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Benedict IX - (1032-1045)

Saint Biography

Benedict IX Rumored to have been 12 at the time he became pope, Benedict IX was probably in his late 20's when his family's position and money put him on the ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

The nephew of his two immediate predecessors, Benedict IX was a man of very different character to either of them. He was a disgrace to the Chair of Peter . Regarding it as a sort of heirloom, his father Alberic placed him upon it when a mere youth, not, however, ... Read More


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Reading 1, Hebrews 10:1-10
So, since the Law contains no more than a reflection of the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11
He pulled me up from the seething chasm, from the mud of the ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 3:31-35
Now his mother and his brothers arrived and, standing outside, ... Read More

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January 27: When she was 56, Angela Merici said "No" to the Pope. She was ... Read More