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CONFERENCES DELIVERED AT TOULOUSE
REV. PÈRE LACORDAIRE,
OF THE ORDER OFFRIAR-PREACHERS.
Translated from the French, with the Author's permission,
HENRY D. LANGDON,
AUTHOR OF "THE RIVERS OF DAMASCUS AND JORDAN;" ETC.
ALTHOUGH I have constantly taught under the authority and in presence of the Archbishops of Paris, and my doctrine has never been criticised or called in question by them; although that same doctrine published by the press, has excited neither reproach nor discussion, yet, lest in treating so many theological questions some involuntary error may have escaped me, and this I must and do readily presume from my weakness, I declare that I submit my Conferences to the Catholic Church, whose son I am, and in particular to the Holy Roman Church, the mother and mistress of all Churches, wherein resides the plenitude of authority founded upon earth by our Lord Jesus Christ.
I also declare that I do not acknowledge the pretended reproductions of my Conferences which have been made by various periodicals, whatever be their form or name. I once more protest against the violation of literary rights whose result is to place under the name of a preacher discourses imperfectly