Catholic FAQ

Latest Threads
newest posts

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > In The News > Catholic News

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

Thread Tools Search Thread Display
Old Jul 5, '12, 6:46 pm
SpeakInSilence's Avatar
SpeakInSilence SpeakInSilence is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: March 29, 2010
Posts: 476
Religion: Roman Catholic
Send a message via AIM to SpeakInSilence
Default For a 1950s TV Evangelist, a Step Toward Sainthood

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, who died in 1979, does not fit the stereotype of a Roman Catholic saint. Famous for his evangelizing television program in the post-World War II era, he was dramatic and humorous, not humble and retiring. He even won an Emmy.

But this very human man, who lived and worked in New York for much of his life, is on his way to becoming the first male American-born saint. The Vatican on Thursday officially recognized Archbishop Sheen for having “heroic virtues” and granted him the title “venerable.” A church committee will now determine whether it believes that, since his death, Archbishop Sheen has interceded on behalf of someone alive to bring about a miracle, a requirement for the next step on the path to canonization.
Some good stuff in it, and has statement from Father Robert Barron.
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. " -Mother Teresa
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 5, '12, 9:30 pm
Servulus Servulus is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: May 19, 2004
Posts: 389
Religion: Roman Catholic
Default Re: For a 1950s TV Evangelist, a Step Toward Sainthood

Venerable Fulton Sheen, pray for us!
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, '12, 10:30 pm
richard wang richard wang is offline
Junior Member
Prayer Warrior
Join Date: April 29, 2008
Posts: 149
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: For a 1950s TV Evangelist, a Step Toward Sainthood

Re-runs of Archbishop Sheen's TV program "Life Is Worth Living" lead me to Christianity and the Catholic faith.

His "Life of Christ" is one of my favorite books. It never stays long on my shelf.

I am so happy that his canonization is progressing.
Reply With Quote

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > In The News > Catholic News


Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
8778Meet and talk,talk talk
Last by: helena kon
5658CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: tawny
4604Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: DesertSister62
4510Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: DesertSister62
4281Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: grateful_child
4044OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: DevoteC
3748Poems and Reflections
Last by: tonyg
3254Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: helena kon
3231For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: GLam8833
3056CLEAN jokes (because we need to laugh)
Last by: Purgatory Pete

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 8:19 pm.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2014, Catholic Answers.