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A.D, 1800 TO A.D. 1820.

Calm which succeeded the Union—The Irish Methodists and their Irish preachers

-Remarkable career of Gideon Ouseley, Rapid progress of Methodism-
Methodist preachers begin to baptize and dispense the Lord's Supper-Schism
in the Methodist body—The Rev. Adam Averell - Low state of Irish Pres-

byterianism–New arrangements relating to Regium Donum— The Rev. Dr.

McDowel of Dublin-His zeal and piety-Alderman Hutton of Dublin-The

Rev. B. W. Mathias -Revival among Dublin Episcopalians—The Bethesda,

the Archbishop of Dublin, and the Provost of Trinity College-Successful

labours of Mr. Mathias—Increasing number of pious ministers in the Esta-

blishment—Tighe, Maturin, Stopford, and Quarry-State of religion in Kil-

kenny–The Rev. Peter Roe and the Rev. Edward Pidgeon-Remarkable im-

pression made by Mr. Roe-Mr. Roe's Catholicity, and his treatment by his

diocesan-Society for Discountenancing Vice—The Rev. Robert Shaw of Kil.

kenny-The Hibernian Bible Society—The London Hibernian Society-

Hibernian Sunday School Society-Kildare Place Society--Priests opposed to

reading the Scriptures—The Sodality of Christian Doctrine — The Christian

Brothers—Increasing influence of the priests and its causes — The Orangemen

- Why Irish Romanism has so long maintained its ground— The number of

priests and the vigour of discipline- The regular and the secular clergy-Power

of Roman Catholic bishops-Sources of priestly income—The income of the

Roman Catholic bishops—The Vicar Capitular—The election of Roman

Catholic bishops — The Veto-George III. opposed to Roman Catholic

emancipation-Roman Catholic bishops support the Veto-Extraordinary

conduct of Dr. Milner-Dark prospects of the Romanists-Sensation created

in Ireland by proposal of Veto—The Roman Catholic bishops declare the

l'eto inexpedient-A party of the Romanists support the Veto-Captivity of

Pope Pius VII.-Resolutions of Roman Catholic bishops in 1810—Dr.

O'Conor supports the Veto and attacks the bishops—The letters of Columbanus

-The Veto sanctioned at Rome-Letters of Quarantotti and of the prefect

of the Propaganda—The Irish Romanists, headed by O'Connell, continue to

oppose the Veto—Some concessions now made to Romanists-- Exclusive spirit

in which Government was still administered in Ireland--Large sums of money

voted by Parliament to Irish Established Church—The Protestant bishops,

Mongan, bishop of Limerick --His singular history—Non-residence of Irish

Protestant clergy-Admirable character of the Protestant archbishop of


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ROMAN CATHOLICS TO PARLIAMENT. A.D. 1820 TO A.D. 1829 (13th of April).

The Roman Catholic prelates, Dr. Troy and Dr. Curtis-Doyle, bishop of Kildare

and Leighlin-The incomes of the priests of Kildare --Priestly occupations
and amusements—Strict regulations of Bishop Doyle--The spiritual retreat of
1820—Zeal of Dr. Doyle-The Bible Society and the Scripture Readers'
Society-Conduct of the Protestant prelates—Dr. Magee, Protestant arch-
bishop of Dublin--His charge to the Dublin clergy in 1822-A church without
a religion and a religion without a church-Bishop Doyle replies under the
signature of J. K. L.-Doyle opposed to the reading of the Scriptures—Con.
version of Professor of Scripture in Maynooth-Public discussions between
Protestant and Roman Catholic clergy-Conversions from popery-Increased
activity and assumptions of Romanists—Pastorini and Hohenlohe-Disturbed
state of the country-Parliamentary Committees inquire into the state of Ire-
land-Examination of Archbishop Magee--Great ability exhibited by Dr. Doyle
when under examination-Continued secessions from Romanism-The second
Reformation - The Ballymena discussion-Discussions at Londonderry, Down-
patrick, and elsewhere-Discussion between Pope and Maguire-Strange
conduct of Father Thom-Libel on Protestant archbishop of Tuam-The
Roman Catholic Association and the Roman Catholic tenantry-Election at
Waterford—The Clare Election-Passing of the Roman Catholic Relief Bill-
The Oath appended to the Act .

