Monday, February 04, 2008

Making of a Saint - Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Mass ends diocesan stage of Sheen's path to sainthood

PEORIA -- Father Andrew Apostoli wryly mentioned an old saying in his homily Sunday that if your are going to be canonized you should not write too much. He was speaking during a Mass of thanksgiving for Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a native of El Paso who became famous as a television and radio personality and writer...
In his homily, Apostoli told of Fulton’s sense of humor, as expressed in his acceptance speech after winning the Emmy for outstanding television personality in 1952. Sheen thanked his script writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Apostoli also praised Sheen for having spoken against contraception, abortion and euthanasia. He said that Sheen is “still very much the voice of the church.”

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Fulton Sheen obviously still plays in Peoria, now the question is will he play in Rome?

Please visit the official website for the Canonization Cause of the Servant of God

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