Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,385th anniversary of the election of Pope Saint Deusdedit I as the 68th in the line of Peter. This Roman-born Pope was the first of the Roman Pontiffs to use seals of lead affixed to Papal Bulls and Pontifical Decrees. In fact his is the oldest papal seal preserved by the Holy See. St. Deusdedit was beloved for his caring for the poor and the sick, especially the lepers and plague-stricken. Neglecting his own chance of contracting disease, he gave himself, even as the Pope, to helping the people in the streets in the role Christ asked as servant of the servants of God. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
As family values go, so goes society
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 the people are interested in the raising of a family, the cultivation of virtues and the salvation of their souls, they act as a balance wheel against the power-motive of politics. But when both the state and the people give supremacy to politics, the stabilizing influence of society is lost, and with it come civil strife and discord and war."