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Wednesday.April Ie-St. Peter, oFarityr. a Archbishop confirmed, at the Church of St. incent de Paul, seventyseven persons, the a greater part-of whom made their first com ,union on the same day. SOrDInAToSde.-The Mot Rev. Archbishop SiNew Ordans conferred the sared dri ter i af deaconoon Mr. H. C. Mignot, atthe Arch- dl episcopal Church, on the 21st April. On Wednesday, 23eve inst., the Prelate promoted to the sacred order of the priest -ood, Mr. H. C. Mignot and T. C. Beze. h AgcnmisiOl OHDI.-The Most Rev. Areh- p bishop-Odin left this city on Friday last to d give ebnfirmation at the Church of St. t] "eb ainedii t the Convent of the Sacred f Heart: Thence, he will proceed to Thibo- g daux, to assist at the ceremony of the trans- i lation of the relics of St. Valerie, Virgin and d' Martyr. -. BmwucrTION OF THE BLESSED SACRA- le -111 -DURtEIO -TBL_.ONTII or _AIt.- mac- e cording to te twelfth statute of the third a synod of this diocese, Benediction of the I lessed'Sacrament is permitted during this month in all churches where public erer- tI rises take place, every Sunday, once in the course of the week, as well as at the open- at bag and close of the month.p TnlOaouAtx,-On Tuesday next, 29th April, a ceremony will take place at the ti Church of-St. Joseph, Thibodaux, which is at -ew in this country. The Abbe Menard w oure of Thibodaux, having obtained during w Lis visit to Ronre last year, a relic of St. g Valerie, Virgin and Martyr, will, on the day above named, have it placed in a richly ornamented ciae and deposited under an f altar specially dedicated to that purpose. O Great preparations have been made to make g this ceremony as ilmposing as possible. The Most Rev. Archbishop will preside, attended b by'nulbers-of the ltce c-rgy- and if the c weather Ie fvt'oraTle, there will no doubt -o - e a large contthars, of people, as well frontm dihetown itself as the at~joining parishes. t Faith tearahes i-. to respect the inanimate at remains of all the dead-Vbut with far greater f Sason aret we .called npon. to render homage c to-the sacred rtlics of those herocs antdn ero-_ -inas wh-o h:tvlr -sibmitted to the mlost cruel tdrment.ds foir the I:t:ta'. of Christ, ;ild I make to lcim the sacriic iif their il TimE MONTI OF MAltY.-- t'will soon eta or on that month of 'Ieiedictions specially t nuecrated to ath~yo Immiaculate. during which, in all paits of the Catholic world, as- i mends ntltipliaed and fervent prayers, to bheNVrgin of Virgins, which are sure to i 4aw down mlercies aund bendictions. - Al though the devotion known at n the Month of ; Mary was limited up to thie lat pcentury, yet rto rapid has become its disswl;lin;ition, that sow scarce ta Catholic cani le foantd wh ioes not knowv that thae month or f Maiy is oalled the Month of Mriary, in honor of the lHoly irVrilg i•. o th . o lr .votiof to Mary is one of the distinctive charate.ristics of the tlh il dren of theChunxcha. all ferve1nt Catholics re double their zeal durring thlis wloltha, to giv Shevr who is Qeenet of leanve n atl earth * rstimonials of veaaeratiou altd lov'e. T''lta month of Mary is especially puppul:r aataong louisianaa Catholics. who have always hl;ad great co01i11hh~t,, iii thte 1oly Virgo;, nuid wI trust that this devotion will he liracticaed with not-less piety than in preceding years, particularly in our peculiar circumstances. We should during the month of May pray particularly for Pius IX. On the fifth of his rmonth occurs the feast of his patron in -the Pontificate, St. Pius V, and the 13th is the anniversary of his birth. Pius IX was born onthel3th of May, 1792, consequently, on the 13th of next month he Will enter on hIaaeventy-seventh year. . p Two weeks ago, wereastin one of our city papers, under the eaptiont "Consecration t of Bishop Beckwith-Imposolg. Ceremo nies," an articlee opied from the savannah I Bspsblioa, giving a destailedaeeoant ofthe - so-called consecration of Rev. Beckwith, as t Episcopalian Bishop of Georgia, and we con esa that we read that artilel with feelings of grief and sadices, asking ourselves all the time : Are those poor men, styling them selves bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church, deluded by their imagination, their I prejudices; their unwarranted assumption of void titles, or are they deluding their ollowers by religious,·ay, sacsilegionsu mimicking of the ceremoniesof the-Catholic [ Church, which they detest and pbhor T - There is no mediws terssimw between the two horns of this dilemma, and both are equally repugnant... We are -not- tilling to suppose that gentlemen could wilfully e lade their followers;a nt how cae-we ex plain that men of education could be- them selves so far deluded by their own fancies? In order to shae ,that all their perfor- 1 mances are borrowed from the Catholic Church, and are nothing else but an empty imitation of the ceremonies of the Church of Christ, from which they have seceded, and which they call Babylon and the