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Overview Fulton Sheen claims that since all seven deadly sins led Christ's enemies to nail Him to the Cross, you and I can find in the example of His suffering and death on the Cross sure means to overcome each one of those sins, plus the key to under- standing and to nurturing in our own souls each corresponding virtue. 3 So, for example, in these pages filled with wisdom and hope, Bishop Sheen teaches us not only how to conquer our gluttony; he shows us how to satisfy our spiritual hunger. We learn not merely how to overcome pride; we discover what we must do to grow humble. From Christ's holy response to each of the seven deadly sins that led to His Crucifixion, Bishop Sheen draws a lesson in how you and I must deal with those same sins, whether we meet them in others or in ourselves.
Publishers Description Archbishop Sheen shows you how to win a lasting victory over vice.
Fulton Sheen claims that since all seven deadly sins led Christ's enemies to nail Him to the Cross, you and I can find in the example of His suffering and death on the cross sure means to overcome each one of those sins, plus the key to understanding - and to nurturing in our own souls each correspond virtue.
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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.06" Width: 5.03" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.13 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2004
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
ISBN 192883230X ISBN13 9781928832300
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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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Bishop Sheen is the man Sep 29, 2008
This is a short book, but filled with many important things to ponder. There are seven chapters, each one devoted to one of the seven deadly sins. Bishop Sheen describes each of the sins in detail and shows how they destroy the soul of the one who partakes in them. He of course, gives advice on how we can overcome such vices.
One interesting thing that he does is start each chapter with a quote from Jesus on the cross (one of the seven last words of Christ). In doing so, he is claiming that each one of Christ's seven last words corresponded to something about each one of the seven deadly sins. It was quite interesting, and something that is worth contemplating.
Of course, Bishop Sheen is a lucid writer, and he is always an easy and enjoyable read.
An inspired classic on how to grow in virtue Feb 6, 2007
This is a very positive book. As the editor's review states, it gives us the key to overcoming vice: growing in virtue. Which is more than simply turning away from vice. We have to turn away from our vices and turn toward something that is good: the virtue God wants for us, which will make us more like Him.
Anybody who sincerely wants to feel fulfilled and overcome with good the sins of lust, or anger, or any of the other 7 deadly sins, and give greater glory to God in their lives through the grace and power Jesus Christ offers us through His sacrifice, this is a great book!