Showing posts with label Fulton J. Sheen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fulton J. Sheen. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

30th anniversary

McNamara's Blog reminds us of the anniversary of the death of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen; the occasion falls today.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Archbishop Sheen

God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us.

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Thursday, May 01, 2003

Bishop Sheen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen
from Treasure in Clay (Doubleday, 1980)

On a train trip from New York to Boston, I sat next to an Episcopalian clergyman. We began a friendly discussion on the validity of Anglican Orders. He contended he was a priest as much as I was, that he could offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and that he could forgive sins. He was well versed in history and in theology and our discussion proved to be so interesting that many passengers gathered around us to listen to the friendly debate. He got off the train at Providence. He advanced several steps, then turned around and, facing the audience which we both enjoyed, thought he would give me the last telling challenge by saying, "Remember, Bishop Sheen, I can do anything you can do." I just had time to answer : "No, you can't. I can kiss your wife, but you can't kiss mine."

op. cit., p. 300

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Archbishop Fulton Sheen
from his autobiography Treasure in Clay

In the early days when I was on national radio, a man came into St. Patrick's Cathedral one Monday morning and, not recognizing me, said : "Father, I want to go to Confession. I commute from Westchester every day. I had three friends with me -- all Protestants. I became very angry and spoke most disparagingly and bitterly of that young priest that is on radio, Dr. Fulton Sheen. I just cannot stand him. He drives me crazy. I am afraid that I probably scandalized those men by the way I talked about a priest. So, will you hear my confession? I said : "My good man, I don't think you committed a serious sin. There are moments in my life when I share exactly the same opinion about Dr. Sheen that you do. Go to communion and reserve your confession for another day." He left very happily, saying : "It certainly is wonderful to meet a nice priest like you."

op. cit. (Doubleday & Company, 1980), p. 298