Lives of the Irish Martyrs

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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2001 - History - 264 pages
The Christian zeal and devotion of the founders of the primitive church in Ireland were only equaled by the great sacrifices and sufferings; endured alike by priests and people, during the fierce and bloody persecutions inaugurated by the Reformers under the sacred garb of religion.The fanatical followers of Mohammed propagated the doctrines of the Koran by the sword; but the Reformers, bloodier far, prostituted the name of religion, and glorified the sacred name of God with their lips, while they butchered his faithful ministers and people, or tortured them in mockery and sport.The persecution, which commenced under Henry, in the early part of the sixteenth century, gradually increased in intensity and cruelty, until it culminated in the middle of the seventeenth, in the most bloody and exterminating scenes on record.England readily embraced Protestantism, Ireland remained Catholic; hence, the war of supremacy and conquest carried on by the former was intensified by all the acerbity of religious hate and fanaticism; and though the roll of those who suffered death for the faith might be said to close with 1745, still the persecutions for religion's sake have come down to our own days.

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Contents

Remarks on the state of the Catholic Church in IrelandReign
17
THE CHURCH IN IRELAND UNDER EDWARD
29
LEVEROUS AND OTHER BISHOPS PERSECUTED
47
Bishop 0Hurleys persecutionsHis triumphHis life and martyr
61
FEARFUL INCREASE OF RELIGIOUS AND POLI
73
THE FRANCISCANS PERSECUTED
87
The Catholics rejoice at the accession of JamesBeligious toleration
104
BISHOP 0DOVANYS MARTYRDOM
114
FRESH PERSECUTION AND TORTURE
139
HTJBROUGE TEE BURNER
157
CROMWELLS CAMPAIGN IN IRELAND
167
TEE PURITANS IN IRELAND
177
Bishop Heber MacMahon assumes the command of ONeills army
188
THE IRISH EXPELLED AND HANGED
211
NEW PLOTS AND PERSECUTIONS
220
THE DAWN OF TOLERATION
236

CHICHESTERS TREACHEROUS PLOTS
124
Beign of Charles I His leaning towards CatholicityInfluence
131

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