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Lith of Endicott. A stands for Apostle. B. for Bishop.C'

for Confessor. D for Doctor. E. for Emperor. Empress or eminent writer. H. for Hermit. K. for King. M. for Martyr. P. for Patriarch or founder of a religious order. Q. for Queen. S. for Saint V. for Virgin. W. for Widow.

New-York D. & J. Sadlier.

OF

RELIGIOUS CONTROVERSY,

IN A

FRIENDLY CORRESPONDENCE

BETWEEN

A RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF PROTESTANTS,

AND

A ROMAN CATHOLIC DIVINE.

IN THREE PARTS.

PART 1.

ON THE RULE OF FAITH; OR, THE METHOD OF FINDING OUT

THE TRUE RELIGION.

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Addressed to the Rt. Rev. Dr. BURGESS, Lord Bishop of St. David's, in

Answer to his Lordship's PROTESTANT'S CATECHISM.

TO WHICH 18 ADDED THE AUTHOR'S POSTSCRIPT.

NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY D. & J. SADLIER,
BOOK-BINDERS, AND CATHOLIC BOOKSELLERS,

No. 231 BLEECKER STREZI:

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“ Let those treat you harshly, who are not acquainted with the difficulty of attaining to truth and avoiding error. Let those treat you harshly, who know not how hard it is to get rid of old prejudices. Let those treat you harshly, who have not learned how very hard it is to purify the interior eye and render it capable of contemplating the sun of the soul, truth.

But as to us: we are far from this disposition towards persons who are separated

not by errors of their own invention, but by being entangled in those of others. We are so far from this disposition that we pray to God, that, in refuting the false opinions of those, whom you follow, not from malice, but imprudence, he would bestow upon us that spirit of peace, which feels no other sentiment than charity, no other interest than that of Jesus Christ, no other wish but for your salvation." St. Austin, Doctor of the Church, A. D. 400, contra Ep. Fund. c. i. c. ii.

from us,

“ There are many other things which keep me in the bosom of the Catholic Church. The agreement of different people and nations keeps me there. The authority established by Miracles, nourished by hope, increased by charity, and confirmed by antiquity, keeps me there. The succession of bishops in the See of St. Peter, the apostles, (to whom our Lord, after his resurrection, committed his sheep, to be fed) down to the present bishop, keeps me there. Finally, the very name of CATHOLIC, which, among 80 many heresies, this church alone possesses, keeps me there." St. Az gustin, Doctor of the Church, A. D. 400, contra Epis. Fundam. c. 4.

“ It is a shame to charge men with what they are not guilty of, in order to make the breach wider, already too wide." Dr. Montague, bishop of Norwich. Invoc. of Saints, p. 60.

“ Let them not lead people by the nuse to believe they can prove their supposition, that the Pope is Antichrist, and the Papists idolaters, when they cannot.” Dr. Herbert Thorndike, prebendary of Westminister. Just Weights and Measures, p. 11.

“ The object of their (the Catholics) adoration of the B. Sacrament is the only true and eternal God, hypostatically joined with his holy humanity, which humanity they believe actually present under the veil of the sacramental signs : and if they thought him not present, they are so far from worshipping the bread in this case, that themselves profess it to be idolatry to do so.

Dr. Jeremy Taylor, bishop of Down. · Liberty of prophesying, chap. XX.

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