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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 492

A.D. 1178. LETTER OP HENRY, ABBAT OF CL AXBVAL. heretical corruptions, to return to the unity of the faith ; and advised them, as they had been excommunicated by our lord the pope, the archbishops of Bourges and Narbonne, and the bishop of Toulouse, by reason of their perverse preaching and schism, to come to us to be reconciled to the Catholic faith, according to the forms prescribed by the Church. This however, being warped into tortuous ways, and hardened by abandoned habits, they refused to do, on which, in the sight of the whole people, who with one voice shouted assent thereto and exclaimed against them with great fury, with lighted candles we again denounced them as excommunicated, being joined therein by the bishop of Poitou before-mentioned, and other religious men who had supported us throughout, and condemned them together with their prompter, the devil. "Wherefore we do warn the whole of you, and do exhort you in the Lord, and do for the remission of your sins enjoin you henceforth carefully to avoid the before-named Baymond and Bernard and their accomplices, as persons excommunicated and handed over to Satan ; and if, at any time in future, they shall presume to preach to you anything else than what they have expressed in our presence to the effect above-written, you are to reject their preaching as false and contrary to the Catholic and Apostolic faith, and to drive them as heretics and forerunners of Antichrist, from any intercourse with yourselves in your uprightness, and to a distance from your territories. The Letter of Henry, ahlat of Chirval, on the same subject. " Give ear, Ο ye heavens, to our lamentations, let. the earth learn the grief of our heart. Let Catholic Christians bewail the lot of Christ, and let the faithful people weep for the sorrows of their faith. Let all nations of the earth and sons of men deplore the injury done to the salvation of mankind, and let the universal sorrow of our lives be universally mourned by all Hving men. In our day a new Philistine is arrayed against the squadrons of Israel, a band of heretics, an army of perverts, who irreverently insult the troops of the living God, and with the highest presumption blaspheme the majesty of the Lord. Why dost thou hesitate, Ο David ? Why dost thou tremble, thou faithful man ? Take up thy sling and thy stone ; instantly be the blasphemer smitten on the forehead, and let the wicked head which is shamelessly exalted be raised on the VOL. I. II

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