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Prayer for Canonization - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
http://www.archbishopsheencause.org ^

Posted on 02/25/2014 5:27:57 PM PST by NKP_Vet

Fulton John Sheen was born to Newton and Delia on May 8,1895 in El Paso, Illinois. The oldest of four sons, he was baptized Peter John in St. Mary’s Church, but soon became known by his mother’s maiden name, Fulton. The family moved to Peoria where the young Sheen attended school and served as an altar boy at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Turning down a significant scholarship for graduate school, he followed his desire to become a priest and entered St. Paul’s Seminary in Minnesota.

He was ordained a priest on September 20, 1919 in the Peoria Cathedral. Father Sheen went on to become Archbishop Fulton John Sheen, a universally popular evangelist, radio/TV personality, writer and missionary. He is most known for his television series, “Life is Worth Living” which had a viewing audience of over 30 million people.

On October 3, 1979 Archbishop Sheen had an audience with Pope John Paul II at which the Pope embraced Sheen and gave a perfect summary of his life and work: “You have written and spoken well of the Lord Jesus. You have been a loyal son of the Church!” Archbishop Fulton John Sheen, a Son of Peoria, a Son of the Church, died on December 9, 1979 in his private chapel in his Manhattan apartment. In 2002, Bishop Daniel Jenky, CSC, of the Diocese of Peoria, IL officially opened the cause for Sheen’s beatification and canonization.

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Prayer for Canonization

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

1 posted on 02/25/2014 5:27:57 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Oh dear, my mother loved this man and gave us a video of his shows! (Also my neighbor!)


2 posted on 02/25/2014 5:35:10 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Archbishop Sheen was a wonderful force for good in the Church here in America. He reached out to many, and I would imagine was probably responsible for numerous conversions and vocations. He was also a powerful counterbalance to the dissident forces of modernism in the Church here in America.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 5:35:17 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I grew up watching Bishop Sheen on TV.

My Grandmother canonized his a looooong time ago.

(Rather than denying TV to me as a kid, my family made it mandatory. Ding-Dong School with Miss Frances, Bishop Sheen and Lawrence Welk were among the “must watch” selections.)


4 posted on 02/25/2014 5:46:28 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Words of wisdom from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen:

“WHO IS GOING TO SAVE OUR CHURCH? NOT OUR BISHOPS, NOT OUR PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS. IT IS UP TO THE PEOPLE. YOU HAVE THE MINDS, THE EYES, THE EARS TO SAVE THE CHURCH. YOUR MISSION IS TO SEE THAT YOUR PRIESTS ACT LIKE PRIESTS, YOUR BISHOPS, LIKE BISHOPS, AND YOUR RELIGIOUS ACT LIKE RELIGIOUS.”


5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:49:08 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: CdMGuy

He left one out: And your popes act like popes.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:53:21 PM PST by piusv
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To: NKP_Vet

“we ask You to move the Church to proclaim him a saint”

This is truly silly. He either was a saint when he died or he will never be one now, no matter who prays for him.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 5:57:53 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Should have put “Catholic Caucus” at the end of the title.
I didn’t think it would take long for protestants to weigh in about something they know nothing about.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 6:01:19 PM PST by NKP_Vet (“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – St. Arnold of Metz)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

“Saint” is a human designated tag. It doesn’t actually DO anything, the person is no less dead because some Catholic Committee labels them a saint.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 6:04:21 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

““Saint” is a human designated tag.”

Actually, it is a redefinition of God’s declaration in Scripture that Christians are saints.

“It doesn’t actually DO anything,”

We agree that it is useless.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 6:06:00 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: NKP_Vet

“I didn’t think it would take long for protestants to weigh in about something they know nothing about.”

Oh, I know the truth God reveals in Scripture.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 6:07:02 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Have another beer.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 6:08:10 PM PST by NKP_Vet (“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – St. Arnold of Metz)
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To: NKP_Vet

One’s my limit. Done.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 6:09:42 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: NKP_Vet

Are you sure he’s deserving of canonization? In 1967, he denounced the Vietnam War, undermining our effort to save the South Vietnamese, many of whom were Roman Catholics, from having to live under Communism.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 6:19:04 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: NKP_Vet

this man did a tremendous amount of good...


15 posted on 02/25/2014 7:21:43 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Although critics of the Catholic Church’s actions during World War II don’t want the canonization of Pope Pius XII (1876-1958), when he died in 1958, a nun wrote to Padre Pio and he replied of the Pope, “He is in Paradise ... yes, I have seen him in Paradise.” St. Pio’s spiritual director wrote in his own diary, “Padre Pio was very sad for the death of Pope Pio XII. But Our Lord let him see the Pope in the glory of Paradise.” And with that uplifting thought, we wish you a joyful New Year’s Eve.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 7:52:33 PM PST by NKP_Vet (“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – St. Arnold of Metz)
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To: NKP_Vet

That men like Sheen and Cardinal Newman are now considered “conservative” illustrates just how low Catholicism has fallen.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 8:31:21 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Fulton Sheen was a great orthodox Catholic. Newman died over a 100 years ago. Was also very orthodox.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 9:15:03 PM PST by NKP_Vet (“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – St. Arnold of Metz)
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To: NKP_Vet

This is some reading. Nice to know thanks for telling. Great post!! Praise Jesus!


19 posted on 02/25/2014 10:15:40 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers! As)
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To: NKP_Vet
"Life is Worth Living" episodes are broadcast almost every Saturday on EWTN at 6:00PM Eastern Time.

It's clear that Archbishop Sheen hated Communism.

20 posted on 02/26/2014 3:11:20 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: NKP_Vet
Newman died over a 100 years ago. Was also very orthodox.

Newman was a known homo...He wanted to be buried in the same grave as his boyfriend...And he was Orthodox, eh???

21 posted on 02/26/2014 7:01:16 AM PST by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: Iscool

What are your sources?


22 posted on 02/26/2014 7:09:56 AM PST by rcofdayton (.)
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To: Iscool

Plenty of men and women in the 18th and 19th century were buried in the same plot. Especially close friends. Lincoln slept with men and it’s a documented fact.
Was he a homosexual? I don’t think Lincoln was a homosexual and anymore than I think Newman was. It used to be possible to have close friends of the same sex with being considered homosexual. Newman started living a celibate life at the age of 15, when he was an Angelican.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 7:36:15 AM PST by NKP_Vet (“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – St. Arnold of Metz)
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To: Fiji Hill

That’s a big one. Hundreds of thousands of South Vietnamese Catholics murdered and brutalized and imprisoned by communists. I wouldn’t want that on my conscience.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 8:36:24 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Iscool
Newman was a known homo...He wanted to be buried in the same grave as his boyfriend

That's a serious charge--one that I have never heard before. Can you document it?

25 posted on 02/26/2014 3:48:33 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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