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tianity. They talk about loyalty, the state” that utters the but secretly they long for rebel- tence of exclusion," into cons lion.
tempt and disrepute. The Anti-Catholic has forged We are then reminded of the a number of menaces which he old stories about persecution ; puts into the months of Catholics, and the feelings of Protestants and then calls upon
« his fellow, are appealed to for the vilest of countrymen” to" screw their cou- purposes. Persecution is falsely rage to the sticking-place," that called a “Catholic principle," they may face their threats with and a string of ridiculous false boldness and success.
hoods are retailed about the first To silence the remonstrances of introduction of persecution into Roman Catholics, they are told the Christian world.We will that there are even among Pro- not say one word in reply to these testants," whose only misfortune calumnies--they have been an- . (for he will not call it a fault) has swered again and again. Some been to differ in particular tenets, misplaced compliments are paid who“ are exempted by our state- to the 6 mild influence of the provisions from certain privileges Protestant code," and thus the both ini church and state, debarred Anti-Catholic concludes his first from honours and emoluments,
attack. and even clouded with an odium We will for their constancy, their fervour, sense about keeping faith with and uniform attachment. “ Yet, heretics. Every sensible Procoutinues the Anti-Catholic, testant in England, and every " these are Protestants, members Roman Catholic child in Chrisof the same state, though differe tendom, now knows that this ing in a few particulars; but never was a tenet of the Catholic which, so far from being dange- religion. If the Anti-Catholic rous, are for the most past exem- really meant to bring his own plary, rational, and just ; and, cause into contempt, he could not though labouring under the sen better have done it, than by thus tence of exclusion, are not es- manifesting his total ignorance of teemed derogatory to the form, ecclesiastical history; and by those the principle, or the consistency, palpable perversions of the plainof the law and spirit of the Con- est facts. stitution.” And adds, « if there The next article in the Antimust be recourse to alteration, Catholic consists of a statement of surely the Catholic inay rest his the Editor's designs on the Faith claim upon the issue of these pre- of Roman Catholics. As this tensions : he cannot tax the State paper is not finished in the first with partiality while these re- number, we will pass it over with main; nor can he feel a hope, till just observing, that we would rethey are satisfied."
commend to our opponent, not to Perhaps a more iniquitous ar. blunder, as all his brethren, with gument against the Catholic one or two exceptions, have done, claims was never urged than this, by charging Roman Catholics or one more calculated bring with doctrines they never held,
or opinions and practices the Art, III. A Protestant and Pachurch has always disavowed, or pists' Manual, &c. 8vo. 27 pp. 18. at least never encouraged. STOCKDALE, jun, 1812.
The article of Review with which the Anti-Catholic has fa- MR. STOCKDALE, jun. wishes voured us, is an indirect justift
much to be deemed a true Pro. cation of an ignorant Methodist testant Bookseller. Hence he la. or Calvinistic Baptist preacher; bours incessantly to augment the and a severe attack on our former fears and excite the discontents Editor. This critique is intro- of his brethren against the Cathoduced by some copious remarks lic claims. A sworn and deteron our own Magazine. The Anti- mined foe to religious toleration, Catholic, or rather the Editor, for yet a very staunch right-of-prithey are evidently different wri. vate-judgment-man-by a singuters, pays us some handsome com- lar knack of misrepresentation, he pliments; but expresses his opi- contrives to make ignorant peonion, that the clergy will not en. ple fancy that there can be no courage our labours; because, as he true religion--no safety-no li. insinuates, the Catholic laity is too berty, but under a Protestant goignorant, and the clergy too art- vernment, that shall bind in ful, to encourage literature in any chains and fetters the great poshape. We will only say, that pulation of Ireland, and the Ca. the Editor is mistaken on both tholic Clergy, nobility, and genthese points; and as to our late try of England and Scotland. We Editor, we will only remark, that assert this of Mr. S. jun. because we trust he will not fail speedily be chooses to take the responsito clear himself of the numerous bility upon himself of many of charges of falsehood that are here his Protestant tibels on the reli. exhibited against him. With gion of our ancestors, by reviv. respect to his family, and other ing old, and inventing new slanprivate quarrels, we have nothing ders against his betters. As some to do; neither has he any thing speak they know not what, and now to do with the Catholic Mao others write on subjects they do gazine, otherwise than
not understand, so this indusother bookseller. If he can de. trious Protestant publisher cares fend himself, which we hope and not what he prints, provided it is trust he can, our pages shall be hostile to Catholic Emancipation, open to any fair and liberal state, and (what Mr. S. regards of still ment he may think proper to greater importance) “ what will make; and for the sake of his very sell.”. This Protestant and Pahonourable and dignified connec- pists' Manual professes to contain tions, as well as for his own sake, 1. A Protestant's reasons for the we earnestly recommend to him independence of the ancient Bri. an immediate reply, accompanied tish church. 2. A Roman Ca. by undeniable evidence, to his tholic's reasons why he cannot Anti-Catholic opponents.
