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April 23-25, 1999
SECTION THREE vol 10, no. 80
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Events this weekend in Church History
This weekend we observe the birth of two saints: Saint Louis IX in 1214 who would go on to become the great and holy King of France and Saint Vincent de Paul who was born on April 24, 1576 and would go on to become a priest and found the Vincentians. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history this weekend, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Historical Events in Church Annals for April 23:
Death of Saint George by beheading at the order of Diocletian. This martyred soldier is not only the Patron Saint of England and Portugal, but also of soldiers and the Boy Scouts of America. See DAILY LITURGY
Death of Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg also of Prague who was an Archbishop who played a key role in the conversion of Russia. See DAILY LITURGY
Brian Boru, King of Ireland defeats the Danes at the Battle of Clondarf, preserving the faith in the emerald isle.
Margaret of Anjou marries King Henry VI, monarch of England with the blessings of Pope Eugene IV.
Explorer Pedro Alvarez de Cabral lands in Brazil and proclaims it for Portugal, bringing the faith to this largest of South American countries.
Historical Events in Church Annals for April 24:
Death of Saint Wilfrid, Bishop from Northumbria, England.
Pope Saint Nicholas I is elected as the 105th successor of Peter. With the Emperor Louis II, he launched an army against the Saracen threat. He is also the Pope who proclaimed August 15th as the permanent date of the Feast of the Assumption.
Representatives of the Aztec chief Montezuma II attend the first Easter Mass to be held in Central America.
Birth of Saint Vincent de Paul in Gascony, France to a poor family. He would go on to become a priest and found the Vincentians.
Pope Sixtus V is elected by the College of Cardinals, becoming the 227th successor of Peter. Sixtus is credited with finishing the dome of St. Peter's Basilica and constructing the obelisk in the center of St. Peter's Square.
Historical Events in Church Annals for April 25:
Pope Saint Leo III is abducted while riding in a procession to Holy Mass and while he was violently attacked by a wild gang of fanatics of one of the Italian families who threatened to gouge out his eyes, he was rescued by more moderate members of the same family and sent to a monastery. He would regain the throne of the Holy See but not on this day.
The City of Venice is founded and the square named after Saint Mark to honor his feast day and the day of the establishment of this great northern Italian city which would become a strong bastion of Catholicism.
Death of Saint William of Vercelli, hermit and religious founder.
Birth of Saint Louis IX to King Louis VIII and his holy mother Blanche. Young Louis would become the King of France at the age of 12 and rule for 44 years, going down as one of the greatest monarchs ever. He played a key role in the affairs of Holy Mother Church during the turbulent thirteenth century.
Death of Pope Benedict XII, the 197th successor of Peter, who reformed the Benedictine, Franciscan and Dominican orders and was third pontiff to reside in France during the Avignon Captivity.
NEWS & VIEWS with a Catholic slant
NOTE: We are pleased to annouce the debut in this weekend issue of another excellent Catholic News Service - the ZENIT International News Agency out of Rome, assuring readers of the DAILY CATHOLIC that they will be receiving even more comprehensive, reliable and most up-to-date Catholic news sources available. We welcome ZENIT to the family of CATHOLIC WORLD NEWS and Noticias Eclesiales CHURCH NEWS, all excellent Roman Catholic sources totally obedient to the Magisterium of the Church.
Pope meets Guatemalan President
Nobelists hear Pope's plea for peace
New reports of miracle through Padre Pio
Serve youth, Pope asks Quebec Bishops
Columbian Priest ordered from amnesty area by rebels
Pro-Indonesian militias terrorize East Timor
Poland Senate allows Papal Cross at Auschwitz
Congress Passes Educational Bill giving new freedoms
Cells from aborted children said to stop Parkinson's disease
Pro-abortion protester arrested at New York demonstrations
Gary Bauer announces presidential run, points out moral ills
Doctors slam negligent death of partial-birth abortion survivor
Holy Father sends message of solidarity to people in Colorado
Pope encourages process of reconciliation in Colombia
Weekly catechesis: Inter-religious dialogue shouldn't displace proclamation of the Gospel
Church in Spain aims to increase its presence in TV
Religious art museum reopened in Cuba
Pope Calls on Canadian Church to Support Youth
JPII Meets Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Papal Letter to Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow
Pope & World Meeting of Catholic Charitable Organizations
Largest Crowd in History Expected for Padre Pio's Beatification
A Child's Prayer: "Lord, Turn Me Into A TV"
New Wave of Violence in Indonesia
Peace Agreement Signed in East Timor
Capuchins to Stay in Angola
Inter-Religious Congress on God the Father in Jerusalem
Nobel Peace Prize Winners' Proposal for Peace in Kosovo
Kosovo Refugees Forced Into Prostitution By Organized Crime
For more headlines and articles, we suggest you go to the Catholic World News site at the
CWN home page and Church News at Noticias Eclesiales and ZENIT International News Agency. These news services are not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provide this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.
SITE OF THE DAY
This weekend, with the announcement above of the addition of the excellent ZENIT International News Agency service, we feature their official ZENIT site where you can read all the latest news stories, special features, interviews, and dossiers out of Rome regarding Catholic events and issues globally with the focal point always emanating from the Vatican. In addition ZENIT provides a WEEKLY REPORT which capsulizes the week in review and an archive file bank dating back over a year.
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April 23-25, 1999 volume 10, no. 80 DAILY CATHOLIC