Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Advances on Path to Sainthood!
in 1926, and became the first regular speaker on the NBC network radio program “The Catholic Hour” in 1930. His “Life is Worth Living” national television program aired from 1952 through 1957, and the program drew millions of viewers weekly. He won the 1952 Emmy as “Most Outstanding Personality” and, during his acceptance speech, thanked his “four writers – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.” He also hosted the TV series “Pro Vadis, America?” from 1964 to 1966, and “The Bishop Sheen Program,” which began in 1966.
In 1955, Venerable Archbishop Sheen became the first Latin Rite bishop ever to offer a Solemn Byzantine Rite Mass in English – for more than 150,000 in Uniontown, Pa. In 1966, he was elected Chairman of the Committee for the Propagation of the Faith. Pope Paul VI appointed him Bishop of Rochester, N.Y., in Oct. 1966, and as Archbishop of the Titular See of Newport, Wales, in Oct. 1969.
Venerable Archbishop Sheen died Dec. 9, 1979, at his home in New York City.
About the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation
The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation works to make known the life, works and teachings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, to bring people to Christ through Archbishop Sheen, and to advance the Cause for the Canonization of Archbishop Sheen in the Catholic Church, according to the process prescribed in the Code of Canon Law under the supervision of the bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, Ill.
Tele-press conference Friday!
Please plan to join a tele-press conference Friday June 29 on Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and the Cause for his Canonization. You will receive more details on the event later today.
Prayer for the Canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Following is the prayer for the Canonization of Venerable Archbishop Sheen:
Heavenly Father, source of all holiness, You raise up within the Church in every age men and women who serve with heroic love and dedication. You have blessed Your Church through the life and ministry of Your faithful servant, Archbishop Fulton J Sheen. He has written and spoken well of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and was a true instrument of the Holy Spirit in touching the hearts of countless people.
If it be according to Your Will, for the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity and for the salvation of souls, we ask You to move the Church to proclaim him a saint. We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
For more information on Venerable Archbishop Sheen and his Cause of Canonization, or to schedule interviews with Bishop Daniel Jenky, Msgr. Stanley Deptula and others involved in the Cause for Canonization, please contact Alexis Walkenstein (561-445-5409 or email AWalkenstein@MaximusMG.com), Tim Lilley (678-990-9032 or email TLilley@MaximusMG.com) or Kevin Wandra (678-990-9032 or email KWandra@MaximusMG.com) of The Maximus Group.
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