The Fulton J. Sheen Missal (1961) does something rather puzzling…
Bishop Fulton J Sheen
“Once there were lost islands, but most of them have been found…”
Including a wonderful hymn for the Ascension.
In the early XIXth century the Duke of Wellington, speaking of infantry battles, is said to have exclaimed, “All soldiers run away. The good ones come back.”
…praying the holy rosary with his office staff.
Wise words from Sheen’s book, “Lift Up Your Heart”
Sheen has sometimes been criticized for avoiding mention of the sacred liturgy during his talks, but I cannot agree with such a view. • Includes about the Holy Eucharist, including a quote by Father Leslie Rumble and a quote from Pope Pius X+
The beautiful “Way of the Cross” by Sheen made our local bishop weep as he was leading them.
A Lesson from a Retreat for the Priests of Gary, IN
We choirmasters are frequently called upon to speak in public.
Sheen replied: “Mr. President, I’m not the least bit impressed with your source.”
“Sometimes when you are confusing, you are mistaken for being learned.” —Fulton J. Sheen
In 1971, Sheen appeared on “Firing Line” and spoke about St. Augustine.
“I did my best to give utterance to all those black notes in the missal.” —Fulton J. Sheen
“Sheen told a friend of mine that anything he’d ever said of significance was taken from either Knox or Chesterton.” —Fr. George Rutler
Taking the Time to Ponder
Archbishop Sheen said nary a word about any liturgical reforms following the Council.
There’s a discrepancy in this Sunday’s EF Introit.
In spite of all the progress our civilizations have made, the self-appointed “expert liturgists” are regressing.
Pointers on Public Speaking