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Monday, April 30, 2007

Curriculum vitae

He was a brilliant professor of theology during the time of the Council.

He was made a bishop, then a Cardinal, and finally the chief enforcer of the faith, showing a great zeal against heresy.

And then he was elected Pope.

During his pontificate, his personal holiness shone brightly even as he was involved in great and sometimes controversial endeavors to help build up the Church and its people in an age that was violently opposed to it.

Pope Pius V died early in the seventh year of his pontificate 435 years ago tomorrow. He was canonized in 1712. His memory is celebrated on this day.

Since the Mass commonly referred to as Tridentine was issued under his authority, today was rumored as a possible release date for Pope Benedict's long-expected motu proprio concerning that Mass.

(partly adapted from an earlier post)