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C.-Money for the support of the church. C.-Thirty sous.
M.-And how many masses are necssary? C.-Money for indulgences for butter and C.-I cannot tell you precisely; but the milk during Lent.
more you have said, the more chance you M.-And in the box in front of the have of getting quickly out of this place of pulpit ?
torment. C.-Money for the little school.
M.--I see; as the money for masses is M.--And in the other ?
the last you expect from a person, you have C.--Money for the holy chapel of the been unwilling to fix the number, that you Virgin.
might leave more liberty to the generous M.-And in the other?
piety of relations. You are more compas. C.-Money for the expenses of divine sionate than death; he closes the earth service.
upon us once for all ; but you never close M.-I understand-but to return : what your purse. But as I wish to know on what more must be done?
to depend while here below on my eternal C.-On his death-bed a good Catholic salvation, make an exception in my favour, must receive extreme unction.
and tell me how many masses may reasonaM.-And what do you ask for that ? bly be said ? 0,-Nothing.
C.-Twenty cannot hurt you, and I think M.-How ! nothing ?-Impossible !
C.-You see, when extreme unction is M.-Twenty masses at thirty sous, that received, death is not far distant, and then makes thirty francs. Now let us recapitucomes the interment.
late what must be done for salvation in your M.-Ah! I understand it is paid for all Apostolic and Roman Catholic Church. together; and how much does interment
FRS. So cost?
Baptism C.-Oh, it is impossible to answer that
First communion, for a taper
For not abstaining from meat during question precisely. Do you wish one, two, Lent at 6 frs. per annum, for 30 years three, or four priests? They charge twenty I may still live ... ... ... 180 francs each. If you wish the large silver cru
Do. Friday and Saturday, at 15 frs. per
... 4500 cifix at your head, that will be fifteen francs For not fasting, at 10 frs. per annum, more. Would you prefer the golden crucifix,
for 30 years ...
For seats on Sundays and Festivals, at that is thirty francs. With a bearer it is
3 frs. 2 sous per annum, for 30 years twenty-five francs more. We have also palls Price of indulgences for neglected pemore or less fine, more or less costly, and
nances ... ... ... ... 12 0
Interment, with extreme unction, as consequently more or less expensive. You
... 24 0 may have also the old men from the convent, Masses for deliverance from purgatory 30 • the young girls from the orphan asylum, the
TOTAL ... ... 1,094 15 brotherhood of white or of black friars as you choose. You may spend at your funeral So I may be saved and go to Paradise for from fifteen francs to a thousand crowns. the small sum of 1,094 francs 15 sous! But
M.-I thank you for all your particulars, enough of irony, my dear friend ; I ask you but I only ask the cost of an ordinary fune- now, if you dare still, without blushing, ral, just what is strictly necessary.
propose to me to accept a religion in which C.-Well, you cannot dispense with one every thing has a price; a religion in which priest, two bearers, and a cross; in this one must pay for being born, pay for commanner you may be decently interred for municating, pay for sitting, pay for eating, twenty-four francs.
pay for marrying, pay for pardon, pay for M.-And after all that, should I certainly living, pay for dying, pay even when I am go to heaven?
dead and buried ?- A church in which I C.—No, not to heaven, but probably into cannot take a step without seeing the hand purgatory.
of the priest stretched out to beg a sous ? M.-Into purgatory? But then you Can I recognize in this commerce of sacrawould not have saved me, for you could ments, in this barter of sins remitted by not come to take me out from thence. penance, penance remitted by indulgences,
C.-There you are mistaken: you have and indulgences purchased with money, the only to leave in your will an order that religion of Jesus Christ, who commands his masses should be said, by means of which disciples to have but one staff and one coat ? you may pass from purgatory into heaven. Can I recognize in this treasury of masses
M.-I understand; and what does a mass paid for by the faithful at the countingfor the dead cost ?
house of a town priest, who puts them in a
portfolio to be performed at half-price by a LORD CHANCELLOR BACON'S poor village priest,-can I recognize in this OPINION OF THE POPE. the religion of that Jesus who had not where to lay his head, and whose kingdom was not
Is the Pope or Popery Antichrist? wheof this world ? Are you not rather the
ther Papists be followers of Antichrist, or faithful successors of those merchants whom
which comes to one? Whether the Pope Christ drove out of the temple with a
be Antichrist ?-are questions which have scourge, saying to them, “My house shall
ů been often mooted by men of piety and
learning. be called a house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves”?-That Jesus who
That the Pope is Antichrist, seemed so overthrew the tables of the money changers, 1
probable to Lord Bacon, Chancellor in the would he not overthrow those boxes attached
time of King James I., that when asked by to each pillar of your church? If he drove
His Majesty, whether he thought the Pope to out those who sold oxen and sheep, and!
