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Fulton John Sheen

Born: 1895 in El Paso, Illinois
Died: 1979 in New York, New York

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Fulton John Sheen on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Eleva tu corazón :
ISBN: 9870003672 OCLC: 54389864

Grupo Editorial Lumen, Buenos Aires : ©2003.

Guide to contentment /
ISBN: 0818907738 OCLC: 35198562

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.

  Life is worth living
ISBN: 0385145101 OCLC: 4714215

Image Books, Garden City, N.Y. : 1978, ©1954.

Life is worth living :
ISBN: 0898706114 OCLC: 41535703

Ignatius Press, San Francisco : 1999.

Life of Christ :
ISBN: 0385132204 OCLC: 3089848

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.

Peace of soul /
ISBN: 0892439157 OCLC: 33820428

Triumph Books, Liguori, Mo. : 1996.

Simple truths :
ISBN: 0764801694 OCLC: 829178799

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.

The life of Christ
ISBN: 9781684220007 OCLC: 1003823749

Three to get married
ISBN: 0933932871 OCLC: 529575

An incisive look at right and wrong notions about sex and love. The author covers marriage from practically every aspect with a view of imparting its proper role and purpose. From the damage caused by indiscriminate sex education to the three basic tensions in marriage, he shows the Catholic Church's teaching on marriage from the standpoints of philosophy, theology and morality.

  Treasure in clay :
ISBN: 9780867169072 OCLC: 301213286

St. Anthony Messenger Press, Cincinnati, OH : ℗2008.

For nearly 50 years, Fulton Sheen was the face of the Catholic Church. Pope Pius XII even considered him a prophet. Here, Sheen presents his epic life story, as well as a brief history of the Church's transformation throughout the twentieth century.

Treasure in clay :
ISBN: 0385177097 OCLC: 7737552

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

Way to happiness :
ISBN: 0818907754 OCLC: 36847811

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.