great harlot we quote some curious parts of the Bepibliam•'s article: The regular service, s marked down in the progmmewas then commeneed with the In- I t aroit- Ps. e ii, pnd following this the Xgria t sEsand Nicene Creswed. - Bishop Wilmer, of Alabama, then arose and i delivered the consecration sermon, taking for = his textfthe fifteenth and sixteenth verses of the third chapter of St. Paul's First Epistle to ( Timothy. The sermon evinced a commendable t spirit of Catholicity, while at the same time being a clear and forcible expounding of the r doctrines of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 1 The speaker claimed that that Church had preserved, more than any other, the forms-and spirit of the primitive Church. The various I denominations were formed by men, who, at t the sacrifice of Catholicity, were so wedded to one idea or set of ideas, that'they went out t Sfrom under the protecting sgis of the Church f in order that they might worship according to their own notions. Thus. the Puritans, being I illiberal,-could not sacrifice their Calvinistie I I doctrines to the broad, comprehensive Cathol icity of the Church and had gone out of it and formed a separate sect. Again, the Methodists, for other reasons, had left the Church, and so on through the whole calendar of religions beliefs. The union meet- t lgs that had been held in different sections, sad the frequent interchange of pulpits by ministers of different denominations, he- re garded as a healthy sign, as showing that men of truly Christian spirit were beginning to think and to accept in'all their fullness the i glorious truths of Christianity, which had the effect of bringing all denominations together, and would, the speaker hoped, at last unite them in one grand Churchof Christ. The Protestant Episcopal Church offered a nueleus far the estabisthment of such a Church, for in its doctrines could be found something which . would suit the peculiar views of every Chris tian. The conseeration services proper commenced e at the conclusion of the sermon. Dr. Beckwith -walked forward to the door of the ehaneel, where he was met by Bishop Wilmer, of Ala bama, and Atkinson, of North Carolina, and presented to the presiding Bishop Greene, of M imissippi, and the associate bishope, who, in answer to the salutation of presentation, in . quired as to the testimonials of the candidate a for oticee of bishop. * . . * w . Next the litany was chanted by Bishop Young, of Florida, and responses by the choir and con e gregation. The bishop elect, in a clear, calm c voice, recited _his pledge, and he was then ex antnined, according to the rules of the Churc l by Bishop Greene. The Ieni Creator was xt e chanted by Bishop Young and sing the choir, a'ter which the ceremony of " position t of Hands" was performed. Th ishop elect a received the ,ishop's gown srplice, and knelt at the door of the c ncel, whle each of the five bisholps p ' hand upon his head. ,e and Bishop Youn nounced a benediction r upon him. The remony ended, he walked forward and -k his place among the bishops, e clothed i ce full majesty and dignity of the high a holyoftice. The choirnext performed th - lowing anthem - l Holow - beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.-Romans, x. 15. (Chores-Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the end of the world.-Psalms, xix. 4. - After a pause of a few minuteas to allow iy those who wished to retire at this part of the service to go out, the holy commnion service | was commenced and the sacrament of the - Lord's Supper administered. The Surssam Cor 0 da, the Sasctsa, Hymn xciii., with Gloria Pairi, and Gloria is-Ereelsis (old chant) by the choir, to and the benediction concluded the services. 1- Now, it is evident that all those ceremo of nies have 'ben taken from that Church at which the Episcopalians call the Roman at Church, and how-can a man of good sense .o be reconciled with the idea that the Episco is palians have kept all the ceremonies of the 1e Roman Church while they denounce it as a noi source of error and corruption ? il- Bishopl Wilmer, of Alabama, in his consc e- eration sermon, ich, from the analysis ve given by the Rcp,blican, seems to be a mas th t.er-ln;r-c' of mnom.-. - •ays tlIrt :he Episco hI- pid Chiurch lhas cpt better tIhan any other ng Church the for-ms of the P'rimitive Church id but what does she mean by the Primitive we Church I Is it the Church of the three or e'd four tirst centuries? Certainly, the forms rw, used in the consecration of Bishop Beck es. w-ith are not the forms of the Primitive ray Chlurch. of It is St. Gregory the Great who is called Iin the Apostle of England, and who lived at 1 is the end of the sixth and at the beginning of -st the acseventh century, who decreed that the :ly, Kyrie leRon, C(hrista Eleisoni should be on said nine times at the mass, and be kept those Greek words as a token of the union e,. Grk and - atrChurches. To him also are generally ascribed the Globr, I the SBafcts, the great