March 19, 2001
volume 12, no. 78

Events throughout Church History that occurred on March 19th

  • @24 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church, foster father of Jesus, spouse and protector of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For more, see DAILY LITURGY

  • 1128 A.D.
  • Queen Theresa of Portugal gifts the Castle of Soure to the Knights Templars for their noble efforts in the crusades.

  • 1148 A.D.
  • Crusaders of the Second Crusade make their entrance into Antioch

  • 1227 A.D.
  • Pope Gregory IX succeeds Pope Honorius III as the 178th in the line of Peter. He would go on to be known as the "canonizer" for elevating St. Francis, St. Dominic, and St. Anthony. He was also called the "excommunicator" for taking the bold move of placing Frederick II under interdiction. It was Gregory who instituted the "Holy Inquisition."

  • 1229 A.D.
  • The German Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen enters Jerusalem causing the Archbishop of Caesarea to place an inderdict on the Holy City at Pope Gregory IX's command.

  • 1452 A.D.
  • Frederick III becomes the last Holy Roman Emperor to be coronated in Rome

  • 1532 A.D.
  • Church property in England is confiscated by King Henry VIII in retaliation for Pope Clement VII's censures on him.

  • 1925 A.D.
  • Pope Pius XI elevates Father Angelo G. Roncalli to the episcopacy, naming him titular Archbishop of Areopolis and apostolic visitor to Bulgaria. Archbishop Roncalli would go on to become a cardinal and then the 261st successor of Peter as Pope John XXIII.

  • 1937 A.D.
  • Pope Pius XI publishes his 28th encyclical Divini redemptoris speaking out against atheistic communism.

March 19, 2001
volume 12, no. 78
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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