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Ubaldo Giraldi
Italian canonist; b. 1692; d.1775
Ubaldus, Saint
Confessor, Bishop of Gubbio, b. of noble parents at Gubbio, Umbria, Italy, towards the beginning of the twelfth century; d. there, Whitsuntide, 1168
Ubertino of Casale
Leader of the Spirituals, b. at Casale of Vercelli, 1259; d. about 1330
Ubiquitarians
A Protestant sect started at the Lutheran synod of Stuttgart, Dec. 19, 1559, by John Brenz, a Swabian (1499-1570)
Uccello
Painter, b. at Florence, 1397; d. there, 1475
Ugolino Brunforte
Friar Minor and chronicler, born c. 1262; died c. 1348
Uhtred
An English Benedictine theologian and writer, b. at Boldon, North Durham, about 1315; d. at Finchale Abbey, Jan. 24, 1396
Ulfilas
Apostle of the Goths, missionary, translator of the Bible, and inventor of an alphabet, b. probably in 311 (see Bessel, p. 53); d. at Constantinople in 380 or 381
Ulick Joseph Bourke
Irish scholar and writer, b. Dec. 29, 1829, at Castlebar, Co. Mayo; d. there, Nov. 22, 1887
Ulissi Aldrovandi
Italian naturalist, b. at Bologna, 11 Sept., 1522; d. there 10 Nov., 1607
Ulric Zasius
A famous jurist, b. at Constance in 1461; d. at Freiburg, Nov. 24, 1536
Ulrich Ensingen
Architect, participated in the construction of the most important Gothic buildings of the fifteenth century
Ulrich of Bamberg
A cleric of the cathedral church of Bamberg, of whom nothing more is known than that he lived about 1100 at Bamberg
Ulrich of Richenthal
Chronicler of the Council of Constance, date of birth unknown; died about 1438
Ulrich of Zell, Saint
B. at Ratisbon, at the beginning of 1029; d. at Zell, probably on July 10, 1093
Ulrich Zell
Publisher, the first printer of Cologne, b. at Hanau-on-the-Main, date unknown; d. about 1507
Ulrich Zwingli
Founder of the Reformation in Switzerland, b. at Wildhaus in Switzerland, Jan. 1, 1484; d. Oct. 11, 1531
Ulrich, Saint
Bishop of Augsburg, b. at Kyburg, Zurich, Switzerland, in 890; d. at Augsburg, July 4, 973
Ultan of Ardbraccan, Saint
The maternal uncle of St. Brigid, and collected a life of that great Irish saint for his pupil, St. Brogan Cloen of Rostuirc, in Ossory
Ultramontanism
A term used to denote integral and active Catholicism, because it recognizes as its spiritual head the pope, who, for the greater part of Europe, is a dweller beyond the mountains (ultra montes), that is, beyond the Alps
Unam Sanctam
The Bull on papal supremacy issued November 18, 1302, by Boniface VIII during the dispute with Philip the Fair, King of France
Ungava
Canadian territory
Uniformity Acts
These statutes, passed at different times, were vain efforts to secure uniformity in public worship throughout England.
Unigenitus
A celebrated Apostolic Constitution of Clement XI, condemning 101 propositions of Pasquier Quesnel
Union of Brest
Famous in the history of the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church of Russia for the union of the Ruthenians with Catholicism
Union of Christendom
The Catholic Church is by far the largest, the most widespread, and the most ancient of Christian communions in the world, and is moreover the mighty trunk from which the other communions claiming to be Christian have broken off at one time or another.
Unions of Prayer
A tendency to form unions of prayer among the faithful has recently manifested itself in the establishment of organizations
Unitarians
A Liberal Protestant sect which holds as its distinctive tenet the belief in a uni-personal instead of a tri-personal God
United Dioceses of Narni and Terni
Located in Central Italy
United Sees of Macerata and Tolentino
Dioceses in Italy
United States of America
The country
Unity
Mark of the Church
Universalists
A Liberal Protestant sect whose distinctive tenet is the belief in the final salvation of all souls, and which is chiefly to be found in North America
Universals
Refers on the one hand to the inclination towards uniformity (uni-versus) existing in different things, in virtue of which different things may be represented by a single idea applicable to all in the same way; and on the other hand to this one idea which
Universities
I. Origin and organization; II. Academic work and development; III. Renaissance and Reformation; IV. Modern period; V. Catholic action.
University of Aberdeen
One of the three universities established in Scotland in Catholic times
University of Alcala
University begun in the thirteenth century
University of Angers
A development of the cathedral school
University of Avignon
Formally constituted in 1303, by a Bull of Boniface VIII
University of Barcelona
Out-growth of the ecclesiastical schools founded in the eleventh century
University of Bologna
Italian university
University of Bonn
Founded in Bonn in 1777 by Prince-Archbishop Max Friedrich of Cologne
University of Bordeaux
French university founded by English King Henry VI in 1441
University of Caen
Founded in 1432 by Henry VI of England
University of Cambridge
Major university in England
University of Cologne
Founded by Urban VI, May 21, 1388
University of Copenhagen
Founded by a Bull which Sixtus IV issued June 19, 1475, at the request of King Christian I
University of Fribourg
Catholic university in Switzerland
University of Granada
Its origin can be traced to the Arab school at Cordova
University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, a city of 41,000 inhabitants, is situated in the Grand Duchy of Baden, on the left bank of the Neckar
University of Ingolstadt
University founded by Louis the Rich, Duke of Bavaria
University of Leipzig
Oldest university in the German Empire
University of Louvain
Information on the organization of the university and its history
University of Munster
Detailed article on the history of the university
University of Notre Dame Du Lac
In Northern Indiana
University of Ottawa
Conducted by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, founded in 1848
University of Oxford
The institution
University of Padua
Dates, according to some anonymous chronicles (Muratori, 'Rer. Ital. Script.', VIII, 371, 421, 459, 736), from 1222, when a part of the Studium of Bologna, including professors and students, withdrew to Padua
University of Palermo
The Convent of St. Dominic of Palermo may be considered the nucleus of the future University of Palermo
University of Paris
Origin and Early Organization
University of Pavia
Pavia was, even in Roman times, a literary center (Ennodius); as the capital of the Lombard kingdom it had its 'grammar' schools, and Emperor Lothair erected a 'central' school there (825).
