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By Michael J. Schuck

It is a finished historic examine of the entire content material and total coherence of 2 and a part centuries of papal directions that experience variously aroused all over the world curiosity, scorn, fury, response, and consent. It presents the type of research that involved Roman Catholics, public officers, social ethicists, theologians, and scholars want. it's a textually inclusive and topically broad-gauged evaluation of Catholic social educating in its ancient improvement, with a forthright evaluation of its regrettable contradictions in addition to of its priceless consistencies.

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That the holy scriptures are to be understood by the personal judgment of the individual, will greatly assist their impious cause. " The popes also consider Febronianism a product of religious indifference. Febronianism, proposed by Johann von Hontheim in 1763, asserts that the Roman Catholic Church should be governed not by the papal office, but by general councils in doctrinal matters and national churches in disciplinary matters. Moved by this idea, several groups in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Italy, France, Germany, and Switzerland propose the jurisdictional independence of national Catholic groups from Rome, a democratic concept of church authority in which the entire congregation makes judgments on faith and morals, and a married clergy.

In 1836 and 1839, his 'minorité consciente' attempts the overthrow of Louis Philippe. " Pierre Proudhon repeats Brissot's Jacobin indictment against property. The second step of the radical socialist movement is taken in December 1847, when the secret German branch of Blanqui's 'Society of the Seasons' publishes Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto. 27 Over the following weeks, loose coalitions of anarchists, socialists, and nationalists in France, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, and Naples shatter Europe's Holy Alliance.

After the Revolution, several newly constituted liberal states proscribe workless religious holidays and individual almsgiving as deleterious to national economic stability. 21 In Quanta cura, 4, Pius IX assails such legislation: . . (these wretches) also impiously declare that permission should be refused to citizens and to the Church, "whereby they may openly give alms for the sake of Christian charity"; and that the law should be abrogated "whereby on certain fixed days servile works are prohibited because of God's worship"; and on the most deceptive pretext that the said permission and law are opposed to the principles of the best public economy.

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