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1(cope/office) episcopalthe Episcopal Church — la Iglesia Episcopaliana / Episcopal
- He cites instances in which priests served as bishops without episcopal ordination, acting only with the potestas bestowed by the jurisdictional authority of Rome.
- If a nonordained man is selected, he must immediately be ordained priest and then bishop, with his succession to the papacy turning on the moment of his episcopal ordination.
- Attending to political perceptions and consequences, while not unimportant, is nowhere to be found in the rite of episcopal ordination.
- Most Anglicans, however, subscribe to the ongoing continuity of episcopal ordination.
- The real problem is the immoral abuse of episcopal power.
- Lefebvre - former head of the Holy Ghost fathers - was excommunicated in 1988 when he presided at the episcopal ordination of four priests, in defiance of a directive from Rome.
- Most hagiography was intended to lead the forces of the sacred into well-defined channels connected with political power, be it episcopal, royal, or both.
- During the course of the tenth century, the increasingly effective consolidation of episcopal power in the cities accentuated the essentially rural character of aristocratic power in the territories of the kingdom of Italy.
- Soon afterwards, Bishop Phillpotts extended his episcopal approval to this experiment.
- Neither book examines in any detail how well or poorly bishops performed their episcopal duties in their dioceses.
- Does that mean Catholics agree with him about episcopal authority, sexual morality, or the ordination of women?
- On the same occasion, the pope gave Archbishop Carey a gold episcopal pectoral cross.
- Because of their popish associations he also objected to the traditional episcopal vestments.
- The puritans of the Catholic Church, they opposed lax theology, excessive papal and episcopal power, and above all the influence of the Jesuits in Church and State.
- The Roman Catholic Church still awards episcopal rings to bishops, and papal rings to popes and cardinals.
- If that happens, a historic opportunity will have been missed for the reform of the Church, and not least for the restoration of gravely damaged confidence in the Church's episcopal leadership.
- Yet this does not mean that Bell saw no place in the church for the episcopal office, and instead sought to map the historical pedigree of an hierarchical system of ecclesiastical governance.
- It is solely Rome's prerogative to appoint a new archbishop of Boston, and Rome has done little to indicate that it sees the need for a new style of episcopal leadership or greater lay involvement in church governance.
- The council's careful balancing of papal and episcopal authority did not seem intended to expand the church's infallible teaching to areas like contraception.
- From the middle of the fifteenth century, it was governed by a lay confraternity and was completely independent of episcopal control.
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