Spiritual Legacy of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, The
|Author: Connor, Rev. Charles P.||Year: 2009|
|Publisher: Alba House New York||Pages: 242|
In the years since Fulton Sheen's cause for canonization was opened in 2002, the Church has reviewed in depth the teachings of this great preacher and evangelist. Sheen's reputation for personal sanctity and pastoral zeal is skillfully catalogued here as the author delves into ten areas -- Life, Incarnation, Temptation and Sin, Conversion, Confession, the Mystery of Suffering, Prayer, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Marriage, Eucharist and Priesthood -- in which Sheen, through his writings and his talks on radio and TV, has left the world a spiritual legacy of incomparable worth. Thomistic philosopher and professor at the Catholic University of America, prolific writer and pioneer in the use of the media, convert-maker and head of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and Bishop of Rochester in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council, Sheen lived in the religious spotlight for most of his life (1895-1979). What he taught so clearly, he also lived in a remarkable fashion as these pages so carefully document. Father Connor's scholarly and balanced insights allow Sheen and his spiritual legacy to live on and influence for the good many of those who are living in the present day and age.