Bartolomé de las Casas (US: /lɑːs ˈkɑːsəs/ lahs KAH-səs, Spanish: [baɾtoloˈme ðe las ˈkasas] (About this soundlisten); c. 1484 – 18 July 1566) was a 16th-century Spanish colonist who acted as a historian and social reformer before becoming a Dominican friar.
Spanish-born Bartolome de Las Casas was the first Catholic priest ordained in the colony of Santo Domingo, Hispaniola in 1512 Continue reading
Pope Gregory IX (Latin: Gregorius IX; born Ugolino di Conti; c. 1145 or before 1170 – 22 August 1241) was Pope from 19 March 1227 to his death in 1241. Continue reading
Pope Gregory IX instituted the Papal Inquisition in 1231, to eradicate the Cathari and Waldensians heretics living in Italy and France. Continue reading
Circa 1100 at Abbots Langley, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Elected a Pope on December 4, 1154. Continue reading
Rosa de Lima, a Peruvian, became the first Catholic saint from the New World, when she was canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on August 30, 1617. Continue reading