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Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Declared "Venerable"

 

On June 28, 2012 the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen clearing the way for the advancement of his sainthood cause. Father Andrew Small, OMI, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies noted, “As head of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith from 1950 to 1966, the Venerable Fulton Sheen was heroic in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ far and wide – from Peoria to Pretoria; New York to New Delhi. He teaches us still that the Church is missionary by her very nature.”

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World Mission Rosary

 

In February of 1951, Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (national director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith from 1950 to 1966), in a radio address (The Catholic Hour), inaugurated a World Mission Rosary. "We must pray, and not for ourselves, but for the world. To this end, I have designed the World Mission Rosary." Praying this Rosary, Archbishop Sheen said, would "aid the Holy Father and his Society for the Propagation of the Faith by supplying him with practical support, as well as prayers, for the poor mission territories of the world."

One Eucharistic Celebration for the Entire World!

 

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Your ongoing support of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith is vital to the missionaries serving in 1,150 dioceses throughout Asia, Africa, parts of Latin America and Europe, and on the Islands of the Pacific. Your generosity makes it possible for local priests, religious, and catechists to reach out to communities, families and children in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances.

The World Mission Sunday celebration highlights the outreach of local churches through priests, religious and laity among the poor and marginalized half a world away. Life-changing help is provided to mission churches in territories covering more than half the globe.

Your prayers and generous support offered to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith on World Mission Sunday directly benefit the mission church – and help deepen your relationship with Jesus by helping so many missionaries around the world.

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Founded by the Venerable Pauline Jaricot, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith seeks prayer and sacrifice for the world’s Missions, now some 1,150 dioceses in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and remote regions of Latin America. Help is offered for pastoral and evangelizing programs, for catechists and catechetical work, to build churches and chapels, for the work of Religious communities in health care and education, and for communication and transportation needs.

The very first collection of the Propagation of the Faith in 1822 supported the vast diocese of Louisiana, which then extended from the Florida Keys to Canada, as well as the missions of Kentucky and China.

2016 ARCHBISHOP EDWARD T. O’MEARA AWARDS

 

Please download 2016 entry forms as .pdfs here:

Diocesan/Archdiocesan Newspaper

Propagation of the Faith (arch)diocesan director

Catholic magazines

and send to:

2016 Archbishop O’Meara Awards

c/o the Propagation of the Faith

70 West 36th Street, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10018

All entries must be received by April 25, 2016.

ABOUT THE
ARCHBISHOP EDWARD T. O’MEARA
AWARDS

First presented in 1993, these awards for excellence
in coverage of world mission news in the Catholic
press are named for the late Archbishop Edward T.
O’Meara, who succeeded Venerable Archbishop
Fulton J. Sheen as National Director of the Society
for the Propagation of the Faith, one of the four
Pontifical Mission Societies (1966 to 1979). Archbishop
O’Meara had also served as Assistant National
Director to Archbishop Sheen. He died in 1992
after serving 12 years as archbishop of Indianapolis.

Awards are presented to (Arch)Diocesan Newspapers
in these categories: visits to the Missions;
interviews with missionaries, mission news, and
mission animation news. (Arch)Diocesan Directors
of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith are
recognized for single articles, as well as for World
Mission Sunday promotion; the latter category also
acknowledges collaboration with (arch)diocesan
newspaper editor / staff. Catholic magazines are
cited for their world mission news efforts as well.
Articles published in print and online are eligible.

Entries should be submitted to the national office
of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith
by April 25th this year: 70 West 36th Street,
8th Floor, New York, NY 10018. All categories
are judged by professional journalists and writers;
awards are presented each spring at the annual
Catholic Media Conference.


 

 

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