be Antichrist or not, it was no less truly than doves, would he not also drive out those wit
i wittily answered by him, that if a hue and merchants of chairs? If he condemned the
cry should come after Antichrist, which
19 Pharisees who did alms to be seen of men,
should describe him by those characters would he not condemn you who force your
by which he is described in the Bible, he disciples to become Pharisees ; sending to
should certainly apprehend the Pope for them a fair suppliant, whom vanity forbids"
him. And note reader, that howsoever perthem to refuse, to fetch that money which sons may differ as to the exact interpretashe afterwards pours into your pockets ?
2 tion of prophecy, and whether the Pope be (To be continued.)
really Antichrist or no, yet they agree in this—that Popery is Antichristian in its
nature and tendency, and therefore to be TEXTS FOR THE TIMES.
held in abhorrence by all true and faithful No. 4.
Christians. "Now I beseech you brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all POPISH BIGOTRY AT ROME. speak the same thing, and that there be no The academy of the Catholic Religion at divisions among you; but that ye be per- Rome for the session 1843 has been recently fectly joined together in the same mind, and opened. Cardinal Pacca pronounced the in the same judgment.”—1 Cor. i. 10. discourse. We give the following extract,
“Be of the same mind one toward another, it shows how similar are the sentiments at mind not high things, but condescend to Maynooth with those held at Rome. Do men of low estate."--Romans xii. 16. you know what the Church would do with
“With all lowliness and meekness, with those she terms “ followers of Luther, Zuinlong-suffering, forbearing one another in glius, and Melancthon?”–Read Fox's Book love.”—Ephesians iv. 2.
of Martyrs. "Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for “From the sad and unhappy days of the railing, but contrariwise blessing; knowing 16th century, in which the sects of Luther, that ye are thereunto called that ye should of Zuinglius, and of Calvin, made their esinherit a blessing.”
cape from the gates of hell to inundate “For he that will love life, and see good Europe, the Sarbonne, at the head of all the days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, other universities, raised itself up all of a and his lips that they speak no guile.” sudden to defend the pure and ancient doc
"Let him eschew evil and do good ; let trines of the Church with all the vivacity him seek peace and ensure it.”
and ardour which characterized the French “For the eyes of the Lord are over the nation.”-See Tablet, 23rd Sept., 1843. righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers ; but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”
CABINET. "And who is he that will harm you, if ye A great fear, when it is ill managed, is be followers of that which is good.”
the parent of superstition ; but a discreet “But, and if ye suffer for righteousness' and well guided fear promotes religion. sake, happy are ye; and be not afraid of The Holy Ghost is certainly the best their terror, neither be troubled.”
preacher in the world, and the words of “But sanctify the Lord God in your Scripture the best sermons. hearts, and be ready always to give an an- Pray often, and you shall pray the oftener. swer to every man that asketh you a reason Soft words and hard arguments. of the hope that is in you, with meekness Whatever charity we owe to men's perand fear."-1 Peter iii. 9-15.
sons, we owe none to their errors.
The Bishop of Chester and Puseyism.
The Macclesfield Protestant Association " PRAY WITHOUT CEASING."-1 Thess. v. 17. having forwarded to the Bishop of Chester a Southwark.-A meeting of the Southwark
1 memorial on the subject of Puseyism, similar Association was held in the National School o
to that forwarded a short time since by the Room, Borough-road, Southwark, on Tues
parent Association to the Archbishops and
o day, September 19th. Mr. Chant in the
Bishops, his Lordship has returned the folchair. The speakers were Mr. Theophilus towing grati
lowing gratifying and satisfactory answer:
“Durham, Sept. 11th, 1843. A. Smith, and Mr. Binden.
“Sir, I have the honour of acknowledgMarylebone.--The Annual Meeting of the ing the receipt of a Memorial from the ProMarylebone Association was held in the testant Association at Macclesfield, on the Fitzroy School Room, Grafton-street, Fitz- subject of doctrines having a Popish characroy-square, on Tuesday, September 26. The ter and tendency, and promulgated of late Rev. Dr. Holloway in the chair. Speakers, years from Oxford by certain members of Mr. Rigley, Mr. Lord, Mr. Allen, Mr. our Church. Moulton, Mr. Sibley.
