Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,291st anniversary of the death of Pope Saint Gregory III, 90th successor of Peter, whose pontificate lasted ten years. He had been elevated to the Papal throne on March 18, 731 and died on this day in 741. During his papacy he sought the help of Charlemagne against the Lombards. From this fact derives the title of "Most Christian" assumed by the Kings of France from that point on. It was Saint Gregory III who also established charitable donations to the Holy See, referred to henceforth as "Peter's Pence," which we still have today. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Beware of those who promise the world!
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".
"When loaves are more valued than the Divine Power Which multiplied them; when streams are more admired than the fountains that produced them, the world will accept any kind of a king who promises bread and plenty."