A Pope, a President and a Bishop: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Fulton SheenJohn Paul II greets Archbishop Fulton Sheen. (via http://fulton-sheen.cua.edu/cause/) | AUG. 3, 2017 A Pope, a President and a Bishop: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Fulton Sheen COMMENTARY: The confluence of their efforts changed the century and the world for the better. By Paul Kengor
I’ve been writing and talking quite a bit recently on Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and their extraordinary partnership to win the battle of the 20th century against the destructive force of atheistic Soviet communism — an evil that Our Lady of Fatima had warned about 100 years ago. It’s a great story, a touching story. So much so that, as readers here know, I dedicated an in-depth book to the topic — on that Pope and president.
But if there’s a third person in that story, it’s a bishop, an American Catholic renowned throughout the 20th century — a remarkable priest named Fulton Sheen.