An Historical Sketch of Sacerdotal Celibacy in the Christian Church

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J.B. Lippincott, 1867 - Celibacy - 601 pages
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Page 25 - Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
Page 298 - Groliae," the more than doubtful authorship of which, at the close of the twelfth or beginning of the thirteenth century, is claimed for Walter Mapes in England and Gautier de Chatillon in France ; and the enduring reputation of which is attested by an English version as late as the sixteenth century. The author, whoever he be, inveighing against the evil courses of the archdeacons, assumes that the extortion of the " cullagium
Page ii - In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. PREFACE. THE following treatise has been written in the hope that it may supply, in some degree, a real want.
Page 502 - ... that no manner of priest or deacon shall hereafter take to his wife any manner of woman, without the advice and allowance first had, upon good examination, by the bishop of the same diocese...
Page 502 - ... wife any manner of woman without the advice and allowance first had upon good examination by the bishop of the same diocese and two justices of the peace of the same shire dwelling next to the place where the same woman hath made her most abode before her marriage, nor without the good will of the parents of the said woman, if she have any living, or two of the next of her kinsfolks, or for lack of knowledge of such, of her master or mistress where she serveth.
Page 514 - Thus the Parliament of 1*560, which effected a settlement of the Reformed Religion, was urged to its duty by a Supplication presented in the name of " The Barons, Gentlemen, Burgesses, and other true Subjects of this Realm, professing the Lord Jesus within the same," which, among its arguments against Catholicism, does not hesitate to assert — " Secondarily, seeing that the sacraments of Jesus Christ are most shamefully abused and profaned by that Romane Harlot and her sworne vassals, and also...
Page 502 - Church, both in choosing of their wives and indiscreet living with them, the remedy whereof is necessary to be sought, it is thought therefore very necessary, that no manner of priest or deacon shall hereafter take to his wife any manner of woman without the advice...
Page 511 - ... progress of Calvinism at length drove it in self-defence to attempt a reform which was its only chance of salvation. In the last Parliament held by James V. before his death in 1542, an Act was passed exhorting the prelates and ecclesiastics in general to take measures
Page iii - I found them, without regard to their bearing on either side of the questions involved. As those questions have long been the subject of ardent disputation, it has seemed proper to substantiate every statement with a reference to its authority, and frequently to give extracts by which the accuracy of the text may be verified. Much illustrative matter has also been placed in the foot-notes, in order not to interrupt the continuity of the narrative. The scope of the work is designedly confined to the...
Page 502 - ... where divers may be present. And if any shall do otherwise, that then they shall not be permitted to minister either the word or the sacraments of the church, nor shall be capable of any ecclesiastical benefice. And for the manner of marriages of any bishops, the same shall be allowed and approved by the metropolitan of the province, and also by such commissioners as the queen's majesty shall thereunto appoint.

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