The history of the popes: their church and state, and especially of their conflicts with Protestantism in the sixteenth & seventeenth centuries, Volume 2

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Henry G. Bohn, 1848 - Papacy
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Page 419 - We see that the temporal power of the kingdom received support from the spiritual authority, which was in its turn upheld by the secular arm. The King is declared free from the interference of the Pope's temporal authority ; the clergy are exempted from submission to the unlimited exercise of his spiritual power. It was the opinion of contemporaries, that although France might remain within the pale of the Catholic Church, it yet stood on the threshold, in readiness for stepping beyond it. The King...
Page 406 - July ist he published his bull; and in this he condemned the five propositions as heretical, blasphemous, and accursed. He declared that by this means he hoped to restore the peace of the Church. There was no wish that lay nearer his heart than that of seeing the bark of the Church sail...
Page 78 - ... the aversion evinced by Spain and Portugal to all Christianised Jews and Moors. This aversion was shared in by the Court of Rome, and was now aroused by the fear of seeing Polancus, a Christianised Jew, on the point of being elected General of the order, " and it was not thought desirable that the supreme authority in a body so powerful and so monarchically constituted should be confided to such hands.* * Sacchini in Kanke's History of the Popes, vol.
Page 30 - D adding to the senators of their city with a boldness and independence of action long unthought of. In this condition, surrounded by so many pressing disquietudes, and without having even attempted to announce a decision, or to adopt a resolution concerning the most important affairs, Pope Sixtus V died, on the 27th of August, 1590. A storm burst over the Quirinal at the moment when he breathed his last. The ill-taught multitude persuaded themselves that Fra Felice had made a compact with the evil...
Page 64 - ... was absolute and unlimited in the power of its internal administration ; surrounded by splendour, closely connected with literature, and jealous -even of the very appearance of power. Extraordinary aspect of human affairs ! .The whole power and all the resources of a country produce a court, — the centre of the court is the prince ; finally, then, the ultimate product of all this gathered life is the self-sufficiency of the sovereign,.
Page 25 - There was an opinion, as these things show us, more orthodox, more Catholic, than that of the Pope himself. The Spanish Ambassador now appeared in the palace to give this opinion effect and expression before the very face of the Pontiff. It was an extraordinary incident: the Ambassador knelt on one knee and entreated his Holiness for permission to execute the commands of his Lord.
Page 304 - He loaded his nephews with presents; we have a list of them through his whole reign down to the year 1620. They are sometimes jewels or vessels of silver, or magnificent furniture, which was taken directly from the stores of the palace and sent to the nephews; at other times carriages, rich arms, as muskets and falconets, were presented to them; but the principal thing was the round sums of hard money. These accounts make it appear that to the year 1620, they had received in ready money 689,627 scudi,...
Page 449 - Inspired, as we trust, by the Divine Spirit ; impelled by the duty of restoring concord to the Church ; convinced that the Society of Jesus can no longer effect those purposes for which it was founded ; and moved by other reasons of prudence and state policy, which we retain concealed in our own breast, we do extirpate and abolish the Society of Jesus, its offices, houses, and institutions.2 This was a decision of immeasurable importance.
Page 7 - ... after having examined many and various arguments, taken verbally, for the most part, from the Sacred Scriptures, the canon law, and papal ordinances, it has been declared by the dean of the faculty, without one dissenting voice : first, that the people of this realm are absolved from the oath of allegiance and fidelity given by them to King Henry ; further, that this people may combine together without scruple of conscience — may gather forces, arm themselves, and collect money for the defence...
Page 59 - Alfonso II. enforced the claims of his exchequer with extreme severity. On the conclusion of every contract, were it only for a loan, one-tenth of the amount fell to the Duke, and he levied a tenth on every article that entered the city. He had the monopoly of salt, and burthened the trade in oil with a new tax.

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