Fordham University, The Catholic Church During Italian Unification

These broadsides and pamphlets, originally owned by the Italian Cardinal Carlo Luigi Morichini (1805-1879), offer a window into the activities of the Catholic Church during the period of Italian Unification. As part of a larger collection of 1600 items, this subset of 93 items contains a large amount of unpublished printed matter, including institutional circulars, broadsides, by-laws, and annual reports from charitable organizations, especially church-run hospitals and shelters, and is particularly rich in provenance markings including handwritten dedications and marginalia.

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A S. Luigi Gonzaga : inno per musica
Hymn in honor of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (Luigi Gonzaga)
Accademia della Immacolata Concezione di M. V
List of members of the Accademia della Immacolata Concezione di Maria Vergine; Contents: Socj d'onore nell'Accademia della Immacolata Concezione di M. V. -- Nota dei socj di merito nell'Accademia della Immacolata Concezione di M. V.; List of members of the Accademia della Immacolata Concezione di Maria Vergine
Ad regienses novo ingrediente episcopo
Latin ode to Carlo Macchi, the recently deceased bishop of Reggio Emilia
Alexander Franchi, pater cardinalis amplissime lvbens favens excipias philopatridis ad exemplvm catholici Danielis O'Connell qvalecvmq hoc ellogivm tvo tibi velvti ivre dicandvm praesidi sollerti prvdenti S. Consilii Christianae Fidei Propagandae praeposi
Sermon delivered at the Pontifical Urban University in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Daniel O'Connell, leader of the Catholic emancipation movement in Ireland
Allocvtio habita in consistorio secreto X. cal. decembr. MDCCCXXXIX / sanctissimi domini nostri Gregorii divina providentia Papae XVI
Pope Gregory XVI discusses the plight of Byzantine rite Eastern Catholic churches in the Russian Empire, especially in the region of present-day Ukraine.
Appendice al nuovissimo opuscolo dell'Istituto delle Cuciniere e Cameriere Cattoliche
Appendix to by-laws of an organization of Catholic cooks and waiters
Beatissime pater
Latin letter signed by several Italian bishops, addressed to Sisto Riario Sforza, archbishop of Naples, regarding the promotion of the teachings of Thomas Aquinas at Catholic universities
Breve nota intorno al magnetismo animale ed allo spiritualismo americano
Pamphlet offering a Catholic response to the growing popular discourse surrounding American Spiritualism and animal magnetism; the pamphlet discusses the case of New York's Fox sisters at some length
Brevi riflessioni : sul modo di risolvere e sull' opportunità di definire l'infallibilità del pontefice sommo / per Monsignor Tommaso Michele Salzano
Pamphlet on the controversies surrounding the dogmatic definition of papal infallibility proposed at the First Vatican Council
Catechismo filosofico per uso delle scuole inferiori : proposto dai redattori della Voce della ragione
Program of religious and philosophical education for primary schools in 19th century Pesaro
Cenno biografico del cardinale Giuseppe Mezzofanti bolognese : con l'elenco di tutte le lingue e dialetti dal medesimo parlati
Short appreciation of Cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti, professor of Oriental Languages and Custodian-in-Chief of the Vatican Library, who was known for being a "hyperpolyglot" with mastery of dozens of languages. A list of the languages he spoke is included.
Cenno necrologico sulla nobil donna marchesa Maria Rusconi nata contessa Pallavicini
Homage to the deceased marquise Maria Rusconi Pallavicini of Bologna
Circolare.No. 38
Circular bulletin issued by the administration of the organization of Catholic schools of Italy's Roman Campagna region
Commissione de' sussidi, presieduta dall'em̄o e rm̄o signor cardinal Riario Sforza : bilancio dell'anno [. . .]
Ledger sheets with handwritten entries from the Commissione de' sussidi of the Papal States, a branch of the Papal government overseeing public assistance and charities
Dalla storia dei concilii generali è dimostrata la necessità del consenso moralmente unanime nelle defizione di fede
Treatise on the history and mission of ecumenical councils issued in conjunction with the First Vatican Council
Die XIII junii perillustrium virorum comitia catholica venetiis hexametra eximiis consessuum praesidibus dicata
Short Latin poem in praise of the Church, issued for the first meeting (Venice, 1874) of the Opera dei congressi e dei comitati cattolici in Italia, an organization promoting Catholic ideas and culture, and opposing anticlerical legislation; the organization also promulgated various economic and political mutual aid societies and cooperatives.
Doctrina de Romani Pontificis primatu et infallibilitate / a Fideli a Fanna collecta et adnotata
Writings of Saint Bonaventure discussing the primacy and infallibility of the pope, issued on the occasion of the First Vatican Council, at which the doctrine of papal infallibility was defined dogmatically
Elenco delle dissertazioni che si leggono nell'Accademia fisico-mattematica dei Lincei in Campidoglio l'anno [. . .] dal ristabilimento
