The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X. V. 1-3 ...

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Catholic editing Company, 1914

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Page 25 - No person should be selected for political station (whether of native or foreign birth) who recognizes any allegiance or obligation of any description to any foreign prince, potentate, or power...
Page 1 - And whereas the enforcing of the conscience in matters of religion hath frequently fallen out to be of dangerous consequence...
Page 2 - Declared and sett forth) that noe person or persons whatsoever within this Province, or the Islands, Ports, Harbors, Creekes, or havens thereunto belonging professing to believe in Jesus Christ, shall from henceforth bee any waies troubled, Molested or discountenanced for or in respect of his or her religion nor in the free exercise thereof within this Province or the Islands thereunto belonging nor any way compelled to the beleife or exercise of any other Religion against his or her consent...
Page 239 - His Britannic Majesty, on his side, agrees to grant the liberty of the Catholic religion to the inhabitants of Canada ; he will, consequently, give the most precise and most effectual orders that his new Roman Catholic subjects may profess the worship of their religion, according to the rites of the Romish Church, as far as the laws of Great Britain permit.
Page 8 - Christians, and at the same time to preserve them from that fatal and prevailing indifference which views all religions as equally acceptable to God and salutary to men. Ah ! when I consider these additional duties, my heart sinks almost under the impression of terror which comes upon it. In God alone can I find any consolation. He knows by what steps I have been conducted to this important station, and how much I have always dreaded it. He will not abandon me unless I first draw down His malediction...
Page 11 - Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Page 240 - Where the Hand of God was eminently seen in thinning the Indians to make room for the English.
Page 12 - We have received, venerable brethren, with gratitude, and with the respect which is due to your distinguished merit, the letter dated February 26, which you addressed to the Bishops of the whole Catholic Church. " We are resolved, with the Divine assistance, to preserve the unity of the Church of Christ, and to assert and defend that authority of the Holy See, and primacy of honour and jurisdiction, which the chief pontiff is possessed of, and which are essential to the maintenance of this unity.
Page 16 - Bishoprick, as you know, gives me no worldly advantages, and is very burthensome. Can I promote the honor of God more, by relinquishing than by retaining it? Into whose hands could the Diocese be committed, who would not perhaps thwart the establishment of the Society and oppose a reinvestment in it of the property formerly possessed, and still so providently retained ? These considerations have hitherto withheld my coadjutor and myself from coming to a resolution of returning to the Society.
Page 12 - If we, who are hardly yet known among the Christian Churches, thus venture to declare ourselves to you, our venerable brethren, it is in consequence of your sending to us, in common with the other Bishops of the Catholic world, your late energetical letter; for it would be highly unbecoming in us not to acknowledge this high mark of esteem in which you hold us.

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