Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen, 1952

Fulton J. Sheen was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio – even twice winning an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality.

The cause for Sheen’s canonization 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 – and he is now referred to as “Venerable.” In July, 2019, Pope Francis approved a miracle that occurred through the intercession of Archbishop Sheen, clearing the way for his beatification.

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