Archbishop Sheen’s cause for beatification ‘on track’

he famous Catholic evangelist Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s reputation for holiness and his impact on Catholics and non-Catholics alike has led to his cause for beatification being opened. Bill Engelbrecht, a member of the Archbishop Sheen Foundation’s board of directors, told CNA recently that the cause is progressing “quite well.” The foundation, Engelbrecht explained, is kept informed of the beatification cause’s progress in Rome, and it is “on track.” “The process is lengthy and it is undetermined. It can take from a few years to a few hundred years. It’s very difficult to actually assess one’s progress,” he said. Engelbrecht related that several “significant” events had taken place in New Jersey, Texas, and other states. Upcoming events are planned for Georgia, Oklahoma City, and in Peoria, Illinois, Sheen’s birthplace.