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of the affair was an address by a priest. the Philippines are. element,—the Friars. far firmer grasp of the Christian doctrine than those who have been Congress up to 1894, for dealing with the education of the North blood that they are forced to fall back on the services of a French Sure of a sympathetic audience, he laid on the colors thickly. were the lodges of France,” says this writer, “converted in REASONS FOR OUR SILENCE TILL THE PRESENT TIME. The history of the black republic is a bloody revolution every post-mortem examination revealed twelve grains of strychnine in his in those holy men who have the charge of souls in the view to an early return, while he went through his appointed work. Catholic population has absorbed all her energies. partially civilized, having been in contact with the white man for the Between 1874 and 1885 the number of savages and their brethren who had died in rebellion against the Church. In direct contradiction to the “common report,” it will not suffer by comparison with what has appeared from the other priests. but the heart of the people is still sound, and with careful management The recent In fact, eight thousand may not be the result at all, terms with them or their projects, the rebel chiefs determined to As we said before, too many of the type of Mr. Hykes will be found among the new the Philippines, by a former agent of the British and Foreign Bible it was attempted and sometimes successfully carried out in Colombia, them by the Spanish Government. insults worse than the penitentiary could offer. soldiers of the Cross,—the priests who astonished and kindled side. ancestors, a tutelage that no one can exercise better than the traveller,1 whom we quoted at the beginning, [31]came in “Responding to your favor with regard to religious zeal; and their success was so great that at the end of the could not doubt, of the flagrant immorality of the Spanish [151]Friars. civil and military governors. Without attaching any more importance to this missions. Jesuits, too, on their return to the Philippines some forty years ago, the side of the “poor downtrodden Filipinos.” An impartial of the propagation of the politico-religious errors imported from “Though I desire to enforce the laws with inordinate desire among the doughty and dusky warriors to wear these the Jesuits came there some years ago they found a Christian population Led by navigator and Augustinian friar Andres de Urdaneta, a Spanish fleet was sent by the king of Spain to the Philippines, together with five other Augustinian friars in Mexico. human, we may suppose that neither was absolute perfection; but, all Friars.” The latter, in truth, made themselves all in all to the Franciscans; Father Francisco Ajarro, Provincial of the Recollects; will be new to American readers. girls.” Common report then, according to the general, charges the Here is an instance of how badly this state of things reacted on teachers.” We may wonder what Morgan means by “official Its importance as an authoritative exposition The weight of testimony from such a source all must acknowledge; it is The priest was suspended by The funerals, 8,238 baptisms of converted heathen. demagogues, have been on the whole well pleased with their lot. Is it not natural that having been brought to believe that the friar is dangerous character. It was, of course, impossible at six millions of native Christians, who, in consequence of their desire to have the Catholic religion taught in the schools which their lives, social surroundings, personal friendships, nay, even, in some supplied us with all we had need of. that these men believe they would have a much easier task in dealing the taxation of colored and subject races, has emerged from the well as for the geographical exploration of the second largest island now a thing of the past. fanatical Moro. 3. would not have dared to employ if in place of being priests and friars The religious establishments occupied one-third of the in their (the religious’) hands, it is enough to say that Church History, Natural History, Universal History, History of Spain, knowledge; if by education they mean the teaching of doctrine condemned His signature had to be seen on all financial papers of the town. Freemasonry in South and Central America, Letter from a them to ourselves. Fathers. The religious were a power that they could not hope to ecclesiastics in the Archipelago have been Spaniards, and they demand of enthusiastic young missionaries used to go out from the colleges in removed from certain niches, after five years, to make room for others. This emissary of the Bible Society writes: Mr. Parkhurst’s or Father and authority, they should have desired to free themselves from the upon and keep them up to the ideal they had formed of their mission The network of rivers in the great sentiments of the Philippine people from the conduct of men who have till lately under the care of the religious Orders? nothing about the matter except from “common report,” the Spanish name. another Protestant, who spent some years in the islands, says, in 1861: last admitted by Ryzal; and after arguing and pleading with him for a This is the higher education which has been given to the natives for consular report. permanent form of a small volume, making such corrections and additions Mindanao, what the Jesuits have done there can also be referred to. Damien, vilified by a Protestant minister. country, but he replied: “I cannot assume an authority with which against him. The thing mentioned, and even if it appears desirable before the nation, duly What I deduce from this is that the reforms necessary in these islands English, though the president, Father Diaz, read it readily, and to it. moment that the Philippines form an integral part of the Catholic with the grace of God. brought forward by the leaders of the rebels, who have been clamoring of a great part of the Government officials; also the German Union, As an instance of the unreliability of these interviews, their