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Overview "The word was made flesh and dwelt among us." Amazing as that is- and it is truly amazing!- perhaps even more amazing is the fact that the Word continues to dwell among us today, no longer in His physical but in His Mystical Body, the Church. Object of love or hate, admiration or hostility, like Jesus Himself the Church is a sign of contradiction. In confrontation with the Church the thoughts of many hearts are laid bare. This work catalogs the weaknesses and the strengths of this human/divine institution that has weathered the storms of twenty centuries and keeps on fulfilling its mission in the world in spite of the scandals, defections and sins of its members, which have marred its existence from the very beginning. In his inimitable style Bishop Sheen shares with us his unwavering love for the Church notwithstanding all of this, and his reasons for it. Built on the rock-solid faith of St. Peter and the promise of Jesus that the gates of hell would not prevail against it, the Church continues to nourish, protect and lead the members of Christ's Mystical Body to their eternal home in heaven. Delivered in 1950 against the backdrop of the Church's ongoing struggle against Communism, these talks show how the Successor of Peter in the papacy continues to face the power of totalitarianism in our day and age as Peter did in his with the only instruments at his disposal, the love and forgiveness of the Lord.
Publishers Description Christ's Mystical Body, the Church has weathered the storms of 20 centuries and keeps on fulfilling its mission in the world in spite of the scandals, defections and sins of its members. Sheen shares with us his unwavering love for the Church notwithstanding all of this, and his reason for it. Built on the rock-solid faith of St. Peter and the promise of Jesus that the gates of hell would not prevail against it, the Church continues to shepherd its members to their eternal home in heaven. Delivered in 1950 against the backdrop of the Church's struggle against Communism, these talks show how the Pope faces the power of totalitarianism in our day as Peter did in his with the only instruments at his disposal, the love and forgiveness of the Lord.
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Studio: Alba House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.06" Width: 4.34" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.28 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Alba House
ISBN 0818909528 ISBN13 9780818909528
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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.