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The Pastoral Office

The Pastoral Office

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  • ISBN-13: 9781453824887
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2010
  • Pages: 118 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.27 x 9.00 x 6.00 inches


Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, sets out to prove that the Episcopate is a state of perfection superior to that of the religious state. In this wonderful work, Manning lays out the doctrine of the Office of Bishop as successors of the Apostles and their relation to each other and to the Catholic Church. He covers this in a scholastic and logical manner, proceeding from the time of the Apostles down to his own day around the time of the Vatican Council. He addresses the controversies over just how the Episcopate differs from the priesthood as defined by the Council of Trent. He also considers whether or not Episcopal Consecration is a Sacrament, which was debated by the Scholastics in the last millenium, including Saint Thomas Aquinas, who considers this matter in several of his works. After proving that the Episcopate is a state of perfection, he devotes a chapter to the fact that the priestly office is also a state of perfection. This work is essential for anyone who wishes to understand the Catholic priesthood and episcopate. St. Alphonsus writes: “a single bad book will be sufficient to cause the destruction of a monastery.” Pope Pius XII wrote in 1947 at the beatification of Blessed Maria Goretti: “There rises to Our lips the cry of the Saviour: 'Woe to the world because of scandals!' (Matthew 18:7). Woe to those who consciously and deliberately spread corruption-in novels, newspapers, magazines, theaters, films, in a world of immodesty!” We at St. Pius X Press are calling for a crusade of good books. We want to restore 1,000 old Catholic books to the market. We ask for your assistance and prayers. This book is a photographic reprint of the original The original has been inspected and many imperfections in the existing copy have been corrected. At Saint Pius X Press our goal is to remain faithful to the original in both photographic reproductions and in textual reproductions that are reprinted. Photographic reproductions are given a page by page inspection, whereas textual reproductions are proofread to correct any errors in reproduction.

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