America's Bishop: The Life and Times of Fulton J. Sheen by Thomas C. Reeves

By Thomas C. Reeves

Between Fulton J. Sheen's millions of converts have been celebrities equivalent to Clare sales space Luce and Henry Ford II, and previous communists Louis Budenz and Elizabeth Bentley. Reeves discusses those conversions and Sheen's shut friendship with J. Edgar Hoover, and information for the 1st time the fight among Sheen and his leader rival, Francis Cardinal Spellman, a conflict of ecclesiastical titans that led all of the technique to the Pope and to Sheen's ultimate humiliation and exile.

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The debate coach was Father William J. Bergan, who taught Latin and philosophy. ” He stood Sheen in a corner, took a paragraph from his prepared speech and made him repeat it for an hour. 84 Fulton later recalled the exact day he first felt comfortable on stage. In May 1917, he was chosen to lead students in the daily Rosary service in the gymnasium. As he did, he looked over at a stage prepared for a debate with undefeated Morningside College of Iowa, and became so distracted he could not finish the Rosary.

Paul’s Church. During Holy Week in St. Patrick’s Church, the young priest sang a highly complex Alleluia as part of the Holy Saturday liturgy. ” Fulton complied, and then the pastor made the same demand, only louder. 11 During this period, Sheen made his first convert. In September an aunt asked him to visit an ailing relative, warning that the woman was hostile toward Catholics. When the priest knocked at the door, the woman spat in his face and told him to leave. Fulton begged God during the Mass every morning thereafter to give the woman the grace of conversion.

46 At about this time he also began six or seven years of summer service as a curate at St. 47 He later referred to the “hell hole area” in which the parish lay, and told how he brought a very troubled actress, appearing in a nearby play, back to the Church by literally pushing her into the confessional after having promised not to “ask” her to go to Confession. 48 At St. 49 He also met and very favorably impressed the great English literary critic and author G. K. Chesterton. Gilbert Keith Chesterton had published the Christian masterpiece Orthodoxy in 1908, converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism in 1922, and then wrote the classic apologetic The Everlasting Man.

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