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They behold a false light which is worse than the very darkness

Our Lady of Sorrows The years between 1766 and 1775 were kind neither to the world nor to the Church.  Pope Clement XIII passed on to his reward, apprehensive of the future, on February 2, 1769.  And the six year … Continue reading

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The Jubilee Year of 1750 and the peace that was not to be

The Feast of Saint Peter Claver (United States) In the late spring of 1749 the Catholic world seemed to be at peace.  The fervor of the Protestant revolt a quarter of a millennium earlier had worn thin and the disasters … Continue reading

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