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CATHOLIC CHLAPELS AND CHARITIES.
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Associated Catholic Charities 68 Royal Chapel of the Veteran
St. Patrick's Charity Schools 68, 105 Soldiers at Chelsea

379 St. Aloysius' Chapel Organ 212 Friends of Poor Orphan Children 41% St. Chad's Chapel... 322 Aged Poor Society

ib. CATHOLIC QUESTION.

Parliamentary Proceedings. HOUSE OF COMMONS, April 17, 111 HOUSE OF COMMONS, June 30, 238 May 20, 182

LORDS, July 9, 241,--9 Dr. Milmer's Petition on Catho

lic Marriages ...222, 180 Unitarian · Protest against the Dr. Poynter's do. do. .... 223- Marriage Act

225 BRITISH ROMAN CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION. First Notice of a General Meet- Third General Meeting, Proceeding and Suggestions

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407 Second General Meeting, Resolutions and Debates

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BIRTHS
MARRIAGES
OBITUARY

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252, 290, 356, 380, 412 68, 106, 254, 291, 324, 356, 380, 412

CONTENTS

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Of the portion of the MONTPELIER CATECHISM in this Volume.
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Page Preliminary Chapter..General proved from the accomplish

Idea of Religion-Plan and ment of the ancient Prophe-
Division of the Work

1 ciés-Nature and Qualities of Rise and Progress of Religion Jesus Christ.

22 from the Creation of the

-The Incarnation-His. World

tory of the Temporal Birth of Sect. 3.-Attributes of God, and Jesus Christ-His Life, to his

the State of Man before the Retreat into Egypt-continucoming of Christ, &c. &c. 5 ed to the time of his Baptism Works of God-Crea

---Account of St. John the Baption of the World-Good and tist-Christ's Fasting and Re: Evil Spirits-Creation of Man tirement in the Desert - Terrestrial Paradise-State

-The Public Life of Jeof Innocence

11 sus Christ till after his l'rans, Sin of our first Parents figuration

84 its Consequences-Original

-Continuation of the Sin-Necessity and Promise Life of Jesus Christ, to the of a Redeemer-Reasons why time of his Passion-Instituti

his coming was delayed 17. on of the Holy EucharistSect. 2.- Select Portions of Sa.

His Discourse after the Last cred History, and other inte- Supper-His Prayer

41 resting particulars relative to

-History of the Passion . 46 the coming of Christ, to the

For the continuation of end of the World

22 the Montpelier Catechism, Coming of Jesus Christ see Vol. 2.

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THE CATHOLIC SPECTATOR.

TO THE ENGLISH PEOPLE.

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Via prima salutis forth to foreign nations, and the Quod minime reris, Graia pandetur ab complaints which before the Uni. urbe.

on would have died away, for The dawnings of thy safety shall be

want of an intermediate organ to shewn

convey them are, now faithfully From whence thou least shall hope, a

transmitted to the sister country. Grecian town.

Dryden.

The collected voice of thousands, Deep calamity, according to a perishing in the midst of plenty, wise remark, is a purifier of the

was an awful appeal to the geneaffections. Never was the just- rosity of a great nation : that арness of this observation more peal has been as faithfully resclearly or forcibly illustrated than ponded to as it was forcibly made ; in the case of Ireland during the and the prophetic predictions of late awful visitation. For centu

our national bard have been literies the inhabitants of this coun- rally accomplished, try regarded their neighbours with The stranger shall hear thy lament on

his plains, distrust, and perhaps with aver

The sighs of thy harp shall be sent o'er sion, and the memory of the reci

the deep, procal cruelties that sprung from Till thy masters themselves, while they

