Skip to comments.Footprints in a Darkened Forest (Archbishop F.J. Sheen) CATHOLIC CAUCUS
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.
I look forward to Bishop Sheen’s canonization.
Archbishop Sheen, one of the many treasures of the Catholic Church.
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.
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. http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/fsheen_hourday_july05.asphttp://adorationrocks.com
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.
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