The Jesuits: Their Constitution and Teaching ; an Historical Sketch

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J. Murray, 1876 - 238 páginas
 

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Página 208 - ... that it is not an article of the catholic faith, neither are we thereby required to believe or profess * that the pope is infallible...
Página 147 - No modern treatise can show a more formidable array of guarantees than Father Gury's ' Compendium of Moral Theology.' It has been appointed, in Roman Catholic seminaries in all lands, as the standard Manual of Moral Theology. It has been printed in every country, and translated into every tongue. In the new issue of De Backer's ' Dictionary of Jesuit Writers ' there are enumerated no fewer than twenty-four editions. The one we quote from was issued in 1872 from the presses of the
Página 169 - Cattolica, Father Liberatore, after an elaborate argument in support of the indefeasible title of the Church to press into her service the agency of physical means, thinks to strengthen his position by the maxim " that from the obligation to attain an end arises the right to procure the means needful and useful for obtaining the...
Página 182 - I say, speaking rlencrally, for there are not a few exceptions,' which he enumerates ; amongst these being the case of servants who have contracted for inadequate wages, under physical constraint or moral fear or the strain of necessity, or who are conscious of being overweighted with labour ; all such being declared entitled to help themselves to what they deem their rightful due, for, savs the Divine law, ' the labourer is worthy of his hire.
Página 169 - ... determinat probitatem actus,' a definition of singularly neat precision. Our next extract is taken from the widely disseminated treatise on ' Moral Theology ' by Father Voit. He puts the following case : — ' Arcadius kills Caius in some city where the law inflicts capital punishment on a murderer. Arcadius is delivered up and condemned to death, but he escapes, forcibly breaking out of prison, though foreseeing that he may render his gaolers liable to grievous injury. The question is whether...
Página 41 - Yea, even in some instances one who himself may not be of the Society.' How words so clear and distinct could ever be made to bear plausibly any but their plain construction, baffles our conception. Until some commentator of superior skill shall have performed this wonderful feat, we shall venture to consider them conclusive on the point that by the statutes of the Society it is expressly declared not unlawful in particular exigencies to employ the agency of individuals who themselves have made...
Página 175 - Gury asks whether these men should be held guilty of having wrongfully caused death, if this actually came about from circumstances prepared with so much deliberation. His answer is distinct, that according to the more accredited opinion they should be held exempt from guilt, ' because, on the one hand, the external act is not unjust, inasmuch as, in human dealings, the mere possibility of another man's injury has not to be taken into account, and on the other hand an internal act is not rendered...
Página 174 - Only in cases of the gravest necessity does a call exist for some contribution ' out of the strict necessaries for the donor's station,' which are enumerated as comprising not merely ' what is needful for the education of the family, but also the maintenance of servants, the reception of guests, the cost of fitting presents, and of customary entertainments.'^ It seems to us that in virtue of this definition of 'necessaries...

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