Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 42nd anniversary of the death of Pope Pius XII, the 260th successor of Peter who served the Church as Sovereign Pontiff from March 2, 1939 to this day in 1958. His nineteen year pontificate was highlighted by his declaration of the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. He also had to face the terrible pangs of World War II, balancing a world gone mad and trying to win souls everywhere. He had a great concern for the terrible treatment of the Jews and others by the Third Reich who labeled him their number one enemy. Yet, for some twisted reason, he is being crucified today by radical interests who fabricate and exaggerate, demeaning this quiet, holy and austere Italian Pope who was a hands-on Pontiff. It was Pius XII who discovered the tomb of Saint Peter during the excavations beneath St. Peter's Basilica. For other events that happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Truth does not change with the times
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 does not challenge, but truth does develop. Two and two do not make four in the thirteenth century, and sixteen in the twentieth, but arithmetic does develop into geometry, and geometry into calculus. Nor is truth easy to discover, particularly when it affects our lives.