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**?»*>■ L. I. C. & M. I. e^NK^D M<p>$j3KiQ. fcXt&N£&?M. The Messenger of the Catholic Church, (Cambro Breton Mission), LLANRWST, North Wales. Se. I. 31st October 1909. No. 11. "if? 4* 4? 4? 4? 4? 4? 4* 4* 4* 4? 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4? 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4? 4? 4? 4? 4? 4? 4? " Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it; and to thee I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven." (St. Matt., xiv., 18 & 19).—Our Blessed Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST established a Church upon the earth, and this Church will resist all the assaults of hell and its agents: therefore, it has existed, it exists and it will exist "even to the consummation of the world." Outside this Church,—Christ's own Church,—there is certainly no salvation, because its visible Head upon earth has got " the keys of the kingdom of Heaven": we must therefore,—if we wish to be saved,—obey it (St. Matt, xvni., 17). Consequently, we must, at all costs, endeavour to find it, in order to be enabled to follow its teaching and, by so doing, to attain the end for which we were all created,—the eternal happiness of heaven. A little study of history and a little examination of facts will soon discover to those, who have no other wish than to learn the will of GOD and to do it, that this Church is no other than that which you often truly say was the first and will be the last,—and which all Christians say they believe when they repeat the Apostles' Creed : " I believe the Holy yatholic Church.''' Yes, this is the Church which Christ built on a rock, which has stood tor more than eighteen hundred years, and has triumphed over all the persecutions raised agamst it; this is the Church from which all other Churches have separated, whilst it has always remained the same as our Saviour made it. You have heard many things said against the Catholic Church: there has been an ugly mask thrown over it to hide the truth of its doctrines. But, if you will examine with sincerity, you will find that it teaches neither idolatry nor superstition nor any of the wicked doctrines laid to its charge. You will find that it does not wish to keep you in ignorance ; that it does not stifle free inquiry, but wishes only for a full and fair inquiry into all that it teaches. Its truth to be loved needs only to be seen. (See Eevelations, xxii., 17; Psalm xxxiv., 11; St. Matthew, x., 17, etc.,—xix., 29,—v., 10-12,—vi., 25, etc).