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Ecclesiastical writer, born at Katloez, County of Neutra, Hungary, 6 March, 1831; died at Gran, 30 Dec., 1887. He studied at the Pazmaneum of the University of Vienna . His favourite branches were modern languages, literature, and the natural sciences. Ordained priest in Dec., 1854, he was chaplain at Balassa-Gyarmat for ten years, and from 1864 to the end of his life taught dogmatic theology at the archiepiscopal seminary at Gran. He was a member of the metropolitan chapter and a domestic prelate of Leo XIII. He declined an appointment to the See of Neusohl. Thirty-eight of his works have appeared in print, among them some of a devotional character and memorial sermons, one on Count Stephen Széchényi. His principal works are: "A társadolom alapoloci" (The fundamental principles of human society ), Budapest, 1864, in which he develops the ideas of Lacordaire and others against modern errors ; "Utivázlatok Oloszorszagbol" (Sketches of Italy ), Budapest, 1867; "A rimai katakombák" (The Roman catcombs), with 19 plates, Budapest, 1868; "Spanyol út" (Journey through Spain ), Budapest, 1868; "IX Pius pápa élete" (Life of Pius IX), Gran, 1869; "A Jesus Szive ajtatossázanak története, mivolta, hittani alapja" (The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, its nature, history, and theological foundation), Gran, 1878; "Szus Mária szeplötelen sivének" (The veneration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary ), Gran, 1879; "Szent Peter ket levele" (The two letters of St. Peter), Budapest, 1881, for which he received great praise from the theological faculty at Gran ; "Syntagma theologiae fundamentalis", Gran, 1882 (see "Theol. Quartalschrift", Tübingen, 1887, 691, and "Zeitschrift für kath. Theol.", Innsbruck, 1884, 584). From 1870-86 he edited the theological magazine "Uj magyar Sion" (New Hungarian Sion).


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