The History of the Popes, Their Church and State, and Especially of Their Conflicts with Protestantism in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries

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Henry G. Bohn, 1847 - Church history - 6 pages
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Page 365 - of September, a Wednesday (which he had always found to be a fortunate day), and that immediately preceding the festival of the Elevation of the Cross, to which the obelisk •was to be dedicated. The workmen again commenced their labours by commending themselves to God, all falling on their knees as they entered the
Page 401 - We have said enough to show, that Protestantism had gained a decided ascendancy through Germany, from the east to the west, and from the north to the south. The nobles had, from the first, enrolled themselves in its ranks; the public functionaries, already numerous and highly respected, were trained up in the new creed ; the common people would hear no more of certain articles once insisted on as matters of
Page 159 - drawn up by Caraffa himself; and as being " the best he could devise for promoting the end in view:— ; " First. When the faith is in question, there must be no delay; but at the slightest suspicion, rigorous measures must be resorted to with all speed. " Secondly. No consideration to be
Page 519 - As well by the oaths of twelve good and lawful men, as also by witnesses, and all other means and ways you can
Page 103 - of virtue. If we now inquire what were the leading convictions of these men, we find that foremost among them was the doctrine of justification, which, as taught by Luther, had originated the whole Protestant movement. Contarini wrote a special treatise concerning this, which Pole cannot find words strong enough to praise.
Page 169 - [It has seemed good to us in the Lord . . that no constitutions, declarations, or order of living can induce an obligation to mortal or venial sin, unless the superior command them, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, or in virtue of obedience.]
Page 33 - my conscience to remind your holiness that no man is immortal. Be the pontiff as important as he may in his own person, he cannot make his dignity and that importance hereditary; he cannot be said absolutely to possess anything but the honours and emoluments he has secured to his kindred."*
Page 132 - descended into the city to preach. They did not call themselves monks, but regular clergy— they were priests with the vows of monks. Their intention was to establish a kind of seminary for the priesthood. By the charter of their foundation, they were expressly allowed to receive secular clergy. They did not originally adopt any prescribed
Page 116 - and Contarini was the first, so far as I can discover, to solve the problem of her entering the port one day later than she should have done according to the reckoning in her log-book. The pope, to whom he was sent after the sack of Rome, was reconciled to the emperor, partly by his
Page 55 - Nor are we to believe that these opinions were confined to a few, or held only in secret. Erasmus declares himself astonished at the blasphemies that met his ears; attempts were made to prove to him—a foreigner—by passages from Pliny, that the souls of men are absolutely identical with those of beasts,

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