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IRISH BARONETS. In a paragraph_entitled "Irish Nobility," in our last Number, we omitted to include, in the list of baronets, the name of Sir James Nugent, of Westmeath. Since that time, there has been an accession to the Catholic baronetage in Ireland, in the person of Arthur Blennerhassett, Esq., of Mount Rivers, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and late High Sheriff of the county of Kerry. This gentleman is the eldest sonand heir of Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, Bart., and has recently embraced the Catholic faith.


THE son and heir of the ancient and honourable house of Stanley, of Hooton, in the county of Chester, attained his majority on the 24th ult., on which occasion great rejoicings were made. From the Hooton family have branched off the Stanleys, Earls of Derby, and the Stanleys, Baronets, of Alderley, in Cheshire. This family holds the forestership of Wirral, by the delivery of a horn, something similar to that preserved at Hungerford. Sir Thomas Stanley married the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Sir Carnaby Haggerston, and he possesses extensive landed estates, producing an income of at least £30,000 a year. He and his amiable family reside almost constantly at Hooton Hall.

THE Rev. Dr. Wiseman has been appointed Honorary Professor of Syriac at the Sapienza,—a distinction which has been conferred upon him on account of his great proficiency in the Syriac language.

EXTRACT from a Discourse, delivered in the Catholic Chapel, at Hassop, on occasion of the Death of the late Francis Earl of Newburgh.

"THE intelligence which I must convey to you, on this occasion, is most unwelcome; the duty, which I

have to perform, most painful. Nevertheless, I must proceed. Heaven has decreed it: death has smote the man of your hearts-Francis Earl of Newburgh is no more. He departed this life the 23d day of October last. Lord Newburgh is dead. At the sound ef his name recollections rush upon my mind, now bitter in remembrance. The sound of that name, dear to you all, has, I think, on this occasion, for the first time, brought with it bitterness and grief to yourselves also. Let us assemble round the coffin, that contains his mortal remains. Tears, no doubt, of esteem and affection, will start in your eyes. But if as men you weep, and by your grief testify the merit and worth of the truly noble minded, generous hearted, good man, whom you all esteemed, as christians look into that receptacle of the cold motionless corpse, of him whom you mourn, your patron, your benefactor, prostrate in death. Are there no merits, no virtues, that have been his? Methinks I hear you all exclaim he was he was beloved by all that knew him! We cannot be ignorant of his love for religion, of the zeal and piety of his heart, seated as we are amidst the effects of those his virtues! True, my Catholic brethren, death has torn from you your kindest benefactor; who turned the earthly blessings, which heaven had bestowed on him, to promote your spiritual welfare, your eternal happiness: death would consign him to the forgetfulness of the tomb; but the name of Francis Earl of Newburgh cannot be forgotten. If there be virtues, which can keep any name from forgetfulness, those virtues were his.

With that name must be coupled the greatest kindness, the noblest generosity, unbounded charity, genuine piety, and zeal. That such were the virtues of your lamented patron, you yourselves have experienced. Some of them these hands have accomplished for him, both in aiding the minister of religion, in his zealous projects, and in carrying comfort to the cot of the widow, the sick, and the needy. In this magnificent temple you trace with your own eyes the

effects of those virtues, lasting monuments to his name. You find that name inscribed on its portals, on its walls, on its costly ornaments, on its splendid furniture; you hear it wafted on the pealing sounds of the organ, you behold it engraven on the altar of your God, and on all that adorns it. Those ornaments,* which have been so lately placed upon it, the last generous gifts of his, did not arrive until after the news of his death. All that he has generously given for the purpose of adding to its splendour and furniture, has not been expended. Truly may we say of him, "Therefore are his goods established in the Lord, and all the church of the saints shall declare his alms.' Ecc. xxxi. v. 11.

"Two circumstances connected with his last visit to this place I cannot omit on this occasion. One of the last acts, which you saw of his, was an act of piety. You saw him at these rails, devoutly receiving the holy communion. Thus proving to you

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And his last act, as he was quitting the threshold of this temple, was an act of charity; a farewell kindness to the poor of the neighbourhood, intrusted to these hands. Alike to this was the scene that closed his mortal life. Sensible that his end was approaching, he requested that the rites of the church might be administered to him. These he devoutly received, and shortly after calmly expired.

"Such were the virtues, such the death of your patron and benefactor, the late Lord Newburgh. Dear to

heaven, dear to you, dear to myself. My regard for him I cannot testify better, than by recounting his virtues, and proposing them for your imitation. For this purpose, I will point with one hand to this temple, the other shall be raised towards the abode of the destitute, who still remain monuments of his virtue; and while my eyes drop tears to his memory from his tomb, they shall be uplifted to heaven, and I will confidently exclaim with St. Paul, are not like those who are without hope."

