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  • Brent spoke in sententiae or outright nonsense — “The point is, you talk the talk but you do not walk the walk, vis-à-vis, you have not yet passed your forklift-driver’s test!”

    Brit Wit

  • ] [Footnote 280: London, O.J. Clay and Sons, 1895.] [Footnote 281: Fortuna occurs many times, as in the so-called sententiae Varronis printed at the end of Riese's edition of the fragments of Varro's Menippean satires.

    Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero

  • This was what Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, Archbishop of Genoa from 1946 to 1987, decided to take with Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre before the latter was subject to latae sententiae excommunication, following the ordination of four bishops consecrated without the necessary authorization of the Pope in 1988.

    Cardinal Siri and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

  • Somewhere in a warehouse in Northampton is my Addisonian essay entitled "On Reading," complete with sententiae and learned quotations and the one "A" I ever earned in that class.

    Progress Report

  • Although most Roman Catholics anguish little, if at all, over being latae sententiae automatic excommunicated, I suspect the sting of the threat of laicization is not at all lost on Father Bourgeois.

    Michele Somerville: Roy Bourgeois Detained At The Vatican For The Crime Of Primacy Of Conscience

  • The following day it was announced by Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, at that time head of the Congregation of Bishops in Rome, that all six men had incurred excommunication latae sententiae (automatic excommunication), the penalty laid down in the revised Code of Canon Law, Canon 1382, for directly participating in an episcopal consecration in the absence of

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  • Indeed, in the Middle Ages sententiae were short passages from longer works that were copied out and rearranged for their moral or amorous wisdom—a meaning still preserved in the adjective sententious.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • The persons who are involved in abortion could be exempted from latae sententiae under the above exceptional cases, but you cannot deny the fact that abortion itself is intrinsically evil action.

    Vatican Council II: An Open Discussion

  • Based on the faculties expressly granted to me by the Holy Father Benedict XVI, in virtue of the present Decree, I remit from Bishops Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson, and Alfonso de Galarreta the censure of latae sententiae excommunication declared by this Congregation on July 1, 1988, while I declare deprived of any juridical effect, from the present date, the Decree emanated at that time.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Bernard Fellay, also in the name of the other three Bishops consecrated on June 30, 1988, requested anew the removal of the latae sententiae excommunication formally declared with the Decree of the Prefect of this Congregation on July 1, 1988.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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