Item description for Guide to Contentment by Fulton J. Sheen...
Overview Sheen explores those areas of greatest concern to us - love, anxiety, beauty, freedom, self-pity, sex, faith, and more.
Publishers Description Sheen explores those areas of greatest concern to us -- love, anxiety, beauty, freedom, self-pity, sex, faith, and more.
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Studio: Alba House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 4.2" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2000
Publisher Alba House
ISBN 0818907738 ISBN13 9780818907739
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More About Fulton J. Sheen
Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization for sainthood was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable".
Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Peoria in 1919, Sheen quickly became a renowned theologian, earning the Cardinal Mercier Prize for International Philosophy in 1923. He went on to teach theology and philosophy as well as acting as a parish priest before being appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York in 1951. He held this position until 1966 when he was made the Bishop of Rochester from October 21, 1966 to October 6, 1969, when he resigned and was made the Archbishop of the Titular See of Newport, Wales.
For 20 years he hosted the night-time radio program The Catholic Hour (1930–1950) before moving to television and presenting Life Is Worth Living (1951–1957). Sheen's final presenting role was on the syndicated The Fulton Sheen Program (1961–1968) with a format very similar to that of the earlier Life is Worth Living show. For this work, Sheen twice won an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality, the only personality appearing on the DuMont Network ever to win a major Emmy award.[clarification needed] Starting in 2009, his shows were being re-broadcast on the EWTN and the Trinity Broadcasting Network's Church Channel cable networks. Due to his contribution to televised preaching Sheen is often referred to as one of the first televangelists.
Fulton J. Sheen was born in 1895 and died in 1979.
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A thought provoking guide to life Jul 25, 2001
I remember my parents watching Bishop Sheen's television program "The Catholic Hour" when I was a child, which prompted me to read this book as an adult. I was not disappointed! This is not a book about being Catholic, but rather an insightful, philosophical piece of literature that reminds us that "love, anxiety, beauty, meditation, honesty, freedom, compulsion, self-pity, success, failure, health, joy, marriage, sex, faith, and adventure are some aspects of the human condition and the human soul." Bishop Sheen explores these subjects in an honest and forthright manner. This is a book that anyone searching for contentment, as well as the meaning of life, should read!