Daily archives:August 4, 2017

  • There are in Rome three patriarchal churches, in which the Pope officiates on different festivals. These are the Basilics of St. John Lateran, St. Peter's on the Vatican Hill, and St. Mary Major. This last is so called because it is, both in antiquity and dignity, the first church in Rome among th[...]
  • NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   GOSPEL. Luke xix, 41-47. At that time: When Jesus drew near Jerusalem, seeing the city, he wept over it saying: If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace, but now they are hidden from thy eyes. For the days shall come upon t[...]