conform to the Protestant reli. gion, examined and answered. And 3. A short view of the diffe
rences between the Church of There may be, and are, the England and of Rome.” This, Church militant, and the Church like many others of Mr. S.'s at- triumphant; and if the Protestants tacks on the ancient religion, and will grant to Catholics to belong the characters of the primitive to the former, it is quite enough christians, is anonymous; yet for the present-against this there can be no dispute concern- Church the gates of Hell can ing the quarter from whence the never prevail;
-as a Church, its first part of this pamphlet, at least, salvation is secure; and it is blasis purloined. The " Protestauts' phemy, after this concession, to Reasons," &c. are exactly those speak of the spouse of Christthat Dr. Burgess, (the Protestant the pillar and ground of truth, Bp. of St, David's,) has given in as being “in a dangerous state.” his ' Letters to the Clergy of his “ Fear not, little flock," said the Diocese," printed at Carmarthen. founder of this Church, to those The second part contains the very Apostles from whom Protesthirteen reasons of a Catholic tants grant the present“ Papists, '* against conformity with the Pro. have received their mission, suctestant Religion, published by cession, and orders," " Fear not, Keating and Co. Thus, together little flock, it is your Father's with the “ Short View,” are these good pleasure to give you the twenty-seven slight pages made kingdom"_" And, lo! I am with 9р.
you ALL DAYS, (or ALWAYS, if the This sagacious Protestant tells Protestants will have it so,) even .us, p. 19, that “ Protestants cer- unto the end of the world." And tainly allow, that. Papists, though can those who adhere to this in a dangerous state, may, by the mission, this succession, and these grace of God, be saved ;” that orders, be in a dangerous state? “ the Church of Rome is a part and is there, then, reason to fear of the Church of Christ ; and that the words of Christ will fail? that it has its ordinary mission, Did he not say, that not one jat succession, and orders, from the .or tittle of his word should fall 10 Apostles,"This is enough all the ground till all be fulfilled?" that Catholics ever contended for; But these tolerant Protestants tell --and do the Protestants really us, that, though this “ Church of and , truly grant the Church of Christ is in a dangerous state," Rome is any part of the Church it may, by the grace of God, “be of Christ ?" That this Church has saved !" This is a wonderful its mission, sucCESSION, and or- concession, truly ! Who shall ders from the Apostles ? What Jare to limit "the grace of God?" more would
the most zealous And yet this Protestant has the Catholic desire ?. Christ is not effrontery to assert, that nothing divided his true Church is not of this will « Papists allow to in league with Belial-it forms Protestants.” Yes, we can assure
part” of the kingdom of even this Protestant himself, that Satan; and cannot be divided even he, who has falsified the against itself. In fact, it has no truth-who has slandered the suc
parts,” using that term as signi. cession of the Apostles, who has fying divisions and opposition.- vilified and persecuted those
whom he acknowledges are "a Christ,” she is safe---she is the part of the Church of Christ,” true part;
be no that even he, who has lifted up false part of the Church of Christ; his heel against the “ Orders" of for, we repeat it, Christ is not the Apostles, "may, by the Gruce divided : like his own seamless of God, be saved." Let him not, garment, 'his militant Church therefore, any more assert that may be rent by the sacrilegious “ Papists,”as he slanderously calls hands of Jews, infidels, and aposu the Church of Christ,” do not tates; but the“ parts” will never allow that Protestants « may be difer. Either Catholicism or Prosaved.” But how those can be testantism must be the true saved, who, with their eyes open, church; but they cannot both be admit that the Church of Rome so; because they differ and anais the Church of Christ, that the thematize each other. If, there. ministers of that church have fore, the former, as this Protestheir mission, succession, and or- tant is compelled to confess, is ders from the Apostles, and yet the Church of Christ, or any part forsake and vilify that church, we of