Frases de Fulton J. Sheen

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Fulton J. Sheen

Fecha de nacimiento: 8. Mayo 1895
Fecha de muerte: 9. Diciembre 1979

Fulton John Sheen fue un arzobispo estadounidense de la Iglesia católica. Fue obispo de la Diócesis de Rochester y al renunciar unos meses antes de cumplir la edad fijada por el ordenamiento canónico para presentarla[1]​ y fue entonces nombrado Arzobispo titular Newport, País de Gales.

Trabajó en la televisión como presentador del programa Life Is Worth Living a comienzos de la década de 1950, primero en el antiguo canal DuMont Television Network y después en la ABC, desde 1951 hasta 1957. Después fue anfitrión del "programa de monseñor Sheen" , en un formato casi idéntico, desde 1961 hasta 1968; aún se realizan retransmisiones de estos programas.

Sheen nació en El Paso, Illinois, el mayor de cuatro hijos de un granjero. Aunque era conocido como Fulton, el apellido de soltera de su madre, fue bautizado con el nombre de Peter John Sheen.

Frases Fulton J. Sheen

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„Evil men may not always do these things, but they seek to destroy goodness, virtue, morality, decency, truth and honor“

—  Fulton J. Sheen

"Bishop Sheen Writes...Communism and Tragedy," The Toledo Blade, Sunday, July 26, 1959, sec. 2, p. 5.
Contexto: No one can understand Communism who does not believe in the devil. The Communists believe in the devil. The Communists organized a so-called "patriotic" church. A few brain washed were to be in charge of the churches because they were loyal to the anti-God regime.
One of the first orders given by the Communists to them was that the prayer to Prayer to Saint Michael be no longer said because it invoked the protection of St. Michael against "the wickedness and snares of the devil." As one Communist judge said: "We are those devils."
It is hard for many in the free world to believe that there are not only bad men, but evil men. Bad men steal, rape, ravage and plunder. Evil men may not always do these things, but they seek to destroy goodness, virtue, morality, decency, truth and honor. Bad men who steal admit honesty; evil men who do not steal, call dishonesty "honesty," totalitarianism "democracy," slavery "freedom." Evil men can be nice at table, polite with women, courteous in Washington, refined in London and calm in Geneva.
But the principle which guides their every move is the maxim of Lenin: every lie, trickery, knavery and deceit must be used to.

„[N]o man hates God without first hating himself.“

—  Fulton J. Sheen

Fuente: Peace of Soul (1949), Ch. 1, p. 11

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„Since a week ago last Saturday, we can no longer expect them to defend the law of God.“

—  Fulton J. Sheen

These sects will work out the very logic of their ways, and in 50 or 100 years there will be only the Catholic Church and paganism. We will be left to fight the battle alone, and we will."
Quoted in The Birth Control Review, May 1931, volume XV, no. 5., pp. 143-144. Reaction to the report of the Federal Council of Churches in America which, in March 1931, "endorsed 'the careful and restrained use of contraceptives by married people,' while at the same time conceding that 'serious evils, such as extramarital sex relations, may be increased by general knowledge of contraceptives.'"

„There are angels near you to guide you and protect you, if you would but invoke them.“

—  Fulton J. Sheen

Life Is Worth Living (1951–1957)
Contexto: There are angels near you to guide you and protect you, if you would but invoke them. It is not later than we think, it is a bigger world than we think.

„Each day he has a new idol, each week a new mood. His authority is public opinion: when that shifts, his frustrated soul shifts with it.“

—  Fulton J. Sheen

Fuente: Peace of Soul (1949), Ch. 1, pp. 7–8
Contexto: The modern man is no longer a unity, but a confused bundle of complexes and nerves. He is so dissociated, so alienated from himself that he sees himself less as a personality than as a battlefield where a civil war rages between a thousand and one conflicting loyalties. There is no single overall purpose in his life. His soul is comparable to a menagerie in which a number of beasts, each seeking its own prey, turn one upon the other. Or he may be likened to a radio, that is tuned in to several stations; instead of getting any one clearly, it receives only an annoying static.If the frustrated soul is educated, it has a smattering of uncorrected bits of information with no unifying philosophy. Then the frustrated soul may say to itself: "I sometimes think there are two of me a living soul and a Ph. D." Such a man projects his own mental confusion to the outside world and concludes that, since he knows no truth, nobody can know it. His own skepticism (which he universalizes into a philosophy of life) throws him back more and more upon those powers lurking in the dark, dank caverns of his unconsciousness. He changes his philosophy as he changes his clothes. On Monday, he lays down the tracks of materialism; on Tuesday, he reads a best seller, pulls up the old tracks, and lays the new tracks of an idealist; on Wednesday, his new roadway is Communistic; on Thursday, the new rails of Liberalism are laid; on Friday, he-hears a broadcast and decides to travel on Freudian tracks: on Saturday, he takes a long drink to forget his railroading and, on Sunday, ponders why people are so foolish as to go to Church. Each day he has a new idol, each week a new mood. His authority is public opinion: when that shifts, his frustrated soul shifts with it.

„Economic disorder is a symptom of spiritual disorder.“

—  Fulton J. Sheen

Fuente: Peace of Soul (1949), Ch. 2, p. 27
Contexto: It is assumed by many reformers that the principal and major cause of unhappiness is economic insecurity, but this theory forgets that there are economic problems only because men have not solved the problems of their own souls. Economic disorder is a symptom of spiritual disorder.

„All our anxieties relate to time.“

—  Fulton J. Sheen

"Sanctifying the Moment" in Lift Up Your Heart (1950)
Contexto: All our anxieties relate to time. … The major problems of psychiatry revolve around an analysis of the despair, pessimism, melancholy, and complexes that are the inheritances of what has been or with the fears, anxieties, worries, that are the imaginings of what will be.

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