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Archbishop Sheen is the flippin' man! If you know anybody in need of a miracle, have them pray to Servant of God, Fulton Sheen!! The American Church needs a Saint like him today!  ;D
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The beatification cause of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will advance this May when Bishop Daniel J. Jenky of Peoria will present Pope Benedict XVI with the position paper summarizing the life and holiness of the famous television evangelist.

“America is in need of a saint like Archbishop Sheen. He brought so many people closer to Christ during his life here on earth and continues to do so even today through his many writings, television and radio shows,” explained Fr. Andrew Apostoli, the vice postulator tasked with preparing and advocating Sheen’s cause.

The formal filing of the position paper, called a “positio,” with the Congregation for Saints’ Causes is the initial step in the Vatican’s process to determine whether Archbishop Sheen should be beatified and canonized as a saint.

Sheen was raised in Peoria, Ill. and ordained a priest of the Diocese of Peoria in 1919.

Bishop Jenky became the Bishop of Competence sponsoring Sheen’s cause in 2002. He is also president of the Peoria-based Archbishop Sheen Foundation. The bishop will present the position paper on Sheen’s cause to the Pope on May 25 at the end of the weekly general audience.

In November 2010 the Diocese of Peoria suspended its promotion of Archbishop Sheen’s cause because of a dispute with the Archdiocese of New York over the final resting place of his remains. The diocese resumed its work in January 2011.

Msgr. Stanley Deptula, executive director of the Archbishop Sheen Foundation, said that once the Congregation for Saints’ Causes officially approves the paper they will begin the investigation into an alleged healing attributed to Sheen.

“The foundation believes the healing is a miracle granted through the late archbishop’s intercession,” Msgr. Deptula explained. Details about supposed miracles are often not discussed while the claim is under investigation by the Vatican.

Deptula and Apostoli will accompany Bishop Jenky to present the positio, as will Msgr. Richard Soseman, the foundation’s foreign liaison; Dr. Louis Varela, the foundation’s chairman of the board; and Maria Alicia Varela, a foundation board member.

Archbishop Sheen was a charismatic author and a radio and television personality. He broadcast his famous television program “Life is Worth Living” from New York City, where he was ordained an auxiliary bishop in 1951.

Sheen later served as Bishop of Rochester. After his death in 1979, he was buried in the crypt of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

http://krestaintheafternoon.blogspot.com...cause.html
Sheen was an excellent speaker (and I am not talking about Charlie). I like watching those speeches on You-tube from time to time. It seems as though Glenn Beck learned a thing or two from Archbishop Sheen.  :)
Yay. I recently bought all of his audio works... half way through "A Sheen Catechism". He was so profound yet simple to understand.  :pray2:
We used to watch his show on television Sunday nights.
Awww...and when I saw the title I thought...When did Charlie become an Archbishop and die?  :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Seriously though, if anyone should be made a Saint it's Archbishop Sheen...and Pius XII!

(04-15-2011, 06:34 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]Awww...and when I saw the title I thought...When did Charlie become an Archbishop and die?  :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Seriously though, if anyone should be made a Saint it's Archbishop Sheen...and Pius XII!

Believe it or not, "Sheen", as used by both Martin and Charlie Sheen, is just a stage name first used by Martin Sheen (aka: Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez) in honor of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
(04-15-2011, 07:01 PM)Joshua Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2011, 06:34 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]Awww...and when I saw the title I thought...When did Charlie become an Archbishop and die?  :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Seriously though, if anyone should be made a Saint it's Archbishop Sheen...and Pius XII!

Believe it or not, "Sheen", as used by both Martin and Charlie Sheen, is just a stage name first used by Martin Sheen (aka: Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez) in honor of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

As gullible as it may seem, I have no reason not to believe you, and will take that information as truth. In that case, WOW.
(04-15-2011, 08:04 PM)UnamSanctam Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2011, 07:01 PM)Joshua Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2011, 06:34 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]Awww...and when I saw the title I thought...When did Charlie become an Archbishop and die?  :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Seriously though, if anyone should be made a Saint it's Archbishop Sheen...and Pius XII!

Believe it or not, "Sheen", as used by both Martin and Charlie Sheen, is just a stage name first used by Martin Sheen (aka: Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez) in honor of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

As gullible as it may seem, I have no reason not to believe you, and will take that information as truth. In that case, WOW.

It's what wikipedia says ...  :shrug:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Sheen

Is there a certain cause for canonization prayer? Laura needs a miracle...
(04-15-2011, 11:30 PM)Joshua Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2011, 08:04 PM)UnamSanctam Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2011, 07:01 PM)Joshua Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2011, 06:34 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]Awww...and when I saw the title I thought...When did Charlie become an Archbishop and die?  :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Seriously though, if anyone should be made a Saint it's Archbishop Sheen...and Pius XII!

Believe it or not, "Sheen", as used by both Martin and Charlie Sheen, is just a stage name first used by Martin Sheen (aka: Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez) in honor of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

As gullible as it may seem, I have no reason not to believe you, and will take that information as truth. In that case, WOW.

It's what wikipedia says ...  :shrug:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Sheen

That's what the actor says too.  I remember his interview on Inside the Actor's Studio. Martin Sheen is a frustrating Catholic because he is pro-choice, pro-same sex marriage activist (and unsurprisingly, a Laetare Medal recipient) Hollywood Catholic.  But I think that the Lord isn't finished working on him yet.
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