Clerical Abuses

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  • Clerical Abuses
    • Simony
      • The buying and selling of benefice.
      • Pope Innocent VIII created cardinalships and sold them
        • The buying and selling of benefice.
      • Leo X to fund lavish lifestyle
    • Nepotism
      • The securing of a benice or post a family memeber
      • Pope Paul II was made cardinal by his own uncle 1440
      • Sixtus IV and his 5 nephews cardinals and one nephew 6 bishoprics
        • Absenteeism
          • Inability to be present in ones benfice in order to look after ones flock
          • argued Influenced Lutheran Theology of "Priesthood all believers"
            • Clergy pointless werent proforming responsibilities.
    • Pluralism
      • The holding of more than one benfice at the same time
      • Sixtus nephw with 6 bishoprics
        • Sixtus IV and his 5 nephews cardinals and one nephew 6 bishoprics
          • Absenteeism
            • Inability to be present in ones benfice in order to look after ones flock
            • argued Influenced Lutheran Theology of "Priesthood all believers"
              • Clergy pointless werent proforming responsibilities.
    • Clerical Marriage
      • Priest werent allowed to marry and ordered to take vows of Celibacy. Yet gave into lust
      • Julius II 3 daughters
    • Illiteracy
      • ignorance to old/new testiment and inability to spiritually administer their flock
        • "Priesthood of all Believers"
      • Due to carrer bishops and Simony

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