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  • The Next William F. Buckley: Are there no longer any real Catholic public intellectuals?

    06/03/2014 1:19:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 06/03/2014 | Mark Judge
    It could be due to the usual suspects: the dumbing down of culture. The partisanship of politics and cable television, which doesn’t make time for erudition and deep penetration into an issue. The dominance of secularism. Those are all probably to blame for the fact that there are no longer any real Catholic public intellectuals. Note: I did not say Catholic intellectuals. I said Catholic public intellectuals. William F. Buckley. Richard John Neuhaus. Fulton Sheen. These men were Catholic public intellectuals: they created popular magazines, hosted TV shows, wrote both fiction and nonfiction books. Their prose was literary, and they...
  • A Saintly Supper: Fulton Sheen and the Turning of a Communist

    04/04/2014 9:17:05 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    The Hotel Commodore building sits at the corner of 42nd street and Lexington in the heart of Manhattan’s thriving business hub once known as Terminal City, a complex of hotels and offices conveniently connected to New York’s bustling Grand Central Station. Gloriously introduced in 1919, the hotel boasted a total of ten elevators and 2000 commodious rooms, each one elegantly designed and quite modern for its time. The ceilings were built low for a trendier look, and the largest and most expensive room came with its own working waterfall. The spacious reception area was touted as “The Most Beautiful Lobby...
  • Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Catholic Media's Greatest Star

    03/09/2014 1:11:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Catholic Education ^ | THOMAS REEVES
    When Sheen went on television in February 1952, his Life Is Worth Living programs became extremely popular, competing effectively against shows starring “Mr. Television,” Milton Berle, and singer-actor Frank Sinatra. Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) As 1999 ended, there was speculation about who had been the greatest, most popular, most significant, or most influential Catholic of the preceding 100 years. When it came to the world, Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa scored high on virtually every list. In the United States, names such as Francis Cardinal Spellman, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Al Smith, and John F. Kennedy received considerable...
  • Farewell Inisfada

    12/11/2013 2:46:59 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 11, 2013 | George J. Marlin
    This month a 72,000-square-foot Tudor mansion, completed in 1920 and containing eighty-seven rooms and a magnificent chapel (in which many notable Catholic clerics, including Bishop Fulton Sheen and Francis Cardinal Spellman, celebrated Mass), is being demolished.Known as Inisfada – Gaelic for “Long Island” – the house is located in the Nassau County “Gold Coast” village of Manhasset and was the home of Nicholas and Genevieve Brady, America’s leading Catholic couple in the early decades of the twentieth century. The most prominent guest ever to visit Inisfada arrived in 1936: the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli – the...
  • Three Characteristics of the Diabolical, And How they Are Manifest in the Modern World

    04/09/2013 2:07:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 8, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video at the bottom of this post is of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It is a fascinating excerpt from a longer video he did, where he analyzes the diabolical (anything of or relating to the Devil), from several different perspectives. In the excerpt I present, he identifies three characteristics of the diabolical by examining the story of the Gerasene demoniac, depicted in the synoptic gospels. Here is the story as Luke presents it:They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from...
  • The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen on Communism (Video)

    10/10/2011 6:09:45 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 14 replies
    Worth watching
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Manichaeism

    11/04/2012 4:10:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Manichaeism 1246. What was Manichaeism? Manichaeism tried to blend Indian and Persian philosophy and mythology with Christian doctrine. It commenced in the third century, became very widespread, but split up, and lingered on until the thirteenth century in various forms, the chief of its later forms being Albigensianism. It therefore had a long run of nearly ten centuries. Encoding copyright 2009 by Frederick Manligas Nacino. Some rights reserved. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 http://www.celledoor.com/cpdv-ebe/
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Gnosticism

    10/28/2012 6:50:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Gnosticism 1245. What was Gnosticism? Gnosticism arose in the second century, being a blend of Greek philosophy and pagan mythology with Christian doctrine. It split up into many independent heresies such as Marcionism and Montanism, and lingered on until about the seventh century. The history of most of these heresies is much the same. Protected by civil authority in many cases, each became fairly widespread, or even very widespread; then split up into warring sections, and eventually died out, or lingered on in a state of stagnation. Encoding copyright 2009 by Frederick Manligas Nacino. Some rights reserved. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No...
  • My Uncle, Fulton Sheen

    09/27/2012 4:25:34 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 19 replies
    http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/1612/My_Uncle_Fulton_Sheen.aspx?refresh=1 | September 25,2012 | Joan Sheen Cunningham
    My Uncle,Bishop Fulton Sheen(Catholic Caucus) September 25, 2012 Joan Sheen Cunningham remembers life with her uncle, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who was the face of the American Catholic Church for decades. Jim Graves Pope Benedict XVI declared Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979) “venerable” on June 28, and the Illinois-native could soon become the first male American-born saint. A few generations back he was the face of the Catholic Church in America for many, employing his strong speaking ability, personal piety and learning, and modern media to win many converts to the Catholic faith. Sheen was born in El Paso, Illinois, and grew...
  • Venerable Fulton J. Sheen on Politics

    09/08/2012 4:10:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Integrated Catholic Life ^ | September 8, 2012 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    It’s campaign time again – a season of anxiety. Pro-lifers vote for life; something that trumps all else. Those defending a mother’s right to abort her unborn baby, get downright angry at the thought of candidates minding someone else’s business – the business being the life of a baby. Protecting traditional marriages labels one a hater. Then, the HHS Mandate has become a line in the sand that unites all bishops against politicians that seek to twist Catholic arms of business owners who refuse to minimize mortal sin.At the core, it’s those who follow their religious convictions pitted against those...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Education Question

    12/06/2011 12:13:39 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Education Question 1092. Speaking of education, what is the real reason for Catholic antipathy to our state schools? Whatever others may think of our public policy of free, compulsory, and secular education, Catholics cannot in conscience accept that system as being suitable for the education of Catholic children. The real reason is that the religious training of the children is not sufficiently provided for, the time allotted for religion being quite inadequate, even were it utilized. The State system demands the "3 R's," reading, writing and arithmetic. Catholic principles demand the "4 R's," religion, reading, writing and arithmetic; and...
  • Did Communists Infiltrate the Catholic Church?

