Popery: An Enemy to Civil and Religious Liberty, and Dangerous to Our Republic

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John S. Taylor, 1836 - Anti-Catholicism - 216 pages

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Page 40 - Inasmuch as it is manifest from experience, that if the Holy Bible, translated into the vulgar tongue, be indiscriminately allowed to every one, the temerity of men will cause more evil than good to arise from it, it is, on this point, referred to the judgment of the bishops or inquisitors, who may, by the advice of the priest or confessor, permit the reading of the Bible translated into the vulgar tongue by Catholic authors, to those persons whose...
Page 148 - See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Page 73 - O God, if there be a God, save my soul, if I have a soul !' This was followed by a general laugh.
Page 58 - The proposition that the sun is the centre of the world and immovable from its place is absurd, philosophically false, and formally heretical, because it is expressly contrary to the Holy Scripture.
Page 37 - Otherwise, where ill men (be they heretics or other malefactors) may be punished or suppressed, without disturbance and hazard of the good, they may and ought, by public authority, either spiritual or temporal, to be chastised or executed.
Page 208 - CANON ix.—If any one saith, that the sacramental absolution of the priest is not a judicial act, but a bare ministry of pronouncing and declaring sins to be forgiven to him who confesses...
Page 153 - The authority given to St Peter and his successors, by the immense power of the eternal King, excels all the powers of earthly kings and princes...
Page 207 - ... households. And of every of these households hath every of the five orders of friars a penny a quarter for every order, that is for all the five orders, five pence a quarter for every house.
Page 59 - The proposition that the earth is not the centre of the world, nor immovable, but that it moves, and also with a diurnal motion, is also absurd, philosophically false, and, theologically considered, at least erroneous in faith.
Page 60 - Anatomy is suspected, and watched closely, whenever she takes up the scalpel ; and Medicine had many a pang to endure while endeavouring to expunge the use of bark and inoculation from the catalogue of mortal sins. You must not only believe what the Inquisition...

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