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the union and pledged undertaking of bodied evidence to prove that united the Protestant party in Parliament, education of Protestant and Popish know that they are regarded as children in the Scriptures went on at enemies of the great cause, and are to first, under the Kildare-place Society, be discouraged-especially at this with the entire assent of the Romish time, when all eyes are turned on clergy and people. that eminent statesman, who fearlessly Mr. BAXTER seconded the Motion. and unmistakeably has tested the pro- Rev. Dawson Massy supported the Popish policy of the present Govern- Resolution, and said, that in 1827 ment.'
there were 300,000 Roman Catholic The Rev. Dr. Gregg and Rev. children attending the Scriptural Charles Boyd, of Ballynahinch, were schools of Ireland, and in the course elected Vice-presidents of the Associa- of six months 2,015 heads of families tion.
of that religion abjured the errors of The Meeting concluded with the their creed. He had proofs of these Doxology and the Benediction. facts, and he would defy any one to
contradict them. A few hours ago a DUBLIN PROTESTANT ASSOCIA- friend of his related to him an anecdote TION.
which he would tell them. In LimeTue weekly Meeting of this body was rick, a Roman Catholic priest, having held yesterday, in their Committee- engaged in a controversial defence of rooms, 35, South Anne-street; Juhn his Church, was so successful as, in Martin, Esq., T.C., in the chair. his first attempt, to make a Protestant.
The Chairman said, that since the (Laughter.) A poor woman heard last Meeting Government had an- him quote the words, “ Jesus Christ nounced the project of taking into came into the world to save sinners," the pay of this country foreign mer- and they made so much impression on cenaries, for the purpose of carrying her, that she procured a charity school on the war. This proposition had girl to read the Scriptures to her, and taken the nation by surprise; and if it became a Protestant. (Hear, hear.) had been earlier announced, he had This was in a Roman Catholic house, no doubt it would be unanimously and the poor woman, when she had condemned by every class of men in been some time a Protestant, was the kingdom. No proposition could found in her room, lying over her he more fraught with national degra- Bible-dead. (Hear, hear.) dation than this; and the attempt to The Motion for the adoption of the justify it by the precedent of former Report was then put and carried. wars could not succeed, for there was The Rev. Dr. Gregg proposed the no analogy between the circumstances next Resolution, as follows:-"Reof the country at those times and now. solved, — That there would appear to At former periods, when mercenaries be great intolerance and persecution were employed, the nation was in an of Protestants carried on in Achill and exhausted state by long.continued Carlow, and that inquiries be instiwars, but now its resources were in a
to the particulars. That vigorous state. One of the Resolutions the memoir of the case of persecution to be moved to-day would relate to the to the death of Richard Williams, prepersecution which Protestants engaged pared by the Committee, be transin missionary labours were undergoing mitted to John Vance, Esq., M.P., in Ireland. (Hear, hear.) Persecu- with a special request that he would tion was altogether opposed to Pro- call the attention of the House at the testantism, and where the Romish earliest moment to the unredressed party was obliged to resort to it, the wrongs which the case involves." He inevitable inference was, that their said, that their proceedings in the system was a bad one when it needed South were regarded in England with such aid. (Hear.)
the greatest attention. The people beMr. Thomas H. Thompson moved gan to be impressed with the idea that the adoption of a report on public they were now again to fight the battle education in Ireland, by the Com- of the Reformation. (Hear, hear.) mittee of the Association, which em- He wished the statesmen of England
to understand that Protestants would perverts, and several more such are never cease to make their principles a under instruction preparatory to taking matter of conflict until they were the same step.--Record, October 30, dominant and all-prevailing, and they 1854. must either give their adhesion to the MR. DISRAELI AND THE PROTESTANT truth, or take the side of its opponents. PARTY.—A vote of thanks was passed What was the difference between the some days ago to Mr. Disraeli, by the Protestant and Romanist systems ! Burnley Protestant Association, for It was this: the latter regarded them his speech in favour of Mr. Spooner. as requiring to be under the subjec- The following is Mr. Disraeli's reply, tion and espionage of the priests, that "Hughenden Manor, September 7, they may be kept to their duty, and 1854.-Sir,-I have the honour to kept them in darkness. The former acknowledge your letter of the 1st conteniplated men as capable of inst., communicating to me the thanks liberty, so that without any priestly of the Burnley Protestant Association spurring every man was enabled, by for some observations recently made the operation of the Spirit of the Word by me in the House of Commons. of God, to go of his own motion in the The power of a public man in Engway that was right. The legislative land to effect good depends on the policy which had been in operation confidence of his fellow.countrymen, was calculated to extinguish the light, and I, therefore, value this expression and produce demoralization. The new of feeling on the part of the meeting dogma of the Immaculate Conception of which you were the worthy chairwould show to what depth the Romish man."-Press. Church was sunk. The Virgin con- IRELAND.-MAYNOOTH.-It is now templated by the Romish Church was tolerably certain that the long-lookeda myth, which realized the Queen of for." Report” will, according to the Heaven of the Prophet Jeremiah, Ministerial promise, be laid upon the who was a goddess and an idol. The table of the House of Commons early Reverend Gentleman then referred to in the month of February. The docuthe case of the missionary Williams, ment is not yet wholly agreed upon, and said that they would bring the but two of the Commissioners, with matter before both Houses of Parlia- the joint Secretaries of the Commisment. They read in a late paper sion, will leave Dublin on Tuesday " that there had been in Achill out- next for London, where they will be breakings of great violence towards joined by the Earl of Harrowby (the Protestants, and denunciations of death Chairman), and Dr. Twiss, for the to them put forward." They would purpose of final deliberation and adopmake special inquiry into these tion of the terms of the Report. No matters, as well as into an assault further inconvenience or delay is reported by the “ Carlow Sentinel” likely to arise from the absence of upon a Scripture-reader in that town, Chief Baron Pigott, as a draught of named Kenny, who was cut by stones. the report was submitted to the inspecThe Reverend Gentleman concluded tion of the learned judge previous to by moving the Resolution.
