The life and reign of Pope Pius the ninth; together with a biographical sketch of his predecessor Gregory XVI

9781130622577: The life and reign of Pope Pius the ninth; together with a biographical sketch of his predecessor Gregory XVI

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 Excerpt: hundreds in England alone. But, we may be asked, Why advert to these horrid scenes in the drama of Papal cruelty, which have occurred centuries ago'? Why not suffer them to be forgotten, and look upon Rome as having laid aside these garments rolled in blood? Let Rome repent of them, and we will do so. Let her confess her sin and forsake it, and we will not hold her guilty of this blood. But when, for the last twenty years, she has not ceased to reiterate, in every Papal manifesto, her abhorrence of the Bible, and when she denounces from year to year her anathemas upon the circulation of the book of God--when she claims the right to put heretics to death, and teaches her priests that they ought to be thus punished--when, in every country in which she has the supreme power, she still executes her bloody decrees--as, for example, in the island of Madeira, in which, during the past year, the native converts from Romanism have been actually persecuted to the death--when her bishops declare that this is not a Protestant country, and claim America as a province of the Pope--when Brownson, of the Boston Roman Catholic Review, protests that the Pope must and will have this country--and when the new Review of the Pope's Encyclical Letter. Pontiff, while scarcely warm in the " chair of St. Peter," proclaims to the world that Bible societies are insidious and pernicious institutions, and renews the enactments of his bigoted predecessors, we can not forget that Rome hates the Bible. She will not suffer us to forget it even if we are disposed to forgive her: and when we see her increasing her bishoprics and sees in this favored country, and multiplying her establishments in every city, we should be guilty of treason against the church of God and our common l...

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