Holy Office


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Holy Office

n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a congregation established in 1542 as the final court of appeal in heresy trials; it now deals with matters of doctrine

Ho′ly Of′fice


n.
a Roman Catholic committee of ecclesiastics entrusted with matters pertaining to faith and morals.
[1720–30]
Translations
Saint-Office
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I pray you of dear love, reverend father,'' she replied in his own language, ``that you will deign to visit with your ghostly comfort a wounded prisoner of this castle, and have such compassion upon him and us as thy holy office teaches Never shall good deed so highly advantage thy convent.
I am fresh from my holy office, and would avoid pollution.
That which they call a holy office is not so much as brave and manly.
I understand not your allusions about lines and angles; and I leave expounding to those who have been called and set apart for that holy office.
She should have more respect for his holy office, then," retorted Mrs.
But, after dinner, when the day turned to twilight, and the twilight turned to night, and still no communication was made to him, it began to be as he expressed it, 'like the Holy Office and slow torture.
For the sake of your holy office, do away this scandal
They cover collaboration at the center: the Congregation of the Holy Office in Rome, correspondence between the center and the peripheries, the peripheries in action, offenses in the peripheries, and offenders in the peripheries.
The apartment, a short distance from the Vatican, belongs to the Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith, or Holy Office, which is in charge of tackling sexual abuse among the clergy.
The 1917 Code of Canon Law, which condemned cremation and demanded burial, gave way to changes by the Holy Office in 1963 and later by a new canon in the revised 1983 code allowing cremation.
Arguelles himself disclosed the ruling by the Sacred Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), formerly known as the Holy Office of the Inquisition, in an archdiocesan communique on May 31.