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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/ny...sharonotterman

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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.
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Venerable Fulton Sheen, pray for us!
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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.
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