Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 1,375th anniversary of the death of Pope Saint Boniface V. This Neopolitan Pontiff was elected on December 23, 619. Because of the wars for the crown of Italy during those times, his pontificate was delayed one month shy of a year before he was allowed to succeed Pope Saint Deusdedit I. It was during his six-year pontificate that the prophet Mohammed began preaching his new religion of Islam. Also during this time Pope St. Boniface V established the privilege of sanctuary to protect those who sought refuge in a church. This recognition was upheld for the most part that the churches and monasteries were off-limits to invading parties, thus protecting victims from the vandals.
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We must passionately guard our passions!
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".
"Listening to a political figure give a television report in the nation on a world crisis with somewhat the same passion that he would read off the price of cheese in Switzerland and Burma makes one wonder if there is any fire or enthusiasm left for great causes. Obviously, enthusiasm has something to do with passion. But that word generally evokes two kinds of extreme and wrong reactions: one view is that passion is something we ought to be ashamed of; the other is that passion is always right, and that if we do not give way to its demands, we hurt our personality."