Servant of God Fulton Sheen, a Man for All Seasons
A conservative blog for peace and Caelum Et Terra both make mention in recent posts of Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, quoted on this blog's sidebar with these remarkably insightful words: "When, I wonder, did we in America ever get into this idea that freedom means having no boundaries and no limits? I think it began on the 6th of August 1945 at 8:15 am when we dropped the bomb on Hiroshima... Somehow or other, from that day on in our American life, we say we want no limits and no boundaries."
The Young Fogey's mentions "the first televangelist" (who "also taught doctrine") in a post — On possibly selling the Crystal Cathedral to the Diocese of Orange — to which Jim C. comments, "Rev. Schuller modeled his preaching style after Apb. Fulton J. Sheen, admired Apb. Sheen enormously, and gave Apb. Sheen the credit for inspiring him in his ministry. A very irenical gesture!" He also says, "I think Apb. Sheen may have appeared on one of Rev. S.'s televised services. I know Mother Teresa did. More ecumenism, and not inappropriate."
Daniel Nichols notes that while "he pioneered the Catholic superstar thing," "[a]t least he preached Whole Catholicism, and at least he evidently was genuinely devout" — The Left Distributism of Fulton Sheen. He also informs us that he was "a 'biritual' priest, one who could celebrate both the Latin and Byzantine rites" (he is seen thus vested in the photo at the top of this post) and, as the title of the post suggests, called for "cooperative ownsership."