University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 494                      Chapter XXV.  Twenty Fifth Year  1866

                  The Superior General, only in spite of himself, had obeyed 
             the order of the Cardinal Prefect to proceed to Rome.  After some 
             months, seeing clearly that instead of gaining anything, he was 
             gradually losing in the estimation of all those that had at first 
             taken some interest in him, he left Rome as if by stealth.  This 
             not only displeased His Holiness, but also all the Cardinals.  
             From this time forth the Reverend F. Moreau had no friends at 
             Rome.  His resignation, already accepted, was made public, and the 
             Rev. F. Chappe named Apostolic Vicar General provisionally until 
             the Chapter.
                  This time His Reverence could not accuse anybody of 
             influencing Rome against him.  He had been himself the author of 
             his own downfall.  He had been seen, heard, followed, examined.  No 
             one had remained to answer him.  It is said that he formally 
             demanded the expulsion of Reverend Fathers Drouelle, Champeau, and 

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