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Boston Jesuit (Newspaper) - May 28, 1831, Boston, MassachusettsCatholic Sentinel. By a Wiig fas Qaq a Rig Xart us in a is dev9 pro Tobim quis Contra nos a pc of by foil i a who is against i s a rom. Viii. . Ii. Boston saturday May 28, 1831. To. Xxxix. Tlle Jesuit published weekly to appear every saturday by William Svi ithe for the popu Petou. At 93 per aunut in Advance. All communication must be Post paid and directed to the edit or of the 44 a a Cut a Boston mass. The object is to explain diffuse and defend the principles of the one holy Catholic and apostolic Church. Or Rio Street. Strictures on Wesle is pretended Homan catechism pointing out it numerous misrepresentations. Falte glosses Anil Grots falsehood. Addressed to the methodists of Stourbridge and ils Vicinity us the Rev. J. A. Mason. Ca to ionic i Riest of All saints first. Continued from Page 299, Jav 3�. Strictures. St. Hippolitus Calls the Pope a Peter the Prince and Rock of Laith who has the keys of the kingdom of st. Cyprian says a a god is one Christ is one one Church and one chair founded upon Peter by the word of Christ. St. Jerom wrote to Pope Damasus for counsel against the Arians and says a a i thought it Best to ask counsel of the chair of Peter i speak to tho successor of the Fisherman i join myself in communion to your holiness that is to the chair of Peter upon this Rock i know the Church is built. A st. Augustine writes to in Ottilian a a what fault hath the chair of the roman Church done to thee in which st. Peter sat and in which at this Day Anastasius st Teeth the whole Christian world in the Tran Marine and most Distant parts of the Earth is subject to him who sits in the chair of the roman Church. The succession of Bishops from the very seat of is. Peter to the present Bishop retains and keeps me in the Catholic he then names every Bishop from st. Peter Down to Anastasius and tells the Donatis a a in this number no Donatis Bishop Enn he a multitude of other quotations might he made hut these Are 1 sufficient to show How false and ignorant is the assertion that there is no evidence for any visible head of the Church either in scripture or Antiquity. Or. Wesley asserts in his a Popery calmly considered a that Christ never gave st. Peter any pre Eminence above the rest of the apostles and he wishes his readers to believe that st. Peter never was Bishop of Rome and indeed that he never was there. Such assertions arc easily made by men who Are either without knowledge or honour or conscience and who know thut their readers in general cannot contradict them. But when they come to be tried in the balances of truth they arc found lighter than vanity. Let the candid Reader of these pages consider that there is a Host of historians and other writers of Antiquity some of whom i have quoted above whose United voice is against or. Wesley. As far As the question regards the Primacy of st. Peter a divine of the established Church whose words 1 have before me positively contradicts or. Is Ley he has these words a a key is an Emblem of Power the giving of the keys therefore was clearly symbolical of the authority of the receiver to open and shut to admit and exclude and in general to Mannge and superintend the spiritual interests of the the same author assures us that the whole of st. Peters character denotes a a Primacy of order a and he shews us How this Primacy was realized a an Hen the lord was risen from the dead who of the apostles was favoured with his first appearance st. Peter. Who proposed and managed the filling of the vacancy in the number of the apostles made by the teacher of Judas st. Peter. This author goes on to Shew that the supremacy was exercised in laying the foundation of the Gentile Church dissolving the mosaic Economy and calling the Council at Jerusalem &.c. It is True the Rev. Divine believes this authority ceased with st. Peter. This is for him and me Sci Settle hut us far As he goes he is opposed to air. Is Ley. As far us the question regards the fact of st. Peter Ever being at Rolinc i will give Vii the opinion of your own preacher or. Clark and leave you and these authors to 1 Settle the Point with air. We secy. Or. I Clarke save a st. Jerom concludes his Noti a Clos on st. Peter saying he was buried at Rome in the Vatican near the triumphal w a und is in veneration All Over the the doctor proceeds a it is not necessary to Malte any remarks upon this tradition hut it is easy to observe to lit it is the general a contradicted disinterested testimony of ancient writers in the several parts of tho world. Greeks latins and syrians. About the place tie r. I no Dill Crenic among christians of ancient times. Never w As any other place named besides Rome nor did any other City Ever glory in the martyrdom of st. Peter. There have been Many disputes by a tween the Bishop of Rome and other Bis i Ops and churches yet none denied the Bishop of Rome Abe chair of Peter. It is not for our honour or interests either As Christiana or As protestants to deny the truth of events ascertained by Early and Well attested so Lar the d Ictor both for the succession of st. Peter in the chair of Rome and for the Validity of to the i Ami 2il epistles of is. Peter Page 4. Or. Wesley a next position appeared to him no doubt to he a Strong one equally impregnable to literary tactics or logical accuracy. I will stale the objection and leave my readers to judge. A a there were at one time three very Well and what then Why this of course proves that there is no Pope divinely appointed to be the head of the Church i Appeal to any Man of common sense whether this be a rational conclusion. No Man need go to Oxford to be Able to disprove this. A e might just As Well say that if three persons contend for the Crown of this realm there is therefore no let

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