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the catholic people of Ireland at present such circumstances, I thought it was Tabour.
no time for unimpressive general That we adopt the petition of the ca statements, that it was necessary that tholics of Ireland, drawn up by the ca- misrepresentation should be grappled tholic board.
with, and that their religion, and the That being in union with the catho- character of its ministers should stand lic board of Ireland, well aware of the erect in that house, at least, of which present critical and alarming posture of I am a member. . That my feelings catholic affairs in this country, we en- were in unison with those of that retreat our prelates to continue their ex- spectable portion of my countrymeri ertions in defence of the integrity of our who composed your
aggregate religion, by taking such immediate meeting, and that I did not entirely fail steps as, to their piety and their wisdom, in carrying them into execution, their shall appear best calculated to defeat kind, and to me truly gratifying resor the intrigues of our enemies.
lution, is a sufficient proof. For their That our gratitude is due, and our continuing confidence, and your own thanks hereby given, to that uniformly flattering manner of communicating it steady and strenuous advocate of our me; I am truly thankful. Your's, claimas, the right bon, earl of Donough dear sir, very sincerely, more, the patriotic supporter of our
“DONOUGAMOXE." rights, for his conduct in the late sessions of parliament-to that ornament
“ Grosvenor Gate, Sept. 12, 1817, of the christian prelacy, the right re- "DEAR SIR, I have just had the boa verend the lord bishop of Norwich, and nour of receiving your letter, conveying to the right honourable the earl of Har- to me the unanimous thanks of the nu: rowby, for their eloquent speeches on merous and highly respectable aggre. our behalf.
gate meeting of the Roman catholics of That our thanks are also due, and are the county and city of Cork, holden op hereby given, to sir Henry Parnell, the 22d of last month, for my conduct bart. general Thornton, Valentine Blake, in the last session of parliament, and esq. and the other members of the have to request you will have the good: house of commons, who have honestly ness to express to them my grateful advocated our cause.
thanks for the honour they have done That we feel highly grateful to cap. me, whenever an opportunity: shall octain James Ludlow Stawell, William cur; and to assure them I shall have Crawford, sen. William Crawford, jun. great satisfaction in renewing my moRichard T. Cuthbert, Thomas Lapp tion, of which I have given notice, Butler, J. Denis, and' W. Lane, esgrs. early in the next session, viz. for leave and the numerous other protestant to bring in a bill to repeal such parts of gentlemen who have honoured our the acts of the 25th and soth years of meeting with their presence and sup- the reign of king Charles the second, port.
as require the declarations, in certain The above resolution of thanks to cases, to be made against the belief of the earl of Donoughmore and gene- transubstantiation, and asserting the ral Thornton having been transmit- worship of the church of Rome to be ted by the chairman of the meeting, attended with success.
idolatrous—ffattering myself it will be T. S. Coppinger, esq. to the noble
“I feel myself much indebted to you, earl and gallant general, the follow- sir, for the handsome manner in which ing answers have been received you have made ihe communication, fiom these personages :
and have the honour to be, with the “ Knocklotfy, September 3.
