- Aug 10, 2020
A news release from the Diocese of Peoria said it was informed Dec. 2 that the Vatican had decided to postpone the Dec. 21 beatification ceremony for Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Details on what prompted the bishops to intervene were unknown.
A man who scrubbed toilets and shoveled sidewalks at Cretin-Derham Hall High School is on his way to becoming a saint, and the school is celebrating his beatification by elevating his presence on campus and connecting students to his legacy.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced late Nov. 18.
Thousands of documents relating to England’s 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his Oct. 13 canonization, highlighting his role as a pastor and evangelist, said church experts.
On the third anniversary of the murder of French Father Jacques Hamel by extremists, France pays homage to his message of peace as Vatican inches closer to beatification.
Bonnie Engstrom asked for Archbishop Sheen’s help in saving her newborn son, but believes the miracle was not only for her son but for the Church as a whole.