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  • Nor can a person on the same occasion use opposing probabilities in his favour in reference to several obligations of which one or another would be certainly violated; thus a priest cannot lawfully take meat on the probability that Friday has already elapsed, and at the same time postpone the reading of Compline on the probability that Friday will not elapse for some time.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • True, it has been suggested that such a person might be an angel hypostatically united to God, but, whatever be the merits of this notion in the abstract, St. Paul practically disposes of it with the remark that "both he that sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all of one" (Heb., ii, 11), thus pointing to the God-Man as the real Redeemer.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The law not only provided for cases of poisoning, but contained provisons against those who made, sold, bought, possessed, or gave poison for the purpose of poisoning; also against a magistrate or senator who conspired in order that a person might be condemned in a judicium publicum (public judgment), etc. To the provisions of this law was subsequently added a senatus consultum

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Julia RaesideMoving, as the rightly repeated cliche has it, is one of the most stressful things a person can do this side of getting divorced.

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  • In late years the system of Compensationism has arisen, which holds that a compensating reason proportionate to the gravity of the law and to the degree of probability in favour of the existence of the raw, is required in order that a person might lawfully act on the less safe opinion.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The juridical axiom "honor est in honorante, injuria in injuriato" (honour is measured by the dignity of him who gives it, offence by the dignity of him who receives it) shows that mortal sin bears in a way an infinite malice and that nothing short of a person possessing infinite worth is capable of making full amends for it.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Probabiliorism would impose an intolerable burden on the consciences of timorous minds, since it would demand an investigation into the various degrees of probability, 80 as to enable a person definitely to say that one opinion is more probable than another.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Æquiprobabilists reply that there is not invincible ignorance in regard to a law when the safe opinion is also the more probable opinion, because in these circumstances a person is bound by ordinary prudence to give assent to the safe opinion.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The solemn Mass of Requiem which may be offered, as soon as the news of the death is received, for a person who has died in a distant place, comes in the third place.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • And so, they wondered, what would happen if they exposed mice to a lower dose of TCE over a longer period of time—a chronic exposure equal to exactly what a person might have in a tannery or airplane manufacturing company, an amount corresponding to limits already approved of as safe by the EPA for industrial workers?

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