greatest respect, your most obedient,
humble servant, “ DEAR SIR,-It was the fate of the
“WILLIAM THORNTON. Roman catholic petitioners, during the last session, to be assailed with greater
The Cork Mercantile Chronicle in violence and acrimony in one of the communicating the general's letter houses of parliament, and defended, to its readerss makes the following perhaps, with less vigour and effect trite and judicious observations: than on any former occasion. Under “It must be gratifying to the catholics
of Ireland to learn, that the gallant catholic clergy of the diocese of general intends renewing his motion Cloyne and Ross, we insert the fola in the next session of parliament, lowing account of them from The for the repeal of those oaths, so pe-| Dublin Evening Post, a protestant culiarly calculated to wound ihe paper, with the editor's remarks feelings of catholics, and which to the reproach of an enlightened age,
“ We mentioned on Thursday last, are still suffered to remain a disgrace that the catholic bishop and clergy, to the statute book. In short we men of the diocese of Cloyne were would ask, where is the protestant appointed to meet together in con who will openly declare, that he does ference on the 27th ult. They have not feel ashamed at being called upon
met accordingly. Their resolutions to swear, that his catholic fellow, now lie before us, and whether we subjects (with many of whom he is in consider the subject intrinsically, as the habits of daily intercourse ; with it relates to the clergymen and the several of whom, perhaps, he is con- bishop of Cloyne, or whether we pected by the closest ries of friend look upon the resolutions; and we ship, and of blood) are idolators ? are entitled to do so, as an emenation General Thornton, instead of fol- of the opinion, generally, if not lowing the example of other generals, universally, prevailing among the who, intoxicated by the smiles of for-catholic clergy of Ireland, we must tune, would wish to perpetuate the regard this document, as one of the degradation and slavery of their ca+ most important papers that has, for tholic countrymen, shews, that he at a long while, been issued in Ireland, least knows how to appreciate the We shall proceed to give a succinct merits of those, whose valour in the view of the resolutions. field he must have had such oppor
“They begin with asserting, tunities of witnessing, and whose that it is the conviction of the confeelings as njen he evinces such anx.
ference, that the catholic church of , iety to respect, This conduct on
Ireland is in imminent danger, the part of the gallant general, while aflirming, that they would be guilty it must insure him the gratitude of of “higli treason against the King of
Heaven,” were they to conceal their time a convinciug proof, if any indeed sentiments from their bishop, at a were wanting, how inseparably united crisis so alarming. They then protrue valour and liberality must al ceed to state their adhesion to the ways be, and that the soldier who is
resolutions to which the bishops truly brave, is incapab'e of tarnish- agreed in August, 1815, against the iny his character, by becoming the declare that they
veto. In the 4th resolution they supporter of intolerance and
* Contemplate, with uodisguised horror,
every measure which has for its object the The discussion upon this motion concession of any such power, to inen who of generalThornton, there is no doubt are ready to swear, and have already will be of the most interesting na
sworn, that the religion of the Roman car
tholics, as practised in this onited kingdom, ture, as it will come home to the very is superstitious and idolatrous.”. heart of bigotry, and lay open the
“ The fifth resolution is directed religious feelings which operate on against the plans sanctioned by gothose who, oppose the emancipation vernment for the education of the of their catholic countrymen.
lower orders. We do not coincide,
generally, in the extent to which Not having seen an official copy the proposition involved in this resoof the resolutions agreed to by the lution is carried. As this, however,
is a very important resolution, and far as its temporalities are concern. is likely to give rise to much discussed, for which they do care a great sion, if not to some very "animat- deal indeed -and the other tenth, ed" animadversion, we shall, in jus- who are either old women, or corpo tice 'lo the parties, insert the entire rators, or obscure sectaries, are resolution here:
worth nothing in the scale. These " That the plans, sanctioned by our galarter are in truth the bigots--whe, veroment, for the education of the lower
are not worth conciliating; as for orders in this country, furnish us with an additional cause of akarm. Those schools
; the mass who are arrayed against the under the most specious appearances, have, catholics, they have no more bigotin our apprehension, for their ultimate ry in their carcases than the old purpose, the proselyting of our poor ca philosopher of Malmsbury, or the tholic children. We see immense sums of money levied, annually, for the mainten- great modern apostle of infidelity
We do not as ance, and education of the children of ca. himself, Voltaire. tholic parents, in establishments which are sert, that, in point of religion, they exclusively protestant—he unwearied
are on a par with these individuals, zeal, and increasing influence of bibļe so
because it is no contradiction in cieties and other anti-catholic institutions for educating the poor of Ireland, cannot terms, that a man may be full of reescape the notice of the most indifferent ligion, and free from bigotry.
hserver. In 'those schools a version of “ The eighth resolution is a 'rethe scriptures, not only unauthenticated, but disapproved of by the Roman catholic quest to Dr. Coppinger to use his ina church, is made the school-book of the
Nuence with his brethren, the capoor Roman catholic children; whilst tholic prelates of Ireland, to eso every catholic tract or explanation of the tablish doinestic nomination by dean 'word of God is sedulously discarded.
