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Pacandus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pacawá Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pacca, Bartolommeo
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pachomius, Saint
Hermit who founded a cenobitical community, d. 346. Some speculation on how and why St. Pachomius came up with the idea of the cenobitical life.
Pachtler, George Michael
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pacificus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pacificus of Ceredano, Blessed
Franciscan Observant priest, d. 1482.
Pacificus of San Severino, Saint
Italian Franciscan. Hampered by blindness, deafness, and lameness for almost 29 years. Died 1721.
Pacioli, Lucas
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paderborn
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Padilla, Juan de
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Padua
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Padua, University of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paganism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pagano, Mario
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pagi, Antoine
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pagi, François
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pagnino, Santes
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Painting, Religious
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palaeography
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palaeontology
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palafox y Mendoza, Juan de
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palatinate, Rhenish
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palatini
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palawan
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palencia, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paleopolis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paleotti, Gabriele
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palermo
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palermo, University of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palestrina, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paley, Frederick Apthorp
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pall
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palladio, Andrea
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palladius
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palladius, Saint
Sent from Rome to Ireland in the mid-fifth century as a bishop.
Pallavicino, Pietro Sforza
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pallium
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palm in Christian Symbolism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palm Sunday
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palma Vecchio
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palmer, William
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palmieri, Domenico
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palmieri, Luigi
Nineteenth-century Italian physicist and meteorologist. Biographical article.
Palmyra
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Palou, Francisco
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paltus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paludanus, Peter
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pamelius
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pamiers, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pammachius, Saint
Roman senator, widower, friend of SS. Augustine and Jerome, d. 409.
Pamphilus of Caesarea, Saint
Born in Beirut and studied at the Catechetical School in Alexandria. Priest, scholar, martyr. Beheaded in 309.
Pamplona, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Panama, Republic and Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pandects
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pandulph
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Panemotichus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pange Lingua Gloriosi
Article on the two hymns of this name. The second is by Thomas Aquinas. The first is "generally credited" to Venantius Fortunatus, though some believe it is the work of Claudianus Mamertus.
Panigarola, Francesco
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pano Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Panopolis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Panpsychism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pantaenus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pantaleon, Saint
Martyr, died in about 309.
Pantheism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Panvinio, Onofrio
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Panzani, Gregorio
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paoli, Venerable Angelo
Carmelite priest, died in 1720.
Papacy, The
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Papago Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Papal Arbitration
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Papal Elections
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paphnutius
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paphos
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Papias, Saint
Thorough essay on what is known of this bishop, called by St. Irenaeus "a hearer of John." Also an exposition of the writings of Papias, who died around 120.
Papiensis, Bernardus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Papini, Nicholas
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Para du Phanjas, François
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parables
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parabolani
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paracelsus, Theophrastus
Extensive biographical entry on the physician and alchemist.
Paraclete
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paraetonium
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paraguay
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parahyba, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parallelism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parallelism, Psycho-Physical
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paralus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paraná, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parasceve
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paray-le-Monial
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pardies, Ignace-Gaston
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pardons of Brittany
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pare, Ambroise
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pareja, Francisco
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parents
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parenzo-Pola
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parini, Giuseppe
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paris
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paris, Alexis-Paulin
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paris, Gaston-Bruno-Paulin
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paris, Matthew
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paris, University of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parish
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parium
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Park, Abbey of the
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parkinson, Anthony
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parlais
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parlatore, Filippo
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parma, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parmentier, Antoine-Augustin
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parmigiano, Il
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parnassus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parochial Mass
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paroecopolis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parrenin, Dominique
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Parsis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Partnership
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paruta, Paolo
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pascal Baylon, Saint
Aragonese Franciscan lay brother, d. 1592.
Pascal, Blaise
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pasch or Passover
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paschal Candle
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paschal I, Pope Saint
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paschal II, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paschal III, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paschal Tide
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paschasius Radbertus, Saint
Biographical article on the deacon, Benedictine abbot, and theologian, who died in 860.
Paschasius, Saint
A Roman deacon, and a faithful supporter of the antipope Laurentius. Paschasius died sometime between 511 and 514.
Passaglia, Carlo
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passau, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passerat, Venerable Joseph
A Frenchman, he joined the Redemptorists in Poland. As vicar-general, he founded many houses in Europe and the United States. Died in 1858.
Passignano, Domenico
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passion Music
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passion of Jesus Christ
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passion Offices
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passion Plays
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passion Sunday
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passionei, Domenico
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passions
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passiontide
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Passos
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pasteur, Louis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pasto, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pastor
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pastoureaux, Crusade of the
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patagonia
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patara
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paten
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pathology, Mental
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patmore, Coventry
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patmos
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patras
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patriarch
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patriarch and Patriarchate
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patrician Brothers
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patrick, Saint
Lengthy biographical article on the Apostle of Ireland.
