The Popes on Youth; Principles for Forming and Guiding Youth from Popes Leo XIII to Pius XII
Buffalo: Canisius High School, 1956. First edition. Octavo, original teal cloth, original dust jacket. Owner ink-stamp and signature to blank flyleaf, slight toning to unclipped dust jacket, A near-fine copy. Item #1305
"THESE PAPAL PRINCIPLES FROM THE HIGHEST TEACHING AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH PROVIDE THE SOUNDEST GUIDANCE"
First edition of this guide to the teachings of five modern Popes—Leo XIII, St. Pius X, Benedict XV, Pius XI, and Pius XII—on the Christian formation of youth.
Dedicated "To Our Blessed Mother Inspiration to the Vicars of Christ and Mother of Our Youth Today," the book consists of four sections: Part One. Authority of the Popes on Youth, Part Two. Principles on the Formation of Youth, Part Three. Directives on Adult Responsibility Toward Youth, Part Four. Influences Adverse to the Formation of Youth. The main text is supplemented with four appendices (1. Table of Papal Documents, 2. Collections of Source Material, 3. Supplementary Reading on Youth Guidance, 4. Study Guide to Related Chapters) and an Index. With a brief Preface (dated, "Raymond B. Fullam, S.J. / Feast of the Holy Family 1955") outlining the Purpose, Need, Value, and Arrangement of these instructions. Approbations.