Sunday, March 27, 2016
Fulton Sheen on the Cross and the Resurrection...
"The Cross had asked the questions; the Resurrection had answered them... The Cross had asked: 'Why does God permit evil and sin to nail Justice to a tree?' The Resurrection answered: 'That sin, having done its worst, might exhaust itself and this be overcome by Love that is stronger than either sin or death."
-- Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, in Lent and Easter Wisdom. Sheen was a priest, author and one of the first televangelists in U.S. history. He hosted a prime time television show in the 50's and 60's. His cause of canonization to be declared a saint of the Church was officially opened in 2001, and, in 2014, Pope Benedict XVI recognized him as "Venerable Servant to God," for a life of heroic virtue.