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 As part of a larger collection of 1600 items, this subset of 93 items contains a large amount of unpublished printed matter, including institutional circulars, broadsides, by-laws, and annual reports from charitable organizations, especially church-run hospitals and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.Learn More About the Collection
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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