The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a charismatic figure of US Roman Catholicism in the 20th century and a pioneer in using media for religious purposes, is one step closer to sainthood.
The Roman Catholic Church has never been shy about condoning and promoting idol worship, but this story today is going to kick that up a notch or two. Many older people will remember the very popular Archbishop Fulton Sheen from his many radio and television appearances promoting Catholicism. Hollywood actor Martin Sheen, real name Ramon Estevez, was so enamoured with the charismatic Catholic leader that he changed his last name to Sheen. Now Pope Francis is taking steps to elevate Fulton Sheen to the status of Catholic sainthood. What ‘miracle’ is responsible for this dubious honor? Idolatry.
“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:” 1 Corinthians 1:2 (KJV)
Catholic parents Bonnie and Travis Engstrom in Illinois had a baby that appeared to be stillborn back in 2010. But instead of praying to God, as the Bible instructs us to do, Bonnie and Travis being the good Catholics that they are began to pray to Archbishop Fulton Sheen to revive their baby. A short time later, the baby began to revive, and a “miracle” was declared. God gets no credit for any of it, and now the Roman pope clears Sheen for sainthood because some people prayed to him after he was long dead. It would be hilarious if not so tragically sad.
“And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.” Revelation 22:8,9 (KJV)
In Revelation 22, the apostle John is being shown some things by an man that is likely the prophet Daniel, and John is so overcome with emotion and awe that he falls down at the feet of Daniel for to worship him. At which point, Daniel lovingly but firmly rebukes John for worshipping another human being, and tells him to stand up and give the glory only to God. Not so in the Catholic Church. Not only did these parents commit idolatry by praying to another human being, albeit a dead one, but the Catholic Church is claiming idolatry to be the source of a miracle. They love it, can’t get enough of it. This is one of the many reasons why I say that the Roman Catholic Church is the world’s largest cult.
America’s first televangelist Fulton Sheen moves one step closer to sainthood: Pope confirms the late archbishop performed a miracle when a ‘stillborn baby recovered after his family prayed to the charismatic preacher’
FROM DAILY MAIL UK: A Vatican statement on Saturday said the pope had approved a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to Sheen’s intercession, meaning he will be beatified. No date for the ceremony was given.
The Vatican did not identify the miracle in the Sheen case, but the Catholic News Agency reported that it was the full recovery of a baby named James Fulton Engstrom, who was stillborn in Illinois in September 2010.
The baby’s parents, Bonnie and Travis Engstrom of the Peoria-area town of Goodfield, prayed to Archbishop Sheen to heal their son after he showed no signs of life when medical professionals tried to revive him.
Fulton Sheen, who was born in Illinois in 1895 and died in New York in 1979, was sometimes called the first ‘televangelist’. Between 1930 and 1950 he hosted ‘The Catholic Hour‘ on the NBC radio network, which had an audience of four million.
The procedure to have Sheen canonized, known as a sainthood cause, was halted for three years between 2016 and last month because of a legal tug-of-war over his body between the archdioceses of New York and Peoria, Illinois.
He was originally buried in St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York but Peoria wanted the body because the cause had started there. Peoria won the case. One miracle must be attributed to a candidate for sainthood before beatification. A second miracle must be ascertained after beatification in order for sainthood to be conferred.
The Church teaches that only God performs miracles but that saints who are believed to be with God in heaven intercede on behalf of people who pray to them. A miracle is usually the medically inexplicable healing of a person. READ MORE
Our Lady of Fatima – Archbishop Fulton Sheen
This is Archbishop Fulton Sheen, wearing his Catholic superhero costume replete with its religious accessories. Watch as he teaches his Bible illiterate audience all about the divinity of the Virgin Mary. You will note that Sheen constantly mentions the idols, icons and relics so important to the Catholic religion. Listen as he lies and lies about Mary, it’s astounding that this fraud can say all this with a straight face.
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