Jesus ascended into heaven 40 days after his death where he waited to meet the Apostles.
Jesus resurrected three days after his death as was predicted in the Gospels.
Pentecost commemorates the birth of the Christian Church. Along with the birth of the church, Pentecost is remembered as the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles, and they began preaching to the crowds.
The Edict of Milan was a proclamation that allowed the toleration of Christianity in the Roman Empire. The Edict of Milan was put in place under Constantine.
The eastern Orthodox church believed that the Holy spirit came from God the Father, but the Catholic church believed that the Holy Spirit came from God the Father and God the Son.
Martin Luther was the first successful person to reform the Catholic beliefs into the Protestant Church. Martin Luther was followed by John Calvin and Alfred Zwingli who were other reformer.
Pope John Paul II was elected Pope in October of 1978. John Paul's papacy continued until his death on April 2, 2005.
Pope Francis is the 266th pope of the Catholic Church.
The Council of Nicea was the first ecumenical council of the Church. The council was called to declare the true teaching of the Church and oppose heresy.
The Council of Constantinople asserted that the Holy Spirit came from God the Father and God the Son.
At the Council of Ephesus it was affirmed that Jesus was fully man and fully divine. Nestorius renounced Christ's human and divine nature by saying it was no mystery. A council was needed to confirm the teachings of the Catholic Church on the matter of Jesus' humanity and divinity.
The Council of Chalcedon declared that the two natures of Christ, his humanity and divinity, were united without division.
It was the Council of Trent that Countered the Reformation by stressing the importance of both scripture and tradition along with the seven sacraments. The Counter-Reformation sparked a new flexibility in the faith, but also emphasized transubstantiation.
Vatican I ended the Popes' political power, but declared new doctrinal infallibility in the Popes' ability for spiritual dominion.
The Second Vatican Council was called by John XXIII to address the contemporary needs of modern Catholics and the world. The language of the mass was changed to the vernacular language. The Church opened itself up to the scientific studies of the Bible.
St. Peter's birthday is not actually known. Although, we know that Peter is older than Andrew, and Andrew was thought to be born around 9 AD. Because of this, it can be concluded that Peter may have been born around 13 AD. St. Peter was Pre- Congregational and had no official Canonization.
St. Leo I is a doctor of the church. He was born a wealthy aristocrat and later became Pope.
St. Brigid died around 525 AD. Brigid's canonization was Pre-Congregational and had no official date.
St. Thomas Aquinas is a doctor of the Church. He is the patron saint of students and universities.
St. Francis de Sales communicated catholic doctrine to the people as he traveled. Francis brought many to the Catholic faith by the time of his death.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is known for starting schools for the less fortunate. She is the patron saint of widows and death of parents.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was a great missionary. She will always be remembered as the first american born saint.