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In The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, February, 1865, the reader is offered a comprehensive glimpse into the world of the Irish Catholic Church during a notably significant period. Written by various authors, this collection brings together a diverse range of articles and essays that explore different aspects of Irish ecclesiastical history, theology, and current affairs.

Divided into several sections, the book covers an array of topics, beginning with a concise overview of church events and news pieces, providing readers with a snapshot of the ecclesiastical landscape in Ireland at the time. These sections serve as a valuable resource for anyone interested in the day-to-day workings of the Church, offering insights into its administration, pastoral activities, and missionary efforts.

The core of the volume, however, lies in the numerous scholarly articles addressing Irish religious history and theology. Whether discussing ancient Irish saints, examining theological disputes, or sharing previously unpublished records, these articles showcase the depth of knowledge and research represented in this collection. The authors intelligently navigate complex subjects, using meticulous citations and supporting evidence to present their arguments effectively.

Through the inclusion of such diverse voices, this book offers readers a balanced and multifaceted perspective on Irish Catholicism during this era. The different authors bring their own unique insights and viewpoints to the table, resulting in a rich tapestry of ideas and discussions. This inclusivity ensures that readers gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex nature of Irish ecclesiastical history.

With its publication date in the mid-19th century, Volume 1 of The Irish Ecclesiastical Record also serves as a valuable historical document in its own right. The reader is transported back in time and offered a glimpse into the social, religious, and intellectual climate of Ireland during this period. Furthermore, the book acts as a window into the struggles and triumphs of the Catholic Church in a country grappling with political and societal changes.

While reading, it becomes evident that the book is intended for an audience already well-versed in Irish religious history or with a specific interest in ecclesiastical affairs. The depth and complexity of the discussions may prove challenging for readers seeking only a casual overview. Nonetheless, for those with a genuine curiosity or academic inclination, this collection of articles provides a trove of information and insights that will reward their efforts.

In conclusion, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, February, 1865 is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to delve into the complexities of Irish Catholicism during the mid-19th century. Its diverse range of articles, scholarly rigor, and historical significance make it an essential addition to the library of ecclesiastical historians, theologians, and enthusiasts alike. By bringing together various perspectives and insights, the book sheds light on an important chapter of Irish religious history and invites readers to engage with the rich tapestry of ideas woven within its pages.

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[Concluded from page 167.]

This laconic answer produced on Napoleon an extraordinary effect. He started, and fixed on the Cardinal a long and searching look. The man of iron will felt that he had to deal with another will, which, while it matched his own for firmness, surpassed it in the power that ever springs from self control. Taking advantage of the Consul's surprise, Consalvi went on to say that he could not exceed his powers, nor could he agree to terms in opposition to the principles of the Holy See; that it was not possible in ecclesiastical matters to act as freely as was allowable in urgent cases wherein only temporal matters were concerned. Besides, in fairness the rupture could not be laid to the Pope's charge, seeing that his minister had agreed to all the articles with one single exception, and that even this one had not been definitely rejected, but merely referred to the judgment of his Holiness.

Somewhat calmed, the Consul interrupted, saying that he did not wish to leave after him unfinished works; he would have all or none. The Cardinal having replied that he had no power to negotiate on the article in question as long as it remained in its present shape, Napoleon's former excitement flashed out once more as he repeated with fire his resolution to insist on it just as it was, without a syllable more or less... Continue reading book >>

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