September 14, 2000
volume 11, no. 170

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for September 14th:

  • 407 A.D.
  • Death of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. For more on this saint, see SEPTEMBER 13

  • 891 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Stephen V, 110th successor of Peter. On hearing of his election this Roman-born pontiff barricaded himself into his house but the doors were broken open by the force of the people who carried him off to be placed on the throne of St. Peter. Stephen forbade trial by fire and by water in the courts, and encouraged arts and crafts.

  • 1510 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Catherine of Genoa, who rejected the world, converted her husband from his evil ways as well as countless others and offered all for the holy souls in Purgatory for, as a victim soul, God revealed the plight of the poor souls to her so she could offer all for their salvation.

  • 1523 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Hadrian VI as the 218th successor of Peter. This Dutch-born pontiff was elected without Knowledge on the 31st of August 1522 while Bishop of Tortona. He engaged in a deep struggle against those who were harassing the Church and against Protestants and the Turks, but not with a great amount of success. Hadrian VI was the last non-Italian Pope until John Paul II was elected in 1978.

  • 1886 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII issues his 21st encyclical Pergrata on the Church in Portugal.

  • 1981 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II ushers his 3rd encyclical Laborem exercens on human work.

  • 1998 A.D.
  • Once again, on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, Pope John Paul II publishes his 13th and most recent encyclical Fides et Ratio on the relationship between Faith and Reason.

September 14, 2000
volume 11, no. 170

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