Public penance gradually declined in the Western Church after the seventh century; and the three masses are now reduced to one.
The Western Church, we feel, must answer for that to God as she can.
At no period had the official hierarchy of the Western Church been more out of touch with common righteousness and piety.
It was he who taught the Western Church to glorify God in song.
It was not until the tenth century that anything of this kind was set on foot in the Western Church.
The Old Market is on the western side of the Dam, under the Western Church.
The Canon law was the law of the Western Church, a truly international society.
St. Augustin appears to have witnessed the beginnings of the great music of the Western Church.
In this respect, however, the Western Church followed the Eastern, in which hymnody prevailed from the earliest times.
He issued the first declaration of independence and assumed actual jurisdiction over the whole Western Church.