Veuillot, Louis


Veuillot, Louis

▪ French writer and politician
born Oct. 11, 1813, Boynes, France
died March 7, 1883, Paris

      author and leader within France of extreme Ultramontanism, a movement advocating absolute papal supremacy.

      The son of poor parents, Veuillot early began writing for periodicals and developed his talents in provincial journalism. He was uninterested in religion until 1838, when he was converted while on a visit to Rome and immediately became involved in polemics. He became editor of L'Univers in 1843, and that newspaper subsequently served as the medium for his Ultramontane campaign. Veuillot quickly became disillusioned with the Second French Republic (1848–52) and was a champion of Emperor Napoleon III and the Second Empire (1852–70) until the emperor threatened Pope Pius IX's temporal sovereignty by his military campaign in Italy (1859). Veuillot's continued opposition to Napoleon's Italian policy eventually led to the suppression of L'Univers (1860–67).

      Veuillot lived in Rome during the First Vatican Council (1870), which asserted papal infallibility, thus representing a triumph for the Ultramontanists. He subsequently came to regard the restoration of the Bourbons as the best hope of the Roman Catholic church in France. His health failed in 1878, but his influence persisted in the French church until his death. Veuillot was an enemy of all conciliation and compromise, despised industrialism, and hated bourgeois institutions and all that stemmed from the French Revolution. He was a talented writer and was adroit in the manipulation of public opinion. Merciless toward opponents, including all he chose to call liberal Catholics, Veuillot finally drew a rebuke from Pope Pius IX for his “bitter zeal.” His Oeuvres complètes (1927–38; “Complete Works”) include novels, biographies, correspondence, poetry, and polemical writings.

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