Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,582nd anniversary of the election of the 42nd successor of Peter the first Pope Pope Saint Boniface I who was elevated to the Papal Throne on this day in 418. His papacy would last four years until his death in September 4, 422. During this time, frought with interference in the Church by the antipope Eulalius and outside the Church with the emergence of secular power instigation by Charles of Ravenna, St. Boniface fought valiantly against Pelagianism and strongly upheld the supremacy of the Papacy. Yet, because of political problems passed on to him from his predecessor Pope Saint Zosimas and conflict with the archdeacon Eulalius, Boniface turned to the emperor who seized the opportunity to wield the threat of secular power over Church appointments. It was the first of the ugly head that would become known as secular investiture.
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Passion knows not the soul
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".
"Obviously, enthusiasm has something to do with passion. But that word generally evokes two kinds of extreme and wrong reactions: one view is that passion is something we ought to be ashamed of; the other is that passion is always right, and that if we do not give way to its demands, we hurt our personality."