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6 That we earnestly entreat of our bre: catholic pastors of Ireland and their foeks thren, of every diocese in Ireland, to afford that unanimity of sentiment against vetoisto their respective prelates their strenuoustical arrangements, so solemnly and forcico-operation in opposing tbe veto; and, bly conveyed to bis holiness by our veneby respectful and earnest application, to rable prelates. obtain from them their sanction for domes 3. That, relying on the well known tie nomination, on the basis mentioned in zeal and wisdom of those truly apostolical our seventh resolution.
personages, we are perfectly confident they " By the remaining resolution, will, by continued and powerfol exertion, which is one of thanks to Dr. Cop
expose such dangerous artifices; and by
speedily obtaining the measure of domespinger, it appears, very much to the
tic nomination by dean and chapter, defeat credit of the right reverend gentle those projects, which, if successful, would man, that he acceded to the wish of essentially injure, and may eventually subo the clergymen of his diocese, by ap.
vert the Roman catholic religion in Ireland. pointing a chapter, which had been
The right reverend Dr. Murphy long disused, and by writing to the
having left the chair, and the very pope, for the purpose of electing a
reyerend dean Collins presiding, dean.
| Upon the motion and seconding 6. Here then. after Waterford, is of the same parish priests, the next practical operation of the It was unanimously resolved, principle of dean and chapter. Wel
That the cordial thanks of the clergy of
| the diocese be, and are hereby given, te gay practical operation-fur though
our highly respected biskop, for bis ready the matter is only in its commence compliance to our wisbes, in coppening this ment--ihough the chapter is in the meeting ; for the kind assurance which he act of being appointed, yet the
has given of the speedy completion of our
chapter, and for his very dignified conduct agency of the principle is already
as our president. felt. It must, we are persuaded, be The meeting was very full, and generally followed, and we would the greatest unanimity prevailed. humbly recommend those of the hierarchy who are holding back, I CONSECRATION OF THE NEW to consider the grace of an early ad
BISHOP OF WATERFORD. hesion to the universal wish and The following account of this 80will of the catholics, laity as well as lemn religious ceremony is taken clergy of Ireland."
| from a Waterford paper.
" The consecration of the right At a meeting of the Roman ca
reverend Dr. Walsh to be the Rotholic clergy of the diocese of Cork, I man catholic bishop of the united held at the North parish chapel, indiocese of Waterford and Lismore, the city of Cork, on Wednesday the took place in the great chapel, in 17th day of September, 1817; the Barronstand.street, on Sunday, the Right Rev.Dr. Murphy, presiding, the 31st of August last. The assemfollowing resolutions were moved blage, both of catholics and protesto by Rev. D. O'l'rowly, P. P. of ants, was numerous and respectable, Bantry, and seconded by the Rev. and the whole ceremony was conT. Hurly, P. P. of Kinsale, and ducted with that propriety and deunanimously adopted.
corum which were so suitable to so d. That from a variety of circumstances, solemn and impressive a transaction. it appears without a doubt that the ene
The right reverend Dr. Murphy, mies of the Roman catholic religion are still actively engaged in the most insidious
bishop of Cork; Dr. Saghrue, biand' alarming designs against its safety and shop of Ardfort ; Dr. Marum, of judependence jo this country.
