On Papal Conclaves

Edmonston and Douglas, 1868 - 236 頁

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第 75 頁 - ... modified and altered time after time, and may of course be modified and altered again. Gregory IX., by a stroke of his pen, suspended every existing regulation on the subject of papal elections, set the Cardinals free from the observance of any obligations they might have sworn to in accordance with prescription, and specially empowered them not merely to meet for election on his decease, whenever it might seem convenient, but to nominate by simple majority.
第 210 頁 - ... ac irritum et inane, si secus super his a quocumque quavis auctoritate scienter vel ignoranter contigerit attentari.
第 141 頁 - The votingpapers are square and folded down, so as at each end to have a sealed portion, within the upper one of which is written the voter's name, to be opened only under special circumstances ;"and in the other, sealed with the same seal, some motto from Scripture, which, once adopted, must be the same at all ballots, and serves ordinarily as the means for identification of the vote. In the middle space, which is left open, stands the name of the candidate. Advancing to the altar, after a short...
第 142 頁 - Conclave lasted. lot, who successively hand to each other every paper, which the last files on a pin. Should a candidate come out with just a majority of two-thirds, it then becomes necessary to open the upper folded portions of the ballot-papers, with the view of ascertaining that this majority is not due to the candidate's own vote ; it being not lawful for a Pope to be the actual instrument of 'his own creation. In the case of no adequate majority, these papers are preserved, so as to be able...
第 65 頁 - ... be elected, should have the honour of the testimony of respect involved in the vote of the particular Cardinal whom he was addressing. The vote would be a barren, but yet a pleasing distinction, he averred. By such representations, cunningly addressed singly to each Cardinal, Torres had actually got the promise of thirty-two votes out of the thirty-four in Conclave, and was inwardly chuckling over the astonishment which would follow on the opening of the ballot-box, when the trick is said to...
第 156 頁 - Accipe tiaram tribus coronis ornatam et scias, te esse patrem principum et regum, rectorem orbis in terra, vicarium Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi, cui est honor et gloria in secula seculorum. Amen".
第 143 頁 - In tho conclave of 1829 Cardinal Castiglione came out of the ballot with thirty-five votes, against twenty for Cardinal Gregorio, and twelve for Capellari, afterwards Gregory XVI. On examining the papers, the scrutators, however, found two votes dropped into the afternoon ballot with mottoes that did not tally with any amongst the morning's votes. Two cardinals are named as suspected of having committed this act, probably with the vain hope of defeating Castiglione's election. All it effected was...
第 13 頁 - Emperor was sought to be conciliated by inserting the proviso, ' saving the honour and reverence due to our beloved son Henry, at present King, and who with God's favour it is to be hoped will become Emperor, as likewise to his successors, who may have personally acquired this right from the Apostolical See.
第 151 頁 - The third was enthroned as a layman, and passed through the grades of deacon, priest, and bishop on successive days. The second reigned only for twenty-nine days, and died without taking holy orders. Yet in that time he had acquired all the plenitude of his supreme authority, and had promulgated decrees modifying the whole system of Papal elections which by his successors were held to be invested with all the sacredness of Pontifical utterances.]!
第 115 頁 - Medicis authorised to throw off the purple and become Grand Duke of Tuscany; in 1642 Cardinal Maurice of Savoy to take a wife and a duchy; in 1695 Cardinal Rainaldo of Este to make the same change in his condition. On the death of King Ladislas of Poland, his brother Casimir, a member of the Society of Jesus, and named Cardinal in 1646, received a dispensation, not merely to abandon the purple, but also to marry the king's widow, his sister-in-law, Mary Gonzaga. Still more astonishing were the favours...