Pope declares Catholic television pioneer has heroic virtue

Jun 30, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Televangelist Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is one step closer to becoming the first American-born man -- and the first Emmy-winner -- to be canonized a saint, after Pope Benedict XVI declared him "venerable" on Thursday.

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Is this type of comment really necessary? How does it further dialogue?
Pax, I think you're basically a good and fair person. But I'm rapidly losing all interest in religion. Now I understand why many people refuse to even discuss it. Religion is not God. The best to you always.

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I will add: I've come to the conclusion that not only does religion have very little to do with God, it SUCKS. Bunch of made-up stories to soothe the fears of humans and answer all their questions about what happens after they die (which NOBODY knows).

Keep on deluding yourselves.
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You don't know a dang thing about me. I worship athletes? I pay NO attention to sports, you know-it-all. YOU are not a nice person. And I couldn't care less about your opinions; you are not very bright. If I don't like the pope that is NONE of your business. Go kiss his stupid ring. Real truth? Like YOU know it? Don't make me laugh. You're the type who gives your religion a bad name. Don't bother talking to me; I find you extremely ignorant and uneducated. Stay with your own kind. The SUPERSTITIOUS ones. And bear in mind that YOU do not tell ME or anyone else what to do. I can't stand people who claim to know things that are simply unknowable. Go tell somebody who cares. You're a disgrace to your religion.
Why are you being so mean here? The athele reference was only that a reference. It's an example. Today's people idolize movie stars, rap singers, all entertainers. They praise these types far more than they do a God. Our God, yours, mine, everyone. They worship/place these people above God. This is what happened to Lucifer, he thought he was bigger than God. Reason St. Michael the Archangel threw him out of heaven into the powers of hell.

Superstitious, think NOT. This is also a no no in Gods eye. Never claimed to know everything. I'm not perfect, only God is perfect. You told me before you were lost and searching for something. You seemed very intersted in religion. This is all a good thing.
I am a nice person and isn't this still America. I'm entitled just as you of my opinions. Sorry but I try my best to live my faith, religion.

Have you ever seen the sign on a bill board "Don't make me come down there....God" personally I don't want Him to come down here, He will destroy us again. Remember the story of Lot, archangels told him to get out of the city and don't look back. Mrs.Lot looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. and the story goes on.
All these stories in the bible are just that, stories told from generation-generation. This is how we all learn from the past. God gave us free-will. Let's use it wisely.
Sherlayne, I take no offense of your harshness. Lighten up, let's be friends again.
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Yeah, you just keep on chasing "miracles". Christ instructed people NOT to do that - but do you listen? Hell, no.
I'm confused herem, "chasing miracles"

"Christ instructed people NOT to do that"

false statement here i do believe. Where did you get this from? comic book?
to be a saint one must have proof of 2 miracles under their belt. do you understand what this means?
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I don't want to be on "your cloud". You're lost in space, little girl. Believe what you want; you can't influence anyone with a decent I.Q.
You only like Catholics. Who cares?
I like most people, doesn't matter what religion they are, what color they are, what nationality they are. We are all Gods people. Why don't you except this?

Take a pill and go back to bed.
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Oh, one more thing Sherlayne, my IQ, upper limits of normal.

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Why are you being so mean here? The athele reference was only that a reference. It's an example. Today's people idolize movie stars, rap singers, all entertainers. They praise these types far more than they do a God. Our God, yours, mine, everyone. They worship/place these people above God. This is what happened to Lucifer, he thought he was bigger than God. Reason St. Michael the Archangel threw him out of heaven into the powers of hell.
Superstitious, think NOT. This is also a no no in Gods eye. Never claimed to know everything. I'm not perfect, only God is perfect. You told me before you were lost and searching for something. You seemed very intersted in religion. This is all a good thing.
I am a nice person and isn't this still America. I'm entitled just as you of my opinions. Sorry but I try my best to live my faith, religion.
Have you ever seen the sign on a bill board "Don't make me come down there....God" personally I don't want Him to come down here, He will destroy us again. Remember the story of Lot, archangels told him to get out of the city and don't look back. Mrs.Lot looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. and the story goes on.
All these stories in the bible are just that, stories told from generation-generation. This is how we all learn from the past. God gave us free-will. Let's use it wisely.
Sherlayne, I take no offense of your harshness. Lighten up, let's be friends again.
Why are YOU being so mean? I know it's because I'm not Catholic and that's a very poor excuse. You believe the pillar of salt story. That area has always been well known for its "salt pillars". Fables, that's what they end up being. I don't hate you; I thought you were nice, you know that. We just don't agree. That doesn't make me "evil". I don't want to fight, I mean that. I'm sick enough without people like you hurting me!

