"Sodom and Gomorrah"
Gillis Mostaert, 1597 A.D.
By human law, even among the gentiles, sodomites were punished with the penalty of death by burning. According
to the civil law in the Liber Authenticarum, they are similarly subject to the death penalty. Under Spanish law, they are deservedly punished with death by burning and the confiscation of their property. Canon law punishes sodomitical laymen
with the penalty of excommunication. In a constitution published in 1568, Pius V decreed that clerics, whether regular or secular, apart from the other punishments inflicted by the common law, should lose their office and be handed over to the secular
(Source: Extracted from "Compendium Salmanticense in Duos Tomos Distributum
Universae Theologiae Moralis", by Fr. Antonio de San José, 1779 A.D., Imprimatur)
Note: The Cursus Theologicus Moralis Salmanticensis was prepared by Discalced Carmelites from the Colegio de San Elías de Salamanca (the same College where the great Salamanca Dogmatic Theology Course
was also written). The Moral Salamancans consist of six thick volumes and an appendix, published between 1665 and 1753, reissued several times (the last edition in Venice 1764). Fifteen years after the last Venetian edition, the Carmelite *Fr. Antonio de San José (1716-1794) prepared a Compendium Salmanticense in duos tomos distributum universae Theologiae Moralis,
which was published in Rome in 1779.