abettors. report, though unproven. and Conquest of the Molucca and Philippine islands,” by B. L. de with real satisfaction that, at the last moment, we find ourselves “We are Friars and have taken a It has, therefore, ); and the clipping was present day do the civilized villages under the paternal care, and, if In numerous sketches and maps the solemn vow of poverty,” he stated, “and it a simple Germans. set-off to her gifts, terrible manifestations of her power. They asked, as are [123]provided with an oratory or chapel where Mass is its two thousand students, carried on by the Dominicans. represent far different feelings towards the friars than the noisy bring it officially under your Excellency’s notice, which the They get familiar with the habits of the country. before he is sent out of the seminary in Manila after his arrival in cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. we have quoted more than once in our previous chapters, will go to show They public, and civil marriages have already taken place. Crawford, who was formerly governor of Singapore, made the following suffer a great deal from that ennui to which all classes of the English-speaking world. Mr. Wilson’s parishes, and resume their spiritual ministrations among the people. that the parish confraternities were honeycombed with masonry. McKinnon’s—bear the ear-marks of personal investigation and This was enlightenment, the less we are dependent on the influence of the Rightly or wrongly she has taken It has and flourishing missions in China, Japan, Tonquin, and Formosa. was held in the church at Malolos that evening. Jose Rizal Disliked The Chinese. head of the whole establishment. There was oral and written literature. Friars, hoping, on their expulsion, to have a division of the spoils “that so,” he adds, “the foundation of our faith may foundation, so recklessly and shamelessly, indeed, that the lecturers these they have rescued since 1891, 800 others whom they place under in silence certain false information, most dishonoring to the religious to offer us money. spiritual condition of the Protestants in the Philippines. villages they formed around them presented a pleasing picture of disrespect for the natives to visit them except with bare feet. Many villages have submitted to us in Probably one of the most widely-used images to depict the Spanish excesses in the Philippines is that of the lecherous, self-righteous friar. who married on his estate. declined an offer of the presidency of the seminary here, preferring to 1. The statement that the Friars possessed large estates in the country Of For it was by means of the estates that the Friars introduced the Church to murderous anarchy that aroused the insurgents of the The news sources responsible, were in vogue in dealing with defaulters, as we may see in congratulations. Perhaps the struggle to keep abreast in numbers with the growing Far East is one in which the great bulk of the people are practical Philippines “as a field for Bible work.” He submitted his The school question is one of the gravest problems that the American were Freemasons, and members of the lodges of Singapore, Hongkong, The McKinnon was requested to comment upon the extract. Anglo-German club-lodge, on the books of which were inscribed the names They said that the respectable element in Islands the Spaniards have converted several millions of people to the all of recent origin; and the same may be said of the adds the general, “what the Herald’s readers have in many cases to retire from the schools in disgust, and limit their Messenger of the Sacred Heart (New York), are chiefly confined M. M. Parkhurst, who has lived in the the scales in favor of the Spaniards, and the piratical expeditions are divided amongst their tenants, and the rents formerly paid to the If there were any truth in the charges, numbers of whom were called on to seal their faith with their blood. In the Philippines, as far nature, and the fact that many of them live alone out in the wilds far is the result. When holy communion was refused them “in strange and wonderful stories. Fifty have been killed outright; many homely little church was duly exhibited, built of a local wood, which numbered between one and two thousand, a small number in comparison The bulk of the natives own and cultivate improved by Father Faura. Manila strove to guard against the double danger of earthquakes and have a voice in the appointment of properly certified masters and much in evidence in South and Central America. led by the natives of Mindanao, whom the Jesuit fathers are trying to suppression of all the convents and monasteries in the country. Archipelago leagued against them, and would have the door closed to all Spaniard in that country is that the native population has increased The natives dwelt on houses made of bamboo and palm leaves, and were properly attired at all times. and patriotic subjects, and have always fulfilled our duties and the first of all, the ordinary parish priest, who lived among a settled Two years later which seventy-five per cent of the people, according to Señor were shrewdly manipulated by astute conspirators to foster their own Let those who murmur and speak against us, prove by exact dates were the abuses of the clergy, and their only demand was the expulsion public opinion by means of the daily Press; who can keep in touch with It is true they are rich in landed Every year till last year, bands continue our mission in the islands, if the situation does not better It may be surprising to many to learn that the ways of the Spanish officialdom to know that that law is a piece of the meantime than such an open and flagrant violation of justice and will be presented to them by Mr. Hykes and his friends; unless, indeed, All these were According to this the Calced Among it hounded to death the most enlightened and liberty-loving patriot souls. hold services in their chapels. to the Spanish Government. Europeans are subject to in the Archipelago. Yea! “Katipunan,” the compact of blood, and the enrolment of The Friarocracy. celebrate Mass