Excerpt from "The Counter Reformation"; "Movement"; Suggestions for the Solution of Present Difficulties: A Reply to the Pastoral Letter of the Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol
Those are hard words. It is easier to wound than to heal. Your Lordship attributes to us principles that would disgrace a gentleman, and much more so a faithful Churchman: disloyalty, disobedience, rebellion. TO designate What we as true and loyal Churchmen do, to the best of our ability and knowledge, as our duty to the Queen, the Church, and the country, as a counter Reformation movement can only be understood as an Opinion founded on most insufficient acquaintance with facts imputing to us (what is odious to English honesty) sinister and unfaithful motives, in a manner and degree which we could hardly have expected from the hands of our Father in God. What we desire is recon ciliation and unity but how are they to be Obtained if such a course as this is pursued?
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