489) Acacius, Saint - Bishop of Melitene in the third century Academies, Roman - Historical and bibliographical notes concerning the more important of these associations of learned men Academy, The French - Founded by Cardinal de Richelieu in 1635 Acadia - Usually regarded as the small district on the south shore of the Bay of Fundy from Annapolis to the Basin of Minas Acanthus - A titular see of Macedonia, on the Strymonic Gulf, now known as Erisso Acanthus - An ornamental plant indigenous to middle Europe Acathistus - The title of a certain hymn or, an Office in the Greek Liturgy in honour of the Mother of God Acca, Saint - Bishop of Hexham, companion of St. Acca died in about 742 Accaron - The most northern of the five principal Philistine cities Accentus Ecclesiasticus - Parts of the liturgy the priest, or the deacon, or subdeacon, or the acolyte sang alone Acceptance - In canon law, the act by which one receives a thing with approbation or satisfaction Acceptants - Those Jansenists who accepted the Bull Unigenitus, issued in 1713 against the Jansenist doctrines Accession - Method of acquiring ownership of a thing arising from the fact that it is in some way added to, or is the fruit of something already belonging to oneself Accessus - A term applied to the voting in conclave for the election of a pope, by which a cardinal changes his vote and accedes to some other candidate Acciajuoli - Three cardinals belonging to an illustrious Florentine family, Angelo, Niccolo, and Filippo Accident - The obvious division of things into the stable and the unstable Acclamation - Used in the classical Latin of Republican Rome as a general term for any manifestation of popular feeling expressed by a shout Acclamation (in Papal Elections) - One of the forms of papal election.
Paul's epistles Achaz - King of Judah Achéry, Lucas d' - French Benedictine (1609-1685) Achiacharus - Nephew of Tobias Achilleus and Nereus, Domitilla and Pancratius, Saints - Roman martyrs who shared a feast day on 12 May Achimaas - Son of Sadoc, the priest Achimelech - Four people with this name are detailed Achitopel - Counsellor of David, who joined the rebellion of Absalom Achonry - Diocese in Ireland, suffragan to the Archdiocese of Tuam Achor Valley - The scene of the death of the 'troubler' Achan Achrida - A titular see in Upper Albania Achterfeldt, Johann Heinrich - Theologian (1788-1877) Achtermann, Theodore William - German sculptor (1799-1889) Acidalius, Valens - Philologist, Latin poet, and convert to the Catholic Church (1567-1595) Aci-Reale, The Diocese of - Located in Sicily; includes fourteen communes in the civil province of Catania, immediately subject to Rome Ackermann, Leopold - Catholic professor of exegesis (1771-1831) Acmonia - A titular see of Phrygia Pacatiana, in Asia Minor, now known as Ahat-Keui Acoemetae - Either, an appellation common to all Eastern ascetics known by the rigour of their vigils; or, a special order of Greek or Basilian monks devoting themselves to prayer and praise without intermission Acolouthia - In ecclesiastical terminology signifies the order or arrangement of the divine office and also, in a wide sense, the office itself Acquaviva - Name of several Italian cardinals Acquaviva, Claudius - Fifth General of the Society of Jesus (1543-1615) Acolyte - A cleric promoted to the fourth and highest minor order in the Latin Church, ranking next to a subdeacon Acosta, Joaquín - Served in the Colombian army and in 1834 attempted a scientific survey of the country between Socorro and the Magdalena River Acosta, José de - Founded a number of colleges, among them those of Arequipa, Potose, Chuquisaca, Panama, and La Paz Acquapendente - A diocese in Italy under the immediate jurisdiction of the Holy See, comprising seven towns of the Province of Rome Acquaviva - Name of several Italian cardinals Acqui - A diocese suffragan of Turin, Italy Acre - Syrian seaport on the Mediterranean Acre - Also called Saint-Jean d'Acre Acrostic - A poem the initial or final letters of whose verses form certain words or sentences Act of Settlement (Irish) - 1662 act passed by the