“These doctrines, from their first mani. The principal resolution was, “ That it is festation, have been contemplated by me the duty of all Protestants to unite in a prac- with great uneasiness, as opposed to the tical movement to expose and resist the com- fundamental principles of the Gospel, and bined operations of Popery and Puseyism." threatening us with a return to many of the Derby.—We are happy to hear, that a
errors which obliged our forefathers to sepa
rate from the Church of Rome. Course of Lectures was commenced on Thursday evening last, in the Devonshire
The Memorial suggests the adoption of Street School Room, by the Rev. Rosein
measures by which the farther spread of grave Macklin, Incumbent of Christ Church,
these errors may be restrained. I am not
aware that any such measures are intended; for the Protestant Operatives of the Derby and Derbyshire Protestant Association.
and it would be difficult to say what meaOn the above occasion the subject se
sures could be devised effectually to answer lected by the Rev. gentleman, was, “ that
the purpose, in the case of persons to whom there existed a Christian Church in Britain
our own articles and formularies present no
sufficient obstacle: framed as we know these long before the arrival of Augustine, the Roman Missionary, in England, and that
were, for the express purpose of purifying
10 the Reformed Church from Romish corrupeven then, as at all times, it was a witness against Popery."
tions and establishing it on the scriptural The room was very well filled, and the
simplicity of the Gospel. greatest attention, and frequent expressions
“Meanwhile you may be assured that in of satisfaction were called forth during the
my individual capacity I shall use my ear
nest vigilance to prevent in my own diocese, in the delivery.
: the inculcation of such pernicious doctrines.
“It assists my efforts, and strengthens my Dr. William Kilmarnock, brother-in-law hands, to know that I am supported by that of Dr. Kalley, has received a letter from the influential portion of the community which Foreign Office, in answer to the representa- composes the Protestant Association; and I tion made by him to Lord Aberdeen, on beg to return my best thanks to yourself and receipt of intelligence of Dr. Kalley's im- to the body which you represent, for the comprisonment at Madeira; and that in that munication with which you have favoured me. letter it is stated, that “Her Majesty's
“I have the honor to be, Minister at Lisbon has been directed to re
“Sir, with much respect, quire that Dr. Kalley be liberated on bail, “Your faithful and obedient Servant, and his case brought before the Conserva
“ J. B. CHESTER.” torial Court.”—Edinburgh Observer.
“E. Hall, Esq. &c., &c. Published under
the direction of
FINIS A PROTESTANT DEPOSITORY 124, Oxford-street;
at 11, Exeter Hall;
Jean Du SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & Co.
And R. GROOMBRIDGE.
"If they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”—Isaiah viii. 20.
DR. BAINES' LETTER TO SIR tablished for this purpose, as well as to CHARLES WOLSELEY. counteract the operations of the Protestant
Association. Minor Associations were also (Continued from p. 76.)
set on foot, and ulterior ones contemplated. The palpable self-contradictions into which Some of the more zealous members of these the Dr. is led, by his endeavour to palliate Associations, not content with the slow prohis censures of this fondly-foolish, this arro- gress of the movement to obtain the wished gantly-blasphemous book, cannot have es- for object, the conversion of England, procaped the notice of the most hasty reader. posed a periodical appeal to the devotional The fear of Protestants becoming possessed feelings of the whole body of English and of these idolatrous books, and thus exposing Irish Papists, by having a weekly Mass them to the light, and drawing off the veil of publicly for this purpose. Dr. Baines appiety from the superstitions of Rome, might pears to have been the principal if not the prove to be a shield to the Dr. before the only opponent of this scheme. He says, in Pontiff; but it only shows us how little he his Pastoral, p. 15,– cared for the truth or error the book con- “Every one has heard of the efforts that tained, so that he might continue in the have, for some time past, been made, to obgood opinion of the Holy See, and forward tain the sanction of the Bishops for public the interests of his Church.
prayers to be weekly offered for the converBut lest he should escape, he has to make sion of England, which conversion is reprethe following abject declaration : "On these sented as an event so likely to occur, as to as well as all other doctrines and practices, justify this extraordinary measure. Could I do, and always have approved, whatever the we view the event in this light, we should Church, or its organ, the Holy SEE, ap- think it our duty to offer up our most humproves.”—p. 12.
ble and fervent prayers for its speedy acTo understand the next charge, it must be complishment, and we should most earnestly remembered that about this time the present recommend the same to all over whom we Pope had addressed a loving epistle to the have authority. But even in this case we Earl of Shrewsbury, enjoining him to use should hesitate, before we made a public dishis influence in bringing about the conver- play of our proceedings; lest we should sion of England to the tender embraces (?) thereby give unnecessary offence, and excite of Rome. The Catholic Institute was es- opposition to the object we wished to promote.”
