OP-ED: THE ACTIONS OF ROCHESTER DIOCESE: CAUTION OR SABOTAGE?
Tomorrow, December 9 is the 40th anniversary of the death of Venerable Fulton Sheen. As we await further news on his pending beatification, I have become aware that there is a campaign asking people to pray and/or attend Mass tomorrow for a quick and final resolution to the news that his December 21st beatification has been put on hold. We can all at least say an Ave Maria (it is her feast day tomorrow!) – Mass and the Eucharist would be the best!
Whatever your reaction when you heard the news – doubt, anger, fear, perplexity – I urge you to read this op-ed on that postponement mystery by clicking on the link. It is six pages but a must read documentation on the Sheen beatification. Do not read just the first paragraph. Do not scroll down and read just a bit. Read the whole op-ed. Get the whole picture. Give yourself the 10 or more minutes it might take you to read this and I hope you will gain a fruitful understanding of what has been happening and that, in the long run, you will feel uplifted.
We have Fr. James Kruse to thank for this. He is Vicar General of the Diocese of Peoria, a canon lawyer and has followed the entire cause for canonization of Venerable Archbishop Sheen: