DUBLIN (CNS) -- An Irish artist commissioned to craft a bigger-than-life monument of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen for New York's famous St. Malachy Church-The Actors' Chapel hopes the work will inspire a new generation of devotees to the archbishop.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In an era where Catholics are pretty much an afterthought on television, the sight of any cleric on the small screen almost immediately evokes thoughts of "the next Bishop Sheen" — the 1950s prime-time inspirational program host Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
Eighteen-year-old Joseph didn’t spend June 26-28 weekend going to the beach or Six Flags with friends. Instead of enjoying typical summer amusements, the St. Andrew parishioner packed a bag and traveled to the University of Dallas in Irving to take part in a Vocation Awareness Program (VAP).
People respond differently to life-changing adversity. Some shake their fist at the heavens and cry, “Why me?” Others may wallow in despair and become depressed, reclusive or mean-spirited.
You never know how many lives a simple postcard can touch. When Alice Curran responded to a mailed advertisement for a new religious studies program at Canisius College several decades ago, the Buffalo, New York native had no idea the experience would lead to a life-long career helping others encounter Christ.