Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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Sheen rally coming to Illinois aims to reignite his beatification Mass

Jul 4, 2023

By Joseph Pronechen

The all-day event July 9 will focus on Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s messages for our times and a petition to have... Read more

Cardinal Francis Spellman (center) announces the appointment of Fulton Sheen (third from right) as bishop of Rochester, New York, in 1966. Monsignor Hilary Franco is pictured on the far right.

Eyewitness to history: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen’s assistant remembers Vatican II ‘revolution’

Oct 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Monsignor Hilary Franco was just a young priest when he called the office of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen to ask... Read more

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen was more than the man on television, 92-year-old niece says

Apr 5, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Fulton Sheen's niece has recounted her view of the famous Catholic television personality and author in a new book... Read more

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Diocese of Rochester confirms it requested Fulton Sheen beatification delay

Dec 5, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The Diocese of Rochester confirmed on Thursday that it had requested a delay of the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen,... Read more

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Rochester bishop requested Fulton Sheen beatification delay

Dec 4, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen was delayed at the request of Bishop Salvatore Matano of Rochester.  Read more

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Updated: Sheen beatification postponement not related to 2007 cover-up allegation, sources say

Dec 3, 2019

The delay of the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen is not related to a 2007 allegation that Bishop Fulton Sheen... Read more

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Fulton Sheen beatification postponed

Dec 3, 2019

The scheduled beatification of Ven. Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed after several U.S. bishops asked... Read more

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen to be beatified

Jul 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis approved the miracle attributed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen Friday, making possible the American television catechist's beatification.  Read more

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Fulton Sheen remains will move to Peoria, NY archdiocese says

Jun 8, 2019

The Archdiocese of New York will work to help transfer the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a spokesman for the... Read more

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Appeals court says Fulton Sheen's body should go to Peoria

Mar 5, 2019

A New York appeals court has unanimously ruled that the earthly remains of Venerable Fulton Sheen should be moved to... Read more

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Fulton Sheen’s final resting place not yet final

Feb 8, 2018

Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s niece has said her uncle’s remains belong in Peoria, but a lawsuit seeking his internment there has... Read more

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Worldwide Masses offered on Archbishop Sheen's birthday

May 8, 2017

Today is a good day to join more than 1,000 priests and an even greater number of the faithful in... Read more

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New Rockville Centre bishop was baptized by Fulton Sheen

Dec 9, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown – who was baptized by the famed and... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen's beatification cause could soon be moving forward

Jun 15, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

The stalled beatification cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen could soon resume, thanks to a petition by his family members weighing... Read more

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Peoria, NY voice desire to advance Archbishop Sheen cause

Sep 5, 2014

Following the halt of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s canonization cause, both the Diocese of Peoria and the Archdiocese of New York... Read more

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Suspension of Fulton Sheen's cause expected to be temporary

Sep 4, 2014

By Elise Harris

In the wake of the suspension of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's cause for canonization due to an ownership dispute of his... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who died in 1979 and whose cause for beatification is open.

Vatican theologians acknowledge Archbishop Sheen miracle

Jun 19, 2014

Beloved media personality Archbishop Fulton Sheen is one step closer to beatification after a panel of Vatican theologians unanimously recognized... Read more

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Vatican panel approves Archbishop Fulton Sheen miracle

Mar 6, 2014

The Bishop of Peoria has rejoiced at a Vatican medical panel’s unanimous approval of a reported miracle attributed to the... Read more

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Pope recalls happy days of Vatican II work

Jul 9, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has been reliving the happy days he spent in the Italian countryside with Bishop Fulton Sheen and... Read more

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Archbishop Sheen decree a 'great day' for US Catholics

Jun 28, 2012

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria says the declaration of Archbishop Fulton Sheen as “venerable” is wonderful news for both... Read more