Talk:Pope Benedict XIV

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Gotti is incorrect link! comment by 195.28.75.30

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  • I couldn't find an article for Vincent Louis Gotti, and he isn't listed at List of notable deceased cardinals, but I've changed the link to a redlink for that name. Thank you for catching that. SWAdair | Talk 10:22, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Well, we now do have a stub on Gotti, and the Aldrovandi/Aldobrandini goof is also cleared up. Cardinal Passionel is Domenico Silvio Passionei. I don't have time to go on now, so I'll just dump a few links here: Passionei (in German), Passionei (Cath. Enc.), Passionei (Summary), Passionei (Img) ({{pd-art}}). Interestingly, none of these extlinks back up the claim that Passionei played a significant role in cataloguing the Vatican Library. That still needs checking. Might be that it actually was Cardinal Quirini, see [1]. Quirini also needs an article, he can be linked from some places; just search for "quirini"... Finally, this article on Benedict XIV needs references and extlinks added, and if it originally came from the Catholic Encyclopedia, it should be mentioned. There's a template for that somewhere... Lupo 13:12, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • All right, Domenico Silvio Passionei is done... can someone else do Quirini (also called Querini sometimes)? I find these cardinals utterly boring and don't have the energy to do him now. Lupo 19:13, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
        • Boring? You did such good work I was thinking you must be interested in them.  :-) SWAdair | Talk 02:38, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
          • Well thanks, but this is more a feeling of "duty" (ridiculous, I know) to correct errors and fill some holes in this encyclopedia than true passion. Anyway, here's the last one I'll do for quite some time: Angelo Maria Quirini. I still don't know who really was the driving force behind the catalogue of the Vatican Library, though. Lupo 08:14, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Start of papacy[edit]

Someone has changed the date for the beginning of his papacy from August 22, 1740 to August 17, 1740. The latter is the date the conclave elected him; the former is the date of his enthronement. (Actually, according to [2], he was enthroned on August 21.) Which date do we give usually, and shouldn't we give both dates (for all popes)? The table at [3] might help, although I don't know where they got their data from. Lupo 07:09, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Quote from Gentleman's Magazine[edit]

This appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1740 Benedict XIV informed by a crazed Franciscan that Antichrist had been born in an Abruzzi village, asked how old he was: on being told 3, replied 'Very well then it will be for my successor to deal with him.'

Not quite serious enough for the main body of the text - though if people think it relevant, do move it.

Jackiespeel 16:42, 8 September 2005 (UTC)


Where does the last paragraph fit into the text? Bold text

Benedict xiv on marriage[edit]

http://saints.sqpn.com/pope0247e.htm

people are still bad over time, more knowledge but no wisdom —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mirandamir (talkcontribs) 01:48, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Verbatim material[edit]

This paragraph is taken verbatim from 25 Most Evil People of the 18th Century - http://one-evil.org/people/people_18c_Benedict_XIV.htm

Perhaps the most important act of Benedict XIV's pontificate was the promulgation of his famous laws about missions in the two bulls, Ex quo singulari and Omnium solicitudinum. In these bulls he ruled on the custom of accommodating Christian words and usages to express non-Christian ideas and practices of the native cultures, which had been extensively done by the Jesuits in their Indian and Chinese missions. An example of this is the statues of ancestors - there had long been uncertainty whether honor paid to ones ancestors was unacceptable 'ancestor worship,' or if it was something more like the Catholic veneration of the saints. This question was especially pressing in the case of an ancestor known not to have been a Christian. The choice of a Chinese translation for the name of God had also been debated since the early 17th century. Benedict XIV denounced these practices in these two bulls. The consequence of this was that many of these converts left the Church. Addison0372 (talk) 19:04, 2 November 2011 (UTC)


Maybe I'm confused. BUT read this from the article:

"He had a very active papacy, reforming the education of priests, the calendar of feasts of the Church, and many papal institutions. Perhaps the most important act of Benedict XIV's pontificate was the promulgation of his famous laws about missions in the two bulls, Ex quo singulari and Omnium solicitudinum. In these bulls he ruled on the custom of accommodating Christian words and usages to express non-Christian ideas and practices of the native cultures, which had been extensively done by the Jesuits in their Indian and Chinese missions'

Shouldn't it read .... "In these bulls he ruled on the custom of accommodating non-Christian words and usages to express Christian ideas and practices of the native cultures ... etc.?

Isn't this the nub of the dilemma?

(PatrickGuadalupe (talk) 11:21, 25 May 2012 (UTC)).