Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Fulton John Sheen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1895 in El Paso, Illinois

Died: 1979 in New York, New York

-- Fulton John Sheen on WorldCat --

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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Treasure in clay :
ISBN: 0385177097. OCLC Number:

Image Books,. Garden City, N.Y. :. 1982.

Life of Christ :
ISBN: 0385132204. OCLC Number:

Image Books,. Garden City, N.Y. :. 1977.

Modern parallels are drawn and age-old events are illuminated in Archbishop Sheen's account of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Life is worth living :
ISBN: 0898706114. OCLC Number:

Ignatius Press,. San Francisco :. 1999.

Way to happiness :
ISBN: 0818907754. OCLC Number:

Alba House,. New York :. ©1998.

"THE MATERIAL IN THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN "with a particular purpose, a special method, and a deliberate spirit. The purpose: to bring solace, healing and hope to hearts; truth and enlightenment to minds; goodness, strength and resolution to wills. The method: the application of eternal moral and spiritual principles to the basic problems of individual and social life today. The spirit is that of charity: love of God and love of neighbor." With these words, Bishop Sheen explains the way he went about the composition of this timely pastoral guide to finding peace, hope and contentment in this life and eternal happiness in the life to come. Fans of bishop Sheen will find in these pages much that will remind them of why he endeared himself to the hearts and minds of so many during his long and fruitful life and why he continues to be missed by so many even today. It is the publisher's hope that this little book will introduce him to a whole new generation of readers hungering for the Gospel massage in a package that is both palatable and practical"--Page 4 of cover.

Peace of soul /
ISBN: 0892439157. OCLC Number:

Triumph Books,. Liguori, Mo. :. 1996.

Simple truths :
ISBN: 0764801694. OCLC Number:

Liguori/Triumph,. Liguori, Mo. :. ©1998.

Brimming with rich and life-changing words of wisdom from one of this century's most beloved Catholic writers, this book touches on virtually every aspect of the human condition.

Guide to contentment /
ISBN: 0818907738. OCLC Number:

Alba House,. New York :. ©1996.

Love, anxiety, beauty, honesty, freedom, compulsion, self-pity, success, failure, health, joy, marriage, sex, faith, adventure -- these are just a few of the aspects of the human condition the author treats as he examines the way we move toward or away from contentment.