Sunday, December 09, 2012

Fulton the Great

As we transition into the signal hour for the defining ecclesial reality of our time, we'd be remiss to forget that today marks the 33rd anniversary of the death of perhaps American Catholicism's most consequential product of all – the epic preacher who completed the struggle of three centuries and shepherded the faith into the mainstream of the nation's life: the one, the only, now-Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, here reciting the poem ever to be linked with him....