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The goods of heretics to be confiscated, &c. Innocent III. 13
Advocates and notaries not to give advice to heretics

Innocent III. 14 Decree of fourth Council of Lateran for the extermination of heretics

Innocent III. 14 General excommunication of all heretics

Gregory IX. 16
Persons absolved from oath of allegiance to heretics

Gregory IX. 16
Confirmation of the Emperor Frederick II.'s laws for the ex-

tirpation of heretics, by Pope Honorius III.'s bull 17 An. 1243. Bull of Pope Innocent IV. to the same effect 18 • An. 1243. Bull of Pope Innocent IV. for a crusade against heretics

19 An. 1254. Bull of Pope Alexander IV. appointing inquisi

21 An. 1262. Bull of Pope Urban IV. instructing the inquisitors to exterminate the “ vulpeculæ," or heretics

21 An. 1265. Bull of Pope Clement IV. confirming the consti

tutions of Pope Innocent IV. against heretics
An. 1278. Bull of Pope Nicolas III. excommunicating here-

tics, and handing them over to the secular arm
An. 1317. Bull of Pope John XXII. for the extermination of
the enemies of the orthodox faith

23 An. 1391. Bull of Pope Boniface IX. confirming the exterminating laws of Frederick II.

24 An. 1418. Bull of Pope Martin V. condemning the errors and

followers of Wickliff, Huss and Jerome of Prague 24 An. 1486. Bull of Pope Innocent VIII. for punishment of heretics

27 An. 1511. Bull of Pope Julius II. anathematizing heretics 28 An. 1520. Bull of Pope Leo X. condemning, among other

errors of Martin Luther, his assertion that the burning

of heretics was contrary to the will of the Holy Spirit 29 An. 1528. Bull of Pope Clement VII. for the punishment of heretics

29 An. 1536. Pope Paul III.'s Bull in Cæna Domini

30 An. 1550. Bull of Pope Julius III. against those who opposed the inquisitors

33 An. 1559. Bull of Pope Paul IV. calling into exercise ali

the persecuting decrees, acts of Councils, and bulls
that had ever been enacted or issued

31 THE SACRED COUNCILS BY LABBÆUS AND COSSARTIUS. An. 1215. The fourth Council of Lateran under Innocent

III. A General Council decrees the extermination of heretics



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An. 1228. Edict of St. Louis, King of France, for the extermination of heretics

34 An. 1229. Council of Toulouse, for the punishment of heretics

35 An. 1246. Concilium Biterrense for the extermination of heretics

36 An. 1408. Council of Oxford decrees that heretics are to be burned alive

36 An. 1418. The Council of Constance decrees that heretics are to be burned alive

38 An. 1416. Sentence of the Council of Constance against John Huss

39 An. 1415. Decree of Council of Constance that safe conducts are not to be observed with heretics

41 An. 1416. Sentence of Council of Constance against Jerome of Prague

41 An. 1418. Bull issued by Pope Martin V. in Council of

Constance against the errors of Wicliff and Huss 42 An. 1520. Pope Leo X. in his bull against Luther calls the

exterminating constitutions of the German Emperors

laudable - An. 1527. The Council of Sienna, or Paris, which exhorted Christian princes to exterminate heretics

47 An. 1713. Extract from the bull Unigenitus

48 The Prayer in the Roman Breviary to S. Thomas Aquinas 48 Thomas Aquinas decides that relapsed heretics are to be put to death

49 Dominus Dens' definition of heresy and heretics

51 + D. Dens-baptized heretics are subject to the Church

52 D. Dens decides that the rites of heretics are not to be tolerated

53 D. Dens shews that heretics ought to be compelled to adopt the true faith

54 D. Dens affirms that heretics are justly punished by death 55 Dr. Delahogue asserts that the Church retains her jurisdiction over heretics

56 * Bzovius' account of the persecutions of the Albigenses in the 13th century.

56 His account of the origin of the Inquisition in the form which it assumed under St. Dominick

57 * The sum total of the penalties inflicted by the Spanish inquisition

57 + Sismondi's account of the persecutions in France in the time of Francis I.

58 • Destruction of a colony of the Vaudois in the South of France in the time of Francis I.