rivet thy chains, the protracted struggle between

Shall pause at the song of their captive English dominion and Irish in

weep. dependence, was so faithfully pre- I rejoice that the evils of Ireserved, that, in the language of land have at length attained a our country, a foreigner and a crisis. It has taught our intellifoe were synonimous appella- gent neighbours to probe the tions. In the eventful history of causes and feel for the extent of Ireland, we read of calamities si- our misfortunes. Yes, you have milar to those of last year. Of- generously sympathised with our ten has she been visited with distress, and the extent of our scarcity; and famine has often misery served only to display the swept away her population. Yet extent of your benevolence. The her sufferings excited but little characteristic gratitude of the sympathy, because they were the Irish people has not abandoned sufferings of an isolated people. them on this occasion. In the Her children were left to languish warmth of their acknowledgments, unrelieved ; their complaints were they have endeavoured to rival the generally confined to their own warmth of your generosity, and bosoms; or, if they were vented, I trust that the struggle, between they were as unavailing as if they the kindness of one country and were heaved to the winds of hea- the gratitude of the other, has

At length, however, the put them both in fitter tone for sound of her misery has gone further conciliation.

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Hierophilos to

resources.

As a portion of the British em- Last year's bounty was one of pire, you must now feelinterested those mighty exertions which for the prosperity of this coun- must have been spent from its own try-I intend not to make any intensity, and therefore requires deductions from the late splendid a long lapse of time to repair its exertions in favour of Irish suf- exhaustion. If, therefore, it fering; but giving you full credit should please Providence to afflict for an effort of humanity, that us again with a similar misforreflects immortal honour on the tune, death must be the only terEnglish nation, it must now. mination of our sufferings. be an obvious truth that the To relieve us, therefore, from happiness of Ireland is identified the apprehension of the recurwith your own. Before the U- rence of these evils, and

you from nion she might have been sunk the painful repetition of applicato the lowest point of depression, tion to your benevolence, the atwithout affecting by her misfor- tention of our people should be tunes the destiny of England; turned to their own but since that legislative measure, There is a rich mine of wealth they are, as members of the same within the country which requires body, connected by a common only to be worked to make it head, and of which the pleasure available to the public prosperity. or the suffering must vibrate But while her resources are not through the entire frame. They developed, she is exposed, notare now wedded together for bet- withstanding their profüsion, to. ter for worse, and as that Union the periodical occurrence of disis not likely to be dissolved, not- tress and famine. What does it withstanding the contrary specu- avail the peasant that his farm is lations of the enthusiast, or the productive, if the entire of the designing, Ireland must be to produce is inadequate to the col-. England the source of continual lected demands of rent and taxes vexation, or the companion of of every description. Last year, her prosperity. While they are it is true, there was a scarcity united, the principle of life must in the distressed districts; yet be circulated, and felt through that scarcity was aggravated by the remotest member; and if any the exactions of some landlords;. should imagine that the vigour of and the little that escaped the some might be compatible with severity of the season was, in sethe weakness of others, let him veral instances,* seized and sold. read the instructive apologue of to satisfy the demand of war Menenius Agrippa, and be wise. rents, rigorously exacted. This

Were Ireland again visited year the country is blessed with with a similar calamity, and she plenty, yet the blessings of is exposed to it while there is no intermediate descent be. * For instances of facts of this nature, tween the present condition of which, if necessary, he pledges himself to her inhabitants and starvation, I

substantiate, see the excellent letters of

Hibernicus, which have been published could not, without trembling, an- in the Courier, a writer whose sober ticipate the awful consequences. and practical views, conveyed in correct It would be vain to make another

and forcible language, are well worth

the attention of all who feel interested experiment on your generosity in the improvement of Ireland.

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Providence are blighted by the tional weight of rent, and, unlike perversity of man. From the the English landlords, who redepression of prices, over which he joice in the prosperity of their has no controul, the tenant is un- tenuntry, the Irish gentry, with able to meet his engagements; few exceptions, jealously watchhis cattle are distrained, his crops ing the fruits of the farmer's inare seized, and the unfortunate dustry, were sure to nip the first peasantry of this country literally buddings of the promised inrealise the picture drawn by provement. Pope, of the English people, un- Nec fibris requies datur ulla renatis. der the feudal anarchy of ancient

It were unjust if I did not exIn vain kind seasons swell the teeming einpt from this general character grain,

of Irish proprietors, an illustrious Soft showers distil and suns grow warm

Nobleman, to whom I have alin vain, The swain with tears his frustrate la- luded on a former occasion, who, bour yields,

together with some other individAnd famished dies amidst his ripened uals of rank, has laid his country fields.

