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Rerum novarum] and his attempts to define the position of the Catholic Church with regard to modern thinking.


He influenced Roman Catholic Mariology and promoted both the rosary and the scapular. In addition, he approved two new Marian scapulars and was the first pope to fully embrace the concept of Diuturnum illud as Mediatrix.

He was the first pope to never have held any control over the Papal States, after they were dissolved by diuturnum illud Nor is the authority delegated to him, but the person by whom it is to be exercised is determined upon.

Diuturnum Illud: On the Origins of Civil Power by Pope Leo XIII

There is no question here respecting forms of government, for there is no reason why the Church should not approve of the chief power being held by one man or by more, provided only it be just, and that it tend to the common advantage. Wherefore, so long as justice be respected, the people are not hindered from choosing for themselves that form of government which suits best either their own disposition, or the institutions and customs of their ancestors.

But, as regards political power, the Church rightly teaches that it comes from God, for it finds this clearly testified in the sacred Scriptures and in the monuments diuturnum illud antiquity; besides, no other doctrine can be conceived which is more diuturnum illud to reason, or more in accord with the safety of both princes and peoples.

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diuturnum illud In truth, that the source of human power is in God the diuturnum illud of the Old Testament in very many places clearly establish. Afterwards, when the Christian Gospel shed its light, vanity yielded to truth, and that noble and divine principle whence all authority flows began to shine forth.

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To the Roman governor, ostentatiously pretending diuturnum illud he had the power of releasing and of condemning, our Lord Jesus Christ answered: Augustine, in explaining this passage, says: The teaching of Paul to the Romans, when subject to the authority of heathen princes, is lofty and full of gravity: The Fathers of the Church have taken great care to proclaim and propagate this very doctrine in which they had been instructed.

Augustine, "the power of giving government and empires to any but the true God. Gregory the Great, saying: And, indeed, nature, or rather God who is the Author of nature, wills that man should live in a civil society; and this is clearly shown both by the faculty of language, the greatest medium of intercourse, and by numerous innate desires of the mind, and the many necessary things, and things of great importance, which men isolated cannot procure, but which they can procure when joined and associated with others.

But now, a society diuturnum illud neither exist nor be conceived in which there is no one to govern the wills of individuals, in such a way as to make, as it were, one will out of many, and to impel them rightly and orderly to the common good; therefore, God has willed that in a civil society there should be some to rule the multitude.

And this also is a powerful argument, that those by whose authority the State is administered must be able so to compel the citizens to obedience that it is clearly a sin in the latter not to obey.

Diuturnum Illud: On the Origins of Civil Power

diuturnum illud But no man has in himself or of himself the power of constraining the free will of others by fetters of authority of this kind. This power resides solely in God, the Diuturnum illud and Legislator of all things; and it is necessary that those who exercise it should do it as having received it from God.


That that which resides in priests comes from God is so acknowledged that among all nations they are recognized as, and called, the ministers of God. In like manner, the authority of diuturnum illud of families preserves a certain impressed image and form of the diuturnum illud which is in God, "of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named.

Diuturnum (On the Origin of Civil Power)

Those who believe civil society to have risen from the diuturnum illud consent of men, looking for the origin of its authority from the same source, say that each individual has given up something of his right, 15 and that voluntarily every person has put himself diuturnum illud the power of the one man in whose person the whole of those rights has been centered.

But it is a great error not to see, what is manifest, that men, as they are not a nomad race, have been created, without their own free will, for a natural community of life.

It is plain, moreover, that the pact which they allege is openly a falsehood and diuturnum illud fiction, and that it has no authority to confer on political power such great force, dignity, and firmness as the diuturnum illud of the State and the common good of the citizens require.

Then only will the government have all those ornaments and guarantees, when it is understood to emanate from God as its august and most sacred source.


And it is impossible that any should be found not only more true but even more advantageous than this opinion. For the diuturnum illud of the rulers of a State, if it be diuturnum illud certain communication of divine power, will by that very reason immediately acquire a dignity greater than human - not, indeed, that impious and most absurd dignity sometimes desired by heathen emperors when affecting divine honors, but a true and solid one received by a certain divine gift and benefaction.