The Cloister, Volume 13

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 126 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...any contrary custom." Nov. 24, i63539. For the Diocese of Cosenza: At the request of the Dominican Fathers of the city of Terra Mendicini in the Diocese of Cosenza that it be decided: whether they could conduct a procession around their convent, carrying the Blessed Sacrament; and whether women were allowed to enter the first enclosure of the convent at the time, when the same Fathers held the procession of the Most Holy Rosary. And the S. C. replied, as to the first: "The custom may be retained;" as to the enclosure: "It is not allowed." Dec. 10: 66740. These decrees of the Congregation of Sacred Rites prove conclusively that the exception permitted by Pius V was revoked by Gregory XIII41. Since it is not renewed in the Code, women are not allowed to enter the enclosure of male regulars to take part in religious processions and the like, except by express leave of the Holy See42. Yet Pruemmer ex-cepts an immemorial custom which the ordinary, i. e., the higher superior, may tolerate, if in his prudence he judges that it cannot be abolished43. Decreta Autli. C. S. R.. n. 627. Decreta Aitih. C. S. R., n. 134. 41 Mocchegiani I 205 206; Piatus, Praelectiones, I 365; Hilarius a Sex-ten 195; Ballerini IV 93; Bachofen 158; Appeltern 248, who, however, in footnote 6 cites a decree of the Congregation of Bishops and Regulars of Aug. 18, 1713, (An. J. P. XIV 345 n. 1163 ad 4) permitting women to enter the enclosure of male regulars on occasions of processions. Again as late as Dec. 10, 1852, the Holy See granted a special indult to the Capuchins of the Province of Linden in Poland. Bullarium Capuc. X 280 n. CXXXVII quoted by Appeltern 248 footnote 9. On the other hand, about twenty-five years ago the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation characterized a...

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