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Martin LutherJan 3, 1521

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John F. KennedySep 12, 1960

Galileo GalileiOct 31, 1992

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Date Event
230-07-21

St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

235-09-29

St Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope

235-11-21

St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

236-01-03

St Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope

236-01-10

St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope

250-01-20

St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)

253-06-25

St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

254-05-12

Stephan I replaces Lucius I as Catholic Pope

257-08-02

St Stephen I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

257-08-30

St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

258-08-06

St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

269-01-03

St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

274-01-04

St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope

283-12-17

St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope

296-04-22

St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

296-06-30

St Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

306-11-30

St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

310-04-18

St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope

310-10-21

St Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

311-07-02

St Militiades begins his reign as Catholic Pope

314-01-31

St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

336-01-18

St Mark elected Catholic Pope

336-10-07

Pope Saint Mark's death ends his reign as Catholic Pope leaving the papacy vacant

337-02-06

St Julius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

352-05-17

Liberius begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Julius I

366-09-24

Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

366-10-01

St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

384-12-11

St Damasus I dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope. Began reign 366

399-11-27

St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

401-12-19

St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

401-12-22

St Innocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

417-03-18

St Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

418-12-27

[Etalius] begins his reign as Catholic Pope

418-12-28

St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

419-04-03

[Etalius] ends his reign as Catholic Pope

422-09-04

St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

422-09-10

St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

432-07-27

St Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

432-07-31

St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

440-08-19

St Sixtus III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

461-11-19

St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope

468-03-03

St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius

483-03-13

St Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

492-03-01

St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

492-03-01

St Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

496-11-24

Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope

523-08-06

St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope

523-08-13

St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

526-07-12

St Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

530-09-22

Boniface II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

530-09-22

St Felix IV reign as Catholic Pope ends

530-09-22

Discorus begins his reign as Catholic anti-Pope

530-10-14

Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope

532-10-17

Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

533-01-02

John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

535-05-08

John II's reign as Catholic Pope ends

535-05-13

St Agapitus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

536-04-22

St. Agapetus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

536-06-08

St Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope

555-06-07

Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

556-04-16

Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

561-07-17

John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I

574-07-13

John III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

575-06-02

Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

579-07-30

Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

579-11-26

Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

590-09-03

St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

607-02-19

Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

608-09-15

St Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

609-05-13

Pope Boniface I turns Pantheon in Rome into a Catholic church

615-05-08

St Boniface IV's reign as Catholic Pope ends

615-10-19

St Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

619-12-23

Boniface V begins his reign as Catholic Pope

625-10-25

Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

625-10-27

Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

638-10-12

Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus elected

640-05-28

Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)

640-12-24

John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

642-10-12

John IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope

642-11-24

Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

649-05-14

Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

649-07-05

St Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

653-06-17

St Martin I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

657-06-02

St Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

657-07-30

St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I

672-01-27

St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope

672-04-11

Deusdedit III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

676-06-17

Deusdedit III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

676-11-02

Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II

678-06-27

St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope

682-08-17

St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

683-07-03

St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

684-06-26

St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

685-05-08

St Benedict II'sreign as Catholic Pope ends

685-07-23

John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope

686-10-21

Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope

687-12-15

St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon

701-09-09

St Sergius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

701-10-30

John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope

705-03-01

John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope

707-10-18

John VII ends his reign as Catholic Pope

708-03-25

Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope

715-04-09

Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope

715-05-19

St Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

731-03-18

St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

741-12-03

St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III

752-03-22

Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)

757-05-29

St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

767-06-28

St Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

768-07-31

[Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope

768-08-07

Stephen III [IV] begins his reign as Catholic Pope

772-02-01

Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

795-12-26

St Leo III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

817-01-24

St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV

847-01-27

Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

847-04-10

St Leo IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

855-07-17

St Leo IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope

855-09-29

Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

858-04-17

Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

867-12-14

Adrian II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

872-12-14

John VIII elected as Catholic Pope

882-12-16

Marinus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding John VIII

884-05-15

Marinus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

884-05-17

St Adrian III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

891-09-14

Stephen V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

891-10-06

Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

905-07-21

Holy Roman Catholic emperor Louis III captured

996-06-21

Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German emperor of Elzas

1170-12-29

Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

1198-09-05

Philips van Zwaben Hohenstaufen crowned king of Roman Catholic Germany

1205-03-06

Aken, [Philips van Zwaben], crowned Roman-Catholic German King

1210-11-18

Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV

1226-09-11

The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes.

