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The declaration of dependence

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Members of the clergy sign a document labeled "Declaration of Dependence" and are joined together by long strings of beads that are held by Pope Leo XIII sitting on a chair in the left foreground. Cardinal John McCloskey is sitting at the table where the document is being signed, glaring at the Pope. The American Declaration of Independence, torn and crumpled, lies at his feet. Caption: Made at Cincinnati, on the 19th of March, in the year of the Republic 106, by the Fourth Provincial Council of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Popes; Clergy; Crowns; Autonomy; Signing ceremonies; Catholic Church; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903; McCloskey, John, Cardinal, 1810-1885

Date: 1882-04-12

At it again!

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Pope Leo XIII climbs through a ballot box in an effort to get to the sign on the wall that states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion--Constitution." Other notices pasted on a wall in the background state, "Every Catholic should rigidly adhere to the teachings of the Roman pontiffs..."; "All Catholics should do all in their power to cause the Constitutions of States and legislation to be modeled in the principles of the true church"; and "All Catholics ... must penetrate wherever possible in the administration of civil affairs." Each is noted as a "Papal Encyclical." Caption: Through the ballot-box to the Constitution.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Religion and politics; Ballot boxes; Catholic Church; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903

Date: 1885-11-18

The American pope

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Cardinal "Satolli," holding a crosier, sits atop an enormous dome labeled "American Headquarters," and casts a large shadow in the shape of Pope Leo XIII across the landscape of the United States, from New York City south through Washington, D.C., to the Gulf of Mexico and west to San Francisco. Several cities, some with buildings labeled "Public Schools," are encompassed by the shadow of the Pope, including New York City, the U.S. Capitol building, "Memphis, New Orleans, El Paso, Denver, [and] San Francisco."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Public schools; Popes; Cardinals; Shades and shadows; Anti-Catholicism; Catholics; Catholic Church; Satolli, Francesco, 1839-1910; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903

Date: 1894-09-05

Declined with thanks

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Pope Leo XIII holds out his robe labeled "Catholicism" and bows to Columbia who politely returns the bow and declines the offer to shelter under his robe. Behind Leo XIII is "St. Peters" at the "Vatican" and behind Columbia are buildings labeled "Public School" and "School." Caption: His Holiness--Dear Miss Columbia, won't you come under my robe? - you'll be so much more comfortable! - for further particulars, see my late encyclical. / Miss Columbia--Much obliged, Pop; but I'm doing very well as I am!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Columbia (Symbolic character); Anti-Catholicism; Popes; Robes; Crowns; Public schools; Catholic Church; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903

Date: 1895-02-13

A Short History Of The Origin And Progress Of St. Joseph's Society Of The Sacred Heart For Foreign Missions And Of The Foreign Missioniary College At Mill Hill

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History and activities of St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart for Foreign Missions.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Missions--Societies, etc.; Catholic Church; Mill Hill Missionaries; Vaughan, Herbert, 1832-1903

Date: 1901

McKinley assassination and Jesuits

Description:

American Baptist Flag suggests that a Jesuit was involved in the assassination of William McKinley.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Assassins; Crime--Religious aspects; Religion and politics; Jesuits; Catholic Church; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901

Date: 1901

Letter from John T. Prout to Theodore Roosevelt

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John T. Prout invites Vice President Roosevelt to a celebration on September 29 at Rockland Lake near Congers, New York. They will be celebrating the opening of two new churches in the parish by Archbishop Corrigan. Roosevelt could lend his "moral influence" to the proceedings and speak at the reception.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Church dedication; Catholic church buildings; Speeches, addresses, etc.; New York (State)--Rockland County; Catholic Church; Corrigan, Michael Augustine, 1839-1902

Date: 1901-09-03

Letter from W. E. Mantius to Theodore Roosevelt

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W. E. Mantius spoke to his friend, T. W. Cridler, regarding Cardinal Merry del Val. Cridler can transfer the information to Secretary of State Hay who can then speak with President McKinley. Mantius doesn't want the "ostrich game" to be played in Washington, D.C., while the Vatican is preparing for action.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Catholic Church. Curia Romana; Merry del Val, Raphael, 1865-1930; Hay, John, 1838-1905; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-04

Letter from James Gibbons to Theodore Roosevelt

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Cardinal Gibbons hopes for a successful Roosevelt administration and forwards a message of sympathy from Cardinal Moran on behalf of the Catholic community of Australia.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Succession; Presidents--Death; Presidents--Assassination; Sympathy; Australia; Catholic Church

Date: 1901-09-20

Letter from John Ireland to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Archbishop Ireland presents Pope Leo XIII's interest in the prosperity of the United States and the welfare of President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Prayers; Religion and politics; International relations; Catholic Church. Curia Romana; Catholic Church; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903; Rampolla del Tindaro, Mariano, 1843-1913

Date: 1901-09-21?

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