Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fulton Sheen in High School play

Cast of Spalding Institute High School play "The Missing Bonds" with Fulton Sheen 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Prayer to Spiritually Adopt an Unborn Child

Here we are and already it is 2014, Happy New Year!  Archbishop Sheen said, Each new year is actually a testing and proving ground for eternity, a kind of novitiate in which we say "aye" or "nay" to our eternal destiny, a season of plenty from which we shall later on reap either wheat or weeds.”  What wonderful words to reflect upon as we enter into the New Year.  I write you today however because January is “Pro-Life month”. 

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, encouraged people to spiritually adopt an unborn child, and thereby combat the abortion mentality and general anti-life sentiment in our world today.  It is said that although the identity of the child you pray for will be unknown to you during your earthly life, there is every hope that you will be untied with that child forever in Heaven.  Archbishop Fulton Sheen wrote the following daily prayer to spiritually adopt an unborn child and we ask that you join us in prayer throughout January. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you very much.  I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. Amen.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Msgr. Stanley Deptula

Executive Director

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Habsburg Wedding

Archduke Rudolf Habsburg of Austria was married by Archbishop Fulton Sheen to Countess Xenia Czernichev-Besobrasov at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Tuxedo Park New York on June 22, 1953.  She was killed in a car wreck 15 years later.  Over 100 guests at the wedding including Dowager Empress Zita.  This was the 2nd imperial marriage ever in the U.S.  (1st was Napoleon Bonaparte brother Jerome and American heiress Elizabeth Patterson)

Empress Zita and the Habsburg family both met then Msgr. Fulton Sheen on November 5, 1946 at the ordination of the first-ever Coadjutor Bishop of the Greek Catholic Exarchate of Pittsburgh (Bishop Daniel Ivancho) and Sheen gave the homily at the ordination.