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Pope attributes 'miracle' to late televangelist

Posted on Monday, 8 July, 2019 | Comment icon 29 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 (29)

Tags: Fulton J Sheen, Pope, Miracle

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #20 Posted by danydandan on 9 July, 2019, 5:11
My point is made!
Comment icon #21 Posted by Hammerclaw on 9 July, 2019, 6:23
On a more curious note; how did Holy Mother Church determine a dead priest interceded? Was it some arduous process, or was it divine revelation? Enquiring minds want to know.
Comment icon #22 Posted by CloudSix on 9 July, 2019, 8:50
Comment icon #23 Posted by danydandan on 9 July, 2019, 9:53
God told the Pope obviously.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Hammerclaw on 9 July, 2019, 9:59
Took him long enough.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Golden Duck on 9 July, 2019, 10:05
There is a process.  It's from where we get the phrase "devil's advocate".
Comment icon #26 Posted by danydandan on 9 July, 2019, 10:07
He has been too busy with Walker recently to advise The Pope.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Piney on 9 July, 2019, 15:21
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 #28 Posted by Vincennes on 9 July, 2019, 15:33
  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 #29 Posted by Vincennes on 9 July, 2019, 16:44
  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.  

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