Pope Leo XIII. by Justin Mccarthy

Pope Leo XIII.

byJustin Mccarthy

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. THE KULTUR-KAMPF. The Falk laws--The endeavour to put the administration of the Roman Catholic Church in Prussia wholly under the control of the State--The passive resistance--The imprisonment of archbishops, bishops, and priests--The policy of Bismarck at first resolute and defiant--His famous phrase, "Whatever we do, we shall not go to Canossa"--The doubt of the Emperor, and his strong leaning towards religious teaching in all churches--The Pope disappoints Bismarck by not proclaiming the principle of "No Compromise." HE first great struggle which Pope Leo had to 1 take up was the battle he had to fight against Prince Bismarck--the battle which is famous, and will long be famous, in the modern history of the world as the Kultur-kampf--in other words, the struggle about the education of Catholics within the dominion of the German Empire. Pope Leo had to encounter in this struggle the greatest Continental empire of our times, and the most powerful statesman Continental Europe has known since the days of the first Napoleon. The war began in the time of Pius the Ninth, and it was brought to a close at an early part of the Papacy of Leo the Thirteenth. I may come to the point at once, and say that it ended in the surrender of Bismarck and in the triumph of Leo the Thirteenth. What was the Kultur-kampf? It was the straggle, familiar to all modern peoples, between the State and the Church--some church--on the subject of religious education. In this particular case it happened to be a struggle between the State of the new German Empire and the Church established during many centuries at Rome. The German Empire was new, and it had to take careful account of its position. The theory of Prince Bismarck was that the worst enemies of the Empire were found in th...

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Title:Pope Leo XIII.Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217031714

ISBN - 13:9780217031714

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