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nation of Moderator of Synod of Ulster before Parliamentary Committee in

1825—Evidence of Clerk of the Synod - The Belfast Academical Institution-

Arian influence in the Institution-Relaxed subscription to Westminster Con.

fession of Faith-Synod of 1827 in Strabane-Motion of Mr. Cooke; and

Mr. Montgomery's speech-Synod of 1828 ; and appointment of an orthodox

Examination Committee—The Remonstrance ; and secession of the Arians-

The Remonstrant Synod of Ulster-- Absolute subscription adopted by Synod

of Ulster-Rapid progress of the Synod after the Arian secession—The

Covenanters and Seceders— Professor Edgar and the Temperance Reformation

-Decree of the Propaganda relative to the election of Roman Catholic prelates

- The secret statutes of the province of Leinster-Meeting of Diocesan Synod

at Maynooth in 1831-Regulations relating to priests and chapels—Wakes and

funerals—Priests' Dues—The Confessional-Conformity to the Roman ritual —

Close residence of parish priests and curates—The spiritual retreat and the

Theological conferences-Strange omissions in the statutes--Care taken to

keep the statutes secret—Their publication-The national system of education

-Resolutions of Roman Catholic prelates in 1826 relative to National Educa.

tion-Dr. Doyle and United Education-Mr. Stanley's letter to the Duke of

Leinster-Opposition to the National system-Protest of the Protestant prelates

- Views of the Presbyterians-Synod of Ulster dissatisfied with the system-

The Rev. J. Carlile—The system modified-Meetings of Synod of Ulster in

1833 and 1834–The priests adopt the national system ---Dr. Murray and Dr.

Doyle-The crusade against tithes--Distress of the Episcopal clergy--Relief

granted to them by Government–The Church Act of 1833, and the suppression

os ten bishopricks-Abolition of church cess and first-fruits – The ecclesiastical

census of 1834–The collapse of the Orange Institute-Activity of all denomi-

nations in Ireland

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Appointment of Roman Catholic prelates-Father Mathew nominated for the see

of Cork and passed over-Appointment of the Rev. Paul Cullen as Roman

Catholic archbishop of Armagh-Inauguration of an Irish Ultramontane policy

--Convocation of Synod of Thurles- Proceedings of Synod of Thurles-

Decrees of the Synod relating to discipline and worship-The Synod of Thurles

and the National Schools—The Synod of Thurles and the Queen's Colleges,

Division of sentiment in Synod of Thurles-Archbishop Murray overborne by

Archbishop Cullen-Archbishop Murray and his friends rebuked by the Pope

for divulging the proceedings—The Synod of Thurles opposed to united educa-

tion-- The model schools and the Roman Catholic prelates — The school-books

of the National Board - The Scripture extracts and Lessons on the truth of

Christianity set aside - Archbishop Whately and others withdraw from the

Board-State of school education in Ireland early in the century-Opposition

to the National Board— The Roman Catholic archbishop of Tuam and the

National Board-Dr. Cullen becomes Roman Catholic archbishop of Dublin--

His influence-Roman Catholic prelates complain of the constitution of the

National Board-Roman Catholic prelates insist on denominational education

-- Steady progress of the National System of Education - The Queen's Colleges

condemned by the Pope and the Synod of Thurles—Progress of the Queen's

Colleges - Inconsistent conduct of the Roman Catholic prelates—The super.

vision of national education the duty of the State-Unreasonable demands of

Roman Catholic prelates— The Catholic University-Its progress-An endow-

ment scught for it---Failure of the application

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The Queen's Colleges and religious equality- Rapid progress of Presbyterian

congregations-Manses for Presbyterian ministers - The Vaudois Deputies in
the General Assembly of 1855– The Ulster Revival - Commencement of the
Revival and its remarka'le features--Extent of the Revival - Doctrine insisted

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