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- Catholic Oratory: A Compilation of Sacred and Sublime Orations, selected from the Sermons and Discourses of Cardinal Gibbons, Cardinal Newman, Cardinal Manning, The Lenten Lectures and Sermons of Cardinal Wiseman, Archbishop Ryan, of Philadelphia; Bishop Keane, Catholic University, Washington; Bishop Conroy, Father Buckley, Father Merrick, SJ.; Father Brandi, SJ.; Father O’Keeffe, Father Lambing, and Rev. Dr. Brann. Also Father Maguire’s “Refutation of Heresies, and Defence of Catholic Dogma”; besides Sermons and Essays of other Eminent Ecclesiastics. Embellished with portraits of the American and English cardinals and numerous beautiful engravings (New York: Duggan Publishing Company, 1891). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
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“I adjure thee in the sight of God, and of Jesus Christ, who is to be the judge of living and dead, in the name of his coming, and of his kingdom, preach the word, dwelling upon it continually, welcome or unwelcome; bring home wrong-doing, comfort the waverer, rebuke the sinner, with all the patience of a teacher. The time will surely come, when men will grow tired of sound doctrine, always itching to hear something fresh; and so they will provide themselves with a continuous succession of new teachers, as the whim takes them, turning a deaf ear to the truth, bestowing their attention on fables instead. It is for thee to be on the watch, to accept every hardship, to employ thyself in preaching the gospel, and perform every duty of thy office, keeping a sober mind.” (I Timothy iv, 1-5)