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Page 47 - I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any intention to subvert the present Church Establishment as settled by law within this Realm. And I do solemnly swear that I never will exercise any privilege to which I am or may become entitled to disturb or weaken the Protestant religion or Protestant government in the United Kingdom.
Page 50 - Catholics, or in the doctrines of the Church of Rome, any law or principle which makes it lawful for Catholics to break their faith with heretics, or others of a different persuasion from themselves, in matters of religion, either in public or private concerns.
Page 53 - This is the catholic faith : which except a man believe faithfully he cannot be saved.
Page 44 - March, 1789." (Signed in due form.) " UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN. " The Faculty of Divinity at Louvain, having been requested to give her opinion upon the questions above stated, does it with readiness ; but struck with astonishment that such questions should, at the end of this eighteenth century, be proposed to any learned body by inhabitants of a kingdom that glories in the talents and discernment of its natives.
Page 17 - The Concordat might, be abolished, and " the right would still remain. It is inherent in the French monarchs from "" the commencement of their monarchy. It is an essential appendage of " the crown; kings appoint because they are kings. The instant the '* church acquired a civil existence, its dignities became real magistracies, **" the disposal of which necessarily belongs to the sovereign, as they are a " delegated portion of the supreme power, and protected by the laws, and
Page 51 - God, are previous and indispensable requisites to establish a well-founded expectation of forgiveness ; and that any person who receives absolution without these previous requisites, so far from obtaining thereby any remission of his sins, incurs the additional guilt of violating a sacrament...
Page 51 - FORGIVE, they are forgiven. (John xx. 23.) But no actual sin can be forgiven at the mere will of any Pope, or any priest, or any person whomsoever, without a sincere sorrow for having offended God, and a firm resolution to avoid future guilt, and to atone for past transgressions.