Monday, July 2, 2012

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

June 28 Pope Benedict XVI promulgated a decree affirming the heroic virtues of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. This means that now Sheen will have the title "Venerable."
The Cause for Canonization opened in 2002 when Blessed Pope John Paul II declared Sheen a "Servant of God."

Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky. Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria, IL said "This is a great day for the Catholic Church in America."

I couldn't agree more.

I fell in love with Sheen through his talks in the late 1990s. I immediately appreciated his dynamic way of speaking, his enormous vocabulary and ability to communicate a well thought out point. I started reading his books and got to know my new "friend" even more.

I highly recommend his autobiography Treasure in Clay. What was amazing to me to learn about in this book was that his T.V. talks, his sermons and his radio broadcasts were all done without reading notes. He learned his material so thoroughly before presenting it and practiced it so much that when he spoke, he seemlessly presented his message and had his audience on the edge of their seats.

Sheen's life spanned most of the 20th Century, 1895-1979. He witnessed two world wars, the ascent of Communism in the Soviet Union, and the advent of legal abortion. His life followed all the major changes in communicating; radio, television, print. He was truly an evangelist in every possible way. Through it all, Sheen heard the voice of God calling him to teach and to preach and answered in an astounding YES each step of the way.

In the U.S. today, more than every, we need role models, heroes and Saints. Praised be Jesus Christ for moving forward the canonization process in such a time as this.

Listen to these great talks by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen:

Three to Get Married
In this classic on love and marriage, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen places sex in the context of human love, and human love in the context of Divine Love. One of the greatest and best-loved spokesmen for the Catholic Faith, he beautifully presents the Catholic concept of marriage, emphasizing that our Blessed Lord must be at the center of every successful and loving marriage.

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What Every Couple Should Know About Marriage and Prayer
What is the secret of a successful marriage? How can couples deepen their commitment to one another in Christ? Beloved Catholic orator, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen illuminates the path by focusing on the essential role that prayer must play in every marriage. His anecdotes and stories illustrate his points and make his teachings more memorable and more easily applied to everyday life. 

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There is Life in the Womb
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best-loved and most influential preachers of the 20th century and author of over 90 books. He reached nearly 30 million people through his weekly program, Life is Worth Living, and his Cause for Canonization was officially opened in 2002. He explains the Church's teaching on life from a philosophical and historical perspective.

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  1. Nice to read about Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Thank you for posting this. Also, like your blog.

  2. Msgr. Stanley Deptula, my classmate and fellow graduate of CCC, went with Bishop Jenky to Rome to present (now Venerable) Archbishop Sheen's Cause for Canonization to Pope Benedict XVI!! What an amazing - and successful - trip!!
    Thank you for these links!!