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THE CROSS IN PAJBSBOROUGH

lisser in the chair, and no interruption of in like a dacent ginteel young man as any consequence took place, according you seem to be." So, taking his ad. to the practice adopted at Waterford, it vice, I paid my money, and ascended was adjourned to the following Monday into the gallery. When taking my evening.

seat, I found a broad portly man transWe give the following extract of a acting mass ;-of the order of St. Francis letter from another correspondent, giv- he doubtless was—and assisted by others ing an account briefly of the meeting : -- of the corded fraternity. The dress of “ We are just returned from the meet- these performers—the lace, the velvet, ing-Colonel Bruen in the chair, and I the embroidery, the albe and amice, believe I do not exaggerate when I say, the chesuble and the stole, all these eyethat of all the meetings I have attended traps, as I may call them, combined with in this country, none has exceeded this the glaring candles on the altar-the in interest, and I trust in usefulness. The subservient youths dressed in white sur. place was thronged almost to suffocation, plices, with censors in hand, and abased the majority Roman Catholics — numbers countenances—the mystic motions of the of tickets were refused to them in order whole group- the kneelings, the turnto allow some Protestants the privilege ings, the cuttings of crosses in the air, of attending. The speakers were lis- the kissings of the missal, the duckings tened to with the utmost attention, and of the head, the tossings of the arms, the people departed under the apparent the peculiar and mysterious dispositions possession of good feeling. To-morrow of the officiating Priest, the prostrations evening we shall bave another meeting, with which they offered incense to the when the subject to be treated on shall Host, the apparently equal worship that be-Christ the only priest—to atone - was paid to the Prime Priest himself, to intercede to bless." This meeting the odour of the incense, the jingling of also concluded with perfect harmony. bells, the chants of the Antiphons, the

oremus's, the orate patres, and the domiESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATIONS OF nus vobiscuims, all this passing like somne

phantasmagoric spectacle before my eyes, CHAPEL.

made me inser that Popery was the To the Editor of the Christian Examiner. proper religion for overgrown children,

Sir- Observing on Friday last the and that this mass of the Rev. Cordelier's 19th inst. placards on the walls, inform- was altogether a mass of absurdity. ing the public that there would be in the Says I to myself, I now see the reason new Romish Chapel, in Phibsborough, a why the people in France and Italy, and High Mass, a Sermon, and the exbibition wherever the mass is performed, are so of a certain rite called the Stations of fond of plays and shows, and grimacing, the Cross, I determined, as my avoca- and also why it was that the Romish tions called me to pass that way, to Clergy were the first actors, Mooks the enter in and observe what was going on. first mummers, and Convents the first Accordingly I, at the fixed bour, found stages for the enacting of mysteries myself in the rear of a column of dark- amongst the semi-barbarians of Chris. looking gentlemen, who proceeded to- tendom. wards the Chapel in grave order, and The mass having ceased for a time, entered in: but on my attempting to fol- and the officiating High Priest having low in their wake, I was repulsed by a sat down in Pontificalibus, a little man man who chinked a pewter plate con- made his way to the pulpit to pera taining a bank note or two, and soine form the sermon. His text was a glori. silver in my face, and demanded my ous announcement, worthy of a herald contribution. “Why, sir,'' said I,“ it did of Heaven's Sovereign to declare-" We not come within my observation that preach Christ, and bim crucified.” But any of the gentlemen who preceded me it might be supposed from what followed, paid any thing.” “But, you fool,” replied that the preacher thought he had been he, sure they are the Priests that are to so lavish of the Gospel in the text, tbat set up the station-and who ever heard he might well spare the use or exbibition of the clargy paying. But you are of it in the sermon.

