- Oct 19, 2020
Historian Kathleen Sprows Cummings chronicles the arduous efforts of American Catholics finally to have a saint from their own land.
A unanimous ruling by a New York appeals Court cleared the way for Fulton Sheen’s body to be moved to Illinois.
Joan Sheen Cunningham, the archbishop’s oldest living relative, was joined by others in filing a legal petition with the Supreme Court of the State of New York, asking that the body be transferred to Peoria, Illinois, and the Diocese of Peoria says a beatification could happen shortly afterwards.
A public battle over a bishop’s body. Fulton Sheen’s body to be precise — the body of the Emmy Award-winning preacher bishop who was the most recognizable public face of American Catholicism in the 1950s and ‘60s. Crux and other media outlets have reported on Fulton Sheen’s case for sainthood,
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is a former president of the US bishops’ conference, and at just 64 he’s positioned to be a force in Catholic life, both at home and abroad, for some time to come. In the final installment of John Allen’s exclusive Crux interview, Dolan discusses
NEW YORK — In life, Archbishop Fulton Sheen was exceptional, a riveting Catholic preacher on radio who outpolled star comedian Milton Berle in the early days of television, winning two Emmys and a following that was the envy of Bible-thumping Protestants. After his death in 1979, it was no surprise