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The Fulton Sheen Fiasco

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Posted By: tisHimself, 12/8/2019 7:00:30 AM

Under this lax and political pontificate, almost everything in the Church looks arbitrary and slipshod, including canonizations, which Pope Francis has been using to remake the Church in his own liberal image. He quickly canonized Óscar Romero, whose cause stalled under previous pontificates, and two liberal popes not known for any exceptional sanctity, John XXIII and Paul VI. He canonized Pope John Paul II too, but that was a fait accompli. As much as Pope Francis might have liked to stop it, he couldn’t. (Observers noted his dourness at the canonization ceremony.) In his Peronista style, he has also thrown a few bones to semi-conservatives

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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky 12/8/2019 7:27:30 AM (No. 256132)
I remember Bishop Sheen. I was a little girl and Mom was a great fan of his tv program. He was doing blackboard teaching way before Glen Beck!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 12/8/2019 7:46:13 AM (No. 256144)
'Tis better to light one little candle......than to curse the darkness. ----Fulton J. Sheen
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Reply 3 - Posted by: George R. 12/8/2019 8:13:48 AM (No. 256154)
Sheen is bathing in the light, while this curroptocrat from Argentina will only see the light of hell fires!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 12/8/2019 8:33:45 AM (No. 256169)
They were very quick to place sainthood in John XXIII the one that gave us Vatican II and Paul VI the one that implemented it. Bravo Bergolio. NOT.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 12/8/2019 8:35:09 AM (No. 256170)
It really is time to remove this blight on the papacy. I have never in my lifetime seen such an arrogant, narcissistic being pretending to be humble. He reminds me of Uriah Heep always cow towing to the progressives and their hideous sins. He has endorsed everything from pedophilia to infanticide by just keeping silent for fear of losing a few bucks from his leftist pals. He really is a disgusting human being posing as a saint.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 12/8/2019 9:53:06 AM (No. 256256)
if you think the papacy is bad now, read "The Swerve" and discover "The" church in the mid 1400's...the roots of the rot run deep and thick
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/8/2019 9:54:41 AM (No. 256259)
I'm a lifetime Catholic - - but I'm afraid poster #5 got it exactly right. How in the world did the College of Cardinals ever select a hardcore commie to be Pope?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1 12/8/2019 10:03:06 AM (No. 256269)
Bishop Sheen was a TV phenomenon - his show was 'must see' TV, even for anti-Catholics. He was an excellent teacher, using his blackboard as a visual aid. And his 1/2 hour TV show was ranked #1, and, I believe, knocked Jackie Gleason's variety show out. (His episodes still appear from time to time on the Catholic channel. They are worth your while, even if you a fundamentalist. Sheen was Mr. Rogers but with a roman collar and bright colored cape! (Mr. Rogers was also a man of the cloth, same message as the bishop, but more modest in his garments.)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 12/8/2019 10:04:18 AM (No. 256270)
#7 Check out Church Militant dot com for answers. Their Vortex videos are very informative.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Aud 12/8/2019 10:10:56 AM (No. 256277)
“The Swerve” cited by #6 may be a book by Stephen Greenblatt. A review is at https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/dec/23/the-swerve-stephen-greenblatt-review but be sure to read all the way to “To have a ‘renaissance’ or rebirth of classical learning, you have to imagine that it died. As well as sharing the humanists' passion for antiquity, Greenblatt shares their prejudice against medieval Christianity, which he portrays with the vividness but also the crudity of a cartoon.”
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Reply 11 - Posted by: wildcat1 12/8/2019 11:05:51 AM (No. 256318)
I took one journalism course in college at Kansas State and my professor recommended that we attend the Landon Lecture series and write an article on Bishop Sheen. Up to that moment I had never heard of him and I have no remembrance of what I saw that day or wrote about him. I do remember that I was glad I went, so I must have learned something..
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Smart11344 12/8/2019 11:36:29 AM (No. 256337)
I was a child in the early 50's when his show was on. I was too young to want to watch.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: subman47 12/8/2019 11:45:28 AM (No. 256347)
I believe his tv show was called "Life is Worth living." He was a brilliant and holy man. And he would always end his show by saying "Remember, God loves you." The Pope we have now is neither brilliant or holy. And God help me for saying that.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: dovestar 12/8/2019 11:58:21 AM (No. 256367)
#7 In addition to post #9's suggestion of Church Militant, I suggest Lifesite News and OnePeterFive. Also do a search for Sankt Gallen Mafia, Bella Dodd (who incidentally was brought back to the faith by our beloved Blessed Sheen), and find a copy of Dr. Taylor Marshall's book Infiltration. Fatima, Akita and Leo XIII...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 12/8/2019 11:59:23 AM (No. 256369)
You Tube has a whole series of Sheen videos.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: The Remnants 12/8/2019 12:43:47 PM (No. 256413)
You can order copies of - Life is Worth Living - Bishop Sheen's half-hour programs from Amazon. They were half-hour weekly shows on television for years. Milton Berle and Fulton Sheen were on different networks at the same time (half hour anyway) and they made jokes with one another as to who would get the bigger audience, and oftentimes Sheen won. Can you imagine a religious show vying for a bigger audience with a very popular comedy show nowadays? Bishop Sheen had a great sense of humor, but he was a true scholar and he'd spend hours preparing for each thirty minute show to make the complex simple. He's a fine author too, and he always ended his program by saying, "Bye-now, God Loves You." He was always so positive, but nobody's fool. Obviously, some in the hierarchy, who are not cut from the same cloth as Bishop Sheen, are jealous, and they keep trying to check-mate his canonization process. Since today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Our Lady (talk about a Mama Bear), I wish she would get Her Son involved in the whole controversy. She should get Him involved in the rectorship of her Basilica in D.C. as well.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: The Remnants 12/8/2019 12:47:47 PM (No. 256415)
my apologies, should read: "Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady"
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Reply 18 - Posted by: synchronicity 12/8/2019 12:52:33 PM (No. 256421)
I met Bishop Fulton Sheen while attending a Catholic High School, assisted in setting up his presentation. Never met anyone in my 50+ years since who emanated a stronger sense of being the conduit for goodness and truth - it went to his core and came from a Power vastly greater than any man. As for Francis, I can assure him that Bishop Sheen isn't in Hades and doesn't require his approval to be basking in the presence of God for all eternity.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: cor-vet 12/8/2019 1:35:28 PM (No. 256457)
Every week, in our church bulletin, we get some words offaith/wisdom, from Pope Benedictswriting. I always question how we got the Jesuit socialist, if Benedict is still functioning. A coup, to be sure.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: kono 12/8/2019 4:32:33 PM (No. 256542)
Lord have mercy.
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