Quick Check

Date: 8/31/2009
Fulton Sheen gives a hearty laugh

Gotta look good for the camera!

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's cause for canonization has been opened and he is now titled "Servant of God."  Sheen is an Illinois native and began his national radio broadcast The Catholic Hour, which ran for 22 years and reached over 4 million people, in 1930.  In 1951 he began his famous telebision series, Life is Worth Living, which reached an estimated 30 million viewers each week.  Perhaps he will be the only canonized saint to win an Emmy Award, which he received in 1952 for Most Outstanding Television Personality.

The Archbishop died on December 9th, 1979--just two months after the Holy Father (JPII) embraced him and said, "You have written and spoken well of the Lord Jesus.  You are a loyal son of the Church!"

Great pic!