The little man neither Friar nor Father, and so, my seemed indeed to treat the subject as honest man, if you desire to obtain Pilate did the person of Jesus", Behold grace from a great bigb mass, from a the man !” but to mock and to abuse sweet sarmint, and from a blessed and bim. The deluder in the first instance holy station, not forgetting the loveliest undertook to show how personal suffermusic your ears ever beard, why, drop ing, voluntarily inflicted, was the praca your shilling on this plate, and pass tice of the Apostles, and the sum and substance of rellgion into the bargain. who went to perform stations at JeruThen he brougbt Peter, and Paul, and salem, would be now enjoyed by the John down to a level with the Maho. faithful (who first paid, a " sine qua metan Fakeer, or the Indian Yague, non,'') and there performed in the chawith the Priest of Baal cutting bimself pel. By the by I have a longing desire in honour of God with knives and lances. to know what it is I would be indulged A happy conclusion this on—"we preachin. But of this another time. Christ and him crucified.”

The sermon being finished, service at The crastsman then proceeded with the altar was renewed; and then followgreat evolution of logical expertness to ed the stations, which were entered on show that the death of the martyrs, as by the priest and people. The stations recorded in Church History, proved that are tbus performed :-Fourteen blessed they trusted to their own sufferings as crosses of wood or paper are affixed at the cause of salvation. Having made certain distances to the walls of the some observations equally remarkable Chapel : the devotee then commences for pith and unction, he proceeded to de. at the right-hand side of the altar, velope the opus magnum of bis oratory; where the first cross is placed ; there be namely, the origin and efficacy of the goes down on his knees, repeats certain Station of the Cross. He recounted peculiar prayers, to which are tacked a with singular pathos aud descriptive progressive proportion of aves and paters, illustration how the true cross, made as und always concluding with the words, it were out of the very tree from wbence “ Cbrist crucified;" thus passing, prayAdam plucked the forbidden fruit, bow ing, and performing from one cross to this sacred deposit was found by the another. At length the pilgrim makes Empress Helena, and how it was imme- the fourteenth cross, at the left-hand diately visited by the pious and devout side of the altar, just opposite the place from all corners of the earth, and how from whence he started. The whole spacious indulgences were granted by concern stood forth in awful contrast to the successors of St. Peter to all who the declaration of our Redeemer to the should come " and adore that sacred woman of Samaria" Bebold the time pillar.” But as it was impossible for all cometh, and now is, when they that who were so disposed to proceed to Je- worship the Father, must worship him rusalem, why the pitiful Father of in spirit and in truth.” the Christian world, Pope Benedict the I shall conclude for the present by ob11th, extended the benefit of the sta- serving, that the perpetration of these tions from the Church of the Holy Cross mummeries in the present time and cirto all the houses belonging to the illus- cumstances evince that Popery is making trious order of St. Francis, and to all mighty struggles, and is driven to all who should make stations in their her shifts; and lookers-on may with churches. These privileges were con- great interest observe the march of infirmed by Benedict the 13th, and Inno- tellect, and the counter-march of Romancent the 12th, and Clement the 12th, ism, which is to prevail ? On the preextended to other Chapels the same be- sent occasion I had to observe, tbat in neficial source of honour and profit; spite of all the advertisements, placardalways, bowever, providing, that certain ing, and publicity, the Friars could not Friars of that seraphic order should be collect men or money. The Chapel was present during the sacred process. The far from being half filled. preacher then dwelt patbetically, and at

I remain, Sir, great length on the efficacy of these

Your obedient servant, stations in encreasing faith and exciting

PETER PEEP. tbe affections of the heart, deprecated any ridicule that might be thrown on it On Wednesday, September 17th, the by non-Catholics ; requested if any were Anniversary Meeting of the Shrewsbury present, not to pass judgment on so and Shropshire Auxiliary to the Sunday reasonable a practice, but to come and School Society for Ireland was held in apply to the proper sources. And the Town Hall Shrewsbury. The Hall although he might not be able in the was crowded with an assembly of rank compass of a surmint to convince them, and respectability, and soon after twelve yet he was not afeard but that he would o'clock the Earl of Roden, the Presiin private accomplish it.

dent of the Parent Society, took the coming to what may be called the im- Chair. Richard Phayre, Esq. read the provement of the discourse, he conclud- Report. J. N. Cuffin, Esq. Secretary ed by assuring his auditors, that the very to the Society for England, seconded the same indulgences that belonged to those Resolution. Mr. Cuffin read a letler

