem of popery. Unsupported by

place in the habits and dispositions of the

people, (more especially in towns and human means, but resting on the sa

inanufacturing communities ;) that disafcred promises of her deified Foun:

fection and turbulence prevail : that licender, she has withstood the vicissi tious opinions are avowed without 'comtudes of eighteen centuries, and

ponction, and licentious courses followed

with impunity; that crimes and cruelties though empires and kiogdoms have

have been committed not only detrimental passed away, she stands erect upon a to society, but abhorrent from the noble rock, braving the storms and tem character by which this nation was for pests which assail her, and bidding

merly distioguished; but the most appal

lipg circumstance is, that these enormities defiance to all the evil machinations

are abeited by men of influence; that the of fanaticism, infidelity, and into criminals are exculpated, and openly de. lerance. What kind of liberty the fended; and that all our sympathies are writer lays claim to, as the eldest

demanded, not for the innocent who suffer,

but for the guilty who assail them. daughter of the beauteous fabric,”

" Whether the leaders and promoters of he has not specified. I have proved the scheme be numerous or not, they are tliat civil liberty bears no affinity to certainly become active aod audacious, and her, but if he contends for scriptu

resort to means both novel and detestable.

There is nothing new, indeed, in taking 1 al liberty, I am ready to grant the

advantage of distress to excite popular disrelationship. It must be admitted, content, the factions of all ages and all however, that she has proved a very

climates have done this too for the purpose

of ambition ; but these men vitiate the peounnatural offspring, as well as a

ple to make them mischievous, and disturb very vaughty one, in producing so

their principles to lull their scruples. The many illegitimate and rebeilious directors know that ere the multitude be'children, as to cause the subversion come subservient to their will, the impedi

ment of faith must be removed ; for faith of her parent, and though the latter

is a monitor of duties, and of duties incomwas again restored to existence, yet patible with treason. Accordingly, they she never recovered her wonted vi try to unchristianize the land ; they give gour, but always exhibited symp

lectures on impiety, which they print and

disseininate around; they calumniate the. toms of decay, which, according to

tendency and tenets of religion ; they inthe following extraots from a sermon sult its holiness with blasphemies, and in preached on the 29th of August validate its force with mockery; well last, by Dr. Haggitt, at St. Mary's,

aware that we cannot revere what we

learn to scorn, and are easily detached Oxford, at the primary visitation of

froin what we cease to value. How far the bishop of Oxford, copied from their machinations have succeeded we canThe Courier of the 18th instant, ap not ascertain; it is impossible to say how pear to be of a very serious nature :

many souls are irrevocably lost, how many

more are advancing to perdition, and how "We are indeed' assured, and by com many hesitate yet between conscience and petent authority, that the bulk of the peo seduction ; but the bad propensities of huple is not unsound; and if the meaning be man nature must, of course, facilitate the that the majority are not ripe for actual ! plan, for religioä is a restraint, and no

one likes to be restrained : it is a 'check, a our friends out of purgatory must salutary check on our designs; but every lead to a similar result. The opus one is prone to gratify his desires, and they who would forward our indulgence. I operatum of the Romish sacraments. by destroying the chief impediment, are her idolatrous invocations of saints 'sure to find confidence in the heart of man.' and angels, the constant recurrence ." The disorder, then, which now pre-l of confessions and priestly absolu. vails, is of no ordinary kind: it aspect is terrific, its operation dreadful; every

tion, and especially the doctrine of blessing, public or domestic, would be Romish indulgences, have all (he blighted by its touch: it portends a convul

says) precisely the same tendency, sion in the state, and the desolution of so

viz. to sanction, encourage, and faciciety; for national bodies are cemented by religion. Nor would this pestilence

litate the practice of VICE.” Now, destroy alone the establishments which as all these things have been, and made us great, and the institutions that still are practised in the church of made us happy; it would poison the source of individual good; it would sever man