1247-10-03

Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor

1268-10-29

Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church.

1273-10-01

Earl Rudolf van Habsburg becomes Roman Catholic-German king

1419-07-30

First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm the Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members (either 7 or 13) out the windows. They all either died in the fall or were killed by the crowd outside.

1488-02-05

Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium

1492-01-02

Muhammad XII. (Boabdil) last Nasird ruler of Moorish fortress Alhambra surrenders to the Catholic Monarchs

1519-06-28

King Carlos I elected Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V

1521-01-03

Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church

1525-07-19

Catholic German monarchy form Union of Dessau

1527-06-24

Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking Catholic possessions

1529-06-09

Zurich declares war on Catholic kantons

1529-06-24

Zurich & catholic kantons sign Peace of Kappel

1531-10-11

Battle at Kappel: Swiss Roman Catholic kantons beat protestant forces of Zurich

1535-06-17

English Catholic Cardinal John Fischer state rights

1536-10-20

Danish/Norw king Christian III leads reform in Catholic possessions

1538-06-10

Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg

1557-09-11

Catholic & Lutheran theology debated in Worms

1569-11-09

Catholic uprising under Northumberland & Westmoreland

1571-03-25

Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England

1571-09-04

Catholic rebellion in Scotland

1572-07-09

19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum

1575-10-10

Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.

1580-06-18

States of Utrecht forbid catholic worship

1582-10-05

Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries

1582-10-15

Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days

1585-01-02

Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville

1587-10-20

Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League

1588-05-12

Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris

1588-07-11

French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League

1589-09-21

Battle at Arques: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League

1590-03-14

Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion

1593-07-25

France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic faith

1596-01-31

Catholic League disjoins

1609-07-10

Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League

1611-04-28

Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.

1616-03-05

Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index

1618-05-23

2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary thrown out of window - they were not seriously injured by the 70 foot fall.

1626-08-27

Battle of Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV

1634-03-25

Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland

1641-10-23

Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 - Catholic uprising in Ulster

1670-02-14

Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna

1685-06-11

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II

1686-07-17

A meeting takes place at Lüneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an 'evangelical' league of defence, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae', against the Catholic League.

1688-12-23

English King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France and from William of Orange

1690-07-01

Army of Protestant King William III defeats deposed Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland

1690-07-12

Battle of Boyne in Ireland, Protestant King William III defeats English Catholic King James II

1697-06-02

August, Elector of Saxony becomes Catholic

1711-10-12

Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor

1724-10-15

Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church

1732-02-26

1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia

1755-06-29

515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic

1755-06-30

Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants

1780-06-02

Anti-Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London

1780-06-07

Anti-Catholic riot in London, hundreds die

1784-06-09

John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions

1784-11-26

Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.

1786-06-29

Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.

1789-01-23

Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded

1789-11-06

Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.

1791-11-15

1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens

1792-09-02

September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.

1793-05-25

Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained

1798-03-04

Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews

1808-04-08

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.

1821-05-31

Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore

1839-06-17

In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established as a result

1843-03-07

1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office

1845-10-09

The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.

1850-09-24

Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England

1853-03-04

Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands

1855-06-05

Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention

1864-02-21

1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore

1869-12-08

20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council, Vatican I, opens in Rome

1875-06-02

James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US

1882-03-29

Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men

1887-03-03

American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa

1889-11-03

Chaplain Ariëns founds first roman catholic workers group

1891-12-19

1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore

1895-08-30

Belgium begins compulsory Roman Catholic education

1901-04-15

Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe

1903-03-18

Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders

1904-04-24

President Loubet of France visits King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and pointedly ignores the Pope, exacerbating relations between France and the Roman Catholic Church

1904-05-21

France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart

1908-05-24

Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election

1910-04-24

German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms

1915-09-22

Xavier University, 1st Black Catholic College in US, opens in NO LA

1918-09-04

Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier

1923-10-17

Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens

1923-11-30

Dutch Catholic minority government of Wilhelm Marx forms

1925-04-23

Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms

1925-11-24

1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)

1926-04-12

Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms

1930-09-20

Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.