'And now,

from the Hon. Thomas Kenyon, ex- At a Visitation held by the Right Rev. pressing bis regret ibat he could not at. Dr. M‘Mahon, in the Chapel of Kiltend the meeting, and stating his opinion dysart; it was arranged that the Rev. that the peculiar circunstances of Ire- Mr. Caffry, who voted for the Rt. Hon. land at the present moment loudly called Vesey Fitzgerald, at the last Clare for the attention of the people of this Election, should resign the jurisdiction country.

of that Parish, which is to be benceforth The meeting was addressed by Tho- confided to another Clergyman. mas Whitman, Esq. M. P. by the Rev. On Sunday, the 7th inst. the Lord Bishop Messrs. Brett, of the County of Down, of Leigblin and Ferns, held an ordination John Richards, W. M. Mayers, of Dub. at Ferns Cathedral, when the following lin, George Levinny, of Bridgenorth, gentlemen were ordained :-Robert Daly, of Powerscourt, and by PRIESTS-Rev. John Smith, A. B. the noble Cairman.

Rev. Norman Garstin, A. B. Rev. SaThe several addresses were received muel Ferguson, A. B. Rev. Thomas with much approbation, and when the Hodson Isles, A. B. for the diocese of meeting separated the sum of £22, 16s. Ferns. Rev. John Kerr Courtnay, A.B. 5 d. was received at the door, besides lett. dem. from the archdiocese of Dubseveral suscriptions which with the col- lin. Rev. Robert James Barlow, A. B. lection made a total of £25. 12s. 5{d. lett. dem. from the diocese of Down and

In the evening the Rev. Robert Daly Connor. preached a sermon at St. Chad's Church DEACONS—Henry Kingsmill, A. B. from Hebrews x. 5. The congregation F.T.C. D. Richard Croly, A.B. John was very respectable, and the collection Archdall, A. B. James Lang, jun. A.B. made after the sermon amounted to for the diocese of Ferns. The candidates £19. 18s. 75.

were examined on the two preceding

days, by Reverend Doctor Elrington, ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE. F. T.C. D.

The Lord Bishop of Down and Con- The Rev. Jobn Robert Moore, late nor beld a Confirmation in Carrickfergus curate of Rathfriland, bas been presented Church, on Thursday the 11th inst. to the Vicarage of Kilmood, diocese of when one hundred and eighty persons Down, by The Most Noble the Marquis belonging to the Parish of Carrick sergus of Downsbire. were admitted to that solemn and inte- On Thursday, the 26th of September, resting site, and fifty one from the the Annual Visitation of the Archdiocese Parishes of Island-Magee, Ballycor, of Dublin and Glendalough, was beld and Ballynure. His Lordship delivered by the Right Honorable John Radcliff, a very appropriate address on the occa- Vicar General. The sermon was preachsion, well calculated to make a serious ed by the Rev. Mortimer O'Sullivan, and lasting impression on the youthlul Prebendary of St. Audeon's, from Psalm, mind, and was listened to with deep at- Ixxxviii. The eloquent preacher having tention by a very numerous and respect- ventured a high eulogium on the naable congregation.

tional.Churcb, pressed on the assembled The Rev. Richard Croly has been ap- clergy the necessity of redoubled exerpointed to the Curacy of Ballyroan, tions, at a period of so much opposition Queen's County, Diocese of Ferns. and danger as the present.

VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

The war between the Russians and slaves made by them restored, We Turks seems to be carried on witbout suppose the French expedition to tbe any material advantage on either side, Peninsula, is in compliance with the Varna and Cboumla are blockaded, treaty of London, and that our Ministry but tbe Turks seem to offer a most vi. have taken care to prevent more than a gorous resistance, and it is said that dis- teniporary occupation of tbat important ease bas so weakened the Russian army, country. Portugal continues under the as to materially impede their exertions. influence of the Usurper, who has at On the side of Greece, the Morea bas last released the English gentlemenwbom been evacuated by the Egyptians, and all he had imprisoned. Madeira bas fallen under bis power. The queen of Por- time and of sense, and having the spiritugal is expected in England,

