S+L logo

A (possible) television saint

April 23, 2012
The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen is a not only a regular fixture on the S+L broadcast schedule, but an inspiration to our team as well. Archbishop Sheen was ahead of his time when he took to the airways to teach the faith in a way that viewers of his day could connect to.
It’s no wonder there is a movement to have him beatified. The diocesan phase of the cause - the phase in which officials his home diocese meet with people who knew him or were touched by his work and gather evidence to show he lived a life of heroic virtues – was closed in 2008 and the related documents were sent to the Vatican.
The Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation recently made it known that there is a possible miracle to support Archbishop Sheen’s cause. That case is being studied in Rome. The mother of the little boy believed to have been healed through Sheen’s intercession posted on her blog a message sent to her by the Fulton Sheen Foundation saying that a committee of bishops and archbishop at the Vatican’s congregation for the causes of saints will be reviewing the materials regarding Archbishop Sheen’s life May 15.
If the Vatican committee finds that Archbishop Sheen lived a life of heroic virtues, he could be declared “venerable.” Then the Vatican would look at the alleged miracle to determine whether it was indeed a miracle and whether it can be attributed to Archbishop Sheen’s intercession
Photo courtesy of Catholic News Service
Related posts
Read more about Amoris, a new 6-part series leading up to the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) this August airing on Salt+Light every Sunday from May 27th to July 1st at 8 PM.  ...read more
Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As part of my job, I come across many interesting Catholic news stories on a daily basis. Some of them I'll cover on Perspectives Daily and the others I’d li ...read more
The spiritual bond between two Francises: <br> Pope Francis and Padre Pio
FacebookTwitter
In honour of the birthday of Padre Pio, we present you with this article written by Dr. Ines Angeli Murzaku on the occasion of the pilgrimage of his major relic to Boston in 2016.  ...read more
"My bags are packed and I’m ready to go." <br> 10 Quotes from St. John XXIII
FacebookTwitter
Beginning today, the casket containing the remains of St. John XXIII will arrive in Bergamo & the town of Sotto il Monte for an 18-day pilgrimage. Here are ten quotes that give some insight into the g ...read more
St. Pope John the 23rd is on the move. This morning, a ceremony at St.Peter's Bascilica, kicked off a pilgrimage of sorts for the remains of the former Pope saint to Sotto il Monte, where he was born ...read more