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Peoria diocese revives beatification cause for Archbishop Sheen

Catholic World News - January 27, 2011

The cause for beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, which was suspended last November because of a disagreement between two American dioceses, has been started up again.

The Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, had halted work on the cause out of frustration with the failure of the New York archdiocese to transfer the remains of the famous broadcast evangelist to Peoria, his native town. While that dispute remains unresolved, Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria reportedly received encouragement from many other American prelates to continue work on the cause.

The Archbishop Sheen Foundation, established to promote the cause, has announced that Bishop Jenky is again actively pursuing the inquiry and “hopeful that the cause will advance quickly.”

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  • Posted by: Defender - Jan. 27, 2011 9:43 PM ET USA

    It seems odd that a "turf war" has held up Archbishop Sheen's beatification, even for a short while - poor form if you ask me.

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