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Celebrate Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

It’s time for a Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen celebration!

Vatican City, June 28, 2012 — Today, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated the decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Archbishop Fulton John Sheen, who is now titled “the Venerable Servant of God.” This next significant step in the Cause for Archbishop Sheen’s beatification and canonization caps a process that began almost exactly 10 years ago when Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, of the Diocese of Peoria, IL, opened the official diocesan inquiry. This investigation yielded over 10,000 pages of testimony that were then scrutinized and summarized into two, 1,000-page volumes called the “Positio,” stating the “position” why Fulton Sheen should be a saint. After being presented to the Pope last May, these volumes underwent careful study by the team of theologians, bishops and cardinals who advise the Holy Father through the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints. Venerable Fulton’s cause for beatification continues as the Vatican canonically, medically, and theologically scrutinizes the alleged miraculous healing of a stillborn baby through Sheen’s intercession.

Here’s the information on the celebration Mass in Peoria, IL.

On Sunday, September 9, 2012, at 10:30 am Bishop Jenky will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving to honor Venerable Fulton Sheen in the Cathedral of Saint Mary, Peoria, IL — the same cathedral in which Venerable Fulton grew up, received his vocation to the priesthood and was ordained. You are invited to this historic celebration.

Click Here to make reservations for your pilgrimage to Peoria.

Watching and Listening to Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Don’t you wish Archbishop Fulton Sheen was still being broadcast? I do. However, you can watch lots of videos of him speaking on YouTube. You can also download or listen to lots of audio files too. Here’s a good one I just watched.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Film Now Available For Purchase

The film “Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant of All” is now .

No truer words have ever been written. For decades, Fulton Sheen served as a shining example of what it means to serve God. His television show, “Life is Worth Living,” reached 30 million viewers a week, and his words were captured in over 100 publications. His inspiration came not just from his teachings, however. Millions were influenced by the way he lived and by witnessing his personal relationship with God.

This new film, “Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant of All,” introduces this beloved priest to a new generation — a generation that desperately needs this shining example of what it means to serve God. His messages remain as relevant and powerful today as they were nearly a half-century ago. Through the stories of those who knew him, viewers are reminded of his life and works. He lives on in the memories of those whose lives he forever changed.

Film: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant of All

Here’s a great cause to get involved with. Host a viewing of a new film about the life of Archbishop Fulton Sheen titled, “Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant of All.”

As Father Andrew Apostoli has said, “Our Church needs a hero of the faith like Archbishop Fulton Sheen, and maybe now more than ever. We can’t let his voice go silent; there’s too much at stake.”

The film “Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant of All” was developed by The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation to ensure this hero lives on to inspire new generations. The Foundation’s mission is to make known the life, works and thoughts of Archbishop Sheen — and this film is perhaps its most important effort in leading others to a deeper relationship with God and His Church using Sheen’s example. The goal of the film is to fill viewers with the same zeal for the Church that Archbishop Sheen himself experienced.

Follow along on Twitter, Facebook or the film’s blog.