Patrizi, Francis Xavier
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patrology
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patron and Patronage
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Patron Saints
Statistics on popular titular patrons of churches in Rome, Belgium, and English-speaking countries. Short lists of some national patrons and patron saints of professional occupations.
Patti, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paul I, Pope Saint
Biographical article on this eighth-century pontiff.
Paul II, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paul III, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paul IV, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paul of Burgos
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paul of Middelburg
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paul of Samosata
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paul of the Cross, Saint
Biographical essay on the Italian-born founder of the Passionists. He died in 1775.
Paul the Hermit, Saint
Fled into the Egyptian desert to escape the Decian persecution. Died at the age of 113.
Paul the Simple, Saint
Monk, disciple of St. Antony, d. around 339.
Paul V, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paul, Saint
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paula, Saint
Widowed at the age of 32, Paula embarked on the monastic life in Bethlehem, along with her daughter Eustochium. Paula died in 404.
Pauli, Johannes
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paulicians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paulinus a S. Bartholomaeo
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paulinus II, Saint
Patriarch of Aquileia, d. 802.
Paulinus of Pella
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paulinus, Saint, Archbishop of York
Biographical article on the Roman monk sent by St. Gregory the Great to Kent.
Paulinus, Saint, Bishop of Nola
Looked upon as a saint even in his own lifetime. He died in 431.
Paulists
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paulus Diaconus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Paulus Venatus
Brief article on this thinker, by Francis E. Tourscher.
Pavia, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pavia, University of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pavillon, Nicolas
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pax
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pax in the Liturgy
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Payeras, Mariano
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pazmany, Peter
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peace Congresses
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peace of the Church
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peasants, War of the (1524-25)
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peba Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pecham, John
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pecock, Reginald
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pectoral
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pectorale
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pectorius of Autun
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pednelissus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pedro de Cordova
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pelagia
Discusses four saints of this name.
Pelagius and Pelagianism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pelagius I, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pelagius II, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pelargus, Ambrose
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pelisson-Fontanier, Paul
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pella
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pelletier, Pierre-Joseph
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pellico, Silvio
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pellissier, Guillaume
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pelotas, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pelouze, Théophile-Jules
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peltrie, Madeleine de La
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pelusium
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pembroke, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pena, Francisco
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penal Laws
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penalver y Cardenas, Luis Ignatius
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penance (as a Virtue)
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penance, Sacrament of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pendleton, Henry
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penelakut Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penitentes, Los Hermanos
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penitential Canons
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penitential Orders
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penitents, Confraternities of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penne and Atri, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pennsylvania
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Penobscot Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pension, Ecclesiastical
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pentacomia
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pentapolis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pentateuch
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pentecost (Jewish Feast)
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pentecost (Whitsunday)
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peoria
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peoria Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pepin the Short
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Percy, John
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peregrinus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pereira, Benedict
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perez de Hita, Ginés
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perez, Juan
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pergamus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perge
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
Notes his torn allegiances between sacred and secular music.
Pericui Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perigueux, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Periodi
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Periodical Literature, Catholic
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perjury
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Permaneder, Franz Michael
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pernter, Joseph Maria
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perpetual Adoration, Religious of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perpetual Succour, Our Lady of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perpetuus, Saint
Eighth bishop of Tours, d. 490 or 491. St. Perpetuus was greatly devoted to his predecessor St. Martin of Tours.
Perpignan, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perpignan, University of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perraud, Adolphe
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perrault, Charles
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perrault, Claude
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perreyve, Henri
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perrone, Giovanni
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perry, Stephen Joseph
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Persecution
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Persecutions, Coptic
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perseverance, Final
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Persia
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Persico, Ignatius
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Person
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Person, Ecclesiastical
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Personality
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Persons, Robert
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perth
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pertinax, Publius Helvius
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peru
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perugia, Archdiocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perugia, University of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Perugino
Artist's biography.
Peruzzi, Baldassare
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pesaro, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pescennius Niger
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pesch, Tilman
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pescia
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pessimism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pessinus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pestalozzi and Pestalozzianism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petau, Denis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter Canisius, Blessed
Long essay on the Dutch Jesuit priest, who died in 1597.
Peter Cantor
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter Cellensis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter Chrysologus, Saint
Bishop of Ravenna, d. 450. Pious, zealous, and a renowned speaker--thus the name "Chrysologus".
Peter Claver, Saint
Biography of the Spanish Jesuit priest who for 33 years ministered to African slaves in the New World, and tried to stop the slave trade. Died in 1654.
Peter Comestor
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter Damian, Saint
Cardinal, Doctor of the Church. Died in 1072. Biographical article.
