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THE

CATHOLIC WORLD.

Monthly Eclectic Magazine

OF

GENERAL LITERATURE AND SCIENCE.

VOL. II.

OCTOBER, 1865, TO MARCH, 1866.

NEW YORK:
LAWRENCE KEHOE, PUBLISHER,

7 BEEKMAN STREET,

1866.

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CONTENTS.

Adventure, The, 843.

Leibnitz and Bossuet, 433.

Anglican and Greek Church, Attempt at Union | Law and Literature, 560.

between the, 65.

All-Hallow Eve; or, The Test of Futurity, 71,

Malines and Würzburg, Catholic Congresses in,

199, 377, 507, 697, 813.

1, 221, 332, 519.

Ancient Laws of Ireland, The, 129.

Anglicanism and the Greek Schisni, 429.

Marie Louise, Napoleon's Marriage with, 12.

Migrations of European Birds, 57.

Ancient Faculty of Paris, The, 496, 681.

Miscellany, 136, 276, 563, 714, 853.

Bell Gossip, 32.

Moricière, General De La, 289.

Malta, Siege of, 483.
Birds, Migration of, 57.

Mistaken Identity, 707.

Bruges, The Capuchin of, 237.

Mary, Queen of Scots, The Two Friends of, 813.

Bossuet and Leibnitz, 433.

Catholic Congresses at Malines and Würzburg, Natural History of the Tropics, Gleanings from,

1, 221, 331, 519.

178.

Constance Sherwood, 37, 160, 304, 455, 614, 759. Novel Ticket-of-leave, A, 707.

Chinese Characterietics, 102.

Catholic Settlements in Pennsylvania, 145. Pierre Prévost's Story, 110.

Capuchin of Bruges, The, 237.

Pen, Slips of the, 272.'

Christmas Carols, A Bundle of, 349.

Paris, The Ancient Faculty of, 496, 681.

Christendom, Formation of, 356.

Pusey, Dr., on the Church of England, 530.

Calcutta and its Vicinity, A Ride throu

Positivism, 721.

Christmas Eve; or, The Bible, 397.

Plain-Work, 740.

Charles II. and his Son, Father James Stuart, Procter, Adelaide Anne, Poems of, 837.

577.

Canton, Up and Down, 656.

Recamier, Madame, and her Friends, 73.

California and the Church, 790.

Rome, Facts and Fictions about, 325.
Charles II.'s Last Attempt to Emancipate The

Religious Statistics of the World, 491.
Catholics, 827.

Rhodes, The Colossus of, 544.
Duc d'Ayen, The Daughters of the, 252.

Steam Engine, The Inventor of, 211.

Epidemics, Past and Present, 420.

Saturnine Observations, A Few, 266.

Slips of the Pen, 272.

Formation of Christendom, The, 356.

Saints of the Desert, 275, 376, 453, 655, 835.

Saint Catharine of Siena, Public Life of, 547.
Gallitzin, Rev. Demetrius Augustin, 145.

Saint Patrick, The Birth place of, 744.
Gertrude, Saint, Thoughts on, 405.
Gepzano, The Infiorată of, 608.

True to the Last, 110.
Glastonbury Abbey, Past and Present, 662.

The Eye, Inside of, 119.

Tropics, Gleanings from the Natural History of,
Handwriting, 695.

178.

The Clouds and the Poor, 218.
Inside the Eye, 119.

The Bible; or, Christmas E
Ireland before Christianity, 541.

The Adventure, 843.
Kingdom without a King, 705.

| World, Religious Statietics of the, 491.

POETRY.

THE

CATHOLIC WORLD.

VOL. II., NO. 7.-OCTOBER, 1865.

Translated from the German,

MALINES AND WÜRZBURG.

A SKETCH OF THE CATHOLIC CONGRESSES HELD AT MALINES AND WÜRZ

BURG.

BY ANDREW NIEDERMASSER.

CHAPTER I.

both by the numerous and active as

sociations that arose everywhere, and CHARACTERS.

by the general spirit of enterprise

which they fostered. By their means, The Catholic Congresses in Belgium the spirit and principles of the Church. are of more recent date than the gen- were made known to the Catholic eral conventions of all Catholic so- laity, whose actions they were not cieties in Germany. The political slow to influence. commotions of 1818 burst the chains To these meetings may be traced, which had fettered the German directly or indirectly, whatever good. Church, and ushered in a period of was accomplished within the past sixrenewed religious life and activity. teen years in Catholic Germany ; This new and glorious era was in- every part of Germany has felt their augurated by the council of twenty-six beneficial effects; they were well German bishops at Würzburg, which suited to perform the task allotted lasted from Oct. 22 to Nov. 16, them; and have thus far at least at1848. There it was that our prelates tained the end for which they were boldly seized the serpent of German called into existence. revolution, and in their hands the ser. These meetings were associations of pent was turned into a budding rod, laymen; of laymen penetrated with the stay alike of Church and state. the spirit of faith, devoted to the

Since then sixteen years have roll- Church, and fully convinced that in ced by; sixteen general conventions matters relating to the government o have been held, each of which gained the Church, to the realization of the for its participants the respect of the liberty and independence due to the public. Powerful was the influence Church, their only duty was to listen exerted by these meetings on the re- to the voice of their pastors, and to ligious life of the laity, as is shown follow devotelly the leadi of a hier

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