Roman Catholic History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 354

  • 1711-10-12 Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor
  • 1724-10-15 Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old Catholic church in Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1732-02-26 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia
  • 1755-06-29 515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
  • 1755-06-30 Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
  • 1780-06-02 Anti-Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London
  • 1780-06-07 Anti-Catholic riot in London, hundreds die
  • 1784-06-09 John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions
  • 1784-11-26 Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established
  • 1786-06-29 Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • 1789-01-23 Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded
  • 1789-11-06 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
  • 1791-11-15 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
  • 1792-09-02 September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
  • 1793-05-25 Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained
  • 1798-03-04 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1801-03-14 Henry Addington becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his friend William Pitt the Younger resigns after being unable to persuade King George III of the need for Catholic Emancipation

British Prime Minister Henry Addington
British Prime Minister
Henry Addington
British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
  • 1808-04-08 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1821-02-24 Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero agree to the Plan of Iguala, stating that Mexico will become a constitutional monarchy, Roman Catholicism the official religion and that Peninsulares and Creoles will enjoy equal political and social rights

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico
Vicente Guerrero
  • 1821-05-31 Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore
  • 1829-04-13 The Roman Catholic Relief Act passed by the British Parliament; it was the culmination of the process of Catholic Emancipation throughout the UK.
  • 1839-06-17 King of Hawaii Kamehameha III issues Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established
  • 1843-03-07 1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
  • 1845-10-09 The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church
  • 1850-09-24 Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England
  • 1852-10-16 Dutch government recognize Catholics right to organize
  • 1853-03-04 Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands
  • 1855-06-05 Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention
  • 1864-02-21 1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore
  • 1869-12-08 20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council, Vatican I, opens in Rome
  • 1875-06-02 James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US
  • 1882-03-29 Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
  • 1883-12-26 The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
  • 1887-03-03 American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa
  • 1889-11-03 Chaplain Ariëns founds first roman catholic workers group
  • 1891-12-19 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore
  • 1894-12-09 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
  • 1895-08-30 Belgium begins compulsory Roman Catholic education
  • 1901-04-15 Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe
  • 1903-03-18 Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders
  • 1904-04-24 President Loubet of France visits King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and pointedly ignores the Pope, exacerbating relations between France and the Roman Catholic Church
  • 1904-05-21 France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart
  • 1908-05-24 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1909-04-19 Joan of Arc receives beatification by the Roman Catholic Church

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1910-04-24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • 1915-09-22 Xavier University, 1st Black Catholic College in US, opens in NO LA
  • 1916-09-26 Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions
  • 1918-09-04 Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier
  • 1919-11-11 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
  • 1923-10-17 Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens
  • 1923-11-30 Dutch Catholic minority government of Wilhelm Marx forms

  • 1925-04-23 Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms
  • 1925-11-24 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
  • 1926-04-12 Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms
  • 1930-09-20 Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • 1933-02-01 Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions
  • 1933-02-12 German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis
  • 1933-02-16 Catholic newspaper Germania warns against Nazis and communists
  • 1933-02-19 Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
  • 1933-07-05 German party Catholic Center disbands
  • 1934-12-10 Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
  • 1935-12-20 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
  • 1936-01-01 2nd Orange Bowl: Catholic University beats Mississippi, 20-19
  • 1936-01-23 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms
  • 1941-01-25 Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
  • 1941-06-01 Germany bans all Catholic publications
  • 1942-08-02 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp
  • 1943-04-12 Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed
  • 1943-04-13 Catholic University Nijegen closes
  • 1944-12-20 Bishop forbids membership of non Catholic unions
  • 1945-03-15 Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens
  • 1945-12-22 Utrecht: Catholic People's party (KVP) established
  • 1946-11-01 Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood
  • 1949-07-13 Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics
  • 1950-04-18 Polish Catholic church & government sign accord over relations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-06-01 Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index

Writer André Gide
André Gide
  • 1954-05-30 Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-catholic sporting clubs
  • 1959-04-13 Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics from voting for communists

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960-09-12 John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962-01-26 Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's "Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools
  • 1962-03-27 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
  • 1964-11-29 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
  • 1966-01-16 Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
  • 1966-03-23 1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic & Anglican Church
  • 1968-11-22 Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement
  • 1969-03-30 Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics
  • 1969-05-10 In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"
  • 1969-06-15 The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region
  • 1969-07-13 North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."
  • 1969-07-14 A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles'
  • 1970-02-23 Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service
  • 1970-03-06 A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1970-04-01 Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army
  • 1970-04-21 The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies
  • 1970-06-28 Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast
  • 1970-07-31 Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1970-09-26 A groups of Protestant youths attack the Catholic Unity Flats as rioting continues in the Protestant Shankill Road area
  • 1970-10-30 There are serious riots in the Catholic Ardoyne area of Belfast which last for three nights
  • 1970-12-08 Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland
  • 1971-02-03 A series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles

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