Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,599th anniversary of the death of Pope Saint Anastasius I, the 39th successor of the Apostle Peter. He led the Church into the fifth century, having been elected on November 27, 399. During his two year pontificate he was renowned for resolving the schism between Rome and the Church in Antioch. Anastasius strenuously defended the moral teachings of the Church, fighting the followers of immoral practices who maintained that the Divinity of God was hidden in material things. Nothing could be further from the truth and he successfully suppressed the heresy. In addition it was St. Anastasius who decreed that priests would remain standing at the Gospel during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Our conscience guides our behavior
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".
"Two considerations are helpful in developing a good disposition. The first is to be mindful that a happy conscience makes a happy outlook on life, and an unhappy conscience makes us miserable on the inside and everyone else miserable on the outside. When our conscience bothers us, whether we admit it or not, we often try to justify it by correcting others, or by finding fault with them."