Peter de Blois
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter de Honestis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter de Regalado, Saint
Spanish Franciscan of the Observance, reformer, d. 1456.
Peter de Vinea
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter Faber, Saint
French priest, one of the first Jesuits, d. 1546.
Peter Fourier, Saint
Parish priest, founder of the Congregation of Notre-Dame, reformer, d. 1640.
Peter Fullo
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter Gonzalez, Saint
Spanish Dominican, d. 1246. Patron saint of Spanish and Portuguese sailors.
Peter Igneus, Saint
So-called because he successfully underwent trial by fire. Vallombrosian monk, Cardinal of Albano, d. 1089.
Peter Lombard
Biobibliographical essay on the Master of the Sentences.
Peter Mongus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter Nolasco, Saint
Biographical article on the founder of the Mercedarians.
Peter of Alcántara, Saint
Spanish Franciscan priest, reformer, and mystic. Died in 1562.
Peter of Alexandria, Saint
Became bishop of Alexandria in 300, and was martyred in 311.
Peter of Aquila
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter of Arbues, Saint
More correctly called Peter Arbues, a Spanish canon. Was inquisitor provincial in the Kingdom of Aragon. He was assassinated in 1485.
Peter of Auvergne
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter of Bergamo
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter of Montboissier, Blessed
Better known as Peter the Venerable. General of the Cluniac order, prominent at the General Council of Pisa, commissioned the first Latin translation of the Koran. Renowned for his virtue and learning. Died in 1156.
Peter of Poitiers
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter of Sebaste, Saint
Brother of SS. Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, and Macrina the Younger. Peter was bishop of Sebaste, and died in 391.
Peter of Verona, Saint
The son of Manichæans, he became a Dominican. He was martyred in 1252, and canonized only one year later.
Peter Snow, Blessed
Short biographical profile of the English martyr, who died in 1598.
Peter the Hermit, Blessed
Article on a man wrongly named by later writers as the instigator of the Crusades. In later life, Peter founded an abbey. He died in 1115.
Peter Urseolus, Saint
The doge of Venice. He left his wife to become a Benedictine monk and later a hermit. Died in 987.
Peter Wright, Blessed
English Jesuit and martyr, d. 1651.
Peter, Saint, Epistles of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter, Saint, Prince of the Apostles
Long article on his life.
Peter, Sarah
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peter-Louis-Marie Chanel, Saint
Two articles on the French Marist missionary. Martyred in 1841.
Peterborough, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peterspence
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peterssen, Gerlac
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petinessus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petit-Didier, Matthieu
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petitions to the Holy See
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petra
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petrarch, Francesco
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petre, Family of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petrobrusians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petronilla, Saint
Virgin, martyred at Rome, probably at the end of the first century. She has been venerated as a saint since at least the fourth century.
Petronius, Saint
Bishop of Bologna, died sometime before 450.
Petropolis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petrus Alfonsus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petrus Bernardinus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petrus de Natalibus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petrus Diaconus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Petun Nation
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peuerbach, George von
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peutinger, Conrad
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Peyto, William
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pez
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pfanner, Franz
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pfefferkorn, Johannes
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pfister, Adolf
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pflug, Julius Von
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pforta
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Phacusa
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pharao
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pharbaetus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pharisees
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pharsalus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Phaselis
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Phasga
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Phenomenalism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philadelphia
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philadelphia, Archdiocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philanthropinism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philastrius, Saint
Bishop of Brescia, died before 397. Catalogued heresies, and preached especially against Arianism.
Philemon
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philip Howard, Saint
Biographical article on the Earl of Arundel, martyred in 1595.
Philip II
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philip II (Augustus)
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philip IV
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philip of Jesus, Saint
Biography of the Mexican-born Franciscan martyr, the patron saint of Mexico City. Crucified in Nagasaki in 1597.
Philip of the Blessed Trinity
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philip Powel, Blessed
Short biography of the Benedictine priest and martyr. He was executed at Tyburn in 1646.
Philip Romolo Neri, Saint
Biographical article on the Apostle of Rome, who died in 1595.
Philip the Apostle, Saint
Brief article on this New Testament figure in Scripture and Christian tradition.
Philip the Arabian
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philippi (Titular Macedonian See)
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philippine Islands
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philippine-Rose Duchesne, Saint
Admiring biographical essay.
Philippopolis (Arabia)
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philippopolis (Thracia Secunda)
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philips, Peter
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philistines
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Phillip, Robert
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Phillips, George
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philo Judaeus
Article on his life, writings and doctrine, by Emile Brehier.
Philomelium
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philomena, Saint
Skeptical article on St. Philomena, whose supposed relics were discovered at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Philosophy
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Philoxenus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Phocaea
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Phoenicia
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Photinus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Photius of Constantinople
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Phylacteries
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Physics, History of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Physiocrats
Describes the origins of Physiocratic theory.
