Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 58th anniversary of a terrible time in history. It marks the day in 1942 that the Third Reich, led by the madman Adolf Hitler, to begin experimentation with the gas chambers at the concentration camp at Auschwitz, the infamous death camp where countless Jews were executed and many, many Catholics as well including Saint Maximilian Kolbe and Saint Edith Stein, both canonized by Pope John Paul II who grew up with this threat in his own backyard and, through the grace of God, emerged to lead the Church into a new millennium and fight a new holocaust going on today - the holocaust of the womb where millions of unborns are being slaughtered in the same manner of disdain for human life. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Just saying you're right doesn't make it right
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".
The justification for cutting corners, taking bribes and other forms of dishonesty is twofold. First is, 'Everybody's doing it.' The assumption here is that right and wrong are questions merely of mob judgment, rather than of standards. It forgets that right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong. A second justification is, 'My conscience is clear.' What conscience is not clear if it makes its own standards? What note on a piano is wrong if the musician who strikes it declares it to be the right note? If a conscience decides that eighteen inches will be a yard, who shall prove him wrong? The atheistic Krushchev, with all the crimes of the Ukraine on his back, said, 'God knows I do right.'