and chapter, and to submit, whether The sixth resolution contains a
it might not be expedient, at this strong protest against the veto, or period, to assemble a synod for the any measure, however modified or
purpose of averting the evils with dieguised, that is based upon a prio- which the church is threatened; of ciple of temporal protestant inter negociating with the pope in favour ference with the discipline and doc. of the ancient discipline of the Irish trine of the Irish catholic church. catholic church; and of appointiug “ The seventh resolution is in fa
an agent at the court of Rome, to vour of domestic nomination by transact, at all times at that court, dean and chupter, (words that should the business of the Irish catholic never be omitted when the term church. domestic nomination occurs,) and 6s. The ninth resolution is appliech declaratory of the conviction of the particularly to Dr. Coppinger, reresolvers, that such nomination questing the right reverendi prelate would: “ conciliate their political to apply to the holy see for the apenemies.” Now this is an inter-pointment of a dean; and to nomiference from which we are compel- nate a chapter. led to dissent; for we conscientious - " The tenth resolution we shall, ly believe, that notbing-neither restricted as we are for space, copy; Feto-nor Domestic Nomination because we wish that its recoinmennor any thing the government could datiou should go generally forth, take, or they could grant- will con- Indeed, we think the model laid ciliate the enemies of catholic free down by the clergymen of the diodom. It is a foolish thing to sup- cese of Ross and Cloyne should be pose, that these • enemies” are adopted-if the second order and afraid of the purity or integrity of the hierarchy accede, as we hope their church ; nine-tenths of them and trust they will, to the following care not a straw about it, except so resolution:
“ That we earnestly entreat of our bre. | catholic pastors of Ireland and their froeks thren, of every diocese in Ireland, to afford that unanimity of sentiment against vetoisto their respective prelates their strenuous tical arrangements, so solemnly and forcico-operation in opposing the veto; and, bly conveyed to bis holiness by our vegeby respectfàl and earnest application, to rable prelates. obtain from them their sanction for domes- 3. That, relying on the well knows tie nomination, on the basis mentioned in zeal and wisdom of those truly apostolical our seventh resolution.
personages, we are perfectly confident they “By the remaining resolution, will, by continued and powerful exertion, which is one of thanks to Dr. Cop- expose such dangerous artifices; and by pinger, it appears, very much to the speedily obtaining the measure of domes
tic nomination by dean and chapter, defeat credit of the right reverend gentle- those projects, which, if successful, would man, that he acceded to the wish of essentially injure, and may eventually sube the clergymen of his diocese, by ap.
vert the Roman catholic religion in Ireland. pointing a chapter, which had been
The right reverend Dr. Murphy long disused, and by writing to the having left the chair, and the very pope, for the purpose of electing a reverend dean Collins presiding, dean.
Upon the motion and seconding “ Here then, after Waterford, is of the same parish priests, the next practical operation of the
It was unanimously resolved, principle of dean and chapter. We
That the cordial thanks of the clergy of
the diocese be, and are hereby given, te gay practical operation--for though our highly respected biskop, for his ready the matter is only in its commence. compliance to our wishes, in convening this ment--hough the chapter is in the meeting ; for the kind assurance which he act of being appointed, yet the has given of the speedy completion of our agency of the principle is already as our president.
chapter, and for his very dignified conduct felt. It must, we are persuaded, be
The meeting was very full, and generally followed, and we would the greatest unanimity prevailed. humbly recommend those of the hierarchy who are holding back, CONSECRATION OF THE NEW to consider the grace of an early ad- BISHOP OF WATERFORD. hesion to the universal wish and will of the catholics, laity as well as lemn religious ceremony is taken
The following account of this 80clergy of Ireland."
from a Waterford paper.