tual good of his Roman Catholic counAt home but little of novelty bas oc- trymen for the object of his labours, curred. The agitation of the country is be bestows no undue prominence on extreme between tbe efforts of the their temporal concerns. Without, howRoman Catholic agitators and the na- ever, giving an opinion on the establishtural display of Protestant counteracting ment of the Brunswick Clubs, in which, feeling, and the alienation of the political if properly directed, we see much good, members of the two sects is becoming and wbich assuredly is but the natural remore decisive. The situation of the sult of the unmeasured and impolitic country is, indeed, most awful; the effect violence of the Roman Catholic leaders; of the influence of the Association on we cannot but regret that an object merely the minds of the people, using as an in- political should have the

power

of centive, the extension of the Brunswick calling out such an exhibition of ProClubs, has gradually invested them with testant zeal, while the great and all a spirit of deep and inveterate, and important objects connected with the scarcely disguised hostility, wbile the progress of education, and scriptural array of strong anti-emancipation feel- knowledge, and Protestant principles, ing on the other side aggravates, and to should be regarded by the gentry of the their perverted imagination justifies this country with so much coldness, and inviolence. In this awful crisis, it would difference. We trust the time is not far be difficult for the believer to avoid being distant, when we shall see the friends of carried away by the stream of faction, the spread of pure religion banded togewere it not that he feels it bis duty and ther, as firmly and as freely as those who bis privilege to live above the things of nów contenu for temporal objects,

POETRY.

BISHOP HEBER'S FIRST HYMN FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN

ADVENT.

TRANSLATED INTO LATIN

TO THE EDITOR OF THE CHRISTIAN EXAMINER. SIR-Should you deem the Latinity of the following Hymn sufficiently classical to entitle it to a place in your Number, it may perhaps prove not unacceptable to you, as an offering from one of your juvenile readers.

Jesus adibit! terra movebitur,
Sedes relinquent culmina montium ;

Lustrare cessabunt malignâ

Astra polum peritura luce.
Jesus adibit! non sub imagine
Quæ spreta numen condiderat semel ;

Non agnus ad cædem paratus,

Verberis et patiens necisque.
Jesus adibit! tunc facie minax ;
Vestitus atri turbinis ignibus;

Invectus alis angelorum

Judiciumque homini daturus.
An bicce sit, qui terrigenûm vias
Calcare suevit, solus et indigens;

Ludibrium sævo potenti ?

Prob Deus! an crucifixus bicce ?
Duris querelas fundite cantibus ;
Rupes tyranni quærite montium;

Fides potentior sepulcro

Læta canet-. Dominus redivit. August, 1828.

R. T.

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CONTENTS.

Page ON THE PRESENT STATE OF IRELAND, AND THE CONSEQUENT DUTY OF THE CLERGY...

313 RELIGIOUS COMMUNICATIONS,

FIRST BREAK IN THE FAMILY
PETER VERSUS Pope...
ON THE LOOSE INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE
ON THE RUBRIC OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
ON PAPAL SUPREMACY....
ON THE INTEGRITY OF SCRIPTURE.

320 323 331 332 333 334

335 341 355

366 371 377

382

MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS.
PETALOZZI AND AIS PLANS
MEMOIR OF ANDREW SALL
FATHER BUTLER (continued)

REVIEW.
Horne's INTRODUCTION (Supplementary Review)
GRIMSHAWE's LIFE OF LEGH RICHMOND
VAUGHAN'S LIFE OF WYCLIFFE.....
FOREIGN RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE
INDIA-Extract of a Letter from a Friend.- Extract of anotber from

ditto. FRANCE—Extract of a Letter from Montpelier. PRUSSIA –

Friend of Israel Society.
DOMESTIC RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.....

The County of Longford Bible Association - South Mayo Bible Society,

Popish March of Intellect—Reformation Societies--Reformation Meeting.
ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
POETRY
THE CHRISTIAN SOLDIER.
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR.

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