Source Book and Bibliographical Guide for American Church History

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II. TRUSTEEISM—THE CONWELL-HOGAN CONTROVERSY

Address of the Committee.

"As these States unfortunately have not been blessed with a second Carroll, who was a native of our country, and who, consequently, was well acquainted with our institutions, and respected them, as well as our individual rights, it becomes our duty, if we wish to preserve our religion unchanged, and free from the superstition and ignorance which has been attempted to be introduced among us, to adopt some general plan for the future management and direction of a uniform system throughout the United States; without being compelled, as heretofore, to receive, pay and obey men who are a disgrace to our religion, to us, to themselves and to those who send them. A person of respectability and literary acquirements should be selected to proceed to Rome and enter into a regular and written agreement with the Pope; the basis to be:

I. We claim the exclusive right which always belonged to the Church, of electing our own Pastors and Bishops, and when a Bishop shall be so elected by the Trustees and congregations of each State, he shall be ordained in this country and receive the Bull, or approbation from Rome as a matter of course.

II. No priest shall be suspended by the Bishop without a trial.

III. A priest suspended, to be tried by three or more priests of distinct States from that in which the trial takes place; there shall be a right of appeal to the Archbishop and then a further appeal to the Court of Rome.

IV. The priest during suspension to receive his salary until final judgment.

Should these measures meet the approbation of our fellow citizens and be adopted, we have not the least doubt but that they will be approved by the Holy Father. . . . In order to obviate the difficulty of procuring persons adequate to the task imposed on them of preaching and instructing in our religion, we would propose the establishment of a College for the express purpose of educating annually a certain number of persons to enter Holy Orders.

JOHN LEAMY, Chairman et al."

Text—Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, Vol. XXV, pp. 169–170.

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