his departure from Ireland.—Dublin, Mr. SAVAGE seconded the Resolu- Dec. 24. tion, which, after some observations
.--The King Of NAPLES by Mr. Allen in support of it, was AND THE Jesuits.--Turin, Dec. 6. adopted.
-A curious quarrel has lately broken Rev. D. Massy having been called out between the Neapolitan Governto the second chair, the Meeting ment and the Jesuits in that kingdons. separated.—Daily Express, Dec. 20, It appears the latter had been in the 1854.
habit of teaching that the Pope was
superior to all the other sovereigns of ConverTS FROM POPERY.-Forty- the earth, and the former has, for six persons renounced the errors of some unexplained reason, quite rePopery in St. Paul's, Bermondsey, cently thought proper to regard this since the last published return of July not very novel doctrine among Roman this year. Several of them were of thie Catholics as highly revolutionary in better class. Six of them had been its tendency. The consequence was,
that M. Mazza, the Director of Police, “ These things, O Majesty! are sent for Padre Giuseppe, the Chief of well known, and Liberals would more the Jesuits, the other day, and told easily believe that the sun would not him they must discontinue this prac- rise to-morrow than admit that the tice, and should recollect that in Jesuits could favour them, and there1848 they were sent out of the fore every time they attempt a revolucountry in carriages; " but if these tion their first object is to despoil the things continue," said the worthy Jesuits. Minister, “the Government will kick “ For this reason the Liberals, by you out of the kingdom."
“ Noi vi
an inviolable canon of their law, will cacceremo a calci were the precise not admit a Jesuit, or one who is words. The reverend father, much affiliated to the order, among them. distressed at the result of his inter- “ In fact, the Jesuits in the kingdom view, hastened back to his convent, of Naples have always taught it to be and lost no time in compiling the fol- unpardonable to make revolutions for lowing protest, which was published the purpose of changing the absolute at Naples a day or two after :- monarchy, which the reigning dynasty “ To His Royal Majesty Ferdi- has always maintained.
NAND II., OF THE KINGDOM OF THE “ If this should not be sufficient not Two Sicilies.
to be thought Liberals, we humbly “Sacred Royal Majesty, pray your Majesty to point out what “Sire,— With much surprise we further we ought to do to be believed have heard our sentiments doubted decided absolutists. regarding absolute monarchy; we Certainly the Jesuits have never therefore think it necessary humbly been, at any time or in any place, to submit our views in the present accused of Liberalism; and what page.
motive should they have for not loving “ Majesty, we not only in olden and defending the absolute Governtime, but also recently on our ment of the august monarch Ferdinand establishment in 1821, until the II., who has covered them with benepresent day, have always inculcated fits? respect, love, and devotion for the "Finally, Majesty, of this sovereign King our Lord, for his Government, beneficence we have made no other and for the form of the same-that is, use than for the good of Christian absolute monarchy.
morality and Catholicity and the “This we have done, not only from reigning dynasty, to profess immutable conviction, but also because the fidelity to the absolute monarchy, to Doctors of the company, who are which we declare ourselves always Francesco Suarez, the Cardinal Bal- devoted, and we hope that your larmino, and many other theologians Majesty will graciously permit us to and publicists of the same, have pub- confirm this sentiment at your Malicly taught absolute monarchy to be jesty's feet by word of mouth. the best form of government.
