Second Annual Fulton Sheen Memorial
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Come celebrate the life and legacy of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on the 38th anniversary of his death on December 9, 1979. This event will introduce and honor one of the most towering figures in the American Catholic Church of the 20th century. His pioneering and award-winning work in the media helped inspire a deeper appreciation and understanding of the faith.
The event will begin with a lecture by author Paul Kengor (A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century) followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with noted Sheen expert Sherry Brownrigg moderated by David DiCerto, Director of Program Administration at The Sheen Center.
After the Q&A, Sheen Center Executive Director William Spencer Reilly will launch the first Christmas Book Fair with remarks from and a discussion with Peter Dwyer, Publisher, Liturgical Press, and Robert Ellsberg, Editor-in-Chief, Orbis Books and author (Blessed Among Us: Day by Day with Saintly Witnesses).
Paul Kengor, Ph.D., is a bestselling author whose works include Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century; God and Ronald Reagan; God and George W. Bush; God and Hillary Clinton; and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. His articles regularly appear in publications ranging from USA TODAY to The New York Times, plus numerous academic journals. A professor at Grove City College, Kengor is a frequent commentator on television and radio. Kengor earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and his master’s from American University.
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