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Pastor, new club ensure that Abp. Sheen’s parents are remembered at St. Mark, Peoria

Msgr. Brian Brownsey, pastor of St. Mark Parish in Peoria, stands at the church’s high altar. He is now referring to it as “the Sheen Altar” because Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen celebrated several Masses on it, including the funeral liturgies for his parents in 1943 and 1944. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Seventy-seven years ago, Msgr. Fulton Sheen offered the funeral Mass for his mother, Delia, at St. Mark Church in Peoria. On Saturday, March 28 — the anniversary of her death — Mrs. Sheen will be the intention when the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mark is offered on the same altar. Doing so is a […]

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Sheen scholar, camera expert join team planning 12-part television miniseries

A scholar on the life and virtues of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen and a Chicago-based production partner to the motion picture industry have joined Sean Fahey and Dieterich Gray to support development and production of “Wolves and Sheep,” a 12-part miniseries about Sheen. The first is Dr. Peter Howard, a popular speaker in the Diocese […]

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Sheen beatification in Peoria on Dec. 21 ‘an early Christmas present from the pope’

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is pictured in an undated file photo. (CNS)

With joy and thanksgiving, officials and faithful throughout the Diocese of Peoria and around the globe welcomed Monday’s announcement that Pope Francis has called for the beatification of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in Peoria on Dec. 21, 2019. “It was a surprise, an early Christmas present from the pope, and it is truly a […]

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Legal dispute ends; Archbishop Sheen’s remains will be transferred to Peoria

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is pictured preaching in an undated photo. (CNS file photo)

(UPDATED — June 19, 2019) The mortal remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will soon be coming home to his native Diocese of Peoria. And that news has diocesan officials anticipating a reopening of the famed orator and media pioneer’s Cause for Beatification, leading to a hoped-for Beatification Mass that would take place in […]

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Lenten reading suggestions to draw close to the cross of our Savior

By Katie Bogner Lent: It’s a time to give up and take up. Alongside your Lenten sacrifices, we suggest you take up one of these powerful books as a guide to draw you closer to the Cross of our Savior. The Cries of Jesus from the Cross: An Anthology, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, from […]

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‘Alleged miracle’ story a highlight of PDCCW convention Oct. 27

Bonnie Engstrom stands in front of a photo of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen as she concludes her presentation on the alleged miraculous healing of her son, James Fulton Engstrom, that is attributed to Sheen's intercession. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CHAMPAIGN — Even after eight years, Bonnie Engstrom gets choked up when she tells the story of her son’s birth and the role she believes Venerable Fulton J. Sheen played in his miraculous healing. “Officially this is an alleged miracle,” Engstrom was quick to point out at the beginning of her talk at the 2018 […]

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Bishop Barron visits Peoria to film segment on Archbishop Sheen for series

Bishop Robert Barron speaks in front of the sanctuary of St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on July 21 while filming a segment on Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen for his series "Catholicism: the Pivotal Players." (Provided photo/Word on Fire Catholic Ministries)

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, and a technical crew visited Peoria on July 21 to film footage for a segment on Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen that will be included in his new documentary series “Catholicism: The Pivotal Players.” Bishop Barron, founder of the media ministry Word on Fire, visited both St. […]

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Sheen attributed everything to his consecration to Mary: Institute speaker

A ruling on the requested transfer of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's remains to Peoria is expected in the coming weeks.

The Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was the focal point of Dr. Peter Howard’s keynote talk and a breakout session on Mary June 4 at the Diocesan Summer Institute at the Peoria Civic Center. The scholar called the El Paso native his hero and spiritual mentor. “He attributed all of his success to his consecration […]

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