litanies, and it is a i well-known fact that it is he, himself, who p h either prescribed or arranged-in a fixed n e manner the main points of the actual liturgy n used in the Roman Church. - Now, it is admitted by all that St. Gregory the Great belonged to the Roman Church; he was a RI-man Catholic, a Roman monk, a ti Roman priest, a Roman bishop, nay, the t1 Bishliop of Rome; that is, one of those popes c so much hated by pions Episcopalians. More- a n over, he asserted and maintained, at least p as energetically as any of his predecessors , a and successors-the powers and rights he had i c received from Christ as pope and heir of the chair of St. Peter, and there is to be fonid r e inhiswritings morethan enoughtoanathem- e atize over and again all national, private, t home-made churchesclaiming independence a g"_... +ka Phnwo_ o_ Wome. Therefore, the forms of the Episcopal E Church, whether tliey.e b6i~brmablieto the forms of the Primitive Church or not, have a been taken from the actual liturgy-ot the u c Roman hurch, with the difference: that in l the. Roman Church forms are the outward h manifestations of an interior add living c s- spirit,while in the Episcopal Church it is an 0 t empty show and a mere shadow without c e any reality. Is it not strange to see those men so 0 e anxious to preserve what they call the forms L- of the Primitive Church after having so bit- a ; terly reproached the Roman Church with h a itsformsalism, and after having so severely .h rebuked ritualism, for we know that several j o of those Episeopalian bishops are no friends - e to the party of Ritualists. As we have not e now in our hands the prayer-book of the C Episcopal Church, and besides, that book has d undergone many serious changes, we can- a a not say how they have arranged the litanies tl that were sung at the consecration, but to t they must have dreadfully curtailed them; ; Sfor litanies, which are a Catholic form of i prayer, suppose the invocation of the t1 c Blessed Virgin and of the saints, which are a an object of abhorrence to the Episcopal c Church. e Wewotild ask again what they meant by a the " imposition of hands?" We under- d stand that ceremony in the Roman Church, C which considers holy orders as a sacrament. t n But the Episcopal Church does not recog- i ,e nise ordination as a sacrament. They ac- I 1e knowledge bat twgo,acraments-Baptism, i and the Lord's Supper-and even the ac e knowledgment of these two sacraments is b a mere opinion; for, in the Anglican Church h which is the mother of the American.Epis- L copal Church, we see clergymen of high . a standing denying with impunity the necks- I i sity and the-supernatural effects of baptism. t r As to the Lord's Supper, it is, in that 1 d church, an empty cere'mony, which is not a much respected nor attended to, and we see . that the Republi while calling it holy e 2 communion, sin its report that after the i S, consecra there was a pause of a few , mom , in order to give time to those to I- out of the church, who did not want to , attend to that part of the service. 1 1e And so it is for what they term the con- ¶ secration of a bishop. Their ordinations I d and consecrations are mere words, which t have no meaning whatever; for since they I nº do not recognize the sacrament of ordina d tion or holy orders, their imposition of hands, and all their prayers, have no sacra- 1 d mental effect; they confer neither charac at ter, nor grace, nor any "spiritial power. ad Their consecrations, therefore, is a void cere- i mll onya miy-a mno-consecratiou. he .In the Church of England, a bishop is made a bishop, not in virtue of a consecra- 4 e tion, or of any other formal ceremony, but 1 e by the very appointment of Popess Victo- 4 r- ria, who, according to the doctrine of the f 'i Anglican Church, is invested with the full- 4 ir, ness of spiritual powers, and then-can make ,o and unmake bishops, as well as her prede ch cessor, 'opeas Elizabeth, the Queen-Virgin; an the meek old Bess, who was accustomed, Lse in irer graceful and dignified language, to o- say to the bishops of her manufacturing, he when they displeased her: " I made you a a bishop, and, by God, I will imnfrock you." Now, it is well known that the Episcopal se- Church of America is an offspring of the sis Anglican Church. All the powers they may 3s- claim are derived from their Anglican co- fathers; and since it is certain that the so aer called bishops of the Anglican Church are h; no bishops at all,it is plain that they could re not communicate and transmit to their or AmeIrican sons the spiritual character which ms they ncver dti .jo.y. And, therefore, tihe :k- so-called bishops of the American Episco ive pal Church are in reality no more bishops than the so-called bishops of the Anglican Led Church. Still, we have no objection to call at them bishops, through politeness and cour lof tesy. the We stop, although we would still be have a great deal to say on that subject. ept But to condense our impressions in a few ion words, that