Ballerini, Antonio

Ballerini, Antonio, a Jesuit and famous writer, was born at Bologna Oct. 10, 1805i He pursued his studies at his native place, and completed them at Rome, where he had joined his order Oct. 13, 1826, as subdeacon. He received holy orders in 1839, and having completed his last year of probation, he was in 1844 appointed professor of church history at the Gregorian university. To this period belongs his De Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis, qui in Erroris Semissclassiaris discrimen Vocantur. In 1856 he was appointed to the chair of moral theology, which he occupied until his death, Nov. 27, 1881. He published, Principi della Scuola Rominiana, Exposti in Lettere Famigliari da un Prete Bolognese (Milan, 1850): — Sylloge Monumentorum ad Mysterium Conceptionis Imnmaculattoe Virginis Deiparce Illustrandum (2 vols. Rome, 1854, 1856): — De Alsorali Systemate Saneli Alphonsi Aanrice de Liqornio (ibid. 1864): — Compendium Theologie Moralism Adnotationibus A. Ballerini Loculpletatun (ibid. 1866): — a revised edition of Gury's book, 2d ed. 1869; Jus et Offium Episcoporum in Ferendo Suf'nagio pro Infallibilitate Rnomani.Pontificis (ibid. 1869). (B. P.)

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