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Rome and the sovereign pontiff as they really are being the substance of a lecture delivered in Library Hall, Newark, New Jersey, Thursday evening, Dec. 15, 1864

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Published by D. & J. Sadlier in New York .
Written in English


  • Pius -- IX, -- Pope, -- 1792-1878,
  • Catholic Church -- Doctrines.,
  • Papacy.

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Microfiche. Sanford, N.C. : Microfilming Corp. of America, 1982. 1 sheet ; 11 x 15 cm. (Pamphlets in American history : Catholicism and anti-Catholicism ; CA 157)

Statementby G.H. Doane.
SeriesPamphlets in American history -- CA 157.
The Physical Object
Pagination33 p.
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18059824M

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  These are: Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman province, Sovereign of the State of the. The pontifex maximus (Latin, "greatest priest") was the chief high priest of the College of Pontiffs (Collegium Pontificum) in ancient was the most important position in the ancient Roman religion, open only to patricians until BC, when a plebeian first occupied this post. A distinctly religious office under the early Roman Republic, it gradually became politicized until. The Sovereign Pontiff underscored that, faced with the "merciless" persecution of the regime, the seven bishop proved their faith and an "exemplary" love for their people. "With great courage and inner strength, they preferred to suffer a tough detention regime and any kind of torture instead of denying their belonging to their beloved Church.   Pontifex, (Latin: “bridge builder”,) plural Pontifices, member of a council of priests in ancient college, or collegium, of the pontifices was the most important Roman priesthood, being especially charged with the administration of the jus divinum (i.e., that part of the civil law that regulated the relations of the community with the deities recognized by the .

  'The Pope' Tells The Tale Of A Roman Catholic Church With Coexisting Pontiffs In his new book, soon to be a feature film, Andrew McCarten examines Popes Francis and Benedict XVI — and how having.   Can. Bishops assist the Roman Pontiff in exercising his office. They are able to render him cooperative assistance in various ways, among which is the synod of bishops. The cardinals also assist him, as do other persons and various . Though his words are ironical, they probably indicate that Catholics already applied it to the pope." 3. Accustomed as they had been, when they were heathen, to regard the pagan Pontifex Maximus with great awe, many of the Christians of the church at Rome may have held its haughty bishop in similar superstitious esteem. The pope (Latin language: papa from Greek πάππας pappas,[1] "father"),[2] also known as the Supreme Pontiff (Pontifex Maximus), or the Roman pontiff (Romanus Pontifex), is the bishop of Rome, chief pastor of the worldwide Catholic Church,[3] and head of state or sovereign of the Vatican City State.[4] Since , the pope has official residence in the Apostolic Palace in the .

THE OFFICE OF THE LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE SOVEREIGN PONTIFF. Cardinal Deacons and the Use of the Dalmatic. As at Jerusalem, so also in the primitive Roman Church we find immediately that when Christians became more numerous, seven deacons assisted the Pope in assemblies of the faithful and in the administration and exercise of charity. The King in Egypt, who was Sovereign Pontiff, * was, says Wilkinson, regarded with the highest reverence as "THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DIVINITY ON EARTH." * Wilkinson shows that the king had the right of enacting laws, and of managing all the affairs of religion and the State, which proves him to have been Sovereign Pontiff.   The only problem with this book is that some details can become long-winded. Great if you're an academic, a journalist or someone with a keen interest in how the Vatican works. Less so if you're looking for an easy, thrill-per-page read like some other books about the Vatican, for example Paul L. Williams' The Vatican s: "The Saviour Himself is the door of the sheepfold: 'I am the door of the sheep.' Into this fold of Jesus Christ, no man may enter unless he be led by the Sovereign Pontiff; and only if they be united to him can men be saved, for the Roman Pontiff is the Vicar of Christ and His personal representative on earth.".