1933-02-01

Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions

1933-02-12

German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis

1933-02-16

Catholic newspaper Germania warns against nazis/communists

1933-02-19

Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers

1933-07-05

German party Catholic Center disbands

1934-12-10

Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite

1936-01-23

Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms

1939-05-09

Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha

1941-01-25

Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

1941-06-01

Germany bans all Catholic publications

1942-08-02

250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp

1943-04-12

Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed

1943-04-13

Catholic University Nijegen closes

1944-12-20

Bishop forbids membership of non Catholic unions

1945-03-15

Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens

1945-12-22

Utrecht: Catholic People's party (KVP) established

1950-04-18

Polish Catholic church & government sign accord over relations

1952-06-01

Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index

1954-05-30

Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-catholic sporting clubs

1960-09-12

John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.

1962-01-26

Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's

1962-01-26

"Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools

1962-03-27

Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school

1964-11-23

Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy

1964-11-29

Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English

1966-01-16

Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US

1966-03-23

1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic & Anglican Church

1968-06-20

Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone

1968-11-22

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement

1969-07-13

North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."

1969-07-14

A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles'

1969-07-14

Francis McCloskey, a Catholic civilian, dies one day after being hit on the head with a baton by an officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during street disturbances in Dungiven, County Derry

1970-02-23

Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service

1970-03-06

A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland

1970-04-01

Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army

1970-06-28

Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast

1970-07-31

Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland

1970-09-26

A groups of Protestant youths attack the Catholic Unity Flats as rioting continues in the Protestant Shankill Road area

1970-10-30

There are serious riots in the Catholic Ardoyne area of Belfast which last for three nights

1970-12-08

Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland

1971-01-10

Members of the Irish Republican Army carry out a 'punishment attack' by tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Catholic areas of Belfast

1971-02-03

There is a series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles

1971-02-06

Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast

1971-02-25

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921

1971-06-13

In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot

1971-07-08

During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest

1971-08-07

A Catholic man is shot dead by a British soldier in Belfast

1971-10-23

Three Catholic civilians are shot dead by the British Army during an attempted robbery in Newry, County Down

1971-10-27

Gerard Newe becomes the first Catholic to serve in any Northern Ireland government since 1920; Newe was appointed to try to improve community relations

1971-12-04

McGurk's Bar bombing: the UVF explode a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast, killing fifteen Catholic civilians and wounding seventeen others; this was the highest death toll from a single incident in Belfast during 'the Troubles'

1972-03-01

Two Catholic teenagers were shot dead by the Royal Ulster Constabulary while 'joy riding' in a stolen car in Belfast

1972-05-13

Battle at Springmartin: following a loyalist car bombing of a Catholic-owned pub in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast, clashes erupte between the PIRA, UVF and British Army

1972-05-14

A 13 year old Catholic girl is shot dead by Loyalist paramilitaries in Ballymurphy, Belfast

1972-05-17

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) fires on workers leaving the Mackies engineering works in west Belfast (Although the factory was sited in a Catholic area it had an almost entirely Protestant workforce)

1972-06-19

A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast

1972-07-02

Two Catholic civilians are shot and killed in Belfast by Loyalist paramilitaries, probably the Ulster Defence Association (UDA)

1972-07-05

Two Protestant brothers are found shot dead outside of Belfast (There was speculation that they were killed by Loyalists because they had Catholic girlfriends)

1972-07-09

Springhill Massacre: British snipers shoot dead five Catholic civilians and wounded two others in Springhill, Belfast.

1972-08-14

A Catholic civilian is shot dead during an IRA attack on a British Army patrol in Belfast

1972-08-22

IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down - 9 people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians, are killed in the explosion

1972-10-24

2 Catholic men are found dead at a farm at Aughinahinch, near Newtownbbutler, County Fermanagh - British soldiers carry out the killings

1972-10-31

2 Catholic children (6 and 4) playing on the street are killed in a Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) car bomb attack on a bar in Ship Street, Belfast

1972-11-02

Goverment of the Republic of Ireland introduce a bill to remove the special position of the Catholic Church from the Irish Constitution

1974-05-02

Six Catholic civilians killed and eighteen wounded when the UVF explode a bomb at Rose & Crown Bar on Ormeau Road, Belfast

1975-04-12

Six Catholic civilians are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force gun and grenade attack on Strand Bar in Belfast, North Ireland

1975-06-02

James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)

1975-10-02

The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian

1975-11-25

A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast

1976-01-04

Reavey and O'Dowd killings: the Ulster Volunteer Force shoot dead 6 Catholic civilians in 2 co-ordinated attacks in County Armagh, North Ireland

