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ex cathedra

With the authority that comes with one's position. This phrase is often used in reference to papal decrees deemed infallible. It is Latin for "from the chair," and can be used as both an adjective and an adverb. This is an ex cathedra statement from the pope, and the Catholic Church must abide by it. The CEO was speaking ex cathedra when he made this announcement, so we need to change our approach immediately.
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ex cathedra

With authority like that of the Pope. The expression, Latin words meaning “from the chair,” literally refers to the doctrine of papal infallibility, whereby the Pope, in statements on faith and morals, cannot be wrong. It began to be used figuratively in the early nineteenth century. “He was a great lover of form, more especially when he could dictate it ex cathedra” (Sir Walter Scott, Rob Roy, 1818).
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O Radiant Dawn (MacMillan 1959) was a vigorous and passionate motet in a quite traditional mode sung with Ex Cathedra's accustomed accuracy, intensity and magnificent control.
Ex Cathedra delivered this attractive piece with full tone, beautifully scaled to a range of dynamics, and telling clarity of diction.
The relay will involve holding residencies at a series of locations where Ex Cathedra will work with a set of local schools and, where possible, with the local paediatric hospital.
The following day the smaller Ex Cathedra Consort will be joined by Fretwork viol consort at Birmingham Town Hall (4pm) for a concert which will explore the grandeur, emotion and beauty of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.
Ex cathedra is the theological term for a teaching that has been declared infallibly by the Roman Pontiff.
Taking place on June 14, the concert promises to take audiences on a "magical midsummer evening" with one of the UK's finest choirs - Ex Cathedra - being accompanied by the glow of candles at dusk.
All of this was found in Skidmore's reading, aided by the wonderful contribution of the Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra, led by Lucy Russell.
"We would never have imagined it would reach the scale it is now," says Jill Robinson, who has been a singer and board member with Ex Cathedra for the past 30 years.
WEDNESDAY Ex Cathedra, conductor Jeffrey Skidmore - Christmas concert by candlelight: Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 7.30pm.
Unlike such other hard Catholic doctrines as the prohibition of [artificial] birth control and of abortion, this doctrine is not a moral position that Christianity has always maintained." He pointed out that the church's position against capital punishment "does not represent ex cathedra teaching" (i.e., a formal, infallible pronouncement from the pope), although he was wrong in asserting that its teachings on abortion and birth control were ex cathedra.
WITH Ex Cathedra's 50th anniversary approaching, the chamber choir's founder and director Jeffrey Skidmore is looking a long way forward as well as back, and is contemplating the arrival of a successor when he eventually retires.
CHORAL group Ex Cathedra will bring its musical season to a close with a concert built around Mozart.
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Only once since then has a pontiff spoken ex cathedra: in 1950 Pius XII proclaimed the Assumption--the taking into heaven of Mary at the end of her life--infallible teaching.
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