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THE PAPACY

CONSIDERED IN ITS INSTITUTION, DEVELOPMENT,

AND ORGANIZATION,

AND IN
THE BENEFITS WHICH, FOR OVER EIGHTEEN CENTURIES,

IT HAS CONFERRED ON MANKIND.

BY

JOHN NICHOLAS MURPHY,

ROMAN COUNT,
AUTHOR OF “TERRA INCOGNITA."

Popular Edition,

WITH MUCH NEW MATTER, AND THE STATISTICS BROUGHT DOWN

TO THE PRESENT TIME.

illam petram ædificatam E

“ Beatitudini tuæ, id est Cathedræ Petri, communione consocior. Super
illam petram ædificatam Ecclesiam scio."-SAINT JEROME (Letter to Pope
Damasus, A.D. 376).

BURNS AND OATE S.
LONDON :

NEW YORK:

CATHOLIC PUBLICATION
GRANVILLE MANSIONS,

SOCIETY CO.
ORCHARD STREET, W.

BARCLAY STREET.

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06-26-39 VA,

TO MY FELLOW-SUBJECTS

OF ALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNIONS,

I RESPECTFULLY DEDICATE THIS BOOK

ON WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE

THE MAIN BULWARK OF RELIGION, LAW, AND ORDER,

AGAINST THE CONTINUOUS ATTACKS

OF INFIDELITY AND SOCIALISM,

IN THE PRESENT DAY.

Nihil obstat.

HENRICUS F. NEVILLE,

CENSOR DEPUTATUS.

Emprimatur.

GULIELMUS DELANY,

EPISCOPUS CORCAGIENSIS.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

In preparing this Popular Edition, I have carefully revised the whole work, and I have added one hundred and thirty pages of new matter. These embrace several subjects which, owing to the exigencies of limited space, were either altogether omitted, or only briefly treated, in the first edition. The more convenient form of Crown 8vo now admits of their introduction in full.

Among them will be found, The Greek Schism in extenso; The Life and Writings of Wycliffe ; The Mendicant Orders; The Art of Printing and the Bible before the Reformation ; Alleged Unworthy Popes;

The Culturkampf, and Catholic Organization in Germany, Belgium, and other countries ; further evidence of the belief in Papal Infallibility, in the past; some additional important particulars of the Pontificate of Pius IX.; and other interesting and useful topics bearing on the present time. Immediate reference to all these will be found in the Index.

I have studiously considered the kind suggestions of learned readers and reviewers in these kingdoms, and

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