Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope St Pius I, Martyr

Pope, St Pius I, Martyr: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus” Pius, a native of Aquileia, was elected pope c. 140. He presided over the council that excommunicated Marcion in 144; Pius also combatted gnosticism. He is supposed to have been the brother of the Shepherd of Hermas and to have known Justin Martyr. It is stated in the…