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Roman Catholic - Notable Historical Events

Thomas BecketDec 29, 1170

Martin LutherJan 3, 1521

John F. KennedySep 12, 1960

Galileo GalileiOct 31, 1992

Benedict XVIApr 24, 2005

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Roman Catholic - Historical Events
Date Event
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

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

1488-02-05

Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium

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

1531-10-11

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

1575-10-10

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

1593-07-25

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

1670-02-14

Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna

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

1711-10-12

Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor

1786-06-29

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

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

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.

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

1855-06-05

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

1869-12-08

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

1889-11-03

Chaplain Ariëns founds first roman catholic workers group

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

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.

1960-09-12

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

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

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."

1970-02-23

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

1975-06-02

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

1977-06-06

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

1988-06-30

French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman 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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Roman Catholic - Notable Birthdays

Joan of ArcJan 6, 1412

John Paul IIMay 18, 1920

Roman Catholic - Birthdays
Date Event
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)

1535-02-11

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

1585-10-28

Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader

1678-07-26

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

1735-01-08

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

1757-06-08

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

1810-05-02

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

1830-04-06

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

1835-06-02

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

1854-04-21

William Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 1907)

1858-11-26

Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)

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)

1878-10-13

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

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)

1895-01-07

Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist

1897-09-26

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

1905-11-29

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

1909-02-07

Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)

1912-10-17

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

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)

1922-04-09

Gerald Moverley, Roman Catholic bishop (Hallam)

1925-06-03

Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)

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)

1935-03-27

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

1944-06-29

Sean O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop

1944-12-24

Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay

Roman Catholic - Notable Weddings

Martin LutherJun 13, 1525

TolkienMar 22, 1916

robert kennedyJun 17, 1950

Dan MarinoJan 30, 1985

Kobe BryantApr 18, 2001

Roman 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.

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

1950-06-17

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

1985-01-30

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

2001-04-18

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

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

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

Roman Catholic - Notable Deaths

John Paul IIApr 2, 2005

Roman Catholic - Deaths
Date Event
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

1313-08-24

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

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)

1581-04-03

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

1584-11-03

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

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)

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)

1867-10-04

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

1882-06-11

Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)

1897-09-30

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

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

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)

1925-07-18

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

1940-08-31

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

1942-07-26

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

1952-12-27

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

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)

1999-08-27

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

2000-08-23

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

2005-04-02

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

2007-01-28

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

2009-11-04

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)

2012-01-01

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


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