Fulton John Sheen

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General Information

Name: Fulton John Sheen

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1895 in El Paso, Illinois

Died: 1979 in New York, New York

Illinois Connection

Bishop Sheen was born in El Paso and ordained a priest in the Peoria Diocese in 1919.

Biographical and Professional Information

He earned the Cardinal Mercier Prize for International Philosphy in 1923. In 1951 He was appointed auxilliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York. He was there until 1956 when he became the Bishop of Rochester and in 1969 he became the Archbishop of the Titular See of Newport, Wales. He hosted a radio program "The Catholic Hour" for 20 years (1930-50) before moving to television with "Life is Worth Living" that aired from 1951-1957. In 1961 he was the host of the Fulton Sheen Program 1961-1968 for which he won an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality. His shows were rebroadcast starting in 2009 on EWTN and Trinity Broadcasting. Sheen is often referred to as one of the first television evangelists.

Published Works

  • Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen, Image, 1982
  • Life of Christ, Image, 1977
  • Peace of Soul, Blandford, 1950
  • Three to Get Married, Blandford, 1953
  • Life is Worth Living, Ignatius, 1999
  • Lift Up Your Heart, Blandford, 1998
  • The Way To Happiness, Alba House, 1998
  • Peace of Soul, Triumph, 1996
  • Simple Truths:..., Liguori, 1997
  • Guide to Contentment, Alba House, 1997

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen

ISBN: 0385177097
Release Date: 1982-03

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Life of Christ

ISBN: 0385132204
Release Date: 1977-09-16

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Peace of Soul

Release Date: 1950

Crown and Commonwealth (Romanes lectures series)

Release Date: 1953

Life is Worth Living

ISBN: 0898706114
Release Date: 1999-03-01

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Peace of Soul

ISBN: 0892439157
Release Date: 1996-04-01

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Simple Truths: Thinking Life Through With Fulton J. Sheen

ISBN: 0764801694
Release Date: 1997-12-30

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Guide to Contentment

ISBN: 0818907738
Release Date: 1997-01-25

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Literary Awards

External Links

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