Tuesday Highlights & Spiritual Insights
Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time
” The Lord is love; His coming shows Him as love most singular, the love that gives itself more freely, the love that is God’s alone: agape. Because He is agape, He comes, and because His coming is agape, it is judgement. His mere presence passes judgement on the evil in us because that presence is love, because evil is its opposite. Love sets free the powers of redeemed life, the love of God given to us…”
~ Sister Amelia Lohr, German Benedictine nun (d. 1972)
On This Day in Catholic History:
1970 Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
1998 From the Vatican Pope John Paul II issued a papal bull, “Incarnationis Mysterium” (The Mystery of the Incarnation) that proclaimed 2000 a special Holy Year. Special indulgences were offered for making pilgrimages, doing good deeds or fasting.
1871 – Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)
1917 – Buffalo Bob Smith, Beloved pioneer TV kids’ show host, Buffalo Bob Smith was the co-creator and host of TV’s “Howdy Doody”, (d. 1998)
1940- Bruce Lee, Catholic American actor and martial artist (d. 1973)
1948 – James Avery, American actor, Although best known as the uncle/patriarch and attorney “Philip Banks” on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990), James Avery is a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969.
1952 – James D. Wetherbee, American astronaut
1957 – Caroline Kennedy, American Journalist, daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy.
1958 – Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager
1978 – Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
1979 – Hilary Hahn, American violinist