it, the latter, as a Church, is confess we can no more discover, not so; but a schism and open than that a Protestant believer in opposition--a determined enemy. the creed of St. Athanasius can This is the point at issue, between discover that those shall not “pe- the two churches : we affirm, that rish everlastingly," who do not there is but “ one Faith, one “ keep whole and undefiled, that Lord, one Baptism”-in other portion of the CATHOLIC Faith." words, one church, deriving her Unless indeed the Church of " mission, succession, and orders Christ is divided against itself, from the Apostles," and we have, (in wbich case, like a family so in this “ Protestants' Manual,” a divided, it cannot stand) we can full acknowledgment that the perceive no possible danger re- Church of Rome is that Church specting the eternal salvation of and that the Church of England those who live and die in obedie differs from that church ! ence to her laws, conformity to ask no more; and can only exher holy precepts and moral dục press our concern, though not, ties, and belief in her divine doc. after this, our surprise, that the trines; and to assert the contrary, English Church should refuse appears to us the most dangerous fully to tolerate the acknowledgstate of unbelief that can be con- ed members of the “ Church of ceived. The Churches of Rome Christ." and of England are in direct opposition, as this Protestant has himself shewn in his last, or third Art. IV. A View of the Case of part ; wherein he exhibits a the Roman Catholics. 800. Is:
View of their Differences.” HATCHARD, 1812. "They went out from us, because they were not of us." clear, and the truth it contains THIS is the production of a
well-meaning Protestant. It alarming. If the Church of Rome contains an enumeration of those
part of the Church of public acts which still disa
grace the statute-book, and which “A Commination against numeare so anti-scriptural and cruel, errors and blasphemies" that it would be persecution of attributed to Roman Catholics, the grossest kind to enforce them. extracted from a little tract, The author is convinced, and has entitled “ Vindication of the Roshewn, that no possible danger man Catholics." It was“.printed can arise to the English Church in London, early in the reign of or Constitution from a removal of King James, and re-printed in those shameful penalties by which the year 1743, when an inrasion Catholics are oppressed and in- was designed against England by sulted. He supposes that the the Pretender." In this section chief difficulty to Catholic Eman. also, our author will find the recipation is in the subjection which cent “ address of several of his the Catholic Church owes and Majesty's Roman Catholic subacknowledges to the See of Rome. jects, to their Protestant fellowThis objection he supposes may subjects." If these "explanatibe removed, if “ the Roman Ca. ons” and “ solemn renunciations" tholic clergy, within the united will not satisfy our Protestant kingdom, will explain in what friends, we know not what will. light they consider the supremacy They may, however, peruse with of the Pope; and if they will advantage Mr. Gother's “ Papist solemnly renounce certain tenets Misrepresented and Representsaid to be erroneously attributed ed," and the admirable little Tract, to them." This explanation, and published in the reign of Charles this renunciation, the author sug. II. containing the Principles of gests, should be
“ under the Roman Catholics with regard to sanction of the Pope” himself. God and the King. Both these It is truly distressing to find even excellent publications, or at least our avowed friends thus clogging the substance of them, are liberally the question, and harrassing the inserted in the " Portraiture" to clergy by their repetitions. How which we have just referred: by often are Catholics to be called thus preserving them in his large upon for these pledges and these work, Mr. N. has rendered a sig. renunciations ? We wish the au. nal benefit to the Catholic cause ; thor of this well-meant pamphlet and we feel the greater confidence would turn to the IIId. Section,' in recommending his work to the Part II. of Mr. Nightingale's notice of the author before us, truly impartial Portraiture of Ca- because that Mr. N. is himself an tholicism, where he will find avowed and steady Protestant,