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Life is Worth Living: Episode 7 Loneliness- Bishop Fulton Sheen

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Life is Worth Living: Episode 7 Loneliness- Bishop Fulton Sheen

"Fulton J. Sheen, in full Fulton John Sheen, also called Bishop Fulton Sheen or Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, (born May 8, 1895, El Paso, Illinois, U.S.—died December 9, 1979, New York), American religious leader, evangelist, writer, Roman Catholic priest, and radio and television personality.

Sheen was the oldest of four children born to Newt Sheen, a farmer, and his wife Delia. As a child, he served as an altar boy at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria, Illinois. Sheen attended parochial school and then attended St. Viator College, in Bourbonnais, Illinois, where he earned a B.A. in 1917 and an M.A. in 1919. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest later that year. Sheen pursued further studies, earning a bachelor’s degree in canon law from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1920; a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium in 1923; and a Doctor of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome in 1924. After a further year of study in Belgium, he served as a priest in London for one year before moving to Peoria, Illinois, in 1926 to serve as a parish priest. Later that year he left Peoria to join the philosophy faculty at the Catholic University of America, where he taught until 1950.." from the article: Fulton J. Sheen

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