Rome, since her first foundation by from man, and all of us from God; it would the apostles, one would suppose that banish confidence, justice, and beneficence, during a period of fifteen centuries, and all the charities of life; and, amidst

when evangelical liberty began to the desolation, no ray of cotofort would

| beam on fapal darkness ; one would appear, the surest solace of adiction, the last emollient of pain,the support, the hope, suppose, I say, that the iniquity of the refuge of expiring Qature,--all would

| the people must have reached to that perish in the wreck."

degree as to have called down the Really this is a deplorable picture

J'vengeance of the Almighty, the same of the present situation of this coun

as in the time of the general flood. try, drawn by a protestant divine,

| But where shall we find an instance, but it is not the less true. What is

of a catholic country, under the in. to be our fate, time alone must dis

fluence of priestcraft, becoming so cover; but Amicus Curiæ has bold.

depraved as this protestant one is ly prophesied, that should the pe

represented to be by Dr. Haggitt, riod once arrive, when liberal prin

where evangelical liberty has had its ciples are acted upon, and the na

full scope? I challenge the writer tion again behold catholic senators

to produce a parallel instance from exerting their abilities in support of

any authentic -record of facts.-Let our constitutional establishments, we

hiin naine the catholic country that “ must be again involved in the gross

ever presented so frightful a scene darkness of superstition, priestcraft,

of irreligion, as this land of scripbigotry, and vice " The avowed

tural liberty now exhibits. O! how object of this writer's lucubrations,

corrupt must be the heart of that according to his own words, was to

| man, who can so boldly slander and show " that indulgences and prayers calumniate the religious principles for the dead encourage sin, as a of his unoffending neighbours, and question of practice, though they | accuse them of producing that effect (the clergy) may not recommend it which is occasioned by the unbriin theory; that satisfaction for sin dled and licentious opinions broach. by bodily austerities has the same ed and infused by scriptural matendency; that paying the priest- niacs and philosophicinfidels. I have hood for our own sins by founding neither time nor space to enter at churches, leaving bequests to pious length on the modesty of this writer, uses, or masses for our redemption | in supposing the catholics to be under from purgatory, must produce the obligations to the protestant part of same effect, as must pilgrimages to the kingdom for support, toleration, holy wells or shrines of saints, &c.; and perfection. Does he take us for and that paying the priests to pray I paupers, that we stand in need of support; and are we in a state of thing can tend to dispel errorreous idiocy, to require protection ? Pro- l impressions, either in matters of retection, truly ! what would have ligion or politics, as the free exerbecome of this protestant country, cise of the press. if the Irish catholics had been with

WM. EUSEBIUS ANDREWS. drawn from the army and navy, du. Somer's-Town, Sept. 24, 1817.. ring the late arduous and lengthened contest?

For the Orthodox Journal. In conclusion, I must sincerely regret that Veritas did not notice Mr. Editor, I shall feel myself these remarks of his sagacious oppo-much gratified if I can, from time nent, as he would have rendered a to time produce my mite, that greater service to our cause by re- l shall be found worthy of a place in pelling the political objections to your excellent Journal. You have our claims, instead of confining hiina | done me the honour already, to adself exclusively to the religious part mit several from my pen; and you of the charges brought against us. should have had many more did I The pith of Amicus Curiæ's labours possess abilities and time sufficient. is, to prevent our obtaining the civil I venture, however, this small triprivileges of the constitution, which 1 bute of my admiration and sincero he calls political power this is the esteem for you, which has been cry now set up by the “ No-pope generated in my heart, purely by ry” faction. They have been fair your worthy and unparalleled exlý beaten from the ground of reli ertions, in defending the best ingious oppression, and therefore they terests of man. This you have done, are willing, though reluctantly, to though surrounded by threatening allow us to worship God according | dangers, difficulties, and temptaa to the dictates of our conscience tions,capable of appalling an intrepid but now they make a stand under mind, May God strengthen you in the batteries of political proscrip- your truly worthy undertaking, and tion, from which they must be dis- may your friends increase daily, is lodged before we can be said to have my sincere wish. gained the victory. It is therefore I must confess, Mr. Editor, I should to be lamented that Veritas did not be surprised, if there could be found try his political strength with 'bis one sincere and unprejudiced catholic adversary, over wboin he has shewn in Great Britain, that was not struck himself superior in polemics, and is with the similarity of our circumdeserving of our thanks for the stances, with regard to our religion, same. He has had an unequal con- when compared with those of the test to maintain, but he has ably reign of Henry VIII. I have all sustained the combat. With una- along contemplated them in the same bated spirit too, he promised to keep light in miniature; and, I fear, we the field until he was fairly beaten; shall witness amongst our own body, but the combatants have both been both churchmea and politicians, deprived of the use of their weapons similar to those who concurred with by the decision of the editor, who that vicious prince in his unchristhas refused them the further liberty ian proceedings. God grant I may of his columns, and most illiberally be found in an error in my speculagave a backhanded blow to Veritas, tions. But, waiving this subject for which he has not the power of re- the present, I now, Mr. Editor, beg turning. Anxious that both parties leave to recommend for insertion in should have fair play, I hereby offer your next number, the following them the use of my pages, as no extract, taken from a letter of spi