under deep and lasting obligati While this system is persevered ons. Unsmitten with the fashionin, there are obvious incentives able epidemic of emigration from to outrage such as disgraced the his country, and alive to the recicountry last year, until the phren- procal relations of society, he difzy of the unfortunate peasantry fuses his fortune among those from subsides in sullen despair.

whom he derives it, cheering them The slovenly habits of the Irish by his presence, and comfortpeasan't have furnished foreigners ing the poor by the extent of his with a fruitful theme of ridicule benefactions. Whilst others waste. or animadversion. These have the hard-earnings of the Irish grown out of the same state of peasant in foreign luxury and things to which the other evils of dissipation, this Nobleman enIreland may be traced. When a joys the purer pleasure of provcertain standard was fixed for ing, by his virtues, his title tɔ. the Irish peasant, beyond which the first rank in the country, and he could not ascend without ex- the gratitude of that country, and posing his property to spoliation, the devotion of his dependants, it is no wonder that he should can best attest the praises of a be more ansious to conceal it, man, who mitigates the sterner than to stir the jealousy and duties of patriotism with the more tempt the virtue of his neighbour, amiable endearments of social and by the indiscreet exhibition of domestic life, and blends all the his wealth.

generous and home-bred warmSuch a state must necessarily heartedness of ancient chiestain, have generated sordid habits. ry, with all the elegant accompaBesides, his tenure of his farm niments of modern refinement. was not such as to awaken or re- In the series of letters which ward the spirit of industry. If, “ Hierophilos” has already adin spite of these discouragements, dressed to the English people, be it began to thrive under his hands, has glanced at some of the most he was sure to invite an addi- prominent causes of our misfor

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Hierophilos to the English People. tunes (1). It was not, however In concluding this letter, I must his object to go into a full detail express my satisfaction at the of the entire, confining himself spirit of inquiry that is awakened chiefly to the refutation of those by the condition of Ireland, and who would fain persuade you that the generous compassion that is they grew out of Biblical igno- manifested for her misfortunes. rance, and could only be cured by I trust, that the same feelings Biblical education. What he will be kept alive until Ireland has omitted has, however, been is completely united to England, amply supplied in another quar- not only in the cold formality of ter, and the conductors of the a legislative enactment, but in Edinburgh Review have, in the the kinder feelings inspired by a article on the state of Ireland, reciprocation of all the benefits of which appeared in their last num- the State. However different the ber, made ample atonement for remedies in detail which are prothe past injuries they have in- posed by her friends, this is a flicted on the religious feelings of common point on which there is our country.

no diversity of opinion; and The decidedly adverse tone should the Catholics of Ireland of politics that runs through be at length restored, through the northern and southern Re- your generosity, and that of your views of Great Britain has, it Government, to the bosom of the is true, considerably diminish- Constitution, from which they ed that influence which they have been so long exiled, we once exercised over the taste pledge ourselves that we shall not of the Empire. Their literary be ungrateful for that generosity, criticism is supposed to be strong- nor a dishonour to that Constily tinctured with the complexion tution (2). of their politics, and like the green and yellow parties that al- Non erimus regno indecores nec fama ternately swayed the capital of Vestra levis, tantique abolescit gratiâ the East, the mysterious cos- facti tume of their publications affords Nec Trojam Ausonios gremio excepisse an index to their political opini

pigebit. Truth however should be

Nor our admission shall your realm dis. listened to through whatever me- grace, dium it is conveyed; nor should Nor length of days our gratitude efface; the solid reasoning of the last

Besides, what endless honour you shall

gain Edinburgh Review be resisted on To save and shelter Troy's unhappy account of any prejudices that train. may have been provoked by the peculiar opinions of its con

HIEROPHILOS. ductors.

ons.

(1) Letters of Hierophilos, published by Keating and Brown.

(2) The expression of merited gratitude and seasonable admoni, tion to a People, called for a public channel; the abovc letter, therefore, has been inserted in a London journal, and since enlarged for our use by the Author.-ED.

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