Molitor, Wilhelm

Molitor, Wilhelm a Roman Catholic theologian of Germany, was born August 24, 1819, at Zweibrucken. He first practiced law, but in 1849 betook himself to the study of theology at Bonn, received holy orders in 1851 at Spires, was in 1857 cathedral dean and in 1864 doctor of theology, a distinction conferred on him by pope Pius IX. In 1868 the same pope called him to Rome as consulter to the Vatican council. Molitor died January 1, 1880, at Spires. He published, Ueber kanonisches Gerichtsverfahren gegen Kleriker (Mayence, 1856): — Die Immunitat des Domes zu Speyer (ibid. 1859): — Fastenpredigten (1871): — Predigten auf die Sonn- und Festtafe des katholischen Kirchenjahres (3 volumes); also, in connection with Hiiskamp, Papst Pius IX in seinem Leben und Wirken (3d. ed. 1873). (B.P.)

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