Reasons for abjuring allegiance to the See of Rome: a letter to the Earl of Shrewsbury

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第 32 頁 - The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
第 22 頁 - Qui finxit sacros auro vel marmore vultus, Non facit ille deos ! Qui ROGAT, — ille facit.
第 26 頁 - HATH TAKEN THIS PRINCIPLE FOR BASIS, THAT THE CATHOLIC RELIGION, WITH ALL ITS RIGHTS, OUGHT TO BE EXCLUSIVELY DOMINANT, IN SUCH SORT THAT EVERY OTHER WORSHIP SHALL BE BANISHED AND INTERDICTED.
第 32 頁 - I should be the most ungrateful of men if I did not acknowledge and wish it to be known that it was DAVID RITTKNHOUSK who enabled me to be useful.
第 38 頁 - duly performed," the reverend prelate proceeds to show that the one "essential element of a spiritual retreat," (for so the Exercises reduced to action are properly called,) "is direction," In the Catholic church no one is ever allowed to trust himself in spiritual matters. The sovereign pontiff is obliged to submit himself to the direction of another in whatever concerns his own soul.
第 34 頁 - God's immediate best, to kill the king declared a public enemy; let him only have the will to fling away hopes of impunity, despise the risk, and dare attempt to serve his country. I never will believe that he who makes essay to slay him, has done anything whatever which he has not a right to do It is, indeed, more virtuous and more magnanimous openly to satisfy the grudge, and fall upon the country's enemy before the eyes of all the world. But there is more prudence in trying to catch him, as in...
第 19 頁 - ... the mother of my children, and to find instead, only sure means taken to prevent the communication to me of any similar attempt in future. This is a part of what has come within my own experience. But it is not yet the worst of that sad experience. " I have seen priests of mean abilities, of coarse natures, and gross breeding, practise upon pure and highly gifted women of the upper ranks, married and unmarried, the teachings of their treacherous and impure casuistry, with a success that seemed...
第 19 頁 - I have known this creature get up, and very successfully, a miracle (I have proofs in his own handwriting) at the very moment when, as a brother priest satisfied me, he was experimenting in seduction. But nothing could be done ! I have known a priest received and honored at a prince-bishop's table, when the host knew him to have just seduced a member of his own family. But nothing could be done ! I have...
第 19 頁 - Priest, of such enormities of lust in his fellow-Priests around him, that the reading of them took away my breath, — to be answered, ' Caro mio, I know it, I know it all, and more, and worse than all ; but nothing can be done.
第 17 頁 - Few even of educated Englishmen have any suspicion of the depth and solidity of the Catholic dogma, its wide and various adaptation to wants ineffaceable from the human heart, its wonderful fusion of the supernatural into the natural life, its vast resources for a powerful hold upon the conscience.

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