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  • Extrajudicial confession, if properly proved, constitutes in criminal causes a grave presumption, but not perfect proof; in civil cases it is sufficient for the pronouncing of sentence, if made in the presence of the plaintiff or his representative and if it specifically states the cause or origin of the obligation.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • A recent study found that people infected with rhinovirus, the cause of half of all colds, contaminate many of the objects they touch, leaving an infectious path for those who follow them.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Thompson was concerned about what was happening in East Ferry and joined the cause wholeheartedly.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • God wills that His nature should be manifested in the highest possible way, and hence has created things like to Himself not only in that they are good in se, but also in that they are the cause of good in others (I, Q. ciii, a. 4, 6).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Probabiliorism has to a great extent disappeared, and even many Dominican theologians have espoused the cause of Æquiprobabilism.

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  • Strepa took up the cause of the city to protect it from the influence of the neighbouring schismatics.

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  • Ritenberg (1061-89) espoused the cause of the emperor in the Conflict of Investitures, while Blessed William, provost of St. Emmeram and later abbot of the renowned monastery of Hirsau, the "hero of monasticism and champion of reform", worked in the spirit of Pope

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Epidemiologists wondered if the cause of so many people developing GBS after getting the swine flu vaccine might have been a residual protein taken from the myelin of embryonic chicks that existed in the vaccine through all its manufacturing stages, though the idea that this myelin protein had caused a case of molecular mimicry was a guess at best.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • We warned in November 2009 that the PCC's cursory and complacent response to the Guardian's phone-hacking allegations would be damaging to the cause of self-regulation, and so it has proved.

    News International: Hacking away at the truth | Editorial

  • Semler's distinction between religion (ethics) on the one hand and theology on the other, with Herder's similar separation of religion from theological opinions and religious usages, the cause of the

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