Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 739th anniversary of the Consecration of the French Pontiff Pope Urban VI, the 182nd successor of Peter who came to be known as the "Corpus Christi Pope" for he established the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ - setting the date for sixty days after Easter each year in the universal Church. He had been elected on August 29th in the Sacred Conclave at Viterbo and it took him by surprise for he had journeyed to Viturbo on a pilgrimage to pay homage to the new Pope...only to discover it was him. Considered an outsider because he came from Jerusalem, though he was born in Tryes, France, Urban was chosen by a majority of eight cardinals during the rift that occurred with the antipopes. He had come to Viturbo to pay homage to the new Pope, little realizing he would be the choice by the Holy Spirit. His pontificate lasted three years. For other events that happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
God's always on; we just need to tune in
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".
"There is an outward force operating on the subconscious mind which changes its direction. If a ball is thrown across a room, it will go in an unhindered path unless a foot or a hand is put out to divert it. The subconscious mind may be governed once by vice, and then suddenly turn in the direction of love. This change of attitude and transformation requires that an outside Power or Spirit that acts like a catalyst bring together discordant elements into a new unity. If a person corresponds with this impulse from without, it is like turning on radio waves of speech, music, humor and learning which fill the air. But these blessings do not affect the person until he is at the proper wavelength and tunes himself in."