Usage guidelines Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. The concurring testimony of respe Oable eye witnesses, and the certainty that they can have no interest in deceiving us, are sufficient motives to command our belief, however otharwise im[Mrobable the drcumstance may appear. 9 The incliiuttion to beliero or dubelieve, generally depeadt iq MHi the number of out prejudices, and the extent of our know- ledge. Since we know that things, apparently impossible to ns, do ■evertbeless exist, we n»ist feel the necessity of yielding acqui- escence to tiie testimony tyrdom) must have been at Rome, both because it b agreea Ue (o the imanimoui voice of at Uiqutlyy and because the iufierings of so great an apostle could not fail to be of such notoriety in the Church, as to preclude the possibility of an imposition in re- gard to the place." Thus, immediately under the reference: HIS EVER HATINQ BBEIf AT Ro HB DOUBTFUL, WO read: "PROBA- BLY MARTTKED AT Ro ME." Wh^ means all this? Ignatius martyr, who wrote thus to the Romans: "I do not commend you as St. Paul did; they were Aposties of Jemia Christ, and 1 am a mere nothing:" Ou^ iie Uirfoe xa'i Ilau Xof Sutrafifaiuu ujun* ixirvoi 'Aviffni Ku luifm Xpit Trou, iyu Si i XAx"^'^' "^h&t can be more clear, from these words," says the learned Pearson, Protestant Bishop of Chester, "than that this most holy martyr vras of opinion, that Peter no less than Paul preached and suffered at Rome:" 'Lectures on Ecclesinstical History. Hark in his firit epistle, written from Rome, which he figuratively calls Babylon."* 9. Dionynns, Bidiop of Corinth, who, in his Epistle to the Romans, anerts that "St. Paul preached the gospel in Coiinth and in Rome, and suffered martyrdom in the latter S. Yy»j^Bf Uiur, xni difu Xiwvruv rvi ^Xi|Atn.' Again: "The greatest and most ancient church was founded in Rome, by the i Uo Btriouaapostlee, Peter and Paul."* 4. went, at last, to Rome, whero he wu crucin Sed." — "These things,'* says Euiebius,' "(M- gen relates in the 3d vol. Tertu Uian, who, in several parts of his works, speaks oi St. The remarks which I purpose making concerning them, will demand a larger space than can be devoted to this subject, in the present number. For if he die without baptino, * Tertu Uian on Baptim. For, they to whom the secrets of the divine mjfsteriea were intrusted, knew that there were in all real defilements of sin, which should be waohed away by water and the Sjuht." Besides these tettimoniea (and no chhstian should hesitate t^ admit them,) Mr.Public domain books belong to the public and we are merely their custodians. Thus, an African who had never seen an European, might deny the existence of white men; and persona unacquaint- ed with the mathematical and astronomical sciences, might not readily kdmit the poesibilttj of ascertaining the magnitudes, di» tames, &C. Does "the unanimous voice of antiquity" amount only to "a very sugpidous tradition^ " Was St Peter pro- bably martyred at Rome, without his having probably been there? By such Iradition as must satisfy, not only 'Reasonable CAmftan«," but any man free from prejudice, a. Caias, a priest of the Rmnan church, who, in his book against Procul us, affirms that '4ie can show, in Rome, the trcqihiea wected to the holy apostles, Peter and Paul; the one on the Vat- ican, the other on the Ostian way:" 'tyu Si rix rp^aia ru* 'Avm WXuv S)(u ^rgoi, K. Kenrick cites a great number of othen, no lev SKplicit, and unesceptionable.
Maintain attribution Tht Goog Xt "watermark" you see on each file is essential for in forming people about this project and helping them find additional materials through Google Book Search. Keep it legal Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for ensuring that what you are doing is legal. It ia diegusting, provdiii^, nau- seating, to perceive, after dl we can lay, and write, the repetition of the aame caluraniei, and the same inconaistonue B. "Peter, on whom the Church was built by the Lord, speak- ing as the organ of all, and answeriag in the name of the Church, ■ays: Lord, to whom sha H we go? "Baptism is one, and the Holy Qhoal one, and the Church one, founded upon Fbter by our Lord, having its origin uid system established in unity."* IV. Prtmatoa Parao datur, ut una Cbristi Eccleaia et cathedra una monatr^ur."— De unitat Eccl. "God has intru Bled hia will, as a depoail to the haads of men.
