Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,313th anniversary of the election of Pope Saint Sergius I as the 84th in the line of the Apostle Peter. He was elevated to the Throne of Peter after two antipopes sat there. During his 14 year pontificate, he endeavored to end the schism which had surfaced in Rome, led by the schismatic Aquilea, whom Sergius successfully suppressed. He guided the Church into the 8th century, dying on September 8, 701. He is also remembered for introducing the Agnus Dei - "Lamb of God" prayer into the Liturgy of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
We do have control
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".
Just as there is a right and wrong theory about the sun and the earth, so there is a right and wrong theory about external circumstances. If we revolve about what happens on the outside, then the latter determines our moods and attitudes. But if we make what is external revolve around us, we can determine the amount of their influence."