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Pope attributes 'miracle' to late televangelist

July 8, 2019 | Comment icon 33 comments



Sheen was regarded as one of the first televangelists. Image Credit: PD - ABC Radio
Pope Francis has declared that Fulton J Sheen, who died in 1979, is responsible for saving a baby's life.
According to the Vatican, Sheen, who was a well known evangelical figure in the United States for several decades, intervened from beyond the grave to save the life of a baby in Illinois whose heart had started beating again after 61 minutes of cardiac arrest.

The child's remarkable recovery, which happened back in 2010, had been the subject of a canonical investigation by the diocese to determine whether or not a miracle had occurred.
In the Catholic church, being attributed with performing a miracle enables a candidate for sainthood to be beatified, however a second miracle is required to cement formal sainthood status.

A date for Sheen's beatification has yet to be set but it is expected to be soon.

"It is truly amazing how God continues to work miracles," said Bishop Daniel Jenky.

Source: Independent | Comments (33)



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Comment icon #24 Posted by Golden Duck 2 years ago
There is a process.  It's from where we get the phrase "devil's advocate".
Comment icon #25 Posted by danydandan 2 years ago
He has been too busy with Walker recently to advise The Pope.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Piney 2 years ago
As much as I don't like the Abrahamic Religions I have to correct you on that. The Catholic Church does not preach a "End Times" and teaches that Christ has returned when he comes into people's hearts. 
Comment icon #27 Posted by Vincennes 2 years ago
  We had one headquartered in Ohio, LeRoy Jenkins who had just gotten his own national tv show, on his way to his own little "Healing Waters Cathedral" when he was arrested and found guilty of planning assault and arson on the home of a State Highway Patrolman for having the ultimate nerve of giving his daughter a ticket.  Thank God he was caught and his little plan exposed before he succeeded.  He actually served time for that and then WENT BACK ON TV !   There comes a time when I don't even feel sorry for idiots that send them money.   As to our (I'm Catholic) current Commie Pope, he's able ... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by Vincennes 2 years ago
  Oh, by the way, I'm coming back to add "the idiots" that send them money does include myself.  Every year the Bishops go to the parishes with a "Bishop's Drive" for money to be sent for their use.  Now we know what it was used for, don't we.  Needless to say, they are still waiting for my donation.  
Comment icon #29 Posted by GLCsector3295 2 years ago
The problem with the Roman Catholic Church an the process they have for people becoming saints is a terrible pompous process. That has a giant agenda to it. Take the miracle aspect out of it. The only people who ever become saints in this era now, are Roman Catholic Clergy and Religious. Now with in the catholic church that doesn't mean only they can become saints but it is the norm layity can become saints but in the end only Catholics can be saints.  Declaring people Saints now is all because of biased agendas and looking to either honor a friend with in the ranks, or to win points with in a... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by Jodie.Lynne 2 years ago
And, considering that the FIRST Commandment is: Thou shall no other gods before me...", kind of makes the RC church a prime violator of their own basic laws. Supposedly, Jesus is the only intercessor between man and god, which ALSO violates the 1st commandment, but with the "intercession of the saints", and Mary, the RC is officially a polytheistic religion. Even if they won't admit to it.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Essan 2 years ago
Slightly OT, but I have always interpreted the 1st commandment as meaning YHWH should be the primary, most important god, top of the pantheon, but you can have other, lesser, gods.   
Comment icon #32 Posted by Jodie.Lynne 2 years ago
Your interpretation is incorrect. Ask a Rabbi how many gods are in the Jewish "Pantheon". You should also remember the 2nd commandment, if you are any doubt. And what happened when Moses came down from the mountain.      
Comment icon #33 Posted by jmccr8 2 years ago
Hi Essan I have always wondered who the us is in Genesis from this passage  Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." but then why worry the little details when I don't accept it as a whole anyway. jmccr8


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