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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of secularise.


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  • In 1864 the monasteries were secularised, that is to say, they were claimed as State property, a proceeding which was sanctioned by the guaranteeing Powers against payment of an indemnity.

    Roumania Past and Present

  • The transference of the sacrificial idea to the consecrated elements, which, in all probability, Cyprian already found in existence, is ultimately based on the effort to include the element of mystery and magic in the specifically sacerdotal ceremony of sacrifice, and to make the Christian offering assume, though not visibly, the form of a bloody sacrifice, such as secularised Christianity desired.

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • Yoga was "secularised" to rid it of any taint of a "pagan" tradition.

    The Guardian World News

  • Dr Williams said church attendance may not be as high as it once was but although Britain may have become "secularised" it is not yet "secular".


  • Given a spiritual relationship rooted in the God of creation and of covenant (see Nostra Aetate §4), Christians and Jews face a common challenge, namely that of giving witness before a secularised world to the liberating power of God and of proclaiming the human dignity that is based on that power.

    Confessing the Messiah: The Church's Confession of Christ in Jewish-Christian Dialogue - Bishop Müller's Statement Pt. IV

  • Currently there is a new generation already born into this secularised ecclesial environment, which instead of finding opening and consensus, sees within society an ever-widening trench of differences and oppositions to the Magisterium of the Church, especially in the field of ethics.

    Another Strong Reprobation of the Hermeneutic of Rupture by Pope Benedict

  • Being from Sweden, and I think this is consistent with published surveys, I would say that the nordic countries are among the most secularised societies in the world.

    Measuring Corruption, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Yet the secularised world is dominated by profound uncertainty on this matter, especially since western societies legalised divorce.

    Life Issues

  • The sole exception is Turkey, but that is only because it was secularised by Kemal Ataturk's military dictatorship - and regularly corrected since Ataturk's death by frequent military coups.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Today, the west is teeming with their successors – almost always on the left, very often but not always highly secularised and with a tangential or deeply conflicted relationship with their Jewish identity, they are in the forefront of the movement to demonise, delegitimise and destroy Israel.

    The Jews of the gathering night


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