Vaticanism: An Answer to Reproofs and Replies

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Murray, 1875 - Allegiance - 128 pages

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Page 87 - Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Page 61 - Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth: see, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, and to destroy and to overthrow; to build, and to plant.
Page 17 - Or who contend that Papal judgments and decrees may, without sin, be disobeyed, or differed from, unless they treat of the rules (dogmata) of faith or morals. • Ibid. 5. Or who assign to the State the power of defining the civil rights (jura) and province of the Church.
Page 79 - Strengthen thy brethren; "which has no reference whatever to doctrine, but only, if its force extend beyond the immediate occasion, to government; and, finally, "Thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church;" when it is notorious that the large majority of the early expositors declare the rock to be not the person but the previous confession of Saint Peter; and where it is plain that, if his person be really meant, there is no distinction of ex Cathedrd and not ex Cathedrd, but the entire...
Page 88 - Infallibility, and on obedience to the Pope. 2. That the extreme claims of the Middle Ages have been sanctioned, and have been revived without the warrant or excuse which might in those ages have been shown for them. 3. That the claims asserted by the Pope are such as to place civil allegiance at his mercy. 4. That the State and people of the United Kingdom had a right to rely on the assurances they had received, that Papal Infallibility was not, and could not become, an article of faith in the Roman...
Page 18 - Approbation attached to it, in which he converts the condemnatory negations of the Syllabus into the corresponding affirmatives. For Article XXX. he gives* the following proposition : ' The immunities of the Church, and of ecclesiastical persons, have not their origin in civil right.
Page 9 - I will add, is it aware of the power and weight carried by the words and by the acts of those among its greatest men, whom it does know. The Ecclesiastical historian will perhaps hereafter judge that this secession was a much greater event even than the partial secession of John Wesley, the only case of personal loss suffered by the Church of England, since the Reformation, which can be at all compared with it in magnitude.
Page 7 - The Vatican Decrees do, in the strictest sense, establish for the Pope a supreme command over loyalty and civil duty. To the vast majority of Roman Catholics they are, and in all likelihood will long in their carefully enveloped meaning remain, practically unknown. Of that small minority who have spoken or fitted themselves to speak, a portion reject them. Another portion receive them with ail express reserve, to me perfectly satisfactory, against all their civil consequences.
Page 12 - Gladstone pronounced to be of the highest interest as a psychological study. ' Whatever he writes, whether we agree with him or not, presents to us this great attraction as well as advantage, that we have everywhere the man in the work, that his words are the transparent covering of his nature. If there be obliquity in them, it is purely intellectual obliquity ; the work of an intellect sharp enough to cut...

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