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Sheen, Fulton John
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(May 8, 1895, El Paso, IL – Dec 1, 1979, NY), the leading public voice for American Roman Catholicism for much of the 20th century. He was ordained a priest in 1919 and then did doctoral study at Louvain, Rome, and Washington, DC. From 1926 to 1950 he lectured in philosophy at the Catholic University of America, and from 1966 to 1969 he served as bishop of Rochester, New York. Sheen’s public renown began in 1930 as the featured speaker on “Catholic Hour Broadcasts” for NBC radio. In 1940 he officiated at one…

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Noll, Mark A., “Sheen, Fulton John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025501>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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