University of Perpignan
In the Kingdom of Majorca
University of Perugia
One of the 'free' universities of Italy, was erected into a studium generale on Sept. 8, 1308, by the Bull 'Super specula' of Clement V
University of Pisa
In Italy
University of Prague
Founded by Charles IV with the consent of the Estates on the model of the universities of Paris and Bologna and confirmed at the emperor's request by Clement VI as a stadium generale
University of Rostock
Located in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, founded in the year 1419
University of Saint Andrews
Oldest university in Scotland, the germ of the university is to be found in an association of learned ecclesiastics
University of Saint Mark
Highest institution of learning in Peru
University of Saint Thomas
Located in Manila, founded in 1619 by the Dominican Miguel de Benavides, Archbishop of Manila
University of Santiago
Founded in 1501 as a school and academy for the study of the humanities
University of Seville
History and influence of the university
University of Siena
Earliest notices of an advanced school (of grammar and medicine) at Siena go back to 1241
University of Tubingen
In Wurtemberg, founded by Count Eberhard im Bart on July 3, 1477
University of Upsala
The oldest and most celebrated university of Sweden
University of Valencia
At the request of Jaime I the Conqueror, Innocent IV in 1246, authorized by a Bull the establishment of estudios generates in Valencia.
University of Vienna
Next to the University of Prague that of Vienna is the oldest university of the former Holy Roman Empire.
Universty of Dillingen
In Swabia, a district of Bavaria
Unjust Aggressor
Concept in moral theology
Upper and Lower Nigeria
A colony of British East Africa extending from the Gulf of Guinea to Lake Chad
Uranopolis
A titular see of Asia Minor, suffragan of Ancyra in Galatia Prima
Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier
Astronomer and director of the observatory at Paris, b. May 11, 1811; d. at Paris, September 25, 1877
Urbi et Orbi
A term used to signify that a papal document is addressed not only to the City of Rome but to the entire Catholic world
Urbs beata Jerusalem dicta pacis visio
The first line of a hymn of probably the seventh or eighth century
Urim and Thummim
The sacred lot by means of which the ancient Hebrews were wont to seek manifestations of the Divine will.
Urmiah
A residential see in Chaldea, in the Province of Adherbaidjan, Persia
Ursperger Chronicle
A history of the world in Latin that begins with the Assyrian King Ninus and extends to the year 1229
Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins, Saint
The history of these celebrated virgins of Cologne rests on ten lines, and these are open to question.
Ursulines of Quebec, The
The Ursuline monastery of Quebec is the oldest institution of learning for women in North America.
Ursulines, The
A religious order founded by St. Angela de Merici for the sole purpose of educating young girls.
Ursus, Saint
Patron of the principal church of Solothurn (Soleure) in Switzerland
Uruguay
The smallest independent state in South America
Use and Abuse of Amulets
Use and abuse of the pagan object
Use of beads at prayer
Beads strung together, according to the kind, order, and number of prayers in certain forms of devotion, are in common use among Catholics
Use of Numbers in the Church
No attentive reader of the Old Testament can fail to notice that a certain sacredness seems to attach to particular numbers, for example, seven, forty, twelve, etc.
Use of Wealth
The term wealth is not used here in the technical sense in which it occurs in treatises on economic subjects, but rather in its common acceptation, synonymous with riches
Use of York
It was a received principle in medieval canon law that while as regards judicial matters, as regards the sacraments, and also the more solemn fasts, the custom of the Roman Church was to be adhered to, still in the matter of church services (divinis offic
Ushaw College
A combined college and seminary for the six dioceses that were comprised in the old Northern Vicariate of England
Usilla
A titular see of Byzacena in Africa
Usury
Lending money at interest gives us the opportunity to exploit the passions or necessities of other men by compelling them to submit to ruinous conditions; men are robbed and left destitute under the pretext of charity. Such is the usury against which the
Ut Queant Laxis Resonare Fibris
The first line of a hymn in honor of St. John the Baptist
Utah
The state
Uthina
A titular see of Africa Proconsularis, suffragan of Carthage
Utica
A titular see in Africa Proconsularis
Utilitarianism
A modern form of the Hedonistic ethical theory which teaches that the end of human conduct is happiness, and that consequently the discriminating norm which distinguishes conduct into right and wrong is pleasure and pain
Utopia
A term used to designate a visionary or an ideally perfect state of society
Utraquism
The principal dogma, and one of the four articles, of the Calixtines or Hussites
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