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I'm not sure any such scenario has existed (proving the non-existence of something is hard), but there is what seems to be a fable: In On the Temporal Power of the Pope: Against William Barclay (Writings on Temporal and Spiritual Authority, tr. Stefania Tutino), § "The first part of the fifth argument in support of the authority of the Supreme Pontiff ...


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Canonist Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church's "supreme court", 2008-2014) quoted in "The Canonical Nullity of the Marriage: Process as the Search for the Truth" (ch. 9 of Remaining in the Truth of Christ), § "Judicial Process and Pastoral Charity", John Paul II's 1990 annual address to ...


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Although not a theologian, Mother Teresa of Calcutta in her speech to the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, DC, February 3, 1994 (video @19:30) makes the connection: I never give a child to a couple who has done something not to have a child.* Jesus said: "Anyone who receives a child in my name, receives me." [Mt. 18:5] *e.g., by ...


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