Tag Archive: Gregory XV

Sep 09

September 9: The “Red Eminence” and Religion

Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu (1585) It was on this date, September 9, 1585, that Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu et de Fronsac, who achieved prominence during the reign of French King Louis XIII as Cardinal Richelieu, was born in Paris, the son of Maria de’ Medici. Originally trained for a military career, his brother’s resignation …

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Apr 04

April 4: Ignatius of Loyola, First Jesuit

Ignatius of Loyola

The modus operandi of the Society of Jesus, and their “Jesuitry,” has always been the end justifies the means, so it is immaterial whether Ignatius, or the Society of Jesus, ever publicly expressed the thought.

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