Archbishop Sheen, Vietnam, and Race


Does anyone have any information regarding Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s stand on Vietnam and racial issues in the 1960s. I know he denounce the Vietnam War and he supported civil rights. However, I was wondering if anyone knew more about it and could go deeper.

It seems his stand led to a bit of a split between him and Cardinal Spellman of New York. I would just like to round out my own historical and social understanding of the situation.

I started thinking about this today after watch “Sheen Gems.” For anyone interested, the DVD is a great mix of his shows from the 1950s and 60s, but it does not show the whole programs. Thus, some of the points get lost in the editing.


Perhaps these webpages may be a source of some information:

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