Do not assume that just because we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States, that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries. We state, to-day, that Catholics are not required to believe the infallibility of the Pope, and to-morrow some polemical scribblerwill daring- ly auert that they are. that he was engaged in controversy with Popes Cor- nelius and Stephen. Teter, upon wbom our Lord built his Church, did not insolently attribute any thing to himself."* y. * "Loquitur illic Fetrua super quem nem instituit et ostendit potestatem illun dedit Qt id solvoretur in cfclis quod i Ue solrisset in terris." — Epist. * "Ecdeaia Catholica et mater et origo et radix — ipsa prima et mia super PETav M Domini voce foundata," &c. ' "Qui Eccleai B reuititi U' at rematit, qui cathedram Petri auper Q, DEM fundata eat Ecclesia, deserit, in Eccleaift ae ease ccmfidi L"'— De unit. ' "Petrus cui ores snaa Dominus paacendaa tnendaa que comntut- dat, aaper Quem poauit et fimdavit Eccleaiam."— De virginitale. He has instituted an ordiuar; ministry in his Church: ihte insti-.
Hence hxre thoee persons, who take it as the only jndge of what they should believe, adopted opinions not leas absurd than contradictory; and, consequently, equally oppositd to troth, whic^ in its nature, is essentially ore, and indivisible. Upon this account Alexander Jiailizodbv Co Oglc 74 THE UETBOPOLITAH. declaied, that nothing convioced him that he was not a divinity, but his not being able to live without sleep. Ambrose, Sulpicius Se Tem S) make meation of innumerable miracles which were wrought ia their days: who would be bo rash as to reject the authority i^ writers eio enlightened and so Tirtuous? The rise, the prt^^ss, or the down&l of learning doea not affect her. " Our nature revolts from the rigours of them: it would, were they not manifestly inculcated in the Scriptures^ gladly throw them off, and adopt the much more congenial maxims of the "Protestant." But far from this, we every day behold a "defection" not from the "nominal," bwt the practical, "ranks of Protestantism." Tou bewail, Sir, in the most lugubrious terms, the "effort" whidi is \nade to infuse the principles of Catholicism. "Dosiue lugabres Cantua " n They will avail nothing: Americans are not to be always the slaves of (tfejudice: the empty words, "idolatry," "superstition," "Popery," will not contiane to alarm an age of freedom and in- vestigation. One sin- gle generation of this perfect nature exhausts all his fecundity, and attracts all his love. " yea, we know the name of that eternal, co-equal, and immutable S(mi of God, and we know tbe inefiablfl name of fa Ui P^her.
Correspoiideiica on the conveiaioii ol i Dcrease of Catholics in England, . Even when it proceeds upon the most incontestable data, it is liable to wander far from the paths of truth, and can seldcm attain to any thing like certainty. But the greater put of her avowed vo- taries are the sons of luxury; who appr O[»iate to festivity the hotus designed for rest: who considec the reign c£ pleasure as commencing, when day b^ins to withdraw her busy multitudes, and ceases to dis Bipate attention by intrtisive and unwelcome va- riety: who begin to awake to joy, when the rest of the wc M'ld sink into insensibility', and revel in the soft effluence of flattering and artificial lights, which "More shadowy set off the bee of things." It may be observed, that however sleep may be put off from time to time, yet the demand is of so importunate a nature, as not to remain long unsatisfied; and if, as some have done, we con- sider it as the tax of life, we must observe it as a tax that must be paid, unless we cease to be men. Apostolia Domini habeinns Kotores, qui, nee ipsi, quicquam, ex suo arbitrio, quod inducerent^ elc^runt: eed acceptam i CSiriato disciplinam, fideliter, natioai- bus adaignaverunt."§ * De Corona, c. f "Quod antem prcdicnverint [Apostoli], id c£t, quod illis Christus reveiaverit, et He pncscribiun non aliter probi Lri debere, nisi per eos- dem £cclesias, quas ipai Apnstoii coniliderunt, ipai eis prmdicalido, Hm viv A, quod aiunt, voce qu&m per cpiatola E, ported — Si hsc ita aint, CMi Btat praind S amnem doctrinun, qute cum illis Ecclesiia mstricibus 6t originalibus fidei, consinret, veritati deputwuiam os Be."^-CK(i()ler SI . " — "Hunc doctissimum vinim si fecil^ interrogare pcesemm, 'qu£m multos utriusque lingue divinanim Scriptuiarum trictalo- res, et christianamm disputationum scriptwes commemoraiel, qui non aliud, ex quo Christi Eccleaia est cons Ututa, sensenint; non «iiod it majoribus acceperunt; non aliud posteris reliquerunt." Thus far I have taken a rapid view of the belief of the Choroh of God with regard to Tradition, in the 'bright ages" erf' Chris- lianity: the same belief was preserved, in the "Dark ages:" thv same belief she still holds, in the "Enlightened age" in which we live. How, according to these principles, will the "Protestant" dare assert, that they are *'ju3t suited to the bias and tendency of our corrupt nature? Thia day (of eternity) have I begotten thee."' "From the womb, before the day-star, I begot thee."* Hence, from all eternity, "this only begotten Son is in the bosom of the Father."' God can ne^er have but this Son; he is perfect, and God cannot have two such. Now we can presume to answer the question of Solomon: S*hat is bis name, and what 19 the name of bis Son?
