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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 521

tation is to be made, or any offices in any church, are vacant, or if at piesent any are vacant, they are not to remain long unfilled, but within six months let persons be presented to them, who are able properly to perform the duties thereof. But if the bishop, when it is his duty to do so, delays to collate such person, he is to be appointed by the chapter. And if the election belongs to the chapter, and it shaU not have so done by the time appointed, the bishop, using the advice of religious men, is to do the same according to the will of God : or if all shall chance to neglect it, then the metropolitan of the bishop, according to the will of God, and without any contradiction on their part, is to dispose thereof. That no one shall be ordained without a certain title. " If a bishop shall ordain any person as deacon or priest without a certain title by which he may earn the necessaries of life, then he is to provide him with necessaries, until such time as he shall assign him, in some church, a suitable salary for clerical duties, unless the person ordained shall happen to be able to subsist on property of his own, or inherited from his father. That clerks in My orders shall not keep concubines. " Clerks in holy orders, who, bearing the character of incontinence, keep young women in their houses, are either to put them away and live chastely, or else to be deprived of their benefices and ecclesiastical duties. "Whoever shall be found to labour under that kind of incontinence which is against nature, and on account of which the wrath of God came upon the sons of distrust, and He consumed five cities with fire, if they are clerks they shall be expelled from the clergy, or be set apart in a monastery to do penance there ; if they are laymen, they shall be excommunicated and utterly removed from the community of the faithful. Moreover, if any clerk, without necessary and manifest cause, shall presume to frequent monasteries of nuns, he is to be warned thence by the bishop, and if he shall not cease so to do, he is to be deprived of his ecclesiastical benefice. • That hymen shall not impose burdens on churches. " It is known to be no less a sin in those who do so, than a detriment to those who submit to it, that rulers and the chief

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