Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,324th anniversary of the elevation of Pope Donus as the 78th Vicar of Christ. This Roman born Pontiff brought the schism of the Church in Ravenna to a close and gave his full support to sending more bishops to Germany, Gaul and England and supporting the schools that had been established there. Donus had first been elected on September 2, 676 but felt unworthy and refused the honor. However, he relented and accepted two months later after constant pleading from his fellow members of the Sacred Conclave. His pontificate would last two years. He died on April 11, 678. For time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
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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".
"It used to be that the most popular biographies were stories about the lives of good men and women worthy of our imitation, rather than the recounting of scandals for the sake of making us believe we are more virtuous than we really are. The pagan Plutarch said: 'The virtues of great men served me as a modern mirror in which I might adorn my life.'"