Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the anniversary of the deaths of two seventh century Popes - Pope Honorius I in 638, and Pope John IV four years later in 642. Between them was Pope Serinus. Honorius, who ruled from October 25th 625 to this day in 638, is remembered as the Pope who established the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross on September 14th. After a two year vacancy on the Papal throne and after Severinus' brief three month papacy, the Dalmatian-born John IV was elected on December 24, 640. It was he who tried to stem the Byzantine threat, going so far as to personally ordain 28 priests and 18 bishops to be certain the true faith would be perpetuated during lean times for the Church. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Truth travels along the narrow way
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".
"Truth is a narrow path; either side is an abyss. It is easy to fall either to the right or the left; it was easy to be an idealist in the nineteenth century, as it is easy to be a materialist in the twentieth century; but to avoid both abysses and walk that narrow path of truth is as thrilling as a romance."