In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Selling something that belonged to God constituted the sin of simony.
- The Council passed reforming decrees in keeping with the Cluniac reform movement, including ones concerning simony and clerical marriage.
- He also outlawed simony, the practice of buying and selling church posts.
- To manipulate religious conviction into a political commodity is a contemporary form of simony.
- Here, it was a question of uniformity of liturgical observance, of conformity to what Turgot called ‘the universal custom of holy church’ rather than of Gregorian reform in the sense of attacks on simony and clerical marriage.
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