ritual advice, sent by a pastor to a who, was he in affluence, like a Barpenitent residing at a distance, nabas, would cheerfully sacrifice all should you deem it worthy the no- to please our common master, or to tice of your readers. C. S. P. avoid offending him by sin. Yet

our great Master has said," Un“ DEAR CHILD,– I hope these less a man renounce all, he cannot few lines will find you in health, be my disciple.” The pure doc. and cheerfully and courageously ad. trine of Christ is now bated and petvancing in the footsteps of our Divine secuted by the multitude, whilst Master, in the narrow path that they are turned to fables. The mileads to everlasting happiness. | nister of God, that exalts his voice

“Now, to gain our end, we must against the unparalleled viciousness lead a penitential and mortified life. I of ihe age, is treated as an enthusiThere is no arriving at it but by astic bigot and tyrant over the innogreat labour and much patience. cent liberties of men. Are these « No one,” says St. Paul, “shall be reflections only applicable to deists, crowned, but he that has lawfully infidels, and modern philosophers ?' fought." St. James says, “ Blessed Would to God it were so: would to is the man that suffers temptations;God that one tenth of the small numfor when he has been proved and ber of catholics in these islands did tried, he shall receive the crown of not deserve to smart under their of life.”

Flash. What are the lives of no inRemember, that the highest eulo considerable numbers of the higher gium given by the spirit of God, in classes, but one oninterupted tissue the sacred oracles, of a just man is, of scandal and bad example? Their min temptation he was found faithi. daily entertainment is a round of ful.” And again, that God: “ gave visits, balls, plays, operas, dances, him a great conflict, that he might routs, &c. in making gods of their overcome.” We must endeavour bellys. Woe be to the world because incessantly to be on our guard, we of scandal! Oh! thou hated enemust meditate, pray, and read themy of God!." if any man love the best books, we must watch, we must world, the love of the father is not fight, and never grow weary in the lin him." Oh! fly its hateful combat, till death closes our eyes. maxim and exatnple. Ob! cling close Here is the patience of the saints! to the cross of Christ, and the exOh! how necessary is this divine amples of his saints. Oh! the vir: viriue, particularly in these vicious tue and patience of his saints! Oh! times of unparalleled vice and infi- patience! 'thou favourite of Jesus delity! Oh! how are our sacred and his followers! Thou most ne. places of divine worship filled, on cessary virtue! Without thee we days of obligation, and with what can never arrive at the sacred With corrupted mortals, destitute of mount, where Jesus lies down at the spirit of religion. Arm your-mid-day, to tiave his precious self to face your numerous enemies hands and feet nailed to the cross, with the courage of a lion, and the to iake our rest, under the shadow meekness of a lamb; the wisdom of our beloved. Patience bears all of the serpent, and the simplicity of | things, like Jesus: it kisses the sathe dove. Alas! in these evil days, cred hand that sends it bitters or where shall we find a true follower sweets of all kinds. It reaps more of our great Master ; the eye of profit, and gains more solid wisdom whose soul is ever intent on the one by far in carrying the cross, and thing necessary, who is crucified to drinking galt and vinegar, than in the world, and the world' to him ; sucking toney, and enjoying rap

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