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A chamber used for a church court.
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The Consistorial Congregation, which was the one most concerned by these requests from residential bishops, proposed the creation of a "cabinet system" made up of all the heads of the curial dicasteries and chaired by the secretary of state.
The novel does not reveal the precise nature of Dust, but it doesn't take a theologian to figure out that Pullman's Consistorial Court is the real-life Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI.
Yves Gueneau, Protestants du centre, 1598-1685 (ancienne province synodale d'Orleanais-Berry): Approches d'une minorite (These de doctorat, Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours, 1982), 309; "Extraits du premier registre consistorial de Rochechouart, 1596-1635," in Documents historiques bas-latins, provencaux et francais concernant principalement la Marche et le Limousin, 2 vols.
The seven notaries of the Holy See who were protonotaries, a sought-after rank, had duties related to the issue of consistorial benefices, and they took substantial fees for their notarial acts (Partner, 1990, 4, 21-22).
In some cases of gross public misbehavior by citizens profaning Calvinist doctrines or offending ministerial sensibilities, lay magistrates intervened either to assert their own municipal police powers or to protect kinsmen and proteges, bringing consistorial disciplinary proceedings to a complete halt.
It was only as a result of the French Revolution, together with Napoleon's creation of the Consistorial system in 1808, that French Judaism was unified and consolidated into a single national community.
But both the bishops and the priests lost this right in 1916, when the Sacred Consistorial Congregation issued its Decree on the Selection of Candidates for Bishoprics in the United States.
New store openings: 13 new stores have been added compared to the closing of the second quarter 2006: 8 stores in the period June-December 2006 (6 supermarkets Express by LIDER, 2 compact hypermarkets Hiper by LIDER) and 5 stores in the period January-June 2007 (2 Express by LIDER: Consistorial in Penalolen, Metropolitan Region, with 1,640 m2 of sales area and La Serena-Balmaceda in the IV Region, with 2,161 m2; 2 compact hypermarkets Hiper by LIDER: Coronel in the VIII Region with 4,196 m2 and Melipilla in the Metropolitan Region with 4,196 m2; and one hypermarket in Chillan, VIII Region, with 6,398 m2).
Sins such as drunkenness or fighting were more likely to receive consistorial censure when committed in the city's temples or during the hour of the sermon.
While the bracing ethos of"self-help" was paramount, consistorial attention was drawn to the treatment of the poor and the sick as, increasingly, hospital and charitable systems of Catholic society were turned into instruments of conversion.
7/1, Pellegrino Stagni to Cardinal De Lai, Consistorial Congregation, Rome, 7964, 19 September 1911.
Her book contains eight chapters, each devoted to the various stages of Sozzini's professional and political life: his family background; his education (which was both classical and legal); his first teaching post in Sienese Studium; his move to Ferrara Studium; then his long teaching career at the Studium of Pisa, which began in 1473 with the support and protection of Lorenzo de' Medici himself; his brief teaching experience in Bologna and, subsequently Padua; his Roman sojourn as consistorial advocate; and his final return to Siena; and his scientific contribution as author of responsa, consilia, commentaria.