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DIOCESE OF LLANDAFF.

DIOCESE OF LLANDAFF.

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CARDINAL WISEMAN'S APPEAL.

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CARDINAL WISEMAN'S APPEAL. This very important production is published as a pamphlet, and appeared in the London morning ami evening Journals, of Wednesday. The document is voluminous, occupying nearly a page of the I imes, and such was the anxiety for perusal, by the public, that the Sun says the shop of Messrs. Richardson, in Fleet-street, the publishers, was literally besieged during the day, by crowds, eager to procure the work. N early all the public organs award to the appeal the praise of great learning and ability," but, in most instances, the critic's knife was whetted to cut deeply and mercilessly. The introdue:ion to the paper gives it brief "history of the establishment of the Catholic hierarchy in England," wherein the Cardinal argues that this was no act of grasping aggres- sion, but one gradually and undisguisedly matured; "one based upon the necessities of the Catholic body," having no temporal aim or tendency, solely spiritual, and confined to the Roman Catholics. Section I treats of the Royal Supremacy, and Bishops named by the Crown. Section 2 goes elaborately into the extent of religious tole- ration granted to the Roman Catholics, alld whether they have a right to possess Bishops, or a hierarchy. The Cardinal, 011 these branches of his subject, quotes Parliamentary proceeds ings. Section 3 embraces the question, How could Catholics obtain their Hierarchy;" In Section 5, Has the mode of establishing the Hierarchy been insolent and Insidious?" Cardinal Wiscmantgives the copy of a letter which he wrote to Lord John Russell, from Vienna, on the 3rd instant, in which the following passage appears,â â ' And with regard to myself, I beg to add that 1 am invested with a purely ecclesiastical digiiity-that I have no secular or temporal delegation whatever-that my duiies will be, what they ever have been, to promote the morality uf those com- mitted to my chargc, especially the masses of the poor, and keep up those feelings of goodwill and friendly intercommu- nion between Catholics and their fellow-countrymen." Scction G asssigns a reason for selecting the title of West- minster. We have only room to add to this mere recapitulation of the contents of the vindication of, perhaps, the best abused gentlc- tnanin her Majesty's dominions, his advice to the Lloman Ca- thulics in this season of tempests. "Thanks to you, docile and obedient children of the Catholic faith; many of you I know, by nature fervid, but by religion mildened, who have felt indeedâwho could help it ?-the indig- nities that have been cast upon your religion, your pastors, and your highest chief, but have borne them in the spirit of the great Head of your Church, in silence and unretortiug forbear- ance. But, whatever In s been said iu ignorance, or in malice, against its, or against what is most dear to us, commend with me to the forgiveness of a merciful God to the retribution of His kindness, not to the award of His justice. May lie not render to others as they would have done to us; but may He shower down His kindness upon them, in proportion as they would have dealt unkindly in our regard. The storm is last passing away; an honest and upright people will soon see through the arts that have been employed to deceive it, and the reaction of generosity will soon set in. Inquiry is awak- ened, the respective merits of Churches will be tried by fair tests, and not by worldly considerations and Truth, for which we contend, will calmly triumph. Let your loyalty be unim- peachable, and your faithfulness to social duties,above reproach. Shut thus the mouths of adversaries, and gain the higher good- will of your fellow-countrymen, who will defend in you, as for themselves, your constitutional rights, including full religious liberty."

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