Before, his actions had been closely aligned church policies, which were basically a CYA masquerading as piety.
And he is to give this permission only to a priest “who has piety, knowledge, prudence and integrity of life.”
“It seems that the different standard is (based on) the length of the beard and outwardly display of piety,” Hamdani said.
Ramadan is meant to be a time of piety and spiritual reflection.
Thus wealth became a sign of piety, and poverty a spiritual, rather than a material, condition.
But he had entered the cloister, not to acquire the reputation of a great genius, but in quest of the food of piety.
The Phoenicians who were not interested in piety succeeded where the others had failed.
To sum up, remember that unless piety and your interest be in the same thing, piety cannot be maintained in any man.
After all their piety was aimless and of no utility to humanity.
I found afterwards that it is unwise to select batmen for their piety.
early 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), "mercy, tenderness, pity," from Old French piete "piety, faith; pity, compassion" (12c.), from Latin pietatem (nominative pietas) "dutiful conduct, sense of duty; religiousness, piety; loyalty, patriotism; faithfulness to natural ties," in Late Latin "gentleness, kindness, pity;" from pius "kind" (see pious). Meaning "piousness" attested in English from c.1600. Also see pity (n.).
Lat. pietas, properly honour and respect toward parents (1 Tim. 5:4). In Acts 17:23 the Greek verb is rendered "ye worship," as applicable to God.