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Introductory Remarks .

1 Deism examined

Alban, first martyr in England

98 Deposing doctrine exploded

191

Albigenses, an account of

230 Divinity of Christ believed by the primi-

Arianism, a Heresy

131 tive fathers

39

Basil (Saint) on the authority and marks Dominic, (Saint) pretended artifices of 240

of the Church

166 Edict of Nantes

408

Pastors of the Church

167 Elizabeth, (Queen) Character of 125, 147

Private interpretation

ibid. Faith not to be kept with Heretics ex-

Apostolical tradition

. 168 ploded

. 350

Supremacy of the Pope

169 Forgery peculiar to Protestantism

Transubstantiation and the Mass 170, France, Massacre in

295

Fasting and honouring saints 174 Freedom of Conscience under Henry 8th

Religious ceremonies

and Elizabeth

8

Confession

ibid. Freethinkers, petition of

224

Purgatory

ibid. Germanic church, transactions of 186

Invocation of Angels and Saints . 172 Gregory Nazianzen (Saint) on the au-

Beccold (John) freaks of

364

thority and marks of the Church 167

Berengarius, his doctrine

207

Private interpretation

ibid.

Bruis Peter, bis doctrine

212

Apostolical tradition

169

Burning of the city of London

23

Supremacy of the Pope

Calvin, seditious doctrines of..

297

Confession

171

Catholic Church, authority and works of

Invocation of angels and saints 179

67, 90, 166, 167 Henry of Toulouse

213

unity and visibility of Heresy of Arianism admitted by Fox 131

39, 67, 90, 167 Heresy of Monothelism admitted by Fox 178

the interpreter of Scrip- Hugonots, origin of the name .

. 300

ture

69, 91

seditious movements of. 301

apostolical succession

civil wars and cruelties of 302

and supremacy of

doctrine of some of them 327

90, 169, 170 Huss, Life and sufferings of

336

Celibacy of the Clergy

200 Ignatius (Saint) on the Divinity of Christ 39

Christianity, progress of

185

Unity of Faith.

ibid.

Confession of Sins

78

Transubstantiation

40

Constantine the Great

. 109 Inquisition, account of

253

speech to the senate 114

established in Protestant coun-

Conversion of England to Catholicism 57

tries

261

Crime, state of in England

287 Ireland, Spoliation in

95

Cyprian (Saint) on the Authority and . Irenæus (Saint) on Preserving Truth 45

Marks of the Church.

90

on the Authority and Visibility

Unity and Visibility of ditto ibid.

of the Church

67

Apostolical succession and

Private interpretation of Scrip-

power of ditto

ibid.

ture

69

Placing human reason in com.

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petition with revelation .

the Mass and Transubstantiation 71

Celibacy and the Mass ibid. Justin (Saint) Martyr, Apology of . 40

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Justin (Saint) Martyr, testimony in favour Persecution of the Waldenses

205

of Transubstantiation

49

of the Earl of Toulouse

234

the sacrifice of the Mass, and Di-

in France previous to and

vinity of Christ

50

during the Civil war. .249

Kohlmann on the genuineness of Miracles 175

in foreign countries during

Lawrence (Saint) in favour of the Mass , 86

the sixteenth and seven-

Liturgy in the Sclavonian tongue 331

teenth centuries.

295

Luther, his disposition :

371

in Bohemia and Germany 330

Luther, seditious doctrines of

296

general in Germany

360

Mahometanism, rise of

184

in the Netherlands

375

Mass, sacrifice of i. 71, 91, 170, 329

in Lithuania.

Massacre in France

295

in China and Japan

Miracle of the Thundering Legion 52

of the Protestants in Coun:

Miraculous prevention of the rebuilding

tries not before described , 403

of Jerusalém

152

of the Protestants in France

Miracle in proof of the Divinity of Christ 173

during the sixteenth and

Missionaries (Modern) unsuccessful 396

seventeenth centuries. 408

Monothelishi, a Heresy

178
in Abyssinia.

403
Modė of preserving Truthi

6 Prague, (Jerome of) Life and sufferings 352
Modern Christianity

401 Press corrupted
Muncer, actions of .

363 Progress of Christianity in the first cen-
Netherlands, outrages committed in 375 tury
O'Neil, (Rev. Mr.) sufferings of, under Public Opinion appealed to in favour of
Orange inquisitors

271 Truth
Origen on Bible reading :
84 Quietists .

407
Parson's statement of Fox's lies

10 Reformers, mode used to propagate their

Penal Code against Catholics

290 doctrines

362

Persecutions (pretended) in France 53 Reformation, dreadful evils of

373
Persecution of the Apostles, &c. 14 Revenues of the Church, how appro-
first under Nero:
22 priated

195
second under Domitian, 28 Stork, actions of
third under the Roman Em- Tertullian ou Bible reading

83
pérors'
33 Tortures inflicted on the Irish

277
fourth under the same . 42|Tradition,

45, 168, 169
fifth under the same
63 Transubstantiation

40, 50, 91, 170

sixth and seventh under ditto 74 Treaty of Limerick.

411

eighth under the same 84 Trent, Council of

368
ninth under the same
94 Unity of Faith.

39
tenth under the same 102 Vengeance of God on the first Reformers 120

of the Christians in Persia 129 Virgin Mary ought to be worshipped, al-

by Julian the apostate .

115 lowed by Fox

179

by the Arians

130 Waldenses, pretended Persecutions of 205

from the eighth to the tenth

tenets of

216

century

186] Waldo Peter, his accusation against

from the eleventh to the six-

Popery

215

teenth century

199 Xavier, (St. Francis) his success in Japan 391

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IN
N undertaking to refute and expose the greatest mass of falsehood

and calumny ever issued against the social and religious principles of our Catholic fellow-men, we may be condemned for our temerity, but we think we shall stand excused, when the active endeavours of bigotry; to give circulation to what is called Fox's Book of Martyrs, are taken into consideration. With some it has been a matter of surprise that such an exposition has not been undertaken before ; but when the obstacles which have so long existed to prevent Catholic writers from vindicating their religious doctrines and social maxims are known, and the misfortune is that they are not known to the people of this country generally, that surprise will entirely vanish. It is therefore our intention to point out the difficulties which have stood in the way of an appeal to PUBLIC

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