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"IGNOTUS" AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

TO THE EDITOR. SlB, — Your contributor "Ignotus, ,, in writipg on the islands of the South Pacific, indulges in a tirade of abuse against the Roman Catholic Church, the venerable parent of Christian civilisation, : What object can be gained by indulgence in such abuse, except to discharge one's bile, I am at a loss to conceive. Nothing surely is plainer in history than the fact that, if any institution can lay claim to supernatural protection and assistance, it is the Roman Catholic Church. Macaulay, indeed, shows his good sense when, marvelling at her continuity and unceasing conquests, he asks how she is to perish. Let, then, such writers an "Ignotus" learn the excellence of wisdom, atd refrain from insulting what is majestic, beautiful, true, and indestructible. That the Roman Catholic Ohuruh has anything in common with Materialism is a base calumny on the face of it. To say that she is an indestructible bulwark against Materialism, poor in an age of luxury, is to speak of the Divine wisdom that guides her,—l am, &c, E. P, G.

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"IGNOTUS" AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXIII, Issue 7819, 13 December 1886

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"IGNOTUS" AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXIII, Issue 7819, 13 December 1886

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