The Church and Labor

...o private property should be directed to the common good and that "Capital cannot do without Labor, nor Labor Capital."[3] Both of these encyclicals made clear that for progress to be made on improving the conditions of all people, all sides need to come together and work in harmony. Nevertheless,

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A Brief History of the Growing Pains of the Church in Philadelphia

...ps://omeka.chrc-phila.org/items/show/7133 While the founding of Philadelphia as a diocese dates back to 1808 when it was separated from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the history of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania dates back another hundred years. The first Mass in Philadelphia was said in 1708 in a private home; however, the

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Priest and Rosary Calm Tension – Oral History Interview

...d I still remember—one guy said, “All right, we know you’re a policeman because the kind of belt you’re wearing.” (laughter) I remember then a bottle going zoom—right past my ears. Things were getting panicky, you know. It was very quiet while everybody was saying the rosary. But then it

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Centennial Exposition

...gious duty, then the fair would have a beneficial effect as an innocent relaxation of the soul and body.[4] When the fairgrounds opened to the public on May 10, 1876, there were 190 buildings across 236 acres.[5] The largest building in the exposition was the Main Building, which covered 21

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