The Life of John, Cardinal McCloskey: First Prince of the Church in America, 1810-1885

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1918 - Cardinals - 401 pages
 

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Page 91 - This was the most unkindest cut of all ; For when the noble Caesar saw him stab. Ingratitude, more strong than traitors...
Page 200 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. For the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord, the just Judge, will give to me in that day; yet not to me only, but also to those who love his coming.
Page 6 - The Relation on the State of Religion in the United States which he forwarded to Cardinal Antonelli, was as follows: " 1. There are in Maryland about 15,800 Catholics; of these there are about 9,000 freemen, adults or over twelve years of age; children under that age, about 3,000; and about that number of slaves of all ages of African origin, called negroes. 2. There are in Pennsylvania about 7,000,' very few of whom are negroes, and the Catholics are less scattered and live nearer to each other.
Page vii - How modest, kindly, all-accomplish'd, wise, With what sublime repression of himself, And in what limits, and how tenderly; Not swaying to this faction or to that; Not making his high place the lawless perch Of wing'd ambitions, nor a vantage-ground For pleasure; but thro...
Page 293 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the charity of God, and the communication of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen.
Page 204 - Congregation de Propaganda Fide will have learned most probably before this reaches you, that among the names commended through the Sacred Congregation to the Holy See, to fill the vacancy, caused by the much lamented death of the illustrious Archbishop of New York, my name, unfortunately, is placed first on the list. Now, I write to implore your Eminence, in case there should be any danger of my appointment, or of my being transferred from Albany to New York, to aid me in preventing it, and to save...
Page 196 - MOST REVEREND SIR, — It is now nearly ten years since, under your auspices, I laid down my ministry in the Protestant Episcopal Church, to submit myself to the Church of Rome. The interval, as you know, has not been idly spent ; each day has had its responsibility and duty, and with these have come experience, observation, and the knowledge of many things not so well understood before. The result is that I feel I have committed a grave error, which, publicly made, should be publicly repaired. When...
Page 380 - It was erected about 20 years ago, at which time the number of Catholics did not exceed three hundred. At present they number upwards of twenty thousand. They are mostly natives of Ireland and France. There are in this city two extensive Catholic charity schools, conducted upon a judicious plan, and supported partly by the funds of the state, and partly by moneys raised twice a year by two congregations.
Page 196 - I feel I have committed a grave error, which, publicly made, should be publicly repaired. When I came to you, it was, as I stated, with a deep and conscientious conviction that it was necessary to be in communion with the see of Rome; but this conviction I have not been able to sustain, in face of the fact that by it the natural rights of man and all individual liberty must be sacrificed ; not only so, but the private conscience often violated, and one forced, by silence at least, to acquiesce in...

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