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  • n. Plural form of Cathar.


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  • Church must have the dignity of a bishop, and he who was named bishop by those who are called Cathari shall have the honor of a presbyter, unless it seem fit to the bishop to share with him the honor of the title.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

  • How is it that Francesco is claimed as “Christian” but the systematic slaughter and torture of the Cathari is not?

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  • This was probably an alternate name for the fortress of the heretical Cathari at Montsegur in the Pyrenees, where members of the sect were trapped and beseiged for years by papal armies, until the fortress was finally captured and destroyed in 1244.

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  • Imo, o filii irae, o Cathari semen aequam, filii scelerati; nunc est tempus gratiae, et non irae.

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  • Another woman, similarly arraigned, testified that she had attended the ‘Sabbath’ in order to ‘serve the Cathari at supper’.1

    The Templar Revelation

  • Cathari, who flourished in Western Europe in the twelfth and the thirteenth centuries — probably sprang not from Manicheism but, like Manicheism itself, from

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Still later, there were definite Gnostic tendencies among such groups as the Bogomils and the Cathari, some of whom made use of old Gnostic books.


  • In the case of the Cathari, who had brought Manichaeism from the East and had captured much of society in the south of France, as well as spreading into neighboring regions, the class of austere perfecti were a reproach to the Church, while the ordinary credentes were allowed excessive license, and the whole movement could be regarded as a threat to society itself.


  • Foremost among the popular opponents of the papacy were the Cathari and

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • One section of the Cathari in the South of France became known after 1180 as the

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements


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