Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 456th anniversary of the day in 1544 when Pope Paul III officially called for the landmark 19th Ecumenical Council in the Tridentine mountain village in the remote regions of northern Italy. Because of its location it was forever remembered as the Council of Trent and lasted until 1563 in which it condemned Protestantism, enacted reforms and launched the Counter Reformation.
To read more of what happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Words are cheap when there is no conviction behind them
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".
"Whenever we set out to give 'good example,' we generally do not give it. The best example is given when we are off duty and are not acting 'professionally,' such as the minister or rabbi or priest when he comes down from his pulpit, the womanizer after he has finished his discourse on the 'necessity of recognizing the rights of women,' the politician when he has finished his television oration on 'my profound interest in social justice and my love of the common good.' When Peter told Our Lord that though others failed Him, he would never fail, the Savior retorted that within twenty-four hours Peter would deny that he even knew Him. What we say is less important in the way of influence than what we do."