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The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, February, 1865

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1865
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,366 / 82 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.8
LoC Category: BX
Downloads: 296
Added to site: 2011.09.01 30688
Genre: Religion

t advantage do you find in this repetition you propose?" (for they continued to hold that the word police expressed it sufficiently). "I find in it a very signal advantage", replied I; "for by the very fact of restricting in clear and express terms the obligation of making public worship conform to the police regulation, we exclude restriction in every other ease, for inclusio unius est exclusio alterius. Thus the Church is not made the slave of the lay power, and no principle is sacrificed by the Pope, who in that case sanctions only what cannot be helped, for necessitas non habet legem".

This reasoning overcame the commissioners, who had no further answer to make. It was resolved to add to the article an explanatory phrase, which should narrow its meaning, and preclude the possibility of unfair interpretations in after days. The amended article read as follows: "The Roman Catholic Apostolic religion shall be freely exercised in France: its worship shall be public, regard be



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