When it comes to clerical abuse of vulnerable people, this may be a new frontier.
The fate of Iran depends on which way the clerical establishment falls.
Meanwhile, the ever-aging priesthood is itself demoralized, a shadow of the clerical elite that once defined the Church.
He offered the general holy water and led him to his own clerical prayer stool.
The focus should be on the main figures of the clerical regime who are running the show.
Worst of all, however, in their effect were the restrictions to the clerical Order.
He often used his clerical garb in passing counterfeit money.
He arrived there just in time to see the doors flung open to let in an army of clerical men and women for the day.
But it is not given now to clerical pretensions, but only to proved merit.
The clerical schools were no less important than the lay, but less distinctive because their fellows existed north of the Alps.