Born amid central Illinois’ endless cornfields, Fulton J.

Born amid central Illinois’ endless cornfields, Fulton J. Sheen’s disdain of farming led instead to a lifetime of cultivating faith that has put him in line for sainthood in the Catholic Church.
A 20-member tribunal was sworn in Monday to begin a yearslong process of researching the life and works of the late archbishop, a native of tiny El Paso who became a celebrity in the early days of television.