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St. Peter Canisius, Jesuit and Doctor

Today is the memorial of St. Peter Canisius, Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church.  He was well-known for his strong defense of the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, and Switzerland. He is the patron saint of Germany and the Catholic press. Peter Canisius was born in Holland on May 8, 1521. Peter was a brilliant, but humble, young...