clericalism


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a policy of supporting the influence and power of the clergy in secular or political matters

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Lopez calls for a deeper application of this thought in his most insightful and incisive analysis of the issue of masculinity in relation to the problem of clericalism in the Church.
As Kennedy saw it, clericalism was spawned in the church by both an unhealthy sexuality and a bad reading of nature of true authority.
The attempt of basic Christian communities to overcome this clericalism is relevant to feminism because what disempowers women in ministry is clericalism, which is built on the patriarchal model of relationships.
The "rebellious peasants" of that period devoted their efforts to the battle against clericalism, opposition to the aristocracy, bureaucracy and urbanization, and championship of the needs and rights of the individual, especially the small farmer and the agricultural labourer.
The complex nexus between clergy sexual misconduct and the church is colored at every level by the socio-cultural reality known as clericalism.
As a lay, Korean-American theologian, I would have liked to see discussions of the appropriateness of one special synod covering the whole of Asia, with its staggering heterogeneity, lay and women's perspectives, clericalism as a pervasive culture of the Asian church that cripples lay initiative, and the problem of transition from premodern feudal culture to (post)modem secular culture, a problem central to most issues in Asia.
They possessed a liberty of conscience that led them to the New World and enabled them to progress beyond their Old World counterparts still mired in monarchical politics and rampant clericalism.
It is not a matter of mixing traditions or of advocating a market clericalism, as I said before, but of developing a conversation between both traditions.
Astell makes 2 good case: bringing clericalism to bear upon our valuation of Ellesmere in this way is certainly thought-provoking and coherent; and it suggests a plausible dialogue between poetic `lay clerks', even a contest in these terms between Dante and Chaucer in particular.
Havel had written admiringly of the Plastic People of the Universe and contemptuously of their 1976 trial, in which band members were convicted of "extreme vulgarity with an antisocialist and antisocial impact" an of "extolling nihilism, decadence and clericalism.
Spain separated church and state in 1931, as a reaction to the evils of clericalism, a move that helped bring on Franco's successful rebellion in 1936.
From Pope Francis to the back pew widow, from seminary rectors to lay ecclesial ministers, we agree that clericalism is crippling the pastoral mission of the church.
The statutes do not require members to be clerics, which will tamp down the effects of clericalism on the commission's deliberations and decisions," the Voice of the Faithful statement said.
In this little masterpiece, Lakeland imaginatively reveals the depth of Lumen gentium, critiques the narcissism and intransigent clericalism that prevents the fulfillment of Vatican II, and builds a case for a theology of humility for the Catholic Church.
Whoever thinks of women as cardinals suffers a bit from clericalism," he said.