Ante Diem VIII Dec. AUC 2758/AUC 7514
Today is the Feast of St John of the Cross, CD., with a Commemoration St Felicity, M.
Their biographies from The Catholic Encyclopædia:
Today in history:
AC 166 Origin of Era of Maccabees.
AD 496, His Holiness, Anastasius II begins his reign as Pope.
AD 642, His Holiness, Theodore I begins his reign as Pope.
AD 1572 John Knox Scottish heresiarch, dies. R+I+P. Pray for his soul. If he is in hell, as he deserves, God will use the prayers for a deserving soul.
AD 1859, Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. The first printing of 1,250 copies sells out in a single day. A black day for believers!
AD 1989, Communism collapses in Czechslovakia. The entire leadership of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia resigns to make way for democratic changes. Laus Deo!
AD 1998, Queen's Speech spells end for Peers. Under new proposals hereditary peers will lose their right to sit and vote in the UK Parliament's upper chamber. Red Tony, destroying the «antient Constitution of Church and State» (Dr Johnson) takes one more step toward his ultimate goal, the destruction of the Monarchy.