Bishop Fulton Sheen, Venerable (d. 1979)

St. Oscar Romero

Church now faces ‘Sheen dilemma’ in evaluating saints and their halos

By John L. Allen Jr., Crux, Dec 8, 2019 NEW YORK - Now that we know why the scheduled Dec. 21 beatification ceremony for the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been postponed, it raises broader questions about how we evaluate not only potential candidates for sainthood, but those who’ve already... read more

Rochester Bishop Matano pushed Vatican to delay Fulton Sheen beatification says Peoria diocese

By Phil Luciano, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, December 5, 2019 The planned beatification of former Rochester bishop Fulton J. Sheen was delayed at the request of Bishop Salvatore Matano, the Peoria Diocese told reporters for the Journal Star Wednesday night. Until Wednesday night, the... read more

Updated: Sheen beatification postponement not related to 2007 cover-up allegation, sources say

Peoria, Ill., Dec 3, 2019 / 02:43 pm (CNA).- The delay of the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen is not related to a 2007 allegation that Bishop Fulton Sheen witnessed and covered up an act of clerical sexual abuse, sources close to the beatification told CNA. Sheen was due to be... read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen to be beatified in December

JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency, November 18, 2019 The Diocese of Peoria announced Monday that Venerable Fulton Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at the city's Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Sheen had been ordained a priest of the diocese in that cathedral Sept. 20,... read more