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Footprints in a Darkened Forest (Archbishop F.J. Sheen) CATHOLIC CAUCUS ^ | January 1, 1967 | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Posted on 03/02/2014 2:25:04 PM PST by NKP_Vet

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen displays his qualities of forthrightness, scholarship, common sense, and a deep love and compassion for all humanity which have characterized his career of service to the Roman Catholic Church. Going far beyond Christian theology for his material, Bishop Sheen delves into psychology, modern literature, and comparative religion in order to bring greater understanding and depth to his topics of discussion.Ranging from the "God is dead" controversy to modern man's loneliness, from how-to-get-out-of-the-rat-race to the lives of modern saints, these sermons pose basic questions about the values and beliefs of today's society, offering practical advice and sound comments. This is a stimulating work that stands on its own as a thoughtful response to voices of dissent and doubt in today's world.

TOPICS: Apologetics; Prayer; Religion & Culture; Theology
“A few decades ago, nobody believed in the confession of sins except the Church. Today everyone believes in confession – with this difference: some believe in confessing their own sins; others believe in confessing other people’s sins. The popularity of psychoanalysis has nearly convinced everyone of the necessity of some kind of confession for peace of mind. This is another instance of how the world, which threw Christian truths into the wastebasket in the nineteenth century, is pulling them out in isolated secularized form in the twentieth century, meanwhile deluding itself into believing that it has made a great discovery. The world found it could not get along without some release for its inner unhappiness. Once it had rejected confession and denied both God and guilt, it had to find a substitute.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Footprints in a Darkened Forest)
1 posted on 03/02/2014 2:25:04 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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I look forward to Bishop Sheen’s canonization.

2 posted on 03/02/2014 2:34:31 PM PST by Argus
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3 posted on 03/02/2014 2:38:14 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christin' raisin', an 8th grade education, ain't no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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Archbishop Sheen, one of the many treasures of the Catholic Church.

4 posted on 03/02/2014 2:46:09 PM PST by PatriotGirl827 (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee)
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On the subject of Confession, a good topic as we go into Lent, I’m reading “Lord Have Mercy” by Scott Hahn. I’m also doing the retreat of 33 days to Morning Glory - third time but this time with a group at church to culminate on March 25th. Great workbook. People have been telling me to journal for years but I never really have until this workbook. Very useful.

5 posted on 03/02/2014 2:53:10 PM PST by Mercat
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We watch Fulton Sheen on EWTN. So inspiring! We look forward to St. Sheen in the future.

When I was a newbie Catholic, my husband would say the strangest things, like psychoanalysis could be all but eliminated if people went back to confessing their sins. In time, I realized it wasn't a strange thing to say at all; and it doesn't cost a dime, and the priest doesn't watch his watch either. Fulton Sheen was a brilliant, holy man.

Fulton Sheen on adoration:
The Holy Hour had its origin in a practice I developed a year before I was ordained. The big chapel in St. Paul's Seminary would be locked by six o'clock; there were still private chapels available for private devotions and evening prayers. This particular evening during recreation, I walked up and down outside the closed major chapel for almost an hour. The thought struck me - why not make a Holy Hour of adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament? The next day I began, and the practice is now well over sixty years old.
6 posted on 03/03/2014 4:20:12 AM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: onedoug

The Vietnam War was not a “Just War” and that is the reason Sheen opposed it. Go look up “Just War Theory” and get back with me.

And the Iraq War was not a Just War and JP2 begged Bush not invade Iraq. He told Bush exactly what would happened and told Bush that hundreds of thousands of Chrisians would be murdered and driven out of their homeland where they had been for 2,000 years. Bush could cared less, because he was “war president” (his words), who was bound and determined to attack Iraq after 9/11, instead of attacking the country that financed the attack and where most of the attackers came from - Saudi Arabia. We should have taken over Saudi Arabia and taken over their oil fields. In other words so something that makes sense for a change.

10 posted on 03/03/2014 7:59:01 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christin' raisin', an 8th grade education, ain't no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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