Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 739th anniversary of the election of the 182nd successor of Peter Jacques Pantaleon who took the name Pope Urban IV. Considered an outsider because he came from Jerusalem, though he was born in Tryes, France, Urban was elected in Viturbo, Italy by a majority of eight cardinals during the rift that occurred with the antipopes. He had come to Viturbo to pay homage to the new Pope, little realizing he would be the choice by the Holy Spirit. His pontificate lasted three years. During this time he would confirm the feast of the Body of Christ, known as Corpus Christi to be universally celebrated sixty days after Easter. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
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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 mood of our century is critical, partly because of its own uneasy conscience. 'Misery loves company,' it is said but so also does evil. The good has but few publicists. Most newspaper editors love murders, graft and scandals, but how few ever headline virtue. And yet the world is so full of good people, heroic deeds, generous hearts."