1976-01-26

Belgium Catholic elite starts amnesty campaign for war criminals

1976-03-17

4 Catholic civilians (including 2 children) are killed and twelve wounded when the Ulster Volunteer Force explode a car bomb at Hillcrest Bar, Dungannon

1976-05-15

The Ulster Volunteer Force launch gun and bomb attacks on 2 pubs in County Armagh, killing 4 Catholic civilians and wounding many more; a British Army soldier is later convicted for taking part in the attacks

1976-07-02

Ramble Inn attack: the Ulster Volunteer Force killed 6 civilians (5 Protestants, 1 Catholic) in a gun attack at a pub near Antrim; the pub was targeted because it was owned by Catholics

1977-06-06

Joseph L Howze installed as bishop of Roman Catholic diocese (Miss)

1979-02-20

11 loyalists known as the "Shankill Butchers" are sentenced to life in prison for 19 murders; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast

1988-03-16

North Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed

1988-06-30

French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church.

1991-01-26

Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church

1992-10-31

Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

1996-02-24

The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.

1997-12-22

Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.

1998-07-10

Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos.

1999-10-31

Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ending a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.

2005-04-24

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

2007-09-14

Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.

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Catholic - Notable Birthdays

Joan of ArcJan 6, 1412

Guy FawkesApr 13, 1570

Elizabeth Ann Bayley SetonAug 28, 1774

John Paul IIMay 18, 1920

Benedict XVIApr 16, 1927

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Date Event
801-09-08

Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop (d. 865)

973-05-06

Henry II, Roman Catholic German king/emperor (1002/14-24)

1017-10-28

Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)

1211-02-12

Henry VII, Roman catholic German king (1220-35)

1283-04-01

Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)

1352-05-05

Ruprecht, Roman catholic German king

1361-02-26

Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)

1412-01-06

Joan of Arc, Domrémy, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)

1452-03-10

Ferdinand II, the Catholic, King of Aragon/Sicily (expelled Jews)

1455-03-15

Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)

1477-01-14

Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)

1480-02-13

Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)

1480-06-01

Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)

1488-03-19

Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (d. 1544)

1495-11-21

John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)

1519-07-20

Innocent IX, [Giovanni A Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591)

1535-02-11

Gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Roman Catholic pope (1590-91)

1548-03-13

Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist/apostole

1550-01-31

Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader (d. 1588)

1570-04-13

Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)

1581-02-17

Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)

1585-10-28

Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader

1608-05-15

René Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)

1626-12-08

Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic

1629-09-21

Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1694)

1629-11-01

St. Oliver Plunkett, last Catholic martyr to die in England. (d. 1681)

1645-08-10

Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)

1673-01-31

Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)

1678-03-15

Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop

1678-07-26

Joseph I Habsburg, German king/Roman catholic emperor (1705-11)

1690-09-12

Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (d. 1775)

1691-09-29

Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)

1692-11-15

Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (d. 1775)

1710-10-24

Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773)

1720-02-26

Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)

1725-04-23

Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (d. 1755)

1735-01-08

John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)

1757-06-08

Cardinal Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 1824)

1774-08-28

Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), (d. 1821)

1775-11-27

Joachim G le Sage ten Broek, Dutch notary/catholic foreman/publicist

1786-05-08

Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest (d. 1859)

1786-12-04

John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]

1804-09-14

Louis Desiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate (d. 1882)

1807-02-08

Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman

1809-07-30

Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)

1810-05-02

Leo XIII, 257th Roman Catholic pope (1878-1903)

1813-03-07

Judocus Smits, Dutch Catholic newspaper pioneer/founder (The Time)

1820-02-17

Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)

1821-03-01

Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)

1822-10-29

Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)

1824-06-18

Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht

1824-08-28

Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician

1827-04-23

Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer

1828-01-10

Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)

1828-07-09

Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)

1830-04-06

James Augustine Healy, Macon Ga, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop

1833-10-02

Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)

1833-11-24

Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)

1835-06-02

Pius X, [Giuseppe Sarto], 257th Roman Catholic pope (1903-14)

1839-08-30

Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)

1845-08-20

St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint (d. 1916)

1852-08-31

Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister

1854-04-21

William Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 1907)

1857-08-18

Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (d. 1926)

1858-11-26

Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)

1863-04-29

Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (d. 1922)

