Pope St. Cornelius

St. Cyprian and Perspective from Persecution

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

September 16 is the feast of Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian, two friends from the early Church who were martyred for the faith.  St. Cornelius was elected Pope after the papacy was vacant for almost a year due to Emperor Decius’ persecution of the Christians.  After this time, during a lull in the persecutions, a disagreement arose regarding admitting back to the […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Cyprian

Holy Spirit Detail of Chair of St. Peter

“He who deserts the chair of Peter, upon whom the Church was founded, does he trust himself to be in the Church?” (St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage and Martyr, De Catholicae Ecclesiae Unitate, A.D. 251) The Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope ( † A.D. 253) and Cyprian, Bishop ( † A.D. 258), Martyrs is September 16. The Feast of the Chair of Peter, Apostle is […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Cyprian

“When once you have departed this life, there is no longer any place for repentance, no way of making satisfaction. Here, life is either lost or kept. Here, by the worship of God and by the fruit of faith, provision is made for eternal salvation. Let no one be kept back either by his sins or by his years from […]