Archbishop Sheen's beatification cause on hold?
Catholic World News - November 10, 2010
The cause for beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, because of a disagreement over the famed TV prelate’s burial place.
Archbishop Sheen, who earned nationwide fame as a television preacher in the 1950s, is buried in New York, in the crypt of St. Patrick’s cathedral. The Diocese of Peoria, where he was born and ordained to the priesthood, has sought to have his remains transferred there, but the New York archdiocese—where Sheen was an auxiliary bishop from 1951 to 1966, at the height of his popularity—has resisted that suggestion.
After a preliminary investigation of the cause for beatification, the Peoria diocese has now indicated that the New York archdiocese, where the candidate is buried, should take up the next step in the process.
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