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Thoughts on the Cancellation of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s Canonization

As you have more than likely heard by now, Cardinal Dolan has cancelled Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause for canonization. At least for the time being.

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Ultimately, what the entire squabble was over was the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois requested that the Archdiocese of New York release Archbishop Sheen’s remains to them. The Diocese of Peoria is where Archbishop Sheen is originally from and the diocese that is heading his cause. It makes sense why they would make such a request. In addition, they would need to examine his body to get first class relics for veneration.

Cardinal Dolan didn’t want to transfer Archbishop Sheen’s remains. He even talked to the Vatican and they didn’t want Archbishop Sheen’s remains to be moved. Why?

Because in America it would be taboo. Americans would find it weird.

This excuse is a cop out of the highest degree. When did the emotions of the United States get to rule the decisions of the Catholic Church?

Cardinal Dolan has made it very clear that he will do whatever he can to make himself popular in the eyes of the secular world. He has gone out of his way to squash any scent of Tradition. Holy Innocents in Manhattan is a thriving Latin Mass community that is out of debt and bringing in money. Yet, the parish is one of the few churches that is up for closure. Meanwhile, St. Francis, a parish that promotes openly homosexual pride Masses, and has been losing money for years, is perfectly okay and in the clear.

Cardinal Dolan goes out of his way to support anybody that is even close to homosexual. Now, while we are not allowed to condemn anyone because of their sin, it is a far different story to condone them and even congratulate them in it.

What is even more intriguing is the Vatican’s play in all of this. The Vatican has raced through Pope John Paul 2’s canonization, decreeing him a saint in only 8 years. The Vatican approved of Pope John XXIII’s canonization even though he only had one of the two required miracles. There is now talk that Pope Paul VI and Pope John I are in the works of being canonized with alleged “miracles”. There are many more cases of saints being rushed through without the required miracles.

Meanwhile, real saints like Pope Pius XII, Pope Pius XI, and Archbishop Sheen are stalled because “there is not enough evidence”. All the while the faithful have been sending evidence and petitioning for their causes.

Archbishop Sheen interceded in a miracle that was recently approved a few months ago by his cause. In this miracle, a stillborn baby who was not breathing for over an hour miraculously came back to life. This baby should have had massive health issues due to lack of oxygen to the brain for such an extended time. The child is completely healthy to this day.

Pope John Paul 2 once said to Archbishop Fulton Sheen:

You have written and spoken well of the Lord, Jesus. You are a loyal son of the Church.

Why then would his cause be completely derailed? They are opposing a “Sainted Pope”, an accusation that has been thrown at me for disagreeing with Pope John Paul II on the Luminous Mysteries.

It is clear to me that Archbishop Sheen’s cause has been completely thwarted because of exactly that quote. Archbishop Sheen fought valiantly for Christ and His Church, something that many in the Church leadership today, including Cardinal Dolan, refuse to do.

If you listen to Archbishop Sheen’s talks, he does not mince words and pronounces the Truth the way it needs to be spoken. The Truth does not change over time.

If you compared Archbishop Sheen’s teachings with most of the prelates of today, it would be evident that they are not following the same faith they appear to proclaim.

In the Post-Vatican 2 Church, if you have ever appeared to be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and His Church, you are automatically black-listed. Meanwhile, those who have no problem dining with sinners are extolled as joyful witnesses to the “Spirit”.

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The whole scenario smells of cheese. Rotten cheese.

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Jeff September 4, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

URGENT: Cardinal Dolan Cancels Archbishop Sheen’s Canonization

I was just made aware with utter shock and horror that Cardinal Dolan has cancelled Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s canonization process.

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This was released by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois in a news release today.

You can read the entire thing here.

With the attempted closing of Holy Innocents Parish in Mahnattan and Cardinal Dolan’s adement support for homosexuals, it is clear that this Prince of the Church is not a fan of the actual teachings of the Church which he is supposed to defend.

Cardinal Dolan will be the Grand Marshall of next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a parade that is well known for its support of homosexuals.

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But, you know, “God bless ’em!”

UPDATE:

On February 9, 2011, the Archdiocese of New York wrote a letter to Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause expressing their “satisfaction and joy over the current announcement”. Even though then-Archbishop Dolan was visiting then-Pope Benedict XVI he wanted to “express his congratulations and gratitude for the good news to Bishop Daniel Jenky”.

Read this on Cardinal Dolan’s Blog.

UPDATE #2 (9/4/2014 11:22pm):

I’ve written my thoughts on the entire matter here.

Jeff September 3, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

Cardinal Dolan and Homosexuals

What a backwards time we live in.

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York was on NBC’s Meet the Depressed, err Press.

When the issue of University of Missouri football player Michael Sam coming out as a sodomite and asked what he thought, Cardinal Dolan said: “I would have no sense of judgment on him. God bless ya. I don’t think, look, the same Bible that tells us, that teaches us well about the virtues of chastity and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people. So I would say, ‘Bravo.'”

Someone should give Cardinal Dolan a copy of the Catechism and point out that the Catechism explicitly calls Homosexuality disordered (emphasis mine):

Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. CCC 2357

I’m sure if a Catholic approached Cardinal Dolan after Mass and told him that he was a traditionalist, he would extend the same “generosity” to them.

Doubtful. I think I know who the front-runner is in the next Papal Conclave.

Jeff March 8, 2014 3 Comments Permalink

Jesus Christ Came To Divide, Not Unite

This morning, I checked my Facebook news feed and saw that Timothy Cardinal Dolan posted something in honor of it being the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech.

“Like Rev. King, I have a dream that religion and faith will bring out the best in people. A source of unity, not division. #DreamDay” – Timothy Cardinal Dolan

For some reason, this struck me as odd. I think it’s because we had a reading on this during Mass a couple of Sunday’s ago. Jesus actually said something about not unity, but division. So, here’s what Jesus said:

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” Luke 12-49:53

Yes, Cardinal Dolan and Dr. King are right, in that our religion should bring out the best in us, but unfortunately Jesus, who they both serve, disagrees that He will cause division.

Believing in Jesus Christ will not make the world love you, for the world hates Jesus and His Church because they both demand that we make sacrifice. A sacrifice to put God before everything. On that final note, I leave you with this:

“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin; but as it is they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me also hates my Father. If I had not done works among them that no one else ever did, they would not have sin; but as it is, they have seen and hated both me and my Father. But in order that the word written in their law might be fulfilled, ‘They hated me without cause.’
“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.” John 15:18-27

If the world loves you, you are not practicing your faith and therefore are not Christian.

Jeff August 29, 2013 Leave A Comment Permalink

Cardinal Dolan Needs Our Prayers

There are many Catholics who are fans of Cardinal Dolan. However, Cardinal Dolan doesn’t seem to be a huge fan of Catholicism. I don’t post too many things from Michael Voris over at MilitantChurch.TV very often, but I think this video needs viewing.

It is about 12 minutes in length, but it is well worth the viewing. Its important to know what our Church leaders say and do, and to keep a record of it. Unfortunately, Cardinal Dolan’s record is pathetic.

Cardinal Dolan is the Cardinal that I ended up adopting from the Adopt a Cardinal website during the Conclave, but I think we all need to pray for him.

I want to be very clear, that this isn’t a smear campaign, though, I know some will label it so. We need to pray for the Cardinal.

I do highly suggest though, that we challenge him to be more true to the faith, as that is what is important. But to continually suggest that Cardinal Dolan is a victor for the Catholic Cause, is a lie that we need to stop spreading.

Jeff March 27, 2013 2 Comments Permalink

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