This podcast features the works of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen who for over 50 years captivated audiences on both radio and television. "The Holy Rosary Program" is an award winning podcast that Al Smith has hosted for over 15 years and is considered by many as a spiritual oasis for Catholics and Protestants alike.
Thursday Jun 09, 2022
Thursday Jun 09, 2022
Fr. John Devaney, OP and Al Smith discuss the writings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and the new book published by Sophia Institute Press titled "War and Peace - A Fulton J. Sheen Anthology.
Witnessing the growing threat of communism, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen recognized that modern atheism was a new type of Messianism threatening to beguile and conquer humanity.
Sheen stressed the use of reason as the unparalleled countermeasure to deceptive communism. The first three books contained in this anthology are a collection of Sheen’s classic Catholic Hour radio addresses that were heard by millions of listeners in the 1930s and 1940s. Here, in a single compilation, are Bishop Sheen’s most clearly delineated investigations into the underlying causes of communism — every bit as relevant today as when he spoke them — along with an entirely sound and hopeful program for defeating it.
In the fourth book of this anthology, The Philosophies of War, Sheen addresses the confusion felt by most people who were dissatisfied with the ephemeral and superficial commentaries about World War II. Like a master surgeon, Sheen applies the sharp scalpel of his crystal-clear logic to lay open the sources of the world’s infection. The fifth book, Seven Pillars of Peace, presents the principles upon which Sheen believes the foundations for a just and lasting peace must be built.
By making these five powerful resources your own, you’ll have in one volume the means to thrive spiritually in our current seemingly desperate time. Drawing from biblical, cultural, and contemporary examples, Sheen will show you:
The spirit of the Antichrist, immoral leaders, education, and societies
How personal sin is sickening our culture — and the cure for this “pandemic”
The proper understanding of and instinctive human need for authentic freedom, justice, and love
The need to unite for personal rights, including freedom of conscience
Why it is crucial to be intolerant of evil and embrace a divine solution
How America must choose to repent in order to overcome our present crisis
Most notably, Archbishop Sheen proclaims the hope of Christ’s Cross and the immeasurable power of His resurrected love. He exhorts us to carry our individual fragments of the beam. It is always darkest before the dawn, Sheen teaches. Times of discouragement are moments when great spiritual transformations can occur. If we return to God and do penance, we will attain interior peace. The future of America’s freedom and restoration as a constitutional republic depend on our decision — now — to obediently trust in God.
To purchase a copy of the book, please visit https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/war-and-peace
And remember to take advantage of the 25% discount when you buy two books or more from the great line up of books offered by Sophia Press. Just use the promo code "SHEEN25" at the time of checkout.
Also if you would like to find out more about Bishop Sheen and his life and legacy, please visit https://www.bishopsheentoday.com
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