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What is the Name of This Cross?

The term cross patonce in the 13th century indicated that the ends of the cross terminated in three prongs somewhat like a paw, and patonce was perhaps derived from patte=paw. … From the early ...
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What Does St. Francis de Sales Mean by "Sounding Periods" in Sermons?

I had never heard that phrase before. Here is an article about techniques of public speaking which uses the term in context. It seems that “sounding periods” is a type of lofty and maybe pompous ...
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Where did St. Bernard say that incontinence in ecclesiastics is one of the greatest persecutions the Church could suffer?

St. Alphonsus bases his statement upon what St. Bernard wrote in sermon 33 of his 86 Sermons on the Song of Solomon p. 224, where he commentates on Isaias 38:17 ("Behold in peace is my bitterness ...
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Where to find Pius IX's 1871 Apostolic Letter, "Qui Ecclesiae Suae"?

It's in the Acta Sanctæ Sedis (1856-1908): ASS 06 [1870-71], pp. 320-4.
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The difference(s) between “The Way of the Cross” by St. Francis and by St. Alphonsus?

The difference(s) between “The Way of the Cross” by St. Francis of Assisi and by St. Alphonsus Liguori? Before going into this post, I would like to point out that both St. Francis of Assisi and St. ...
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What is the Name of This Cross?

You may also have a look at the St Thomas Cross used by Roman Syrian Catholics and Orthodox Christians of Southern India. The Cross, believed to have been chiseled by Apostle Thomas has plenty of art ...
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Kinds of "Traffic" Catholic Priests are Forbidden to Engage in

The Italian word used is traffichi. This is a conjugation of the word trafficare Amongst its meanings (in the above link) is to trade,do business or bustle about. It is not entirely straightforward to ...
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Kinds of "Traffic" Catholic Priests are Forbidden to Engage in

The context and the continuation of the quote from St. Alphonsus de Liguori's book Dignity and Duties of the Priest (Italian: Selva Di Materie Predicabili Ed Istruttive: Per dare gli esercizi a' preti ...
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