1864-09-27

Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic Priest (d. 1938)

1865-04-17

Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (d. 1939)

1866-09-27

Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932)

1870-10-23

Francis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)

1873-01-02

Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman-Catholic nun (d. 1897)

1873-12-30

Al Smith, American politician and first Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D) (d. 1944)

1876-11-03

Stephen Peter Alencastre, Roman Catholic prelate (d. 1940)

1878-04-26

Saint Rafael Guízar Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop

1878-10-13

Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest (d. 1952)

1882-11-18

Jacques Maritain, France, Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas)

1883-03-24

James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/old-catholic bishop

1887-05-25

Pio of Pietrelcina, Catholic saint (d. 1968)

1891-10-25

Father Coughlin, Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster (d. 1979)

1892-07-31

Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1959)

1894-11-26

James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto (d. 1974)

1895-01-07

Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist

1896-12-21

Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business

1897-09-26

Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)

1897-11-08

Dorothy Day, New York, American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert

1898-06-19

James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)

1901-04-06

Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)

1905-11-29

Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)

1906-05-20

Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)

1909-02-07

Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)

1910-01-30

Frans Dohmen, union leader (Dutch Catholic Mineworker's Union)

1912-08-05

Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest (d. 2007)

1912-10-17

John Paul I, [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978)

1915-01-12

Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa

1915-01-14

Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist

1916-05-28

Walker Percy, Birmingham Ala, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic)

1917-08-15

Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (d. 1980)

1920-01-15

John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY

1920-02-04

John Hartford Worlock, Roman Catholic Bishop of Liverpool

1920-05-18

John Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], Wadowice Poland, 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005)

1920-10-29

Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic

1921-12-30

Michael Hollings, catholic priest/crusader

1922-04-09

Gerald Moverley, Roman Catholic bishop (Hallam)

1925-03-14

Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)

1925-06-03

Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)

1926-03-03

Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (d. 2003)

1927-04-16

Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Marktl, Bavaria, Germany, Catholic Pope (2005-2013)

1931-08-02

Pierre DuMaine, Catholic bishop

1932-01-26

George H Clements, first Roman Catholic Priest to adopt a child.

1933-06-17

Anthony Bevilacqua, Brooklyn, New York, Roman Catholic Cardinal (Philadelphia), (d. 2012)

1933-09-05

Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilian catholic archbishop

1935-03-27

Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala (d. 1981)

1936-05-16

Karl Lehmann, German Catholic cardinal

1936-06-15

William Joseph Levada, American Catholic prelate

1936-12-17

Pope Francis [Jorge Mario Bergoglio], Buenos Aires, Argentina, Catholic Pope (2013-). He is the 1st Jesuit pope, the 1st from the Americas and the 1st non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III in 741.

1938-12-14

Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian

1940-10-29

José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop

1940-12-21

Frank Zappa, Baltimore, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls)

1942-04-15

Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate

1942-11-20

Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop (d. 2008)

1944-06-29

Sean O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop

1944-12-24

Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay

1945-07-11

Patrick Joseph McGrath, Catholic bishop

1949-08-06

Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu

1975-07-09

Chip Kunhavijit, Catholic Ghoulgirls

1977-01-25

Lance Steele, Catholic Ghoulgirls

1982-12-10

Maggie Boulware, Oprah vs. Catholic Church

1983-10-14

Ally Melling, Catholic Ghoulgirls

1984-02-12

Stephanie Edmonds, Catholic Schoolgirl Chainsaw Showdown

1986-01-20

Vanessa Kessinger, Catholic Ghoulgirls

Catholic - Notable Weddings

Martin LutherJun 13, 1525

Konrad AdenauerJan 28, 1904

Jim ThorpeOct 14, 1913

TolkienMar 22, 1916

Jackie CooganNov 20, 1937

robert kennedyJun 17, 1950

Imelda RomualdezMay 1, 1954

Judi DenchFeb 5, 1971

Dan MarinoJan 30, 1985

Don ShulaOct 16, 1993

Lucy LawlessMay 28, 1998

Kobe BryantApr 18, 2001

Justin TrudeauMay 28, 2005

Tom BradyFeb 26, 2009

Mark WahlbergAug 1, 2009

Catholic - Weddings
Date Event
1525-06-13

Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

1904-01-28

German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany

1913-10-14

Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1916-03-22

British writer ('Lord of the Rings'), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

