Boston, Mass., Jul 4, 2023 / 08:00 am
The Fulton Sheen Movement has announced plans for a “Fulton Sheen Rally” — an all-day event on Sunday, July 9, at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer Glen, Illinois. The family-friendly event will focus on rediscovering Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s messages for our times, signing a petition to have his beatification Mass rescheduled soon, and several Sheen-related activities.
To promote the cause of beatification and pray for powerful graces for the Church through the intercession of Sheen, the event will include prayer, celebration, inspiration, feasting, and active participation in advancing the cause of the archbishop.
Dr. Peter Howard, founder and president of the Fulton Sheen Movement, explained that holding this rally is important “because the beatification of Fulton Sheen — or the status of it — is misunderstood or not understood at all by too many Catholics” and importantly, because of “the urgency in which the Church needs Fulton Sheen and his beatification now.”
Howard called the beatification “the ultimate magnet to draw people to Sheen’s wisdom, his prophetic insights, and really his direction of where the Church should be going, what it should be doing, and how we Catholics should be formed in order to navigate these times that we’re in and that he foresaw 80-plus years ago.”