Ossory; Dr. O'Shaughnessy, of 2. That their prospects of success seem | Killaloe: and Dr. Tuoby, of Lime. to be principally grounded on the hope of being able to establish a persuasion, that rick, were present, and wore their there does not exist between the Romau episcopal dresses. There was a
tery general attendance of the ca. 1 in a divided country like this, is tholic clergy of the diocese, and also above all estimation and all praise : of clergymen from other quarters, and such a man, we are satisfied, some of thein bolding dignified sta- will Dr. Walsh be. The profesa tions in the catholic church. Dr. | sional duties he has undertaken are Murphy presided during the cere. extensive and arduous; but he will mony, and was assisted by Dr. Sugh- | not confine himself to these: he rue, and Dr. Maruin; Dr. Collins of will be a faithful guardian over the Cork, and Dr. Coleman of Lismore, flock committed to his care.but he were the chaplains; Dr. Laffan, of will never forget the general inter Thurles, conducted the proceedings ests of the community of which he and read the bull. The collection is a member, and which it will be which was made will be beneficial | among the highest principles of his to the charitable institutions of this | ambition to promote.” city, and Dr. Walsh is entitled to a high share of public regard for his THE LATE REV. D. JENNINGS, benevolent directions on this subject. The relief of the distressed was one We copy the following justly-meof his primary considerations, and herited eulogy on the character and wisely rendered an occurrence of virtues of this amiable and lamented rational curiosity to those who are gentleman, from The Dublin Chronot catholics, and of peculiar soli.
ne and of peculiar soli. | nicle, and lay it before our readers citude to those who are, instrumen as a further tribute of our deep ve. talin contributing to those efforts inneration of the transcendent quali. behalf of the poor, by which this ties of the deceased : city has been so honourably distin
The death of this truly apostolic miyuished. The first act of the new nister of che gospel may justly be debishop was an example of obedience plored as one of the greatest misfor. to one of the highest precepts of tunes with which an affectionate and christianity-a precept which knows kind-hearted people could be visited. no distinction of party, and without Naturally of a feeling and humane which the profession of religion is disposition--his susceptibility refined, an empty name. But Dr. Walsh
his philanthropy unbounded his cha
1. rity, without distinction of clime, creed did more than what we have stated;
or nation, universal-his heart was alive, he not only availed himself of the
his purse ever open to the relief of the indirect opportuoity of doing good indigent. which circumstances had placed Possessing a well-informed and high. within his power, but manifested ly cultivated understanding a warm the generous principles on which he friend to his country, he felt its wrongs acted by the liberal donation of ten -yet no rancour, no hostility, no bitterpounds. The, episcopal chair is a
ness ever found way to his soul, nor
was ill-will against any man, however dignified aod honourable station ; 1
| great the cause, even fostered within but it becomes niore dignified and I him. more honourable by the zealous and Lamenting (in common with every faithful discharge of the social obli- | friend to humanity, peace, and social gations,' when he by whom it is oo order) the excesses of one party, he cupied contemplates all inen as brez strenuously exerted himself, and hapthren, rises superior to the annimo. | pily succeeded in repressing the conse- . sities which human interests and
quent irritation of the other. , human ignorance engender, and,
[ In his deportment dignified, yet kind,
| affectionate and unassuming-in every like his Divine Master, labours to act of his life the virtuous priest, the promote the great cause of harmony ornament of his sacred profession, the and peace. The man who thus acts, I valuable and useful member of society.
Enjoying the deserved and unbound- | nations of his protestant and dissenting ed confidence of the catholic, the pro- neighbours, still the extreme poverty of testant and the dissenter eqnally felt it his parishioners, the frequent calls on his due, and cheerfully yielded him the people of Ireland for the building their love and respect.
of chapels throughout the island, yieldEducated in the college of May- ed him but too much reason to despair nooth, where his conciliatory disposi- of ever collecting at home sufficient to tion and pious demeanour edified and meet the expences incurred. won him the spontaneous regard and 1 To obviare all difficulties, he resolve esteem of every individual, he left it | ed on visiting England to solicit subwith the regret and the best wishes of scriptions for the completion of his all.
