Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,494
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: beatify

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Pressing Sainthood for Beloved Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

    12/12/2004 5:32:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 24 replies · 631+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 12.12.04
    Pressing Sainthood for a Beloved Archbishop By MAREK FUCHS Published: December 12, 2004 A long line of priests, nuns, deacons, relatives and fans wound its way into the crypt beneath the altar of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Their mission: the canonization of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, one of the first priests to use TV to educate, inspire and even convert. Twenty-five years after the archbishop was buried in the crypt, a Mass was celebrated in his honor. The people who gathered at St. Patrick's on Thursday wanted to persuade the Vatican to declare the archbishop a saint. "It's like a kickoff,...