Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope St Pontian, Martyr

Pope, St Pontian, Martyr: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus” Dates of birth and death unknown. The “Liber Pontificalis” (ed. Duchesne, I, 145) gives Rome as his native city and calls his father Calpurnius. With him begins the brief chronicle of the Roman bishops of the third century, of which the author of the Liberian Catalogue of the popes…