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Fulton Sheen’s Beatification Cancelled


Cari Donaldson - published on 09/04/14

Bonnie Engstrom, mother of James, “the boy who lived” in Sheen’s first approved miracle, puts the longing for Sheen’s canonization perfectly:
“Sheen was incredibly pro-life, he had a wonderful understanding of Mary and how she works to bring us closer to Christ, he is a role model for those who are suffering, and most importantly he loved Christ in the Eucharist. Catholics in America need a saint like that. One of our own—a farm boy who passionately loved God and followed Him with abandon and because of that God was able to do and communicate great things.

"I know that when people encounter Sheen and his writings they’re hearts are changed and they are brought closer to God. His words and example are so needed in our world.

"In the end this is not about my family, or any diocese, or even Fulton Sheen. This is about God being glorified.”

If you would like to voice your support about the continuation of Bishop Sheen’s canonization, the following addresses can be used:

Congregation for the Causes of Saints
Vatican City State 00120 Europe

His Holiness Pope Francis
Vatican City State 00120 Europe

Cari Donaldsonis the author of Pope Awesome and Other Stories: How I Found God, Had Kids, and Lived to Tell the Tale. She married her high school sweetheart, had six children with him, and now spends her days homeschooling, writing, and figuring out how to stay one step ahead of her child army. She blogs about faith and family life at

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