Today's birhday is Norman Vincent Peale's.
About whom Bishop Sheen once wrote how he feels:
St. Paul's appealing, but St. Peale
Is appalling a great deal.*
*"As a Catholic rooted in Thomistic scholasticism, Sheen rejected the Calvinist predestination of [Rev. Billy] Graham and the soothing nostrums of Peale....Sheen appealed to the medieval past to strike a balance between materialism and spirituality. The effect was a theology that was more redemptive than Graham's, but imbued with a stronger sense of sin than Peale's" Robert Weir in a review of Christopher Owen Lynch's "Selling Catholicism: Bishop Sheen and the Power of Television"