Category Archives: Quam Singulari

Quam Singulari: Eight Rules

Let’s wrap up QS with its eight prescriptions for the Church: After careful deliberation on all these points, this Sacred Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments, in a general meeting held on July 15, 1910, in order to remove … Continue reading

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Quam Singulari 15-20: Theologians Weigh In

I debated splitting this section into two posts. But the progressive argument seemed to be important to present without a break, so bear with it. Lateran IV and the Angelic Doctor are about as authoritative sources as one can find … Continue reading

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Quam Singulari 9-14: Making The Case

Quam Singulari lays out a thorough case for early admittance of the sacraments. This takes up a good chunk of the document. But the apologetic core is important to look at as a whole: No less worthy of condemnation is … Continue reading

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Quam Singulari 7-8: Errors, Abuses, Evils

Did you think that the Sacrament of Penance wasn’t part of this discussion on the sacramental life of children? Read for yourself: However, in the precise determination of “the age of reason or discretion” not a few errors and deplorable … Continue reading

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Quam Singulari 4-6: Lateran IV to Trent to 1910

Let’s review the Church’s view of the history of Communion in the High Middle Ages. Clearly, a degree of rationalism predated the Enlightenment, as reason and knowledge were judged to be proper prerequisites for the reception of Communion. In the … Continue reading

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Quam Singulari 1-3: Care For Children

Liam is right. The 1905 document Sacra Tridentina and the one we will begin to examine with this post, Quam Singulari, will likely outstrip the First Vatican Council in terms of impact and importance on the liturgical and spiritual life of … Continue reading

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