Physiologus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piacenza
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pianciani, Giambattista
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piano Carpine, Giovanni da
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piatto Cardinalizio
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piatus of Mons
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piauhy, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piazza Armerina, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piazzi, Giuseppe
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Picard, Jean
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piccolomini, Alessandro
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piccolomini-Ammannati, Jacopo
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pichler
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pichler, Vitus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piconio, Bernardine a
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Picquet, François
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pie Pelicane, Jesu, Domine
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pie, Louis-Edouard-Désiré
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piedmont
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piel, Peter
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pierius
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pierre de Castelnau, Blessed
Cistercian, worked for the conversion of the Albigensians, was martyred in 1208.
Pierre de Maricourt
Article on this 13th-century theorist of optics and magnetism, written by Pierre Duhem.
Pierre-Julien Eymard, Saint
Biographical article on the French priest and founder.
Pierre-Rose-Ursule-Dumoulin Borie, Saint
Short biography of the nineteenth-century French missionary priest and martyr.
Pierron, Jean
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pierson, Philippe
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pietism
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pighius, Albert
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pilar, Nuestra Señora del
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pilgrimage of Grace
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pilgrimages
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piligrim
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pillar of Cloud/Fire
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pima Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pinar del Rio, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pinara
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pindemonte, Ippolito
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pineda, John de
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pinerolo, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pingré, Alexandre Guy
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pinna da Encarnaçao, Mattheus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pinto, Fernão Mendes
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pinturicchio
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pinzon, Martin Alonso
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piombo, Sebastiano del
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pionius, Saint
Martyred at Smyrna in 250.
Pious Fund of the Californias, The
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pious Society of Missions, The
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piranesi, Giambattista
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pirhing, Ernricus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pirkheimer
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piro Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pisa
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pisa, Council of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pisa, University of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piscataway Indians
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Piscina
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pise, Charles Constantine
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pisidia
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pistoia and Prato, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pistoia, Synod of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pistorius, Johann
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pithou, Pierre
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pitoni, Joseph
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pitra, Jean-Baptiste-François
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pitts, John
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pittsburgh
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pityus
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pius I, Pope Saint
He excommunicated Marcion, and died in about 154.
Pius II, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pius III, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pius IV, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pius IX, Pope Blessed
Biography of this pope, who died in 1878.
Pius V, Pope Saint
Biography of the sixteenth-century pontiff.
Pius VI, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pius VII, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pius VIII, Pope
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pius X, Pope Saint
Long article on the pontiff.
Piusverein
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pizarro, Francisco
Concise biographical article on the explorer.
Placidus, Saint
An early follower of St. Benedict.
Plagues of Egypt
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Plain Chant
Description and history of the precursor to Gregorian chant.
Plantaganet, Henry Beaufort
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Plantin, Christophe
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Plants in the Bible
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Plasencia, Diocese of
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Plateau, Joseph-Antoine
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Platina, Bartolomeo
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Polycarp, Saint
Long article on what we can know about St. Polycarp, from ancient sources. Martyred in 155.
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Short article on the philosopher, by U. Benigni.
Ponce de León, Juan
Concise biographical article on the explorer.
Ponce, John
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He was exiled to the Sardinian mines in 235 and died there of privation.
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In chronological order. Links to a biographical essay on each. For popes up through Pope St. Pius X (d. 1914), entries are taken from the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia. Information on later popes is taken from Joseph Brusher's "Popes Through the Ages."
Poppo, Saint
Cluniac Benedictine abbot and reformer. Died in 1048.
Popular Devotions
Brief explanation of the spiritual practices collectively called "devotions" or "popular devotions."
Population, Theories of
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Bishop of Gaza, died in 420.
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Bishop of Calama, was a friend of St. Augustine for 40 years.
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An extensive article about several branches of the Dominicans, including their history.
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Martyrs of the Diocletian persecution, in about 304.
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Martyrs venerated since the fourth century at the latest.
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Patriarch of Constantinople, disciple of St. John Chrysostom, and died in 446 or 447.
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Procopius of Caesarea
Biographical article providing an overview of the historian's life and major writings.
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Says that in the strict sense, prophecy is the revelation of future events, but points out that in Scripture, prophecy may also be related to the gift of knowledge and sometimes is used to refer to divine inspiration concerning any secret.
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Martyrs in the Valerian persecution (257-259).
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Life and work of the architect.
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Pulati
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Pulcheria, Saint
Empress of the Eastern Roman Empire, staunch opponent of Nestorianism and Eutychianism, d. 453.
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Concise summary of doctrines attributed to Pythagoras.
Pyx
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