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Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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Letters of recommendation required by ecclesiastical law, witnessing to a person's qualifications for the reception of a sacrament, e.g., ordination to the priesthood. favorable testimonials are a matter of grave obligation on the one conferring the sacrament.

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