Results from Tag: 'archbishop fulton sheen'
Venerable Sheen, an American evangelist and television personality who died in 1979, was set to be beatified in Peoria, where he had served as a priest, in December 2019.
Born in El Paso, Illinois on May 8, 1895, Peter John Sheen was ordained a priest of the Peoria diocese on Sept. 20, 1919. He was called “Fulton” in honor of his mother’s maiden name.
COMMENTARY: The Iowa senator in 1863 introduced a national fast day.
The prophetic Sheen again sounds as he were looking at today’s society, finding hope in an unusual example amid violence and runaway science
Joan Sheen Cunningham’s book puts Archbishop Sheen's life in a new perspective with accounts of his childhood, his talent for public speaking, and the family's devotion to Catholicism.
COMMENTARY: Fond memories of the holy archbishop, who loved Mary, the Eucharist and the priesthood.
Surprise, joy mark the holy priest’s hometown’s efforts ahead of the blessed event for the local Church and beyond.
COMMENTARY: Especially in the case of one of the greatest evangelists of his time, the evangelical dimension of a beatification is essential.