wishes--the exonerating his chapel · The venerable bishop of his diocese (Dr. Derry), seeing, with mingled emo- The apostolic zeal, evidently burning tions of pain and sorrow, that, through within his generous soul-the suavity of a variety of untoward circumstances, his manners, the wobending, uncomreligion had, for some time, been on promising love of his country, stole althe decline in the parish of Moira- most imperceptibly on the English peoaware of the necessity of active exer-ple, won for him their highest esteem, tions, and that the most consum male an esteem ultimately matured into the prudence was requisite fur the retaining warmest friendship; he succeeded be. and bringing back the unhappy people yond his most sanguine wishes. Long, to the practice and observance of their long will he live in the minds of those moral and religions duties, selected the Englishmen who had the felicity to , lamented deceased as the person most likely to succeed in the arduous task 1 Returning to his native shores in “Happy, thrice happy and judicious September last, with the sums he had choice, reflecting at once infinite honour collected, he found their amount more on that dignified prelate, and unfading, then sufficierit to extricate the chapel immortal renown on Mr. Jennings. from all debt.
The priest, the father and the friend, Flusbed with success, and grateful ia he could not but win the affections of return to his God, after spending a few his flock. His urbanity, his heart-melt.days with his esteemed and highly reing exhortations-his catechistical inspected family and numerous friends in structions, conveyed in language adapt. | the town of Newry, he repaired to ed to their humlle capacities, failed not Moira, where, vill a few days previous in their desired effect. He saw inebrie. | to his early dissolution, resuming his ty and feuds disappear-vice, in its vari Jabours, he devoted his time and his ed shapes, for ever banished-the reign talents to the discharge of his various of sin put down, and his flock greatly and important duties-comforting the increased; so much so, that a considera afflicted, relieving the needy, and en. bly larger chapel had become absolutely couraging the wavering-the husband necessary.
to the widow, the father to the orphan Regardless of the entreaties of his -his memory, like his virtues, will friends, who deemed it impracticable never fade. not to be daunted, his motio that of the Summoued to attend a meeting of the renowned St. Ignatius--" Ad majorem clergy of the diocese of Newry, he was Dei gloriam," he, under appearances there attacked by a malignant fever, the least auspicious, commenced the and in a few days, in the prime of life, building of the superb chapel of Moira, to the inexpressible grief of his disconwhich he just lived to complete; an solate family and afflicted friends, he . edifice which will remain at once a breathed his last. proud monument of his zeal, piety and
For God saw it was good..“ Raptus refined taste.
et, ne malitia mutaret intellectum ejus, It needed the exertions of a faithful aut ve fictio deciperet apimam illius." and indefatigable son of St. Patrick 10-Wisdom, 4 chap 11 verse. undertake it; it required the assistance of heaven to accomplish it.
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For OCTOBER, 1817. 'Vol. V.
siin, No. 53.
PAPAL INTOLERANCE, versus PRO-, • dogmas, and decrees. I have TESTANT LIBERALITY. " " never been disposed, sir, to lag so
med i : .
, !« much stress on this part of the
! A Sihe printed speech attributed " question as appears necessary to 11 to Mr. John Leslie Foster, on " gome gentlemen. I was willing one point of which I treated in my " to suppose that education and the fast, may be considered the official "superior reason of the age in which manifesto of the Bible-mongers " we live,' must have had their tacit against catholic emancipation, and influence on the Roman see'; and as the greatest pains are taken by the " that, although a decent sense of most zealous opponents of that mea: " consistency might with bold its sure, to give circulation to this com " ponviffs from formally retracting pound of perversion and prejudice, 6 those principles which the pride, it is my intention to enter at length ' or 'the power, or the ignorance of upon the statements contained in " an Innocent and a Gregory had this pamphlet, and endeavour, as far " imposed upon the world, we might as my abilities will permit me, to re "well compound for their becoming move the impressions which are in 1“ matters of silent omission upda tended to be made on the public their part,' and of generous of mind, by the propagation of the sen- "livion upon ours; but when I ad. timents said to be delivered before ko'vert to some recent events, "I'ana the wisdom of the nation by the almost forced to doubt whether I learned senator. But, as this task “have not been rather too liberal in will require more space than a single “ giving them this credit. I see number will allow, I shall appropria of the order of Jesuits' restored; ate this chiefly to the charge brought after all the experience of their against us, of the intolerance of our incompatibility with the various principles, evinced in the opposition 16 governments of Europe, after havgiven by Rome to the free circula “ing been expelled even from Rug tion of the scriptures, and in the un- sia, and after baving been convictqualified approbation bestowed by “ed by the antipathy of the human her officers upon the polémical la- race, if I may use the expression) bours of the Rev. Mr. Gandolphy. I see the present pope of opinion Before, however, I'enter on these to that the circumstances of Europe two points, I shall slightly touch on " call for the revival of their order. a few minor ones, contained in the ** see them accordingly sent forth, following paragraph : 10
and journeying after the 'transal*We have heard' much,” says the pine doctrine so congenial to their speech, 61 of the tenets of the ca- " spirit, I see them following its con"tholic church its 'councils, its dacting light, and departing to ORTHOD. JOUR. VOL. y.
