Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 11th anniversary of the martyrdom of six Jesuit missionary priests who were gunned down by El Salvadoran soldiers during a bloody coup in Central America. It was the beginning of a decade that would see more priests, religious and Catholic laity martyred for their Faith than any other time in modern history. These events were not only part of the prophecies of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Rue de Bac, Lourdes, La Salette and Fatima as well as Garabandal, Akita and Medjugorje. The revelation of the Third Secret of Fatima also bears out that the 20th Century was the century of Christian martyrdom.
For time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Two sides to Democracy
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".
"The growth of democracy has done much to do away with false social snobbishness and to keep men humble in their external relations. But it has also, from another point of view, weakened the respect for Goodness and Truth, inasmuch as the masses of people are generally inclined to equate morality with the general level of society at any given moment."