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DIFFICULTIES OF ROMANISM
IN RESPECT TO
PECULIARITIES OF THE LATIN CHURCH
EVINCED TO BE UNTENABLE
PRINCIPLES OF LEGITIMATE HISTORICAL TESTIMONY.
GEORGE STANLEY FABER, B.D.
Adversus universas hæreses jam hinc præjudicatum sit: id esse verum,
TERTULL. adv. Prax. S ii. Oper. p. 405.
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
NICHOLAS LORD BEXLEY,
AS A TOKEN OF SINCERE RESPECT
BOTH FOR HIS PUBLIC SERVICES AND HIS PRIVATE VIRTUES,
THIS WORK IS INSCRIBED
BY HIS OBLIGED AND OBEDIENT
It has recently been asserted by Dr. Norris of Stonyhurst: that Members of the Roman Church cannot consistently enter into an examination of doctrinal points with members of a Protestant Church.
I. No ground of discussion, we are told, can now be admitted : because the principles of the Reformation were fully discussed and finally set at rest in the Council of Trent; the decisions of which Council, under the aspect of its being Ecumenical, are by every Latin revered as the dictates of the Holy Ghost. Henceforth, no one in communion with the Church of Rome can entertain a shadow of doubt: henceforth, his faith is fixed and immoveable. Roma locuta est : causa finita est. This being the case, it were unseemly for a Latin to argue with a Protestant: because the very fact of his stooping to argument