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6. visit Ireland, the house over which obscured senses? Did the Hampe « its star has stood.".
, dens, and the Pyms, and the CromWhatever degree of influence the wells of the 18th century evince speech may impute " to the pride, the same sense of loyalty to the virtuthe power or the ignorance of an ous but unfortunate Charles, which Innocent or a Gregory” in impos- the carbolic clergy and barons of ing on the world, it falls infinitely the thirteenth manifested to the short of that fatal influence which irreligious and tyrannical John the arrogance, the treachery, and | The answer must be given in the ne. the impiety of a Luther, a Calvin, I gative. The fact is, those popes a Knox, or a Cranner, practised on who assumed the deposing authorian ignorant and inflamed multitude ty fulminated their decrees against at the dawn of the pretended refor- | the wind, as their dictatorial com• mation. If Innocent and Gregory mapds vanished in the air; while, in the days of papal darkness assum- on the other hand, the reforming ed the power of deposiog sovereigns, gentlemen I have just mentioned and of transferring their kingdoms, openly preached and practised sedi. it was but the empty appropriation of Lion and rebellion against the civil an unauthorized right, to which no power, when opposed to their docone in fact did submit, except the trines, in consequence of wbich tudespotic but mean-spirited John; mults ensued, the people rose in and this visgraceful act of an Eng- arms, and sovereigns were actually, lish monarch, which gained, bim lhe deposed from their thrones. Several contempt of his catholic subjects, instances have occurred of this na. was instigated more with a view of ture in our own country to substan. preserving his crown, through the tiate the fact, namely, Mary queen supposed influence of Innocent, io of Scotland, and Charles and James, opposition to the claims of his peo- of England ; and, at this day an ple, than of maintaining the just orangeman's oath of allegiance is rights of the nation, by governing only conditional. But let us return it under the golden rules of justice froin this digression to the main and mercy, But did the barons at. drift of the paragraph before us. tempt to depose John after Innucent Who can help admiring the selfhad excommunicated him, and laid presuming, liberality, which the the kingdom under an interdict?- speaker professes to entertain with No. They felt themselves aggrieve regard to the tenets of the catholic ed by the oppressive exactions of church, arising from the hopes he John, and they insisted upon a re- entertained that “education and the dress of grievances; the monarch superior reason of the age in wbich hesitated; but they persisted in we live" would have had some intheir demands, and at length en fluence in softening down the unforced them. No sooner, however, bending rigidity wbich she had had they obtained their desires, .no hitherto maintained in her doctrines, sooner was the great charter of their and the expectations the cherished liberties signed, than every symp- of our compounding some of the diftom of dissatisfaction subsided, and ferences between us, by “a silent the monarch was left in possessiou of omission” on our part, and a "ge. his throne, and all the high preroga- nerous oblivion" on theirs. Oh, tives attached to it. But was such yes; if they could but once get us the conduct of our arch-reformers, to retract our principles, or, for the when protestantism had enlightened sake of preserving as a decent sense their minds, and beamed a ray of of consistency," if they could but scriptural light upon their before persuade our guardians to go to