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SIMONY, eccl. law. The selling and buying of holy orders, or an ecclesiastical benefice. Bac. Ab. h.t.; 1 Harr. Dig. 556. By simony is also understood an unlawful agreement to receive a temporal reward for something holy or spiritual. Code, 1, 3, 31 Ayl. Parerg. 496.

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And for the pastors who have given in to the temptation of simony, another objective is to not lose the "seed sowers": this way, tithes can continue to be sent to the pastor
Simony was condemned because it was viewed as the sale of Christ's charisma and usury was condemned because it was the sale of God's time.
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It's a spiritual shortcut, the great-grandson of what the Catholics called simony, and today we call sentimentality (except, that is, when there is literally a prayer involved, in which case I guess we can still call it simony).
Rosmini documented and denounced at length the simony and corruption that had flourished in past centuries under centralized systems of episcopal appointments, such as cathedral chapters and papal reservations.
149) See NOONAN, supra note, at 584 (comparing the Catholic Church's suppression of simony in the eleventh century to the federal government's assumption of the responsibility to battle corruption at every level during the twentieth century).
Gregory was also particularly concerned with simony, or the sale of
Hugh's duty was to preside at councils in Northern France, particularly concerning issues of clerical marriage, simony, and lay investiture.
Simony, which was originally a Church term meaning the buying or selling of spiritual benefits, is also used as another term for political corruption.
In 1155 and 1173, after offering the same indulgences which urban II had granted to those setting out for Jerusalem, Hyacinth had set out in his constitutions a programme of moral reform, insisting on ending the abuses of clerical marriage and simony, but also emphasizing the proper conduct of the laity, whose duties to pay tithes were insisted upon, as were the punishments for those who married within the prohibited degrees or who attacked the Church23.