Friday, June 29, 2012

Lucia Fulton Sheen is now Venerable

This is so cool. The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen has taken another step towards sainthood - he's now been declared Venerable!

Fulton Sheen is my favourite Catholic author. His book Life of Christ is amazing and is the type of book that could only be written by someone who spent years in Our Lord's presence.  See The Red Coins of Redemption for the story of how Fulton Sheen was inspired to do a daily Holy Hour.

Anyway, here he is on Confession and sin and guilt and what it does to a person who does not confess. The first three minutes are jokes for the children in the audience and then he gets serious. Each video is less than 10 minutes. They're just brilliant.

Part II goes into how a person can cover up their own moral shortcomings by an intense interest in social justice. He links spiritual nudity of the soul in confession where everything is stripped back and we see ourselves as we really are, with a loss of Confession and physical nudity increasing.

He says, "Nudity is coming back in our world, where we are trying to get back into the Garden of Eden without walking up the hill of Calvary".

Part III and Part IV How lives are changed to submitting to the mercy of God.

"Worse than sin is the denial of sin, which is our modern attitude toward life."

Related link: Fulton Sheen is now “Venerable” ~ WDTPRS

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