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RERUM NOVARUM

Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, issued on May 15, 1891, on the condition of labor. It refutes the theories of the socialists and defends the rights of private ownership. It advises employers and workers to organize into both mixed and separate associations for mutual help and self-protection.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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