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Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Two years ago, April 15, 2008 – The Cause for the Beatification and Canonization of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen officially opened in Rome with a ceremony at the offices of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints. If the congregation makes a declaration that Archbishop Sheen lived a life of heroic virtue, he will be accorded the title venerable. The next step is beatification, after which he would be called blessed. Certification of a miracle attributed to his intercession is required for beatification.

I haven’t read much about him, but my favorite quote, so far, is this . . .

“There are not more than 100 people in the world who truly hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they perceive to be the Catholic Church.” — Archbishop Fulton Sheen

I also found another famous quote on Quote Catholic that he made as a preface to radio replies that begins:

If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hated. My reason for doing this would be …

Archbishop Fulton Sheen exemplified what it truly means to be a priest; his love for Jesus & deep devotion to the Eucharist is well known.

Check out some links to audio (some free), video and books about and by him at Is Anybody There? blog.

TV show idea: new “Big Brother”

Marketing is super important to vocations. That’s why I started this blog in the first place (even though it goes against by personality — a friend noted).  As we encourage vocations and make them more “transparent” to everyone, we risk exposing ourselves.  If we have to make ourselves more vulnerable to scrutiny from others, than that’s a risk we must take (isn’t that what we’re called to do anyways?).  The marketing needs to be done by the whole church, but begin with the clergy, religious and seminarians (the newbies).

God or the GirlWe need better marketing! Take more pictures and videos, make more relevant websites and blogs, present the “reality.”  The cable special “God or the Girl” was a good start, but what about a reality show like “Big (Seminarian) Brother (or Sister).”  I think lots of people would watch that, especially non-believers.  Even if you have some bad examples on the show, it would just be an opportunity to evaluate, grow and demonstrate our humanity.  — Am I the only one who sees this?  Kermit? Anyone?