" The present page is signed by me, “This we have done, because the by my Father's councillors' (Padri internal economy of the company is Consultori), and by all others present, monarchical, and therefore we are by in the short time there has been for maxim and by education devoted to collecting their signatures; and if your absolute monarchy, in which Catho- Majesty desires the signatures of all licism, by the wisdom and zeal of a the Jesuits of this province of Naples, pious King, can alone have secured they can speedily be obtained. In so defence and prosperity.
much, we who sign this are full Majesty, that we both think and guarantee for their devotion by all believe, and sustain that absolute proof to the absolute monarchy. monarchy is the best of governments, “ GIUSEPPE Maria PALADINI, is demonstrated by the damage that
della Compagnia di Gesu we suffered in the year 1848. We
Provinciale, were the victims of Liberalism because (And twenty-three others.) all Liberals were and are well per- Collegio del Gesu Nuovo, suaded also that the Jesuits are the
Napoli, Nov. 21." supporters of absolute monarchy. -- Times, Dec. 26, 1854.
THOSE WHO WISH NOT WELL TO OUR ZION.
We are not fond of party names or party distinctions. Far better in our judgment is it to have one body of united consistent Christians, holding fast the form of sound words, and speaking the truth in love, than to have a number of sects and divisions, however animated by zeal, or enlightened by intelligence. Yet divisions unhappily have prevailed from almost the earliest period of the Church's history. And He who spake as never man spake has assured us " it must needs be that offences come.” Yet He adds, “Woe be to him through whom the offence cometh."
We are led to these remarks in consequence of a case just argued in the Consistasy Court, with reference to certain Tractarian or Romish observances and ceremonials long practised at St. Paul's and St. Barnabas', Knightsbridge. The Report, as extracted from the “ Times” of January 18th, is subsequently given.
What mean all these sad disputes between professors of a common faith? Surely there is practical work enough to be done for the cause of Christ, both at home and abroad, without so much attention being given merely to externals. This may be the language of some truly loving and faithful Christian men, and if externals were not the symbols of the inward man, and if they did not indicate the animus actuating those who observe them, some might be tempted to think that the churchwardens in these cases were needlessly opposing those "over them in the Lord.” But a great question is at stake. Are we to have our churches transformed into Popish masshouses, or are we not? Are our clergy to be allowed to throw chaff to their people instead of wheat? Is form to take the place of substance ? Shadow that of reality? Are men's minds to be directed to outward finery, instead of being directed to the Lamb of God, as the ALONE Saviour and Redeemer? We trow not. The Protestant laity must not allow these things. Let them arise and lift up
their voice, and they will be supported shortly by the higher powers in the Church. And our Church, purified from dross, shall yet,
Vol. XVII.-February, 1855. New Series, No. 50.
we trust, work efficiently for her God and Saviour, and continue to protest much more decidedly than she has lately done against Popish mummery and superstition.
CONSISTORY Court, WeDnESDAY, JAN. 17.
(Before Dr. Lushington.) WESTERTON V. LIDDELL AND HORNE AND OTHERS. Dr. BAYFORD stated that this was an application on the part of Mr. Westerton, one of the churchwardens of the district chapelry of St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, for a decree against the Hon, and Rev. R. Liddell, the perpetual curate, and Mr. J. T. Horne, the other churchwarden, and the parishioners and inhabitants of the district chapelry, to show cause why a license or faculty should not be committed and granted to Mr. Westerton, to remove the altar or high altar and cloths now used for covering the same, together with the wooden cross elevated thereon and fixed thereto, as well as the candlesticks thereon, together with the credentia, preparatory altar, or credence-table, now set up and used in the chapel or church of St. Paul, and which were offensive to the religious feelings of a large proportion of the parishioners and inhabitants of the district. It appeared that those persons had made application to Mr. Westerton to apply for this decree. They were prevented by conscientious motives from attending divine service while those things remained. The decree called upon the parties to show cause why the same should not be removed, and instead of them should be substituted a decent table for the administration of the Lord's-supper and holy communion, and a proper covering thereto, as by the laws, canons, constitutions, and customs of the United Church of England and Ireland, was prescribed. The case came before the Court on a motion for a decree, in consequence of the registrar feeling that he could not issue it without its directions, it being out of the regular course. There was an affidavit from Mr. Westerton stating these circumstances, and saying that instead of a decent communion table, covered in time of Divine service with silk or other decent stuff, which ought to be provided and placed in the church, there was set up therein an altar or high altar of wood, which was constantly covered with a succession of cloths, embroidered and decorated in a fanciful and unseemly manner, and which cloths were varied at different periods of the year, and that there was also elevated upon, and fixed and attached to the centre of the altar or high altar, a wooden cross, two feet high, and of proportionate breadth ; and he further made oath that there were two gilded candlesticks placed on the altar or high altar, with candles therein of at least eight inches in circumference, and, when new, of one yard in height, and that the same were wholly unnecessary and superAuous for giving light, and that there was also set up in the chancel of the church a credentia, preparatory altar or credence table, and that the altar, altar-cloths, cross, candlesticks, and credentia, preparatory altar, or credence-table, were offensive to the religious feelings of a large portion of the parishioners and inhabitants of the district chapelry; that they were thereby, as they had frequently informed him, and as he in his conscience believed, precluded by conscientious motives from attending Divine