Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,599th anniversary of the election of Pope Saint Innocent I He became the 40th successor of Peter on this date in 401. During his sixteen year pontificate he withstood the sacking of Rome by Alaric and his Goths. He also pursuaded the Roman Emperor Honorius to tone down the bloody contests at the Colosseum and other arenas by prohibiting gladiators. He died on March 12, 417. Pope Saint Innocent will forever be remembered as the Supreme Pontiff who established the Roman rite, establishing Latin as the official language of the Church. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Is the stepchild of modern civilization crazed?
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".
"Human beings have always taken for granted that there would be in their midst a few unfortunate individuals whose mental outlook would be warped and unpredictable. But what is disturbing today is the number of otherwise normal people who, in popular language, are "cracking up." Some are young, otherwise happily married; others are in middle life, with apparent security, but regardless of the age group, as a good American psychiatrist wrote, 'Mental cases are the stepchild of modern civilization.'"