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Dec 08

December 8: The Original Sin of Pius IX

ImmaculateLatin

Pius IX and Original Sin (1854) It was on this date, December 8, 1854 – that the same Pope Pius IX promulgated, in the bull Ineffabilis Deus, the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. Not to be confused with the “virgin birth” legend of Jesus, this equally absurd doctrine says that, at Mary’s conception, she did …

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Oct 12

October 12: Columbus in the New World

The book by which Columbus sailed: “Ymago Mundi”

Columbus Discovers the New World (1492) It was on this date, Friday, October 12, 1492, that Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy, in September or October 1451, and was reared a Roman Catholic. He became a Portuguese subject and married a Portuguese noblewoman, but had no success in persuading …

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Oct 09

October 9: Christianity vs Paganism

Temple on Caligula Coin: The Palatine Temple to Apollo may be the one depicted on this coin, minted during the reign of Emperor Caligula (37-41 CE)

Temple of Apollo Dedicated (28 BCE), Christianity v. Paganism It was on this date, October 9, 28 BCE, that the Temple of Apollo was dedicated on the Palatine Hill in Rome. The “Apollo Palatínus” was built by Emperor Augustus and contained a library. As Platner describes it, This temple was the most magnificent of Augustus’ …

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