ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN

 

SheenFulton J. Sheen

(May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979)

Venerable Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen) was an American bishop (later an honorary archbishop) of the Roman Catholic Church, a prolific author and popular radio and television personality. He hosted “Life is Worth Living” on the Dumont and ABC television networks from 1952- 1957, and “The Fulton Sheen Program,” a revival of his earlier program, which ran in syndication from 1961-1968. His charismatic style and common sense approach to modern-day topics captivated the country, drawing 10 to 30 million viewers each week, the majority of whom were not even Catholic. Archbishop Sheen twice won an Emmy for Most Outstanding Television Personality, beating out Milton Berle, who quipped, “He’s got better writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John!”