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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: … 3. WILLIAM EMMANUEL VON KETTELER a. The Feiehtd Of The People “We joyfully confess,” wrote Bishop Ketteler in answer to the slur of a Freemasonic journal that his audience on a certain occasion was composed mainly of laboring men, ” that every dock-hand, every day-laborer, every peasant is of as much moment to us as any prince or king, and that we place human dignity far above all class distinctions. We feel nothing but inexpressible pity for those who esteem the wealthy manufacturer higher than the poor farmhand.” 1 That will suffice to introduce the “Bishop of the Workingmen.” He spoke not for himself alone, but for all the Church which still continues to fulfil Christ’s mission upon earth: “and the poor have the Gospel preached to them.” Yet from the lowliest worker in the realm to the Iron Chancellor all, whether they wished it or not, were obliged to listen to the voice of Ketteler. “Consult the writings of the Bishop of Mainz,” said Bismarck misinterpreting their sense in his Kulturkampf speech; “they are cleverly written, pleasant to read and in everyone’s hands.” No mean compliment from a bitter enemy. In the realm of industrial relations, to which we are here confining ourselves, the name of Bishop William Emmanuel von Ketteler must ever stand recorded as that of the pioneer of modern Catholic action in the industrial field. “He was my great precursor in the labor cause,” Pope Leo XIII justly said of him. In seeking to quote from his many writings on the greatest of modern questions we are hopelessly bewildered by the abundance of matter that still remains of enduring value in his works. Of magnificent and commanding appearance, with clear-cut i Kann ein gUubiger Christ Freimaurer tein, p. 95. Liesen, Bishof Ketteler und die soziale Frage, p. 25….
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|Author||John Augustine Ryan|
|Title||The Church and Labor|