The Ancient Church of Ireland: A Few Remarks on Dr. Todd's "Memoir of the Life and Mission of St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland"

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James Duffy, 1864 - Church history - 120 pages
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Page 24 - It is quite evident that St. Bernard was ignorant of the constitution of the Irish churches, and equally ignorant of the ecclesiastical polity which prevailed throughout the Continental nations...
Page 27 - Si quae a religiosis hominibus donata fuerint diebus illis quibus Pontifex in singulis habitaverit Ecclesiis, pontificalia dona, sicut mos antiquus, ordinare ad episcopum pertinebunt, sive ad usum necessarium, sive egentibus q Concil.
Page 71 - The fact that missionaries were sent out with the sanction of Rome no more proves the modern Papal claims to universal supremacy, than the fact of a bishop being now sent to the interior of Africa with the sanction of Canterbury would prove the universal supremacy of the Primate of England.
Page 114 - And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles, and in the communication of the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Page 29 - Scottorum in alicujus diocesi sacram sibi ministeria usurpare, neque ei consentire liceat ex sacro ordine aliquot attingere, vel ab eis accipere in baptismo, aut in celebratione missarum, vel etiam Eucharistiam populo prsebere, quia incertum est nobis, unde, en [for an?] ab aliquo ordinentur.
Page 114 - But many of them who had heard the word, believed ; and the number of the men was made five thousand.
Page 12 - Ill, 239), he is usually assumed to have been archon, and is dated at about the end of the third or beginning of the fourth century...
Page 42 - ... accordingly. The legend gives us this important information, that Finnian was believed to have returned to Ireland after his foreign education, for the purpose of effecting a reformation in the decaying faith and morals of the country. In other words, the second order of saints to which he belonged was a body of missionaries and reformers, whose object it was to undermine the paganism which still prevailed in Ireland, as well as to correct the errors which had crept into the faith and practice...
Page 9 - Episcopal successions divides itself into two distinct and well defined periods. The first period embraces the primitive ages, from the earliest plantation of Christianity in the island to the establishment of archiepiscopal and diocesan jurisdiction in the beginning of the twelfth century.
Page 70 - ... philosophical. His opponents cannot for a moment get rid of the tone and temper of polemics ; and they seek for every opportunity of destroying the credit of a writer from whose conclusions they shrink. Dr. Todd says in his preface : — ' The story of St. Patrick's commission from Pope Celestine is reiected in the following pages, simply because the writer believes that there is no satisfactory evidence for it.

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