A Contraception Quote and Broadcast from Archbishop Fulton Sheen…

July 12, 2012

Embracing Life

Archbishop Fulton Sheen is on the fast track to sainthood. This dramatic and humorous man might possibly become the first male American-born saint. The Vatican recognizes his heroic virtues and recently granted him the title “venerable.”

“Life is Worth Living”

Known as the “Patron Saint of Media and Evangelization,” Verable Fulton Sheen broadcasted a radio show called “Catholic Hour.” From 1951-1957 he hosted a television program titled “Life is Worth Living” which was watched by millions and won an Emmy. He brought Catholicism into the family rooms of the faithful always signing off with, “Life is worth living!”

This media pioneer lived and worked most of his life in New York. He died in 1979 at the age of 84. He truly helped the human race embrace life. The Catholic News Agency stated in an article, “Sheen’s work has helped create 9,000 clinics, 10,000 orphanages, and 1,200 schools. The institutions his donations support now educate 80,000 seminarians and 9,000 vowed religious.”

An Interesting Quote:

I found this statement by Archbishop Fulton Sheen in the July 8 bulletin from the Church of Saint Charles in Bayport, Minnesota (Fr. Mark Juettner is the pastor):

“The root principle of birth-control is unsound. It is a glorification of the means and a contempt of the end; it says that the pleasure which is a means to the procreation of children is good, but the children themselves are no good. In other words, to be logical, the philosophy of birth-control would commit us to a world in which trees were always blooming but never giving fruit, a world full of sign-posts that were leading nowhere. In this cosmos every tree would be a barren fig tree and for that reason would have upon it the curse of God.”

His Broadcast on Contraception:

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(More on Venerable Fulton Sheen to come in future posts.)


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About Kathy Schneeman

After graduating from The College of St. Thomas, I taught at Nativity in St. Paul until our oldest was just about born in the classroom (What a great lesson on life that would have been for my students!) I then became a stay-at-home-mom while teaching religious education classes and working very part time at UST. Recently, I served as the Archdiocese's Life Coordinator in the Office for Marriage, Family and Life until twins arrived (I was almost 43!) When I have a few minutes of quiet time, I like to run, eat chocolates, scones and Mexican food (that's why I run), read, and have a beverage with my husband at night. We have a whopping nine kids (yes...same husband and same wife; we get that question a lot!) and we attend St. Joseph's in West St. Paul--where we first met when we were in grade school.

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