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Description : Excerpt from Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol. 25 The Catholic atmosphere in which charity prospered and bloomed and in which man had attained his highest happiness has gradually been polluted by the literature which sprung from the loins of the Reformation. This literature is based upon the history of the last four hundred years as written in conspiracy against the truth for the justification of the deeds of the men who instigated and profited by the Reformation. It has taken its character from men who had lost the Christian ideal and sought ideals in nature. That the Reformation had its origin and growth in the greed and lust of men has been proven by both Catholic and Protestant writers. It was forced upon the people in England and Germany in the same way that Mohamedanism was forced upon the Turk. The privileges of taking what belonged to another was the price paid for adhesion to the new religion. What bribery could not accomplish was brought about by hardships, cruelties and even death for those who clung to the old faith. In time, the children, grand-children and great-grand-children of men who participated in this carnival of unrighteousness having forgotten the source of their prosperity and greatness saw only the traditional justification of the deeds which brought about the change. In England and Germany from the time of Henry VIII and Luther until quite recently history could only be written from the view point of those who were in sympathy with the Reformation. Wealth, opportunity for education, and things which lead to physical wellbeing were taken by brute force out of the hands of those who clung to the old faith and were given to those who opposed it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.