dbv G00glf "Tha Litnrgy." Ori^^iul-Xollege Remloiaceiicea, Origmtl—. daily expenence, to be singularly deceptive: whence we find, that the opinions of jnankind are at . If reason cannot enable us to see things as they are in reality, in matters that fall within the limits of our senses, how shall we venture to take it as an infallible guide in subjects that are in their nature, far above human comprehension. Milton has observed of the Night, that it is '^The pleasant time, the cool, the silent." These men may, indeed, well bo expected to pay particular homage to night: since they are indebted to her, not only for cessation from pain, but increase of pleasure: not only for slum- her, but for knowle^e. ^uaeque eartni vtntit el ioldnu, osaa Qinrint (JVi/i M tidere! — Consequently, every doctrine which ia held by these primitive and mother churches, must be considered as the tmth."t He adds: '^uod apnd multoe nnum invenitur, non est erta Uim^ sed traditum.";^ In the same treatise he lays down this rule ^ainat all variations, and innovations in tlie ancient futh: ''Nobis verd nihil, ex nostro arbilrio, inducere licet; sed nee cligere, quod aliquis, de arbitrio siio, induxerit. com- mentatora on the Divine Scriptures, expounders of the Christian Faith, who, ever since the foundation of the Church c^ Ouist, have held no other doctrine; have received no other doctrine from their ancestors; have left no other doctrine to their descen- dants! Natu- rally thinking, this syatem, inatead of encouraging the commis- sion of sin, should inspire us with a hc Htor for the smallest Tomnl defect. 189 eternity produces a Son Cox substantial to liiimelf, and from eternity aaya to him: "Thou art my Son. £H4y, ii ID one moment, if ne may speak of a moment in God, that he ever is.
The ideas upon which alone they can be founded, aie transmitted to the mind through the medium of the senses: through a medium, which is proved by. Nor have the poets been always deficient in her praises. cinere* ituitlil virior, et urhem £ft4M Mfuutfe eerbtrabit imgula. Tbere is no moon — the Tyber's mudi^y waves Roll darkly; on its melancholy banks. Tertoltian, after having mentioned sevend christian obserrai^ cee relative to Baptism, and the Euch Euiat, adds: *'If jaa ttk wpaa what law of Sc^pture these, and other rites, are founded, jaa vill discover none: but T^adiiion shai) be allied tbe sutbor; eialom, the confinncr, and faitk, the observer," Harvm, tt ali- (trtim i JMetp Knarut Ti, n legem expoilvlaa Seripturantm, nu Bam moenie*: sed traditio t Un praetend^ur auctrix; cowsdktudo, ccmlinnatrix; et fidbs, obiervalrix.* In his celebrated work de Pr«»mption Una, he says: "I esta- blish this prescription, tliat, what the Apostles praacbed, name- ly, what Christ revealed to them, ia not to be proved other- wise than by the churches, which they founded by preaching, both, mva voce, as it is called, and (afterwards) by their Epistles. But you, modem Jews, and disciple* "Ol \i^i rift (i Xiifl^ i^E (Mwnpi'ofi pii Xflv Ti "how many writers in both languages he would mention! f "Consuetudo ilia ab Apostolorum Traditione ezordium sumpsis Be credenda est, sicut sunt multa qus universa tenet Ccclcsis, et ob hoc, ab Apostolia precepla bene crcdunlur, quanqu^ scripta non reperia- tnus."— ftiy:6. The doctrine of Purgatory, far frcnn being on entouragemenl to sin, is calculated to produce the very contrary effect: for, we believe that so heinous is sin in the sight of God, that it ie not the easy matter to get rid of it which the "Proteat- ant" represents it to be — that it muat be atoned for: and that even venial transgressions entail on the soul a punishment which must be undergone either in this world or in the nest. Faber, than the Prelate, against whoso first work THE HETROFOLITAN.
The discovery of truth is, even in a temporal point of view, of the utmost importance to man. I cannot describe the electrical emotion with which 1 was seized: these men, who would not do a base action for all the treasures of th^ earth, throw themselves before the feet of their fellow creaturet- But by paying to the lowest of bis guests an homage which we do not even pay to kings, the Trappist can do no more to honc M' the great ones of this world, and thus is civil equality consecrated by Christian humility. If faehas,hoiv can he speak of the ignonmce of which "Popery" is the motha? Bendes, the authns of the "Ency- clopedia" have yet to learn that the council of Basle was a Bchismstical, not an (Ecomenical, Councit. "He exhibitt none of the lax rowality of hia order." Yfbai lax morality are the Jesuits, as a body, goil^ of teaching^ And, because at the hoar of death, he recommended his ssul to the Saviour of mankind, and invoked the mother of God lo pray for him, it is impiously BBBerted,"thathe bequeathed « one half erf' his soul to the Vi^in and the other to Jesus Christ! 157 In the name of Religion, can there be any better mode of conn' .
