PEORIA, Ill. — Ten years after Pope John Paul II declared him a Servant of God, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated a decree June 28 declaring Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen “Venerable.”
This, the second step in the process of the cause for canonization, recognizes that Archbishop Sheen lived a life of heroic virtue and ensures that the next steps may continue.
“We are so happy that Pope Benedict XVI has declared him ‘Venerable,’” said Peoria, Ill., Bishop Daniel Jenky. “This means that Archbishop Sheen displayed virtues that others can emulate. He provides an example that all the Church needs to imitate in these days.”
“The declaration upholds Archbishop Sheen as a model for the rest of us...READ MORE