- the policy of the party in the Roman Catholic Church that favors increasing and enhancing the power and authority of the pope.
Origin of ultramontanism
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He lays more than the usual stress on Ultramontanism as an influence.
The growing democracy and the growing Ultramontanism came into collision.The History of Freedom
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The sword of Loyola in the hands of his modern apostles has become a dagger—a weapon more suitable to Ultramontanism.Gwen Wynn
Ireland has been for the last two generations brought into absolute captivity to the principles of ultramontanism.Against Home Rule (1912)
He sinks the Conservative principles of the Reaction, and gives prominence only to its Ultramontanism.
- RC Church the doctrine of central papal supremacyCompare Gallicanism
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