Archbishop Sheen

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Connecting the Dots

  

“Connect-the-dots” is a tagline used to explain the joining of scripture based homilies to one or more Catholic Catechism elements in an environment which recognizes the unique beauty of Catholicism.    The phrase is intended as a way (but certainly not the only way) to draw attention to fact that   Catholicism is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ Himself.  One should understand two basic premises in order to accept the legitimacy of “connecting the dots”.

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Catholic Complacency exists because it’s been allowed to; perhaps even cultivated by those entrusted with helping us gain our salvation. 

Great leadership combats Complacency!   So, what can ordinary good lay people do?  Click here for a short list for your consideration.

            

As 1999 ended, there was speculation about who had been the greatest, most popular, most significant, or most influential Catholic of the preceding 100 years. When it came to the world, Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa scored high on virtually every list. In the United States, names such as Francis Cardinal Spellman, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Al Smith, and John F. Kennedy received considerable attention. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen received little notice. ... More ...

 

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) wore many hats throughout his illustrious lifetime: teacher, preacher, bishop, orator, writer, fund-raiser for missions abroad, convert-maker, radio personality, television star. And perhaps some time in the future, if the incipient cause takes root, there will be added “saint.” Dec. 9, 2004, marks the 25th anniversary of his death. (Having had great devotion to Mary, he often expressed the hope that when the time came, the Lord would call him on a Marian feast day. He nearly had his way.) As I wrote in these pages a few years ago, I was as a child a huge fan of his Tuesday night television program, “Life Is Worth Living.” Little did I imagine that our paths would cross many years later, when I was an editor at Doubleday & Co. What struck me in particular upon meeting him for the first time was his smaller-than-expected frame (television cameras obviously do wonders with capes). ... More ...

 

New York City, N.Y., Dec 11, 2009 / 4:53 am (CNA). At the Mass marking the 30th Anniversary of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's death, Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan thanked Go for the life of the "magnetic" television and radio personality. He said Sheen's talent and wisdom were at the service of his key goal of getting himself and the world to heaven.

 

In attendance at the Mass, celebrated in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, were many of Sheen’s friends and admirers who still look to him with “love and gratitude,” Archbishop Dolan said in his homily. ... More ...