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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fulton Sheen's Cause Suspended...

My faithful readers, I come to you with very sad news tonight:

Fulton J. Sheen's cause for canonization has been suspended.

Read the full story in the Press Release here.

And Bonnie Engstrom's take on it here. (She's the mother of James, who allegedly came back to life through Sheen's intercession.) Both the medical experts and the theologians approved the miracle.

Please storm heaven with me!

Write the Vatican if you're so inclined! Bonnie has a form letter on her blog.

Tell people why Sheen is still relevant, why we need his example in our world!

Write the Archdiocese of New York!

God Love Y'All!

Heavenly Father, source of all holiness, You raise up within the Church in every age men and women who serve with heroic love and dedication. You have blessed Your Church through the life and ministry of Your faithful servant, Archbishop Fulton J Sheen. He has written and spoken well of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and was a true instrument of the Holy Spirit in touching the hearts of countless people.
If it be according to Your Will, for the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity and for the salvation of souls, we ask You to move the Church to proclaim him a saint. We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


  1. I feel like that is a very vague letter... almost as if hinting that the suspension of the case is due to politics and not in attributing a miracle to him. Is that how you are interpreting it?

  2. You are correct; the suspension of the case is due to politics. As it says in the press release:

    "The Holy See expected that the remains of Venerable Sheen would be moved to Peoria where official inspection would be made and first-class relics be taken. Subsequently, the Archdiocese of New York denied Bishop Jenky's request to move the body to Peoria."

    God Love you!