Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,393rd anniversary of the death of the 66th successor of Peter His Holiness Pope Boniface III who died this day in 607 after having been elected earlier in the same year on February 19th. It was Pope Boniface who declared that the head bishop of the universal Church was the Pope in Rome. He also decreed that a new Supreme Pontiff could not be elected until three days after the previous Pope had passed away. Today it is even longer for it takes time for the Sacred Conclave to convene from all over the world. To read more of what happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Too many politicians can't be trusted because they lack humility
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".
"From the spiritual point of view, the basic trouble with people who were pampered early in life is pride, egotism or selfishness. Their complexes are due to a great extent to a want of practice of the virtue of humility. They have developed the wrong treasures, and therefore the heart is in the wrong place. As Our Blessed Lord said, "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Matthew 6: 21; Luke 12: 34). It makes little difference whether we possess the treasure or not; what matters is that we love it. In this case, the treasure is the exalted opinion we have of self, or having our own will satisfied. If this be the treasure, then all the affections, desires and feelings we have intertwine about our ego."