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  • It is necessary for you that he should be on your side, that he should continue the work of Leo XIII, which is so badly judged and so much opposed, but which cares little for the petty results of to-day, since its purpose lies in the future, in the union of all the nations under their holy mother the Church.

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  • Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum On the Condition of Labor, for instance, contends that "among the most important duties of employers, the principal one is to give employees what is due them."

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  • Because of a customary nine-day mourning period before burial, the hearts and other fast-decaying internal organs of almost all the popes from Sixtus V (1585-1590) to Leo XIII (1878-1903) were removed before embalming.

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  • The first modern Roman index, advanced by Pope Paul IV 1476-1559, underwent gradual modification until the reform in 1897 of Leo XIII.

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  • “Pope Leo XIII introduced me to this,” she declared.

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  • The sketch of Pius IX was developed by his successor in Quamqaum Pluries, and that encyclical letter of Leo XIII is the most important document on St. Joseph up to Custos Redemptoris of John Paul II.

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  • I believe that Leo XIII tried to compromise with those subscribing to a prevailing economic tide stemmnig from the French Revolution, the Revolutions of 1848, Marxism, and socialism.

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  • Pope Leo XIII composed a magnificent prayer to Saint Michael and ordered it to be recited after the celebration of the Mass.

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  • The next pope, Leo XIII, set St. Joseph before us with a rank and place best described in his encyclical about Joseph, Quamquam Pluries, 1889: “There can be no doubt that, more than any other person, he approached that super eminent dignity by which the Mother of God was raised far above all created natures.”


  • In the words of Leo XIII, “If God gave Joseph as a spouse to the Virgin, He assuredly gave him not only as a companion in life, a witness of her virginity, and the guardian of her honor, but also as a sharer in her exalted dignity by reason of the conjugal tie itself.”



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