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Catholic Word of the Day: RIGHT OFSANCTUARY, 10-31-12
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 10/31/2012 12:55:13 PM PDT by Salvation
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The claim to protection for those fleeing from justice or persecution. THe right of sanctuary was based on the inviolability attached to sacred things. Although generally confined to a church, it was later extended to the surrounding precincts. There was often a large ring or knocker on the church door, the holding of which gave a person the right of assylum. The privilege did not apply to sacrilege or high treason.
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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
Think of Corrie Ten Boom and others who sheltered people during World War II.
posted on 10/31/2012 12:55:19 PM PDT
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