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Peter Canisius

Peter Canisius was a renowned Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest. He became known for his strong support for the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Bohemia, Moravia and the United Kingdom; the restoration of the Catholic Church in Germany after the Protestant Reformation is attributed to the work there of the Society of Jesus, which he led. He is venerated in the Catholic Church as a Doctor of the Church, he was born in 1521 in Nijmegen in the Duchy of Guelders, until 1549, was part of the Habsburg Netherlands within the Holy Roman Empire and is now the Netherlands. His father was Jacob Kanis, his mother, Ægidia van Houweningen, died shortly after Peter's birth. He was sent to study at the University of Cologne, where he earned a Master's degree in 1540, at the age of 19. While there, he met Peter one of the founders of the Society of Jesus. Through him, Canisius became the first Dutchman to join the newly founded Society of Jesus in 1543. Through his preaching and writings, Peter Canisius became one of the most influential Catholics of his time.

He supervised the founding and maintenance of the first German-speaking Jesuit colleges with little resources at hand. At the same time he preached in the city and vicinity, debated and taught in the university. Due to his frequent travels between the colleges, a tedious and dangerous occupation at the time, he became known as the Second Apostle of Germany. Canisius exerted a strong influence on the Emperor Ferdinand I; the king's eldest son appointed a married priest, to the office of court preacher. Canisius warned Ferdinand I, verbally and in writing, opposed Phauser in public disputations. Maximilian was obliged to dismiss Phauser and, on this account, the rest of his life he harboured a grudge against Canisius. In 1547 he attended several sessions of the Council of Trent. Canisius was an influential teacher and preacher through his "German Catechism", a book which defined the basic principles of Catholicism in the German language and made them more accessible to readers in German-speaking countries.

He was offered the post of Bishop of Vienna in 1554, but declined in order to continue his traveling and teachings. He did, serve as administrator of the Diocese of Vienna for one year, until a new bishop was appointed for it, he moved to Germany, where he was one of the main Catholic theologians at the Colloquy of Worms in 1557, served as the main preacher in the Cathedral of Augsburg from 1559 to 1568, where he witnessed to his faith on three or four occasions each week. Canisius was renowned as a popular preacher. In 1562 he founded." In "Christ The King- Lord of History" by Anne W. Carroll, it states:" Protestantism had made much headway in Germany because many intellectuals had adopted it, making Catholicism appear to be the religion of the ignorant. By his debates, his writing and his teachings, Peter showed that Catholicism was rational, that the Protestant arguments were not convincing." By his efforts, Peter won the Rhineland back to the Catholic Church. He won converts in Austria, Hungary and Poland.

Poland had become Protestant, but thanks to the efforts of Peter and other Jesuits, it returned to the Church and is still Catholic today despite Communist persecution." By the time he left Germany, the Society of Jesus in Germany had evolved from a small band of priests into a powerful tool of the Counter-Reformation. Canisius spent the last twenty years of his life in Fribourg, where he founded the Jesuit Collège Saint-Michel, which trained generations of young men for careers and future university studies. In 1591, at the age of 70, Canisius suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed, but he continued to preach and write with the aid of a secretary until his death in Fribourg, he was buried at the Church of St Nicholas. His remains were transferred to the church of the Jesuit College, which he had founded and where he had spent the last year of his life, interred in front of the main altar of the church. Canisius lived during the height of the Protestant Reformation and dedicated much of his work to the clarification of the Catholic faith in light of the emergence of the new Protestant doctrines.

His lasting contribution is his three catechisms, which he published in Latin and German, which became widespread and popular in Catholic regions. In his fight with German Protestantism, he requested much more flexibility from Rome, arguing:If you treat them right, the Germans will give you everything. Many err without arrogance, they err the German way honest, a bit simple-minded, but open for everything Lutheran. An honest explanation of the faith would be much more effective than a polemical attack against reformers, he rejected attacks against John Calvin and Melanchthon: With words like these, we don’t cure patients, we make them incurable. Canisius taught that, while there are many roads leading to Jesus Christ, for him the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the best, his sermons and letters document a clear preoccupation with Marian veneration. Under the heading "prayer" he explains the Ave Maria as the basis for Catholic Marian piety. Less known are his Marian books, in which he published prayers and contemplative texts.

He is credited with adding to the Hail Mary the sentence: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners. Eleven years it was included in the Catechism of the C

Dragan Perišić

Dragan Perišić is a Serbian former football defender. Born in Belgrade he has started playing with FK Železnik although he spent most of the time on loan in other clubs from FR Yugoslavia. In the season 2002-03 he played with FK Rudar Pljevlja in the First League of Montenegro. At the end of the season he moved to FK Jablonec 97 playing in the Czech Gambrinus liga, he moved to Romania where he played for Pandurii Târgu Jiu, he has been playing for Ukrainian side FC Metalurh Zaporizhzhya until 2009. Afterwards he represented Simurq PFC in the Azerbaijan Premier League, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the Bangladesh League, Birkirkara F. C. in the Maltese Premier League before returning to Serbia to represent FK Zemun in the Serbian League Belgrade. Gambrinus Liga statistics Ukrainian Premier League statistics

List of baseball parks in Kansas City, Missouri

This is a list of venues used for professional baseball in Kansas City, Missouri. The information is a compilation of the information contained in the references listed. Athletic Park Occupant: Kansas City Cowboys/Unions – UA Location: Southwest Boulevard. Blues Stadium, Ruppert Stadium orig. Muehlebach Field Occupants: Kansas City Blues – AA Kansas City MonarchsNegro Leagues Kansas City Athletics – AL Kansas City Royals – AL Location: Brooklyn Avenue. Benson, Michael. Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds and Stadiums, 1845 to Present. Jefferson, N. C.: McFarland. ISBN 0-89950-367-5. Lowry, Philip J.. Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 271 Major League and Negro League Ballparks Past and Present. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-56777-6; the Federal League of 1914–1915, by Marc Okkonen, SABR, 1989