We Protestants would have thought that Dr. makes a short allusion to “pious assoso far from meriting the loss of his mitre, ciations,” of what name or kind does not that the Dr. would have deserved the praise appear. He says, “ There was not a word of the Pontiff, for having had the nerve to in the Pastoral to justify the charge that I hold back the headstrong from exploding am hostile to pious associations, and prachis designs too soon, and before the country tices approved by the Church.” It is not was prepared tamely to submit without oppo- improbable that the pious (?) tee-total assosition to his decrees. But Rome thought ciations, and Father Matthew's scheme for otherwise. The conversion of England is blending the heretical with the pious was determined on in the “ Sacred Congrega- here referred to. And the probability is tion,” the Propaganda, and no one, not even increased by the jealousy which still exists a Bishop, must even appear to offer obstruc- between the regulars [Friars and Monks, tion to any scheme for its accomplishment. such as Father Matthew] and the seculars Whatever be his private opinion, he must [Bishops and Priests], and to which jeasubmit to the “organ of the Church, the lousy the Dr. refers, pp. 7 and 8. It is Holy See.” This is a fact that cannot be clear that if this amalgamation of heretics too deeply impressed upon the Protestant and papists had not been approved by the public, that Rome is so determined on the Holy See, and it would not have been, had it 6National conversion of England,” as not, counteracted his darling object, the converto allow a single dissentient in her camp. sion of England, Father Matthew would
The declaration of the Dr. in answer to have had to appear before the same bar, and the solemn charge, of having thus expressed to answer the same charge as Bishop Baines. his own opinion, is equally worthy remark:
(To be continued.) “I did not in my Pastoral disapprove of prayers in general for the conversion of England, some of which I had ordered,
REPORT much less did I disapprove of any particular
OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MARYLEBONE prayers which the Holy See had approved;
TRADESMEN AND OPERATIVES' PROthat the only prayers which I prohibited in
TESTANT ASSOCIATION, the Pastoral, was a weekly Mass, proposed to be offered publicly, for the immediate
For the Year ending September 1843. National conversion of England. I added. It is with the liveliest gratitude to 'that should the Holy See order such Mass, Almighty God that the Committee look back I should certainly approve, and enforce it.'" upon the labours of the Association during
Here we have a tolerably correct index to the three years of its existence. the workings of Popery. The Dr. would While they deeply deplore the augmented hesitate to sanction public Mass, lest our influence of that pernicious system which at drowsy eyes should be opened, ere the soft- first rendered necessary their combination spun webs of Rome are silently, subtlely, and efforts to oppose, and which now requires ånd fatally woven around our locks; accom- increasing energy, perseverance, and unity plish this, bind us fast, put out our eyes, and to oppose successfully, they cannot but rethen he will cry lustily, “ The Philistines be joice that they have been permitted, in the upon thee.”
all-wise providence of God, to raise and * The secret of the boasted unity of the maintain a bold, steady, and uncompromising Church of Rome, is partially revealed by protest against the subtle devices of Roman, this procedure, and the Infallibility of the and Anglo-Popery, to subyert our faith, and Holy See is acted out: Let the Holy See to destroy our liberty. say that is right, which I know to be wrong, To carry out the objects of this Associaand "I should certainly approve and enforce tion, viz: “ The detection of Papal intrigue, it.” This is by no means a singular case and the diffusion of Protestant principles," in the mad attempts of Rome to obtain sixteen meetings have been held, including unity; the parish priest of Lismore, a de- a course of lectures on important topics in cided opponent to the Repeal movement, is the Romish controversy. Petitions against overtaken by the Arch-Agitator, is taken by the grant of Protestant money to support the him in his barouche to the Lismore demon- Popish College at Maynooth have been prestration, and requested to address the meet- sented to Parliament, and one for the repeal ing: fain would the poor priest excuse him- of the Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1829. self, but in vain, he must either belie his The Young Men's Mutual Instruction own sentiments and profess himself an ar- Class has met weekly for the discussion of dent repealer, or be accounted as an enemy. some important questions ; many interesting
Before proceeding to the next charge, the essays have been delivered by members;