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Dominican theologian, controversialist, and Inquisitor of the Archdioceses of Cologne, Mainz, and Trier; born at Strassen near Cologne; died at Cologne, 5 October, 1535. He studied at the latter place where he entered the Order of Preachers, received the baccalaureate at Louvain, 1499, and was appointed Master of Students at Cologne, 1505, 1506. In 1507 he became Regent of Studies at Louvain; fellow of the college of Doctors at Cologne, in 1516; and served twice as Prior of Cologne. As the author of the "Catalogus haereticorum", he has been described as somewhat lacking in critical judgment; but he was otherwise a safe and indefatigable defender of the Faith against the heretics of his time. His important works are: "Catalogus haereticorum omnium", etc. (Erfurt, 1522; Cologne, 1523; Paris, 1524); "Concilium generale malignantium", etc. (1528); "De ordinibus militaribus", etc. (Cologne, 1527).
QUÉTIF-ECHARD, Script. Ord. Praed (Paris, 1721), II, 93; PAULUS in Der Katholik (Mainz, 1897), XVI, 166-171; MANDONNET in Dict. de theol. cath. (Paris, 1903), 788; HURTER, Nomenclator (Innsbruck, 1906), II, 1251.
APA citation. (1907). Bernard of Luxemburg. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02503a.htm
MLA citation. "Bernard of Luxemburg." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02503a.htm>.
Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Thomas M. Barrett. Dedicated to the memory of Father Bernard.
Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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