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The Professionalization of the Clergy

Parish Priests in Early Modern Malta

Frans Ciappara

In 1760, the parish priests of Malta, led by Don Cirillo Formosa of the parish of the annunciation Tarxien, scored a victory over the canons of the cathedral and the collegiate church at Gozo to start wearing the rochet and the cape. 1 The next

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Giuseppe Tateo

parish priests asking high sums of money to perform life-cycle rituals, or to justify the infrequency of their church visits. On the other hand, those few clerics considered charismatic attract many faithful Orthodox practitioners seeking spiritual

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Frans Ciappara

of Graces, Żabbar. 33 And in 1770 S. Vittorio came to Naxxar courtesy of Inquisitor Giovanni Mancinforte (1766-1771). The translation of the corpo santo of this last saint was so important that the parish priest, Don Giorgio Fiteni (1768

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Alessandro Testa, Tobias Köllner, Agata Ładykowska, Simion Pop, Giuseppe Tateo, Jason Baird Jackson, Ullrich Kockel, Mairéad Nic Craith, and Viola Teisenhoffer

author is indeed to look at how churches influence daily politics, then reporting sermons is one brilliant way to observe how this process unfolds on the ground: far from performing solely pastoral and liturgical duties, parish priests in Georgia can

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Pax Regis

Patronage, charisma, and ethno-religious coexistence in a Spanish enclave in North Africa

Brian Campbell

and hugs, Ravi, the Hindu President, informs the Christians that “Ganesh—the Lord of Obstacles—will now return home, taking with him the woes of all Ceutans.” In return, the parish priest reminds all present that “the Lady is mother to all Ceutans

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An Unaccountable Love

Healing and Sacrifice in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Nofit Itzhak

of forest and bush, he finally found refuge in a small town in Tanzania, where he was offered a post as a parish priest. It was there that he received a letter from a friend informing him that his entire family was dead, massacred during the first few

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Elizabeth C. Macknight

any opposition.” 57 Both the parish priest and the révérende mère anticipated that the preschool would open at Easter; however, after notices were posted to that effect in the commune of La Verdière on 23 March, Soeur Sainte Angélique informed the

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‘I'm Not that Kind of Doctor’

On Being In-Between in a Global Health Intervention

Erica Nelson

gatekeepers (the parish priest, the community librarian, the Elders Club and the high school principal). In the second, comparative strand of research, I was responsible for a group of project staff members assigned to contribute a percentage of their

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The New Rural Home

Gender and Rural Modernization in Postwar France

Sheila Nowinski

letters from readers who objected to the magazine's unrealistic expectations for young women. One was from a parish priest who asked the authors to be mindful of the large number of struggling family farms where women had to follow their husbands into the

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The Queer Death of the Hanged Dog

The 1677 Execution of Mary Higgs’ Mongrel

Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey

Jacques Ferron was found having sexual intercourse with his female donkey, community members defended the beast. At the trial of Ferron and his donkey, the court heard testimony from the parish priest and local inhabitants, all of whom attested “to the