Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Cause for Canonization - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

AB Sheen
Now that Fr. Damien is thisclosetosainthood I thought it a good idea to put my efforts to pray for and to promote the cause of Archbishop Sheen. See sidebar for the prayer.

The following is from the Honolulu Diocese's e-letter.
Cause for the Beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen
From Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria

As the sponsoring bishop for the cause of Archbishop Sheen, I was hoping you might include the following note in any upcoming newsletter/bulletin to your clergy.

If you would like any more information about the status of the Sheen cause or the work of the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation, please feel free to contact my office (309-671-1561) or the foundation office (309-671-1550).

We are very excited about the possibility of Bishop Sheen being the first American-born bishop to be declared “blessed.” Please include his cause in your prayers.

The Fulton Sheen Cause:
On February 3, 2008, the cause for the beatification of the Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, was officially sent to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints at the Vatican. Since that time, there has been a renewed excitement about the cause of Archbishop Sheen’s beatification.

The Sheen Foundation, sponsored by the Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria, has various speakers – lay and ordained -- available to give parish talks, missions or homilies about the life and witness of this Apostle of the Media. For a listing of those speakers or to receive biographical literature, holy cards and newsletters, please contact Fr. Stanley Deptula, executive director of the Sheen Foundation: The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation, Sheen Pastoral Center, P.O. Box 728, Peoria, IL 61652-0728, 309-671-1550 or e-mail,

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I know if it's God's will Bp. Sheen will receive the blessing of the Church for his sanctity, but I can't help but feel someone who has TRULY affected the hearts and souls and minds of so many in the world, MUST have a place in heaven! I don't know of any writer who has affected my life more than Fulton J. Sheen. May God bless the process!