A Vindication of the Catholic Church: In a Series of Letters Addressed to the Rt. Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Vermont

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John Murphy, 1855 - 332 pages

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Page 21 - Creed, and that which is commonly called the Apostles' Creed, ought thoroughly to be received and believed: for they may be proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture.
Page 24 - They who contend, that nothing less can justify subscription to the Thirty-nine .Articles, than the actual belief of each and every separate proposition contained in them, must suppose, that the legislature expected the consent of ten thousand iitrn and that in perpetual succession, not to one controverted proposition, but to many hundreds. It is difficult to conceive how this could be expected by any, who observed the incurable diversity of human opinion upon all subjects short of demonstration.
Page 123 - It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins.
Page 25 - The Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith: And yet it is not lawful for the Church to ordain any thing that is contrary to God's Word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant to another.
Page 86 - Christ's body to be really in the sacrament, we mean, that body, that flesh, that was born of the Virgin Mary, that was crucified, dead and buried ? I answer, I know none else that he had or hath ; there is but one body of Christ natural and glorified...
Page 132 - LORD, all other Thy servants which are departed hence from us, with the sign of faith, and now do rest in the sleep of peace.
Page 217 - I do declare, That I do not believe that the Pope of Rome, or any other Foreign Prince, Prelate, Person, State, or Potentate, hath or ought to have any Temporal or Civil Jurisdiction, Power, Superiority, or Pre-eminence, directly or indirectly, within this Realm.
Page 132 - Thy holy commandments, that at the day of the general resurrection, we, and all they who are of the mystical body of Thy Son, may be set on His right hand, and hear that His most joyful voice, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Page 98 - We believe that in every portion, even to the minutest ' subdivision, of the bread and wine after they have been ' changed, are contained, not any separate part of the ' body and blood of the Lord, but the body of Christ is ' always whole and one in all its parts, and the Lord ' Jesus is present in His substance, that is, with His soul ' and divinity, as perfect God and perfect man.
Page 168 - Luke xv. 10. Now, is it by visual rays, or undulating sounds, that these blessed spirits in heaven know what...

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