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Ubaghs, Casimir - Born at Bergélez-Fauquemont, 26 November, 1800; died at Louvain, 15 February, 1875 Ubaldus, Saint - Confessor, Bishop of Gubbio, born of noble parents at Gubbio, Umbria, Italy, towards the beginning of the twelfth centry; died there, Whitsuntide, 1168 Ubanghi - Vicariate Apostolic; formerly part of the Vicariate of French Congo, erected on 14 Oct., 1890 Ubanghi, Belgian - In Belgian Congo, separated on 7 April, 1911, from the Vicariate of the Belgian Congo and entrusted to the Capuchins Ubanghi-Chari - Prefecture Apostolic in Equatorial Africa Uberaba - Suffragan diocese of Marianna, in Brazil Ubertino of Casale - Leader of the Spirituals, born at Casale of Vercelli, 1259; died about 1330 Ubiquitarians - A Protestant sect started at the Lutheran synod of Stuttgart, 19 December, 1559, by John Brenz Ucayali - Prefecture Apostolic in Peru Uccello - Painter, born at Florence, 1397; died there, 1475 Udine - The capital of a province and archdiocese in Friuli, northern Italy Ugento - Situated in the Province of Leece, in Apulia, on the Gulf of Tarentum Ughelli, Ferdinando - Historian (1595-1670) Uhtred - An English Benedictine theologian and writer Ujejski, Cornelius - Polish poet (1823-1897) Ulenberg, Kaspar - Convert, theological writer and translator of the Bible (1549-1617) Ulfilas - Apostle of the Goths, missionary, translator of the Bible, and inventor of an alphabet Ullathorne, William Bernard - English Benedictine monk and bishop (1806-1889) Ullerston, Richard - From 1403 held the prebend of Oxford in Salisbury cathedral, and from 1407 the rectory of Beeford in Yorkshire Ulloa, Antoine de - Naval officer and scientist (1716-1795) Ulloa, Francisco de - Accompanied Hernan Cortes to California Ulrich, Saint - Bishop of Augsburg, died 973 Ulrich of Bamberg - A cleric of the cathedral church of Bamberg Ulrich of Richenthal - Chronicler of the Council of Constance Ulrich of Zell - Wulderic; called also of Cluny, and of Ratisbon Ultan of Ardbracca - Collected a life of the Irish saint for his pupil, St. Brogan Cloen of Rostuirc, on Ossory Ultramontanism - A term used to denote integral and active Catholicism Unam Sanctam - The Bull on papal supremacy issued 18 November, 1302, by Boniface VIII during the dispute with Philip the Fair, King of France Unclean and Clean - The distinction between legal and ceremonial, as opposed to moral Unction, Extreme - A sacrament to give spiritual aid and comfort and perfect spiritual health, including, if need be, the remission of sins, and also, conditionally, to restore bodily health, to Christians who are seriously ill Ungava - A Canadian territory lying north of the Province of Quebec Uniformity Acts - Statutes passed in an effort to secure uniformity in public worship throughout England Unigenitus - A celebrated Apostolic Constitution of Clement XI, condemning 101 propositions of Pasquier Quesnel Union of Brest - 1596. The union of the Ruthenians with Catholicism Union of Christendom - Includes the Catholic Church together with the many other religious communions which have either directly or indirectly, separated from it Unions of Prayer - Details of four unions of prayer Unitarians - A Protestant sect which holds as it distinctive tenet the belief in a uni-personal instead of a tri-personal God Unitas Fratrum - 'Bohemian Brethren' and 'Moravian Brethren' are the current popular designation of the Unitas Fratrum founded in Bohemia in 1457, renewed by Count Zinzendorf in 1722 United States of America, The - Provides geographic, historic, and statistical information Unitive Way - Stages in the spiritual life Unity - Characterizes the one Church founded by Christ Universalists - A liberal Protestant sect whose distinctive tenet is the belief in the final salvation of all souls Universals - Those ideas which, while excluding whatever constitutes the difference of things of the same genus or species, represent that which is necessary to their constitution, is essential, and is therefore common to all, remaining fixed in all vicissitudes Universe - Presents a history of astronomy Universe, Relation of God to the - Sections include essential dependence of the universe on God, divine immanence and transcendence, and possibility of the supernatural Universities - The principal Catholic foundations have been treated in special articles; here the general aspects of the subject are presented University College (Dublin) - A constitutional college of the National University of Ireland Unjust Aggressor - According to