consecration, and the sermon of Bishop Wilmer to boot, was a poordafair; n ll-crous or some, im ~iot-fIite am a meries applied to profane matters, may be 4 a playful and exhilarattig; but in religious I matters they are a source of grief and sad- i y ness. - -- S. Incredulity and Miracles. j ''The first act of worship which the Chris- i a tian makes is an act of faith. The first word e that he utters in spiritual life is the word I $ CREDO--I believe. On the other -hand, the firststep to infidelity is incredulity--the pride of reason, the arrogant rejection of whatever is above reason-I will not be 1 lieve. - e Faith is always basii~ki the right use of d reason. Credulity and incredulity are both - equally the abuse of that faculty. They are " the two extremes of pride and abasement, a of assumed strength and actual feebleness, which generally meet in the sameeperson. it Faith and incredulity are neither of them Le piely intellectul ; they rach presuppose e a condition of the will-a willingness or an e unwillingness to believe on evidence ap n proved.by reason. Faith is willing to ac d cept whatever is proved, even though not g comprehended. Incredulity -rejects, with n offended pride, whatever its reason does not it comprehend, no matter how well established by evidence, even by the evidence of its 0 own senses. a Our readers maiy have observed a remark ;- able exemplification of this latter prineiple, h in the highly interesting article which we Y Ihave recently republished from the Atlantic l Monthly, entitled " Our Roman Catholic La Brethren."- This article, emanating from a It Protestant source, shows a familiarity with e Catholic customs, and breathes a spirit of 8 liberality and appreciationhighlycreditable alike to the industry andifairness of itp aq thor. But when the same author cme to make reference to the miraculous cure of SMrs. Mattingly, at Washington, in the year 1824, after fairly stating the facts, and citing e the testimony, he adds: e But no amount or quality of testimony I could convince airotestant mind that Mrs. Mattingly's tumor was cured miraculously, and her linen miraculously cleansed. For my part, if the President and Vice Presi dent, if the -whole cabinet, both houses of n, Congress, and the judges of the Supreme t Court, had all sworn. that they saw this thing done, and I myself had seen it-nay C if the tumor had been on my own body, and had seemed to myself to be suddenly a, healed-still I should think it more proba ble that al-the witnesses, including myself were mistaken, than that such a miracle had 'i been performed. - - This is candid, certainly, and stated with - great force. Most of our readers are prob h ably astonished at this language.- They - have really had no thought, no suspicion, n. that Protestant incredulity could go to that At length. But here we have a most intelli At gent Protestant thinker, a very excellent e and distinguished writer, who speaks not y only for himself, but for his co-religionists e in general. "No amount of testimony W could convince a Protestant mind," etc. to Let it not be supposed, however, that in to credulity stultifies itself by a flat refusal to believe, without some plausible excuse. u- The justification always is but the appa is rent miracle is all a mistake, a delusion; :h that there was some natural cause for the py phenomenon, though -not yet ascertained. I- How many occurrences, they will say. have of appeared. miraculous until their history a- has afterward come to light ! c- This gratuitous supposition, however, r. cannot relieve them from the charge of be e- ing among those who "having eyes will not see." It was upon a similar assumption is that so many thousands of eye-witnesses of 1- our Saviour's miracles refused to recognize it them as such. It is upon an assumed ground 0- of the samekindmthat incredulity now re he fuses to accept the miracles of Christ as 1i- anything more than wonderful manifesta ke tions of skill, or legerdemain, or chance. e- The same incredulity which insists against n; no matter what testimony, that miracles are d, impossible for this generation, does not be to lieve unconditionally that_ they ever were ig, possible. It takes its acceptance of them at a second-hand, and thereby throws the hu i." mility of their admission on the first be al lievers, reserving to itself a tacit right to he further scrutiny. my This incredulity of the heart cannot be an removed by any kind of evidence, even of 1o- miracles; it is totally blind; its eyes are re intentionally shut. "Though one should id rise from the dead, they will not believe." Air Evidence cannot reach its intelligence, be cl- oausue the hea is-maot.villing to admit it. lhe The in~iisdulity o' 8. Thomas, and of o- Saul, Trua s not -of this kind. They were ps willing, though not prompt, to accept the an truth. When, therefore, evidence presented all itself to them in a sufficiently forcible man ar- ner, they believed. Miracles sufficed for them. ill Is there, then, no way of removing this