Cases of conscience; or, Lessons in morals: for the use of the laity, by Pascal the younger

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Bosworth, 1851 - 82 pages
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Page 18 - Wherefore, putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour : for we are members one of another.
Page 79 - CANON ix.—If any one saith, that the sacramental absolution of the priest is not a judicial act, but a bare ministry of pronouncing and declaring sins to be forgiven to him who confesses...
Page 58 - ... we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of planetary influence, and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on.
Page v - I write at a moment when public feeling in this country is highly excited on thc subject of the Roman Catholic Church, and I must not wilfully leave room for extreme inferences to the prejudice of her clergy in the kingdom of Naples, which I know or think to be unwarranted by the facts. That clergy, no doubt, regular and secular, is a body of mixed character, which I am not about to attempt describing ; but it would, in my opinion, be unjust to hold them, as a body, to be implicated in the proceedings...
Page 17 - ... device, a single man devoting himself, or a few sworn together secretly against his life and struggling each at his own peril to redeem his country safe ! Suppose that they escape ! Like great demi-deities they are revered their whole life long. And if they fall, they fall a sacrifice grateful to the gods and grateful unto men, in a noble undertaking, and are illustrious tq all posterity !'—Mariana, pp.
Page 15 - Ecclesiam non habere auctoritatem subjectionis suis decretis exigendœ aliter quam per media quœ pendent a persuasione ; « Quatenus intendat Ecclesiam non habere collatam sibi a Deo potestatem non solum dirigendi per consilia et suasiones, sed etiam jubendi per leges, ac devios contumacesque exteriore judicio , ac salubribus pœnis coercendi, atque cogendi. « Ex Bened. XIV, in Brevi Ad assiduas, anni 1745, Primati, Archiepiscopis, et Episcopis Regni Polon.
Page 8 - VII. ratified the decree ; that it was officially declared ' that the examination of Liguori's work had been conducted with particular severity ; that his system of morality had been more than twenty times discussed by the Sacred Congregation, and that all had agreed voce concordi, unanimi consensu, una voce, una mente.
Page 72 - ... we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord. So likewise read we in the gospel, that the Lord spake of his ministers, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I shall send, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him also that sent me. Again he saith; He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, despiseth him also that sent me.
Page 80 - Potest sequivoce asserere, se non fregisse matrimonium, quod vere persistit. Et si adulterium sacramentaliter confessa sit, potest respondere : Innocens sum ab hoc crimine, quia per confessionem est jam ablatum.
Page 22 - duly performed," the reverend prelate proceeds to show that the one "essential element of a spiritual retreat," (for so the Exercises reduced to action are properly called,) "is direction," In the Catholic church no one is ever allowed to trust himself in spiritual matters. The sovereign pontiff is obliged to submit himself to the direction of another in whatever concerns his own soul.

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