The Sacraments; A Dogmatic Treatise Volume 4

The Sacraments; A Dogmatic Treatise Volume 4

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...and the extraordinary minister. From this fact it seems to follow that the existing practice is of divine right, in which case even the Pope cannot dispense from it. Yet the matter is not entirely clear. Eugene IV seems to admit that there is a minister extraordinarius huius sacramenti, and Innocent VIII in his Bull " Exposcit"37 is said to have conferred the privilege of ordaining deacons upon all abbots of the Cistercian order, who made use of it in good faith as late as 1663-S8 But the authenticity of this Bull is doubtful. Its earliest witness is Caramuel (1640), and the text is contained in none of the official collections. Panholzel's defense of the Bull3 is unconvincing. Cardinal Gasparri found a copy in the Vatican archives, but it contained no mention of the privilege of conferring the diaconate.0 But even if Innocent VIII had actually conferred such an extraordinary privilege on the Cistercian abbots, this fact would not settle the dogmatic problem with which we are concerned, for, as Father Pesch justly observes, "one pontifical act does not make a law or dogma."41 Pius V, Clement VIII, and several other popes confirmed the privilege of the Cistercian abbots to confer the subdiaconate, but make no mention of the diaconate. Hence Atzberger concludes, " It may safely be assumed that the practice of the Cistercian abbots was based upon an error."" ratio sinit. ut inter episcopos ha-1909, I, 319. beantur, qui nec a clericis sunt electi 36 Cat. Rom., P. II, cap. 7, qu. 29: nec a plebibus expetiti nec a provin-" Quamvis nonnullis abbatibus per-cialibus episcopis cum metropolitan! missum sit, ut minores et non sacros iudicio consecrati." ordines interdum administrent, to-s4 Cfr. Labbe, Condi., Vol. II, p. men hoc proprium episcopi munus 577....show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660277
  • 9781236660275