Founding of the Catholic Diocese of Philadelphia & Feast of Saint Julie Billiart

On This Date… On April 8, 1808, Pope Pius VII established the Catholic Diocese of Philadelphia, which included all of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the southern half of New Jersey. Eleven diocese now serve this area. Eight of them are in … Continue reading

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Norbertine Abbey of Berne Blesses 71st Abbot

Father Denis Hendrickx, O.Praem, 63 years of age, was blessed as the 71st Abbot of Berne Abbey today. The Norbertine community began on August 3, 1134, two months after the death of Saint Norbert – founder of the Order of … Continue reading

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – God’s Will Is Now

On This Date… On April 4, 1968, ten days before Easter, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, TN, where he had gone to lend support to the city’s sanitation workers who were on strike. The … Continue reading