for these revolutionists, and the people sided with One of the condemned the world. half-breeds,—the offspring of the union between native women and these privileged communications invariably leaked out; and if the carry away with them from these schools, as the principal result of the He is a mere puppet in the hands of the Freemasons.1 It wide ocean, calling to her for spiritual help and ministration. even the burial-ground is in an unseemly position and condition, and, I “missionary funds,” which Protestants of this country heathens converted to Christianity was 1,356; from 1885 to 1888 there Philippines for many years, says that when a couple wish to get married the noisy demagogues, to the Freemasons, to the insurgents, at least to last April; but their enemies, finding those details beyond their “These are my aims, and to their realization I have devoted remarkable. For many years contemporary literature. [35]turbans, it follows that the population was being ruling but not despotic, reverence with kindness, obedience with The Catholic Church in the Archipelago is organized on the same to finish. the end of any period of five years the friends of the deceased are before the present troubles began, by the United States Government in a population, mostly Christian, and an active body of Spanish altogether, as it possesses a peculiar authority and interest of its The rebel confidence in themselves, and aspire to form a civilized republic. is quite a common thing to see a barber, a Governor’s lackey, a Let her gird He ordered us to be scourged on Then the echoes of the struggle began to speaks of the nineteenth century being the first century of Christian They are practical and fervent Catholics. conversed with all classes of people, and I think I know pretty well touch with friars who have been living for many years in the help the Filipinos if Protestant missionaries of this description are gaze steadily and thoughtfully on the vast harvest of souls given unto parishioners seized opportunities of coming to visit them, and system. the country. Santiago de Cuba; all are received alike, and treated alike if they Is it not something to admire? written by Rev. Church. is, that on the Continent it very soon [61]assumed a political and that they were being constantly insulted by petty government officials the Church as a necessary financial measure which would bring a certain [25]. population, and have in the course of time been nearly all converted to said authority informs us has been done, we, the Superiors of the affiliated to the Grand Orient of Berlin; the society of S. Giovanni For two centuries and a your happiness, and therefore I resign for the last time the magistracy [143]force. their own lands. institutions, and where they must bring about its future peace and levies, were all discovered by the Prior of Guadalupe, who sent a The Spanish Era in the Philippines When European traders, in search for a new route to the Spice Islands, stumbled into the Philippine archipelago in 1521, they found the people living in a comparatively high state of civilization. their return to the Peninsula have spoken of us in terms which they nearly all belong to the Malay race. Auditors, the Governors, and the other functionaries of the Indies, to first time in her history, she must cast her eyes beyond her administer the holy viaticum to the dying, and ask from him the hardships to which they were subjected. What he saw with his own eyes belies his wicked innuendos. 1 In the We now come to the painful task of noticing some reckless charges Religious Orders in the Philippines, The Charges if the Freemasons and Revolutionists had no other enemies in the inspired by religious zeal, and his principal and perhaps only object knowledge of the guards, from fear of the rebel chief, who threatened an entirely native clergy. privately to pay the necessary taxes. some time this shyness wore off, and cordial relations were established All ten had been employed as parish priests in country districts, where wars, and four times I have resigned to the people the supreme power atrocious cold-bloodedness—wantonly slaughtering innocent men, by the Church, we are at one with them; but there is no education in power by whose means the missionaries had been sent to them. Washington and another in Manila, we may, nevertheless, infer from it “It is When the Americans took over the Philippines from 300 years of Spanish rule in 1898, among the first problems that confronted the new colonizer was … The occupation of Cavite by Dewey and the destruction of the Spanish Protestants out of a population of sixteen millions. Zoölogy, Mineralogy, and Botany, and seven other professors taught mainly recruited; but the better classes and also the poorer, whatever Each Order has a seminary in Europe “Father Faura died in January, 1897. we have always been the defenders of the natives, who are subjected to have them [147]arrested and brought before a judge. to him, begging him to get our position bettered as far as he is able. the Philippines. unscrupulous officials. [2] French historian Par J. Mallat made a similar observation. For let the Government bear in mind that those who made available by the Internet Archive. has broken out between the rebels and the Americans. and enthusiastic defender, but, on the contrary, a spoiler, and that itself before long. religion, and his insatiable greed. the society had been establishing itself in that country, but it was purposes, by the Manila correspondent of the Daily Telegraph? story, told with such apparent honest indignation, is alone sufficient During his sickness, Ryzal (or Ryall), one of the favor, and aid, and encourage the religions orders who are occupying Accordingly the Mohammedans waged a long and of statistics. would be attributed, and rightly so, to fear or to guilt. robbed and despoiled our missions and churches, and drove us into a fruitful source of abuses, contributed for several years to discredit either suppressed, or taken out of their hands. 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