Outlines of the history of the Catholic Church in Ireland

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Сторінка 38 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate...
Сторінка 158 - ... in France, Germany, and Italy, both during this and the following century. But that these Hibernians were the first teachers of the scholastic theology in Europe, and so early as the eighth century illustrated the doctrines of religion by the principles of philosophy) I learned but lately...
Сторінка 158 - ... or Hibernians, who in this century were known by the name of Scots, were the only divines who refused to dishonour their reason by submitting it implicitly to the dictates of authority. Naturally...
Сторінка 158 - I have been long acquainted; as we see them in the most authentic records of antiquity discharging, with the highest reputation and applause, the function of doctor in France, Germany, and Italy, both during this and the following century.
Сторінка 158 - That the Hibernians were lovers of learning, and distinguished themselves in those times of ignorance by the culture of the sciences ( ! ) beyond all other European nations...
Сторінка 121 - Rome, and will expel and eradicate all his favourers, abettors, and partizans ; and will maintain, support, and defend, all persons, spiritual and temporal, who shall be promoted to church benefices or dignities, by the king's majesty, or other rightful patron ; and will apprehend and bring to justice, to be tried according to the laws made, or to be made, in such behalf, all who apply for provision to the bishop of Rome, or who betake themselves to Rome in quest of promotion...
Сторінка 12 - He desires to visit Britain and his parents — Gaul and his spiritual brethren ; but of Italy or the pope, there is no mention. The elder Cumian, the disciple and biographer of Columba, who wrote at the close of the sixth, or the beginning of the seventh century, calls Patrick the. first apostle of Ireland. Thus it appears, that while the papal writers make Palladius the first apostle, and take no notice of Patrick, the Irish make Patrick the first. and take no notice of Palladius. The hymn of Fiech,...
Сторінка 136 - ... the non-residency of the clergy, occasioned by the unlimited shameful numbers of spiritual promotions with cure of souls, which they hold by commendams ; the rites and ceremonies of the church run over without all decency of habit, order, or gravity, in the course of their service ; the possessions of the church to a great proportion in lay hands ; the bishops aliening their very principal houses and demesnes...
Сторінка 2 - Celtic nations ; but the earliest writer, who affords the most direct proof of the probable existence of one in Ireland, is Tertullian, one of the Latin fathers, who wrote about the year 200 ; he asserts, in his book ' Adversus Judaias,' ' that those parts of the British Isles, which were unapproached by the Romans, were yet subject to Christ.
Сторінка 36 - Columba, to preach the word of God to the provinces of the Northern Picts, who are separated from the southern parts by steep and rugged mountains...

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