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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Simony
Simony of ecclesiastical law is, of course a variable element, since the prohibitions of the Church may be abrogated or fall into disuse.
To the latter subdivision may be referred what has been aptly termed "confidential simony", in which an ecclesiastical benefice is procured for a certain person with the understanding that later he will either resign in favour of the one through whom he obtained the position or divide with him the revenues.
To estimate accurately the gravity of simony, which some medieval ecclesiastical writers denounced as the most abominable of crimes, a distinction must be made between the violations of the Divine law, and the dealings contrary to ecclesiastical legislation.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14001a.htm   (1298 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article: Simony
The intertwining of temporal with spiritual authority in the Middle Ages (The period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance) caused endless problems with simony and accusations of simony.
Simony did serious harm to the moral standing of the Catholic Church (Any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church).
The Church of England (The national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the Sovereign as its temporal head) also struggled with the practice after its separation from the Catholic Church.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/si/simony.htm   (228 words)

  
 SIMONY - Online Information article about SIMONY
Simony may be committed in three ways—in promotion to orders, in presentation to a benefice, and in resignation of a benefice.
bona fide and for valuable consideration to a lessee ignorant of the simony.
By the Act of 1584, C. 5, ministers, readers and others guilty of simony provided to benefices were to be deprived.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SHA_SIV/SIMONY.html   (2655 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - simony (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - simony (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
simony, Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Terms And Concepts
The name is derived from Simon Magus, who tried to buy the gifts of the Holy Spirit from St. Peter (Acts 8).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/simony.html   (272 words)

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