A Commentary on the Present Index Legislation by Timothy HurleyA Commentary on the Present Index Legislation by Timothy Hurley

A Commentary on the Present Index Legislation

byTimothy Hurley

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... §3. We now come to a general survey of this present Index legislation. As already stated, in the Index organization there are at present three parts: the Index of Proscribed Books, the Congregation of the Index, and the Eules of the Index. It has been also already stated that the present i Index legislation is made up of three Constitutions: the Sollicita ac Provida of Benedict XIV., the Officiorum ac Munerum of Leo XIII., and the 49 Eules of the Index. The Sollicita ac Provida is not intended for the universal public: it is intended mainly for the guidance of the Congregation of the Index. The Officiorum ac Munerum abrogates all previous legislation on the Index (except the Sollicita ac Provida), and declares the new Rules to be binding on all Catholics throughout the world. The Eules of the Index and the Index of Proscribed Books t are intended for the same end or purpose--to make known what would be dangerous reading; but they effect that in two different ways. The Eules state the classes or kinds of' dangerous literature, whereas the Index expressly mentions the dangerous works and their authors. Thus, whereas the Eules will declare forbidden a vast number of books, many of which in any case would be forbidden by the law of nature, the Index will contain only a comparatively small number of works. Hence it would be a great mistake to suppose that only those works are forbidden which have been expressly condemned and have been inscribed in the Index; for though not inscribed in the Index, they may be included in some or other of the classes comprised in the Eules. Any of the bad works already condemned and proscribed by one or other of those general Eules, the Sacred Congregation of the Index may at any time place on its Index of Proscribed Book...
Title:A Commentary on the Present Index LegislationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217424694

ISBN - 13:9780217424691

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