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  • Antonio Escobar y Mendoza — Antonius de Escobar et Mendoza Antonio Escobar y Mendoza (1589 – July 4, 1669) was a Spanish churchman of illustrious descent. Born in Valladolid, he was educated by the Jesuits, and at the age of fifteen took the habit of that order. He soon… …   Wikipedia

  • Casuistry — • The application of general principles of morality to definite and concrete cases of human activity, for the purpose, primarily, of determining what one ought to do, or ought not to do, or what one may do or leave undone as one pleases; and for… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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