Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fr. John Hardon, S.J. On Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
During the Tre Ore sermon which he preached on Good Friday some years ago, Fulton J. Sheen asked his audience:  
"If Jesus Christ thirsted for souls, must not a Christian also thirst? If He came to cast fire on the earth, must not a Christian be enkindled? Has he not called us to be His apostles and His ambassadors, in order that His Incarnation might be prolonged through the continued dispensation of the divine through the human?" 
He answered his own question by declaring that, "A Catholic who does not strive to spread his Faith is a parasite on the life of the Church."


Anonymous said...

i really think if i had that name i would consider changing it, especially if i was a priest.....

Anonymous said...

Just imagine if his first name were Max.

All kidding aside, Fr. Hardon was a holy man who contributed much to American catechetics. He died in 2000 and the case for his beatification is advancing. He was a faithful Jesuit, unlike so many today.

Teresa said...

About a year ago I listened to one of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's homilies for the first time and I have to say that he was an amazing evangelist and shepherd for the faith. We need more people like him nowadays.