The scarlet fathers. The Church and the widow! An exposure of the case of Mary Anne Woolfrey. By an officer of the Crown

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Page 24 - ... that it may please thee, of thy gracious goodness, shortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hasten thy kingdom ; that we, with all those that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 41 - Forasmuch as due order of charity requireth, and the Book of Maccabees, and divers ancient doctors plainly show, that it is a very good and charitable deed to pray for souls departed...
Page 40 - The Romish doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping, and Adoration, as well of Images as of Reliques, and also Invocation of Saints, is a fond thing vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God.
Page 39 - it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins.
Page 40 - Now, to entreat of that question, whether we ought to pray for them that are departed out of this world, or no? Wherein, if we will cleave only unto the word of God, then must we needs grant, that we have no commandment so to do. For the scripture doth acknowledge but two places after this life : the one proper to the elect and blessed of God, the other to the reprobate and damned souls ; as may be well gathered by the parable of Lazarus and the rich man : which place St.
Page 38 - The second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and wholesome Doctrine, and necessary for these times, as doth the former Book of Homilies, which were set forth in the time of Edward the Sixth ; and therefore we judge them to be read in Churches by the Ministers, diligently and distinctly, that they may be understanded of the people.
Page 16 - Our life is but a Winter's day — Some only breakfast and away. Others to dinner stay and are full fed, The oldest man but sups, and goes to bed. Large is his debt who lingers out the day : Who goes the soonest has the least to pay.
Page 33 - We do, therefore, hereby authorise, empower, and strictly enjoin and command you, jointly and severally, peremptorily to cite, or cause to be cited, the said...
Page 16 - Man's life is like a winter's day, Some only breakfast, and away ; Others to dinner stay, and are full fed : The oldest man but sups, and goes to bed. Large is his debt who lingers out the day, Who goes the soonest has the least to pay.
Page 40 - And making a gathering, he sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead, thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection. (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead.) And because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness, had great grace laid up for them.

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