ct. .moral blindness, this perversity of the heart, mw which will not see Yes. The thief on the of cross, though wilfully blind, was made willing to see. Miracles had not affected bi;' 1-11" 1ik glo o _ _ quaking earth, the rocks split asunder, all was lost upon an intelligence which would not believe. But there was something yet to be seen far more wonneril than all phys ical miracles. And while the soff'and the jibe, and the blasphemy were still on the lips of this hardened criminal, this dying outlaw, he looked and beheld -CHARITY- love. Had his ears deceived him T " Father forgive them, they know not what they do." The scoff dies upon his tongue, the sneer fades from his lips forever. Conscience has stricken him, Jis heart relents, he can, he° - does, see the truth. "And he said, Lord remember-me, when Thou shalt come into Thy kingdom." Miracles may be worked by faith. If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you may command the mountains to remove, and they will obey yoau. But charity is greater than faith. Where even miracles fail, it cannot. If the learned and beautiful writer, to whlose essay we have been referring, should, as he promises, push much further his investigations into the character of the Church, he may finally get above the 'iegions of material miracles get"where his heart will no longer listen to the sophisms of a skeptical pride; He may look through the mists of prejudice that surround the Church of Christ, and see the halo of her charity. He may hear the low murmured music of her loving prayer, and then lie will be able to believe. The New Constitution. - Therc can be but little, if any, doubt that the popular election recently held, has rati fled the constitution proposed to the people of this State for their acceptance. If rati fled by Congress, it becomes the organic law of Louisiana. It would be useless now to discuss the propriety of the principles an&" line of action which have led to this result. The past is beyond our power, but the fu ture has its duties to be performed, its diffi culties to be confronted. When a situation is inevitable, it must be accepted as the basis of subsequent action. Many of our people, no doubt, feel sore r at a result to which they are obliged to sub mit in spite, as they think, of justice and bomomen sense. But if blame is to be attri buted to any one, let it fall on those who are really culpable. It is generally conceded that the negroes have not, as a body, acted with insolence during the late political pgi tations. Throughout the war, their good con duct was so marked as to have become one of tie surprises of history. Sinee the inan ýguration of peace, and notwithstanding every encouragement to arrogance and hos t tility,-on their- part, incendiary doctrines have not been able to pervert them from t their accustomed respect and deference to±. t their former masters. Shall they not re - Sceive credit for this conduct t Ought they P to lose the friendship of their natural pro tectors, because their eyes have been daz - zled by a prize which they knew not howto , reject, and because they have consented to wield a power which was really thrust upon them - It is important that any indignation ex isting on this subject should be directed in the right quarter. Grave questions of daily, C practical application, involving some of the , new features of this constitution, may soon arise, in discussing which the element of ' indignation would not be a source of wis dom. A false antagonism may be excited i by the enemies of our people, which will require to be met with patience and reason, f not temper. When once a vehicle is fairly stalled in the mud, the frantic struggling of I the team but settles it the more deeply. It - is the proper time then for skill and contri s vance, not unavailing violence. The South has sacrificed enough already to "indigna tion;" let us, now pay some attention to ex t pediency. e The difficulties as they arise, whether in schools, hotels, saloons, or steamboats, must , be left to regulate themselves legally, and t with the light of experience. Popular com Smon sense, when uninfluenced by excite Sment, generally surmounts every difficulty , and'masters every situatibn. It is scarcely probable~moreover, that with prudence on e the part of our white population, they would f not soon wield at the polls, the nnerical e superiority which theyl-save in the census. SHardly any cause, but sonme outburst of Spassion or insubordination, can prevent that Sresult. Why sacrifice the sure reward of patience to the firetfullrritation of the mo f ment ? hiy take the counset of our ene e mies, and do the very things vhich they a would be the most anxious to see us do 3 acts which justice and policy alike repre Shend - r DENTISTIY.-By his card, in another column, it will be seen that that expert practitioner, SDr. George J. ~FTedrichs, has moved his office , to a most central locality, on St. Charles street, B corner of Girod, within one square of the City B Hall.