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  • The Catholic Encyclopedia is a wonderful reference, fully vetted.

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  • Since the Catholic Encyclopedia is a niche encyclopedia, it would require looking at the context in which it was written, namely, in the context of what would have been generally recognized by educated Catholics of the sort had in view by the encyclopedists in 1917; in the context of the article, the natural approach would also be to look at Bacon and Arnold, to whom the article explicitly refers on this point.

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  • Writing a dozen years later, a German monk, Caesarius of Heisterbach, who may have had a contact at Béziers, attributes the retort to him; the Catholic Encyclopedia describes Caesarius as “a gifted and diligent scholar.”


  • As the Catholic Encyclopedia puts it, the crusade against the Cathars led to “regrettable excess.”


  • For Catholics, it has a specific meaning, as defined in the Catholic Encyclopedia.

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  • The Catholic Encyclopedia does not mention his purported uncovering of a famous forgery which one would think that as a scholar would be his chief claim to fame.

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  • According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, bells were introduced into Europe by the Irish and English monks:

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  • She reads her way from Chesterton and Belloc and Thomas Merton and François Mauriac to canon law, Aquinas, Thomas à Kempis, St. Augustine, the papal encyclicals, and the Catholic Encyclopedia.

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  • The 1911 Catholic Encyclopedia has an interesting analysis:

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  • The Catholic Encyclopedia article on scandal clarifies: "Still less can that be considered scandal, which only arouses comment, indignation, horror etc; it is true that the act arouses indignation and in common parlance it is often called scandalous, but this way of speaking is inaccurate, and in strictly theological terminology it is not the sin of scandal."

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