Tag Archive: Hildebrand

Apr 28

April 28: Churches v. Divorce (862)

Divorce was finally, officially forbidden by the Council of Trent. This ushered in about two centuries of adultery, natural and unnatural vice, and flagrant prostitution.

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Aug 21

August 21: What Sainthood Means

"Saint" Bernard

Bernard Becomes a Saint (1153): What Sainthood Means It was on this date, August 21, 1153, that Bernard of Clairvaux, canonized a Catholic “saint” in 1170 by Pope Alexander III, died in the Cistercian monastery of Clairvaux, in France. Bernard was born in 1090, at Fontaines, near Dijon, France, and at age 25 was entrusted …

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May 25

May 25: Pope Gregory VII

Pope Gregory VII

The end of his life was the beginning the most morally loose period in the history of Europe – now mythologized as the “Age of Chivalry.”

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