Archbishop Fulton Sheen: The Prayer “Our Father”

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: The Prayer “Our Father” 

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: The Prayer “Our Father”

The prayer of faith consists not only in saying “Lord, Lord,” but in disposing the heart to do the will of the Father (cf. Mt 7:21). Jesus calls his disciples to bring into their prayer this concern for cooperating with the divine plan (cf. Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2; Jn 4:34; CCC: 2611).

Related Articles/ Videos click below:

Seven Tips to Fruitfully Pray the Rosary According to Pope John Paul II http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/10/01/seven-tips-to-fruitfully-pray-the-rosary-according-to-pope-john-paul-ii/ read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Our Cross

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Our Cross

Published on May 20, 2013

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Our Cross

“We must regard as guilty all those who continue to relapse into their sins. Since our sins made the Lord Christ suffer the torment of the cross, those who plunge themselves into disorders and crimes crucify the Son of God anew in their hearts (for he is in them) and hold him up to contempt. And it can be seen that our crime in this case is greater in us than in the Jews. As for them, according to the witness of the Apostle, ‘None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.’ We, however, profess to know him. And when we deny him by our deeds, we in some way seem to lay violent hands on him” (cf. Heb 6:6; 1 Cor 2:8). Nor did demons crucify him; it is you who have crucified him and crucify him still, when you delight in your vices and sins” (St. Francis of Assisi, Admonitio 5:3; CCC: 598). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Old Pots

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Old Pots 

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Old Pots

The human body shares in the dignity of the “image of God.” Man, though made of body and soul, is a unity. Through his very bodily condition he sums up in himself the elements of the material world. Through him they are thus brought to their highest perfection and can raise their voice in praise freely given to the Creator. For this reason man may not despise his bodily life. Rather he is obliged to regard his body as good and to hold it in honor since God has created it and will raise it up on the last day (CCC:364). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Men Who Go Down To the Sea in Ships

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Men Who Go Down To the Sea in Ships 

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Men Who Go Down To the Sea in Ships

Christ stands at the heart of this gathering of men into the “family of God.” By his word, through signs that manifest the reign of God, and by sending out his disciples, Jesus calls all people to come together around him. But above all in the great Paschal mystery – his death on the cross and his Resurrection – he would accomplish the coming of his kingdom.”And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” Into this union with Christ all men are called (Jn 12:32; LG 3; CCC: 542). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is exercised in relationship between human beings. Every human person, created in the image of God, has the natural right to be recognized as a free and responsible being. All owe to each other this duty of respect. The right to the exercise of freedom, especially in moral and religious matters, is an inalienable requirement of the dignity of the human person. This right must be recognized and protected by civil authority within the limits of the common good and public order (CCC: 1738). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Ladies and Gentlemen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Ladies and Gentlemen 

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Ladies and Gentlemen

This dramatic situation of “the whole world which is in the power of the evil one” (1 Jn 5:19; 1 Pt 5:8) makes man’s life a battle: “The whole of man’s history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day. Finding himself in the midst of the battlefield man has to struggle to do what is right, and it is at great cost to himself, and aided by God’s grace, that he succeeds in achieving his own inner integrity (GS 37 #2; CCC: 409). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Jesus’ Last Words

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Jesus’ Last Words 

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Jesus’ Last Words

The Church remains faithful to the interpretation of “all the Scriptures” that Jesus gave both before and after his Passover: “Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” (Lk 24:26-27, 44-45) Jesus’ sufferings took their historical, concrete form from the fact that he was “rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes,” who handed “him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scouraged and crucified” (Mk 8:31; Mt 20:19; CCC: 572). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Incompatibility in Marriage

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Incompatibility in Marriage 

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Incompatibility in Marriage

Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of “the wedding-feast of the Lamb” (Rev 19:7,9; cf. Gen 1:26-27). Scripture speaks throughout of marriage and its “mystery,” its institution and the meaning of God has given it, its origin and its end, its various realizations throughout the history of salvation, difficulties arising from sin and its renewal “in the Lord” in the New Covenant of Christ and the Church” (1 Cor 7:39; cf. Eph 5:31-32; CCC: 1602). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Identity Crisis

                       Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Identity Crisis 

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Identity Crisis

Angels and men, as intelligent and free creatures, have to journey toward their ultimate destinies by their free choice and preferential love. They can therefore go astray. Indeed, they have sinned. Thus has moral evil, incommensurably more harmful than physical evil, entered the world. God is in no way, directly or indirectly, the cause of moral evil. He permits it, however, because he respects the freedom of his creatures and, mysteriously, knows how to derive good from it (CCC: 311). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: How to Think?

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: How to Think? 

Please click this link to watch the video on Archbishop Fulton Sheen: How to Think?

By his reason, man recognizes the voice of God which urges him “to do what is good and avoid what is evil” (GS 16). Everyone is obliged to follow this law, which makes itself heard in conscience and is fulfilled in the love of God and of neighbor. Living a moral life bears witness to the dignity of the person (CCC: 1706).