ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN
began broadcasting on “The Catholic Hour
in 1928, before I was born, immediately becoming
a radio sensation, winning a TV Emmy Award, appearing
on the cover of Time magazine, and being
placed on the list
of "Most Admired Americans." In its second
year your program, "Life Is Worth Living,"
moved to television and became a nationwide sensation.
No religious preacher has since commanded such large
weekly television audiences.
remember your programs and I know that you used
no cue cards or visuals, your only props being a
blackboard, a desk, and a statue
of the Madonna and Child. Your humor, charm, intelligence,
and considerable acting skills captivating audiences
in the millions as you gave answers to life's challenging
were an emissary from God to your large television
audience. I pray you now to be
an emissary from me to God. Please beg God
to forgive my many sins, and ask him to send me
great graces so that I may not sin again.
beg for me the grace to be wise, holy, optimistic
and prayerful as you were yourself. Let me, too,
in some small ways, influence others toward a life
this I pray to you in heaven,
in the Name of Our Beloved Lord,
appreciatio to, and inspiration from,