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• HeckerismDefinition & Meaning in English
- (n.) The teaching of Isaac Thomas Hecker (1819-88), which interprets Catholicism as promoting human aspirations after liberty and truth, and as the religion best suited to the character and institutions of the American people.
- (n.) Improperly, certain views or principles erroneously ascribed to Father Hecker in a French translation of Elliotts Life of Hecker. They were condemned as "Americanism" by the Pope, in a letter to Cardinal Gibbons, January 22, 1899.