60 Thuanus records the decree enacted for the destruction of the Vaudois

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Mezerai's account of their persecution
Pope Pius Vth's letter to Charles

IXth, King of France,
exhorting him to persecute the heretics

65 Mezerai's account of the Massacre of St. Bartholomew 66 Davila's, Thuanus's, and Fleuri's account of the same event 68

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Mosheim’s Ecclesiastical History; corruptions of the 3rd

73 Origen's account of the pride of the clergy

74 Origen’s regret that the churches should be given to

avaricious and irreligious bishops and presbyters 75 Eusebius' relation of the sloth, envy and enmity which prevailed in the Church in the 3rd Century

76 Cyprian's lamentation over the decay of piety in the Church 76

FOURTH CENTURY. Mosheim's account of the superstitions of this age

77 St. Gregory Theologus' account of the worldly-mindedness

of almost all the clergy St. Gregory Theologus relates that the clergy were armed

against the clergy on account of the Arian heresy 80 St. Gregory's account of the unfitness of many of the clergy for their office

81 Chrysostom complains that virtue is so rare

83 Chrysostom complains of the violation of the precepts of Christ

83 Chrysostom gives a most anfui description of the abominable moral corruption at Constantinople

85 Chrysostom compares the Church to a ship in a dreadful storm

87 Chrysostom complains of the number of wolves in sheep's clothing

89 Chrysostom complains of the disorderly and improper conduct of the congregations in the churches

90 St. Salvian, a priest at Marseilles, complains that the Chris

tians were worse than the Goths and Vandals. As he
lived an. 480, his description more directly applies to
the 5th Century, but such general corruption in the
5th Century, must have been preceded by great cor-

ruptions in the 4th Century
St. Salvian laments the almost universal corruption in

Africa and at Rome




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St. Salvian says that the Romans in Aquitaine were worse than the barbarians

93 St. Basil describes the Church as being in a state of un

speakable disorder and confusion through the Arian

He laments the absence of love

the brethren

95 He says that not a trace of their former peace remains among Christians

96 Basil says that hardly any part of the world has escaped the conflagration of heresy.

97 Jerome laments the depravity of his age

98 Cyril of Jerusalem says that the Church is full of concealed heretics

98 Vincentius Lirinensis states that the Arian heresy had contaminated almost the whole world .

99 An ancient writer of the 4th Century states that one time the heretics possessed all the churches

99 Sulpicius Severus laments the general corruption

100 Augustine says that the wheat groans among the tares 100 Baronius speaks of the miserable state of the Church 101 Liberius, bishop of Rome, subscribed the Arian heresy 101 At the election of Pope Damasus at Rome, the people fought and many were killed in the church

102 Baronius says that in the year 371 the Eastern Church

was in such a state, that if God had not left a seed,
it would have been like Sodom and Gomorrha

103 Letter of Meletius, in Baronius, wherein he states that in

the East the greatest blasphemers are elected to be

103 St. Gregory Nazianzen (or, Theologus) derides the pride of the bishops

104 He complains that all sorts of ungodly people are admitted into the clerical office .

105 He complains that he has to contend with heretical and wicked pastors

106 He eulogises and describes the awful fanaticism of the monks 108 Jerome's account of his own fanaticism and its fruitlessness 110 Mosheim's description of the fanaticism of this age

111 FIFTH CENTURY. Baronius depicts the turbulent state of the Roman Church in the year 440

112 Baronius relates the innumerable evils which occurred at

Rome at the election of Laurentius, An. D. 498 113 See what St. Salvian, who lived an. 483, says of the general

corruption of this century, to which his description
properly applies

93 Fanaticism of the fifth Century-Abbe Fleuri




The Sixth CENTURY.
Baronius' account of the schisms and corruptions of the
Western Church, an. 540

117 Ibidem-a great schism, an. 548

118 Baronius relates how a great ecclesiastical war prevailed, an. 556

119 His account of the great schism which divided the Western Church

119 Gregory the Great's account of the great corruption which

prevailed among the prelates and clergy towards the
close of the sixth Century

119, 120 THE SEVENTH CENTURY. Mezerai's account of the superstitions which prevailed in

France, and of the ordination of bad prelates, an. 613 122 Baronius' account of the corrupt state of the Greek Church, an. 642

123-4 From Labbæus' Councils, simony and immorality in the prelates and clergy of the Spanish Church

124 Ibidem, gross clerical ignorance Ibidem, irregularities and immoralities among the Portuguese clergy

127 Baronius relates that in almost all the states and cities of

Lombardy there was a Catholic, and an Arian bishop 127 Platina relates that in Sabianus, Gregory the Great had a very unworthy successor, an. 605

127 Boniface III. obtained from Phocas the supremacy for the Church of Rome, an. 606

128 Boniface IV. dedicated the Pantheon, an. 607, to the Virgin Mary and all the martyrs

128 A scene of great tumult at Rome at the election of Sergius, an. 687

128 Pope Honorius is condemned as an heretic by the sixth General Council

Dupin 129 TAE EIGHTH CENTURY. The corrupt state of the Spanish Church Baronius 132 The very irregular conduct of many of the French bishops

Mezerai 133 St. Boniface complains of immoral priests Baronius 134 St. Boniface complains of the sad state of the French

Church and the corruptions of the Gallic clergy 135 Indecorous conduct of many of the Italian bishops and priests

Baronius 136 Gross immorality in England .

Baronius 137 The Popes become temporal princes

Dupin 137

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