Requiescant in Pace.

* A crucifix and candlesticks.




THE RIGHT REV. DR. POYNTER. -As no incident connected with the memory of our late revered prelate, can fail to interest our Catholic readers, we insert for their information," the following particulars, received from one of the medical gentlemen in constant attendance on his Lordship. The disease to which he fell a sacrifice, was Scirrhus of the Pylorus, through which the food is passed from the stomach to the intestines. was satisfactorily ascertained by an examination of the body after death, which was opened by Messrs. Cusack and Edward White, surgeons, in the presence of Dr. Nelson. During his illness, his Lordship was also attended by Sir Henry Halford and Dr. Babington, in consultation; and the result of the post mortem examination, has eminently justified the opinion of those gentlemen on the nature of the disease, and the mode of treatment resorted to.

By his Lordship's direction, his heart has been embalmed, and sent to Old Hall Green College, to be de"In posited in the chapel there. life," says his Lordship to a member of the college, "my heart has always been with you, and in death I bequeath it to you." His remains will be interred under the altar in the Metropolitan Chapel, Moorfields, on Tuesday the 11th instant, and a solemn dirge will be performed on the melancholy occasion. In our next Number we hope to be enabled to furnish an authentic memoir of his exemplary life, which we are confident will be no less a source of interest, than of edification to our readers. Cujus animæ propicietur Deus.

Is it a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church that there is no salvation for heretics? The doctrine of the Catholic Church in that respect, is very much the doctrine of the Established Church, and that of every other christian society, who hold, that man owes to God the homage of his understanding as well as that of his will; and that therefore we are as much bound to believe the things he has revealed, as to do the things which

he has ordered, and therefore any one who, through his own fault, does not submit to the faith which God has revealed, and ordered to be believed, we consider as a sinner, like any other sinner, and of course to be treated as such; it is our belief with regard to ourselves, as is the belief of the members of the Established church with regard to them, that ours is the faith revealed by Christ, and ordered to be believed; that faith, respecting which he has himself said, "He who shall not believe shall be condemned." We wish all mankind to be saved, but we are not to make a religion according to our own wishes, we must submit to the decrees of Providence that has arranged it otherwise; and since the Gospel of Christ requires faith as an essential requisite for salvation, we must bow with reverence to that decree; we cannot make a Gospel through a mistaken liberality, and lead people into error by telling them they are safe in choosing a religion for themselves, such as may appear best to them, except they employ the usual means to arrive at a knowledge of the faith which God requires of them. With respect to Protestants, however, I must say this: we do not hold that all who are not united externally to the Catholic church are to be lost; we even hope that many who are attached to other bodies of Christians, may (not having a sufficient opportunity of becoming acquainted with the true faith) be treated with mercy before the Supreme Judge. All Protestants who are baptised, become, by the very act of their baptism, members of the church of Christ, children of God, and heirs of everlasting life; and if they die at any period before they lose that inuocence which is restored to them in baptism, and their consequent title to Heaven, they will of course obtain that immortal kingdom. At what period they may lose that title, or whether they lose it at all, it is not for us to judge; it is in the dispensation of God, who sees into the secrets of hearts, and who knows the opportunities which each individual has to arrive at a knowledge of the faith which he has revealed, and who will judge his

creatures with mercy. A person baptised, growing up in ignorance of what we consider the true faith, and without the means of arriving at it, if he do not commit any other grievous sin to exclude him from Heaven, will reach the glory of God's kingdom with as much certainty as any one externally united to our body, that is our belief with regard to external unions. We hold that faith is necessary to salvation, because God has so declared it; he has declared that they who do not believe shall be condemned. With regard to individuals we pronounce no judgment, because it is he alone who can decide upon the sentiments of a man's heart. I beg to add, with regard to Protestants in particular, that in their infancy they are rendered by baptism heirs to everlasting life; and that nothing can deprive them of the title thus received, to the inheritance of Heaven, but some actual sin; whether that be the sin of refusing, through their own fault, to accept the faith that God has revealed, or any other actual sin. I believe the Protestant church teaches something like that in its 18th article, which pronounces them accursed who will say "that every man shall be saved by the law or sect which he professes, so that he be diligent to frame his life according to that law, and the light of nature;" and in the 8th article it adopts the three creeds, one of which is the Athanasian, in which the doctrine of exclusive salvation is distinctly marked.

DISGRACE OF RELIGIOUS DISABILITIES." I vow to God," said Mr. Burke," that I would sooner bring myself to put a man to immediate death for opinions I disliked, and so get rid of the man and his opinions at once, than to fret him with a feverish being, tainted with the jail distemper of a contagious servitude; to keep him above ground, an animated mass of putrefaction, corrupted himself, and corrupting all about him."


