The Catholic University of America

Dec. 7, 2009

CUA to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of the Death of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

The Catholic University of America will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, CUA alumnus and former faculty member, on Wednesday, December 9, at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, will preside and preach at the Mass.

The Catholic University of America community is invited to participate.

Archbishop Sheen was one of Catholic University's greatest alumni and most prominent faculty members. He graduated from CUA in 1920 with bachelor's degrees in both theology and canon law. Subsequently he taught philosophy at CUA for 25 years. By the end of his tenure in 1950 at CUA, he had published 33 books and 34 volumes of radio broadcast talks. Called the "most electric orator of our times" as well as "perhaps the most popular and socially influential American Catholic of the 20th century," he achieved international fame with his radio and television broadcasts. His candidacy for sainthood is under consideration by the Vatican.