Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 497th anniversary of the death of the notorious Borgia Pope Alexander VI, quite possibly the most lecherous of anyone who ever sat on the throne of Peter. His eleven-year papacy was wrought with greed, lust and wasting of the Vatican treasures and swung open wide the door of rebellion throughout Europe because of his excessiveness and immorality. Yet he is also remembered for making a simple mark on the maps of the new lands of America and by this slash, he ultimately decided the destiny of the New World. It was he who opened the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica for the first time ever, as well as the Basilicas of St. Mary Majors and St. Paul Outside-the-Walls. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Egotists are all take and no give!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".
"The egotist always considers his ego in terms of not having or wanting something. His principal action is drawing something to himself like the mouth which absorbs food. There is no outgoing, no service, and never a sacrifice, because he interprets sacrifice as the diminishing of himself."