Sentence Examples with the word continence

In 1830 he was rector of the university; and in his speech at the tricentenary of the Augsburg Confession in that year he charged the Catholic Church with regarding the virtues of the pagan world as brilliant vices, and giving the crown of perfection to poverty, continence and obedience.

It was on the question of continence in, if not renunciation of, marriage, that he came into conflict with the authorities.

In dealing with continence and incontinence, the same doubts and solutions occur as in the Nicomachean Ethics (Book vii.

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Let people have married or be anyhow steeled in continence before they are admitted to baptism.