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.
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According to the Diocese of Peoria, due to the strict quarantine imposed on Illinois during the coronavirus, the date of Bishop elect Tylka’s episcopal ordination and installation at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception “may be undecided for some time.”
Venerable Fulton Sheen was an American archbishop and television personality who was set to be beatified Dec. 21.