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THE

POST-RESTORATION PERIOD

OF

THE CHURCH

THE BRITISH ISLES

LECTURES DELIVERED IN 1890 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE
CHURCH CLUB OF NEW YORK, IN CONTINUATION

OF THE SERIES OF 1889

< THIRD EDITION

NEW YORK
E. & J. B. YOUNG & CO.
COOPER UNION, FOURTH AVENUE

1893

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INTRODUCTION.

THE progress of the Church in the

1 United States depends upon its adequacy to sustain the faith and hope and engage the affections of the American people. It is a question of dealing with the difficulties, not only of individuals here and there, but also of great classes of the people : of the intellectual and cultivated, of the rich and prosperous, of the poor and wretched, of the farmer and the merchant, the artisan and the laborer, the shopgirl and the domestic servant. Believing in the divine origin and the divine guidance of the Catholic Church, churchmen feel a calm trust in her capacity in this land to accomplish her divine mission; and for the

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