1937-11-20

Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

1950-06-17

US Attorney General robert kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (25) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

1954-05-01

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

1971-02-05

Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

1985-01-30

NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

1993-10-16

NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

1994-10-08

"Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold (25) weds Roby Marshall (29) at St. Charles Catholic Church

1996-05-18

NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo

1996-07-14

"Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (20) weds Deanna Tynes (28) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

1998-05-28

"Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California

2001-04-18

NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

2003-06-07

"Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

2003-06-28

Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York

2004-07-31

"Ed" actor Tom Cavanagh (35) weds "Sports Illustrated" photo editor Maureen Grise (33) at a 19th-century, cedar-shingled Roman Catholic church in Nantucket, Massachusetts

2005-01-29

"New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

2005-05-28

Politician Justin Trudeau (33) weds tv host Sophie Grégoire (30) in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church

2006-05-26

Soccer star player Joshua Kennedy (23) weds Australian Opals player Jacinta Hamilton at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Melbourne

2007-02-17

Australian TV presenter Natalie Gruzlewski (30) weds pro surfer Luke Egan at St. Augustine's Catholic Church

2008-07-12

Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (32) weds fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon (29) at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California

2009-02-26

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica

2009-08-01

Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

2010-04-09

Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (30) weds Julie Lesicki at St. Augstine Catholic Church in Philadelphia

2012-07-07

"The Office" Ellie Kemper (32) weds former "Conan O'Brien" writer Michael Koman at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in New York City

2012-12-01

Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota

2013-07-06

Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada

Catholic - Notable Deaths

John Paul IIApr 2, 2005

Catholic - Deaths
Date Event
274-12-30

St Felix I, dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope

283-12-07

Catholic Pope Saint Eutychian

308-01-16

Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies

335-12-31

St. Silvester I, Catholic Pope, dies in office

496-11-21

Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction

705-01-11

John VI, Catholic Pope (701-05), dies

707-10-18

John VII, Catholic Pope (705-07), of Greek ancestry, dies

741-11-28

Syrian Catholic Pope Saint Gregory III

752-03-26

Stephen II, Catholic Pope (3/22-26/752), dies

772-01-24

Stephen III/IV, Catholic Pope (768-72), dies. (b. 720)

965-07-04

Pope Benedict V, Italian Roman Catholic Pope (b. unknown)

1131-04-30

Adjutor, Roman Catholic Saint

1197-09-28

Henry VI von Hohenstaufen, Roman Catholic German King (1169-97), dies

1297-08-19

Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)

1313-08-24

Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies

1442-12-18

Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)

1468-09-26

Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)

1471-02-21

John of Rokycan, Czech Catholic archbishop

1500-10-01

John Alcock, English Catholic bishop

1521-06-15

Tamás Bakócz. Hungarian Catholic cardinal and statesman (b. 1442)

1532-12-11

Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)

1542-02-01

Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)

1544-03-22

Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)

1545-08-27

Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)

1547-01-11

Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)

1548-06-03

Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)

1550-10-23

Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (b. 1480)

1550-11-07

Jon Arason, the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn. (b. 1484)

1552-08-15

Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)

1552-12-02

Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)

1560-02-16

Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat

1571-06-01

John Story, English Catholic martyr, executed at Tyburn by being hung, drawn and quartered

1579-08-05

Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)

1581-04-03

Huibert Duifhuis, Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies

1581-12-01

Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)

1584-11-03

Charles Borromeo, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1538)

1585-07-06

Thomas Aufield, English Catholic martyr (b. 1552)

1588-10-01

Blessed Edward James, Catholic martyr

1588-12-23

Hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37

1594-07-24

John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)

1595-03-04

Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest

1616-10-17

John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)

1619-03-20

Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies

1640-12-09

Pierre Fourier, Roman Catholic saint and French priest (b.1565)

1642-09-29

René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)

1653-10-07

Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1581)

1657-04-02

Jean-Jacques Olier - French catholic priest, founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)

1680-08-19

Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists (b. 1601)

1682-04-01

Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)

1694-06-17

Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic Cardinal (b. 1629)

1695-08-06

François de Harlay de Champvallon, French Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)

1711-03-15

Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)

1715-01-07

François Fénelon, French-Catholic theologian and writer (b. 1651)

1716-04-28

Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (b. 1673)

1727-01-20

John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies

1734-04-04

Johann C van Erckel, old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79

1742-05-14

Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64

1755-10-16

Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (b. 1725)

