The Truth About the Sheen Snub

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The Bishop Fulton Sheen Beatification

In this video, I summarize the story so far of the sudden postponement of the Bishop Fulton Sheen beatification, which had been slated for December 21, 2019. I also provide some important context for the lead up to the “Sheen Cause Pause,” and give you the lowdown on WHY it was halted, as well as give a short introduction to the great man himself.

In his day Bishop Sheen was a household name. Every aspect of his very public life has undergone extraordinary scrutiny already. The miraculous raising of the dead of young James Fulton Engstrom is a certified bona fide miracle (see my interview with his mother Bonnie, and Pope Francis himself authorized Bishop Sheen as worthy of beatification.

But…the Diocese of Rochester confirmed last Thursday that it had requested a delay of the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, which had been scheduled for Dec. 21 until it was postponed indefinitely earlier this week. The Diocese of Peoria says the Rochester Diocese has left out key facts as to WHY.

This is what this video addresses. The bottom line is, Fulton J Sheen is clean.

The screeching halt to his Cause was orchestrated by Bishop Salvatore Matano of Rochester (Rome sources say he was abetted by Cardinals Cupich of Chicago and Dolan of New York—no surprise there). It’s a sham.

Does Cardinal Dolan’s silence, in particular, have something, maybe, possibly something to do with the fact that he lost in four different legal Appeals in a row—costing the faithful of New York hundreds of thousands of dollars for high-priced attorneys to keep Bishop Sheen’s body in Saint Pat’s Cathedral?

Will no US bishops stand up in defense of their brother bishop and sainthood candidate? In the end, Catholics should be glad the Cause was halted. I explain why in this video.

Venerable Fulton J Sheen, Ora Pro Nobis.


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4 thoughts on “The Truth About the Sheen Snub”

  1. He is home now. That should be enough for us. We already know he is holy and blessed. Internal church politics or motives of evil men in the church can’t stop the laity from calling on Sheen for help.

  2. What is the hurry?
    I’m sure that when all is clear and the politics of this is to finished the right decision will be made.
    Maybe now is not the time to beautify Sheen.

    1. Odd comment. Did you watch the video, Father? The fact that the beatification WAS rushed is an indication that the Vatican (abetted by Dolan and Matano, according to sources in NYC) was engaged in a passive aggression game with the Diocese of Peoria. Most dioceses get many months or more advance notification about the beatification of a local Venerable. Peoria got got five weeks’ notice for an event slated to happen….four days before Christmas! It’s called punishing with pettiness. I’m GLAD the Ven. Sheen Cause is dead for now. He does better without accolades from the Pachamama/Germanzonian Vatican.

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