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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, Second Corinthians 4:7-15
But we hold this treasure in pots of earthenware, so that the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
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Gospel, Matthew 20:20-28
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