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Sainthood process for Fulton Sheen delayed Comments 0

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The beatification of late Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen was postponed this week, marking the latest setback on the road to sainthood for the beloved television and radio preacher. Sheen was an early adopter of mass media as a form of evangelization in the United States, regularly appearing on “The Catholic Hour” radio programme from 1930 Read more

Evidence of alleged miracle with Sheen links heads to Rome Comments 0

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Boxes wrapped in ribbon and a happy little boy are Christmas images, but the combination had another joyful meaning Dec. 11 during ceremonies closing the Diocese of Peoria’s inquiry into an alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

“May God, who has begun this great work, bring it to fulfillment,” said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, after affixing a wax seal on a box containing evidence gathered in the past three months by an investigative tribunal. The assembly gathered for the special Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral responded with sustained applause.

That evidence is now on its way to Rome for consideration by the Congregation for the Causes for Saints. The congregation is studying the beatification and sainthood cause of Archbishop Sheen, a central Illinois native and priest of the Peoria diocese who became an internationally known evangelist, radio/TV personality, writer and missionary.

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