Passing Protestantism and Coming Catholicism

Paperback | May 7, 2012

byNewman Smyth

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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. 1908 Excerpt: ...in different places, and enough about them is known to show that they are gathering a large and rapidly increasing following. Abbe" Houtin says, their most moderate prototype has for his pseudonym Giovanni Selva; and his sponsor Senator Fogazzaro says: "His true name is Legion. He lives, thinks, and works in France, in England, in Germany, in America, as well as in Italy. He wears the priestly garb and the uniform of the soldier, as well as the coat of a civilian. He shows himself at the universities, he hides himself in the seminaries. He fights in the press, he prays in the inmost recesses of the monastery. He almost no more preaches sermons, but he holds conferences. He is exegete and historian, theologian and scholar, journalist and poet. He does not always write. He is at times only an impassioned reader, only a believer, as also a thinker. He is a republican, he is a loyalist, he is a Christian democrat, he is simply a liberal." 1 If the Holy Father has reason to be alarmed by the manifold personality of the Modernist, he has no less cause for his apprehension that they will leave nothing untouched by their reformatory hands. When we put together from their various writings the objects which from their several points of view they desire to see accomplished, the list of their aims reaches considerable proportions. The transformation and purification of the government and administration of the Church; reduction of the number of Italian cardinals, and an increase of foreign cardinals in the government at Rome; decentralizing the pontifical power, changing the papacy from a too monarchical into a more constitutional rule; abandonment of its bad systems of coercion; restoration of the autonomy of the Episcopate; publicity of trials, responsi...

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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. 1908 Excerpt: ...in different places, and enough about them is known to show that they are gathering a large and rapidly increasing following. Ab...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217246931

ISBN - 13:9780217246934

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