1773-05-15

Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (b. 1710)

1775-02-05

Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (b. 1692)

1775-02-15

Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian (b. 1690)

1781-01-12

Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)

1803-09-15

Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)

1815-12-03

John Carroll (priest), first Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (b. 1735)

1840-04-19

Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)

1859-09-15

John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament, dies at 72

1861-01-31

Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53

1862-02-27

Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23

1867-10-04

Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819)

1875-11-06

John Baptist van Son, Dutch Catholic politician, dies at 71

1882-06-11

Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)

1884-03-31

Jan T Beelen, Neth/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77

1891-01-04

Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833)

1892-01-08

John Heykamp, old-catholic archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 67

1892-02-22

Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)

1892-11-26

Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1825)

1896-01-04

Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)

1897-09-30

St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)

1897-12-28

Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833)

1898-04-12

Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)

1900-08-05

James Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80

1902-07-22

Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)

1903-01-04

Gulstan Ropert, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1839)

1910-02-06

Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)

1913-12-07

Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX (b. 1828)

1914-12-19

Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87

1916-12-25

St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic saint (b. 1845)

1922-07-06

Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (b. 1863)

1925-02-22

Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72

1925-07-18

Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)

1926-05-13

Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (b. 1857)

1932-01-08

Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (b. 1866)

1934-06-30

Erich Klausener, Catholic politician killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1885)

1939-05-29

Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (b. 1865)

1939-09-20

Paul Bruchési, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal (b. 1855)

1940-08-31

Georges Gauthier, French Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal (b. 1871)

1940-11-09

Stephen Peter Alencastre, Portuguese Catholic prelate (b. 1876)

1942-07-26

Titus Brandsma, [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies

1951-03-13

James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/Catholic bishop, dies at 67

1952-12-27

Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest (b. 1878)

1968-06-19

James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)

1968-09-23

Francesco Forgione, "Padre Pio", Catholic saint (b. 1887)

1972-02-21

Eugène Tisserant, French Catholic candinal (b. 1884)

1974-04-08

James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)

1974-08-01

Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)

1975-06-26

St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)

1976-04-15

Gerald Smith, antisemite/catholic (Natl Christian Crusade), dies at 78

1978-09-28

Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani), 263rd Catholic Pope, died

1980-11-29

Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout member of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 83

1981-07-28

Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala (b. 1935)

1989-05-02

Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)

1991-03-25

Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)

1991-03-26

Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81

1994-08-29

Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian Catholic priest, shot dead

1997-01-31

John Joseph Scanlan, Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930)

1997-02-21

Michael Hollings, catholic priest/crusader, dies at 75

1999-08-27

Hélder Câmara, Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1909)

2000-05-03

John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)

2000-08-23

John Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1932)

2003-03-24

Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1919)

2003-08-23

John Geoghan, American Catholic priest (b. 1935)

2003-12-12

Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (b. 1926)

2004-03-13

Franz König, Austrian Catholic Archbishop of Vienna (b. 1905)

2004-07-19

Reverend Francis Marzen, American Catholic prelate (b. 1924)

2004-10-24

James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)

2005-02-03

Corrado Cardinal Bafile, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1903)

2005-04-02

Pope John Paul II, Polish Roman Catholic Pope (b. 1920)

2005-06-21

Jaime Cardinal Sin, Filipino Catholic Archbishop of Manila (b. 1928)

2006-09-29

Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)

2007-01-28

Father Robert Drinan, Roman Catholic Priest and American politician (b. 1920)

2008-03-14

Chiara Lubich, Italian Catholic activist and leader and foundress of the Focolare (b. 1920)

2008-04-19

Alfonso López Trujillo, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (b. 1935)

2008-12-12

Avery Dulles, Roman Catholic Cardinal, heologian (b. 1918)

2009-01-20

Stéphanos II Ghattas, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church (b. 1920)

2009-11-04

Hubertus Brandenburg, Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (b. 1923)

2009-12-23

Edward Schillebeeckx, Belgian Roman Catholic theologian (b. 1914)

2010-03-04

Hilario Chávez Joya, Mexican Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1928)

2010-06-10

Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)

2012-01-01

Alfredo Battisti, Roman Catholic Archdiosese of Udine, Italy, dies at 87

2016-04-04

Ronald Mulkearns, former Catholic Bishop of Ballorat dies aged 86

2016-07-28

Former Catholic Herald editor Gerard Noel dies aged 89


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