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Oh, one more thing Sherlayne, my IQ, upper limits of normal.
Your I.Q. isn't important to me.

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I'm confused herem, "chasing miracles"
"Christ instructed people NOT to do that"
false statement here i do believe. Where did you get this from? comic book?
to be a saint one must have proof of 2 miracles under their belt. do you understand what this means?
I got that from when Jesus spoke of "He is in the desert; then he advised NOT to go looking, things like that. If God wants us to see a miracle, He will bring it to us; we are not to go searching for them. That's what I was getting at. As far as saints need two miracles, please - not everyone believes in that.

Again, I don't hate you; I think you mean well. You started insulting me so I merely defended myself, that's all.
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I like most people, doesn't matter what religion they are, what color they are, what nationality they are. We are all Gods people. Why don't you except this?
Take a pill and go back to bed.
..well put..GOD Bless..but,you's WILL-NOT..''WIN'',here...eh..
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..DEAR CATHOLIC Girl....she is ''not'' you's friend,never will be.....wake-up....eh..

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I like most people, doesn't matter what religion they are, what color they are, what nationality they are. We are all Gods people. Why don't you except this?
Take a pill and go back to bed.
Okay, another insult, huh? WHAT PILL? Cholesterol? Blood pressure? Insulin? Say what you mean. I am on NO heavy drugs; will not take any! And the word is "accept".

I know full well about accepting people of all faiths and races. My husband is white, remember? Italian.

Knock it off with the pill stuff. I take NOTHING strong, understand?? Nothing that would affect me strongly mentally, that is. Sometimes I wish I did! You just better hope YOU never get sick and NO I do not wish it on you or anyone here. Everything in my life is crashing down around me - think I haven't prayed? God is simply telling me NO. Sometimes He does that, you know that.

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Okay, Catholic Girl - you've got me sobbing - satisfied??? I'm not that concerned about myself - what I have most likely won't kill me but my husband is very seriously ill and I'm CRUSHED, understand that? We had it made - and now we're losing everything, including the little faith I had left. I was deluding myself, thinking that God might help. No way. I'm tired of false hope. And then someone we trusted STOLE from us, stabbed us in the back - how do you think that feels? Who STEALS from old, very sick people? You think I'm bad? I'd NEVER do such a thing. A lot of people here will be happy I'm being punished - perhaps you are too. I'm not like that, so I'm not as evil as some would care to think. I don't enjoy hurting people, even if I don't like them.

Peace to you, no matter what you think of me. Maybe you'll all get lucky and I'll croak soon - I'm pretty old. There is nothing more for me to go on for.
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Pax, I think you're basically a good and fair person. But I'm rapidly losing all interest in religion. Now I understand why many people refuse to even discuss it. Religion is not God. The best to you always.
Religion is not God but any religion worth its salt will have God at the center of it. I realize you have a lot on your plate with your and your husbands's health issues. I know that life has delt you some tough blows. It isn't as if I'm living a fairy tale life either. I can only speak for myself but if it weren't for God and the strong faith communities I've been graced to be a part of during my life I don't know what I would have done.

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Religion is not God but any religion worth its salt will have God at the center of it. I realize you have a lot on your plate with your and your husbands's health issues. I know that life has delt you some tough blows. It isn't as if I'm living a fairy tale life either. I can only speak for myself but if it weren't for God and the strong faith communities I've been graced to be a part of during my life I don't know what I would have done.
Pax, thanks for trying but I give up.
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Pax, thanks for trying but I give up.
Should you read this God has not and will not give up on you. It is not in God's nature to give up on any of His children. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Should you read this God has not and will not give up on you. It is not in God's nature to give up on any of His children. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
..YES...True,here...thankyou's ...eh..(+)..yada u

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Should you read this God has not and will not give up on you. It is not in God's nature to give up on any of His children. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thank you pax, you're a dear and sweet person, but I can't take any more. May love and peace be yours always.
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Thank you pax, you're a dear and sweet person, but I can't take any more. May love and peace be yours always.
You keep coming back here. You are looking for something. I know there have been those who have hurt you here. I do hope I have not been one of them. Dontake care. May God bless you and your husband.

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i used to see him on TV: with those freaky eyes and that cape he had I used to think it was a vampire show.

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