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decretal

RC Church a papal edict on doctrine or church law
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In the False Decretals by Pseudo-Isidore, one finds a forged letter of Pope Fabian of Rome (236-250).
45) In Apparatus in quinque libros Decretalium (Lyon 1535), glossing the decretal "Olim causam inter vos.
47) His remarks are reproduced in a decretal attributed to Pope Eugenius (but perhaps from Eugenius, archbishop of Toledo) within an eleventh-century collection, with fascinating additional comment, that it was particularly women who "led and held these dances," and that in doing so they were imitating pagan custom.
Wade-ish decision imposing gay marriage on the 50 states, the pension-collectors from Trenton to Tallahassee will obey this decretal as docilely as they now permit leviathan to send their neighbors in the state National Guards off to die in the wicked wars of our anti-American empire.
Elsewhere Vitoria states: "It is lawful to make armed resistance for the defence of property, as admitted in the decretal Olim causam quae (X.
51) This idea was echoed in Peter the Chanter's declaration that the Church could justly impose the interdict for a lord's sin on his subjects and was included in Innocent III's decretal Vergentis.
This decretal prohibits laymen from preaching; it justifies the special powers and exclusive knowledge of priests on the grounds of Christ's commission to Apostles.
Ridley's divestiture(5) reflects the originally ecclesiastical jurisprudence underlying "the king's two bodies" theory of the relation between a mortal person and perpetual office, a decretal known as Quoniam abbas.
Removing Monarchia entirely from the context of Henry VII and his ill-fated descent into Italy, and adverting afresh to Dante's rhetorical training and interests, Kay puts forward a persuasive argument for seeing the treatise as a response--perhaps commissioned by Can Grande della Scala, perhaps composed by Dante sponte sua--to the threat to the Ghibelline Can Grande's lifetime appointment as imperial vicar of Verona and Vicenza posed by John XXII's decretal Si fratrum (1317).
In his essay on the genre of polyphony based on chant (Choralbearbeitung), Just recalls the prescriptions on liturgical practice of the decretal Docta sanctorum issued by Pope John XXII in 1324-25 as the motivation for composers to restrict themselves to the presentation of plainchant as clear and singable melodies that determined the dimensions of a piece, to be performed in the same liturgical function (responsory, antiphon, sequence, hymn).
Jasper begins with the first known decretal, that of Siricius I to Himerius of Tarragona (JK 255) on the rebaptism of Arian converts.