the accepted teaching of theologians, it is lawful, in the defense of life or limb, of property of some importance, and of chastity, to repel violence with violence, even to the extent of killing an unjust assailant Unyanyembe - Vicariate apostolic in German East Africa Upper Nile - Vicariate apostolic; separated from the mission of Nyanza, 6 July, 1894, comprises the eastern portion of Uganda Upper Rhine - Ecclesiastical province; includes the Archdiocese of Freiburg and the suffragan Dioceses of Fulda, Mainz, Limburg, and Rottenburg Upsala, Ancient See of - History of an episcopal see established at Old Upsala, the center of idolatrous worship not only for Sweden but for all Scandinavia Upsala, University of - The oldest university of Sweden Uranopolis - A titular see of Asia Minor, suffragan of Ancyra in Galatia Prima Urban I, Pope Saint - Died 230. Very little is known about his life, and even his burial place was in doubt for some time Urban II, Pope Blessed - Long article on the canon and later Cluniac prior, assistant to Pope Gregory VII. Urban was elected unanimously to the papacy in 1088, but was forced to spend years wandering southern Italy. He died in 1099 Urban III, Pope - Reigned 1185-87, born at Milan; died at Ferrara, 19 October, 1187 Urban IV, Pope - Reigned 1216-64 Urban V, Pope Blessed - Benedictine monk, canonist, diplomat, elected to the papacy in 1362, d. 1370 Urban VI, Pope - Bartolomeo Prignano, the first Roman pope during the Western Schism Urban VII, Pope - Giambattista Castagna, born at Rome, 4 Aug., 1521; elected pope, 15 September, 1590; died at Rome, 27 September, 1590 Urban VIII, Pope - Maffeo Barberini (1568-1644) Urbi et Orbi - Signifies that a papal document is addressed not only to the City of Rome but to the entire Catholic world Urbino - Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Italy Urbs beata Jerusalem dicta pacis visio - The first line of a hymn of probably the seventh or eighth century, comprising eight stanzas together with a doxology Urdaneta, Andrés - Augustinian, born at Villafranca, Guipuzcoa, Spain, 1498; died in the City of Mexico, 1568 Urgel - Diocese in Spain, suffragan of Tarragona Urim and Thummim - The sacred lot by means of which the ancient Hebrews were wont to seek manifestations of the Divine will Urmiah - A residential see in Chaldea, in the Province of Adherbaidjan, Persia Urráburu, Juan José - Article on this Jesuit thinker, by Antonio Nadal Ursperger Chronicle - A history of the world in Latin that begins with the Assyrian King Ninius and extends to the year 1229 Ursula, Saint, and the Eleven Thousand Virgins - This history rests on ten lines, and these are open to question Ursula of the Blessed Virgin, Society of the Sisters of Saint - Religious congregation of women founded in 1606 by the Venerable Anne de Xainctonge (1587-1612) Ursulines, The - Founded by St. Angela de Merici Ursulines of Quebec, The - The oldest institution of learning for women in North America Ursus, Saint - Member of the Theban Legion, martyr, commemorated from very early times Urubamba - This prefecture apostolic was created by a Decree of the Holy See in 1899 at the request of the Peruvian Government Uruguay - The smallest independent state in South America Uruguayana - Diocese; suffragan of Porto Alegre, Brazil Ushaw College - A combined college and seminary for the six dioceses that were comprised in the old Northern Vicariate of England Usilla - A titular see of Byzacena in Africa Usuard, Martyrology of - A Benedictine monk of the Abbey of St-Germain-des-Prxs, Paris Usury - Defines the church's view on money lending Utah - The thirty-second state admitted to the Union, takes its name from an Indian tribe known as the Utes Ut Queant Laxis Resonare Fibris - The first line of a hymn in honour of St. John the Baptist Uthina - A titular see of Africa Proconsularis, suffragan of Carthage Utica - A titular see in Africa Proconsularis Utilitarianism - A modern form of the Hedonistic ethical theory which teaches that the end of human conduct is happiness, and that consequently the discriminating norm which distinguishes conduct into right and wrong is pleasure and pain Utopia - A term used to designate a visionary or an ideally perfect state of society first used by Sir Thomas More Utraquism - The principal dogma, and one of the four articles, of the Calixtines or Hussites Utrecht, Archdiocese of - Situated in the Netherlands, includes the Provinces of Utrecht, Friesland, Overyssel, Drenthe, Groningen, the larger part of Gelderland, and a small part of North Holland