Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Domestic Prelate

 On 12 August 1935, Bishop Schlarman wrote to Cardinal Pacelli (Pope Pius XII) a request that 40-year-old Fulton Sheen be made a domestic prelate. The list of reasons for this honor had been true then and ever after. The letter is one of the special possessions of the Archbishop Sheen Foundation and museum. In 1935, Fulton Sheen was the youngest, but much respected professor at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C.