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O'Leary. Purgatory invented for purifying Papists of venial

sins. Of the “Great Honour” due to Priests. St. Paul's pre-

diction verified in Popish executions of their fellow beings. Pe-

trarch's prayer for the return of civil monsters to free the land

from the curse of Popery. Character of Cyprian. Jewish

Sects. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper denied by Popery

to those who listen to the doctrines of Christ preached by a Pro-

testant clergyman. Limbo, a place of rest for Popish Saints in

Hell. Apocryphal Books of the Old Testament not received

into the Jewish Canon. Jerome's opinion of them. Origin of

Purgatory.

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CHAPTER VIII.

OF THE VENERATION AND INVOCATION OF SAINTS

156

Pagan and Papal deities of similar creation. Popery instils the

breach of the third commandment. Papists taught to call

ten times upon the Virgin Mary, and once upon their Maker.

False quotations of the Pope. Origin of Popish Saint-making.

The rosary and crown introduced, and divine honour paid to the

Virgin Mary. Of the Index Expurgatorius. Papal Saints

assigned to peculiar provinces—from parish patrons to the care

of pigs.

Sect. IJ.—THAT THE SAINTS AND ANGELS PRAY TO GOD FOR US 166

Going to Mass no surety that Angels pray for Papists. The

Pope's definition of charity in heaven, with a hint how he might

have employed himself in showing his own charity on earth.

Persecution of Martyrs. Addison's Syllogisms in Papal Logic.

Saints in heaven ignorant of our state on earth. God and

Mammon.

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SECT. III.-OF THE INVOCATION OF SAINTS

172

Popery well provided with the Saints of her own making. Wherein

the difference in the rule of faith between Protestants and Pa-
pists. Saints rejoice over repentant sinners, and (as the Scrip-
tures inform us) when. Protestants do not invoke their interces-
sion, and why.. Jacob sought the blessing of God. St. John's

prediction of Antichrist.

OF RELICS

. 178

Diffidence of the Pope in speaking of Relics and Miracles. Early

Hermits. Origin of Monkery. The Cross first worshipped,
when and by whom, and consequent impostures of the Romish
Priests. Frauds practised upon Relic-hunters. Of Miracles in
general-Dr. Milner's Miracles, &c. Heresy of Mr. Charles
Butler. An admonitory hint to Romanists. More Miracles.
Of Francis, Dominic, and the Tutelars of France, Spain, &c.
Of the Legends of Montferrat, Loretto, and of a Miracle not
contained in the Legends. The venerable Bede. Papists have
no right to reject any of their own miracles whilst they believe
in others proceeding from the same source :-of those performed
by Priests Murphy and Roche-Miraculous cure of Winifred
White-Miracles at a stand-still in Rome when the Pope was
imprisoned by Bonaparte.

CHAPTER IX.

OF IMAGES

195

Images addressed in prayer, and worshipped— The Brazen Serpent.

Illustration of the “ relative honour” of Popery. Origin of
Image-worship. Of talking Crucifixes, and Father Crasset's
opinion of Images in general.

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CHAPTER XI.

OF THE SUPREMACY OF ST. PETER AND HIS SUCCESSORS

210

Supremacy of the Apostles forbidden by our Saviour, and denied
by St. Peter himself. The Doctrines of Christ and those of Po-
pery summarily contrasted. Of the Bulla in Coena Domini,
and Extracts of the original-Popes declared Governors of the

World upon

227,

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their Coronation. Of their forged Decretals,
Origin of Sanctuary, Saint-making, and changing their names,
CONCLUSION

224
Every Christian commanded to prove his own work. Of Papal

Jurisprudence.

APPENDIX

Dr. Challoner's “ Rational Inducements ” to Popery. Vincent of

Lerins-Luther-Henry VIII.-Queen Elizabeth-Philip II. of

Spain—The Doctor's historical inaccuracy: his political doc-

trines, under the guise of religion, unjustifiable. The Reforma-

tion restored to Britain its ancient independence. William I.

denied the authority of the Pope. William II.--Henry 1, The
evils, as stated by Dr. Challoner attendant on Protestantism.
Erasmus: his sentiments of Luther and of the Reformation.
Dangerous admissions of Mr. Charles Butler. How Popish
Priests seek to catch dying men, and why.

Holy Solita-
ries "-female duties in, and out, of a Cloister, Antiquity of
Error no excuse for its continuance. Protestants' treatment of
heretics.” The practice of Christ's Precepts only necessary
to Salvation. Of Popish Unity

RATIONAL INDUCEMENTS TO ROMANISTS TO JOIN THE PRO-
TESTANT REFORMED CHURCH, by a French Convert, in 1825.

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PREFACE.

-Prefaces are passed over by thousands, unread, although every reader looks for, if not at, a Preface. We trust, however, the one we have just commenced will meet with a more favourable reception, since we. have sat down deliberately to state a few general remarks on the subject treated of; and also on the abuse which we feel, by anticipation, will be cast by a particular party upon this, our humble offering, at the shrine of Common Sense. Perhaps this hint may not be thrown away upon the party alluded to—we hope it will not; and, to add to its weight, we beg to remind them that mere abuse in the present case will be unavailing, unless they can first prove by the Scriptures that Popery is the DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, We have, throughout the present work, denied it; and if our assertions be not fully borne out by the copious extracts of Holy Writ which we have adduced, it will be no difficult matter for the Romish clergy to show the misapplication of them.

In the present age of liberality it is impossible ---at least, we have found it so--to open a Popish book which teems not with a most liberal portion of condemnatory asseverations against all Protestants, who must, they are assured, be damned in the next

world, and who are in the same sentence, perhaps, gravely complained of, for their “heretical prejudices?" against the Religion that has denounced them.--Popery is ever

up in arms " when the terms “bigotry and “ superstition" are applied by any writer to the most bigoted and superstitious, save and except only when urged by those of her own communion; who, at least, when addressing themselves to Roman Catholics, bestow a general sprinkling of these and similar expressions throughout their pages upon all who dissent from her.

If there be any persons who really are superstitious and bigoted—since we never knew any who so acknowledged themselves—it is such only, we presume, of whom we can expect to hear of their own " infallibility;" none that we ever read or heard of who are not chargeable with these prejudices either think or profess themselves to be “ infallible."'..

Bigotry and superstition, then, be the epithets used by whom they may, can only apply to the superstitious and the bigoted; and, if the tenets of the Romish Church be not calculated to engender them, the extreme folly of those who charge her with false devotion and intolerance must be the more apparent, from its injustice. However, mankind are generally apt to be more tenacious of hearing unpleasant truths of themselves than the most palpable falsehoods. When Protestants aver that the frail basis of Popery is " superstition and bigotry,” their Romish brethren appear to be more angry than they would be were the former to declare them rank Atheists , when Papists tax the Protestant

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