Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today, the 2000th anniversary of the Birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is also the 777th anniversary of the day that Saint Francis of Assisi displayed the first Nativity creche scene in Greccio, Italy. This, as we know began a lasting and venerable tradition that would forever remind all of the Reason for the Season, despite satanic forces that seek to deny God by passing legislation against public displays of such religious settings. It is also the 1200th anniversary of the date when Pope Saint Leo III crowned Charlemagne the first Holy Roman Emperor. For other events that happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
True Faith is not popular with the ego
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".
"How many people there are in Church on Sunday sitting in the first seat of the pew, who resent anyone asking them to 'please move over.' They came to kneel before a cross, but they do not want one standing along side them. How many there are too who sing lustily the hymn.
'Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were an offering far too small.'
And, then, when the collection box is passed, they drop in a nickel. The fact is religion is popular only when it ceases to be truly religious. Religion by its very nature is unpopular - certainly unpopular with the ego"