Compitum, or the Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church

Compitum, or the Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...such was the type prepared by the Eternal Wisdom. In its realization, Christ was invited lines, iii. 11. to tbe marriage, as to that of Cana in Galilee, which denoted a holy commencement, according to the sweet and gracious simplicity of those manners described by the Scriptures in relating the marriages of Isaac and Rebecca, of Jacob and Rachel. The legal existence of the family was another benefit of the Church, which, as Gaume observes, was the complement of its regenerative influence. The philosophers had done nothing for the domestic society, or rather, like the sophists of the last and present century, they seemed to conspire against it. Its unity, indissolubility, and sanctity, the respect due to the wife and mother and child, found no less dangerous enemies in the heretics who rose up in different ages against the Catholic Church, and in the pretensions of some kings whom passions swayed. Amongst these we find the Gnostics and Novatians combated by Clement of Alexandria, St. Irenseus, Tertullian, and St. Epiphanius; the Manichseans whom tbe great Augustin overthrew, and the Begurards and Turlupins of the middle ages, anathematized by the councils of Lateran, Constance, and Florence. Passion leagued with power then presents itself in the scandals of divorce, separation, and polygamy, by a Fabiola, a Lothaire, whom Pope Nicholas I. restored to his wife Theutberge; by a Robert, king of France, recalled by Gregory V.; by a Philip I. and Philip Augustus, against whom Urban II., Celestin III., and Innocent III. defended the indissolubility of marriage; and then by the Lutheran chiefs, who consented to the retrogradation of the family to paganism. Finally, we find upon this road the legislative sanction of divorce in England, and to close all, more

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  • English
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