Skip to comments.Celibacy and Priesthood by Lea - Part Two
Posted on 10/11/2011 6:28:28 PM PDT by count-your-change
In the four hundred plus years that passed since Peter Damian delivered his treatise on clerical homosexuality to Pope Leo Councils had been called to deal with the vices enumerated by Damian and others calling for reform.
The Council of Constance that ended in the spring of 1418 was called to address these vices including simony, concubinage and, as Lea points out, the sleeves of priestly garb.
Writes Lea in chapter 24,
"As regards heresy, it did the best it could according to the lights of its age, by burning John Huss and Jerome of Prague." and
"The council closed its weary sessions, 22 April, 1418, and during its three years and a half of labour it had only found leisure to regulate the dress of ecclesiatics, the unclerical cut of whose sleeves was especially distatseful to the representitive body of Christendom."
Are you going to dribble this information out drop by drop or is there a site/place where we can see/read this information in toto?
What do you recommend? The dribble or the dunk?
I prefer to stand above ground, not get wet and to read the entire document or the entirety of what you intend for we peons to see. I don’t have time to stand around waiting for the next four line installment.
But you do have a good point, not about being a peon since no one here is, but about posting more than a few lines.
“The issues of Papal supremacy and succession as well as clerical corruption were important topic but if infinitely more difficult to face and effectivly attack.”
Wow. Is that statement an operative example of a government school education? I have no idea what you’re trying to say.
Good so far? If I've over estimated your ability, that is a failing I have admittedly.
Thanks for the example of the reading level you are most familiar with. When you can fix your own sentence in post 1 to make it intelligible let me know.