Tuesday, June 5, 2012


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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Sheen was quite active in your home area, was he not?

June 5, 2012 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

To be honest, I had not known that we was Bishop of Rochester!

Wikipedia tells us this about Fulton J. Sheen:

"While serving in Rochester, he created the Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, which survives to this day. He also spent some of his energy on political activities, such as his denunciation of the Vietnam War in late July 1967. On Ash Wednesday in 1967, Sheen decided to give St. Bridget’s Parish building to the federal Housing and Urban Development program. Sheen wanted to let the government use it for African-Americans. There was a protest, since Sheen acted on his own accord. The pastor, understandably, disagreed, saying that 'There is enough empty property around without taking down the church and the school.'"

June 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM  

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