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Life Is Worth Living

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979)

1979 – On October 3rd, the Archbishop experienced one of the greatest moments of his life when Pope John Paul II embraced him in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Holy Father said to him, “You have written and spoken well of the Lord Jesus. You are a loyal son of the Church!” On December 9th God called the Archbishop from this life to his eternal reward.

2002 – On September 14th, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints officially opened the Cause of Archbishop Sheen, and conferred on him the title Servant of God.

2006 - Two packages containing documentation of two alleged miracles attributed to Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen were sent to Rome where a panel of theologians, priests and doctors will further examine the documents to verify that the alleged miracles were indeed authentic.

February 3, 2008 - The diocesan phase of the inquiry into the life and works of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen came to a close. During the liturgy of the special mass which was held at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Peoria, IL on February 3rd, 2008, the final seal was placed on several file boxes containing copies of Archbishop Sheen’s writings as well as thousands of pages of testimony given under oath by witnesses to his personal holiness. Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, Postulator for the Cause, was then commissioned by Bishop Jenky to carry the packages to the Vatican for presentation to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.

April 15, 2008 - The Cause for the Beatification and Canonization of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen officially opened in Rome with a ceremony at the offices of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints. If the congregation makes a declaration that Archbishop Sheen lived a life of heroic virtue, he will be accorded the title venerable. The next step is beatification, after which he would be called blessed. Certification of a miracle attributed to his intercession is required for beatification.

Source: http://www.archbishopsheencause.org/bio.html

Life Is Worth Living by Bishop Fulton Sheen

Bishop Fulton Sheen
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Traditional Latin Catholic Mass On Easter Sunday in 1941 at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Chicago. The film presents the ceremonies of the Missa Solemnis or Solemn High Mass in full detail with narration by then-Mgr. Fulton J. Sheen. Celebrated by Rev. J. R. Keane of the Order of Servites (hence the white habits and cowls), the ceremonies are accompanied by a full polyphonic choir, orchestra, and fifty Gregorian Chanters