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Bro. Juniper

There have been rumors that the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been officially presented for the process of canonization. Is this true and how do you view this?

J.L.,Austin, TX

We have also heard this as coming from the Archdiocese of New York City. It does not surprise us because the Modernist Church needs its own `saints' to misdirect the piety of its deceived flocks.

There are always three things that every organization must have in order to be successful and to endure: a doctrine, laws to enforce the doctrine, and a mysticism. Every false religion must have these three elements in order to copy the true religion.

Modernism is the doctrine of the disciples of the beast of the earth _ that actual living incarnation of the precursor of the Antichrist. The false doctrines flowing from and sealed with the seal of approval by a non-pope is the new doctrine passing for Roman Catholicism. It was inevitable that its expression and practice should be `legalized' with a new code of law. This has happened. The third element, mysticism, is also present and is called "Charismatic movement."

Thus, you have the three elements in every heretical sect that necessarily must copy the true Church, the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ.

Now, what good is all this if it cannot produce its own peculiar brand of `saint'? Every religion of whatever kind has its heroes, or, `saints.'

Freemasonry has its saints. They are the political figures who have held high offices in whatever government in whatever country and have served to further the cause of Luciferianism and Naturalism. Their statues adorn almost every city throughout the world. We naïve Catholics do not recognize these things for what they are. But, those behind these things know perfectly well what is intended.

What about Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Is he being used by the Modernists to give them some credibility, or is he really a saint?

Fulton J. Sheen was a man of great achievements. What those achievements may have been are not clear. As bishop of Rochester, NY, he already was conspiring with the Protestants of Colgate Divinity to establish a `Catholic' presence among the mixed religions forming ministers.

He prepared the way to close St. Bernard's regional seminary.

The only reason for his success on radio and television is due to the fact that he never really preached Catholicism, but natural religion. He did not condemn that which it was not popular to condemn. He promoted the myth of a dreamt-up "Judaic-Christian" religion, thus confusing the essential difference between Christianity and Talmudism (which is the real name of the sect stemming from the temple and synagogue).

That he was eloquent and that much of his eloquence gave the impression of orthodoxy cannot be denied. He was orthodox when it was useful and correct to be orthodox; he became a Modernist when it was required of him to unmask and denounce it. His eloquence concealed his ignorance of many things that were accepted on his "authority." And thus propagated without establishing the truth or error involved. To quote Sheen was to be "well-informed". He spattered his writings with brief quotes from many scoundrels whose pens were poison, thus giving the impression that these scoundrels taking refuge either in religion or patriotism were honorable people.

He betrays his ignorance of mystical theology by supporting the Jesuit anthropology quack, Teilhard de Chardin who "consecrated the entire world through the consecration of the host" at Mass. This was not poetry; this was part of de Chardin's prose. I doubt if Sheen ever studied the great mystics like St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. And if he did, it might have been to continue the illusion of his brilliance.

He was entertaining. There was more concern for a clever turn of a phrase than the actual content of the thought.

But, the most important thing about Sheen is that he did not take a definitive stand in matters of doctrine where it really counted: Sheen against the world, so to speak. The world of the prelates.

He seemed to speak and write brilliantly concerning the Mass. To him are attributed the words: "Where there is an altar rail, there is an altar; and where there is an altar, there is a sacrifice." But, when the altar rails were ripped out of the churches, and the altar gave way to the table, Sheen was silent. Terribly, deafeningly silent.

Whether Fulton J. Sheen is a saint or not, only God really knows. One thing is certain: Any attempt to declare him infallibly residing in heaven could only succeed in a heretical sect. If he is a saint, he would not like that; if he is not a saint, it really matters very little as far as he is concerned.

Saints are saints independently of our classifications. People frequently `canonize' devils and cast saints into hell. What really matters is where the person is. Saints don't need us to recognize their sanctity. They are always content for God to do this.

Fulton J. Sheen now has an opportunity to learn from his own words. He once said with great charm and wisdom: "There are three things that will surprise us when we die. First, we will not see in heaven those whom we expected to be there; secondly, we will see people there whom we thought would never be there; and thirdly, that we ourselves made it."

Fulton, I like that. It's cute, profound and very, very real. And, you know, I really wish you were in heaven. But, I don't know for sure. Forgive me.

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