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  • n. Alternative capitalization of Monsignor


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  • MARTIN: And to that point, Professor Garland, you know, the monsignor is pointing out there actually is a large degree of inappropriate sexual involvement with adults, and that's one of the things that gets the headlines.

    Church Tackles Sex Abuse By Clergy

  • (To one of his antagonists, a certain monsignor in the chancellery who frequently phoned to admonish him, Judge once said: "If I've ever done anything to embarrass or hurt the church I love so much, you can burn me at the stake in front of St. Patrick's.")


  • The Vatican said Saturday it has suspended a monsignor from a senior post at the Holy See after an Italian TV program using a hidden camera recorded him making advances to a young man and asserting that gay sex was not sinful.

    Vatican suspends Italian monsignor over gay sex | Disinformation

  • A few months back, he called the monsignor at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with a confession - he was looking for another job. stories

  • The spy was named Nicola Calipari, and the monsignor was his brother.

    All Good Things

  • The monsignor is a professor of canon law in Rome, and consultor for the Congregation for Eastern Churches, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and other Roman Curia organizations.

    Challenges of Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue

  • The monsignor was a most wary man, and very difficult to catch napping when warned in time.

    Cenci Celebrated Crimes

  • The monsignor is the highest-ranking member of a Roman Catholic diocese nationwide to stand trial for crimes related to clergy sex abuse.


  • The monsignor was a legendary figure, attired in clerical frockcoat and black shovel hat, who announced that women undergraduates did not come under his care.

    Commonweal Magazine

  • Sometimes among the guests he would meet a young "monsignor," discreetly smiling, whose emerald ring it was necessary to kiss.

    Caesar or Nothing


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  • Apostolic protonotaries and domestic prelates, who are addressed as "right reverend monsignor. -Websters Dictionary pg.51

    September 24, 2010