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  • Robert Fox
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    Arch Bishop Fulton Sheen was a hero. This is because he had the heroic charity to tell the truth in season and out of season on a whole host of issues without equivocating. He was never afraid to touch the third rail of ecclesiastical politics. Back in the 80’s and 90’s when Bishop Sheen’s teachings were being viewed only on EWTN… and practically nowhere else… we had prominent Catholic leaders in this country and in Europe challenging the Holy Father strong stance on mostly everything in the moral and disciplinary realm. In fact, one of those bishops who publicly gave John Paul II a tongue lashing, now retired, is a grave scandal to us all… and yet he remains a bishop in good standing.

    Not much has changed since the 80’s and 90’s. The demographics have gone up and down a bit for us… but the well intentioned euphoria of the post councilor Church has proven to be an illusion.

    Some say we get the leaders we deserve. This is partly true. But I also wonder if the present Church is capable of producing men like Bishop Sheen. The entire “lex orandis” has changed and is now one of conciliation, compromise, positioning, equivocation. Example: Look at the tremendous uproar created simply because the bishops tried to strengthen certain parts of the ordinary form of the Roman Rite. It was like pulling teeth. We seek religous COMFORT, not correction or perfection.

    I sometimes think it ALL has to fall apart before anything REAL can be built. We are in free-fall. Only Our Lord and Our Lady can send us another man like Bishop Sheen… and we would probably have to censure him the minute he opened his mouth because he would offend all of the wrong leaders in the Church.

  • Irene
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    Does anyone know what’s going on with Archbishop Romero’s cause?

  • anamaria
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    Qué agradable noticia, es verdad, todo un desafío para el mundo de hoy.Bendiciones!!!

  • Vincent De Carlo
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    It’s about time that the Vatican started Bishop Sheen on his way to Sainthood.God Bless him….Pray for us,please Bishop Sheen……

  • Vincent De Carlo
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    About time,he should be a Saint by now for all that he has done…..

  • Liz Alvarado
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    This is wonderful news! My brother and I received the sacrament of Confirmation from him about 50 years ago in his private residence @ St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Archbishop Sheen was also a family friend. God bless everyone.

  • Toni Amanda Tarantino-Meloche
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    Fantastic!!! Thank you for the “good news,” Cardinal. It is imperative that we keep a good prospective on what is happening in our world today and what is happening in the Church. The Church Triumphant, the Church Militant and the Church Suffering are rejoicing over the great news!!! May God Bless Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen and Sr. Mary Angeline Teresa and all they did in their earthly lives, and may we, through their intercessory prayers, storm heaven with our prayers for the conversion of all mankind, especially all sinners and pray for our nation during this Fortnight of Prayer! Your servant in Christ, Toni

  • Jack
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    A certain site that calls itself “traditional” censored this story of Ven. Fulton, but I hope you don’t.

    He was a bi-ritual bishop, and had been granted Byzantine rite faculties by the Patriarch and Synod of the Melkite Catholic Church.

    He was the first to celebrate a Pontifical Divine Liturgy IN ENGLISH in Birmingham, Alabama–and this was BEFORE Vatican 2.

    As far as I can tell, St. George’s Melkite Catholic Church in Birmingham was the first Catholic Church in the world to regularly use English at liturgical services.

  • Jim J. McCrea
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    The true source of Archbishop Sheen’s power was that he made a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament every day of his priesthood.

  • vivian cuadras
    June 28, 2012 Reply

    Just when everyone is saying “The Church is dead”, God raises up new saints! May we look to their examples as we strive for heaven.

    Archbishop Sheen, I use your work daily in the classroom, and I thank God for blessing you with so many talents. You are a great preacher, teacher, and servant of the Lord.

    Enjoy heaven!

    Vivian Cuadras

  • Steve Baker
    June 29, 2012 Reply

    So glad to hear the news about the veneration of Bishop Sheen and Sister Mary Angeline Teresa. I have been a big fan of Bishop Sheen’s and I am looking forward to the day he is canonized.

  • John G.
    June 30, 2012 Reply

    Today’s Catholic Apologists

    In the past in the United States we have had a number of “Apologists”. Frank Sheed stands out as exceptionally worthy of the title. William Buckley might also be included in the list. Fulton Sheen was outstanding – brilliant, witty, compassionate and thoroughly understandable in his instructions about faith and morality– a star radio and TV personality as well as our own devout clergyman. We certainly need more apologists like Archbishop Sheen in the Church today.

    Aside from John Garvey, the President of Catholic University, and a few of the Archbishops and Bishops, I don’t think we have many persons of Archbishop Sheen’s caliber in the United States today to represent and defend the Church. John Garvey gave an excellent presentation at the recent Bishops’ Conference in Atlanta and I understand that Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley invited him to appear on the Catholic TV Network this week to discuss the Healthcare issue. Philadelphia’s Archbishop Chaput gave an outstanding address to the students of Assumption College, Worcester, in November 2011 entitled “Catholics and the Next America”. That address should be given at every College and University in America that calls itself “Catholic”. Archbishop Lori has eloquently represented the Church’s position with regard to the HHS Mandate under the Affordable Care Act. You have made numerous appearances and addresses representing the American Catholic Church’s position on a number of recent national issues: the Defense of Marriage Act; the HHS Mandate, etc. But are all your Brother Bishops enthusiastic Apologists?

    We need more exposure for our Lay Catholic Spokesmen. Where are they – especially at this crucial time in American history? I hope and pray that as the leader of the Church in the United States you are lining up some outstanding orators who can tell the story that needs to be told to your flock and to all Americans of good will.

  • Christie Mattingly
    July 1, 2012 Reply

    I am so happy about this I could cry! I love Archbishop Sheen and have many many of his books. I still watch him on DVD as I was born in 1956 and was pretty young when he was on TV. This man deserves to be a Saint. – Thank you Dear God.

    The Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Wonderful.

    God bless and keep all of you.

    Christie

  • Andrew Leong
    July 4, 2012 Reply

    Even as a Catholic here in the city of Singapore, I am touched by the writing of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. With youtube, I came across his sermons, and he reasons so beautifully and persuasively that we are compelled to make an effort to return to God.

    Praise be to God for Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

  • Rev.Dr. Faustin Kamugisha
    July 11, 2012 Reply

    The Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been my role model, as a preacher and a writer. May I be in his shoes though they are too big. So far I have written thirteen books, the name of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has found a room in every book. The day he will be canonized will be a day to remember.

 

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