University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 488            The writers of these memoirs does not wish to judge of the 
             intentions of anybody; God alone has reserved it to himself to 
             pronounce herein.  But it would be an outrage to truth to seek in 
             all circumstances to screen from blame those whom he heard blamed 
             in the most positive manner by His Holiness himself.  For 
             instance, it was to him and to the Procurator General that the 
             Holy Father said one day when speaking of the Very Reverend F. 
             Moreau.  "One admirable head for himself, but abominable in the 
             conducting of others."  His Eminence the Cardinal Prefect of the 
             Propaganda was often heard by the same Fathers to speak in the 
             same sense of the Superior General and of his nephew.  
                  If the Very Reverend Father Moreau and his nephew have been 
             so long spared in these pages, it is not because they were thought 
             blameless in regard to the embarrassments in which the 
             administration of the Province was involved, but in order to avoid 
             every reflection disadvantageous to them.  We now resume more 
             freely, in a few pages, the history of 1864.

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