Skip to comments.Cause for Venerable Sheen’s Beatification moves to next step
Posted on 06/20/2014 2:31:35 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
Cause for Venerable Sheens Beatification moves to next step
Peoria, IL The Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria and President of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation, received word today that the seven-member theological commission who advise the Congregation of the Causes of Saints at the Vatican unanimously agreed that a reported miracle should be attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen. The case involved a stillborn baby born in September 2010. For over an hour the child demonstrated no signs of life as medical professionals attempted every possible life saving procedure, while the childs parents and loved ones began immediately to seek the intercession of Fulton Sheen. After 61 minutes the baby was restored to full life and over three years later demonstrates a full recovery. Todays decision by the theologians comes after the March 2014 vote by the team of Vatican medical experts who affirmed that they could find no natural explanation for the childs healing. With the recommendations of the medical experts and now the theologians, the case will next be reviewed by the cardinals and bishops who advise the Pope on these matters. Finally, the miracle would be presented to Pope Francis who would then officially affirm that God performed a miracle through the intercession of Fulton Sheen. There is no timeline as to when these next steps might move forward. Should Pope Francis validate this proposed miracle, Sheen could then be declared Blessed in a ceremony that could be celebrated in Peoria, Sheens hometown. Upon the Holy Father signing the decree for the beatification, an additional miracle would lead to the Canonization of Archbishop Sheen, in which he would be declared a Saint. For more information about Fulton Sheen and the Cause for his canonization, visit: ArchbishopSheenCause.org.
For a second there, I thought they were sainting Charlie.
Why would someone pray to Sheen for a miracle when he is not even a Saint??? Why would someone pray to a non Saint when there are Saints available to pray to for miracles???
Yeah, me too.
What you do is ask for their intercession with God. I frequently ask my grandmother and great aunt for their intercession.
I also pray for their souls to be with God.
Charlie Sheen’s Dad liked Fulton Sheen, and adopted his last name as his stage name.
Very nice trivia, thank you.
Is your grandmother a Saint now???
I'll bet the person who prayed to Sheen also ask other people to pray as well...How do they know it was the prayer to Sheen and not someone's aunt who provided the miracle???
well that is why they have to weigh things