Pope Pelagius II was a native of Rome and took over the Papacy during its siege by the dreaded Lombards. The Pope couldn’t fight back against them,and couldn’t talk any of his allies into helping to fight them so Pelagius basically just paid the Lombards to leave. 196 more words
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As the Catechism explains, it “presents an organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental contents of Catholic doctrine”, and it is intended for Bishops, “teachers of the faith and pastors of the church” to use as an “instrument in fulfilling their responsibility of teaching the People of God.” This documents what the Catholic Church teaches their followers and as any document claiming to be for “Christian faithful” we must as always hold it to the light of scripture. 91 more words
Bishop of Rome during the second century, St Hyginus suffered martyrdom under the emperor Hadrian A.D. 142.
Collect of the Day
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O God, who didst found Thy Church upon the most firm foundation of an apostolic rock in order to deliver her from the dreadful powers of hell, give her, we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the blessed Hyginus Thy Martyr and Sovereign Pontiff, she may produce at all times in Thy truth so as to enjoy always a secure defence.