Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 4th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin who was the Archbishop of Chicago and, to many the leader of the liberal movement in the United States. But to label him merely as one on the left would not be fair to the spirituality and sincerity of the man who did so much good despite his leanings toward modernism. Many Chicagoans thought he could not be replaced, but His Holiness Pope John Paul II knew otherwise and appointed the solid Oblate of Mary Immaculate Bishop Cardinal Francis E. George, OMI. Since his installation he has taken charge and won over many hard hearts through his gentle, but firm manner. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
We are responsible for our own woes
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".
" By constantly seeking pleasure of self, the tone has been ruined. So many of our cares today are of our own making. Never before were there so many woes manufactured by our own hands. 'Made by me and made within' could be stampted on most of the trials and difficulties that people endure. God gives us the strength to bear the sorrows of our own. Those who make their own trials are also those who never call upon Him for aid; those who have sorrows laid on them by God always do."