But, while this consideration induces ua to make it the source of our judgments, the facihty with which it may be led into error, should ever pnt ua upon our guard against its conclusions, In mattwa that are in their nature far above its comprehension. The two religious approached us without saying a word, and fell prostrate at our feet. We hitherto thoi^bt, that we were accused of attaching onnelves, with blind sabmission, to the decinons of general Councils, and thitf in tbem, mtve than on any othw occasions, the psfwl power was exercised most arbitrarily. These are a few hasty remarks we have thrown together, to convey to the public an idea of the work, in the Tn E MKTKOFOtir AN.
Copyright infringement liabili^ can be quite severe. It may be granted to the poorest and most obacoie layman in existence. Virgin Mary-*" and there waa also present, both James the brother of oiu Lord, and Peter, the ssfrkhb and most tncient hku of Divines."' Il T THE SBCON'S AGE. "When the chief chaige of feeding Christ's sheep," writes Origen, "was given to S. He has done this, authorising the Utter, moreover, st the same time by virtue of his promise, not simply to recommend those individuals to be the pastors of the church, who by their talents or their piety, may appear to be most competent to the sacred task, hut positively to make them such: and to confer upon them a real apostolical de- legation: to render them by this means, a distinct order of men, set apart from (he general body of the faithful: the ambassadors of Christ: tbe dispensers of hia mysteries: the shepherds of his fold: the preachers of his word: in short, men, as certainly 'bint or Goo,' as were the first qostles themselves." ' Institutesofbibticalcriticinn,51I. "It is in the hands of the ptople,'* it is said, *Hhat God has vest- ed the deputatiffli of the pastoral ministry: so that by Ibeir elec- tion, or approbation, men become the true pastors of the Cbn» tian fold." This principle is very differently explained by some of the Calvinistic sects: and therefore, very differently applied: thus, some of them contend, that the divine prerogative resides .
About Google Book Search Google's mission is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. It nerw was (and this is a point which every Catholic ia bound to ao- knowledge,) the intention of Christ, that "the povrer of mira- cles" should be limited to the priest. "All churches round about," writes S, Irensus, "ought to re- sort to the Bo MAM Church, by reason of its more powerful prin- cipality."' And again: 'The Roman Chnrch is the greatest and most an- cient, founded at Borne, by S. Peter, and the Church Fotitt Dsn upon BIM," 8ic* "We hold Peter, the Head and boot of the Church," says S, Cyprian.' In another place he calls "the Church of all the Apoedai," Opialut . ' ''He first committed hia lambs, and dlemrds faia sheep to Peter,'" Bays Euscbius, "because he made hkn not only Psatfir, but Pastor op the Pastors.'" S. in the great body of the people: whilst others maintain, that it resides in certain portions of it: some defend the rights of na- tional Churches: others, on the contrary, defend those of each separate congregation.
Were it in the power of man to acquire a P^li BPt knowledge of the nature of diii^^ and attain a clear perception of the truth, reason could not then possibly lead him into error; but such a our ignorance, and such the limited powers of our understanding, that our judgments are generally uncertain, and frequendy erro- neous. Fontenelle has not failed (o celebrate her praises; and to chide the san for biding from his view, the worlds which he imagines to appear in every constella- tion. Gpod Hushed is the tumult of the buay day, And silence nts upon the hills of Rome! — Think how dreadful it i B-^That a Roman Bishop, the representative of the Pope at the court of France, should have been requested b; a French bishop to consecrate himi — And should have consented to »■ iwsitoiium dives, fdenissim^ in earn contulerint omnia qute sunt veiitatis; uti omnis, quicumque velit, sumat ex ea poturo vits, M af^vehendat veritatis Traditionem. if ic Xelnrdie% IB which the Apostles t&ught, and leun bam them what ia cer- tain and incoatestable on that nibject."— Such wu the anthoi^ of Tnditio B in the second ceatiu7, IN THE THIBS CBNTU&T. _ ,-e, was ilbitbei cert^n, nor universal: and in this he was mistaken^ Thus, Tradition prevailed against all the arguments of the Ai Hcan Bishop. "We de- monstrate that our doctrine," he says, "has been handed down from Fathers to Fatliers. Paul, "let a man prove himself and thns let him eat of the bread and drink of the chalice: for he that eatetfa or drinketh unworthily, eatcth and drinketh judgment to himseif."* "An encouragement to sin, by the payment fbr masses to be perfmmed after death, fcc." Here is another atro- cious calumny.