Pope Francis claims US televangelist performed miracle
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Thankfully, but strangely, "televangelist" refers to +Sheen. Whew! From The Independent:




Pope Francis claims US televangelist performed miracle, paving way for sainthood

Beatification of Archbishop Fulton J Sheen relates to a newborn baby's recovery in Illinois hospital
Adam Forrest @adamtomforrest

Pope Francis has declared that a late US television preacher once performed a miracle, moving him one step closer to sainthood.

The Vatican announced on Saturday the formal approval of the miracle, thought to relate to claims about a baby’s extraordinary recovery in an Illinois hospital.

The Diocese of Peoria believes that Archbishop Fulton J Sheen – who died in 1979 – interceded in 2010 on behalf of a baby who began breathing 61 minutes after showing no signs of life at birth.
 
One miracle allows a candidate for sainthood to be beatified in the Catholic faith, but a second miracle must be approved in order for sainthood to be conferred.

No date has been given for his beatification ceremony, but the Peoria Diocese said it was beginning preparations for the celebration in the central Illinois city.

Archbishop Sheen’s on-air evangelism made him a well-known figure in the US over several decades, having started on NBC radio in 1930 with a weekly programme called The Catholic Hour.

He expanded to television in 1950 with NBC’s Life is Worth Living, regularly amassing more than 30 million viewers.

The pope’s decision comes just weeks after a New York court ruling allowing the American archbishop’s niece to bury him in Peoria, where he was ordained, ending years of litigation and allowing the process for sainthood to resume.


Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky said he was grateful the Vatican acted quickly after the transfer of the archbishop’s remains, and hopeful Pope Francis will set a date for beatification soon.

“It is truly amazing how God continues to work miracles,” Bishop Jenky said.
 
The diocese conducted a canonical investigation into the 2010 birth at a Peoria hospital and submitted its findings to the Vatican in 2011.
 
The Church teaches that only God performs miracles but that saints who are believed to be with God in heaven intercede on behalf of people who pray to them. A miracle is usually the medically inexplicable healing of a person.
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Well, I suppose he was the first 'televangelist'!
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Wow, this is great news
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A just reward for a good and holy man.
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Oh thank heavens. When I read the thread title for a moment I thought the holy father was endorsing Kenneth Copeland or somebody.
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I love Archbishop Sheen. Perhaps some of you weren’t aware of that.

Also: this is click bait, Vox!
I was expecting someone like Benny Hinn.

Sneaky!
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(07-08-2019, 08:52 AM)FultonFan Wrote: I love Archbishop Sheen. Perhaps some of you weren’t aware of that.

Also: this is click bait, Vox!
I was expecting someone like Benny Hinn.

Sneaky!
I honestly had nooo idea (kidding)
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I'm very surprised, considering Archbishop Fulton J Sheen said this -

Fulton J. Sheen, Communism and the Conscience of the West Bobbs-Merril Company, Indianapolis, 1948, pp. 24-25 Wrote:“[Satan] will set up a counterchurch which will be the ape of the [Catholic] Church … It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content.”

We are living in the days of the Apocalypse, the last days of our era. The two great forces – the Mystical Body of Christ and the Mystical Body of the anti-Christ – are beginning to draw battle lines for the catastrophic contest.

The False prophet will have a religion without a cross. A religion without a world to come. A religion to destroy religions. There will be a counterfeit Church.

Christ’s Church the Catholic Church will be one; and the false Prophet will create the other.

The False Church will be worldly, ecumenical, and global. It will be a loose federation of churches and religions, forming some type of global association.


A world parliament of Churches. It will be emptied of all Divine content, it will be the mystical body of the anti-christ. The Mystical Body on earth today will have its Judas Iscariot, and he will be the false prophet. Satan will recruit him from our Bishops.

The Antichrist will not be so called; otherwise he would have no followers. He will not wear red tights, nor vomit sulphur, nor carry a trident nor wave an arrowed tail as Mephistopheles in Faust. This masquerade has helped the Devil convince men that he does not exist. When no man recognizes, the more power he exercises. God has defined Himself as “I am Who am,” and the Devil as “I am who am not.”

Nowhere in Sacred Scripture do we find warrant for the popular myth of the Devil as a buffoon who is dressed like the first “red.” Rather is he described as an angel fallen from heaven, as “the Prince of this world,” whose business it is to tell us that there is no other world. His logic is simple: if there is no heaven there is no hell; if there is no hell, then there is no sin; if there is no sin, then there is no judge, and if there is no judgment then evil is good and good is evil. But above all these descriptions, Our Lord tells us that he will be so much like Himself that he would deceive even the elect–and certainly no devil ever seen in picture books could deceive even the elect. How will he come in this new age to win followers to his religion?

The pre-Communist Russian belief is that he will come disguised as the Great Humanitarian; he will talk peace, prosperity and plenty not as means to lead us to God, but as ends in themselves …

The third temptation in which Satan asked Christ to adore him and all the kingdoms of the world would be His, will become the temptation to have a new religion without a Cross, a liturgy without a world to come, a religion to destroy a religion, or a politics which is a religion–one that renders unto Caesar even the things that are God’s.

In the midst of all his seeming love for humanity and his glib talk of freedom and equality, he will have one great secret which he will tell to no one: he will not believe in God. Because his religion will be brotherhood without the fatherhood of God, he will deceive even the elect. He will set up a counterchurch which will be the ape of the Church, because he, the Devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the Antichrist that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ …

Bold are my emphasis.

Now I don't know about you all, but when I read this, if there is anyone in the Church who we have seen most likely fit this description, it's Francis IMO. I think with the election of Trump and what else is happening around the world, Francis has become less emboldened, seeing the masses are not yet ready for it, if Clinton had won it would have been the perfect storm IMO.

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This was "click bait" for me when I saw on the news that Pope Francis claimed a "US Televangelist performed a miracle". I was not expecting Sheen! Yes, someone more like Benny Hinn with that label. What a funny way to refer to Bishop Sheen!
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(07-08-2019, 02:05 PM)St.Eliza Wrote: This was "click bait" for me when I saw on the news that Pope Francis claimed a "US Televangelist performed a miracle". I was not expecting Sheen!  Yes, someone more like Benny Hinn with that label. What a funny way to refer to Bishop Sheen!

Waaaait... you mean the media reported on something Catholic and got it wrong? That hardly ever happens!
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