Irish Parliament to bring in Protestant settlers in Munster, Leinster, and Ulster Acta Pilati - The Gospel of Nicodemus Acta Sanctæ Sedis - A publication containing the principal public documents issued by the Pope, directly or through the Roman Congregations Acta Sanctorum Hiberniæ - Abbreviated title of a celebrated work on the Irish saints by the Franciscan, John Colgan Acta Triadis Thaumaturgæ - The lives of St. Thomas and the scholastics in general regard only the free and deliberate acts of the will as human Acts, Indifferent - An act that is neither good nor bad Acts of the Apostles - The fifth book of the New Testament Acts of the Martyrs - Records of the trials of early Christian martyrs made by the notaries of the court Acts of Roman Congregations - A term used to designate the documents issued by the Roman Congregations Actual Grace - A grace that is given for the performance of salutary acts and is present and disappears with the action itself Actus et Potentia - A technical expression in scholastic phraseology used to translate Aristotle's energeia or entelecheia, and dynamis Actus primus - A technical expression used in scholastic philosophy Actus Purus - A term employed in scholastic philosophy to express the absolute perfection of God Acuas - One of the first to spread Manicheism in the Christian Orient Ad Apostolicae Dignitatis Apicem - Apostolic letter issued against Emperor Frederick II by Pope Innocent IV Ad Limina Apostolorum - A pilgrimage to the sepulchres of St. Paul at Rome Ad Sanctam Beati Petri Sedem - Summarizes this intervention in the Jansenist controversy by Pope Alexander VII Ad Universalis Ecclesiae - A papal constitution dealing with admission to religious orders Ad Limina Visit - The obligation incumbent on certain members of the hierarchy of visiting, the 'thresholds of the Apostles', Sts.
Beyn Aberdeen, The University of - Founder William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen from 1483 to 1514 Aberle, Moritz von - Catholic theologian (1819-1875) Abgar, The Legend of - Concerns a correspondence that took place between God and the local potentate at Edessa Abhan, Saint - Contemporary of St.
Abban of Magheranoidhe, and often confused with St.
Patrick's lifetime Abbé - A French word meaning primarily and strictly an abbot or superior of a monastery of men Abbeloos, Jean Baptiste - Orientalist (1836-1906) Abbess - The female superior in spirituals and temporals of a community of twelve or more nuns Abbey - A monastery canonically erected and autonomous, with a community of not fewer than twelve religious; monks under the government of an abbot; nuns under that of an abbess Abbo Cernuus - French Benedictine monk of St-Germain-des-Pres in Paris, sometimes called Abbo Parisiensis Abbon, Saint - Biographical article on this Benedictine monk, who died in 1004 Abbot - A title given to the superior of a community of twelve or more monks Abbot, Commendatory - An ecclesiastic, or sometimes a layman, who holds an abbey in commendam Abbot, Henry - A layman and convert to Catholicism, martyred at York in 1597.
Explains the circumstances which led to his martyrdom Abbot, Lay - A name used to designate a layman on whom a king or someone in authority bestowed an abbey as a reward for services rendered Abbreviation, Methods of - Discusses forms used to get the most use from scarce and costly materials Abbreviations, Ecclesiastical - Latin abbreviations commonly seen in documents of the Catholic Church, the full Latin words or phrases, and their English meaning Abbreviators - Those who make an abridgment or abstract of a long writing or discourse Abdera - A titular see in the province of Rhodope on the southern coast of Thrace, now called Bouloustra Abdias - A minor prophet Abdias of Babylon - Apocryphal writer Abdication - Ecclesiastically considered, is the resignation of a benefice or clerical dignity Abdon and Sennen, Saints - Persian martyrs in the Decian persecution.Peter and Paul, and of presenting themselves before the pope to give an account of the state of their dioceses Adalard, Saint - Grandson of Charles Martel.