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League of the Cross
A Catholic total abstinence confraternity founded in London in 1873 by Cardinal Manning to unite Catholics, both clergy and laity, in the warfare against intemperance, and thus improve religious, social, and domestic conditions, especially among the working classes. The original and chief centres of the league are London and Liverpool, and branches have been organized in the various cities of Great Britain and Ireland and in Australia. The fundamental rules of the league are:
The pope has granted several indulgences to the league for its members. A conference of the league is held in August. The Tablet (London) files; Catholic Directory (London, 1910).
THOMAS F. MEEHAN