Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Damasus I, Pope & Confessor

St Damasus I Pope & Confessor; Comm. Octave of the Conception of the BVM and the IV Feria of Advent II: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus“ On Pope Liberius’ death, riots broke out over the election of a successor. The majority favored Damasus, who was born in Rome of Spanish descent.  Damasus was a sixty-year-old deacon when he…