“ The consecration of the right At a meeting of the Roman ca- reverend Dr. Walsh to be the Rotholic clergy of the diocese of Cork, man catholic bishop of the united held at the North parish chapel, in diocese of Waterford and Lismore, the city of Cork, on Wednesday the took place in the great chapel, in 17th day of September, 1817; the Barronstand.street, on Sunday, the Right Rev.Dr. Murphy, presiding, the 31st of August last. The assemfollowing resolutions were moved blage, both of catholics and protestby Rev. D. O'l'rowly, P. P. of ants, was numerous and respectable, Bantry, and seconded by the Rev. and the whole ceremony was conT. Hurly, P. P. of Kinsale, and ducted with that propriety and de. unanimously adopted.
corum which were so suitable to so 1. That from a variety of circumstances, solemn and impressive a transaction. it appears without a doubt that the enemies of the Roman eatholic religion are
The right reverend Dr. Murphy, still actively engaged in the most insidious bishop of Cork; Dr. Soghrue, biand alarming designs against its safety and shop of Ardfort; Dr. Marum, of judependence io this country.
Ossory; Dr. O'Shaughnessy, of 2. That their prospects of success seem Killaloe; and Dr. Tuohy, of Limeto be priucipally grounded on the hope of being able to establish a persuasion, that rick, were present, and wore their there does not exist between the Roman episcopal dresses. There was a
tery general attendance of the ca. in a divided country like this, is tbolic clergy of the diocese, and also above all estimation and all praise ; of clergymen from other quarters, and such a man, we are satisfied, some of thein bolding dignified sta- will Dr. Walsh be. The profesa tions in the catholic church, Dr. sional duties he has undertaken are Murphy presided during the cere- extensive and arduous; but he will mony, and was assisted by Dr. Sugh- not confine himself to these; he rue, and Dr. Marum; Dr. Collins of will be a faithful guardian over the Cork, and Dr. Coleman of Lismore, flock committed to his care-but he were the chaplains; Dr. Laffan, of will never forget the general interThurles, conducted the proceedings ests of the community of which he and read the bull. The collection is a member, and which it will be which was made will be beneficial among the highest principles of his to the charitable institutions of this ambition to promote." city, and Dr. Walsh is entitled to a high share of public regard for his THE LATE REV. D. JENNINGS, benevolent directions on this subject. The relief of the distressed, was one We copy the following justly-meof his primary considerations, and herited eulogy on the character and wisely rendered an occurrence of virtues of this amiable and lamented rational curiosity to those who are gentleman, from The Dublin Chronot catholics, and of peculiar soli. nicle, and lay it before our readers citude to those who are, instrumen- as a further tribute of our deep ve. tal in contributing to those efforts in neration of the transcendent qualibehalf of the poor, by which this ties oť the deceased : city has been so honourably distin
The death of this truly apostolic miguished. The first act of the new
nister of the gospel may justly be debishop was an example of obedience plored as one of the greatest misfor. to ope of the highest precepts of tunes with which an affectionate and christianity--a precept which knows kind-hearted people could he visited. no distinction of party, and without Naturally of a feeling and humane which the profession of religion is disposition--his susceptibility refined, an empty name.
But Dr. Walsh his philanthropy unbounded his chadid more than what we have stated;
rity, without distinction of clime, creed
or nation, universal-his heart was alive, he not only availed himself of the his purse ever open to the relief of the indirect opportunity of doing good indigent. which circumstances had placed Possessing a well-informed and highwithin his power, but manifested ly cultivated understanding a warm the generous principles on which he friend to his country, he felt its wrongs acted by the liberal donation of ten -yet no rancour, no hostility, no bitterpounds. The, episcopal chair is a
ness ever found way to his soul, nor
was ill-will against any man, however dignified aod honourable station ;
great the cause, even fostered within but it becomes niore dignified and him. more honourable by the zealous and
Lamenting in common with every faithful discharge of the social obli- friend to humanity, peace, and social gations, when he by whom it is of order) the excesses of one party, he cupied contemplates all inen as bre- strenuously exerted himself, and hapthren, rises superior to the annimo, pily succeeded in repressing the conse- . sities which human interests and quent irritation of the other. human ignorance engender, and, affectionate and unassuming-in every
In his deportment dignified, yet kind, like his Divine Master, labours to
act of his life the virtuous priest, the promote the great cause of harmony ornament of his sacred profession, the and peace. The man who thus acts, I valuable and useful member of society.