The Religious Conditions of the Philippine Church in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century (1700-1750 ca.) according to the Pastoral Writings of the Religious Orders

The pastoral writings of the Religious Orders at work in the Philippines in the eighteenth century reveal the life and conditions of the ministers of religion and of the Filipino Christians in the first centuries of the work of evangelization in the Philippines.

La Residenzia dei Vescovi in Alcuni Scritti di Riformatori Pretridentini

The residence of bishops was already a key issue for the Church reform in the fifteenth century. There had been efforts, in fact, even before the Council of Trent (1545-1563), by reform-minded ecclesiastics to reform the episcopate through their pastoral writings. This paper writes about the attempts of pre-Tridentine bishop-reformers to correct the absenteeism of bishops from their dioceses and to give the reasons why they should reside in their dioceses.

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