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  • n  a policy of supporting the influence and power of the clergy in secular or political matters
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  • I am an angry priest
    I was wearing walking shorts and a sports shirt, so when the hospice nurse arrived at the house, I had to introduce myself: “I’m Gerry Kleba, the family priest.” I’m not much into clericalism, so I don’t use the title “Father.”
    July 8, 2013 - National Catholic Reporter

  • Margaret Thatcher in
    That's clericalism, and it is a vice, a sin. To those who claim the problem is that, as a matter of fact, Church teaching is too holy, too aloof, too distant, too out of touch, I say the problem is hardly Church teaching but lack of fidelity to... Timothy Dolan Irish Central Jun 1, 2010 18429 25922 clerisy And, as Maggie Thatcher said, just a few years ago: Be warned. A powerful, radical left-wing clerisy is bent on destroying what every past generation would have understood to be the central purpose of education - that is, allowing (in the words of...

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