    07/26/2002 2:35:57 PM PDT · by narses · 355 replies · 9,648+ views
    As a traditional Jew, I'm deeply concerned over the plight of the Roman Catholic Church, which I consider to be the largest and most influential repository of conservative Judeo-Christian values in America today. I believe that those of us who care about the furtherance of a moral society have a stake in the future of the church as a moral force. The American church is under siege today, not only from the usual external forces but also from the weight of its own internal contradictions. The scandal of corrupt homosexual priests violating the innocence of minors in their care is,...
  • NEW SLAVERY-by Bishop Fulton Sheen 1943

    05/08/2011 7:31:10 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 8 replies
    There are three ways in which a man becomes a slave. He may be born into slavery, or forced into it, or he can deliberately accept his servitude. All three forms flourish in the modern world. Men are born and forced into slavery in Russia and her satellites states. Men in the free world invite slavery when they ask the government to provide complete security, when they surrender their freedom to the “Welfare State.” The slave states of Western world are an outgrowth of monopolistic capitalism—an economic system which is opposed to the wide distribution of private property in many...
  • Fact vs. Fiction

    05/06/2010 9:03:50 PM PDT · by Global2010 · 6 replies · 153+ views
    Zenit ^ | May 6, 2010 | Elizabeth Lev
    ZE10050604 - 2010-05-06 Fact vs. Fantasy; a Tale of 2 Films Higher Purpose of the Pantheon By Elizabeth Lev ROME, MAY 6, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Last week, Romans were treated to two new cinematic offerings. Both films had several points in common: They proposed a hagiography of sorts, faced challenges in distribution, and claim to enlighten viewers regarding a specific historical period. But while the documentary "A Servant of All" charitably studied the life of Archbishop Fulton Sheen and his role in the rising age of television, "Agora," a Spanish film written and directed by self-proclaimed atheist Alejandro Amenábar, frequently brandished...
  • Man's work is not an end -Bishop Fulton Sheen- From declassified FBI files on Fulton Sheen

    06/18/2009 7:51:21 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 20 replies · 1,176+ views
    http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/sheen_f.htm ^ | 1954 | Bishop Fulton Sheen
    Communism glorifies work as the new god to which cult and worship must be paid.Just as democracies since the French revolution have substituted freedom for god and made it the supreme goal to be served,so now communism has made labor the deity which men must adore. Freedom is not the goal of democracy,if freedom is understood as freedom from something.Freedom from something must necessarily be freedom for something.Freedom without law is a license and unlimited freedom eventually ends up in unlimited tyranny. Neither is the work of god,for thieves work and so do beavers,so do gods of soviet concentration camps.There...
  • The Divine Romance (Fulton Sheen)

    12/31/2008 12:19:18 PM PST · by stfassisi · 3 replies · 254+ views
    Our Blessed Lord during His mortal life chose many varied and picturesque pulpits from which to deliver His sermons, the Words of Eternal Life. Sometimes His pulpit was Peter's bark pushed out into the sea; at other times, it was the crowded streets of Jericho; on another occasion, the golden gate of the Temple; and on still another Jacob's well. It seemed as if almost any pulpit pleased Him, until the day came for Him to deliver His last and farewell address to the world. Then He would not be content with any pulpit; then He would demand a pulpit,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-03-08 (Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Condemns Communists)

    06/03/2008 5:56:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 55+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 3, 2008 | Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and PJ-Comix
    Since we have been treated recently to images of Father Michael Pfleger (removed from office today) acting like a leftwing loon, I thought I would dig up this VIDEO. It is of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen who was the first of the religious broadcasters to appear on television. This is a clip from back in the 1950s and Sheen does NOT hold back in his condemnation of Communists. There is a humorous moment in this video when Sheen suddenly thinks that maybe he has run out of time. His entire mood suddenly changes but when he finds out he...
  • Michigan Romney Backer Switches to Huckabee

    01/14/2008 8:04:43 AM PST · by wastedpotential · 137 replies · 48+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1/14/2008 | John Gizzi
    As most polls of likely primary voters in Michigan now show a near-tie between Republicans Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and John McCain, the Romney camp got a jolt Saturday as a key backer announced he was switching his support to Huckabee. With three days to go before the primary, State Rep. Fulton J. Sheen of Allegan County, introduced Huckabee at the Amway Grand Hotel and announced he was changing to the former Arkansas governor from native Michigander Romney. In an exclusive interview the evening before his announcement, stalwart conservative Sheen -- namesake-nephew of the legendary Roman Catholic bishop in the...
  • Fulton Sheen on Comparing Religions [False assumptions]

    09/30/2007 5:27:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 79+ views
    catholic.com/therock ^ | n/a | The Rock
    Fulton Sheen on Comparing Religions Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen outlined the problems with the arguments that Christianity was derived from pre-Christian paganism, made in the early twentieth-century by men such as H. G. Wells, H. L. Mencken, and Sir James G. Frazer (author of The Golden Bough, an influential study in comparative folklore, magic, and religion). In Philosophy of Religion: The Impact of Modern Knowledge on Religion, written nearly sixty years ago and aimed at more scholarly works, Sheen lists false assumptions underlying comparative religion that provide a helpful apologetic yardstick for gauging works that claim "all religions are the...
  • 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,...