Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope S. Stephen I, Martyr

Pope, St Stephen, Martyr: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus” ST. STEPHEN was by birth a Roman, and, being promoted to holy orders, was made archdeacon under the holy Popes St. Cornelius and St. Lucius. The latter having suffered martyrdom, St. Stephen was chosen to succeed him, and was elected Pope on the 3d of May, 253. The controversy…