This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... the authoritative exponents
of Rome's policy supply the clue to events. The sources he consults
and quotes are fivefold: official papers; histories sanctioned by
pope or bishops; scholastic writings of the late pontificate and of
recognized authority; periodicals and other literature, avowedly
representing Vatican policy; and the writings of liberal Catholics.
For example, Professor Friedrich, as an official theologian at the
Vatican Council, had charge of a store of especially valuable
documents which, on his own responsibility, he published. Friedberg
opens up another mine of information, combining Vatican papers with
those of prominent individuals, courts, and public bodies. Cecconi,
archbishop of Florence, unveils the secrets of the five years
preceding the Vatican Council. Victor Frond furnishes a life of the
Pope himself, with biographical sketches of cardinals and prelates.
The Civita Cattolica was, from 1850, recognized as the organ of the
Pope and the "Company of Jesus," to which its editors belonged;
and, in 1866, his Holiness erected in perpetuity, the Jesuit
fathers of its editorial staff into a college of writers, under the
Jesuit general, with unique rights and privileges. From such
fountains of accurate knowledge of facts and their philosophy, the
author of "The Pope, the Kings, and the People" draws the whole
content of his great work, a reservoir of information ready for any
reader who wishes to know what Rome is, and is doing. For the
benefit of many who will not have ready access to this volume, it
may be wise to hint some of the main features of the schemes of
Vaticanism, as illustrated in this valuable treatise of Mr.
Arthur's, and abundantly attested by other writers. This we now
proceed to do, ...
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