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The text referred to is from the Decretals of Gregory IX, 1.
Among the most important, we can identify the Digest, the Codice, and the Novel, while among the canonical sources the Decretum of Gratian and the Decretals of Gregory IX are counted.
Cholij, Clerical Celibacy, 28-29, cites similar reasoning in a requirement of Pope Alexander III preserved in the Decretals of Gregory IX, which disallowed a married man from entering a monastery unless his wife also took monastic vows.