On Wednesday, the 7th ult. at the Catholic Chapel, Ellingham, Northumberland, by the Rev. Thomas Maddocks, and afterwards at the Parish Church, Mr. Geo. Storey, of Caistron, to Ann, third daughter of the late William Forster, Esq. of Glororum.

On Monday, the 12th ult. at Southampton, Rich. Butler M'Kenna, Esq. of London, to Jane Louisa, third daughter of William Kelly, Esq. of Dublin.

On Tuesday, the 13th ult. at the Catholic Chapel, South Street, and afterwards at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, Mr. Ceroti, of Tixall, Staffordshire, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Chas. Smallwood, of Napton, Warwickshire.

On the same day, at the church of St. Michael-le-Belfrey, York, (the ceremony having been previously performed in the Roman Catholic Chapel), Michael Joseph Quin, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq. Barrister at Law, to Mary Ann Smith, eldest daughter of Mrs. Wallis, of that city.

On Wednesday, the 14th ult, at Chelsea Church, by the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, and, according to the rites of the Catholic Church, by the Right Rev. Dr. Bramston, her Grace Harriet, Duchess of Roxburghe, to Walter Fred. O'Reilly, Esq. fourth son of the late Matt. O'Reilly, Esq. of Thomastown Castle, in the County Louth, and a Major in the 41st regiment of Foot.

On Thursday, the 15th ult. at St. John's Church (having previously been married at the Catholic Chapel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by the Rev. Jas. Worswick, Mr. John E. Foreman, to Miss Hampden, both of that town.

On the same day, Mr. Thos. Martin, jun. of Osnaburgh Street, to Miss Maria Scoles, only daughter of Mr. Jas. Scoles, of Long Acre.

On Friday, the 23d ult. at St. John's Church, and previously at the Catholic Chapel, by the Rev. James Worswick, Mr. Dawson, of Stowell Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to Miss Shippan, of the same town.


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Died, on Tuesday, the 23d Oct. in Paris, the Right Hon. Francis, Earl of Newburgh, in the 66th year of his age. His Lordship has left two sons and three daughters surviving him. and is succeeded in his titles and estates by his eldest son, Thomas VisCount Kinnaird. The deceased Earl came to the title on the death of his cousin, the last Earl Radclyffe, in 1814.

On Monday, the 29th Oct. at the Cove of Cork, after a long illness, Miss Keane, of Doughty Street.

On Saturday, the 17th ult. Anthony Kirwan, jun, Esq. of MarlDorough Place, Old Kent Road.

On Monday, the 19th ult. Francis Witham, Esq. of Montagu Street, Russell Square.


thy last end."

On Tuesday, the 20th ult. at Clare House, Plymouth, Mother Mary M. Hay, aged 73, and 52 years professed.

Lately, at Bungay, Suffolk, Mrs. Susan Cuddon.

Lately, at the Convent at Spetisbury, the Rev. Chas. Jones.

On Saturday, the 24th ult. at an advanced age, and much respected, Wm. Jacques, of Newcastle-upon Tyne.

On Monday, the 26th ult. most highly respected and venerated, and most deeply and universally regretted, the Right Rev. Dr. William Poynter, Bishop of Halia, and VicarApostolic in the London District, in the 66th year of his age. Requiescant in Pace.

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British Catholic Association Meeting,

JULY 21, 1827.

THIS Meeting was held by the General Committee of the British Catholic Association, for the purpose of considering the propriety of petitioning Parliament, early in the next session, for the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts; and the result was, that the Committee were instructed, unanimously, to draw up a Petitition to that effect for signatures.

In the course of the proceedings allusion was made to the formation of an Auxiliary Society in London to promote the "Second Reformation" in Ireland, and to the sentiments uttered at a meeting held at the City of London Tavern for that purpose on the 28th of June, 1827. Lord Farnham was in the Chair; the Hon. Granville Ryder moved the formation of the Society, and Captain Gordon seconded the motion. A Rev. Joseph Ivimey, the Secretary to the Baptist Sunday Schools in Ireland, was also prominent at this meeting in calumniating the Catholics. Capt. Gordon stated that "the vast mass of the population of Ireland were in a state of the most grievous moral degradation;" and after inquiring to what this imputed depravity was owing, he gravely replied, that "he had no hesitation in answering, to the Roman Catholic religion, and to the total ignorance of the word of God prevailing in that community. Hence (he added) the necessity of a standing army of 30,000 men and an armed police throughout the whole country. He further enumerated the number of crimi

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