Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is 692nd anniversary of the day in which Pope Clement V, three years into his pontificate and operating out of Avignon, called witnesses forth to testify against the Templars regarding heresies and misappropriation of Church funds and properties. The Knights Templars had been a solid foundation during the crusades but turned their spirituality toward materialism and fell out of favor with the Church. The findings led to the order being abolished at the 15th Ecumenical Council four years later in Viennes. The order still exists today but is in no way affiliated with the Church. In fact, it is tied in with the Masonic Order and opposed to all it was founded on. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
The restful soul profits from the dowry of grace!
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".
" What the Savior promises in the retirement is "rest for your souls." Rest is a gift; it is not earned;
it is not the payment for finishing a job; it is the dowry of grace. Greed, envy, wealth and avarice
think of rest in terms of the good things of the world; true rest is the stilling of passions, the control
of wavering ambitions, the joy of a quiet conscience. There is no rest until life has been made
intelligible. Most of the restlessness of souls today comes from not knowing why they are here, or
where they are going, and they refuse to take time out to solve that problem. Until it is solved,
nothing is solved. There is not even much sense in going on living unless one knows why he is