Tag Archive: Roman Catholic Church

Aug 08

August 8: Eating God

Medieval Communion

Quam singulari (1910): Christian Communion It was on this date, August 8, 1910, that “Quam singulari,” a decree of the Sacred Congregation of the Sacraments, specified the age at which children are to be admitted to first Communion in the Roman Catholic Church.[1] The Catholic Encyclopedia, the authority on the subject, says that conditions for …

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Nov 03

November 3: Joining Church and State

Henry VIII

King Henry VIII and the First Act of Supremacy (1534) It was also on this date, November 3, 1534, that England’s Parliament passed the first Act of Supremacy, thus making King Henry VIII head of the English church. Under Henry’s urging, and in 276 words, Parliament gave to the head of state the role until …

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Apr 11

April 11: Last Witch Burning in Germany (1775): Churches v. Witchcraft

witchburning

Conrad of Marburg, first Inquisitor of Germany, memorably vowed, “We would gladly burn a hundred if just one of them was guilty.”

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