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te' king place at Heidleberg which made I ""e regret that I did nol postpone my exc r0" sion to another day. The Germán ( a tholics, or New Cntholics, of Heidlebe ie' assembled n one of the Protestant ch 'Se ches, to hear a discourse from Profes ai Kerbler, an opostle of the new sect, v wo is travelling from one part of Germa to to another, preaching to his brethrcn i 11 e' strengthening their hands. The oc 'n sion was one of grent interest in Heit ole berg. A vast multitude of Protesta ieá and Catholics carne to hear him, and 1 rn ened with the profoundest attention as "You might have heard the step o us'. mouse upon the floor," said a lady n'y was describing the scène. At the ei of lus discourse, Kerbler administered 'ca' communion. lne You aro nlready doubtless acquaii wiJh the history of the origin of th l ,lie CatholicB. You know that its immed jq . cause was the revival ofcertain pract and usageöin the Catholio Chnrchw! of late years had been laid aside. Bishop of Treves, Arnoldt, invited -ket laillïi'ul tomako pilgrirnages to (hat out in rcer to see a 'relie of the Savior, se, veiT garment he wore at the time ot' crucifixión, and which is said to haveïwi n prccession 01 peiMMia iiiumug ilgrimage on the 20th of August, as 1 si as rcturning to Dusseldorf from a visit u i the Cathedral of Neus on the east bank i f the Ilhine. It consisled of two L ed persons, inostly women, walking two si y two, reciting prayers, and telling their si eads as they went. Ilere and there a 0 ross, ornamenled with wreaths of al flowers, was borne aloft ons slender it d. The pilgnms appeared to be of the p tboring class, and had come, as I was fi líJ, from a town on the borders of tr md. Among theen I observed a priest, tl ho was walking by the side of a good C joking and neatly dressed young woman. ii traggling behind the rest carne several r' ■ho seemed faint with the journey, a iong whom was a feeble litlle woman tl ipported on each side by persons u t than herself. Five or six wagons, 1; mveying those unable to walk carne in a ie rear, and closed the procession. The e 3.t day I was sitting in an eating house, a i the city of Cologne, when 1 heard a n lurmur of voices without. 1 looked out, e nd it was the same procession, with its p rosses and beads, passing under the t ow, and repeating prayers as it defiled l hrough the street. i Against these pilgrimnges, and aguinst ? ie persuasión that the Holy Coat of 'revés or any other relie had the power f working miracles, Ronge, a parish riest of Silesia, in the Prussian dominons, protested and preached With such 'ehemence and obstinacy, that after various attempta to restrain him, he was excommunicated from the Roman 1 ie Church. He treated the ! catión as an empty ceremony, denied the -xuthority of the Pope, and continued a parish priest stil!, but a parish priest of the New Catholics. This happened a bout nine months since, and the numberof New Catliolic congregations in Germany is now two hundred. I have been told by thosewith whom I have conversed on the subject, in various parts of Germany, that their number is rapidly increasing. Pamphlcts relating to this new question pass through edition aftei edition. Medalion likenesses of Ronge. engraved from his portrnit, and little busts of him in porceluin, are seen in the shop windows of all the Protestant cities. "You must understana, however," saic a Germán lo me, "that this progress o . the new doctrine is almost confined te those parts ofGermany where the Catho lies are in the minority: that is to say Prussia, Saxony, Wurtemburgh and yoi may include the Grand Duchy of Baden Ín Austria a disposition to discuss tli question has lately shown itself, buí th government keeps it down by prompt ani severe measures. Ín Bavaria, also, ni ' rnncrrfcrninn of the new denominatioi


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