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Luke's Gospel (xvi, 22, 23) Abraham a Sancta Clara - A Discalced Augustinian friar, preacher, and author of popular books of devotion (1644-1709) Abraham Ecchelensis - A learned Maronite, born in Hekel, or Ecchel (hence his surname), a village on Mount Lebanon, in 1600; died 1664 in Rome Abrahamites - Syrian heretics of the ninth century Abram, Nicholas - Jesuit theologian (1589-1655) Abrasax - A class of ancient stone articles, of small dimensions, inscribed with outlandish figures and formulas Absalom - Article covers Absalom, son of David; Absalom, father of Mathathias; and Absalom, father of Jonathan Absalon of Lund - A Danish prelate, also known as Axel (1128-1201) Absinthe - Wormwood, known for its repulsive bitterness Absolute, The - Philosophical term referring to God Absolution - The remission of sin, or of the punishment due to sin, granted by the Church Abstemii - One who cannot take wine without risk of vomiting Abstinence - Includes information about old and new testament fasting as well as church laws Abstinence, Physical Effects of - Article deals with effects due to partial or periodic abstinence, such as practiced by the Catholic Church Abstraction - A process (or a faculty) by which the mind selects for consideration some one of the attributes of a thing to the exclusion of the rest Abthain - An English or Lowland Scotch form of the middle-Latin word abthania (Gaelic, abdhaine), meaning abbacy Abucara, Theodore - A bishop of Caria in Syria; d., probably, in 770 Abundius - An Italian bishop, b. 469 Abydus - A titular see of Troas in Asia Minor, suffragan of Cyzicus in the Hellespontic province Abyss - Primarily and classically an adjective, very deep Abyssinia - Provides details on the geography, ethnology, political revolutions, as well as church information Acacia - The Biblical Acacia belongs to the genus Mimosa Acacians, The - Fourth-century Arian sect Acacius - Bishop of Beroea (322-432) Acacius - Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, disciple and biographer of Eusebius, the historian, whose successor in the See of Caesarea he became in 340 Acacius - Patriarch of Constantinople (d.
489) Acacius, Saint - Bishop of Melitene in the third century Academies, Roman - Historical and bibliographical notes concerning the more important of these associations of learned men Academy, The French - Founded by Cardinal de Richelieu in 1635 Acadia - Usually regarded as the small district on the south shore of the Bay of Fundy from Annapolis to the Basin of Minas Acanthus - A titular see of Macedonia, on the Strymonic Gulf, now known as Erisso Acanthus - An ornamental plant indigenous to middle Europe Acathistus - The title of a certain hymn or, an Office in the Greek Liturgy in honour of the Mother of God Acca, Saint - Bishop of Hexham, companion of St. Acca died in about 742 Accaron - The most northern of the five principal Philistine cities Accentus Ecclesiasticus - Parts of the liturgy the priest, or the deacon, or subdeacon, or the acolyte sang alone Acceptance - In canon law, the act by which one receives a thing with approbation or satisfaction Acceptants - Those Jansenists who accepted the Bull Unigenitus, issued in 1713 against the Jansenist doctrines Accession - Method of acquiring ownership of a thing arising from the fact that it is in some way added to, or is the fruit of something already belonging to oneself Accessus - A term applied to the voting in conclave for the election of a pope, by which a cardinal changes his vote and accedes to some other candidate Acciajuoli - Three cardinals belonging to an illustrious Florentine family, Angelo, Niccolo, and Filippo Accident - The obvious division of things into the stable and the unstable Acclamation - Used in the classical Latin of Republican Rome as a general term for any manifestation of popular feeling expressed by a shout Acclamation (in Papal Elections) - One of the forms of papal election.
304) for refusing to participate in pagan rites Africa - This name, which is of Phoenician origin, was at first given by the Romans to the territory about the city of Carthage African Church, Early - The name given to the Christian communities inhabiting the region known politically as Roman Africa African Liturgy - In use not only in the old Roman province of Africa of which Carthage was the capital, but also in Numidia and Mauretania African Synods - Commonly called African or Carthaginian Synods Agabus - Mentioned in Acts , and , as a prophet of the New Testament Agape - Under certain circumstances the agape and the Eucharist appear to form parts of a single liturgical function Agapetæ - Virgins who consecrated themselves to God with a vow of chastity and associated with laymen Agapetus - Fifth-century deacon of the church of Sancta Sophia at Constantinople, reputed tutor of Justinian Agapetus I, Pope Saint - Anti-Arian, instrumental in deposing a Monophysite bishop who had moreover abandoned his see, d.
536 Agapetus II, Pope - Reigned 946-955 Agar, William Seth - English Canon (1815-1872) Agatha, Saint - Virgin and martyr, died at Catania in Sicily, probably in the Decian persecution (250-253) Agathangelus - A supposed secretary of Tiridates II, King of Armenia, under whose name there has come down a life of the first apostle of Armenia, Gregory the Illuminator, who died about 332 Agathias - A Byzantine historian and man of letters, born at Myrina in Asia Minor about 536 Agatho, Pope Saint - Short article on St.
Deusdedit, who is also called Adeodatus Adeste Fidelis - A hymn used at Benediction at Christmastide in France and England since the close of the eighteenth century Adjuration - An urgent demand made upon another to do something, or to desist from doing something, which is rendered more solemn by coupling with it the name of God Administrator - Includes details on administrators of dioceses, parishes, and ecclesiastical institutions Administrator (of Ecclesiastical Property) - One charged with the care of church property Admonitions, Canonical - A preliminary means used by the Church towards a suspected person, as a preventive of harm or a remedy of evil Admont - A Benedictine abbey in Styria, Austro-Hungary Ado of Vienne, Saint - Benedictine monk, pilgrim, scholar, pastor, Archbishop of Vienne, d.
875 Adonai - Hebrew meaning 'lord, ruler', a name bestowed upon God in the Old Testament Adonias - Fourth son of King David, and Adonias the Levite are discussed Adoption - Adoption, as defined in canon law, is foreign to the Bible Adoption, Canonical - The Church made its own the Roman law of adoption, with its legal consequences Adoption, Supernatural - The adoption of man by God in virtue of which we become His sons and heirs Adoptionism - The theory that the man Jesus at some point in time became the Son of God only by adoption. 1260 Adria - An Italian bishopric, suffragan to Venice Adrian I, Pope - Reigned 772-95 Adrian II, Pope - Reigned 867-872 Adrian III, Pope Saint - Short article on this pope, a Roman, who died in 885 Adrian IV, Pope - Reigned 1154-1159 Adrian V, Pope - A Genoese, and nephew of Innocent IV.
Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download.992, on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem Aduarte, Diego Francisco - Missionary and historian (1566-1635) Adullam - Details on two places with this name Adulteration of Food - This act is defined as the addition of any non-condimental substance to a food Adultery - The article considers adultery with reference only to morality Advent - According to 1907 usage, a period beginning with the Sunday nearest to the feast of St.Andrew the Apostle and embracing four Sundays Adventists - A group of six American Protestant sects which hold in common a belief in the near return of Christ in person Advertisements, Book of - A series of enactments concerning ecclesiastical matters, drawn up by Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75) Advocates of Roman Congregations - Persons, ecclesiastical or lay, versed in canon and civil law, who plead causes before the ecclesiastical tribunals in Rome Advocates of St.Agatho the Wonderworker, a Sicilian believed to have been over 100 years old at the time of his election.He died in 681 Agaunum - In the diocese of Sion, Switzerland, owes its fame to an event related by St.