Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the anniversary of the birth of Giovanni de' Medici in Florence. The second son of Lorenzo of the famous de' Medici family, young Giovanni would become a cardinal deacon at the ridiculous age of only thirteen and be elected the 217th successor of Peter on March 19, 1513 taking the name Pope Leo X who, because he was so young really could not comprehend how to deal with the Protestant revolt. In addition, he was weighed down by a curia which had grown increasingly corrupt over the decades reaching its height during the pontificate of Pope Alexander VI, quite possibly the most corrupt Pope in the long and illustrious history of the Sovereign Vicars of Christ. Leo's papacy lasted eight years, ending on December 1, 1521. For other events that happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Seek and find the Truth and continue to seek
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".
"Over 1,500 years ago St. Augustine said 'Sic ergo quaeramus tanquam inventuri, et sic inveniamus tanquam quaesituri.' 'Seek the truth as one about to find it, and find it with the intention of always seeking it.' Those who already have a philosophy are not to rest in idle adherence, but to keep on studying to deepen the knowledge one has, or else to discover that what he thought were profound truths were mere emotional adhesions or inherited prejudices without foundation either in history or in reason."