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Startling facts, or, Deeds of darkness disclosed relative to auricular confession : and its relations to sacerdotal celibacy, convents, monasteries, morality, and civil and religious liberty

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i ' ' ""' :' --. . , ' S , ;-;: V LIBRARY^ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ' STARTLING FACTS; OB, DISCLOSEDDEEDS OF DARKNESS RELATIVE TO AURICULAE CONFESSION, AND TOITS RELATIONS SACERDOTAL CELIBACY, CONVENTS, MONASTERIES, MORALITY, AND CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. EEY. J. G. WHITE, AUTHOR OF THE "PROTESTANT AND OTHER ANTI-ROMANMISSIONARY," PUBLICATIONS. "And have no with the works but ratherdarkness,fellowship unfruitful of them" Paul.reprove CINCINNATI: PUBLISHED THEBY AUTHOR. 1875. to an Act of in theEntered, according Congress, year 1875, BY G.J. WHITE, In the Office of the Librarian of at D. C.Congress, Washington, PBEFACE. THE volume is offered to the as thepresent public first of a series of works in which the author proposes to Romanism and defend Protestantism. Thisexpose work devotes attention to Auricularspecial Confession, its and intolerant influences. The confessionalcorrupting is as the main of the instrumentregarded pillar Popery, of a clerical and the of thedespotic power, arch-key whole of the without which itsuperstructure Papacy, would crumble to the dust. This book is intended to be an embodiment of facts and evidence of the influencesdocumentary pernicious of the confessional. It is a to Avarn Protest-beacon-light ants the seductive influence of the confessional inagainst connection with sacerdotal and conventprofessed celibacy life.
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UNIVERSITY OF
CALIFORNIA
'STARTLING FACTS;
OB,
DISCLOSEDDEEDS OF DARKNESS
RELATIVE TO
AURICULAE CONFESSION,
AND TOITS RELATIONS
SACERDOTAL CELIBACY, CONVENTS, MONASTERIES, MORALITY,
AND CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.
EEY. J. G. WHITE,
AUTHOR OF THE "PROTESTANT AND OTHER ANTI-ROMANMISSIONARY,"
PUBLICATIONS.
"And have no with the works but ratherdarkness,fellowship unfruitful of
them" Paul.reprove
CINCINNATI:
PUBLISHED THEBY AUTHOR.
1875.to an Act of in theEntered, according Congress, year 1875,
BY G.J. WHITE,
In the Office of the Librarian of at D. C.Congress, Washington,PBEFACE.
THE volume is offered to the as thepresent public
first of a series of works in which the author proposes
to Romanism and defend Protestantism. Thisexpose
work devotes attention to Auricularspecial Confession,
its and intolerant influences. The confessionalcorrupting
is as the main of the instrumentregarded pillar Popery,
of a clerical and the of thedespotic power, arch-key
whole of the without which itsuperstructure Papacy,
would crumble to the dust.
This book is intended to be an embodiment of facts
and evidence of the influencesdocumentary pernicious
of the confessional. It is a to Avarn Protest-beacon-light
ants the seductive influence of the confessional inagainst
connection with sacerdotal and conventprofessed celibacy
life. It is also intended to show that Auricular Confession
and itenslaves its and that thedegrades votaries, through
Roman are to and thesubvertclergy endeavoring destroy
of civil and the
principles religious liberty throughout
world and that their are concen-
; energies especially
trated the Government of the United States,againstPREFACE.4
with a determination to and on its ruinsit,destroy
aestablish Papal despotism.
This book was written in the midst of numerous and
and if it does notpressing professional engagements;
it should not be attributed to the monot-possess variety,
of circumstances. It has been writtensurroundingony
while thousands of and at intervals be-traveling miles,
between attween atlectures, hotels, sermons, protracted
often surrounded the domesticwhenmeetings, by circle,
and at when from theoccasionally home, resting fatigues
of a and at all hours of and The nu-journey, day night.
to authorities has themerous references contin-required
of a small select of Romanued presence traveling library
books. We submit the work to careful considerationthe
of a American conscious while itsgenerous people, that,
be to it contains
style may subject criticism, important
facts which challenge investigation.
abortive efforts have been made Ro-Frequent by
manists to assassinate the and he has theauthor, positive
evidence that intend to take his life. He thereforethey
these facts in form to for themselvesputs ; and,speak
if he falls the hand of an he will fa.ll inby assassin,
defense of and insulted and fulloutraged virtue; fearlessly
at his for for for forpost, virtue, truth,battling liberty,
the for the salvation of and for the honorright, man,
of God.
THE AUTHOR
Feb. 1875.JACKSONVILLE, ILL., 1,