Broadside listing the dissertations in science and mathematics presented to the Accademia de' nuovi Lincei in 1836, a forerunner of the Pontifical Academy of the Nuovi Lincei
Eliae Alberani antistiti optimo ecclesiae Asculi-Piceni ex gravi morbo convalescenti mense octobris MDCCCLXXIII gratulatio kleri Aufidani
Latin poem addressing the illness and convalescence of Elia Alberani, bishop of Ascoli Piceno
Honorius Papa : ab accusationibus veterum et novorum infallibilitatis summi pontificis adversariorum vindicatus : opusculum / fr. Ioannis Thomae Ghilardi ordinis praedicatorum episcopi Monregalensis
Pamphlet regarding Pope Honorius I issued concurrent to the First Vatican Council; Honorius I, posthumously anathematized for his support of the doctrine of monothelitism, later declared heretical, was often cited in arguments against the doctrine of papal infallibility, which was formally recognized as dogma at the First Vatican Council
Il potere civile e l'ecclesiastico : dialogo / di mons.re Andrea dei conti de la Ville
Pamphlet discussing the Roman question, or the debate surrounding the temporal power of the popes in relation to the emerging Italian State.
Illustrissimi ac reverendissimi antistites
Open letter to Italian bishops, signed by 43 leaders of religious and monastic orders, primarily in Italy, requesting support in the face of attempts to secularize church and monastic property in Italy
Invito ai fedeli di Roma
Pamphlet describing the creation of the Ritiro della Croce as an annex of the Ospedale di San Giacomo in Rome, with a mission to provide shelter and moral guidance for homeless youths treated for sexually transmitted diseases at the Ospedale di San Giacomo
Invito sacro
Pastoral letter by Archbishop Luigi Vannicelli Casoni regarding the cult of the Virgin Mary in Ferrara
Iosepho Bofondi seniori ex collegio XII virvm stlitibvs ivdicandis [. . .] a Pio IX pont. max. [. . .] III idvs ivnias a MDCCCXXXXVII quo amplssimo principalis benevolentiae testimonio in collegivm patrvm cardinalivm cooptatur [. . .]
Latin broadside issued in celebration of the elevation and appointment of Giuseppe Bofondi as cardinal-deacon of the titular church of San Cesareo in Palatio
Iscrizioni collocate al s. Monte di pietà di Roma in occasione della visita fattane dalla santità di nostro signore Gregorio Papa XVI nel giorno 26 febbrajo 1835
Record of inscriptions posted at the Sacro monte della pietà, a church run charitable pawnbroking and savings and loan institution in Rome, upon the visit of Pope Gregory XVI
Iscrizioni onorarie che a pvbblico e doveroso tribvto di lode e di riconoscenza G. F. R., dottore in filosofia e medicina campato di recente da fvnesta e mortale iliade di morbose affezioni mercè i piv bene immaginati e profittevoli svggerimenti del ragi
Tributes to a recently deceased Roman physician and philosopher written by his colleagues., Contents: [Inscription by Pietro Lupi, Domenico Morichini, and Luigi Metaxà] -- [Inscription by Pietro Santandrea and Luigi Righetti] -- [Inscription by Giovanni Corsi and Benigno Epifani]
L'episcopato subalpino e lombardo al re Vittorio Emmanuele contro il progetto di legge che sottopone i chierici alla leva
Open letter signed by the bishops of the ecclesiastical provinces of Turin and Lombardy in opposition to a law subjecting clergy to military conscription
La bandiera cattolica : scritti vari dimostranti l'importanza suprema del vessillo del Cristo e del suo vicario e la necessità di stringersi ad esso pel più pronto trionfo del principio dell'ordine
Pamphlet in favor of the temporal power of the popes, in the face of a substantial loss of Papal territory in the aftermath of the second Italian War of Independence in 1859
La colonna di marmo caristio ora giacente presso la Curia Innocenziana
Proposal to incorporate a derelict Roman column, lying in ruins in front of the Palazzo di Montecitorio, into a monument in honor of Pope Pius IX at the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
La mia condanna e la mia difesa per la pubblicazione del s. Giubileo accordato dal Sommo Pontefice Pio IX con sua enciclica dell'8 dicembre 1864 : opuscolo / di monsig. Ghilardi de'Predicatori, vescovo di Mondovì
Ghilardi, a moderate who sought to reconcile the ecclesiastical and civil forces in the struggle for control of the Italian peninsula and for the secularization of Italian society, responds in this pamphlet to Pope Pius IX's encyclical Quanta Cura, which condemns many of the proposed political reforms which would greatly reduce the role of the church and its teachings in Italian civil life
La singolare bontà, con cui li rev.mi ordinarii, i sig. parocchi ed i rispettivi cleri dell'Italia fecero buon viso agli Atti dell'episcopato italiano contra la rivoluzione, nonchè ad altre mie produzioni, mi danno il coraggio di Loro presentarmi altra
Circular to Catholic clergy regarding the possibility of establishing a list of approved Catholic literature, emerging from a recent project by bishop Ghilardi to compile a list of Catholic literature against revolution
Lettera di s. e. mons. vescovo di Mondovì : scritta ai redattori del periodico Il genio cattolico
Response of bishop Ghilardi to the editorial board of the periodical Il Genio cattolico

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